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As e-learning resumes on April 13, continues through rest of school year due to COVID-19, students structure time differently without necessity of normal routine

Junior Maylee O'Brien takes notes as part of her e-learning study method. O'Brien said that as junior year is important and she is close to college where she will have to manage on her own, she is trying to use this more unstructured time to build productive habits and life skills.

Viyang Hao

April 13, 2020

For the majority of the school year, from Monday through Friday, sophomore Eliana Jin’s everyday routine involved her waking up at 6:20 a.m., going to school and arriving home at 3:53 p.m., occasionally staying after school for a club meeting. After coming back, she’ll go straight to her computer, pu...

CHS House of Representatives Events Canceled

Speaker of the House Deion Ziwawo leads a group of dancers at Dance Marathon on March 1. Two other events scheduled for this year, the egg hunt and Music for Miracles, are postponed until further notice.

Viyang Hao

March 28, 2020

Since school is currently not in session, what House events were canceled and can you describe them?  As or fight now, the events that have been postponed have been our Easter egg hunt (originally on March 28) and our Music for Miracles event (originally on April 19). Our Easter egg hunt is held annual...

DECA Conference Canceled

On March 3, 2020 junior Melissa Su and senior Hannah Liu take photos with DECA advisor Rob Holman during the DECA State Career Development Conference. This event was the last major DECA event before cancellations.

Viyang Hao

March 25, 2020

What event from DECA was canceled and can you explain what that event is?  The International Career Development Conference (ICDC) was canceled. So ICDC is the annual international competition for DECA students. Students work from the beginning of the year to prepare for our district competition in ...

English teacher Chad Andrews is a professional disc jockey (DJ)

Chad Andrews, DJ and English teacher, mixes music for the Yule Ball at the Carmel Clay Public Library. The event, inspired by the dance of the same name in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was filled with food, music and dancing.

Cady Armstrong

March 20, 2020

How did you first get into Djing? I first got into DJing when I was 14 years old. I just really enjoyed music. I wanted to do something, but I really didn't find my niche. I was in (a) band but it wasn’t my passion. The other reason was my stepfather was a radio DJ and I really liked watching him...

Carmel wins bike-friendly award, plans to continue bicycling infrastructure

Kassandra Darnell

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and,...

Freshman, Sophomore College and Career Planning Night to take place March 3

Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, looks at her emails regarding information about the Freshman and Sophomore College and Career Planning Night. This event will take place on March 3 from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium.

Viyang Hao

March 1, 2020

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, the Freshman and Sophomore College and Career Planning Night will take place on March 3 from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. This event will be in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. There will be breakout sessions that vary in locatio...

Next year’s English curriculum to incoporate more freedom of choice in literature

Kassandra Darnell

February 21, 2020

Starting in the 2020-21 school year, the school board plans to implement a more diverse English curriculum throughout the district. This curriculum will expand the type of literature students read in their English courses and allow students more freedom of choice over the texts they read in class. Assistant Superintendent Amy Dudley said t...

CCS district to rebrand logo with help of Digital Design 3-4, IB Business and Management students

CCS district to rebrand logo with help of  Digital Design 3-4, IB Business and Management students

Viyang Hao

January 23, 2020

Art Teacher Michael Lee What is the art department doing? My Digital Design 3 students—the advanced digital design students and there are eight of us, including myself, and I do include myself because I’ve been working with them on the logos as well (as I put) some designs in and help them with thei...

Counseling center to hold Business Majors and Careers Fair Nov. 19

Sophomore Eliana Jin looks at her phone to read the email Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, sent out about the upcoming Business Majors and Careers Fair. According to Stephan, the fair will be on Nov. 19 in the Freshman Center cafeteria from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Viyang Hao

November 18, 2019

On Nov. 19, the Counseling Center will host the Business Majors and Careers Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Freshman Center cafeteria according to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator. At the fair, there will be a combination of in-state and out-of-state college repr...

Bring Me My Money: CHS teachers reflect on new pay raises

Viyang Hao

November 15, 2019

This school year, Carmel Clay teachers will receive the largest pay raise they have received in the past decade. In the new contract, it states that Carmel Clay teachers will see a 4% increase of pay this year and will also receive an additional 2% increase next school year. These raises, according t...