Announcements 4-23-2018


Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.

Bill Copeland

On this day – April 23, 1564, According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn. Shakespeare’s date of death is conclusively known, however: it was April 23, 1616. He was 52 years old and had retired to Stratford three years before.

Art Show – Please come check out Cynthia Baeza-Zavala’s art show.  It will be up by the art room on the 3rd floor of the STEAM building until Friday.

The Kent County Recycling Tour has been cancelled due to low signups.  Please contact Dr. Molloseau if you are interested in visiting this facility another time.  Happy Earth week!

Cougar Gear Sale Dates

Wednesday 4/25   5-7pm
Monday 4/30  5-7pm
Monday 5/14  5-7pm
Monday 6/4   5-7pm

Cougar Den is located in the stadium at the CAT

Model United Nations – Congratulations to the 41 students who represented our school’s delegation at MSU’s Model United Nations conference! Two of our team earned prestigious book awards:Max Klein: representing Paraguay in Economic and Finance CouncilSarah Dickens: representing Phoebe Goodwin in the Zattari Refugee Camp CrisisCongrats all on a fine performance!

Fall Show & Shakespeare – It’s spring and time to start planning for the Fall show and Shakespeare. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 2 at 3:15 in the Band Room where Mr. Rose will discuss the shows, the cast needs and the dates for auditions. The meeting will be twenty minutes or so, but Mr. Rose will stay around to answer any questions. Come find out what’s on the schedule for these shows. You may discover you want to audition for one or both! See you there.

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.

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 the God of Openness be with you, receiving you, accepting you just as you are; allowing you to be, calling you to gentleness and reverence with each person and in each situation; opening you to receive the richest of blessings. May the blessing of Openness be on you. — Maxine Shonk, OP

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