Carmel in brief- April 19, 2016


Correction – In the April 12 edition of Current in Carmel, an incorrect photo ran with the Teacher of the Month story. The correct photo, above, shows Clay Middle School teacher Renee Carter with student Jasmine Hsu.

CPD hiring – The Carmel Police Dept. is accepting applications for the position of police officer. The Carmel Police Department offers a variety of assignments with the opportunity for advancement, including promotions and specialized positions. Visit for to view qualifications and complete an application. Applications are due by May 15.

Kickoff meeting – The Relay for Life Carmel Against Cancer 2016 Kick off meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 28 at IU North Hospital, 11700 N. Meridian St., in the first floor conference room. The event will include light snacks and a brief presentation about Relay for Life, coming to Carmel on June 25 at the Carmel Civic Center.

M3 Challenge finalists – Carmel High School students Miles Dai, Tiger Huang, Joseph Philleo and Simon Langowski were chosen as finalists in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, which draws the participation of more than 5,000 top 11th and 12th graders from across the nation. They make up one of six teams chosen to compete in the M3 Challenge finals competition, which takes place on April 25 at The Moody’s World Trade Center headquarters.

Celebrations series – The Museum of Miniature Houses presents Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship. Upcoming sessions include: April 27 at noon – Rex Martin will be performing songs from his new recording, Out of the Woodwork. He is currently in 2B Stainless, a band that he has led since 2006 that appears regularly in the Indianapolis area and whose focus is original music.

Shredding event – Crime Stoppers Community SHRED-IT day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 30 at Creekside Middle School, 3525 W. 126th St. A $5 donation is requested per shredding box. Help Crime Stoppers raise their reward fund to keep our communities safe. Recycle small electronics and computers with technology recyclers. A $5 fee for glass TV/Computer monitors will be charged.

Earth Day art contest displays – To celebrate Earth Day, Carmel Green Initiative hosted the seventh annual Earth Hour-Earth Day Art Contest in partnership with the City of Carmel, Carmel Arts & Design District, and the Carmel Clay Public Library. Children’s Earth Day art displays are located at the Carmel Clay Public Library, the Monon Center, Muldoon’s in the Arts & Design District, and Whole Foods Market in Clay Terrace.  The exhibits will be on display until May 2.

Incumbent meet and greet – Hamilton Co. Grassroots Conservatives will host State Representative Incumbent Night at 6:30 p.m. on April 19 at the Delaware Township Community Center, 9094 E. 131st St., Fishers. This is your opportunity to ask state representatives why they should have your vote at the upcoming elections. Luke Kenley, Donna Schaibley and Jerry Torr will be present for a Q&A and meet & greet session.

Percussion clinic – Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to the Carmel High School Percussion Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at the high school band room, entrance #29. Techniques on keyboard and drums will be taught and a parent performance will be held at 1 p.m. Cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt, pizza and snacks. Register at

Miniatures attic sale – The Museum of Miniature Houses will hold its annual Attic Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30 at the Lion’s Club, 141 E. Main St. This year’s sale will include a large selection of miniature furniture, accessories, dolls, dollhouses, kits, and supplies. More items can also be found on sale at the museum, so plan to stop in at both locations.

Tech degree partnership – Eleven Fifty Academy and Ivy Tech Community College have announced a new partnership. Students in Eleven Fifty Academy’s Accelerated Learning Program can now earn credits at Ivy Tech Community College. This new partnership enables Eleven Fifty Academy students pursuing a computer-programming career an accelerated means of earning their degree by incorporating one of the most advanced courses available for coding. For more information, visit

Art contest winners on display – The Museum of Miniature Houses will feature the fifteen winners of the annual Carmel High School Art Department’s “Minumental” competition. Students were challenged to create works of art no bigger than 1 inch x 1 inch x 1 inch, in any medium, to illustrate song lyrics of their choice. The exhibit will run until May. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.


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