Congratulations to the following students who participated in Monday's Poetry Out Loud school-wide competition: Kayli Tolleson placed third, Katie Lamar placed second and Hannah Register placed first. These three students will advance to the Union County competition in January.
CATA will be closed Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27th. Wednesday is a teacher workday but the offices will be closed.
Congratulations to our Theatre Academy and Cast and Crew of The Diviners who participated in the State NCTC competition and won the following awards:
Excellence in Set Design---Gaige Robinson
Excellence in Stage Management--Ashley Hedgepeth
C.C Lipscomb Award for Directing--Mr. Robinson
Outstanding Achievement in Acting--Amina Faye (Best Actress)
Outstanding Achievement in Acting---Gaige Robinson (Best Actor)
Distinguished Play--The Diviners (Best Play)
The show goes on to represent NC at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in March. This is our third state title in five years.
The Media Center is now selling poster board for $1.00 a sheet and 4 AAA batteries for calculators for $2.00 a box.
The ASVAB will be given on December 14th. This is a widely used multiple aptitude test battery which assesses a student’s ability to learn new skills and is a predictor of success in training and education programs. It is offered to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who want to learn about their academic strengths and weaknesses. You will receive scores that will help students research careers and give them a good sense of their verbal, math, science and technical skills. Your scores do not affect your school grades. If you are interested in this free test, please sign up in the guidance office by Tuesday, December 8th. This three hour test will take place in the media center at 9 a.m. on the 14th. Please contact Mrs. D’Rozario in guidance if you have any questions.
T-Shirt Design Contest
CATA is celebrating its ten year anniversary this school year. The CATA Band Program will be sponsoring a 10 Year Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest and your design could be on the commemorative t-shirt for years to come!
* 2 color t-shirt design, front only
* Designs can be drawn by hand but must be able to be converted into an electronic file
* Submitted to Mr. Retzlaff by December 18th
* Five finalists to be selected by the Band Boosters and then voted on by students
* Winner receives t-shirt and Spirit Wear goodie pack: hoodie, hat and towel
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet in the gym Thursday morning, December 3rd, from 8:00 until 8:40. Join us for a good snack and good news! That is Thursday morning in the gym.
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM Site-Based Meeting
10:17 AM - 10:47 AM Cougar Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Shooting Sports Practice--- Take Aim Training
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Debate Club---- Ms Cochran's Room 209
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Debate Team Practice---- Ms Cochran's Room 209
8:15 AM - 8:40 AM NHS Meeting
The Theatre Department at Central Academy of Technology & Arts has much to celebrate, as they bring home honors from the 2015 NCTC High School Play Festival, held at Porter Ridge High School on November 7, 2015.
Mrs. Bounds’ Foundation of Information classes visited UCPS Technology Services to culminate their learning of networks. Students have learned the physical devices that make up a network, the different types of networks, and how media is transmitted across a network.
CATA Student Council members hauled out five tires, two shopping carts and 10 bags full of other trash and debris from Bearskin Creek in downtown Monroe on Saturday, October 17th. Many of the students chose to adorn waders and walk through the creek to pick up trash. Others remained on the banks assisting and cleaning the grounds around the creek.
Dance Academy students participated in a Master Class with Lesli Todd. The sophomores and juniors participated in a jazz class, while the seniors were taught a jazz warm-up and contemporary combination. Ms. Todd focused on proper alignment and technique, while giving the dance students time to show off their styles. Master classes offer Dance Academy students the opportunity to receive diverse instruction within their dance curricula.