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Harmas hires new teachers for next year, reflects on second year as principal

Harmas hires new teachers for next year, reflects on second year as principal

Carson TerBush

May 19, 2019

The year is wrapping up with teacher appreciation week this week, graduation and grad fest on May 30, and general preparations for next year, according to Principal Tom Harmas. Harmas said most of his energy is being focused on hiring teachers and making other arrangements for next year as this year is almost done. “We are in the midst of hiring, so we’re doing all kinds of intervie...

Administration to hire new teachers, consider potential later start time next year, Harmas says

Administration to hire new teachers, consider potential later start time next year, Harmas says

Carson TerBush

May 10, 2019

On Tuesday May 16, representatives from AdvancedED—a company that evaluates schools—will be on the CHS campus evaluating classes and speaking with administrators, according to Principal Tom Harmas. Harmas also said he has been working on hiring teachers next year and finalizing what classes will be available ...

Senate to end year with Senate elections

Senate to end year with Senate elections

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...

March Madness games in cafeterias, AdvancedED evaluations coming up, Harmas says

March Madness games in cafeterias, AdvancedED evaluations coming up, Harmas says

Carson TerBush

April 3, 2019

March Madness games played in all three cafeterias during times when they are on in the days leading up to spring break, according to Principal Tom Harmas. He also said AdvancedED, a company that evaluates schools, will visit CHS as well as other schools in the Carmel Clay School district in the near future to provide feedback for teachers and administrators. Looking ahead to next year, Harmas said a goal date of the first week of August has been set for when all repairs in the Freshman ...

Senate to expand March Madness tournament bracket

Senate to expand March Madness tournament bracket

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...

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...

Senate to continue planning Brain Game, future events

Senate to continue planning Brain Game, future events

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 ...

March Madness activities planned as part of Culture of Care, Harmas says

March Madness activities planned as part of Culture of Care, Harmas says

Carson TerBush

February 26, 2019

March Madness activities are the next school-wide activity planned as part of Culture of Care, according to Principal Tom Harmas. In addition, suicide prevention and mental health training for CHS staff members started this week and will continue throughout the semester, also a part of the Culture of Care program. In addition, Harmas said construction on the school after the Dec...

Senate to organize Winter Dance, plan Brain Game

Senate to organize Winter Dance, plan Brain Game

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...

CHS to construct crosswalk at bottom of trail

CHS to construct crosswalk at bottom of trail

Misha Rekhter

December 3, 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...

Senate to assign Care to Share families to SRTs

Senate to assign Care to Share families to SRTs

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 ...

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

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

Misha Rekhter

November 14, 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...