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CTA Character Education


Each month, CTA focuses on a character trait that we discuss, learn, collaborate, and implement into our lives at school, home, and our community. For the month of September, we are focused on CARING! Our administration meets weekly with our elementary students as well as biweekly with our middle school and high school students to discuss and focus on this character trait. Our teachers at CTA spend time each day implementing this character trait into their instruction and modeling what it looks like in real life.

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CTA staff model Character Education in the community

CTA Staff set up for a luau party for the residents at Green Acres

Academic Specialist Jenny Bangma did some outdoor labor for En Gedi Youth Center

The Creative Technologies Academy staff believes in the CTA mission, vision, and core values. During the first few weeks of school, the CTA staff came together to give back to our community. The staff spent a few hours partnering with City Impact, ​En Gedi Youth Center, Green Acres, Rise Up Church, Culver’s/Cedar Springs Chamber, and The Brook. Staff spent time visiting with residents and setting up for a luau party at assisted living facilities; doing landscaping and trash pick up for local organizations; distributing information on “Cones with a Cop” program; assisting youth with projects.

Staff helped spread the word about “Cones with a Cop,” which served as a school supply drive at the Cedar Springs Culver’s restaurant


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Boys Soccer Team kicks off the year


Boys Soccer Team: Front Row (L to R): Trenton Holman, Landon Winters, Cody Holman, Jesse Benson, Evan Besmer, Sawyer Marek, Jordan Brown, Aaron Wright
Back Row (L to R): Coach Mark Winters, Parker Tompkins, Kaden Winters, Ivan Winters, Jeff Marek, Avery Bishop, Joe Hanes, Jacob Jaggers, Jake Perry

CTA boys’ soccer is off to a 1-1 start. The boys were victorious over Pineview, 4-2, but came up short versus Algoma Christian with a score of 3-2. Scoring has been provided by CTA sophomores, Sawyer Marek and Ivan Winters; Freshman, Cody Holman; eighth Grader, Kaden Winters. The boys have worked hard to improve as they enter into the second year of competition at the varsity level. Coach Mark Winters looks forward to watching his young team grow throughout the remaining games of 2019.

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Cross Country Runners Sprint Ahead


XC Team: Front Row (L to R): Kylee Turoski, Cody Holman, Hannah Hofstra, Austin Fisk, Chloe Huang, Cameron Haan
Back Row (L to R): Coach Ted Cusack, Matthew Rainwater, Ines Cardenas-Lamas, Lily Guerin, Kevin Miner, Karly Fisk, Owen Freyling
Not pictured: Faith Watson

Mr. Ted Cusack has begun his first year coaching cross country at Creative Technologies Academy. He previously coached cross country at Carson City-Crystal High School where the varsity girls won back-to-back State titles in 1994 and 1995. CTA runners have participated in two meets thus far this season. The Baker Woods meet and Fremont Hill and Bale. Both boys and girls teams are working daily to achieve team and personal goals. Coach Cusack is looking forward to continued success this season.

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Connect with CTA for Up-To-The-Minute Information

● Creative Technologies Academy App – IOS and Android (all school events, activities and announcements)

www.ctachargers.org

● Provide cell number to Student Services to receive important school notices via text alert

● Facebook: Creative Technologies Academy Family (closed group)

● Facebook: Creative Technologies Academy (public group)

● Facebook: Dan George, CTA Superintendent/School Leader (inspirational/character building group)

● Twitter: @ctachargers

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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)

September

20 Hearing & Vision Screening

24 Boys Soccer Game @Libertas Christian School

26 Boys Soccer Game @Cedar Springs Public Schools

27 Early Release Day

28 Boys Soccer Tournament @Barry County Christian School XC Falcon Invitational @Allendale

30 XC Jamboree Conference Meet @Long Lake

October

1 Mobile Dentist

Boys Soccer Game @Algoma Christian

3 Boys Soccer Game @Barry County Christian School

4 Early Release Day

5 XC Portage Invitational @Portage

8 Boys Soccer Game @Cedar Springs Public Schools

10 Boys Soccer Game @Cedar Springs Public Schools

11 Early Release Day

XC Mustang Invitational @Montabella

14 PA Meeting

15 Picture Retake Day

6th Grade Field Trip @Gerald R. Ford Museum

16 School Board Meeting

7th Grade Field Trip @Gerald R. Ford Museum

17 8th Grade Field Trip @Gerald R. Ford Museum National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

*Early Release Dismissal Schedule

• K-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

• 6-12 Dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

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Personal Curriculum


Annual Notice of the Right to Request a Personal Curriculum Modifying Michigan Merit Curriculum Requirements (MMC) for Graduation with a Regular High School Diploma.The personal curriculum (PC) is a process to modify specific MMC high school credit requirements and/or content expectations based on the individual learning needs of a student. It is designed to serve students who want to accelerate or go beyond the MMC requirements and students who need to individualize learning requirements to meet the MMC requirements. Visit http://www.ctachargers.org/personal-curriculum–2​ to learn more.

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Bullying Policy


The Board believes that a safe and nurturing educational environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. Therefore, it is the policy of the school to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all of its students. Appropriate behavior, treating others civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment or bullying is expected of students, as well as administrators, faculty, staff, visitors, and volunteers.

Please read the complete Bullying Policy online at

http://www.ctachargers.org/bullying-policy–12

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Anti-Discrimination Statement


CTA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability/handicap, age, religion, marital/parental/family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic in its programs, activities, or employment opportunities. The Academy complies with all applicable law with respect to equitable treatment of students, employees, and applicants for employment opportunities.

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CTA Mission


Creative Technologies Academy is a Preschool through Grade 12 community of learners committed to changing our world by developing students in character, scholarship, and leadership.

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