Announcements Week of 9-17
Announcements Week of 9-17
Sara Middlebrook
Friday, September 14, 2018


MOSQUITO PESTICIDE APPLICATION NOTICE: The Academy has contracted with TruGreen to spray for mosquitos. Because the application cannot be made during school hours and must have legal notice, the first opportunity to make application is Saturday. Normal work hours for these companies are 8 am to 5 pm on Monday through Friday but TruGreen has consented to provide service on Saturday. Please read the following notice as required by law:


  • TRIP IS NOW OPEN TO CURRENT 6TH GRADE STUDENTS:  If you have a student in 6th grade and would love to send them on the trip, please email Mr. Holtrop at  for more information. It is not too late to sign up!
  • If you are participating in the Entertainment App Fundraiser, all money needs to be in by Wednesday, September 19th. Please turn in money to Mr. Holtrop to receive the app and get credit towards your Disney trip payment.

CHARGER VOICES: Students in Charger Voices need to bring in $10 for their formal attire fee, so that we can get the dresses and vests cleaned. Checks need to be made out to CTA.

YEARBOOK CLUB:  Yearbook Club will be meeting from 2:45 - 3:30 pm in Mrs. Rose’s room on Wednesday, Sept. 19. If you would like to help create our 2018-2019 Yearbook, please come join us! If you have any questions, please talk to Willow, Sam or Elizabeth.

ANNUAL STUDENT VS. STAFF FLAG FOOTBALL: The game will take place on Thurs., Sept. 27 at 3:15pm. If you are a high school student and would like to participate, sign up sheets are outside Mrs. Rose’s class. We are asking that each grade wear a specific color: freshmen - red, sophomores - green, juniors - purple, and seniors - blue. You do not need to wear that specific color in order to play. If you aren’t playing, please come support the teams!


  • Mrs. Dille has started senior conferences. If there are any parents/guardians who would like to come in for the conference, please email Mrs. Dille at:  We will be discussing credits, SAT scores, and plans for after high school.
  • Juniors and Seniors will be visiting Western Michigan University, on Wednesday, September 19.  Bus will be leaving at 9:15 a.m. and students will return to campus at 1:45 p.m.  KCTC students may attend KCTC or go on the field trip.  Please return permission slips to FIT teachers by Monday, September 17.

GRADES K-8 – TESTING INFORMATION FOR PARENTS: During the month of September, your child will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give students MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of math and reading (K-8). Your child will take the tests on a computer. We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children. Tips for Parents - Ways to help your child prepare for testing:

  • Meet with your child’s teacher as often as needed to discuss his or her progress. Ask the teacher to suggest activities for you and your child to do at home to help prepare for tests and improve your child’s understanding of schoolwork. Parents and teachers working together benefits students.
  • Provide a quiet, comfortable place for studying at home.
  •  Make sure that your child is well rested on school days and especially the day of a test. Children who are tired are less able to pay attention in class or to handle the demands of a test.
  • Be sure to fuel up with breakfast on test day. A healthy body leads to a healthy, active mind.
  • Provide books and magazines for your child to read at home. By reading new materials, a child learns new words that might appear on a test. Ask your child’s school about a suggested outside reading list or get suggestions from the public library. If you have any questions about the testing, please contact Autumn Mattson at or Jennifer Colin at

Piano Lessons: Merry’s Piano Studio has openings for piano lessons at her home or CTA. You can contact her at 616-696-4505 or

International Exchange Student Host Families Needed: Hosting a student offers a wonderful learning experience for not just the student you are taking in, but for your own children or even grandchildren. This year we have one student who is still in need of a permanent host family. If you have not met Vicky you should look her up and say hello. This opportunity will open her eyes to the world and pave the way for global peace and understanding. Students come with their own spending money, insurance and have been carefully screened for maturity and English ability. This is an experience of a lifetime that you do not want to miss out on. For more information you can contact the ECEP office at 616-951-7010 or email us at