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Announcements 4/24/17

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Napoleon Bonaparte


On this day:   April 24,1953 Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who guided Great Britain and the Allies through the crisis of World War II, is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

NHS Members – There will be a brief meeting in room 312 to discuss service hour turn in and end of year graduation cords.  Please attend either at 7:45am or 3:05pm on Tuesday April 25th. – Mr. DeWitt

Hope – There will be a HOPE Meeting tomorrow – stop by Room 304 for new volunteer opportunities.
Volunteering – Students are volunteering tonight at Clark Home from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  This is the last scheduled time this school year.
Student Congress 2017-2018 Application and Videos are due today.
Prom – Guest Passes need to turned in to the Main Office or to Mrs. DeYoung.

Fall & Winter All Conference Pictures – If you haven’t already done so please pick up your All Conference pictures in the Athletic Office.

Student Service Award – If you want to be considered for a Catholic Central Student Service Award – please make sure you have your service hours documented and entered on the Google Doc by May 5.  The award levels are: Bronze: 100-174
Silver- 175-249
Gold- 250+
If you have any questions – please contact Mrs. DeYoung

Student Congress 2017-2018 Applications are available at the school store or from Mrs. DeYoung.  Your application and video are due back today, April 24.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Scholarships

– Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:

$1,000 – AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship – due 5/12/2017
Testing Dates
ACT Registration – Sign up at www.actstudent.org
Register by May 5 for the June 10 test
SAT Registration – Sign up at sat.org/register
Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May God awaken you to a wider vision when you become fixated and absorbed in that which does not last. May you exchange the comfort of your addictions for the anticipation of God’s loving plan for your happiness and peace. May the world that God envisions captivate your attention and bring you to a wholehearted pledge of faithfulness as you journey toward God’s dream. May that journey bear witness to all who know you. May the God of Imagination bless you.  –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 4/20/17

QUOTE OF THE DAY

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Pierre Corneille


On this day:   April 20, 1999 Two teenage gunmen kill 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

NHS Members – There will be a brief meeting in room 312 to discuss service hour turn in and end of year graduation cords.  Please attend either at 7:45am or 3:05pm on Tuesday April 25th. – Mr. DeWitt

Student Service Award – If you want to be considered for a Catholic Central Student Service Award – please make sure you have your service hours documented and entered on the Google Doc by May 5.  The award levels are: Bronze: 100-174
Silver- 175-249
Gold- 250+
If you have any questions – please contact Mrs. DeYoung

Celebrate Earth Day in the Maker Space!

Come on Friday, April 21st during Lunch/Channel One to learn techniques for planting flowers in an urban setting. There will also be chocolate for sampling made using sustainable practices.  Please fill out   this Google Form if you plan to attend to help with our planning.

Student Congress 2017-2018 Applications are available at the school store or from Mrs. DeYoung.  Your application and video are due back by Monday, April 24.

Mission Committee Application

Spring Retreat Schedule:  Please refer to the Spring Retreat Catalog on the website or through this linkfor our spring and summer retreat offerings.  This replaces the previously published retreats on  the school calendar.  We are partnering with parishes while still offering the Senior Discernment Retreat on April 24.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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

Scholarships

– Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:

$1,000 – AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship – due 5/12/2017
Testing Dates 
ACT Registration – Sign up at www.actstudent.org
Register by May 5 for the June 10 test
SAT Registration – Sign up at sat.org/register
Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May God’s spirit bless you when you see or experience injustice. May you be overtaken with a passion for truth as you guard and preserve your own integrity. May you stand up for those without voice, stand in for the victims of oppression and discrimination, and stand out in your persistence and desire for God’s peace and justice in the world. May you live your life in pursuit of truth and in profound reverence for all of God’s creation. May the God of Justice bless you always. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 4/19/17

QUOTE OF THE DAY

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Thomas Carlyle


On this day:   April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10.  The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic Association member and inaugural U.S. Olympic team manager John Graham, who was inspired by the marathon at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.

NHS Members – There will be a brief meeting in room 312 to discuss service hour turn in and end of year graduation cords.  Please attend either at 7:45am or 3:05pm on Tuesday April 25th. – Mr. DeWitt

Student Service Award – If you want to be considered for a Catholic Central Student Service Award – please make sure you have your service hours documented and entered on the Google Doc by May 5.  The award levels are: Bronze: 100-174
Silver- 175-249
Gold- 250+
If you have any questions – please contact Mrs. DeYoung

Celebrate Earth Day in the Maker Space!

Come on Friday, April 21st during Lunch/Channel One to learn techniques for planting flowers in an urban setting. There will also be chocolate for sampling made using sustainable practices.  Please fill out this Google Form if you plan to attend to help with our planning.

Prom Tickets – Last day to buy PROM tickets is today!!!  Couple tickets are $125 and Stag tickets are$75. You can get Guest passes in the Main Office.  When you buy your ticket you will also sign up for your Table for Dinner. Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

Student Congress 2017-2018 Applications are available at the school store or from Mrs. DeYoung.  Your application and video are due back by Monday, April 24.

Mission Committee Application

Spring Retreat Schedule:  Please refer to the Spring Retreat Catalog on the website or through this linkfor our spring and summer retreat offerings.  This replaces the previously published retreats on  the school calendar.  We are partnering with parishes while still offering the Senior Discernment Retreat on April 24.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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

Scholarships

– Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:

$1,000 – AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship – due 5/12/2017
Testing Dates 
ACT Registration – Sign up at www.actstudent.org
Register by May 5 for the June 10 test
SAT Registration – Sign up at sat.org/register
Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

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 4-18-17

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein


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.

The informational meeting for Fall Shows will be today in the Cafeteria at 3:10 pm.

Band – Congratulations to Karmyn VonEhr for being selected to the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF) Orchestra on viola.  Karmyn was chosen to be part of this ensemble because of the high score she earned at the State Solo Festival in March.  She will be rehearsing and performing with the the best musicians across Michigan at MYAF in May as this is one of the highest honors an instrumentalist can earn in high school.  Great work Karmyn!

Elevator Keys!!  Students, please return elevator keys if you do not need them – we are out!

Celebrate Earth Day in the Maker Space!  Come on Friday, April 21st during Lunch/Channel One to learn techniques for planting flowers in an urban setting. There will also be chocolate for sampling made using sustainable practices.  Please fill out this Google Form if you plan to attend to help with our planning.

Prom Tickets are on sale in the school store before and after school April 11 – 19. Tickets are only on Sale until Wednesday, April 19 .  Couple tickets are $125 and Stag tickets are $75. You can get Guest passes in the Main Office.  When you buy your ticket you will also sign up for your Table for Dinner. Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

Student Congress 2017-2018 Applications are available at the school store or from Mrs. DeYoung.  Your application and video are due back by Monday, April 24.

Star Search Auditions! Do you have a special talent? Singing, playing an instrument, acting, poetry reading, dancing, etc?  We would love for you to share your talents.  Auditions will be April 12 and April 19 after school, or April 23 at 3:30 in the music room.   Sign up for an audition time here.  If you don’t have access online, signups are also on the bulletin board on 2nd floor North Building.

Mission Committee Application

Spring Retreat Schedule:  Please refer to the Spring Retreat Catalog on the website or through this linkfor our spring and summer retreat offerings.  This replaces the previously published retreats on the school calendar.  We are partnering with parishes while still offering the Senior Discernment Retreat on April 24.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Scholarships

– Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:

$1,000 – AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship – due 5/12/2017
Testing Dates
ACT Registration – Sign up at www.actstudent.org
Register by May 5 for the June 10 test
SAT Registration – Sign up at sat.org/register
Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

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 4-13-17

QUOTE OF THE DAY

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


On this day:   April 13, Future President Thomas Jefferson, drafter of the Declaration of Independence and the nation’s preeminent political theorist, is born on this day in 1743.

Band – Congratulations to Karmyn VonEhr for being selected to the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF) Orchestra on viola.  Karmyn was chosen to be part of this ensemble because of the high score she earned at the State Solo Festival in March.  She will be rehearsing and performing with the the best musicians across Michigan at MYAF in May as this is one of the highest honors an instrumentalist can earn in high school.  Great work Karmyn!

Celebrate Earth Day in the Maker Space!  Come on Friday, April 21st during Lunch/Channel One to learn techniques for planting flowers in an urban setting. There will also be chocolate for sampling made using sustainable practices.  Please fill out this Google Form if you plan to attend to help with our planning.

Prom Tickets are on sale in the school store before and after school April 11 – 19Tickets are only on Sale until Wednesday, April 19 .  Two days left to get your Prom tickets!  Couple tickets are $125 and Stag tickets are $75.  You can get Guest passes in the Main Office.  When you buy your ticket you will also sign up for your Table for Dinner. Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

Student Congress 2017-2018 Applications are available at the school store or from Mrs. DeYoung.  Your application and video are due back by Monday, April 24.

Lost & Found – Anything left in the lost & found in the cafeteria this week will be donated .

Fall and Winter Play Auditions – There will be an important informational meeting next week for those thinking about auditioning for next fall’s  non-musical show ( You Can’t Take It With You) and/or the winter Shakespeare ( The Merchant of Venice). The same meeting will be held on both Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19 in the Music Room at 3:10. YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE MEETINGS.

Star Search Auditions! Do you have a special talent? Singing, playing an instrument, acting, poetry reading, dancing, etc?  We would love for you to share your talents.  Auditions will be April 12 and April 19 after school, or April 23 at 3:30 in the music room.   Sign up for an audition time here.  If you don’t have access online, signups are also on the bulletin board on 2nd floor North Building.

Mission Committee Application

Spring Retreat Schedule:  Please refer to the Spring Retreat Catalog on the website or through this link for our spring and summer retreat offerings.  This replaces the previously published retreats on  the school calendar.  We are partnering with parishes while still offering the Senior Discernment Retreat on April 24.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS 

2017-2018 Registration Forms were distributed to all students through their English classes before Spring Break.  We are still missing many of these packets.  Please return your signed packets to theGuidance office a.s.a.p. 
AP Test Fees
 
are due today, Thursday, April 13, 2017.  All students enrolled in an AP course must take the AP Exam.  Invoices were mailed home on March 10.

Female students from area high schools are invited to attend the Michigan Women’s Foundation Empowerment Forum hosted at Calvin College on Tuesday of next week, April 18.   The Women’s Empowerment Forum offers two dynamic speakers, Veronika Scott and Pashon Murray, who bring inspirational messages to ignite young women to create innovative change within their schools and communities.  Veronika Scott is founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit based social enterprise built around an idea for a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag for the homeless.  Pashon Murray is founder of Detroit Dirt, a company working to create a more sustainable Detroit by diverting food waste from landfills and turning it into usable compost.

This event is not open to the public and is free to interested female students (grades 9-12).  Catholic Central will provide bus transportation to/from Calvin College for a limited number of students who submit a parent-signed field trip permission slip.  Students will be dismissed from class approximately 8:30 am  and return to school during 4th period (approx. 11 am).  Students are responsible for any missed schoolwork. THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS so students must submit their permission slip (first come- first serve) to the Main Office by today, THURSDAY, APRIL 13

Scholarships – Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:
$500 – DJ Zarnosky Life Leadership Award due – 4/15/2017
$1,000 – AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship – due 5/12/2017
Testing Dates 
ACT Registration – Sign up at www.actstudent.org
Register by May 5 for the June 10 test
SAT Registration – Sign up at sat.org/register
Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

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 4/12/17

QUOTE OF THE DAY

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison


On this day:   April 12,  1981 The space shuttle Columbia is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, becoming the first reusable manned spacecraft to travel into space. Piloted by astronauts Robert L. Crippen and John W. Young, the Columbia undertook a 54-hour space flight of 36 orbits before successfully touching down at California’s Edwards Air Force Base on April 14.

Prom Tickets are on sale in the school store before and after school April 11 – 19. Couple tickets are$125 and Stag tickets are $75.  You can get Guest passes in the Main Office.  When you buy your ticket you will also sign up for your Table for Dinner. Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

Today – Wednesday April 12, there will be both Junior and Senior class meetings.  Students will be dismissed to these meetings at 2:35 pm.

  • The junior class will be dismissed to the gymnasium for their annual CORE Team/COREX retreat announcement.
  • The seniors will be dismissed to the cafeteria for their annual year-end meeting.

Lost & Found – Anything left in the lost & found in the cafeteria this week will be donated .

Fall and Winter Play Auditions – There will be an important informational meeting next week for those thinking about auditioning for next fall’s  non-musical show ( You Can’t Take It With You) and/or the winter Shakespeare ( The Merchant of Venice). The same meeting will be held on both Tuesday, April 18 andWednesday, April 19 in the Music Room at 3:10. YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE MEETINGS.

Star Search Auditions! Do you have a special talent? Singing, playing an instrument, acting, poetry reading, dancing, etc?  We would love for you to share your talents.  Auditions will be today, April 12 and April 19 after school, or April 23 at 3:30 in the music room.   Sign up for an audition time here.  If you don’t have access online, signups are also on the bulletin board on 2nd floor North Building.

Mission Committee Applications:  Mission Committee applications are now available.  Completed applications are due today, April 12 to Mrs. Scott, N205.  No recommendations are needed at this time.
Mission Committee Application

Spring Retreat Schedule:  Please refer to the Spring Retreat Catalog on the website or through this linkfor our spring and summer retreat offerings.  This replaces the previously published retreats on the school calendar.  We are partnering with parishes while still offering the Senior Discernment Retreat on April 24.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

2017-2018 Registration Forms were distributed to all students through their English classes before Spring Break.  We are still missing many of these packets.  Please return your signed packets to theGuidance office a.s.a.p.
AP Test Fees
are due by Thursday, April 13, 2017.  All students enrolled in an AP course must take the AP Exam.  Invoices were mailed home on March 10.

Female students from area high schools are invited to attend the Michigan Women’s Foundation Empowerment Forum hosted at Calvin College on Tuesday of next week, April 18.   The Women’s Empowerment Forum offers two dynamic speakers, Veronika Scott and Pashon Murray, who bring inspirational messages to ignite young women to create innovative change within their schools and communities.  Veronika Scott is founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit based social enterprise built around an idea for a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag for the homeless.  Pashon Murray is founder of Detroit Dirt, a company working to create a more sustainable Detroit by diverting food waste from landfills and turning it into usable compost.

This event is not open to the public and is free to interested female students (grades 9-12).  Catholic Central will provide bus transportation to/from Calvin College for a limited number of students who submit a parent-signed field trip permission slip.  Students will be dismissed from class approximately 8:30 am and return to school during 4th period (approx. 11 am).  Students are responsible for any missed schoolwork. THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS so students must submit their permission slip (first come- first serve) to the Main Office by this THURSDAY, APRIL 13.

Scholarships – Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:
$500 – DJ Zarnosky Life Leadership Award due – 4/15/2017
$1,000 – AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship – due 5/12/2017
Testing Dates
ACT Registration – Sign up at www.actstudent.org
Register by May 5 for the June 10 test
SAT Registration – Sign up at sat.org/register
Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

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


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Announcements 4/11/17

QUOTE OF THE DAY

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
Ellen Glasgow


On this day:   April 11,1970, Apollo 13, the third lunar landing mission, is successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise. The spacecraft’s destination was the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon, where the astronauts were to explore the Imbrium Basin and conduct geological experiments. After an oxygen tank exploded on the evening of April 13, however, the new mission objective became to get the Apollo 13 crew home alive.

Prom Tickets are on sale in the school store before and after school April 11 – 19. Couple tickets are$125 and Stag tickets are $75.  You can get Guest passes in the Main Office.  When you buy your ticket you will also sign up for your Table for Dinner. Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

On Wednesday April 12, there will be both Junior and Senior class meetings.  Students will be dismissed to these meetings at 2:35 pm.

  • The junior class will be dismissed to the gymnasium for their annual CORE Team/COREX retreat announcement.
  • The seniors will be dismissed to the cafeteria for their annual year-end meeting.

Fall and Winter Play Auditions – There will be an important informational meeting next week for those thinking about auditioning for next fall’s  non-musical show ( You Can’t Take It With You) and/or the winter Shakespeare ( The Merchant of Venice). The same meeting will be held on both Tuesday, April 18 andWednesday, April 19 in the Music Room at 3:10. YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE MEETINGS. An acting contract, preliminary schedule, and audition form will be distributed. These forms are required for all who audition, so attendance at one of these meetings is important. The meeting should last 15 minutes if there are no questions. See you there.

ART SHOW – Congratulations to Maleia Hartman and Lauryn Syrba!  Their Art IV art shows are up near the cafeteria for all to experience and enjoy.

Star Search Auditions! Do you have a special talent? Singing, playing an instrument, acting, poetry reading, dancing, etc?  We would love for you to share your talents.  Auditions will be April 12 and 19after school, or April 23 at 3:30 in the music room.   Sign up for an audition time here.  If you don’t have access online, signups are also on the bulletin board on 2nd floor North Building.

Lena Meijer Children’s Garden – PAL (Play Activity Leaders) Partners

PAL – Partners are high school student volunteers who assist experienced volunteers with Children’s Garden activities throughout the summer. This program is designed to develop and foster leadership, confidence, responsibility, and social skills necessary for future involvement in the community. Interested students can find the PAL Partner application at http://www.meijergardens.org/. Go to “Get Involved”, then “Become a Volunteer” tabs. The application deadline is Thursday, May 18. Be sure to include three letters of recommendation.
Mission Committee Applications:  Mission Committee applications are now available.  Completed applications are due Wednesday, April 12 to Mrs. Scott, N205.  No recommendations are needed at this time.
Mission Committee Application

Spring Retreat Schedule:  Please refer to the Spring Retreat Catalog on the website or through this linkfor our spring and summer retreat offerings.  This replaces the previously published retreats on  the school calendar.  We are partnering with parishes while still offering the Senior Discernment Retreat on April 24.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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

AP Test Fees are due by Thursday, April 13, 2017.  All students enrolled in an AP course must take the AP Exam.  Invoices were mailed home on March 10.

Female students from area high schools are invited to attend the Michigan Women’s Foundation Empowerment Forum hosted at Calvin College on Tuesday of next week, April 18.   The Women’s Empowerment Forum offers two dynamic speakers, Veronika Scott and Pashon Murray, who bring inspirational messages to ignite young women to create innovative change within their schools and communities.  Veronika Scott is founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit based social enterprise built around an idea for a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag for the homeless.  Pashon Murray is founder of Detroit Dirt, a company working to create a more sustainable Detroit by diverting food waste from landfills and turning it into usable compost.

This event is not open to the public and is free to interested female students (grades 9-12).  Catholic Central will provide bus transportation to/from Calvin College for a limited number of students who submit a parent-signed field trip permission slip.  Students will be dismissed from class approximately 8:30 am and return to school during 4th period (approx. 11 am).  Students are responsible for any missed schoolwork. THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS so students must submit their permission slip (first come- first serve) to the Main Office by this THURSDAY, APRIL 13

Scholarships – Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:
$500 – DJ Zarnosky Life Leadership Award due – 4/15/2017
$1,000 – AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship – due 5/12/2017
Testing Dates 
ACT Registration – Sign up at www.actstudent.org
Register by May 5 for the June 10 test
SAT Registration – Sign up at sat.org/register
Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

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


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Prom 2017 Information

Prom Theme – “Enchanted Forest”

Date:  April 29
Time:  7:00 – 11:00 pm 
Place:  Studio D2D (401 Hall St. SW)
Doors close at 7:30.
Tickets are $125 for a Couple and $75 for Stag.
Tickets are sold at the School Store before and after school April 11- 19.
Guest Passes are available in the main office.
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Announcement 4/10/17

QUOTE OF THE DAY

When in doubt tell the truth.

Mark Twain


On this day:   April 10, 1970 Paul McCartney announces the breakup of the Beatles.

Prom Tickets are on sale in the school store before and after school April 11 – 19. Couple tickets are $125 and Stag tickets are $75.  You can get Guest passes in the Main Office.  When you buy your ticket you will also sign up for your Table for Dinner. Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

ART SHOW – Congratulations to Maleia Hartman and Lauryn Syrba!  Their Art IV art shows are up near the cafeteria for all to experience and enjoy.

Winners of the Women Inventors contest are Destiny Gaiser – 1st place ($10.00 Subway gift card) and Langston Cooper – 2nd place ($5.00 Subway gift card). Please come to the library to pickup your prize!

Star Search Auditions! Do you have a special talent? Singing, playing an instrument, acting, poetry reading, dancing, etc?  We would love for you to share your talents.  Auditions will be April 12 and 19 after school, or April 23 at 3:30 in the music room.  Sign up for an audition time here.  If you don’t have access online, signups are also on the bulletin board on 2nd floor North Building.

Lena Meijer Children’s Garden – PAL (Play Activity Leaders) Partners

PAL – Partners are high school student volunteers who assist experienced volunteers with Children’s Garden activities throughout the summer. This program is designed to develop and foster leadership, confidence, responsibility, and social skills necessary for future involvement in the community. Interested students can find the PAL Partner application athttp://www.meijergardens.org/. Go to “Get Involved”, then “Become a Volunteer” tabs. The application deadline is Thursday, May 18. Be sure to include three letters of recommendation.
Peer Ministry Applications:  Peer Ministry applications are now available.  Completed applications are due Wednesday, April 12 to Mrs. Scott, N205.  All Recommendations are due at this same time as well.

Peer Ministry Application Process
Peer Ministry Application
Adult Recommendation
Peer Recommendation

Mission Committee Applications:  Mission Committee applications are now available.  Completed applications are due Wednesday, April 12 to Mrs. Scott, N205.  No recommendations are needed at this time.
Mission Committee Application

Spring Retreat Schedule:  Please refer to the Spring Retreat Catalog on the website or through this link for our spring and summer retreat offerings.  This replaces the previously published retreats on the school calendar.  We are partnering with parishes while still offering the Senior Discernment Retreat on April 24.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Scholarships – Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:
$500 – DJ Zarnosky Life Leadership Award due – 4/15/2017
$1,000 – AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship – due 5/12/2017
Testing Dates 
ACT Registration – Sign up at www.actstudent.org
Register by May 5 for the June 10 test
SAT Registration – Sign up at sat.org/register
Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May the God of Simplicity be with you, leading you to a clear vision of all that is real and true and of God, leading you deeply into the mystery of childhood, of newness and awe. May your transparent presence to others reveal the authenticity and integrity that is the hallmark of a simple life. May the God of Simplicity bless you–©Maxine Shonk, OP


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Announcements 3/30/17

QUOTE OF THE DAY

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake


On this day:    March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr.

ART SHOW – Congratulations to Maleia Hartman and Lauryn Syrba!  Their Art IV art shows are up near the cafeteria for all to experience and enjoy.

Students who have borrowed uniform skirts – please return them to the main office!

Math Challenge – Congratulations to the team of Eliza Brown, John Dickens, Annie Doan, Ben Joppich, Abby Morin, and Victoria Vu for their excellent competition and 2nd place finish in the GRCC 9th and 10th grade math challenge this weekend!

CALL TO ACTION:   Before you hit the road for Spring Break 2017, please take a few minutes (5-10) to complete this survey regarding your opinions and preferences related to Chromebook vs. iPad as an instructional tool. Thank you for your considered responses. 

Lena Meijer Children’s Garden – PAL (Play Activity Leaders) Partners PAL – Partners are high school student volunteers who assist experienced volunteers with Children’s Garden activities throughout the summer. This program is designed to develop and foster leadership, confidence, responsibility, and social skills necessary for future involvement in the community. Interested students can find the PAL Partner application athttp://www.meijergardens.org/. Go to “Get Involved”, then “Become a Volunteer” tabs. The application deadline is Thursday, May 18. Be sure to include three letters of recommendation.
Peer Ministry Applications:  Peer Ministry applications are now available.  Completed applications are due Wednesday, April 12 to Mrs. Scott, N205.  All Recommendations are due at this same time as well.

Peer Ministry Application Process
Peer Ministry Application
Adult Recommendation
Peer Recommendation

Mission Committee Applications:  Mission Committee applications are now available.  Completed applications are due Wednesday, April 12 to Mrs. Scott, N205.  No recommendations are needed at this time.
Mission Committee Application

Orchestra – Are you a classical string instrument player? Are you interested in bringing your orchestral talents to the Catholic Central community? All Violin, Viola, Cello, or String Bass players who are potentially interested in joining an after school small orchestra/ensemble please contact Ms. Reinhard annreinhard@grcatholiccentral.org or Jameson VanDokkumburg jamesonvandokkumburg@dogrschools.org. Let us know what instrument you play and your past experience. This is not a commitment, just an attempt to gauge interest in a potential string group, so please do not hesitate to respond! We would love to have some classical instrument representation within the Catholic Central community!

Spring Retreat Schedule:  Please refer to the Spring Retreat Catalog on the website or through this link for our spring and summer retreat offerings.  This replaces the previously published retreats on the school calendar.  We are partnering with parishes while still offering the Senior Discernment Retreat on April 24.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Scholarships – Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:
$1,500 – 2017 Vern Hyde Scholarship – due 3/31/2017
$1,000 – Dollars for Scholars – due 4/7/2017
$500 – DJ Zarnosky Life Leadership Award due – 4/15/2017
$1,000 – AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship – due 5/12/2017
Testing Dates 
ACT Registration – Sign up at www.actstudent.org
Register by May 5 for the June 10 test
SAT Registration – Sign up at sat.org/register
Register by April 7 for the May 6 test
Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

Joke of the Day – Q: Did you hear about the guy who dreamed he was eating a giant marshmallow? A: When he woke up, his pillow was gone.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May you be blessed when you feel especially disorganized, when the disarray of your life overcomes you and chaos reigns over your day. In those times may you experience God wading through with you and helping you discern the pieces of your life that are important for your fulfillment and happiness. Thus may you come to order and peace, focused on the God who loves you and accompanies you. May the God of Order bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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