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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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Announcements 5/23/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa


On this day:   May 23, 1941, Joe Louis known as “The Brown Bomber” beats Buddy Baer to retain his heavyweight title. The fight was widely considered the most exciting heavyweight match-up since Dempsey vs. Firpo in 1923.

ELEVATOR KEYS – Students please turn in your elevator keys if you are done with them – we are out!!!

Football – All players interested in football for next year there will be a meeting on Friday (26th) morning at 715am in the gym.

Aquinas Dual Enrollment -There will be a brief meeting on 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 the God of Diversity be with you. From east, west, north, and south may you know God in every color and stripe. May this God instill in you a profound respect for differences in persons and their potential for revealing the true depth and richness of God’s creation. May your inclusiveness gather true community around you. May the God of Diversity, the God of inclusion, bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 5/22/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Arthur Ward


On this day:   May 22, 1859, It’s the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of master sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where he met Dr. Joseph Bell, a teacher with extraordinary deductive reasoning power. Bell partly inspired Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes years later.

ELEVATOR KEYS – Students please turn in your elevator keys if you are done with them – we are out!!!

Prindle Post Essay Contest – Four juniors in AP Language and Composition were among the winners of the 2017 Prindle Post essay contest (DePauw University) focused this year on the “Ethics of Voting.” Jay VanDokkumburg and Alec Winden earned honorable mention. Hannah DeBoer and Sean Pauley were two of the five first place winners, earning $300 each

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.

New Swim Coach – We will be introducing the new girls swim coach in the gym after school today, Monday, May 22.  Any girl interested in swimming next year should plan on attending.

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.

2017-2018 Registration Forms were distributed to all students through their English classes before Spring Break.  We are still missing many of these packets.  Please return your signed packets to the  Guidance office a.s.a.p.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May you be blessed with the Wisdom of God who fills your heart with vision so that you may see all things with the eyes of God. May you have the wisdom and knowledge to discern God’s desire. May you be drawn to a deeper awareness of God’s activity in your life. May you give voice to that wisdom as you enter into communion with all God’s people. May the God of Wisdom bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Summer WMCAT Arts & Technology Camps

Please see click on the link below for information on summer camps for 6-12th graders.

WMCAT  Arts & Technology Camps

 

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Announcements 5/19/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Joseph Addison


On this day:   May 19,  1935 T.E. Lawrence, known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia, dies as a retired Royal Air Force mechanic living under an assumed name. The legendary war hero, author, and archaeological scholar succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident six days before.

Prindle Post Essay Contest – Four juniors in AP Language and Composition were among the winners of the 2017 Prindle Post essay contest (DePauw University) focused this year on the “Ethics of Voting.” Jay VanDokkumburg and Alec Winden earned honorable mention. Hannah DeBoer and Sean Pauley were two of the five first place winners, earning $300 each

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.

New Swim Coach – We will be introducing the new girls swim coach in the gym after school on Monday, May 22.  Any girl interested in swimming next year should plan on attending.

Lifeguards Wanted at Grand Rapids Recreational Department – see attachment.

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.

2017-2018 Registration Forms were distributed to all students through their English classes before Spring Break.  We are still missing many of these packets.  Please return your signed packets to the  Guidance office a.s.a.p.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May the God of Wonder be with you, delighting you with the beauty of sunrise and the majesty of sunset, with the song of the bird and the fragrance of the flower. May the sense of wonder capture your senses and fill your heart with the marvel of it all. May this God give you wide-open eyes for seeing splendor in the humble and majestic of all creation. May you open the eyes and hands and hearts of those who fail to see, hear, and feel. May the blessing of Wonder be on you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 5/18/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Carol Burnett 


On this day:   May 18, 1920, Karol Jozef Wojtyla is born in the Polish town of Wadowice, 35 miles southwest of Krakow.Wojtyla went on to become Pope John Paul II, history’s most well-traveled pope and the first
non-Italian to hold the position since the 16th century.

Prindle Post Essay Contest – Four juniors in AP Language and Composition were among the winners of the 2017 Prindle Post essay contest (DePauw University) focused this year on the “Ethics of Voting.” Jay VanDokkumburg and Alec Winden earned honorable mention. Hannah DeBoer and Sean Pauley were two of the five first place winners, earning $300 each

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.

Lost & Found from ACT Festival Day is in Mrs. DeYoung’s room.

New Swim Coach – We will be introducing the new girls swim coach in the gym after school on Monday, May 22.  Any girl interested in swimming next year should plan on attending.

OPEN SPIN NIGHTS – The CC Colorguard will be hosting Open Spin Nights for anyone in grades 8-11 interested in auditioning for the 2017 Competitive Season.  Colorguard generally uses flags and sometimes other props along with movement to visually represent the music of the marching band.  Come spin a flag and see what it is all about!

Thursday, May 18  6-8pm  CC Music Room
Tuesday, May 23  6-8pm  CC Music Room
Attending all three dates is not required but encouraged.  Attire must be PE appropriate.  Summer schedules will be available at each tryout date.
Questions?  Please contact Liz Vanden Berg (Instructor)  Liz.ForteSewingAndDesign@gmail.com    OR   Mrs. Reinhard ( annreinhard@grcatholiccentral.org)

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.

2017-2018 Registration Forms were distributed to all students through their English classes before Spring Break.  We are still missing many of these packets.  Please return your signed packets to the  Guidance office a.s.a.p. 

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May you know God is with you in your isolation whether it is by chance or by choice. When you are feeling remote and distracted from all else, when you stand alone with no visible means of support, may you find the God of union. May you discover this God in the small crevices of your awareness, loving you just as you are and inviting you to be one with yourself. And in that reunion may you come into one with all creation. May the God of Union bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcement 5/17/17

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Give light and people will find the way.
Ella Baker


On this day:   May 17, 1954 In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional.

Knitting Workshop rescheduled for this Thursday, May 18, in the Maker Space! Knitting is a craft that brings relaxation to many and allows you to create clothing, accessories and more for both yourself and as gifts. Come on Thursday, May 18, during Lunch/Channel One and Destiny Gaiser (sophomore) will share tips and techniques to get you started. Already a knitter? Then bring your current project to share and work on during this time! Treats provided as well.  Please fill out this Google Form if you are attending to help with our planning.

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.

Lost & Found from ACT Festival Day is in Mrs. DeYoung’s room.

New Swim Coach – We will be introducing the new girls swim coach in the gym after school on Monday, May 22.  Any girl interested in swimming next year should plan on attending.

OPEN SPIN NIGHTS – The CC Colorguard will be hosting Open Spin Nights for anyone in grades 8-11 interested in auditioning for the 2017 Competitive Season.  Colorguard generally uses flags and sometimes other props along with movement to visually represent the music of the marching band.  Come spin a flag and see what it is all about!
Thursday, May 18  6-8pm  CC Music Room
Tuesday, May 23  6-8pm  CC Music Room
Attending all three dates is not required but encouraged.  Attire must be PE appropriate.  Summer schedules will be available at each tryout date.
Questions?  Please contact Liz Vanden Berg (Instructor)  Liz.ForteSewingAndDesign@gmail.com    OR   Mrs. Reinhard ( annreinhard@grcatholiccentral.org)

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.

2017-2018 Registration Forms were distributed to all students through their English classes before Spring Break.  We are still missing many of these packets.  Please return your signed packets to the  Guidance office a.s.a.p.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May the God of Joy be with you, bringing delight at the very thought of your place in God’s creation. May you be thrilled by God’s presence in your life and may your heart overflow with gladness and song as you celebrate the nearness of such a Lover. May song burst from your heart in grateful praise and ever surround you as you reach out to others in love. May the God of Joy bless you.  –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 5/16/2017

 QUOTE OF THE DAY
God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings. Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease. 
Bernie Siegel

On this day:   May 16, 1975 Via the southeast ridge route, Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

Knitting Workshop rescheduled for this Thursday, May 18, in the Maker Space! Knitting is a craft that brings relaxation to many and allows you to create clothing, accessories and more for both yourself and as gifts. Come on Thursday, May 18, during Lunch/Channel One and Destiny Gaiser (sophomore) will share tips and techniques to get you started. Already a knitter? Then bring your current project to share and work on during this time! Treats provided as well.  Please fill out this Google Form if you are attending to help with our planning.

Lost & Found from ACT Festival Day is in Mrs. DeYoung’s room.

New Swim Coach – We will be introducing the new girls swim coach in the gym after school on Monday, May 22.  Any girl interested in swimming next year should plan on attending.

OPEN SPIN NIGHTS – The CC Colorguard will be hosting Open Spin Nights for anyone in grades 8-11 interested in auditioning for the 2017 Competitive Season.  Colorguard generally uses flags and sometimes other props along with movement to visually represent the music of the marching band.  Come spin a flag and see what it is all about!
Thursday, May 18  6-8pm  CC Music Room
Tuesday, May 23  6-8pm  CC Music Room
Attending all three dates is not required but encouraged.  Attire must be PE appropriate.  Summer schedules will be available at each tryout date.
Questions?  Please contact Liz Vanden Berg (Instructor)  Liz.ForteSewingAndDesign@gmail.com    OR   Mrs. Reinhard ( annreinhard@grcatholiccentral.org)

Optional Spring Retreat
What do you think about when we say science and religion?  While many consider these to be opposites, they are actually quite similar.  In both science and faith, we seek to understand the unknown.  Sign up to explore how the two are related in a retreat atmosphere through your religion classes.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
2017-2018 Registration Forms were distributed to all students through their English classes before Spring Break.  We are still missing many of these packets.  Please return your signed packets to the  Guidance office a.s.a.p.

The Princeton Review will be hosting free practice ACT and SAT tests at Catholic Central during the month of May.  This is an opportunity for students to experience an actual test and get feedback from Princeton Review on their performance.  The test schedule is as follows:
Scores Back & Strategy Session:  Saturday,  May 20th from 11am-1pm (CC cafeteria)
Parents and students are welcome to attend the  Scores Back and Strategy Session on May 20th.  Students will receive individualized diagnostic score reports and learn strategies for taking each test.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May God the Author be with you. May that God be revealed to you in the scripture of your life. May you give God the freedom to develop the plot of your life with divine vision and love. May the word of God spoken in you at your creation grow and flower and become incarnate as you minister to others. May God the Author bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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