Senate shuts down all events due to COVID-19 outbreak

Student body president Madeline “Maddie” Heath addresses the Senate SRT. Senate has shut down alongside the rest of the school.

Uday Lomada

March 19, 2020

With COVID-19 in Indiana and CHS closing down, Senate has, until further notice, discontinued any future events. “Everything like March Madness and the blood drive is on hold since we are waiting for new information.” Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and Economics teacher, said. “We are playing it by...

March Madness games in cafeterias, AdvancedED evaluations coming up, Harmas says

Principal Tom Harmas chats with a student in the Commons on March 19. Harmas said March Madness activities will occur throughout the school in the weeks leading up to spring break.

Carson TerBush

April 3, 2019

March Madness games played in all three cafeterias during times when they are on in the days leading up to spring break, according to Principal Tom Harmas. He also said AdvancedED, a company that evaluates schools, will visit CHS as well as other schools in the Carmel Clay School district in the near future to provide feedback for teachers and administrators. Looking ahead to next year, Harmas said a goal date of the first week of August has been set for when all repairs in the Freshman ...

Senate to expand March Madness tournament bracket

 Student body president Tim Metken drafts up an email announcing the March Madness bracket competition. According to Metken, this is a new initiative that will allow even kindergarteners to participate.

Heidi Peng

March 24, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate has just decided to expand the March Madness bracket competition to the entire Carmel Clay School District. Student body president Tim Metken said, “ This (idea) came from a Principal's Advisory Committee meeting, and CHS Pr...

The Basketball Bond: Students should appreciate the bonding experience that March Madness creates

The Basketball Bond: Students should appreciate the bonding experience that March Madness creates

Caleb Shaffer

March 22, 2019

Every march, fans come together for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, otherwise known as March Madness. One of my favorite parts about this time of year is how close it brings me to my peers. I am a naturally competitive person; I always have...

March Madness activities planned as part of Culture of Care, Harmas says

Principal Tom Harmas works on his computer. Harmas said he is currently working on new Culture of Care programs, including school-wide bonding activities and mental health awareness training for teachers.

Carson TerBush

February 26, 2019

March Madness activities are the next school-wide activity planned as part of Culture of Care, according to Principal Tom Harmas. In addition, suicide prevention and mental health training for CHS staff members started this week and will continue throughout the semester, also a part of the Culture of Care program. In addition, Harmas said construction on the school after the Dec...

FCA Hosts March Madness Event

Students listen at morning FCA meeting. Plans for March Madness events are being made. PHOTO// KELLEY- PARMLEY


March 17, 2016

FCA has plans to host a March Madness event on Saturday, March 19th from 8-12 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. “Obviously with being an athlete-focused group and having an event right around the NCAA tournament, we are just wanting a night where friends and peers can come together,” said FCA sponsor Con...

Senate honors cafeteria staff, prepares for blood drive

Senior senators Neil Shah and Molly Frank discuss NCAA March Madness over lunch on March 15. Shah said senate members are organizing a March Madness bracket competition that any SRT can participate in. PHOTO // EMMA LOVE


March 15, 2016

According to Senate sponsor Michelle Foutz, the week of March 14 is Cafeteria Staff Appreciation Week. Foutz said that Cafeteria Staff Appreciation Week is celebrated throughout the Carmel Clay school district, and senators at CHS honor the cafeteria staff in multiple ways. “We put up signs, we’ve...

SRT Brain Game begins on Monday

Senior Senator Neil Shah brainstorms ideas during his AP Government class. Shah said Senators made signs and bought food for CHS counselors during Counseling Appreciation Week.


February 3, 2016

According to senior Senator Neil Shah, the week of Feb. 1 is Counseling Appreciation Week. In preparation for Counseling Appreciation Week, Shah said Senate members made and hung signs showing their gratitude for CHS counselors around CHS. In addition, Shah and Senate sponsor Michelle Foutz said S...

Against the Odds: CHS Students Attempt To Make Perfect Brackets Despite Low Odds

Senior Drew Greene has filled out his March Madness bracket using formulas. Greene said he has ended up around the 98th percentile previously.


February 20, 2015

According to a USA Today article published on March 17, 2014, the odds of making a perfect bracket for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament are one in 9.2 quintillion. The article also says that one has a better chance of winning the Powerball lottery, whose odds are one in 125 million,...

Enough Madness?


March 30, 2014

With the coming NCAA championships, excitement is mounting among collegiate basketball fans. The excitement hasn’t been shared by all, though. See below for Grant and Jacob’s takes on this issue. Jacob’s Take: Stop the Madness! March Madness – as NCAA mania grips the nation, I confess myself...