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New Schedule: CCS to release proposal for later starting CHS schedule after spring break

New Schedule: CCS to release proposal for later starting CHS schedule after spring break

Misha Rekhter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

According to Superintendent Michael Beresford, CCS is going to unveil proposals for altered schedules after spring break. Beresford said this is being done so that parents and community members can offer input until the end of the school year on the proposed changes. “We’ve been working on these...

Late Start: CHS to consider changing start times, make decision by end of school year

Late Start: CHS to consider changing start times, make decision by end of school year

Misha Rekhter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

With increasing research and community support of later school start times, CHS is considering a switch to a new system for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond. According to Superintendent Michael Beresford, students and parents have voiced their desire for a later start. “I’ve talked to a lot of people in the c...

CCS to focus on mental health awareness

CCS to focus on mental health awareness

Misha Rekhter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

With mental health awareness week taking place throughout the Carmel school district from Feb. 4 to Feb. 8, CHS has decided to prioritize the stigmatization of mental health problems in schools. According to Superintendent Michael Beresford, mental health is a serious issue which must be talked abou...

Culture of Care Week Expands, CHS adjusts after closures, Harmas says

Culture of Care Week Expands, CHS adjusts after closures, Harmas says

Carson TerBush

February 7, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

As this week is Culture of Care week, numerous activities will commence to promote mental health awareness, according to Principal Tom Harmas. Additionally, Harmas said administrators, including Superintendent Michael Beresford, are still debating how to make up the school time lost in last week’s thr...

CHS to renovate, rebuild destroyed CHS gyms

CHS to renovate, rebuild destroyed CHS gyms

Misha Rekhter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

Due to the Dec. 26 explosion in the fieldhouse area at CHS, court one in the fieldhouse and the freshman gyms are shut down for the rest of the year. Additionally, according to Superintendent Michael Beresford, while professionals have stabilized the area, it will not be accessible and is in the pro...

CHS to construct crosswalk at bottom of trail

CHS to construct crosswalk at bottom of trail

Misha Rekhter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

With increased traffic issues and complaints about the intersection at the bottom of the trail, CHS has decided to make changes over the summer. According to Superintendent Michael Beresford, the discussion was initially started by students voicing their concerns about the safety of the current...

Choirs intensify Holiday Spectacular preparations

Choirs intensify Holiday Spectacular preparations

Josie Cruzan

November 30, 2018


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Holiday Spectacular will run from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9 and will be in the auditorium. Though students and teachers involved with the choir department have been rehearsing for some time now, the intensity of rehearsals is picking up. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said, “Everybody is just in full speed mode tryin...

CHS to implement new anonymous alert app, STOPit, in December

CHS to implement new anonymous alert app, STOPit, in December

Misha Rekhter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

As the Carmel Clay Schools district works to improve safety and mental health awareness, Superintendent Michael Beresford said STOPit should be a significant improvement upon the current anonymous alert system. According to Beresford, STOPit’s advantages include two-way communication, hotline informati...

IB Business students tasked with rebranding Carmel Clay Schools

IB Business students tasked with rebranding Carmel Clay Schools

Lillian He

October 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Print, Recent Updates

Throughout this school year, IB Business 3-4 students will undertake a new assignment in addition to their normal class work. They will help with developing a new logo as well as a tagline for Carmel Clay Schools. Courtney Taylor, community relations liaison for Carmel Clay Schools, said via email that wh...

CHS to focus on smooth transition from myCCS, consider student input in future changes

CHS to focus on smooth transition from myCCS, consider student input in future changes

Misha Rekhter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

With the transition away from myCCS occurring in December, the Carmel Clay schools district is working to prepare staff and students. According to Superintendent Michael Beresford, emails have been sent to parents prompting them to create PowerSchool accounts. “We’re currently in the process of o...

CHS to drop myCCS, use other platforms for grades, anonymous alerts

CHS to drop myCCS, use other platforms for grades, anonymous alerts

Misha Rekhter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

The Carmel Clay Schools district will transition away from the myCCS system in December. Students will then access their grades through PowerSchool. According to the superintendent, Michael Beresford, there will also be an app for anonymous alerts that allows students and administration to have two-...

Superintendent in the midst of a “listening tour”, excited for CHS’ future

Superintendent in the midst of a “listening tour”, excited for CHS’ future

Misha Rekhter

September 10, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

The new Carmel Clay Schools district superintendent, Michael Beresford, is visiting schools around the district in order to gain a better understanding of how things are run. According to Beresford, he has a lot to learn from Carmel Clay schools and does not want to interfere with the tradition of excellenc...