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PowerSchool app to replace myCCS over winter break

PowerSchool app to replace myCCS over winter break

Sam Shi

December 14, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

School board president Layla Spanenberg said the PowerSchool app will replace myCCS over winter break, and people will be able to test the app before school begins. A tutorial for how to use PowerSchool was released for users on the Carmel Clay Schools website. Spanenberg said the PowerSchool app is more ...

School Board President Layla Spanenberg discusses plans for upcoming term following reelection

Rhea Acharya

December 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Recent Updates

Apurva Manas As a group, do you think you work well together? Why do you think you all got re-elected?     “I think we work very well together. I think what is unique to our board is that we have five individuals from different backgrounds and different perspectives. And the fact that we can all bring to the board these different perspectives can ...

Fundraising categories to change under new law; principals, teachers work on new anonymous alert app

Fundraising categories to change under new law; principals, teachers work on new anonymous alert app

Sam Shi

October 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

School board president Layla Spanenberg said the school board is in the process of approving a new state law, which consolidates school funding into two categories: “education” and “operation”. The school board president said the education fund will include anything classroom related, while the op...

New anonymous alert mobile app to be implemented in coming months

New anonymous alert mobile app to be implemented in coming months

Sam Shi

October 24, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

To improve the security and safety of the school, School board president Layla Spanenberg said a new online app will be released in the coming months to send anonymous alerts. Similar to the anonymous alerts system on myCCS, these alerts will allow students to report any harmful behavior to CHS admin...

School board begins search for superintendent, examine recommendations at March workshop

School board begins search for superintendent, examine recommendations at March workshop

Jessica Mo

March 22, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

According to school board president Layla Spanenberg, the Carmel Clay School District is working with the Indiana School Board Assocation (ISBA) in its search for a new superintendent after Dr. Nicholas Wahl resigned in January. “We have a relationship with the ISBA. We’ve worked closely with t...

School board to conduct executive session, workshop

School board to conduct executive session, workshop

Jessica Mo

February 2, 2018


Filed under Recent Updates, Uncategorized

According to school board president Layla Spanenberg, the school board will have an executive session on Feb. 6 and a workshop on Feb. 12. The board’s regular session meeting will be on Feb. 26. Executive session meetings are not open to the public; however, the workshop and regular session meetings will be. ...

Press release: School board accepts resignation of Superintendent Nicholas Wahl

Press release: School board accepts resignation of Superintendent Nicholas Wahl

Manahil Nadeem

January 12, 2018


Filed under Carmel Community, NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates, Top Story

Carmel Clay Schools shared a press release on Jan. 12 announcing that the school board approved Superintendent Nicholas Wahl's resignation.  The press release is as follows. The Carmel Clay School Board has accepted the resignation of Dr. Nicholas Wahl as its superintendent of schools effective...

School board to discuss new policies at November meeting

School board to discuss new policies at November meeting

Jessica Mo

November 25, 2017


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

According to school board president Layla Spanenberg, the next school board meeting will be on Nov. 27. Although she said she doesn’t foresee major changes to the curriculum, Spanenberg said the board would discuss new policies at its November meeting. According to her, the school board will conduct a...

Press Release: CCS places Superintendent on ‘administrative leave’

Press Release: CCS places Superintendent on ‘administrative leave’

October 10, 2017


Filed under Carmel Community, NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

Carmel Clay Schools shared a press release on Oct. 9 announcing that it is placing Superintendent Nicholas Wahl on "administrative leave." The press release is as follows. Layla Spanenberg, President of the Carmel Clay School Board, issued this statement during the Board's meeting of October 9, 2017. The...

School board to execute strategic plan, create school calendar for next year

School board to execute strategic plan, create school calendar for next year

Jessica Mo

September 8, 2017


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates

According to school board president Layla Spanenberg, the school board will look to implement its strategic plan throughout the district. The board approved the plan during its August meeting. “The strategic plan is a combination of what (Superintendent) Dr. Wahl and his team and what the teacher...

Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos’s leadership mean for a school district like Carmel’s?

Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos’s leadership mean for a school district like Carmel’s?

Carson TerBush

March 17, 2017


Filed under Cover Story, Print, Top Story

On Feb. 7, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor and former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman, has sparked controversy among educators and politicians alike. Erin Odya, human anatomy and physiology teacher, said she strongly disagrees ...