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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 →

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ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE!

As of Tuesday, June 12, NEW ROAD CLOSED signs have been placed at all access points to State Street! These all say “Road Closed to THRU Traffic”. We ask that you use one of the alternate routes below to access Charlotte Middle School, Charlotte High School, Charlotte Aquatic Center, Charlotte Performing Arts Center or CPS Central Administrative Offices.
Leave extra time in the event that one of these routes leads to a dead end and you are not able to get through! We appreciate your cooperation as we work with the City on this very important road improvement.
Road Construction Update: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS MYLead AMBASSADORS ANNOUNCED

Eight exceptional students have been selected by their teachers as this year’s MYLead Ambassadors for Charlotte High School. The top candidate, Mackenzie Forell, is the daughter of Julie and Travis Forell. Mackenzie received a full scholarship to the conference from MYLead. With the generous full scholarship from the General Federation Women’s Club of Charlotte, Ashley Friar, daughter of Michael and Kelly Friar, will serve as an ambassador as well.
CHS MYLead Ambassadors: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS TRACK AND FIELD STATE FINALS QUALIFIERS

The Charlotte High School track and field teams had six athletes qualify for the state meet which was on Saturday, June 2 in Zeeland Michigan. The following athletes represented the girl’s team. Madison Eye qualified for the girls Pole Vault. Emma Eddy qualified in the 200m dash and as part of the 4x 200 m relay team. Erin Roush, Jersey Gaedert, and Sage Gardner also qualified as part of the 4x 200 m relay team. Jordon Butler represented the boy’s team by qualifying in the 110 M hurdles and long jump.
CHS State Track Qualifiers: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS ATHLETES EARN HONOR ROLL MEDALS

Four Charlotte High School track and field athletes earned medals at the Playmakers Honor Roll Track Meet at Michigan State University on Tuesday, May 29. Jordon Butler took 7th in the 100m dash with a time of 11.39 seconds. Jordon also took 3rd in the 110m high hurdles with a time of 15.40 seconds and in his final event he took 3rd in the long jump with a jump of 21’1”.
Honor Roll: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CUE AAA SAFETY PATROLS ENJOY PICNIC

On May 15, 2018, 28 members of the Charlotte Upper Elementary 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 area.
CUE Safety Patrol Picnic: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE ATHLETES RECEIVE TOP LSJ HONORS

On Wednesday, May 30, Charlotte High School had some of its finest athletes recognized at the Lansing State Journal High School Sports Awards. In order to be recognized you had to be on one of the LSJ Dream Teams. Lansing State Journal then selected three finalists from each dream team to be eligible for Athlete of the Year for their sport. Charlotte was lucky enough to have two of its athletes selected as nominees for athlete of the year in their sport. Lauren Wietzke, who is a junior at CHS, was nominated for Competitive Cheer Athlete of the Year.
LSJ Deram Team: Full Story in .pdf format →

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Barry/Eaton District Health Department

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HARMFUL SUN EXPOSURE
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sun exposure can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Follow these recommendations on how to keep you and your family safe during this hot summer: Seeking shade under umbrellas, trees, and pavilions is a great way to protect your skin from the harsh sun, especially when you don’t have sunscreen or protective clothing.
Barry-Eaton District : Full Story in .pdf format →

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MEET UP AND EAT UP

Starting June 11 until August 10, lunches will be provided Monday – Friday, from 11:30am – 12:30pm at Washington Elementary, 525 High Street, Charlotte. Adult lunches are available for $3.00 each. Everyone is Welcome! Any child can join us at Washington Elementary for lunch plus the use of the playground, games, and enjoy free books during the summer. Children from Galewood, Parkview, Washington, Charlotte Upper Elementary, Charlotte Middle School, Charlotte High School and even students that do not attend Charlotte Public Schools are able to receive a Free Lunch!
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Free Summer Meal Program : Full Story in .pdf format →

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FINAL FAREWELLS

The last day of school is June 8, 2018. It is a half day of school and will officially mark the close of the 2017-18 school year. It is hard to believe how quickly the year has gone by. With the school year ending, we would like to recognize staff that are retiring from our school district. Please join me in acknowledging the following staff who have retired during the year or will retire from Charlotte Public Schools at the end of this school year:
  • Ms. Diana Bartolacci
  • Ms. Becky Frazier
  • Ms. Deb Minzey
  • Ms. Carolyn Nelson
  • Ms. Amy Smith
  • Ms. Cathy Smith
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE STUDENTS VISIT DETROIT INSTIUTE OF ART

On Tuesday, 50 Charlotte High School AP (Advanced Placement) European History students traveled to the Detroit Institute of Art to view exhibits of the art that they have been studying over the course of this school year. This trip was made possible by a generous grant from the DIA and the Target Foundation. #OriolePride
CHS Students go to Detroit Institute of Art : Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE STUDENTS TRAVEL TO STRATFORD, ONTARIO

Last week, Charlotte High School AP (Advanced Placement) English and advanced composition students had the opportunity to see literature come to life as they traveled to Stratford, Ontario to see Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” live on stage! They also had the opportunity to attend workshops with the actors.
CHS Students go to Straford : Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR COMPETES AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Charlotte High School senior and entrepreneur Madalyn Stewart is wrapping up her two year experience in the Davenport University Business Academy through Eaton RESA, and she has developed her own business in the process. She and her partners developed a product called Cone Chips, which are edible, frosting covered, ice cream scoops made out of waffle cones.
Entrepreneur Madalyn Stewart : Full Story in .pdf format →

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2017-2018 COMING TO A CLOSE

It is hard to believe, but the 2017-18 school year is nearing completion. With less than 4 weeks of school left, I would like to share a few district updates with you. STRATEGIC PLAN - The Board of Education Strategic Planning surveys of parents/community, students grades 6-12 and Charlotte Public Schools staff have come to a close. We had an exceptional response of over 1,600 surveys submitted. The next step in the process is for Gartner Marketing, the Board’s consultant, to present preliminary strategic planning information surrounding the survey responses to the Board at their June 11, 2018 meeting.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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TIGER SHARKS READY TO MAKE A SPLASH

The Charlotte Tiger Sharks, who call the Charlotte Public Schools Aquatic Center home, have produced several MTSL (Michigan Team Swim League) State Champions for swimmers ages five through eighteen. Over the past two years, former Tiger Sharks have been event champions at the CAAC Red Division League Championships at the high school level, and have even broken a meet record at League Champs.
Tiger Sharks: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE STUDENTS COMPETE AT WORLD COMPETITION

On Sunday, April 29 two sixth grade students from Charlotte Upper Elementary, Ethan Richardson and Logan VanVleck, traveled to Louisville to compete in the VEX Worlds Robotics Championship, the largest robotics competition in the world. They arrived having competed successfully and attaining a ranking of 64th in the world at the Michigan State Championships in Charlotte.
CUE World Robotics: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE BUSINESS STUDENTS EARN MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified students. On May 1, students took the MOS Word 2016 certification exam, and 7 students successfully passed certification. The following students certified in Microsoft Word 2016: Arianna Line, Elizabeth Lundy, Garick Stokes-Sherrod, Kat Rogers, Nicole Hewlett, Trevor Nichols, Lucas Buzzard.
MOS Certification: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

The Charlotte Public Schools Athletic Department is pleased to announce their first class for the CPS Athletic Hall of Fame. The first class awarded placement into the CPS Athletic Hall of Fame was announced Saturday night at the annual Charlotte Athletic Boosters Reverse Raffle. There will be an official ceremony on the weekend of September 14 at Charlotte High School.
Hall of Fame Inductees: Full Story in .pdf format →

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STREET CLOSURE

Lincoln St. from Lawrence Ave. to W. Seminary St. will be closed until August 9th due to road work.
No Thru Traffic If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mikayla Densmore or Amy Gilson at Department of Public Works @ 543-8858
Street Closure: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS SENIORS ARE READY FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

Bill Barnes, CHS/CEMC Principal, Guest Columnist

Each year at Charlotte High School, we start the year off by talking with our students about expectations. We talk about professional behavior, trying our best, being positive members of the school community, and taking responsibility for our actions. I always end the conversation by reminding students that they need to plan for the future. After all, there is life after high school and they need to be ready for it.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ELEMENTARY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

The Charlotte Public Schools elementary science and engineering fair was recently held at Charlotte Upper Elementary. Students from both Parkview Elementary and Washington Elementary displayed their knowledge and understanding of both science and engineering through projects that they completed at home with the help of their parents. The night was a huge success bringing in more than 90 projects to be proudly displayed.
CPS Elementary Science Fail: Full Story in .pdf format →

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BARRY-EATON DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

BAT SEASON IS HERE
Bats are starting to come out of hibernation, and, while valuable to our environment, bats can also carry rabies. Bats have very small teeth, and a bite from one may not be felt. Any direct contact with a bat means a possible exposure to rabies.

Community Highlights: Full Story in .pdf format →

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McTEACHER NIGHT GREAT SUCCESS FOR PARKVIEW

Staff members, parents, and PTO officers of Parkview Elementary School served the families of our school at a recent McTeacher’s Night at the Charlotte McDonald’s. The McHamburglar even showed up for the event. Students were surprised to see Parkview staff serving fries and hamburgers at the counter, as well as, the drive through window.
Parkview McTeacher Night: Full Story in .pdf format →

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THE SANKOFA AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR COMES TO PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY

The students of Parkview Elementary School were recently visited by a very special group of 14 children, ages 5-16 who live in orphanages in Uganda. The Sankofa Children’s Choir is a touring program produced through the collaboration of Tender Mercies Outreach Foundation and Real Life Church of Charlotte. The word Sankofa is derived from “An Akan” (Ghanaian) word which means, “One must return to the past to move forward.” Symbolized by a mythic bird that flies forward while gazing backward.
African Childrens Choir: Full Story in .pdf format →

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SWIMMING IS GROWING UP AT THE AQUATIC CENTER

Dan Christian, Aquatic Center Director

The Charlotte Aquatic Center had its dedication ceremony on June 13, 2004. While always looking to grow and improve, we would like to take a look back and see how far we’ve come. Thanks to the support of the community, the Aquatic Center has begun a culture that is starting to thrive. Here is a look at a few of those things that have happened recently.
A strategic plan assists any organization to manage expected change. Because the strategic planning requires establishing priorities and goals, our district is then also enabled to better manage unexpected changes.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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BARRY-EATON DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

HEALTHIEST NATION 2030: CHANGING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
In the first week in April, we celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW). This observance “brings together everyone to join the fight for healthier communities and cities and a healthier nation,” because we all have a role to play in improving public health. This community focus led to this year’s theme: “Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together.” Visit our Facebook page (BarryEatonHealth) each day during this week to see what public health topics need our (and your!) attention. And, of course, every day of NPHW will be a day to celebrate, recognize, and honor the contributions of America’s public health workers.
Community Highlights: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS COMPETITIVE CHEER RECEIVES ACADEMIC HONORS

Each year the Competitive Cheerleading Coaches Association of Michigan (CCCAM) recognizes teams and athletes at the conclusion of the season for their academic excellence. To be considered for the Academic All-State Team honor, the team’s average cumulative GPA at the end of the first semester or trimester of the current year must be greater than or equal to 3.0. Charlotte High Schools’ Competitive Cheerleading Team has received Academic All-State honors since 2007, which is the first season Charlotte competed under the MHSAA competitive cheerleading format.
CHS Competitive Cheer Honors: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CPS 2018-19 CALENDAR & 2018-19 START & END TIMES

2018-19 District Calendar: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE BUSINESS STUDENTS EARN MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified students. On March 23, students took the MOS Word 2016 certification exam, and 5 students successfully passed certification. The following students certified in Microsoft Word 2016: Aiden Hammons, Kat Rogers, Nicole Hewlett, Ellie Lundy, and Trevor Nichols.
CHS MOS Certification: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS STUDENT QUALIFIED FOR BPA NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Coached by advisor Tina VanSyckle, the Charlotte BPA chapter members shined as students competed in various contests. Chapter members include Karson Klont and Spencer Lee. Special congratulations to Spencer Lee on his gold medal finish in Computer Programming Concepts, 2nd place finish in SQL Database, and 7th place finish in C++ Programming. Business Professionals of America is a national career/technical student organization for business students on the high school and college levels with over 54,000 members across the country.
BPA Winner: Full Story in .pdf format →

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COMMUNITY-DRIVEN STRATEGIC PLANNING TO START SOON!

Charlotte Public Schools is initiating a strategic planning process to develop a comprehensive blueprint for continuous improvement to our Charlotte schools. This strategic plan will guide our district’s decisions during the next five years, 2019-2023.
A strategic plan assists any organization to manage expected change. Because the strategic planning requires establishing priorities and goals, our district is then also enabled to better manage unexpected changes.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN 2018 SOLUTIONS SUMMIT

On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, Charlotte High School social studies teachers Brent Crossman and John Moran accompanied students from the CHS Ferris State University political science courses and Advanced Placement Government to the Center for Michigan Bridge Magazine’s 2018 Solutions Summit. The event was held in the Huntington Club overlooking Spartan Stadium on the campus of MSU.
CHS Solutions Summit: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE TEAM QUALIFIES FOR VEX IQ ROBOTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday, March 3 saw the convergence of 32 of the highest ranked VEX IQ elementary robotics teams in Michigan. These teams came to Charlotte Middle School to compete for a place in the VEX IQ World Championships at the end of April 2018. One team from Charlotte Upper Elementary scored enough points in their skills and programming competition to qualify for a place at the VEX IQ World Championships. This will be the first time Charlotte Upper Elementary has been represented at the VEX IQ World Robotics Championships. Team 14581G, The Kick Bots, designed, built, driven and programmed by Ethan Richardson and Logan Van Vleck from Charlotte Upper Elementary.
VEX IQ Championships: Full Story in .pdf format →

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