Q&A with Joseph Schaller, Assistant Principal of Operations, about changes to the construction around the school due to COVID-19

Construction workers carry out their jobs prior to CHS moving to online schooling. Despite COVID-19 construction continues to happen at CHS though there have been changes made to the timeline.

Lillian He

April 14, 2020

What would you say your involvement is with construction around the school?  I'm kind of the liaison between the school and the construction crews. If (the construction crews) working at the high school now have questions about when they can get the building, those sorts of things. We work togeth...

Senate to change Homecoming week, focus on more school-wide inclusion

Senate prepares for Homecoming this Friday, upcoming blood drive Oct 9.

Uday Lomada

September 25, 2019

With Homecoming week happening right now, Senate is working on preparations for Friday, focusing on more making the events more inclusive and exciting throughout the week. “There have been a lot of changes that we have been working on for a while now that we finally are implementing,” Nina Metaxa...

Senior Class officers start the year with new changes and plans

Senior Class president Parker Gatlin checks her email and works on homework during SRT. According to Gatlin, she's trying to maintain a productive attitude throughout the entirety of the school year despite many seniors falling for

Leah Tan

September 9, 2019

The new Senior Class officers are preparing for the school year with a different mindset: trying to give back more to the school and community. In order to achieve this, Senior Class president, Parker Gatlin, said they have been working closely with the other groups at CHS, such as Senate and Cabin...

Harmas explains new structure of PTO meetings this year; first one scheduled tomorrow at 9 a.m. in community room

Student body president Maddie Heath socializes outside the freshman cafeteria with freshman during lunch. She said the extended SRT in the new late start schedule will be beneficial for all students.

Da-Hyun Hong

September 2, 2019

The structure of PTO meetings will better accommodate different student interests this year, according to Principal Tom Harmas. He said the meetings will be thematic; for example, there would be rounds of IB/AP, TCP, and JEL and CTE classes. “We want to make sure everybody doesn’t have to listen to e...

Senate to prepare for upcoming blood drive, Homecoming changes

Caption: (left to right) Nathan Milam, Senate member and junior, Eva Brungard, Senate member and senior, Tim Metken, student body president and senior, and Peyton Sandlin, Senate member and junior, discuss sign-ups for the fall blood drive during lunch. Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, said,

Heidi Peng

September 5, 2018

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate’s most immediate activity is the fall blood drive, which is coming up on Sept. 13. “One of our goals is to increase the follow through. We usually get about six hundred people to sign up, but we then usually have less...

Redefining the HiLite. The HiLite makes changes to format.

Redefining the HiLite. The HiLite makes changes to format.


August 13, 2014

As you probably noticed when you picked up your HiLite this morning, the issue looks different. Last spring, the staff decided to undergo some major changes to our print publications and website, the most obvious being a switch from a tabloid format to a mini-tab (shorter and more narrow like a magazi...

Rumors about prom prove to have mixed accuracy


April 25, 2013

As a result of the changes to the Homecoming dance last fall such as the lights being turned on, rumors have circulated that these changes would also be implemented at prom. According to prom sponsor Maureen Borto, however, some of these rumors are false, while some are in fact true. The rumor...

Changes to occur to school over summer


May 20, 2010

Despite passage of referendum, school still finds ways to reduce extraneous costs By Thalib Razi <[email protected]> This school will make changes to the way it operates over the summer in order to cut any unnecessary costs, according to media department chairwoman Bonnie Grimble.  The...

Power School grading to be implemented next year, replaces 12-point scale with percent-based structure


May 20, 2010

By Jackson Whiteker <[email protected]>  Starting next school year, there will be a few changes made to the grading scale and grading periods, including the implementation of a nine-week grading period and a change in the software teachers use to record grades. Sophomore Ryan Wilmes sa...