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Q&A with GradFest organizer Kimberli Boston-Smith

Q&A with GradFest organizer Kimberli Boston-Smith

Riya Chinni

May 23, 2019

What is GradFest? “GradFest is a very fun, safe place for the seniors to come back to school to celebrate their graduation and we have close to 90 percent, sometimes more, of the seniors graduate and still want to come all the way back to their school because it’s the last time for them to be to...

PTO to meet on April 6

While riding the bus, junior Mahan “Mae” Ban checks her phone for updates she may have missed during the school day. Ban said that the events the PTO puts on throughout the school year help in establishing school spirit.

Bethlehem Daniel

April 1, 2018

The PTO scheduled its next meeting on April 6 at 9 a.m. in the community room. Currently, the PTO is in the midst of planning for the Scholastic Banquet and Gradfest in addition to the year-long backpack drive initiative. According to Homecoming committee chairperson Donna Birhiray, events such as Homecom...

PTO to meet Nov. 7

Junior Catherine Yuan (far right), alongside sophomore Selin Oh (center) and junior Kiki Koniaris (far left) work on a project together at the Carmel Clay Public Library. According to Yuan, most of the people who attended top 3 percent last school year were involved in a wide array of activities and this portrays the emphasis on both school and extracurriculars from both the PTO and CHS.

Bethlehem Daniel, Reporter

October 24, 2017

The PTO is scheduled to have its next Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. in the community room.  As the PTO just finished the planning process for the Homecoming dance a couple of weeks prior, the current focus of the organization is on the backpack program, green team outreach, the Scholastic Banquet and Gradfest. Acco...

PTO to meet on March 3

Beats

March 2, 2015

The PTO is scheduled to have its next meeting on March 3 at 9 a.m. in the community room. According to PTO president Kimberly Paarlberg, the PTO is currently in the midst of planning for the Scholastic Banquet and Gradfest as well as preparing and taking a vital role in the Japanese Exchange Program. “The...

PTO to hold next meeting on Feb. 3

PTO to hold next meeting on Feb. 3

Beats

January 13, 2015

The PTO is scheduled to have its next meeting on Feb.3 at 9 a.m. in the community room. According to PTO president Kimberly Paarlberg, the PTO is in the midst of working on Valentine’s Day treats for the CHS staff, volunteering at the 8th grade Academic Transition Night, planning for Gradfest and plann...

Senior Class officers prepare for graduation activities

Senior Class president Julian Batts (left) meets with other seniors to plan events during Homecoming week. According to Senior Class sponsor Allison Malloy, the class officers have done a good job this year of addressing seniors’ wants and needs. HAFSA RAZI / PHOTO

Beats

May 25, 2013

According to Senior Class president Julian Batts, the class officers are helping organize end-of-year activities in these last few weeks of school. They are solely responsible for the “Senior Superlatives,” a student-voted “Most Likely To” list. Senior Class sponsor Allison Malloy said the...

PTO gathers prizes and gifts to give away at Gradfest

Beats

May 8, 2013

With the end of the school year drawing closer, the PTO prepares for its annually Gradfest, an event where seniors can come to say their goodbyes to their fellow classmates. Becky Barker, PTO president said, “The prizes come from a variety of places. Through fundraising (the) PTO gives Gradfest (vo...

Gradfest

Beats

April 26, 2013

As graduation approaches for the seniors at CHS, so is the annual Gradfest funded by the PTO. Gradfest, according to PTO’s president Becky Barker, “It is a fun-filled night for seniors to come together after graduation for one last ‘Hurrah!’ with their fellow classmates.” Jean Freudenthal, ...

Gradfest 2012 Photo Slideshow

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May 26, 2012

PHOTOS / HENRY ZHU http://www.flickr.com//photos/[email protected]/sets/72157629907536262/show/

PTO planning volunteer breakfast and Gradfest

Beats

May 4, 2010

In the words of PTO president Cathy Huber the PTO is “wrapping up the year” with a few events. The last PTO meeting of the school year is scheduled for May 4 and is a volunteer breakfast. Huber said, “We invite all of the people that have volunteered (for the PTO) and of course the administrators,...

GradFest preparation in progress

Beats

March 15, 2010

Gradfest, which is a party for graduating seniors, is in the planning stage. Gradfest takes place on graduation night, which is also Memorial Day. PTO President Cathy Huber said, “It’s a good way for all the seniors to get together one last time. There’s also lots of prizes and gifts there.” Now...