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With recent Pew Research Center study showing that nearly one-third of American adults use dating apps, students, staff weigh pros and cons of using them

Sophomore Tanuj Mangalam scrolls through his phone. Mangalam said he views online dating for high school students as having more consequences than benefits.

Nathan Huang

April 1, 2020

Senior Adam Hineiyi is an active user of social media. Normally, he’s surfing the web looking at funny pictures and videos to show to his friends, yet recently he’s delved into online dating. He said he currently uses apps like Tinder and Bumble to try to attract dates—people he’s never met or heard of be...

K-8 mentoring finishing semester with holiday activities

Isabel VanZetta

December 7, 2019

Students in the K-8 mentoring program are finishing their first semester while planing and going to holiday events. Club sponsor Robin Pletcher said some members will get together with their younger kids for individual holiday parties. If the member chooses, they will bring their kid a gift and hang out...

K-8 Mentoring members begin the program by traveling out to schools to meet kids

Isabel VanZetta

November 16, 2019

The K-8 mentoring club members at CHS are beginning to travel out to the participating schools in Carmel to begin the program. Last week on Oct. 15, according to Robin Pletcher, sponsor for 18 years, students who are a part of the club received the names and grades of the four younger students they wi...

K-8 mentoring club to begin going to elementary and middle schools on Oct. 18

Isabel VanZetta

October 6, 2019

K-8 mentoring club will begin traveling to middle and elementary schools in the Carmel school district on Oct.18. On this day, they will meet the new kids in the program. Club members will meet with students during period G3. Members will do various things with the kids throughout the year and will ha...

K-8 mentors to continue building relationships with mentees throughout fourth quarter

Mentor and senior Fareeha Mouzan goes through her phone during SRT. She said she's really enjoyed building closer relationships with her mentees and becoming more comfortable with them.

Michelle Hong

April 16, 2019

According to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher, as the semester comes to a close, the class likes to reflect upon what they’ve learned and achieved during the year. “We as a class usually have some kind of celebration, but usually it’s just kind of seeing if they have rea...

K-8 Mentors to continue meeting with students from Carmel schools

Kiara Gill, K-8 mentor and junior, studies during SRT. She said she joined the class to meet more kids and help her community.

Michelle Hong

March 22, 2019

According to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher, the mentors will continue to go out and spend time with their mentees from the Carmel elementary and middle schools. She said, “I feel like (students) benefit because they are giving back to the community, they are learning how ...

K-8 Mentors continue to meet with their students at Carmel elementary and middle schools

Mentor and senior Cameron Clark (left) socializes with a friend during SRT. He said he joined K-8 mentoring to help kids who might later attend CHS as well.

Michelle Hong

February 27, 2019

According to mentor and senior Cameron Clark, the K-8 mentors are continuing to meet with their assigned students every Gold Day during SRT. He said, "I joined the program because I’ve done a lot of work with like peer-facilitation and with special needs kids, like being able to help and mentor people....

K-8 Mentors for next year to be decided soon

Mentor and junior Kiara Gill studies during SRT. She said she is still meeting with her students every gold day and looks forward to being a mentor her senior year as well.

Da-Hyun Hong

February 2, 2019

According to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher, she is currently in the process of interviewing applicants for next year’s mentors. She said she tends to emphasize attendance because it’s important for the students to rely on their mentors. Pletcher said, “When my mentors a...

Application for next year’s K-8 Mentors due late January

Mentor and senior Cameron Clark talks to a friend during SRT. According to Robin Pletcher, K-8 Mentoring and AP Psychology teacher, most of the mentees are excited to reunite with their mentors after the long winter break.

Da-Hyun Hong

January 16, 2019

Robin Pletcher, K-8 Mentoring and AP Psychology teacher, said she is currently in the process of interviewing candidates for next year’s K-8 mentoring program. She said the application includes the completion of a rating sheet by three teachers and is usually due at the end of January. “I like to lo...

Cameron Clark, K-8 Mentor and senior, looks forward to creating relationships with mentees

Mentor and senior Cameron Clark studies during SRT. He met his mentees a few weeks ago and said he is looking forward to building strong relationships with them.

Da-Hyun Hong

November 25, 2018

The K-8 mentors will continue to meet with their students from the 11 Carmel elementary and middle schools, according to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher. Pletcher said it sometimes takes time for the mentees to get comfortable with the mentors. “It varies from kid to kid. Some of (...

K-8 mentors start building relationships with students at Carmel elementary and middle schools

Mentor and senior Caroline Crediford studies during SRT before going out to meet her mentees during third period. According to K-8 Mentoring teacher Robin Pletcher, the mentors met their kids for the first time last week.

Da-Hyun Hong

November 3, 2018

Last week, the mentors met their assigned students for the first time, according to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher. She said with teachers discussing next year’s course recommendations, she is trying to encourage students to join K-8 Mentoring. “I know I spent time talking to all of my classes about the program and trying to generate some interest as we look a...

K-8 Mentors look forward to mentoring younger students

Fareeha Mouzan, K-8 Mentor and senior, works during SRT. The K-8 Mentors look forward to finally meeting their mentees after fall break.

Da-Hyun Hong

October 12, 2018

The K-8 Mentors will start driving out to the Carmel elementary and middle schools soon after fall break to begin building relationships with the students, according to K-8 Mentoring teacher Robin Pletcher. “I feel like (students) benefit because they are giving back to the community. They are lear...