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Announcements 12-18-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

For it is in giving that we receive.
Francis of Assisi 


ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – On December 18, 1620, the British ship Mayflower docked at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers prepared to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony.

JEANS DAY FUNDRAISER – WEDNESDAY 12/19/18 
We are close to meeting our Fundraising goal for the CC Christmas families but still have some work to do.  We will have a Jeans Day Fundraiser on Wednesday 12/19/18.
Cost is $2.00 to be collected by each Carrier 8 teacher.
As a symbol of the CC Spirit, Students are encouraged to wear their favorite CC Spirit Attire.
– Students may wear jeans, other pants (chinos, cords, etc.)
– Sweatpants, leggings, shorts, pajamas or onesies are prohibited.
– Ladies- you may wear skirts as long as they comply with the dress code requirements of being no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
For those who choose to not participate in the Jeans Day Fundraiser, the school uniform will be the appropriate attire.

Today is the last day to buy Candy Cane Message slips.  Look for the table at both lunches. 

Digital Citizenship Makeup
Any students who missed or didn’t complete submissions for Lesson 1 or Lesson 2 will be locked into makeup Focus sessions this week. Please contact Mrs. Kooiker if you have any questions.

REMINDER – Due to a 1/2 day of school this Friday (12/21) there will be No CAT bus

School & Homecoming pictures are in the main office ready for pick up!

Scholarships – Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are available from December 1 until March 1. All applicants receive an email with decisions the second week of May 2019. http://www.grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships
Applying for scholarships has never been so easy. By completing just one online application, you’ll automatically be considered for more than 70 scholarship funds. GRCF has scholarships available for students with a wide variety of backgrounds, GPA’s, areas of study and levels of education.
In addition to their general scholarship application, there are many additional scholarships available to students based on specific criteria such as attending a certain school, pursuing a specific major,  being affiliated with an employer such as Meijer, and many more. These additional scholarships require supplemental applications. Don’t delay; Apply TODAY!!

Active scholarships are listed in Naviance. The following scholarship opportunities are now available:

  • 4040 Scholarship (deadline 12/15)
  • Burger King Scholars Program (deadline: 12/15)
  • Guy Wilson Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)  
  • Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship (deadline: 1/25)
  • LMCU – Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship (deadline: 1/31)
  • William D and Jewell Brewer Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)
  • mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology (deadline: 1/31)
  • Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship (deadline: 2/28)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (deadline 3/1)

The Newman Society Essay Scholarship:   www.NewmanSoc.org/EssayContest

School pictures (retakes) and ID cards are in the main office!

Talk & Tour Career Series

– Upcoming events:

Tuesday, December 11 –  Careers in Interior Design & Sales; and recently added: Tuesday, May 7 –  Careers in Health Care requiring 2 years or less of training!  Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year!  Events are filling up fast, so if a student sees a career they are interested in exploring, please encourage them to act quickly and get registered.  Get more details or find registration links on our  Talk & Tour webpage.

Lunch on Wednesday – Egg Bowl, Biscuit Sandwich, French Toast Stick & Chicken Noodle Soup 

LUNCH ACCOUNTS BALANCES MUST BE CLEARED BEFORE THE HOLIDAY!

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May God enter into all that confuses you and holds you in unrest and unknowing. May you be blessed with the willingness to abide in the confusion long enough to allow God to be revealed there. May this God who, at the beginning of time, brought beauty and order out of chaos and darkness, bring you to a deep calm and a holy understanding of divine purpose. May the God of Clarity bless you always. –Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 12-17-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
Aeschylus 


ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 17, 1903 Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight.

Digital Citizenship Makeup
Any students who missed or didn’t complete submissions for Lesson 1 or Lesson 2 will be locked into makeup Focus sessions this week. Please contact Mrs. Kooiker if you have any questions.

Cougar Gear Store will be open Today – December 17th from 6-8 pm at the CA T

REMINDER – Due to a 1/2 day of school this Friday (12/21) there will be No CAT bus

School & Homecoming pictures are in the main office ready for pick up!

Scholarships – Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are available from December 1 until March 1. All applicants receive an email with decisions the second week of May 2019. http://www.grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships
Applying for scholarships has never been so easy. By completing just one online application, you’ll automatically be considered for more than 70 scholarship funds. GRCF has scholarships available for students with a wide variety of backgrounds, GPA’s, areas of study and levels of education.
In addition to their general scholarship application, there are many additional scholarships available to students based on specific criteria such as attending a certain school, pursuing a specific major,  being affiliated with an employer such as Meijer, and many more. These additional scholarships require supplemental applications. Don’t delay; Apply TODAY!!

Active scholarships are listed in Naviance. The following scholarship opportunities are now available:

  • 4040 Scholarship (deadline 12/15)
  • Burger King Scholars Program (deadline: 12/15)
  • Guy Wilson Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)  
  • Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship (deadline: 1/25)
  • LMCU – Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship (deadline: 1/31)
  • William D and Jewell Brewer Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)
  • mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology (deadline: 1/31)
  • Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship (deadline: 2/28)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (deadline 3/1)

The Newman Society Essay Scholarship:   www.NewmanSoc.org/EssayContest

School pictures (retakes) and ID cards are in the main office!

Talk & Tour Career Series

– Upcoming events:

Tuesday, December 11 –  Careers in Interior Design & Sales; and recently added: Tuesday, May 7 –  Careers in Health Care requiring 2 years or less of training!  Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year!  Events are filling up fast, so if a student sees a career they are interested in exploring, please encourage them to act quickly and get registered.  Get more details or find registration links on our  Talk & Tour webpage.

Lunch on Tuesday – Beef & Bean Burrito & Chicken Noodle Soup 

LUNCH ACCOUNTS BALANCES MUST BE CLEARED BEFORE THE HOLIDAY!

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of Stillness be with you, calming your heart when it is agitated, inviting you to meet God in the stillness of your being. May God often break through into the activity of your day and call you to stand still and notice God’s activity in your life. May your own inner stillness draw others to the God of peace. May the blessing of Stillness be with you. –Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 12-14-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

There are no secrets that time does not reveal.
Jean Racine 


ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 14, 1799 A major landholder and promoter of western settlement, George Washington dies on this day in 1799 at his Mount Vernon home along the banks of the Potomac.

Cougar Gear Store will be open Monday, December 17th from 6-8 pm at the CA T

Candy Cane Sales –

Candy Cane Message slips are on sale during lunches. Bring your change and be ready to send some holiday cheer.

School & Homecoming pictures are in the main office ready for pick up!

Scholarships – Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are available from December 1 until March 1. All applicants receive an email with decisions the second week of May 2019. http://www.grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships
Applying for scholarships has never been so easy. By completing just one online application, you’ll automatically be considered for more than 70 scholarship funds. GRCF has scholarships available for students with a wide variety of backgrounds, GPA’s, areas of study and levels of education.
In addition to their general scholarship application, there are many additional scholarships available to students based on specific criteria such as attending a certain school, pursuing a specific major,  being affiliated with an employer such as Meijer, and many more. These additional scholarships require supplemental applications. Don’t delay; Apply TODAY!!

Active scholarships are listed in Naviance. The following scholarship opportunities are now available:

  • 4040 Scholarship (deadline 12/15)
  • Burger King Scholars Program (deadline: 12/15)
  • Guy Wilson Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)  
  • Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship (deadline: 1/25)
  • LMCU – Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship (deadline: 1/31)
  • William D and Jewell Brewer Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)
  • mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology (deadline: 1/31)
  • Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship (deadline: 2/28)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (deadline 3/1)

The Newman Society Essay Scholarship:   www.NewmanSoc.org/EssayContest

School pictures (retakes) and ID cards are in the main office!

Talk & Tour Career Series

– Upcoming events:

Tuesday, December 11 –  Careers in Interior Design & Sales; and recently added: Tuesday, May 7 –  Careers in Health Care requiring 2 years or less of training!  Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year!  Events are filling up fast, so if a student sees a career they are interested in exploring, please encourage them to act quickly and get registered.  Get more details or find registration links on our  Talk & Tour webpage.

Lunch on Monday – Rotini W/Meat Sauce, Orange Chicken & Chicken Noodle Soup

LUNCH ACCOUNTS BALANCES MUST BE CLEARED BEFORE THE HOLIDAY!

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of Winter be with you, walking with you as warmth and light through the iced-over parts of your life. May you see these icy times as God’s invitation to “walk on water.”  In the dark and cold winter moments of your journey, may your trust in the hidden growth of winter be for you a source of inner trength. May the blessing of Winter Hope be with you. –Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 12-13-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Home is the nicest word there is.
Laura Ingalls Wilder


ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 13, 2003 After spending nine months on the run, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured on this day in 2003. Saddam’s downfall began on March 20, 2003, when the United States led an invasion force into Iraq to topple his government, which had controlled the country for more than 20 years.

Cougar Gear Store will be open Monday, December 17th from 6-8 pm at the CA T

Candy Cane Sales –

Candy Cane Message slips are on sale during lunches. Bring your change and be ready to send some holiday cheer.

School & Homecoming pictures are in the main office ready for pick up!

Scholarships – Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are available from December 1 until March 1. All applicants receive an email with decisions the second week of May 2019. http://www.grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships
Applying for scholarships has never been so easy. By completing just one online application, you’ll automatically be considered for more than 70 scholarship funds. GRCF has scholarships available for students with a wide variety of backgrounds, GPA’s, areas of study and levels of education.
In addition to their general scholarship application, there are many additional scholarships available to students based on specific criteria such as attending a certain school, pursuing a specific major,  being affiliated with an employer such as Meijer, and many more. These additional scholarships require supplemental applications. Don’t delay; Apply TODAY!!

Active scholarships are listed in Naviance. The following scholarship opportunities are now available:

  • 4040 Scholarship (deadline 12/15)
  • Burger King Scholars Program (deadline: 12/15)
  • Guy Wilson Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)  
  • Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship (deadline: 1/25)
  • LMCU – Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship (deadline: 1/31)
  • William D and Jewell Brewer Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)
  • mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology (deadline: 1/31)
  • Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship (deadline: 2/28)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (deadline 3/1)

The Newman Society Essay Scholarship:   www.NewmanSoc.org/EssayContest

School pictures (retakes) and ID cards are in the main office!

Talk & Tour Career Series

– Upcoming events:

Tuesday, December 11 –  Careers in Interior Design & Sales; and recently added: Tuesday, May 7 –  Careers in Health Care requiring 2 years or less of training!  Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year!  Events are filling up fast, so if a student sees a career they are interested in exploring, please encourage them to act quickly and get registered.  Get more details or find registration links on our  Talk & Tour webpage.

Lunch on Friday – Pizza, Chicken & Waffle & Chicken Chili

LUNCH ACCOUNTS MUST BE CLEARED BEFORE THE HOLIDAY!

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of Faithfulness be with you, holding you, believing in you, bringing you to wholeness. May this God be with you in all that enters your life, in the dark and the light times, in desert and green times. May you be blessed with a sense of knowing God’s presence and love in every person you meet. May the blessing of Faithfulness be on you. –Maxine Shonk, OP


Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor

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Announcements 12-12-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.
Thomas Mann


ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 12, 1913 Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Mona Lisa is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence. Peruggia had previously worked at the Louvre and had participated in the heist with a group of accomplices dressed as Louvre janitors on the morning of August 21, 1911.

Cougar Gear Store will be open Monday, December 17th from 6-8 pm at the CAT

Christmas Sweater Day – Tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 13 is our annual Christmas Sweater Day! Here is the plan: 
-The cost is $2.00.  The money goes to our Christmas Families.
-You are challenged to wear the most Christmasy sweater, shirt or outfit you can find.
-You may wear jeans, other pants (chinos, cords, etc.)
-Sweatpants, leggings, shorts, pajamas or onesies are prohibited.
-Ladies- you may wear skirts as long as they comply with the dress code requirements of being no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
Be creative.  Decorate that red sweatshirt.  Don’t be a Grinch!

For those who choose to not participate in the annual Christmas Sweater Day, the school uniform will be the appropriate attire.

Students who embrace the holiday spirit will be CC Social Media stars that day!
Candy Cane Sales – Candy Cane Message slips are on sale during lunches. Bring your change and be ready to send some holiday cheer.

School & Homecoming pictures are in the main office ready for pick up!

Scholarships – Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are available from December 1 until March 1. All applicants receive an email with decisions the second week of May 2019. http://www.grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships
Applying for scholarships has never been so easy. By completing just one online application, you’ll automatically be considered for more than 70 scholarship funds. GRCF has scholarships available for students with a wide variety of backgrounds, GPA’s, areas of study and levels of education. In addition to their general scholarship application, there are many additional scholarships available to students based on specific criteria such as attending a certain school, pursuing a specific major,  being affiliated with an employer such as Meijer, and many more. These additional scholarships require supplemental applications. Don’t delay; Apply TODAY!!

Active scholarships are listed in Naviance. The following scholarship opportunities are now available:

  • 4040 Scholarship (deadline 12/15)
  • Burger King Scholars Program (deadline: 12/15)
  • Guy Wilson Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)  
  • Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship (deadline: 1/25)
  • LMCU – Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship (deadline: 1/31)
  • William D and Jewell Brewer Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)
  • mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology (deadline: 1/31)
  • Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship (deadline: 2/28)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (deadline 3/1)

The Newman Society Essay Scholarship:   www.NewmanSoc.org/EssayContest

School pictures (retakes) and ID cards are in the main office!

Talk & Tour Career Series

– Upcoming events:

Tuesday, December 11 –  Careers in Interior Design & Sales; and recently added: Tuesday, May 7 –  Careers in Health Care requiring 2 years or less of training!  Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year!  Events are filling up fast, so if a student sees a career they are interested in exploring, please encourage them to act quickly and get registered.  Get more details or find registration links on our  Talk & Tour webpage.

Lunch on Thursday – Pasta with Meat Sauce, Chicken Cesar Wrap & Chicken Chili 

LUNCH ACCOUNTS MUST BE CLEARED BEFORE THE HOLIDAY!

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of Miracles be with you. May God awaken you to the Divine Presence in your life, bringing you to marvel and wonder, surprise and awe. And as you ponder God’s loving plan for you, may the miracle of your own life forever feed you. May the God of Miracles bless you. –Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 12-11-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
Erma Bombeck 


ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 11, 1946 In the aftermath of World War II, the General Assembly of the United Nations votes to establish the  United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), an organization to help provide relief and support to children living in countries devastated by the war.

Cougar Gear Store will be open Monday, December 17th from 6-8 pm at the CAT

Christmas Sweater Day – This Thursday, Dec. 13 is our annual Christmas Sweater Day! Here is the plan: 
-The cost is $2.00.  The money goes to our Christmas Families.
-You are challenged to wear the most Christmasy sweater, shirt or outfit you can find.
-You may wear jeans, other pants (chinos, cords, etc.)
-Sweatpants, leggings, shorts, pajamas or onesies are prohibited.
-Ladies- you may wear skirts as long as they comply with the dress code requirements of being no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
Be creative.  Decorate that red sweatshirt.  Don’t be a Grinch!

For those who choose to not participate in the annual Christmas Sweater Day, the school uniform will be the appropriate attire.

Students who embrace the holiday spirit will be CC Social Media stars that day!
Candy Cane Sales – Candy Cane Message slips go on sale tomorrow during both lunches. Bring your change and be ready to send some holiday cheer.

School & Homecoming pictures are in the main office ready for pick up!

Scholarships – Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are available from December 1 until March 1. All applicants receive an email with decisions the second week of May 2019. http://www.grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships
Applying for scholarships has never been so easy. By completing just one online application, you’ll automatically be considered for more than 70 scholarship funds. GRCF has scholarships available for students with a wide variety of backgrounds, GPA’s, areas of study and levels of education.
In addition to their general scholarship application, there are many additional scholarships available to students based on specific criteria such as attending a certain school, pursuing a specific major,  being affiliated with an employer such as Meijer, and many more. These additional scholarships require supplemental applications. Don’t delay; Apply TODAY!!

Active scholarships are listed in Naviance. The following scholarship opportunities are now available:

  • 4040 Scholarship (deadline 12/15)
  • Burger King Scholars Program (deadline: 12/15)
  • Guy Wilson Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)  
  • Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship (deadline: 1/25)
  • LMCU – Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship (deadline: 1/31)
  • William D and Jewell Brewer Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)
  • mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology (deadline: 1/31)
  • Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship (deadline: 2/28)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (deadline 3/1)

The Newman Society Essay Scholarship:   www.NewmanSoc.org/EssayContest

School pictures (retakes) and ID cards are in the main office!

Talk & Tour Career Series

– Upcoming events:

Tuesday, December 11 –  Careers in Interior Design & Sales; and recently added: Tuesday, May 7 –  Careers in Health Care requiring 2 years or less of training!  Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year!  Events are filling up fast, so if a student sees a career they are interested in exploring, please encourage them to act quickly and get registered.  Get more details or find registration links on our  Talk & Tour webpage.

Lunch on Wednesday – French Toast Sticks, Cuban Panini & Chicken Chili

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of Warmth be with you. May you be warmed by the love of God and fired by the message of the Gospel. May you know an enthusiasm born of the deep-down knowing that you are loved. Into a world that is often cold and dark may your own warmth bring with it the light of God’s presence. May the God of Warmth bless you. –Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 12-10-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.
Kin Hubbard


ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 10,  The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The ceremony came on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite and other high explosives. In his will, Nobel directed that the bulk of his vast fortune be placed in a fund in which the interest would be annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.

Cougar Gear Store will be open Today – December 10th & Monday, December 17th from 6-8 pm at the CA T

Christmas Sweater Day – This Thursday, Dec. 13 is our annual Christmas Sweater Day! Here is the plan: 
-The cost is $2.00.  The money goes to our Christmas Families.
-You are challenged to wear the most Christmasy sweater, shirt or outfit you can find.
-You may wear jeans, other pants (chinos, cords, etc.)
-Sweatpants, leggings, shorts, pajamas or onesies are prohibited.
-Ladies- you may wear skirts as long as they comply with the dress code requirements of being no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
Be creative.  Decorate that red sweatshirt.  Don’t be a Grinch!

For those who choose to not participate in the annual Christmas Sweater Day, the school uniform will be the appropriate attire.

Students who embrace the holiday spirit will be CC Social Media stars that day!
Candy Cane Sales – Candy Cane Message slips go on sale tomorrow during both lunches. Bring your change and be ready to send some holiday cheer.

School & Homecoming pictures are in the main office ready for pick up!

Active scholarships are listed in Naviance. The following scholarship opportunities are now available:

  • 4040 Scholarship (deadline 12/15)
  • Burger King Scholars Program (deadline: 12/15)
  • Guy Wilson Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)  
  • Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship (deadline: 1/25)
  • LMCU – Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship (deadline: 1/31)
  • William D and Jewell Brewer Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)
  • mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology (deadline: 1/31)
  • Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship (deadline: 2/28)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (deadline 3/1)

School pictures (retakes) and ID cards are in the main office!

Talk & Tour Career Series

– Upcoming events:

Tuesday, December 11 –  Careers in Interior Design & Sales; and recently added: Tuesday, May 7 –  Careers in Health Care requiring 2 years or less of training!  Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year!  Events are filling up fast, so if a student sees a career they are interested in exploring, please encourage them to act quickly and get registered.  Get more details or find registration links on our  Talk & Tour webpage.

Lunch on Tuesday – Crispy Beef Taco, Crispy Chicken on Whole Wheat & Chicken Chili

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of Living Water bless you. May God cleanse your perspective on the world around you, removing all that is unholy. May God refresh your spirit and renew you for the sake of the Gospel. May you be submerged and saturated with a deep sense of God’s profound care for you and may this awareness wash over all those you touch. May the God of Living Water bless you. –Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 12-7-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
Thomas Jefferson


ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 7, 1941 At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably
into World War II.

Cougar Gear Store will be open on December 10th & 17th from 6-8 pm at the CAT

Yellow Lunch Forms need to be turned in A.S.A.P.  Blank forms can be found in the main office

Homecoming pictures are in the main office ready for pick up!

Active scholarships are listed in Naviance. The following scholarship opportunities are now available:

  • 4040 Scholarship (deadline 12/15)
  • Burger King Scholars Program (deadline: 12/15)
  • Guy Wilson Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)  
  • Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship (deadline: 1/25)
  • LMCU – Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship (deadline: 1/31)
  • William D and Jewell Brewer Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)
  • mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology (deadline: 1/31)
  • Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship (deadline: 2/28)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (deadline 3/1)

School pictures (retakes) and ID cards are in the main office!

Talk & Tour Career Series

– Upcoming events:

Tuesday, December 11 –  Careers in Interior Design & Sales; and recently added: Tuesday, May 7 –  Careers in Health Care requiring 2 years or less of training!  Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year!  Events are filling up fast, so if a student sees a career they are interested in exploring, please encourage them to act quickly and get registered.  Get more details or find registration links on our  Talk & Tour webpage.

Lunch on Monday – Orange Chicken, Club on Swirl Bread & Chicken Chili

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of Fulfillment bless you. May you know the realization of peace in your world. May your dream of union come to fruition in every prayer that you speak, in each relationship you enter, and in the community that surrounds you. May God plant in you a steady awareness of the invitation to become whole and holy. May the God of Fulfillment be with you.  Maxine Shonk, OP


Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor

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Announcements 12-6-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Mother Teresa 


ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 6, 1884,  in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing the construction of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake and the nation’s first president, George Washington.

Friday is Doughnut December!  There will be doughnuts available at the School Store at 7:30 AM.  Doughnuts cost $1.00.

Cougar Gear Store will be open on December 10th & 17th from 6-8 pm at the CAT

Yellow Lunch Forms need to be turned in A.S.A.P.  Blank forms can be found in the main office

Homecoming pictures are in the main office ready for pick up!

Active scholarships are listed in Naviance. The following scholarship opportunities are now available:

  • 4040 Scholarship (deadline 12/15)
  • Burger King Scholars Program (deadline: 12/15)
  • Guy Wilson Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)  
  • Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship (deadline: 1/25)
  • LMCU – Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship (deadline: 1/31)
  • William D and Jewell Brewer Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)
  • mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology (deadline: 1/31)
  • Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship (deadline: 2/28)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (deadline 3/1)

School pictures (retakes) and ID cards are in the main office!

Talk & Tour Career Series

– Upcoming events:

Tuesday, December 11 –  Careers in Interior Design & Sales; and recently added: Tuesday, May 7 –  Careers in Health Care requiring 2 years or less of training!  Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year!  Events are filling up fast, so if a student sees a career they are interested in exploring, please encourage them to act quickly and get registered.  Get more details or find registration links on our  Talk & Tour webpage.

Lunch on Friday – Pizza, Turkey Reuben & Vegetable Beef Soup

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of Passion bless you. May God fire in you an eagerness for the Kingdom, an enthusiasm for the good news of salvation. May you be energized by faith with an intense awareness of God’s presence and activity in your life. May the divine energy in you kindle the God embers in each one you meet. May the God of Passion be with you. –Maxine Shonk, OP


Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor

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