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February 28, 2024
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CONGRATULATIONS WINTERGUARD - Congratulations to our GR Catholic Winter Guard for placing third this weekend at the Belding Invitational!  We're very proud of our kids as they represented both the Catholic Central and West Catholic programs. Wish our students luck this week as they prepare for the upcoming Hudsonville Invitational on Saturday. 

MODEL UN NEWS - The Catholic Central Model United Nations Team is looking for a few more members who can compete at the MSUMUN Conference (@ MSU) on March 15-17. Model UN is great for developing confidence in thinking, writing, and speaking. (And it’s a lot of FUN!) It also look awesome on your academic resumé. Stop by Mr. Schrems room (306) for more information and a permission slip!

SENIOR YARD SIGNS - Celebrate your graduation and show your Cougar Pride! Order your double sided yard signs, complete with H-stake for proud parents, grandparents, and other family members! Signs are also a great way to mark open house locations! Cost is $35 each and all proceeds will go to the Senior All Night Party preparations. Orders are due by March 15, 2024. Please see this FLYER for additional information and how to order. 

SANP INFO - We are excited to celebrate our Seniors at the Senior All Night Party held after graduation! Plans have been made and we look forward to a memorable night! Our two goals for the event are to give ALL of the graduates a fun evening to celebrate together one last time and to keep everyone safe. With just over 3 months until Graduation, the SANP committee needs your help with a final push in registrations. 

  • Registration - We don’t want anyone to miss out! Register today!
  • At this time, we have just under half of the senior class registered.
  • Online registration can be found HERE

AP RESEARCH - Earn up to two donuts from Krispy Kreme! Charlie Lindemann is conducting a study about the phenomenon of “choking under pressure” in high school sports for his AP Research project. Only athletes that have experienced this phenomenon may participate in his study. If this applies to you, please consider printing and filling out the consent form with parent permission. Signed consent forms can be turned in to Mrs. Swiatek. You will get an email from Charlie asking you to fill out a Google Form, and another follow-up form once he has all of his results. Each survey completed will earn you a donut from Krispy Kreme. Keep an eye on your email if you plan to participate!

FASHION CLUB NEWS - The Fashion Club is currently in need for models, ladies and gentlemen, to participate in a fashion show that is being held by the CC Fashion Club on April 13th. No experience necessary, but certainly welcomed! This is the the sign up form for anyone interested: 

COLLEGE FAIR - National Christian College Fair - West Michigan is next month Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm hosted at Grand Rapids Christian High School, Quest Center, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.  Register to attend this free college event here.

FAFSA WORKSHOP - This Wednesday, February 28, 5:30-6:30 pm, we are hosting a FAFSA workshop at CCHS (room S126). FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid which is required by most colleges and universities to receive financial aid for higher education. If you have not yet completed the FAFSA, you are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. Even if you have completed the FAFSA and still have questions, you are welcome to attend. Our presenter will be Natalie Crane, Director of Financial Aid at Aquinas College, who will help explain the FAFSA and what to expect in the award letters sent by the individual colleges and universities.  Ms.Crane will also assist seniors and their parents in creating FSA IDs as well as start the FAFSA. It is advised that all students planning to attend college in Fall 2024 complete the FAFSA by early March to ensure the maximum consideration for grants (federal and institutional). Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Smitley at

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - For the complete list of scholarships, students can view the list HERE.

BEGINNING WITH BREAKFAST - A hot breakfast of the chef’s choice will be offered daily. All breakfast combos are served with fruit, juice, and milk


  • Wednesday, February 28 - Pasta Primavera, Breadstick, Fruit Cup
  • Thursday, February 29 - Chicken & Waffle Bites, Veggie Juice, Apple, Frog Jello
  • Friday, March 1 - No School

BLESSING OF THE DAY - May God bless you in times of insensitivity. When you become aware of your lack of attention and thought for those who call out to you, may you be blessed with the wisdom to discern and recognize the thoughts that preoccupy you, the courage to examine them and the grace to address them. Through this inner journey may you return then to being a compassionate presence to God's people. May our Gracious God bless you with Self-Knowledge. --Maxine Shonk, OP

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