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

Principal Tom Harmas works on his computer. Harmas said he is currently working on hiring and planning for next year.

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

At a student recognition convocation on May 15, Principal Tom Harmas presents to students in the auditorium as well as through a CHTV broadcast, alongside senior class president Meredith Lipps, junior class president Ana Mercado and sophomore class president Mia Bruder. Harmas said he is currently working on hiring teachers for next year and drafting a potential new schedule with a later start for high school students.

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

Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, looks over the Senate elections rules and regulations. According to Foutz, these elections is the final event for current members of Senate.

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

Principal Tom Harmas chats with a student in the Commons on March 19. Harmas said March Madness activities will occur throughout the school in the weeks leading up to spring break.

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

 Student body president Tim Metken drafts up an email announcing the March Madness bracket competition. According to Metken, this is a new initiative that will allow even kindergarteners to participate.

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

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...

Senate to continue planning Brain Game, future events

Student body president Tim Metken checks a Brain Game email during his release period. Metken said everyone in Senate must submit questions to potentially use for the Brain Game competition.

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

Principal Tom Harmas works on his computer. Harmas said he is currently working on new Culture of Care programs, including school-wide bonding activities and mental health awareness training for teachers.

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

 Jayana Hammonds, senate member and junior, Page Garcia, senate member and senior, and Maddie Heath, senate member and junior, sort the Winter Dance tickets into small piles. According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, the money raised from the dance goes toward funding student government's activities.

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

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...

Senate to assign Care to Share families to SRTs

 Student body president Tim Metken, freshman Grace Rexroth and freshman Sean Grove, organize Care to Share information for SRTs. According to Metken, Senate needs to provide SRTs with their Care to Share person information as soon as possible to give each SRT enough time to purchase gifts.

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

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...