Carmel, IN is in the direct path of the Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. The city is expecting thousands of visitors throughout the weekend. With schools closed, we are offering reserved parking at participating buildings with all proceeds benefiting our local PTOs.
Jasper Zhu wins the 2023 Congressional App Challenge.
CHS senior Isaac Hammett is a Project Engineer Intern with Skillman Corporation. His experience and skills have secured him college scholarships and a job offer.
Each of our 15 schools has been awarded the prestigious Purple Star Designation by the Indiana Department of Education.
Carmel Clay Schools is elated to announce the successful passage of the Operating Referendum and extends sincere thanks to Carmel voters for their support.
Our newest teacher, Ellie Fuller, didn’t need a tour or a complete staff introduction on her first day at Clay Middle School.
Learn four things you can do to protect yourself, your family, and our school community against cybercrime.
CCS has been honored with the prestigious Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal from the Consortium for School Networking (COSN) for its outstanding commitment to safeguarding student data privacy.
Congratulations to the following 47 Carmel High School seniors for their outstanding performance on the qualifying National Merit Scholarship test.
The Wellness Center is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of promoting comprehensive services for Carmel Clay Schools’ employees and families.
Culinary Arts, part of the CHS Polytechnic Department, offers students an exciting avenue to explore their passion for cooking and develop invaluable life skills.
Skills for Success are the identified tools and developmental tasks required for continued advancement in academics and in life.
Congratulations to the following 55 Carmel High School seniors named 2024 National Merit Semifinalists.
As your child gets into the swing of the 2023-2024 school year, take a moment to review these tips and help build a foundation of healthy and safe habits for you and your family.
Carmel City Council announced its full support of the Carmel Clay Schools' upcoming Operating Referendum, demonstrating a united commitment to maintaining and enhancing the outstanding educational system that has helped establish Carmel as a premier destination city.
Our team would like to invite all students and parents to participate in welcome week! These events are a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get to know the building, learn more about what it’s like to be a Greyhound, and how we work together to help students succeed.
The Indiana Department of Education has released the Spring 2023 ILEARN test results, and Carmel Clay Schools is pleased to announce its exceptional performance.
Carmel Clay Schools and the Carmel Police Department are proud to announce that they have been recognized as safety leaders at the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Conference, held in Indianapolis
Jasmine Klopstad interned with Splenda as part of the Work-Based Learning program at Carmel High School.
Riley's desire to return to her hometown to teach is a shining example of the teacher pipeline in action.
College Wood Elementary’s Math Pentathlon Team is the 2023 National Mathematics Pentathlon Team Champions!
Through the CHS Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program, Clare Ehnes is able to grow her experience and apply her skills in the real world as a marketing intern with the City of Carmel.
Carmel Clay Schools is pleased to announce Brooke Lawson as the new Director of Mental Health. Mrs. Lawson will oversee all services and programs provided by the district to support the mental and emotional wellbeing of students and staff.
Carmel Clay Schools is proud to announce that two of our graduating seniors have been named as part of the 59th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars for the 2023 academic year.
The Creekside Middle School TechCats had the opportunity to take two qualifying teams to the World Championship in Dallas, Texas.
Carmel Esports celebrated the inaugural year as a CHS varsity sport, rather than a club, with six state championship titles.
Carmel High School student, Cole Vreeman, is working at Reynolds Farm Equipment as an automotive services intern.
Carmel Clay Schools is among the 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardees.
Through a now-viral TikTok, millions of people have been wowed by the tremendous facilities available at Carmel High School. What may have gone unnoticed or under-appreciated, however, is the success and purpose of the video's creator, Carmel DECA.
We use the phrase digital safety at Carmel Clay Schools when we're talking about all of the ways we work to keep students, staff, and our community safe in the digital world.
Parents and guardians are invited on March 20 to the Math Materials Review Open House.
Our Clay Center Elementary Comets are going "nuts" for their One Book, One School event.
Clay Middle School teachers Steve Sturgis and Derek Dial were awarded a scholarship from Indiana’s Space Grant Consortium to attend the 2023 SEEC Conference at Space Center Houston.
A new publicly available tool for creating AI-generated text was recently released and will have widespread implications for society, including education. Parents of school-age children must be aware of these new tools and capabilities.
More than 50 Carmel High School seniors were named 2023 National Merit Finalists.
The Carmel Clay Schools' Equity and Inclusion initiatives have strengthened over the last two years, led by the efforts of Mrs. Terri Roberts-Leonard.
Through the Community Connections Series, we want to engage with residents who are looking to learn more about Carmel Clay Schools, whether you have students in the district or not.
Carmel High School is proud to announce that 23 seniors have been selected as candidates for the United Staes Presidential Scholars Program. This is more than twice the number of candidates from the previous year!
The research clearly states handwriting should be systematically and explicitly taught, beginning in kindergarten.
Professional development grows skills, resources, and confidence for classroom teaching. Carmel Clay Schools is committed to professional development for our educators to best serve the students of our district.
Beginning the 2023-2024 school year, several departments emphasizing hands-on learning and experiential education will now be within Polytechnic's programming framework.
Mr. Phil Lamie is retiring after 22 years of bringing art and culture to the students and community of Towne Meadow Elementary.
Congratulations to Carmel High School Bands Director Chris Kreke, who was selected to join Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters' Fraternity Gamma Chapter.
The goal of our Strategic Plan is to provide the community with a blueprint to ensure all students are prepared for a successful future in this ever-changing world.
Congratulations to Creekside's Steven Pelych and Jessica Tubbs for this month's recognition.
CyberPatriot is a school-sponsored club open to all students. Many of the graduating seniors from last year's successful team went on to major in Cybersecurity in college.
Did you know that the brain is not wired to learn how to read? In recent years, what we know about how the brain acquires the skill of reading has evolved.
Changes in year-to-year enrollment over the next 10 years will primarily be due to smaller cohorts entering and moving through the school system in conjunction with larger cohorts leaving the system.
Congratulations to 2008 Carmel High School graduate Dr. Harrison Hines, who was named a 2022-2023 White House Fellow.
Parental involvement has always been paramount to CCS students’ academic and extracurricular achievements.
Dr. Beresford was selected by his peers for his professionalism, communications, community involvement, and leadership demonstrated over the past year.
Carmel Clay Schools is an A-rated, high-performing school district that is consistently ranked in the top three school systems in the state.
As part of the curriculum adoption cycle, the secondary World Language program evaluation and recommendations are now available to review.
For years, the annual playhouse decorating and auction have been a favorite homecoming tradition. This year, however, there was a fun and educational twist.
Smoky Row music teacher, Mr. Southard, is the newest Carmel Clay Schools bus driver! He is finishing his first week in his expanded role and is enjoying the new opportunity to further connect with his students.
Congratulations to the following 53 Carmel High School seniors for their outstanding performance on the qualifying National Merit Scholarship test. Their scores ranked them in the top 50,0000 highest scorers in the nation.
Congratulations to the following 56 Carmel High School seniors named 2023 National Merit Semifinalists.
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!
Over Labor Day, more than 180 Carmel Middle School 8th graders had the opportunity to visit the nation's capital for the annual Washington D.C. class trip.
Sixth-grade teacher, Brian McGuckin, was awarded the Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship and spent three weeks traveling Iceland. He encourages all teachers and educators to apply!
The team approach with students and teachers allows for enhanced learning opportunities and academic support.
Congratulations to the 20 Carmel High School students who were selected as College Board National Recognition Program awardees.
Carmel Education Foundation is partnering with Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Indiana to send all Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) fifth-grade students to JA BizTown through the newly announced ACHIEVE initiative.
Thanks to the quick action and life-saving equipment and training provided, Mr. Kevin Vogt and Mr. Darren Monke saved a man's life last week at the Carmel Middle School football game.
The variety of tasks and responsibilities makes the day go by quickly, according to Tre. He has worked with almost every grade level and fills in as needed throughout the building in various role
The Carmel High School Engineering & Technology department offers a hands-on approach to career-specific exploration while providing students authentic, real-world experiences.
By providing an update on our staffing successes and challenges with the community, our families can better understand how national headlines correlate to what is happening in our schools.
The Carmel Clay Schools' “Skills for Success” are the tools necessary to achieve academic and personal success in today’s ever-changing and global society.
Congratulations to Carmel Clay Schools' Teacher of the Year, Katie Overbeck, who was named a Top 25 Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year.
CHS Welcome Week
August 1 - 5, 2022
Lilly has raised an astonishing $160,000 for the Arthritis Foundation and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital.
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.
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.
The HOSA International Conference hosted more than 10,500 competitors. Carmel High School had nine students place in the top 10, including a champion!
TLE stands for Trusted Learning Environment and is the principal data privacy framework developed for K-12 education systems in the country.
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.
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.
Our safety plan includes limited building access, a strong relationship with the Carmel Police Department, and each member of the CCS community.
Learn more about Curriculum Mapping and take a look at the process as CCS staff plans for middle school Social Studies.
Carmel Clay Schools is pleased to announce Steven Pelych as the new Creekside Middle School principal for the 2022-2023 school year.
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.
Carmel High School senior, Kevin Wang, was selected as a 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar.
Meet Max, the new Smoky Row Elementary therapy dog! Smoky Row principal Lila Jay knew her family pet would be a great asset in the school environment.
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.
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.
Congratulations to the following CHS students who won the top spots at the national 2022 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards.
Carmel High School seniors, Claire Qu and Megan Shaffer, won 1st place at the 2022 Atlanta International Career Development Conference.
The Carmel Clay School Board and district administration recognize the following exemplary employees for their years of service and dedication.
Carmel High School is proud to announce Shrithan Sandadi and Kevin Wang as semifinalists for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship 2022 program.
Carmel Clay Schools is pleased to name Dr. Tim Phares as the next principal of Carmel High School for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
Select CCS administration, instructional coaches, social workers, counselors, and psychologists recently completed an eight-day Cognitive Coaching Seminar.
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.
Join Carmel Clay Schools is raising awareness for sexual assault with the following events in April.
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.
|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.”|
To further the district’s dedication to digital safety, Carmel Clay Schools is proud to announce the creation of a new leadership position in our Technology & Data Solutions department overseeing Digital Security & Privacy.
Our safety specialists meet monthly to discuss building-level and district concerns, share lessons and best practices, review safety incidents, and plan upcoming drills.
Carmel High School is proud to announce the following 54 students have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists!
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.
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
At the 1/10/22 board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Beresford shared his concerns surrounding proposed education legislation.
With the start of the new year and annual reorganization, the Carmel Clay School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to elect Katie Browning as the new board president.
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.
Dr. Tom Oestreich, Assistant Superintendent of Staff and Student Services, presented to the CCS School Board an update on Classified Staffing.
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.
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.
AVID is a college and career preparatory program that teaches students the soft skills and confidence needed to reach the highest expectations.
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.
Following the retirement of longtime board member Pam Knowles, the Carmel Clay Board of School Trustees voted unanimously to select Jennifer Nelson-Williams for the District 2 seat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to a nationwide labor shortage, combined with a long-standing bus driver shortage Carmel Clay Schools has had to make changes to the school day.
Carmel Clay Schools is proud to announce Mrs. Katherine Biltimier as a Top 25 Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Biltimier was the 2019-2020 CCS Teacher of the Year and submitted this year due to the pandemic.
Carmel Clay Schools is pleased to announce and welcome two new elementary principals, Kimberly Piper and Peter English.
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.
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!
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!
Congratulations to all of the 2021 CEF Scholarship Winners!
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.
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.
Congratulations to the CHS Science Olympiad team who competed in the Indiana State Tournament on Saturday, March 20.
Carmel Clay Schools is proud to recognize 61 students named as National Merit Scholarship Finalists.
Congratulations to the Firecracker Club from CHS who took the top spot at the Mock Trial State Championships!
Incoming CHS Freshman, be sure to check out all the resource videos to help you navigate registration.
Please click here to read the latest district newsletter, "In the Loop."
As a part of our 'see something, say something, do something' district culture, Carmel Clay Schools has launched a new anonymous reporting tool called STOPit.