CHS STUDENTS VISIT THE COFFEE BARREL COFFEE COMPANY
Charlotte High School students enrolled in Business Management 1 course taught by Tina VanSyckle operate and manage the CHS Oriole Nest school cafe. On November 4, students traveled to The Coffee Barrel in Holt to participate in a work site visit to learn about the coffee business.
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IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON DONATION
In the spirit of the season, St Mary's Youth Group member and Charlotte High School student, Jacob Chadderdon, presented Laura Lezotte, Special Services Director, with a check of over $100.00 for the benefit of Charlotte Public School students in need.
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CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL WELCOMES LISA ANDERSON
Charlotte High School is proud to introduce Lisa Anderson as a new math teacher. She teaches primarily pre-calculus and algebra 2, and she has an MA in secondary education from the University of Michigan and a BA in civil engineering from Columbia University.
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NEW MEMBERS INDUCTED INTO CHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
69 students were inducted into the Charlotte High School chapter of the National Honor Society on Monday, November 14, 2016, at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. The ceremony was conducted by the National Honor Society officers: Emma Luukkonen, President; Kyle Hoyt, Vice President; Cassandra Cotter, Secretary; and Anna Rudnitsky, Treasurer.
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DECEMBER COMMUNITY OUTREACH HIGHLIGHTS
HAVE A POTENTIALLY LIFESAVING CONVERSATION THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
This holiday season, as you get together with family, consider discussing your family medical history. Many common diseases can run in families, including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. If you learn that people in your family have or have had certain diseases, you can share this information with your healthcare provider, who can assess potential risks to your health and recommend appropriate screenings or treatment.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO CMS BAND MEMBERS!
On Saturday, November 12th, Charlotte Middle School hosted the 2016 MSBOA District VIII Fall Junior High Solo and Ensemble Festival. Fourteen schools participated in over 300 events involving nearly 250 students . Charlotte Middle School participated in 65 events with 61 students involved. The Charlotte students earned approximately 88 medals. There were 51 – I’s and 14 – II’s. All A’s and B’s!
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CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY ELECTS STUDENT COUNCIL
The Charlotte Upper Elementary (CUE) has elected its Student Council for the 2016-17 school year. According to Tamra Weissenborn, fifth grade teacher and council advisor, 18 candidates, six per grade level, were selected by a student body vote after presenting their essays on the qualities they possess that make a strong leader.
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CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES EACH OTHER
On Wednesday, November 23, Charlotte Upper Elementary proved that we are truly surrounded by good and that the negative messages around us can often be overcome by making the decision to focus on that good. Over 18,000 sticky notes were put on lockers, walls, doors, and people throughout the building with positive and uplifting messages.
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STUDENTS SUCCESSFULLY SHOW ORIOLE PRIDE DURING THE FIRST MONTHS OF SCHOOL
Charlotte High School is in its second year of focusing heavily on what it means to have Oriole PRIDE, and its students are having tremendous success because of it. The PRIDE acronym, which stands for Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence, creates a framework for how students interact with one another, with their teachers, and with the school, and it has helped to build a positive culture at CHS. Throughout the school, there are signs and banners that remind students of what PRIDE means in different areas, and teachers recognize students who show those attributes with PRIDE tickets.
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PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY WELCOMES NEW STAFF
Amy Sparks and Beth Monroe are the newest members of the Parkview Elementary staff. Both Amy and Beth, help students during lunchtime and recess with guidance and support as paraprofessionals.
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PARKVEW ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES STUDENT READING SUCCESS
Each week at Charlotte Public Schools’ Parkview Elementary, students are encouraged to read at home for a few minutes each night to increase their vocabulary and reading fluency. A monthly percentage is set and on Fridays, students are encouraged to bring their reading logs back to school signed by those who have read with them to help their class achieve the reading percentage set for the month.
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CPS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT & CERTIFIED EMPLOYEES FOR OCTOBER
Charlotte Public Schools is pleased to announce that Ms. Julie Harmon has been selected as the Support Employee and Ms. Cindy Cook as the Certified Employee of the month for the month of October 2016
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CONGRATULATIONS, ORIOLE ACADEMY STUDENT OF THE MONTH RECIPIENTS!
CHS Teachers of the Oriole Academy for grades 9 and 10 have nominated their Students of the Month for October. These students are contributing to the success of their classes through participation, maintaining a positive attitude, hard work, and/or making marked improvements in their performance. Students received individual certificates from staff members describing their accomplishments. Congratulations to these students for showing their Oriole pride! Go Orioles!
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ORIOLES + MATH = SUMDOG DOMINATION
SUMDOG is an annual contest held among Eaton County classrooms in math. Students answer math equations and the school with the most participation and correct answers are crowned champions. This year Mr. Briney/Mrs. Wonnacot’s students are the official rulers of math in Eaton County.
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CHS STUDENTS VISIT FAY’S EVELYN BAY COFFEE COMPANY
Charlotte High School students enrolled in the Business Management 1 course taught by Tina VanSyckle, operate and manage the CHS Oriole Nest school café. On October 28, students traveled to Fay’s Evelyn Bay Coffee shop in Charlotte to participate in a work site visit to learn ways to improve the school café business.
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CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL GOLFERS TAKE ALL-STATE HONORS
Congratulations to Charlotte High School golfers Lizzy Fisher and Alex Reinbold as they were honored at the All-State golf banquet at the Eagle Eye Golf Course. Lizzy received All-State honorable mention in Division III and Alex received Academic All-State in Division II.
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HOW TO BECOME AN "EDUSTAFF SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
EDUStaff is an educational staffing company who specializes in providing guest teachers and other employment classes to our partnering school districts. Founded in 2010, EDUStaff has quickly become known in the educational community as providing outstanding customer service to both our partnering districts and our external employees; the guest teacher.
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FALL SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS
Varsity Football had a building year with a lot of young players making big contributions to the team. Varsity Volleyball mixed some veteran leadership with some new young players for a successful season. Girls Swim competed for the first year in the CAAC Conference. Girls Golf had one of its strongest seasons in recent memory. Boys Tennis had an undefeated regular season in match play. Boys Varsity Soccer had another strong season and were very close to a district title. Cross Country had a nice year and continues to work hard at improving each season. Congratulations to all of our Fall athletes and coaching staff! We are proud! Go Orioles! Oriole Pride!
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CPS FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES ANGELA POORTVLIET
Charlotte Public Schools would like to welcome Angela Poortvliet as a member of the Food Service Staff at Washington Elementary. Angela has volunteered in the classroom at Washington and has been active with the PTO.
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CHARLOTTE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Charlotte Public Schools will have three new board members starting on January 1, 2017. On November 8, 2016, Mr. Caleb Buhs, Ms. Stephanie Hale and Mr. James Hoyt were elected to serve the students and families of the community of Charlotte on the Charlotte Public Schools Board of Education.
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CHS WELCOMES NATALIE PARRA
Charlotte High School is proud to introduce Natalie Marzonie Parra as its new English language learner teacher. Natalie works with students who do not speak English as a first language to help them succeed in their classes and successfully communicate with their teachers and other students.
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CHS WELCOMES CHRIS HUTTON
Charlotte High School is excited to welcome Chris Hutton as a new physical education and health teacher. Chris will also be guiding the varsity boys’ basketball team to victory this winter as the new head coach.
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CHS WELCOMES CHAD LITTLE
Charlotte High School is thrilled to have Chad Little on board as a new business and insurance teacher. Chad has extensive experience working in business, sales, and the insurance industry, and he is doing a wonderful job brining that real world experience into the classroom for his students.
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CHS WELCOMES BRANDON SCHMITT
Charlotte High School is lucky to have Brandon Schmitt as its new Chemistry teacher. Brandon is a MSU graduate, and an alum of the Spartan Marching Band (he played the trumpet). Along with his coursework, his experiences in his student teaching at Walled Lake Western helped prepare him to succeed at CHS.
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November Community Outreach Highlights
GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT
Every year, on the third Thursday of November (this year, Nov. 17th), smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit smoking, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting—even for one day—smokers will be taking an important step toward living a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.
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CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS CELEBRATES ANOTHER YEAR OF FISCAL STEWARDSHIP
Charlotte Public Schools is proud to share the results of their June 30, 2016, financial audit with the Charlotte community in the continued spirit of transparency.
Each year, Charlotte Public Schools undergoes a thorough independent audit of financial activity in every operational area. This includes not only the General Operating Fund but also the separate funds associated with the Charlotte Aquatic Center, Weymouth Child Development Center, Charlotte Performing Arts Center, Food Service, Playground & Recreation, Capital Projects, five debt funds, and our several trust and agency accounts.
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CHS BANDS 4TH ANNUAL VETERANS DAY CONCERT
The Charlotte High School Concert and Symphony Bands will present their annual Veterans Day Concert on November 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. Now in its fourth year, this concert creates an opportunity for the Charlotte community to gather in recognition of the service and sacrifice of our armed forces veterans.
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CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY WELCOMES JULIE HARMON!
Charlotte Upper Elementary would like to officially welcome Ms. Julie Harmon as their newest administrative assistant. Ms. Harmon is a graduate of Eaton Rapids High School and Spring Arbor University. She considers herself a life-long learner and could not be more enthusiastic about her new job and all the adventures it will bring.
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SHAINA SIMMONS JOINS CHARLOTTE ELEMENTARY STAFF
Ms. Shaina Simmons has joined the Washington and Parkview Elementary staff as a social worker in both buildings. Shaina has had many experiences with children including being a social work intern at Dansville Public Schools and a preschool teacher at KinderCare Learning Center.
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PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY WELCOMES MEGAN GREENBERG
Ms. Megan Greenberg, has joined the Parkview Elementary staff as the newest member of the first grade team. Ms. Greenberg comes to Charlotte Public Schools from Portage Public Schools where she had taught kindergarten for two years and first grade for one year.
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CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS WELCOMES DAWN HARDIN
Charlotte Public Schools is excited to welcome Mrs. Dawn Hardin, as the Parkview and Washington Math/Art specials teacher. All elementary students will have the opportunity to visit Mrs. Hardin’s classroom throughout this school year for a unique experience using art techniques, but at the same time learning math concepts.
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CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY
The student store at Charlotte Upper Elementary has made another impactful donation. Mrs. Kineman’s resource room, which runs the student store, makes several donations each year to help benefit the Charlotte community.
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WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY WELCOMES CIERA MAGEE-WIGGINS TO ORIOLE FAMILY!
Washington Elementary would like to welcome Ms. Ciera Magee-Wiggins to Charlotte! This is her third year of teaching, and first year with Charlotte Public Schools, as a Title I Intervention teacher. Ms. Magee-Wiggins earned her Bachelor of Science Degree, in elementary education, with a specialization in Language Arts, from Oakland University. From there, she went on to receive her Masters Degree in Literacy and Language Instruction/Reading Specialization from Michigan State University (GO GREEN!).
Ciera Magee-Wiggins @ Washington EL: Full Story →