Tag Archives: Michael Montgomery

Students thirst for more water fountains on campus

“Water, water, everywhere, and all the boards did shrink. Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” For the doomed crew in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient…

King’s Run: the inspiring legacy of a Carmel coach

“It’s all about stride length and stride frequency.” And if you’re coach Matt King, whose accomplishments travel in leaps and bounds and whose actions frequently change lives, these wise words…

Carmel mining history holds truths for past & present

Whether it’s high academic achievement or popularity with his peers, senior Benek Robertson is well known for many things, though hiking to abandoned mines is usually not one of them….

Craig Johnston inducted into Cal Poly Hall of Fame

“Now watch Craig Johnston throw on the dead run here. He’s sprinting out to his right, he keeps moving…he throws that ball with perfect timing.” Play-by-play, the announcer’s voice rings…

Teachers of two schools

Each morning, science teacher Darrell Steely bikes to work from his Pacific Grove home. When he arrives at Carmel Middle School, however, his commute for the day is far from…

Time trackers clock out; students unhappy with change

Students found a surprise waiting for them on the first day of school: No more time-tracker calendars. When social studies teacher Brent Silva was asked what he thought about the…

CHS musicians shine in summer tour of D.C.

In brilliant relief against the nighttime sky, a barrage of fireworks explodes over our nation’s capitol. It is the Fourth of July in Washington, D.C., and the culmination of three…

Native landscaping springs education into full bloom

A faint buzz fills the spring air in the Carmel Middle School bee garden. A light breeze stirs the California poppies, and the fall of footsteps startles an alligator lizard…

Call of the wild beckons students, staff to local hikes

“It’s California, man. There’s good weather and good places to hike.” And, as this laid-back motto of math teacher Mike Deckelmann demonstrates, Carmel’s Central Coast location is perfect for taking…

“Marvelous”: A look back on Marvin Biasotti’s legacy

Stacked in boxes outside the principal’s office, senior class posters from the ‘70s tell tales of CHS history. They are evidence of the administration’s imminent move to a new building,…