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School board discusses elementary school distribution issues

School board discusses elementary school distribution issues

Jessica Mo

May 3, 2018

According to school board president Layla Spanenberg, there have been no new developments with regards to the superintendent search. “We received a number of very very qualified applicants and we are in the process of vetting those applicants,” she said. Spanenberg said at a workshop meeting,  the board review...

School board begins search for superintendent, examine recommendations at March workshop

School board begins search for superintendent, examine recommendations at March workshop

Jessica Mo

March 22, 2018

According to school board president Layla Spanenberg, the Carmel Clay School District is working with the Indiana School Board Assocation (ISBA) in its search for a new superintendent after Dr. Nicholas Wahl resigned in January. “We have a relationship with the ISBA. We’ve worked closely with t...

‘You have to practice achieving through other people’s low expectations of you’ and other things Michelle Obama said in Indianapolis

‘You have to practice achieving through other people’s low expectations of you’ and other things Michelle Obama said in Indianapolis

Jessica Mo

February 14, 2018

Former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke with moderator Alecia DeCoudreaux in the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 13. After being greeted by a screaming audience and a standing ovation, Obama discussed her upbringing, her time in the White House and what advice she would give to the 12,000-strong audi...

School board to conduct executive session, workshop

School board to conduct executive session, workshop

Jessica Mo

February 2, 2018

According to school board president Layla Spanenberg, the school board will have an executive session on Feb. 6 and a workshop on Feb. 12. The board’s regular session meeting will be on Feb. 26. Executive session meetings are not open to the public; however, the workshop and regular session meetings will be. ...

Making the Cut: As students schedule for next year, classes at J. Everett Light prepare them for professional careers

Making the Cut: As students schedule for next year, classes at  J. Everett Light prepare them for professional careers

Kalea Miao and Jessica Mo

January 25, 2018

On the campus of North Central High School in Indianapolis lies the J. Everett Light Career Center. In the cosmetology department, music plays as student cut, color and style hair. Senior Windle Fray chats with her client as she cuts, blow dries and straightens the light-blonde locks of her client. The two l...

School board to discuss new policies at November meeting

School board to discuss new policies at November meeting

Jessica Mo

November 25, 2017

According to school board president Layla Spanenberg, the next school board meeting will be on Nov. 27. Although she said she doesn’t foresee major changes to the curriculum, Spanenberg said the board would discuss new policies at its November meeting. According to her, the school board will conduct a...

School board to execute strategic plan, create school calendar for next year

School board to execute strategic plan, create school calendar for next year

Jessica Mo

September 8, 2017

According to school board president Layla Spanenberg, the school board will look to implement its strategic plan throughout the district. The board approved the plan during its August meeting. “The strategic plan is a combination of what (Superintendent) Dr. Wahl and his team and what the teacher...

Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos’s leadership mean for a school district like Carmel’s?

Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos’s leadership mean for a school district like Carmel’s?

Carson TerBush

March 17, 2017

On Feb. 7, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor and former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman, has sparked controversy among educators and politicians alike. Erin Odya, human anatomy and physiology teacher, said she strongly disagrees ...