Announcements 4-18-17


The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein

On this day:   April 18, 1906  At 5:13 a.m. an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California, killing hundreds of people as it topples numerous buildings. The quake was caused by a slip of the San Andreas Fault over a segment about 275 miles long, and shock waves could be felt from southern Oregon down to Los Angeles.

The informational meeting for Fall Shows will be today in the Cafeteria at 3:10 pm.

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!

Elevator Keys!!  Students, please return elevator keys if you do not need them – we are out!

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 – 19. Tickets are only on Sale until Wednesday, April 19 .  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.

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 linkfor 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.


– Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:

$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 God be present to you whenever you are angry, energizing you to discover divine truths wherever they may be found. May you discern the heart of your anger and speak the words that give birth to positive change and mutual growth while the rest falls away like chaff. May you be a patient presence to others in their anger. May the God who holds you in your anger, the God of Patience, bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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