Tag Archives: Michael Montgomery

Carmel’s poetry culture, opportunities in full form

In a spectacular showdown of spoken creativity, Carmel sophomores annually participate in something unique in high schools: a grade-level poetry slam. Started in 2011 by Dale DePalatis to help his…

Knopfler’s straits no longer ‘dire’ on reflective release

“The crowd calls for the emperor, raise their hands to hail another king. But he’s been so long a wanderer another crowd can never mean a thing.” These lyrics, from…

Police remove loaded bomb unearthed in Burans’ yard

An unexploded bomb was probably the last setback that CHS science teacher Kevin Buran expected to encounter while recently installing his new hot tub. But on Feb. 21, as he…

For the record: Don Perry’s careers of a lifetime

Hanging up his well-used walkie talkie, CHS campus supervisor Don Perry sits back in his golf cart. It is a sunny Wednesday afternoon, during seventh period block, and nearly two…

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….

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…

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….

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…

Fracking breaks ground, but does it face the future?

2015. It’s a new year, with new opportunities presenting themselves. But one issue still stands, as imperative as ever: How are we going to solve our energy needs for a…

CHS drama offers modern Holmes for the holiday

Need more intrigue in your life than just shaking the box to guess your holiday presents? Then treat yourself to a real mystery with the CHS production of “Sherlock Holmes…