Announcements 4-13-2018


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

Thomas Jefferson

On this day – April 13, 1970, disaster strikes 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blows up on Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission. Astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise had left Earth two days before for the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon but were forced to turn their attention to simply making it home alive.

ELEVATOR KEYS!   Students who have elevator keys that do not need them please turn them into the main office – we are out!!! 

PROM – Prom tickets are on sale at the school store.  Stop by before or after school.  You will sign up for your table when you purchase your ticket.  Tickets are $125 for a couple and $75 for stag.   Guest passes are available in the main office. 

HOPE – There will be a HOPE information in 304 today.  See Mrs. DeYoung for more information.

SUMMER ACADEMY EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – An early bird discount is being offered for the Summer academic courses:  Health and Economics, from $5 to $25 until April 27, 2018.

SJV Auction team is looking for volunteers!  They need some student volunteers for a few hours (5 to 8 pm) to be table runners during the dinner portion of the event.  The auction will be on Saturday, April 21st at the Knights of Columbus hall on Clyde Park Ave.  To sign up click on the link:

Interested in dance and movement? Ever wanted to try and spin a flag? The Catholic Central Color Guard will be hosting tryouts in the Catholic Central Band Room on Monday April 16, Tuesday April 17 and Wednesday April 18 from 6-8 p.m. Attendance to all 3 tryouts is encouraged but not required.  Attire must also be PE appropriate. You do not need to be a member of the band to be in the Colorguard.  Just come check it out! More information will be given during the tryouts, including the summer schedule.  For any questions email Liz VandenBerg at or Mrs. Reinhard

Earth Club (Olson/Kanitz) – Earth Club will be meeting in the Library on April 17th from 3-4 pm. Come and join us as we prepare for Earth Day! Please email Mrs. Kanitz or Mrs. Olson whether you can/cannot attend.

Celebrate Earth Week by taking a tour of a local recycling facility on Thursday, April 26th.  The tour will take place from 8:30-10:30 am including traveling to and from the facility.  Come see what happens to all that paper, plastic water bottles and metal that you put in our recycling bins!  Please add your name to the following Google Form if interested.  More details to follow.  Contact Dr. Molloseau if you have any questions.

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 PM 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:
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
Testing Dates:

Catholic Central’s High School code is 231-685.

*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 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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