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“If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass, I think they’ll generally stay out of trouble.”
Steve Chabot

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106 – carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the Cullinan, it was the largest diamond ever found.

2nd Semester Student Aide Permission Slips are due at this time.  Aide permission slips are in the Guidance Office.

Sno Shuffle Tickets are on sale at the School Store before and after school.The cost is $35 for a couple and $25 for Stag.  Guest passes are available in the Main Office.
Soups On – 8 volunteers are to help God’s Kitchen get ready for the Soups On fundraiser. If you are interested in helping out- sign up Mrs. DeYoung’s Focus Time this Friday.  You will need a permission slip to go over to God’s Kitchen.

Winter Play – Hey Folks, you still have three chances to see a performance of Much Ado About Nothing this weekend. This production is unique in that it is performed “in the round.” The actors have honed their skills and are anxious for you to share in this special experience and enjoy their performances. Performances are tonight and tomorrow at 7pm and tomorrow at 2pm. Be sure to show your school id and get $1 off the price of your ticket. The weather is supposed to be cold and snowy, but the show is sunny and warm (it’s set Puerto Rico!) See you there.

Boys Soccer Open Gym – Monday’s & Wednesday’s @ CAT (8-9pm) 

Auction 2019  student volunteers needed Be a part of our largest fundraiser of the year at Auction 2019. Student volunteers are needed! Qualifications include: willing to work, to have fun, greet our guests, and be responsible and respectful. Sign up HERE. Service hours available. See Mrs. Brondyke in the Advancement office if you have any questions.

Model United Nations – Congratulation to members of the Model United Nations team who represented Catholic Central at the University of Michigan conference this past weekend. 30 students portrayed various nations of historical figures and solves today’s or yesterday’s challenges. Extra recognition was earned by Max Klein who was awarded a verbal commendation for his performance in a crisis simulation involving the South Vietnamese Cabinet during and following the Vietnam War and Mary Clare Hamilton who was awarded Outstanding Delegate in a historical simulation involving the partition of Poland.
Students interested in participating in our next conference at MSU March 15-17 should watch the announcements and/or their email for more specific information. See Mrs. Modelski to Mr. Schrems more specific questions.

The following students have Fall All Conference Pictures available for pick up in the CC Athletic Office:
Andrew Armock, Eddie Hines Jr., Lindsey Luczak, Morgan Smith, Troy Stacey, Nate Trudeau

Parents as Career Coaches (PACC) Workshop
Parents are the single greatest influence in their student’s career decision
making process.  With this in mind, Kent ISD Career Readiness Department is offering a free workshop on  Wednesday, March 6 and again on  Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 pm.  This workshop is designed to equip parents with talking points, suggestions and tangible opportunities to help guide their student through the challenging process of narrowing down a post-secondary path.  Register for either one of these PACC workshops at
Talk & Tour Career Series – NEW EVENTS ADDED!
The Kent ISD Career Readiness Department has added a few new Talk & Tour events to their spring lineup, including another  Careers in Architecture & Engineering event hosted by Progressive AE on  Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  Students & their parents can get career information from an architect, landscape architect, structural engineer, mechanical engineer, and an interior designer.  For a complete listing of other career exploration events, please visit their  website.
Don’t hesitate to register for any of these free, great events and please see your counselor with any questions.

Scholarships – Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are available from December 1 until March 1. All applicants receive an email with decisions the second week of May 2019.
Applying for scholarships has never been so easy. By completing just one online application, you’ll automatically be considered for more than 70 scholarship funds. GRCF has scholarships available for students with a wide variety of backgrounds, GPA’s, areas of study and levels of education.
In addition to their general scholarship application, there are many additional scholarships available to students based on specific criteria such as attending a certain school, pursuing a specific major,  being affiliated with an employer such as Meijer, and many more. These additional scholarships require supplemental applications. Don’t delay; Apply TODAY!!

Achille and Irene Despres, William and Andre Scholarship –

This scholarship is specific to students of Mexican heritage.  Students can apply using our General Scholarship Application.  Students who may not have a social security number should enter “0000” in the social security field on our application and there is no citizenship question on our General Scholarship Application 
Active scholarships are listed in Naviance. The following scholarship opportunities are now available:

1/25 – Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship – $3,000

1/31 – LMCU-Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship – $2,000
1/31 – mcwt-Michigan Council of Women in Technology – $5,000
2/1 – University Club of Grand Rapids – $1,000
2/28 – Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship – $1,000
2/28 – Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship – $3,000
3/1 – Achille and Irene Despres, William and Andre Scholarship – $1,500-2,000
3/1 – Grand Rapids Community Foundation – Varies
3/15 – Grand Rapids Community College Foundation – Varies
3/15 – Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000-1,5000
3/15 – Polish Heritage Society Scholarship – $1,000

The Newman Society Essay Scholarship:

School pictures (retakes) and ID cards are in the main office!

Lunch Menu:  Monday – Chicken Nuggets with Curly Fries, Crispy Fish on Whole Wheat

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May you be made holy when you feel fragmented and pulled, scattered and strewn in the reality of your life. May God gather you up into his hands that knead and mold all things together to work for good. May God hold each piece of you and may you let each piece be held by God as you are once again made whole by unconditional love. May the God of Unity, who holds all things together, bless you. –Maxine Shonk, OP