Announcements 1-10-2018


There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.
Casey Stengel

On this day – January 10, 1946, The first General Assembly of the United Nations, comprising 51 nations,convenes at Westminster Central Hall in London, England. One week later, the U.N. Security Council met for the first time and established its rules of procedure. Then, on January 24, the General Assembly adopted its first resolution, a measure calling for the peaceful uses of atomic energy and the elimination of atomic and other weapons of mass

Quiz Bowl: Are you able to tolerate Scott’s trivia puns long enough to make it through a game of HQ? Do you dream of one day bantering onstage with Alex Trebek? Do you know a lot of things? Then Quiz Bowl is the perfect club for you. Our introductory meeting and first practice will be on Thursday, January 25 at 3:05 in Mr. Aldrich’s room (402). Information will be given; questions will be asked; buzzers will be buzzed. Email Mr. Aldrich at or just show up if you’re interested. See you then!

March for Life – For all who are attending or who are planning to attend the March for Life, there will be a brief informational meeting on Thursday, January 11 after school in Dr. Menno’s room.

FCSE Scholarships are still available! – The Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education Scholarship applications are due January 5, 2018

Girls Who Code:  Interested in coding?  Want to learn about female coders that have made a difference in their field?  Want to join a sisterhood of coders comprised of female students in the greater Grand Rapids community?  Come join us on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 pm in the STEAM Center 1st floor computer lab beginning this week. Contact Dr. Molloseau if you have any questions.

Baking club: We will be baking after school in the kitchen and selling cinnamon rolls Wednesday morning for $2!

MUNUM (Model UN at U of M) Participants:
Don’t forget to turn in your final permission slips (medical and media) and your bus fee ASAP. We will have a brief logistics meeting today, Wednesday(1/10) after school in room 306.

Tickets for Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice go on sale starting Monday at the Box Office at the Performing Arts Center at Aquinas College. Show dates are Jan. 18-20 and 25-27 with a curtain time of 7pm. Student tickets are $6 but look for a coupon in the December edition of The Blue and White or on the West Catholic weekly chatter and save $1.

Set in 1938 Venice, Italy, the show portrays the corrosive effect of anti-Semitism, racism, and sexism on minority members society. There will be a talk-back session after the Jan. 20 performance featuring Rabbi Michael Schadick and Fr. Steve Cron on Jewish-Catholic relations and the evening’s performance. Tickets may be purchased on-line at or by calling 456-6656. You must purchase your ticket at the door with the coupon to get the student discount. Start making plans to see a performance. You won’t regret it.

Winter Uniform Fleece Orders – In an effort to maintain proper dress code Mr. Deja has offered to help families in need purchase a uniform fleece 1/4 zip and full zip’s.  If any students are interested please contact Jackie Stetson at 

Cougar Toss Fore Golf

– Saturday, January 13, 2018 – Cougar Toss Competition Starts at 7:00 PM  $50 / Team of Two To Compete in Tournament $20 / Person for a “Social Membership” (Not Playing on a Team)  Please click on the link for more information and to register!  Link:

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

1/26 – Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship – $3,000
1/31 – LMCU – Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship – $2,000
2/22 – Kentwood Women’s Club – $1,000

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 you know blessing when you are feeling apprehensive about many things and anxiety blocks the vision of your life. At those times may you recall that God’s vision for you remains steadfast and clear, that you are held on a steady course toward the very heart of God. May this remembering bring you back to a place of peace, a place of letting go and letting God guide your life. May this God of Clear Vision bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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