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SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSE

It has come to our attention that some students of the district have engaged in some past derogatory social media activity that resurfaced today. Charlotte Public Schools strongly condemns this hateful and racist commentary. This behavior is in no way welcome or tolerated in our schools. This does not represent Charlotte Public Schools, our students, or our school community. 
Social Media response: 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

WILX Video link.
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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BATMAN VISITS WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY

The students at Washington Elementary worked so hard in both their academics and their positive behaviors this year that they were visited by Batman “The Dark Knight.” Batman pulled up in his Batmobile and greeted every student with countless photos.
Batman visits Washington EL: Full Story →

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ACES COMES TO PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Mr. David Simpson, of the Charlotte Farm Bureau Insurance Agency, recently visited Charlotte Public Schools’ Parkview Elementary to promote ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously). ACES is a chosen day for all students in Michigan to have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor physical activity.
ACES comes to Parkview: Full Story →

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RAISING AUTISM AWARENESS @ CMS

During the month of April, Charlotte Middle School participated in several Autism Awareness activities. April is National Autism Awareness Month and CMS wanted to honor it by informing students about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Charlotte Middle School kicked off this awareness event by holding a school wide assembly on April 21st.
CMS Autism Awareness: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATING CLASS OF 2017!

The graduation season is upon us and I would once again like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our graduating seniors.
Friday, May 26, 2017, marks the last day of school for our 2017 seniors. Graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Wharton Center on the campus of Michigan State University.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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GOOGLE & REPRESENTATIVE WALBERG VISIT CMS

Google and State Representative Tim Walberg visited Charlotte Middle School students on Friday, May 12, to talk with them about being safe when using the internet. Google calls it the Online Safety Roadshow which is geared toward informing students about internet safety. Representative Walberg shared a personal story about why he believes internet safety is an important issue.
Google safety & Representative Walberg visit CMS: Full Story →

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NATIONAL GUARD VISITS CHS

On Friday, May 19th, the National Guard is bringing a new, state of the art semi truck that will allow students to interact with new technology, career ideas, and other opportunities. It will be parked near the high school main office. This is a brand new program, and CHS is one of the first schools to have the opportunity. #OriolePride
National Guard visits CHS: Full Story →

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39th ANNUAL CABARET

The Charlotte High School Choir presents their 39th Annual Cabaret on May 19th and 20th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center.
Adult tickets are $8.00 while student and senior tickets are $5.00.
For tickets, call: 517.541.5690 or stop by the CPAC box office.
39th Annual Cabaret: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL FFA FORESTRY TEAM

Congrats to the CHS FFA (Future Farmers of America); our Forestry team placed third in the state with a gold state award out of 52 teams. Our Veterinary Science Team placed 37th out of 120 teams and our Dairy Foods Team placed 20th out of 69 teams at the recent skills contest at MSU. #OriolePride
CHS FFA Forestry Team: Full Story →

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CHS DRAMA DEPARTMENT RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD IN OVERALL PRODUCTION

Congrats to the CHS drama department; they recently received Honorable Mention in the Overall Production category of the Excellence Awards. The cast of The Little Mermaid competed against 8 area schools and 10 musicals to achieve this honor! #OriolePride
CHS Drama Award: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY PARTNERS WITH LAFCU

Charlotte Public Schools’ Upper Elementary is proud to be partnering with LAFCU to bring additional educational enrichment into the classroom. Mrs. Polly Cornish from LAFCU has been visiting Mrs. Jewell's fourth grade class as part of the Junior Achievement program.
CUE & Jr. Achievement: Full Story →

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WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY STUDENTS RECEIVE TEST DAY SURPRISE!

When faced with state mandated testing, most of us are not excited, right? However, that’s exactly how the students at Charlotte Public Schools’ Washington Elementary feel! The cause of this unexplained phenomena? A really supportive staff and fellow student body that are cheering the third graders on, “all the way!”
Testing Day Surprise: Full Story →

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MY TEACHER ROCKS CONTEST WINNER

Congratulations to Ashley Horn who was chosen as a winner of Drs. Burkhardt & Pecora 'My Teacher Rocks' contest. She was selected by a student to be recognized and thank her for being an AWESOME educator! She will be receiving a certificate of recognition, a gift card to Barnes & Noble, and a pizza party for your classroom! Go Orioles! #OriolePride
My Teacher Rocks Contest: Full Story →

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BARRY-EATON COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

Last year, BEDHD held a “Sun Safe” contest for 15–29 year olds to develop a public service announcement (PSA) video promoting sun safety. The winner of this contest had her ad featured in a local movie theater. This year, BEDHD is hosting a similar contest, but instead of creating a video, we are asking 15–29 year old Barry and Eaton County residents to design a billboard advertisement promoting sun safe behavior.
May Highlights: Full Story →

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CPS ANNOUNCES EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL

Charlotte Public Schools is pleased to announce that Ms. Heather Worden has been selected as the Support Employee of the month and Ms. Tami Nixon as the Certified Employee of the month for the month of April 2017.
CPS April Employees of the month: Full Story →

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CHS STUDENTS SELECTED AS MYLEAD AMBASSADORS

Eight exceptional students have been selected as this year’s MYLead Ambassadors for Charlotte High School. They were nominated by their teachers and are considered the top leaders of their class.
CHS MYLEAD Ambassadors: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

CHS SENIOR HONORS CONVOCATION

Every year in May, Charlotte High School celebrates our graduating seniors and their many accomplishments at Honors Convocation. This year the annual ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2017. Honors Convocation will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Charlotte Performing Arts Center.
In Session with the Superintendent: Full Story →

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MY TEACHER ROCKS CONTEST WINNER

Congratulations to fourth grade teacher Lisa Hoyt who is the winner of Drs. Burkhardt and Pecora's "My Teacher Rocks" contest. Mrs. Hoyt was recommended by a student. She will receive a certificate of recognition, a gift card to Barnes and Noble, and a pizza party for her classroom. #OriolePride
My Teacher Rocks Contest: Full Story →

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NELSON ILLUSIONS: DREAMS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE

Nelson Illusions, the nation’s largest touring illusions show, presents DREAMS OF THE IMPOSSOBLE on Saturday, May 13 @ 7:30 pm! The best illusions from around the world including: Blades of Death, a woman fired from a cannon, a man melts through solid metal, and the Jet Turbine Escape, along with smaller classic illusions.
CPAC Nelson Illusions: Full Story →

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CHARLOTTE STUDENTS SHOW OFF THEIR SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE

On April 21, 2017, Charlotte Upper Elementary was host to the Charlotte Elementary Science Fair. The science fair is an event that allows all of our elementary students in the developmental kindergarten through the third grade and the six grade, a chance to show off the love and passion for the sciences.
Elementary Science Fair: Full Story →

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WEYMOUTH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER VISITIED BY CHS CHOIR

Charlotte Public Schools’ Weymouth Child Development Center welcomed the Charlotte High School Chorale on Tuesday, April 25. The group sang four beautiful songs to the children at Weymouth, who ranged in age from 6 weeks old up to 6 years old. The children were mesmerized by the voices and dancing of the Chorale performers. It was a great experience for both Weymouth’s children and the CHS students alike.
CHS Choir Peformes @ WCDC: Full Story →

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