Q&A with Principal Tom Harmas, named Indiana Principal of the Year

Q&A with Principal Tom Harmas, named Indiana Principal of the Year

Da-Hyun Hong December 3, 2019

What are the requirements to receive this award? “It’s the Indiana Association of School Principals. It is divided into 12 different regions. We’re in Region 5. There’s probably 60 to 70 high...

Principal Tom Harmas prepares for next school year

Principal Tom Harmas prepares for next school year

Manahil Nadeem May 16, 2018

After a busy first year at CHS, Principal Tom Harmas said he has started to prepare for next year. To conclude the year, Harmas will be interviewing new teachers and reviewing new practices set in place...

Principal Tom Harmas reviews practicality of all school convocations

Manahil Nadeem April 18, 2018

After the safety concerns that arose in February, school officials review the practicality of gathering all 5,000 students into one room for all school convocations, according to Principal Tom Harmas....

Principal Tom Harmas shakes hand with football player Atticus Clouse at a home football game. Harmas is preparing to implement a new remediation program.

Principal Tom Harmas prepares to implement new remediation program

Manahil Nadeem October 16, 2017

As the department chairs have been notified of their new responsibilities, the remediation program will start up in a couple of weeks, according to Principal Tom Harmas. “The teachers are getting...

Principal John Williams talks to senior Sarah Biette. Student Body President Mike Pitz said it saddens him to see him go, but he appreciates the time and leadership Williams provided.

A Legendary Legacy; CHS prepares for Principal John Williams’ retirement, introducing his successor

Emily Dexter, Story April 20, 2017

Student body president Mike Pitz said he was riding a bus with his basketball teammates when he found out Principal John Williams plans to retire at the end of the school year. The team was in the midst...

 Principal John Williams works at his desk in the main office. Principal John Williams advises students to just take the bus in dangerous driving conditions.

CHS Students, administrators evaluate implications, procedures of snow delay decisions

Beats January 29, 2016

With the snowy conditions and absence of snow delays , Principal John Williams said students should be more careful, as the weather conditions have made the roads more dangerous to drive on. “What...

Principal John Williams talks to secretary Jan Brown. Williams said the E-halls carpets will be replaced with terrazzo during the summer. HELENA MA/PHOTO

Carpets of E-halls to be replaced with terrazzo during summer

Beats April 1, 2015

According to Principal John Williams, the carpet in the E-halls is going to be replaced with terrazzo (the carpeting found in the main hallway) and the carpet in the E-rooms is going to be replaced...



studentsection September 11, 2014

The ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) ice bucket challenge has hit the internet by storm. Celebrities, political parties and even Carmel’s own have been nominated to participate. According to the ALS...

Principal John Williams talks to secretary Jan Brown about scheduling meetings. According to Principal Williams, summer school will be offered both at CHS and online this year. CLAUDIA HUANG / PHOTO

Summer school to take place both at CHS and online

Beats April 15, 2014

For the first time this summer, students will be able to choose between taking summer school courses at the school or online through the Indiana Online Academy (IOA) according to Principal John Williams. Williams...

Principal John Williams talks to students in the hallway during passing period. Williams said that the administration is going to advertise the AP Capstone Program in the upcoming months. CLAUDIA HUANG / PHOTO

Administration plan to participate in AP Capstone Program, publicize program to sophomores

Beats October 25, 2013

The administration is tentatively planning to participate in the AP Capstone Program for the 2014-2015 school year and working on advertising the program to the Sophomore Class, which will be the first...

A sign at Door 4 informs visitors of the procedure required to enter the school, a sentiment echoed in the first monthly safety tip. The administration began the program as part of a schoolwide effort to keep school safety in the forefronts of students’ and teachers’ minds.

Monthly safety tips part of schoolwide plan to keep security “at the foregrounds of everyone’s attentions”

Beats February 5, 2013

Administrators recently began a safety program through which teachers and students are given monthly “tips” on maintaining a secure school environment. The first such tip in January advised that students...

Williams still to consider ceremony for individuals

Williams still to consider ceremony for individuals

Author Archives March 20, 2012

Principal John Williams said he still plans to host a more private ceremony in the spring to honor individuals or small groups. Unlike all-school convocations, this event will occur in the media center...

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