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  • Social Studies Students Celebrate Black History Month

    Students in Ms. Laura Hibberd's World History and AP US History courses participated in two projects in honor of Black History Month in February.

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  • Honors Biology Students Create Websites Featuring Research

    Ms. Rhonda Brown's Honors Biology class was working to meet the following objective: Through collaboration, students research, learn and apply Ecology terms and concepts, to real life, through building websites, about the ecosystems, of their choice.

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  • CATA Canine Club Makes Toys for Shelters

    CATA Canine Club students created dog toys out of recycled materials for local animal rescue groups.

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  • UCPS rolls out buses to help students access Wi-Fi during remote learning

    UCPS rolls out buses to help students access Wi-Fi during remote learning The Wi-Fi enabled buses create community hotspots where a maximum of 50 students can connect at one time.

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  • UCPS provides additional information about in-person, remote learning and virtual academy plans

    UCPS provides additional information about in-person, remote learning and virtual academy plans To help families make an informed decision, staff has provided details about the instructional models. In addition, parents are strongly encouraged to complete a transportation and return to school survey by July 22.

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  • CATA Grad Publishes Book of Poetry

    Isaiah Hamilton, a 2018 CATA graduate, has just released a poetry book, “Look both ways before you cross my mind.” His self-published collection of poems is meant to help the next generation of young adults and share with them real thoughts and feelings.

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  • UNCC names first recipient of Reed Parlier Scholarship

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte announced its first recipient of the Reed Parlier Memorial Scholarship. Via a Zoom celebration, Nathan Weisskopf received a $72,000 scholarship from the university in honor of Reed Parlier, who died tragically in 2019.

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  • Freshening Up for Fall

    Although our physical time together in our classrooms has come to an end for this school year, CATA is already looking ahead to the fall.

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  • English Teacher Uses Technology to Enhance Remote Teaching

    English Teacher Sarah Henry is testing her technology skills by attempting to re-create the classroom experience of reading and hearing Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth by overlaying the text with an audio-recording and with her commentary and notes using two computers.

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  • CATA Seniors Keep Leading the Way

    Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, CATA Seniors are spreading the news through video announcements.

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  • CATA Wins at UNCC Mini Civil Engineering Conference

    For the third straight year, CATA and UCPS are making a name for ourselves! We have had the tradition of winning half of all of the awards presented in the competition with the top 3 places awarded in each category. This year is no exception! All (6) of the certificates earned today are hanging on the wall in Mr. Recher’s classroom, along with awards from previous years. We have won a total of 24 awards in the (3) years.

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  • CATA's Canine Club Gives Back to the Community

    Many students are spending the week of December 16th eagerly counting down for Winter Break but for members of Central Academy’s Canine Club, the week was a time to wrap up two long term projects for the fall semester.

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  • CATA “gives back” at the fourth annual Hands Helping Others Christmas Party for Kids

    CATA’s Hands Helping Others Club hosted a Christmas party last weekend for a special needs dance studio out of Matthews, NC.

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  • CATA Robotics Teams Place in Competition

    On Saturday, November 16, 2019 four teams from the CATA Robotics Club participated in the UCPS Fall Robotics Challenge. There were 34 registered teams from High Schools throughout Union County. The morning was spent determining an upper and lower bracket.

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  • Environmental Science Students Clean Up Local Creek

    On Friday October 25, 2019 the Environmental Club assisted Ms. Kopchick’s Freshman class in cleaning Bearskin Creek. From the club were two seniors Zoe Helms and Rylee Outlaw, who led the students in cleaning the creek.

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  • UNC Charlotte and UCPS announce scholarship in honor of Ellis “Reed” Parlier

    On Oct. 24, UNC Charlotte and UCPS announced a joint partnership to ensure that CATA graduate Reed Parlier's legacy will continue for many years to come: the Ellis “Reed” Parlier Memorial Scholarship.

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  • Sheriff's Office Visits Canine Club Meeting

    Members of the Canine Club had a dog-gone good time at September’s monthly meeting thanks to special visitors from the Union County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit! Lieutenant James, Deputy Grant, Deputy Walden, Deputy Seaman, and Deputy Mills along with canine officers Zorro, Santos, Justice, and Sammy came to the meeting to talk to students about the use of canine officers.

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  • Get Involved-Join a Club Today!

    Are you looking for a way to be more involved in the school? Did you know there are a number of different clubs at CATA that you can join? Here is a list of clubs that CATA offers. This list is updated all the time to reflect new clubs that are added, changes in meeting times, or changes in club advisers.

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  • Summer Reading Wrap Up

    CATA's summer reading program has been around for a number of years. Each spring the teachers at CATA all pick a book that they are interested in sharing with students. Students then pick their top three choices from the list of possible titles and from that the final list is formed.

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  • #UCPSGrads: Sayo Oni prepares for a career on the big stage

    On May 19, CATA senior Sayo Oni was named Best Actor at the Blumey Awards, the prestigious music and theatre arts competition for high school performing arts students.. Building on the lessons learned and experience gained while at CATA, he's planning to attend the highly competitive and prestigious music theatre program at Elon University this fall. After that, Sayo is setting his sights on Broadway.

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