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Administration developed workable plan for ISTEP, more resources should be offered

Administration developed workable plan for ISTEP, more resources should be offered

HiLite Staff February 2, 2021

One of the most challenging aspects of this school year is standardized testing. On Feb. 5 and Feb. 10, juniors will take one of their most important tests of their academic careers: the ISTEP+. During...

Schedule changes to accommodate ISTEP+

Schedule changes to accommodate ISTEP+

Zainab Idrees January 8, 2021

With COVID-19 making schools resort to online learning this past spring, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced the cancellations of many of its state standardized tests, including the Indiana...

Associate Principal Karen McDaniel smiles from her desk on Nov. 16. McDaniel said that administration’s priority is to make sure that the school continues to be a safe environment for students during the COVID-19 pandemic so that some in-person instruction can remain in place.

Administration creates plan for ISTEP+ administration, finalizes second semester details amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Rhea Acharya November 24, 2020

Associate Principal Karen McDaniel said administration right now is continuing to focus on fine-tuning this school’s plans for second semester, including establishing a way for juniors to take the state-mandated...

Math department chair Jacinda Sohalski quietly works at her desk. In the following week, she will be working to administer ISTEP exams.

The math department begins second round of ISTEP testing

Brian Zhang April 16, 2019

The math department is currently administering ISTEP, according to math department chairperson Jacinda Sohalski. Sohalski said that the department was happy about the first round of testing and is hoping...

Math department chair Jacinda Sohalski quietly works at her desk. In the following week, she will be working to administer ISTEP exams.

Math department administers ISTEP exam

Brian Zhang March 1, 2019

The math department is now administering the ISTEP exam, according to math department chairperson Jacinda Sohalski. Sohalski said that preparation for ISTEP exam is a big undertaking, as it tests so many...

Principal Tom Harmas works at his desk. Harmas said he has recently been developing the Pathways graduation program, new teacher evaluations and teacher professional leave days.

Pathways to eliminate ISTEP+ requirement for Class of ‘23 and on, Harmas says

Carson TerBush October 21, 2018

With the introduction of the new graduation pathways program, Principal Tom Harmas said the previously required ISTEP+ tests will no longer be needed for graduation for students currently in eighth grade...

Principal Tom Harmas works at his desk. Harmas said recently he has been working on coordinating the Homecoming parade so all students can view it during Homecoming festivities and on implementing the new graduation pathways program at CHS.

Principal Tom Harmas coordinates Homecoming parade viewing, new graduation pathways program

Carson TerBush September 27, 2018

CHS will implement a new graduation requirement system called graduation pathways this year, according to Principal Tom Harmas. Additionally, Harmas said he has been working with student government to...

Math department chair Jacinda Sohalski quietly works at her desk. She is currently working to administer the second round of ISTEP exams.

The math department administers second round of ISTEP testing, prepares for the end of the year

Brian Zhang April 18, 2018

The math department is now administering the second round of ISTEP testing, according to math department chairperson Jacinda Sohalski. Sohalski said the department is currently very busy administering...

Math department chair Jacinda Sohalski quietly works at her desk. In the next week, she will be working to administer the ISTEP exams.

The math department administers ISTEP exams, trains teachers in the “workshop model” for the classroom

Brian Zhang February 28, 2018

The math department is currently administering ISTEP this week, according to math department chairperson Jacinda Sohalski. Sohalski said the department is working to make sure the process runs smoothly. “Right...

Math department chair Jacinda Sohalski quietly works at her desk. In the few weeks, she will be working to administer the ISTEP exams.

The math department prepares to administer ISTEP exams

Brian Zhang February 15, 2018

The math department is preparing for ISTEP, according to math department chairperson Jacinda Sohalski. Sohalski said that the department is working to schedule both the real and practice exams for all...

New Requirements: Indiana students will be required to meet new standards to graduate

New Requirements: Indiana students will be required to meet new standards to graduate

Anushka Dasgupta, Reporter, Speak-ups December 14, 2017

This  November, a subcommittee of the Indiana State Board of Education, the Graduation Pathways Panel, recommended new graduation requirements for all high schoolers in Indiana. The state Board of Education...

Principal Tom Harmas talks to Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton at the homecoming pep session. Harmas plans to implement a new remediation program.

Principal Tom Harmas to implement new ISTEP remediation plan

Manahil Nadeem October 9, 2017

Last year, over 400 sophomores did not pass ISTEP, according to Principal Tom Harmas. “The biggest thing we are working on right now is the remediation plan. Last year, we had over 400 kids that did...

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