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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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  • CATA Clubs Raise Funds for Cancer Research

    The Hands Helping Others and Beta Clubs participated in the “Relay for Life” last week for the CATA Lifesavers. The “Relay for Life” is an event that collects money for cancer research through fundraising.

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  • CATA Presents A Raisin in the Sun

    This year at Central Academy of Technology & Arts, students from the theatre department will come together to perform A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. The production will feature CATA’s first ever theatrical partnership with a local Union County elementary as the character of Travis in A Raisin in the Sun will be played by Malik Logan, a 5th grader from nearby Benton Heights.

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  • CATA Presents Rock of Ages, the Musical

    This year at Central Academy of Technology & Arts, students from all over the school will come together to perform Rock of Ages, a musical set in the 1980s that has all the best 80s music you know and love. Songs from the musical include “We Built this City,” “I Wanna Rock,” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

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  • Civil rights legend Minnijean Brown-Trickey shares Little Rock Nine experiences with CATA students

    n the fall of 1957, the world watched as Minnijean Brown-Trickey walked past armed guards and an angry mob into the formerly all-white Little Rock Central High School. At the time, Brown-Trickey didn’t realize that being a member of the Little Rock Nine would spark her decades-long advocacy of civil rights, which most recently brought her to CATA on Feb. 25 where she talked to students about her experiences overcoming racism.

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  • Ode to the School Counseling Team

    The school counseling team was illuminated in an original ode by Mrs. Henry's AP Literature class during Guidance Appreciation Week. The students were tasked with creating their own poem "Ode on a Guidance Team" using John Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" as a guide. Students read their composition to the guidance members and presented them each with a copy.

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  • Cadet Taylor Raine Presented the Top Performer Award

    Every three years, headquarters Air Force Jr ROTC (AFJROTC) visits each of the 878 AFJROTC units around the world. This past Monday, February 4, 2019, NC-931, Monroe/CATA AFJROTC, was inspected in 15 categories ranging from cadet knowledge to uniform inspection; from instructor program management to corps of cadet operations; from compliance to inventory.

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  • CATA’s NHS Chapter Fills Birthday Goody Bags for Needy

    Mae Hinson, CATA’s 2018 National Honor Society (NHS) president, suggested collecting supplies and making goody bags for Bright Blessings for the NHS chapter’s required first semester project. Bright Blessings’ “birthday program brings [a] message of joy and positive recognition to homeless and impoverished children whose special day may otherwise go unnoticed.”

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