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Honor roll

Creative Technologies Academy

 2nd Semester Honor roll 2017-2018

CTA Middle School

Grade Student Name GPA

06 Atwood, Shadrach 3.1 

06 Besmer, Trinity 3.7 

06 Brandt, James 3.0 

06 Brinley, Nadelynn 4.0 

06 Christie, Gabrielle 3.9 

06 Creveling, Jaxson 3.4 

06 Dillon, Jacob 4.0 

06 Fulkerson, Jack 3.6 

06 Harvey, Tylor 3.0 

06 Hoops, Thomas 4.0 

06 Jaggers, Jacob 3.5 

06 Montambo, Saige 3.8 

06 Piskun, Danielle 3.3 

06 Rowland, Gunnar 3.0 

06 Rypma, Ryan 3.4 

06 Schreiber, Jayda 3.7 

06 Sullivan, Mason 3.8 

06 VanHarten, Analiese 3.9 

06 Vogler, Morgan 3.2 

06 Warner, Conner 3.3 

06 Willis, Kirsten 3.1

06 Winters, Kaden 4.0

07 Beiter, Landon 4.0

07 Bishop, Avery 3.1 

07 Covell, Remington 4.0 

07 Davenport, Haydn 4.0 

07 Engle, Faith 3.5 

07 Fessenden, Joshua 3.5 

07 Grdjan, Anna 4.0 

07 Greenfield, Dylan 3.1 

07 Hanes, Joel 3.6 

07 Harvey, Laila 3.8 

07 Jibson, Brenna 4.0 

07 Rainwater, Michael 3.0 

07 Slock, Ethan 4.0 

07 Slock, Kaden 4.0 

07 Tompkins, Parker 3.5 

07 VanderZyl, Gerald 3.1 

07 Walker, Malikia 3.6 

07 Winn, Emily 3.2

07 Winters, Landon 3.5

08 August, Elizabeth 4.0

08 Benson, Jesse 3.1 

08 Besmer, Evan 4.0 

08 Brown, Jordan 3.5 

08 Fisk, Alison 4.0 

08 Fisk, Austin 4.0 

08 Fisk, Nathaniel 3.3 

08 Fleet, Raven 3.1 

08 Huizing, Eric 3.0 

08 Knowlton, Elizabeth 4.0 

08 Kober, Nathan 3.3 

08 Marek, Sawyer 4.0 

08 McSorley, Kendallyn 3.4 

08 Shelagowski, Alyssa 4.0 

08 Spielmaker, Drake 3.0 

08 Stevens, Zachary 3.6 

08 Thebo, Michael 3.3 

08 Watson, Ethan 3.0 

08 Winters, Ivan 4.0 

08 Wortz, Molly 4.0

CTA HIgh School

09 Buchanan, Anthony 3.5

09 Hoogerhyde, Grayce 3.7

09 Hutchins, Nathan 3.4

09 Marek, Jeff 3.1

09 McSorley, Carson 3.6

09 Sidlauskas, Willow 3.6

09 Tompkins, Ruby 3.1

09 Wierda, Tori 3.2

10 Bucholtz, Kaela 3.7

10 Fahling, Gabriela 3.7

10 Hirsch, Travis 3.7

10 Hofstra, Hannah 3.8

10 Shelagowski, Ashley 4.0

10 Watson, Faith 3.6

10 Wright, Aaron 3.4

11 August, Danielle 3.9

11 Calkins, Brianne 3.6

11 Davison, Matthew 4.1

11 Dillon, Joshua 3.3

11 Dotson, Arianna 3.0

11 Evink, Jillian 4.0

11 Hawley, Hailey 3.5

11 Jahns, Elizabeth 3.9

11 Lovett, Nathan 3.1

11 Winters, Logan 4.0

11 Wortz, Charles 3.1

12 Armstrong, Dawson 3.5

12 Aspinall, Cortney 3.9

12 Gibbs, Hannah 3.5 

12 Hofstra, James 3.5

12 Howard, Austin 3.9

12 Imhoff, Elise 4.0

12 Miner, Leslie 3.5

12 Nguyen, Dat 3.6

12 Nguyen, Khanh 4.1

12 Ryder, Jamie 3.9

12 Sidlauskas, Violet 3.6

12 Thebo, Tayler 3.7

12 Watson, Autumn 3.8

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CTA Calendar

2018-19 — First Semester

SCHOOL HOURS

Grades K-5: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Grades 6-12: 7:45 AM – 2:45 PM

FlexTrac Grades 9-12: (7:45 AM – 2:45 PM including 2 self-scheduled hours)

 *Early Release Schedule Grades K-5 dismiss at 1:00 PM

Grades 6-12 dismiss at 12:45 PM

August

20 First day of Classes for ALL students

23 Early Release for Students and Staff

24 No School for Students and Staff

30 Early Release for Students and Staff

31 No School for Students and Staff – Labor Day Break

September

3 No School for Students and Staff – Labor Day Break

14 Student Early Release

28 Student Early Release 

October

5 Early Release for Students and Staff 

12 Student Early Release

22 16th Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting 

22-25 Fall Student Led Conferences (K-12)

26 Early Release for Students and Staff

November

2 Student Early Release

16 Early Release for Students and Staff

20 Early Release for Students and Staff

21,22,23 No School for Students and Staff – Thanksgiving Break

December

7 Student Early Release

19,20,21 MS & HS First Semester Exams

21 Early Release for Students and Staff

21 Last Day before Winter break

21 End of 1st Semester – (85 days)

22-Jan 6 No School for Students and Staff – Winter Break Release

 

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Building a Charter Community

Charter Day At The Capitol: The Charger Voices choir as they prepared to perform on the Capitol steps.

A bus full of enthusiastic CTA students headed to Lansing on May 8 for the Annual Charter Day At the Capitol. The event brought together more than 800 charter school parents, board members, school leaders and advocates from across Michigan for a day of celebration of the charter school community. It kicked off with school performances on Lansing’s Capitol steps – including CTAs Charger Voices who performed the National Anthem and “Africa”. Throughout the day there were meetings with lawmakers and other government officials.

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Jukebox Time Machine

Students sang class, group and solos during the hour-long performance.

A Time Travel Through The Decades For Elementary Concert

The kindergarten through fifth grade students came together to perform their spring musical after months of hard work.  Jukebox Time Machine: A Presentation of Hits Through the Decades transported the audience through song, dance and skit from the 50s on through the 90s. Songs including  Splish Splash, Dancing Queen  and  Don’t Stop Believin’  had the audience tapping their toes to the upbeat tunes as it brought back memories of their childhood days. Students were assigned a decade for their attire and they came in poodle skirts and saddle shoes for the 50s, tie dye and bell bottoms for the 70s and grunge and pop for the 90s. Fourth grader Leda Gitchel played Roxie the time machine tour guide who explained all of the different eras. The concert was conducted by Mr. Jeremy Holtrop.

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CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

May 

18 Library Day (K, 2nd, 4th, 5th grades)

     “Seussical Jr.” Performance

19 “Seussical Jr.” Performance

21 Girls Charging Ahead 5K

22 Middle School/High School Choir Concert

23 Last Day of School for Seniors 

    Senior Project Presentations

    Moving Up Day

25 Early Release Day (Students & Staff)

28 No School – Memorial Day 31 

     Elementary Field Day

June 

1 Graduation

4 Charger Choice Day

5 Eigth 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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Senior Awarded Congressional Honor

 

Autumn Watson and Secondary Principal Jennifer Colin after the program in Grand Rapids.

On Saturday, May 5, Creative Technologies Academy Senior Autumn Watson 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 Autumn and her contributions to our school and the community. Autumn plans to attend Ferris State University this fall.

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Science Outside Of Textbooks

Mr. Fredrickson demonstrates a combustion reaction to the students.

CTAs Environmental Physics teacher, Mr. Fredrickson, is spending time with students getting them to apply their semester-long textbook learnings to hands-on experiments and projects. In the past couple weeks, they have dissected cow eyes and hearts and watched flammable combustion reactions take place in the classroom. The students also showcased two months of research and experiments on an organism of their choosing.

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The Fred Factor in Action

 

The past couple of weeks the high school Leadership and Followership students have been learning about “The Fred Factor.” They read and analyzed the book, “The Fred Factor” by Mark Sanborn which defined a “Fred” as someone who goes above and beyond. They have not only been identifying “Freds” in their lives, but are now working on being “Freds” by giving of their time and talents to help CTA!

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Spring Fling Raises Funds for CTA

Students participate in games that were set up throughout the elementary hallways.

The CTA Parents Association Spring Fling was a huge success despite the rainy evening which resulted in moving the event indoors. Each of the grades and many school clubs put together a themed gift basket for the silent auction ranging from movie night to BBQ to fishing and spa – all of which were auctioned off throughout the evening in the silent auction. The silent auction consisted of more than 100 items including the class gift baskets, gift cards and products donated by local businesses and CTA parent crafters, which brought in more than $3,000 for the school. Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy food in the cafeteria; carnival-style games in the elementary building and the silent auction in the auditorium. The CTA Creates art program also took the opportunity to display the artwork in the hallways that the students have created throughout the year and Girls Charging Ahead hosted a bake sale to benefit a local animal shelter. Thank you to all of the volunteers who contributed time and energy into planning and hosting the event and thank you to all of those who came out to support the event – it wouldn’t have been a success without you!

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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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