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Brad Waid Conducts Professional Development for Teaching Staff

 

Creative Technologies Academy had the opportunity to work with Brad Waid regarding game-changing Apps, augmented reality and emerging technology. Brad Waid is an International speaker, influencer and educator with over 15 years of classroom and industry experience. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology, 21st Century Learning, Culture and Innovation, Augmented Reality & Emerging Technologies. He is a consultant to industry, education and government. Brad is called on by the industry to assist in marketing and telling the story of a product or a company, he assists school districts and educational conferences in applying technology into education, and he works with government agencies to improve education for all students. Brad’s knowledge of educational technology, his ability to assist industry and government and his passion to inspire educational change, make him a highly sought after speaker and influencer who makes an impact wherever he goes.

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CTA 2017-18 Basketball Game Schedule

 

Varsity Girls Games at 5:30 p.m.

Varsity Boys Games at 7:00 p.m.

*Unless otherwise noted in schedule below

12/5 vs. Algoma Christian School @ TBD

12/8 vs. Wellspring Prep @Grace Bible College

12/15 @ West Michigan Aviation Academy

12/19 @ West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

12/21 @ Hornets Home School – TBD

1/04 vs. Calhoun Christian @DeltaPlex (girls only – 2:00pm)

1/05 @ West Michigan Lutheran (girls only – 6:00pm)

1/09 @ Wellspring Prep – (girls)  @ Pineview – (boys) *6:00pm

1/12 vs. West Michigan Lutheran @ Cedar Springs Middle School

1/16 @ Flat River Academy (boys) • OPEN girls

1/17 @ Black River Public School

1/19 @ Algoma Christian School

1/23 vs. Big Rapids Home School @ TBD

1/26 vs. West Michigan Lutheran @ St. Mark Lutheran (5:30pm boys, 7:00pm girls)

1/30 @ Flat River Academy (boys) •  OPEN girls

2/2 @ Pineview – (boys) – *6:00pm •  OPEN for girls

2/5 @ Calvary

2/9 OPEN

2/13 vs. Black River Public School @TBD (Senior Night)

2/15 @ West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

2/21 OPEN

2/23 @ West Michigan Aviation Academy

 

CTA 2017-18 Basketball Rosters

Boys Basketball

Dawson Armstrong

James Hofstra

Tobius Potter

Charles Wortz

Collin Bishop

Luke Hubbard

Casen Armstrong

Tony Buchanan

John Wortz

Jordan Brown

Ivan Winters

Avery Bishop

Landon Winters

Head Coach: Todd Bowmar

Girls Basketball

Autumn Watson

Haven Nguyen

Brin Calkins

Elizabeth Jahns

Hannah Hofstra

Gam Puttakerd

Faith Watson

Cameron Medwayosh

Ruby Tompkins

Tori Wierda

Molly Wortz

Head Coach: Lisa Perry

Manager: Sierra Medwayosh

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Open Enrollment Period

Creative Technologies Academy

350 Pine Street

Cedar Springs, MI 49319

Period

For the 2018-19 School Year

January 15, 2018 – February 15, 2018

You may register students for Grades K-5 by calling Mrs. Mattson and

Grades 6-8 by calling Mrs. Colin at (616) 696-4905.

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CTA SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

November

17 Early Release Day

21 Early Release Day

22-26 Thanksgiving Break

December

1 Elementary Library Day

4 Elementary Winter Concert

6 Coffee Time with the Secondary Principal

8 & 9 Fall Play Twain’s Tales

8 Early Release Day

12 MS and HS Choir Concert

13 Coffee Time with the Elementary Principal

21 PA Meeting 6 p.m.

22 Early Release Day (Students and Staff)

25 Winter Break Begins

January

8 School Resumes

* Early Release Dismissal Schedule

• K-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

• 6-12 Dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

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Community Connection

Elementary students had the opportunity to learn about the Cedar Springs community during their trip to the local museum.

The Cedar Springs Public Museum more than 100 CTA students visit earlier this month. All of our 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students had the opportunity to learn many things about the history of our country, state and the town of Cedar Springs. We appreciate the opportunity to visit our local museum and give our students the opportunity to learn more about their community.

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Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting

“Commitment to Excellence – Preparation for the Future”

Monday, Nov. 6 • 6:00 p.m.

CTA Auditorium

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

October 

21 XC Class D State Championship (Shepherd, MI)

24 Picture Retake Day

27 Student Early Release

Popcorn Day

November 

2 Cross Country Banquet

3 Early Release Day

5 Charger Voices Perform at the Grand Rapids Griffins

6 Parent/Superintendent Town Hall Meeting 6:00 p.m.

6-9 K-12 Student-Led Conferences

9 Hearing and Vision Screening

8 Coffee Time with the MS and HS Principal

14 Cedar Springs Brewery PA Fundraiser 4-9:00 p.m.

15 Coffee Time with the Elementary Principal 8:00 a.m.

16 PA Meeting 6:00 p.m.

17 Early Release Day

21 Early Release Day

11-26 Thanksgiving Break

* Early Release Dismissal Schedule

● K-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

● 6-12 Dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

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Successful Walk-A-Thon benefits elementary students

Third grade students Deegan VanHarten and Colren Bailey jump double at the jump rope station.

The Creative Technologies Academy Parent Association held their annual walk-a-thon on October 6. It was a huge success! They raised almost $3,800. This fundraiser was held to benefit the elementary grades to provide field trips and other classroom needs. The walk was held on the school grounds and the classes took turns with their reading buddies participating in the walk-a-thon activities. They all really enjoyed it, and had a lot of fun! The PA did it a little different than in the past years and opted to have activity stations. The students raced on scooters,

Fourth grader Natalie Haan races around the basketball court during one of the stations.

swiveled hula hoops, jumped rope, and danced to music. The teachers also enjoyed engaging with their students and watching them enjoy themselves. A huge thank you to our sponsors – Walmart and Meijer for gift cards to buy our snacks and water and Burger King for donating free hamburgers or a free ice cream cone vouchers. Our top class who raised the most money was the 3rd graders who will receive a pizza party and $200 towards books for their classroom. The 5th grade class also earned a pizza party. Thank you to all who helped plan, volunteered on-site and donated to make the walk a huge success!

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Support the PA Fundraiser at Cedar Springs Brewing Company!

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14 • 4 – 9:00 p.m. 

95 N. Main Street, Cedar Springs

CS Brewing will donate 10% of total food sales to the CTA PA for Middle School and High School field trips.

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CTA welcomes new Secondary Special Education Teacher

 

Ted Cusack

Mr. Ted Cusack began at CTA on Monday, October 16 as the resource teacher for grades 7-12.

Mr. Cusack holds a B.A. and teaching certification from Aquinas College and a Master’s degree from Marygrove College. He has 13 years of teaching experience and will be a valuable asset to our SPED staff.

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