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MAKING GOOD NUTRITIONAL CHOICES

Food Services Director Brian Latty presented to students in Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Toadvine, and Mr. Barker's English 9 classes about the importance of making good nutritional choices each day; "feeding" a healthy brain to optimize learning.
Food Services Food Choices: Full Story →

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AP ENGLISH CLASSROOM TRANSFORMS INTO PARISIAN SALON

Mrs. Schwarzbek's classroom was transformed into an elegant Parisian salon as AP European History students participated in an enlightenment simulation activity. Students were assigned roles, such as John Locke and Voltaire, and had lively discussion on various enlightenment topics.
AP English-Parisian salon: Full Story →

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WORLD CLASS CITY BAND KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON @ CPAC

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the World Class City Band will swing in the holidays for a special performance at 7:00 pm at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. Under the direction of John Dale Smith, the World Class City Band performs Big Band music with strong horns, a driving rhythm section, and the desire to take you back to the “Era of Swing”.
World Class City Band to Perform: Full Story →

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ORIOLE PRIDE SHOWN ON VETERANS DAY

This is what Oriole Pride looks like for Veterans Day. The Charlotte High School Kiwanis Key Club led by advisor Mrs. Cindy Hosek made Veterans Day banners for all students to sign and recognize the service of our local veterans at the VFW Maple City Post #2406 and Greenwalt-Flaherty American Legion Post 42. Students throughout CHS made over 300 Veterans Day cards to be sent along with the banners thanking our local veterans as well.
CHS Oriole Pride Veterans Day: Full Story →

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NEW MEMBERS INDUCTED INTO NHS @ CHS

91 students were inducted into the Charlotte High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society on Monday, November 13, 2017, at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. The ceremony was conducted by the National Honor Society officers: Krista Martinez, President; Bram Kineman, Vice President; Sara Smith, Secretary; and Samantha Thurman, Treasurer.
CHS National Honors Society Induction: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL 2017-2018 FALL SPORTS AWARDS

The 2017 fall season has come to a close for Charlotte High School. The student athletes had many accomplishments on and off the field. Many teams and individuals made their mark on the Lansing area for 2017. This is the first year that we have been back into the Capital Area Activities Conference as a full member. It has been a fall full of great competition with our red division counterparts: DeWitt, Haslett, Mason, St. Johns, and Waverly. We have enjoyed bringing back to life some of our old rivalries and continuing rivalries that will never die. The brown jug is back at home and we look to keep it for as long as possible.
CHS FALL Athletic Awards: Full Story →

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CHS GOLF TEAM EARNS ACADEMIC ALL-STATE

Congratulations to the Charlotte High School’s girls golf team on earning Academic All-State in Division III. The team had a combined GPA of 3.94 which was second in Division III and 8th overall in all divisions. The girls will be honored at the all-state banquet on December 2nd at Eagle Eye Golf Course. Team members are Chloe Williams, Jacey Craven, Lauryn Moubray, Lauren Crossman, and Lizzy Fisher. Go Orioles!
CHS Golf All Accademic: Full Story →

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THE GRUNCH: A NEW CHILDREN'S MUSICAL

Art for youth Onstage Experience Presents: The Grunch, A new Children's Musical for Charlotte Area youth in grades 4-8. Audition workshop will be on Tuesday, November 28th at CMS from 2:45-3:30 and at the CUE from 4:00 -4:45. Please meet in the CMS Cafetorium for auditions on Tusday, December 4th or Thursday, December 7th. CMS students 2:45-3:45 and CUE students 3:45-:4:45. Rehearsals: Mondays & Thursdays after school. Performance Dates @ CPAC: February 2 & 3 @ 7 p.m.
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CHS SENIOR MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Recently, Ashleigh Harris, a Charlotte High School senior, teamed up with Vicky Mennare, a volunteer of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Together they organized a successful Suicide Awareness Walk on the school track on the very rainy day in October, but the rain didn’t stop their mission! The walk was moved inside of the school and raised $306 with the combined efforts of 40 walkers, community donations, Vicky’s organizations sales, and Ashleigh’s raffle sales.
CHS Suicide awareness walk: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE BUSINESS STUDENTS EARN MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified students. During October and November, Charlotte High School students took the MOS PowerPoint 2016 certification exam, and eight students successfully passed certification. The following students certified in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: Aaron Boughton, Aiden Myers, Alexia Nelson, Dominic Wertz, Jacob Stambaugh, Jaydon Wiltse, Karson Klont, and Miles Slaughter.
Microsoft Office Certification: Full Story →

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ANNOUNCING CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

Charlotte High School is pleased to announce that an Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF) has been established to honor individuals, teams, coaches and community members worthy of such consideration. A committee has been formed which will oversee the induction of members to the newly established HOF.
Athletic Hall of Fame: Full Story →

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DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY FOUNDATION YOUTH LITERACY GRANT

Each year the Dollar General Literacy Foundation through their Youth Literacy Grant provides funds to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. This year, through the effort of Mrs. Kristen Toadvine, a Charlotte High School Special Education Teacher, Charlotte High School was awarded $1000 to purchase books for students.
Dollar General Grant: Full Story →

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THE ROLE CHS PLAYS IN PREPARING STUDENTS

Dr. Barnes, CHS/CEMC Principal, shares with the community the role CHS plays in preparing students for their future after CHS and the opportunities they have while attending school.
Dr. Barnes Testimonial Video: Full Story →

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WE’RE HIRING!! PARAPROFESSIONALS

Apply Online! Please visit our website at www.charlottenet.org/human_resources.html and complete an online application.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma.
  • Successful completion of paraprofessional testing and CPI training.
  • Previous experience with special education students is desired, but not required.
  • Meet any specific content area requirements.
  • Participate in trainings provided by CPS and any other trainings deemed necessary by the agency.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Previous experience with Cognitively Impaired students desired, but not required.
Para jobs: Full Story →

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WE’RE HIRING!! LIFEGUARDS

Job Description: Responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies. Customer service orientated.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age, or older
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • Pre-employment testing of lifeguarding skills and knowledge
  • Training is available for interested candidates
Lifeguards: Full Story →

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CUE PAWSIBILITIES

Wednesday, October 18, was an exciting day for Mrs. Kineman’s resource room at Charlotte Upper Elementary. The students were visited by Connie Friedly of Pawsibilities Rescue, her volunteer assistant Casey, and Pepper; a white rabbit with black markings. The students learned about the animal rescue facility and how to help the animals there. They discussed ways to raise animals responsibly and how to care for pets.
CUE Pawsibilities: Full Story →

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LEAF BURNING ALTERNATIVES

This autumn as leaves fall into your yard, consider doing something other than burning them. Burning leaves can have a negative effect on air quality due to the chemicals released during the burning process. This can irritate the eyes, noses, and throats of healthy people, but it can be much more harmful to small children, the elderly, and those with asthma or other lung/heart conditions. Leaf burning can also reduce visibility, create safety hazards, cause a nuisance, and create additional demands on local police and fire protection. Instead, compost leaves or mulch them with your lawn mower and leave them to fertilize your yard!
BEDHD Highlights: Full Story →

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CHS GOLFER LIZZY FISHER FINISHES STELLAR CAREER

Charlotte High School golfer, Lizzy Fisher, finished her stellar golf career at CHS by competing in the Division 3 state meet. She played at Forest Ackers West Golf Course at MSU and finished with a two day total of 192. She ranked 41st out of 108 golfers. Her legacy as a CHS golfer includes: two time state qualifier, 18-hole school record (79), 9-hole school record (37), three year All-Conference recipient, two year All-Academic recipient, two year MVP, and two years as team captain. Congratulations Lizzy on a great career! Go Orioles
Vetrans Day Concert: Full Story →

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CHS BANDS PRESENT 5TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO VETERANS

The Charlotte High School Concert and Symphony Bands will present their annual Veterans Day Concert on November 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. Now in its fifth year, this concert creates an opportunity for the Charlotte community to gather in recognition of the service and sacrifice of our armed forces veterans.
Vetrans Day Concert: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

FROM FALL TO WINTER: STUDENT EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES CONTINUE

It is hard to believe how fast the school year is going by. The extremely nice weather we have had in September and October has been outstanding for our fall student activities and events. However, now that the leaves on the trees are turning and fall activities ending, winter events will soon start to take shape.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CMS STUDENTS ATTEND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, twenty seven returning National Junior Honor Society members from Charlotte Middle School, along with Mrs. Piggott, Mrs. Christner, and Mrs. Jobson, attended a leadership conference by Josten’s Renaissance at The Breslin Center at Michigan State University. For more than 25 years, Jostens Renaissance has provided the framework and proven ideas to improve school climate and culture.
CMS Leadership Conference: Full Story →

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CHS BOOKSHELF PROJECT

When Charlotte High School student, Alex Lumbert heard that Mrs. Carter wanted more bookshelves for her classroom, he immediately transformed into a leader. After receiving permission from his teachers, Lumbert took action. Along with Josh Rammacher and several other students, Lumbert began taking measurements and determining what supplies would be needed for the project.
CHS Bookshelf Project: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE STUDENTS ATTEND MANUFACTURING DAY

By Student Columnist, Ashton Epkey

October 6, 2017, was National Manufacturing Day. The goal was to inform students of all the different opportunities in manufacturing. Several companies in Mid-Michigan joined together to send students from multiple schools to tour manufacturing companies, with a goal to get at least 1,000 students to attend. Charlotte High School visited two different manufacturing companies: Regional Steel Distribution Center, and Dart Container.
CHS Manufacturing Day: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE GYM CLASSES HAVE STUDENTS SHOOTING AND SCORING IN THE POOL

Students at Charlotte Middle School and Charlotte Upper Elementary have a unique opportunity to learn water skills in physical education classes. The curriculum received an infusion this semester with the help of an area water polo coach. Over the past several weeks Mitch Fountain of Spartan Water Polo Club has been working with school staff and leading students in water polo skills; planting the seeds for growth of the sport in the area.
Water Polo @ Aquatic Center: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY: OPENING THE GATE

Reading is a gateway skill that can open up a whole world of possibilities from being able to comprehend stories, to helping in science, social studies, and math.
This year the Charlotte Upper Elementary has put an increased emphasis on reading. We have tweaked our WIN (What I Need) system in order to offer additional reading support to more students.
In Session with Guest Columnist, Mark McGarry: Full Story →

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COURTNEY QUINN TESTIMONIAL VIDEO

Courtney Quinn is a Charlotte resident, Charlotte Middle School 7th grade teacher and proud CPS parent. In this video Courtney discusses the benefits of our community and the high quality education and services provided by Charlotte Public Schools
Courtney Quinn Testimonial Video: Full Story →

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CPS STUDENTS ATTEND SECOND CITY IMPROV WORKSHOP

Students at Charlotte Public Schools got a unique opportunity to learn improvisation techniques from members of The Second City on Tour during a special workshop at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 15. Lead by Second City members Allison Gates and Danny Catlow, the students learned improvisational warm-ups and worked together creating unscripted scenes and activities.
CPS Students attend Improv Workshop: Full Story →

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MEGAN GLEASON TESTIMONIAL VIDEO

Megan Gleason is a Charlotte resident and proud CPS parent. In this video Megan discusses her family's move to Charlotte, the benefits of our community and the high quality education and services provided by Charlotte Public Schools
Megan Gleason Testimonial Video: Full Story →

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CHS SENIOR GOLFER FINISHES 2ND IN CAAC RED DIVISION

Charlotte High School senior Lizzy Fisher finished second overall in the CAAC Red division. She shot an 83 at Forest Ackers East last Thursday to take second place overall in the very competitive CAAC Red league. In addition, she was named first team all-league. The Orioles finished fifth in the league as a team shooting a 414. The CHS varsity girls’ golf team is coached by Mr. Brent Crossman. Great job Orioles!
Girls Golf 2nd Place: Full Story →

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SUICIDE AWARENESS WALK

On October 11, 2017 there will be a suicide awareness walk at the CHS track from 2:35 p.m. til 4:00 p.m.
Walk entry fee is $2.00. Five dollar gift certificates will be raffled off during the event!
Enter the raffle for $1.00 at the event. All proceeds go to the American Federation for Suicide Prevention.

Suicide Awareness Walk poster: Full Story →

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U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS RETURN TO CPAC ON NOVEMBER 10

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 10 at 7:00 pm. The Jazz Ambassadors’ concert in Charlotte is sponsored by the Friends of Charlotte Performing Arts Center.
US Army Jazz Ambassadors: Full Story →

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CHS BUSINESS STUDENTS ATTEND FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Three members of the Charlotte High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) Charlotte Chapter attended the Fall Leadership Conference held at the Lansing Center on Monday, October 2, 2017. The student members attended seminars and workshops that will help lead the chapter to regional, state, and national competitions. Some of the business skills they learned included professionalism and corporate branding; teamwork and the value of taking risks; the importance of marketing; more than one way to problem-solve, and officer duties and responsibilities.
Leadership Conference: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

CPS FORMS A BOND STEERING COMMITTEE

Charlotte Public Schools has recently formed a bond steering committee. The committee will meet for the first time on October 11, 2017. Forming the steering committee is the next step in the planning process as we progress toward a potential November 2018 bond proposal. Although the Board of Education has authorized the district administration to continue working towards a November 2018 election, they have yet to approve the overall scope and financial parameter of a potential 2018 bond proposal.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR YEARLY FLU SHOT!

It’s important to get your influenza (flu) vaccine early in the season to protect yourself from illness. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccines can reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, and missed work and school, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year. This flu season, only injectable flu vaccines are recommended.
BEDHD Highlights: Full Story →

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BECKY CARTER WINS EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

An Eaton County educator known for leading the teacher collaboration for a Freshmen Academy program to help incoming students adapt to high school and for volunteering to teach academically challenged students and help them succeed has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.
The award winner, Becky Carter, teaches ninth and 10th grade English at Charlotte High School, which is part of the Charlotte Public Schools.
More on Becky Carter: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE HS STUDENTS VISIT MVHS COFFEE SHOP

Charlotte High School students enrolled in Business Management 1 course taught by Tina VanSyckle operate and manage the CHS Oriole Nest Café. On September 19, students traveled to Maple Valley High School Lions Café to participate in a work site visit to learn ways to improve the school coffee shop.
MCHS Liona Cafe: Full Story →

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CHS GOLFER HAS RECORD SETTING WEEK

On Tuesday, September 19, at the CAAC Red dual match with St. Johns at the Emerald Golf Course, CHS Senior golfer Lizzy Fisher shot a 37 which won the dual match but also tied the CHS record for lowest score ever on 9 holes.
Lizzy Fisher Golf Record: Full Story →

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CHS RAISES FUNDS FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS

On September 15, at the Charlotte vs. Dewitt football game, the Charlotte High School Relay For Life team raised over $1,000 for Childhood Cancer Awareness. 180 Childhood Cancer awareness t-shirts were sold. The CHS band and flag corp, cheerleaders, football players and Flight Club all wore gold cancer ribbons, shoelaces, bows, flags, and beaded necklaces to show support for the cause. Thank you Charlotte High School, Charlotte Relay For Life Committee, and the community for helping raise $1,054.34 for Childhood Cancer Awareness! Go Orioles! #OriolePride
Childhood Cancer Game: Full Story →

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TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR CHS DRAMA PRODUCTION OF THE ADDAMS FAMILY

The Charlotte High School Drama Department is hard at work rehearsing for its fall musical, The Addams Family. For the 4th year, the musical is under the direction of Hollie Auten. Mrs. Auten is the Facility Supervisor and Box Office Manager at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, and has extensive directing experience working with The Revue Children’s Theatre in Nashville, as well as directing the Summer Musical Theatre Camps in both Charlotte and for The Revue.
The Addams Family Performances: Full Story →

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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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