Announcements Week of 2/10
Announcements Week of 2/10
Sara Middlebrook
Friday, February 07, 2020

CTA GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS (2/10-14)

CHARACTER EDUCATION FOCUS: EMPOWERING

FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT: 

MUSIC CLUB: Our first Instrumental Music Club meeting for students in 6th-12th grades will be this coming Monday, February 10, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Mr. Morlan’s classroom! Everyone who signed up is encouraged to come to this meeting! Email Mr. Morlan at dmorlan@ctachargers.org if you have questions.

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT:

SENIOR NIGHT: Thurs., Feb. 13 at Grace Christian University (1101 Aldon St. SW, Wyoming). Whiteout (Everyone must wear white). Please clear your schedule and come support our CHARGERS !!!

Game Schedule:

  • Varsity Boys @4:30 p.m.

  • Middle School Girls @5:45 p.m.

  • Varsity Girls @7:00 p.m.

Game Highlights:

  • The first 60 Middle/High School students will receive a FREE Chargers T-Shirt

  • CTA Charger Voices will be singing our National Anthem. 

  • CTA Cheer Team will be performing during the halftime of the varsity boys and middle school games. 

  • We will have a $1 paper airplane toss for a Pizza. 

Entrance Fee:

  • Cheerleaders, choir, and basketball players free

  • Student : $2

  • Adult: $4

  • Family: $10

Huge thank you to our local sponsors:

  • Rowland's Surplus

  • Nonno's Homestyle Italian & Pizzeria

  • Tractor Supply of Cedar Springs

  • One the Move Quick Lube

  • Felicia Kelley of Re/Max United

 

High School Baseball - Co-op with Algoma Christian

If interested please see Mr. Harding for information. Practice will start at Algoma Sportsplex March 25 at 3:30-6 p.m.

 

Middle School/High School Girls Soccer 

Conditioning will start the Week of March 16. Please stay tuned for upcoming information 

TEACHER WISH LISTS:  Our teachers have updated their classroom Wish Lists - please check out this link to see what their classroom needs are! http://bit.ly/39dOwB1 If you’d like to make a cash donation and designate it to a teacher, you can do so by stopping in to Lori Oestrike’s office. The school has resources and bulk buying memberships that can make those dollars stretch a bit more!

KENT CAREER TECH CENTER IS HAVING THEIR OPEN HOUSE ON MARCH 5, FROM 5-7 P.M.:  Discover what the Tech Center and all of Kent ISD’s exciting high school programs have to offer.  For more information please see or email Mrs. Dille: cdille@ctachargers.org.

ART CLUB:  Tuesday, March 3 from 2:45-3:30 p.m. in Mrs. Puntney’s room (#207). Taught by an art parent. Contact Mrs. Puntney (mpuntney@ctachargers.org) if you are interested.  

SWEETHEART SOCK HOP VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020 from 7-10:30 p.m. in the CTA Auditorium. Grades 8-12 are invited to attend this semi-formal dance. Tickets are $5 each and will be sold during HS lunch and MS FIT. *Non-CTA student guest policy: Must be approved by CTA Administration before the event takes place. Failure to complete the required guest approval form will result in denied admittance. Acquire forms from the office. 

CTA ENROLLMENT TOURS:  Please encourage friends who may be interested in attending CTA in the 2020-21 school year to stop by the Administration building during one of our scheduled Enrollment Tour time slots. No appointment is necessary!

  • Mon., Feb. 10 @ 6:00 p.m.

  • Sat., Feb.22 @10:00 a.m.

  • Thurs., Feb. 27 @8:30 a.m.

  • Thurs., Mar. 5 @ 8:30 a.m.

  • Mon., Mar. 9 @7:00 p.m.

  • Sat., Mar. 21@ 10:00 a.m.

GERALD R. FORD STUDENT WRITING CHALLENGE: Students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit an essay, narrative, or prose on the topic of determination.  Some ideas include: How do YOU define determination, grit, or perseverance? Tell about a time that your own determination was tested and you prevailed.  Is there someone in your life, or in history, that you admire for their determination? The essay should be 500-750 words and can be submitted online or by mail.  The deadline is March 13, 2020. First place will receive a cash prize of $1,000 plus a $500 Meijer gift card for their teacher; second place will receive $750 plus a $250 Meijer gift card for their teacher; and third place will receive $500 plus a $100 Meijer gift card for their teacher.  There will also be up to seven Honorable Mention awards winning $250 each. For more information and rules visit  https://geraldrfordfoundation.org/student-essay-challenge

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES: 

  • Scholarships 101: Who doesn't want free money for college? Scholarship basics to help students maximize their opportunities.

  • A Breakdown of the Student Aid Report (SAR):  Do you have questions about your student aid report? This easy-to-share SAR guide explains it all.

CEDAR SPRINGS WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP: Every year the Cedar Springs Women's Club awards a $1000 scholarship to a female of any age, who resides in the Cedar Springs Public School District.  The recipient may be considering any type of skill training or degree program. The scholarship is awarded based on a competitive process which considers a typed essay, personal or academic achievement, as well as family, school and community activities.  All awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, or national origin. Application can be found here: https://5il.co/canf.  Applicants must MAIL five copies of the completed application with essay to the Cedar Springs Women's Club and must be postmarked by March 15, 2020. For questions or further information, call Sue at 616-696-0456 or Carol at 616-696-0090.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CLUB OF GRAND RAPIDS SCHOLARSHIP: The U of M Club of Grand Rapids currently provides financial aid to over 60 students from West Michigan who are attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The scholarships are awarded for four years and currently $4,000 per year per student. In addition to meeting academic qualifications, students must demonstrate financial need and outstanding citizenship. To qualify for the scholarship, students must be a senior preparing to graduate from an eligible West Michigan area high school within the club's footprint. The scholarship for students graduating during the 2019-2020 school year is now live at https://www.tfaforms.com/4648212. The application deadline is Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Questions may be sent via email to Scholarship Chair at umgrscholarship@gmail.com

ROGER B. CHAFFEE SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund presents a $3,000 scholarship each year to an outstanding senior from a Kent ISD high school who intents to pursue a college career in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences relating to space technology. Applications are available at www.rogerbchaffeescholarship.com. Deadline is Sat., Feb. 29, 2020.  

MARY JANE DOCKERAY SCHOLARSHIP We are pleased to announce the Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship sponsored by the Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University. This is a named scholarship in honor of Mary Jane Dockeray, founding curator of the Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids. Each year, the Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarships for Careers in Science are awarded to graduating high school seniors from public or private schools in the Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa Intermediate School Districts with an interest in pursuing a career in science. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded this year to graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career in science. The application process consists of submitting the completed application form, a personal essay, a high school transcript, and two recommendations in support of the applicant. Detailed information and application forms can be obtained by contacting high school counselors within the three counties listed above or by contacting the RMSC at (616) 331-2267. Deadline is March 30, 2020. Click here for more information: https://www.gvsu.edu/rmsc/mary-jane-dockeray-scholarship-24.htm