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November 30, 2015 - Message from Superintendent Rosekrans

Achievement Status Check For Students

Students - now that the calendar has reached December, it is time for you to do the achievement status check!
December is the perfect time to assess your progress on your personal educational goals for this year. The next three weeks before holiday break will go very quickly and it is up to you to know exactly what your grades are in each of your subject areas. You also need to assess your current performance and the action needed going forward. Continue Reading →


Anyone who has lived in Charlotte over the past 100 years is familiar with the Charlotte Fire Department’s Christmas Kiddie Program. They have been making Christmas Eve deliveries from their fire trucks to underprivileged children for more than 100 years. Continue Reading →


Eighty-one students were inducted into the Charlotte High School chapter of the National Honor Society on Monday November 16, 2015 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. The ceremony was conducted by the National Honor Society officers: Savannah Struble, President; Jacob Troyer, Vice President; Hannah Griffith, Secretary; and Christin Landis, Treasurer. Continue Reading →

Community Outreach Highlights, December 2015

Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot? National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 6-12). CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza disease. Continue Reading →


If a group of students collect 500 pounds of recycling each week, how much would they collect over the course of a year? That is more than just a math question at Charlotte Upper Elementary. That is a reality and a task that students in Ms. Davis and Ms. Tomlinson’s 5th grade class carry out each week. Every Friday, students from both of the classrooms give up their lunch recess to collect recycling from over 25 classrooms and offices. Continue Reading →

Moose Lodge Youth Talks at Charlotte Upper Elementary

Charlotte Upper Elementary is always excited when a student from Charlotte High School comes to visit. Throughout the year, CHS students stop by to talk about different clubs they are involved in, the importance of focusing on school work, and showing Oriole Pride. During the month of November, CUE welcomed Kristoffer Hulsebos, a junior at Charlotte High School. He shared about his involvement with the Moose Lodge with Mrs. Byam and Mrs. Hoyt's fourth grade classes. Continue Reading →

Superintendent Message

November 23, 2015 - Message from Superintendent Rosekrans

Thanksgiving Wishes

On behalf of the Charlotte Public Schools Board of Education, administration and our entire CPS staff, I wish our students, families and community a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is without question a time to be spent with family and friends. I hope that all of you are able to slow down and really enjoy the time spent with one another. Drive safely, if your plans involve travel. If you have important people you are unable to get together with, make sure to call them. Tell them they are important to you and that you appreciate them. Continue Reading →

WILX Schools Rule!

The Charlotte Orioles packed the gym for Schools Rule to tell us what sets their high school a part. From "Flight Club" to the School Improvement Team, students had a lot to cheer for all morning. Continue Reading →


“Our Nest Is Best” is an exciting theme that was developed for Charlotte Public Schools’ Washington Elementary after implementing the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program last school year. In an effort to bring this theme to life and truly engage our students, Washington Elementary reached out to Bill Blair; Woodshop teacher at Charlotte High School. Continue Reading →


On Sunday, November 15, High School English Teacher Sarah Rohlfs and a group of 16 senior Advanced Placement English students traveled to Peppermint Creek Theatre Company’s performance of The Telling Project, “Telling: Lansing”. This performance featured local veterans and veterans’ family members sharing stories of their experiences in a deeply moving production. Cooper Frost shared that the performance, “brought to light hidden difficulties and tragedies for vets and their families, small and large.” Continue Reading →


Congratulations to Madelynn Hull, who was the CHS Oriole PRIDE drawing winner for the week of November 9th. Madelynn showed purpose, respect, integrity, dedication, and excellence this week, and she won an Oriole visor and $15 in Chamber Bucks, donated by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading →


Five members of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Charlotte Chapter attended the Fall Leadership Conference held at the Lansing Center. 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. Continue Reading →


Charlotte High School students enrolled in Digital Media 1 and 2 courses taught by Tina VanSyckle and Monique Colizzi participated in a work site visit. On October 23, 51 students traveled to Foresight Group in Lansing. During the introduction, students enjoyed a light breakfast and were introduced to the workplace and the career opportunities available to them. Employees shared unique stories of how they started out at Foresight Group and where they are today. Continue Reading →


Charlotte, MI, November 13, 2015– Saturday, November 14 at 4:00pm, the Community School of Music Youth and Children’s Choirs from Michigan State University took to the stage at Your Charlotte Performing Arts Center to present an afternoon of music. This combined group featured over 200 of the best young vocalists from around the greater Lansing region and beyond. This was the group’s premiere appearance at Your Charlotte Performing Arts Center. Continue Reading →

CPS Announces October Employees of the Month

Charlotte Public Schools is pleased to announce that Mr. Foye “Butch” Pierce has been selected as the Support Employee and Ms. Lori Pratt has been selected as the Certified Employee for the month of October. Continue Reading →

Balanced Calendar Community Forum

Please Mark Your Calendar! Balanced Calendar Community Forum on Wednesday, December 2nd @ 6:30 p.m.
High School Lecture Room
Presentation and FAQs Followed by Breakout Sessions for…
Elementary – Grades K-6 (Lecture Room)
Secondary – Grades 8-13 (CHS Media Center. Continue Reading →

Charlotte Upper Elementary Ninja Warrior

At Charlotte Upper Elementary, we believe in having high expectations for our students academically and socially. Our goal is to help our children understand the reasons behind different expectations, rules, and why they must be enforced in order to provide all of our children the opportunity to learn and recognize their role in creating an environment that is conducive to learning. Continue Reading →

Superintendent Message

November 10, 2015 - Message from Superintendent Rosekrans

Balanced Calendar Community Forum and Election Results

The Board of Education and administration plan to hold a community forum regarding the balanced calendar concept. As previously communicated, only the study and evaluation of this concept is currently taking place to see if it would be beneficial for our school district. No decisions have been made.
The community forum will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the High School lecture room @ 6:30 PM. Continue Reading →

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