Announcements 4-13-17


The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
Thomas Jefferson

On this day:   April 13, Future President Thomas Jefferson, drafter of the Declaration of Independence and the nation’s preeminent political theorist, is born on this day in 1743.

Band – Congratulations to Karmyn VonEhr for being selected to the Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF) Orchestra on viola.  Karmyn was chosen to be part of this ensemble because of the high score she earned at the State Solo Festival in March.  She will be rehearsing and performing with the the best musicians across Michigan at MYAF in May as this is one of the highest honors an instrumentalist can earn in high school.  Great work Karmyn!

Celebrate Earth Day in the Maker Space!  Come on Friday, April 21st during Lunch/Channel One to learn techniques for planting flowers in an urban setting. There will also be chocolate for sampling made using sustainable practices.  Please fill out this Google Form if you plan to attend to help with our planning.

Prom Tickets are on sale in the school store before and after school April 11 – 19Tickets are only on Sale until Wednesday, April 19 .  Two days left to get your Prom tickets!  Couple tickets are $125 and Stag tickets are $75.  You can get Guest passes in the Main Office.  When you buy your ticket you will also sign up for your Table for Dinner. Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

Student Congress 2017-2018 Applications are available at the school store or from Mrs. DeYoung.  Your application and video are due back by Monday, April 24.

Lost & Found – Anything left in the lost & found in the cafeteria this week will be donated .

Fall and Winter Play Auditions – There will be an important informational meeting next week for those thinking about auditioning for next fall’s  non-musical show ( You Can’t Take It With You) and/or the winter Shakespeare ( The Merchant of Venice). The same meeting will be held on both Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19 in the Music Room at 3:10. YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE MEETINGS.

Star Search Auditions! Do you have a special talent? Singing, playing an instrument, acting, poetry reading, dancing, etc?  We would love for you to share your talents.  Auditions will be April 12 and April 19 after school, or April 23 at 3:30 in the music room.   Sign up for an audition time here.  If you don’t have access online, signups are also on the bulletin board on 2nd floor North Building.

Mission Committee Application

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.


2017-2018 Registration Forms were distributed to all students through their English classes before Spring Break.  We are still missing many of these packets.  Please return your signed packets to theGuidance office a.s.a.p. 
AP Test Fees
are due today, Thursday, April 13, 2017.  All students enrolled in an AP course must take the AP Exam.  Invoices were mailed home on March 10.

Female students from area high schools are invited to attend the Michigan Women’s Foundation Empowerment Forum hosted at Calvin College on Tuesday of next week, April 18.   The Women’s Empowerment Forum offers two dynamic speakers, Veronika Scott and Pashon Murray, who bring inspirational messages to ignite young women to create innovative change within their schools and communities.  Veronika Scott is founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit based social enterprise built around an idea for a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag for the homeless.  Pashon Murray is founder of Detroit Dirt, a company working to create a more sustainable Detroit by diverting food waste from landfills and turning it into usable compost.

This event is not open to the public and is free to interested female students (grades 9-12).  Catholic Central will provide bus transportation to/from Calvin College for a limited number of students who submit a parent-signed field trip permission slip.  Students will be dismissed from class approximately 8:30 am  and return to school during 4th period (approx. 11 am).  Students are responsible for any missed schoolwork. THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS so students must submit their permission slip (first come- first serve) to the Main Office by today, THURSDAY, APRIL 13

Scholarships – Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:
$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
Register by May 5 for the June 10 test
SAT Registration – Sign up at
Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May you be made holy by the God who knows you in your struggle. This is the God who knows you well and understands your crying need to know. May you be willing to wrestle with God, like Jacob before you, seeking always to learn the ways of God. May you come away from the mat with a deeper understanding and trust in what it means to be faithful and may you be a faithful companion to all those who struggle. May the God of Understanding bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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