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Choirs Performed at District Choral Festival

The Charger Voices stand with poise following their performance.

On Friday, March 16, CTA choir students attended the District 7 Choral festival at Greenville High School. This year, both our middle school choir, Harmonic Chargers, and our high school choir, Charger Voices, attended. Although our our middle school students attended solely to receive comments this year, they really enjoyed their first festival experience and received helpful feedback from the festival adjudicators. The high school choir went for a rating this year for the first time. Last year, Charger Voices attended for comments only, so the stakes were higher this time around. We ended with a high II rating. Both choirs demonstrated great growth from the previous year, and the students really enjoyed the experience! Both groups were conducted by Mr. Jeremy Holtrop and accompanied by Mrs. Bethany Holtrop.

The Harmonic Chargers are proud of their first effort at the District Choral festival.

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Students Showcase Their Talents

The CTA Cheer Team performed a routine with fantastic stunts!

Junior Jillian Evink performed a piano solo.

This years CTA talent show featured the cheerleading team and 11 students ranging from 2nd to 12th grade who took to the stage to share their talents. Student performances included writing and singing of an original song about being optimistic, playing the piano, beatboxing, guitar solo, several students showcasing their vocal talents and the Voices of Lightning all-ladies acapella group. The entire show was performed twice in order to allow the entire student body and families to attend. It was a great day to be a Charger as we celebrated and showcased our students!

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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books teams and their coaches were supported by classmates during the event.

The 3rd-6th grade students at Creative Technologies Academy were separated into mixed-grade level teams in an effort to face off against other teams in their third annual Battle of the Books event! Each team was given six books to read for this year’s competition. On Thursday, March 29, students battled it out against their peer teams by answering questions from each book. Although the scores were very close, here were the final results: 1st Place: Hard Covers (Green) 2nd Place: Fictionaries (Yellow) 3rd Place: Book Dominators (Red)

Congratulations to our third annual Book Battlers! We were so very impressed with your hard work and dedication in reading the books on your list this year.

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Read, Read, Read

Senator Peter MacGregor stopped by Creative Technologies Academy for a visit the morning of April 13 and read to the kindergarten, first, and second grade students. He read   Bobby Bramble Loses His Brain  by Dave Keane.  Senator MacGregor discussed the difference between fiction and nonfiction books with the young students and encouraged them to read with their peers, siblings, and adults. He made sure to allow time to answer the many questions the students had, such as: How did you get elected? Who’s your boss? What do you like to read? What’s your favorite color?

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Seussical Jr. Takes The Stage

CTA will present its first musical on May 18 and 19! The CTA Drama Program is excited to announce performances of “Seussical Jr.” on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. The show will take place in the CTA auditorium. Tickets are on sale in the office for $3. Be sure to pre-purchase because the cost will be $5 at the door. Pre-orders for the DVD of the performance are available at $10 each by contacting Mr. Holtrop. We hope to see you at this fantastical show based on the works of Dr. Seuss!

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CTA SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

April 

17 PA Meeting @6:30 p.m.

19 Jostens Cap/Gown Distribution

19 Middle School Library Day

20 Elementary Library Day

25 Coffee with the Principals @8:00 a.m.

26 Literacy Night (3rd-5th Grades) 6:30-7:30 p.m.

27 Early Release Day

High School Prom

May

4 Library Day (1st & 3rd Grades)

8 Charter School Day at the Capitol Elementary Choir Concert @6:30 p.m.

9 Coffee with the Principals @8I:00 a.m.

11 Early Release Day Lightning Bugs All-Nighter

17 Middle School Library Day

18 Library Day (K, 2nd, 4th, 5th grades) CTA 20th Anniversary Celebration

“Seussical Jr.” Performance

19 “Seussical Jr.” Performance

21 Girls Charging Ahead 5K

22 Middle School/High School Choir Concert

25 Early Release Day (Students & Staff) 

28 No School – Memorial Day

31 Elementary Field Day

June 

1 Graduation

5 Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony

7 Last Day of School 

Early Release Day

* Early Release Dismissal Schedule

• K-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

• 6-12 Dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

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CTA Students are Olympics Learners – Read for the GOLD!

Elementary students bear their class flags at the Opening Ceremonies to kick of March is
Reading Month.

This year, to celebrate March is Reading Month, our CTA Elementary students exercised their minds as they worked to reach a building-wide goal of filling their olympic “torches.”

For every book read at home or in school, each student filled out an olympic flame and placed it on his or her grade level olympic torch. When they finish filling their olympic torches at the end of March, students will celebrate at their closing ceremonies. CTA has hosted several guest readers throughout this month in an effort to foster an enthusiastic love of books and motivate our CTA CHARGERS to be lifelong readers! CTA is on a mission to CHANGE THE WORLD as Olympic Readers!

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Enchanted Snow Ball Transports Guests To Another World

The PA teacher liaison Kayla Campbell gathered with some of her students at the dance.

The CTA auditorium was transformed into a magical ice castle with lights, snowflakes, glitter bows, balloon columns, and white linen tables for the Annual Daddy Daughter Dance in February. The young ladies were dressed elegantly as they stood with their Prince Charming and waited for the doors to open. The doors opened to invite them in, and their eyes were filled with wonder! The smiles showed amazement at the transformation of the venue. Kings and their princesses danced and feasted on wonderful hors d’oeuvres and punch. Each girl was given a snowflake necklace to commemorate the evening. It was a beautiful event that was possible only with the help of the many volunteers who helped plan, decorate, set up, tear down, and serve onsite during the event. Thank you to all who volunteered and for all those who attended!

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Sweetheart Swirl

High School students groove to the music.

On February 17, the CTA Yearbook staff hosted a Valentine’s Day dance, the Sweetheart Swirl, for high school students. The dance had to be rescheduled from its originally planned date in January due to the school closing for illness; however, even after such a long wait, students still had an amazing night with a fun new theme incorporated.

Laughter filled the air of the CTA auditorium while students danced and enjoyed refreshments with friends. When CTA puts on a dance, it doesn’t matter if you attend with a date or if you “fly solo”; the students that go make sure everyone is having an amazing time, on and off the dance floor. Thank you to everyone who helped out the with the planning, set up, tear down, and who helped onsite that night!

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Exploring Culture Through Art

The masks are nearing completion.

Students in Mr. Cusack’s 4th and 5th hour Transitions Class have been making masks from around the world. This project came about as a result of being granted an Artist in Residence through the organization, Artists Creating Together Residency Program (ACT). CTA was granted a 10-hour residency with local ACT teaching artist Kathy Keehn.

The project allows exposure to other cultures and artistic mediums that the students may not have had the opportunity to experience. It is a multi-step project taking place over the course of five weeks in February and March. The art activity requires planning and perseverance by the students with an end result in mind. Students have to use a variety of skills during the mask-making process, which include listening, following directions, hand-eye coordination, and spatial organization of their mask development.

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