Announcements 1-9-2019


A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Charles Spurgeon 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – On January 9,  On this day in 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.”

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

MUNUM Team:  Don’t forget to turn in the final (3) permission slips ASAP to room 306! You will not be able to participate without them!

Women’s Aviation Career Symposium
Female juniors & seniors in high school (and female educators!) are invited
to attend a Women’s Aviation Career Symposium on  Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Lansing, MI. Participants will hear from pilots, mechanics, controllers, flight attendants, airport managers, airport planners, aerospace engineers, and support staff! The $10 registration fee includes lunch, a t-shirt, tours of corporate jets and the air traffic control tower. Scholarships are available! See the attached flyer or visit their  Eventbrite page for
more information.

Cost is $3.00 to be collected by each Carrier 1 teacher. As a symbol of the CC Spirit, Students are encouraged to wear their favorite CC Spirit Attire.
– Students may wear jeans, other pants (chinos, cords, etc.)
– Sweatpants, team warm ups, leggings, shorts, pajamas or onesies are prohibited.
– Ladies- you may wear skirts as long as they comply with the dress code requirements of being no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
For those who choose to not participate in the Jeans Day Fundraiser, the school uniform will be the appropriate attire.
All proceeds are provided to local Teddy Bear foundations.
BearHugsForKids founded by a CC Student and BillyBearHug founded in memory of former CC Hockey Team Captain Billy Wondergem, provide teddy bears to local organizations working with children in crisis and children with life threatening illnesses.
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, Joseph Collins, Andrew Frost, Eddie Hines Jr., Ethan Lott, Lindsey Luczak, Finnegan Perdue, Morgan Smith, Troy Stacey, Kyle Tepper, 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:

  • 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:  Thursday – Chicken Alfredo, Club on Swirl Bread & Chicken Noodle 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 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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