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Announcements 4-23-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.

Bill Copeland


On this day – April 23, 1564, According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn. Shakespeare’s date of death is conclusively known, however: it was April 23, 1616. He was 52 years old and had retired to Stratford three years before.

Art Show – Please come check out Cynthia Baeza-Zavala’s art show.  It will be up by the art room on the 3rd floor of the STEAM building until Friday.

The Kent County Recycling Tour has been cancelled due to low signups.  Please contact Dr. Molloseau if you are interested in visiting this facility another time.  Happy Earth week!

Cougar Gear Sale Dates

Wednesday 4/25   5-7pm
Monday 4/30  5-7pm
Monday 5/14  5-7pm
Monday 6/4   5-7pm

Cougar Den is located in the stadium at the CAT

Model United Nations – Congratulations to the 41 students who represented our school’s delegation at MSU’s Model United Nations conference! Two of our team earned prestigious book awards:Max Klein: representing Paraguay in Economic and Finance CouncilSarah Dickens: representing Phoebe Goodwin in the Zattari Refugee Camp CrisisCongrats all on a fine performance!

Fall Show & Shakespeare – It’s spring and time to start planning for the Fall show and Shakespeare. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 2 at 3:15 in the Band Room where Mr. Rose will discuss the shows, the cast needs and the dates for auditions. The meeting will be twenty minutes or so, but Mr. Rose will stay around to answer any questions. Come find out what’s on the schedule for these shows. You may discover you want to audition for one or both! See you there.

Catholic Central Service Awards
If you would like to be considered for Catholic Central Service Awards – please have all of your volunteer hours documented by May 1.  This would be on service forms and in the service doc. on the web site. This applies to any hours of this current school year.
Award levels are:
Bronze – at least 100 hours
Silver – over 175 hours
Gold – over 250 hours
Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

SUMMER ACADEMY EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – An early bird discount is being offered for the Summer academic courses:  Health and Economics, from $5 to $25 until April 27, 2018.

Guidance Announcements 

COMMUNITY CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
SUMMER CAMPS
The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well. 

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
Testing Dates:

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

SAT – sat.org/register
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108
*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School
ACT – act.org
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 Openness be with you, receiving you, accepting you just as you are; allowing you to be, calling you to gentleness and reverence with each person and in each situation; opening you to receive the richest of blessings. May the blessing of Openness be on you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor

 

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Announcements 4-19-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Robin Williams


On this day – April 19, 1897, the first Boston Marathon is run in Boston, Massachusetts. John J. McDermott of New York ran the 24.5-mile course of the all-male event in a winning time of 2:55:10. The first modern marathon was held at the 1896 Olympics in Athens. The 24.8-mile course was based on the distance run by Greek soldier Pheidippides from the plains of Marathon to Athens, where he carried the news of the Greek army’s victory over Persia.

MSUMUN Team: Don’t forget-bring your luggage to school tomorrow and store it in the storage room across from room 306. Report to Room 306 after school for last minute announcements before our departure at 3:15 pm.

Prom – Tomorrow is the last day to buy your Prom tickets.  We have to get the caterer our final numbers on Friday afternoon.  Tickets are on sale before school and after school at the school store.  Tickets are $125 for a Couple and $75 for Stag. Guest passes are in the Main Office.  You will sign up for a table when you buy your ticket. Please write down any dietary restrictions when you buy your ticket.

Catholic Central Service Awards
If you would like to be considered for Catholic Central Service Awards – please have all of your volunteer hours documented by May 1.  This would be on service forms and in the service doc. on the web site. This applies to any hours of this current school year.
Award levels are:
Bronze – at least 100 hours
Silver – over 175 hours
Gold – over 250 hours
Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

SUMMER ACADEMY EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – An early bird discount is being offered for the Summer academic courses:  Health and Economics, from $5 to $25 until April 27, 2018.

Celebration of Music Competition – Lucas Chalfoun’s sister Lana, who is a 7th grader at St.Thomas the Apostle, is a finalist along with her band Meltdown Cinema in a PBS talent search competition called Celebration of Music.  We are asking the whole community to support her by voting for Meltdown Cinema as your favorite Act.  You can go to the Celebration of Music website, celebrationofmusic.com, click on contestants and go to the Grand Rapids show, WGVU.  There you can find Meltdown Cinema and place your vote!  One vote per email address.
The taped show will air this Sunday night, April 22, at 6pm on PBS!  Winner will be announced on May 3rd!  If Meltdown Cinema wins, they go to L.A. to perform in a nationally televised concert!

Celebrate Earth Week by taking a tour of a local recycling facility on Thursday, April 26th.  Students must sign up by tomorrow.  The tour will take place from 8:30-10:30 am including traveling to and from the facility.  Come see what happens to all that paper, plastic water bottles and metal that you put in our recycling bins!  Please add your name to the following Google Form if interested.  More details to follow.  Contact Dr. Molloseau if you have any questions.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNNwkmSukX5r0AMk5NE6IK8zqSj25GzN8-uRtT_QQg00cxVA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Guidance Announcements

COMMUNITY CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
SUMMER CAMPS
The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well. 

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
Testing Dates:

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

SAT – sat.org/register
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108
*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School
ACT – act.org
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 Hills be with you. Remembering hills you have seen in the past, may your thoughts always rise up to goodness, truth, and beauty. May God carry you through your uphill struggles and run with you in the downhill freedoms. May your faith and your concern for others encourage them to walk the hills of their lives with courage, trust, and freedom. May the blessing of the Hills be with you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 4-18-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Believe in something larger than yourself… get involved in the

big ideas of your time.

Barbara Bush


On this day – April 18, 1906 At 5:13 a.m., an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California, killing hundreds of people as it topples numerous buildings. The quake was caused by a slip of the San Andreas Fault over a segment about 275 miles long, and shock waves could be felt from southern Oregon down to Los Angeles.

Prom – Friday is the last day to buy your tickets (really!).  We have to get the caterer our final numbers on Friday afternoon.  Tickets are on sale before school and after school at the school store.  Tickets are $125 for a Couple and $75 for Stag. Guest passes are in the Main Office.  You will sign up for a table when you buy your ticket. Please write down any dietary restrictions when you buy your ticket. 
Catholic Central Service Awards

If you would like to be considered for Catholic Central Service Awards – please have all of your volunteer hours documented by May 1.  This would be on service forms and in the service doc. on the web site. This applies to any hours of this current school year.
Award levels are:
Bronze – at least 100 hours
Silver – over 175 hours
Gold – over 250 hours
Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

SUMMER ACADEMY EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – An early bird discount is being offered for the Summer academic courses:  Health and Economics, from $5 to $25 until April 27, 2018.

Celebration of Music Competition – Lucas Chalfoun’s sister Lana, who is a 7th grader at St.Thomas the Apostle, is a finalist along with her band Meltdown Cinema in a PBS talent search competition called Celebration of Music.  We are asking the whole community to support her by voting for Meltdown Cinema as your favorite Act.  You can go to the Celebration of Music website, celebrationofmusic.com, click on contestants and go to the Grand Rapids show, WGVU.  There you can find Meltdown Cinema and place your vote!  One vote per email address.
The taped show will air this Sunday night, April 22, at 6pm on PBS!  Winner will be announced on May 3rd!  If Meltdown Cinema wins, they go to L.A. to perform in a nationally televised concert!

Celebrate Earth Week by taking a tour of a local recycling facility on Thursday, April 26th.  The tour will take place from 8:30-10:30 am including traveling to and from the facility.  Come see what happens to all that paper, plastic water bottles and metal that you put in our recycling bins!  Please add your name to the following Google Form if interested.  More details to follow.  Contact Dr. Molloseau if you have any questions.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNNwkmSukX5r0AMk5NE6IK8zqSj25GzN8-uRtT_QQg00cxVA/viewform?usp=sf_link

New Volunteer Opportunity
Tutoring at St. Andrew’s “Learning Cafe” 5-6 students are needed to tutor African refugee kids at the Learning Cafe on Thursday evenings from 6:15 – 8:00 PMfrom now through the end of May.   The Learning Cafe will close for the summer, reopening in the fall. Tutoring is not difficult. We work on homework, then practice core competencies of the learners grade level, and then read/practice speaking/play games….whatever the learner likes to do that teaches them language and American culture and manners.
Our waiting learners are:

  • Elise (6) years old, male
  • Jimmy (10)
  • Leandre (11) male
  • Naomi  (14)
  • Aline, female, (15)

The Learning Cafe is at 265 Sheldon SE, which is the north side of the Cathedral Rectory. Students should come talk to Mrs. DeYoung in 304 with questions.

Guidance Announcements

COMMUNITY CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
SUMMER CAMPS
The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well. 

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
Testing Dates:

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

SAT – sat.org/register
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108
*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School
ACT – act.org
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 be present to you whenever you are angry, energizing you to discover divine truths wherever they may be found. May you discern the heart of your anger and speak the words that give birth to positive change and mutual growth while the rest falls away like chaff. May you be a patient presence to others in their anger. May the God who holds you in your anger, the God of Patience bless you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 4-16-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

A people free to choose will always choose peace.
Ronald Reagan


On this day – April 16, 1889, future Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin is born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, England. Chaplin, one of the most financially successful stars of early Hollywood, was introduced to the stage when he was five. The son of London music hall entertainers, young Chaplin was watching a show starring his mother when her voice cracked. He was quickly shuffled onto the stage to finish the act.

ELEVATOR KEYS! Students who have elevator keys that do not need them please turn them into the main office – we are out!!!
Prom – Friday is the last day to buy your tickets (really!). We have to get the caterer our final numbers on Friday afternoon. Tickets are on sale before school and after school at the school store. Tickets are $125 for a Couple and $75 for Stag. Guest passes are in the Main Office. You will sign up for a table when you buy your ticket. Please write down any dietary restrictions when you buy your ticket.
Catholic Central Service Awards
If you would like to be considered for Catholic Central Service Awards – please have all of your volunteer hours documented by May 1. This would be on service forms and in the service doc. on the web site. This applies to any hours of this current school year.
Award levels are:
Bronze – at least 100 hours
Silver – over 175 hours
Gold – over 250 hours
Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

SUMMER ACADEMY EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – An early bird discount is being offered for the Summer academic courses: Health and Economics, from $5 to $25 until April 27, 2018.

Celebration of Music Competition – Lucas Chalfoun’s sister Lana, who is a 7th grader at St.Thomas the Apostle, is a finalist along with her band Meltdown Cinema in a PBS talent search competition called Celebration of Music. We are asking the whole community to support her by voting for Meltdown Cinema as your favorite Act. You can go to the Celebration of Music website, celebrationofmusic.com, click on contestants and go to the Grand Rapids show, WGVU. There you can find Meltdown Cinema and place your vote! One vote per email address.
The taped show will air this Sunday night, April 22, at 6pm on PBS! Winner will be announced on May 3rd! If Meltdown Cinema wins, they go to L.A. to perform in a nationally televised concert!

SJV Auction team is looking for volunteers! They need some student volunteers for a few hours (5 to 8 pm) to be table runners during the dinner portion of the event. The auction will be on Saturday, April 21st at the Knights of Columbus hall on Clyde Park Ave. To sign up click on the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fa9aa22a3f49-sjvauction

Earth Club (Olson/Kanitz) – Earth Club will be meeting in the Library on April 17th from 3-4 pm. Come and join us as we prepare for Earth Day! Please email Mrs. Kanitz or Mrs. Olson whether you can/cannot attend.

Celebrate Earth Week by taking a tour of a local recycling facility on Thursday, April 26th. The tour will take place from 8:30-10:30 am including traveling to and from the facility. Come see what happens to all that paper, plastic water bottles and metal that you put in our recycling bins! Please add your name to the following Google Form if interested. More details to follow. Contact Dr. Molloseau if you have any questions.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNNwkmSukX5r0AMk5NE6IK8zqSj25GzN8-uRtT_QQg00cxVA/viewform?usp=sf_link

New Volunteer Opportunity
Tutoring at St. Andrew’s “Learning Cafe”
5-6 students are needed to tutor African refugee kids at the Learning Cafe on Thursday evenings from 6:15 – 8:00 PM from now through the end of May. The Learning Cafe will close for the summer, reopening in the fall. Tutoring is not difficult. We work on homework, then practice core competencies of the learners grade level, and then read/practice speaking/play games….whatever the learner likes to do that teaches them language and American culture and manners.
Our waiting learners are:

Elise (6) years old, male

Jimmy (10)

Leandre (11) male

Naomi (14)

Aline, female, (15)

The Learning Cafe is at 265 Sheldon SE, which is the north side of the Cathedral Rectory. Students should come talk to Mrs. DeYoung in 304 with questions.

Guidance Announcements

COMMUNITY CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
SUMMER CAMPS
The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18. Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well.

The Grand Rapids Police Department is offering two free career exploration opportunities:
Police Explorers Program – a bi-weekly commitment to learn about the field of law enforcement through hands on training and competition geared for the more serious applicant ready to prepare themselves for a career in law enforcement. Basic Qualifications: Be between 14 (completed 8th grade) and 20 years old and live within 60 minutes of the Grand Rapids city limits. There is no application deadline for this continuing program *Anyone with questions regarding these programs, or any other programs or job opportunities, may call (616) 456-3301 or email: GRPDrecuiting@grcity.us.

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
Testing Dates:

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

SAT – sat.org/register
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108
*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School
ACT – act.org
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 by the God of Peace who stills the heart that quakes with fear or doubt or confusion. May you discover your peace in the “Godseed” of your own being and in the flowering of your inner goodness. May the warmth of your peace bring calm to those who tremble in fear and uncertainty. May the blessing of Peace be on you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


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Early Bird Discount for Summer Economics & Summer Health

We are increasing the Early Bird Discount for registering for two summer courses: Summer Economics and Summer Health, from $5 to $25. That means that registrations received by April 27th can pay $575 for Summer Health and Summer Economics rather than $600. The $5 early bird discount for the other programs (HS Prep – Reading, HS Prep – Math, Achieving for Success, and Babysitter Training) does not change.

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Announcements 4-13-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.

Thomas Jefferson


On this day – April 13, 1970, disaster strikes 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blows up on Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission. Astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise had left Earth two days before for the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon but were forced to turn their attention to simply making it home alive.

ELEVATOR KEYS!   Students who have elevator keys that do not need them please turn them into the main office – we are out!!! 

PROM – Prom tickets are on sale at the school store.  Stop by before or after school.  You will sign up for your table when you purchase your ticket.  Tickets are $125 for a couple and $75 for stag.   Guest passes are available in the main office. 

HOPE – There will be a HOPE information in 304 today.  See Mrs. DeYoung for more information.

SUMMER ACADEMY EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – An early bird discount is being offered for the Summer academic courses:  Health and Economics, from $5 to $25 until April 27, 2018.

SJV Auction team is looking for volunteers!  They need some student volunteers for a few hours (5 to 8 pm) to be table runners during the dinner portion of the event.  The auction will be on Saturday, April 21st at the Knights of Columbus hall on Clyde Park Ave.  To sign up click on the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fa9aa22a3f49-sjvauction

Interested in dance and movement? Ever wanted to try and spin a flag? The Catholic Central Color Guard will be hosting tryouts in the Catholic Central Band Room on Monday April 16, Tuesday April 17 and Wednesday April 18 from 6-8 p.m. Attendance to all 3 tryouts is encouraged but not required.  Attire must also be PE appropriate. You do not need to be a member of the band to be in the Colorguard.  Just come check it out! More information will be given during the tryouts, including the summer schedule.  For any questions email Liz VandenBerg at liz.fortesewinganddesign@gmail.com or Mrs. Reinhard atannreinhard@grcatholiccentral.org

Earth Club (Olson/Kanitz) – Earth Club will be meeting in the Library on April 17th from 3-4 pm. Come and join us as we prepare for Earth Day! Please email Mrs. Kanitz or Mrs. Olson whether you can/cannot attend.

Celebrate Earth Week by taking a tour of a local recycling facility on Thursday, April 26th.  The tour will take place from 8:30-10:30 am including traveling to and from the facility.  Come see what happens to all that paper, plastic water bottles and metal that you put in our recycling bins!  Please add your name to the following Google Form if interested.  More details to follow.  Contact Dr. Molloseau if you have any questions.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNNwkmSukX5r0AMk5NE6IK8zqSj25GzN8-uRtT_QQg00cxVA/viewform?usp=sf_link

New Volunteer Opportunity
Tutoring at St. Andrew’s “Learning Cafe”
5-6 students are needed to tutor African refugee kids at the Learning Cafe on Thursday evenings from 6:15 – 8:00 PM from now through the end of May.   The Learning Cafe will close for the summer, reopening in the fall. Tutoring is not difficult. We work on homework, then practice core competencies of the learners grade level, and then read/practice speaking/play games….whatever the learner likes to do that teaches them language and American culture and manners.
Our waiting learners are:

  • Elise (6) years old, male
  • Jimmy (10)
  • Leandre (11) male
  • Naomi  (14)
  • Aline, female, (15)

The Learning Cafe is at 265 Sheldon SE, which is the north side of the Cathedral Rectory. Students should come talk to Mrs. DeYoung in 304 with questions.

Guidance Announcements

COMMUNITY CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
SUMMER CAMPS
The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well.

The Grand Rapids Police Department is offering two free career exploration opportunities:
Police Explorers Program – a bi-weekly commitment to learn about the field of law enforcement through hands on training and competition geared for the more serious applicant ready to prepare themselves for a career in law enforcement. Basic Qualifications: Be between 14 (completed 8th grade) and 20 years old and live within 60 minutes of the Grand Rapids city limits. There is no application deadline for this continuing program *Anyone with questions regarding these programs, or any other programs or job opportunities, may call (616) 456-3301 or email:  GRPDrecuiting@grcity.us

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
Testing Dates:

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

SAT – sat.org/register
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108
*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School
ACT – act.org
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 made holy by the God who knows you in your struggle. This is the God who knows you well and understands your crying need to know. May you be willing to wrestle with God, like Jacob before you, seeking always to learn the ways of God. May you come away from the mat with a deeper understanding and trust in what it means to be faithful and may you be a faithful companion to all those who struggle. May the God of Understanding bless you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 4-12-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with. 

Billy Graham 


On this day – April 12, 1945, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in his home at Warm Springs, Georgia, on this day in 1945. The only man to be elected to four terms as president of the United States, Roosevelt is remembered–by friends and enemies alike–for his New Deal social policies and his leadership during wartime.

ELEVATOR KEYS!   Students who have elevator keys that do not need them please turn them into the main office – we are out!!! 

PROM – Prom tickets are on sale at the school store.  Stop by before or after school.  You will sign up for your table when you purchase your ticket.  Tickets are $125 for a couple and $75 for stag.   Guest passes are available in the main office.

HOPE – There will be a HOPE information in 304 tomorrow.  See Mrs. DeYoung for more information.

Attention all talented cougars-
If you are interested in performing at our annual all-school talent show, there is a mandatory performer signup and meeting today, Thursday April 12th during A and D lunches in the CC Choir Room (third floor of the STEAM center). Sign ups and information will be given at this meeting for all interested participants. We are looking for singers, bands, pianists, dancers, instrumentalists, jugglers…. Anyone with a talent to share is welcome to be a part of this exciting performance opportunity!

SJV Auction team is looking for volunteers!  They need some student volunteers for a few hours (5 to 8 pm) to be table runners during the dinner portion of the event.  The auction will be on Saturday, April 21st at the Knights of Columbus hall on Clyde Park Ave.  To sign up click on the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fa9aa22a3f49-sjvauction

Interested in dance and movement? Ever wanted to try and spin a flag? The Catholic Central Color Guard will be hosting tryouts in the Catholic Central Band Room on Monday April 16, Tuesday April 17 and Wednesday April 18 from 6-8 p.m. Attendance to all 3 tryouts is encouraged but not required.  Attire must also be PE appropriate. You do not need to be a member of the band to be in the Colorguard.  Just come check it out! More information will be given during the tryouts, including the summer schedule.  For any questions email Liz VandenBerg at liz.fortesewinganddesign@gmail.com or Mrs. Reinhard atannreinhard@grcatholiccentral.org

Earth Club (Olson/Kanitz) – Earth Club will be meeting in the Library on April 17th from 3-4 pm. Come and join us as we prepare for Earth Day! Please email Mrs. Kanitz or Mrs. Olson whether you can/cannot attend.

Celebrate Earth Week by taking a tour of a local recycling facility on Thursday, April 26th.  The tour will take place from 8:30-10:30 am including traveling to and from the facility.  Come see what happens to all that paper, plastic water bottles and metal that you put in our recycling bins!  Please add your name to the following Google Form if interested.  More details to follow.  Contact Dr. Molloseau if you have any questions.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNNwkmSukX5r0AMk5NE6IK8zqSj25GzN8-uRtT_QQg00cxVA/viewform?usp=sf_link

New Volunteer Opportunity
Tutoring at St. Andrew’s “Learning Cafe”
5-6 students are needed to tutor African refugee kids at the Learning Cafe on Thursday evenings from 6:15 – 8:00 PM from now through the end of May.   The Learning Cafe will close for the summer, reopening in the fall. Tutoring is not difficult. We work on homework, then practice core competencies of the learners grade level, and then read/practice speaking/play games….whatever the learner likes to do that teaches them language and American culture and manners.
Our waiting learners are:

  • Elise (6) years old, male
  • Jimmy (10)
  • Leandre (11) male
  • Naomi  (14)
  • Aline, female, (15)

The Learning Cafe is at 265 Sheldon SE, which is the north side of the Cathedral Rectory. Students should come talk to Mrs. DeYoung in 304 with questions.

Guidance Announcements

COMMUNITY CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
SUMMER CAMPS
The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well.

The Grand Rapids Police Department is offering two free career exploration opportunities:
Police Explorers Program – a bi-weekly commitment to learn about the field of law enforcement through hands on training and competition geared for the more serious applicant ready to prepare themselves for a career in law enforcement. Basic Qualifications: Be between 14 (completed 8th grade) and 20 years old and live within 60 minutes of the Grand Rapids city limits. There is no application deadline for this continuing program *Anyone with questions regarding these programs, or any other programs or job opportunities, may call (616) 456-3301 or email:  GRPDrecuiting@grcity.us

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
Testing Dates:

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

SAT – sat.org/register
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108
*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School
ACT – act.org
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 Reverence be with you, filling you with wonder and gentleness, enriching you with divine wisdom and supporting you with Divine Presence. May your reverence and wonder inspire others who are seeking to know God in a personal way and may yours be the gift of reverence for all created things. May the blessing of Reverence be with you.  — Maxine Shonk, OP


Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor

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Announcements 4-11-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens

and lets the future in.

Graham Greene 


On this day – April 11, 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France and one of the greatest military leaders in history, abdicates the throne, and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba.

ELEVATOR KEYS!   Students who have elevator keys that do not need them please turn them into the main office – we are out!!! 

Attention all talented cougars-
If you are interested in performing at our annual all-school talent show, there is a mandatory performer signup and meeting on Thursday April 12th during A and D lunches in the CC Choir Room (third floor of the STEAM center). Sign ups and information will be given at this meeting for all interested participants. We are looking for singers, bands, pianists, dancers, instrumentalists, jugglers…. Anyone with a talent to share is welcome to be a part of this exciting performance opportunity!

SJV Auction team is looking for volunteers!  They need some student volunteers for a few hours (5 to 8 pm) to be table runners during the dinner portion of the event.  The auction will be on Saturday, April 21st at the Knights of Columbus hall on Clyde Park Ave.  To sign up click on the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fa9aa22a3f49-sjvauction

Interested in dance and movement? Ever wanted to try and spin a flag? The Catholic Central Color Guard will be hosting tryouts in the Catholic Central Band Room on Monday April 16, Tuesday April 17 and Wednesday April 18 from 6-8 p.m. Attendance to all 3 tryouts is encouraged but not required.  Attire must also be PE appropriate. You do not need to be a member of the band to be in the Colorguard.  Just come check it out! More information will be given during the tryouts, including the summer schedule.  For any questions email Liz VandenBerg at liz.fortesewinganddesign@gmail.com or Mrs. Reinhard atannreinhard@grcatholiccentral.org

Earth Club (Olson/Kanitz) – Earth Club will be meeting in the Library on April 17th from 3-4 pm. Come and join us as we prepare for Earth Day! Please email Mrs. Kanitz or Mrs. Olson whether you can/cannot attend.

Celebrate Earth Week by taking a tour of a local recycling facility on Thursday, April 26th.  The tour will take place from 8:30-10:30 am including traveling to and from the facility.  Come see what happens to all that paper, plastic water bottles and metal that you put in our recycling bins!  Please add your name to the following Google Form if interested.  More details to follow.  Contact Dr. Molloseau if you have any questions.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNNwkmSukX5r0AMk5NE6IK8zqSj25GzN8-uRtT_QQg00cxVA/viewform?usp=sf_link

New Volunteer Opportunity
Tutoring at St. Andrew’s “Learning Cafe”
5-6 students are needed to tutor African refugee kids at the Learning Cafe on Thursday evenings from 6:15 – 8:00 PM from now through the end of May.   The Learning Cafe will close for the summer, reopening in the fall. Tutoring is not difficult. We work on homework, then practice core competencies of the learners grade level, and then read/practice speaking/play games….whatever the learner likes to do that teaches them language and American culture and manners.
Our waiting learners are:

  • Elise (6) years old, male
  • Jimmy (10)
  • Leandre (11) male
  • Naomi  (14)
  • Aline, female, (15)

The Learning Cafe is at 265 Sheldon SE, which is the north side of the Cathedral Rectory. Students should come talk to Mrs. DeYoung in 304 with questions.

Guidance Announcements

COMMUNITY CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
SUMMER CAMPS
The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well.

The Grand Rapids Police Department is offering two free career exploration opportunities:
Police Explorers Program – a bi-weekly commitment to learn about the field of law enforcement through hands on training and competition geared for the more serious applicant ready to prepare themselves for a career in law enforcement. Basic Qualifications: Be between 14 (completed 8th grade) and 20 years old and live within 60 minutes of the Grand Rapids city limits. There is no application deadline for this continuing program *Anyone with questions regarding these programs, or any other programs or job opportunities, may call (616) 456-3301 or email:  GRPDrecuiting@grcity.us

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
Testing Dates:

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

SAT – sat.org/register
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108
*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School
ACT – act.org
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 stand with you when you are devastated by tragedy or circumstance. When you become paralyzed by your reality, may God catch you in arms of tenderness and hold you with unwavering love. May you be stilled and quieted by the realization that God will never let you go or abandon you. May you know the blessing of God’s Care for you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor

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3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all 3rd quarter honor roll students! Click Here to see the full list.

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Attention all talented cougars

If you are interested in performing at our annual all-school talent show, there is a mandatory performer signup and meeting on Thursday April 12th during A and D lunches in the CC Choir Room (third floor of the STEAM center). Sign ups and information will be given at this meeting for all interested participants. We are looking for singers, bands, pianists, dancers, instrumentalists, jugglers…. Anyone with a talent to share is welcome to be a part of this exciting performance opportunity!
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