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October 2016 Student Athletes of the Month

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csps-athlete-tawneyDilan Sargent, Cross Country AND Machaela Tawney, Girls Golf

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Congratulations to our Fall All-Conference Athletes

 

Hannah Heintzelman – Cross Country

Dallas Mora – Cross Country

Dilan Sargent – Cross Country

Gavin Reichert-Braciak – Cross Country

Paul Bowerman – Soccer

Jaron Spencer – Football

Colin Alvesteffer – Football

Ryan Ringler – Football

Jacob Hooker – Football

Carson Dingman – Tennis

Sydney Plummer – Volleyball

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CSPS Ski and Snowboard Club

 

For 4th grade students and older.  CSPS students have the opportunity to be part of the school ski and snowboarding club at Cannonsburg Ski Area; six Thursdays beginning in January.

For more information and club sign up forms, visit https://goo.gl/2xbv2Z or contact

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Fall Fun and Festivities

Liam Barr decorates his caramel apple in Miss Bostic’s Kindergarten class

Liam Barr decorates his caramel apple in Miss Bostic’s Kindergarten class

What a ghoulish and ghostly October for Creative Technologies Academy! CTA celebrated another great Halloween season with our annual Halloween parade and Halloween parties. The elementary students paraded around the campus in their costumes for the whole school to see. Upon their return, mothers and fathers put on great parties for their youngsters. Thank you to everyone who made the Halloween parties a success!

Mrs. Norman’s fifth grade class looking festive

Mrs. Norman’s fifth grade class looking festive

Our school community also wants to give a HUGE shout out to the parents and guardians of CTA Elementary because you helped us make our goal of having 100 percent attendance at Student-Led Conferences this Fall. Thank you all for coming and supporting your child’s education; your support is extremely important and valued! There will be a second set of student-led conferences in the spring, but all the teachers are free to hear your questions and/or concerns anytime of the year!

Mr. Holtrop bringing the fun to the third grade classroom

Mr. Holtrop bringing the fun to the third grade classroom

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? Improv Show

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Improv Show: High school drama students perform an improv show for a packed house during two unique performances

Improv Show: High school drama students perform an improv show for a packed house during two unique performances

On Friday, Nov.4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 the CTA drama students presented a Whose Line Is It Anyway? style improv show. The students got to act out hilarious situations based on audience suggestions and showcase their quick-thinking skills. For many of the drama club students, this was their second time putting on an improv show and their growth as performers was very evident! This time, the improv show was being used as a fundraiser for the CTA Drama department in the hopes of raising enough money to put on a full play in the spring. Along with being a hilarious night of fun, the Improv Show accomplished it mission of raising money for a play! The drama department continues to grow and now looks forward to a spring production!

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Leadership in Politics Creates Mock Presidential Debates

Mock Presidential Debate: High school students take to the platform as they prepare to debate for their presidential party they created.

Mock Presidential Debate: High school students take to the platform as they prepare to debate for their presidential party they created.

During the first trimester, high school students were able to take a Leadership in Politics course as an elective. During this class, students went through a political election simulation in which seven political parties were created. Each party had a president, vice president, speech writer and campaign manager. Presidents and vice presidents all participated in debates, and campaign managers created commercials and got the word out about their parties. The course challenged the students to research important topics in the current elections and provided the opportunity for students to practice discussing their stances on these social issues in front of an audience of their peers.

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Open Enrollment Period for the 2017-18 School Year

Creative Technologies Academy

350 Pine Street

Cedar Springs, MI 49319

Open Enrollment Period for the 2017-18 School Year

January 15, 2017 – February 15, 2017

You may register students for grades K-12

by calling Mrs. Atkins or Mrs. Mattson at (616) 696-4905

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

November 14 Coffee Time with School Leader/Superintendent

14-16 HS Student-Led Conferences

17 Girl Talk

PA Meeting

18 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-2 Dismissal at 12:50 p.m.

3-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

6-12 Dismissal at 12:40 p.m.

Popcorn Day

21-23 HS Exams

Spirit Week and Toys for Tots Coin Drive

23 End of First Trimester

Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-2 Dismissal at 12:50 p.m.

3-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

6-12 Dismissal at 12:40 p.m.

24-25 Thanksgiving Break – No School

December 1 Girl Talk

Girl Scouts

2 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-2 Dismissal at 12:50 p.m.

3-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

6-12 Dismissal at 12:40 p.m.

12 Coffee Time with the School Leader/Superintendent

14 Santa Shop

16 Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-2 Dismissal at 12:50 p.m.

3-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

6-12 Dismissal at 12:40 p.m.

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CTA 2016-17 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

 

12/6 @ Black River Public School

12/9 Scrimmage vs. Algoma Christian School @ Cedar Springs Middle School

12/22 @ West Michigan Aviation Academy

1/10 @ West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

1/13 @ West Michigan Lutheran (Girls Only)

1/31 @ West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

2/3 @ West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (Pending 1/31 win)

2/7 @ West Michigan Lutheran (Girls Only)

2/10 @ Algoma Christian School

2/17 VS. Wellspring Prep @ Grace Bible College

2/21 @ West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

2/22 @ West Michigan Aviation Academy

2/22 @Cavary Schools of Holland (Girls – 6:00 p.m.; Boys – 7:00 p.m.)

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Never Been Absent

 

The K-5 students at Creative Technologies Academy are competing for positive attendance! In an effort to promote the importance of attendance, teachers created the “Never Been Absent” program (NBA), a friendly classroom competition in which students receive a weekly in-school average on their attendance. At the end of each month, the class with the highest weekly average wins fifteen minutes extra recess!

In September, Mrs. Campbell’s third grade class won with a 98% attendance rate! In October, Mrs. Norman’s fifth grade class won with an average of 98% for the whole month.

“We feel the majority of our students find NBA to be a friendly competition,” shared Mrs. Norman. “It promotes positive attendance, and in turn helps prevent gaps of missed instruction throughout the school year.”

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