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Later school start times next year will allow students to sleep longer, improve overall well-being

Later school start times next year will allow  students to sleep longer, improve overall well-being

HiLite Staff

May 21, 2020

On May 18, the Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) school board passed the resolution to move CHS and all CCS middle school start times from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.. The school day will end at 3:45 p.m. instead of 3:05 p.m. As numerous studies have shown, later start times are associated with several benefits,...

School board to hold next meeting March 9

School board president Mike Kerschner discusses the daily agenda during a school board meeting. Kerschner said that the role of the school board is partially to help the superintendent.

Raphael Li

March 9, 2020

The school board will host the next board meeting today on March 9. According to school board president Mike Kerschner, meetings occur every other week on Monday. In the latest regular session meeting, the accomplishments of the sports teams like the swim team were honored as part of the agen...

School board to hold next meeting Feb. 10

School board president Mike Kerschner discusses the daily agenda during a school board meeting. Kerschner said that the role of the school board is partially to help the superintendent.

Raphael Li

February 8, 2020

The school board will host the next board meeting on Feb. 10.   According to school board president Mike Kerschner, meetings take place every two weeks on Mondays. In the latest meeting on Jan. 27, the PSAT scores of the students are Carmel High School were discussed, among many other thing...

Interview with Courtney Taylor; Community Relations Liaison for Carmel Clay School

Viyang Hao

January 23, 2020

Who have you tasked to do this job and why?  The “CCS Rebranding Project” began… in the fall of 2018. This project has always been comprised of two components–creating a new tagline for the district and then creating a new logo for the district. Last fall, we offered the opportunity to our CHS DECA s...

School board to hold next meeting Nov. 25

School board president Mike Kerschner discusses the daily agenda during a school board meeting. Kerschner said that the role of the school board is partially to help the superintendent.

Raphael Li

November 23, 2019

The school board will host the next board meeting on Nov. 25.   According to school board president Mike Kerschner, meetings take place every other Monday. In the meeting on Nov. 25, among other things, the school board intends to honor the tennis team for its recent state championship.   ...

School board to hold referendum for new budget

School board president Mike Kerschner discusses the daily agenda with the rest of the board during a meeting. Kerschner said the vote will determine whether the school will have an increased budget in school safety.

Raphael Li

October 12, 2019

The school board to host its next school board meeting on Oct. 14.   According to school board president Mike Kerschner, along with this, a referendum is being held on Nov. 5 to discuss the matter of an increase in taxes for better school safety. The referendum is asking for, according to Kersc...

School board to hold referendum for new budget

School board president Mike Kerschner and the rest of the school board discuss during a board meeting. Kerschner said the school board is holding a vote on whether to increase taxes for added security at Carmel Clay Schools.

Raphael Li

September 21, 2019

The school board will host its next school board meeting on Sept. 23.   The meetings will be every other week, according to school board president Mike Kerschner. The new agenda this week was about the referendum that is being held on Nov. 5 on an increase in taxes for better school safety, such ...

School board to plan for new school year

School board president Mike Kerschner and the rest of the school board discuss the Monday meeting agenda. Kerschner said the school board is elected and serve along with other things, to help the superintendent do his job.

Raphael Li

September 7, 2019

The school board to host its next school board meeting on Sept. 9. According to school board president Mike Kerschner, the meetings are scheduled every other week. A board workshop meeting where a presentation is given on a topic and regular board meetings are alternating every meeting. This month’s ...

School Board to implement new natatorium entrance, new elementary schools

Superintendent Michael Beresford gives a superintendent report during a school board meeting on April 22. Beresford presented on many of the recent notable achievements of CHS, such as TechHOUNDS winning the Indiana State Championship.

Sam Shi

April 24, 2019

The school board had a meeting on April 22 where schematic designs of the two proposed elementary schools were presented to board members and the public. The meeting awarded a bid to JBM Contractors Corporation to replace the CHS natatorium entrance and the main cafeteria cooler and freezer. The board me...

School district to introduce “Catch My Breath” program

Senior Sumeir Ahmed watches a game of basketball during period B3. Ahmed said he was previously completing his math homework.

Sam Shi

April 24, 2019

The Carmel Clay School district will be introducing a new program called “Catch My Breath” this spring to educate students and parents about e-cigarettes and to prevent its usage. This program will be introduced in all wellness classes in Carmel’s middle schools and all health classes at CHS. The...

School board trains for social media use

Senior Nora Helou walks to her period B4 class. Helou was working on homework during her release period the period before.

Sam Shi

March 7, 2019

The school board had an executive meeting on March 4, involving training for board members and several of their new roles. The board also participated in social media training in order to help the board learn how to effectively use social media to communicate with students. School board president Mike Kerschne...

Carmel’s demographics to change, school board to begin discussing redistricting schools

Superintendent Michael Beresford hands an award to a Science Bowl elementary school member during a school board meeting on Feb. 12. The award was intended to recognize the Collegewood Elementary School Science Bowl team for winning the Indiana state championship.

Sam Shi

February 15, 2019

In a school board meeting on Jan. 28, a demographer gave a report on the Carmel Clay School’s future population trends. The report predicts the Carmel Clay School district’s high school student population to reach 5,562 students in 2026 before declining the following two years. The report also predict...