Monthly Archives: February 2015

California history yields unclaimed educational goldmine

In 1833, gold was discovered in Monterey County. This was 15 years before the California Gold Rush had even begun to shape the destiny of a state and a nation….

District institutes ‘game over,’ banning online student gaming

Carmel Unified recently placed a district-wide Internet restriction on all websites tagged as games—except for a two-hour window every day from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.—evoking a wide variety of responses…

High bullying reports invite investigation

In a recent article in the Monterey County Weekly, Carmel Unified School District is identified as having the county’s highest bullying rates, based on a draft report by the Monterey…

CUSD enforces secure web experience for students

All CHS students with wireless Internet access and a laptop, some 850 young Padres, have probably stumbled upon an impassable blue page that notifies that Carmel Unified School District’s web…

Does tenure help or hurt teaching?

Many students know that teachers have tenure, but far fewer actually know what tenure is or even that it is “tenure,” not “ten year.” Tenure guarantees teachers job security and…

Gabe and Tony: Behind the smiles of CHS’ best pals

The lunchtime chatter drones on dully. The upper-quad table is already surrounded by kids, but one more approaches. “Hey guys, it’s me!” says junior Gabriel Hayes with a big smile….

Padre remains worthy mascot despite criticism

Why the unnecessary commotion? Why change the mascot? Padre Bob. Padre Pride. From the printing press to a vocal announcement, there is something unique and comforting (to a CHS fellow)…

The padre mascot a socially offensive fright

So, Padres. I kind of wonder whose idea that was—when CHS was founded in 1940, who was like, “YES. THIS MASCOT. TOO GOOD.” Because, honestly, it’s not even that fun:…

Carl Cherry poetry contest recognizes, rewards student creativity

For those interested in becoming published poets, the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is hosting its 22nd annual Monterey County High School Poetry Awards on May 2. As part…

Students take flight with help of scholarship

How many high school students can say that they have their pilot’s license? The Upwind Scholarship Program grants two high school juniors the unique opportunity of earning their private pilot’s…