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A Timeline of

CHARLOTTE LATIN SCHOOL


1980

Forty More Acres

With enrollment exceeding 1000 students and the purchase of an additional 40 acres, Latin continued to thrive.  Instrumental music becomes part of the growing curriculum.

September, 1980,  The Hawk Eye  article on the purchase of land

September, 1980, The Hawk Eye article on the purchase of land

Upper School students in 1980

Upper School students in 1980

 
Early band students

Early band students

1982

 

Cooking with Class

Latin’s premier cookbook, Cooking with Class, is published in 1982. Chaired by parents Ellen Knott, Resi Golding and Georgia Miller, this book can be found in 50 states, on 3 continents and on the best cooks’ bookshelves.

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Like everything else at Charlotte Latin, this volume is the result of thousands of hours of volunteers who care about the School and who care enough to bring you the finest in culinary delights to be.
— Ned Fox in the "Cooking with Class" introduction

1983

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The Hawk Eye  expands on the computer programming course offered on Apple computers

The Hawk Eye expands on the computer programming course offered on Apple computers

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1984

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 CLS Athletics win first Wachovia Cup

Putting together championships and the best winning records in all varsity sports for the conference, in any given year, earns this ultimate recognition.

Bumper sticker celebrating Latin’s first Wachovia Cup

Bumper sticker celebrating Latin’s first Wachovia Cup

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1985

 

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Honor system created as a student initiative

The student council, led by President Michael Hinshaw ‘86, saw the responsibility and opportunity for the student body to incorporate and adopt an honor system made up of two parts - the Honor Code and the newly formed Honor Council.

Michael Hinshaw ‘86

Michael Hinshaw ‘86

 
 
The Honor System will consist of two main parts: an Honor Code and an Honor Council.
— September 1985 "The Hawk Eye" article
Latin’s first Honor Council

Latin’s first Honor Council

September 1985  The Hawk Eye  article

September 1985 The Hawk Eye article

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1986

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Latin’s first fleet of buses Hits the Streets

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One of Latin’s early buses

One of Latin’s early buses

1986  Eyry  excerpt

1986 Eyry excerpt