“Golden Light”

By Alex Roden, CHS Class of 2018 — Golden Light And her gold hair flowed behind her like wings, but not like a dove More like a robin in spring: always on schedule, grabbing the early worm, reminiscent of a mother, watching over those who needed her. And behind her glasses hid her smiling eyes,…

“She kick started a fire in my soul”

By Dante Ponce Rangel, CHS Class of 2014 — Sparked She kick started a fire in my soul Teaching me a tool to cleanse my mind That’ll last a life time   That’s how I will remember her Not to mention the presence of a passionate soul with a hand reached out for those who…

Heaven in My Heart

By Suzanne Marden, CHS French teacher — How do I describe what happens to someone so full of life, so full of joy, who exudes bravery and strength when she comes to the end of her life? It is senseless, yet so profoundly realistic that life is finite and we truly only get to do…

“To the Woman I Never Knew,”

By Ellah Foster, CHS sophomore — To the Woman I Never Knew,   I have a few questions.   Who was your first love? What was his name?   What was your favorite color? Mine’s blue.   Did you ever have a favorite student? I hear all teachers do.   Did you think you looked…

Fare Thee Well, Whitney

By Mike Guardino, former CHS science teacher — Fare Thee Well, Whitney Teaching in a traditional public high school can isolate a person from his colleagues as opportunities to watch each other teach, or to actually collaborate on a lesson to be delivered to both teachers’ classes, come along very infrequently. When Whitney Grummon first…

No Sugarcoating

By Bill Schrier, CHS history teacher — Three years ago science teacher Jason Maas-Baldwin asked me to model a “Buddy Intro” on the Carmel High desert trip by having me introduce Whitney to the group. MB, I owe you big time for that. Big time. Part of my intro was to tell a story. It…