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THE SOMMER FAMILY

Oriole Pride runs deep in the Charlotte community. Join us through a series of videos that highlight the positive role that Charlotte Public Schools plays in our community by providing a culture of academic excellence, variety of extracuirricular opportunities for students, and the opportunity for post-secondary success. In this video, the John and Reba Sommer share about their family's experiences at CPS! #OriolePride
Reba & Jon Sommer: Full Story →

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COMEDY LEGENDS THE SECOND CITY COMING TO CHARLOTTE

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater arrives at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center at 7:00 pm with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more--
Chicago's Second City Theater: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

Goal setting

For the past few years I have strongly encouraged students at the start of the school year to set goals. This year is no different. With the school year now into its fifth week, it is time for students to set their goals if they have not already done so.
Goal setting is one of the most important activities a student should do. Educationally, you should be setting goals in each of your content subject areas.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CHS PREPARE FOR MILITARY SERVICE

Recruiters from the United States Armed Forces came to Charlotte High School on Thursday, September 14, for senior project day. Sergeants Dornan and Sharp from the United States Army and Petty Officer Wong from the United States Navy spoke with CHS seniors who are interested in joining a branch of the military. The main topics of the day were opportunities that the military affords students, preparation and practicing for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. All of the students were able to take a pre-test to determine their strengths and weaknesses so that they can continue focused study for the ASVAB and/or PiCAT test that will be given in December.
Military Recruiters: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL REMEMBERS POW-MIA

Before school on the morning of Friday, September 15, members of the Charlotte High School Vietnam Veterans Roundtable Committee adorned the area around the Memorial Stone by the flag poles on State Street. Later in the day the Charlotte High School Vietnam Veterans Roundtable Committee, student in the Lessons of the Vietnam War class, and students from Mrs. Hosek’s Current Issues class paused to remember those who never returned to American soil in all of our Nation’s wars. Senior Vietnam Roundtable Committee members Matthew Feighner and Isaac Potter raised the new POW-MIA flag at CHS
POW-MIA Day: Full Story →

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CPAC SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR 2017-2018 SEASON

The Charlotte Performing Arts Center relies on a staff of volunteers in order to provide exceptional customer service throughout the year. This staff of volunteers is seen in the forefront as our House Managers, Ticket Takers, and Ushers. You don't need any previous experience - we will teach you everything you need to know from the jargon and terminology of the theatre, to operations of our systems, protocol for our emergency procedures, and how to provide exceptional customer service to our audience and our artists.
CPAC Volunteer Training: Full Story →

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR UPCOMING CPAC EVENTS

The Charlotte Performing Arts Center is up and running for another season of must-see events!
Tickets are on sale now for several upcoming performances you won’t want to miss! The CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY BAND will perform 3 concerts at the Performing Arts Center this season: October 5, December 16, and April 21. On Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 pm, the MAPLE CITY VAUDEVILLE REVUE is sure to entertain audiences of all ages! THE SECOND CITY improv troupe comes to the performing arts center on Sunday, October 15 at 7:00 pm. On Saturday, December 9 at 7:00 pm, the WORLD CLASS CITY BAND takes the stage!
CPAC Season Announcement: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! Charlotte Public Schools Transportation Department would like to take the opportunity to share information with you about the service we provide to the students of CPS. This year, we have fifteen regular route buses and one LCC (Lansing Community College campus) bus. This year, we have fifteen regular route buses and one LCC (Lansing Community College campus) bus.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CHS ORIOLES VARSITY FOOTBALL BRINGS HOME ANOTHER WIN!

This past Friday, the Charlotte Orioles made their debut back into the Capital Area Activities Conference. The Orioles were on the road at Waverly High School. The Orioles earned their second victory of the year to push their record to 2-1 on the year and are currently tied for first place in the CAAC Red division.
CHS Football vs Waverly: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

WEYMOUTH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER ADDS EARLY HEAD START POSITIONS

For the last year and a half, Weymouth Child Development Center has housed a toddler classroom with 8 Early Head Start slots that provide free quality childcare to families who qualify. Families receive services, resources, meals, and quality care when they otherwise would not be able to access it. Early Head Start provides early educational experiences to children birth to age 3 to enhance a child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development and school readiness. The program strives to encourage parents to work to hand-in-hand with staff to meet family goals and reach their fullest potential.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CHS STUDENT SEMIFINALIST IN INTERNATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST

Charlotte High School student, Senior Mackenzie Baum, was recently recognized for her writing by earning a Semifinalist spot in the 2017 The Fountainhead Essay Contest. This annual contest is open to students around the world.
Mackenzie Baum: Full Story →

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WHAT DOES MEDICAID MEAN TO EATON COUNTY

What is Medicaid?

  • Medicaid is the nation’s public health insurance program for people with low income. Most enrollees lack access to other affordable health insurance.
  • Medicaid covers a broad array of health services and limits enrollee out-of-pocket costs.
  • Medicaid is the principal source of long-term care coverage for Americans.
  • In Michigan, Medicaid is managed by the State of Michigan and is funded by the state (27%) and federal (73%) governments.
  • This report contains the most current publicly available data, as of August 24, 2017.

Medicaid: Full Story →

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BARRY-EATON COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

A study published by the JAMA Pediatrics medical journal in July used mathematical models to examine the public health and public sector economic impacts of a 5% decrease in MMR vaccination due to vaccine hesitancy (not vaccinating due to nonmedical and personal beliefs). The results of this study showed that a decrease of this size would lead to three times as many measles cases per year in the 2- to 11-year-old age group and to a $2.1 million increase in public sector costs.
September Highlights: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Tickets onsale ONLINE September 16th at 9:00 a.m. Boxoffice sales begin September 18th at 9:00 a.m.
CPAC Events: Full Story →

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CHS STUDENTS THANK MEIJER OF CHARLOTTE

In order to provide notebooks and folders to all students in the CHS Freshman Academy and the English 10/Composition courses at Charlotte High School, Mrs. Becky Carter solicited donations from Meijer of Charlotte.
CHS Students Thank Charlotte Meijer: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

Start of the School Year Updates

We have started the new school year off in great fashion with students and families here at CPS. Following are some quick updates and reminders for our community:
  • There is no school on Friday, September 1st and Monday September 4th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. School resumes on Tuesday, September 5th.
  • Parents - make sure to turn in free and reduced lunch/breakfast paperwork ASAP!
  • Transportation services are going very well thus far. Any change to services takes time to be implemented into the driver’s route, so please be patient and understanding as timing will improve each day.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CHS ORIOLES SOCCER CAPTURES WIN

The Charlotte High School boys’ varsity soccer team earned their first win of the year on the pitch. The Orioles traveled to Ionia for an afternoon game before the varsity football game. In a tough competitive game the varsity team earned their first win of the year by beating the Bulldogs 3-1. The Orioles worked better as a team and then turned up the defense to keep the Bulldogs off the scoreboard to end the game.
CHS Boys Soccer: Full Story →

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CHS ORIOLES FOOTBALL BRING HOME THE WIN

The Charlotte High School Orioles have returned to the Capital Area Activities Conference after a three year hiatus. Charlotte started the season on the road against the Ionia Bulldogs. This is the 4th year of opening with Ionia. All four of the games have been full of their own heartbreak and joy.
ORIOLE Football: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE ELEMENTARY PBIS EXTENDS TO RIDING THE BUS

As part of the Parkview PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies) expectations, all students received from a Charlotte Public Schools bus driver, a lesson on how to ride a bus, what to do at a railroad, how to be safe when riding a bus, and received a special coloring book to take home with them to read with their parents.
Parkview Bus Safety: Full Story →

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DREAMS COME TRUE AT CHS

Charlotte High School senior, Rebekah Yeary, is fulfilling a dream of helping families learn to create healthy, nutritious meals on a budget. While in Miss Hudson’s Business Management 2 class last spring, Rebekah took an assignment to the next level, creating a community program, Seasoned to Thrive, and bringing it to life.
Dreams come true: Full Story →

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Lindsay Potter - CPS Parent and Local Business Owner

Hear why CHS and Weymouth parent Lindsay Potter feels Charlotte is the right fit for her family. #OriolePride
Lindsay Potter: Full Story →

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Eclipse Pictures taken at Charlotte Public Schools

On the first day of school, Charlotte students experienced a very special event: Eclipse, 2017
Solar Eclipse: Full Story →

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1ST DAY EXTRA SPECIAL AT PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY

The first day of school was very special with all Parkview Elementary students experiencing a solar eclipse for the very first time.  During the morning hours, students learned from their teachers about the different kinds of eclipse, how they are formed, and how often they can be seen by using a specially designed power point and the use of the NASA Live Link website.
Parkview Solar Eclipse: Full Story →

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Did You Know

Did you know...both elementary schools opened new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) science labs this Fall? Labs include the most up to date equipment and furnishings for students to experience hands on science activities using the scientific thinking process. #OriolePride
Did You Know?: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

Welcome New CPS Staff - Elementary Numbers Increase

As we start the new school year, we welcome new staff to our school district. Please allow me to introduce our new staff members to you:
  • Mr. Scott Martin – Washington Elementary-Principal
  • Mr. Scott Allen – Charlotte Upper Elementary-5th grade Teacher
  • Ms. Samantha Carroll – Charlotte Upper Elementary-5th grade Teacher
  • Ms. Jade Bowhall – Charlotte High School-Math Teacher
  • Ms. Mallory Blyth – Administrative Assistant in the Curriculum and Instruction office
  • Ms. Marisa Vulcano – Charlotte Upper Elementary-4th grade Teacher
  • Ms. Shelia Queener – Charlotte Upper Elementary-4th grade Teacher
  • Ms. Lillian Marshall – Parkview Elementary-Developmental Kindergarten (DK) Teacher
  • Ms. Nicole Brown – CUE/Middle School-Title and Creative Writing Teacher
  • Ms. Kristin Nickerson – Washington/Parkview-Encore Teacher
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CHS Drama to present The Addams Family in November

The Charlotte High School Drama Department has announced information meeting and audition dates for its upcoming fall musical, The Addams Family. Charlotte Public Schools students in grades 7 – 12 are invited to participate in the production this year.
Adams Family: Full Story →

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CHS LADY ORIOLE GOLF TEAM OFF TO GREAT START!

The first week of competition has started at Charlotte High School. We have had a very good start in girls’ golf. The team traveled to Jackson Northwest High school for an invitational.
Girls Golf: Full Story →

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Jason Vanderstelt Entrepreneur, Charlotte Alumnus

Interview with Jason Vanderstelt. He is a business entrepreneur who lives and works in Charlotte, Michigan. See how #OriolePride helped CHS alum Jason Vanderstelt start and grow businesses, and a family, right here in Charlotte.
Jason Vanderstelt video: Full Story →

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Charlotte Community Survey Summary

The Charlotte Community Survey was distributed through the CPS email list and through Facebook targeting. Specifically targeted towards Baby Boomers and Gen X, 25-60 years old, in the parent affinity group (with children 0 mos. to 18 years), and in the Charlotte area plus 10 miles. We received a total of 246 anonymous responses by August 7, 2017.
Community Survey Summary: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

Welcome Back Students and Staff

The 2017-18 school year starts on Monday, August 21, 2017. We are anxiously awaiting the start of the new school year and are ready to have some awesome educational experiences together.
Please let me share some information prior to the school year starting on Monday:
he Shepherd/Mikesell street intersection still remains closed and under construction. Please make sure you plan an alternate route to school or follow the recommended detour the City of Charlotte has in place. Add some extra time to your morning drop off routine as there is sure to be some traffic congestion due to the repair work as well as due to the natural start of the school year and families acclimating to getting around in the morning. It is also our understanding that the sidewalk in that area is closed. Students should walk along Henry St. and cross the pedestrian bridge over State St.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CPS Welcome Back Fall 2017 Newsletter

Welcome back students and families to the 2017-18 school year. Our shortened summer recess has gone by quickly and our new school year is fast approaching. There are several important items regarding the start of school and our district, so please allow me to share them with you.
Welcome Back Newsletter: Full Story →

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BARRY-EATON COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH
Getting children vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Whether they have a baby starting at a new child care facility; a toddler heading to preschool; a student going back to elementary, middle, or high school—or even a college freshman—parents should check their children’s vaccination records.
August Highlights: Full Story →

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CPS IS HIRING BUS DRIVERS

If you are interested in applying for any of our openings, please visit our website at www.charlottenet.org and complete an online application.
Must be a high school graduate.
Must have or be willing to obtain a CDL B with school bus and passenger endorsements and no air break restrictions. *Training provided for qualified candidates.
Must be able to pass the MDOT CDL physical.
Must attend beginning school bus driver classes within 60 days of hire date.
We're Hiring Bus Drivers: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

SCHOOL IS COMING! IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR PARENTS

First, for incoming kindergarten students, we need all of the required paperwork submitted to our District Registrar. The registrar’s office is located at the Charlotte Aquatic Center which is attached to the Upper Elementary/Middle School building. Along with all of the district required paperwork, parents will also need to provide immunization records (state law), and a birth certificate. Please make contact with the registrar at 541-5740 or access our district website for more information. By having your paperwork submitted early in August, additional anxiety and stress will be relieved and your kindergarten child will be prepared to start school for the first time on the first day.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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BARRY-EATON COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

PREVENT HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
Heat-related illnesses can be serious, and certain groups—including older adults, children, athletes, outdoor workers, and people with chronic medical conditions –are more at risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Thankfully, heat-related illnesses can often be prevented by following these tips: Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated, and Stay Informed.
July Highlights: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

WELCOME MR. SCOTT MARTIN-NEW WASHINGTON EL PRINCIPAL

On Monday evening June 12th, the Charlotte Board of Education officially approved Mr. Scott Martin as the new principal of Washington Elementary. Mr. Martin replaces Mr. Mark Short who is taking a new administrative position in another mid-Michigan school district.

In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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