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Students, staff discuss cultural detachment, stigma within CCS

Arya Pinnamaneni March 25, 2022

When sophomore Adama Barry had a conversation with her friends, she was surprised to find they also occasionally felt stuck between two worlds and didn't feel understood in either. “I’m Guinean,...

CCS bus driver Dondi Bacon-Wruble greets students over the loudspeaker as they get on the bus after school. Bacon-Wruble is the driver of school bus number 50 that is pictured lined up outside of the Freshman Center. Bacon-Wruble said that the bus driver pay raise was necessary and praised the district-wide pay changes implemented for this year and next year.

CCS bus driver shortage leads to district pay changes, students discuss implications

Kate Loper October 22, 2021

To combat the bus driver shortage on Sept. 13 the school board agreed to increase the bus driver salary. The increase will be 7% in 2021-2022 with an additional 2% increase in 2022-2023. Associate Superintendent...

Students walk up the trail towards school after parking their cars as a bus leaves the campus in the background. Recent bus driver shortages have forced some students to carpool or drive to school.

Bus driver shortage changes students’ views on riding buses

Royce Brown September 23, 2021

Junior Arthur Yeh sits in the front seat of the bus, staring blankly through the window. He sluggishly moves in his seat as sweat rolls down his face. The humid air radiates inside the bus, even with the...

Terri Roberts-Leonard joins CCS as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Terri Roberts-Leonard joins CCS as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Grace Xu March 15, 2021

According to Superintendent Michael Beresford, Terri Roberts-Leonard joined Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) on Jan. 19 as the first diversity, equity and inclusion officer of the school district. Additionally,...

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...

Superintendent Michael Beresford explains implications of COVID-19 on Carmel Clay Schools (CCS). Beresford said CCS will follow recommendations provided by public health officials in the situation of a student testing positive for 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...

School board president Mike Kerschner discusses the daily agenda during a school board meeting. Kerschner said that the role of the school board is partially to help the superintendent.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Superintendent Michael Beresford hands an award to a Science Bowl elementary school member during a school board meeting on Feb. 12. The award was intended to recognize the Collegewood Elementary School Science Bowl team for winning the Indiana state championship.

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...

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.

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...

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