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Creative Technologies Academy 

Annual Public Notices

PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW

The Creative Technologies Academy’s Board Policy Manual contains the following policy which is applicable to all Title I schools. CTA does NOT receive Title I funds, nevertheless it adheres to the following policy:

In accordance with the requirement of Section 1111 of Title I, for each school receiving Title I funds, the School Leader shall make sure that all parents of students in that school are notified that they may request, and the Academy will provide the following information on the student’s classroom teachers:

A. whether the teacher(s) have met the State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas they are teaching;

B. whether the teacher(s) is teaching under any emergency or provisional status in which the State requirements have been waived;

C. the undergraduate major of the teacher(s) and the area of study and any certificates for any graduate degrees earned;

D. the qualifications of any paraprofessionals providing services to their child(ren);

In addition, the parents shall be provided:

E. information on the level of achievement of their child(ren) on the required State academic assessments;

F. timely notice if the student is assigned to a teacher who is not “highly qualified” as required, or if the student is taught for more than four (4) weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

The notices and information shall be provided in an understandable format, and to the extent possible, in a language the parent(s) understand.

INSTRUCTIONS MATERIALS — RIGHT TO INSPECT

Parents have the right to inspect any instructional materials used as part of the educational curriculum for their student. Instructional material means instructional content, regardless of format, that is provided to the student, including printed or representational materials, audiovisual materials, and materials available in electronic or digital formats (such as materials accessible through the Internet.) Instructional material does not include academic tests or academic assessments.

Affirmed by the Board of Directors, August 15, 2018

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Asbestos Management Plan

Creative Technologies Academy

Annual Public Notice

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 15, 2018

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Integrated Pest Management Policy and Plan

Creative Technologies Academy 

Annual Public Notice

Integrated Pest Management Policy and Plan

In accordance with Michigan Regulation 637, the following policy and plan has been adopted at:

Creative Technologies Academy 

350 Pine Street

Cedar Springs, Michigan 49319

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) requires that the Academy use the least hazardous methods first (fly swatters, vacuuming, housekeeping practices, elimination of insect/rodent food, harborage of entry points, etc.) to remove pests from the school environment before resorting to chemical treatment.

Only professional licenses individuals shall be allowed to apply commercial grade pesticides or herbicides and proper advance notification of application(s) shall be given. No area(s) shall be treated while occupied by staff or students

Notice of this service shall be published to all parents, guardians or students, and staff. In case of emergency, limited use of pesticides or herbicides is permitted without advance notice.

This universal sign shall be posted for 48 hours after commercial application of pesticides or herbicides is made, or for an appropriate period of time as recommended by the licensed professional.

Pesticides In Use

Rodent or pest sightings shall be reported to the school office and shall be recorded in the IPM Log Book. The licensed person providing the pest control service shall review this list prior to providing treatment within or outside the building.

Board Adopted:  August 9, 2001  

Board Recorder:  Lexie K. Coxon 

Reaffirmed by the Board of Directors, August 15, 2018

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Marching band completes band camp

The Cedar Springs High School Marching band recently attended band camp where they worked on their 2018 show entitled “We the people.” At the end of the week, they did performed for the community to showcase what they had learned.

The band is grateful to the Cedar Springs Fire Department for hosing them off after a hot day, and appreciates the community for their support!

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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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