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 Schools (CCS) bus routes.    Superintendent Michael Beresford said that when there is a sh...

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

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.

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 and services to Carmel Clay Schools and other safety measures, according to Superintendent Michael Beresford.    Beresford said he is “cauti...

Carmel Clay Schools to offer informational Community Meetings regarding safety referendum

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.

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 Middle School, and Creekside Middle School at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium on Sept. 24, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3.    Superintendent Michael Beresford will be ...

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 from a later start time in school. They kind of set that at around 8:30 a.m. or later. A lot of t...

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

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

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, students and parents have voiced their desire for a later start. “I’ve talked to a lot of people in the c...

CCS to focus on mental health awareness

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

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 to Superintendent Michael Beresford, mental health is a serious issue which must be talked abou...

CHS to construct crosswalk at bottom of trail

Superintendent Michael Beresford participates in

Misha Rekhter

December 4, 2018

With increased traffic issues and complaints about the intersection at the bottom of the trail, CHS has decided to make changes over the summer. According to Superintendent Michael Beresford, the discussion was initially started by students voicing their concerns about the safety of the current...

CHS to implement new anonymous alert app, STOPit, in December

Superintendent Michael Beresford participates in

Misha Rekhter

November 15, 2018

As the Carmel Clay Schools district works to improve safety and mental health awareness, Superintendent Michael Beresford said STOPit should be a significant improvement upon the current anonymous alert system. According to Beresford, STOPit’s advantages include two-way communication, hotline informati...

IB Business students tasked with rebranding Carmel Clay Schools

Marketing expert Gerald Gerard explains to IB Business students how to successfully moderate a focus group for their CCS rebranding design. The students identified a multitude of stakeholders in the project and determined that focus groups would be the best way to include their opinions in the final design.

Lillian He

October 25, 2018

Throughout this school year, IB Business 3-4 students will undertake a new assignment in addition to their normal class work. They will help with developing a new logo as well as a tagline for Carmel Clay Schools. Courtney Taylor, community relations liaison for Carmel Clay Schools, said via email that wh...

The New Top Dog: New Superintendent Michael Beresford discusses upcoming background, plans as superintendent

The New Top Dog: New Superintendent Michael Beresford discusses upcoming background, plans as superintendent

Riya Chinni, Veronica Teeter

August 14, 2018

Why did you decide to step into the position of superintendent? I was at a point in my career where I’ve had a lot of experience and I just felt that it was time to go ahead and move out of the assistant superintendency and go ahead and go for the big chair, so I think it was just timing. I felt ...

Press Release: Carmel Clay School Board Names New Superintendent

Press Release: Carmel Clay School Board Names New Superintendent

Adhi Ramkumar

June 3, 2018

The following is a press release statement issued by Carmel Clay Schools on June 1, 2018:

District looking to extend elementary school day, start secondary day later

Senior Cassidy Jiang uses her phone during SRT to check her homework assignments on Canvas. She said starting school later would allow students’ brains to function better.

Nyssa Qiao

May 16, 2018

Assistant Superintendent Amy Dudley said the district is looking to possibly extend the elementary school day from a six and a half hour day to a seven hour day, as well as having the secondary school day start at a later time. Dudley said, “There is a lot of research out there that really does su...