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Charger Cheer Squad

The cheer team consisted of 10 students in grades 5-12. Cheerleaders performed during half time for both MS Girls and Varsity Boys basketball games on February 13. Cheerleaders are: Melody Atwood, Maria Cardenas-Lamas, Karly Fisk, Katlyn Johnston, Natalia Mateo-Cardenas, Grace Middlebrook, Skylar Parks-Thompson, Kylee Turoski, Coach Faith Watson and Jasmine Zimmer.

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The Fifth Annual CTA Spelling Bee 2020

Raelynn Dells and Jaxson Morey with Mrs. Bangma

In January, seventeen students in grades third through eighth competed in the fifth annual CTA School Spelling Bee! For several weeks prior to the Bee, participants practiced, practiced, and practiced lists of spelling words in preparation for the School Bee. These same participants also attended the weekly CTA Chargers Spelling Club hosted by the 6-12 Academic Specialist, Mrs. Jenny Bangma; it was here that participants gained strategies for spelling words, remembering letter patterns, and the etiquette for participating in the actual Bee. Lots of hard work was put in by our Charger Spellers over the last few months in preparation for this event!

The CTA School Spelling Bee lasted over ten rounds, resulting in a Champion and a Runner-up. The CTA School Spelling Bee Champion is third grade student, Jaxon Morey; the Runner-up is fourth grade student, Raelynn Dells. The winners will head to the Regional Spelling Bee competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Our entire school community is so proud and excited for our Chargers!

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Charger Voices

Teacher Mr. Dominic Morlan conducted the Charger Voices (High School Choir) as they performed The National Anthem prior to the start of the basketball games on February 13. The Varsity Boys, Middle School Girls and Varsity Girls all played games that night, which was also Senior Night. The cheerleaders performed at halftime for both the Varsity Boys and Middle School Girls games.

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Enrollment Tours

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Celebrating Black History Month

During the month of February, the school is incorporating different activities and lessons to celebrate Black History Month. CTA second grade teacher Ms. Meredith Lane created a bulletin board as an opportunity for students to learn more information about some amazing world changers during Black History Month! Books are intentionally selected and read to showcase significant African American individuals and raise awareness of the culture. Middle school students had an assembly celebrating the contributions that African Americans have made throughout our history.

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Attaboy Concert Shared Message of Hope and Courage

The band performed in the CTA Auditorium for two performances.

On January 20, Creative Technologies Academy was privileged to welcome Attaboy. ​Attaboy, an energetic and talented band from Indiana, presented an assembly for our students during the day, then performed a free community concert that night. This amazing group shared the message that hope and courage can always be found—even in the midst of doubt and pain​.

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Grades K-5: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Grades 6-12: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

FlexTrac Grades 9-12: (7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. including 2 self-scheduled hours)

February 22 Open Enrollment Tour 10-11:00 a.m.

24 PA Meeting @6:30 p.m.

25 Boys Varsity Basketball @Sparta @4:00 p.m.

27 Open Enrollment Tour 8:30-9:30 a.m.

28 Girls Varsity Basketball @Cedar Springs @4:00 p.m.

March 5 Open Enrollment Tour 8:30-9:30 a.m.

6 Early Release Day

MS/HS Event @Skate Estate 1:30-3:30 p.m.

9 Elementary Math Night @6:00 p.m. Open Enrollment Tour 7-8:00 p.m.

16 Town Hall Meeting @6:00 p.m. 16-18 Student-Led Conferences

18 School Board Meeting @3:30 p.m. 20 Early Release Day

21 Open Enrollment Tour 10-11:00 a.m. 23 PA Meeting @6:30 p.m.

April 2 Early Release Day

3-10 Spring Break

*Early Release Dismissal Schedule

• K-5 Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

• 6-12 Dismissal at 12:45 p.m.

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Changing The World One Charger At A Time

Character Ed Award Recipients: Elementary students who were recognized for their exceptional character were honored at an assembly in December.

Each month, Creative Technologies Academy focuses on a character trait that we discuss, learn, collaborate and implement into our lives at school, home and in our community.

For the first semester, we have focused on the first four character education traits: ​Caring, Hardworking, Appreciative and Responsible​. ​For the second semester, we will focus on being ​Growth-Minded, Empowering, Respectful, Strong​ a​ nd will end our school year focused on being a ​WORLD CHANGER​!

For our awards assembly, each classroom teacher selected a student from their class that has demonstrated one of these character traits all semester. We also gave out a CTA World Changer award and this award was given to a student who demonstrated all four of these character traits for the entire semester.

Congratulations to our 2019 First Semester CTA Character Education Award Recipients!

CARING: ​Clair Cross, Addisyn Dells, Jonah Fleeger, Mya Brinks, Bethy VandenBerg and Jayden Danks

HARDWORKING:​ Eden Gitchel, Mercer Batchelder, Savannah Byl, Hannah Reichelt, Harlee Ostrom and Kendal Proctor

APPRECIATIVE: ​Marcus Brinks, Luke Reichelt, Gabby Lopez, Gwen Middlebrook, Selah Rohne and Calyssa Brinley

RESPONSIBLE: ​Zito Mateo, Ella Montambo, Cal Faustin, Avery Gitchel, Micah Rympa and Joshua Watson CTA WORLD CHANGER AWARDS: ​Gwen Middlebrook (Music), Deegan VanHarten (Physical Education.) and Illys Mateo (Technology)

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CTA Basketball

MS Boys Basketball: Front Row L to R: Seth Jaggers, Jacob Jaggers, Kaden Winters, Zach Gibbs, Jake Perry, Coach Mark Winters

Varsity Boys Basketball: Front Row L to R: Ethan Watson, Avery Bishop, Ivan Winters, Parker Tompkins Back Row L to R: Landon Winters, Evan Besmers, Luke Hubbard, John Wortz, Coach Eric Besmer

Varsity Girls Basketball Front Row L to R: Jasmine Zimmer, Ruby Tompkins, Faith Watson, Hannah Hofstra, Taylor Dells, Natalia Galvez-Martin
Back Row L to R: Assistant Coach Ben Perry, Wei Ching Huang, Maria Cardenas-Lamas, Alyssa Shelagowski, Molly Wortz, Tori Wierda, Alison Fisk, Head Coach Lisa Perry

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Open Enrollment Period 

Creative Technologies Academy

 350 Pine Street

Cedar Springs, MI 49319

Open Enrollment Period 

For the 2020-2021 School Year

January 15, 2020 – February 15, 2020

You may register students for Grades K-5 by calling Mrs. Mattson and Grades 6-12 by calling Mrs. Colin at (616) 696-4905.

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