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Announcements 2-16-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
Sophocles 


On this day – February 16, 1984, Bill Johnson becomes the first American man to win an Olympic gold medal in downhill skiing, a sport long dominated by European athletes. Johnson quickly became a national hero, though his fame was short-lived, and he never again competed in the Olympics.

AP Capstone – Any student who wants to apply for the AP Capstone program (AP Seminar next year, then AP Research the following year), should submit this application by 8:00 AM on Monday, Feb. 26: AP Capstone Application . If you have any questions about this exciting program, please ask current Capstone students, Mr. Schrems, Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Marrinan, or Dr. Molloseau.

ELEVATOR KEYS – Students please return elevator keys that are not necessary.  We are out!

BLOOD DRIVE – We are having a Blood Drive Thursday, March 1. The sign up sheet is available in Room 304. If you are a new donor and are under 17- please get a Green Sheet from the clipboard for your Parent’s permission.
Talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

Students for Life Club will meet Tuesday, March 6th at the side street off the Fulton Street Abortion Clinic and pray outside of the abortion clinic for a little over a half hour. If anyone needs more information, they can either contact Dr.  Menno or Kara Wheeler. Thank you

Research Project – Do you have clothes that are faded, ripped, holey, or overall unwanted? Don’t throw them away! Senior Lauren Straub will be collecting used and damaged clothing/socks for her AP Research project. Bring in your items to the second floor of the Student Center where there will be a labeled collection bin. The clothing items you bring in will be taken to be recycled into new fiber, preventing landfill buildup. The goal of her research is to find effective ways to reduce clothing-induced landfill waste in Grand Rapids.

MakerBot Design Challenge:  Do you have a design idea that you would like to see modeled with one of our new MakerBot 3-D printers?  If so, consider entering the design challenge.  See the 1st and 3rd floor display cases in the STEAM center for more details.  Awards will be announced on March 16th.  Contact Dr. Molloseau at catherinemolloseau@grcatholiccentral.org with any questions.

Fall All Conference Pictures are available for pick up in CC Athletic Office.  Please stop in at your earliest convenience to pick up your photos.

State Championship Cougar Gear will be sold on Friday, February 23rd in the CC Gym lobby from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.

Guidance Announcements


KCTC – Open House
 Invitation Health Science Early College Academy  – Biomedical Technology at GVSU 
Monday, March 12, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Grand Valley State University
Room 477, 4th Floor
301 Michigan NE
Grand Rapids, MI 

Health Science Early College Academy
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m
Grand Rapids Downtown Market
435 Ionia Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI

KCTC – Current Sophomores & Juniors interested in visiting or enrolling in a KCTC class for next school year must meet with their counselor before March 1.  Visits must be scheduled more than a week in advance and have limited spots.  Enrollment has opened at KCTC so your counselor can register you in your first-choice program now.  Certain programs have limited spots or require an extra application.  To check out program information go to http://www.thetechcenter.org/students/

SAT prep class – Math teacher, Bob Koch, will be teaching an SAT prep class on Thursday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 27th from 3:15-5:00 in room S-124.  This is a two part group tutoring session designed to combat test anxiety, master timed tests, and develop study techniques.  The cost is $65 which includes an SAT prep workbook.  There are some funds available to help defray the cost for students who meet the qualifications for a SAT fee waiver.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned along with payment by Friday, February 16th.

TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES
A variety of career paths will be highlighted throughout Kent ISD’s Talk & Tour Career Series this year. These career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Come hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask your career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Parents are encouraged to attend! Designed for 7-12 grade students. Spots available to tour careers in Public Safety, Arts/Communications, Engineering, Health Services, Mental Health, Health/Orthopedics.  Click here to register and for the complete 2017/2018 schedule  Just added: Careers in the field of Mental Health, May 8, 2018
MEET THE RECRUITERS EVENT – Health Careers
Planning on a future career in health care? This is your chance to get “insider information” on the job search process directly from local hospital recruiters!  Come learn how you can set yourself up for success.  The format will be a moderated panel-discussion with an opportunity for your questions. All facilities are hiring! Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held at the Kent Career Technical Center,  1655 East Beltline NE, GR – Auditorium. RSVP is required.   Click here.
Scholarships:
Scholarship detail is available on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab.  Listed below are the scholarships currently available:

Scholarships:

2/22 – Kentwood Women’s Club – $1,000

2/28 – Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship – $3,000

3/1 – 2018 MACAC Maggie Miller Scholarship – $500
3/1 – Rosa Park – $2,000
3/1 – The National CCAA Scholarship – $1,000

3/2 – Mary Jane Dockeray

3/9 – Rotary Club of Grand Rapids, Boyden Shearer Scholarship – $3,000Scholarship – $1,500

3/15 – American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship – $500
3/15 – Polish Heritage Society Scholarship – $1,000
3/22 – 2018 Verh Hyde Scholarship – $1,500
3/23 – Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship – $1,000

3/28 – Grandville Community Business Major Scholarship – $1,000
3/28 – Ted terHaar Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
3/31 – MSU Black Alumni – $3,500

4/2 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000 – $2,000

Testing Dates:

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

SAT – sat.org/register

*Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Register by April 6, 2018
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108

*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School

ACT – act.org
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Register by March 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Register by May 4, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May God bless you in your frailty. When you stand defenseless in a world of domination and when your spirit is naked and vulnerable to forces beyond you, may you experience the cloak of God gently placed around your shoulders. May you be covered and protected by truth and goodness, and may you be wrapped in a realization of the power of God’s immense love for the least ones in and around you. May you be blessed by God’s Protective Love. — Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 2-15-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
Helen Rowland 


On this day – February 15, 1903, toy store owner and inventor Morris Michtom places two stuffed bears in his shop window, advertising them as Teddy bears.  Michtom had earlier petitioned President Theodore Roosevelt for permission to use his nickname, Teddy. The president agreed and, before long, other toy manufacturers began turning out copies of Michtom’s stuffed bears, which soon became a national childhood institution.

ELEVATOR KEYS – Students please return elevator keys that are not necessary.  We are out!

BLOOD DRIVE – We are having a Blood Drive Thursday, March 1. The sign up sheet is available in Room 304. If you are a new donor and are under 17- please get a Green Sheet from the clipboard for your Parent’s permission.
Talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

Students for Life Club will meet Tuesday, March 6th at the side street off the Fulton Street Abortion Clinic and pray outside of the abortion clinic for a little over a half hour. If anyone needs more information, they can either contact Dr.  Menno or Kara Wheeler. Thank you

Research Project – Do you have clothes that are faded, ripped, holey, or overall unwanted? Don’t throw them away! Senior Lauren Straub will be collecting used and damaged clothing/socks for her AP Research project. Bring in your items to the second floor of the Student Center where there will be a labeled collection bin. The clothing items you bring in will be taken to be recycled into new fiber, preventing landfill buildup. The goal of her research is to find effective ways to reduce clothing-induced landfill waste in Grand Rapids.

MakerBot Design Challenge:  Do you have a design idea that you would like to see modeled with one of our new MakerBot 3-D printers?  If so, consider entering the design challenge.  See the 1st and 3rd floor display cases in the STEAM center for more details.  Awards will be announced on March 16th.  Contact Dr. Molloseau at catherinemolloseau@grcatholiccentral.org with any questions.

Spring Sports Sign-Ups will be held on Today, February 15th, during lunch periods.  Coaches will be located on the second floor of the new CC Student Center from 11:30 am – 1:15 pm for students to sign-up.  If you’re absent or miss sign-ups, coaches can be reached by email.  Just visit our new Athletic website at www.CatholicCentralSports.com, click on  Athletic Directory  and all Head Coaches emails are listed for your use.

Fall All Conference Pictures are available for pick up in CC Athletic Office.  Please stop in at your earliest convenience to pick up your photos.

State Championship Cougar Gear will be sold on Friday, February 23rd in the CC Gym lobby from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.

Guidance Announcements


KCTC – Open House
 Invitation Health Science Early College Academy  – Biomedical Technology at GVSU 
Monday, March 12, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Grand Valley State University
Room 477, 4th Floor
301 Michigan NE
Grand Rapids, MI 

Health Science Early College Academy
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m
Grand Rapids Downtown Market
435 Ionia Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI

KCTC – Current Sophomores & Juniors interested in visiting or enrolling in a KCTC class for next school year must meet with their counselor before March 1.  Visits must be scheduled more than a week in advance and have limited spots.  Enrollment has opened at KCTC so your counselor can register you in your first-choice program now.  Certain programs have limited spots or require an extra application.  To check out program information go to http://www.thetechcenter.org/students/

SAT prep class – Math teacher, Bob Koch, will be teaching an SAT prep class on Thursday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 27th from 3:15-5:00 in room S-124.  This is a two part group tutoring session designed to combat test anxiety, master timed tests, and develop study techniques.  The cost is $65 which includes an SAT prep workbook.  There are some funds available to help defray the cost for students who meet the qualifications for a SAT fee waiver.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned along with payment by Friday, February 16th.

TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES
A variety of career paths will be highlighted throughout Kent ISD’s Talk & Tour Career Series this year. These career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Come hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask your career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Parents are encouraged to attend! Designed for 7-12 grade students. Spots available to tour careers in Public Safety, Arts/Communications, Engineering, Health Services, Mental Health, Health/Orthopaedics.  Click here to register and for the complete 2017/2018 schedule  Just added: Careers in the field of Mental Health, May 8, 2018

MEET THE RECRUITERS EVENT – Health Careers
Planning on a future career in health care? This is your chance to get “insider information” on the job search process directly from local hospital recruiters!  Come learn how you can set yourself up for success.  The format will be a moderated panel-discussion with an opportunity for your questions. All facilities are hiring! Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held at the Kent Career Technical Center,  1655 East Beltline NE, GR – Auditorium. RSVP is required.   Click here.
Scholarships:
Scholarship detail is available on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab.  Listed below are the scholarships currently available:

Scholarships:

2/22 – Kentwood Women’s Club – $1,000

2/28 – Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship – $3,000

3/1 – 2018 MACAC Maggie Miller Scholarship – $500
3/1 – Rosa Park – $2,000
3/1 – The National CCAA Scholarship – $1,000

3/2 – Mary Jane Dockeray

3/9 – Rotary Club of Grand Rapids, Boyden Shearer Scholarship – $3,000Scholarship – $1,500

3/15 – American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship – $500
3/15 – Polish Heritage Society Scholarship – $1,000
3/22 – 2018 Verh Hyde Scholarship – $1,500
3/23 – Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship – $1,000

3/28 – Grandville Community Business Major Scholarship – $1,000
3/28 – Ted terHaar Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
3/31 – MSU Black Alumni – $3,500

4/2 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000 – $2,000

Testing Dates:

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

SAT – sat.org/register

*Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Register by April 6, 2018
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108

*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School

ACT – act.org
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Register by March 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Register by May 4, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May you be blessed with an awareness of God when you are lonely. When the “empty chair” looms large in your life and you long for relationship and connection, may you look for God who comes to sit with you…in the guise of a child or the person in need or the neighbor who inquires. May you also find God in the reflection in your mirror – always inviting, always longing to be in a relationship with you. May God, Constant Companion, bless you always. — Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 2-14-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Lord Byron 


On this day – February 14, 1929 Sir Alexander Fleming was a young bacteriologist when an accidental discovery led to one of the great developments of modern medicine on this day in 1929. Having left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, Fleming noticed that a mold that had fallen on the culture had killed many of the bacteria. He identified the mold as penicillium notatum, similar to the kind found on bread. On February 14, 1929,
Fleming introduced his mold by-product called penicillin to cure bacterial infections.

ELEVATOR KEYS – Students please return elevator keys that are not necessary.  We are out!

BLOOD DRIVE – We are having a Blood Drive Thursday, March 1. The sign up sheet is available in Room 304. If you are a new donor and are under 17- please get a Green Sheet from the clipboard for your Parent’s permission.
Talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

TWO DAYS TO GO!!! Get in your guess to win all of the Reeses Valentine’s Hearts in Darth Tater. Visit Darth on the math floor in the display case. One guess per person – hand it in to your Math Teacher. Do it now!!!

Maker Space – February Activity – Join us in the Maker Space on the third floor during lunch on February 15 to decorate a cupcake made by the baking club!

Students for Life Club will meet Tuesday, March 6th at the side street off the Fulton Street Abortion Clinic and pray outside of the abortion clinic for a little over a half hour. If anyone needs more information, they can either contact Dr.  Menno or Kara Wheeler. Thank you

Research Project – Do you have clothes that are faded, ripped, holey, or overall unwanted? Don’t throw them away! Senior Lauren Straub will be collecting used and damaged clothing/socks for her AP Research project. Bring in your items to the second floor of the Student Center where there will be a labeled collection bin. The clothing items you bring in will be taken to be recycled into new fiber, preventing landfill buildup. The goal of her research is to find effective ways to reduce clothing-induced landfill waste in Grand Rapids.

MakerBot Design Challenge:  Do you have a design idea that you would like to see modeled with one of our new MakerBot 3-D printers?  If so, consider entering the design challenge.  See the 1st and 3rd floor display cases in the STEAM center for more details.  Awards will be announced on March 16th.  Contact Dr. Molloseau at catherinemolloseau@grcatholiccentral.org with any questions.

Spring Sports Sign-Ups will be held on Thursday, February 15th, during lunch periods.  Coaches will be located on the second floor of the new CC Student Center from 11:30 am – 1:15 pm for students to sign-up.  If you’re absent or miss sign-ups, coaches can be reached by email.  Just visit our new Athletic website at www.CatholicCentralSports.com, click on  Athletic Directory  and all Head Coaches emails are listed for your use.

Fall All Conference Pictures are available for pick up in CC Athletic Office.  Please stop in at your earliest convenience to pick up your photos.

State Championship Cougar Gear will be sold on Friday, February 23rd in the CC Gym lobby from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.

God, the Human Body, and the Meaning of Life & Under Pressure:  Teens Today – Bill Donaghy will speak to teens and parents on Saturday, February 10th, 9:00-11:30 am at West Catholic High School.  Ticket cost is $5 per individual or $20 per family, and are available at grwestcatholic.org/speakerseries.

Guidance Announcements


KCTC – Open House
 Invitation Health Science Early College Academy  – Biomedical Technology at GVSU 
Monday, March 12, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Grand Valley State University
Room 477, 4th Floor
301 Michigan NE
Grand Rapids, MI 

Health Science Early College Academy
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m
Grand Rapids Downtown Market
435 Ionia Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI

KCTC – Current Sophomores & Juniors interested in visiting or enrolling in a KCTC class for next school year must meet with their counselor before March 1.  Visits must be scheduled more than a week in advance and have limited spots.  Enrollment has opened at KCTC so your counselor can register you in your first-choice program now.  Certain programs have limited spots or require an extra application.  To check out program information go to http://www.thetechcenter.org/students/

SAT prep class – Math teacher, Bob Koch, will be teaching an SAT prep class on Thursday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 27th from 3:15-5:00 in room S-124.  This is a two part group tutoring session designed to combat test anxiety, master timed tests, and develop study techniques.  The cost is $65 which includes an SAT prep workbook.  There are some funds available to help defray the cost for students who meet the qualifications for a SAT fee waiver.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned along with payment by Friday, February 16th.

TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES
A variety of career paths will be highlighted throughout Kent ISD’s Talk & Tour Career Series this year. These career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Come hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask your career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Parents are encouraged to attend! Designed for 7-12 grade students. Spots available to tour careers in Public Safety, Arts/Communications, Engineering, Health Services, Mental Health, Health/Orthopaedics.  Click here to register and for the complete 2017/2018 schedule  Just added: Careers in the field of Mental Health, May 8, 2018

MEET THE RECRUITERS EVENT – Health Careers
Planning on a future career in health care? This is your chance to get “insider information” on the job search process directly from local hospital recruiters!  Come learn how you can set yourself up for success.  The format will be a moderated panel-discussion with an opportunity for your questions. All facilities are hiring! Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held at the Kent Career Technical Center,  1655 East Beltline NE, GR – Auditorium. RSVP is required.   Click here.
Scholarships:
Scholarship detail is available on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab.  Listed below are the scholarships currently available:

Scholarships:

2/22 – Kentwood Women’s Club – $1,000

2/28 – Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship – $3,000

3/1 – 2018 MACAC Maggie Miller Scholarship – $500
3/1 – Rosa Park – $2,000
3/1 – The National CCAA Scholarship – $1,000

3/2 – Mary Jane Dockeray

3/9 – Rotary Club of Grand Rapids, Boyden Shearer Scholarship – $3,000Scholarship – $1,500

3/15 – American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship – $500
3/15 – Polish Heritage Society Scholarship – $1,000
3/22 – 2018 Verh Hyde Scholarship – $1,500
3/23 – Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship – $1,000

3/28 – Grandville Community Business Major Scholarship – $1,000
3/28 – Ted terHaar Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
3/31 – MSU Black Alumni – $3,500

4/2 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000 – $2,000

Testing Dates:

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

SAT – sat.org/register

*Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Register by April 6, 2018
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108

*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School

ACT – act.org
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Register by March 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Register by May 4, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May the God of Order be with you, the God who arranged the stars and brought all things into being, the God who breathes order into chaos and surrounds us with beauty. May this be the God who enters your life and gives order and purpose to all that confounds and confuses you. May you be for others a living witness to God’s presence. May the God of Order bless you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 2-13-2018

 QUOTE OF THE DAY 

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke 


On this day – February 13, 1998, Austrian ski racer Hermann Maier” makes one of the most dramatic crashes in skiing history when he catapults 30 feet in the air, lands on his helmet and rams through two safety fences at an estimated 80 miles per hour on February 13, 1998. Amazingly, Maier suffered just minor injuries and walked away from the crash. Several days later, he won gold medals in the giant slalom and super-G events.

BLOOD DRIVE – We are having a Blood Drive Thursday, March 1. The sign up sheet is available in Room 304. If you are a new donor and are under 17- please get a Green Sheet from the clipboard for your Parent’s permission.
Talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

TWO DAYS TO GO!!! Get in your guess to win all of the Reeses Valentine’s Hearts in Darth Tater. Visit Darth on the math floor in the display case. One guess per person – hand it in to your Math Teacher. Do it now!!!

Maker Space – February Activity – Join us in the Maker Space on the third floor during lunch on February 15 to decorate a cupcake made by the baking club!

Students for Life Club will meet Tuesday, March 6th at the side street off the Fulton Street Abortion Clinic and pray outside of the abortion clinic for a little over a half hour. If anyone needs more information, they can either contact Dr.  Menno or Kara Wheeler. Thank you

Research Project – Do you have clothes that are faded, ripped, holey, or overall unwanted? Don’t throw them away! Senior Lauren Straub will be collecting used and damaged clothing/socks for her AP Research project. Bring in your items to the second floor of the Student Center where there will be a labeled collection bin. The clothing items you bring in will be taken to be recycled into new fiber, preventing landfill buildup. The goal of her research is to find effective ways to reduce clothing-induced landfill waste in Grand Rapids.

MakerBot Design Challenge:  Do you have a design idea that you would like to see modeled with one of our new MakerBot 3-D printers?  If so, consider entering the design challenge.  See the 1st and 3rd floor display cases in the STEAM center for more details.  Awards will be announced on March 16th.  Contact Dr. Molloseau at catherinemolloseau@grcatholiccentral.org with any questions.

Spring Sports Sign-Ups will be held on Thursday, February 15th, during lunch periods.  Coaches will be located on the second floor of the new CC Student Center from 11:30 am – 1:15 pm for students to sign-up.  If you’re absent or miss sign-ups, coaches can be reached by email.  Just visit our new Athletic website at www.CatholicCentralSports.com, click on  Athletic Directory  and all Head Coaches emails are listed for your use.

Fall All Conference Pictures are available for pick up in CC Athletic Office.  Please stop in at your earliest convenience to pick up your photos.

State Championship Cougar Gear will be sold on Friday, February 23rd in the CC Gym lobby from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.

God, the Human Body, and the Meaning of Life & Under Pressure:  Teens Today – Bill Donaghy will speak to teens and parents on Saturday, February 10th, 9:00-11:30 am at West Catholic High School.  Ticket cost is $5 per individual or $20 per family, and are available at grwestcatholic.org/speakerseries.

Guidance Announcements

KCTC – Current Sophomores & Juniors interested in visiting or enrolling in a KCTC class for next school year must meet with their counselor before March 1.  Visits must be scheduled more than a week in advance and have limited spots.  Enrollment has opened at KCTC so your counselor can register you in your first-choice program now.  Certain programs have limited spots or require an extra application.  To check out program information go to http://www.thetechcenter.org/students/

SAT prep class – Math teacher, Bob Koch, will be teaching an SAT prep class on Thursday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 27th from 3:15-5:00 in room S-124.  This is a two part group tutoring session designed to combat test anxiety, master timed tests, and develop study techniques.  The cost is $65 which includes an SAT prep workbook.  There are some funds available to help defray the cost for students who meet the qualifications for a SAT fee waiver.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned along with payment by Friday, February 16th.

TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES
A variety of career paths will be highlighted throughout Kent ISD’s Talk & Tour Career Series this year. These career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Come hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask your career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Parents are encouraged to attend! Designed for 7-12 grade students. Spots available to tour careers in Public Safety, Arts/Communications, Engineering, Health Services, Mental Health, Health/Orthopaedics.  Click here to register and for the complete 2017/2018 schedule  Just added: Careers in the field of Mental Health, May 8, 2018

MEET THE RECRUITERS EVENT – Health Careers
Planning on a future career in health care? This is your chance to get “insider information” on the job search process directly from local hospital recruiters!  Come learn how you can set yourself up for success.  The format will be a moderated panel-discussion with an opportunity for your questions. All facilities are hiring! Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held at the Kent Career Technical Center,  1655 East Beltline NE, GR – Auditorium. RSVP is required.   Click here.
Scholarships:
Scholarship detail is available on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab.  Listed below are the scholarships currently available:

Scholarships:

2/22 – Kentwood Women’s Club – $1,000 2/28 – Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship – $3,000 3/1 – 2018 MACAC Maggie Miller Scholarship – $500
3/1 – Rosa Park – $2,000
3/1 – The National CCAA Scholarship – $1,0003/2 – Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship – $1,500
3/15 – American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship – $500
3/15 – Polish Heritage Society Scholarship – $1,000
3/22 – 2018 Verh Hyde Scholarship – $1,500
3/23 – Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship – $1,0003/28 – Grandville Community Business Major Scholarship – $1,000
3/28 – Ted terHaar Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
3/31 – MSU Black Alumni – $3,500 4/2 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000 – $2,000

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

SAT – sat.org/register

*Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Register by April 6, 2018
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108

*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School

ACT – act.org
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Register by March 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Register by May 4, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May God bless you in the times of your ambivalence, when you are unsure and indecisive. At those moments may you reclaim the unique truth God has planted deep within you and is calling out of you. May you speak with confidence and may you trust the word of God in you that longs to have a voice. May your confidence draw out truth from those around you. May the God of Confidence bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor

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Ash Wednesday Service

Bishop Walkowiak  will be presiding at the Ash Wednesday service at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew at 9:30 am on Wednesday.

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Announcements 2-12-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY 

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.
Anthony J. D’Angelo 


On this day – February 12, On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln is born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Lincoln, one of America’s most admired presidents, grew up a member of a poor family in Kentucky and Indiana.

Earth Club:  We will have a meeting on Tuesday, February 13 right after school.  We will meet in the Library.

TWO DAYS TO GO!!! Get in your guess to win all of the Reeses Valentine’s Hearts in Darth Tater. Visit Darth on the math floor in the display case. One guess per person – hand it in to your Math Teacher. Do it now!!!

Maker Space – February Activity – Join us in the Maker Space on the third floor during lunch on February 15 to decorate a cupcake made by the baking club!

Students for Life Club will meet Tuesday, March 6th at the side street off the Fulton Street Abortion Clinic and pray outside of the abortion clinic for a little over a half hour. If anyone needs more information, they can either contact Dr.  Menno or Kara Wheeler. Thank you

Research Project – Do you have clothes that are faded, ripped, holey, or overall unwanted? Don’t throw them away! Senior Lauren Straub will be collecting used and damaged clothing/socks for her AP Research project. Bring in your items to the second floor of the Student Center where there will be a labeled collection bin. The clothing items you bring in will be taken to be recycled into new fiber, preventing landfill buildup. The goal of her research is to find effective ways to reduce clothing-induced landfill waste in Grand Rapids.

MakerBot Design Challenge:  Do you have a design idea that you would like to see modeled with one of our new MakerBot 3-D printers?  If so, consider entering the design challenge.  See the 1st and 3rd floor display cases in the STEAM center for more details.  Awards will be announced on March 16th.  Contact Dr. Molloseau at catherinemolloseau@grcatholiccentral.org with any questions.

Spring Sports Sign-Ups will be held on Thursday, February 15th, during lunch periods.  Coaches will be located on the second floor of the new CC Student Center from 11:30 am – 1:15 pm for students to sign-up.  If you’re absent or miss sign-ups, coaches can be reached by email.  Just visit our new Athletic website at www.CatholicCentralSports.com, click on  Athletic Directory  and all Head Coaches emails are listed for your use.

Fall All Conference Pictures are available for pick up in CC Athletic Office.  Please stop in at your earliest convenience to pick up your photos.

State Championship Cougar Gear will be sold on Friday, February 23rd in the CC Gym lobby from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.

God, the Human Body, and the Meaning of Life & Under Pressure:  Teens Today – Bill Donaghy will speak to teens and parents on Saturday, February 10th, 9:00-11:30 am at West Catholic High School.  Ticket cost is $5 per individual or $20 per family, and are available at grwestcatholic.org/speakerseries.

Guidance Announcements

KCTC – Current Sophomores & Juniors interested in visiting or enrolling in a KCTC class for next school year must meet with their counselor before March 1.  Visits must be scheduled more than a week in advance and have limited spots.  Enrollment has opened at KCTC so your counselor can register you in your first-choice program now.  Certain programs have limited spots or require an extra application.  To check out program information go to http://www.thetechcenter.org/students/

SAT prep class – Math teacher, Bob Koch, will be teaching an SAT prep class on Thursday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 27th from 3:15-5:00 in room S-124.  This is a two part group tutoring session designed to combat test anxiety, master timed tests, and develop study techniques.  The cost is $65 which includes an SAT prep workbook.  There are some funds available to help defray the cost for students who meet the qualifications for a SAT fee waiver.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned along with payment by Friday, February 16th.

TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES
A variety of career paths will be highlighted throughout Kent ISD’s Talk & Tour Career Series this year. These career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Come hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask your career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Parents are encouraged to attend! Designed for 7-12 grade students. Spots still available: GR Symphony, Meijer Pharmacy, Cherry Health and more!   Click here to register and for the complete 2017/2018 schedule  Just added: Careers in the field of Mental Health, May 8, 2018

MEET THE RECRUITERS EVENT – Health Careers
Planning on a future career in health care? This is your chance to get “insider information” on the job search process directly from local hospital recruiters!  Come learn how you can set yourself up for success.  The format will be a moderated panel-discussion with an opportunity for your questions. All facilities are hiring! Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held at the Kent Career Technical Center,  1655 East Beltline NE, GR – Auditorium. RSVP is required.   Click here.
Scholarships:
Scholarship detail is available on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab.  Listed below are the scholarships currently available:

Scholarships:

2/22 – Kentwood Women’s Club – $1,000 2/28 – Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship – $3,000 3/1 – 2018 MACAC Maggie Miller Scholarship – $500
3/1 – Rosa Park – $2,000
3/1 – The National CCAA Scholarship – $1,0003/2 – Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarship – $1,500
3/15 – American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship – $500
3/15 – Polish Heritage Society Scholarship – $1,000
3/22 – 2018 Verh Hyde Scholarship – $1,500
3/23 – Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship – $1,0003/28 – Grandville Community Business Major Scholarship – $1,000
3/28 – Ted terHaar Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
3/31 – MSU Black Alumni – $3,500 4/2 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000 – $2,000

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

SAT – sat.org/register

*Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Register by April 6, 2018
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108

*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School

ACT – act.org
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Register by March 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Register by May 4, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May the God of Renewing be with you, recreating, enlivening, filling you with God’s own life. As you claim this life, cherish it and allow it to grow, and celebrate it with “thank you” forever etched upon your heart. With love may you call others to be renewed and refreshed. May the blessing of the Renewing God be upon you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcement 2-8-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Theodore Roosevelt 


On this day – February 8, 1587, after 19 years of imprisonment, Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England for her complicity in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth I.

Maker Space – February Activity – Join us in the Maker Space on the third floor during lunch on February 15 to decorate a cupcake made by the baking club!

Students for Life Club will meet Tuesday, March 6th at the side street off the Fulton Street Abortion Clinic and pray outside of the abortion clinic for a little over a half hour. If anyone needs more information, they can either contact Dr.  Menno or Kara Wheeler. Thank you

Research Project – Do you have clothes that are faded, ripped, holey, or overall unwanted? Don’t throw them away! Senior Lauren Straub will be collecting used and damaged clothing/socks for her AP Research project. Bring in your items to the second floor of the Student Center where there will be a labeled collection bin. The clothing items you bring in will be taken to be recycled into new fiber, preventing landfill buildup. The goal of her research is to find effective ways to reduce clothing-induced landfill waste in Grand Rapids.

MakerBot Design Challenge:  Do you have a design idea that you would like to see modeled with one of our new MakerBot 3-D printers?  If so, consider entering the design challenge.  See the 1st and 3rd floor display cases in the STEAM center for more details.  Awards will be announced onMarch 16th.  Contact Dr. Molloseau at catherinemolloseau@grcatholiccentral.org with any questions.

Spring Sports Sign-Ups will be held on Thursday, February 15th, during lunch periods.  Coaches will be located on the second floor of the new CC Student Center from 11:30 am – 1:15 pm for students to sign-up.  If you’re absent or miss sign-ups, coaches can be reached by email.  Just visit our new Athletic website at www.CatholicCentralSports.com, click on  Athletic Directory  and all Head Coaches emails are listed for your use.

Interested in AP Capstone? Come and witness the hard work of your peers Today in the Student Center at 5:30 pm.  AP Research and AP Seminar students will be showcasing their poster presentations and Team Multimedia Presentations and teachers will be available for questions. Please join us.

Fall All Conference Pictures are available for pick up in CC Athletic Office.  Please stop in at your earliest convenience to pick up your photos.

State Championship Cougar Gear will be sold on Friday, February 23rd in the CC Gym lobby from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.

God, the Human Body, and the Meaning of Life & Under Pressure:  Teens Today – Bill Donaghy will speak to teens and parents on Saturday, February 10th, 9:00-11:30 am at West Catholic High School.  Ticket cost is $5 per individual or $20 per family, and are available at grwestcatholic.org/speakerseries.

Guidance Announcements

KCTC – Current Sophomores & Juniors interested in visiting or enrolling in a KCTC class for next school year must meet with their counselor before March 1.  Visits must be scheduled more than a week in advance and have limited spots.  Enrollment has opened at KCTC so your counselor can register you in your first-choice program now.  Certain programs have limited spots or require an extra application.  To check out program information go to http://www.thetechcenter.org/students/

SAT prep class – Math teacher, Bob Koch, will be teaching an SAT prep class on Thursday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 27th from 3:15-5:00 in room S-124.  This is a two part group tutoring session designed to combat test anxiety, master timed tests, and develop study techniques.  The cost is $65 which includes an SAT prep workbook.  There are some funds available to help defray the cost for students who meet the qualifications for a SAT fee waiver.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned along with payment by Friday, February 16th.

TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES
A variety of career paths will be highlighted throughout Kent ISD’s Talk & Tour Career Series this year. These career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Come hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask your career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Parents are encouraged to attend! Designed for 7-12 grade students. Spots still available: GR Symphony, Meijer Pharmacy, Cherry Health and more!   Click here to register and for the complete 2017/2018 schedule  Just added: Careers in the field of Mental Health, May 8, 2018

MEET THE RECRUITERS EVENT – Health Careers
Planning on a future career in health care? This is your chance to get “insider information” on the job search process directly from local hospital recruiters!  Come learn how you can set yourself up for success.  The format will be a moderated panel-discussion with an opportunity for your questions. All facilities are hiring! Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held at the Kent Career Technical Center,  1655 East Beltline NE, GR – Auditorium. RSVP is required.   Click here.

PATHWAYS TO POLICING
The Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Police Departments have launched an amazing program called  Pathways to Policing.   It is a 12-week program that happens on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6PM – 8PM where students are immersed with law enforcement.  It is open to students ages 13 – 20 and is completely free (a $5.00 charge to be a BGC member).

Here is some key dates:
·         February 5, 2018 – Kickoff / information session for participants will be held at Boys & Girls Club
·         February 12, 2018 –  Pathways to Policing Program begins

Scholarships:
Scholarship detail is available on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab.  Listed below are the scholarships currently available:

Scholarships:
2/9 – University of Michigan Club of Grand Rapids – $3,750
2/22 – Kentwood Women’s Club – $1,000
2/28 – Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship – $3,000
3/1 – Rosa Park – $2,000
3/2 – Mary Jane Dockerary Scholarship – $1,500
3/31 – MSU Black Alumni – $3,500
4/2 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000 – $2,000

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

SAT – sat.org/register

*Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Register by April 6, 2018
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108

*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School

ACT – act.org
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Register by March 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Register by May 4, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May the God of Service be with you. May God minister to you in your vulnerability. May you know God’s giving presence in your powerlessness and in your humanity. May you serve the needs of all those whose path of struggle and need crosses your own. And may they know the healing touch of God through your service and presence. May the God of Service be with you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 2-7-2018

 QUOTE OF THE DAY 

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
William Wordsworth 


On this day – February 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow lands at New York’s Kennedy Airport – and “Beatlemania” arrives. It was the first visit to the United States by the Beatles, a British rock-and-roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” At Kennedy, the “Fab Four” – dressed in mod suits and sporting their trademark pudding bowl haircuts – were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans who caused a near riot when the boys stepped off their plane and onto American soil.

Students for Life Club will meet Tuesday, March 6th at the side street off the Fulton Street Abortion Clinic and pray outside of the abortion clinic for a little over a half hour. If anyone needs more information, they can either contact Dr.  Menno or Kara Wheeler. Thank you

Research Project – Do you have clothes that are faded, ripped, holey, or overall unwanted? Don’t throw them away! Senior Lauren Straub will be collecting used and damaged clothing/socks for her AP Research project. Bring in your items to the second floor of the Student Center where there will be a labeled collection bin. The clothing items you bring in will be taken to be recycled into new fiber, preventing landfill buildup. The goal of her research is to find effective ways to reduce clothing-induced landfill waste in Grand Rapids.

MakerBot Design Challenge:  Do you have a design idea that you would like to see modeled with one of our new MakerBot 3-D printers?  If so, consider entering the design challenge.  See the 1st and 3rd floor display cases in the STEAM center for more details.  Awards will be announced onMarch 16th.  Contact Dr. Molloseau at catherinemolloseau@grcatholiccentral.org with any questions.

Spring Sports Sign-Ups will be held on Thursday, February 15th, during lunch periods.  Coaches will be located on the second floor of the new CC Student Center from 11:30 am – 1:15 pm for students to sign-up.  If you’re absent or miss sign-ups, coaches can be reached by email.  Just visit our new Athletic website at www.CatholicCentralSports.com, click on  Athletic Directory  and all Head Coaches emails are listed for your use.

Interested in AP Capstone? Come and witness the hard work of your peers this Thursday in the Student Center at 5:30 pm.  AP Research and AP Seminar students will be showcasing their poster presentations and Team Multimedia Presentations and teachers will be available for questions. Please join us.

Fall All Conference Pictures are available for pick up in CC Athletic Office.  Please stop in at your earliest convenience to pick up your photos.

State Championship Cougar Gear will be sold on Friday, February 23rd in the CC Gym lobby from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.

God, the Human Body, and the Meaning of Life & Under Pressure:  Teens Today – Bill Donaghy will speak to teens and parents on Saturday, February 10th, 9:00-11:30 am at West Catholic High School.  Ticket cost is $5 per individual or $20 per family, and are available at grwestcatholic.org/speakerseries.

Guidance Announcements

KCTC – Current Sophomores & Juniors interested in visiting or enrolling in a KCTC class for next school year must meet with their counselor before March 1.  Visits must be scheduled more than a week in advance and have limited spots.  Enrollment has opened at KCTC so your counselor can register you in your first-choice program now.  Certain programs have limited spots or require an extra application.  To check out program information go to http://www.thetechcenter.org/students/

SAT prep class – Math teacher, Bob Koch, will be teaching an SAT prep class on Thursday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 27th from 3:15-5:00 in room S-124.  This is a two part group tutoring session designed to combat test anxiety, master timed tests, and develop study techniques.  The cost is $65 which includes an SAT prep workbook.  There are some funds available to help defray the cost for students who meet the qualifications for a SAT fee waiver.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned along with payment by Friday, February 16th.

TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES
A variety of career paths will be highlighted throughout Kent ISD’s Talk & Tour Career Series this year. These career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Come hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask your career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Parents are encouraged to attend! Designed for 7-12 grade students. Spots still available: GR Symphony, Meijer Pharmacy, Cherry Health and more!   Click here to register and for the complete 2017/2018 schedule  Just added: Careers in the field of Mental Health, May 8, 2018

MEET THE RECRUITERS EVENT – Health Careers
Planning on a future career in health care? This is your chance to get “insider information” on the job search process directly from local hospital recruiters!  Come learn how you can set yourself up for success.  The format will be a moderated panel-discussion with an opportunity for your questions. All facilities are hiring! Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held at the Kent Career Technical Center,  1655 East Beltline NE, GR – Auditorium. RSVP is required.   Click here.

PATHWAYS TO POLICING
The Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Police Departments have launched an amazing program called  Pathways to Policing.   It is a 12-week program that happens on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6PM – 8PM where students are immersed with law enforcement.  It is open to students ages 13 – 20 and is completely free (a $5.00 charge to be a BGC member).

Here is some key dates:
·         February 5, 2018 – Kickoff / information session for participants will be held at Boys & Girls Club
·         February 12, 2018 –  Pathways to Policing Program begins

Scholarships:
Scholarship detail is available on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab.  Listed below are the scholarships currently available:

Scholarships:
2/9 – University of Michigan Club of Grand Rapids – $3,750
2/22 – Kentwood Women’s Club – $1,000
2/28 – Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship – $3,000
3/1 – Rosa Park – $2,000
3/2 – Mary Jane Dockerary Scholarship – $1,500
3/31 – MSU Black Alumni – $3,500
4/2 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000 – $2,000

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

SAT – sat.org/register

*Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Register by April 6, 2018
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108

*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School

ACT – act.org
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Register by March 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Register by May 4, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May the constancy of God’s reassurance bless you when you are full of doubt, when your questions insist that life must make sense and that good must follow reason. At those times may you remember the mystery of God’s relationship with you: that God chose you with love and not with logic, unconditionally and without doubt. May God’s Reassuring Presence with you and in you be blessing as you minister to all those who live in doubt. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 2-6-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Joseph Addison 


On this day – February 6, 1952, Elizabeth becomes queen.  After a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in line to succeed him, was in Kenya at the time of her father’s death; she was crowned Queen Elizabeth II at age 27.

Research Project – Do you have clothes that are faded, ripped, holey, or overall unwanted? Don’t throw them away! Senior Lauren Straub will be collecting used and damaged clothing/socks for her AP Research project. Bring in your items to the second floor of the Student Center where there will be a labeled collection bin. The clothing items you bring in will be taken to be recycled into new fiber, preventing landfill buildup. The goal of her research is to find effective ways to reduce clothing-induced landfill waste in Grand Rapids.

Spring Sports Sign-Ups will be held on Thursday, February 15th, during lunch periods.  Coaches will be located on the second floor of the new CC Student Center from 11:30 am – 1:15 pm for students to sign-up. If you’re absent or miss sign-ups, coaches can be reached by email.  Just visit our new Athletic website at www.CatholicCentralSports.com, click on Athletic Directory  and all Head Coaches emails are listed for your use.

Interested in AP Capstone? Come and witness the hard work of your peers this Thursday in the Student Center at 5:30 pm.  AP Research and AP Seminar students will be showcasing their poster presentations and Team Multimedia Presentations and teachers will be available for questions. Please join us.

Fall All Conference Pictures are available for pick up in CC Athletic Office.  Please stop in at your earliest convenience to pick up your photos.

State Championship Cougar Gear will be sold on Friday, February 23rd in the CC Gym lobby from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.

God, the Human Body, and the Meaning of Life & Under Pressure:  Teens Today – Bill Donaghy will speak to teens and parents on Saturday, February 10th, 9:00-11:30AM at West Catholic High School.  Ticket cost is $5 per individual or $20 per family, and are available at grwestcatholic.org/speakerseries.

Guidance Announcements

KCTC – Current Sophomores & Juniors interested in visiting or enrolling in a KCTC class for next school year must meet with their counselor before March 1.  Visits must be scheduled more than a week in advance and have limited spots.  Enrollment has opened at KCTC so your counselor can register you in your first-choice program now.  Certain programs have limited spots or require an extra application.  To check out program information go to http://www.thetechcenter.org/students/

SAT prep class – Math teacher, Bob Koch, will be teaching an SAT prep class on Thursday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 27th from 3:15-5:00 in room S-124.  This is a two part group tutoring session designed to combat test anxiety, master timed tests, and develop study techniques.  The cost is $65 which includes an SAT prep workbook.  There are some funds available to help defray the cost for students who meet the qualifications for a SAT fee waiver.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned along with payment by Friday, February 16th.

TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES
A variety of career paths will be highlighted throughout Kent ISD’s Talk & Tour Career Series this year. These career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Come hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask your career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Parents are encouraged to attend! Designed for 7-12 grade students. Spots still available: GR Symphony, Meijer Pharmacy, Cherry Health and more!   Click here to register and for the complete 2017/2018 schedule  Just added: Careers in the field of Mental Health, May 8, 2018

MEET THE RECRUITERS EVENT – Health Careers
Planning on a future career in health care? This is your chance to get “insider information” on the job search process directly from local hospital recruiters!  Come learn how you can set yourself up for success.  The format will be a moderated panel-discussion with an opportunity for your questions. All facilities are hiring! Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held at the Kent Career Technical Center,  1655 East Beltline NE, GR – Auditorium. RSVP is required.   Click here.

PATHWAYS TO POLICING
The Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Police Departments have launched an amazing program called  Pathways to Policing.   It is a 12-week program that happens on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6PM – 8PM where students are immersed with law enforcement.  It is open to students ages 13 – 20 and is completely free (a $5.00 charge to be a BGC member).

Here is some key dates:
·         February 5, 2018 – Kickoff / information session for participants will be held at Boys & Girls Club
·         February 12, 2018 –  Pathways to Policing Program begins

Scholarships:
Scholarship detail is available on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab.  Listed below are the scholarships currently available:

Scholarships:
2/9 – University of Michigan Club of Grand Rapids – $3,750
2/22 – Kentwood Women’s Club – $1,000
2/28 – Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship – $3,000
3/1 – Rosa Park – $2,000
3/2 – Mary Jane Dockerary Scholarship – $1,500
3/31 – MSU Black Alumni – $3,500
4/2 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000 – $2,000

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

SAT – sat.org/register

*Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Register by April 6, 2018
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108

*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School

ACT – act.org
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – Register by March 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Register by May 4, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 – Register by June 15, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May the God of New Fire bless you with a passion for truth and love. May this God who has come to set a fire on the earth fill your heart to overflowing with an awareness of your own goodness and an eagerness for the coming of God’s Kingdom all around you. May you embrace wholeheartedly and without reserve the call to claim and proclaim God’s love and compassion for all peoples of the earth. May the God of New Fire bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Senior Parents – Yearbook Baby Ads Due!

Jostens will be shutting down it’s Baby Ad creation site in nine days. If you want to purchase an ad for your son or daughter, please take care of it this week.

Here’s the link: Baby Ads.

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