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Chargers Cross Country Team Preps for A Great Season

 

This year’s cross country team is focusing on the importance of leadership in conjunction with its size. As the size of the teams have grown, so has the character of the team grown exponentially, as they learn the value of communication, teamwork and creativity. Great strides are already being made as these core values are being applied in practice and on the race course. Coaches Danielle Davies and Ben Fredrickson are excited about the talent of the teams and are looking forward to the great things that both the Middle School and Varsity Teams will accomplish this season.

This year’s seniors are Ethan Lehman, Tatyanna Lawson and Kenny Roesner. The captains leading the varsity teams are senior Ethan Lehman and junior James Hofstra and sophomore Brianne Calkins and freshman Hannah Hofstra. There are a total of 13 varsity and seven middle school runners this year.

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Charger Kid’s Club

 

CTA’s Kid’s Club is back! The program runs Monday-Friday from 3-6:00 p.m. (1-6:00 p.m. on early release days) for students in grades K-6 and is administered by Vicki Ross. Students will spend time making crafts, doing homework, working on team-building skills, playing games and participating in outdoor activities. Miss Vicki brings 10 years of daycare experience and many years of volunteering with preschool programs. She has four children – one of whom is in 8th grade at CTA – and eight grandchildren. She loves to cook, bake and spend time with her children and grandchildren. She has a passion for working with children, volunteers at the Cedar Springs Library and her church. She is excited about being at CTA and working with the students. Contact Student Services at 616-696-4905 if you are interested in enrolling your child in Charger Kid’s Club.

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Creative Technologies Academy SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

September

22 National Character Day

23 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

6-12 Dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

Popcorn Day

30 School Walk-A-Thon 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Students vs. Staff Football Game @Skinner Field 4:00 p.m.

October

7 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

6-12 Dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

14 Elementary Library Day

Middle School Fun Night

17-20 Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences (K-8 Only)

Scholastic Book Fair

21 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

6-12 Dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

Box Top Fall Turn

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Follow CTA on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute events and activities

• Creative Technologies Academy Family (closed group)

• Creative Technologies Academy (public group)

• Dan George, CTA Superintendent/School Leader (inspirational/character building group)

• Twitter: @ctachargers

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Important First Dates!

K-12 Orientation and Open House

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 5:30 PM – 8 PM

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

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IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS

 2016-17 CALENDAR (TRIMESTER 1) 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARENTS 

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) 

August 30 Open House (K-12) – 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

September

6 First Day of School

9 Early Release for Students and Staff (12:45 and 1:00 p.m.)

23 Early Release and Staff PD (12:45 and 1:00 p.m.)

October

7 Early Release and Staff PD (12:45 and 1:00 p.m.)

17-20 Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences (K-8 Only)

21 Early Release and Staff PD (12:45 and 1:00 p.m.)

November

4 Early Release and Staff PD (12:45 and 1:00 p.m.)

14-16 Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences (HS Only)

18 Early Release and Staff PD (12:45 and 1:00 p.m.)

23 Early Release for Students and Staff (12:45 and 1:00 p.m.)

23 End of 1st Trimester (57 days)

24-25 No School for Students and Staff – Thanksgiving Break

The full school year calendar can be found online at http://bit.ly/2aCN5xz.

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Our Mission

 

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

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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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Asbestos Management Plan

 

The Asbestos Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires all schools to have an “Asbestos Management Plan” and to make that plan available to all concerned parties. Creative Technologies Academy, an asbestos free school, hereby notifies all parents, building occupants, and the parent association that the Asbestos Management Plan for all buildings under the jurisdiction of this local education agency is available in the principal’s office of Creative Technologies Academy located at 350 Pine Street in Cedar Springs Michigan.

This notification is to advise all concerned parties that the Asbestos Management Plan required under the AHERA is available for review upon request. The plans can be viewed by any person during normal business hours. Those interested in reviewing the Asbestos Management Plan can inquire about the hours and times that the plans are available by contacting Mr. Dan Clark, Director of Energy and Maintenance, or the School Leader at 616-696-4905.

Creative Technologies Academy has followed all of the laws pertaining to asbestos in schools for the state of Michigan. Based on the findings, there is no asbestos on the CTA campus. Steps have been taken for a permanent exemption because there is no asbestos to monitor or remove.

Affirmed by the Board of Directors, August 10, 2016

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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.ctaschool.com/aboutus/annualnotices/bullying.pdf.

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