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“FOR THE LOVE" OF MIDDLE SCHOOLERS!

Matt Maitland,
Guest Columnist, Charlotte Middle School Principal

For 13 years now, I’ve had the pleasure of being a middle school teacher and principal. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been told “you’re crazy” for choosing to work with this particular age group. With physical and cognitive changes, social pressures, and many other factors, the middle school years are arguably some of the toughest for children to navigate. On the other hand, they are developing a sense of increased independence, creativity, and sense of humor.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS, & DR BILL BARNES WERE RECOGNIZED BY GOVERNOR SNYDER

We are proud to announce that CPS, CHS, and Dr. Bill Barnes were recognized by Governor Snyder as a model district that is finding innovative ways to offer opportunities for students!!!!! Lots of work to do to move the Marshall Plan forward and it’s going to take all of us working together. #OriolePrid
Marshall Plan via Michigan.gov→

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CHS ORANGE AND BLACK FOR FEBRUARY 19, 2018

Love is in the air by Victoria Lansing, Christine Tokar, and Saige Peterman
Reporters
Here at CHS, we spread love and positivity. On Wednesday, February 14th, also know as Valentines Day, Candy Grams were being sold to show appreciation to friends and/or teachers. Additionally CHS’s finest teachers, Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Crossman were handing out cookies to students to spread positivity throughout the school.
CHS Orange and Black Newsletter: Full Story from the County Journal→

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CHS SENIORS GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY

One of the many senior project groups at Charlotte High School has decided to give back to the community by hosting a collection drive for hygiene products from February 20th-23rd at the high school. The home varsity basketball game on February 23rd at 7pm will be the conclusion of this project, where the students will collect any hygiene products that the community would like to donate.
CHS SENIORS GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS SENIOR HONORS MILITARY VETERANS

Matt Feigner, Charlotte High School senior and veteran coordinator for the CHS Vietnam Roundtable Committee, recently completed the Wall of Honor Project. This project recognizes those who paid the ultimate price of freedom in the Vietnam War by listing those killed in action or missing in action, and those who were killed in action from Michigan in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
CHS Vietnam Round Table: Full Story in .pdf format →

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MEEMIC FOUNDATION SUPPORTS CHS VIETNAM ROUNDTABLE

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the Charlotte High School’s Vietnam Roundtable Committee received a generous grant donation from the Meemic Foundation, Meemic Agent Mr. Larry Fisk of Charlotte. The check will be used to fund the 30th Vietnam Veterans Roundtable which will be held at the VFW#2406 Maple City Post in Charlotte.
CHS Vietnam Round Table: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE BOARD OF EDUCATION PLANS FOR FUTURE

The Charlotte Board of Education will hold its regular board meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Charlotte High School Lecture room. The community is invited to attend as the Board of Education will be considering several important items at their meeting.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER

You’ve heard the old saying “birds of a feather flock together”.“It’s fun, it’s hype, people have a good time,” explains Clayton Jones, member of the Flight Club. That’s not necessarily the case here at Charlotte High School. What does it take to be a member of the Flight Club? I’m assuming you need some energy.
Clayton says, “If you’re a student, we’ll take ya.” “We’re all one and I think that’s what’s really important, you know, inclusive of all classes and being one student body, said Lamont Aldridge, member of the Flight Club. “The energy is just awesome, I love it.”
CHS Fight Club: Full Story video link →

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BARRY-EATON DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

Pathways to Better Health is a free CareHub program that helps adults get access to community services that can help improve health, get linked with primary and preventive care, and reduce unneeded hospital visits. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria: be 18 years or older; have at least two chronic health conditions (e.g., asthma, diabetes, depression, heart disease); have or be eligible for Medicaid, the Healthy Michigan Plan, and/or Medicare; and live in Eaton, Barry, Ingham, Clinton, Gratiot, Montcalm, or Ottawa counties.
Community Highlights: Full Story in .pdf format →

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SENATE TESTIMONY REGARDING PROPOSED LEGISLATION HB 4315-4318

Dr. Bill Barnes, High School Principal, Charlotte Public Schools

Any discussion around the Michigan Merit Curriculum must begin with the recognition that it is important to understand that it is valuable and essential, particularly from a social justice stand point, as it sets the baseline for a system that strives to guarantee that all students, from urban to suburban to rural school districts, have access to high quality, rigorous curriculum. Perhaps because of this overarching goal, conversations around flexibility within the MMC sometimes raise concerns about decreasing the rigor or watering down the expectations.
Senate Testimony: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS STUDENTS COMPETE AT REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

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 RLC: Full Storyin .pdf format →

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CHS FLIGHT CLUB-MHSAA TOP 9 STUDENT SECTIONS

Congratulations to the CHS Flight Club for being selected by MHSAA as a top 9 student section for the 3rd year in a row!! Let the competition begin! #OriolePride
https://secondhalf.mhsaa.com/All-News/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/6820/BOTF-Semifinalists-Accept-the-Challenge
FLIGHT CLUB: Full Story in .pdf format →

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BARRY-EATON DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soil and rock that can enter buildings through cracks and openings in foundations, floors, or walls. It is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. High levels of radon are expected in one out of eight homes in Michigan. In some counties, up to 45 percent of homes have had radon levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recommended “take-action” level.
Community Highlights: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS - 2018 WINTER UPDATES

Welcome back to students and staff from the holiday break. I hope everyone was able to spend time with family and friends during the holidays and get some well-deserved rest. Now that we have returned from break and enter 2018, I want to share some updates that are important as we enter the winter months of the school year.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CPAC CONTINUES ITS POPULAR ARTS FOR YOUTH ONSTAGE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

By Hollie Auten, guest columnist
Charlotte Performing Arts Center Supervisor

Experiencing live theatre (as an audience member or performer) can create special, lasting memories for people of all ages. With this in mind, the Charlotte Performing Arts Center is excited to continue its Arts for Youth Onstage Experience program for the 2017-2018 School Year. The program began in 2014, and since then nearly 150 kids have participated in one of the productions!
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE BUSINESS STUDENTS EARN MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified students from Charlotte High School. During November and December, students took the MOS Word 2016 certification exam, and 4 students successfully passed certification. The following students certified in Microsoft Word 2016: Aiden Myers, Dominic Wertz, Jacob Stambaugh, and Karson Klont.
CHS Business Students MOS Certification: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS PLANS STUDENT TRIP ABROAD

Charlotte High School students, and their parents, are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, regarding the Spring Break 2019 trip abroad. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in room 505 at the high school. The CHS trip abroad is planned for Puerto Rico and will be organized through EF Educational Tours.
CHS Trip Abroad: Full Story in .pdf format→

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THANK YOU SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS!

By Mark D. Rosekrans, Superintendent of Charlotte Public Schools>

January is School Board Recognition month and Charlotte Public Schools would like to join other districts across Michigan and thank each one of our district’s board members for their work and dedication to our students and community.
Showing appreciation for the important work of school boards should be a year-round process, but too often we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these men and women who represent us.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS ANGEL TREE

We have all heard that it only takes one voice, one action, and one person to make a huge difference. So just imagine what happened when a whole school came together to help some children in our community. Students from Charlotte High School took angel ornaments from a tree in the lobby of the school, went shopping and bought presents for a child, wrapped them, and brought them back to the high school.
CHS ANGEL TREE: Full Story in .pdf format→

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CMS CHEERLEADERS SEND HOLIDAY CHEER

The Charlotte Middle School competitive cheer team made cards for military personnel and families to receive over the holiday season. Head coach, Marissa Gordan, and the CMS competitive cheer team presented the cards to assistant football coach Tony Rodriguez.
CMS Competitive Cheer: Full Story in .pdf format→

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CHS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

The 2016-17 Charlotte High School girls varsity basketball team earned the Basketball Coaches Association Sportsmanship Award. This award is given out to the top 100 schools who show good sportsmanship on and off the court. The team’s head coach, Bill Newhouse, was presented the award along with current team members and last year’s team members. Superintendent Rosekrans, Dr. Bill Barnes, CHS/CEMC principal, and school board members Julie Kimmer and Ron Schultheis, were all there to honor the team. Congratulations ladies!
CHS Girls Basketball: Full Story in .pdf format→

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CPS BUS DRIVERS GIVE BACK

This year the Charlotte Public Schools’ Transportation Department participated in a variety of programs to help give back to the community. The staff collected new books for Bikers for Books, donated canned goods for “Stuff a Bus” to help restock the Helping Hands food pantry, and donated gifts to Guardian Angels Suitcases for Kids. The staff at CPS takes pride in their community and feel fortunate that they can give a little extra back during this holiday season.
CPS Bus Drivers: Full Story in .pdf format→

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CHS MITTEN TREE A SUCCESS!

The Charlotte High School Interact Club's annual mitten tree drive was a huge success! CHS students donated almost 450 hats, gloves, scarves, and mittens to the Charlotte community. Congratulations to Mr. Barker's first period class for donating the most items and winning the class competition. Thank you to everyone who donated! This is Oriole Pride.
CHS Mitten Tree: Full Story in .pdf format→

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CHARLOTTE BUSINESS STUDENT EARNS MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified student. On December 19, 2017, Caitlyn Martin took the MOS Word 2016 certification exam, and successfully passed certification. The MOS program is an industry-recognized, standards-based program for validating Microsoft Office skills. Caitlyn is in the Computer Applications class taught by Mrs. Tina VanSyckle.
Caitlyn Martin certification: Full Story in .pdf format→

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COMMUNITY MEMBERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

Charlotte Public Schools will be holding Community Engagement Sessions to bring into focus the needs and goals of the district regarding facilities and programs for the future. As a district resident, all community members are invited to share their views and ideas at these meetings, which are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on the following days. Please choose to attend one of the following sessions:

  • Thursday, January 11th CHS Lecture Room
  • Monday, January 15th CHS Lecture Room

Community Forums: Full Story in .pdf format→

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CHS VARSITY VOLLEYBALLTEAM EARNS ACADEMIC ALL STATE

The Charlotte High School varsity volleyball team received high honors as they were recognized as an "All-State Academic Team" with an overall grade point average of 3.925. Players include: Peyton Smith, Rylee VanPatten, Riley Wells, Alex Withey, Riley Wertz, Lauren Anderson, Taylor Lindsay, Hunter Wiecht, Brooke Reinbold, Sophie Lupini, Maleia Hale, and Maddy Beyerlein. Congratulations Lady Orioles!
CHS Volleyball Academic All State: Full Story in .pdf format→

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COLLABORATION BRINGS STUDENT WORK TO LIFE

In early November, Mrs. Jewell’s 4th grade class submitted original stories to Mrs. Rohlfs’s Charlotte High School drama class. The high school students read each story and gave written praise to the writers. Next, the drama class selected five stories to turn into short plays. The selected stories were “A Boy and a Dog,” by Hayden Sanders; “The Unlucky Penny,” by Brady Blair; “Lost in the Future,” by Blaze Monroe; “One Wish,” by Rylie Vinson; and “The Time You Had to Save Your Dad,” by Elijah Patrick
COLLABORATION COMES TO LIFE: Full Story in .pdf format→

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CHS STUDENT ATHLETES GIVE BACK

Members of the boys and girls varsity bowling teams at Charlotte High School spent their time last Saturday helping out Christmas Kiddies. They spent the morning wrapping gifts at the Charlotte Fire Station that will be delivered to many families in the community. This is a great example of the ways the Orioles give back to the community that supports them! #OriolePride
CHS Athletes Give Back: Full Story in .pdf format→

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INCREASING BREAKFAST PARTICIPATION

By Brian Latty, Food Service Supervisor, guest columnist

Your mother was right. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Eating a healthy breakfast is important for everyone, but especially for children and adolescents. According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem solving skills and eye-hand coordination.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format→

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ENROLL NOW FOR 2ND SEMESTER

SCHOOLS OF CHOICE
For students residing within the boundaries of Eaton Regional Education Service Agency and contingent intermediate school districts (105 and 105c). Unlimited spots available for all grades K-12. Application deadline ends January 19, 2018.
Our mission is to prepare your child to be tomorrow’s leader.
Schools of Choice: Full Story in .pdf format→

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IT'S A CHARLOTTE CHRISTMAS!

With the holiday season fast approaching, what better way to bring about the wonderful joy of Christmas than spending some time at Charlotte’s very own Bennett Park? December 23rd, Charlotte High School students and community members are hosting a fun-filled evening open to anyone and everyone! Between 4:00pm and 7:00pm, there will be fun for the entire family!
A Charlotte Christmas: Full Story in .pdf format→

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CHARLOTTE SCHOOL BOARD COMPLETES ANNUAL SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION

At their December 6 meeting, the Charlotte Board of Education completed the annual review of Superintendent Mark Rosekrans, unanimously agreeing that the chief of Charlotte Public Schools was an effective leader during 2017. An increase in student enrollment, removal of schools from Focus designation and a new two-year agreement with faculty all contributed to the effective designation.
Superintendent Evaluation: Full Story in .pdf format→

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CHS STUDENTS REGISTER TO VOTE

On December 6 2017, the Charlotte High School class of 2018 registered nearly 100 future voters on Senior Project Day. City Clerk, Ginger Terpstra, and her staff, Jessica Davidson and Nicole Lonyo, (all CHS graduates) visited CHS to register our students in preparation for election 2018.
CHS Voter Resistration: Full Story in .pdf format→

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HELP US STUFF THE BUS!

Please join the CPS students and staff as we come together to help those in need over the holidays. From now until December 21 we will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Helping Hands Food Pantry. When: Now through December 21
Where: Items can be dropped off to any CPS office during regular business hours or on December 21 from 4:00-6:00pm our bus will be parked at Courthouse Square to accept donations from the community.
Goal: Our goal is to collect 10,000 items.
Stuff the bus: Full Story in .pdf format→

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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.
The Grunch: Full Story in .pdf format→

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BOND STEERING COMMITTEE UPDATE

A bond steering committee was assembled this fall for the consideration of a bond proposal in November of 2018, and has now held four meetings. In the four meetings, the committee has been exposed to many areas of the buildings and the school district. We have shared items related to the high school, such as tennis courts, an auxiliary gym, and the FFA barn to name a few. Information was also shared relating to elementary buildings and spaces, i.e. enrollment increases at the lower elementary levels, the potential of reopening Galewood School, and the concept of removing the portable classrooms at both Washington and Parkview schools.

In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format→

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