Announcements 1-12-2018


The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher

On this day – January 12, 1904, Henry Ford sets a land-speed record of 91.37 mph on the frozen surface of Michigan’s Lake St. Clair. He was driving a four-wheel vehicle, dubbed the “999,” with a wooden chassis but no body or hood.

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!

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.

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 be blessed when you experience yourself as incomplete and needy, when you set your sights on what is outside you to find wholeness. At those times may you shift your vision inward where God has a permanent dwelling. As you reach your hand inward may you receive the alms that God offers there: grace to transform you, gifts to complete you, and serenity to make you whole. May the God of Wholeness bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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