HiLite

CHS removes communication course graduation requirement beginning 2020-2021 school year

Rhea Acharya

February 21, 2020

CHS will drop the current speech and debate graduation requirement beginning next school year, according to Assistant Principal Valerie Piehl. Piehl said this requirement has always been CHS specific, not mandated by the state of Indiana. She said Indiana requires school districts to provide a good combination of instruction in literature, non-fict...

With scheduling for next school year underway, CHS classes attempt to combine benefits of knowledge acquisition, real-world application

With scheduling for next school year underway, CHS classes attempt  to combine benefits of knowledge acquisition, real-world application

Sophia Hawkins and Uma Kandallu

January 23, 2020

Senior Ruby Sanders wants to be an ecologist when she leaves high school. When she was younger, she loved being outdoors and was deeply fascinated by the inner workings of nature. Ecology seemed the natural course of action, a culmination of her lifelong curiosities.  Already, Sanders takes elective classes, such as bo...

Following appointment of new committee leader Jeff Raatz, officials consider effect of government on schools, anticipate future changes

Lillian He

December 13, 2018

On Nov. 9, Sen. Dennis Kruse stepped down from his role as the leader of the education committee in the Indiana Senate, a position he held for 10 years. His successor Sen. Jeff Raatz plans to continue the majority of the policies that Kruse pushed for but also has goals of his own. Raatz said via e...

Interim Study Committee of Education discusses graduation pathways, no requirement for ISTEP

Interim Study Committee of Education discusses graduation pathways, no requirement for ISTEP

Pranav Jothirajah

September 21, 2018

On Aug. 23, the Interim Study Committee of Education sat down at the Senate Chamber in Indiana to discuss issues related to counselor workload and a new way to attain a diploma, known as graduation pathways. This system will be implemented for current eighth graders. By utilizing pathways, students wi...

Piehl Power: New Assistant Principal Valerie Piehl reflects on past, new goals

Piehl Power: New Assistant Principal Valerie Piehl reflects on past, new goals

Richa Louis

August 14, 2018

Why did you choose to become an Assistant Principal at CHS? I’ve been the Assistant Principal at Fishers High School for the last 12 years, so I’ve been there for quite a while, and I was just looking for a new opportunity, a chance to work and do some different things, be involved in some different ...