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Thoughtful Tech: Administration should make sure curriculum makes full use of new available technology

HiLite Staff

August 13, 2019

With adding various technologies like Canvas, CHS is continuing to increase its technological presence. This year, with the addition of more technology carts, CHS will introduce a two-to-one ratio of students to laptops. Next year, the district plans to have a one-to-one ratio. This transition is simila...

Locker Out: Proactive locker initiative benefits both students, administration

Locker Out: Proactive locker initiative benefits both students, administration

HiLite Staff

May 23, 2019

To meet the demands of the rising CHS student population,  administration is introducing a locker opt-out policy for the 2019-20 school year. This policy is directed at students who do not use their locker due to inconvenience or schedule demands. To opt out of a locker, students must submit their name, stu...

STOPit Survey – How it Was Conducted

January 24, 2019

The HiLite conducted a survey about the new anonymous alert system at CHS: STOPit. The overall goal of the survey was to determine CHS students' overall perception of STOPit and whether or not they have downloaded and/or used the app. Below are the summary statistics from the observational study, a...

Rethinking Late Start: CHS administrators should reconsider length, frequency of late start

Rethinking Late Start: CHS administrators should reconsider length, frequency of late start

HiLite staff

February 23, 2018

This school has used the same late start strategy for years. Students have utilized this time to catch up on assignments while staff members have professional development time which is a time when department chairs can talk to their staff members. But while late starts allow Gold Wednesday’s school st...

Giving Back. Donating to others is important all year round, not just during holiday season.

Giving Back. Donating to others is important all year round, not just during holiday season.

HiLite staff

December 14, 2017

Care to Share, the annual holiday fundraiser sponsored by the student senate, starts in November and ends right before finals week. Senate assigns the SRTs a goal value of money raised and collect funds throughout the entire month. SRTs then use money to buy gifts such as clothes and toys for peopl...

Controversy Caution. Think about gratitude instead of current controversies this Thanksgiving season.

Controversy Caution. Think about gratitude instead of current controversies this Thanksgiving season.

HiLite staff

November 17, 2017

Feeling tense on the Internet? it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the current political climate in our society, with controversies constantly bringing tension to people all across the country. While such internal conflicts are far from being resolved, everyone should pause and remember that differences in opinions can...

Care for Veterans. As Veterans Day approaches, recognition, honor of veterans is more important than ever.

Care for Veterans. As Veterans Day approaches, recognition, honor of veterans is more important than ever.

HiLite staff

October 26, 2017

In just a few hundred years, our nation has fought through conflicts from the Revolutionary War, which began the country itself, to both World Wars, to the Korean and Vietnam Wars and now to Afghanistan and Iraq. But while not all of those conflicts have been popular, no matter what one’s political ...

Cutting Opinions. Professional publications need to remember the importance of opinion writing

Cutting Opinions. Professional publications  need to remember the importance of opinion writing

perspectives

January 23, 2014

Some of my earliest and most cherished memories of my father were of Sunday mornings, when we would sit at the kitchen table together and read the Sunday newspaper. The editorial page in particular would spark discussions between us and would always give me something to ponder for the rest of the day,...

The school board should consider the benefits of a balanced calendar, monitor Nobleville’s progress.

Author Archives

March 22, 2013

For some reason or another, we’ve reached that time of year when students’ attendance drops as the school year progresses and their stress levels grow larger. While it’s impossible to attribute this exhaustion to any single source, pressure is the likely culprit. Carmel’s current calendar unevenly...

With election over, beware of party bias, focus on issues

perspectives

November 16, 2012

After Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Barack Obama “reached across the aisle,” utilizing the power of both Republican and Democratic parties to help the area recuperate from the devastation. As a result, New Jersey was able to receive federal...

Class Day offers unique opportunity for all students

perspectives

May 21, 2009

 On May 27, for the second year in a row, students here will have the chance to gather in a way that will almost assuredly never happen again. Class Day marks the last time, albeit one of the few times, that this particular student body can come together as a single unit. Cheesy, yes, but a great idea?...

Staff Perspective: Safety must be most important prom plan

perspectives

April 30, 2009

Students who drove to school today probably noticed the mock car crash that is sponsored annually by Lifelines. It serves as a yearly reminder right before prom that decisions made on one night may affect the rest of a young person’s life. Though undoubtedly students have heard Lifelines’ message befor...