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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

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, 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

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

CHS to construct crosswalk at bottom of trail

CHS to construct crosswalk at bottom of trail

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

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

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

IB Business students tasked with rebranding Carmel Clay Schools

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

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

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...

School to operate on ‘a normal schedule’ on Tuesday with ‘enhanced security plans in place’

School to operate on ‘a normal schedule’ on Tuesday with ‘enhanced security plans in place’

February 19, 2018

Carmel High School is taking additional security precautions against social media threats; a message to TCP students.

Press release: School board accepts resignation of Superintendent Nicholas Wahl

Press release: School board accepts resignation of Superintendent Nicholas Wahl

Manahil Nadeem

January 12, 2018

Carmel Clay Schools shared a press release on Jan. 12 announcing that the school board approved Superintendent Nicholas Wahl's resignation.  The press release is as follows. The Carmel Clay School Board has accepted the resignation of Dr. Nicholas Wahl as its superintendent of schools effective...

Superintendent prepares for inclement weather tonight, continues technology expansion

Superintendent prepares for inclement weather tonight, continues technology expansion

Nyssa Qiao

January 11, 2018

Associate Superintendent Roger McMichael said the district is preparing in case tomorrow morning’s weather warrants a two hour delay or school cancellation. “It happened to be that tomorrow morning’s prediction is not very good, and so we will have staff out on the roads early in the morning,...