Announcements 3-5-2018


It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
Benjamin Franklin 

On this day – March 5, 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company’s co-founder, Arthur “Spud” Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone.

“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!

Guitar Club will meet on Wednesday after school in Mr. Koch’s room. We are welcoming all guitar players! Come show us your favorite song(s)! Guitars can be dropped off in Mr. Koch’s room in the morning. There are always extra guitars available!

Locked Doors – The outside doors to the STEAM building will be locked in the morning.  Please use the main entrance (right doors) when entering the school building in the morning.

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.

Band – Congratulations to the Catholic Central Symphonic Band for earning a Division One “Superior” rating at the District Band Festival on Tuesday, February 27.  The students had a great performance on stage at East Grand Rapids and represented CC very well!  Great work Band!

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

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 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

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:


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

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 God of the Gentle Breeze be with you. May God’s Spirit guide you as you are carried into the unknown and unfamiliar. May you come to know that the only way to truly experience a Gentle Breeze is to stand very still. As you give yourself over to such stillness, may you recognize with Elijah the presence of God who waits for you. May those who know you be swept up into God’s love and may the Gentle Breeze of God’s presence bless you. — Maxine Shonk, OP

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