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CTA Cross Country “Charges” through Carson City Invite


CTA Cross Country “Charges” through Carson City Invite
Creative Technologies Academy’s cross-country team enjoyed some good competition this past Saturday at the 35th Annual Don Baese Invitational in Carson City.  CTA was among nearly 100 other schools, 21 of which competed in the “Blue C/D” division race. Although a lot of rain had fallen the day and night before the race, sandy soil and firm footing provided for excellent course conditions.
On the boy’s side, the “Chargers” finished in 15th place as a team. The top three harriers for CTA had an impressive race, in which all three competed up near the front of the race and finished within 27 seconds of each other. Junior Kyle Biddlecome finished first for CTA in a time of 19:27. Freshman Jeremiah Wortz followed closely behind in 19:35, and then senior CJ Bouck crossed the line in 19:54. Sophomore Halfdan Lien Kjaer (20:44.1) and freshman Andre Winters (20:44.7) rounded out the top five for the Chargers.
For the girls, freshman Grace VanEnk stepped up in a big way to lead her team with a time of 23:52, a new personal best time for VanEnk. Erin and Ashton Willis continued their strong season with times of 24:06 and 25:03, respectively. Senior Cassie Dille continued to improve with yet another personal best time for herself (28:04).
CTA’s middle school girl’s team continued to impress the crowds with Maegan Roach finishing third overall, just getting past in the last few feet, with a time of 10:36. Hannah Hubbard and Alicia Beck finished 27th and 28th, respectively, earning medal honors along with Roach.
“As coaches, we saw some very encouraging signs today,” commented varsity coach Gerry Verwey. “The top three boys were the most competitive and determined I have ever seen them.  Grace VanEnk stepping up as a freshman to lead for the girls was awesome. In the middle school, Maegan continues to amaze us with her effort, and when she doesn’t win she doesn’t give excuses, she simply says she needs to do better next time.”
CTA will compete in the Portage Invitational this Saturday.

S-CTA-Cross-countryCreative Technologies Academy’s cross-country team enjoyed some good competition this past Saturday at the 35th Annual Don Baese Invitational in Carson City.  CTA was among nearly 100 other schools, 21 of which competed in the “Blue C/D” division race. Although a lot of rain had fallen the day and night before the race, sandy soil and firm footing provided for excellent course conditions.

On the boy’s side, the “Chargers” finished in 15th place as a team. The top three harriers for CTA had an impressive race, in which all three competed up near the front of the race and finished within 27 seconds of each other. Junior Kyle Biddlecome finished first for CTA in a time of 19:27. Freshman Jeremiah Wortz followed closely behind in 19:35, and then senior CJ Bouck crossed the line in 19:54. Sophomore Halfdan Lien Kjaer (20:44.1) and freshman Andre Winters (20:44.7) rounded out the top five for the Chargers.

For the girls, freshman Grace VanEnk stepped up in a big way to lead her team with a time of 23:52, a new personal best time for VanEnk. Erin and Ashton Willis continued their strong season with times of 24:06 and 25:03, respectively. Senior Cassie Dille continued to improve with yet another personal best time for herself (28:04).

CTA’s middle school girl’s team continued to impress the crowds with Maegan Roach finishing third overall, just getting past in the last few feet, with a time of 10:36. Hannah Hubbard and Alicia Beck finished 27th and 28th, respectively, earning medal honors along with Roach.

“As coaches, we saw some very encouraging signs today,” commented varsity coach Gerry Verwey. “The top three boys were the most competitive and determined I have ever seen them.  Grace VanEnk stepping up as a freshman to lead for the girls was awesome. In the middle school, Maegan continues to amaze us with her effort, and when she doesn’t win she doesn’t give excuses, she simply says she needs to do better next time.”

CTA will compete in the Portage Invitational this Saturday.

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Chargers find success at Big Red invite


S-CTA-cross-countryThe Creative Technologies Academy cross-country team competed in the Muskegon Big Red Invite at McGraft Park this past Saturday.  Perfect weather and a fast course helped push the Chargers to some new personal best marks.

The boys team placed 7th, edging out Ravenna by two points. Kyle Biddlecome earned medal honors with a time of 19:33.  CJ Bouck continued a strong senior season with a solid finish as well.  Also scoring for the Chargers were Jeff Spicer, Jeremiah Wortz, and Andre Winters.

The Lady Chargers had two individuals earn medals. Senior Erin Willis set another new school-best time of 22:42, earning 18th place.  Sister Ashton Willis ran a personal best time of 23:45, finding a 30th place finish.  Grace VanEnk rounded out the scoring for CTA in the 40th position.

“It was an extremely successful day for us Saturday,” commented Coach Verwey. “We had numerous personal best times, earned three medals, and were even complimented for our enthusiasm, hard work, and sportsmanship by some of the other teams. The coaches are very satisfied with the outcome.”

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Free Child Care Available


Free child care is provided to CTA students between 7 – 7:45 am and 3 – 4 pm Mondays through Fridays.  Information has being sent home in your child’s (grades K-8) backpacks along with the new lunch charging policy.

Call Mrs. Vicari at 696-4905 for additional information.

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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

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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.

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Annual Public Notice


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-teacher organization 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 Luke Johnson or the School Leader at 616-696-4905.

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