image of vision logo
image of Bond Goals flyer

image of public_bids icon
image of the about_cps_icon
image of our student_enrollment icon
image of CPS Bond icon
facebook logotwitter logo


Calendar of Events

District Summary Calendar dates

2018-2019 School Calendar
5 YEAR COUNTY WIDE CALENDAR 2017-2020
image of the ok2say logo

OK2SAY

Current Events

an image of Message from the Superintendent icon

CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL PROUD OF AGRICULTURAL ROOTS

Guest Column By William Barnes, Principal Charlotte High School

Charlotte High School is increasingly becoming known locally and across the state for its programs designed to help students prepare for life after high school. One of the oldest and most recognizable pieces of this driving philosophy is the Charlotte High School Agri-Science program. CHS is home to Michigan’s oldest, and one of the most well-known and well respected, Future Farmers of America chapter. Each year 12-15 FFA members have Supervised Agriculture Experience projects, showing pigs that are housed in the current agriculture facility. These swine projects help students earn money, gain real life experience, and allow them to be eligible for articulated credit at Michigan State University.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of bash the trash poster

COME "BASH THE TRASH" WITH US AT CPAC"

The Charlotte Performing Arts Center is excited to present the Bash the Trash: Recycling Remix on Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 PM.
Bash the Trash builds, performs and educates with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials. They combine science, music and environmental awareness through their performances, programs and social initiatives, always focusing on how art and science work together.
Bash the Trash: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Jarrad Epkey as Harold Hill

CHS DRAMA PRODUCTION OF THE MUSIC MAN

The Charlotte High School Drama Department is hard at work rehearsing for its fall musical, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. When Harold Hill, a traveling con man, arrives in River City, Iowa, he convinces the locals to start a boy’s band by purchasing uniforms and instruments from him. Librarian Marian Paroo suspects Harold is a fraud, but holds her tongue. As Harold begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping town.
CHS Presents the Music Man: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of CMS Leadershp Conference

CMS STUDENTS ATTEND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

On Wednesday, October 10, the returning members of the Charlotte Middle School National Junior Honor Society traveled to Okemos High School to participate in a leadership conference hosted by Jostens. Our middle school students worked with students from other area schools to brainstorm ways to improve the culture and climate within their school buildings.
CMS Leadership Conference: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Oriole Pride poster for Oct 19

ORIOLE PRIDE

Join us for a fun filled game night on Friday, October 19th

  • Pre-Game
  • Senior Athlete Recognition
  • Oriole Football vs Hastings @ 7:00 pm
  • Half-time with the CMS & CHS Marching Bands
  • Post-Game with the CMS & CHS Marching Bands
  • FIREWORKS

October 19th Oriole Pride Event: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of athletics logo

CPS ATHLETIC IMPROVEMENTS

On Tuesday, November 6, Charlotte Public Schools will be asking the community to vote on a bond for improvements and renovations to our schools. A portion of the bond money would go toward athletic facility improvements. The following are a few of the athletic facility improvements that if approved, will be included in the bond:
The first improvement will help to build eight (8) tennis courts for our high school tennis program. Charlotte is one of three schools in the greater Lansing area that does not have their own tennis courts.
Athletic Improvements: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of leadership team

CHS BUSINESS STUDENTS ATTEND FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Two members of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Charlotte Chapter attended the Fall Leadership Conference held at the Lansing Center on Friday, October 5, 2018. 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. Business Professionals of America is today’s students, tomorrow’s business professionals. President Karson Klont and vice-president Janessa Emery, attended the conference as representatives from Charlotte High School.
FLC Leadership Conferrence: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Message from the Superintendent icon

CPS TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

Guest Column By Kathy Vance, CPS Transportation Supervisor

In the State of Michigan there are approximately 16,000 school buses on the roads every day, that travel nearly 900,000 miles per day carrying around 700,000 students. To get students where they need to go it requires about 350,000 stops per day. Locally, here in Charlotte, we have a fleet of 22 buses that travel approximately 2,125 miles per day. These buses make 894 stops two times a day, and move 1,693 students around our district which does not include extra trips. Last year we drove 292,445 miles accident free!
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Candidate Forum logo

CHS HOSTS CANDIDATE FORUM

Charlotte High School would like to welcome the community to attend their Eaton County Candidate Forum. The forum will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2018, in the Charlotte High School lecture room. Starting at 7:00pm, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from candidates from the 71st State House District, the 24th State Senate District, and the 65th State House District. We encourage community members to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about important topics that will influence the future of our community, state, and nation.
Candidate Forum: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Kathleen Warriner

CHARLOTTE BAND/CHOIR PROGRAM EXPANSION

Ms. Kathleen Warriner is the new Charlotte Middle School choir and band teacher, hired just prior to the start of this school year. She is very happy to be teaching the CMS choir program, along with working with beginning bands up through assisting with the Charlotte High School marching band. She previously worked at Tekonsha Community Schools, where she taught K – 12 music including band, choir and all elementary music classes.
Kathleen Warriner: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Rhythm Society Orchestra group

CPAC ANNOUNCES DINNER & SHOW PACKAGE FOR RHYTHM SOCIETY ORCHESTRA ON OCTOBER 13TH

The Charlotte Performing Arts Center is excited to present the Rhythm Society Orchestra on Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 PM. Make it a special night out with a pre-show dinner served at the Eaton Area Senior Center beginning at 5:30 PM.
Based in the Detroit area, RSO is a 15-piece dance band specializing in true vintage swing music and authentically re-creating the sights and sounds of the big band era. Their sound is heavily influenced by Count Basie and Harry James.
Rhythm Society Orchestra: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of MOS Certification group

CHARLOTTE BUSINESS STUDENTS EARN MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified students at Charlotte High School. On September 30, CHS students took the MOS PowerPoint 2016 certification exam, and 8 students successfully passed certification. The following students are now certified in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: Amiliana Argumedo, Osa Ounsombath, Andrea Rausch, Zak Conley, Chase Oversmith, Ben Stambaugh, Gabe Wertz, and Izick Garza.
MOS Certification: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Message from the Superintendent icon

ELIMINTATION OF THE PORTABLES AND SAFETY CONCERNS

Guest Column By Kim Caudell, Principal Parkview Elementary, Charlotte Public Schools

As the principal of Parkview Elementary, I have the pleasure of interacting with our students, their parents, other principals in the district and the wonderful teachers and staff of Parkview.
Lately the conversations have circled around the upcoming Bond Proposal details and how this will affect our students and staff. More specifically I’ve been asked about the portable situation and school safety.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Matt Larsen

CPS WELCOMES NEW BUS DRIVER

The Charlotte Public Schools transportation department would like to welcome Mr. Matt Larsen to the CPS team. Mr. Larsen and his wife Kendra live in Charlotte with their four children, ages 1, 8, 13, and 14. He is an Air Force veteran who started driving bus three years ago for Ionia Public Schools, and recently moved to Charlotte with his family. With a degree in technology, Mr. Larsen never thought he would be driving a school bus. He enjoys being a positive influence for the children on his bus and he finds that being a school bus driver is a very fun and rewarding career. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Larsen join us.
Matt Larsen: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Message from the Superintendent icon

OUR ROOTS START AT GALEWOOD EARLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Guest Column By, Stephen Chartier, Galewood Early Elementary Principal, Charlotte Public Schools

On October 28, 1951, the Board of Education as well as then Superintendent of Schools, Clark Muma, dedicated three elementary school buildings to the citizens of the City of Charlotte: Southridge, Washington and Galewood. Considered highly modern for the time, all three boasted classrooms outfitted with movable furniture, in-room drinking fountains, sinks, as well as glass-block clerestories which flooded the rooms with ambient light, and aided in air flow and circulation when open. The three buildings cost approximately $390,000 to construct, and took just over one year to complete.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Sharon Vannest

SHARON VANNEST JOINS GALEWOOD FAMILY

Charlotte Public Schools is pleased to welcome Mrs. Sharon Vannest, the newest member of our exceptional group of administrative assistants. Assigned to Galewood Early Elementary School, Mrs. Vannest joins the CPS family during an exciting time of forward and visionary thinking, as well as expansion.Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Sharon Vannest to Charlotte Public Schools!
Sharon Vannest: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Rachelle Tasket

TASKET JOINS CPS SPECIAL EDUCATION TEAM

Charlotte Public Schools (CPS) would like to welcome Mrs. Rachelle Tasket to the Oriole family as our Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) teacher at Galewood Early Elementary School.Mrs. Tasket grew up in Potterville, Michigan, and attended Central Michigan University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Education.
Rachelle Tasket: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Taylor Carew

TAYLOR CAREW JOINS THE PARKVIEW TEACHING STAFF

Taylor Carew has joined the Parkview Elementary teaching staff as a third grade teacher. Mrs. Carew received her education degree at Michigan State University and recently taught in Gaylord, Michigan.
Mrs. Carew was drawn to the area with her new husband due to the high expectations that Charlotte Public Schools has for both teachers and students.
Taylor Carew: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Message from the Superintendent icon

STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND MAINTENANCE IN SCHOOL FACILITIES

Guest Column By, Andy Czaika, Building and Grounds Supervisor, Charlotte Public Schools

As the building and grounds supervisor for the district, I see first-hand each day the impact that basic maintenance on our buildings and equipment has on the overall learning environment for the students. Most people have heard that there is a bond proposal on the November 2018 ballot. At the heart of the bond is learning environments, needed facility and equipment upgrades, safety and the need to update and maintain district assets.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Oriole Nest Shirts

CHS ORIOLE NEST

The Charlotte High School Orioles Nest 2018 Web Store is now live and will end 9/30/18 at 11:59 PM Order your Charlotte Orioles spirit wear today! Stop in to the Oriole Nest Cafe to pick up the QR code to view and order online.
Or go to, http://www.johnnymacs.com Click on the “Custom Team Store” Link and use the Pass Code (case sensitive): 8VQ73 *Please note that items will arrive up to 3-4 weeks after the close of the web store, not the date of your purchase.
Oriole Nest: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Bobby Hejnal

CHS WELCOMES MR. HEJNAL

Charlotte High School is happy to welcome Mr. Bobby Hejnal as an English teacher and yearbook advisor. Mr. Hejnal has served in many capacities as a long-term sub throughout the Charlotte school district. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Central Michigan University in 2011, and just recently completed coursework to add to his certifications. Mr. Hejnal has been a part of the CHS family for many years, and the staff and students are excited to have him on board as an official member of the staff.
Welcome Mr. Hejnal!
Bobby Hejnal: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Cameron Bramer

WELCOME CAMERON BRAMER TO CPS

Charlotte Public Schools is pleased welcome Mr. Cameron Bramer, who serves in the capacity of Student Support Specialist at both Galewood Early Elementary and Washington Elementary schools.
A native of Olivet, Michigan, Mr. Bramer brings with him vast knowledge and experience working with at-risk youth, some of which was gained while serving as a Behavioral Technician within a self-contained Emotionally Impaired (EI) classroom at Charlotte Upper Elementary (CUE).
Cameron Bramer: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Ashley Ancrile

NEW SECOND GRADE TEACHER JOINS THE PARKVIEW TEACHING STAFF

Ashley Ancrile has joined the second grade team as a new teacher at Parkview Elementary School. Ms. Ancrile graduated from Michigan State University with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Language Arts and Teaching and Curriculum. She taught previously at South Elementary School in Coopersville, Michigan.
Ms. Ancrile was drawn to Charlotte for the multiple opportunities offered to students to thrive in an educational setting.
Ashley Ancrile: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Athletic Hall of Fame logo

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

CHARLOTTE ATHLETICS 2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
TEAM RECOGNITIONS:

  • Football: 1956 and 1957 Charlotte Football Teams
  • CROSS COUNTRY: The 1940, 1968, and 1969 Charlotte Cross Country Teams
  • WRESTLING: The 1968 Charlotte Wrestling Team.

Individual Recognitions will be listed on the .pdf document. See link below.
Athletics Hall of Fame: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Dr. Barnes

WELCOME BACK! VIDEO

Welcome Back - Dr. Barnes
It was a great start to the school year. We always kick off with an opening day assembly where we talk with the students about what it means to have Oriole Pride and what it means to be a Charlotte High School student. I always look forward to creating all the opportunities for our students. From all of our college partnerships, this year we’ve expanded what we’re offering through Ferris State University.
Dr. Barnes, Welcome Back: Full Story in video format →

an image of Matt Maitland

WELCOME BACK! VIDEO

Welcome Back - Mr. Maitland, Charlotte Middle School
Excited for the students to be back to get in the swing of things. Our big, school-wide goal is all about engaging with the community. Not only telling them what’s up so they can get more involved, but the positive side of it, cultivating and fostering positive relationships with parents, with community organizations. So we’ve got a multi-tiered set of goals that encompass that specific initiative of engaging with the community. Our big slogan is Oriole Pride…
Matt Maitland, Welcome Back: Full Story in video format →

an image of Mark McGarry

WELCOME BACK! VIDEO

Welcome Back - Mr. McGarry, Charlotte Upper Elementary
As a principal, I’m really excited about…I don’t think I can pinpoint one thing to be honest. We have a lot of really great things going on. For the first time we’re offering health classes to our fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. We have brand new renovated build and design labs for STEM. We have a computer class that we’ve really begun to revamp.
Mark McGarry, Welcome Back: Full Story in video format →

an image of Kathy Vance

WELCOME BACK! VIDEO

Welcome Back - Mrs. Vance, CPS Transportation Department
I look forward to seeing the busses rolling out, seeing the drivers….it’s just the whole excitement. I started implementing PBIS, bus behavior programs for each school, where we take a bus, or two busses, and the drivers go to each school and they go through rules and expectations on the bus. It’s almost like a rolling classroom.
Kathy Vance, Welcome Back: Full Story in video format →

an image of Message from the Superintendent icon

BOND PROPOSAL PROCESS

To review where the Bond proposal process began and leading up to where we are now, last summer, construction professionals updated the district’s Facilities Assessment Report to verify already identified facility infrastructure needs, and to document any additional findings.

Taking their update into consideration, CPS staff conducted their own tour of each building to understand and document program needs across all grade levels.

In October 2017, a 32-member Bond Steering Committee, comprised of staff, students, parents, board members and other community members, was formed to analyze and prioritize the infrastructure and program needs.

Bond Proposal Process: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Message from the Superintendent icon

CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS EXPERIENCING ENROLLMENT INCREASE

For the second fall in a row, Charlotte Public Schools is experiencing an increase in enrollment. This is truly a welcome change and is exciting for our school district and community. Although the State of Michigan official count day is not until October 3rd, we are anticipating our increases to hold until then. Presently, the school district is up about 40 students from last fall and we are cautiously optimistic this will stay stable at this higher level as we approach the official count day.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of uso

CPAC PRESS RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 15TH

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 Eaton Area Senior Center brings its MUSICAL MADNESS to the Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 7 at 3:00 pm. This community variety show is sure to entertain audiences of all ages! Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children/students. Adult tickets are $15 at the door on the day of the performance. Advance tickets are also available at the Eaton Area Senior Center. Seating is general admission.
CPAC 2018-19: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Steward_Miranda

NEW SECOND GRADE TEACHER JOINS PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Miranda Steward has dreamt of teaching at Charlotte Public Schools. As a young child, attending Weymouth Elementary, she loved watching and learning from the many talented teachers she had and knew then that teaching would be her career. Ms. Steward’s dream is now fulfilled as she is a second grade teacher at Parkview Elementary School.
Miranda Steward: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Boucher_Nick

BOUCHER TAKES SUCCESS TO NEXT LEVEL

Charlotte Public Schools Project Success is excited to welcome Mr. Nick Boucher as the lead teacher of the program. Mr. Boucher was a science teacher in Lakewood Public Schools prior to this role, and he brings with him a great deal of leadership and classroom experience.
Please help us in welcoming Mr. Boucher to the new CPS Project Success Program as he leads students down their individual path of personal success!
Nick Boucher: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Schroetter, Andy

CHS WELCOMES MR. SCHROETTER

Charlotte High School is pleased to welcome Mr. Andy Schroetter as the new high school choir director. Mr. Schroetter will be leading all four of the high school choirs this year, and he is joining us after 16 years teaching in New Richmond, Wisconsin. He earned his master’s degree in music education from Boston University in 2009 and his bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College in 2002. The CHS program has steadily grown in excellence and notoriety throughout the last few years, and Mr. Schroetter is poised to continue the tradition of quality! Welcome Mr. Schroetter!
Andy Schroetter: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of MDE logo

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR MICHIGAN TEACHER OF THE YEAR (MTOY)

MDE needs your help to identify the next Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). The MTOY program, sponsored by the Meemic Foundation, recognizes outstanding educational leaders across our state for their work to elevate the teaching profession. Between now and Friday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m., our online nomination form will be open for you to nominate a teacher whom you feel is an exceptional educational leader and has made substantial contributions to their profession. I would also like to encourage you to post this information on your website, in your faculty lounges, and in parent newsletters.
Michigan Teacher of the Year: Full Story →

an image of Steve Chartier

WELCOME BACK! VIDEO

Mr. Steve Chartier, Galewood Early Elementary Principal, is excited for what's in store for the new school year! Welcome back students, staff and families!
The energy on the first day is always very, very high. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. We’re really wanting to make sure that we have solid, individualized instruction. We want to make sure we're meeting all of these needs socially, emotionally, behaviorally and academically. It’s extremely fun to begin the school year.
Steve Chartier, Welcome Back: Full Story in video format →

an image of Hollie Auten

WELCOME BACK! VIDEO

Charlotte Performing Arts Center Supervisor, Hollie Auten, is excited for what's in store for the new school year! Welcome Back!
We are always excited to the start of a new school year at the Performing Arts Center. We have Fresh new programming coming in for our students, but we are most excited about watching our students perform on stage. This year, as every year, we have the high school’s drama productions on our stage. And all of the students from D-K up through high school get to perform in a concert on the stage.
Hollie Auten, Welcome Back: Full Story in video format →

an image of Deb Elkin

CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY WELCOMES NEW 6TH GRADE TEACHER

Charlotte Public Schools would like to welcome Mrs. Deb Elkins to the 6th grade team at Charlotte Upper Elementary. Mrs. Elkins is a proud graduate of Baker College of Owosso. After graduation she moved to Maryland to teach in Prince George's County, one of the largest school districts in the country, located just outside of Washington, DC. In 2014 she was recognized as her school's Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Elkins then took on a new role outside of the classroom supporting testing needs as well as running the Talented and Gifted program, which she did for four years.
Deb Elkins: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Stephanie D'Huyvetter

NEW STEAM TEACHER JOINS ELEMENTARY TEAM

Charlotte Public Schools would like to introduce Ms. Stephanie D’Huyvetter as our new elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) teacher. Ms. D’Huyvetter received her undergraduate degree from Spring Arbor University in 2005 and later returned to earn her endorsement in Early Childhood Education. In 2017, she received a master’s degree with a focus on curriculum and instruction.
Stephanie D'Huyvetter: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Tracy Evans

MRS. EVANS JOINS CHS TEAM

Charlotte High School is pleased to welcome Mrs. Tracy Evans as the new administrative assistant to the principal. Mrs. Evans has extensive experience in township and county government, and she has done an outstanding job in the high school main office so far. She interacts with students, parents, vendors, community partners, staff, and anyone else who comes into the office on a daily basis, and she also coordinates multiple projects and tasks. She does all of this with a positive attitude and smile, and she is a great addition to the main office team! Please help us in welcoming Mrs. Evans to the Oriole family and Charlotte community!
Tracy Evans: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Message from the Superintendent icon

November 6, 2018 Bond Information

In the coming weeks I plan to share information, via press releases, surrounding the November 6, 2018 bond proposal. This is in an effort to help voters to be informed of the proposed bond and the many projects within it across the school district.
In the meantime, all residents can access the bond information 24 hours a day / 7 days a week by going to our website at charlottenet.org. On the homepage, click on the Bond 2018 oriole bird. It will show what the bond steering committee recommended, the Board of Education supported and finally what the State of Michigan authorized for this bond proposal.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Suicide Prevention 2018 poster

SUICIDE PREVENTION SEMINAR

The following seminar is being offered free of charge by Al!ve: Your Community Well-Being Place.
This seminar covers the general scope of suicide, the latest research on prevention and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide and how, together, we can help prevent it.
The speaker is Vicky Mennare. She is a Michigan Chapter board member and a national field advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention https://afsp.org/). This is not dedicated to a specific audience but rather meant to be general enough to have relevance for parents, students, staff alike.

September 18th
6pm-7:30pm
Al!ve: Your Community Well-Being Place
Call (517) 541-5800, opt 1 to register.

Suicide Prevention Presentation: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Safe Routes to School poster

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

Thursday, September 20, 3-5pm
Parents, students, teachers, community members and anyone else wanting to improve the walkability in our community are invited to attend and help identify concerns, issues or potential improvements with our children’s routes to/from school.
FREE football tailgate to follow, located in the Charlotte High School parking lot (adjacent to football/track field).
Safe Routes-Facebook link →

an image of Steve Combs

NEW TEACHER JOINS CUE STAFF

Charlotte Public Schools would like to welcome Mr. Steve Combs as the new Physical Education/Swimming teacher at Charlotte Upper Elementary. Mr. Combs was born and raised in Erie, PA. More recently, he spent the last ten years teaching in Raleigh, NC, after graduating from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Over the last ten years, Mr. Combs has taught health and physical education at both the elementary and middle school levels. He has also served as middle school head coach for softball and football.
Steve Combs-CUE PE Teacher: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of 2018 Fall Kick-Off

2018 FALL KICK-OFF EVENT

Come and Join us at the Fall 2018 Kick-off Event on Tuesday, September 11th from 5:30-7:30PM.
The location of this event will be at the CHS Band Practice Lot. Join us for face painting, games, food concessions, free gifts, coupons, and specials!
This event is for all community members, parents & students.
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Glenn Miller orchestra

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM AT THE CPAC

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be performing for ONE NIGHT ONLY at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.
Glenn Miller Orchstra: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Shannan Connor

SHANNAN CONNOR JOINS WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY FAMILY

Charlotte Public Schools is excited to announce that Mrs. Shannan Connor has joined the staff at Washington Elementary as a new 1st grade teacher. After graduating from Michigan State University, Mrs. Connor taught in North Carolina for two years before moving back home to Michigan and teaching in Lansing for the past two years. Please help us in welcoming Mrs. Connor to the Charlotte community!
Shannan Connor: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Victory 4 Veterans logo

CHARLOTTE VS. PORTLAND: VICTORY 4 VETERANS

This fall’s game between Charlotte High School and Portland High School will benefit Michigan Freedom Centers.
The first annual Charlotte vs. Portland Victory for Veterans benefit football game will be held Friday, September 14th at 7:00pm at the Charlotte Public Schools’ Schultheiss Athletic Complex to benefit the Michigan Freedom Centers (https://www.mifreedomcenter.org). The mission of the Michigan Freedom Centers is to provide a welcome and friendly respite to traveling military members, veterans, and their families.
Victory for Veterans: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Shannon Avitts-Brimley

CPS WELCOMES NEW ART TEACHER

Charlotte Public Schools would like to welcome Mrs. Shannon Avitts-Brimley to the Oriole family as our CMS/CUE art teacher. Mrs. Avitts-Brimley grew up in Clare, Michigan and graduated from Clare High School. She attended Michigan State University where she obtained her Arts Education degree. She completed her teaching internship at Mason Public Schools at both the elementary and high school levels.
Shannon Avitts-Brimley: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Jessica Hadley

HADLEY JOINS CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY

We are very excited to announce that Ms. Jessica Hadley will be joining the Charlotte Upper Elementary team as a 5th grade teacher. Ms. Hadley is a 2002 graduate of Charlotte High School and most recently a graduate of Central Michigan University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, with a major in Integrated Science. Ms. Hadley has spent time traveling and working at several national parks and resorts.
Jessica Hadley: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Allie Wilcox

NEW TEACHER WELCOMED AT WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY

Charlotte Public Schools would like to welcome Ms. Allie Wilcox to the Oriole family as a 2nd grade teacher at Washington Elementary. Ms. Wilcox is from the East Lansing area and is a recent graduate from Michigan State University. When she is not teaching students, she is either practicing or teaching yoga. We are looking forward to a great year with Ms. Wilcox as part of the team at Washington Elementary!
Allie Wilcox: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Message from the Superintendent icon

Welcome Back!

School started on Monday, August 20, 2018 for all CPS students, families and staff. We started the school year with new teachers and other staff members in all areas within our school district. In the coming weeks you will see introductions of our new staff members. They are eager to be part of our culture and work for the benefit and growth of our students.
Monday also marked the re-opening of Galewood Early Elementary School. The re-opening did not come without some bumps, bruises and lessons learned by us. We have heard the feedback from parents about not being able to see their children all the way to the classroom on the first day of school. The principal and staff did their very best with the plans they put in place but clearly, it created some hard feelings and was emotional for all involved.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of cheer team on field

CHEER CAMP & GAME

Get Ready for Football!! Cheer Camp and Game Developmental Kindergarten – 8th Grade Camp – September 12th & 13th & Varsity Game September 14th $35 Camp Fee includes – 2 nights of Camp, T-Shirt, and (1) Game Ticket to the Charlotte Varsity Patriotic Game on September 14th.
Registration: August 21st, 28th, or September 4th at the Charlotte Middle School Activity Room (Varsity Cheer Practice) from 5:30 – 6:30 or The High School Athletic Office by September 5th.
Cheer Camp & Game.pdf format →

an image of galewood_ribbon

RIBBON CUTTING & OPEN HOUSE

It is with sincere gratitude that we invite the citizens of Charlotte, Michigan to join us for our Ribbon Cutting & Open House at:
GALEWOOD EARLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
512 E. Lovett St., Charlotte, Ml 48813
AUGUST 15, 2018, 5:45-7:00 PM

  • Tour the school
  • Meet your teacher
  • Get your bus pass & board a bus
  • Pick up your T-Shirt (Kinder only)
  • Visit the playground
  • Eat treats
  • Get a library card
  • Parents can finalize registration, join the PTO or begin the annual background

Galewood Open House: Full Story in .pdf format →

an image of Coffee with Principal

COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL

All parents of 4-6th graders are welcome to come to the Cafetorium after dropping off their students on the first day of school, August 20th for coffee and donuts 8:40 to 9:00 a.m.
Coffee with the Principal: Full Story in .jpg format →

an image of Message from the Superintendent icon

2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR FAST APPROACHING FOR CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

As the end of July approaches, I would like to share several summer updates and plans for the 2018-19 school year for Charlotte Public Schools.

Annual Meeting - On July 16, the Board of Education held their annual organizational meeting and retreat. Several routine items were formally acted upon for the 2018-19 school year at their regular meeting. At the retreat, the board, along with approximately 30 stakeholders, started work on the school district’s community based strategic planning. Surveys taken in the spring by parents and community; students grades 6-12; and Charlotte Public School’s staff were reviewed. We had an exceptional response to the surveys with over 1,600 surveys submitted. Three main areas of focus have been identified for the strategic plan:

  1. Community relations
  2. Academic and Student Opportunities
  3. Operations and Facilities

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

an image of safe schools logo

SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT @ SCHOOL LETTER

When our children learn of school shootings, bomb threats and similar threats of violence, the overwhelming majority of them handle this news with appropriate and understandable worry and confusion. Unfortunately, others see this as an opportunity to cause more fear and chaos; some with the hopes of simply getting out of school for the day, others with the hope of getting some sort of peer or media attention. As educators and law enforcement professionals, we are working together across Eaton County to provide the expectation of safe learning environments in our schools.
Threats to Schools Letter: Full Story in .pdf format →

All News Events

Current Event Archive Page...

All "Did You Know" Archives

Did You Know Archives...