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New fitness center provides new technology and opportunities for physical education

Construction workers work on the new fitness center. The recently completed addition to the school will include a new weight and cardio training room and a new basketball court with a track. SCOTT LIU / PHOTO

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August 14, 2013

“With the iPads on the walls, things will move a lot faster,” John Lampe, football player and senior, said of the high-end technology in CHS’s newly constructed fitness center. While there will not be Apple iPads built into the walls, more computers and possibly tablets will be features of the...

Fitness center to be completed by next school year

A construction worker watches the construction lift rise. Assistant Principal Doug Bird said that the construction team plans to finish the new fitness center for the 2013-2014 school year. CLAUDIA HUANG / PHOTO

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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...

Construction on new fitness center continues

A construction worker organizes his equipment on the construction lift. Assistant Principal Doug Bird said that the construction team plans to finish the new fitness center for the 2013-2014 school year. CLAUDIA HUANG / PHOTO

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April 23, 2013

According to Assistant Principal Doug Bird, the construction team is working to complete the new fitness center. Bird said, “It’s coming along. We’re happy with it. I think the timeline’s going to be pretty close to what we need. Our main goal is to have that ready for when the school ye...

Maintenance, custodial departments to transition school for spring during break

Custodian William Crowder prepares to take the school's trash out. Assistant Principal Doug Bird said the maintenance and custodial departments will be working on preparing the school for spring over break. CLAUDIA HUANG / PHOTO

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March 27, 2013

According to Assistant Principal Doug Bird, when students and teachers go on spring break, the maintenance and custodial departments will be hard at work on adjusting the buildings and grounds for the spring season. Bird said, “(The departments) are able to do a little bit more (during spring...

Administration uses School Messenger system for severe weather warnings

Assistant Principal Doug Bird prepares an email for the School Messenger system. According to Bird, the school uses the School Messenger system to inform parents via email and phone call about severe weather and other important reminders pertaining to the school. CLAUDIA HUANG / PHOTO

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March 1, 2013

According to Assistant Principal Doug Bird, this school uses the School Messenger system, a mass emailing and phone call system, to inform parents about potential winter weather delays, as shown by a recent example on Feb. 19. “Last week, we were concerned that we were going to have a two hour delay...

Construction work on new fitness center continues

PE student and sophomore Samantha Sharkey and her classmates exercise in the cardio room. Sharkey said that she is looking forward to using the new fitness center next year. CLAUDIA HUANG / PHOTO

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February 5, 2013

According to Assistant Principal Doug Bird, the construction staff is continuing steady progress on the new fitness center. Bird said, “We’re still hopeful that everything will be finished before the school year starts in August.” According to Bird, the construction staff started th...

Fire department alerted to investigate elevator, no problems found

Assistant principal Doug Bird and members of the Carmel Fire Department investigate an elevator in the A-wing of the building. The CFD was alerted to come to the school after the emergency button in the elevator was accidentally pushed. The elevator is safe and no one was in danger. ARUNI RANAWEERA/ PHOTO

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December 6, 2012

Today during SRT around 10:00 a.m., the Carmel Fire Department came to this school to investigate the elevator in the A-wing of the building. "The emergency button in one of the elevators was pushed," assistant principal Doug Bird said. "The fire department came to see what was going on." According...

Maintenance, custodial departments to prepare school for second semester during winter break

Custodian Lois McManus prepares to mop the floors in the men's restroom. Assistant Principal Doug Bird said the maintenance and custodial departments will be working on maintaining the buildings and grounds over winter break. CLAUDIA HUANG / PHOTO

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November 29, 2012

According to Assistant Principal Doug Bird, when students and teachers go on winter break, the maintenance and custodial departments will be hard at work on preparing the buildings and grounds for next semester. Bird said, “(Winter break) is a great opportunity to really do some bigger maintenance things, su...

Maintenance and custodial departments ready for potential severe weather

Custodian Susie Denson searchs her cart for cleaning supplies in the E hallway. Assistant principal Doug Bird said the maintenance and custodial departments are preparing for any severe weather, in addition to their regular duties. CLAUDIA HUANG / PHOTO

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November 7, 2012

According to Assistant Principal Doug Bird, the maintenance and custodial departments are prepared for possible hazardous weather in the winter months. Bird said, "Indiana weather is very unpredictable, but we are prepared to handle almost anything that happens." Bird said that the maintenance and custodial departments have already purchased and received en...

Maintenance, custodial departments prepare school for upcoming winter months

Custodian Susie Denson cleans the tables in a science classroom located in the E hallway. According to assistant principal Doug Bird, along with routine activities, the maintenance and custodial departments are preparing the school for the winter months. CLAUDIA HUANG / PHOTO

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October 23, 2012

According to Assistant Principal Doug Bird, the maintenance and custodial departments are priming the building and grounds for the colder winter months. Bird said that in early October, the maintenance staff changed the building from the set summer temperature point of 75 degrees to the set winter point of 68 degrees. In addition, the custodial staff trimmed t...

School uses new fire evacuation plan Aug. 21, finds mixed results

Not all teachers went to the correct area during Tuesday’s fire evacuation. “Attendance is very important and so while teachers exited appropriately some of them didn’t realize that they needed to go to their room assignment number because they were in a different part of the building,” assistant principal Amy Skeens-Benton said.

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August 21, 2012

During first period on Aug. 21, fire alarms rang out for the first time this school year at Carmel, the result of a duct detector going off. For teachers, it was a test to see whether they could find their curb number, a part of Carmel High School’s new evacuation plan according to assistant principal...