Announcements Week of 11/5
Announcements Week of 11/5
Sara Middlebrook
Friday, November 02, 2018


*November Character Trait Focus: KINDNESS

BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL: All practices held at Beech Elementary.

  • GIRLS:  Mon. and Tues. @ 3:45-5:15 p.m./ Wed., Thurs., Fri. @5:15-6:45 p.m.

  • BOYS:  Mon. and Tues. @5:15-6:45 p.m./ Wed., Thurs., Fri. @3:45-5:15 p.m.

GRCC IS COMING TO CTA: GRCC will be talking to our high school students during FIT on Tuesday. Students will be able to learn about all the programs GRCC offers and the benefits of taking classes at a community college.

PROGRESS REPORTS:  Progress reports are available on the Infinite Campus portal for students in grades 3-12. Please contact Sara Middlebrook at if you need an account set up.

INFINITE CAMPUS MOBILE APP:  If you are using the mobile app to access Infinite Campus, you will need to re-download the app for either “student” or “parent” in order to access the portal. Search “Infinite Campus” in Google Play or the App Store.

CTA’S YOUNG WOMEN’S GROUP:  Students in 6th-12th grades. Thursday, Nov. 1 at 3-4:00 p.m. in Mrs. Bangma’s room (#108).

CHARGERS SPELLING CLUB (Grades 3-8):  Join Mrs. Bangma on Mondays (beginning Oct. 29) from 3-3:30 p.m. to work on spelling for the Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee will take place Jan. 17. Look for more information to come with your child.

YEARBOOK CLUB NEEDS MEMBERS:  Any 7-12th graders interested in helping create this year’s yearbook are welcome to join the Yearbook Club. We meet every other Wednesday in Mrs. Rose’s room (room 202 in the high school) from 2:45pm - 3:45pm. If you have questions, please ask Mrs. Rose or one of our amazing members!


  • ELEMENTARY CONCERT “THE POLAR EXPRESS”:  Monday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium. Students must arrive by 5:15 p.m. Look for more details to come home with your child!

  • CHARGER VOICES STUDENTS ARE SELLING CANDY BARS to raise money for our spring festival trip. Please support the choir and consider buying a candy bar.

  • 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. All students in Charger Voices are expected to be at this event. More details are being sent home with Charger Voices students.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

K-12 TUTORING AVAILABLE: The National Honor Society will be providing free tutoring after school every Thursday until 4pm. This is open to all students at CTA, and is a drop in session. If you have an elementary student you would like to attend these tutoring sessions, please contact Mrs. Rose at  in order to ensure your student is picked up by our NHS team. Students can be picked up in Mrs. Rose’s room at 4 p.m.

International Exchange Student Host Families Needed: This year we have one student who is still in need of a permanent host family. Binh from Vietnam is attending CTA for his senior year of High School. He is with a welcome family, but would like to be placed with a local family in the school district. Binh has excellent English skills, outstanding academics, and extremely polite. This is his second year in the United States. He spent last year in Georgia. He enjoys playing soccer, sports, hanging out with friends and watching American movies. He likes to play with children, or just hang out and entertain himself. He is very easy going and gets along with everyone! For more information you can contact the ECEP office at 616-951-7010 or email us at