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Shakespeare’ Much Ado About Nothing

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What: Shakespeare’ Much Ado About Nothing (featuring a cast of students from both West Catholic and Catholic Central High Schools)

When:    Wed.- Sat.  Jan. 23-27 @ 7pm and Sat, Jan. 27 @ 2pm

Tickets:  Adults: $8      Students w/ i.d.:  $5  wo/i.d.  $6    Seniors (62+): $4

Available:      At the PAC Box Office By phone:   456-6656 or On-Line: Beginning: January 14

Where: The Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Aquinas College, 1703 Robinson Rd., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

It is 1898 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Spanish American War is over. Major Peter of Aragon, with his officers Captain Benedick and Lieutenants Claudio and John, visits Leonato, Mayor of San Juan, father of Hero and uncle of Beatrice. Their purpose is to establish United States’ authority over the newly won territory. Claudio falls in love with Hero and their marriage is agreed upon. Beatrice and Benedick despise love and engage in comic bickering. The others plot to make them fall in love with each other by tricking  Benedick into overhearing his friends talking of Beatrice’s supposed secret love for him. They also enlist the help of hero to do the same to her cousin Beatrice. Meanwhile Lieutenant John, the major’s angry brother, contrives an evil plot with the assistance of his followers Sergeants Borachio and Conrade: Claudio is led to believe that he has witnessed Hero with another man on the night before her wedding day. In fact it is her maid Margaret with her fiancé Borachio. Claudio denounces Hero during the marriage ceremony as unfaithful. She faints and when she recovers, on the advice of the Friar who is convinced of her innocence, her father Leonato announces that she is dead. Beatrice demands that Benedick should kill Claudio. A foolish town constable, Dogberry, and his watch overhear Borachio boasting of his exploit and John’s plot is exposed. Claudio promises to make amends to Leonato. He is required to marry

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Girls Head Varsity Volleyball Coach




Catholic Central High School is a 640 student co-ed school, grade 9-12, serving the Grand Rapids metropolitan area for over 100 years.  Over 550 students participate each year in a wide range of sports at top notch facilities.  The Cougars compete in the OK Conference.

Position Summary:  Responsible for planning and implementation of a quality volleyball program supporting the school mission.  Primary duties include: establishing and maintaining the quality tradition and standard of Catholic Central High School Athletics, providing student-athletes with the knowledge and fundamentals necessary to succeed, financial management; team practice and facility scheduling; and management of all levels of the program.  Additional duties include providing quality faith based experiences within our community; maintaining the high quality up keep of all school facilities; and compliance with OK-Conference and MHSAA policies.

Classification and Salary: The Girls Head Varsity Volleyball Coach is classified as a “Part-Time Coaching Position”, reporting to the School Athletic Director and supervising part-time assistant coaches of all levels.

Applicants:  Submit application, resume and references to Athletic Director, Trevor Hinshaw via e-mail:

Deadline:  Position will remain posted until filled.  First round of resumes will be reviewed January, 2019.

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CC is on Amazon Smile!

Catholic Central High School is now on Amazon Smile! If you still have Christmas shopping to do, consider using Amazon Smile and chose Grand Rapids Catholic Central as your charity of choice. Spread the word!!

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Evening of Excellence Nominations 2019

We are already starting to plan for this year’s Annual Evening of Excellence on April 30, 2019. The focus of this night is to celebrate and acknowledge individuals who exhibit characteristics that reflect our Catholic faith. We encourage you to review the criteria (see below) for the following awards and nominate any suitable candidates by December 14th. 

Evening of Excellence Nominations 2019

Distinguished Alumni Award

The distinguished alumni award is given to an alumnus/alumna who has made significant contributions in his or her field of endeavor.

Distinguished Alumni Award recipient criteria include:

  • Being an alumna or alumnus of Catholic Central High School.
  • Manifesting a Catholic commitment that reflects honor on Catholic Central High School.
  • Significant achievements within his or her work and/or life endeavor that contribute to service for others.

Dominican Spirit Award

The Dominican Spirit Award is given to a person who exhibits the values of St. Dominic, patron saint of the Order of Preachers, otherwise known as the Dominican Order. As a founder of many schools and convents, St. Dominic’s life and service to children and the materially poor, is well known.

This honor is bestowed on an individual whose professional and/or personal life reflects the attributes of freedom, protection, charity and apostolic zeal.  Criteria include:

  • Contributing toward the formation of individuals to reach their fullest possible development of their God-given talents.
  • Being charitable with his or her talents and expertise to effect change in the world.
  • Being well-formed as an Apostolic instrument in the service of others.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Catholic Central Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual or couple who, throughout their lives, have demonstrated a strong commitment to Catholic faith and education; thus honoring the principles upon which Dominicans helped found Catholic Central High School more than a century ago.

Lifetime Achievement Award recipients:

  • Demonstrate a life of service to God and people.
  • Make significant contributions to society as leaders in business, civic and parish life.
  • Demonstrate the promotion of Dominican educational charism/values.
  • Inspire others to carry on/promote the Dominican educational charism.

If you have any person in mind who is deserving of any of these awards, please take the time to fill out the form or send an email with the necessary information to by December 1st. 


Evening of Excellence Past Honorees

  • Lew Clingman (’65) – Distinguished Alumni Award 2017
  • Sr. Katrina Hartman, OP, PH.D. – Dominican Spirit Award 2017
  • Dr. Paul (’64) and Patty Korte – Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
  • Mike Neuman ’63 – Distinguished Alumni Award 2016
  • Sandy and John Vesbit – Dominican Spirit Award 2016
  • Dr. William and Mary Passinault ’54 – Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
  • Dr. Leonard Radecki ’61- Distinguished Alumni Award 2015
  • Dorothy Zoellner ‘46 – Dominican Spirit Award 2015
  • Fred Braun ‘51 and Joe Tierney ’51- Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
  • Sara Smolenski ’75 – Distinguished Alumni Award 2014
  • Sr. Aquinas Weber, O.P. – Dominican Spirit Award 2014
  • Lyle Morrison ’46 – Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
  • Dr. Timothy Geary, Ph.D. ’71 – Distinguished Alumni Award 2013
  • Dr. Juan Oliveraz, Ph.D. – Dominican Spirit Award 2013
  • Larry ’49 and Nancy Erhardt –Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
  • Peter Ragauss ’75 – Distinguished Alumni Award 2011
  • Darren Jackson ’82 – Dominican Spirit Award 2011
  • Sr. Robert Ann Erno – Lifetime Achievement Award 2011
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Madrigal Dinner Tickets

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The CC Choral Department is sponsoring its 23rd Annual Madrigal Dinner on December 7, 8 & 9 at Aquinas College.  Madrigal dinner is a dinner theater experience set in a Renaissance castle. There is great singing, a really funny play, a silent auction – in short, it is a fantastic way to have enjoy dinner and be completely entertained with the CC Choirs!  The dinner is held in the Wege Ballroom at Aquinas College.

Tickets are available NOW through December 3 in the main office – Adult tickets $20.00 & Student tickets $10.00.  The cost to reserve a table of 8 will be $200.00 which includes a $40 donation.

Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8 doors open at 5:30 pm  – dinner begins at 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 9 doors open at 1:30 pm and dinner begins at 2:00 pm

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Thanksgiving Needs Drive

The Thanksgiving Needs drive  begins this week and runs until November 26th.   Donations will benefit:  Cathedral Clothing Center, Westminster Food Pantry & Heartside Health Clinic.  Click on the links for information on items to collect for each.  Collections will be during 1st carrier.

Donation turn in days will be:

Wednesday, November 7

Friday, November 9

Tuesday, November 13

Thursday, November 15

Monday, November 19

Monday, November 26

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Cougar Gear Christmas Sale Dates

The Cougar Gear store at the CAT will be open:

December 4th  6 pm – 7:30 pm  (changed from the 3rd)
December 10th 6 pm – 7:30 pm
December 17th 6 pm – 7:30 pm

There will be hoodies, winter hats, Nike long sleeves, kids Nike, and much more.

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Parent Teacher Conferences

We look forward to seeing at Parent-Teacher Conferences on 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 with each of your child’s teachers.  You’ll select the teacher you wish to meet, choose a day and time, enter your name, your email and the name of your child.  You’ll then either create a Sign-up Genius account or sign in to your existing account.  For detailed instructions on how to reserve your conference times, go to the Parent/Teacher Conferences page in the Academics section of the school’s website ( or simply CLICK HERE.  If you do not have online access at home, please have your student make your reservations via Sign-up Genius at school.  Conferences are scheduled for five-minute sessions and are held in the Student Center.  If you cannot come to conferences, teachers welcome the opportunity to talk to you via phone or email, and contact information can be found by clicking on the Academics section, Faculty & Staff.

To read this message in Spanish, please CLICK HERE.

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New Positions Open at CC

The following are open positions at Catholic Central.  Please click on the link for more information on the position.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach


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Summer Reading for English

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