Jennifer Colin
Here at CTA we are busy like this bee on our beautiful campus, getting ready to welcome back students and staff. We can't wait to see you all soon!
23 days ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
CTA is proud of the achievements of our students! National Honor Society recognizes high schoolers who meet academic & volunteer service criteria. Our NHS chapter is a great way to build character, leadership, and scholarship. We are excited for another year of learning!
24 days ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
It's great to have time in the summer to plan, but WE MISS OUR KIDDOS! One of my favorite things about Chargers is their pride in our campus. Here are some 6th (soon to be 7th) graders picking up litter on the grounds last year. Can't wait to see all the smiling faces again soon!
25 days ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
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: amattson@ctachargers.org Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal jcolin@ctachargers.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!!!
27 days ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Share your love for CTA with friends and family! Don't forget about our incentive program for the '19-'20 school year!
27 days ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
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 (tcusack@ctachargers.org).
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
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
2 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
The Student-Staff softball game today has been cancelled.
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Charter Day at the Capitol was a little cold and wet, but we still went and proudly represented CTA!
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
The soccer game for tonight has been cancelled due to wet conditions.
4 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Last night we hosted CTA Kindergarten Round Up! Thank you Lauren Bostic and Jennifer Lumbert for all your work on this! It was so exciting to meet our new kindergarteners and their families! We can’t wait for next year!! #wearechargers
4 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Don't forget to share your CTA story to spread the word about our school and for an entry in our drawing for an iPad!
5 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
7th and 8th grade celebrating the 50s to the present!
5 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Mrs. Peerboom's English I class talking poetry in the sunshine.
5 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
There is NO Art Club this week due to Student Showcase.
5 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Don't miss the chance to hear all the things your student has accomplished this year! Sign up for Student Showcase!
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Don't forget Art Club on Wednesdays at 3:15!
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
During the week of March 18th students in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to share with you their goals, progress, and achievements thus far this year! Don't miss this chance to hear from your student!
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
6th and 7th grades visited the Ford Museum!
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
The art club worked on animal paintings today!
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
We Kicked off March is Reading Month this morning at our Monday morning meeting! Check out these Chargers!! https://youtu.be/IDNOqeEkdDo
6 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Our 9th and 10th graders spent the day at the Gerald R. Ford Museum-- a museum tour, team building, and a service project for Kids' Food Basket were on the agenda!
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Pies are ready for pick up! Come and get 'em by five! Any unclaimed pies will be eaten. 😁
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Watch for an email in the coming week regarding sign-ups for this spring's Student Showcase!
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Congratulations goes out to our boys' and girls' basketball teams who were both victorious over Libertas tonight at the final game of the season! Girls won 49 to 26 and boys triumphed 59 to 19! Way to go, Chargers!
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
NO 1ST SESSION KCTC OR KTC BUSES for Thursday, February 21.
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
All CTA afternoon and evening activities are cancelled for Tuesday, February 12.
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
CTA Art Club is starting up again! Grades 6-12 can attend for just $3 per session! Art Club will meet from 3:15-4:15 on Wednesdays, starting the first Wednesday in March. Stay tuned for details!
6 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
The 9th-12th grade winter dance has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 23.
7 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
CTA will be closed Friday, February 1, 2019. Stay safe and warm. Have a good weekend.
7 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
CTA will be closed tomorrow 1/31/19. Stay safe and warm!!
7 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Reminder that CTA will be closed Wednesday 1/30/19. Stay safe and warm!
7 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
CTA will be closed today 1/29/19 and tomorrow 1/30/19.
7 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
CTA will be closed tomorrow 1/28/19.
7 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
All CTA evening activities are canceled for tonight 1/25/19.
7 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
CTA will be closed today 1/25/19 due to weather.
7 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
All after-school athletics for this evening have been cancelled. School IS in session through the end of the day.
7 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Mrs. Marsman's classes worked collaboratively, adding their own inspirational words and phrases, to create these beautiful MLK-inspired collages!
7 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
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: amattson@ctachargers.org Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal jcolin@ctachargers.org Or call: 616-696-490
7 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
8th grade celebrating Friday with a STEAM activity: Who can build the highest free-standing tower?
7 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
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: amattson@ctachargers.org Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal jcolin@ctachargers.org Or call: 616-696-490
7 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Congratulations to our 2019 Spelling Bee champions--First Place Winner Logan Magoon (3rd grade) and Runner Up Isaac Bucholtz (5th grade). Both students will advance to the regional competition!
7 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
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: amattson@ctachargers.org Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal jcolin@ctachargers.org Or call: 616-696-4905
7 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
KCTC 2nd and 3rd sessions still on for today, January 15. Buses resume after 2 hour delay.
7 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
No KCTC today, January 15
7 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
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: amattson@ctachargers.org Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal jcolin@ctachargers.org Or call: 616-696-4905
7 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
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: amattson@ctachargers.org Jennifer Colin, Secondary Principal jcolin@ctachargers.org Kelly Atkins, Student Services: katkins@ctachargers.org 616-696-4905
8 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
To ALL of our CTA families thank you for an amazing first semester! We are so grateful to have the opportunity to learn with all of our Chargers everyday! Have a magical holiday break and we will see you in January!!!
8 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
What an amazing choir concert tonight! Fabulous job by all!
8 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Recognizing the athletes in our new league this morning!
8 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
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!!!
8 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
CTA will be closed today 12/14/18 due to weather. Have a good weekend.
8 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
‪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!!
9 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Secondary teachers do some hands-on learning with a STEAM challenge this afternoon!
9 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
Check out all the CTA happenings in the two weeks leading up to Winter Break! http://www.ctachargers.org/article/78063
9 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Autumn Mattson
Thank you CTA families for visiting us last week!! Our students had fun sharing their learning about all the states during our museum tour!
9 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Congratulations to Mrs. Bethany Holtrop and our entire CTA staff and students! Last night was our CTA Elementary concert and they ROCKED IT!! Such good feedback from parents and families that attended! Happy Holidays!
9 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
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!!!
9 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Thank you CTA Parent Association for the Ipads! Last spring your donation allowed us to set up an account with Apple & work with them to get a great deal on these. Our goal is to have a classroom set that we can sign out and share with our entire elementary!
9 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
CTA will be closed today 11/26/18 due to weather.
9 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
Check out the Announcements and activities for the next two weeks! http://www.ctachargers.org/article/74691
9 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Autumn Mattson
Our Cedar Springs Fire Department visited CTA elementary today!
10 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
Extra Extra! Read all about it! The CTA Announcements for next week are posted! http://www.ctachargers.org/article/71968?org=district
10 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Beacon Light tonight at 7pm! Be there!
10 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Don't forget to come out for the concert tomorrow night! Invite your friends and family! It's FREE!
10 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
The Announcements for next week are posted. http://www.ctachargers.org/article/70505
10 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
So proud of our newest National Honor Society inductees and all of our members! #wearechargers #worldchangers
10 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
The Announcements for next week are up! http://www.ctachargers.org/article/67703
11 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Rain didn't stop these 8th graders from having fun at Art Prize!
11 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
Check out the announcements and new events next week here and on the app! http://www.ctachargers.org/article/66248?org=district
11 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Tomorrow, October 3, is Count Day! Please make every effort to have your student here to be counted! Attendance matters every day, but on this day it also determines our school's funding! Thank you! #everydaycounts
11 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
The 8th graders were able to chat about personal narrative poetry with author Joe Cundiff this morning!
11 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
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
11 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Sara Middlebrook
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!
11 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Autumn Mattson
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
11 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Lisa Perry
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!!
11 months ago, Lisa Perry
Lisa Perry
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!
11 months ago, Lisa Perry
Jennifer Colin
Off to visit Western Michigan University today!
11 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Today was our first day of preschool at CTA! We are so excited to offer this program for the families in our community! We Are CHARGERS! We are WORLD CHANGERS!
11 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Taking a collective moment of silence this morning
12 months ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Every month we focus on a character trait. Today these students were spotlighted for their respectful behaviors! We are world changers!
12 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
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
12 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Sara Middlebrook
General Announcements for Week of 9/3 can be viewed here: http://www.ctachargers.org/article/59318?org=district
12 months ago, Sara Middlebrook
Autumn Mattson
Reminder, CTA soccer contest Thursday 8/30/18 at 5:30 p.m. Location: Algoma Christian (14471 Sparta Ave, Kent City) Would love to see you there!!
12 months ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
CTA Announcements for the week of 8/27 can be found here: http://www.ctachargers.org/article/58171
about 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Autumn Mattson
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
about 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
about 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Autumn Mattson
Check out our first day of school with our CTA Chargers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHGXtHU91R8
about 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
CORRECTION! That notice is for THURSDAY, AUG. 23 early release day.
about 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Sara Middlebrook
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
about 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
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.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
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!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
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 jcolin@ctachargers.org or 616-696-4905. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
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
about 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Please check out the website for K-5th Teacher and Back to School letters. http://www.ctachargers.org/article/54505
about 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Was great to see all our Chargers today! Hope to see you at our next CTA summer reading meet up! Have a great week!
about 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Thank you CTA Chargers who attended our first summer reading event! See you in a few weeks at our next event! Have a great week Chargers!
about 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Happy Last Day!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
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!
about 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Charger Choices Day! From Mario Cart and Just Dance to making necklaces and making slime, students had a blast!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Congratulations, Class of 2018!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
The 5th and 6th grade students engaged in the Great Debate today!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
HS parents, please see the attached sign up for our last day of school picnic. Thanks! https://bit.ly/2J1O93T
about 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Sara Middlebrook
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
about 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Just a reminder, if you wish to attend graduation on Friday, you need a ticket. Tickets are available from Sara Middlebrook.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Tomorrow, Friday, June 1 is an early release day. 6-12 dismiss at 12:45 and K-5 dismiss at 1:00.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Attention High School Students!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Celebrating the Class of 2018!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
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!
over 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Congratulations, Girls Charging Ahead, on running your 5K today!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
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
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
CTA's first musical, Seussical, Jr., is a smashing success! So proud of our very talented kids!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Mr. Cusack's class competing for the tallest spaghetti-marshmallow tower!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Check out the link to the CTA Elementary Spring Choir Conert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCcFP7k71Ds
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Thank you to the P.A. for a job well done on the Spring Fling!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Juniors learn sewing skills on this rainy Friday!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
over 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Dan George
Parents of Graduating Seniors: Check out my message on the CTA Family Facebook page for important information and deadlines about graduation.
over 1 year ago, Dan George
Jennifer Colin
What a beautiful day for CTA to visit the Capitol as a part of the 800 people representing charter schools in Michigan!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
The CTA Parent Association provided an amazing lunch for our staff in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you so much!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Thank you Mrs. Campbell for doing this! This quote embodies everything we believe in! Great start to Teacher Appreciation Week!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Autumn Watson received the Congressional Medal of Merit this morning at the Gerald R. Ford Museum! Congratulations! We're so proud of you!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Staff vs Students softball!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Mrs Campbell’s 3rd grade/book tasting cafe w/ genres all over, students explore & “get a taste” to see if it’s a genre they like!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
4th grade teacher Ms Norman creates a fun review for our state assessments! Students completed a reading boot camp & earned their dog tags!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
CTA 5th grade mathematicians! During this number talk the learning is collectively owned, voices are valued & thinking is getting stretched!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
‪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 ‬
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
Reminder that tomorrow is early release day. 6th-12th dismissed at 12:45 p.m., K-5th dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
over 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
MICareerQuest was a success!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
MICareerQuest, cont.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
MICareerQuest Part 3
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
MICareerQuest Part 2
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
What a great day at the MiCareer Quest!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Celebrating w/ the Top 5 Finalist for Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year! So very proud of our CTA Charger Kayla Campbell!!!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
‪Amazing field trip! Our favorite was the compliments that we got from the staff at the museum about how wonderful our students behaved!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Our Kindergarten and 1st graders are excited to be heading out on our field trip to the GR Ford Museum!!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Mr. Fredrickson's Environmental Science class dissected cow eyes today!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Our HS students are attending MiCareer Quest on Wednesday, April 25! Check out the flier to see how you can virtually experience this event.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
Seussical Jr. tickets are now on sale in the Administration building. $3 for advance tickets. Come on out and see the show on May 18 and 19 performed by the Drama Club.
over 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Autumn Mattson
‪Fun night representing CTA at the Cedar Springs Community Night! Love meeting new people & sharing the amazing things we have at CTA!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Jennifer Colin
Even if it is April, our campus is beautiful blanketed in snow!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
CTA will be closed tomorrow, Monday, April 16.
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
Our K-2 students had the privilege of having Senator MacGregor read a fun fiction book to them as a continued celebration of Reading Month. He also took the time to answer many of their questions.
over 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Flag raising on this brisk morning!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
REMINDER: Tomorrow is an Early Release Day. 6-12 dismissed at 12:45 p.m.; K-5 dismissed at 1 p.m.
over 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
The art club is working on mosaics today!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Dan George
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 dgeorge@ctachargers.org. After 12 noon on Friday, if there are any spots left, we will open it up to all parents, first come, first served. 
over 1 year ago, Dan George
Autumn Mattson
Good luck CTA 5th graders as you take the MSTEP today! Check out what Mrs. Norman did w/ her students to INSPIRE them to do their best!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Check out our 4th graders @ctachargers!! Just doing a little close reading during our “reading rave”! They are continuing to review their reading skills to prep for our NWEA & M-Step tests. Good work CHARGERS & Ms Norman!! #learningisfun #reading #rave @MICharters @FerrisState
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
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
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Sara Middlebrook
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!
over 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Jennifer Colin
Mrs. Cone's SAT Prep class made signs for the big day tomorrow! Good luck to all our testing students!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Our students continually amaze and impress me! Check out this gorgeous handmade poster advertising prom!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Sara Middlebrook
Please see the link to the Weekly Announcements: http://www.ctachargers.org/article/44393
over 1 year ago, Sara Middlebrook
Autumn Mattson
Battle of the Books going on at CTA! Love ❤️ seeing their faces light up when they get the right answer! Amazing kids & staff at CTA!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
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!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Dan George
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/
over 1 year ago, Dan George
Jennifer Colin
Our students have AMAZING talents! From beatboxing to piano solos to cheerleading stunts, Chargers blew us away this afternoon with their acts!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Jennifer Colin
Mrs. VanHarten challenges 3rd grade students with March Madness: The Case of the Missing Numbers! Students are working hard, using math to solve the clues!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Colin
Autumn Mattson
Reminder to join us for the Town Hall Meeting: Monday, March 19th, 6:00 p.m.
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
3rd grade teacher Kayla Campbell has been selected as one of the 15 semi finalist for the 2018 Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Thank you State Representative Rob VerHeulen for visiting CTA and reading to our students!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Today 3rd & 4th grade reviewed “Author’s Purpose” by getting PIE’ED (Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain and Describe)! They analyzed mentor texts, sorted various passages w/ group members, practiced w/ an article of their choice, & enjoyed some “pie”! Good work CHARGERS!!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Week 2 of CTA Reading Olympics! Each class flag represents their class country & our Olympic torches are filling up w/ all our Reading!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
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!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
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
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Historic day for CTA!! God bless the Gunnell family who donated ten acres of land to CTA! The future is looking bright for the CHARGERS!!!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
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"!
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Amazing stuff is going on here at CTA! What an amazing gift from Fred & Carolee Gunnell to our students, staff, families and the communities we serve! We are World 🌎 Changers! We are CHARGERS!! #blessed #futureplans #proud #teach #dreambig #checkusout #wearechargers
over 1 year ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Love our reading mentors!!
almost 2 years ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
Thanks to all the families who came out to our community give back night. We raised just under $300!
almost 2 years ago, Autumn Mattson
Autumn Mattson
We're excited about our new app and website!
almost 2 years ago, Autumn Mattson