Announcements 4-16-2018


A people free to choose will always choose peace.
Ronald Reagan

On this day – April 16, 1889, future Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin is born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, England. Chaplin, one of the most financially successful stars of early Hollywood, was introduced to the stage when he was five. The son of London music hall entertainers, young Chaplin was watching a show starring his mother when her voice cracked. He was quickly shuffled onto the stage to finish the act.

ELEVATOR KEYS! Students who have elevator keys that do not need them please turn them into the main office – we are out!!!
Prom – Friday is the last day to buy your tickets (really!). We have to get the caterer our final numbers on Friday afternoon. Tickets are on sale before school and after school at the school store. Tickets are $125 for a Couple and $75 for Stag. Guest passes are in the Main Office. You will sign up for a table when you buy your ticket. Please write down any dietary restrictions when you buy your ticket.
Catholic Central Service Awards
If you would like to be considered for Catholic Central Service Awards – please have all of your volunteer hours documented by May 1. This would be on service forms and in the service doc. on the web site. This applies to any hours of this current school year.
Award levels are:
Bronze – at least 100 hours
Silver – over 175 hours
Gold – over 250 hours
Please talk to Mrs. DeYoung if you have any questions.

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.

Celebration of Music Competition – Lucas Chalfoun’s sister Lana, who is a 7th grader at St.Thomas the Apostle, is a finalist along with her band Meltdown Cinema in a PBS talent search competition called Celebration of Music. We are asking the whole community to support her by voting for Meltdown Cinema as your favorite Act. You can go to the Celebration of Music website,, click on contestants and go to the Grand Rapids show, WGVU. There you can find Meltdown Cinema and place your vote! One vote per email address.
The taped show will air this Sunday night, April 22, at 6pm on PBS! Winner will be announced on May 3rd! If Meltdown Cinema wins, they go to L.A. to perform in a nationally televised concert!

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:

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, 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 blessed by the God of Peace who stills the heart that quakes with fear or doubt or confusion. May you discover your peace in the “Godseed” of your own being and in the flowering of your inner goodness. May the warmth of your peace bring calm to those who tremble in fear and uncertainty. May the blessing of Peace be on you. — Maxine Shonk, OP

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