Announcements 5/11/2017


Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
Dante Alighieri

On this day:   May 11, 1934, massive dust storms sweep from Great Plains across Eastern states sending millions of tons of topsoil flying from across the parched Great Plains region of the United States as far east as New York, Boston and Atlanta.

OPEN SPIN NIGHTS – The CC Colorguard will be hosting Open Spin Nights for anyone in grades 8-11 interested in auditioning for the 2017 Competitive Season.  Colorguard generally uses flags and sometimes other props along with movement to visually represent the music of the marching band.  Come spin a flag and see what it is all about!
Monday, May 15  6-8pm  CC Music Room
Thursday, May 18  6-8pm  CC Music Room
Tuesday, May 23  6-8pm  CC Music Room
Attending all three dates is not required but encouraged.  Attire must be PE appropriate.  Summer schedules will be available at each tryout date.
Questions?  Please contact Liz Vanden Berg (Instructor)    OR   Mrs. Reinhard (

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.

Dwelling Place Gardens – If you would be interested in working on the Dwelling Place Gardens that Art IV students designed,  please come to the art room today, Thursday at 3:00 pm 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 are 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 9am-1pm (CC cafeteria)
Scores Back & Strategy Session:  Saturday,  May 20th from 11am-1pm (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 Process be with you, staying with you through all that passes through your life. May God reflect with you and in you as you discover the wisdom and promise of your own existence. And may you be ever present to all those who are on their way to wholeness and health and eternal happiness. May the God of Process bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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