Cougar Parent News 06/07

Today’s Blessing

May the God of Awe bless you with a profound sense of the sacred in your life. May you be overwhelmed by the power of God’s love and compassion. May your sense of awe free others to love and may you glimpse God in the wonder of each one you meet. May the God of Awe be with you.

 — Maxine Shonk, OP

Important Dates

Update your 2018-19 calendar with these important school dates and events.

Be Ready for fall

Academic Recognition:  Beginning with the Class of 2020, Catholic Central will formally honor academic achievement with a tiered system of recognition, allowing students to strive to attain honors recognition without a cap on the number of students who may achieve a specific level.  Read more about this here.
CC Main Office summer Hours: 
June 11 – Closed
June 12-15 – 8:00-4:00
June 18-21 – 8:00-1:00, Closed Friday
June 25-28 – 8:00-1:00, Closed Friday
July 2-13 – Closed
July 16-19 – 8:00-1:00, Closed Friday
July 23-26 – 8:00-1:00, Closed Friday
July 30 – 8:00-1:00
August 1 – back to 8:00-4:00

Protect Your iPad

The iPad protection plan sign-up will be available from August 17th through September 10th. This $40 plan covers unlimited repairs from accidental damage. If you choose not to buy the iPad protection plan then Catholic Central will only cover 25% of the cost of damages. More information will be sent closer to the beginning of the school year.

Stop Horsing Around! Join the Equestrian Team

The Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA) will hold three meets in September 2018 for High School Competition.  That means team Practices will start soon and continue throughout the summer.  Catholic Central is in District 16 with meets to be held at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.

Commitment includes the three Hudsonville meets:  September 8, 15, 22, 2018.  Regionals to be held September 28 -30th and State Finals October 11 -14.

A sign-up sheet will be in the Athletic Office until Friday, June 8th.

Also, A Parent/Rider Informational Meeting will be held:

Friday, June 15th, 6:30 pm

The Ouendag Residence

1856 Chableau Ct. SW

Wyoming, MI  49519

Please contact Coach Ouendag with your level of interest and/or questions:

Danielle Ouendag or   616-481-5270

Pump Some Iron!

This 5 week program will help athletes build confidence as they learn the principals to proper weight lifting and the importance of strength training, in conjunction with overall fitness conditioning. Strength & Conditioning starts June 19th through July 26th (off 4th of July week) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the CAT. Click Here to download the registration form. This program will be taught by Jess VandenBerg, Strength and Conditioning Coach for Catholic Central.

A Message from Coach Meerman


Many of your sons attended our camp a month ago on Friday night or are scheduled to attend our summer camps.

At that Friday camp, some of the youth players wanted a chance to get pictures/autographs with Jacob Polakovich and Marcus Bingham Jr., our two seniors who signed full-ride scholarships to play at the University of Indianapolis and Michigan State University. Most of the campers didn’t have paper/pens/cameras at that time, so I wanted to pass along this information for a great opportunity to see Jacob and Marcus play one last time in their CC uniforms in the Addix All-Star Game in Grand Rapids next week. I’m sure JP and MB would stick around afterward for autographs or pictures with your sons. They are two of the best to ever play here at Catholic Central, and they are two great kids as well.

The game is on Thursday, June 14th at 7:30 pm at Davenport University and will feature the top 20 players in West Michigan.

There is a girls game before at 6 pm. Throw on some CC gear and join us for a great night of basketball!

-Coach Meerman

Cougar Gear Sale!

Get your Cougar Gear here!!! Thursday, June 14th 3-5pm and Thursday, June 21st 9-11 am at the Cougar Den, located in the stadium at the CAT. Questions? Contact

Mark Those Calendars

Community Day 2018

Friday, August 17th is Community Day at the CAT. The evening begins at 6:30 pm with the introduction of the fall sports teams, followed by our Cougar Honors Ceremony.  Following the ceremony, there will be a variety of activities for the whole family. We hope to see you there!


Have a wonderful, safe summer! We can’t wait to see you in the fall!