Announcements 5/19/2017


Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Joseph Addison

On this day:   May 19,  1935 T.E. Lawrence, known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia, dies as a retired Royal Air Force mechanic living under an assumed name. The legendary war hero, author, and archaeological scholar succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident six days before.

Prindle Post Essay Contest – Four juniors in AP Language and Composition were among the winners of the 2017 Prindle Post essay contest (DePauw University) focused this year on the “Ethics of Voting.” Jay VanDokkumburg and Alec Winden earned honorable mention. Hannah DeBoer and Sean Pauley were two of the five first place winners, earning $300 each

Haiti Trip – Planning has started for the 2018 Haiti trip.  More information can be found at   Please contact Tim Ryan at if you have an interest in traveling with this team.

New Swim Coach – We will be introducing the new girls swim coach in the gym after school on Monday, May 22.  Any girl interested in swimming next year should plan on attending.

Lifeguards Wanted at Grand Rapids Recreational Department – see attachment.


SAT Prep Class – In preparation for the June 3 SAT exam, our next SAT Prep Class will be offered on Wednesday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 30. This is a 2-part class held in Mr. Koch’s classroom (room N104) both days from 3:15 – 5:15. The class covers all three sections of the exam with test strategies for each. The cost of the class is $65 payable to ‘CCHS’. Enrollment forms are available in Guidance and are due by Monday, May 22.

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.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May the God of Wonder be with you, delighting you with the beauty of sunrise and the majesty of sunset, with the song of the bird and the fragrance of the flower. May the sense of wonder capture your senses and fill your heart with the marvel of it all. May this God give you wide-open eyes for seeing splendor in the humble and majestic of all creation. May you open the eyes and hands and hearts of those who fail to see, hear, and feel. May the blessing of Wonder be on you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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