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CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS PARENT & COMMUNITY SURVEY

The survey results will guide our planning priorities and decisions for the next five years. Please carefully read and complete this questionnaire by April 30. Be assured your answers will remain completely anonymous and confidential. Please skip any question that you feel you don’t have sufficient information or experience to answer.
On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire Charlotte Public Schools district, we thank you again for your contribution in this planning process. We simply could not do this important work without you.
Parent & Community Survey: 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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CHS DRAMA PRESENTS: M.A.S.H.

CHS Drama Department presents Richard Hooker’s “M.A.S.H” applied by Tim Kelly. March 23 & 24, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. Advanced Tickets: $8.00 Adults, $5.00 Students/Seniors (62+)
All tickes are $10.00 at the door on the day of the performance.
Call 517-541-5690 or purchase online @ www.CharlottePerformingArtsCenter.com
M.A.S.H Performances: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS STUDENTS VISIT LANSING STATE JOURNAL

Charlotte High School students enrolled in Digital Media 1 and 2 courses taught by Tina VanSyckle and Chad Little participated in a work site visit. On March 7, fifteen students traveled to Lansing State Journal in Lansing. During the introduction, students were introduced to the workplace and the career opportunities available to them.
CHS Visits LSJ: Full Story in .pdf format →

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GALEWOOD EARLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPENING IN AUGUST 2018

In February, the Board of Education approved reconfiguring Galewood School. Galewood Early Elementary School is set to open at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. As a result, the existing programs presently operating there, Relevant Academy and some ERESA programs, will no longer be in the building at the end of their lease agreement with Charlotte Public Schools on June 30, 2018.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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STUDENTS & SCHOOL SAFETY LETTER

We have once again been stunned and shocked by a school violence tragedy. Since the unfortunate incident in Parkland, Florida, student voices across the nation and our state have risen up to be heard. In doing so, it has made us all stop and listen and think more intentionally about school safety and the students we serve.
Student voices, led by Parkland survivors, have initiated some planned nationwide student events against school violence.
Student & School Safety: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS STUDENTS SHARE LOVE OF READING

Orioles of all ages love to read and with March being designated as Reading Month we have a month full of fun events involving all buildings across the district. One such activity is having the Charlotte High School Interact Club members visit Parkview Elementary to share some of their favorite childhood books.
March is Reading Month: Full Story in .pdf format →

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BARRY-EATON DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UPS
It’s time for kindergarten round-ups! Families who will be enrolling their children for school in the fall are encouraged to attend their school’s round-up to get important information and meet other parents and teachers. Another important part of preparing for kindergarten is making sure that kids are up-to-date on their immunizations. A
Community Highlights: Full Story in .pdf format →

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EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES COMING TO CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Charlotte Board of Education held a special Board Meeting on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM. After spending significant time reviewing information provided over the past several months, the Board made two important decisions last evening that I believe will have a positive impact on the future of students here at CPS. The results of the votes are as follows:
November 2018 Bond Proposal The Board of Education voted to accept the recommendation from the Bond Steering Committee, representing a variety of community stakeholders, to put a bond proposal on the ballot in November 2018.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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“FOR THE LOVE" OF MIDDLE SCHOOLERS!

Matt Maitland,
Guest Columnist, Charlotte Middle School Principal

For 13 years now, I’ve had the pleasure of being a middle school teacher and principal. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been told “you’re crazy” for choosing to work with this particular age group. With physical and cognitive changes, social pressures, and many other factors, the middle school years are arguably some of the toughest for children to navigate. On the other hand, they are developing a sense of increased independence, creativity, and sense of humor.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS, & DR BILL BARNES WERE RECOGNIZED BY GOVERNOR SNYDER

We are proud to announce that CPS, CHS, and Dr. Bill Barnes were recognized by Governor Snyder as a model district that is finding innovative ways to offer opportunities for students!!!!! Lots of work to do to move the Marshall Plan forward and it’s going to take all of us working together. #OriolePrid
Marshall Plan via Michigan.gov→

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CHS ORANGE AND BLACK FOR FEBRUARY 19, 2018

Love is in the air by Victoria Lansing, Christine Tokar, and Saige Peterman
Reporters
Here at CHS, we spread love and positivity. On Wednesday, February 14th, also know as Valentines Day, Candy Grams were being sold to show appreciation to friends and/or teachers. Additionally CHS’s finest teachers, Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Crossman were handing out cookies to students to spread positivity throughout the school.
CHS Orange and Black Newsletter: Full Story from the County Journal→

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CHS SENIORS GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY

One of the many senior project groups at Charlotte High School has decided to give back to the community by hosting a collection drive for hygiene products from February 20th-23rd at the high school. The home varsity basketball game on February 23rd at 7pm will be the conclusion of this project, where the students will collect any hygiene products that the community would like to donate.
CHS SENIORS GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHS SENIOR HONORS MILITARY VETERANS

Matt Feigner, Charlotte High School senior and veteran coordinator for the CHS Vietnam Roundtable Committee, recently completed the Wall of Honor Project. This project recognizes those who paid the ultimate price of freedom in the Vietnam War by listing those killed in action or missing in action, and those who were killed in action from Michigan in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
CHS Vietnam Round Table: Full Story in .pdf format →

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MEEMIC FOUNDATION SUPPORTS CHS VIETNAM ROUNDTABLE

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the Charlotte High School’s Vietnam Roundtable Committee received a generous grant donation from the Meemic Foundation, Meemic Agent Mr. Larry Fisk of Charlotte. The check will be used to fund the 30th Vietnam Veterans Roundtable which will be held at the VFW#2406 Maple City Post in Charlotte.
CHS Vietnam Round Table: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE BOARD OF EDUCATION PLANS FOR FUTURE

The Charlotte Board of Education will hold its regular board meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Charlotte High School Lecture room. The community is invited to attend as the Board of Education will be considering several important items at their meeting.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story in .pdf format →

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER

You’ve heard the old saying “birds of a feather flock together”.“It’s fun, it’s hype, people have a good time,” explains Clayton Jones, member of the Flight Club. That’s not necessarily the case here at Charlotte High School. What does it take to be a member of the Flight Club? I’m assuming you need some energy.
Clayton says, “If you’re a student, we’ll take ya.” “We’re all one and I think that’s what’s really important, you know, inclusive of all classes and being one student body, said Lamont Aldridge, member of the Flight Club. “The energy is just awesome, I love it.”
CHS Fight Club: Full Story video link →

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BARRY-EATON DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

Pathways to Better Health is a free CareHub program that helps adults get access to community services that can help improve health, get linked with primary and preventive care, and reduce unneeded hospital visits. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria: be 18 years or older; have at least two chronic health conditions (e.g., asthma, diabetes, depression, heart disease); have or be eligible for Medicaid, the Healthy Michigan Plan, and/or Medicare; and live in Eaton, Barry, Ingham, Clinton, Gratiot, Montcalm, or Ottawa counties.
Community Highlights: Full Story in .pdf format →

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SENATE TESTIMONY REGARDING PROPOSED LEGISLATION HB 4315-4318

Dr. Bill Barnes, High School Principal, Charlotte Public Schools

Any discussion around the Michigan Merit Curriculum must begin with the recognition that it is important to understand that it is valuable and essential, particularly from a social justice stand point, as it sets the baseline for a system that strives to guarantee that all students, from urban to suburban to rural school districts, have access to high quality, rigorous curriculum. Perhaps because of this overarching goal, conversations around flexibility within the MMC sometimes raise concerns about decreasing the rigor or watering down the expectations.
Senate Testimony: Full Story in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS STUDENTS COMPETE AT REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Business Professionals of America is a dynamic youth organization which provides leadership and business opportunities for high school students to prepare them in their selection as they make decisions on their future careers. The skills that students learn through participating in a variety of business experiences are beneficial and will help prepare them for a career in the workforce.
CHS RLC: Full Storyin .pdf format →

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CHS FLIGHT CLUB-MHSAA TOP 9 STUDENT SECTIONS

Congratulations to the CHS Flight Club for being selected by MHSAA as a top 9 student section for the 3rd year in a row!! Let the competition begin! #OriolePride
https://secondhalf.mhsaa.com/All-News/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/6820/BOTF-Semifinalists-Accept-the-Challenge
FLIGHT CLUB: Full Story in .pdf format →

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