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Announcements 5/8/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Thousands of candles
can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not
be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha


On this day:   May 8, 1963, with the release of Dr. No, moviegoers get  their first look at the super-spy James Bond (codename: 007), the immortal character created by Ian Fleming in his now-famous series of novels and portrayed onscreen by the relatively unknown Scottish actor Sean Connery.

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.

Congratulations to the Capella Choir who earned an Excellent (Division
I) rating at the State Choral Festival in Holland, MI on May 4. The choir achieved a very high score which places them in the top tier of choirs within the State of Michigan. Congratulations to the singers who continue the long tradition of choral excellence for our school! Well done!!

Knitting Workshop Postponed:The knitting workshop scheduled for today has been postponed due to testing that is taking place in the library over the next week. It has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 18, during Lunch/Channel One. Stay tuned for updated information later next week.

USED UNIFORMS NEEDED FOR USED UNIFORM SALE!!
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 (marandaclan627@att.net).  Thank you!!

GUIDANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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. 

Testing Dates

SAT Registration – Sign up at sat.org/register

Register by May 9 for the June 3 test

Advanced Placement testing begins on Monday, May 1.  All payment must be submitted prior to testing.  Please submit last minute checks to the Guidance office TODAY!  Unless you have been personally notified, most testing will take place at the CAT.  Transportation is your responsibility.  Listed below is the testing schedule:
Tuesday, May 9 – 8:00 a.m. – Calculus AB & BC
Wednesday, May 10 – 8:00 p.m. – English Language and Composition 
Wednesday, May 10
 – 12:00 p.m. – Macroeconomics
Thursday, May 11 – 8:00 a.m. – World History
Thursday, May 11 – 12:00 p.m. – Statistics

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 you be blessed by the God who invites all to be One, who draws you ever nearer, speaking to you of unity and true community where you are surrounded by love and truth. May this God uphold you and inspire you.  May the gift of community arise from within you, radiate around you and extend itself through you to the ends of the earth. May the blessing of the One God be with you. –©Maxine Shonk, OP


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