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Welcome back students and families to Charlotte Public Schools for the 2016-17 school year! Staff in all areas are entering the new school year with renewed energy, enthusiasm and commitment. I hope you are doing

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the same as the new school year offers a fresh start and a lot of opportunities. Please click on the newsletter icon to the right for the entire newsletter.

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If you have had a phone number change over the summer, please contact your child's building immediately so we can update our records and ensure that you get the most current information regarding the start of school, transportation, events, etc.

Thank you for your help in making sure that your child has the very best start to the 2016-2017 school year!

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September Community Outreach Highlights

As children return to school, remember to keep your child home from school or childcare when they are sick to reduce the spread of illness. A child should be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours before returning to school or childcare. A child with vomiting or diarrhea should remain home for 24 hours following their last episode of vomiting or diarrhea. Contact your primary care provider with any questions or concerns regarding illness.
September Community Outreach Highlights: Full Story →

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M-STEP/MME Parent Report Video

Please view the video below on M-STEP/MME Parent Report from the Michigan Department of Education.
Parent Report Video →

Message from the Superintendent

School Starts Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Welcome back students and families to Charlotte Public Schools for the 2016-17 school year! Staff in all areas are entering the new school year with renewed energy, enthusiasm and commitment. I hope you are doing the same as the new school year offers a fresh start and a lot of opportunities.
School Starts Tuesday, September 6, 2016: Full Story →

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Daily Times for Students

Please note that the daily end times for students have changed for the 2016-2017 school year.
Student End Times: Full Story →

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Charlotte, MI, August 19, 2016– Your Charlotte Performing Arts Center is very excited to announce our 2016-2017 Premiere Artist Series of professional entertainers for your enjoyment. This year we continue to present to the Charlotte and the greater Mid-Michigan area some of the best performers from the local area, the State of Michigan and the Mid-West region
CPAC Season Announcement: Full Story →

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The Charlotte High School freshmen volleyball team is off to a great start this season. This week the team played in a quad against Lansing Eastern, Waverly and Lansing Everett. The Lady Orioles won all three matches. They won both sets against Everett, the first game was 25-8 and the second 25-15.

Message from the Superintendent

Josh Shipp, National Youth Speaker, coming to the Charlotte Performing Arts Center

On Monday, August 29, 2016, we are welcoming Mr. Josh Shipp to our district and community. Please visit our website,, where you will find a flyer that briefly outlines Josh’s credentials and some of the media outlets he has been featured on over the past few years.
Josh Shipp, National Youth Speaker, coming to the Charlotte Performing Arts Center: Full Story →

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CPS Oriole gear

Click on the link below to order your new CPS Oriole gear today. Please note, sale ends Saturday, August 27!
CPS Oriole gear : Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities at Charlotte Public Schools

Each year at the beginning of the school year, Charlotte Public Schools has several employment and volunteer opportunities available. As in the past, we have many of the same opportunities as we start the 2016-2017 school year.
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities: Full Story →

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Jackson Northwest Invitational

Congrats to the girl’s golf team today for finishing 4th in the Jackson Northwest Invitational! Lizzy Fisher finished in the top ten out of 61 golfers!
Girls Golf Team Results: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

Charlotte Public Schools – Galewood School

Charlotte Public Schools owns and operates Galewood School on Lovett Street. For over fifty years the school was an elementary school serving students and families in the downtown area of Charlotte. It closed in June of 2010 as the district experienced declining enrollment numbers at the elementary level. The public may not know that even though the District closed Galewood as an elementary school, there still are many educational programs offered at the building.
Galewood School: Full Story →

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Charlotte Public Schools, going the extra mile

School is more than sitting in a classroom and listening to the teacher. School is more than turning in homework and taking tests. Grades alone do not determine the knowledge and ability of a student. A school is a community. It is a community that works together to push students to their highest potential. Elementary, middle and high schools give students opportunities to build and showcase their knowledge and skills in the classroom, in clubs, in sports and more.
Going the Extra Mile: Full Story →

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Charlotte Public Schools is proud to welcome Mr. Mark McGarry as the new principal of Charlotte Upper Elementary School. Mr. McGarry comes to us with 11 years teaching experience at the secondary and post-secondary level. Most of that time was served as an English teacher at Holt Junior High School.
2016.08.11 NEW CUE PRINCIPAL: Full Story →

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A few months ago, we circulated a survey as to what programs patrons would be interested in participating. Adult flag football received a good deal of positive feedback, and we will be offering the program this fall.
8 week regular season followed by 2 week playoff. Championship trophy will be awarded to the winning team! Sign a group of your friends up as a team, or maybe your co-workers would like to get together for some gridiron action on Sundays. Registration and more information can be found on the link below.
Charlotte Community Recreation Football Registration: Full Story →

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Charlotte Community Library...Summer Newsletter

Did you know that you can borrow eBooks and download audiobooks through our Woodlands Downloadable Library? We have joined with other area libraries to offer a shared collection of digital books. This service has been further enhanced with a generous donation made in memory of Dave Martens.
Charlotte Community Library...Summer Newsletter: Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

School is coming! Reminders for Parents

The first day of school for Charlotte Public Schools is Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Until then, there are several items parents should put on their “to do” list and take care of soon to make the start of school easier for themselves and their children.
School is coming! Reminders for Parents Full Story →

BEDHD August Highlights

From our partners at Barry-Eaton District Health Department...August 2016 Community Outreach Highlights

IT’S TIME FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS!* Now is the time to schedule your children’s back-to-school shots! All children beginning childcare, kindergarten, and 7th grade, along with all students who are new to a school district, will need to show proof that their vaccinations are up-to-date. Contact your healthcare provider or call the BEDHD Immunization Clinic at (269) 945-9516 (Barry County) or (517) 541-2630 (Eaton County) to schedule your children’s immunization appointment.
BEDHD August Community Outreach Highlights Full Story →

August Summer Menu


August is approaching fast. Here is the menu for our summer food program. Remember...lunch is FREE to any child under the age of 18!!!
August Summer Menu Full Story →

Message from the Superintendent

Community Library Millage Election – August 2nd, 2016

The vote on the Charlotte Community Library millage is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. I encourage residents to get out and exercise their right to vote.
The Charlotte Community Library is for everyone. This is clearly evident by the word community in their name.
Community Library Millage Election – August 2nd, 2016 Full Story →

Peter Karrie


Your Charlotte Performing Arts Center will be hosting a Fetterman Events Masterclass Worskshop and Concert featuring Internationally Renowned Theatrical Performer and star of The Phantom of the Opera, Peter Karrie on August 1 – 4 with a concert on August 5 at 7:30pm. The workshop is FREE to all participants (ages 6 – 30), but you must register in advance and space is limited.
Phantom Returns Workshop Full Story →


Charlotte Rising Action Teams

Join us this Thursday at Charlotte Public Schools Administration Building and b instrumental in #CharlotteRising! You will have the opportunity to get involved with our Action Teams and help shape OUR community! Snacks and refreshments await you with open arms!
Charlotte Rising Action Teams Full Story →


College & Career Readiness Presentation CHS 2016

Click on the link below for information concerning CHS College & Career Readiness 2016.
College and Career Readiness 2016 Full Story →

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2015-2016 Year in Review

The hyperlink below will direct you to the 2016-2017 Year in Review Presentation.
2015-2016 Year in Review Full Story →



The hyperlink below will direct you to the 2016-2017 Open House Presentation on our Oriole Points of Pride.

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Charlotte Rising Crosswalk Painting

Experience what it truly means to leave your mark on our community! Volunteer in the morning with Love Charlotte, and then bring your family and friends to Beach Market and help beautify two of our crosswalks with a music themed design for all to see!
Charlotte Rising Crosswalk Painting full story →

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