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Meal assistance program helps families but should have clearer information

Meal assistance program helps families but should have clearer information

HiLite Staff

March 28, 2020

As schools and businesses close, many families are limited in ways to obtain food; however, the Carmel Clay School District was quick to assist via its meal assistance program. This program, which started on March 18, is primarily for students with free or reduced lunch. Families were to fill out a G...

Carmel Clay Schools to take preventative measures against COVID-19

Carmel Clay Schools to take preventative measures against COVID-19

Riya Chinni

March 12, 2020

With recent coronavirus (COVID-19) cases arising in the United States and a few cases in Indiana, Carmel community members are curious about the steps Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) will take during this time. Superintendent Michael Beresford said CCS will continue to take preventative measures against COVID-1...

School board to hold next meeting March 9

School board to hold next meeting March 9

Raphael Li

March 9, 2020

The school board will host the next board meeting today on March 9. According to school board president Mike Kerschner, meetings occur every other week on Monday. In the latest regular session meeting, the accomplishments of the sports teams like the swim team were honored as part of the agen...

CCS district to rebrand logo with help of Digital Design 3-4, IB Business and Management students

CCS district to rebrand logo with help of  Digital Design 3-4, IB Business and Management students

Viyang Hao

January 23, 2020

Art Teacher Michael Lee What is the art department doing? My Digital Design 3 students—the advanced digital design students and there are eight of us, including myself, and I do include myself because I’ve been working with them on the logos as well (as I put) some designs in and help them with thei...

Interview with Courtney Taylor; Community Relations Liaison for Carmel Clay School

Viyang Hao

January 23, 2020

Who have you tasked to do this job and why?  The “CCS Rebranding Project” began… in the fall of 2018. This project has always been comprised of two components–creating a new tagline for the district and then creating a new logo for the district. Last fall, we offered the opportunity to our CHS DECA s...

Refresh the Page: New school website, launched this semester, looks clean, still needs some tweaks

HiLite Staff

February 22, 2019

As of late, students, staff and administration here have been upgrading almost every technological aspect of the school to much success. Canvas has allowed access to files and documents for students on a computer or phone and has provided more technology-based options for teachers. PowerSchool gave the gradebook s...

Carmel’s demographics to change, school board to begin discussing redistricting schools

Carmel’s demographics to change, school board to begin discussing redistricting schools

Sam Shi

February 15, 2019

In a school board meeting on Jan. 28, a demographer gave a report on the Carmel Clay School’s future population trends. The report predicts the Carmel Clay School district’s high school student population to reach 5,562 students in 2026 before declining the following two years. The report also predict...

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

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

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...

Scrapping the Start: CCS submits list of priorities, including an official opposition to a Senate bill regarding school start

Scrapping the Start: CCS submits list of priorities, including an official opposition to a Senate bill regarding school start

Tara Kandallu, Reporter

February 23, 2018

Last month, Carmel Clay Schools submitted a list of priorities to the public and aimed at the Indiana General Assembly, among them was an official opposition to the proposed Indiana Senate Bill Seven. The bill, which has since become inactive, aimed to require schools to begin after the last Monday of...

Press release: School board accepts resignation of Superintendent Nicholas Wahl

Press release: School board accepts resignation of Superintendent Nicholas Wahl

Manahil Nadeem

January 12, 2018

Carmel Clay Schools shared a press release on Jan. 12 announcing that the school board approved Superintendent Nicholas Wahl's resignation.  The press release is as follows. The Carmel Clay School Board has accepted the resignation of Dr. Nicholas Wahl as its superintendent of schools effective...

Repeat the Referendum: The school-board proposed tax referendum will lead to positive improvement at CHS; students should support it.

Repeat the Referendum: The school-board proposed tax referendum will  lead to positive improvement at CHS; students should support it.

HiLite Staff, Staff

March 17, 2017

On Dec. 31, the school tax referendum of 2010 will expire. On May 2, the citizens of Carmel will vote on the new tax referendum. If the proposed referendum fails to pass, Carmel Clay Schools will be forced to cut programs and staff members. Though some may be confused about the purpose of the referendum, ...

Carmel Clay Schools Board continues to finalize superintendent, adds Phase 5

News

April 25, 2013

The Carmel Clay School Board has added a fifth phase to the search for the new superintendent who will replace current superintendent Jeff Swensson. Phase 5 includes advertising a proposed contract in the Noblesville Times and on the Carmel Clay Schools website, holding a public hear...