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AP Capstone™

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Position Open – Boys Head Varsity Soccer Coach

  

Catholic Central High School Athletic Office

319 Sheldon SE

Grand Rapids, MI  49503

616-233-5805

BOYS HEAD VARSITY SOCCER COACH

Catholic Central High School is a 665 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 Boys Soccer 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 of the soccer program and soccer camps; 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 Boys Head Varsity Soccer Coach is classified as a “Part-Time Coaching Position”, reporting to the School Athletic Director and supervising part-time assistant coaches of all levels.  Salary is negotiable within Catholic Secondary School guidelines.

Applicants:  Submit application, resume and references to Trevor Hinshaw, Catholic Central High School, 319 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503,

e-mail: trevorhinshaw@grcatholiccentral.org

Deadline:  Resumes must be received by January 24th, 2018.

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SMART Aid

Sign-Up for SMART Aid Workshops

Catholic Central will be covering the $30 application fee for families attending the workshops.

Please bring all necessary documentation to this meeting, and we will submit to Smart Aid for you. Required documentation; 2016 Federal Income Tax , W-2s,and Paystubs. If you have any questions, please review requirements on the school website under the Admissions tab, or you may call Jackie Stetson at 233-5802 or jackiestetson@grcatholiccentral.org

 

CLICK HERE for the SMART Aid application instructions and FAQ’s.

Para descargar la versión en español , haga clic aquí.

CLICK HERE for helpful Step-by-Step Instructions. 

 

 

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The Greatest Gift Campaign Updates

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Thanksgiving Needs Drive 2017

Thanksgiving Needs Drive 2017

7 DAYS OF GRATITUDE

1st Hour Classes will bring in donations to benefit our Heartside Community.

3 local programs work to benefit our neighbors:

Cathedral Clothing Center-

-For the past 35 years, this program at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew has ministered to our community.

They need:

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Warm Hats & Gloves

Westminster Downtown Food Pantry:

-The Downtown Food Pantry is open to all; the only requirement to participate is that you live in our pantry service area. The Pantry provides a 3–5 day supply of emergency food and personal care products to visitors, up to once every 30 days.

They need:

  • Non-perishable food items- canned and boxed food
  • Please consider what food you like to eat- not what is just in the cabinet at home.

Heartside Health Center

  • Health & Hygiene Items- Toothpaste, Shampoo, Lotion, Chapstick, Soap, etc.
  • Bags of any type
  • Assistance Needs- Reading Glasses, Kleenex
  • Medical Help- Bandages, Crutches, Walkers, Knee or Wrist Braces, Thermometers

Collections will be on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Bring your donations to your 1st Hour class. Volunteers will come around and pick up donations during 1st hour.  There will be a “Collection Zone” on each floor to avoid class time disruptions.

 Teachers will monitor the class’s success.

Your efforts make a huge impact on those living in need.

Please be kind, be generous and be thankful.

7 Days of Gratitude Videos 

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Cougar Toss Registration

6th Annual Cougar Toss Fore Golf
Location: The CAT (Cougar Athletic Trails) 2770 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids

REGISTER HERE

Cougar Toss Fore Golf is a double elimination bean bag toss tournament that helps support Catholic Central
Golf Teams. Join us at the CAT for this fun-filled evening with a summertime atmosphere that is sure to be
welcome during the winter months.

NEW for 2018: The 19th Hole featuring the NFL Playoff game & amp; pickup Euchre games

Doors Open at 6:00 PM – Cougar Toss Competition Starts at 7:00 PM
$50 / Team of Two To Compete in Tournament
$20 / Person for a “Social Membership” (Not Playing on a Team)

All Admissions Include:

  • A coveted spot in the tournament or a prime cheering section for your favorite team
  •  A simple, yet delicious menu of hotdogs and brats with all the fixin’s.
  •  Cash bar with beer and wine for those needing spirited refreshments
  • The 19th Hole featuring the NFL playoff game and pick up Euchre games
  •  This is a 21 and older event only

Please consider being a sponsor and/or participant this year.
Registration/Donation link opens on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27th at:
http://www.grcatholiccentralevents.org/

REGISTER HERE

Sponsorship Levels 

  • $1,000 – FedEx Cup – Includes 4 Admissions – Teams or social
  • $500 – Master’s – Includes 2 Admissions – A Team or social
  • $250 – U.S. Open
  • $100 – Hole Sponsor
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6th Annual Cougar Toss Fore Golf

6th Annual Cougar Toss Fore Golf
Location: The CAT (Cougar Athletic Trails) 2770 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids

Cougar Toss Fore Golf is a double elimination bean bag toss tournament that helps support Catholic Central
Golf Teams. Join us at the CAT for this fun-filled evening with a summertime atmosphere that is sure to be
welcome during the winter months.

NEW for 2018: The 19th Hole featuring the NFL Playoff game & pickup Euchre games

Doors Open at 6:00 PM – Cougar Toss Competition Starts at 7:00 PM
$50 / Team of two to compete in the tournament
$20 / Person for a “Social Membership” (Not playing on a team)

All Admissions Include:

  • A coveted spot in the tournament or a prime cheering section for your favorite team
  •  A simple, yet delicious menu of hotdogs and brats with all the fixin’s.
  •  Cash bar with beer and wine for those needing spirited refreshments
  • The 19th Hole featuring the NFL playoff game and pickup Euchre games
  •  This is a 21 and older event only

Please consider being a sponsor and/or participant this year.
Registration/Donation link opens on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27th at:
http://www.grcatholiccentralevents.org/

REGISTER HERE

Sponsorship Levels 

  • $1,000 – FedEx Cup – Includes 4 Admissions – Teams or social
  • $500 – Master’s – Includes 2 Admissions – A team or social
  • $250 – U.S. Open
  • $100 – Hole Sponsor

 

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Technology Update for 2017-18

Dear Parents and Students,

I hope you and your families are enjoying the start of summer and have had time to relax and enjoy God’s creation following a productive and exciting school year.  Before we are too far from thoughts of school, we want to share with you information about an upcoming change to the way we manage access to technology at Catholic Central to take effect at the start of the new school year. 

As many of you are aware, Catholic Central piloted a Chromebook program last year, providing opportunities for students to use these devices in a variety of classroom environments.  We then gathered survey feedback on the functionality of these devices in our learning environment as compared to the iPad.  That survey data, alongside other factors, led our decision to remain with iPads for the 2017-18 year.  This survey data also revealed a concern shared among students, parents, and teachers regarding distractibility; namely, the access to games and non-school-related apps can challenge students’ focus and interfere with learning.  

In response to this concern, both Catholic Central and West Catholic will begin utilizing school-managed Apple IDs, a development recently introduced by Apple. This means that, because school manages the Apple ID, the school is also able to manage the apps that are installed on our iPads.  Teachers, and students with teacher approval, can request apps that they want to use for educational purposes in addition to our current list of school-provided apps.  Catholic Central’s management system will then push these apps to the devices.  Students will no longer be able to download apps without this step.  It also means that apps already installed by students outside of school-managed apps will no longer be available on school-issued iPads; however, these apps will remain available on any other personal device linked to their personal Apple ID (iPhone, personal computers, etc.). 

In order to accomplish this, we will collect iPads from sophomores, juniors and seniors to convert iPads to the new management system and return them to students on the following schedule, providing the least possible disruption:       

  • Seniors should bring their iPads with them as they arrive for their COREX Retreat on August 12th.  We will collect the iPads before they leave for Camp Blodgett, and return them as seniors arrive back from COREX weekend on August 14th.  
  • Sophomores and juniors should bring their iPads to their Orientation on August 25th.  We will collect the iPads during Orientation and return them at the start of the first day of school on August 28th.   
  • Freshmen will receive their iPad ready to use on one of two Freshmen iPad Distribution Days:  
    • Students with last names A-K on Monday, August 7th, from 9AM to 10AM at Cathedral Square, 2nd floor.
    • Students with last names L-Z on Tuesday, August 8th from 9Am to 10AM at Cathedral Square, 2nd floor.

Freshmen will be instructed on how to access tech resources, how to manage their device, and how to be good digital citizens.  Parents are also encouraged to attend a Parent Orientation during this time to learn about how the device is used at school, student responsibilities concerning the device, and tips on how to manage device use at home.  

If you have any questions about this process, please contact our new Instructional Technology Specialist, Mrs. Danielle Bouwhuis (daniellebouwhuis@grcatholiccentral.org), who will be happy to assist you.  

As we enter year four of our 1:1 program, it is clear that technology has helped to transform learning, allowing students to learn, create, research, and communicate in innovative, individualized, and expressive ways.  And it is also clear we want to reduce access to non-school-related games and apps to minimize distractions to learning. This move is intended to help students make the best use of the powerful tools and resources available to them while also helping them manage some of the challenges inherent in being part of our digital world.    

As in the past, we will continue to provide instruction in Digital Citizenship that promotes Catholic Social Teaching, fosters responsible use of technology, expands learning, and helps students learn to manage their time.  

Thank you for all you do to support and strengthen our Catholic Central community.  We are keeping you in our prayers over the summer, and we are excited to see you in August to launch our 2017-18 school year.  

Blessings,

Greg Deja

Principal/CEO

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Our Graduates Are Going Places!

Catholic Central’s Class of 2017 was awarded more than $4,900,000 in scholarships and these graduates are attending 55+ colleges and universities across Michigan, the Midwest, and the country. We send them off with our prayers and want to thank all those who have made these futures possible through your financial support.

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Staff Summer Locations

Although the academic year has officially come to an end, construction at the school is in full swing. During this time staff members have been temporarily relocated. The following is a list of locations where staff members can be found. They can also be contacted via phone or email.

Summer Locations:

Attendance Secretary Sarah Hipp, IT Specialist Mary Ottenwess, and STEAM Director Catherine Molleseau are located in CC 201 as needed through the coming weeks.

Vice-Principal Linda Olejnik and Dean of Students Mike Jacob are located within Cathedral Square in the Catholic Information Center on the 2nd floor.

Admissions Director Jackie Stetson is located in room 201 in Cathedral Square.

Summer Academies and Economics classes will be held in the Gallagher Room on the 2nd floor of Cathedral Square (Located in the Catholic Information Center).

Health class will be located in the Catholic Central High School Band room.

Guidance staff will be located in room 315 in Cathedral Square.

Principal/CEO Greg Deja, Secretary Lisa Doyle, and Technology Instructor Josh Friederichs will be located on the 4th floor of Cathedral Square.

The Advancement Team is operating out of the CAT.

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