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Carmel High School started a local chapter of the Computer Science Honor Society three years ago and has seen enrollment grow yearly to more than 75 students this year!

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The Carmel High School Engineering & Technology department offers a hands-on approach to career-specific exploration while providing students authentic, real-world experiences.

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A data privacy agreement is a legally binding contract between a data controller and a data processor, which defines how data will be used. In this case, the data controller is Carmel Clay Schools, while the data processor is any third-party vendor with whom data are shared. 

NASRO Board

Carmel Clay Schools is proud to announce CHS Associate Principal Karen McDaniel was named to the National Association of School Resource Officer (NASRO) Governing Board.

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TLE stands for Trusted Learning Environment and is the principal data privacy framework developed for K-12 education systems in the country.

Multidisciplinary Groups

Teachers, instructional assistants, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists work together to provide holistic and creative opportunities to best serve the students in our Life Skills and Functional Academic Program. 

The Why for Technology Integration

Technology expands our paradigm of what is meant by student-centered learning. It challenges us to consider the ways teaching and learning are transformed in a digital learning landscape. 

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Our safety plan includes limited building access, a strong relationship with the Carmel Police Department, and each member of the CCS community. 

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Learn more about Curriculum Mapping and take a look at the process as CCS staff plans for middle school Social Studies.  

Vocational Training Programs

CCS offers a variety of vocational training options for students earning a certificate of completion. Whether in the classroom, school environment, or in the community, each opportunity allows students to gain experience and learn employability skills.

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You may have heard of Snap Chat or TikTok but what about Omegle? Or KiK? Internet apps and trends shift quickly and that means parents need to keep up! Carmel Clay Schools is lucky to have the best team of School Resource Officers who love to educate the public in a fun and helpful manner. 

Katie Overbeck

Carmel High School English teacher, Katie Overbeck, was announced as the 2022 Stephen A. Backer Teacher of the Year for Carmel Clay Schools at the CCS Teacher of the Year Banquet held on May 5th. 

Cognitive Coaching

Select CCS administration, instructional coaches, social workers, counselors, and psychologists recently completed an eight-day Cognitive Coaching Seminar. 

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The “Who Are We” professional development series was born from a desire to understand diversity at CHS at its core. Carmel High School is made up of thousands of unique individuals whose identities enrich our community every day.

CHS Top Finishers at 2022 Indiana DECA Conference

The following students placed in the top 4 in their individual events at the 2022 Indiana State DECA State Development Conference and qualified for the 2022 Atlanta International Career Development Conference. 

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Greyhound Kick-Off Mentors (GKOM) is a group of approximately 320 junior and senior students who serve as mentors to our incoming freshman class. This group leads our orientation, “Greyhound Kick-Off.”
Safety Specialists

Our safety specialists meet monthly to discuss building-level and district concerns, share lessons and best practices, review safety incidents, and plan upcoming drills. 

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The 2022 Legislative Session is underway and Carmel Clay Schools is proud to provide support and real-world insight to be a productive resource for our legislators. 

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The United States Presidential Scholars Program recognizes distinguished graduating high school seniors. All graduating students are eligible and only 5,000 students nationwide are selected as final candidates

Dr. Tom Harmas Retiring

Following 19 years working with Carmel Clay Schools and nearly 40 years as an educator, Principal Dr. Tom Harmas is retiring effective at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. 

Classified Staff Report

Dr. Tom Oestreich, Assistant Superintendent of Staff and Student Services, presented to the CCS School Board an update on Classified Staffing. 

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Over the past week, Carmel Clay Schools has started receiving an increased number of StopIt reports concerning social media posts. Please review the following details surrounding a recent incident to help our families and community understand the process. 

Introducing Fundations

Carmel Clay Schools is happy to announce the usage of Fundations in all of our elementary schools, grades K-3. Fundations is based on a body of educational research often referred to as the Science of Reading.

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AVID is a college and career preparatory program that teaches students the soft skills and confidence needed to reach the highest expectations. 

Understanding State Test Results

With recent media coverage and questions about state testing, it’s important for our community to understand the changes in standardized testing and how to properly interpret the data. Test scores are one component to measuring a district’s success.

Important Announcement

9/30/21 - Due to the disruptive behavior of adults at this week’s regular meeting of the Carmel Clay Board of School Trustees, and after consultation and review by counsel, CCS Board meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

CHS National Merit Semifinalists

Carmel Clay Schools is proud to recognize the 56 students named 2022 National Merit Semifinalists. These academically talented CHS seniors are now eligible to compete for nearly $30 million in scholarships offered next spring.

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Congrats to the 2021 CollegeBoard’s National Recognition Program awardees! We’re so proud of your academic achievements and the work you put in to get ready for college.

Pam Knowles Announcement

Following 44 years working with Carmel Clay Schools, board member Mrs. Pamela Knowles is retiring effective September 13, 2021. Mrs. Knowles has been a valued member of the CCS family and a true asset to the district.  

Award Winners

Congratulations to the following award winners from Carmel High Schools. We recognized these impressive students and their achievements at the June 28th school board meeting. 

Years of Service Recognition

Thank you to these dedicated and hard-working CCS employees. Recognized at 5-year markers, we congratulate these amazing employees for their years of service!

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Thank you to all the dedicated and loyal Carmel Clay School employees retiring this year. We appreciate all of your hard work and wish you the best in retirement!

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Carmel High School senior, Zoe Edwards, was named as part of the 57th class of the U.S. Presidential Scholars. Edwards is one of 161 students from across the country to earn the distinction.

Deca World Awards

Carmel Clay Schools is proud to congratulate the following Carmel High School DECA members as they were awarded WORLD AWARDS last night at the 2021 International Career Development Conference. 

State Mock Trial Champions

Congratulations to the Firecracker Club from CHS who took the top spot at the Mock Trial State Championships!