Column: Carmel Clay Schools launches Community Connections Series


Commentary by Michael Beresford

Almost every person I have met in the last five years has told me they moved to Carmel for the schools, and about 97 percent of students in Carmel attend one of our 15 schools. However, our approximately 16,000 students and their families account for less than half of the households in Carmel. So, to increase the information flow to all residents, we are proudly announcing our Community Connections Series.

The series offers three ways to connect with CCS. One, if your organization, community group or HOA is interested in learning more about CCS, book a “Coffee with the Superintendent” meeting. Two, based on the popularity of our community Expedition Program, we will be scheduling mini meetings around the district to provide information on the many departments of CCS. And lastly, for those former Greyhounds or parents of CHS graduates, we are now scheduling “Alumni Tours” to experience how the school has grown and changed over the years.

CCS is a special place for students to learn and grow. Our district brings together awesome students, top teachers and engaged parents to ensure that our students are known and loved, appropriately challenged and have the character skills needed to be successful. Through the Community Connections Series, we want to engage with residents who are looking to learn more, whether you have students in the district or not.

Please visit the Community Relations page on our website to access district news, sign up for community emails and register for a Community Connections program. You can also contact the Community Relations Office at [email protected] or at 317-844-9961 for assistance.

Michael Beresford is superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools.