Announcements 12-20-2018


God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.
Pope Francis 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – On December 20, 1963 More than two years after the Berlin Wall was constructed by East Germany to prevent its citizens from fleeing its communist regime, nearly 4,000 West Berliners are allowed to cross into East Berlin to visit relatives. Under an agreement reached between East and West Berlin, over 170,000 passes were eventually issued to West Berlin citizens, each pass allowing a one-day visit to communist East Berlin.

Schedule for 12/21/18:
8:00 am – Homeroom Carrier 4 – Gift Wrapping for Christmas families
9:15 am – Students Load Cars
9:30 am – Dismiss to the Cathedral – New Seating Chart for Carrier 4
9:40 am – Mass
10:40 am- Drivers and accompanying students dismissed to deliver
Christmas family gifts
11:00 am – Students Dismissed for Christmas Break


A memorial mass for Mr. Michael Dent will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:30 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1449 Wilcox Park Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Digital Citizenship Makeup

Any students who missed or didn’t complete submissions for Lesson 1 or Lesson 2 will be locked into makeup Focus sessions this week. Please contact Mrs. Kooiker if you have any questions.

REMINDER – Due to a 1/2 day of school this Friday (12/21) there will be No CAT bus

School & Homecoming pictures are in the main office ready for pick up!

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!

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May God be soothing ointment for all that is hurting in you. May this God cover you with healing grace and presence as you are nursed back to health. May the balm of God’s love bring you to a place of perspective on your life while the pain and hurt take their proper place in your experience. May this new perspective bring understanding and wisdom into the lives of all those who know hurt. May God, Healing Balm of your life, bless you.  –Maxine Shonk, OP

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