Announcements 3-12-2018


Fortune favors the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur 

On this day – March 12,  1776, in Baltimore, Maryland,  a public notice appears in local papers recognizing the sacrifice of women to the cause of the revolution. The notice urged others to recognize women’s contributions and announced, “The necessity of taking all imaginable care of those who may happen to be wounded in the country’s cause, urges us to address our humane ladies, to lend us their kind assistance in furnishing us with linen rags and old sheeting, for bandages.”

Baking club is meeting Tuesday after school and selling cupcakes for a dollar on Wednesday before school.

Boys Golf Tryouts will be held today (3/12) at The Den (CC’s indoor golf facility).  The Den is located at 654 Davis Ave NW, GR 49504 (at the corner of Davis and Fifth near the Basilica of St. Adelbert).  Please use the Fifth Street entrance.  Bring your equipment and be prepared to demonstrate your golf skills.  If there are any questions, please contact Coach Kim Napieralski at

“Astronomy, God and the Universe”:  Come listen to Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Director of the Vatican Observatory and leading astronomer speak at Aquinas College’s Science/Faith Speaker Series on March 15th, 7pm, in the Wege Ballroom.  As a renowned speaker (check out his Ted Talks!) for his ability to reach a diverse public audience, Brother Guy will be reflecting on scientific and religious understandings of the cosmos.  This lecture is free and open to the public. See Dr. Molloseau for more details.  You don’t want to miss this!

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 onMarch 16th.  Contact Dr. Molloseau at with any questions.

Guidance Announcements
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

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
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.
Scholarship detail is available on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab.  Listed below are the scholarships currently available:


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. 

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, 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 Spirit of God dance with you, moving with you to the music of your experiences. May you know God in step with you through every change of rhythm and song, every dip and pirouette. May you learn to follow God’s lead in your life and become a mentor and model for those on the dance floor with you. May you dance with the Spirit of God all your days. — Maxine Shonk, OP

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