Announcements 4-18-2018


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Barbara Bush

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.

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!

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 PMfrom 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. 

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 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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