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Senior Class officers start the year with new changes and plans

Senior Class president Parker Gatlin checks her email and works on homework during SRT. According to Gatlin, she's trying to maintain a productive attitude throughout the entirety of the school year despite many seniors falling for

Leah Tan

September 9, 2019

The new Senior Class officers are preparing for the school year with a different mindset: trying to give back more to the school and community. In order to achieve this, Senior Class president, Parker Gatlin, said they have been working closely with the other groups at CHS, such as Senate and Cabin...

Q&A with student body president (SBP) Maddie Heath, speaker of the House (SOH) Deion Ziwawo

Student body president Maddie Heath and speaker of the House Deion Ziwawo sit back-to-back. Heath said Senate will take over Culture of Care this year.

Victoria Nopporn

August 13, 2019

Speaker of the House Deion Ziwawo What are your responsibilities? One of the main things that I will be doing is running the House of Representatives, so the 700 member student government group. I will also be leading the Cabinet. How has your role changed over the years? I have been in Cabinet si...

Senate to end year with Senate elections

Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, looks over the Senate elections rules and regulations. According to Foutz, these elections is the final event for current members of Senate.

Heidi Peng

May 5, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate has moved back Senate elections for a week due to DECA absences. “The petitions are due on Friday (May 3), and the call-out meeting is Friday in Room E231. Their signs are due Monday (May 6) morning at 8 a.m. They can pi...

Q&A with next year’s Speaker of the House and Student Body President

Q&A with next year's Speaker of the House and Student Body President

Isabella White and Hari Patel

May 3, 2019

Deion Ziwawo, 2019-20 speaker of the House Why did you decide to run for speaker of the House? After my first year in Cabinet, I definitely had the idea of being speaker in my mind. That year, I got a feel for what the role would be like and I could see myself potentially wanting to do it. Espe...

Senate to expand March Madness tournament bracket

 Student body president Tim Metken drafts up an email announcing the March Madness bracket competition. According to Metken, this is a new initiative that will allow even kindergarteners to participate.

Heidi Peng

March 24, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate has just decided to expand the March Madness bracket competition to the entire Carmel Clay School District. Student body president Tim Metken said, “ This (idea) came from a Principal's Advisory Committee meeting, and CHS Pr...

Senate to continue planning Brain Game, future events

Student body president Tim Metken checks a Brain Game email during his release period. Metken said everyone in Senate must submit questions to potentially use for the Brain Game competition.

Heidi Peng

February 26, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, the primary obstacle with Brain Game continues to be the addition of TCP students. Foutz said, via email, that a few new rules needed to be created in order to incorporate the TCP teams. Even so, she said Brain Game preparations ...

Senate to organize Winter Dance, plan Brain Game

 Jayana Hammonds, senate member and junior, Page Garcia, senate member and senior, and Maddie Heath, senate member and junior, sort the Winter Dance tickets into small piles. According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, the money raised from the dance goes toward funding student government's activities.

Heidi Peng

January 17, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate is currently working through all the logistics for the upcoming Winter Dance that will occur during the last weekend of January. Foutz said, “They’re working on making tickets right now and getting the DJ… Most of the...

Senate to assign Care to Share families to SRTs

 Student body president Tim Metken, freshman Grace Rexroth and freshman Sean Grove, organize Care to Share information for SRTs. According to Metken, Senate needs to provide SRTs with their Care to Share person information as soon as possible to give each SRT enough time to purchase gifts.

Heidi Peng

November 22, 2018

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, the primary activity on Senate’s agenda is Care to Share organization. Foutz said, “We’re trying to get Care to Share together right now and send out families to SRTs...We’re still struggling with communicating with some ...

Senate to work toward future events, fundraisers

 Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, checks her email during SRT. According to Foutz, in addition to upcoming appreciations, Senate is starting to plan for Care to Share and even setting dates for future meetings.

Heidi Peng

October 11, 2018

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate’s first upcoming activity is the “appreciations.” Foutz said, “We’ve got a few appreciations that we’re working on. Bus driver appreciation is coming up (as well as) administrator appreciation.” According t...

Senate to reflect on blood drive, plan for Homecoming

Student body president Tim Metken looks over upcoming plans for Senate and writes down important dates for Homecoming. Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, said other than upcoming changes with the trike race, Senate is also looking for ways to allow the student body to watch the Homecoming parade.

Heidi Peng

September 21, 2018

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, this year’s blood drive did not live up to expectations. “It was the lowest collection amount that we’ve ever had: 143 units. We’re used to collecting at least 200…We had over 500 people sign up, but we had right about 20...

Principal Tom Harmas prepares to implement new remediation program

Principal Tom Harmas shakes hand with football player Atticus Clouse at a home football game. Harmas is preparing to implement a 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 it all prepared and ready for the students right now. The program will go into fact here in a couple...