Cougar Parent News 10/04/18

Today’s Blessing

May the God of Kindness be with you, gazing upon you with understanding eyes. May you see in those eyes unconditional acceptance of who you are and how you are in any given moment of your life. And may you know God’s gentle call to grow in kindness toward those who people your life. May the God of Kindness bless you.

–Maxine Shonk, OP


Concession Volunteers Needed

We are in need of concessions volunteers for the home football games at the CAT. Please click here to sign-up.


Smart Aid Workshop

Need assistance filling out your Smart Aid application for the 2019-2020 school year? Catholic Central and the Diocese of Grand Rapids will host two workshops on October 30 & November 15 at Catholic Central, each at 6:00 PM. Preregistration is required. Click here to reserve your spot!


Discovery Day

Wondering what’s Next in your middle school child’s education? Bring them to Discovery Day at Catholic Central on Sunday, November 4 at 1:00 PM where they can take tours, meet faculty and staff, and discover what Catholic Central is all about. Click here to register for Discovery Day! Discover Catholic. Discover you.


Parent Ambassadors

Have you been wondering how you can help enhance the enrollment process for future Cougar families? Opportunities include: Admissions Events, Middle School Presence, Multicultural Outreach, New Family Mentor, and Parish Presence. Email Director of Admissions, Alyssa O’Rourke, at if you would like to volunteer as a Parent Ambassador for the current school year.


Absences for Appointments

Any absence where a student is excused from school for an appointment, the student/parent must provide a signed note from the professional that they are visiting.


Picture Retakes will be on Monday, October 8, 2018. 


Dress Code

Effective October 1, the dress code requires male students to wear long pants (no shorts) from the selected uniform provider.  Female students who choose to not wear the uniform skirt are also required to wear the long pants from the uniform provider.


School Pictures & ID’s are in the main office ready for pick-up.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, October 9th or Wednesday, October 17th, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.  The sign-up schedule for conferences is now open.  We are using an online tool called Sign-up Genius which allows you to make a reservation.  For information CLICK HERE.

To read this message in Spanish, please CLICK HERE.

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October’s Lunch Menu


Testing Day

With our school-wide testing day approaching Wednesday, 10/10/18, the Department of Student Support Services and Guidance want to remind you that for students eligible to take the grade-level PSAT assessment with testing accommodations, to please make note of the following:

  • All 9th-grade students taking the PSAT with testing accommodations will report to the Library.
  • All 10th-grade students taking the PSAT/NMSQT with testing accommodations will report to room 301.
  • All 11th-grade students taking the PSAT/NMSQT with testing accommodations will report to room 302.

Dismissal for students testing with accommodations will be approximately 1:30 pm and not 12:00 pm.  Your student is encouraged to bring a light lunch, some healthy snacks, and a water bottle.  We are committed to making this both a supportive and positive testing experience for your student.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Patty Joynt | Director of Student Support Services

(616) 233-5898 –

Joel Passinault | Counselor and College Board Testing Coordinator

(616) 233-5809 –


Infinite Campus App

We are excited to inform you our student management system, Infinite Campus, has two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents).

Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more.

See more info about the Apps here

*If you are using the old Infinite Campus app, please download the new app. The old app will no longer be supported.


When searching for our district in the App please use:

Do you need an Infinite Campus parent account set up?

Please contact us for assistance – or 616.233.5800 


Calling for Your Receipts! 

Direct Your Dollars is back! Make sure to turn in your participating receipts to the main office. We are getting close…we need less than $7000!! Can you believe we have tracked $143,000 in receipts so far?