Announcements 5/26/2017


The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

On this day:   May 26,  The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula, by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops on this day in 1897.  A childhood invalid, Stoker grew up to become a football (soccer) star at Trinity College, Dublin. After graduation, he got a job in civil service at Dublin Castle, where he worked for the next 10 years while writing drama reviews for the Dublin Mail on the side.

Kids Food Basket Youth Action Board  Applications for the 17-18 school year are available online!  Our YAB is an opportunity for high school students to get involved in their community. They will meet once a month for the school year, network with high school students from all over Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa County, learn about food related social justice issues, and complete a service project over the course of the school year. This is a great leadership opportunity, and colleges and employers look upon it favorably on resumes! See photos of students by  clicking here.

For the new application click: New Member Application it is brief and will not take that long to complete. YAB is grades 9-12, so any 8th grade students heading into 9th grade next year are welcome to apply. The deadline to apply is June 30. We will be notifying all applicants mid-July.

Eucharistic Minister Training Training is being offered for students at least 16 years of age by next school year to be Eucharistic Ministers at our school Masses.  You must also be a confirmed and practicing Catholic.  Training is Wednesday, June 7 from 11:15-12:45 in Mr. Kennedy’s room, N204.  Signups are available in your religion classes.

Girls Tennis – The Girls Tennis Team won the OK Blue Conference!!!  Congratulations Girls!!!

Merchant of Venice – Auditions for the combined cast Shakespeare production of The Merchant of Venice will be held on Friday, June 2 from 3:30-5:50 pmSaturday, June 3 from 10 am-noon and 1 pm-3 pm and Sunday, June 4 from 1pm to 3pm in the Theatre Annex building at Aquinas College. Directions to the Theatre Arts Building and information the production will be available in the Main Office starting Tuesday, May 30. Any student may audition as no previous experience is necessary. This will be the 17th production in this series and these shows have attracted very appreciative audiences. Gather a couple of friends and give auditions a try. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain!

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.


SAT Prep Class – In preparation for the June 3 SAT exam, our next SAT Prep Class will be offered on  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.

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –    May the God of Contemplation bless you, calling you into the still point of Divine Presence. Out of the silent center of your being may you bring serenity and peace to every circumstance and to each person. May your contemplation bear fruit in the words that you speak and the work that you do. May the God of Contemplation bless you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP

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