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ORIOLE PRIDE CORNER ARTICLES

CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2019 REFUNDING BONDS (FEDERALLY TAXABLE)

an image of Moodys logo Charlotte, Michigan - The Board of Education of Charlotte Public Schools is proud to announce the successful sale of its 2019 Refunding Bonds (Federally Taxable) in the amount of $13,220,000. The 2019 Refunding Bonds were issued for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding debt of the School District to the State of Michigan under the State of Michigan School Bond Qualification and Loan Program and to pay the costs of issuing the Bonds. The Bonds reduce the repayments to the State of Michigan by a total estimated amount of $1,670,000. The estimated reduction in repayments is based upon assumptions regarding the growth in the District’s taxable value and School Bond Loan Fund interest rate.
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CPS ORIOLE PRIDE NEWS

Guest Columnist: Jeff Bohl

an image of oriole_newsletter_logo I’ve been blessed with the opportunity of joining the leadership team at Charlotte Public Schools as the Charlotte High School principal. There is always a big learning curve when you are joining a new high school and community, but I enjoy getting to know new people and learning how to fit into the new environment so I can help the school as best I can. It is interesting to me to learn the strengths and challenges that different communities experience. Every place has its own personality, and I’d like to share some of the really great things I’m learning about CHS and about the Charlotte community as a whole.
Full Oriole Pride Corner 12.03.2019 article - in .pdf format →

WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY KICKS OFF RECYCLING PROGRAM

an image of Washington EL Recycling On Monday, November 18th, Washington Elementary students from Mrs. Pratt’s second grade class were visited by students from Charlotte High School. The high school students came to teach 2nd graders about recycling and to kick-off a recycling program at Washington Elementary. Washington Elementary will be collecting and recycling caps and lids, batteries, crayons and markers. We are very excited to begin this project and to partner with some great CHS students. Community members are welcome to drop off donations at the Washington Elementary office.
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CHS STUDENTS EXPAND RECYCLING PROJECT

an image of two girls from CHS The students at Charlotte High School have been recycling within the school for several years. Each year the students have tried to look for ways to expand their recycling efforts and continue helping in green living. This year the students heard about a company based out of Indiana that supports schools or youth organizations in collecting plastic caps and lids in order to recycle them into plastic objects like benches, picnic tables, and trash bins. Currently, the students take the caps off all the water bottles and pop bottles that come through and have been putting caps into one of our co-mingle bins at the high school.
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SEASON OF GIVING THANKS

an image of Season of giving On November 22, 2019, Charlotte Public Schools Food Service Department received a $10,000 gift from Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church. Shane Gonser and Maurica Brown, both from the Church, presented the check in memory of Julia Weaver to pay off student’s lunch accounts at Charlotte Public Schools. Julia Weaver was very involved with the Crop Walk and helping feed hungry children. She was dedicated to her family and the community.
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NEW MEMBERS INDUCTED INTO THE CHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

an image of NHS Officers 72 students were inducted into the Charlotte High School chapter of the National Honor Society on Monday November 18, 2019, at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. The ceremony was conducted by the National Honor Society officers: Zachary Carlson, President; Averi Moore, Vice President; Karlee Robinson, Secretary; and Haylie Clark, Treasurer. National Honor Society is an organization whose intent is to recognize high school junior and senior students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
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SHOPAROO FUNDRAISING APP

an image of Shoparoo logo This year we are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!
There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.comto learn more about this awesome app!
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CHARLOTTE AQUATIC CENTER HOSTS CAPITOL AREA HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

an image of Aquatic Center Swim Meet The Charlotte Aquatic Center has been hosting high school meets since 2014. Still, this past weekend’s CAAC girls’ championship meet saw such fast swimming that 9 of 12 pool records were shattered. Participating in the meet were teams from Williamston-Lansing Christian, Waverly-Lansing Catholic, Ionia, Eaton Rapids, Lansing, Mason, and Charlotte. This was the largest high school contest held at the Charlotte Aquatic Center with 108 swimmers competing.
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CHS JUNIOR LETS PASSION SHINE

an image of Bella Kiss Bella Kiss is a junior at Charlotte High School. She always liked art when she was younger, but she fell in love with art in eighth grade when she learned to oil paint. Bella’s first painting was based on ‘River Gum Trees’ by Graham Gercken. Bella’s talent comes naturally to her because her parents are very artistic.
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CPS ORIOLE PRIDE NEWS

an image of oriole_newsletter_logo There are several times each year, that families and students alike will either love me or hate me. Those strong feelings may be split across the district, but are all focused on the same topic- Snow Days. My judgement may never be questioned more than when a decision is made to cancel school, or not to cancel school. While I am sure that there will be disagreement about those decisions this year, I thought I would take the time to explain what the process is, and answer some commonly asked questions about school closing decisions. .
Full Oriole Pride Corner 11.13.2019 article - in .pdf format →

CHARLOTTE TACKLES HUNGER

an image of the bird feeder Charlotte Public Schools recently completed a food drive to jump start a new program at Charlotte High School called “The Bird Feeder.” The Bird Feeder is a free food pantry located at the high school where students who struggle with food security can go and choose food to fill up a backpack to take home. Students, staff and the community combined efforts to collect over 5,500 items which were split between The Bird Feeder and Helping Hands Food Pantry in Charlotte. Additionally, over $2,100 was raised to help fund the new project.
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CPS WALKING CLUB

an image of walking shoes We are bringing back the CPS Indoor Walking Club! Registration is required. Walking will take place from 6:30-7:30pm, Monday through Thursday at the Charlotte Middle School. Register at the link below and then make sure to check in each night with the designated monitor. https://registration.swimcharlotte.org/CourseActivities.aspx?id=13&cat=2 Program will run from 11/12/2019 to 03/19/2020.
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SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS - HOW IS THE DECISION MADE?

an image of school bus in snow The winter season is upon us. Our district administration, faculty, and staff understand that our decision to open or close schools during inclement weather has a big effect on families. We also understand that our students are better served, both academically and socially, by being in school. But, as always, our top priority is the safety of our students.
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MCKENNA SINE CREATES & DONATES BIRTHDAY BAGS

McKenna Sine, a Junior at Charlotte High School, created and donated birthday bags to the CHS Bird Feeder. The bags include everything needed to bake a cake, frosting, table decorations, plates, napkins, candles, and birthday card.
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VETERANS DAY CARDS

an image of card making 930 cards will go to the local VFW and American Legion tonight for Veterans Day along with banners signed by our students and staff at CHS! #OriolePride
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CPS ORIOLE PRIDE NEWS

Guest Columnist: Kali McKenna, Parkview Principal

an image of oriole_newsletter_logo I believe wholeheartedly in the saying “Time flies when you are having fun,” and that is exactly the case as we roll into November. As we kick off the month, I can’t help but get excited for the family time that is to come this season. November is one of my favorite months as we have opportunities to show gratitude to those around us. As we continue our focus in all of our buildings by educating children’s minds, we also continue to support their social emotional well-being.
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ONE CLASS AT A TIME RECIPIENT

Congratulations to Carolyn Capozzo, CMS Teacher, for being selected as today's One Class At A time award recipient from Grubaugh Orthodontics and WLNS-TV! #OriolePride
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