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  • Science Research Students Reach for the Stars

    The high-achieving Science Research students at Carmel High School have a lot to be proud of. 

    “We had one student place first and another student place third at the Eastern Junior Science and Humanities Symposium,” said Dr. Nicole J. Griffin, the Science Research Coordinator. “Being chosen to present your work is an honor and all of the chosen students did a wonderful job presenting their research.” 

    Two CHS students have received prestigious internships, Dr. Griffin said. 

    Then on Saturday, March 16, ten CHS juniors and seniors competed at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair.

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  • Woodshop Students Build Coyotes to Scare Geese Away

    Justin Dalli remembers the first thing he ever built.  

    “When I was about 10, I bolted wheels to a pallet and just drove it down a hill,” Justin, a Carmel High School sophomore, said. “I managed to not get hurt.” 

    Justin is one of a group of creative woodshop students who built coyote silhouettes to help scare geese off Carmel Central School District fields.   

    “I call them ‘the crew,’” said Technology Teacher Don Saldico. “These are the kids who come into the woodshop in their free time because they like to make things and fix things. They are a tremendous help to us.”  

    The crew made the coyotes using the Computer Numerical Control machine, or CNC, in the woodshop classroom, said Don Saldico, a technology teacher. 

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  • Broadway Quality Musical at Carmel High School

    The classic stage show "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” may bring back memories to a lot of people. But few will have as detailed memories of the popular musical as Peter Bellantoni, the Music Director for the play at Carmel High School.  

    “I played trumpet in the pit orchestra for “How to Succeed” when I was in high school,” said Bellantoni, the high school’s orchestra teacher. “I still remembered a lot of the vocal cues for the songs to start when we started rehearsing.”  

    The Carmel High School Music Production Workshop will present the show on Friday, March 15 at 7p.m. and Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at George Fischer Middle School. 

    Tickets can be purchased at for $18 in advance or $20 at the door.  

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  • See Student Art Throughout the Community

    Art created by Carmel Central School District students will be on display at multiple locations around the community during Youth Art Month in March. The Annual Youth Art Month Student Exhibit is sponsored by the Carmel/Kent Chamber of Commerce. 

    “We have about 120 students represented this year,” said Christine Wisniewski, the district’s Art Department chair. “They have created work in ceramics, graphics, drawing, painting and mixed media.”  

    The student work is on display at Kent Town Hall, Patterson Town Hall, Carmel Town Hall, Putnam Hospital, Meadowlands of Carmel, Kent Public Library, Patterson Library and more. The Chamber of Commerce will judge the show and announce awards in April.  

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  • Blood Drive is an Annual Tradition at Carmel High School

    Every drop helps. Carmel High School’s blood drive on Thursday, February 29, was a big success.  

    For decades now, students and staff from Carmel’s Alternative High School have staffed an annual blood drive at Carmel High School’s Casey Hall.  New York Blood Center officials and nurses came to the high school and collected 47 pints of blood from students, staff and community members. Those donations will help save the lives of patients in area hospitals.  

    “I’ve been running this blood drive for 20 years,” said Chris Bellesheim, Carmel’s Alternative High School founder and teacher. “This gives students community service credit, and it saves lives. There is no substitute for human blood.” 

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  • See Video of Carmel Schools' New Reading Program, CKLA

    The Carmel Central School District implemented a new reading program districtwide in the 2023-2024 school year. Watch this video to hear what students and teachers have to say about the Core Knowledge Language Arts, or CKLA, reading program. 

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  • Equity Club Creates a Display for Black History Month

    If you walk anywhere in Carmel High School, you cannot miss the TV-sized digital display screens that showcase school information and announcements. Throughout Black History Month in February the screens displayed stories about historical figures who may not be household names. 

    The school’s Equity Club put together the Black History Month display so that students around the building could read the stories of six remarkable people. 

    “We wanted to represent not just black activists, but those who are underrepresented,” said Lila Perez, a senior. “We hear about Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, but there are a lot of others we don’t hear about.”  

    Lila researched and wrote about Phillis Wheatley Peters who is considered the first African American to have published a book of poetry.  

    “I like literature and poetry and I thought it would be good to find out more about her,” Lila said.  

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  • Women in Sports Day

    More than three dozen female athletes from Carmel High School visited the district’s three elementary schools on National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 7 to show the youngsters the value of sports.  

    Marina Cilento, a senior who is on the bowling team, opened the event by reading a statement to first graders in the gym at Kent Primary School. 

    “Each year since its inception in 1987, the U.S. Congress recognizes women’s contributions to sports and society on a day during the first week of February,” Marina said.  

    When the statement was over, the games began. 

    The first graders from Daina Sinclair and Corinne Phillips classes rushed to have the athletes guide them through the gymnastics course that was set up in the gym. 

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  • LOHUD Visits CHS Technology Department


    Photojournalist Frank Becerra Jr. of The Journal News and came to Carmel High School's technology department, talked to students in the automotive repair classes and took photos of them repairing the brakes on an old Subaru. 

    You can see the whole story and so many great photos on the site, but you may need a subscription. 

    Here is some of what Lohud reported: 
    "From building coyote silhouettes to keep geese off the athletic fields, to repairing small engines and minor car repairs, to building metal shelves. and even turning an old piano into a planter, students in Carmel High School's technology department learn real-world skills in woodshop, automotive, engineering, welding, and video production classes."

    “In addition to teaching these kids a hands on trade we are also saving the taxpayers of the Carmel School District money by repairing and maintaining equipment throughout the school," said Robert Leonard Jr. Chairman of the Technology Education Department at Carmel High School."

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  • A Special Poetry Event

    To celebrate Robert Burns Night, Carmel High School Music, English and Special Education teachers teamed up to have students in the P.A.C.E. (or Personal, Academic and Community Experience) program sing songs and write their own poems in honor of the Scottish poet.  

    “Reading poetry teaches public speaking skills,” said music teacher Bryan Lynch, who wore a kilt for the event. “Students learn to articulate, to modulate their breath, to look the audience in the eye. These are good skills.” 

    The students in Denise Trach’s AP Literature class helped the P.A.C.E. students write poems using a Mad Libs style fill-in-the-blank sheet that Trach designed. Later, the P.A.C.E. students read their poems with assistance from the AP students. 

    “Today I feel like a STAR HERO,” read Josh. “Sometimes I feel like a SUPERHERO. Other times I am a HUMAN. But I am always A GOOD GUY.”  

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  • CHS Science Symposium, CHS Library, 6pm-8pm

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  • CHS Concert Band, Freshman Band, Chorus, and Concert Orchs., GFMS Aud., 6pm

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    Schools & Administrative Offices Closed

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