Despite the high heat index, Grand Traverse Academy is open today and will be open tomorrow for our last (half) day of school. We are fortunate to have an air conditioned building, where our students and staff are comfortable. Stay cool and hydrated!
This week only, Thursday is the new Friday! Students and staff may wear GTA/Mustang spirit wear tops with uniform bottoms on Thursday, June 10 - the last day of school.
Just a reminder that Wednesday, June 9 is a half day for Secondary students only, due to semester exams. Thursday is the last (half) day of school for all students. Dismissal times are as follows: Wednesday, June 9 - 12:05 High School, 12:10 Junior High, 3:50 Elementary (North Carpool Only for Secondary) Thursday, June 10 - 12:05 High School, 12:10 Junior High, 11:50 Elementary (Carpool as Usual) Have a safe and happy summer!
Parents, would you like to borrow a bike for the summer for your GTA preschooler through 2nd grader? Norte, the local youth cycling organization, has graciously offered bicycles on loan to our families. Both 16" and 20" bikes are available; they just need to be returned to the Norte Wheelhouse (at the GT County Civic Center) at the end of the summer or to GTA at the start of the school year this fall. For more information, contact Mrs. Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Thursday, May 20, students and staff may wear school-appropriate jeans (no holes, rips, or legging-style) with uniform tops in exchange for a $2 per person donation. Proceeds will help restock our student pantry for less fortunate students and those who occasionally forget their lunch. No food donations, please, due to allergies and dietary restrictions. Participation is voluntary but much appreciated.
Don't forget our Closet Clean Out fundraiser with Twice Trendy Tots through Friday, May 21. Gather your gently used children's clothing, toys, games, books, puzzles, etc. and drop them off with our students during morning or afternoon carpool at the small parking lot east of the Big Gym. No need to get out of your car - we'll come to you! Proceeds will support our student travel opportunities.
The cancelled April 29, 2021 Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 6 at 6:00 pm and is virtual for the public. Please visit https://www.mygta.us/page/board-of-directors-and-meeting-dates to view the agenda and find instructions on how to join via Google Meet.
Tonight's GTA Board of Directors meeting has been cancelled due to lack of a quorum.
Is your current 8th-11th grade son interested in joining our co-op boys' soccer team this fall? If so, please contact GTA Coach Justin Lazar at email@example.com for more information or to sign up. He'd love to see more Mustangs on the team next school year!
Congratulations to our nine-member girls' track team, which earned 2nd place out of 18 at yesterday's Mancelona Ironmen Invitational meet! This team did an outstanding job competing against larger northern Michigan teams and schools, despite having no track facilities for practice. See today's Connections newsletter for details.
Parents and guardians of girls in grades K-6 are reminded to sign up for our Virtual Father-Daughter Dance by this Friday, April 23! Dress up, tune in on Zoom and get ready for a fun event, complete with music, dance instruction, a craft, and more. Girls will receive an event kit with table decorations, materials for a customized photo frame and a special treat - and it's just $15 per family. Find details and a link to register on page one of the April 16 Connections newsletter. See you there!
GTA students in all grades will return to school for in-person instruction on Monday, April 12. Please refer to the email message sent on Friday, April 9 for details and a review of health screening protocol.
GTA readers reached and exceeded their goal for National Reading Month, which means that our superintendent and principals will take the plunge into East Bay tomorrow! It happens at 1:00 pm at the State Park Beach.
Good evening, GTA. This afternoon, the Grand Traverse County Health Department directed us to shift students in grades 7-12 to remote learning this week, April 6-9. Elementary students will attend school in person, as planned. Please check your email for details and instructions for Secondary students, and thank you for your patience and understanding.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday, April 6. Enjoy the rest of our Spring Break!
There's still time to send our superintendent and principals for a plunge in the bay on April 9! Be sure to encourage your children to continue reading and logging books over break, as our Reading Month celebration lasts through April 5.
Have a safe, healthy and happy Spring Break! Remember that school resumes on Tuesday, April 6.
Congratulations to GTA’s Seth Carpenter and Bo Eyre, who earned a ticket to the VEX Robotics World Championship after winning the Design Award at today’s Michigan Championship. Their design notebook earned a perfect score, a first-ever in the history of this statewide tournament. We’re so proud of these two young men!
Best wishes to GTA's Bo Eyre and Seth Carpenter this weekend as they travel to two robotics tournaments in Grandville with their newly redesigned and reprogrammed robot: the Midwest VRC Invitational and the Michigan High School VRC State Championship!
The GTA Family Council invites you to enter their contest for a chance to win a gift certificate for dinner out with your family! Simply take a photo of your family wearing GTA/Mustang logo gear during Spring Break and post it on Facebook. Be sure to tag and like both the Family Council and GTA Facebook pages to be eligible. Links to both pages are available on page 2 of the March 19 Connections newsletter.