Naomi Strada, (Condensed by Tom Scatchard)

A huge spring celebration has seen the fields at Charlotte Central School full of students participating in the growing body of spring activities available to them.

Charlotte Central School has a record number of middle school student participants in the spring co-curriculars of ultimate Frisbee, baseball and track and field. Additionally, there are many participants in the third to fifth grades in the volunteer-run (non-school activity) Girls on the Run, and in the rec programs, including soccer for younger students and martial arts for students of many ages.

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The after-school Part 2 Program also takes great advantage of the spaces to incorporate play, movement and fresh air into the students’ day. On any given day after school a huge number of kids are taking part in something active.

Appreciating teachers
Teacher Appreciation Week runs through tomorrow, Friday, May 6. The activities and acknowledgements showered on the staff during this week not only bring joy, but have a way of energizing the school through the final weeks of school.

Also, Friday is National School Lunch Hero Day and a great day to show some extra appreciation for cafeteria staff — Sherry, Deb, Vicki and Scott.

Jazz band at jazz festival
The Charlotte Central School Jazz Band will perform at Burlington’s Discover Jazz Festival on Wednesday, June 8, noon-1 p.m. at the Church Street Amphitheater on the Mall Block. Band members will leave the school at 10:45 a.m. and arrive by bus, but will need their own transportation back from the performance. This performance is free and open to the public.

Chorus and band concert
The seventh and eighth grade chorus and band will present their spring concert on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. Students should arrive at 6 p.m. and go to the band room first. The concert is free and open to the public.

Summer camp information 
Charlotte Central School provides summer camp information as a community service to local families, but does not specifically recommend or endorse any camps listed.

Champlain Valley Union High Summer Camp 2022 — a fun and welcoming opportunity for all incoming ninth graders. The days are filled with engaging activities to help make connections with new fellow classmates of the class of 2026.
Royalty Elite All Stars — for students in K-12. Website.
Talent Development Institute Johnson — entering fourth to ninth grade students.