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Announcements 3/30/17

QUOTE OF THE DAY

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake


On this day:    March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr.

ART SHOW – Congratulations to Maleia Hartman and Lauryn Syrba!  Their Art IV art shows are up near the cafeteria for all to experience and enjoy.

Students who have borrowed uniform skirts – please return them to the main office!

Math Challenge – Congratulations to the team of Eliza Brown, John Dickens, Annie Doan, Ben Joppich, Abby Morin, and Victoria Vu for their excellent competition and 2nd place finish in the GRCC 9th and 10th grade math challenge this weekend!

CALL TO ACTION:   Before you hit the road for Spring Break 2017, please take a few minutes (5-10) to complete this survey regarding your opinions and preferences related to Chromebook vs. iPad as an instructional tool. Thank you for your considered responses. 

Lena Meijer Children’s Garden – PAL (Play Activity Leaders) Partners PAL – Partners are high school student volunteers who assist experienced volunteers with Children’s Garden activities throughout the summer. This program is designed to develop and foster leadership, confidence, responsibility, and social skills necessary for future involvement in the community. Interested students can find the PAL Partner application athttp://www.meijergardens.org/. Go to “Get Involved”, then “Become a Volunteer” tabs. The application deadline is Thursday, May 18. Be sure to include three letters of recommendation.
Peer Ministry Applications:  Peer Ministry applications are now available.  Completed applications are due Wednesday, April 12 to Mrs. Scott, N205.  All Recommendations are due at this same time as well.

Peer Ministry Application Process
Peer Ministry Application
Adult Recommendation
Peer Recommendation

Mission Committee Applications:  Mission Committee applications are now available.  Completed applications are due Wednesday, April 12 to Mrs. Scott, N205.  No recommendations are needed at this time.
Mission Committee Application

Orchestra – Are you a classical string instrument player? Are you interested in bringing your orchestral talents to the Catholic Central community? All Violin, Viola, Cello, or String Bass players who are potentially interested in joining an after school small orchestra/ensemble please contact Ms. Reinhard annreinhard@grcatholiccentral.org or Jameson VanDokkumburg jamesonvandokkumburg@dogrschools.org. Let us know what instrument you play and your past experience. This is not a commitment, just an attempt to gauge interest in a potential string group, so please do not hesitate to respond! We would love to have some classical instrument representation within the Catholic Central community!

Spring Retreat Schedule:  Please refer to the Spring Retreat Catalog on the website or through this link for our spring and summer retreat offerings.  This replaces the previously published retreats on the school calendar.  We are partnering with parishes while still offering the Senior Discernment Retreat on April 24.

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Scholarships – Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:
$1,500 – 2017 Vern Hyde Scholarship – due 3/31/2017
$1,000 – Dollars for Scholars – due 4/7/2017
$500 – DJ Zarnosky Life Leadership Award due – 4/15/2017
$1,000 – AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship – due 5/12/2017
Testing Dates 
ACT Registration – Sign up at www.actstudent.org
Register by May 5 for the June 10 test
SAT Registration – Sign up at sat.org/register
Register by April 7 for the May 6 test
Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

Joke of the Day – Q: Did you hear about the guy who dreamed he was eating a giant marshmallow? A: When he woke up, his pillow was gone.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May you be blessed when you feel especially disorganized, when the disarray of your life overcomes you and chaos reigns over your day. In those times may you experience God wading through with you and helping you discern the pieces of your life that are important for your fulfillment and happiness. Thus may you come to order and peace, focused on the God who loves you and accompanies you. May the God of Order bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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