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Christkindlmarkt 2019 Season Guide: Things to Do

Christkindlmarkt 2019 Season Guide: Things to Do

Leah Tan and Victoria Nopporn

November 19, 2019

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt reflects the Christmas market tradition in Saxony, Germany during the middle ages.  You can buy German or handcrafted holiday gifts and ornaments, eat delicious holiday food, and experience other fun activities like the outdoor rink. The Christkindlmarkt is located at 10 Center Green, ...

German exchange students to arrive at CHS late October

Sowmya Chundi

October 20, 2018

In late October and early November, the German exchange group from Frankfurt, Germany will come to Carmel to live with 16 CHS families for 3 weeks, as part of the German American Paired Partnership (GAPP). They plan on accompanying students from CHS in touring the Indianapolis area and attending school to ge...

Merry Christkindlmarkt: Carmel continues German Christmas tradition as it opens its first Christkindlmarkt

Merry Christkindlmarkt: Carmel continues German Christmas tradition as it opens its first Christkindlmarkt

Karen Zhang

November 17, 2017

Starting tomorrow, the smell of gingerbread, sweet roasted almonds, bratwurst and Glühwein will mix with the crisp cold air and winter in Carmel will never be the same. According to Maria Murphy, CEO and Market Master, Carmel will host the first of what she hopes will be annual Christkindlmarkt, w...

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

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

News

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...

World language teachers say being bicultural broadens perspectives

acumen

February 15, 2013

Besides teaching world languages at this school, German teacher Angelika Becker and Spanish teacher Norma Schehl have something else in common: They both grew up speaking a language other than English in small towns not within the United States. “I think that growing up in one country and then living i...

Exchange students to meet in December

Beats

November 29, 2012

Exchange students are scheduled to have their third club meeting in the end of December to discuss students’ problems and their success in becoming a part of American culture. They will also share their plans for the Christmas and their home countries New Year traditions. The meeting will take place...

German Club postpones Amazing Race to April

Beats

April 12, 2012

German Club will not be having its March event this year. There is no set date for when the next event will happen, but it will be in April and announced as the executive board decides on a date. Because German Club has never done an Amazing Race before, additional time for planning was need, causing...

German students look forward to language competition Feb. 25

Beats

February 24, 2012

German students are looking forward to a language competition held at Ball State Univeristy all day on February 25. “It’s a big competition. There’s usually over 500 people there. You do workshops that get you more involved with the German culture. The competitions can include baking, power...

World language students prepare to celebrate Mardi Gras

Beats

February 17, 2012

The French and German students prepare to celebrate Mardi Gras the Thursday before it begins, and they also plan to celebrate Rose Monday. “The German Mardi Gras is called Karneval. It began when the women in Germany would take over in major German cities like Ainz and celebrate,” Angelika Becke...

German Club to dine at the Rathskeller restaurant Jan. 26

Beats

January 24, 2012

The German Club will dine at the Rathskeller restaurant in downtown Indianapolis on Jan. 26 from after school until 7 p.m. Those who want to attend will  have a bus available to take to the restaurant, according to German Club president Michaela Bunting.  Students will also have a bus available to...

German students to take National Testing starting Jan. 9

Beats

January 7, 2012

The German II-V classes prepare to take the National Testing exam from Jan. 9 to 20. The exam is taken nationwide on the same weeks for German students, according to Angelika Becker, world language department chair and German teacher. “This test allows teachers to see who the best students are...

The Universal Language

feature

March 25, 2011

Although English is widely taught and spoken around the world, students discover importance of learning other languages when traveling abroad. By Sarah Yun <syun@hilite.org> It was three years ago when sophomore Silvia Lee, knowing little about the Japanese language, went to Japan during summer break. Lee said because she was fluent in Engl...