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Physical Fitness Awards


2nd Semester Red Hawk Elementary Physical Fitness Awards
This is a very difficult achievement, so CONGRATULATIONS to all of these students for a job well done!

Student  Name – Teacher

Baker, Nicole Kathryn – Ludwig

Bowers, Corey Leon – Willette

Bray, Spencer Jerron – Willette

Green, Lindsay Marie – Pantoja

Haywood, Gage Callen – Elenbaas

Kobayashi, Elise Rose – VanderLugt

Male, Olivia Anne – VanderLugt

Marsman, Trevor Scott – Banagis

Misiewicz, Emily Kathryn – VanderLugt

Reyers, Morgan Leagha – Ludwig

Roberts, Ashlyn Rose – VanderLugt

Shears, Carley Mae – Banagis

Sherman, Olivia Rose – Ludwig

Smith, Cecilia Rose – Willette

Sova, Grace Lauren – Elenbaas

Totten, Landen Robert – Gariepy

Wood, Alexis Victoria – Willette

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Meet up and eat up


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Community Clean Up Day

Carie Hall, Teacher

High School Students participate in a Community Clean Up project in Cedar Springs.  We cleaned the street, from just East of the High School, to Main Street and down to City Hall, on May 13th.

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CSMS Honors Band


CSMS Honors Band students at the Brian Balmages World Premiere concert from April 18

Autumn Adkison – tuba

Alivia Mesler – trumpet

Gabe Secord – trombone

Taylor Warner – horn

Katie Levandowski – clarinet

Allison White – bassoon

Band Director Adam Borst

Assistant Band Director Adam Hendry

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Summer Athletic Sports Physicals


Each participant must pass a physical examination and have it on file in the office before participation (IT MUST BE DATED AFTER APRIL 15TH OF THE PREVIOUS SCHOOL YEAR).

Dates:   June 11th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and August 6th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location:   Cedar Springs High School

Cost:   $20

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First Day of  2015-2016 School Year – September 8, 2015


For the entire 2015 – 2016 

School year calendar, 

visit www.csredhawks.org

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CTA Calendar

May 21 Literacy Night – 3-5 pm

May 21-22 Senior Trip to Cedar Point

May 22 No School for Students and Staff

May 25 No School for Students and Staff – Memorial Recess

May 29 Graduation @ Cedar Springs High School – 7 pm

June 2 Field Day (K-5)

June 4 Last day of school

June 8 Whitecaps game for CTA families

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2015 Wall of Honor

CTA Wall of Honor Members (L-R): Dr. DeWayne Coxon, Lexie K. Coxon, Alecia J. Terpstra, Amy Burton-Massey, Gary Bailey, Kyle Bohl, Gerry Verwey

CTA Wall of Honor Members (L-R): Dr. DeWayne Coxon, Lexie K. Coxon, Alecia J. Terpstra, Amy Burton-Massey, Gary Bailey, Kyle Bohl, Gerry Verwey

CTA inducted five people into the Wall of Honor for 2015, joining the two inaugural inductees from 2014, Dr. DeWayne Coxon and Lexie K. Coxon. The 2015 inductees are:

Gary Bailey – Director of Student Services, Board Member (President)

Mr. Bailey started the position of Director of Student Services and served the school for eleven years in that position. He most recently served CTA as President of the Board of Directors.

Kyle Bohl – Teacher, Director of Student Services, Board Member (Vice President), Mentor

Mr. Bohl is the only person to serve CTA as a teacher, administrator, and board member. Always willing to share his time and knowledge, he remains one of the most popular staff members among students, parents, and colleagues.

Amy Burton-Massey – Teacher, Building Leader, Mentor

Mrs. Massey was an elementary teacher for 11 years at CTA. Her infectious smile and outgoing personality was the face of our K-5 grades during her time her. She provided a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for our students and leadership for young teachers in our elementary.

Alecia J. Terpstra – Teacher, Class Advisor

Mrs. Terpstra is completing her 14th year of teaching secondary mathematics at CTA. She created the driver education program and taught driver education for several years. She has worked tirelessly over the years as a class advisor, sponsoring dances, fundraising, and planning, organizing, and implementing senior trips.

Gerry Verwey – Teacher, Coach, Mentor, NHS Advisor

Mr. Verwey taught secondary science for 7 years at CTA and he continued to coach cross country and basketball after leaving to teach at another school. He was a mentor to several young teachers and he will always be our “Coach” no matter where he is teaching and coaching.

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Cedar Springs Cleanup


CTA-CleanUp2The CTA High School gathered this week to clean up Pine Street, from White Creek Avenue to Main Street. Students made sure no trash was left on the side of the road, nor the ditches. We had a great time working together to make Cedar Springs look great!

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K-5 News

Mother Son Game Night was a hit!

Mother Son Game Night was a hit!

Daddy Daughter Dance is always a favorite.

Daddy Daughter Dance is always a favorite.

April and May were very busy months for the students at CTA’s elementary. We had two wonderful events occur during these months: the Daddy Daughter Luau and the Mother Son Game Night.

The Daddy Daughter Dance is one of our favorite events at CTA! At the beginning of every year, many, many questions are asked about the theme of the current year’s Daddy Daughter Dance. This year’s theme was that of a Luau, complete with lots of flowery leis and even a tiki hut!

Like every year, the girls enjoyed the time spent dancing, munching on yummy desserts provided by our families, and sipping on this year’s delicious smoothies made by two amazing CTA high school students: Hunter George and Kaleigh Keech. The greatest part of the evening occurred when all the dads joined their daughters out on the dance floor. The girls’ faces lit up with excitement to be dancing alongside their favorite guys.

Mother Son Game Night was a HIT! Moms and sons joined CTA staff members in playing every game known to man. You could hear the laughter coming from the Scattergories table, guesses being shouted out at the Pictionary station, and you could even feel the floor move in the Twister and Just Dance rooms. Seeing all of the smiling faces makes events like this a fantastic time for everyone!

The 2014-2015 school year is coming to a close and what a great year it has been for CTA’s elementary! Thank you to students, families, teachers, and administrators for making 2014-2015 one for the books!

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