• Carmel High School dismissed on May 26. We will continue to periodically release information throughout the summer.

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 Zyrah Arulogun, member of Black Student Alliance (BSA), raises her hand to ask the police officers a question at a BSA meeting on May 13. Arulogun said that while the diversity training sessions are a step in the right direction, there is still more to be done.

CCS district offers diversity training for staff, parents

Zainab Idrees May 16, 2021

This district is offering diversity training sessions for staff. These training sessions are optional and focus on different topics such as microaggressions, equity and allyship.  Due to COVID-19 concerns,...

CCS middle, high schools to remain on hybrid schedule, likely reopen fully next fall

CCS middle, high schools to remain on hybrid schedule, likely reopen fully next fall

Olivia Stock April 17, 2021

As of March 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated safety recommendations regarding the ability of schools to safely reopen, including the reduction of recommended classroom...

Superintendent Michael Beresford sits at his desk. He said he thinks newly elected board member Louise Jackson will be a great addition to the school board.

New board member Louise Jackson joins CCS during school board appreciation week

Grace Xu January 11, 2021

Starting from the first Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) board meeting of 2021 on Jan. 11, newly elected board member Louise Jackson, along with reelected incumbent Katie Browning, will be sworn in. Jan. 11 also...

CHS will donate 0.5 acres of property to City of Carmel for roundabout at the Fourth Avenue and Main Street intersection.

CHS to donate 0.5 acres of property for construction of new roundabout

Grace Xu November 11, 2020

At the Oct. 26 board meeting, Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) approved the donation of about 0.5 acres of CHS property to the City of Carmel to allow for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Fourth...

Club members meet at an Active Minds meeting as they explore CCS’s virtual mindfulness room. Clizia Martini, Active Minds co-president and junior, said the counseling center seems to be really expanding on mental health resources this year, as they have also hired in-school therapists and are planning a virtual mental health fair.

Beresford previews new mental health services, CHS construction plans

Grace Xu November 11, 2020

According to Superintendent Michael Beresford, two to three therapists from Ascension St. Vincent Wellness will soon be providing services at CHS starting in October. Meanwhile, the CHS track is undergoing...

Clizia Martini, CHS Active Minds co-president and junior, meets over Zoom with the other co-president of Active Minds to plan for their virtual callout meeting on Sept. 11. Martini said Active Minds focuses on spreading mental health resources and awareness, and their club is supportive of the Behavioral and Mental Health Services Agreement Carmel Clay Schools is entering in.

Carmel Clay Schools to enter in Behavioral and Mental Health Services Agreement with Ascension St. Vincent Wellness

Grace Xu November 11, 2020

On Aug. 24, the school board approved the action of Carmel Clay Schools entering in a Behavioral and Mental Health Services Agreement with Ascension St. Vincent Wellness. According to Superintendent Michael...

Administration, staff prepares for decrease in funding

Administration, staff prepares for decrease in funding

Ally Horwitz October 23, 2020

For the 2021-22 school year, the CCS district anticipates operating on a 5% decrease due to a lowering of state sales and income taxes. This decrease is due to COVID-19 causing a decrease in sales tax...

Junior Marina Saweeros begins to complete her homework at the start of  late start last spring. According to Saweeros, she likes late start as it is an opportunity to see friends.

2020-21 school year features later start times for middle, high schools

Cady Armstrong August 13, 2020

On May 18, the CCS school board passed a resolution moving all CCS middle schools’  as well as CHS’s start times later in the day from 7:50 and 7:45, respectively, to 8:45 a.m. With this, the academic...

Later school start times next year will allow  students to sleep longer, improve overall well-being

Later school start times next year will allow students to sleep longer, improve overall well-being

HiLite Staff May 21, 2020

On May 18, the Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) school board passed the resolution to move CHS and all CCS middle school start times from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.. The school day will end at 3:45 p.m. instead of...

Carmel Clay Schools close in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Da-Hyun Hong March 13, 2020

Announced last night around 7 p.m., Superintendent Dr. Michael Beresford released a statement all Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) are to close starting Monday, March 16 through Spring Break until April 10. He...

Superintendent Michael Beresford explains implications of COVID-19 on Carmel Clay Schools (CCS). Beresford said CCS will follow recommendations provided by public health officials in the situation of a student testing positive for COVID-19.

Carmel Clay Schools to take preventative measures against COVID-19

Riya Chinni March 12, 2020

With recent coronavirus (COVID-19) cases arising in the United States and a few cases in Indiana, Carmel community members are curious about the steps Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) will take during this time. Superintendent...

Carmel Clay Schools facing bus driver shortage, assigning task force to combat shortage

January 30, 2020

Recently, there has been a national bus driver shortage for school districts. Not only is this issue impacting the majority of districts across the U.S., but it is significantly impacting Carmel Clay...

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