Carmel Clay School District to continue to pay regularly scheduled employees until May 28

Carmel Clay School District to continue to pay regularly scheduled employees until May 28

Cady Armstrong

May 8, 2020

Regularly scheduled employees working in the Carmel Clay School (CCS) district will continue to be paid for the remainder of the school year (May 21) despite the closure of school campuses according to Mike Kerschner, president of the school board. Superintendent Michael Beresford said via email that regularl...

Balancing Lunch: With schools suing Trump Administration over cafeteria menu, students, staff re-evaluate health, taste of school lunch

Sophomore Megan Lee purchases school breakfast in the morning. Although she said she brings her food from home when she wants to eat healthy, Lee also believes school food can be a good option sometimes.

Calina He

May 23, 2019

While lunch is a part of day to relax and eat with friends, it is also a time to supply students’ bodies with the right nutrition. But what can and can’t be served has been the subject of controversy recently. In December, the Trump administration attempted to roll back the Obama-era Healthy and H...

Smashmouth releases new dough and Smacker pizza bites this Thursday

Keeping suggestions from students in mind, cafeteria manager Holly Huepenbecker-Hull starts to plan next year's menu on a computer. As with every year, she would gladly accept any suggestions for menu additions.

Andrew Caito

March 23, 2019

Smashmouth pizza is set to release a thinner dough and new pizza bites coming this week. Thursday are the new expected release of the pizza bites that will consist of cheese, ham, and pepperoni. While with the new facility for Smashmouth pizza, the new consistency of the dough will now feature in the new p...

Cafeteria managers try out new menu items in the coming weeks

Andrew Caito

January 31, 2019

Two weeks into the school year, the cafeteria staff are trying to switch up the menu by incorporating multiple days of French toast, a Cuban sandwich option, a new alternative to the caramel coffee cooler- the white chocolate coffee cooler, and a new shredded buffalo chicken with mac and cheese. Main...

Cafeteria offers more options second semester, asks for additional feedback

Andrew Caito

January 13, 2019

In the new year, the cafeteria has started selling new items. The main differences to the lunch items from last semester are the Cuban sandwich and an extra day of French toast on the three-week cycle. “I was excited for the Cuban sandwich and after yesterday, it really turned out pretty good,” Ma...

Chocolate cake to replace pumpkin pie for the holiday meal

Andrew Caito

December 1, 2018

This year’s Holiday meal, set to take place on Dec. 5, now has a menu change.  Chocolate cake will be replacing pumpkin pie as the dessert this year, but everything else, including the turkey and jello, will be staying the same. Freshman Owen Hershberger said, “I’m surprised that they are changing...

Indiana School Nutrition Association Conference has been scheduled for Nov. 8 to 10

Andrew Caito

November 5, 2018

The Indiana School Nutrition Association Conference is scheduled to be held Nov. 8 to 10.  Held at Marriott Indianapolis East, the Indiana School Nutrition Conference is a chance for new menu changes and food opportunities for students. This is a three-day event that is a  important conference for...

Students become more mindful of sodium intake

Students become more mindful of sodium intake


February 27, 2014

It’s lunchtime. Hundreds of students go through cafeteria lines, picking up entrées such as spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan or pizza. Still others unpack their own lunches. Junior Marisa Arakawa takes a sandwich out of her lunch box. Some students get white skim milk to be healthy while...