Creative Technologies Academy held a Celebration Assembly on Wednesday, April 3rd to celebrate some awesome accomplishments and share some great news. As the elementary reading madness challenge came to an end, the students had much to be proud of. The winner of the contest was the 6th grade with an astounding 19,039 minutes read this month. Through the month of March the total amount of minutes read by the students in kindergarten through 7th grade was 90,791 minutes! The students were given some awesome stats about their reading as well. Their reading totaled up to 1,513 hours in the month of March, or 63 total days, or 8 hours of reading per student for the month.
Here are just a few of the amazing things that are happening around campus. First grade students Addyson Moeggenberg and Aubrey Smith and second graders Timiah DenBoer, Kaden Winters, William May and Alivia Taylor were honored for their progress in their rocket math program. The third graders were celebrated for working hard to meet their personal math goals and reading goals. The fourth grade class was honored for receiving their 200th positive behavior point. The fifth graders will be heading up a kindness project where they will be supporting the group “Sole Hope”. This organization makes shoes out of jeans and sends them over to help the people of Uganda. They will be collecting pop cans, jeans, plastics, and other much needed items to help with this amazing cause. The sixth grade class was celebrated for their hard work they have put into running the school bank in its inaugural year. Several middle school students were honored for being caught exemplifying great character. The freshman English class was celebrated for their willingness to cooperate and their hard work over the last few months. Ms. Hill specifically gave a shout out to “Thomas McKinney, who volunteers to read for us on a daily basis.” Some students from Miss Chilcote’s Current Events class have been participating in the 2014 UNICEF “Tap Project”. Students gave up their cell phones for a designated amount of time to help provide clean water and adequate sanitation to children around the world. Several high school students were celebrated for their hard work in class, looking out for someone in school, being caught doing something awesome and also doing random acts of kindness. Dean of Students, Mr. Oldebekking closed the assembly by saying “Many times students don’t even know they were being caught doing an act of kindness, but their great actions are what make our school an amazing place.”