Sports & Fitness:
Students showed up to games to support our school in all sports events. our school athletic teams are usually too small to have tryouts, so anyone can join and have a guaranteed sot on the team.
The extra curricular activities are great at carmi high school school. They have great staff that really participates in the clubs. If you wanted to be in a club but didn't have very much time to participate, they would try to help you out as much as possible so you can find a way to participate.
Student Culture & Diversity:
Once people get to know you they are pretty accepting.
They/re pretty Islamophobic, and are prejudiced towards other "foreign" religions, but I think that that is because they have never known anybody of those religions.
We're mostly white, with only a few acceptions.
People that move here from other places are generally openly received.
We have at least one (if not more) foreign exchange student each year, as well as people who moved here from other countries, and everybody is usually very kind and open towards them.
Mostly a Christian town, so homosexuality is frowned on by many. The guys are the most homophobic, though girls have their fair share of ignorant homophobes.
I don't really eat in the cafeteria.
However, when it's Thanksgiving Dinner or Christmas Dinner day, everybody and their brother goes down to eat because the food is THAT good!
The cooks bake fresh pie and everything!
At C-WCHS, we are allowed to have open-campus lunch, meaning that during lunch we can go out and eat a restaurants, home, etcetera.
The places to choose from are:
Carmi Coffee Shop
New Chinese Buffet
(and on Thursdays there is a free meal at the First Baptist Church [you don't have to be Baptist] and a $2 meal called Taco Tuesday the first Tuesday of the month at Cherry Street Baptist [again, you don't have to be Baptist])
And if you call in: Tequila's and Pizza Hut
Administration & Policies:
"If you have a bulge in your pants, you're coming to see me."
Bulge referring to cell phones or tobacco containers.
My favourite policy (it's new this year) is that if you are failing any class at the beginning of the week, rather than getting away with it like in the past, you loose open-campus lunch for that week.
I feel like dress-code used to be kind of bad, but not anymore. When it is an issue, one girl may get in trouble for wearing something against 'code, while another girl who is wearing the same thing but happens to be more popular or pretty won't get in trouble.
I don't feel that there is a real bullying problem; however, when YikYak was popular and people were talking smack on there anonymously, the staff, especially our principal, did call a meeting that I feel made everyone (even those not guilty) feel guilty.
Our principal, Mr. Newell, is one of those people that you could never hate, and you would never want to disappoint.
We were told that back when he was a teacher, students would cry if they disappointed him.
He's a really good listener, and he tries to be friendly to everyone, and tries to acknowledge everyone.
If you cry while talking to him, he'll start crying.
Our assistant principal, Mr. King, is, like a assistant principals, the "tough guy," the one who dishes out all the punishments.
I heard that he can be a real d-bag sometimes, but he's always nice to me.
The office staff is usually really nice, and Mrs. Grey always tries to be super helpful.
We have two guidance counselors, Dr. Barton and Mr. Wolff.
They're very helpful when it comes to college and scholarships and such.
However, I've never talked to them about personal issues, and I don't feel like I ever could. I just wouldn't feel comfortable enough around them.
Yet, I do know at least one girl who started talking to PBart last year, and she said that it helped.