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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH - May has been known as Mental Health Awareness Month for over 70 years, and this year’s theme for Mental Health Month is “Where to Start: How to Navigate Mental Health in a Changing World.” Although society is getting more comfortable discussing mental health, it can still be hard to know where to start when it comes to taking care of your own well being. This is why we will be coming on the announcements multiple times throughout the month to give you some helpful tips on how to prioritize your mental wellness. Today’s strategy to reduce stress is to try creating a “calm space” in your home. This spot may include your favorite chair, some pictures you hang on the wall that make you feel calm, and things that help you relax, like a candle or your favorite book. 

The Mental Health Club will also be selling mental health awareness bracelets at lunch this week for $5. By purchasing one of these bracelets, you earn a dress down day on each of the five Fridays throughout the month of May. This is a great opportunity for all students to learn more about mental health while also spreading awareness to the rest of the community. Thank you and have a great day Cougars!

PROM INFORMATION - Juniors and Seniors! We are excited to invite you to Catholic Central Prom 2024! The seniors have been hard at work planning your special night. The theme of this year’s Prom is Outer Space. 

  • Date - May 11, 2024
  • Time - Doors open at 7, and close at 8 and dinner will be served at 8
  • Where - StoneWater Country Club in Caledonia 

Tickets will be sold at lunches this week Monday 4/29 - Friday 5/3. The tickets are $70 per person. All tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 3. If paying for your ticket to prom is a financial concern, please contact Ms. Green, Mrs. Joynt, or your counselor for assistance.

COUGAR GEAR STORE - Here are the dates for the cougar Gear store for the Spring games in the stadium.  We will also be open for playoff games as needed.

  • Girls Soccer vs NP Christian - Thursday May 2nd - 6-8pm
  • Boys Lacrosse vs Mattawan - Thursday May 9th - 6:30-8:30pm
  • Girls Lacrosse vs EGR - Wednesday May 15th - 6-8pm

BROOKIE’S COOKIES - Attention seniors! Need delicious homemade sweet treats for your graduation parties? Check out Brookie's Cookies by viewing the business card here. Stop by Ms. Wila's room (S221) for more information.

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES - Are you looking for a summer job?  Check out the Job Board at for summer job opportunities across Kent County and beyond!  Entry-level, Full-time, Part-time, and seasonal opportunities:  

STEAM OPPORTUNITIES - She Innovates, She Leads: Inspiring Change for a Sustainable World is an in-person career exploration workshop for rising 9th-12th grade girls in Michigan. Our mission is to expose and inspire the participating high school students to the diversity of amazing careers in Michigan, led by their passions, and to learn about pathways that contribute towards sustainability! Hosted at Grand Valley State University's Innovation Design Center on Saturday, May 18th, the program will feature four rotating panels of professional women in leadership and STEM fields, with a GVSU collegiate panel at the end of the event. Parents can register their students here: She Innovates, She Leads: Inspiring Change for a Sustainable World Tickets, Sat, May 18, 2024 at 9:30 AM | Eventbrite

TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY - Students who have transferred to Catholic Central from a local public or private educational institution are eligible to apply for The Lawrence and Patricia Ranazzi Transfer Scholarship. Applications will be due on May 3, 2024. Please email with any questions. 


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, May 1 - Pasta with Sauce, Broccoli & Ranch, Fruit Cup, Whole Grain Roll
  • Thursday, May 2 - Chicken & Veggies, Fried Rice, Orange, Fortune Cookie
  • Friday, May 3 - Pizza, Fruit, Veggie

BLESSING OF THE DAY - May God the Gardener bless you. May you be planted in God's deep rich earth, nourished with God's grace and wisdom and refreshed by the dew of God's love. May you know the experience of breaking through and of flowering with compassion, justice, and mercy. May God the Gardener be with you. --Maxine Shonk, OP

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