- CHS PTO Board and Committee Members
- Welcome to PTO for the 2023-2024 school year!
- What Does PTO Really Do??
- Greyhound Gazette
- Navigating CHS
- 2023-2024 Important Dates
- CHS Back to School Items
- PTO Bylaws
- Additional Forms
- Class of '24 Senior Wear Shop
jennifer brosius penick
Senior Celebration Co-Chairs
After Prom Chair
Top Scholars Celebration Co-Chairs
Welcome to the Carmel High School PTO!
Welcome to the Carmel High School PTO for the 2023-24 school year! We are all ready for a great year, and we're looking forward to a busy first semester! With your help, the PTO supports the CHS teachers, staff, and families and foster a positive, successful learning community for everyone. We are committed to making the PTO a fun and rewarding experience based on collaboration and mutual support.
You may know that the PTO makes some of the most memorable high school events possible - Homecoming, After Prom, Senior Celebration, the Top Scholars Celebration, and more. The PTO lets teachers and staff know that they're appreciated by the families of the kids they work with every day. In addition, the Backpack Program supplies food-insecure CHS students with nutritious food to take home on weekends and school breaks. ALL of these programs are supported by PTO fundraising each year. Thank you for your support of all the great experiences Carmel High School offers for our kids.
We hope to see you at the first PTO meeting on Wednesday, September 6, at 1 pm at the Carmel Library across the street from the high school.
The first thing we need to do is sign up some volunteers! Ongoing volunteer needs will be listed on the PTO web site soon. Two immediate volunteer needs are for the Backpack Program and the Homecoming Committee. If you did not already sign up to receive volunteer information and wish to help, please reach out via email.
We want to hear from you! The PTO Leadership Team is listed on the web site at CHS PTO Leadership Team - feel free to contact any of us with questions or feedback. CHS staff are hard at work creating a welcoming environment for your children - a place for them to feel at home within an enormous school. We want the PTO to be that environment for you, the families of those students.
Please spread the word about the PTO and encourage other parents to Join the CHS PTO. Make sure you have registered for this year! Membership fees are not required, but you must register.
Thank you for being interested, involved, and invested in our children's education.
CHS PTO would like to invite you to continue your support of the PTO in the Carmel Clay School System. It is also a great way to volunteer – both to support our CHS students and staff and see CHS from the inside! You can sign up to join the PTO or volunteer from the PTO tab located on the CHS website!
- PTO Meetings
- Homecoming Dance
- Backpack Program
- Top Scholar Celebration
- Hospitality Committee
- Support PTO Donations
- After Prom
- Senior Celebration
- Spirit Wear Pop Up Shops
On the first Wednesday of the month, PTO holds a General meeting at 1:00 p.m. at the Carmel Library. At each meeting CHS Associate Principal, Karen McDaniel, and Counselor, Mrs. Stephan, provide detailed updates on what is happening at CHS. This is a great way to get the inside scoop directly from people in the know. Information discussed has varied, including topics such as Carmel School Board decisions, compliance with new state requirements, new ideas for scheduling or classes, the variety of programs offered for students and parents, testing schedules, assistance available, etc.
First PTO Meeting Date for the 2023-24 School year is: September 6th
PTO organizes volunteers to help at CHS in a variety of ways. Our general volunteers help throughout the year as needed. Examples include registration, yearbook/ID pictures, Freshman Kick-off, selling Prom tickets, greeters at different events, parent representative on different school committees, and supporting special requests from teachers.
PTO sponsors and runs the Homecoming Dance, held the Saturday after the Homecoming week. Students can come and dance in the Fieldhouse with a DJ, play cards or ping-pong in the Greyhound Cafeteria, or enjoy refreshments and hang out with their friends in the Freshman Cafeteria. Parent volunteers sell tickets during Spirit Week and volunteer at the event. This dance has great support and supervision of the CHS staff and teachers. This is also great way for both moms and dads to volunteer. The Homecoming Dance is the primary fundraiser event of the year for PTO.
The PTO Backpack Program serves students at CHS in need of extra nourishment over the weekends. Backpacks are packed by volunteers weekly and distributed to the students through the Counseling Center. Volunteers are an essential part of the backpack program. Individuals can assist with either packing, sorting, stocking, or providing food or financial donations periodically throughout the year. Please send an email to CHSbackpackprogram@gmail.com or contact Jennifer Cassidy at 317-435-4525 for additional volunteer information. Thanks for your support of the Backpack Program!
The CHS Top Scholars Celebration is an annual recognition in collaboration with the PTO in recognition of academic excellence. Top Scholars recognizes students in grades 10, and 11, and 12 who have earned excellent grades. This year's Senior Top Scholars Celebration will be held in April. The in-person event will be limited to seniors, their two guests, honored mentors, and school administrators. Sophomores and juniors will be recognized separately for their achievements.
PTO "Support PTO" drive helps us fund all of the events you have just read about. PTO also provides money for special projects for the school as needed. All PTO funds raised are used directly for the benefit of students and staff of Carmel High School. Any profits left over at the end of each year are provided to the CHS Principal for a discretionary fund to support CHS students.
Please take a few minutes to read the latest edition of the PTO's newsletter to find the information you need about the current happenings at Carmel High School.
Past issues can be found below. Also, please take some time to check out our newsletter sponsors. Their continued support makes this newsletter possible.
The Greyhound Gazette is published by the Carmel High School PTO five times a year, once in the late summer and four times during the school year. The newsletter will be available online on the Carmel High School PTO web page. Please email your article in an attachment to newsletter editor at CHS.PTO.Newsletter@gmail.com.
If you are interested in advertising in the newsletter, contact Academy Publishing.
Here are the deadlines for the 2023-2024 school year:
|July 18, 2023||July 25, 2023|
|August 30, 2023||September 6, 2023|
|September 30, 2023||October 6, 2023|
|October 27, 2023||November 3, 2023|
|December 1, 2023||December 8, 2023|
|January 17, 2024||January 24, 2024|
|February 23, 2024||March 1, 2024|
|April 22, 2024||April 29, 2024|
- February 2023
- November 2022
- August 2021
- January 2021
- November 2020
- August 2019
- November 2019
- September 2019
- PTO NEWS AUGUST 2023
- Yearbook Ordering Information
- Senior Yearbook Photo & Ads Information
- Student All-Sports Pass Ticket Order Form
- Spirit Wear
- School Pictures Ordering
PINNACLE YEARBOOK ORDERS:
Most current information can be found at carmelyearbook.com
To order this year's yearbook, head to www.yearbookordercenter.com (search for order #17177). Be sure that you have selected "Carmel High School * Carmel, IN * Job#17177"
Please note that we expect to distribute books at school in May. Any changes to this, other updates and information will be sent out in this School Messenger format and advertised on Pinnacle social media channels. All yearbook sales are final.
SENIOR YEARBOOK PHOTO DEADLINES & REQUIREMENTS:
All information can be found at www.carmelyearbook.com
To appear in the CHS Pinnacle yearbook and senior composite, seniors must have their photos taken by Prestige Portraits, the official CHS photographer. Students must choose their yearbook portrait by provided deadlines, as well, so plan accordingly!
To schedule an appointment, contact Prestige Portraits at 317-564-2592 or visit https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/yclxq4j4. Additional information can also be found at prestigeportraits.com. Senior yearbook headshots must be taken at their studio location, and the $15 sitting fee will be waived through the month of August; other photos may not be used in place of senior portraits. Students are required to adhere to the CHS dress code for their yearbook pose.
Please note: While Prestige Portraits offers expanded portrait session packages, they do not require students to purchase photos and students may take additional portraits elsewhere. The yearbook headshot, however, MUST be taken by Prestige Portraits.
Prestige Portraits is located at 2325 Pointe Pkwy. #140; Carmel, Ind.
carmel high school athletic tickets are now available on gofan!
How to buy in 6 EASY steps:
- Visit gofan.co/ CarmelGreyhoundson your computer or on the free GoFan App on your mobile device.
- Browse all available events and select "Buy Now" to add tickets to your cart.
- Create an account with an email address and password.
- Select "Buy Now" to enter payment information and complete your purchase. Tickets available for purchase are:
- CHS Student All-Sport: $40
- Football Season Ticket (includes reserved seat for football): $40
- Adult All-Sport (does not include reserved seat for football): $70
- Purchased tickets can be found under the "My Tickets" section the GoFan app.
- Enjoy the Game!
The PTO All-Grades "Back to School" pop up Spirit Wear shop closes Friday, August 18. All orders will process when the store closes. Orders can be picked up at 185 Promotions located in Carmel, IN. Or, for $8 you can choose to have the items shipped to your home.
A portion of the proceeds of the sale of Spirit Wear purchased through our vendor supports PTO!