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School board to review demographic study at workshop on March 12

School board members listen to discussion at meeting. School board president Tricia Hackett said the board will discuss a new demographic study on population changes in the school district at the March 12 workshop. CAROLINE ZHANG / PHOTO

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March 10, 2012

The school board will discuss the implications of the new demographic study published last November at the March 12 workshop. According to school board president Tricia Hackett, the study predicted population changes that will help the board make policies for future school years. “It a tool ...

School board to continue discussion of math curriculum at Feb. 27 workshop

School board member Gregory Phillips listens to discussion at a meeting. School board president Tricia Hackett said the board will continue its Feb. 13 discussion on the implications of recent math curriculum changes. CAROLINE ZHANG / PHOTO

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February 24, 2012

At the Feb. 27 meeting, the school board will further discuss the implications of this year’s math curriculum changes, a topic from its Feb. 13 workshop. According to school board president Tricia Hackett, it will cover how the new math curriculum and adoption of textbooks fits in with the Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) model, Co...

School board to have workshop Jan. 9, will discuss merit-based pay policy

School board members listen to discussion at a meeting. School board president Tricia Hackett said the board will discuss the start of the Research-Based Inclusive System of Evaluation (RISE) program next school year at the Jan. 9 workshop. CAROLINE ZHANG / PHOTO

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January 7, 2012

  The school board will have a workshop on Jan. 9 to discuss the adoption of Research-Based Inclusive System of Evaluation (RISE), a teacher evaluation program, next school year. The district will start the program in response to state legislation last year that required schools to pay teac...

Food beyond the numbers. Forget about the statistics on the nutrition label and choose food that’s actually good for you.

perspectives

December 12, 2011

This month I had my first Odwalla juice, complete with a picture of brightly colored fruit and environmentally-friendly plastic. The nutrition label both stunned and somewhat disgusted me. It wasn’t the 400-something calories in the bottle or the sugar count, but rather the fact that it had 1500 percent of the recommende...

Academic Superbowl selects captains, begins preparations for competition

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November 20, 2011

After announcing the 2011-2012 Academic Superbowl subject squad captains, head coach Matt Dillon said he is "confident" in his team and his captains. In the approaching weeks, subject captains Jeff Hou, Nicholas "Nick" Muller, Victor Xu, Caroline Zhang and Rushvi Desai will begin scheduling practices...

School district to implement new safety programs

A Carmel Clay Schools parent discusses changes to the school year calendar at the Sept. 26 school board meeting. The next school board meeting will be Oct. 24. PHOTO / CAROLINE ZHANG

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October 20, 2011

The school district will begin new programs and policies for safety enhancement following a discussion about safety at the Oct. 10 workshop. New policies will include starting intruder drills and allowing any staff member to declare an emergency in the school, instead of just the principal. According to school board president Tricia Hackett, t...

Let us eat cake

Procrastination = tiramisu cheesecake. CAROLINE ZHANG / PHOTO

Author Archives

October 14, 2011

Everyone loves food, but what do people love more than food? Dessert. We, Monica Cheng and Caroline Zhang, hereby dedicate this blog to all the sweetest things in this world. Read More »...

School board to have next meeting Sept. 26

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September 25, 2011

The school board will have a meeting on Sept. 26, and will set the school calendars for upcoming years and discuss other school policies. According to school board president Tricia Hackett, the board will vote on the calendars for the next three school years. She said proposed calendar changes include...

School board to have workshop Sept. 12, work on specific school goals

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September 9, 2011

The school board will have a workshop on Sept. 12 to further discuss goals for the new school year. According the school board president Tricia Hackett, the board usually concentrates on one or two school issues during workshops. Hackett said topics for this workshop will include counseling and reachi...

School board to have meeting Aug. 22, discuss goals for new school year

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August 20, 2011

The school board will have a meeting on Aug. 22 to reevaluate school board goals and its strategic plan to accomplish them for the 2011-2012 school year. School board president Tricia Hackett said, “A big emphasis this year is updating our strategic plan, such as by looking at curriculum issue...

Dickens shows less isn’t always more

perspectives

August 9, 2011

Midway through second semester, all the Honors English 9 teachers unleashed the monster that would cause the Freshman Class to lose a great deal of sleep. It came in the form of a 400-plus page book called Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, and it was excruciating to read. But the English teachers...

Moby Dick wasn’t the only whale to be hunted. In promoting environmentalism, the U.S. needs to keep realities in mind.

perspectives

April 28, 2011

By Caroline Zhang <[email protected]> Save the whales: There certainly have been many attempts to do so. Last year the United States led negotiations with Japan, Norway and Iceland to gradually end whaling over a 10 year period. An international halt on whaling has been in place since 1986. ...