Announcements 1-9-2018


The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.
Bennett Cerf

On this day – January 9, 1493, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three mermaids in reality manatees and
describes them as not half as beautiful as they are painted. Six months earlier, Columbus (1451-1506) set off from Spain across the Atlantic Ocean with the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, hoping to find a western trade route to Asia. Instead, his voyage, the first of four he would make, led him to the Americas, or New World.

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!

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 on 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 

Students borrowing uniforms – please return to Mrs. Stetson in Admissions, especially belts!

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:

Placement Needed – One of our international students (male/senior) is in need of a home for the second semester.  Please contact Helena Copeland at the Education and Cultural Exchange Program (616-951-7010) if you are interested in hosting a student.

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 the God of Stillness bless you when you find yourself competing with others, or with God, for pride of place. May you recognize in God’s unconditional love for you that there is already a place for you, assigned at your creation, which only you can fill and only your gifts can bring to fullness. In the still places of your life may you recognize and claim that place and come to wholeness in it. May the God of Stillness bless you.  ©Maxine Shonk, OP

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