Announcement 2-8-2018


Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Theodore Roosevelt 

On this day – February 8, 1587, after 19 years of imprisonment, Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England for her complicity in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth I.

Maker Space – February Activity – Join us in the Maker Space on the third floor during lunch on February 15 to decorate a cupcake made by the baking club!

Students for Life Club will meet Tuesday, March 6th at the side street off the Fulton Street Abortion Clinic and pray outside of the abortion clinic for a little over a half hour. If anyone needs more information, they can either contact Dr.  Menno or Kara Wheeler. Thank you

Research Project – Do you have clothes that are faded, ripped, holey, or overall unwanted? Don’t throw them away! Senior Lauren Straub will be collecting used and damaged clothing/socks for her AP Research project. Bring in your items to the second floor of the Student Center where there will be a labeled collection bin. The clothing items you bring in will be taken to be recycled into new fiber, preventing landfill buildup. The goal of her research is to find effective ways to reduce clothing-induced landfill waste in Grand Rapids.

MakerBot Design Challenge:  Do you have a design idea that you would like to see modeled with one of our new MakerBot 3-D printers?  If so, consider entering the design challenge.  See the 1st and 3rd floor display cases in the STEAM center for more details.  Awards will be announced onMarch 16th.  Contact Dr. Molloseau at with any questions.

Spring Sports Sign-Ups will be held on Thursday, February 15th, during lunch periods.  Coaches will be located on the second floor of the new CC Student Center from 11:30 am – 1:15 pm for students to sign-up.  If you’re absent or miss sign-ups, coaches can be reached by email.  Just visit our new Athletic website at, click on  Athletic Directory  and all Head Coaches emails are listed for your use.

Interested in AP Capstone? Come and witness the hard work of your peers Today in the Student Center at 5:30 pm.  AP Research and AP Seminar students will be showcasing their poster presentations and Team Multimedia Presentations and teachers will be available for questions. Please join us.

Fall All Conference Pictures are available for pick up in CC Athletic Office.  Please stop in at your earliest convenience to pick up your photos.

State Championship Cougar Gear will be sold on Friday, February 23rd in the CC Gym lobby from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm.

God, the Human Body, and the Meaning of Life & Under Pressure:  Teens Today – Bill Donaghy will speak to teens and parents on Saturday, February 10th, 9:00-11:30 am at West Catholic High School.  Ticket cost is $5 per individual or $20 per family, and are available at

Guidance Announcements

KCTC – Current Sophomores & Juniors interested in visiting or enrolling in a KCTC class for next school year must meet with their counselor before March 1.  Visits must be scheduled more than a week in advance and have limited spots.  Enrollment has opened at KCTC so your counselor can register you in your first-choice program now.  Certain programs have limited spots or require an extra application.  To check out program information go to

SAT prep class – Math teacher, Bob Koch, will be teaching an SAT prep class on Thursday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 27th from 3:15-5:00 in room S-124.  This is a two part group tutoring session designed to combat test anxiety, master timed tests, and develop study techniques.  The cost is $65 which includes an SAT prep workbook.  There are some funds available to help defray the cost for students who meet the qualifications for a SAT fee waiver.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned along with payment by Friday, February 16th.

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 still available: GR Symphony, Meijer Pharmacy, Cherry Health and more!   Click here to register and for the complete 2017/2018 schedule  Just added: Careers in the field of Mental Health, May 8, 2018

Planning on a future career in health care? This is your chance to get “insider information” on the job search process directly from local hospital recruiters!  Come learn how you can set yourself up for success.  The format will be a moderated panel-discussion with an opportunity for your questions. All facilities are hiring! Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held at the Kent Career Technical Center,  1655 East Beltline NE, GR – Auditorium. RSVP is required.   Click here.

The Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Police Departments have launched an amazing program called  Pathways to Policing.   It is a 12-week program that happens on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6PM – 8PM where students are immersed with law enforcement.  It is open to students ages 13 – 20 and is completely free (a $5.00 charge to be a BGC member).

Here is some key dates:
·         February 5, 2018 – Kickoff / information session for participants will be held at Boys & Girls Club
·         February 12, 2018 –  Pathways to Policing Program begins

Scholarship detail is available on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab.  Listed below are the scholarships currently available:

2/9 – University of Michigan Club of Grand Rapids – $3,750
2/22 – Kentwood Women’s Club – $1,000
2/28 – Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship – $3,000
3/1 – Rosa Park – $2,000
3/2 – Mary Jane Dockerary Scholarship – $1,500
3/31 – MSU Black Alumni – $3,500
4/2 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000 – $2,000

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


*Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Register by April 6, 2018
*Saturday, June 2, 2018 – Register by May 3, 2108

*=test dates offered at Catholic Central High School

Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018
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 Service be with you. May God minister to you in your vulnerability. May you know God’s giving presence in your powerlessness and in your humanity. May you serve the needs of all those whose path of struggle and need crosses your own. And may they know the healing touch of God through your service and presence. May the God of Service be with you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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