Announcements 1-11-2018


If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Lao Tzu

On this day – January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument.

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  today, 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.

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.

Cougar Toss Fore Golf

– REGISTRATION ENDS AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT FOR THE COUGAR TOSS FORE GOLF EVENT.  PLEASE SEE THE CC WEBSITE MAIN PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE.  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 God make you holy when you feel stalled and stuck and nothing seems to motivate you or move you forward in your journey. In these neutral places may you imagine God coming to rest beside you, grateful for the time to be with you in idleness. May you take this time to notice where you are and to listen for the voices in your environment or within your heart. And may you experience the wordless presence of God in the quiet places. May the God of Abiding Presence be with you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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