Mark Rosekrans

October 24, 2017

From Fall to Winter: Student Events and Opportunities Continue

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

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.

The fall season had students involved in golf, football, swimming, volleyball, marching band, soccer, cross country and tennis. All teams had success with some standout individual performances. The marching band did very well at their festivals this year and of course had the new uniforms on display. Congratulations to all of the students that participated in fall sports or in marching band. Your outstanding effort and dedication to your school and community are appreciated.

Our Band Boosters and Athletic Boosters (parents and volunteers) spend countless hours working concessions, fundraising and assisting students involved in the various programs with not only financial support but also, with coordination of the programs for their continued success and effectiveness. Our Boosters are a critical element to our student’s success.

The fall season was highlighted by Homecoming, followed by the fireworks display on October 13th. Both are exceptional community events that I believe were enjoyed by all. The fireworks generated many positive comments with interest in continuing them in future years.

The fall musical “the Addams Family” is coming to the Charlotte Performing Arts Center on November 2nd – 4th at 7:00 PM and on Sunday, November 5th at 3:00 PM. Get your tickets in advance at the CPAC box office. You may also purchase tickets at the door on the day of the performance for $15.00. Students at both the Middle School and High School are participating.

Winter activities will begin very soon. Winter sports that include wrestling, basketball, swimming, bowling and competitive cheer are available for students to participate in. Team meetings and tryouts will happen soon, so please check with the athletic office for start-up information. The Flight Club and pep band have a strong presence at the winter athletic events and concert season will be underway for the band and choir programs. Many performances will occur over the next few months.

Opportunities are provided for our students that align with their interests. And as I have said previously, it is my hope students get involved and have fun with their classmates. As a community, it is also my hope that you will come out and support our students in the winter events, activities and happenings.

Go Orioles! Oriole Pride!