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Facility dog Jim Dandee  poses for a photo. Jim Dandee started working for the CCS district at the end of September.

Q&A with Michael Beresford, superintendent and CCS facility dog owner

Dariush Khurram November 12, 2021

Carmel Clay Schools recently got a facility dog, Jim Dandee, right? Yes. What is the reason behind Jim Dandee’s name? So the reason behind his name is because his mom's name was Dandelion,...

Superintendent Michael Beresford sits in his office. He said the CCS board passed a resolution opposing Indiana House Bill 1005, a proponent of education savings accounts and voucher expansion, which would result in decreased funding for public schools.

Beresford speaks up in support of Asian community at CCS, board opposes IN HB 1005

Grace Xu April 14, 2021
CCS board passed a resolution opposing IN HB 1005, a proponent of education savings accounts and voucher expansion, which would result in decreased funding for public schools. (See CCS tweets for more info!)
Superintendent Michael Beresford sits at his desk. He said he thinks newly elected board member Louise Jackson will be a great addition to the school board.

New board member Louise Jackson joins CCS during school board appreciation week

Grace Xu January 11, 2021

Starting from the first Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) board meeting of 2021 on Jan. 11, newly elected board member Louise Jackson, along with reelected incumbent Katie Browning, will be sworn in. Jan. 11 also...

CHS will donate 0.5 acres of property to City of Carmel for roundabout at the Fourth Avenue and Main Street intersection.

CHS to donate 0.5 acres of property for construction of new roundabout

Grace Xu November 11, 2020

At the Oct. 26 board meeting, Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) approved the donation of about 0.5 acres of CHS property to the City of Carmel to allow for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Fourth...

Club members meet at an Active Minds meeting as they explore CCS’s virtual mindfulness room. Clizia Martini, Active Minds co-president and junior, said the counseling center seems to be really expanding on mental health resources this year, as they have also hired in-school therapists and are planning a virtual mental health fair.

Beresford previews new mental health services, CHS construction plans

Grace Xu November 11, 2020

According to Superintendent Michael Beresford, two to three therapists from Ascension St. Vincent Wellness will soon be providing services at CHS starting in October. Meanwhile, the CHS track is undergoing...

Clizia Martini, CHS Active Minds co-president and junior, meets over Zoom with the other co-president of Active Minds to plan for their virtual callout meeting on Sept. 11. Martini said Active Minds focuses on spreading mental health resources and awareness, and their club is supportive of the Behavioral and Mental Health Services Agreement Carmel Clay Schools is entering in.

Carmel Clay Schools to enter in Behavioral and Mental Health Services Agreement with Ascension St. Vincent Wellness

Grace Xu November 11, 2020

On Aug. 24, the school board approved the action of Carmel Clay Schools entering in a Behavioral and Mental Health Services Agreement with Ascension St. Vincent Wellness. According to Superintendent Michael...

Carmel Clay Schools facing bus driver shortage, assigning task force to combat shortage

January 30, 2020

Recently, there has been a national bus driver shortage for school districts. Not only is this issue impacting the majority of districts across the U.S., but it is significantly impacting Carmel Clay...

Superintendent Michael Beresford discusses the upcoming referendum regarding school safety that will take place on the Nov. 5 ballot. Beresford said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the results.

Carmel residents to vote on School Safety referendum with Nov. 5 ballot

Riya Chinni November 3, 2019

Carmel residents will vote on the School Safety referendum on Nov. 5, which details a tax increase where all funds will go towards providing more Student Resource Officers (SROs), mental health support...

Superintendent Michael Beresford will host informational nights in September and the first week of October for the community to learn more about the referendum. Beresford said the district hopes to educate the community so that they are aware of all facts and information regarding the referendum prior to voting on Nov. 5.

Carmel Clay Schools to offer informational Community Meetings regarding safety referendum

Riya Chinni September 23, 2019

In anticipation of the option to vote for a safety referendum on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election, Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) is hosting informational nights at CHS, Clay Middle School, Carmel...

Hit Snooze: Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Hit Snooze: Superintendent Michael Beresford explains proposed changes to daily schedule

Kassi Darnell May 23, 2019

Why is the administration considering these changes now? It’s a big swing. The reason for the 6-12 study that we’re doing is that there’s a ton of research that says that adolescents benefit greatly...

Superintendent Michael Beresford comments on the possibility of a change to school start times. Beresford hopes any changes will prove to be successful.

Late Start: CHS to consider changing start times, make decision by end of school year

Misha Rekhter March 5, 2019

With increasing research and community support of later school start times, CHS is considering a switch to a new system for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond. According to Superintendent Michael Beresford,...

Superintendent Michael Beresford comments on the remarkable work being done on mental health awareness. Beresford hopes everything continues to go well.

CCS to focus on mental health awareness

Misha Rekhter February 14, 2019

With mental health awareness week taking place throughout the Carmel school district from Feb. 4 to Feb. 8, CHS has decided to prioritize the stigmatization of mental health problems in schools. According...

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