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Carmel residents to vote on School Safety referendum with Nov. 5 ballot

Carmel residents to vote on School Safety referendum with Nov. 5 ballot

Riya Chinni

November 3, 2019

Carmel residents will vote on the School Safety referendum on Nov. 5, which details a tax increase where all funds will go towards providing more Student Resource Officers (SROs), mental health support and services to Carmel Clay Schools and other safety measures, according to Superintendent Michael Beresford.    Beresford said he is “cauti...

CCS to increase teacher salaries for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years

October 10, 2019

All CCS teachers will be receiving a salary raise for the rest of this current 2019-2020 academic year and also for the 2020-2021 school year as well. Furthermore, life insurance for teachers will increase from $50,000 to $75,000.    Superintendent Michael Beresford said this will increase teacher salaries by 4% for the 2019-2020 academic year and by another 2% for the 2020-2021 academic year.    Once Roger McMichael, Associate Supe...

Carmel Clay Schools to offer informational Community Meetings regarding safety referendum

Carmel Clay Schools to offer informational Community Meetings regarding safety referendum

Riya Chinni

September 23, 2019

In anticipation of the option to vote for a safety referendum on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election, Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) is hosting informational nights at CHS, Clay Middle School, Carmel Middle School, and Creekside Middle School at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium on Sept. 24, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3.    Superintendent Michael Beresford will be ...

Step Up to Sexual Assault: Administration, students focus on importance of new sexual assault prevention presentation

Step Up to Sexual Assault: Administration, students focus on importance of new sexual assault prevention presentation

Kassandra Darnell

September 20, 2019

Logan Sandlin, varsity track and junior varsity cross-country runner and senior, sits among his teammates in the auditorium before practice as he listens to the “Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault” presentation. The presentation is a new program being presented to the athletics and performing arts department...

Hit Snooze: Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Hit Snooze: Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Kassi Darnell

May 23, 2019

Why is the administration considering these changes now? It’s a big swing. The reason for the 6-12 study that we’re doing is that there’s a ton of research that says that adolescents benefit greatly from a later start time in school. They kind of set that at around 8:30 a.m. or later. A lot of t...

Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Kassandra Darnelll

May 23, 2019

Why the consideration to implement later start times now? It’s a big swing. The reason for the secondary, 6-12, study that we’re doing is that there’s a ton of research that says that adolescents benefit greatly from a later start time in school. And they kind of set that at around 8:30 a.m. or later. A ...

Spread the Word: CCS to put informative videos regarding vaping on CCS website

Spread the Word: CCS to put informative videos regarding vaping on CCS website

Misha Rekhter

May 13, 2019

With the explosion in popularity of vaping, the action or practice of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device, among teenagers, Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) has decided to tackle the issue head on. CCS intends to release informational videos exploring the negative r...

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

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

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

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

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

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...