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Congratulations Class of 2019


Creative Technologies Academy was proud to graduate 23 students in the Class of 2019, which represented the 21st class graduating from the non-profit public school academy. While several students graduated with Highest Honors, High Honors and Honors, Danielle August was named Valedictorian and Matthew Davison was salutatorian. August also received a certificate for attending CTA from kindergarten through 12th grade. Several students received CTA-sponsored scholarships, including Jillian Evink and Logan Winters who both received the Character scholarship, Danielle August received a scholarship for Academic Achievement, Elizabeth Jahns received the Leadership Scholarship and Brianne Calkins and Charles Wortz were both awarded with Athletics Excellence scholarships. Gary Bailey served as the commencement speaker and shared his advice with them for their future endeavors. Mr. Jeremy Holtrop conducted the high school choir, Charger Voices, as they performed “7 Years” by Lukas Graham, which featured senior solos. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

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Buddy Bench Dedication


Mya’s family joined for the dedication. (L to R) Paul, Dylan, Kylee and Kim Turoski.

In a quiet ceremony with the senior Class of 2019 and family members of Mya Turoski in the CTA auditorium on May 14, the Academy dedicated a “Buddy Bench” in memory of the former CTA student who would have graduated from high school this year. “Mya’s time on this earth was way too short, but she always came to school with a smile and she was kind to everyone,” stated Superintendent Dan George. “We will remember her fondly.”

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7 Wall of Honor inductees recognized


2019 Wall of Honor inductees (L to R): Dan Clark, Rob Coxon, Cindy Johnson, Jenny Bangma, Lauren Bostic, Cheryl Dille and Andrew Willis.

The CTA Wall of Honor was established in 2014 for the purpose of honoring the legacy of those who have served the Academy in longevity and with distinction.

It is our “Hall of Fame.” The impact of these individuals cannot be measured by honors or plaques, but we hope to instill appreciation in our current students, staff, families, and the community at large for the service of these individuals that made it possible for our school to exist and thrive.

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Creative Technologies Academy Employment Opportunities


High School Social Studies Teacher

Seeking a certified teacher with a Social Studies (RX) or Social Science (CX) endorsement with employment to begin in August 2019.

Varsity Cross Country Coach

Employment will begin in July for the 2019-20 school year.

Boys Varsity Head Basketball Coach

Now hiring a Boys Varsity Head Basketball Coach with employment to begin in November 2019.

6t​h​ Grade Teacher ​

(self-contained, preferably with Language Arts endorsement​) Seeking a certified teacher, preferably with a Language Arts endorsement, for a sixth grade self-contained classroom with employment to begin in August 2019.

Visit ​https://bit.ly/2IFIo8W​ for more details on any of the posted positions or email dgeorge@ctachargers.org​ with your resume. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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2nd semester 2018-19 Honor Roll


Congratulations​ ​to all the following students for making the 2nd semester 2018-19 Honor Roll! 

4th and 5th Grade 

A Honor Roll

Colren Bailey 

Jama Dillon 

Tripp Freyling 

Isaac Gitchel 

Kendal Proctor 

Penelope Rose 

Isaac Bucholtz 

Léda Gitchel 

Natalie Haan 

Kaiya Imhoff

A/B Honor Roll

Addison Brinks 

Jayden Danks 

Ian Jibson 

Bryce Petersen

Madelyn Reichelt

Olivia Starr 

Jax Stebelton

Ryan Dykstra 

Keaton Kindy 

Mazie McCall

Middle School 

Landon Beiter 

Trinity Besmer 

Alyssa Bishop 

Nadelynn Brinley 

Hailey Byl

Gabrielle Christie 

Katherine Christie 

Remington Covell 

Jaxson Creveling 

Haydn Davenport 

Jacob de la Rosa 

Jacob Dillon

Joshua Fessenden 

Ethan Fisk

Karly Fisk

Owen Freyling

Jack Fulkerson 

Zachary Gibbs 

Cameron Haan

Joel Hanes

Shawn Hazen 

Thomas Hoops 

Jacob Jaggers 

Brenna Jibson

Kaila Klunder 

Adalynn Lopez 

Meghan McKinney 

Caden McSorley 

Saige Montambo 

Jacob Perry

Tru Petersen 

Danielle Piskun 

Matthew Rainwater 

Brenden Rizzon 

Ryan Rypma

Jayda Schreiber 

Estella Shafer 

Zachary Shock

Sage Sidlauskas 

Ethan Slock

Mason Sullivan 

Parker Tompkins 

Logan VandenBoss 

Analiese VanHarten 

Morgan Vogler

Malikia Walker 

Kirsten Willis 

Sierra Willis 

Emily Winn 

Kaden Winters 

Landon Winters

High School

McKenzie Alverson

Danielle August 

Elizabeth August

Ayden Bowers 

Kaela Bucholtz 

Brianne Calkins 

Matthew Davison 

Joshua Dillon 

Justin Dillon 

Arianna Dotson 

Jillian Evink 

Gabriela Fahling 

Alison Fisk

Kiana Hackbardt 

Hailey Hawley 

Travis Hirsch 

Hannah Hofstra 

Grayce Hoogerhyde

Luke Hubbard 

Nathan Hutchins 

Steven Hutchins 

Elizabeth Jahns

Elizabeth Knowlton

Nathan Lovett

Jeff Marek 

Sawyer Marek 

Carson McSorley 

Binh Nguyen 

Truc Nguyen 

Nolan Patin 

Sydney Petersen

Tobius Potter

Lydia Romancky

Taylor Touhan

Alyssa Shelagowski

Ashley Shelagowski

Willow Sidlauskas

Marjorie Starr

Hunter Stevens

Ruby Tompkins

Faith Watson

Ivan Winters

Logan Winters

Molly Wortz

Aaron Wright

Yu Syuan Wu

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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.

May 20 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

24 Early Release Day

27 No School – Memorial Day

28 Talent Show

29 Field Day

31 6-11 Exams

Dunk Tank Testing Incentive w/PA Carnival

Early Release Day

June 3 Last Day of School

6-11 Exams

End of Year Family Picnic 

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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Girls Varsity Soccer

Front Row (L to R): Ruby Tompkins, Gaby Christie, Saige Montambo, Nadelynn Brinley, Elizabeth Jahns, Ana Besmer, Trinity Besmer and Jayda Schreiber.

Back Row (L to R): Coach Justin Harding, Dani Piskun, Kaela Bucholtz, Analiese Van Harten, Molly Wortz, Alyssa Shelagowski, Hannah Hofstra and Malikia Walker.

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Senior Honored with Congressional Medal of Merit

 Elizabeth Jahns with Representative Justin Amash.

On Saturday, May 4, Creative Technologies Academy Senior Elizabeth Jahns was a recipient of Justin Amash’s Congressional Medal of Merit at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. The Congressional Medal of Merit is awarded to students who demonstrate exemplary citizenship and academic excellence. CTA is proud of Elizabeth and her contributions to our school and the community.

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Choir Concert is a Tribute to the Class of 2019

The Harmonic Chargers

CTA’s final choir concert of the year was a tribute to seniors. On Thurs., May 9, the CTA choir program put on their final choir concert of the year. This concert featured our middle school choir, Harmonic Chargers, our high school a cappella group, Voices of Lightning, and our bigger high school mixed group, Charger Voices. Each group performed three to six songs. Audience favorites included “Bora Maisha,” a fun middle school piece that featured a student on the bongos, “Seasons of Love” performed by Voices of Lightning, a big group number, “River in Judea” and a combined piece with both the middle and high school choirs called, “Stand Together”. Another big highlight of this concert was some special senior performances. Senior Tobius Potter performed the solo, “Der Mond” by Felix Mendelssohn. Tobius recently performed this at State Solo & Ensemble and received a one rating. The seniors also selected, “7 Years” as their senior song. They got to sing the melody on it while the rest of the choir members sang back up vocals. Overall, it was a fitting end to their CTA choir career.

The Charger Voices perform their class song with the seniors featured on the melody.


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Elementary Students perform Broaway-Style for concert

4th grade students Deegan Van Harten and Colren Bailey were two of the students who aided in introducing songs.

On Tuesday, May 7, the Elementary students performed in a music concert called “Broadway Beat” which featured songs from various Broadway musicals. The students donned snazzy clothes as if they were going to attend a show on Broadway in New York City. Some of the musicals that were featured were “The King and I”, “The Music Man”, and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. Several 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders read a script that went along with the concert and introduced each song. The songs “For Good” from Wicked and “We Go Together” from Grease featured soloists. The concert was directed by Bethany Holtrop.

Student incorporated hand motions into several of the songs as they sang.


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