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Cultivating an (Agri)culture: Chief Academic Officer Keith Marsh discusses new school for agriculture for students grades 7-12 offers online and hands-on learning

Cultivating an (Agri)culture:  Chief Academic Officer Keith Marsh discusses new school for agriculture for students grades 7-12 offers online and hands-on learning

Michelle Yin

August 14, 2018

Indiana Agriculture and Technology School opened July 30. It has an online course and physical learning at a Monroe County farm targeted towards students in grades 7-12. It’s coursework is eligible for Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas. Why was the Indiana ...

Q and A with Roger McMichael, Associate Superintendent of Business Affairs on upcoming upgrades for the school

May 18, 2018

Please explain some of the upgrades you and the school board decided on. The projects at the high school would consist of replacing some of the flooring. Also we will be paving at parking lots and drives leading up to the school. At Forest Dale (Elementary School), we are replacing large sections of the ...

Short on STEM: CHS STEM teachers share thoughts on teaching qualifications as new Senate bill addressing teacher shortage is proposed

Short on STEM: CHS STEM teachers share thoughts on teaching qualifications  as new Senate bill addressing teacher shortage is proposed

Michelle Yin

April 20, 2018

Last month, Indiana Republican Senators Andy Zay, Dennis Kruse, and Jeff Raatz authored a bill to address the lack of qualified teachers in Indiana. Senate Bill 387 would create a career specialist permit, which allows individuals who have professional experience but have not obtained a teaching license...

The Switch: Assistant Superintendent Amy Dudley discusses potential changes in start time, extended elementary school day

The Switch: Assistant Superintendent Amy Dudley discusses potential changes in start time, extended elementary school day

Michelle Yin

March 23, 2018

Q: Tell me some of the recommendations you heard at the Feb. 12 workshop. A: We have a committee of teachers, administrators and parents that look at all of our elementary programming and look at every part of the elementary school day. In those recommendations that came out of there, in order to start ...

Summer Studies: Indiana Online Academy to offer AP Macroeconomics, AP Government online this summer

Summer Studies: Indiana Online Academy to offer AP Macroeconomics, AP Government online this summer

Michelle Yin

January 25, 2018

This summer, Indiana Online Academy (IOA) will offer AP Macroeconomics and AP Government. The school will still offer the two classes in the classroom and regular economics and government online. Junior Grace Hong said she plans to take one or both of AP Macroeconomics and AP Government through IOA ...

Balancing the Calendar: Calendar committee begins to consider new styles of school schedules

Balancing the Calendar: Calendar committee begins to consider new styles of school schedules

Michelle Yin

October 26, 2017

The calendar committee is beginning to research changes for the next three years after 2017-18, such as a balanced calendar, flex days and “E-days”, according to Dr. Amy Dudley, head of the calendar committee and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. The 2017-18 scho...

Backyard Birding. Students should take time to appreciate nature found in their own backyards.

Backyard Birding. Students should take time to appreciate nature found in their own backyards.

Michelle Yin, News Reporter

September 21, 2017

Backyards are not known for attracting wildlife, but given the right habitat, wildlife can flourish. With peak migration season occurring from August to October, the number of bird species in Indiana will certainly rise. As someone who has bird-watched for several years now, I believe that people ...

Recycling’s New Look: CHS adjusts to new waste management method, complete with offsite recycling

Michelle Yin, Reporter

August 15, 2017

CHS has installed a trash compactor to manage its waste. This follows the Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) administration's 2015 decision to send its waste to a Ray's Trash sorting facility. According to CCS administrator Roger McMichael, CHS did not initially participate in this program. “The trash at...

A Taste of the West

Michelle Yin, News Reporter

May 18, 2017

In May, Main Street Poké will open on 110 W. Main St., Suite 106. It will feature poké (poh•kay), in a serving style similar to a Chipotle. Poké is a traditional Hawaiian dish consisting of diced raw fish, usually yellowfin tuna, and occasionally rice and seasonings such as candlenut. Bowls are e...

Club Spotlights 3/17

Club Spotlights 3/17

Michelle Yin, Spotlights

March 17, 2017

FED CHALLENGE: SPONSOR: Paul Clayton CURRENT EVENTS: Students may be participating in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Fed Challenge on March 31 and April 24, in which a group organizes a 15-minute presentation on the state of the economy and recommends policies. Carmel may not participate th...

Club Spotlights 1/27

Club Spotlights 1/27

James Yin, Michelle Yin, Spotlights

January 27, 2017

COMEDY SPORTZ: PRESIDENTS: Seniors Blaine McBroom and Chuck Burton WHAT IT IS: ComedySportz is a competitive, improvisational show revolving around comedic events, which are usually judged by the audience. The team will practice after school with ComedySportz officials to improve actin...