Announcements 3-28-2018


Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.

On this day – March 28, 1979, at 4 a.m. the worst accident in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry begins when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor at Three Mile Island fails to close. Cooling water, contaminated with radiation, drained from the open valve into adjoining buildings, and the core began to dangerously overheat.

NHS Volunteers needed – Tuesday, April 10, 7AM-8AM at CC to help with iPad switch.  Interested?  Email daniellebouwhuis@grcatholiccentral.orgby Thursday morning, 3/29.

Easter Maker Space Event:  Come to the second floor of the Student Center on Thursday, March 29th, during lunch/Channel One to try your hand at making origami egg holders while snacking on some Easter Candy!

New Volunteer Opportunity
Tutoring at St. Andrew’s “Learning Cafe”
5-6 students are needed to tutor African refugee kids at the Learning Cafe on Thursday evenings from 6:15 – 8:00 M from now through the end of May.   The Learning Cafe will close for the summer, reopening in the fall. Tutoring is not difficult. We work on homework, then practice core competencies of the learners grade level, and then read/practice speaking/play games….whatever the learner likes to do that teaches them language and American culture and manners.
Our waiting learners are:

  • Elise (6) years old, male
  • Jimmy (10)
  • Leandre (11) male
  • Naomi  (14)
  • Aline, female, (15)

The Learning Cafe is at 265 Sheldon SE, which is the north side of the Cathedral Rectory. Students should come talk to Mrs. DeYoung in 304 with questions.

Guidance Announcements

The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS. Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships, and several offer transportation support as well.
The Grand Rapids Police Department is offering two free career exploration opportunities:
Youth Police Academy (YPA)   – a week long mock police academy created for high school students. Two sessions:  June 11 – 15 or July 23 – 27. Held at GRPD or transportation provided to/from off-site location when applicable. Basic Qualifications: Current Sophomore-Senior in Kent County and minimum 2.0 GPA in good standing. Application deadline for 2018 YPA: March 31st.
Police Explorers Program – a bi-weekly commitment to learn about the field of law enforcement through hands on training and competition geared for the more serious applicant ready to prepare themselves for a career in law enforcement. Basic Qualifications: Be between 14 (completed 8th grade) and 20 years old and live within 60 minutes of the Grand Rapids city limits. There is no application deadline for this continuing program *Anyone with questions regarding these programs, or any other programs or job opportunities, may call (616) 456-3301 or email:

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


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 God of Strength be with you, holding you tight in a strong embrace and sustaining within you a foundation of faith, grace, and a place of unfailing love. May you be the sacrament of God’s strong presence to those whose hands you hold. May the blessing of Strength be with you. — Maxine Shonk, OP

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