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CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT SELECTED FOR BILLBOARD DESIGN

This year, as she does every year, Charlotte Middle School art teacher Michaelle Converse nominated one of her students. We are pleased to announce that one of our middle school students, Cassie Walker, was chosen to have her painting displayed on a billboard.
CMS STUDENT SELECTED FOR BILLBOARD DESIGN: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE SWIMMING SENDING TWO TO STATE FINALS

In the third year of swimming as a varsity sport at Charlotte High School, and for the second time in two years, Charlotte is sending two swimmers to represent the Orioles at the State finals on March 10 and 11. While many schools have one or no swimmers at the MHSAA Division III State Championship, Charlotte has two of the fastest swimmers in the area in junior, Jared Bishop and senior, Graham Cornish.
Swim State Qualifiers: Full Story →

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WEYMOUTH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER OPENS NEW INFANT ROOM!

Charlotte Public Schools’ Weymouth Child Development Center is excited to announce the opening of a second infant room. This room will have a smaller group maximum, lending itself to more one-on-one teacher to child interactions and child specific planning.
Weymouth Infant Room: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE ROBOTICS TEAMS HEAD TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!

Congratulations to Mr. Lee and the Charlotte Middle School robotics team for a very successful 2016-2017 season. In total this year, Charlotte Middle School and Charlotte Upper Elementary had 15 teams with over 60 students participating in competitive robotics.
CMS Robotics: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA DEPARTMENT GARNERS AWARDS AT REGIONAL COMPETITION

Charlotte, MI, February 13, 2017–Congratulations to the Charlotte High School Drama Department who competed in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association Regional Theatre Festival in Olivet with their Studio Theatre Production of Stone Girls Dreaming.
MIFA Regionals: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

#CharlotteRising!

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, I attended an exciting, motivating, energy filled meeting with about sixty (60!) other interested community members in support of #CharlotteRising and Charlotte!
Having sixty interested community members with diverse interests in moving Charlotte forward with revitalization efforts was outstanding.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CHS STUDENTS SHOW LOVE FOR VETERANS

During the week before Valentine’s Day, the students and staff at Charlotte High School worked diligently making Valentine’s Day cards for the Valentines for Veterans Program that occurs during this time every year.
Valentines for Veterans: Full Story →

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23 SCHOOLS RECEIVE GRANTS TO REPLACE OLD DRINKING FOUNTAINS

The schools are winners of the DDF’s Rethink Your Drink: Water’s Cool at School grant program, designed to encourage children to drink more water during the school day.
More than 50 percent of children and teens in the U.S. do not drink enough water during the school day. This can impact behavior, energy levels and cognitive function.
Delta Dental Water Grant: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

SAFETY INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Due to the recent lockdown in January at Parkview Elementary, and more recently at Grand Ledge Public Schools, we think it may be beneficial to review safety protocols for our school buildings and for our parents so we can work as a team to keep all of our students safe. We would like to take this opportunity to review our lockdown procedures with all of you.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL SWIMMER RANKS AT STATE FINALS

Charlotte Middle School swim team 8th grader Aidan Hammons, achieved top ranking at the Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (MISCA) State Finals meet held at Holt on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Aidan swam for 4th place overall in the 50 yard butterfly, finishing with a 27.90. He also took 8th place overall in the 50 yard freestyle with a 25.53.
CMS Swimmer State Finals: Full Story →

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FEBRUARY COMMUNITY OUTREACH HIGHLIGHTS

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) says that confirmed reports of influenza A are increasing in Michigan. This year’s flu vaccine (flu shot) is considered to be a good match to help prevent the current strains of influenza. IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO VACCINATE! Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot. BEDHD offers flu vaccines for children up to age 19; please call (517) 541-2630 (Charlotte) or (269) 945-9516 (Hastings) for an appointment. For other vaccine locations, visit http://flushot.healthmap.org/.
February Community Outreach Highlights: Full Story →

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CPS FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES ROSALIE KEEP

Charlotte Public Schools would like to welcome Rosalie as a member of the Food Service Department at Charlotte High School. Rosalie resides in Charlotte with her daughter, Julie, and her family.
Food Services New Hire: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPETE IN REGIONAL BUSINESS COMPETITIONS

Business Professionals of America is a dynamic youth organization which provides leadership and business opportunities for high school students to prepare them in their selection as they make decisions on their future careers. The skills that students learn through participating in a variety of business experiences are beneficial and will help prepare them for a career in the workforce.
CHS BPA: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS TO HOLD PRE-FESTIVAL CONCERT

Charlotte, MI, January 30, 2017–The Charlotte Public Schools Vocal Music Department will be holding a public performance of their festival competition pieces on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00pm at your Charlotte Performing Arts Center.
CHS & CMS Pre Festival Concert: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA DEPARTMENT ADVANCES TO REGIONALS

Congratulations to the Charlotte High School Drama Department who came in second place and advanced to Regionals in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association District Theatre Festival in Holland, with their Studio Theatre Production of Stone Girls Dreaming.
CHS Drama Department: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL SWIM TEAM

The Charlotte Middle School swim team competed against 11 schools in the Capitol Area Athletic Conference (CAAC) meet at DeWitt on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The boys took 9th place overall in the tournament.
CMS Swim Team: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE HOSTS VEX IQ ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT

On Saturday, January 14, six teams from Charlotte Middle School and Charlotte Upper Elementary traveled to Rochester Hills to compete in a VEX IQ robotics competition. Congratulations go to Ben Stambaugh, Jake Stambaugh, Ethan Rogers, and Brendan Tanner, who piloted their robot to a second place finish. Lina Hatter, Julianne Letterly, and Jade Frielis posted a 7th place finish. Congratulations go to Dylan Vliet, Blaine Columbia and Kyle Lilly who received the Build Award for their design, along with lots of encouragement and enthusiastic comments from the judges. Teams worked hard and showed tremendous sportsmanship and dedication throughout the day.
VEX IQ Robotics: Full Story →

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INNOVATION BRINGS VISITORS TO CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL

Over the last two weeks, Charlotte High School hosted two different groups interested in learning about innovative teaching and learning practices used in the school. The first, on Friday, 1/13, was from a group of teachers, counselors, and administrators from Whiteland Community High School in Indiana, while the second, on Wednesday, 1/18, was from the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Education Improvement and Innovation.
CHS Visitors: Full Story →

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SIGNS OF SUICIDE PROGRAM COMING TO CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Charlotte Middle School will implement the SOS Signs of Suicide Program the weeks of January 30th and February 6th. SOS is an evidence-based program that has proven to be successful at increasing help seeking by students about themselves or a friend.
Signs of Suicide Program: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE BUSINESS STUDENTS EARN MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Office Specialist certified students. On December 22, students took the MOS PowerPoint 2013 certification exam, and 8 students successfully passed certification. The following students are certified in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Jarrad Epkey, Logan Halliwill, Serena Hook, Zane Moore, Zaraya Newth, Luke Tennes, Drew Wendorf, and Chloe Williams.
MOS Certification: Full Story →

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COMMUNITY WIDE SERVICE PROJECT

We love our community and hope that you do too. Please join us on January 21st as we LoveCharlotte and perform work projects throughout town. We will be serving coffee and donuts from 8:30am-9am - to ensure that we will be full of caffeine and sugar and ready to work! Lunch will also be provided.>
Community wide service project: Full Story →

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IMPRESSION 5 SCIENCE CENTER INVITATION

You're invited to join Eaton County families for a day at Impression 5 Science Center on Saturday, February 25th from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Cost is $6.00 per child. Accompanying adults and children under 1 year old are FREE.
RSVP by 2/21/2017 via: www.goo.gl/7d2b4Y
Impression 5 invite: Full Story →

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BATTLE OF THE FANS

Girls Varsity @ 6:00 p.m. and Boy's Varsity @ 7:30 p.m. FLIGHT CLUB has been named a finalist for MHSAA's Battle of the Fans competition. During the Varsity Basketb all Games on January 28th, FLIGHT CLUB will host the MHSAA and compete to be named the BEST STUDENT SECTION IN THE STATE!
Battle of the Fans: Full Story →

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SPAGHETTI BENEFIT DINNER

Charlotte Oriole Spaghetti Benefit dinner will be held on Saturday, January 28th at 4:30pm at Charlotte High School. Cost is $5.00 per ticket. Buy tickets in the high school main office. Students, parents and friends may attend. Children under 3 eat for free. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the "THIN BLUE LINE & FLIGHT CLUB".
Spaghetti Benefit Dinner: Full Story →

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BOARD OF EDUCATION EVALUATES SUPERINTENDENT

Using the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) evaluation tool, the Charlotte Board of Education conducted the annual superintendent evaluation in the beginning of December, 2016. In utilizing the MASB evaluation tool, the Charlotte Board is one of many school boards across the state to use multiple measurements in evaluating the superintendent’s performance and progress.
Superintendent Eval: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL WELCOMES SHERIFF'S DEPUTY VANCORE

On Thursday, January 12th, Deputy Jon VanCore visited Charlotte Middle School to speak to 8th grade U.S. History classes about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Law Enforcement. Eighth grade students had the opportunity to better understand their individual rights, as well as how our law enforcement officials work to protect all of our safety, while at the same time obeying the law.
Law Enforcement Talk: Full Story →

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CPS MUSIC PROGRAM RECEIVES UKULELE DONATION!

Charlotte Public Schools was fortunate to be selected to receive a set of 40 Soprano Makala Waterman Ukuleles from Kala Brand Music Company in their recent Facebook Giveaway. Ukuleles have become popular instruments for younger students because they are a little smaller and easier to manage than guitars.
Elementary Ukuleles: Full Story →

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CPS ANNOUNCES EMPLOYEES FOR DECEMBER

Charlotte Public Schools is pleased to announce that Mr. David Talik has been selected as the Support Employee and Ms. Kristin Toadvine as the Certified Employee of the month for the month of December 2016.
December 2016 Employees of the Month: Full Story →

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MASTERING THE M IN STEM

Mathematics Pentathlon® and has received national recognition over the years for its scale and quality of programs and mentorships within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); a program of choice from winners of the White House Science Fair and the US2020.
Mastering the M in STEM: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY LIBRARY-JANUARY 2017 NEWS

STORY HOUR: Children who are at least three years old and less than five years old on January 1, 2017. Parents leave their child for Story Hour after signing in, but they must remain in the library proper. Activities include stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft.  Group size is limited and pre­registration is necessary.  Sign­up is now. Free. 
Charlotte Community Library-January, 2017: Full Story →

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JANUARY COMMUNITY OUTREACH HIGHLIGHTS

GET A FREE RADON TEST THIS MONTH. High levels of radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that increases your risk of lung cancer, are expected in 1 in 8 homes in Michigan. January is Radon Action Month, and BEDHD is offering free do-it-yourself radon test kits to residents of Barry and Eaton counties. See the http://bit.ly/2iEjF6c for a list of locations throughout the counties where you can get yours!
January Community Outreach Highlights: Full Story →

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CHS AND OLIVET COLLEGE ANNOUNCE INSURANCE PARTNERSHIP

On Monday, December 12th, Dr. Maria Davis, provost and dean at Olivet College, presented a new partnership to the Charlotte Public Schools Board of Education. As part of this new collaboration, students enrolled in Charlotte High School’s Insurance and Risk Management II class will have the opportunity to earn three college credits from Olivet College, a national leader in insurance education.
CPS & Olivet College: Full Story →

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5 Minutes Tops Brings Youth Entrepreneurship to Downtown Charlotte

On January 26th, downtown at The Hall, youth entrepreneurs in Charlotte will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to real investors to secure funding for their business ideas. The 5 Minutes Tops pitch competition, started by Eaton RESA’s Lucas Schrauben, allows students to present their ideas to a panel of business leaders, who then decide how to divide up funds generated by local business and organizations to the entrepreneurs.
5 Minutes Tops: Full Story →

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FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES KRISTIN HAYES

Charlotte Public Schools would like to welcome Kristin Hayes as a member of the Food Service Department at the Middle School and Upper Elementary. Kristin has lived in Charlotte for two years with her son Gavin and daughter Jewel.
Food Service New Employee: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS THANKS BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS

Charlotte Public Schools would like to thank Mr. Mike Bruce, Mr. Dan Vanderstelt, and Mr. Andy Hazel, for serving the students and staff as members of the Board of Education. Their dedication to our school and the community has been greatly appreciated. We wish them the very best as their term ends on December 31, 2016.
Board of Ed Member thanks: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

PRE-LABOR DAY START FOR 2017-18 - APPROVED

In November, I shared that the Eaton Regional Educational Services Agency (ERESA) submitted an application request on behalf of the five Eaton County area schools - Charlotte, Grand Ledge, Eaton Rapids, Maple Valley and Potterville, seeking a waiver to start the 2017-2018 school year before Labor Day. Also shared previously is that all of the Eaton County schools are in agreement with seeking the waiver for 2017-2018 which includes the potential for a common five (5) year Pre-Labor day calendar that takes it out to 2021-2022.
Pre-Labor Day Start for 2017-18 – Approved: Full Story →

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