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A Great Week for the Chargers

CTA’s Logan Colter passes an opponent.

CTA’s Logan Colter passes an opponent.

The Creative Technologies Academy Cross Country team came in with a focused mindset this week, knowing that the state meet was coming up soon, and their results certainly showed it. Even without their number one runner who missed the race due to an illness, the Chargers performed well at the conference championship meet at Riverside Park. Captain Ethan Lehman, a sophomore, finished in 8th place overall with a time of 18:53, a new lifetime personal record. He and Freshman Les Miner were given all conference awards for finishing in the top ten on the season in total points. Freshman James Hofstra continued his hot streak by breaking the 20 minute mark (19:57), with Logan Colter (21:17) and Dawson Armstrong (22:36) not far behind. It was quite an impressive day for the boys, finishing fourth out of six teams, even with Miner, their number one runner.

The girls also had an impressive day, led by 7th grader Zoe Lehman, who set a lifetime pr with a time of 24:31. Fellow 7th grader Hannah Hofstra finished second for the Chargers (26:28), with senior Olivia Wortz (28:49), 8th grader Brin Calkins (lifetime pr 28:54), and Junior Kaleigh Keech (lifetime pr 35:05) right on her heels. Just like the boys, the girls finished fourth out of six teams in their conference.

Just when Coach Verwey thought his team had their best meet of the season, he saw even more progress at the Montabella Invite Friday evening. The Charger boys finished in 5th place, ahead of teams such as White Cloud and Kent City, a true achievement. They placed three runners in the top 25 overall, led by Les Miner in fourth place (17:32), Ethan Lehman in 13th place with his second lifetime pr in three days (18:50), and James Hofstra in 25th place (19:59). Logan Colter (20:58), Dawson Armstrong (lifetime pr of 21:46), and Johnathon LaTourneau (lifetime pr of 25:35) rounded out the top 6 for the Chargers.

The varsity girls competed hard as well, with Olivia Wortz missing her lifetime personal record by only four seconds with a time of 28:02, and Junior Kaleigh Keech setting her second straight lilfetime personal record with a time of 34:27.

The Chargers have a full week to rest up before their next race, which will be this weekend for the Michigan Class D State Championships. The race is being held in Shepard, MI this upcoming Saturday at Maple Creek Golf Course. Go Chargers!

 

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K-5 News

Mrs. Harwood

Mrs. Harwood

Ms. Norman

Ms. Norman

Mrs. Campbell

Mrs. Campbell

The 2014-2015 school year has started with some changes and additions, but CTA Elementary is stronger than ever. We welcomed new teachers for third and fourth grade. Mrs. Kayla Campbell is our new amazing third grade teacher and Miss Kristi Norman is our new outstanding fourth grade teacher. We also have a long term substitute teacher for fifth grade, Mrs. Miranda Harwood, who is filling in for Mrs. Kate Norman while she is out on maternity leave. Our CTA family sends a big welcome to these teachers.

With these changes and additions, CTA Elementary has had a fantastic start to the 2014-2015 school year! We have wonderful returning and new students and families. This year is shaping-up to be one for the record books! As a school, we have decided to focus on four key features of our character education program this year: Be safe, be responsible, be respectful, and be accountable; the fourth key feature is new to us this year. All students and teachers have agreed to follow these traits when at school and beyond. To honor this pledge, each student and teacher signed the “WE ARE CHARGERS” board pictured below.

CTA-WeAreChargers

 

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CTA Calendar

October 18  Cross Country – Michigan Class “D” State Championship

 

October 18  1st Annual Harvest Festival – 3-6 pm (PA sponsored)

 

October 18  Harvest Festival Dance – 6-9 pm

 

October 21-23  Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (required of all students and parents)

October 23  Wall of Honor Recognition – 2 pm CTA Auditorium

 

October 24  Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

October 30  Cross Country Banquet and Awards – 6 pm

 

November 3  Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting – 6 pm

 

November 7  Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

November 14  End of 1st Trimester (54 days)

 

November 21  Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

 

November 26-28  No School for Students and Staff (Thanksgiving Break)

 

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Artisan Craft Fair

Creative Technologies Academy 

  2nd Annual 

Artisan Craft Fair  

Saturday December 6, 2014 

Vendor space available for Artisan Crafters 

$25.00 for an 8’ table, or $40.00 for 2 tables.  

 Space is limited so hurry and reserve yours today!

All proceeds from vendor space rentals support school enrichment programs.

Please contact: Sherry Fisk for further information.

Phone: (231)937-4050

email: sdzssne@frontier.com

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Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

Creative Technologies Academy

8th Semi-Annual

Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

Monday, November 3, 2014

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Town Hall Meeting

(Child care provided)

 

  • A time for information and discussion of CTA policies and programs and issues that are important to your child’s education*
  • $100 gas card drawing

 

*CTA Administrators and Teachers will be available to answer any questions about the topics discussed, address any concerns of a general nature, and welcome any positive feedback on the school year to date.

 

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NEW WEIGHT ROOM PROJECT

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In April 2013 ,the Athletic Boosters presented to administration and the athletic department a long range vision for a new weight room project. The Athletic Boosters wanted to contribute more and selected the Weight Room Project as a project that would impact the most students at CSHS.  After many meetings and a lot of fundraising, the Athletic Boosters announced in April 2014 that they would commit $25,000 to this project.

After monthly planning meetings with the athletic department and many planning sessions ,it was determined that this project would in fact happen.  The plan was to completely gut the current weight room and start over:  raising the ceiling , repainting, installing new flooring, a new improved sound system, a large screen TV for classroom instruction ,and complete replacement of all equipment and new rubber coated weights.

Demolition began in June 2014.  A public sale of all the old equipment took place.  Work continued throughout the summer with many contractors in and out.

Finally, all the new equipment was installed on August 12, 2014. What started as a brainstorming session was now a reality.

We are very proud to have been able to contribute to such a high student impact project!

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Annual Walk-a-Thon

 

The Cedar Spring Elementary PTO is stepping up the annual Walk-a-Thon! The coordinating team, led by Liz Grice and Andrea Dersch, has been seeking corporate sponsorships in the Cedar Springs community so that there is no cost to the PTO for the Walk-a-Thon.  Thanks to the generous support of businesses with ties to Cedar Springs, each elementary student will receive a red t-shirt they will be proud to wear throughout the year.  This also means that every dollar pledged to Cedar Springs students will stay in their school.  This is the only fundraiser for the PTO this year so we are asking parents to consider what you would have spent on subs, cookie dough, wrapping paper and the like.  Put that money towards a generous pledge for your student and make a huge impact in our schools.  Want to cheer your student on? Attend the Walk-a-Thon at Red Hawk Stadium on Friday, October 17 during your school’s timeslot.  Fill the stands with cowbells, cheering, and clapping as we celebrate the support of education with a healthy and fun filled event.  Spread the word and encourage your student as they fill their pledge sheets!

 

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Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

 

FALL PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Mon, 10/20:Beach Elementary3:45 – 7:15

Cedar View Elementary4:00 – 7:00

Cedar Trails Elementary3:45 – 7:15

Tue, 10/21:Middle School 3:00 – 5:30

Wed, 10/22:Beach Elementary3:45 – 7:15

Cedar View Elementary4:00 – 7:00

Thur, 10/23:Cedar Trails Elementary3:45 – 7:15

Middle School5:00 – 7:30

Tue, 11/4:High School3:00 – 5:30

Wed, 11/5:High School3:00 – 5:30

Mon, 11/10: Red Hawk Elementary4:00 – 7:00

Wed, 11/12Red Hawk Elementary3:00 – 6:00

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Senior All Night Party—Class of 2015

Every year on the eve of Graduation, CSHS Seniors board a bus and are whisked away for a Night of adventure! SHHH!!! It’s a SURPRISE for the Seniors!  As parents, we are gathering to plan, raise funds to help make the trip packed with Great Activities and Memories to last a lifetime!  Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month to bring your ideas, contacts, information and help to the event!!

DON’T LET YOUR GRADUATE MISS OUT ON THE FUN!!  Register them now!!  More information and registration forms can be found on our website at www.cssanp.com  or by contacting April Pierson  ph:  616-723-2049  email april@piersonplumbing.com

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2014-2015 High School Yearbook

 

https://yearbooksforever.com

  • Senior Portrait Deadline—November 1, 2014
  • Guidelines:  No props in photo, must be looking at the camera, must be shoulder and head shot. Send to hsyearbook@csredhawks.org
  • Community Upload—We can’t capture everything, we need your help!  Upload photos throughout the year.  Enter Cedar Springs High School in the search bar.  Enter access code of cshs and upload as many photos as you like.
  • Senior Ads—Available to Senior Parents ONLY!  Select purchase personal advertisement.
  • Purchase online:  Oct 1:  $65, Nov 1:  $70, Dec 1:  $75

Questions, contact hsyearbook@csredhawks.org

 

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