Announcements 1-8-2019


Common sense is not so common.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – On January 8,1946 In competing versions of the story, what Elvis Presley really wanted for his birthday was a rifle or a bicycle, both fairly typical choices for a boy his age growing up on the outskirts of Tupelo, Mississippi. Instead, Elvis’s highly protective mother, Gladys took him to the Tupelo Hardware Store and bought a gift that would change the course of history: a $6.95 guitar. Elvis Aaron Presley was 11 years old.

Lacrosse Meeting – Coach Boonenberg will hold a quick Boys Lacrosse Off-Season Player Meeting this Wednesday (1/9) in the Cafeteria right after school.

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!!

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

  • Guy Wilson Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)  
  • Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship (deadline: 1/25)
  • LMCU – Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship (deadline: 1/31)
  • William D and Jewell Brewer Scholarship (deadline: 1/14)
  • mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology (deadline: 1/31)
  • Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship (deadline: 2/28)
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation (deadline 3/1)

The Newman Society Essay Scholarship:

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

Lunch Menu:  Wednesday – French Toast Sticks, Monte Cristo & Chicken Noodle Soup

HOT BREAKFAST DURING EXAM WEEK – 15th-18th – 6:30 am – 7:30 am – eggs, potatoes, sausage, whole fruit, juice, yogurt, bagels & banana bread

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 the 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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