Announcements 4-9-2018


Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
George Halas 

On this day – April 9, 1865, At Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.

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

Model UN Participants: Those attending the MSU Conference next week, please plan on attending a meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, 4/10) in room 306 after school. Position papers are due April 13 – so much of this meeting will be discussing logistics and working on position papers. Additionally, for those who did not get a chance to sign up for MSUMUN but are interested in attending, please see Mr. Schrems or Miss DeLapp – we may have a spot for you!

Celebrate Earth Week by taking a tour of a local recycling facility on Thursday, April 26th.  The tour will take place from 8:30-10:30am 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 M 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 God bless you when you are unable to forgive yourself. At such times may you look upon yourself with the eyes of God and learn self-compassion. May your mercy toward yourself be modeled on God’s mercy toward you…undeserved yet given. With the eyes of God may you see yourself as limited yet loved unconditionally, bound by love yet freed to love and to proclaim God’s goodness in and to all of creation. May the God of Self-Compassion bless you. — Maxine Shonk, OP

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