All Announcements

2018 Catholic Central Hockey Golf Outing

Calling all Catholic Central Hockey fans!

The Catholic Central hockey golf outing will be held at 8:30 am (shotgun start) on Saturday, July 14th at Quail Ridge Golf Course (8375 36th Street SE, Ada).  Registration and the driving range will both be open before the shotgun starts with lunch to follow immediately after golf. Additional details are included with the attached registration form as well as the contact information for this event.  This is the primary fundraiser for the CC hockey team each year.  Come out to enjoy the camaraderie among other CC families and relive the exciting playoff run from this past year as the team advanced to the State Quarterfinals.

Click Here for the registration form.

WHAT:           Catholic Central Hockey Golf Outing

WHEN:          July 14th (Saturday) at 8:30 am

WHERE:        Quail Ridge Golf Course (8375 36th Street SE, Ada)

CONTACT:   Carol Schwierking 616-401-2702 – OR – ccschwierking@hotmail.com  

CHECKS:     Please make checks out to CCHBA, and mail to CC Hockey Boosters, 5394 Naples Cedar Drive SW, Wyoming, MI 49519

A note from Head Coach Mike Slobodnik…..

On July 14th we will host our annual golf outing at Quail Ridge.  Each year we look forward to sharing great memories while looking ahead toward another promising season for the Catholic Central hockey program.  This golf outing is our primary fundraiser for the hockey program each year and your continued support is necessary for its success.  This fundraiser greatly assists in reducing each players’ fees as well as offsetting additional costs incurred throughout the year.  The “big ticket” item for this year will be the purchase of new uniforms for the upcoming season.  Please save the date and we hope to see you all there.  We have a special bond within our Catholic Central community and seeing everyone associated with the program is always a highlight of the summer.  Go Cougars!

Coach Slobodnik

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2017-2018 4th Quarter Honor Roll

2017-2018 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following students who earned a B- or above in their 4th quarter courses.

Click Here to see the full list

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Yearbook Supplement on Line

Yearbook Supplements are now available on line   Yearbook Supplement

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Announcements 6/7/2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

That money talks, I’ll not deny, I heard it once: It said, ‘Goodbye’.

Richard Armour


On This Day – June 7, 1913, Hudson Stuck, an Alaskan missionary, leads the first successful ascent of Mt. McKinley, the highest point on the American continent at 20,320 feet.

Yearbook Supplements are now available on line   Yearbook Supplement

English Department Summer Reading – Please make sure you know which English class you’re taking next year so that you do the correct assignment. If you aren’t sure which class you signed up for, check with your guidance
counselor!  Click on the link for the list:  Summer Reading  

AP History Students: You should have received information regarding summer reading. If not you can access the summer reading assignments for APUSH here:  goo.gl/pDmbVs
and for AP World History here:  https://goo.gl/RErskm

AP Physics – Any student planning to take AP Physics next year needs to see Mrs. Maitner in room S322 to pick up the summer assignment.

Bell Schedules – Thanks for your time in Theology classes learning about the new bell schedule to begin in 2018-19 and for your questions and good discussion. Here are links to more information:
Bell Schedule FAQs (English)

Bell Schedule FAQs (Spanish)

Bell Schedule At-A-Glance

Bell Schedule Video – for Students
If you have any questions, contact Linda Olejnik, Assistant Principal lindaolejnik@grcatholiccentral.org

Exam Schedule – June 5 – June 8
Friday, June 8 – Conflict Exams 8:30 am 

Yearbooks – Extra yearbooks are available while supplies last. Bring cash or a check (made out to Catholic Central): $67.50.

Haiti alternative Spring Break 2019

Plans are currently underway for the 2019 Spring Break.  Trip dates are March 27 – April 4, 2019.  Go to the student travel website at: http://haitimission.yolasite.com for information or contact Tim Ryan, director of Haiti Needs You. 616-454-9875 tim@haitineedsyou.com .  This trip will fill-up quickly so start making your plans now.

CC Equestrian Team Sign-up And Parent/Rider Meeting
Catholic Central High School freshmen through seniors interested in joining the award winning CC Equestrian Team. The Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA) will hold three meets in September 2018 for High School Competition.  That means team Practices will start soon and continue throughout the summer.  Catholic Central is in District 16 with meets to be held at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.
Commitment includes the three Hudsonville meets: September 8, 15, 22, 2018.
Regionals to be held September 28 – 30th and State Finals October 11 -14.

A sign-up sheet will be in the Athletic Office until Friday June 8th.  Also, A Parent/Rider Informational Meeting will be held: Friday, June 15th, 6:30pm
The Ouendag Residence, 1856 Chableau Ct. SW, Wyoming, MI  49519 Please contact Coach Ouendag with your level of interest and/or questions:  Danielle Ouendag  equestrian@grcatholiccentral.org ordouendag@yahoo.com   616-481-5270

Guidance Announcements

COMMUNITY CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
SUMMER CAMPS
The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well. 

Testing Dates:

Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685.

ACT – act.org
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of Awe bless you with a profound sense of the sacred in your life. May you be overwhelmed by the power of God’s love and compassion. May your sense of awe free others to love and may you glimpse God in the wonder of each one you meet. May the God of Awe be with you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor

 

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Cougar Parent News 06/07

Today’s Blessing

May the God of Awe bless you with a profound sense of the sacred in your life. May you be overwhelmed by the power of God’s love and compassion. May your sense of awe free others to love and may you glimpse God in the wonder of each one you meet. May the God of Awe be with you.

 — Maxine Shonk, OP

Important Dates

Update your 2018-19 calendar with these important school dates and events.

Be Ready for fall

Academic Recognition:  Beginning with the Class of 2020, Catholic Central will formally honor academic achievement with a tiered system of recognition, allowing students to strive to attain honors recognition without a cap on the number of students who may achieve a specific level.  Read more about this here.
CC Main Office summer Hours: 
June 11 – Closed
June 12-15 – 8:00-4:00
June 18-21 – 8:00-1:00, Closed Friday
June 25-28 – 8:00-1:00, Closed Friday
July 2-13 – Closed
July 16-19 – 8:00-1:00, Closed Friday
July 23-26 – 8:00-1:00, Closed Friday
July 30 – 8:00-1:00
August 1 – back to 8:00-4:00

Protect Your iPad

The iPad protection plan sign-up will be available from August 17th through September 10th. This $40 plan covers unlimited repairs from accidental damage. If you choose not to buy the iPad protection plan then Catholic Central will only cover 25% of the cost of damages. More information will be sent closer to the beginning of the school year.

Stop Horsing Around! Join the Equestrian Team

The Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA) will hold three meets in September 2018 for High School Competition.  That means team Practices will start soon and continue throughout the summer.  Catholic Central is in District 16 with meets to be held at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.

Commitment includes the three Hudsonville meets:  September 8, 15, 22, 2018.  Regionals to be held September 28 -30th and State Finals October 11 -14.

A sign-up sheet will be in the Athletic Office until Friday, June 8th.

Also, A Parent/Rider Informational Meeting will be held:

Friday, June 15th, 6:30 pm

The Ouendag Residence

1856 Chableau Ct. SW

Wyoming, MI  49519

Please contact Coach Ouendag with your level of interest and/or questions:

Danielle Ouendag  equestrian@grcatholiccentral.org or   douendag@yahoo.com   616-481-5270

Pump Some Iron!

This 5 week program will help athletes build confidence as they learn the principals to proper weight lifting and the importance of strength training, in conjunction with overall fitness conditioning. Strength & Conditioning starts June 19th through July 26th (off 4th of July week) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the CAT. Click Here to download the registration form. This program will be taught by Jess VandenBerg, Strength and Conditioning Coach for Catholic Central.

A Message from Coach Meerman

Parents,

Many of your sons attended our camp a month ago on Friday night or are scheduled to attend our summer camps.

At that Friday camp, some of the youth players wanted a chance to get pictures/autographs with Jacob Polakovich and Marcus Bingham Jr., our two seniors who signed full-ride scholarships to play at the University of Indianapolis and Michigan State University. Most of the campers didn’t have paper/pens/cameras at that time, so I wanted to pass along this information for a great opportunity to see Jacob and Marcus play one last time in their CC uniforms in the Addix All-Star Game in Grand Rapids next week. I’m sure JP and MB would stick around afterward for autographs or pictures with your sons. They are two of the best to ever play here at Catholic Central, and they are two great kids as well.

The game is on Thursday, June 14th at 7:30 pm at Davenport University and will feature the top 20 players in West Michigan.

There is a girls game before at 6 pm. Throw on some CC gear and join us for a great night of basketball!

-Coach Meerman

Cougar Gear Sale!

Get your Cougar Gear here!!! Thursday, June 14th 3-5pm and Thursday, June 21st 9-11 am at the Cougar Den, located in the stadium at the CAT. Questions? Contact cougargear@grcatholiccentral.org

Mark Those Calendars

Community Day 2018

Friday, August 17th is Community Day at the CAT. The evening begins at 6:30 pm with the introduction of the fall sports teams, followed by our Cougar Honors Ceremony.  Following the ceremony, there will be a variety of activities for the whole family. We hope to see you there!

 

Have a wonderful, safe summer! We can’t wait to see you in the fall!

 

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Announcements 6-6-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. 

Pele


On this day – June 6, 1944, Although the term D-Day is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June 6, 1944, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II.

English Department Summer Reading – Please make sure you know which English class you’re taking next year so that you do the correct assignment. If you aren’t sure which class you signed up for, check with your guidance
counselor!  Click on the link for the list:  Summer Reading  

AP Physics – Any student planning to take AP Physics next year needs to see Mrs. Maitner in room S322 to pick up the summer assignment.

Bell Schedules – Thanks for your time in Theology classes learning about the new bell schedule to begin in 2018-19 and for your questions and good discussion. Here are links to more information:
Bell Schedule FAQs (English)

Bell Schedule FAQs (Spanish)

Bell Schedule At-A-Glance

Bell Schedule Video – for Students
If you have any questions, contact Linda Olejnik, Assistant Principal lindaolejnik@grcatholiccentral.org

Exam Schedule – June 5 – June 8
Thursday, June 7 – Science 8:30 – 9:50 am & World Language 10:20 – 11:40 am
Friday, June 8 – Conflict Exams 8:30 am 

Yearbooks – Extra yearbooks are available while supplies last. Bring cash or a check (made out to Catholic Central): $67.50.

Haiti alternative Spring Break 2019

Plans are currently underway for the 2019 Spring Break.  Trip dates are March 27 – April 4, 2019.  Go to the student travel website at: http://haitimission.yolasite.com for information or contact Tim Ryan, director of Haiti Needs You. 616-454-9875 tim@haitineedsyou.com .  This trip will fill-up quickly so start making your plans now.

CC Equestrian Team Sign-up And Parent/Rider Meeting
Catholic Central High School freshmen through seniors interested in joining the award winning CC Equestrian Team. The Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA) will hold three meets in September 2018 for High School Competition.  That means team Practices will start soon and continue throughout the summer.  Catholic Central is in District 16 with meets to be held at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.
Commitment includes the three Hudsonville meets: September 8, 15, 22, 2018.
Regionals to be held September 28 – 30th and State Finals October 11 -14.

A sign-up sheet will be in the Athletic Office until Friday June 8th.  Also, A Parent/Rider Informational Meeting will be held: Friday, June 15th, 6:30pm
The Ouendag Residence, 1856 Chableau Ct. SW, Wyoming, MI  49519 Please contact Coach Ouendag with your level of interest and/or questions:  Danielle Ouendag  equestrian@grcatholiccentral.org ordouendag@yahoo.com   616-481-5270

Guidance Announcements

COMMUNITY CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
SUMMER CAMPS
The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well. 

Testing Dates:

Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685.

ACT – act.org
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May God the Preacher bless you, entrusting you with the Word that gives life and hope to a thirsty world. May your life bear witness to this Word in you and may your proclamation of this Word echo in the hearts of all those with whom you live and work. May even the stranger know the passion of your commitment. May God the Preacher be with you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor

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Announcements 6-5-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.

Francis of Assisi


On this day – June 5, 1993, Julie Krone rides 13-to-1 shot Colonial Affair to victory in the Belmont Stakes to become the first female jockey ever to win a Triple Crown race.

AP Physics – Any student planning to take AP Physics next year needs to see Mrs. Maitner in room S322 to pick up the summer assignment.

Bell Schedules – Thanks for your time in Theology classes learning about the new bell schedule to begin in 2018-19 and for your questions and good discussion. Here are links to more information:
Bell Schedule FAQs (English)

Bell Schedule FAQs (Spanish)

Bell Schedule At-A-Glance

Bell Schedule Video – for Students
If you have any questions, contact Linda Olejnik, Assistant Principal lindaolejnik@grcatholiccentral.org

Exam Schedule – June 5 – June 8
Wednesday, June 6 – Health/Soc. Studies 8:30 – 9:50 am & Math 10:20 – 11:40 am
Thursday, June 7 – Science 8:30 – 9:50 am & World Language 10:20 – 11:40 am
Friday, June 8 – Conflict Exams 8:30 am 

Yearbooks – Extra yearbooks are available while supplies last. Bring cash or a check (made out to Catholic Central): $67.50.

Haiti alternative Spring Break 2019

Plans are currently underway for the 2019 Spring Break.  Trip dates are March 27 – April 4, 2019.  Go to the student travel website at: http://haitimission.yolasite.com for information or contact Tim Ryan, director of Haiti Needs You. 616-454-9875 tim@haitineedsyou.com .  This trip will fill-up quickly so start making your plans now.

CC Equestrian Team Sign-up And Parent/Rider Meeting
Catholic Central High School freshmen through seniors interested in joining the award winning CC Equestrian Team. The Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA) will hold three meets in September 2018 for High School Competition.  That means team Practices will start soon and continue throughout the summer.  Catholic Central is in District 16 with meets to be held at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.
Commitment includes the three Hudsonville meets: September 8, 15, 22, 2018.
Regionals to be held September 28 – 30th and State Finals October 11 -14.

A sign-up sheet will be in the Athletic Office until Friday June 8th.  Also, A Parent/Rider Informational Meeting will be held: Friday, June 15th, 6:30pm
The Ouendag Residence, 1856 Chableau Ct. SW, Wyoming, MI  49519 Please contact Coach Ouendag with your level of interest and/or questions:  Danielle Ouendag  equestrian@grcatholiccentral.org ordouendag@yahoo.com   616-481-5270

Guidance Announcements

COMMUNITY CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
SUMMER CAMPS
The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well. 

Testing Dates:

Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685.

ACT – act.org
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of Everyday bless you, leading you by the hand through each moment, calling your attention to each tiny trace of blessing threaded through your day. At the end of every day may you be woven into the loving arms of God and sleep peacefully as night falls. May the God of Everyday be with you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor

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7th & 8th Grade Strength & Conditioning

This 5-week program will help athletes build confidence as they learn the principals to proper weight lifting and the importance of strength training, in conjunction with overall fitness conditioning. This program will be taught by Jess VandenBerg, Strength and Conditioning Coach for Catholic Central.

June 19th through July 26th (off 4th of July week) Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the CAT (2700 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525). Registration cost is $60. Click Here to download the registration form.

PROGRAMS FOCUS:

• Proper technique and age-appropriate strength training

• Injury Prevention

• A core foundation for future weightlifting

• Increase Stability

• Muscular Strength

• Core Stability

• Flexibility

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Announcements 6-4-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Prayer is man’s greatest power!

W. Clement Stone


On this day – June 4, 1919, The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.

AP Physics – Any student planning to take AP Physics next year needs to see Mrs. Maitner in room S322 to pick up the summer assignment.

Bell Schedules – Thanks for your time in Theology classes learning about the new bell schedule to begin in 2018-19 and for your questions and good discussion. Here are links to more information:
Bell Schedule FAQs (English)

Bell Schedule FAQs (Spanish)

Bell Schedule At-A-Glance

Bell Schedule Video – for Students
If you have any questions, contact Linda Olejnik, Assistant Principal lindaolejnik@grcatholiccentral.org

Exam Schedule – June 5 – June 8
Tuesday, June 5 – Theology – 8:30 – 9:50 am & English 10:20 – 11:40 am
Wednesday, June 6 – Health/Soc. Studies 8:30 – 9:50 am & Math 10:20 – 11:40 am
Thursday, June 7 – Science 8:30 – 9:50 am & World Language 10:20 – 11:40 am
Friday, June 8 – Conflict Exams 8:30 am 

Yearbooks – Extra yearbooks are available while supplies last. Bring cash or a check (made out to Catholic Central): $67.50.

Haiti alternative Spring Break 2019

Plans are currently underway for the 2019 Spring Break.  Trip dates are March 27 – April 4, 2019.  Go to the student travel website at: http://haitimission.yolasite.com for information or contact Tim Ryan, director of Haiti Needs You. 616-454-9875 tim@haitineedsyou.com .  This trip will fill-up quickly so start making your plans now.

Are you a STEAM enthusiast?  Do you like helping kids discover their passion for STEAM?  If so, sign up to help with this year’s Cougar STEAM Camp.  A day camp intended for 3rd-8th graders, this camp will take place on Tuesday, June 12th, and Wednesday June 13th in our new STEAM center.  Email Dr. Molloseau catherinemolloseau@grcatholiccentral.org if you are interested.  15+ volunteer hours available towards next school year!

Cougar Gear Sale Dates

Monday 6/4   5-7pm

Cougar Den is located in the stadium at the CAT 

CC Equestrian Team Sign-up And Parent/Rider Meeting
Catholic Central High School freshmen through seniors interested in joining the award winning CC Equestrian Team. The Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA) will hold three meets in September 2018 for High School Competition.  That means team Practices will start soon and continue throughout the summer.  Catholic Central is in District 16 with meets to be held at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds. Commitment includes the three Hudsonville meets: September 8, 15, 22, 2018.  Regionals to be held September 28 – 30th and State Finals October 11 -14.

A sign-up sheet will be in the Athletic Office until Friday June 8th.  Also, A Parent/Rider Informational Meeting will be held: Friday, June 15th, 6:30pm The Ouendag Residence, 1856 Chableau Ct. SW, Wyoming, MI  49519 Please contact Coach Ouendag with your level of interest and/or questions:  Danielle Ouendag  equestrian@grcatholiccentral.org ordouendag@yahoo.com   616-481-5270

Guidance Announcements

COMMUNITY CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
SUMMER CAMPS
The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well. 

Testing Dates:

Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685.

ACT – act.org
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of the Poor be with you, emptying you over and over again of all pretension, violence, or greed. May you come to recognize and reverence your empty spaces as dwelling places for God. Into the simplicity of your life may God pour all the riches of love and Divine Presence so that you in turn may be love and presence to those you meet. May the God of the Poor, the God of Dependence, be with you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor

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Math Placement Test 6-2

The math placement test on Saturday, June 2 will be in the student center cafeteria from 10:00 – 12:00 – bring pencils, no calculator needed.

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