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100 days Smarter!

On February 6, the CTA Elementary ushered in the 100th day of school! Mrs. Honeysett and her first grade students really showed CTA what the 100th day of school should look like! She and her students counted, graphed, sorted M&Ms, played “The Mystery Number”, and showcased their abilities of writing 100 different words! These first graders are a force; they can make, write, and celebrate 100 different ways of learning!

These kids are excited and ready for another 100 days of first grade! (Oops, should we tell them they don’t quite have 100 days left of first grade?) They are 100 days smarter and 100 days goofier!

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Chargers Pull Off Stunning Victory Over Ellington

The Creative Technoloiges Academy boy’s basketball team had already knocked off Eliington Academy twice this season, but the third time proved to be anything but easy. The Chargers trailed throughout, but never gave up their fight, coming back and winning an overtime thriller, 44-41.

The game was not pretty by any means for the Chargers, as they commited a season high 38 turnovers in only 36 minutes of game time. CTA faced a tough 2-3 zone defense throughout the game by Ellington, and were befuddled most of the game. The one way the Chargers stayed in the game was by knocking down timely three pointers. Freshmen James Hofstra (4) and Dawson Armstrong (3) combined for 7 three pointers, and none was bigger than Hofstra’s three that he knocked down to tie the game with time running out in regulation. It was Hofstra’s first game tying bucket of his career, but he has hit many big shots for the Chargers this season. Creative Tech scored the first five points of overtime, and never looked back, leading them to the three point victory.

The bench for the Chargers, usually a strength, struggled to get anything going against Ellington. “Our bench couldn’t find itself on offense tonight so the starters sucked it up at the end.” Said head coach Scott Bultman. “They had energy to run a harassing half court trap 1-3-1 press as well as fast break and it fueled our comeback.” One bright spot off of the bench, however, was eighth grader Charles Wortz. Wortz, the tallest Charger on the roster standing 6’2”, played the most minutes of his career, scoring 4 points, grabbing 4 rebounds, and blocking 4 shots.

The Chargers now head to a busy week, with 3 games in 5 days, including Senior night this Friday vs. Grattan Academy at Grace Bible College. Make sure to come check out your Chargers.

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Lady Chargers Shake off Slow Start, Defeat Aviation

 

Junior Aubrey Slocum has had an up and down season for the Creative Technologies Academy Lady Chargers. She has had multiple games where she has scored double digit points, but has also had to sit out a few games due to two separate ankle injuries. Slocum’s ankle seemed to be good to go Monday night though, as she led CTA with a career high 22 points in a 32-25 victory.

The Chargers trailed by 3 at halftime, but tightened up on both the offensive and defensive ends to outscore West Michigan Aviation Academy by ten points in the second half. Coach Gerry Verwey has been preaching eliminating mental mistakes, communicating, and listening to his team, and they responded in a great way Monday night.

The Chargers were led by Slocum’s 22 points, but many other ladies contributed asa well. Senior Olivia Wortz chipped in four points, Senior Hannah Hubbared scored two, and Faith Watson and Hannah Hostra scored two each as well. They were Hofstra’s first two career varsity basketball points.

The Chargers have two more games this week, setting a pre-week goal of going 3-0 for the week. With a victory on Monday, all of their goals are still within reach.

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CTA partners with Cedar Springs High School and Cedar Springs Community Players

 

Creative Technologies high school students, under the direction of high school teacher, Mrs. Kresta Train, are partnering with students from Cedar Springs High School and the Cedar Springs Community Players to present “No Going Back – An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstances” on February 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm and March 1 at 2 pm. Each group will present a one act play to offer glimpses into the lives of three people from different periods in history and the extraordinary circumstances they encounter. CTA will present “The Ugly Duckling” by A.A. Milne. “Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang will be presented by Cedar Springs High School. The Cedar Springs Community Players will present “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students (age 17 and under). Tickets can be purchased from the Cedar Springs Library or from cast members and directors. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for the same price for students and $12 for adults.

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February 20 Senior/Parent Night – Basketball @ Grace Bible College v. Grattan Academy; Girls – 5:30, Boys – 7:00

24 Basketball @ Grand Valley Armory v. WMLHS; Girls – 5:30, Boys – 7:00

27 Student Early Release – (2 hours early), K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm, 6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

27 End of 2nd Trimester

March 12 K-12 Student Showcase

13 Student Early Release – (2 hours early), K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm, 6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

20 Middle School Fun Night

27 Student Early Release – (2 hours early), K-5 Dismissal at 12:55 pm, 6-12 Dismissal at 1:06 pm

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Employment Opportunities

 

There are no position openings at CTA at this time. However, the administration invites interested parties to submit a letter of interest and resume for the following positions that may become available for the 2015-16 school year:

• K-12 music teacher (please include letter of interest, resume, and copy of teacher certification)

• Certified teachers at all grade levels and subject areas (please include letter of interest, resume, and copy of teacher certification)

• Online learning teacher (please include letter of interest, resume, and copy of teacher certification)

• Administrative Assistant (four year degree preferred)

• Food preparation and custodial staff

Please submit letters of interest, resumes, and appropriate credentials by email to Dan George, Superintendent/School Leader, at dgeorge@ctachargers.org.

Submitted letters of interest and resumes will be kept on file. If a position becomes available that aligns with a letter, resume, and credentials, CTA will notify the prospective applicant with an email including the job posting, application deadline, and job description.

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Cedar Springs Public Schools 1st Semester Honor roll 2014-2015

HEY proud parents and grandparents!

The Cedar Springs Public Schools Honor Rolls for Middle School, High School, and New Beginnings Alternative HS are now available to download.

Click link below to download the Cedar Springs Public Schools 1st Semester Honor Roll 2014-2015

CSPS-HonorRoll-Semester1-2015.pdf

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Beauty and the Beast starts tonight

 

Shows Feb. 5-8 at Cedar Springs High School

Alexis Lucarelli as Belle reading to Brandyn Kirchoff as the Beast.

Alexis Lucarelli as Belle reading to Brandyn Kirchoff as the Beast.

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air, along with some good old-fashioned fun, as over 60 cast members take the stage tonight at Cedar Springs High School for their winter musical, Beauty and the Beast. 

This classic tale is a charming love story about a young woman (Belle) who falls in love with a beast, who happens to be a prince placed under a spell. In order to escape the spell, the Beast must learn to love and be loved. If he doesn’t learn this before time runs out, he and his home will be under the spell forever.

Remington Sawade as Gaston performing with many of the cast members.

Remington Sawade as Gaston performing with many of the cast members.

Leads include Alexis Lucarelli as Belle; Sean Murphy as Maurice; Brandyn Kirchoff as Beast/Prince; Remington Sawade as Gaston; Dallas Mora as Lefou; Alec Falicki as Lumiere; Roland Nulph as Cogsworth; April Roberts as Mrs. Potts; and Sam Owens as Babette.

Shows are February 5, 6, and 7 at 7:00 p.m., with matinees on February 7 and 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10, and can be bought at the high school main office, online at http://www.hprodcshs.com, and at the door.

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Band and Orchestra Festival    

CSPS-BandFestivalMarch 6, 2015  

8am—6pm 

High School Auditorium

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Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters – Athletes of the Month

Stocke, Brechting, and Mouthaan, are named Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Student Athletes for February. 

Mathilda Stocke

Mathilda Stocke

Brad Brechting

Brad Brechting

Aubree Mouthaan

Aubree Mouthaan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Mathilda Stocke has been named the February 2015, Student Athlete of the Month for Competitive Cheer.

Senior Brad Brechting has been named the February 2015, Student Athlete of the month for Boys Basketball.

Senior Aubree Mouthaan was named the February 2015, Student Athlete of the Month for Girls Basketball.

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