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Did You Know

Did you know...both elementary schools opened new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) science labs this Fall? Labs include the most up to date equipment and furnishings for students to experience hands on science activities using the scientific thinking process. #OriolePride
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Message from the Superintendent

Welcome New CPS Staff - Elementary Numbers Increase

As we start the new school year, we welcome new staff to our school district. Please allow me to introduce our new staff members to you:
  • Mr. Scott Martin – Washington Elementary-Principal
  • Mr. Scott Allen – Charlotte Upper Elementary-5th grade Teacher
  • Ms. Samantha Carroll – Charlotte Upper Elementary-5th grade Teacher
  • Ms. Jade Bowhall – Charlotte High School-Math Teacher
  • Ms. Mallory Blyth – Administrative Assistant in the Curriculum and Instruction office
  • Ms. Marisa Vulcano – Charlotte Upper Elementary-4th grade Teacher
  • Ms. Shelia Queener – Charlotte Upper Elementary-4th grade Teacher
  • Ms. Lillian Marshall – Parkview Elementary-Developmental Kindergarten (DK) Teacher
  • Ms. Nicole Brown – CUE/Middle School-Title and Creative Writing Teacher
  • Ms. Kristin Nickerson – Washington/Parkview-Encore Teacher
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CHS Drama to present The Addams Family in November

The Charlotte High School Drama Department has announced information meeting and audition dates for its upcoming fall musical, The Addams Family. Charlotte Public Schools students in grades 7 – 12 are invited to participate in the production this year.
Adams Family: Full Story →

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CHS LADY ORIOLE GOLF TEAM OFF TO GREAT START!

The first week of competition has started at Charlotte High School. We have had a very good start in girls’ golf. The team traveled to Jackson Northwest High school for an invitational.
Girls Golf: Full Story →

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Jason Vanderstelt Entrepreneur, Charlotte Alumnus

Interview with Jason Vanderstelt. He is a business entrepreneur who lives and works in Charlotte, Michigan. See how #OriolePride helped CHS alum Jason Vanderstelt start and grow businesses, and a family, right here in Charlotte.
Jason Vanderstelt video: Full Story →

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Charlotte Community Survey Summary

The Charlotte Community Survey was distributed through the CPS email list and through Facebook targeting. Specifically targeted towards Baby Boomers and Gen X, 25-60 years old, in the parent affinity group (with children 0 mos. to 18 years), and in the Charlotte area plus 10 miles. We received a total of 246 anonymous responses by August 7, 2017.
Community Survey Summary: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

Welcome Back Students and Staff

The 2017-18 school year starts on Monday, August 21, 2017. We are anxiously awaiting the start of the new school year and are ready to have some awesome educational experiences together.
Please let me share some information prior to the school year starting on Monday:
he Shepherd/Mikesell street intersection still remains closed and under construction. Please make sure you plan an alternate route to school or follow the recommended detour the City of Charlotte has in place. Add some extra time to your morning drop off routine as there is sure to be some traffic congestion due to the repair work as well as due to the natural start of the school year and families acclimating to getting around in the morning. It is also our understanding that the sidewalk in that area is closed. Students should walk along Henry St. and cross the pedestrian bridge over State St.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CPS Welcome Back Fall 2017 Newsletter

Welcome back students and families to the 2017-18 school year. Our shortened summer recess has gone by quickly and our new school year is fast approaching. There are several important items regarding the start of school and our district, so please allow me to share them with you.
Welcome Back Newsletter: Full Story →

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BARRY-EATON COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH
Getting children vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Whether they have a baby starting at a new child care facility; a toddler heading to preschool; a student going back to elementary, middle, or high school—or even a college freshman—parents should check their children’s vaccination records.
August Highlights: Full Story →

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CPS IS HIRING BUS DRIVERS

If you are interested in applying for any of our openings, please visit our website at www.charlottenet.org and complete an online application.
Must be a high school graduate.
Must have or be willing to obtain a CDL B with school bus and passenger endorsements and no air break restrictions. *Training provided for qualified candidates.
Must be able to pass the MDOT CDL physical.
Must attend beginning school bus driver classes within 60 days of hire date.
We're Hiring Bus Drivers: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

SCHOOL IS COMING! IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR PARENTS

First, for incoming kindergarten students, we need all of the required paperwork submitted to our District Registrar. The registrar’s office is located at the Charlotte Aquatic Center which is attached to the Upper Elementary/Middle School building. Along with all of the district required paperwork, parents will also need to provide immunization records (state law), and a birth certificate. Please make contact with the registrar at 541-5740 or access our district website for more information. By having your paperwork submitted early in August, additional anxiety and stress will be relieved and your kindergarten child will be prepared to start school for the first time on the first day.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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BARRY-EATON COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

PREVENT HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES
Heat-related illnesses can be serious, and certain groups—including older adults, children, athletes, outdoor workers, and people with chronic medical conditions –are more at risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Thankfully, heat-related illnesses can often be prevented by following these tips: Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated, and Stay Informed.
July Highlights: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

WELCOME MR. SCOTT MARTIN-NEW WASHINGTON EL PRINCIPAL

On Monday evening June 12th, the Charlotte Board of Education officially approved Mr. Scott Martin as the new principal of Washington Elementary. Mr. Martin replaces Mr. Mark Short who is taking a new administrative position in another mid-Michigan school district.

In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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CPS ANNOUNCES EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH FOR MAY

Charlotte Public Schools is pleased to announce that Ms. Lisa Bullen has been selected as the Support Employee and Ms. Deb Marquardt as the Certified Employee of the month for the month of May 2017.
May 2017 Employees of the Month: Full Story →

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WASHINGTON EL 2ND GRADERS EXTEND GENEROSITY TO ANOTHER CONTINENT

Last month, second-grade students at Charlotte Public Schools’ Washington Elementary were given the challenge to collect various school supplies for the Tinkuy Mountain School in Huancayo, Peru.
Washington EL Generosity: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE BUSINESS STUDENTS EARN MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Office Specialist certified students. On June 5, students took the MOS Word 2013 certification exam, and 11 students successfully passed certification. The following students are certified in Microsoft Word 2013: Nathaniel Bauer, Samuel Clark, Ashley Friar, Leonardo Garcia, Aiden Goddard, James Butler, Taylor Lindsay, Allison Lubbers, Lucas Rautio, Gillian Herber, and Tyler Vorce.
MOS Word Certification: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY STUDENTS SHOW ORIOLE PRIDE

Charlotte Public Schools’ Upper Elementary School is excited to announce another successful year of Sparrow’s Mileage Club Program. Charlotte Upper Elementary was one of 106 area schools to participate in this year’s program.
CUE Oriole Pride Mileage Club: Full Story →

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JV SOFTBALL RETURNS TO CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL

As it would be expected when a sport is just beginning, the Charlotte High School JV softball team was composed of young players. The team included 7 freshmen, 6 sophomores and 1 junior, but what they lacked in experience was made up for in their enthusiasm for the game and ability to work as a team.
JV Softball returns to CPS: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO OFFER FREE SUMMER MEALS

Charlotte Public Schools is proud to announce that they will be offering FREE summer meals to anyone 18 years old and under. This is part of the Meet Up, Eat Up, and Read Up program through the State of Michigan. Lunches will be provided between 11:30am and 12:30pm, Monday – Friday at Washington Elementary at 525 High Street
Summer Lunch Program: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

THANK YOU 2017 RETIREES!

The last day of school is June 16, 2017. It is a half day of school and will officially mark the close of the 2016-17 school year which has included 180 days of instruction. It is hard to believe how quickly the year has gone by.
With the school year ending, and the senior class of 2017 graduating, we would also like to recognize staff that are retiring from our school district.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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GSRP PRESCHOOL HIGH QUALITY, FREE PRESCHOOL FOR 4 YEAR OLDS

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a preschool program for 4 year olds. It is funded by the State of Michigan and administered by local education service agencies. The program specifically serves children from middle income households.
GSRP Preschool for 4 year olds: Full Story →

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CHS SENIORS TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

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Charlotte High School's senior farewell tour launched at the school where underclassmen celebrated this year's grads by cheering them on as they marched down their school halls one last time. Then the seniors hopped on buses to the middle school and different elementary schools to meet their former teachers and current students.
CHS Seniors Memory Lane: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY STUDENTS SHOW ORIOLE PRIDE

Charlotte Public Schools’ Upper Elementary School is excited to announce this week’s Oriole ticket winners. Students receive Oriole tickets for exceptional behavior that are then used in a drawing for different rewards. Here are the Oriole ticket winners for May 31, 2017. Congratulations Orioles!
CUE Students Oriole Pride: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY AAA SAFETY PATROL ENJOY PICNIC

On May 16, 2017, members of the Charlotte Upper Elementary School AAA Safety Patrol enjoyed spending time with their fellow greater-Lansing safety patrollers at Hawk Island Park. These students serve the CUE by helping with after-school dismissal at the bus pick up areas.
CUE Safety Picnic: Full Story →

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PARKVIEW STUDENTS REACH THEIR READING GOAL!

Mrs. Kim Caudell, principal at Charlotte Public Schools’ Parkview Elementary School, recently challenged all students to read every night at home. On Friday, when 94% of the students returned their reading logs and proved they had all read at home for an entire week, Mrs. Caudell let the students tape her to a wall.
Parkview Reading Goals Met: Full Story →

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THE BRETTS AT CPAC

The Bretts, Branson’s Morning Show of the Year for 7 years, kickoff Celebrate Charlotte with a concert at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:30 pm! Each member of this family has star-power!This power-packed two hour entertainment experience combines music, video, dance, comedy, and genuine artistry.
The Bretts @ CPAC: Full Story →

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BARRY-EATON COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

For the second consecutive June, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes and its partners are observing National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM). This year’s theme of NHHM, “Just What the Doctor Ordered,” highlights the vital role that pediatricians and the health community play in healthy homes education.
June Highlights: Full Story →

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CUE GENEROSITY

Students get crafty and create stress balls to help raise money for autism awareness. More than two dozen of her classmates created different homemade items to sell and raise money for local groups and charities and raise awareness for causes. Their philanthropy helped raise hundreds of dollars and they learned what it means to make a difference.
http://www.wilx.com/video?vid=424566163
CUE GENEROSITY: Full Story →

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SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE CAMPS FOR 2017

The Revue of Nashville and the Charlotte Performing Arts Center are pleased to announce that they will offer two Summer Musical Theatre Camps again in 2017. The first session will be held at the Main Street Theatre in Nashville from July 10 - 14. The second session will be held at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center from July 17 – 21.
Summer Theatre Camp: Full Story →

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