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PowerSchool app to replace myCCS over winter break

Sophomore John “Evan” Mickel works on his English paper. Mickel said he preferred using the PowerSchool app over myCCS since his freshman year.

Sam Shi

December 14, 2018

School board president Layla Spanenberg said the PowerSchool app will replace myCCS over winter break, and people will be able to test the app before school begins. A tutorial for how to use PowerSchool was released for users on the Carmel Clay Schools website. Spanenberg said the PowerSchool app is more ...

School Board President Layla Spanenberg discusses plans for upcoming term following reelection

Rhea Acharya

December 13, 2018

Apurva Manas As a group, do you think you work well together? Why do you think you all got re-elected?     “I think we work very well together. I think what is unique to our board is that we have five individuals from different backgrounds and different perspectives. And the fact that we can all bring to the board these different perspectives can ...

Press Release: Carmel Clay School Board Names New Superintendent

Press Release: Carmel Clay School Board Names New Superintendent

Adhi Ramkumar

June 3, 2018

The following is a press release statement issued by Carmel Clay Schools on June 1, 2018:

School board discusses elementary school distribution issues

Junior Jocelyn Shan works on her AP U.S. History review. Shan said that building a new elementary school was not the best option to solve the distribution issue.

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

Sophomore Nicole Segaran puts her books away into her backpack. Segaran said she hoped that the district would implement school start times.

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...

School board to conduct executive session, workshop

Junior Kyle Zheng cuts out cardboard during a Science Olympiad meeting. Zheng said he didn’t want earlier school start times.

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. ...

School board to discuss new policies at November meeting

Seniors Nick Schipp and Oti Ogbeide discuss their AP Macroeconomics work. Schipp said the new suicide prevention and awareness policy the board will discuss in November was relevant and possibly beneficial to students.

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 president Layla Spanenberg explains the school board’s plans while looking off of her notes. According to Spanenberg, the school board approved its strategic plan in August and is currently looking to implement it across the district.

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 ...

Refer(end)um: Expiration of current referendum could end some AP programs and staff positions

Refer(end)um: Expiration of current referendum could end some AP programs and staff positions

Emily Dexter, News Reporter

March 17, 2017

Since the current referendum for the school district will expire on Dec. 31, a special election will occur on May 2 where Carmel citizens will vote on a new referendum to take its place. If this referendum fails, according to Superintendent Nicholas Wahl, programs not required for graduation, such a...

School Board prepares to meet Nov. 14, discuss technology implementation, district distribution

Sophomore Jocelyn Shan works on a worksheet in class. Shan said she was happy to hear Zheng won an at-large seat on the CCS Board because she said she felt there was little representation of the Asian community.

Katie Long

November 13, 2016

The next School Board meeting will be on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, according to CCS Board President Layla Spanenberg. The Nov. 14 meeting will be a workshop meeting. At this meeting, the board members will focus on the ongoing technology implementation in the district. Ann Ar...

School Board met Sept.12 and prepares to meet Sept. 26

Wesley Drew, CHS social studies teacher, looks on as Roger McMichael, CCS Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs, works with members of the School Board to participate in an activity at the Sept. 12 meeting. According to Layla Spanenberg, Carmel Clay School Board President, the Sept. 12 meeting primarily focused on college and career readiness.

Katie Long

September 23, 2016

  School Board met Sept.12, prepares to meet Sept. 26 The next School Board meeting, a business meeting, will be on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, according to Layla Spanenberg, Carmel Clay School Board President. The previous meeting was on Sept. 12; the meeting was a workshop topic meeting ...