Announcements 3-6-2018


Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.
Denzel Washington 

On this day – March 8, 1971, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier meet for the “Fight of the Century” at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The bout marked Ali’s return to the marquee three-and-a-half years after boxing commissions revoked his license over his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War. It was also Ali’s first chance to win back the heavyweight championship, which had been stripped by the WBA (World Boxing Association).

“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!

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.

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 onMarch 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:


3/15 – 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 Revelation be with you. May God remove the veil of uncertainty, fear, and mistrust and reveal to you the blessedness of your existence and the gift of your creation. May you discover God’s infinite and unconditional love for you.  And may God’s faithful presence in your life reveal the divine love in all of creation. May the God of Revelation be with you. — Maxine Shonk, OP

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