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CTA Float Bridges Eras and Wins 2nd Place Trophy

A group of Charger students and parents spent two days working on the Lego-themed float for the Red Flannel Festival Parade and took second place for their creativity and hard work. The motto they used for the design was “The Past is the Building Block of the Future.” 

Stacy Keuhs spearheaded the project and used her creativity to develop the float and theme to help promote CTA and what it stands for to the community. “Legos came out the same time that the Red Flannel Festival Parade started and I thought it would be a great way to tie the two eras together,” shared Keuhs. “Our school likes to keep things fun and interesting and it was a lot of fun to build and design!” Thank you to those who contributed to the float building, decorating and driving, walked in the parade and to the family friend who opened her home and garage to host the float-building – it was a true reflection of the CTA spirit!

The CTA float is piled high with “Legos” and the handprints of the students helping to build the future.

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Hustle and Heart Set the XC Team Apart

L to R: Gabi Fahling, Faith Watson, Ethan Slock, Ethan Watson, Jordan Brown, Collin Bishop, Dawson Ingersoll, Kevin Miner, Hannah Hofstra, Karly Fisk, Head Coach Todd Bowmar.

This year’s Charger Cross Country teams are led by Juniors Collin Bishop and Faith Watson. Collin was awarded as a member of the All-Conference team this year. Faith, missed the team by one place. Senior Dawson Ingersoll works to lead the team into the State Championship, a meet where the team ran their season best last year. Junior veteran, Hannah Hofstra has worked with newcomer Gabi Fahling to create a competitive environment at practice, working toward career bests. Rounding out a young team, underclassmen Kevin Miner, Jordan Brown, Ethan Slock, Ethan Watson and Karly Fisk have all achieve several season bests and a few career bests. The team completes their final two races on 10/20 in Shepard at the Class D State Championship; and on 10/27 in Allendale at the West Michigan Independent State Championship.

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Soccer Team Wraps Up First Season

Front (L to R): Joey Hanes, Austin Fisk, Evan Besmer, Aaron Wright, Carson McSorley, Jesse Benson, Sawyer Marek, Ivan Winters. Back (L to R): Assistant Coach Kyle Knarr, Tom Guerrato, Jeff Marek, Avery Bishop, Kaden Winters, Jake Perry, Landon Winters, Ryan Rypma, Matt Willis, Parker Tompkins, Head Coach Mark Winters. Not pictured: Binh Nguyen.

The soccer team had a good run for its first-ever team in school history. The team, comprised mostly of underclassmen, went up against some tough varsity teams and held their own. Under the direction of coaches Mark Winters and Kyle Knarr, the team has improved tremendously this season both offensively and defensively. We look forward to the team growing together over the next few years and becoming a leading competitor. We are very proud of the first-ever soccer team at CTA!

 

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Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

“The Future Starts Today”

Monday, October 22 

6:00 p.m. 

CTA Auditorium

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CALENDAR

CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY SCHOOL CALENDAR

SCHOOL HOURS

Grades K-5: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Grades 6-12: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

FlexTrac Grades 9-12: (7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. including 2 self-scheduled hours)

October 18 NHS Induction Ceremony – 6 p.m.

20 XC Meet @Maple Creek Golf Club

22 Town Hall Meeting – 6 p.m.

22-25 Student-Led Conferences Book Fair

25 Picture Retake Day

26 Early Release Day Popcorn Day

27 XC Meet @Allendale

29 Basketball Tryouts

November 1 Cedar Springs Brewing Co. Fundraiser 7-8:00 p.m.

2 Early Release Day

16 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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Advanced Placement® Offering Added to CTA Coursework

 

This year Creative Technologies Academy is excited to announce the addition of an Advanced Placement® course! AP® Computer Science Principles offers a multi-faceted method to learning the foundational concepts of computer science. This class introduces students to such topics as algorithms, cybersecurity, and the creative aspects of programming. Students will experience a rigorous curriculum that provides the opportunity to use current technologies in addressing real-world issues. The AP® Computer Science Principles exam will be administered in May. Students who earn a 3 or higher can earn college credit for their scores.

AP® or Advanced Placement® are trademarks registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with Creative Technologies Academy.

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PA Fundraiser a Huge Success

 

The Great American Opportunities Fundraiser that was coordinated by the PA proved to be very successful for the students and the school. Students who sold $100 worth of items earned $1,000 in college tuition money. This money will continue to grow each year as they continue selling through this fundraiser. A huge thank you goes out to all the students who participated in this fundraiser to help raise money for their class and for the school. The total number of items sold from grades k-12, online and from the catalog, was 809! Way to go everyone! Thanks to the hard work of the students, PA volunteers, parents and Nicole Brinley (PA project coordinator), the PA will be able to provide field trips and help provide financial support to school programs.

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From the Superintendent’s Office

Superintendent Scott Smith

As we are now in the month of October, it is safe to say that we have successfully reached the point in the journey where we can remove the “new” label when referring to the 2018/19 school year for Cedar Springs Public Schools.  It is no longer necessary to say the “new school year” in our conversations.

The successful establishment of routines, at home, on the bus, at lunch, at recess, and in the classroom, has made this possible.  The incredible efforts of our students, families, and staff have contributed to the establishment of new norms around attending school.  These norms will create the foundation for our success moving forward. Routines at home and school help contribute to stability for students, families, and staff.  

For some, getting up in the morning may not be as easy as it was in previous weeks as the “newness” of the school year wears off.  It is important to recognize the impact that regular school attendance has on the academic growth of students regardless of their age.  Cedar Springs is thankful for the opportunity to partner with other schools in Kent County in our efforts to improve school attendance for our students.  

The initiative, called “Strive for Less than 5”, encourages students to do their best to miss less than five days in any given school year.  Chronic absenteeism is often a factor when students fall behind their peers academically.

Families in Cedar Springs can help support this initiative through the establishment of regular routines at home.  Routines that involve sleep, eating, play, reading, and other homework are essential for our students to be at their very best each day.  Another way families can support students is to help build excitement at home around the things their students are doing at school. Each of our buildings uses multiple channels to communicate with families around what is happening at school.  To continuously improve in the area of communication with families, if we are not meeting your needs as a family in this area, please let us know so we can take steps to assist you in your efforts as you do your best to support our amazing students.

With respect and appreciation,
Scott B. Smith, Superintendent

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Cedar Springs Education Foundation 

The Cedar Springs Education Foundation was established in 1986, and has provided over $2 million to support the quality education and learning in our Cedar Springs Public Schools. The board members are volunteers and have a passion for our public schools and the education of our young people. The Foundation has 501(c)(3) non-profit status, therefore all donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to the Foundation at 204 E Muskegon or given to any board member. Please consider a donation as a way to honor a teacher, staff member or community member. A note will be sent to the honoree informing them of your donation.   Tax deductible donations can be mailed to: Cedar Springs Education Foundation 204 E Muskegon Street Cedar Springs, MI 49319

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CSHS and H Productions present

November 7 – 10  CSHS Auditorium

DON’T MISS THIS HISTORICAL MASTERPIECE

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