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Jump Rope for Heart


Annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association was held at Cedar View, Red Hawk Elementary and Middle School. Great participation!


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Early March Ski/Board Club


Early March Ski/Board Club wrapped up ski season. Everyone had a blast! Looking forward to growing our club next year. Watch for details to come throughout the year!

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Spring Break

CSPS-Spring-Break-imageSpring Break April 3 through April 10.  Students return April 13.

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Middle School M-Step Testing       


April 13th through May 14th 

What is M-Step?   M-Step is the new MEAP

Students will be taking a new test this year as part of the state assessment system. The tests will be given online. Students will be taken to one of our computer labs with their teacher. 7th grade tests include ELA, Math, and Science. 8th grade tests include ELA, Math and Social Studies.

We would appreciate students working hard to be in attendance on testing days.  Please encourage good sleep and their best effort!

Visit www.csredhawks.org/schools/middle-school  for the test schedule.

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5th Grader is Awarded in Rotary Essay Contest


One of CTA’s fifth graders has a lot to be proud of; he was one of 280 students from the Cedar Springs area to be picked for the Cedar Springs Rotary Club’s annual essay contest. Jacob Borden was awarded fourth place for his essay about his grandma. The essay contest’s theme asked participants to write about someone they feel is a responsible person. Jacob chose to write about his grandma and the reasons why he feels that she is responsible. “My grandma is outdoorsy, she walks every day. She goes to church and she hand-makes baby blankets for her church’s pantry.” He beamed as he spoke of his grandma, “I really respect my grandma.”

Jacob was awarded a $10 bill; he received a certificate and had a catered lunch with the Cedar Springs Rotary Club this past Wednesday. “We had tacos,” was Jacob’s response when asked about the lunch. During the lunch, Jacob had to read his essay to everyone at the lunch including his mom, grandma, teacher, Mrs. Norman, and his Dean of Students, Mr. Oldebekking, “I was nervous,” Jacob said. Any fifth grader would have been had he or she been in his shoes! CTA has a lot to be proud of in this young Charger. Way to go, Jacob!

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Chargers Own Senior Night, Sweep the Grizzlies


The Creative Technologies Academy boys’ and girls’ basketball teams have been known as road warriors, but on February 20th, the Chargers were able to play their one and only “home” game of the season for Senior Night at Grace Bible College.

The girls’ team was up first, taking on the Grizzlies of Grattan Academy. The teams had met twice before during the season, with Grattan coming out with tight victories on each occasion. This time, however, the Lady Chargers were not to be denied. CTA led throughout the entire game, and fought to a 40-32 victory.

It was an emotional night for Charger seniors Olivia Wortz (4 points, 8 rebounds) and Hannah Hubbard (9 points, 7 rebounds). In a very physical game, Wortz and Hubbard kept their composure and used their senior leadership to lead the Chargers to the eight point victory. Junior Aubrey Slocum had the first double-double of her career with 11 points and 11 rebounds, and sophomore Holly Fahling chipped in 10 points of her own.

The boys had a fierce battle themselves, as they took on a Grizzlies team who had played them closely in their first two meetings. The Chargers got off to a strong start, leading by as many as 18 in the first half. One key of the game was to slow down the Grattan point guard, and CTA did just that. They forced him into four first half fouls, which made him sit for much of the first half.

The third quarter started off slowly for the Chargers, as Grattan cut the lead down to five on back to back banked in three pointers, but senior Logan Ogden led a Charger run which eventually led them to a 50-34 victory.

Ogden had another double-double for the Chargers with 13 points and 10 rebounds in his last home game. Freshmen Dawson Armstrong finished with a team high 16 points, and sophomore Brandon Beck scored 15 after sitting out the last meeting with the Grizzlies with a sprained ankle.

It was certainly a senior night to remember for Creative Technologies Academy, and it was a great way to go into the offeason.

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CTA Calendar


March 20 Middle School Fun Night: 6-8 pm

27Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

April 2 Student Showcase: 1 pm

3No School for Students and Staff

6-10No School for Students and Staff – Spring Break

17Student Early Release – (2 hours early)

K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm

6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

21-23Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences (TBA-schedules vary by grade)

23Daddy/Daughter Dance (grades

K-6): 5-7 pm

27Family Night: 4-6 pm

Parent/Superintendent Town Hall

Meeting – 6 pm

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Creative Technologies Academy 2nd Trimester Honor Roll 2014-15

Middle School Honor Roll

Last Name, First Name Grade GPA

Almy, Cameron 07 3.25

Alverson, McKenzie 06 3.67

Armstrong, Casen 06 3.67

August, Danielle 08 4.00

Buchanan, Anthony 06 3.67

Bucholtz, Kaela 07 3.50

Calkins, Brianne 08 3.53

Crowder, Gillian 06 3.83

Davison, Matthew 08 3.73

Fahling, Gabriela 07 3.25

Felty, Chandler 08 3.00

Fulkerson, Lily 08 3.53

Hofstra, Hannah 07 4.00

Hutchins, Nathan 06 4.00

Hutchins, Steven 06 4.00

Ingersoll, Dawson 08 3.80

Jahns, Elizabeth 08 3.54

Lehman, Zoe 07 3.92

LeTourneau, Amy 06 3.67

Lovett, Nathan 08 3.20

Marek, Jeff 06 3.39

Mauric, James 06 3.22

McSorley, Carson 06 4.00

Miner, Kevin 06 3.17

Piotrowski, Addie 07 3.17

Shelagowski, Ashley 07 3.92

Sidlauskas, Willow 06 4.00

Starr, Marjorie 08 4.00

Stong, Taylor 07 3.25

Watson, Faith 07 3.25

Wierda, Tori 06 4.00

Wild, Kiarra 08 3.59

Wilhelm, Kristina 06 3.50

Winters, Logan 08 3.73

Wortz, John 06 3.28

High School Honor Roll

Last Name, First Name Grade GPA

Aguilar Barberan, Claudia 10 3.95

Alverson, Allie 10 3.33

Armstrong, Dawson 09 3.83

Aspinall, Cortney 09 3.39

Beck, Brandon 10 3.87

Bricker, Brianna 12 3.06

Colter, Logan 10 3.50

Davison, Joshua 11 4.00

Devries, Timothy 10 3.00

Fahling, Holly 10 3.00

Fisk, Kirsten 09 3.07

George, Jonathan H 12 4.00

Hanes, Victoria 10 3.72

Hawkins, Preston 12 3.39

Hofstra, James 09 3.72

Hoops, Jonathan 12 4.00

Hoops, Rebekah 12 3.39

Howard, Austin 09 3.89

Hubbard, Hannah 12 4.00

Huizinga, Clare 11 3.75

Keech, Kaleigh 11 3.93

Korody, Michael 09 4.00

Kyser, Jordan 11 4.00

Larsen, Kaitlin 12 3.13

Lawson, Tatyanna 10 3.33

Lehman, Ethan 10 3.43

LeTourneau, Johnathon 09 3.22

Martin, Kennedy 12 3.33

Miner, Leslie 09 4.00

Ogden, Logan 12 3.56

Price, Grace 12 3.50

Sager, Cassandra 11 3.33

Shears, Kelsey 11 3.50

Shelagowski, Autumn 10 3.61

Sidlauskas, Violet 09 3.93

Slocum, Aubrey 11 3.33

VanEnk, Annalise 11 4.10

Watson, Autumn 09 3.33

Wellman, Brittany 12 3.00

Winters, Derek 12 3.89

Wortz, Olivia 12 3.52

Yarrington, Dylan 12 3.45

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Cedar View Family Fitness Fun


Andy Secor, Principal

Cedar View welcomed over 250 people to “Family Fitness Fun” on Thursday night!  This is our second year of holding family nights and we are building off our great success with “Math Night” in the fall.  We had a certified instructor doing kickboxing in the gym, a zumba instructor in the cafeteria, and boot camp with Mr. Secor in the media center.  I have attached a handful of pictures (see more on twitter @secorsig).

The YMCA brought a taste-tester with healthy food.  Jennifer Willette, Lana Kamer, our high school Red Hawk athletes, and our PTO helped to secure and organize healthy snack bags for students and parents.  A huge thank you goes out to the PTO, the Cedar View “family night” committee, and all Cedar View staff who attended, advertised, or helped with set-up.  Thank you to parents who brought their students out and got a great work-out in!    Just another reminder of the strong bond between school and community here in Cedar Springs!  This is truly a special place.  Look for family night #3 coming this spring!

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A Step in the Right Direction at Red Hawk Elementary


April Stevens, Principal

Students are taking a step in the right direction by performing random acts of kindness at Red Hawk. Names of the students caught in the act are written on “shoes” and placed around the perimeter of the hallways. Currently, there are over 400 shoes walking along the Red Hawk walls. Teachers (and even our principal!) are stepping up by wearing the red Converse shoes on Early Release days.

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