The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Community Newsletter – April 2017

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Community Newsletter April 2017

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to hold 2017 Teacher Job Fair

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will hold the 2017 Teacher Job Fair April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte. Administrators from more than 160 schools will be interviewing and selecting candidates for licensed/certified positions, including teachers, media specialists and school counselors. The district welcomes candidates from in and out of state. Register here.
Highlighting the CMS commitment
to literacy

CMS Bookmarks:
Deena Aglialoro
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' district-wide commitment to literacy includes demonstrating literacy as well as teaching it. CMS Bookmarks looks at what our employees are reading.

This edition features Deena Aglialoro, who joined CMS more than three years ago. She teaches English Language Arts at Ranson Middle.

Aglialoro is originally from Goshen, N.Y., and taught in New York and Florida before joining CMS. She is a middle child with two brothers and loves reading, writing and working out. She competes in mud runs, including Spartan Race and Tough Mudder.


Click here to learn more about Aglialoro and her choice of books.

CMS celebrates 10th year of faith partnerships
Annual summit unites educators, houses of worship

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools held its 10th annual CMS Faith Summit March 30, convening with 85 houses of worship and asking them to renew their commitments to meeting the needs of students. Two hundred members of the interfaith community attended the summit, held at Forest Hill Church. Read more.

CMS magnet schools recognized for excellence
Awards given for achievement, teaching and diversity

Seventeen magnet schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have been recognized by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for specialized programs. The awards are given to schools that show a strong commitment to academic standards, demonstrate curriculum innovation and have diversity in enrollment. Read more.

International Day of Learning
Event for families who don't speak English at home

The English Language Services department held the International Day of Learning, a Title III family event, April 1 at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology. The event was for students and families who speak a language other than English at home.

Resources and information were shared with parents to help them support children academically. The event also built awareness of community support organizations and celebrated the cultures of all students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

CMS students perform in 'A Musical Showcase'

Students in 14 bands, orchestras and choruses from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools were featured in "A Musical Showcase" March 20 at the Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. The inaugural music competition was sponsored by Charlotte Concerts and a grant from the Leon Levine Foundation.

The competitors included the following groups: Alexander Graham Middle Campana (an a cappella choir), Ardrey Kell High Wind Ensemble, Butler High Jazz Ensemble, Community House Middle Eighth-Grade Band, East Mecklenburg High and Northwest School of the Arts combined Women's Chamber Choir, Hough High Howlin' Huskies (a show choir), McClintock Middle Advanced Chorus, Providence High Chamber Winds, South Mecklenburg High Chamber Orchestra, Southwest Middle String Orchestra, Torrence Creek Elementary fourth- and fifth-grade choir The Quarter Notes, Waddell Language Academy Elementary Choir, West Charlotte High Chorale Ensemble and Windsor Park Elementary Orchestra.

Race2Educate 5K and Fun Run

The fourth annual Race2Educate 5K and Fun Run was held April 1. The event, presented by Chick-fil-A University Place and University City Connect, provides student scholarships.

Last year, more than $20,000 in scholarships was provided to students at the four Governor's Village schools: Nathaniel Alexander Elementary, Morehead STEM Academy, James Martin Middle and Vance High. This year, the program was expanded to include Hidden Valley, University Meadows and Newell elementary schools and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Community-engagement sessions on 2017-2018 operating budget
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will hold three community-engagement sessions to discuss the superintendent's 2017-2018 operating budget recommendation. Employees, parents and community members are invited to attend and learn more about the current budget climate and budget priorities for the next school year. Upcoming sessions are:

  • April 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Francis Bradley Middle, 13345 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville
  • April 18, 7-8:30 p.m., Eastway Middle, 1501 Norland Road, Charlotte
  • April 19, 7-8:30 p.m., Jay M. Robinson Middle, 5925 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte

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