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July 2015 Barry Eaton District Health Department Community Outreach Highlights

Let’s Get Our Hands Dirty Together Everyone is welcome to come together to grow good, nutritious food in the Skinner Community Garden located in front of the Charlotte Health Department. Get involved with gardening education sessions, volunteering, and planting individual or community plots. The garden offers something for everyone. To see what’s growing and for more information, visit
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Kindergarten Camp

Charlotte Public Schools’ Kindergarten Prep Camp is in Full Swing

Charlotte Public Schools’ Weymouth Child Development Center is going into week five of their ten week Kindergarten Prep Camp program. The program focuses on helping children with the basics that will be needed for the fall when they enter Kindergarten. Not only do they work on the academic topics of letters, numbers, and phonics; but there is a large emphasis on the social, emotional, and logistic pieces of a Kindergartener’s day as well. They work on such things as playing in a group, eating meals together, walking down the hall, and sitting at large group time.
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Charlotte Public Schools Seeks Input on Current Athletic League Membership

As a reminder, Charlotte Public Schools has launched a survey so that stakeholders can offer input on our current athletic league, the I-8. The survey, designed to solicit input from parents, coaches, boosters, board members, and community supporters, allows the community to weigh in on items like driving distances, level of completion, community relationships, and press coverage. CPS recognizes that athletics play a huge role in community pride, and the hope is to have anyone interested fill out the survey. However, note that the survey will close on Wednesday, July 22nd at 4:00. It can be found at the Charlotte Public Schools homepage, at Thank you for your support, and Go Orioles!
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Charlotte, MI, July 13, 2015– Your Charlotte Performing Arts Center is excited to announce our amazing return to presenting professional artists to the greater Mid-Michigan area and beyond with our new Premiere Artist Series of events. The Premiere Artist Series is just what the title says. Premiere is both the best of and a first look at professional artists. This year’s series themed Old Favorites and New Faces brings about our new focus to presenting local, State of Michigan and Midwest Regional artists.
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Charlotte Public Schools Introduces the Charlotte Early Middle College

Charlotte Public Schools is pleased to announce the formation of the Charlotte Early Middle College. Designed to provide all students opportunities to prepare for college and careers, this unique educational program significantly enhances the district’s commitment to academic excellence and success for all students. The Charlotte Early Middle College is built around the idea that all students can thrive in post-secondary institutions, and that with the right guidance and training, every kid can and should leave Charlotte Public Schools with an eye to the future and a clear pathway to success.
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Summer Youth Ball

Oriole Youth Baseball in Full Swing

A sure sign that summer has officially begun is the sound of a baseball bat hitting a ball on a warm night. That sound can be heard quite frequently at the fields which surround Charlotte Middle School and the Aquatic Center as Charlotte Youth Baseball, a program of Charlotte Orioles Recreation, is underway. The Program is being led by Charlotte High School alum and baseball standout, Brian Lautzenheiser.
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2015 employees of th year

CPS Announces the Certified and Support Employees of the Year for 2014-2015

Each month during the 2014-2015 school year one Certified staff member and one Support staff member were chosen from nominations submitted to be the employee of the month. From those chosen, two people were selected and Charlotte Public Schools is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Employees of the Year.
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CPS Holds Retirement Recognition for 2014-2015 Retiring Employees

On the afternoon of June 10, 2015, Charlotte Public Schools held their annual Retirement Recognition and end of year celebration. After preliminary remarks and recognitions from Superintendent Mark Rosekrans, Principals and Directors recognized the employees from their building and/or department that have retired during this school year. The following is a list of dedicated employees whose years of service to the district total over 380 years:
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Charlotte Public Schools Seeks Input on Current Athletic League Membership

On June 17th, a group of coaches, administrators, parents, athletic boosters, and school board members met to reflect on our first year as members of the I-8 athletic conference, and to develop a survey to share with stakeholders. The survey, designed to solicit input from parents, coaches, boosters, board members, and community supporters, allows the community to weigh in on items like driving distances, level of completion, community relationships, and press coverage.
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The Charlotte Public Schools’ varsity track teams had a record breaking 2015 season! The men’s and women’s teams not only broke long standing records, but produced nine (9) All State and nine (9) All State Academic winners!

The women’s team finished 4th, their highest in recent years, at the regional competition held at Mason High School. Twelve team members qualified for the State finals in six events. The women’s team also finished 3rd at the I-8 league meet at Marshall High School.
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Parent Survey for M-STEP

Spring 2015 was the first administration of the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). With the completion of the testing window, the Michigan Department of Education would like to invite feedback from parents of students in grades 3 – 8, and 11 who took the M-STEP. The short survey can be accessed at spring2015M-STEPparentsurvey. MDE would like you to complete and submit the survey no later than June 19, 2015.

The Student Survey will require about 10 minutes to complete and can be found at: https://www. Please complete and submit the survey no later than Friday, June 12, 2015
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CPS Announces Certified and Support Employees for May 2015

Charlotte Public Schools is pleased to announce that Mr. Martin Husby has been selected as the Support Employee of the month; Mr. Husby is the Head Lifeguard/Lead Water Safety Instructor at the Charlotte Aquatic Center and Ms. Stacie Detgen has been selected as the Certified Employee of the month; Ms. Detgen teaches band at the Charlotte Middle School and the Upper Elementary.
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Charlotte, MI, June 8, 2015– After a one year hiatus, the Charlotte Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the return of the professional artist series. Professional performances will return to the stage on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30pm with Donny Brown and the Van Dell Tones, and the announcement of the entire 2015-2016 season.

The newly revised Premiere Artist Series of professional acts will take to the stage with Donny Brown, a Lansing based musician and co-founding member of the chart-topping Michigan alt-rock band The Verve Pipe. He will be performing new original material from his debut solo release, the Hess Street E.P. along with fresh acoustic translations of his classic Verve Pipe material.
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FREE SUMMER LUNCH For Kids and Teens

Charlotte Public Schools is excited to announce that we are a 2015 sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years and under and adult lunch will be offered for $3.00. Free lunch for all children will be provided at Washington Elementary School starting June 15 through August 21. Lunch will be served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. We will also be offering a variety of free activities for students during this time including: book exchange, crafts, and games. We look forward to serving our students throughout the summer!
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Mathematics Pentathletes

Mathematics Pentathletes

Congratulations to our Mathematics Pentathletes for their successful participation in the National Mathematics Pentathlon® Academic Tournaments. We are very proud of our Pentathletes. They displayed sound problem-solving skills and great sportsmanship. We also wish to express our sincere appreciation for all of the volunteers who contributed to making the tournament such a rewarding educational experience.
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Parkview Elementary Students Celebrate ACES

Charlotte’s Parkview Elementary students helped Michigan celebrate ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) Day on Wednesday, May 6. The celebration emphasizes physical activity among students and helps combat childhood obesity. Physical activity is an important part of staying healthy for life and this event is a way to show students how much fun exercise can be!
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