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WORK PERMITS

Catholic Central processes work permits during the summer months.  To expedite this process we have links to download the forms.  They need to be filled out by the student, then by the employer and then brought to CC for final signature.  Please check our website calendar and call 616-233-5890 to be sure a staff member is available to sign off on the form before coming to the Cathedral Square building where we are working this summer.

Work Permit for 16 & 17 Years of Age

Work Permit for Under 16 Years of Age

 

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Announcements 6/5/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Phyllis Diller


On this day:   June 5, 2004 Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, dies, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Reagan, who was also a well-known actor and served as governor of California, was a popular president known for restoring American confidence after the problems of the 1970s and helping to defeat communism.

STUDENTS – PLEASE RETURN YOUR ELEVATOR KEYS!

Cougar Gear – Due to heavy demand, there will be a Cougar Gear sale on Saturday, June 10th from 10 am-1 pm at the Cougar Stadium store location (2770 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.)  Items available are from our 2016-2017 inventory. We will be marking some of those items down to make room for our new inventory. (New items will be available on Community Day in August.)
*New Cougars* — you will need CC tees for summer workouts. Come get some while they’re on sale! Only June 10thand only while supplies last!
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Questions? Please email CougarGear@GRCatholicCentral.org
Follow Cougar Gear online at www.grccathletics.com/CougarGear
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It’s a GREAT day to be a Cougar!

The spring supplement to the yearbook is available in the Student Life section of the website. Here’s the direct link:
https://view.flipdocs.com/html5/?id=10001746_272695&P=0#0

Service Hours – Any service hours you complete during the summer will count toward next school year.  Please take some service forms home for over your summer break.
Class of 2018 – Please turn in your COREX Registration to the Main Office.

Tennis – boys and girls JV tennis players have a brochure for In The Zone Tennis to pick up in the main office.

Kids Food Basket Youth Action Board  Applications for the 17-18 school year are available online!  This is a great leadership opportunity, and colleges and employers look upon it favorably on resumes! See photos of students by clicking here. For the new application click: New Member Application The deadline to apply is June 30. We will be notifying all applicants mid-July.

Eucharistic Minister Training Training is being offered for students at least 16 years of age by next school year to be Eucharistic Ministers at our school Masses.  You must also be a confirmed and practicing Catholic.  Training isWednesday, June 7 from 11:15-12:45 in Mr. Kennedy’s room, N204.  Signups are available in your religion classes.

Haiti Trip – Planning has started for the 2018 Haiti trip.  More information can be found at http://haitimission.yolasite.com   Please contact Tim Ryan at tim@haitineedsyou.com if you have an interest in traveling with this team.

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


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Announcements 6/2/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright


On this day:   June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of the first five players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.

The spring supplement to the yearbook is available in the Student Life section of the website. Here’s the direct link:
https://view.flipdocs.com/html5/?id=10001746_272695&P=0#0

Confessions will be today, Friday, June 2 during all lunches.

CC gym and CAT lockers need to be emptied and all locks removed by Friday June 2nd.

Service Hours – Any service hours you complete during the summer will count toward next school year.  Please take some service forms home for over your summer break.
Class of 2018 – Please turn in your COREX Registration to the Main Office.

Tennis – boys and girls JV tennis players have a brochure for In The Zone Tennis to pick up in the main office.

Kids Food Basket Youth Action Board  Applications for the 17-18 school year are available online!  This is a great leadership opportunity, and colleges and employers look upon it favorably on resumes! See photos of students by clicking here. For the new application click: New Member Application The deadline to apply is June 30. We will be notifying all applicants mid-July.

Eucharistic Minister Training Training is being offered for students at least 16 years of age by next school year to be Eucharistic Ministers at our school Masses.  You must also be a confirmed and practicing Catholic.  Training isWednesday, June 7 from 11:15-12:45 in Mr. Kennedy’s room, N204.  Signups are available in your religion classes.

Merchant of Venice – Information for this weekend’s auditions for Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice can now be found in the Main Office. Directions to the Theatre Annex and the dates and times are there for taking. Bring a friend and give auditions a whirl. You just might surprised by the results. No experience is necessary or expected. Just a willingness to give it a try. Hope to see you this weekend – Mr. Rose.

Haiti Trip – Planning has started for the 2018 Haiti trip.  More information can be found at http://haitimission.yolasite.com   Please contact Tim Ryan at tim@haitineedsyou.com if you have an interest in traveling with this team.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May the God of Flexibility be with you. May you be soft and supple in the hands of the God who calls you. May you be open to God’s whispering in your heart and resilient in the storms that befall you. May this God open you to the sharing and disclosure of those who people your life and bring you to a place of utter compassion. May the God of Flexibility bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 6/1/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at.
William C. Bryant


On this day:   June 1, 1779 The court-martial of Benedict Arnold convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a relatively clean record in the early days of the American Revolution, Arnold was charged with 13 counts of misbehavior, including misusing government wagons and illegally buying and selling goods. Although his notorious betrayal was still many months away, Arnold’s resentment over this order and the perceived mistreatment by the American Army would fuel his traitorous decision.

Confessions will be Friday, June 2 during all lunches.

CC gym and CAT lockers need to be emptied and all locks removed by Friday June 2nd.

Service Hours – Any service hours you complete during the summer will count toward next school year.  Please take some service forms home for over your summer break.
Class of 2018 – Please turn in your COREX Registration to the Main Office.

Tennis – boys and girls JV tennis players have a brochure for In The Zone Tennis to pick up in the main office.

Kids Food Basket Youth Action Board  Applications for the 17-18 school year are available online!  This is a great leadership opportunity, and colleges and employers look upon it favorably on resumes! See photos of students by clicking here. For the new application click: New Member Application The deadline to apply is June 30. We will be notifying all applicants mid-July.

Eucharistic Minister Training Training is being offered for students at least 16 years of age by next school year to be Eucharistic Ministers at our school Masses.  You must also be a confirmed and practicing Catholic.  Training isWednesday, June 7 from 11:15-12:45 in Mr. Kennedy’s room, N204.  Signups are available in your religion classes.

Merchant of Venice – Information for this weekend’s auditions for Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice can now be found in the Main Office. Directions to the Theatre Annex and the dates and times are there for taking. Bring a friend and give auditions a whirl. You just might surprised by the results. No experience is necessary or expected. Just a willingness to give it a try. Hope to see you this weekend – Mr. Rose.

Haiti Trip – Planning has started for the 2018 Haiti trip.  More information can be found at http://haitimission.yolasite.com   Please contact Tim Ryan at tim@haitineedsyou.com if you have an interest in traveling with this team.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May the God of Generous Giving fill you to overflowing with grace and blessing. May your awareness of abundance from the hands of such a God carry you into a life that is altogether giving, forgiving , and thanksgiving. May you celebrate the lavishness of God’s love in creating you as you share the gift that you are. May the blessing of Generosity be on you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 5/31/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes 


On this day:   May 31. The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high St. Stephen’s Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time on this day in 1859.

CC gym and CAT lockers need to be emptied and all locks removed by Friday June 2nd.

ALL NHS MEMBERS: There will be a short meeting on Thursday, June 1st before or after school in room 312.  Please attend one of the times – 7:45 or 3:05.  The meeting will briefly mention end of the year service hours and will give you the chance to vote for next years officers.  This meeting is re-scheduled from May 31st.  Thanks – Mr. DeWitt

Service Hours – Any service hours you complete during the summer will count toward next school year.  Please take some service forms home for over your summer break.
Class of 2018 – Please turn in your COREX Registration to the Main Office.

Kids Food Basket Youth Action Board  Applications for the 17-18 school year are available online!  Our YAB is an opportunity for high school students to get involved in their community. They will meet once a month for the school year, network with high school students from all over Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa County, learn about food related social justice issues, and complete a service project over the course of the school year. This is a great leadership opportunity, and colleges and employers look upon it favorably on resumes! See photos of students by  clicking here.

For the new application click: New Member Application it is brief and will not take that long to complete. YAB is grades 9-12, so any 8th grade students heading into 9th grade next year are welcome to apply. The deadline to apply is June 30. We will be notifying all applicants mid-July.

Eucharistic Minister Training Training is being offered for students at least 16 years of age by next school year to be Eucharistic Ministers at our school Masses.  You must also be a confirmed and practicing Catholic.  Training isWednesday, June 7 from 11:15-12:45 in Mr. Kennedy’s room, N204.  Signups are available in your religion classes.

Merchant of Venice – Information for this weekend’s auditions for Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice can now be found in the Main Office. Directions to the Theatre Annex and the dates and times are there for taking. Bring a friend and give auditions a whirl. You just might surprised by the results. No experience is necessary or expected. Just a willingness to give it a try. Hope to see you this weekend – Mr. Rose.

Haiti Trip – Planning has started for the 2018 Haiti trip.  More information can be found at http://haitimission.yolasite.com   Please contact Tim Ryan at tim@haitineedsyou.com if you have an interest in traveling with this team.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May God bless you in the midst of tension and stress, when nerves are taut and the pressure to succeed is high. May you stop and experience the key of God’s peace ever so gently unwinding and releasing the tightness and pressures of the day. May you rest in the knowledge that God receives you just as you are and invites you to do the same. God loves you beyond telling.  May this realization bring you into a place of tranquility and self-care. May the God of all Peace bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 5/30/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers.
Hans Christian Andersen


On this day:   May 30, 1431 At Rouen in English-controlled Normandy, Joan of Arc, the peasant girl who became the savior of France, is burned at the stake for heresy.

ALL NHS MEMBERS: There will be a short meeting on Thursday, June 1st before or after school in room 312.  Please attend one of the times – 7:45 or 3:05.  The meeting will briefly mention end of the year service hours and will give you the chance to vote for next years officers.  This meeting is re-scheduled from May 31st.  Thanks – Mr. DeWitt

Service Hours – Any service hours you complete during the summer will count toward next school year.  Please take some service forms home for over your summer break.
Class of 2018 – Please turn in your COREX Registration to the Main Office.

Kids Food Basket Youth Action Board  Applications for the 17-18 school year are available online!  Our YAB is an opportunity for high school students to get involved in their community. They will meet once a month for the school year, network with high school students from all over Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa County, learn about food related social justice issues, and complete a service project over the course of the school year. This is a great leadership opportunity, and colleges and employers look upon it favorably on resumes! See photos of students by  clicking here.

For the new application click: New Member Application it is brief and will not take that long to complete. YAB is grades 9-12, so any 8th grade students heading into 9th grade next year are welcome to apply. The deadline to apply is June 30. We will be notifying all applicants mid-July.

Eucharistic Minister Training Training is being offered for students at least 16 years of age by next school year to be Eucharistic Ministers at our school Masses.  You must also be a confirmed and practicing Catholic.  Training isWednesday, June 7 from 11:15-12:45 in Mr. Kennedy’s room, N204.  Signups are available in your religion classes.

Merchant of Venice – Auditions for the combined cast Shakespeare production of The Merchant of Venice will be held on Friday, June 2 from 3:30-5:50 pm, Saturday, June 3 from 10 am-noon and 1 pm-3 pm and Sunday, June 4 from 1pm to 3pm in the Theatre Annex building at Aquinas College. Directions to the Theatre Arts Building and information the production will be available in the Main Office starting Tuesday, May 30. Any student may audition as no previous experience is necessary. This will be the 17th production in this series and these shows have attracted very appreciative audiences. Gather a couple of friends and give auditions a try. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain!

Haiti Trip – Planning has started for the 2018 Haiti trip.  More information can be found at http://haitimission.yolasite.com   Please contact Tim Ryan at tim@haitineedsyou.com if you have an interest in traveling with this team.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAT Prep Class – In preparation for the June 3 SAT exam, our next SAT Prep Class will be offered on  Tuesday, May 30. This is a 2-part class held in Mr. Koch’s classroom (room N104) both days from 3:15 – 5:15. The class covers all three sections of the exam with test strategies for each. The cost of the class is $65 payable to ‘CCHS’. Enrollment forms are available in Guidance and are due by Monday, May 22.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May the God of Discernment be with you, leading you to the moment of recognition and embrace of God’s desire for you. May you bring to that moment the authenticity of your person, openness to God’s Spirit working in you, and an awareness of the ways in which you have been gifted. May you stand with open hands before the God of Discernment who waits to bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 5/26/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


On this day:   May 26,  The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula, by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops on this day in 1897.  A childhood invalid, Stoker grew up to become a football (soccer) star at Trinity College, Dublin. After graduation, he got a job in civil service at Dublin Castle, where he worked for the next 10 years while writing drama reviews for the Dublin Mail on the side.

Kids Food Basket Youth Action Board  Applications for the 17-18 school year are available online!  Our YAB is an opportunity for high school students to get involved in their community. They will meet once a month for the school year, network with high school students from all over Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa County, learn about food related social justice issues, and complete a service project over the course of the school year. This is a great leadership opportunity, and colleges and employers look upon it favorably on resumes! See photos of students by  clicking here.

For the new application click: New Member Application it is brief and will not take that long to complete. YAB is grades 9-12, so any 8th grade students heading into 9th grade next year are welcome to apply. The deadline to apply is June 30. We will be notifying all applicants mid-July.

Eucharistic Minister Training Training is being offered for students at least 16 years of age by next school year to be Eucharistic Ministers at our school Masses.  You must also be a confirmed and practicing Catholic.  Training is Wednesday, June 7 from 11:15-12:45 in Mr. Kennedy’s room, N204.  Signups are available in your religion classes.

Girls Tennis – The Girls Tennis Team won the OK Blue Conference!!!  Congratulations Girls!!!

Merchant of Venice – Auditions for the combined cast Shakespeare production of The Merchant of Venice will be held on Friday, June 2 from 3:30-5:50 pmSaturday, June 3 from 10 am-noon and 1 pm-3 pm and Sunday, June 4 from 1pm to 3pm in the Theatre Annex building at Aquinas College. Directions to the Theatre Arts Building and information the production will be available in the Main Office starting Tuesday, May 30. Any student may audition as no previous experience is necessary. This will be the 17th production in this series and these shows have attracted very appreciative audiences. Gather a couple of friends and give auditions a try. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain!

Haiti Trip – Planning has started for the 2018 Haiti trip.  More information can be found at http://haitimission.yolasite.com   Please contact Tim Ryan at tim@haitineedsyou.com if you have an interest in traveling with this team.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAT Prep Class – In preparation for the June 3 SAT exam, our next SAT Prep Class will be offered on  Tuesday, May 30. This is a 2-part class held in Mr. Koch’s classroom (room N104) both days from 3:15 – 5:15. The class covers all three sections of the exam with test strategies for each. The cost of the class is $65 payable to ‘CCHS’. Enrollment forms are available in Guidance and are due by Monday, May 22.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May the God of Contemplation bless you, calling you into the still point of Divine Presence. Out of the silent center of your being may you bring serenity and peace to every circumstance and to each person. May your contemplation bear fruit in the words that you speak and the work that you do. May the God of Contemplation bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 5/25/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
Saadi


On this day:   May 25, 1793 In Baltimore, Maryland, Father Stephen Theodore Badin becomes the first Catholic priest to be ordained in the United States. Badin was ordained by Bishop John Carroll, an early advocate of American Catholicism, and appointed to the Catholic mission in Kentucky.

Football – All players interested in football for next year, there will be a meeting Friday (26th) morning at 7:15 am in the gym.

Girls Tennis – The Girls Tennis Team won the OK Blue Conference!!!  Congratulations Girls!!!

Haiti Trip – Planning has started for the 2018 Haiti trip.  More information can be found at http://haitimission.yolasite.com   Please contact Tim Ryan at tim@haitineedsyou.com if you have an interest in traveling with this team.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAT Prep Class – In preparation for the June 3 SAT exam, our next SAT Prep Class will be offered on  Tuesday, May 30. This is a 2-part class held in Mr. Koch’s classroom (room N104) both days from 3:15 – 5:15. The class covers all three sections of the exam with test strategies for each. The cost of the class is $65 payable to ‘CCHS’. Enrollment forms are available in Guidance and are due by Monday, May 22.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May the God of Beginning Again be with you. May that God hold you near as you grieve what is past and move with faith into what is to be. May the hand of God carry you across the darkness of loss into light. May your courage and your trust become for those around you a living witness to the mystery of death and rising. May the God of Beginning Again bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 5/24/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller


On this day:   May 24, 1883 After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history.

Football – All players interested in football for next year there will be a meeting on Friday (26th) morning at 7:15 am in the gym.

Aquinas Dual Enrollment -There will be a brief meeting today, Wednesday, May 24th during A and D lunches in Room 201 for students registered for Aquinas Dual Enrollment courses in 2017-18.  If you are planning to take an Aquinas Dual Enrollment course next year, please plan to attend one of these meetings.  If you have questions, please email   lindaolejnik@grcatholiccentral.org.

Haiti Trip – Planning has started for the 2018 Haiti trip.  More information can be found at http://haitimission.yolasite.com   Please contact Tim Ryan at tim@haitineedsyou.com if you have an interest in traveling with this team.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAT Prep Class – In preparation for the June 3 SAT exam, our next SAT Prep Class will be offered on Wednesday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 30. This is a 2-part class held in Mr. Koch’s classroom (room N104) both days from 3:15 – 5:15. The class covers all three sections of the exam with test strategies for each. The cost of the class is $65 payable to ‘CCHS’. Enrollment forms are available in Guidance and are due by Monday, May 22.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May you be made holy when you are experiencing boredom or monotony and are bothered by the sameness of the everyday. At those times may God alert you to the tiny surprises: the smile of an infant, the concert sounds of nature, or the sweet taste of the perfect cup of tea. In noticing these “God insertions” may you come to know an excitement for the everyday revelations of God’s unbounded love. May the God of Wakefulness bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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