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ORIOLE PRIDE CORNER ARTICLES

Charlotte Upper Elementary Student Store

an image of 2019 Crop Hunger Walk poster The Charlotte Upper Elementary (CUE) Student Store has been operating for several years, selling a variety of school supplies. We sell pencils, pens, erasers, pads of paper, stickers, pencil sharpeners, mints, and lanyards. The proceeds are used to replenish store supplies and are donated to charities.
Over the years, donations have been made to Charlotte Christmas Kiddies, Siren Eaton Shelter, Backpacks for Kids, Helping Hands, and Pawsibilities Animal Rescue. Each donation ranges from $200.00 - $300.00.
Full article of CUE Store Donations - in .pdf format →

CHS CROWNS HOMECOMING COURT

an image of 2019 Homecoming Court Charlotte High School crowned their homecoming court last Friday, despite the weather and its attempt to dampen the celebration.
Joseph Davis and Katelynn Davis were crowned the Freshman king and queen. Katelynn is a member of the volleyball and track teams. She is also a member of FFA and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Joseph is a member of the soccer and track teams. He is also a member of FFA.
Full article of 2019 Homecoming Court- in .pdf format →

CPS ORIOLE PRIDE NEWS

an image of oriole_newsletter_logo This week, I have been astounded by the amount of generous community members we have in Charlotte! From the CPS Education Foundation, our local Rotary Club, Charlotte Women’s Club, and generous community members, our district has dedicated stakeholders that support our students.
Fall is mini-grant time for the CPS Education Foundation, and staff can apply to get funding for educational projects for our students.
Full Oriole Pride Corner article - in .pdf format →

CPS ORIOLE PRIDE NEWS

an image of oriole_newsletter_logo As I am learning more about the history of Charlotte, it makes me more excited to be a member of this community. On Saturday, I attended the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which honored coaches, administrators, athletes, and community members for their dedication to Charlotte Public Schools. As different people spoke, I learned about what their experience in this district taught them and how it has allowed them to grow into the people they are today. Appreciation for leadership and coaching was evident, and the good humor about personal struggles sent a good message about overcoming adversity.
Full Oriole Pride Corner article - in .pdf format →

CHS PEP ASSEMBLY

an image of CHS Pep Assembly Routine Click on the video link to view the CHS Pep Assembly routine for Homecoming, 2019. Pep Assembly Video

OYR 5TH GRADE CHEER CREATES MAGIC

an image of 5TH GRADE CHEER This year’s group of 5th grade Oriole Youth Recreation cheerleaders are a mix of seasoned athletes and first year athletes, but the combination has worked like magic. The girls have worked hard this season to perfect their skills; both with their loud and proud chants and with tumbling and stunts.
Full article of 5th Grade Cheer - in .pdf format →

CHARLOTTE GRADUATE RETURNS TO THE STAGE

an image of Josh Holiday Throughout the decades, Charlotte Public Schools alumni have found success and accomplished many feats. The newest series at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, Brunch &, celebrates a few of those alumni.
The first event features Brunch & Classics with Josh Holliday, a 2011 graduate of Charlotte High School.
Full article of Josh Holiday @ CPAC - in .pdf format →

CPS ORIOLE PRIDE NEWS

an image of oriole_newsletter_logo It is Homecoming week at Charlotte Public Schools, and we have so many ways to celebrate! Events this week: Spirit Week dress up days, Powder Puff game on 9/25 at 7:00, Homecoming parade on 9/27 at 5:00, Varsity Football Game at 7:00, and the Hall of Fame induction on 9/28 in the CPAC at 7:00. We welcome your participation as we celebrate Charlotte Public Schools!
For a positive Pay It Forward, I want to encourage community members to participate in our staff recognition program “The Chirp”. At Charlotte Public Schools, we have a dedicated team of teachers, support staff, administrators, and paraprofessionals that work hard every day to support our students.
Full Oriole Pride Corner article - in .pdf format →

TIM TALKS INTERVIEW WITH DR. MANDY STEWART

an image of Tim Lewis Click on the Facebook link below for the Tim Talks interview between Mayor Tim Lewis and CPS Superintendent Dr. Mandy Stewart.
Facebook link to video interview →

CHS HOMECOMING WEEK

an image of homecoming banner Monday, September 23rd kicks of Charlotte High School’s homecoming week! Throughout the week, students and staff will have spirit days where they can dress up to match the theme of the day.
  • Monday is class color day. Ninth graders wear orange, tenth graders wear black, eleventh graders wear red, twelfth graders wear white, and the staff wears blue.
  • Tuesday is trendy day where students and staff dress up to fit the latest trends.
  • Wednesday is character day where people can dress up as their favorite, book, movie, or TV show character.
  • Thursday is throwback day where people pick a decade to dress from, and
  • Friday is orange and black day to show school spirit!
CHS Homecoming- in .pdf format →

CHS STUDENTS HONOR VETERANS

an image of pow/mia day Before school on the morning of Friday, September 20, members of the Charlotte High School Vietnam Veterans Roundtable Committee adorned the area around the Memorial Stone by the CHS flag poles off of State Street. Then later on in the day the Charlotte High School Vietnam Veterans Roundtable Committee and students from Mr. Moran’s, Ms. Zeis’ and Mrs. Hosek’s classes paused to remember those who never returned to American soil in all of our Nation’s wars.
POW/MIA Day- in .pdf format →

VARSITY GAME DAY YOUTH CHEER!!!

an image of oriole youth cheer form Kindergarten-8th grade on October 4, 2019 -5:15-7:30pm
$30.00 Cost - Game Day T-Shirt, Bow and Admission to the Game
Register before September 24th You can register and pay online at: registration/swimcharlotte.org then select Oriole Youth Recreation Registration.

Game Day Cheer Registration Form- in .pdf format →

CHARLOTTE YOUTH CHEERLEADING FAN FAVORITE

an image of oriole youth cheer group pic Charlotte Public Schools’ Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade cheerleaders were a fan favorite as they cheered at the Charlotte JV football game on Thursday, September 12. They started the game by making a tunnel for the football team to run through and then stood proudly for the National Anthem.

ORIOLE YOUTH CHEER JV game article- in .pdf format →

ORIOLE YOUTH CHEER PROGRAM CONNECTS WITH COMMUNITY

an image of oriole youth cheer group pic Practices, gymnastics, and games have all started and the Oriole Youth Cheer program is well on its way to a successful season. The volunteer coaches are amazing and the girls in the program are having fun. Along with their busy season, the girls took time to participate in the Frontier Days Parade. They walked the parade showing their spirit loudly and proudly, cheering the entire way.

ORIOLE YOUTH CHEER article- in .pdf format →

CELEBRATING ORIOLE PRIDE WITH SUPERINTENDENT STEWART

an image of oriole_newsletter_logo Now that we are back into the full swing of activities at Charlotte Public Schools, I wanted to let you know about some upcoming events that may allow you to get to know me, and give the community the opportunity to give input to improve our district. Mayor Tim Lewis, has asked me to be a guest on his next Tim Talk- Facebook Live. While this format is very new to me, Mayor Lewis has explained that community members have enjoyed seeing people in the community and getting to know them with this communication method. You are welcome to see me with all my nervousness, in the live format, or on the City of Charlotte Facebook page, in the archived videos.
Full Oriole Pride Corner article - in .pdf format →

ORIOLE NEST WEB STORE

an image of oriole nest logo ORIOLE NEST WEB STORE is now open! Find items that will meet all your spirit needs. Don't forget to check out spirit wear for your family and friends. Check out the shop details below.

OUR SHOP DETAILS

https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/XbGMWEgGLk
Store Open From: September 12 - September 26, 2019

CPS BOARD OF EDUCATION SEEK CANDIDATES FOR OPEN BOARD SEAT

an image of board logo The CPS Board of Education is seeking interested community members for a vacant seat as Board of Education Trustee. Mrs. Stephanie Leavitt vacated her seat so the appointed candidate will serve the remaining term through December 31, 2020. The Board of Education would like to thank Mrs. Leavitt for serving on the Board of Education since 2017, and extend our appreciation for her commitment to the students of Charlotte Public Schools. If you are interested in applying for this open position please complete the Board Appointment Interest Form found at www.charlottenet.org and submit as directed before September 19, 2019.

BOE Appointment Interest Form- in .pdf format →

CELEBRATING ORIOLE PRIDE WITH SUPERINTENDENT STEWART

an image of oriole_newsletter_logo As we continue through the school year, this experience for me in Charlotte is a series of “Firsts”. The first Back to School Bash, Varsity Home Football games, and my very first “Frontier Days”! Learning all about Charlotte events has been a wonderful process, and the highlight of this last week was the Frontier Days Parade. We reached out to all CPS staff, inviting them to walk in the parade, and our fabulous transportation department provided our brand-new bus for us to feature! It was exciting to walk in such a large parade, see all of the devoted Charlotte community members out to celebrate our groups, and enjoy the faces of Charlotte students waving at their teachers (and getting candy!).
Full Oriole Pride Corner article - in .pdf format →

ORIOLES FOOTBALL CONTINUES TO FACE CHALLENGES

an image of Oriole football players It was a rough week for the Oriole Gridironers. The Varsity men fell to the Mason Bulldogs at home, in a battle that deprived the Orioles of a score. The night before, on Mason’s field – despite driving scores by Braden Hill, and Kaeden Maynard, and an exciting 14-yard pass from Hill to Josh Garn for a touchdown – the Junior Varsity men came up short, 28 to 20. Both squads are working hard as the Varsity prepares to travel to Ionia on September 13th, and the Junior Varsity prepares for their home opener on September 12th.

Oriole Football Military Night- in .pdf format →

TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2019-20 CPAC EVENTS

an image of 3 MEN AND A TENOR The Charlotte Performing Arts Center is up and running for another season of must-see events! Tickets are go on sale Saturday, September 14 (online) and Monday, September 16 (phone and walk-in) for several upcoming performances you won’t want to miss! This season brings many new and exciting things, as well as some past favorites, to the CPAC stage.

CPAC Season Announcement- in .pdf format →

CHS GIRLS GOLF OFF TO GREAT START

an image of chs girls golf team The Charlotte High School Girls Golf team is off to a great start and looking forward to a lot of success this fall. The Oriole golfers return first team all-league golfer Sarah Owens. She shot an 85 at the Western Invite to earn a 5th place medal overall. The team finished 6th out of 15 teams with a 412. At the Mason Invite the Orioles were led by freshman Hannah Robinson who shot a career low 93 to lead the team to the best team score in two years with a 404.

Girls Golf Update- in .pdf format →

CELEBRATING ORIOLE PRIDE WITH SUPERINTENDENT STEWART

an image of oriole_newsletter_logo The start of the year is an exciting time for everyone; new teachers, back to school sales, and school staff working hard to have clean buildings to welcome back the students! The same excitement and trepidation that students feel is echoed by every educator as well, and that translates to my new role here as your Superintendent. I have been lucky enough to now have my whole family with me here in Charlotte, and was able to meet new people during the back to school events like open house for my own children. It has been a great welcome to Charlotte, and I feel very lucky for this opportunity to get to know our community.
Oriole Pride Corner article - in .pdf format →

2019 HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT

an image of cps athletic logo The Charlotte Public Schools Athletic Department has announced the 2019 class for the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held on the weekend of September 27 at Charlotte High School. The athletic department asked for nominations from the community in four different categories. The categories are: Community Members/Volunteers, Coaches/Administrators, Student Athletes, and Teams. The nominations the athletic department received were added to the nominations already on file. Those that were nominated but not selected for the this year will remain on file for consideration for future classes. The nomination forms can be found on the Charlotte High School Athletic Department webpage.

Athletic Hall of Fame article- in .pdf format →

CHARLOTTE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON

an image of CPAC LOGO The Charlotte Performing Arts Center relies on a staff of volunteers in order to provide exceptional customer service throughout the year. This staff of volunteers is seen in the forefront as our House Managers, Ticket Takers, and Ushers. You don't need any previous experience - CPAC will teach you everything you need to know from the jargon and terminology of the theatre, to operations of our systems, protocol for our emergency procedures, and how to provide exceptional customer service to our audience and our artists.
CPAC Volunteer Training - in .pdf format →

PROJECT SUCCESS STUDENTS LEND HELPING HAND

an image of helping hand Charlotte Public Schools prides itself on partnering with the community in a variety of ways. Recently, a community member who was physically unable to move out of their apartment reached out to Charlotte High School and asked for help. Immediately, Nick Boucher (CMS Principal), Karen Anderson (Project Success Teacher), Jeff Bohl (CHS Principal), and Sharee Burdick (CHS Assistant Principal) coordinated a way to have CPS Project Success students meet this need and support this community member.
Project Success - in .pdf format →

ORIOLE FOOTBALL HITS THE ROAD

an image of oriole football logo In only their second full-week of practice, the Varsity and Junior Varsity Oriole Football Teams traveled to Allegan to scrimmage with other high school players in preparation for the upcoming season.
Charlotte’s new head football coach, Mike Sparks, is excited for this opportunity. “It is essential to challenge our young men, and nothing is more challenging than facing other programs in a realistic game setting. I’ve been really impressed with our player’s dedication and ability, and am confident that Charlotte is going to have an exciting football season.”
Oriole Football hits the road - in .pdf format →

WELCOME TO CHARLOTTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

an image of CPS Superintendent, Dr. Mandy Stewart The following video is a "Welcome to CPS" presentation by our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mandy Stewart.
Click on the link below to view the short video.
Dr. Mandy Stewart Welcome - in .mp4 format →

LEGAL NOTICES

an image of CPS Anual Notices logo Welcome back to Charlotte Public Schools! We are looking forward to a great 2019-2020 school year. We have included several important pieces of information that you will find useful throughout the school year. Please feel free to ask your building principal any questions you may have.

The document includes informatioin on:

  • School Photographs
  • e-Funds
  • CPS Educational Foundation
  • Anti-Discrimination Notice
Legal Notices - in .pdf format →

ORIOLE FOOTBALL IS BACK!

an image of CHS FOOTBALL Oriole football is back! Be part of the excitement, and support your hometown student athletes. Oriole football’s home opener is Thursday, August 29th, with the Varsity players facing the Fowlerville Gladiators. The Junior Varsity player’s home opener is September 12th, against the Ionia Bulldogs – after facing Fowlerville, and Mason, on the road.
Football Season Opener - in .pdf format →

GRETCHEN MCCLELLAN-VANARSDALE, NEW DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION & STUDENT SUPPORTS

an image of CEP LOGO It is our pleasure to take this opportunity to announce that Gretchen McClellan-VanArsdale has been approved as Charlotte Public Schools’ new Director of Special Education and Student Supports. Gretchen comes to our district with an exceptional depth of knowledge and breadth of experience. With over 30 years in Special Education, she has proven herself to be a collaborative leader with a strong desire to create a culture that supports success for students, staff, and the greater community.
Gretchen McClellan-VanArdale - in .pdf format →

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION MOVED TO WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14TH

an image of CEP LOGO Freshman Orientation is being moved to Wednesday, August 14th from 5pm until 6pm. This is the evening of our High School open house which is from 4pm until 6pm. The orientation is being moved so that you and your student have the opportunity to meet not only your freshman teachers, but our new principal Mr. Jeff Bohl.
Please plan on joining us at the orientation on Wednesday, August 14 from 5pm-6pm as we welcome our new principal.
Freshman orientation meeting- in .pdf format →

Free Meals for ALL DK-3 Grade Students at CPS

an image of CEP LOGO Charlotte Public Schools will trial the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2019-2020 for developmental kindergarten – 3rd grades. ALL students at Parkview, Washington and Galewood elementary schools will receive free breakfast and lunch, regardless of individual eligibility.
Community Eligibility is a program offered by the USDA and Michigan Deptartment of Education. It will allow Charlotte Public Schools to offer free breakfast and lunches for ALL students at Parkview, Washington and Galewood elementary schools.
Free Meals for all DK-3 Students- in .pdf format →

INTRODUCTION OF NEW CMS PRINCIPAL

an image of athletic LOGO It is our pleasure to take this opportunity to announce that Nick Boucher will be recommended to the Charlotte Board of Education for the position of Charlotte Middle School principal. Most recently, Nick's work at Charlotte High School with Project Success has given him valuable leadership opportunities that will translate well to leading the Middle School. Prior to coming to Charlotte, Nick established himself as a leader who prioritizes supporting students, parents, and staff to reach their fullest potential. We are excited to see the wonderful things that Nick will do along-side students and staff at the Middle School. --
New CMS Principal- in .pdf format →

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