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FREE SUMMER LUNCH FOR CHILDREN 18 YEARS AND UNDER

Free Summer Lunch for all children 18 years and under. Brian Latty, Food Service Supervisor announces that Charlotte Public Schools will offer the Free Summer Lunch Program again this year for all kids and teens: Meet Up & Eat Up
Starting June 17th thru August 9th, lunches will be provided Monday - Friday, from 11:30 - 12:30 at Washington Elementary, 525 High Street, Charlotte. Adult lunches are available for $3.00 each. Everyone is Welcome! Any Child can join us at Washington Elementary for lunch plus the use of the playground, games, and enjoy free books during the summer. Children from Galewood, Parkview, Washington, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School and even students that do not attend Charlotte Public Schools are able to receive a Free Lunch! .
Free Lunch Flyer in .pdf format →

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FIRST ROUND SUPERINTENDENT INTERVIEWS JUNE 17TH

The Charlotte Public Schools Board of Education is moving forward in the selection of a new superintendent. On June 3, the board narrowed the candidates to six finalists to be interviewed from a diverse pool of 29 educators that applied for the district's top job.
First round interviews will be held during the week of June 17th. The interviews will be held in an open setting and the public is encouraged to attend. All interviews will be held in the CPS Administrative Offices Board Room at 378 State Street, Charlotte, Michigan.
First Round Interviews in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE ELEMENTARY STEM FAIR

This spring students from Washington Elementary, Parkview Elementary, and Charlotte Upper Elementary participated in the Charlotte Elementary STEM Fair. Students displayed their passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in a gallery walk style fair.
Elementary STEM Fair in .pdf format →

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SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE GREAT LAKES

Charlotte Public Schools’ third grade students from Washington Elementary and Parkview Elementary combined on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center for the musical performance “Sights and Sounds of the Great Lakes.”
3rd Grade Concert in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE BUSINESS STUDENTS EARN MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified students. On May 13, students took the MOS Word 2016 certification exam, and 19 students successfully passed certification. The MOS program is an industry-recognized, standards-based program for validating Microsoft Office skills.
MS WORD Certification in .pdf format →

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REMINDER...FALL 2019 STUDENT ENROLLMENT IS OPEN!

Reminder...Fall 2019 student enrollment is OPEN! It is important that you enroll soon to make sure you and your child receive important updates and information leading up to the start of the new school year. Please call (517) 541-5742 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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CUE STUDENT STORE DONATION

The Charlotte Upper Elementary Student Store has made a donation of $300.00 to St. Vincent De Paul in Charlotte. Barb, Susan, and Deb came to meet the class at the CUE and accept the check. The students were able to learn about this organization and see how the money would be spent.
St. Vincent De Paul offers food assistance for citizens of Charlotte, Vermontville, Olivet, and Sunfield.
CUE Donation in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE ROTARY CLUB CELEBRATES TOP 10

Congratulations to the following Charlotte High School seniors that were recognized on May 21, 2019, for their exceptional accomplishments by the Charlotte Rotary Club. The seniors representing the Top 10 students in the Class of 2019 are: Garrett Falk, Lauren Anderson, Ashley Beck, Alyvia Bruce, Alyssa Chestnut, Lauren Crossman, Chandler Keusch, Adrianne Rivera, Lauren Wilson, and Alissa Brown. Congratulations Orioles! #OriolePride
Rotary Top 10 in .pdf format →

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CPS ORIOLE YOUTH CHEERLEADING PROGRAM

The new Oriole Youth Cheerleading program is the first for Charlotte Public Schools. Aligned with the goals and objectives set forth by the Charlotte High School varsity cheerleading coaches, this program will have a volunteer youth cheerleading advisor selected to assist with coordinating the Youth Cheerleading Program. All cheer teams will have adult volunteer coaches selected by the youth recreation coordinator with the assistance of the youth cheerleading advisor and the varsity cheer coaches.
Oriole Youth Cheer in .pdf format →

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2019 CHARLOTTE ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

Congratulations to the following Charlotte High School seniors that were recognized on May 21, 2019, for their exceptional accomplishments by the Charlotte Rotary Club. Each received a 2019 Charlotte Rotary Club scholarship. Recipients were: Charles Hazel - Junior Rotarian Scholarship; Adriana Sanders - Jim Maatsch MSU Scholarship; Lauren Anderson - Junior Rotarian Scholarship; Brendan Sine - Olivet College Scholarship; Nathan Hard - CTE Scholarship. Congratulations Orioles! #OriolePride
Rotary Scholarships in .pdf format →

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COMPETITIVE CHEER TEAM RECEIVES HONOR AT STATE CAPITOL

On May 3, 2019 the Charlotte High School Varsity Cheerleading team took a final bus trip of the season to the Michigan State Capitol to receive a very prestigious tribute and recognition for its outstanding accomplishments. The tribute, signed by Representative Angela Witwer, Senator Thomas Barrett, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer was presented by Representative Witwer on the house floor.
CHS Ceer @ Capital in .pdf format →

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CHARLOTTE EARLY MIDDLE COLLEGE FEATURED ARTICLE

Charlotte Early Middle College was a feature article in the monthly newsletter from National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Great work! #OriolePride
Early Middle College Spotlight in .pdf format →

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EMERGENCY WEATHER DAYS FORGIVEN

On Friday, May 10, 2019, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation that will forgive four additional emergency weather days that occurred beginning January 29 through February 1, 2019.
The calendar for the 2018-2019 school year will now revert back to what it originally was with June 6, 2019 being a half day of school, and June 7, 2019 being the final day of school which is also a half day.
Weather Days Forgiven in .pdf format →

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HEAD FOOTBALL COACH @ CHS

The Head Football Coach at Charlotte High School, Mr. Kevin Bennett, has resigned his coaching position for personal reasons, effective immediately.
Mr. Mike Sparks has been named the Head Football Coach for the 2019 season. Sparks currently serves as the Youth Recreation Coordinator for Charlotte Public Schools.
CHS Football Coach in .pdf format →

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CASH IN ON SCHOOL DISCOUNTS

Staff, students, and families can receive Michigan educational prices!! CASH IN ON SCHOOL DISCOUNTS Now through September 30, 2019.
Awarded Vendors on the 2019 REMC Device Purchasing Bid are offering discounts to staff, students, and families on computers and accessories purchased for PERSONAL use!
School Discounts in .pdf format →

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CHS INTERACT CLUB HELPS TO COMBAT HOMELESSNESS

The CHS Interact Club brings together fellow students to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Our students connect with leaders in our community and around the world to take action to make a difference in our school and community, discover new cultures and promote international understanding, become leaders in our school and community, and have fun and make new friends from around the world.
CHS Interact Club in .pdf format →

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CHS BUSINESS STUDENT EARNS MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION

Congratulations to the new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified student. On April 24, 2019, Michael Leiby took the MOS Excel 2016 certification exam, and successfully passed certification. Michael is the first student to complete the required training to be eligible to take the challenging Excel certification test.
MOS Certification in .pdf format →

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CHS’S CARTER SIGNS WITH OLIVET COLLEGE

Charlotte High School senior, Rhys Carter will be continuing his academic and athletic career this upcoming fall when he joins the Olivet College Football Program. Carter has been a three-year varsity football starter with the CHS Orioles. This past fall Carter was the starting tight end and defensive end.
Carter Signing in .pdf format →

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BUDGET HEARING NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Monday, May 13, 2019, at 6:30 o'clock p.m., at Charlotte Public Schools Administrative Offices, Michigan, the Board of Education of Charlotte Public Schools will hold a public hearing to consider the District's proposed 2019-2020 budget.
The Board may not adopt its proposed 2019-2020 budget until after a public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2019-2020 budget, including the proposed property tax millage rate, will be available beginning May 10, 2019, for public inspection during normal business hours at the Charlotte Public Schools Administrative Offices, Michigan. The same can also be found on the Charlotte Public Schools website.
The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearlng.
Budget Hearing Notice in .pdf format →

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

The Board of Education of Charlotte Public Schools is conducting a search for its next Superintendent. It is expected that the new Superintendent will be in place July 2019.
Interested candidates should complete and submit the Michigan Leadership Institute online application found at: https://www.applitrack.com/mileader/onlineapp/default.aspx
Superintendent Posting in .pdf format →

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UPCOMING CPS BOND PRESENTATIONS

Please join us for two upcoming bond presentations that will be led by Mr. Richard M. Ames, Interim Superintendent of Charlotte Public Schools. We look forward to sharing information with community members about the May 7th bond election and answering any questions you may have. Additional information can also be found by visiting: www.cpsbond2019.com
Dates for the Bond presentations:
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at The Center, 804 S. Cochran Ave
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Evelyn Bay Coffee, 134 S. Cochran Ave
Both events are open to all community members, parents, staff and students. We hope you will join us!
Bond Forum Article in .pdf format →

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INAUGURAL SEASON OF CPS YOUTH VOLLEYBALL A HUGE SUCCESS

The CPS Oriole Youth Recreation (OYR) Program just recently completed its first season in the Red Cedar Volleyball League. The program, which began in March concluded this past weekend with each of the six Charlotte teams competing in grade level tournaments. The teams showed significant improvement over the four-week regular season.
OYR Volleyball in .pdf format →

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CHS CHEERLEADERS RECEIVE DREAM TEAM HONORS

Three Charlotte High School seniors, Kenzie Bleisch, Mady Conklin and Lauren Wietzke, were named to the Lansing State Journal Competitive Cheerleading Dream Team. Athletes named to the Lansing State Journal Dream Teams will be attending the Lansing State Journal Sports Awards. This year’s ceremony is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., June 4, at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center, with the red carpet starting at 6:00 p.m.
Cheer Dream Team in .pdf format →

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JOIN US FOR BOND PRESENTATIONS

Join Us for the upcoming Bond Presentations on April 23rd @ 5:30 PM at the Eaton Area Senior Center, 804 S. Cochran and May 2nd @ 5:30 PM at Fay’s Evelyn Bay Coffee Shop, 134 S. Cochran.
Both events are open to all community members, parents, staff, and students. Bond Vote will be May 7th, 2019
Stay in the Know. Visit us online! CPSBOND2019.COM
Bond Presentations Flyer in .pdf format →

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REVISED STUDENT CALENDAR FOR APRIL-JUNE, 2019

Please see the link below for the revised student calendar for April through June 2019.
Charlotte Public Schools will revert to the original 2018-2019 calendar if the Governor signs into law additional ‘forgiven’ school days that covers our cancellation overage.
This adjusted calendar does not change the date of graduation or the seniors’ scheduled last day of attendance.
April-June Amended Calendar in .pdf format →

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ORIOLE PRIDE DAY VIDEO

Please watch our video on Oriole Pride during Oriole Pride Day at Charlotte Public Schools. Our Pride is EVERYWHERE. On Friday, March 22, CPS students and staff celebrated their successes and showed their Oriole Pride.
Oriole Pride Video in Youtube format →

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CHARLOTTE WELCOMES GIRLS ON THE RUN

This spring, Charlotte welcomed Girls on the Run! This program is for girls in 3rd-5th grade at Charlotte Public Schools. Our group of 14 girls are coached by, Allie Wilcox (2nd grade teacher at Washington Elementary) and Sheila Queener (4th grade teacher at Charlotte Upper Elementary). Girls on the Run is a program that inspires girls to understand their limitless potential and build healthy relationships while creatively integrating running.
WA Girls on the run article in .pdf format →

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POSITIVE TEACHING AT CHARLOTTE UPPER ELEMENTARY

Charlotte Upper Elementary has been very excited to start several programs designed to help students be successful socially, and help them take control of their emotions. Programs like Second Step, PBIS, Michigan Model for Health, and speakers like Basketball Jones and the Kindness Campaign all focus on helping students get along and feel good about themselves.
CUE Positive Teaching article in .pdf format →

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CHS HONORS CAAC SENIOR SCHOLAR ATHLETES

The Charlotte Public Schools Athletic Department is proud to announce their 2019 Senior Scholar Athlete list. The Capital Area Activities Conference every year recognizes 10 senior athletes from each of the 19 CAAC schools. These senior athletes have earned at least two varsity letters and have the highest GPA in their class among athletes. This year’s list is all young ladies who have shown excellence both on the field of competition and in the classroom. This year’s CHS senior honorees are:
Lauren Anderson, Ashley Beck, Mackenzie Bleisch, Riley Cantwell, Madyson Conklin, Emma Eddy, Caroline Jones, Sophia Lupini, Lauryn Moubray, and Lauren Wietzke.
CAAC Scholar Athletes article in .pdf format →

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CHS SENIORS MAKING AN IMPACT

Each year, the Senior Class at Charlotte High School completes service projects that benefit the Charlotte community. As one of this year’s projects, a group of students with the help of Ag Mechanics teacher Nick Thompson, created decorative, metal lawn ornaments. Using the Agricultural Science Department’s plasma cutter they cut the Oriole head and welded a metal post to it. They finished it off by painting the entire lawn ornament.
Senior Impact article in .pdf format →

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CHS’S THORNE SIGNS WITH OLIVET COLLEGE

Charlotte High School senior, Jarrett Thorne, has decided to continue his wrestling and academic career at Olivet College. Jarrett was very accomplished in his time as an Oriole. He was a captain for two years, received All Conference honors all four years, a state qualifier in 2018, and is supporting a 3.54 GPA.
Thorne Signing article in .pdf format →

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