Studying Abroad: Broader than you think: Students assess benefits of studying abroad in high school compared to traditional classroom

Studying Abroad: Broader than you think: Students assess benefits of studying abroad in high school compared to traditional classroom

Leah Tan and Angela Chen

April 10, 2020

Like many students here, junior Zoe Edwards is currently enrolled in a world language class; however, unlike many of them, Edwards participated in the IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages (IUHPFL) this past summer, where she lived in France for six weeks. She said the experience gave her a leg ...

National French Honors Society to host competition in November

Riley Laferriere

October 21, 2019

National French Honors Society had its second meeting on Sept. 18 and has already started discussing multiple ideas for the club in more detail. Club sponsor Andrea Yocum has many plans in mind. She said, “At the next meeting (the club members) will be getting ready with other field trips...

French 4 students focus more on SEL and immersion in language classes this year

Junior Nishita Prasad finishes up her French homework during lunch before heading to class. Prasad said she likes the changes being made to the classes because they have improved her overall understanding of the language.

Sowmya Chundi

September 28, 2019

This year, French 4 teachers are focusing more on a better understanding of the language that surpasses learning basic vocabulary. Students are participating in social and emotional learning (SEL) in order to improve their knowledge of French. Andrea Yocum, chairperson of the world language departm...

French classes participate in Mardi Gras celebrations

March 7, 2019

On March 5, French students celebrated Mardi Gras in their classes with a feast. The holiday signifies the day before the season of Lent. The celebration is associated with eating rich and fatty foods before giving them up the next day. Andrea Yocum, chairperson of the world language department, sa...

With Mardi Gras on March 5, CHS students, staff discuss impact of francophone world

MARDI GRAS MASKS: Andrea Yocum, French teacher and world language department chairman, presents a mask for Mardi Gras and a New Orleans mug, where Mardi Gras originates. Most French classes at CHS celebrate Mardi Gras each March to experience the culture of New Orleans, the primary francophone region in the United States.

Marissa Ryan

February 22, 2019

While french is only one  of the many world languages offered at this school, the concept of  the francophone world, which educators teach to French students here, poses an impactful statement on international cultural influence. Francophonie encompasses more than justthe language spoken in France...

World Language students perform well in state competition

Sowmya Chundi

February 15, 2019

On Feb. 11, French students participated in state-level competitions at West Lafayette High School. The competitions were open to any students enrolled in a French class who wanted to compete. Andrea Yocum, chairperson of the world language department, said, “Competitions are open to all students who ...

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

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.

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, she still stops to say “Bonjour.” For Hutchison, although France has always been a passion of he...

Students, teachers compare American education system to foreign counterparts

Students, teachers compare American education system to foreign counterparts


January 21, 2016

As the school day progresses, senior Terry Zhou is reminded of the differences in education between China and the United States. These differences go unnoticed by most CHS students, who have never experienced an international education. However, according to Zhou, there is much  that CHS and other American schools can learn fro...

New textbooks for AP U.S. History, world language courses include improved features

Media department chairperson Theresa Ramos holds up an old electronic to be used in the new makerspace. According to Ramos, this makerspace, created with  donated electronics, video games, and a grant the media center has received, will be a place for students to learn and express their creativity.


August 11, 2015

With the beginning of the new school year, the world language and social studies departments will be using new textbooks in most classes. According to Andrea Yocum, world language department chairperson and French teacher, French 1, 2 and 3, as well as all Spanish and German classes, will receive text...

Mardi Gras Madness: Shrimp Étouffée

Mardi Gras Madness: Shrimp Étouffée


March 3, 2014

  Shrimp Étouffée Happy Mardi Gras all! Shrimp étouffée is a common Cajun or Creole dish. In French, "étouffée" means "stuffed" or "stifled," or more literally, "smothered." This is a very heavy-hearted dish and is a Louisiana soul food. Étouffées are made with a blonde roux (...

Qualifications lower for teacher licensing

Apprends-moi: New French teacher Nathan Price explains a project in one of his French classes. Price said he sees advantages to the new teacher licensing rules because he would only have to pass a test to teach Spanish. AMIRA MALCOM / PHOTO


January 25, 2013

Last month, the Indiana State Board of Education approved changes concerning teacher certification that lower the qualifications for becoming a teacher. By passing an exam, anyone with a four-year college degree and a 3.0 GPA is now allowed to teach. According to Williams, because of the lowere...