This week @ctachargers we recognized all of our elementary students that had perfect attendance for the month of February!!! Each month we recognize our students and give them a small gift to remind each of them that they are a WORLD CHANGING CHARGER!! #perfectattendance #wearechargers #weareworldchangers @buildingaloveoflearning @mslaneslearners @teachermom4life @soarhighgradefive @funlovingfourthgrade @cultivatingcourageouschargers @charterschools
UPDATE: KCTC, KIH, and Launch U students— You are excused tomorrow BUT if you want to attend you can still ride the bus or drive yourselves.
Each month we focus on one of our CTA character traits. In the month of January, we focused on having a GROWTH MINDSET. Every day our students get the opportunity to demonstrate our character traits and our staff and students can give them character trait cards and place them in our character trait buckets that are in our elementary entrance!! Every week we take the opportunity to recognize our students that we have seen demonstrating the qualities of being a CTA CHARGER!! Each month we draw six students that will get to have a special lunch with our elementary principal Mrs. Mattson @cultivatingcourageouschargers We had a great month at CTA focused on demonstrating what it takes to have a GROWTH MINDSET. During the month of FEBRUARY we are discussing, reflecting, learning and demonstrating the character trait of EMPOWERING!! @ctachargers @cultivatingcourageouschargers @mslaneslearners @soarhighgradefive @funlovingfourthgrade @buildingaloveoflearning @teachermom4life @charterschools #wearechargers #weareworldchangers
Did you know January 26 - February 1 is National School Choice Week? School Choice Week celebrates that families have the opportunity to select what works for them from a variety of K-12 options, including public charter academies like CTA! (Shown: 5th graders sporting their School of Choice scarves!)
Each month we focus on one of our CTA character traits. In the month of December, we focused on being RESPONSIBLE. Every day our students get the opportunity to demonstrate our character traits and our staff and students can give them character trait cards and place them in our character trait buckets that are in our elementary entrance!! Every week we take the opportunity to recognize our students that we have seen demonstrating the qualities of being a CTA CHARGER!! Each month we draw six students that will get to have a special lunch with our elementary principal Mrs. Mattson @cultivatingcourageouschargers We had a great month at CTA focused on being RESPONSIBLE. During the month of January we are discussing, reflecting, learning and demonstrating the character trait of being GROWTH MINDED!! @ctachargers @cultivatingcourageouschargers @mslaneslearners @soarhighgradefive @funlovingfourthgrade @buildingaloveoflearning @teachermom4life @charterschools #wearechargers #weareworldchangers #caring #hardworking #appreciation #responsibility #growthmindset
Check out the video showcasing Mr. Harding's WGVU Cool Teacher Award! (You'll need to cut and paste the link into your browser.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQws5GyxBTE&feature=youtu.be
Thank you to our CTA staff!! This year instead of collecting money for gifts to give our administration...they collected money and made over a $400 donation to Hand to Hand! This organization provides meals to families in our surrounding school districts. They are currently supporting 47 students here at CTA! Grateful for this organization and Pastor Craig Owens! Grateful for our CTA staff who always finds ways to be World Changers! So proud to be a CTA CHARGER!!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following 4th and 5th-grade students for making the 1st semester 2019/2020 HONOR ROLL! “A/B” HONOR ROLL Cooper Christie Raelynn Dells Alaina Fleeger Laithen Holman Akera Irvin Hailey Klunder Aubrey Lopez Turner Powell Kristal Scott Jayden Danks Jama Dillon Tripp Freyling Isaac Gitchel Max McCall Bryce Petersen Madelyn Reichelt Olivia Starr Deegan VanHarten Joshua Watson Jayden Danks
Each month, CTA focuses on a character trait that we discuss, learn, collaborate and implement into our lives at school, home, and in our community. Today we had our first ever end of semester elementary CTA Character Education Awards Assembly!! This past semester we have focused on the first four character education traits: Caring, Hardworking, Appreciative, and Responsible. For our assembly today each teacher selected a student from their class that has demonstrated one of these character traits all semester. Our special teachers selected one student from grades kindergarten through 5th grade that demonstrated all four of these character traits for the entire semester. Congrats to our 2019 First Semester CTA Character Education Awards Kindergarten • Caring (Clair Cross) • Hardworking (Eden Gitchel) • Appreciate (Marcus Brinks) • Responsible (Zito Mateo) 1st Grade • Caring (Addisyn Dells) • Hardworking (Mercer Batchelder) • Appreciate (Luke Reichelt) • Responsible (Ella Montambo) 2nd Grade • Caring (Jonah Fleeger) • Hardworking (Savannah Byl) • Appreciate (Gabby Lopez) • Responsible (Cal Faustin) 3rd Grade • Caring (Mya Brinks) • Hardworking (Hannah Reichelt) • Appreciate (Gwen Middlebrook) • Responsible (Avery Gitchel) 4th Grade • Caring (Bethy VandeBerg) • Hardworking (Harlee Ostrom) • Appreciate (Selah Rohne) • Responsible (Micah Rypma) 5th Grade • Caring (Jayden Danks) • Hardworking (Kendal Proctor) • Appreciate (Calyssa Brinley) • Responsible (Joshua Watson) Charger Award for Music - Gwen Middlebrook Charger Award for PE - Deegan VanHarten Charger Award for Technology - Illys Mateo
CONGRATULATIONS to the following 4th and 5th-grade students for making the Elementary 1st semester 2019/2020 HONOR ROLL! “A” HONOR ROLL Mieneke Batchelder Donovan Botruff Linley Campbell Cheyanne Covell Logan Magoon Harlee Ostrom Selah Rohne Micah Rypma Bethy VandenBerg Zoey York Colren Bailey Addison Brinks Kendal Proctor Penelope Rose
Attention, KCTC students! There will be no bus transportation for KCTC on Monday, December 2, as Cedar Springs does not have school.
11th & 12th grades will visit GVSU on Tues, Nov. 19. Departure is 9:10am with a 2:00pm return. Students in off-campus programs are welcome but should communicate with instructors. A signed permission slip is required. Contact Mrs. Dille with questions: email@example.com.
Attention KCTC / first session Launch U students! Tomorrow is early release from KCTC. You will be dismissed at 8:30. If you catch a shuttle bus to go to another program, you are excused from that program tomorrow. Any questions, email Mrs. Dille: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the middle school STEAM class doing their egg drop! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSBgJ9pvBLY&t=28s
Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year is going on right now!!! Please share this information with friends and family that may be interested. To schedule a tour and pick up a registration packet, please contact: Autumn Mattson, Elementary Principal: email@example.com Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal firstname.lastname@example.org Or call: 616-696-4905 We can’t wait to give you a tour and share all the amazing opportunities we offer for ALL kids!!!
Attention runners in grades 6-12! There will be an athlete/parent meeting Tuesday the 16th at 4pm for those who want to run XC this year! Practice is 2-4pm that day for those who have current physical forms on file. Contact Coach Cusack with questions (email@example.com).
Great turnout today for our first summer reading meet ups! It was great to see so many of our @ctachargers CTA Chargers and several of our staff!! Thank you Mrs. Cyndi Collins Parker @cyndijparker and Miss Allie Hite @ctathirdbirds for leading our learning today!! #summer #reading #library #books #wearechargers
The Student-Staff softball game today has been cancelled.
The soccer game for tonight has been cancelled due to wet conditions.
There is NO Art Club this week due to Student Showcase.
We Kicked off March is Reading Month this morning at our Monday morning meeting! Check out these Chargers!! https://youtu.be/IDNOqeEkdDo
NO 1ST SESSION KCTC OR KTC BUSES for Thursday, February 21.
All CTA afternoon and evening activities are cancelled for Tuesday, February 12.
The 9th-12th grade winter dance has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 23.
CTA will be closed Friday, February 1, 2019. Stay safe and warm. Have a good weekend.
CTA will be closed tomorrow 1/31/19. Stay safe and warm!!
Reminder that CTA will be closed Wednesday 1/30/19. Stay safe and warm!
CTA will be closed today 1/29/19 and tomorrow 1/30/19.
All CTA evening activities are canceled for tonight 1/25/19.
All after-school athletics for this evening have been cancelled. School IS in session through the end of the day.
The CTA middle school offers small class size, opportunity for community service and leadership, individualized and advanced learning options, and a staff committed to their students. “Every day that I arrive here at C.T.A., I feel a sense of home. The staff, students, and families that fill our buildings are a daily reminder of how strong a school can be as a result of a shared vision, passion, intentionality, and support; every person here, from our staff to our students to our families to our administration, serves as leader for others--not solely in academics but also in personal growth. I take great pride in being a part of CTA through working with our middle school population; it is my honor to work alongside my colleagues and our students every day. The relationships that we have built truly make us more than a community; we are a family!” -Jenny Bangma MS ELA teacher. To schedule a tour, please contact: Autumn Mattson, Elementary Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal email@example.com Or call: 616-696-490
CTA Elementary WIN Time: We have strategically organized our schedule in K-5th grade to better support teachers and students so that our intervention time no longer only applies to just our below grade level learners but to ALL students. Hence the title, WIN which stands for “Whatever I Need.” We have arranged our elementary schedules with two 30-minute blocks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. During this time our grade level teachers, special education teacher, instructional coach, two interventionists and two teacher’s aides all go into classrooms to support small group instruction. Having three staff members in each classroom allows us to support our below grade level learners with the growth instruction that they need, push our on-grade level students and extend the learning of our above grade level students. Our student data is being tracked weekly and we have weekly team meetings with our instructional coach, special education and general education teachers. These meetings allow our staff to dialogue around student data and plan our instructional strategies that will best support all students during our W.I.N. time. To schedule a tour, please contact: Autumn Mattson, Elementary Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal email@example.com Or call: 616-696-490
Our CTA Elementary offers small class sizes, hands on learning experiences, individualized small group instruction and an energetic staff. “CTA is a family. All staff, students and families have become a second family to me; through good and bad we stick together! I love watching our students grow and flourish! We encourage and inspire each other to live like a CHARGER!” Miss Lauren Bostic, CTA kindergarten teacher. FYI: Open Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year begins January 15, 2019. Please share this information with friends and family that may be interested. To schedule a tour and pick up a registration packet, please contact: Autumn Mattson, Elementary Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal email@example.com Or call: 616-696-4905
KCTC 2nd and 3rd sessions still on for today, January 15. Buses resume after 2 hour delay.
No KCTC today, January 15
Open Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year begins January 15, 2019. We are also now enrolling for 2019-20 KINDERGARTEN! Please share this information with friends and family that may be interested. To schedule a tour and pick up a registration packet, please contact: Autumn Mattson, Elementary Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal email@example.com Or call: 616-696-4905
Open Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year begins January 15, 2019. We are also now enrolling for 2019-20 KINDERGARTEN! Please share this information with friends and family that may be interested. To schedule a tour and pick up a registration packet, please contact: Autumn Mattson, Elementary Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal email@example.com Kelly Atkins, Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org 616-696-4905
The CTA Drama Department will present as scheduled: A Christmas Chaos by Micheal Wehrli tonight at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door. We hope to see you there! Drama students report to CTA at 5:30 p.m. Good luck to all of our students!!!
CTA will be closed today 12/14/18 due to weather. Have a good weekend.
It has been a great few days with our amazing students and staff here at CTA!! Each month students that demonstrate our @ctachargers character traits are randomly chosen to have lunch w/ our Elementary Principal Mrs. Mattson! These are some of her favorite days as a principal! She loves hearing about their hopes and dreams! This past month we celebrated KINDNESS! December we are focusing on GETTING ALONG! Yesterday we had staff in another district, learning and collaborating. So Mrs. Mattson had the privilege to work with some of our small learning groups! What a fun day as the @ctachargers principal!! She loves the opportunity to work with our kids and learn with them! Thank you CTA families for sharing your children with us! It is a blessing to work with all of them every day!!
Check out all the CTA happenings in the two weeks leading up to Winter Break! http://www.ctachargers.org/article/78063
During the month of November CTA focused on the character trait: KINDNESS!! K-5th grade students received kindness cards when they were caught being kind. Each student that received a card, placed the card in an envelope and today 6 students were randomly chosen to have a special lunch with Mrs. Mattson this Friday! Congrats to all our CHARGERS that were caught showing KINDNESS!! December we are focusing on: GETTING ALONG!!!
CTA will be closed today 11/26/18 due to weather.
Check out the Announcements and activities for the next two weeks! http://www.ctachargers.org/article/74691
Extra Extra! Read all about it! The CTA Announcements for next week are posted! http://www.ctachargers.org/article/71968?org=district
Check out the announcements and new events next week here and on the app! http://www.ctachargers.org/article/66248?org=district
The Announcements for the week of 10/1 are now posted. View them here and on the mobile app: http://www.ctachargers.org/article/64796?org=district
The Announcements for next week can be found here: http://www.ctachargers.org/article/63433 and the website and mobile App have all the events and activities!
Hello, CTA Family! The Parent Association is looking for volunteers to make sure the activities & events have chairpersons & volunteers. The goal is to sign up for at least 1-2 events. Feel free to sign for more. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945a4ac2da1f49-parent
Lots of fun happening this weekend for CTA sports...boys varsity soccer plays at Algoma Christian at 5:15 Friday and cross country runs right here in Cedar on Saturday. Race times are as follows... MS boys run at 8:30, MS girls at 9:00, HS boys at 9:30, HS girls 10:10. GO CHARGERS!!
Attention all interested girls and boys basketball players/parents grade 6 to 12... There will be an informational meeting on Monday, September 24th at 5:15 p.m. in the auditorium to discuss this upcoming season. See Coach Perry or Coach Bowmar if you have questions, otherwise, we'll see you then!
Check out all of the school activities and events taking place next week. The App is loaded with information too - be sure to download it if you haven't already! http://www.ctachargers.org/article/60754
General Announcements for Week of 9/3 can be viewed here: http://www.ctachargers.org/article/59318?org=district
WE made it through our first week!! Check out this video that highlights our amazing first week of school at CTA! Have a great weekend with your families. #Wearechargers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2N-njVBP8I&t=5s
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
Check out our first day of school with our CTA Chargers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHGXtHU91R8
CORRECTION! That notice is for THURSDAY, AUG. 23 early release day.
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
Here is updated info on KCTC/KIH busing: 1st session buses load/unload in the student lot at Cedar HS. 3rd session loads in the West (teacher) lot and unloads in the student lot. Students can park in the student lot but should contact the HS office to see if they need a pass.
Attention, KCTC students! We are partnering with Cedar and Tri-County this year for busing. The bus will pick up in the AM from CS High School and will drop off at CTA afterward. Details on exact time, location, and parking availability are awaiting confirmation. Stay tuned!
Please note that the main office opens at 6:45am for the 18-19 school year. If you need to drop off your secondary student prior to that, please contact Jennifer Colin at email@example.com or 616-696-4905. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Greetings CTA Families! We are excited to announce that starting this school year CTA will have GSRP 4 year old preschool. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.ctachargers.org/article/56068
Please check out the website for K-5th Teacher and Back to School letters. http://www.ctachargers.org/article/54505
Reminder that tomorrow is the last day of school and is an early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m. Kid's Club is available until 6 p.m. Have a great summer!
HS parents, please see the attached sign up for our last day of school picnic. Thanks! https://bit.ly/2J1O93T
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
Just a reminder, if you wish to attend graduation on Friday, you need a ticket. Tickets are available from Sara Middlebrook.
Tomorrow, Friday, June 1 is an early release day. 6-12 dismiss at 12:45 and K-5 dismiss at 1:00.
Reminder that tomorrow is Student and Staff Early Release Day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m. No school on Monday for Memorial Day. Enjoy the long weekend!
Did you know Creative Technologies Acadmy is celebrating our 20th Anniversary? Check out this video featuring some of our staff and the founders of CTA. https://youtu.be/KGPEBtQ6zxA
Check out the link to the CTA Elementary Spring Choir Conert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCcFP7k71Ds
Parents of Graduating Seniors: Check out my message on the CTA Family Facebook page for important information and deadlines about graduation.
Thank you to all the families that attended CTA Literacy Night! Check out our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQdo59NXRJw @FerrisState @MICharters @ctachargers @Jennife51659146 @CTASchoolLeader @KateBialkowski #literacy #wearechargers
CTA will be closed tomorrow, Monday, April 16.
REMINDER: Tomorrow is an Early Release Day. 6-12 dismissed at 12:45 p.m.; K-5 dismissed at 1 p.m.
Attention CTA Parents. Charter Day at the Capitol is Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Our Charger Voices will be featured at the festivities singing the National Anthem and one other song on the steps of the Capitol in Lansing. We encourage families to attend. The CTA bus will leave our school at 7 am and return approximately 3 pm. We have room for 10 parents on our bus. Preference will be given to parents of students in Charger Voices on a first come, first served basis. Parents of those students have until this Friday, at 12 noon to send me an email reserving their spot. Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. After 12 noon on Friday, if there are any spots left, we will open it up to all parents, first come, first served.
Today we have @charterschools visiting @ctachargers to interview Mrs. Campbell @buildingaloveoflearning @kaylamircea for her top 5, 2018 Michigan Charter School Teacher of the year nomination. Great day to be a CHARGER!! #learning #teacheroftheyear #proud #teachersofinstagram #hardwork #relationships
REMINDER: SAT/PSAT Testing is tomorrow! Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and testing begins at 7:45 a.m. There will be no KCTC transportation. Rest up for the big day!
Reminders: *Census forms are due TOMORROW 3/29. *Thurs., Mar. 29 is a student and staff early release day. 6-12 dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5 dismissed at 1:00 p.m. *Have a wonderful spring break!
I am proud of all my staff, but when you make the top 5 (and still going) out of over 6,000 charter school teachers in Michigan you deserve an extra pat on the back and much appreciation. Congratulaions to my third grade teacher, Kayla Campbell! You make us proud! https://www.facebook.com/MICharters/videos/10156845977895961/
Good Morning! I hope all of you had a great snow day! During the month of February CTA focused on the character trait: OPTIMISM!! K-5th grade students received optimism cards when they were caught being optimistic. Each student that received a card, placed the card in an envelope and 6 students were randomly chosen to have a special lunch with Mrs. Mattson this Friday! Congrats to all our CHARGERS that were caught demonstrating OPTIMISM!! March we will focus on: WORK ETHIC and pay close attention to our behavior and choices!
We are so EXCITED to kick off our Elementary Reading Olympics tomorrow morning!!! Tune in tomorrow for a video post of what we will be showing during our opening ceremonies. We are so excited to share with you that tomorrow morning we will have a special guest reader Kayla Delzer! She will Skype in to read to all our students!!! Check out Kayla's bio information and her webpage! Kayla Delzer: Internationally Awarded 3rd Grade Teacher. CEO: Top Dog Teaching, Inc. Global Keynote Speaker. Best-Selling Author. Flexible Seating Pioneer. TEDx Speaker. 2018 Sioux Award Winner. Innovative Education Task Force Member. Technology Champion. Digital Citizenship Expert. Global Thought Leader. http://www.topdogteaching.com
Our 4th graders finished up our informational text reading unit with an Escape Room Challenge. They had four rounds of categorizing text into informational, narrative informational, or hybrid informational. After each round of correctly identifying the text, the group got a code card to unlock the chain. The final round of identifying gave them the key to unlock the box to reveal homework passes and gumballs (Their favorites!) They had an absolute blast and worked so hard to "escape the room"!
We're excited about our new app and website!