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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


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

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


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...

Out of Time: Colleges should release college admission decisions earlier to help avoid conflict for students

Out of Time: Colleges should release college admission decisions earlier to help avoid conflict for students

Misha Rekhter

March 22, 2019


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

On Feb. 1, the housing application for Indiana University (IU) opened. The application prompts prospective students to place a deposit and reserve their preferred dorm on a first-come, first-served basis. As someone who is strongly considering attending IU, I went along with the process and placed my...

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...

Remembering the Holocaust: Jewish cooks on how they preserve Jewish Culture through cooking

Anna Klauz and Misha Rekhter

January 28, 2019


Filed under Carmel Community, Online Only, online-top, Recent Updates, Top Story

As part of Holocaust Remembrance day on January 27, social media editor Anna Klauz and managing editor Misha Rekhter ask Jewish Americans about preserving Jewish Culture through cooking.   Stacy Myra, First Generation Jewish American What type of food did you make? Blintzes, they are ...

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 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...

Let’s Talk About Sex. . . Education: With new sexual education laws in Indiana, CHS students, staff debate state of sex ed at our school

Let’s Talk About Sex. . . Education: With new sexual education laws in Indiana, CHS students, staff debate state of sex ed at our school

Misha Rekhter and Raiha Zainab

October 25, 2018


Filed under Carmel Community, Cover Story, Recent Updates, Top Story

This past June, Indiana legislators passed Senate Enrolled Act 65, a law that requires schools to seek written consent from a parent or guardian before providing lessons on human sexuality in addition to Indiana’s abstinence-only curriculum. Over the years, sexual education has been a controversia...

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-...

Football Fanatics: Casual fans should be more open to participating in fantasy football

Football Fanatics: Casual fans should be more open to participating in fantasy football

Misha Rekhter

September 21, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

An ever-growing industry, fantasy sports have reached a fever pitch in the past few years. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, an organization that has provided fantasy sports news and information since 1998, fantasy sports have become a $7.22 billion industry with 59.3 million Americans p...

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...