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JOIN US FOR BOND PRESENTATIONS

Join Us for the upcoming Bond Presentations on April 23rd @ 5:30 PM at the Eaton Area Senior Center, 804 S. Cochran and May 2nd @ 5:30 PM at Fay’s Evelyn Bay Coffee Shop, 134 S. Cochran.
Both events are open to all community members, parents, staff, and students. Bond Vote will be May 7th, 2019
Stay in the Know. Visit us online! CPSBOND2019.COM
Bond Presentations Flyer in .pdf format →

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REVISED STUDENT CALENDAR FOR APRIL-JUNE, 2019

Please see the link below for the revised student calendar for April through June 2019.
Charlotte Public Schools will revert to the original 2018-2019 calendar if the Governor signs into law additional ‘forgiven’ school days that covers our cancellation overage.
This adjusted calendar does not change the date of graduation or the seniors’ scheduled last day of attendance.
April-June Amended Calendar in .pdf format →

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ORIOLE PRIDE DAY VIDEO

Please watch our video on Oriole Pride during Oriole Pride Day at Charlotte Public Schools. Our Pride is EVERYWHERE. On Friday, March 22, CPS students and staff celebrated their successes and showed their Oriole Pride.
Oriole Pride Video in Youtube format →

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CHARLOTTE WELCOMES GIRLS ON THE RUN

This spring, Charlotte welcomed Girls on the Run! This program is for girls in 3rd-5th grade at Charlotte Public Schools. Our group of 14 girls are coached by, Allie Wilcox (2nd grade teacher at Washington Elementary) and Sheila Queener (4th grade teacher at Charlotte Upper Elementary). Girls on the Run is a program that inspires girls to understand their limitless potential and build healthy relationships while creatively integrating running.
WA Girls on the run article in .pdf format →

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POSITIVE TEACHING AT CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY

Charlotte Upper Elementary has been very excited to start several programs designed to help students be successful socially, and help them take control of their emotions. Programs like Second Step, PBIS, Michigan Model for Health, and speakers like Basketball Jones and the Kindness Campaign all focus on helping students get along and feel good about themselves.
CUE Positive Teaching article in .pdf format →

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CHS HONORS CAAC SENIOR SCHOLAR ATHLETES

The Charlotte Public Schools Athletic Department is proud to announce their 2019 Senior Scholar Athlete list. The Capital Area Activities Conference every year recognizes 10 senior athletes from each of the 19 CAAC schools. These senior athletes have earned at least two varsity letters and have the highest GPA in their class among athletes. This year’s list is all young ladies who have shown excellence both on the field of competition and in the classroom. This year’s CHS senior honorees are:
Lauren Anderson, Ashley Beck, Mackenzie Bleisch, Riley Cantwell, Madyson Conklin, Emma Eddy, Caroline Jones, Sophia Lupini, Lauryn Moubray, and Lauren Wietzke.
CAAC Scholar Athletes article in .pdf format →

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CHS SENIORS MAKING AN IMPACT

Each year, the Senior Class at Charlotte High School completes service projects that benefit the Charlotte community. As one of this year’s projects, a group of students with the help of Ag Mechanics teacher Nick Thompson, created decorative, metal lawn ornaments. Using the Agricultural Science Department’s plasma cutter they cut the Oriole head and welded a metal post to it. They finished it off by painting the entire lawn ornament.
Senior Impact article in .pdf format →

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CHS’S THORNE SIGNS WITH OLIVET COLLEGE

Charlotte High School senior, Jarrett Thorne, has decided to continue his wrestling and academic career at Olivet College. Jarrett was very accomplished in his time as an Oriole. He was a captain for two years, received All Conference honors all four years, a state qualifier in 2018, and is supporting a 3.54 GPA.
Thorne Signing article in .pdf format →

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ORIOLE CORNER

Guest columnist: Ms. Laura Lezotte,
Special Education Director

CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENT SERVICES: The ‘behind the scenes’ supports that benefit students, staff and our community.
Many of us can identify the successes of Charlotte Public Schools beyond our academic endeavors: sports, band, vocal choir, arts, leadership camps, STEM competition and several clubs that offer students the opportunity to grow in a variety of ways. Caring PTOs, Boosters and supportive community businesses work hand in hand with our schools providing resources for success. But there are also programs that work to support students on other, very significant levels. Charlotte Public Schools provide emotional and behavioral support, and in addition, provide services outside of school that assist students and their families to effectively engage in school.
Oriole Corner: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CPS STUDENTS EXPLORE FIRE SCIENCE

On March 26, 2019, fifteen Charlotte High School students, along with other area students, attended a Fire Science Exploration Day put on by the Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center and the Charlotte, Grand Ledge and Delta fire departments. These students spent the day touring our local fire departments, talked to and asked questions of the local fire chiefs, learned about the profession and its demands, job outlook and benefits.
Fire Science article in .pdf format →

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STEWART RECEIVES STATE FFA AWARD

Katharine Stewart from the Charlotte Middle School FFA (Future Farmers of America) competed in the junior high public speaking contest at the state FFA leadership competition held March 6, 2019 at Michigan State University. She received a silver state award for her 6 minute speech on The Ethics of Showing Animals. She had previously won gold awards at both the local and regional level. Congratulations Katharine! Go Orioles!
Stewart FFA Award article in .pdf format →

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CPS STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CAREER EXPLORATION EVENT

On Friday, April 26, all Charlotte Public School’s seventh and ninth grade students will have the opportunity to attend the MiCareerQuest Capital Area conference at the Lansing Center. This is a career exploration event for students to better understand career opportunities in our area. Students will have the opportunity to experience different careers in multiple industries, work with the tools and technology of the trades, talk with experts from the region’s high demand industries and walk away with practical knowledge of today’s workplaces.
MI Career Quest article in .pdf format →

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SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH COMMUNITY FORUM

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Parents and Community Members, we want your input on the qualities, skills and abilities you would like us to look for in the next Superintendent candidate!
You are invited to please join us at one of the following community forums:
Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. at the High School Media CENTER
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m. at the High School Media CENTER
If you plan to attend, it would be appreciated if you RSVP by emailing: contactus@charlottenet.org
Community Forum Announcement in .pdf format →

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KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

Kindergarten Orientation is on March 6th. Time: 6-7pm @ CPAC. Expect a Galewood Staff Presentation, Day in the Life of a Galewood Kindergartener & Enrollment packets will be available.
Kindergarten Open House will be April 11th & May 16th Time: 6pm @ Galewood. There will also be an open house on May 28th from 2-3pm @ Galewood.
On Site Hearing/Vision Screening will be May 8th & 16th by appointment only @ the Central Office Board Room. Parents are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the registrar to submit paperwork. Schedule appoints by visiting https://www.charlottenet.org/student_enrollment.html under Quick Links.
Kindergarten Enrollment Flyer in .pdf format →

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ORIOLE CORNER

Richard Ames, Interim Superintendent of Charlotte Public Schools

It is indeed an honor to serve Charlotte Public Schools as your Interim Superintendent. My service will continue until a permanent administrator is in place. The target for the transfer of leadership is in July. In the meantime, the Board has done a great job identifying priorities for me during my tenure here.
One of the priorities identified for my service is assisting with the Superintendent search and aiding the new leader’s transition to the school district and community.
With all of the great things happening K-12, the tremendous opportunities for students in this District, as well as the outstanding community pride and support, Charlotte will attract a number of highly qualified people for this post.
In Session with the Interim Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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LITTLE BITS ENHANCE LEARNING

The Dart Foundation recently awarded Parkview Elementary School a grant to purchase a classroom set of Little Bits Building and Coding Blocks. These Little Bits make it easy for students to engage in design and modeling using a block style piece combined with electrical circuits to build a programmable device. The kits contain parts that are stored in an organized wall mount and the pieces snap together with ease with no tool required.
Parkview Little Bits in .pdf format →

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MORGAN SEAVOLT SIGNS WITH ADRIAN COLLEGE

Morgan Seavolt, a senior at Charlotte High School, started her cheerleading career with the Charlotte Junior Oriole Program in elementary school. She is a four-year varsity letter winner in both Varsity Sideline and Varsity Competitive Cheer. Morgan has received several awards during her high school career, including All Academic League honors all four years of high school. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is on the honor roll. Morgan has decided to further her athletic and academic career by signing with the Acrobatic and Tumbling Team at Adrian College.
Morgan Seavolt in .pdf format →

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CMS – ONE BOOK ONE SCHOOL

On Wednesday, March 13, Charlotte Middle School held a movie screening of Holes to conclude the One Book, One School initiative. All 8th grade students at CMS received a copy of Holes by Louis Sachar and all 8th grade parents were offered copies of the book as well. Students participated in “Drop Everything and Read” time and answered trivia questions regularly about the book. At the movie screening, students could choose from Holes-themed snacks including “Kissing Kate Barlow’s Spiced Peaches,” “Onion Sam’s Onion Dip,” and “Diggin’ Dirt Pudding.”
CMS One Book One School in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE BUSINESS STUDENTS EARN MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified students. Earlier this month, CHS students took the MOS PowerPoint 2016 certification exam, and 18 students successfully passed certification. The MOS program is an industry-recognized, standards-based program for validating Microsoft Office skills. These students are in Computer Applications class taught by Mrs. Tina VanSyckle, which has prepared them to pass this special certification test.
CHS MOS Certification in .pdf format →

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BRENDAN SINE COMMITS TO OLIVET COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Charlotte High School senior, Brendan Sine will be continuing his academic and athletic career this upcoming fall when he joins the Olivet College Football Program. Sine has been a three-year varsity football player with the Orioles and has filled multiple roles over those years. This past fall Sine was the starting running back and inside linebacker along with handling all of the placekicking and punting responsibilities.
B. Sine commits to Olivet in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNOUNCES INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT

At a special Charlotte Public Schools Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, the Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Mr. Richard Ames as Interim Superintendent. He will lead the District while an extensive search is completed for our next permanent Superintendent.
Mr. Ames has twice previously served as Interim Superintendent for school districts in central Michigan after retiring as Superintendent for Hillsdale Community Schools in 2010.
Interm Superintendent Announcement in .pdf format →

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EMILY WHATLEY, MSUFCU’S STAND OUT STUDENT

Congratulations to CHS Senior Emily Whately! Emily will be featured as MSUFCU’s Stand Out Student of the week this Friday on WILX. Her segment will air in the 6am News, Today Show, and 5pm News. We hope you get a chance to tune in or set your DVR. #OriolePride
Emily Whatley in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADING WINS ACADEMIC ALL STATE TEAM AWARD

The Competitive Cheerleading Coaches Association of Michigan announced individual and team All State Academic Awards. The Charlotte High School competitive cheer team is the Division 3 Academic All State Champions. With a collective 3.709 grade point average (GPA), the Orioles edged out runner up Grosse Ile‘s collective GPA of 3.655. “It’s a great honor for our team and for our school,” Charlotte head coach Yvonne Ridge said. “It shows that Charlotte High School administration, teachers and coaches make a conscious effort to really emphasize the academic side, as well as the athletic side.”
CHS Competitive Cheer Academic All State in .pdf format →

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DONATION FOR STRUGGLING FAMILIES AND O-BOTS PLAYOFF RESULTS

We would like to thank Thrive Church for their donation of $150 to help some of our struggling families cover their food service debt. Thank you for supporting the students of Charlotte!
Also, congratulations to the CHS O-Bots! This past weekend, they finished with a record of 6-5-1 and were a part of the 5 seed alliance in the playoffs. It was a very successful first competition for the team. If you would like to see the team in action, their next competition is March 22 and 23 at the Grand Valley State University Fieldhouse. #OriolePride
OBOTs & Donation in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL NJHS ATTENDS SUMMIT @ U OF M

On Tuesday, March 5, the officers of Charlotte High School National Honor Society and Charlotte Middle School National Junior Honor Society traveled to the University of Michigan to participate in a state summit of NHS and NJHS members. They discussed leadership, social justice, communication, and how to create a positive culture and climate within their schools.
CMS NJHS Summit in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL HONORS STUDENTS

On Wednesday, February 20, Charlotte Middle School held a ceremony to recognize Students Performing on Target (SPOT). One of their teachers nominates a student because they were performing on target, but also because they help their classmates, have excellent behavior, and often participate in activities in and out of the classroom.
CMS SPOT in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVES LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION IN MARZANO HIGH RELIABILITY SCHOOLS

Bloomington, Ind., [February 20, 2019] — Charlotte High School is pleased to announce the achievement of Level 2 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™. Level 2 certification means Charlotte High School has established “Effective Teaching in Every Classroom,” which focuses on the responsibility of both school leaders and teachers in ensuring high-quality instruction.
CHS HRS Level 2 in .pdf format →

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LETTER FROM CALEB BUHS, BOARD OF EDUCATION

Superintendent Mark Rosekrans informed the CPS Board of Education this morning that he would be departing the district to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. We would like to extend our appreciation to him for his 25 year of service to Charlotte Public Schools and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
The CPS Board of Education will immediately begin the search for a proven leader that can continue the positive momentum at Charlotte and inspire the very talented and dedicated employees of the district.
Letter from C. Buhs in .pdf format →

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