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Culture of Care Week Expands, CHS adjusts after closures, Harmas says

Culture of Care Week Expands, CHS adjusts after closures, Harmas says

Carson TerBush

February 7, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

As this week is Culture of Care week, numerous activities will commence to promote mental health awareness, according to Principal Tom Harmas. Additionally, Harmas said administrators, including Superintendent Michael Beresford, are still debating how to make up the school time lost in last week’s thr...

After explosion, Harmas focuses on rebuilding CHS

After explosion, Harmas focuses on rebuilding CHS

Carson TerBush

January 21, 2019


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

After the Dec. 26 explosion that occurred at CHS in a boiler room near the fieldhouse, Principal Tom Harmas said he and his administrative team have been focused on facilitating repairs and restoring the building back to normal. Harmas said he is proud that construction crews fixed the exterior roof and clear most debris from the fieldhouse and surrounding areas very quickly, but said he does not know when the overall repairs will be completed or how much they will ultimately cost. Roger McMichael, Asso...

A Way To Stay: Students find unusual ways to stay in Carmel despite parents moving; administrators discuss how to properly facilitate this

A Way To Stay: Students find unusual ways to stay in Carmel despite parents moving; administrators discuss how to properly facilitate this

Angela Li, Raphael Li, Angela Qian, Carson Terbush, Heidi Peng, and Rhea Acharya

December 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, feature-top, Issuu, Print, Recent Updates

Last January, junior Yueze “Jimmy” Liu came home to a flooded basement. He had just returned from a vacation, only to find the pipes frozen and water everywhere. While most students his age would simply leave their parents to deal with it, Liu solved the problem on his own not because he wanted to...

Counseling drafts student survey, administration brainstorms new locker policy, Harmas says

Counseling drafts student survey, administration brainstorms new locker policy, Harmas says

Carson TerBush

November 29, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

According to Principal Tom Harmas, the counseling department plans to send out a school-wide student survey about mental health during finals week to assess how the counseling center can improve. Harmas also said administration is considering a new locker policy for next year that will involve students opt...

ESC considers later school start time, Culture of Care expands to teachers, Harmas says

ESC considers later school start time, Culture of Care expands to teachers, Harmas says

Carson TerBush

November 10, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

The (ESC) is currently considering the logistics of a later start time for CHS in the future, according to Principal Tom Harmas. Harmas also said the Culture of Care, an immersive mental health project administration implemented this year, is expanding to help CHS staff members get to know each other better. ...

Transportation Troubles: As Indy extends opportunities for public transportation, Carmel asesses possible implementation

Transportation Troubles: As Indy extends opportunities for public transportation, Carmel asesses possible implementation

Raiha Zainab, Carson Terbush, Laasya Mamidipalli

October 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Recent Updates

At CHS, many students are encouraged to get involved in their school and community. With hundreds of clubs and organizations offered at school and many more other extracurricular activities outside of school, Carmel offers a wide range of opportunities for students to involve themselves with. However,...

Pathways to eliminate ISTEP+ requirement for Class of ‘23 and on, Harmas says

Pathways to eliminate ISTEP+ requirement for Class of ‘23 and on, Harmas says

Carson TerBush

October 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

With the introduction of the new graduation pathways program, Principal Tom Harmas said the previously required ISTEP+ tests will no longer be needed for graduation for students currently in eighth grade and below. In addition to coordinating Pathways, Harmas said he is currently working on allocating funds for teachers’ pro...

Principal Tom Harmas coordinates Homecoming parade viewing, new graduation pathways program

Principal Tom Harmas coordinates Homecoming parade viewing, new graduation pathways program

Carson TerBush

September 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

CHS will implement a new graduation requirement system called graduation pathways this year, according to Principal Tom Harmas. Additionally, Harmas said he has been working with student government to coordinate student viewing of the Homecoming parade which has in the past only been viewed by community members. As the school year progresses, Harmas also ...