• Carmel High School dismissed on May 26. We will continue to periodically release information throughout the summer.


Short Story Playlist: Long Story Short [MUSE]

Short Story Playlist: Long Story Short [MUSE]

Grace Xu May 18, 2021

Someone, somewhere, has designated May as "Get Caught Reading Month." This fact is mostly an excuse for me to once again indulge in my not-so-secret plan to turn MUSE into a reading blog, but since it's...

Staff Editorial: CHS has replaced English 11 with variety of new  English course options, providing students with opportunities

Staff Editorial: CHS has replaced English 11 with variety of new English course options, providing students with opportunities

HiLite Staff January 11, 2021

The English course options for upperclassmen have undergone several major changes, as English 11 has been removed, new core classes have been added, and several English classes that were previously electives...

English 11 teachers Emily LeFors and Enid Baines meet over lunch to discuss changes to the curriculum for the 2021-2022 school year as well as adaptations for hybrid schedule. Baines led the meeting, speaking on how to teach The Great Gatsby with the limited schedule.

CHS English department expands 2021-2022 course options for juniors and seniors, plans to diversify curriculum

Ally Horwitz November 15, 2020

Next school year, 2021-2022, CHS will offer new courses focused on specific areas of literature for incoming juniors and seniors. In every course, the English department will change its curriculum for...

The school board has approved the English department’s proposed new courses for the 2021-2022 school year, as per English department chairperson Kimberly Walker. Some of the new courses include Ethnic Literature and Themes in Literature: Heroes and Villains.

School board approves English department’s proposed new courses for next year

Archit Kalra October 28, 2020

The English department’s proposed new courses for the 2021-2022 school year were approved on Monday by the school board, as per English department chairperson Kimberly Walker. According to Walker, the...

The school board will review and consider the English Department’s proposed changes to the curriculum for the 2021-2022 school year, as per English Department chair Kimberly Walker. Walker said she could not reveal specific details regarding the plans, but did say they involve scheduling and course changes.

English Department’s proposed curriculum changes for 2021-2022 school year now pending school board approval

Archit Kalra October 8, 2020

The school board will now consider the English Department’s proposed changes to the curriculum covered in various classes for next year, as per Kimberly Walker, the English Department chair. “The...

The English Department will make changes to the curriculum to better address the issues virtual learning poses, such as limited contact with teachers, according to English teacher Christine Ellis. Ellis said she will work with other teachers in the department to include portions of the curriculum that they feel will best prepare students for future classes.

English Department to modify curriculum due to new situations posed by virtual, hybrid learning environments

Archit Kalra September 16, 2020

English teachers will collaborate to modify the curriculum covered in each class this year, as per English teacher Christine Ellis. “The new school policies have made it more difficult to form relationships...

Junior Alli Johnson recites “Fire and Ice”, a poem by Robert Frost, during late start on March 4. Johnson said poetry is for everybody and isn’t something to be afraid of, as the subject of the poem can be whatever the poet would like it to be.

Student poets, English teacher strive to make poetry more accessible

Sam Hawkins March 20, 2020

For any student of Jason ElRite, ninth grade English teacher, poetry is a regular part of his routine. Every week, he gives his students a prompt, on which they must base a poem. At the beginning of the...

CHS removes communication course graduation requirement beginning 2020-2021 school year

Rhea Acharya February 21, 2020

CHS will drop the current speech and debate graduation requirement beginning next school year, according to Assistant Principal Valerie Piehl. Piehl said this requirement has...

Next year’s English curriculum to incoporate more freedom of choice in literature

Kassandra Darnell February 21, 2020

Starting in the 2020-21 school year, the school board plans to implement a more diverse English curriculum throughout the district. This curriculum will expand the type of literature students...

Senior William “Will” Pugh (left) hugs two Cambodian students. Pugh said his involvement in the TASSEL club to help others has had a positive influence on him.

With World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, students reflect on experiences helping communities in need

Natalie Khamis August 13, 2019

Once a week throughout his sophomore year, senior William “Will” Pugh would set aside his homework for an hour or two and log onto his computer. A few moments later, a group of excited children from...

Junior Ava Hutchison (left) visits the Academie Nationale de Musique with her IUHPFL exchange group in France over the summer of 2018. Hutchinson said her summer program allowed her to learn more about France.

Fighting a Language Battle: Students, staff discuss Carmel’s foreign language learning opportunities throughout high school compared to internationally

Tara Kandallu, Maddie Kosc, Robbie Ge, and Raphael Li January 24, 2019

Junior Ava Hutchison walks down the hall with purpose, but stops when she sees someone who is familiar to her, her French II teacher, Kim Manlick. Although she was planning to go class early to study,...

Gordon Copee, AP U.S. History teacher, runs through a powerpoint presentation during his B3 class. They were discussing the events that unfolded throughout the course of World War II.

Proud to be… American? Recent surveys show some Americans see language as a key part of our culture. What do CHS students and staff think?

Alina Yu, Feature Reporter March 17, 2017

After moving halfway across the world from China to the United States in the summer before her sophomore year, Qitao “Rachel” Du, former English as a New Language (ENL) student and junior, took a test...

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