Announcements 1-11-2019


Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – On January 11,1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument.

2nd Semester Student Aide Permission Slips are due by Friday, January 18.  Aide permission slips are in the Guidance Office.

Teddy Bear Toss Hockey Game Friday January 18, 2019 
The 3rd annual Teddy Bear Toss hockey game will be held on Friday January 18, 2019, with CC facing off against Byron Center High School at Southside Ice Center at 8:00 pm.  This is a great event for the entire family to enjoy. Show up with some NEW Teddy bears to throw on the ice after the first goal is scored and cheer on your Cougars in one of the most anticipated games of the season.

The following students have Fall All Conference Pictures available for pick up in the CC Athletic Office:
Andrew Armock, Eddie Hines Jr., Lindsey Luczak, Finnegan Perdue, Morgan Smith, Troy Stacey, Nate Trudeau

Parents as Career Coaches (PACC) Workshop
Parents are the single greatest influence in their student’s career decision
making process.  With this in mind, Kent ISD Career Readiness Department is offering a free workshop on  Wednesday, March 6 and again on  Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 pm.  This workshop is designed to equip parents with talking points, suggestions and tangible opportunities to help guide their student through the challenging process of narrowing down a post-secondary path.  Register for either one of these PACC workshops at
Talk & Tour Career Series – NEW EVENTS ADDED!
The Kent ISD Career Readiness Department has added a few new Talk & Tour events to their spring lineup, including another  Careers in Architecture & Engineering event hosted by Progressive AE on  Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  Students & their parents can get career information from an architect, landscape architect, structural engineer, mechanical engineer, and an interior designer.  For a complete listing of other career exploration events, please visit their  website.
Don’t hesitate to register for any of these free, great events and please see your counselor with any questions.

Scholarships – Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are available from December 1 until March 1. All applicants receive an email with decisions the second week of May 2019.
Applying for scholarships has never been so easy. By completing just one online application, you’ll automatically be considered for more than 70 scholarship funds. GRCF has scholarships available for students with a wide variety of backgrounds, GPA’s, areas of study and levels of education.
In addition to their general scholarship application, there are many additional scholarships available to students based on specific criteria such as attending a certain school, pursuing a specific major,  being affiliated with an employer such as Meijer, and many more. These additional scholarships require supplemental applications. Don’t delay; Apply TODAY!!

Achille and Irene Despres, William and Andre Scholarship –

This scholarship is specific to students of Mexican heritage.  Students can apply using our General Scholarship Application.  Students who may not have a social security number should enter “0000” in the social security field on our application and there is no citizenship question on our General Scholarship Application 

Active scholarships are listed in Naviance. The following scholarship opportunities are now available:

1/14 – Guy Wilson Scholarship

1/14 – William D and Jewell Brewer Scholarship

1/25 – Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship – $3,000
1/31 – LMCU-Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship – $2,000
1/31 – mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology – $5,000
2/1 – University Club of Grand Rapids – $1,000
2/28 – Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship – $1,000
2/28 – Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship – $3,000
3/1 – Achille and Irene Despres, William and Andre Scholarship – $1,500-2,000
3/1 – Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Varies
3/15 – Grand Rapids Community College Foundation – Varies
3/15 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000-1,5000
3/15 – Polish Heritage Society Scholarship – $1,000

The Newman Society Essay Scholarship:

School pictures (retakes) and ID cards are in the main office!

Lunch Menu:  Monday – Pizza Pizza Pepperoni, Veggie or Cheese, Crispy Fish on Whole Wheat, Baja Chicken Soup

HOT BREAKFAST DURING EXAM WEEK – 15th-18th – 6:30 am – 8:30 am – eggs, potatoes, sausage, whole fruit, juice, yogurt, bagels & banana bread

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May God bring you to blessing when you struggle with a life that is divided and separated from itself, when fear, dread, and embarrassment keep parts of you hidden in the shadows. May God shine the light of compassion into those unseen places to reveal to you the glimpses of glory that lie just beneath the surface of hurt or shame. May you be transformed by your faithfulness to the shadows and may the God of Enlightenment bless you. –Maxine Shonk, OP

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