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Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Wesley Drew and Ashley Williams over new roles in school staff

Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Wesley Drew and Ashley Williams over new roles in school staff

Ally Horwitz

September 15, 2020

Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Associate principal  What role did you serve at CHS previously? For the last 13 years here at Carmel High School, I worked in student services and in special services, overseeing everything related to the student services aspect, which is the health center, attendanc...

School Resource Officers (SROs) to plan for additional officer at CHS in August

Hari Patel

February 20, 2020

School Resource Officers (SROs) at CHS plan for the transition of having one additional SRO in August of this year, according to SRO Shane VanNatter.   “Since the referendum passed last November, we will be adding SROs in the district beginning August 2020 and there will be one additional officer here,” VanNatter said.   According to VanN...

School Resource Officers (SROs) hope to speak in classrooms, at clubs

Hari Patel

January 30, 2020

School Resource Officers (SROs) at CHS hope to have opportunities to speak in classrooms, at clubs and at evening events, according to SRO Shane VanNatter.   “It is important to know that our SROs are here to build positive relationships with our students and law enforcement is our last resort when working with students,” VanNatter said.   Accordi...

School Resource Officers (SROs) to have collegiate campus safety visits

Senior Osamudiamen (Osas) Ogbeide views college websites. Ogbeide said college campus safety is important for all students to know about.

Hari Patel

January 10, 2020

School Resource Officers (SROs) at CHS to have students interested in collegiate campus safety visit an SRO, according to SRO Shane VanNatter.   “Students who would like to learn more about and become aware of college campus safety can visit an SRO at their convenience this semester,” Van...

School Resource Officers (SROs) plan for SRO at door 21

Senior Vivian Werstler writes for a class assignment. Werstler said a SRO at door 21 will help students feel safer.

Hari Patel

November 20, 2019

School Resource Officers (SROs) at CHS plan for the transition to having an SRO stationed at door 21, according to SRO Shane VanNatter.   “Students may have noticed the construction at door 21 is almost complete so there will be an SRO stationed at that door soon,” VanNatter said.   According to VanNatter, an SRO at door 21 will help keep the nor...

School Resource Officers (SROs) continue to plan for potential new SRO at CHS

Senior Jodh Pullela views the specifics of the safety referendum. The safety referendum will be on the ballot for the election on Nov. 5.

Hari Patel

October 29, 2019

School Resource Officers (SROs) at CHS continue planning for the transition to potentially having a new SRO in November, according to SRO Shane VanNatter.   “The school safety referendum will be on the ballot for the election, and if it is passed, we will have four SROs if we get another officer in November,” VanNatter said.   According to VanNatter,...

Construction by Door 21 to finish by early November

Principal Tom Harmas shows the Superintendent's/Principal's Advisory Council updates on the construction on the fieldhouse. Harmas said construction by Door 21 should wrap up by Nov. 1.

Da-Hyun Hong

October 20, 2019

Construction at Door 21 should conclude by Nov. 1, according to Principal Tom Harmas. The new secured entrance will not only feature a buzzer system but will also have an office window. Harmas said, “In the vestibule of Door 21, we’ll have an office window so people can drop off stuff without co...

School Resource Officers (SROs) plan for potential new SRO at CHS

Hari Patel

October 8, 2019

School Resource Officers (SROs) at CHS plan for the transition to potentially having a new SRO in November, according to SRO Shane VanNatter.   “We often have only three SROs at the high school so another officer will help with that, and we will always have four SROs if we get another officer in November,”...

School resource officers schedule another lockdown drill before end of semester

School Resource officer Scott Moore reads over the testimonies and documents of the trial of the shooter at Noblesville West Middle School. Moore said he hopes to learn from the recent shooting and apply that information to the upcoming lockdown drill.

Alanna Wu

November 10, 2018

School resource officers (SROs) at CHS are organizing another lockdown drill before the end of the semester. For this particular drill, officers plan to implement more discussion about possible scenarios with a shooter and the appropriate actions to take. SRO Scott Moore said the goal of these lockdo...

School Resource Officers (SROs) assembles a student committee to discuss student safety

Senior Joseph “Joey” Heerens looks out at CHS. Heerens expressed concerns that the school building is too large in order to properly enforce the current safety measures.

Alanna Wu

October 17, 2018

School Resource Officers (SROs) plan to assemble and meet with a committee of CHS students in order to discuss ways to improve school safety. Donald “DJ” Schoeff, head of the committee and SRO, said this committee is designed get valuable input about school safety directly from students themselves. ...

School Resource Officers work to restrict access to open doors before, after school

School Resource Officer (SRO) Scott Moore reviews an email sent to all SROs at CHS regarding restricted access to CHS entrances in the morning. Moore said these measures are important because they will improve school safety both during and after school hours.

Alanna Wu

September 4, 2018

School Resource Officers (SROs) are working to implement new safety measures at CHS by restricting the number of doors open both before and after school. Starting Sept. 4, students and staff can only enter the school through Doors 1, 4, 7 , 9, 13, 21, 22 and 29. SROs will open these doors at 7 a.m. ea...

To Serve and Protect: CHS students, staff reflect on police shortage nationwide

VanNatter pulls out his phone to take a picture of the bicycle after master patrol officer Mike Pitman finished his bicycle demonstration. VanNatter said all bicycles, including police bicycles, should have a bell to alert cars of the bicycle’s presence and keep bicycle riders safe from car collisions especially on dark-lit streets.

Richa Louis

May 18, 2018

Within the last year, the law enforcement community has faced a nationwide police shortage. In Indiana, instructors at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy said it’s likely law enforcement departments across the state will need more than 100 additional people combined. Some of that shortage may be a...