Announcements 2-28-2018

QUOTE OF THE DAY 

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Voltaire 


On this day – February 28, 1861, With the region’s population booming because of the Pike’s Peak gold rush, Congress creates the new Territory of Colorado.

Winterguard – Congratulations to the St. Cecilia Catholic Winterguard students (CC/WC combined colorguard team) who competed at the Hudsonville Invitational on Saturday.  They earned 4th place which was their highest standing in the two years of the program.  Great work Guard students!

Boys Golf Tryouts and Open Den:  Tryouts will be held at Quail Ridge Golf Club beginning Monday, March 12, 2018 at 3:40PM.  Bring your equipment, dress for the weather and be ready to compete.  We also have “open gym” times at The Den, our indoor golf facility, each Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 pm – 4:45pm.  The Den is located at 654 Davis Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.  Please enter at the Fifth Street entrance.  A doorbell is located at the left side of the entrance.  (Note:  If Quail Ridge Golf Club is unfit to play, we will hold tryouts at The Den on March 12th at 3:40P.)  Contact Coach Kim Napieralski with any questions at boysgolf@grcatholiccentral.org

Students for Life Club will meet Tuesday, March 6th at the side street off the Fulton Street Abortion Clinic and pray outside of the abortion clinic for a little over a half hour. If anyone needs more information, they can either contact Dr.  Menno or Kara Wheeler. Thank you

Biggby Coffee deal for CC – Biggby on Wealthy Street is offering all Catholic Central Staff and Students $1.00 off any grande or super specialty beverage through the end of the school year. Students must show ID.

MakerBot Design Challenge:  Do you have a design idea that you would like to see modeled with one of our new MakerBot 3-D printers?  If so, consider entering the design challenge.  See the 1st and 3rd floor display cases in the STEAM center for more details.  Awards will be announced on March 16th.  Contact Dr. Molloseau at catherinemolloseau@grcatholiccentral.org with any questions.

Guidance Announcements
KCTC – Open House
 Invitation Health Science Early College Academy  – Biomedical Technology at GVSU 
Monday, March 12, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Grand Valley State University
Room 477, 4th Floor
301 Michigan NE
Grand Rapids, MI 

Health Science Early College Academy
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m
Grand Rapids Downtown Market
435 Ionia Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI

KCTC – Current Sophomores & Juniors interested in visiting or enrolling in a KCTC class for next school year must meet with their counselor before March 1.  Visits must be scheduled more than a week in advance and have limited spots.  Enrollment has opened at KCTC so your counselor can register you in your first-choice program now.  Certain programs have limited spots or require an extra application.  To check out program information go to http://www.thetechcenter.org/students/

SAT prep class – Math teacher, Bob Koch, will be teaching an SAT prep class on Thursday, February 22nd and Tuesday, February 27th from 3:15-5:00 in room S-124.  This is a two part group tutoring session designed to combat test anxiety, master timed tests, and develop study techniques.  The cost is $65 which includes an SAT prep workbook.  There are some funds available to help defray the cost for students who meet the qualifications for a SAT fee waiver.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned along with payment by Friday, February 16th.

TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES
A variety of career paths will be highlighted throughout Kent ISD’s Talk & Tour Career Series this year. These career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Come hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask your career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Parents are encouraged to attend! Designed for 7-12 grade students. Spots available to tour careers in Public Safety, Arts/Communications, Engineering, Health Services, Mental Health, Health/Orthopedics.  Click here to register and for the complete 2017/2018 schedule  Just added: Careers in the field of Mental Health, May 8, 2018
MEET THE RECRUITERS EVENT – Health Careers
Planning on a future career in health care? This is your chance to get “insider information” on the job search process directly from local hospital recruiters!  Come learn how you can set yourself up for success.  The format will be a moderated panel-discussion with an opportunity for your questions. All facilities are hiring! Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held at the Kent Career Technical Center,  1655 East Beltline NE, GR – Auditorium. RSVP is required.   Click here.
Scholarships:
Scholarship detail is available on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab.  Listed below are the scholarships currently available:

Scholarships:

3/1 – 2018 MACAC Maggie Miller Scholarship – $500
3/1 – Rosa Park – $2,000
3/1 – The National Catholic College Scholarship – $1,000

3/2 – Mary Jane Dockeray

3/9 – Rotary Club of Grand Rapids, Boyden Shearer Scholarship – $3,000Scholarship – $1,500

3/15 – American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship – $500
3/15 – Polish Heritage Society Scholarship – $1,000
3/22 – 2018 Verh Hyde Scholarship – $1,500
3/23 – Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship – $1,000

3/28 – Grandville Community Business Major Scholarship – $1,000
3/28 – Ted terHaar Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
3/31 – MSU Black Alumni – $3,500

4/2 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000 – $2,000

Testing Dates:Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685. 
SAT – sat.org/register

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
ACT – act.org
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 Incarnation be with you. May the Word of God become flesh in you, revealed and embodied in the experiences of your life and in the communication of your truth. May your companionship empower all who journey with you and may you put flesh on the Divine Presence in the world. May the blessing of the Incarnate God be with you. — Maxine Shonk, OP


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