Announcements Week of 4/8
Announcements Week of 4/8
Sara Middlebrook
Thursday, March 28, 2019

CTA GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS (4/8-12)

*April Character Trait Focus: WORK ETHIC

SCHOOL RESUMES MONDAY, APRIL 8 - ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK!

8th-12th GRADES TESTING SCHEDULE:

Tuesday - 4/9/2019

Wednesday – 4/10/2019

8TH, 9TH, 10TH

Breakfast @7:30 am

PSAT testing begins @ 7:45 a.m.

Classes resume after lunch

Classes as scheduled

11th grade

Breakfast @7:30 am

SAT testing begins @ 7:45 a.m.

Students dismissed  to go home at approximately 12:30 p.m.

ACT WorkKeys for all 11th grade

Breakfast @ 7:30 am

Testing begins @ 7:45 a.m. and ends at approx. 11:30 a.m.

Normal classes resume after lunch.

12th grade

1st session KCTC students only attend KCTC as scheduled and do not need to return to CTA.

Non-KCTC seniors do not need to attend school today.

Classes as scheduled

M-STEP AND NWEA TESTING SCHEDULE:

  • 6th Grade NWEA ELA - April 11

  • 5th Grade M-STEP Social Studies - April 9

  • 5th Grade M-STEP Science - April 11

CTA CHALLENGE:  Parents and students who submit their CTA story via written or video format will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad. Send this to dgeorge@ctachargers.org, amattson@ctachargers.org or jcolin@ctachargers.org. AND parents and students who refer a student who enrolls and attends for the entire 2019-20 school year will be entered to win an IPAD and receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

LEGACY TRIBE UPDATE:  Our Legacy Tribe young women's group is going on hiatus until next school year. This spring is filled-to-the-brim with extracurricular activities and such--not a bad problem to have! Mrs. Bangma is so grateful for the time spent with our middle and high school Chargers this school year, and I'm excited for the opportunity to reflect and grow our Tribe's work in the future! That said, I hope to join forces with our Girls Charging Ahead leaders this spring for some fun opportunities to serve our school and surrounding communities. Stay tuned!

NORTH KENT CONNECT:  North Kent Connect needs help replenishing their pantry! They are need of Low-sugar cereal, oatmeal, canned tomato sauce and penne pasta, canned spinach, beets and pears. Monetary donations allow them to purchase bulk food at discounted prices. Please consider dropping off donations at 10075 Northland Drive in Rockford (at the 12 Mile intersection).

ELEMENTARY SPRING MUSIC PROGRAM “BROADWAY BEAT”:  Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cedar Springs High School Auditorium. Students will need to arrive by 5:15 p.m. More information will be coming home closer to the performance date.

CHARGER VOICES SPRING TRIP:  On Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th, Charger Voices will be participating in the Northern Michigan Choral Collaboration Festival in partnership with the Gaylord High School Choral Program. This event will take the place of our district festival event as we add variety to the types of experiences our students have in order to help their development as singers. The ultimate goal is for our programs to continue to grow and for our singers (both CTA and Gaylord High School) to learn from each other. Please mark this event on the calendar now as the expectation is that every student in Charger Voices will attend this trip. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. My email is jholtrop@ctachargers.org.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY:  Hosted by Feeding America and Kent School Services Network on the third Monday of each month (April 15, May 20 and June 17) at the Cedar Springs Bus Garage. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and distribution is at 5:00 p.m.

INTELLIGENT LIVES MOVIE SCREENING:  Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities - Micah, Naieer and Naomie - who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college and the workforce. Including a community conversation and refreshments with Janice Fialka. April 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Celebration Cinema North. Tickets are available at: https://gathr.us/screening/25107.  

ROGUE RIVER WATERSHED GREEN TEAM: LOOKING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR SUMMER 2019! Trout Unlimited is hiring local high school students to join their Green Team this summer. The Green Team is a paid high school work force made up of students that live, work, attend school, or church in the Rogue River watershed. Participants work alongside environmental professionals to carry out watershed restoration activities in their communities.  They install and maintain green infrastructure practices like rain gardens, stream buffers, and bioswales on public and private property. They learn firsthand from university professors about watershed ecology, they collect and propagate native seeds, visit local LEED certified businesses, and form relationships with experts in the field, college mentors, and peers. Ultimately Trout Unlimited aims to empower youth to become stewards of their home waters and arm them with the tools and knowledge they need to be impactful citizens of their community. Not sure of your watershed? Use the tool at www.lgrow.org/watershedmap/ to find out. If you are interested in applying for the 2019 Green Team, please contact Jamie Vaughan at jvaughan@tu.org  for an application. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2019.

ALGOMA LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION IS OPEN:  Algoma Little League is looking for Baseball and Softball Players for the 2019 Season - all boys and girls, ages 4 to 16 are invited to take part in programs from T- Ball Level to Senior Level. Visit www.algomalittleleague.com for more information and to register online. Registration deadlines are March 1 for T-Ball through Majors, and April 1 for Juniors and Seniors.

PINE RIDGE BIBLE CAMP SUMMER CAMPS:  Day camps and overnight camps available for students in 1st-12th grades. Located in Cedar Springs. Visit www.pineridgecamp.com for more details.

HOST AN EXCHANGE STUDENT FOR 2019-20: Becoming a HOST FAMILY to an INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT is a rewarding and fun experience. You share the American high school experience with a student from another country, and in turn your family will learn about their country and culture. Lifelong friendships are often formed. It is a simple process. We have exchange students from all over the world looking to experience America with a resident family. I will work with you to find a good match for your family. Each student that is hosted through CETUSA (Council for Educational Travel, USA) is fully insured with health insurance and comes with their own spending money. As their American family you just provide a bedroom (can be shared with a sibling), family meals and a loving home. Contact Sue Hughes, CETUSA Local Coordinator, TODAY for more information on this amazing opportunity: Suebhughes57@gmail.com or 616-550-8463, www.cetusa.org.