Announcements 4/11/17


All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
Ellen Glasgow

On this day:   April 11,1970, Apollo 13, the third lunar landing mission, is successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise. The spacecraft’s destination was the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon, where the astronauts were to explore the Imbrium Basin and conduct geological experiments. After an oxygen tank exploded on the evening of April 13, however, the new mission objective became to get the Apollo 13 crew home alive.

Prom Tickets are on sale in the school store before and after school April 11 – 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.

On Wednesday April 12, there will be both Junior and Senior class meetings.  Students will be dismissed to these meetings at 2:35 pm.

  • The junior class will be dismissed to the gymnasium for their annual CORE Team/COREX retreat announcement.
  • The seniors will be dismissed to the cafeteria for their annual year-end meeting.

Fall and Winter Play Auditions – There will be an important informational meeting next week for those thinking about auditioning for next fall’s  non-musical show ( You Can’t Take It With You) and/or the winter Shakespeare ( The Merchant of Venice). The same meeting will be held on both Tuesday, April 18 andWednesday, April 19 in the Music Room at 3:10. YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE MEETINGS. An acting contract, preliminary schedule, and audition form will be distributed. These forms are required for all who audition, so attendance at one of these meetings is important. The meeting should last 15 minutes if there are no questions. See you there.

ART SHOW – Congratulations to Maleia Hartman and Lauryn Syrba!  Their Art IV art shows are up near the cafeteria for all to experience and enjoy.

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 19after 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.

Lena Meijer Children’s Garden – PAL (Play Activity Leaders) Partners

PAL – Partners are high school student volunteers who assist experienced volunteers with Children’s Garden activities throughout the summer. This program is designed to develop and foster leadership, confidence, responsibility, and social skills necessary for future involvement in the community. Interested students can find the PAL Partner application at Go to “Get Involved”, then “Become a Volunteer” tabs. The application deadline is Thursday, May 18. Be sure to include three letters of recommendation.
Mission Committee Applications:  Mission Committee applications are now available.  Completed applications are due Wednesday, April 12 to Mrs. Scott, N205.  No recommendations are needed at this time.
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 the Guidance office a.s.a.p.

AP Test Fees are due by Thursday, April 13, 2017.  All students enrolled in an AP course must take the AP Exam.  Invoices were mailed home on March 10.

Female students from area high schools are invited to attend the Michigan Women’s Foundation Empowerment Forum hosted at Calvin College on Tuesday of next week, April 18.   The Women’s Empowerment Forum offers two dynamic speakers, Veronika Scott and Pashon Murray, who bring inspirational messages to ignite young women to create innovative change within their schools and communities.  Veronika Scott is founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit based social enterprise built around an idea for a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag for the homeless.  Pashon Murray is founder of Detroit Dirt, a company working to create a more sustainable Detroit by diverting food waste from landfills and turning it into usable compost.

This event is not open to the public and is free to interested female students (grades 9-12).  Catholic Central will provide bus transportation to/from Calvin College for a limited number of students who submit a parent-signed field trip permission slip.  Students will be dismissed from class approximately 8:30 am and return to school during 4th period (approx. 11 am).  Students are responsible for any missed schoolwork. THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS so students must submit their permission slip (first come- first serve) to the Main Office by this THURSDAY, APRIL 13

Scholarships – Scholarship details can be found on Naviance’s Family Connection under the Colleges tab. Listed are the scholarships currently available:
$500 – DJ Zarnosky Life Leadership Award due – 4/15/2017
$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 stand with you when you are devastated by tragedy or circumstance. When you become paralyzed by your reality, may God catch you in arms of tenderness and hold you with unwavering love. May you be stilled and quieted by the realization that God will never let you go or abandon you. May you know the blessing of God’s Care for you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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