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Announcements 11-20-2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Change is the end result of all true learning.
Leo Buscaglia


On this day – November 20, 1945 a series of trials of accused Nazi war criminals, conducted by a U.S., French, and Soviet military tribunal based in
Nuremberg, Germany, begins. Twenty-four former Nazi officials were tried, and when it was all over, one year later, half would be sentenced to death by hanging.

Thanksgiving Drive – Thank you to all who have brought donations for our Thanksgiving Drive!! We need a lot more though!!  Please go here:  Thanksgiving Drive   for information on the items we need brought in. Be grateful for all your blessings and help out those who are not as fortunate!

Catholic Central vs. Edwardsburg
Friday, November 24
7:30 pm, Ford Field

Tickets are $10 each.  They will be available during the presale times listed below and at Ford Field.
T-shirts are $10 each and available during the times listed below.

COUGAR GEAR STORE
The Cougar Gear store (located inside Cougar Stadium)  will be open on Tuesday night from 5:30 pm-7 pm.   Gear up for the big game and stock up for Christmas!

Presale Tickets Only:
Tuesday during lunches (Staff and Students Only)

Presale Tickets and State Championship T-shirt Sales

Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm Downtown Gym Lobby (General Public)
Tuesday 4:30-7:00 pm – CAT Lobby (General Public)

Friday 10 am-11:30 am – CAT Lobby (General Public)
Friday  1:30 pm-2:45 pm – CAT Lobby (General Public)

FAN / STUDENT BUSES
Several charter buses have been reserved for Friday.  Students can ride the bus for free; the cost for all others is $20 per person payable upon boarding the bus.  Buses will leave the CAT at 2:30pm.  You must reserve a seat using this link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a45aea923a2fe3-football

Important MHSAA Reminders:

  • Noisemakers are not permitted inside Ford Field (horns, bells, etc..)
  •  Spectators will not be permitted down on the field and the team is not permitted to enter the stands after the game.  If you are wishing to see the team after the game the only option is to wait outside of GATE A (near the team buses).
  • No credit card sales at Ford Field
  • Our game will not be shown live on Fox Sports Detroit.  The game can be streamed live at Foxsportsdetroit.com
  • We are the home team and will occupy section 102-110.  102 and 103 will be our student section and band.  This is the same arrangement as last year.  **The MHSAA has requested CC fans stay in the end zone sections until the conclusion of the game prior to ours.

Smart Aid – Applications for Smart Aid are due on November 27, 2017.            

FCSE Scholarships – Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education Scholarship applications are due on January 5, 2018

Guidance Announcements

College Visits:

11/27 – 11:40 am – Georgetown University 

Careers – Interested in a career in public service? Wednesday, November 29 during A/B lunch Jenine Torres, MPA, from the Grand Rapid Community Foundation will be here to share on philanthropy and what she does to make GR one of the best cities in the country! Please see the guidance office for permissions slips or more information. All grades are welcome.

Service Military Academy Night at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Monday 11/20 at 7 pm.

Testing Dates:
Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685.
SAT – sat.org/register
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Register by November 2, 2017
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
ACT – act.org
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Register by November 3, 2017
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May the God of Hope be with you, inspiring, calling, inviting you to dream and to believe in possibilities. May you trust the dream that is forming in you and may your uplifted face and courageous spirit inspire others who have lost hope. May the blessing of Hope be with you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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State Football Play-Off Information

Catholic Central vs. Edwardsburg
Friday, November 24
7:30pm, Ford Field
 
Tickets are $10 each.  They will be available during the presale times listed below and at Ford Field.
 
T-shirts are $10 each and available during the times listed below.
** State Championship T-shirt design attached below
Presale Tickets Only:
Tuesday during lunches (Staff and Students Only)
Presale Tickets and State Championship T-shirt Sales 
Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm Downtown Gym Lobby (General Public)
Tuesday 4:30-7:00pm – CAT Lobby (General Public)
Friday 10am-11:30am – CAT Lobby (General Public)
Friday  1:30pm-2:45pm – CAT Lobby (General Public)
FAN / STUDENT BUSES
Several charter buses have been reserved for Friday.  Students can ride the bus for free; the cost for all others is $20 per person payable upon boarding the bus.  Buses will leave the CAT at 2:30pm.  You must reserve a seat using this link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a45aea923a2fe3-football
COUGAR GEAR STORE
The Cougar Gear store (located inside Cougar Stadium)  will be open on Tuesday night from 5:30pm-7pm.
Gear up for the big game and stock up for Christmas!
Important MHSAA Reminders:
Noisemakers are not permitted inside Ford Field (horns, bells, etc..)
Spectators will not be permitted down on the field and the team is not permitted to enter the stands after the game.  If you are wishing to see the team after the game the only option is to wait outside of GATE A (near the team buses).
No credit card sales at Ford Field
Our game will not be shown live on Fox Sports Detroit.  The game can be streamed live at Foxsportsdetroit.com
We are the home team and will occupy section 102-110.  102 and 103 will be our student section and band.  This is the same arrangement as last year.  ** The MHSAA has requested CC fans stay in the end zone sections until the conclusion of the game prior to ours.
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Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Giving Guide 2017

We are excited to be featured in this year’s Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Giving Guide 2017. The Giving Guide is given to local business leaders and charity contributors that benefit from learning about local charity and non-profit organizations. We are sharing our mission, events, and ways to get involved with the greater community.

2017 Giving Guide – Catholic Central

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Announcements 11-14-2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
B. C. Forbes


On this day – November 14, 1851 Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in New York. Moby-Dick is now considered a great classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: “Call me Ishmael.” Initially, though, the book about Captain Ahab and his quest for a giant white whale was a flop.

FOOTBALL PLAY OFF INFORMATION:

Catholic Central vs. Escanaba
Saturday1pm at Thirlby Field
400 W Thirteenth St, Traverse City, MI 49684 
Presale Ticket Info: 
Tickets are $7 each
Staff and Students Only Thursday during lunch period
General Public 
Thursday4:00-6:30pm
CAT – Lobby

Writer’s Group: We will meet this Thursday, 11/16 in room 412 beginning at 3:10. Even if you did not sign up for Writer’s Group, feel free to join us if you like to write or want to improve your writing.

Maker Space  — This Wednesday in Maker Space during Lunch/Channel One:  Come check out our new 3-D printers and learn how to design and print your own creations.  The options are endless!  Snacks provided.  All are welcome.

CC Girls Soccer – On Thursday, November 16th, 6:30 pm at the CAT (in the Team Room on the main floor), we will have a meeting to review Winter Training Options available to the girls and discuss March 2018 Tryouts. Players and Parents are invited and in particular, new Players and Parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Questions? Please email David Malson @ david.malson@btlaw.com.

March For Life – There will be an informational meeting about The March For Life trip Wednesday, November 15, in Mr. Menno’s room after school.

SciFi Club:  We are meeting today, Tuesday after school in room 306 to talk about Thor:Ragnarok.  Please come if you can make it!               

Smart Aid – Applications for Smart Aid are due on November 27, 2017.

FCSE Scholarships – Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education Scholarship applications are due on January 5, 2018

Guidance Announcements

Careers – Interested in a career in public service? Wednesday, November 29 during A/B lunch Jenine Torres, MPA, from the Grand Rapid Community Foundation will be here to share on philanthropy and what she does to make GR one of the best cities in the country! Please see the guidance office for permissions slips or more information. All grades are welcome. 

Service Military Academy Night at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Monday 11/20 at 7 pm.

Testing Dates:
Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685.
SAT – sat.org/register
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Register by November 2, 2017 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
ACT – act.org
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Register by November 3, 2017
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May the blessing of the Sunset make your heart burn with gratitude to God for the graces of the waning day. May the beauty of the brilliant sky be a reflection of God’s infinite love and mercy. As the sun slowly sinks below the horizon, may it put to rest whatever fears or doubts you have and gently cradle you in the loving arms of God. May the blessing of the God of Sunset be upon you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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2017-18 1st Quarter Honor Roll

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Senior All Night Party

Welcome to Senior Year!

A part of the tradition for Seniors at Catholic Central is attending the Senior All Night Party (SANP). Parent-organized and sponsored, the senior all-night party provides a safe, chaperoned way for our graduates to celebrate this milestone with their classmates. The planning committee is preparing for a night filled with fun and laughter that’s sure to create memories for a lifetime! The themed party features a variety of food, entertainment, and activities. The details and locations of the evening are kept a surprise until the night of the event.

For more on fundraisers, volunteering, and necessary information, please click the following link – SANP

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Announcements 11-13-2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle


On this day – November 13, 1982 Near the end of a week long national salute to Americans who served in the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of the conflict. The long-awaited memorial was a simple V-shaped black-granite wall inscribed with the names of the 57,939 Americans who died in the conflict, arranged in order of death, not rank, as was common in other memorials.

Maker Space  — This Wednesday in Maker Space during Lunch/Channel One:  Come check out our new 3-D printers and learn how to design and print your own creations.  The options are endless!  Snacks provided.  All are welcome.

March For Life – There will be an informational meeting about The March For Life trip next Wednesday, November 15, in Mr. Menno’s room after school.

SciFi Club:  We are meeting Tuesday after school in room 306 to talk about Thor:Ragnarok.  Please come if you can make it!                         

Varsity wrestling team is looking for a camera/video person this season?  Anyone interested please see Coach Schroder at the CAT after school.  Thanks!

Smart Aid – Applications for Smart Aid are due on November 27, 2017.

FCSE Scholarships – Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education Scholarship applications are due on January 5, 2018

Maker Space–This Wednesday in MakerSpace during Lunch/Channel One:  Come check out our new 3-D printers and learn how to design and print your own creations.  The options are endless!  Snacks provided.  All are welcome.

Guidance Announcements

Careers – Interested in a career in public service? Wednesday, November 29 during A/B lunch Jenine Torres, MPA, from the Grand Rapid Community Foundation will be here to share on philanthropy and what she does to make GR one of the best cities in the country! Please see the guidance office for permissions slips or more information. All grades are welcome. 

Upcoming College Visits:
11/14 – 10:00 a.m. – Colorado Christian University

11/14 – The University of Alabama – 4th period

11/15 – 8:50 a.m. – Saginaw Valley State University – CANCELLED
Teacher permission slips must be signed and submitted before the day of the presentation!
Plus, save the date for these college events too:
Juniors & their parents – Don’t forget to attend the Paying for College presentation tonight11/13 at 7 pm in the new CC Student Center as well as the Service Military Academy Night at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Monday 11/20 at 7 pm.
Testing Dates:
Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685.
SAT – sat.org/register
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Register by November 2, 2017 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
ACT – act.org
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Register by November 3, 2017
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May the God of Vitality be with you, filling you with life and love, bringing you to a place of energy and eagerness, calling you to happiness and freedom. May this God also be with you in times of doubt and struggle and fill you with a passion for what is good and true. May the blessing of Vitality be on you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 11-10-2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton


On this day – November 10, 1975 The SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks 17 miles from the entrance to Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior, taking all 29 crew members with her.  At the time of its launch in 1958, the 729-foot-long freighter was the largest and fastest ship on the Great Lakes. 

Varsity wrestling team is looking for a camera/video person this season?  Anyone interested please see Coach Schroder at the CAT after school.

Shakespeare’s Production – Hey guys: ever wondered if you had it in you to perform on stage in front of a live audience? Mr. Rose is looking for 2 to 5 men to fill small roles in the combined cast production of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice with performance dates of Jan. 18-20 and 25-27, 2018. Two of these role have lines and one needs a person of color. Here’s your chance to enjoy the feeling of success that so many other West Catholic or Catholic Central guys have enjoyed when they took the chance and joined a show. Contact Mr. Rose at bob_rose52@yahoo.com if you would like more information.

FOOTBALL PLAY OFF INFORMATION

Catholic Central vs. Belding
Friday7pm at Cougar Stadium
*Ticket booth will open at 6pm on Friday.

Theme for the night is “Winter Wonderland” dress for snow 

GOLF – CATHOLIC CENTRAL INDOOR GOLF FACILITY – “THE DEN”
OPEN DEN Starts Tuesday, November 14th 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM  EVERYONE! – GUYS, GIRLS, 7th and 8th GRADERS!
OPEN DEN every Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Bring your clubs and work on your skills at THE DEN.  We have a 9-hole putting green, two full swing mats cages along with various training aids.  Let’s get this party started!!  (No Open Den on Thanksgiving Day!)

Smart Aid – Applications for Smart Aid are due on November 27, 2017.

FCSE Scholarships – Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education Scholarship applications are due on January 5, 2018

Maker Space–Thanksgiving in Style– Stop in the Maker Space from November 7 through November 17 to create a sophisticated version of the turkey hands you made back in grade school. Add lights, glam it up, or make it 3D…the opportunities are endless! Prizes to be awarded. Submissions due by November 16.

Guidance Announcements

Careers – Interested in a career in public service? Wednesday, November 29 during A/B lunch Jenine Torres, MPA, from the Grand Rapid Community Foundation will be here to share on philanthropy and what she does to make GR one of the best cities in the country! Please see the guidance office for permissions slips or more information. All grades are welcome. 

Upcoming College Visits:
11/13 – 10:00 a.m. – Aveda Institute
11/14 – 10:00 a.m. – Colorado Christian University

11/14 – The University of Alabama – 4th period

11/15 – 8:50 a.m. – Saginaw Valley State University – CANCELLED
Teacher permission slips must be signed and submitted before the day of the presentation!
Plus, save the date for these college events too:
Juniors & their parents – Don’t forget to attend the Paying for College presentation this Monday 11/13 at 7 pm in the new CC Student Center as well as the Service Military Academy Night at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Monday 11/20 at 7 pm.
Testing Dates:
Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685.
SAT – sat.org/register
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Register by November 2, 2017 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
ACT – act.org
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Register by November 3, 2017
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018

Any student who is interested in a career in law enforcement is invited to join

JOKE OF THE DAY:     Q: Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants?
A: In case he got a hole in one.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May the God of Freedom be with you, liberating you from that which prevents true growth. May your freedom bring spontaneity, creativity, and hope into a wounded world and may it open others to the possibility and promise of new life and resurrection. May the God of Freedom be with you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 11-9-2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
Benjamin Spock


On this day – November 9, 1989, East German officials opened the Berlin Wall, allowing travel from East to West Berlin. The following day, celebrating Germans began to tear the wall down. One of the ugliest and most infamous symbols of the Cold War was soon reduced to rubble that was quickly snatched up by souvenir hunters.

Earth Club – Attention Earth club members, we have a meeting today!  Hope you can make it.  We will be in 502 for this meeting.

Reminder – Discernment and doughnut group to meet tomorrow morning at 7:15 am in the Chapel.  All are welcome!

Shakespeare’s Production – Hey guys: ever wondered if you had it in you to perform on stage in front of a live audience? Mr. Rose is looking for 2 to 5 men to fill small roles in the combined cast production of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice with performance dates of Jan. 18-20 and 25-27, 2018. Two of these role have lines and one needs a person of color. Here’s your chance to enjoy the feeling of success that so many other West Catholic or Catholic Central guys have enjoyed when they took the chance and joined a show. Contact Mr. Rose at bob_rose52@yahoo.com if you would like more information.

FOOTBALL PLAY OFF INFORMATION

Catholic Central vs. Belding
Friday7pm at Cougar Stadium
*Ticket booth will open at 6pm on Friday.

Theme for the night is “Winter Wonderland” dress for snow

GOLF – CATHOLIC CENTRAL INDOOR GOLF FACILITY – “THE DEN”
OPEN DEN Starts Tuesday, November 14th 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM  EVERYONE! – GUYS, GIRLS, 7th and 8th GRADERS!
OPEN DEN every Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Bring your clubs and work on your skills at THE DEN.  We have a 9-hole putting green, two full swing mats cages along with various training aids.  Let’s get this party started!!  (No Open Den on Thanksgiving Day!)

Smart Aid – Applications for Smart Aid are due on November 27, 2017.

FCSE Scholarships – Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education Scholarship applications are due on January 5, 2018

Maker Space–Thanksgiving in Style– Stop in the Maker Space from November 7 through November 17 to create a sophisticated version of the turkey hands you made back in grade school. Add lights, glam it up, or make it 3D…the opportunities are endless! Prizes to be awarded. Submissions due by November 16.

Guidance Announcements
Upcoming College Visits:
11/13 – 10:00 a.m. – Aveda Institute
11/14 – 10:00 a.m. – Colorado Christian University
11/15 – 8:50 a.m. – Saginaw Valley State University – CANCELLED
Teacher permission slips must be signed and submitted before the day of the presentation!
Plus, save the date for these college events too:
Paying For College presentation – Monday 11/13, 7 pm @ CCHS Student Center
Military Service Academy Night – Monday 11/20, 7 pm @ Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Testing Dates:
Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685.
SAT – sat.org/register
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Register by November 2, 2017 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
ACT – act.org
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Register by November 3, 2017
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018

Any student who is interested in a career in law enforcement is invited to join

JOKE OF THE DAY:   When do computers overheat? When they need to vent.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May the God of the Covenant be with you, entering with you into the place of mutual fidelity. May you approach this covenant with all that is honest and real in you. And may God’s whispered promise to remain with you always echo through your being and through all your doing. May the God of the Covenant bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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SMART Aid – Greg Deja Principal/CEO

Dear Catholic Central students and parents,

Thank you for growing with us here at Catholic Central High School. We appreciate your commitment to deepen your faith, to strive for excellence, to sacrifice to provide a Catholic education, and to be a part of our special community.  While this year seems to have just begun, we are already making plans for the 2018-19 school year, and we need you to be aware of two important deadlines.

1).   It is time to apply for Smart Aid for next school year.  Any family in need of tuition assistance should apply. The application deadline is November 27th.  For your convenience, Catholic Central is hosting two workshops on campus to help you complete this important process on the evenings of November 7th and 14th.  Kindly register if you plan to take advantage of this free service to ensure we have adequate staffing. Instructions and FAQs can be found herePara descargar la versión en español , haga clic aquí.

2.)  The deadline for Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education scholarships is January 5th, 2018.  NOTE: There are 20 scholarships exclusive to Catholic Central High School and 7 additional scholarships that are shared between CC & WC.  While many of these scholarships are need-based, all students are encouraged to apply.  All scholarship applications should be returned to the Main Office.

For over 100 years, Catholic Central has been committed to providing the highest-quality education in an environment built on faith and the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.  With you as our partners, we are excited to make initial preparations for next year.

If we can assist you in any way during the weeks ahead, please let us know and we will be glad to help.

Yours in Christ,

Greg Deja | Principal/CEO

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