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For Superintendent, gauging performance earlier through freshman PSAT is positive

For Superintendent, gauging performance earlier through freshman PSAT is positive

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October 6, 2011


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Like sophomores and juniors have done in the past, members of the Freshman Class will be taking the PSAT for the first time this year on Oct. 12, Superintendent Jeff Swensson said.  The test, he said, isn’t meant to determine whether a score is good or bad, but rather it is meant to help students ...

State’s education bills to influence Carmel Clay Schools

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April 27, 2011


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With the Indiana General Assembly ending its session this year on April 29, many of the education bills that will influence Carmel Clay Schools will be finalized. “It’s very difficult to know what the final language is,” Superintendent Jeff Swensson said regarding the wording of the bills s...

CHS to boost security next school year

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March 31, 2011


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In an effort to implement the same security standards district-wide, CHS will increase it security measures next school year. Superintendent Jeff Swensson said, “With some very minor changes at each of the three main entrances, we are going to be able to direct the flow of traffic with a couple of...

Superintendent’s proposal travels on hazy path

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February 15, 2011


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Despite a continuing effort to push his plan for higher educational standards, Superintendent Jeff Swensson said he has received little official feedback from the Indiana State Legislature so far. His plan would allow high-performing school districts such as Carmel not be restricted under the mandatory...

Superintendent continues to push for local control of school district

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January 25, 2011


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In a recent issue of the Carmel Star, Superintendent Jeff Swensson published a column arguing for local control in high performing school systems. Swensson said Carmel Clay Schools consistently performs well, with the school district making the Indiana Department of Education’s Adequate Yearly Progress...

CHTV continues with its regular programs

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January 12, 2011


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During winter sports season, CHTV plans to continue with its regular coverage. “We’re heavy into sports right now,” CHTV adviser Hal Espey said. CHTV covers the men’s and women’s basketball teams, and coverage will include interviews with the basketball coaches. Marianna Cooper, CHTV...

School district officials to push for legislation allowing local control of high-performing school districts

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January 6, 2011


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With the newly elected Indiana General Assembly convening this January, Superintendent Jeff Swensson would like to push for legislation allowing local control of high-performing school districts. “Our premise is that if you are a high performing school or school system, the various state restrictions...

CHTV to film “Carmel Clay Connection” on Nov. 3

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November 1, 2010


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CHTV will broadcast “Carmel Clay Connection," a monthly show featuring Superintendent Jeff Swensson. He will film the show on Nov. 3 at Prarie Trace Elementary School. “We’ll tape the next episode (Nov. 3), and we’re going to feature the use of technology during lessons in classrooms, and...

CHS receives letter of praise from IU Bloomington

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October 4, 2010


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Carmel High School received a letter last month from the director of scholarships at Indiana University Bloomington. According to Superintendent Jeff Swensson, the letter praised Carmel High School for having the largest number of students from any school earning scholarships. Although the total scholarship...

Superintendent releases goals for school year

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September 14, 2010


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Superintendent Jeff Swensson recently released his goals and evaluation for the 2010-11 school year. The goals detail actions that will be taken by him to further the achievement of the students in the school district. A standard of performance was set in the evaluation. “The key to the goal...

School Board and Carmel Clay Education Association reach contract agreement

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August 16, 2010


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The Carmel Clay School Board of Trustees and the Carmel Clay Education Association reached a contract agreement on Aug. 12. According to Superintendent Jeff Swensson via e-mail, a genuine effort was present on both sides to reach a responsive decision. “The major outcome from the settlement ...

School board committee, superintendent educate community on referendum

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April 15, 2010


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As the May 4 primary election approaches, the District Referendum Key Communicators Committee continues to educate the community on the school system’s funding situation. Superintendent Jeff Swensson has also been trying to bring awareness by speaking to different groups. According to Tricia Hackett,...