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Recent reports about fashion industry causing environmental damage provoke student interest in sustainability

Recent reports about fashion industry causing environmental damage provoke student interest in sustainability

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April 18, 2014

If you happen to pick up a current fashion magazine, you may notice that the top runway trends for Spring 2014 fashion include pastel colors, iridescent fabrics, art-inspired prints, full skirts — as well as environmentally friendly fashion. While fashion is typically quick to pick up on societal trend...

Summer school to take place both at CHS and online

Summer school to take place both at CHS and online

Beats

April 15, 2014

For the first time this summer, students will be able to choose between taking summer school courses at the school or online through the Indiana Online Academy (IOA) according to Principal John Williams. Williams said, “This year, we are kind of getting into this in the middle of the stream, so...

School to administer Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Test for Schools on Feb. 26

School to administer Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Test for Schools on Feb. 26

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February 24, 2014

The school will be administering the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Test for Schools on Feb. 26 to 85 CHS students, according to Principal John Williams. The results of the exam compare our school to other similar schools around the world, both nationally and internationally. Williams...

School to administer ACCUPLACER diagnostic exam to low-scoring students on PSAT, ECA examinations

School to administer ACCUPLACER diagnostic exam to low-scoring students on PSAT, ECA examinations

Beats

January 28, 2014

Due to the Indiana state requirements on college and career readiness, the school is required to administer the ACCUPLACER diagnostic exam to low-performing students, according to Principal John Williams. The test will be administered sometime between January and March. Assistant principal Karen McDaniel,...

Students, educators notice declining interest in humanities subjects

Students, educators notice declining interest in humanities subjects

feature

January 23, 2014

From a young age, senior Shelby Hiter has been captivated by the humanities, especially English and history. “I love humanities. I definitely have more of a gift for those than math and science subjects; that’s not entirely how my brain works,” Hiter said. “I think they are all important,...

School to prepare for the implementation of the AP Capstone Program

School to prepare for the implementation of the AP Capstone Program

Beats

December 4, 2013

The administration has selected the teachers who will participate in the AP Capstone Program and is preparing to meet with other schools who are piloting the program, according to Principal John Williams. Williams said the names of the selected teachers are currently unavailable for release. Additionally,...

The AP Capstone Program to be part of the English department next school year

The AP Capstone Program to be part of the English department next school year

Beats

November 13, 2013

The classes of the AP Capstone Program will count as English credits, according to Principal John Williams. He said the administration does not want students to sacrifice elective classes in order to participate in the program. Williams said, “Students will have to choose between the AP Capstone...

Administration plan to participate in AP Capstone Program, publicize program to sophomores

Administration plan to participate in AP Capstone Program, publicize program to sophomores

Beats

October 25, 2013

The administration is tentatively planning to participate in the AP Capstone Program for the 2014-2015 school year and working on advertising the program to the Sophomore Class, which will be the first class eligible to receive the AP Capstone Program Diploma, according to Principal John Williams. ...

Guest Speaker Ken Larose to come for seniors on Oct. 16 while other grades take standardized tests

Guest Speaker Ken Larose to come for seniors on Oct. 16 while other grades take standardized tests

Beats

October 13, 2013

Ken Larose, associate athletic director at Butler University, has been invited to speak to seniors on Oct. 16, the day that the PSAT will be administered to the juniors and sophomores and the PLAN for freshmen, according to Principal John Williams. Seniors will rotate from three sessions, each lasting...

HiLite staff earns CSPA Gold Circle awards

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September 27, 2013

HiLite staff members received Gold Circle awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), according to a press release sent out on Sept. 20. The 30-year-old award program recognizes work from student journalists, published in print or online between June 16, 2012 and June 15, 2013. The CSPA...

Awareness. Students must be aware of government decisions regarding STEM education.

perspectives

August 14, 2013

This summer, I had the privilege of attending the Research Science Institute (RSI) hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with 80 other high school students aspiring to be scientists. This six-week summer program is an introduction to scientific research, where privileged students...

Fitness center to be completed by next school year

Fitness center to be completed by next school year

Beats

June 10, 2013

According to Assistant Principal Doug Bird, the construction team is on track to complete the new fitness center for the 2013-2014 school year. The construction team will continue to work throughout the summer to finish renovations. Bird said, “The fitness center’s looking pretty close (to...