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Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council to organize Clay Middle School toy drive, continue volunteering

Rik Bag, Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) president and senior, addresses the council members during a meeting. Bag said, “I think our progression as a council, not just from month to month but also year by year, like term by term—I think we’re doing really well.”

Emily Dexter

November 19, 2018

The annual National Junior Honors Society (NJHS) toy drive will take place at Clay Middle School this year, according to Kelli Prader, Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) sponsor. Prader said the council’s tentative date for the toy drive is Dec. 7, and unlike last year, CMYC hopes to involve all ...

Design planning for construction of new elementary schools to be held this Thursday

CHS hallways become overcrowded with students during passing period. CHS’ population grew by approximately 300 students since last year and is projected to continue growing.

Sam Shi

November 14, 2018

School board president Layla Spanenberg said the school board is beginning the planning phases for two new elementary schools in the Carmel Clay Schools district in a school board workshop meeting this Thursday. Spanenberg said the board will meet with architectural consultants to discuss building des...

Maintenance staff to drain, do additional work on sports fields in preparation for winter

 Maintenance worker Fred Napier fixes a busted spring in a boiler relief valve before it can cause further problems for the school. Napier and the other maintenance workers have a variety of things that they do every day to ensure that CHS runs as smoothly as possible.

Lillian He

October 26, 2018

With the onset of colder weather and the impending end to many of the fall sports seasons, the maintenance staff is getting ready to prepare all the outside sports stadiums and fields for winter. Maintenance Foreman Mike Wyatt said, “The concession stands we have to drain and pull all the lines o...

Teens with a Choice plans educational talk, new fundraising methods

Sasha Matsuki, Teens with a Choice president and senior, browses on phone during SRT. Matsuki said she is excited to see the club members solidify fundraising plans this year.

Anushka Dasgupta

October 26, 2018

According to Sasha Matsuki, Teens with a Choice president and senior, Teens with a Choice has solidified plans to achieve two main goals for this year. The club, which usually meets on Gold Wednesdays, wants to focus on both fundraising and education. Matsuki said, “Right now, we’re on the same traj...

Teens with a Choice to solidify its plan, goals for this school year

Teens with a Choice club members talk amongst themselves at the club's Homecoming booth. The club sold baked goods and promoted the club in preparation for the upcoming year.

Anushka Dasgupta

October 26, 2018

Teens with a Choice will host a meeting on Oct. 17 in E132 until 4 p.m., according to Sasha Matsuki, club president and senior. Matsuki said that during this meeting, the club will go over goals and plans for the year. Sponsor Chad Andrews said, “The students have a lot of ideas for this year and I...

Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council shifts focus to Christkindlmarkt, outreach opportunities

During a Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) meeting, Audrey Satchivi, council member and senior, puts together a promotional handout for the Carmel Christkindlmarkt. CMYC advisor Kelli Prader said  Christkindlmarkt director Maria Murphy spoke to the council at their most recent meeting, and discussed the members’ role in the upcoming event.

Emily Dexter

October 26, 2018

After raising over $400 for the Hamilton County Humane Society through Howl-o-ween, a dog-themed event hosted earlier this month, the Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) is turning more of its attention to volunteering and community outreach, according to CMYC advisor Kelli Prader. “Some of the (CMY...

Howl-o-ween to include dog pageant, more on Oct. 6 at West Park

Jayana Hammonds, CMYC event chair and junior, addresses her fellow council members during a meeting. Hammonds said, “We can really expand on the Mr. Carmel or Mrs. Carmel aspect (of Howl-o-ween). We’re making the ‘Dog of Carmel’ be the new biggest thing, because a lot of people take pride in their animals.”

Emily Dexter

October 5, 2018

Last year, Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) hosted a dog-themed event called Bow Wow Bash. This year, on Oct. 6 at West Park, the event is set to take on a new life as Howl-o-ween. According to Eshan Selvan, event chair and junior, Howl-o-ween will feature a dog pageant, canine trick-or-treating, costume cont...

A Good Place to Be: Students, staff reflect on living in Carmel after its numerous top rankings

A Good Place to Be: Students, staff reflect on living in Carmel after its numerous top rankings

Anushka Dasgupta and Aditi Kumar

November 17, 2017

Carmel has been ranked at the top of national rankings as one of the best places to live in America multiple times. Organizations such as Time Money, CNN Money and Niche all commend that Carmel’s schools, safety and culture make up for its ideal conditions and balance of suburban lifestyle. This...

Carmel to host fall-themed festivals

Susan Jabaras, manager of clothing and furniture store ReStyled, stocks sweaters in preparation for fall. Many other Carmel stores like Highgarden Real Estate are also preparing for fall holidays, such as hosting events like trick-or-treating.

Melissa Yap, Managing Editor

October 25, 2016

According to Nancy Heck, Carmel director of community relations and economic development, the Arts and Design District will host many fall celebrations in the coming weeks. “I’m most looking forward to the fall holidays and the holiday season because that’s where people and their families can...