Announcements 5/10/2017


All great achievements require time.
Maya Angelou

On this day:   May 10, 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history.

Student Congress Elections:  Please check watch your email for your Class Officer & Student Congress candidates videos and your Class Election ballot. Voting will be open until MondayMay 15 at Noon.

Art – If you would be interested in working on the Dwelling Place Gardens that Art IV students designed,  please come to the art room on Thursday at 3:00 to see what the plans are.  Work will begin this spring.  Be a part of making Grand Rapids a little greener!

Fall & Winter All Conference Pictures – If you haven’t already done so please pick up your All Conference pictures in the Athletic Office.

Auditions – You still have time to sign up for an audition for You Can’t Take It With You, but time is growing short. Auditions begin Wednesday and continue on Friday and Saturday. The audition sign-up sheet is posted on the Music Room door. If you haven’t already done so, pick up an audition packet in the Main Office. Be sure to complete the Acting Contract and Audition Sheet and bring them with you to auditions. Come see how enjoyable theater is. “Try it; you’ll like it!”

Optional Spring Retreat
What do you think about when we say science and religion?  While many consider these to be opposites, they are actually quite similar.  In both science and faith, we seek to understand the unknown.  Sign up to explore how the two are related in a retreat atmosphere through your religion classes.
Open to grades 9-11, the retreat will be on Friday, May 19 from 8:00-2:30 pm.  The cost is free.  Only a signed permission slip is needed to attend.   Permission slips will be available through religion classes and will be due by Friday, May 12.   No additional attendees will be accepted after May 12.

The Used Uniform Sale will take place on Thursday, May 18 from 2:30 – 7:00 pm and Friday, May 19 from 2:30 – 5:00 pm in the Gym Lobby (cash or check). Graduating Seniors won’t be needing their CC uniforms for much longer.  Please donate your items to the sale.  For other students who have outgrown or no longer need some uniform items, you are also welcome to donate.  Please drop off items into the marked bins in the cafeteria beginning on Monday, May 1.   SENIORS MAY ALSO DROP OFF ITEMS IN THE BINS ON GRADUATION EVENING – BINS WILL BE LOCATED IN THE PLAZA OUTSIDE OF THE CAFETERIA.   Questions to Angela Maranda (  Thank you!!


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. 

The Princeton Review will be hosting free practice ACT and SAT tests at Catholic Central during the month of May.  This is an opportunity for students to experience an actual test and get feedback from Princeton Review on their performance.  The test schedule is as follows:
Free Practice SAT Day:  Saturday,  May 13th from 9 am-1 pm (CC cafeteria)
Scores Back & Strategy Session:  Saturday,  May 20th from 11 am-1 pm (CC cafeteria)

Parents and students are welcome to attend the  Scores Back and Strategy Session on May 20th.  Students will receive individualized diagnostic score reports and learn strategies for taking each test.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May the God of Creativity be with you, helping you to brave new ground and test new horizons; calling you to trust and risk being a co-creator of the Kingdom. May the gift of creativity bring you to a recognition of ever new revelations of God’s goodness. May the blessing of Creativity be on you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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