Announcements 11-29-2017


Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
Yogi Berra 

On this day – November 29,1929, American explorer Richard Byrd and three companions make the first flight over the South Pole, flying from their base on the Ross Ice Shelf to the pole and back in 18 hours and 41 minutes.

Hour of Code in the Maker Space – Join us on the 2nd floor of the Student Center during your lunch/Channel One time on Wednesday, December 6th or Thursday, December 7th for an Hour of Code activity! Participants will be entered to win a gift card!

Madrigal Dinner – presented by the CC Choir – we are celebrating our 22nd Annual Madrigal Dinner next weekend at Aquinas College.  Madrigal Dinner is a two hour medieval dinner experience with singing & acting (the Seniors are the royal actors). Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for students.  Details:
Friday – December 8Saturday – December 9 & Sunday – December 10
Doors open at 5:30 pm; show begins at 6:00 pm. Done by 8:00 pm.  Sunday doors open at 1:30 pm and show begins at 2:00 pm.
Aquinas College Wege Ballroom in the Wege Student Center

Doughnut December – This Friday is the official start of Doughnut December. Doughnuts will be available at the school store at 7:30 for $1.00. Student Congress will have Doughnuts every Friday this month. Proceeds benefit Christmas Families.

Tickets must be purchased by this Friday, December 1st.

Smart Aid – Applications for Smart Aid are due today, November 27, 2017.

FCSE Scholarships

– Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education Scholarship applications are due on January 5, 2018

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


– Interested in a career in public service? Wednesday, November 29 during A/B lunch Jenine Torres, MPA, from the Grand Rapid Community Foundation will be here to share on philanthropy and what she does to make GR one of the best cities in the country! Please see the guidance office for permissions slips or more information. All grades are welcome. 

Testing Dates:
Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Register by November 2, 2017 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – Register by February 9, 2018
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Register by November 3, 2017
Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Register by January 12, 2018

Joke of the Day:  Q: What animal hibernates while standing on its head?
A: Yoga Bear.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May the God of Faith be with you, sending you miracles and teaching you to expect them. May God show you things that can be seen only in the darkness. May your faith see you through the unknowns in your life, calling you to trust the unseen presence of God in them. May your faith serve as a beacon to light the way for other pilgrims on the way. May the blessing of Faith be upon you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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