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All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
Earl Nightingale

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – March 12, 1930, Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi begins a defiant march to the sea in protest of the British monopoly on salt, his boldest act of civil disobedience yet against British rule in India.

Health Reminder:  If students have a fever, are vomiting, or dealing with other forms of illness, please stay home from school until you are free of symptoms for 24 hours without the use of medication.  The amount of students attempting to make it in for part of the day, or leaving midway through the day, only opens up the potential spread of illness within the school.
Thank you for your attention to this policy – Dean of Student Life

Main Campus Open House
Saturday, March 14, 2020
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Wisner Bottrall Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
See why we are West Michigan’s Best Choice!
Reserve your spot today and join us to:
Explore our Academic Pathways
Tour our amazing Campus and see what benefits there are being in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids!
Take the Placement Test – sign up here! (Testing starts at 9 a.m.!)
Attend a FAFSA Completion Workshop – sign up here!
Meet with faculty and staff in our Resource Fair, filled with many GRCC Departments and Resources
FREE PARKING offered in our GRCC parking ramps. Pull a ticket and we will give you a pass at registration.
We will also have refreshments and free GRCC giveaways for all who attend.
PLUS – one lucky attendee will win a $500 GRCC Scholarship!

2020 Grand Rapids White Water Summer Science and Leadership Program. Any student finishing their sophomore or junior year is invited to apply.  This 2-week program (M-F) will meet from July 6-17 (AM or PM), and students will conduct hands-on scientific research, learn about and practice design thinking, work with scientific experts and local community leaders, and present what they’ve learned to the community. Those who complete the program will earn a $200 stipend.
Applications are due by May 1st. Please see Dr. Molloseau or contact the program instructor David Koning More information and an online application are available at There is also a Spanish version of the application at that site and copies of the English and Spanish application attached.  30+ STEAM Hours available.

Catholic Central High School Proudly Presents: Beauty and the Beast
Come out and enjoy CC’s production of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast! The star-studded cast features students from throughout our school. Performances will be March 18, 19, 20, & 21st. All evening performances begin at 7pm. Saturday Matinee begins at 2pm.
The show will be performed at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center.
1703 Robinson Rd SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506.  Tickets can be purchased beginning March 9th  through the Aquinas PAC box office (616) 456-6656 or Ticket prices: Students: $5, Seniors: $8, General Adult: $10
Due to the overwhelming popularity of this musical, it is advised to order your tickets early to ensure the best possible seating choices for each performance.

Young Entrepreneur Gathering – Calling all 15-20 year old aspiring entrepreneurs!  Want to learn how to start a business or have an idea to make money?  Come learn how to overcome the 5 barriers to starting a business at a young age!  Thursday, March 26 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Schuler Books.  Get tickets Here

Are you documenting your service hours? Service slips are available on the 2nd floor in the Main Building. Your Service Hours need to be up to date by May 1 to be considered for a Catholic Central Service Award.
Bronze Award- 100 + hours
Silver Hours- 175 + hours
Gold Award- 250 + hours

If you have any questions- please talk to Mrs. DeYoung


The St. Paul three on three tournament is coming up on March 15 at the CAT. They are looking for 3 or 4 students to help sell tickets for the 50-50 drawing during this event. Service Hours can be earned. The hours are between noon and three but it can be broken down into hour shifts.  Students can register to volunteer here or email or text Dorrie Sullivan directly. 616-560-6854.

March 18 Artists Creating Together – Early Childhood Evening at The Children’s Museum.  5:00 – 8:00 Face painters needed. Talk to Mrs. DeYoung for more information.

Summer Opportunities for Students – Click HERE – Leadership, Education, Career Exploration, etc.

Summer Job Fair – Whitecaps is holding a job fair on March 21, 2020 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  They are looking to staff the Whitecaps events for this summer with jobs as ushers, Food & Beverage, Custodial (in game/post game) and parking attendants. Apply here
Lena Meijer Student volunteer opportunities for spring, summer and fall with the 2020 Lena Meijer Children’s Garden PAL Partner Program! – PAL Partner applications posted on website by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and selecting Student Opportunity: Lena Meijer Children’s Garden Play Activity Leader (PAL) Partner.
High School Mission Trip to Cumberland, MD June 14 – 21, 2020.  We have several spots available for this fun filled week serving those in need and practicing our catholic faith.  All high school students entering 9th grade in 2020 are welcome.  Catholic Heart Work Camp has put together a great week of fun filled and rewarding activities.  For more information contact Tim Ryan at 454-9875 or
Attention Seniors  – the following scholarships are currently accepting applications.  Scholarships and their criteria are available in Naviance.  Got the Naviance Home Page, click “Colleges” at the top of the screen, from the drop-down menu click “Scholarships and Money”, then click “Scholarship list”.
Due Date       Scholarship               Amount
3/13   Boyden-Shearer Scholarship – $2,000.00
3/15   American Legion Auxiliary-Medical Career Scholarship – $500.00
3/15   Polish Heritage Society Scholarship – $1,000.00
3/15   Arbor Financial Community Scholarship – $2,000.00
3/15   Michigan Retailers Association – $1,000-$1,500
3/20   D.K. Sprague Educational Scholarship – $5,000.00
3/20   The National CCAA Scholarship – $1,000.00
3/23   Ted terHaar Memoral Scholarship – $1,000.00
3/23   Grandville Community Business Major Scholarship – $1,000.00
3/27   Choice One Bank – $1,000.00
3/30   MJD Scholarship – $2,500.00
3/31   Kelsey’s Law Scholarship – $500.00-$2,000.00
3/31   Dollars for Scholars – $1,000.00
4/1    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority – NA
4/6    PDK Prospective Educator Scholarship Program – $5,000.00
4/15   DJZarnosky Life Leadership Award – $500.00
5/31   PB&J scholarship – $1,000.00
6/30   Junior Horizon Award – $1,500.00
Grand Rapids Community College offers Job Training Information Sessions including tours of the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC on most Mondays at 10:00 a.m.  Explore state-of-the-art labs to see how a professional trades career looks and feels. Check out programs* for in-demand skills in: Automotive Technology, Computer Support Technology, Construction (Introduction, Residential), Construction Electrical, Welding These hands-on training programs vary in length from four weeks to nine months.
Designed for students in grades 7-12, these free career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one!  Students & parents can hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace.  Space is limited. Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year. Visit our webpage to register and for the full schedule
Lunch for Monday – Wing Dings & Curly Fries
PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –   May you be found by God when your path is obscured by the ashes of your life. When the contentment of the present is disturbed and broken by the failures of the past, may the God of beginning again become known to you. When the ashes of what once was threaten to cover you, may the God of New Fire fan into flame the hidden embers that lie within. May this rekindled energy light the way for others who walk with you. May the God of New Fire bless you. –Maxine Shonk, OP

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