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Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
E. Joseph Cossman

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – September 9, 1967 Sergeant Duane D. Hackney is presented with the Air Force Cross for bravery in rescuing an Air Force pilot in Vietnam. He was the first living Air Force enlisted man to receive the award, the nation’s second highest award for bravery in action.

Haiti Alternative Spring Break 2020 – Catholic Central High School  Plans are currently underway for the 2020 Spring Break.  Trip dates are April 3 – April 13, 2020.  Go to the student travel website at: for information or contact Tim Ryan, director of Haiti Needs You.  616-454-9875  This trip will fill-up quickly so start making your plans now.


Attention Juniors and Seniors:

Nearly 60 different colleges and universities are scheduled to visit our school this fall.  You are invited sign-up in your Naviance account to meet various college representatives who come to CCHS.  Information about each college visit is posted in Naviance under What’s New on the homepage or under the Colleges home section.
Simply log into your Naviance account- Find the list of college presentations under What’s New- Click on individual colleges to REGISTER.  The presentations take place during Monday/Wednesday lunches and during Tuesday/Thursday/Friday Focus sessions.  An email is sent weekly to remind students.  Juniors & Seniors must get permission in advance from their teachers of Monday/Wednesday (carriers 3,4,5,7) lunch visits.  It is not advisable to miss instructional time for college presentations unless the teacher has granted permission in advance for the student to sign up in Naviance.  Juniors and Seniors who are signed up in Naviance on Focus days will be locked into that Focus session- PLEASE pay attention to dates/times/locations for the presentations you sign up to attend.
College rep visits at CCHS are perfect for expanding your college list or getting more personalized answers to specific college-questions.  You can also learn how to schedule a campus tour.  Juniors are strongly encouraged to kick-start their college planning by attending college rep visits in the fall.  (More details will be sent regarding the counselors’ work with college planning in November of Junior year)
Questions about signing up for specific college visits this fall may be directed to your counselor or Mrs. Stream in the Guidance Office.
Juniors and Seniors

The Grand Rapids Rotary Club is a group of local business people and professionals who work together to solve community problems, provide humanitarian aid, and promote good will and peace.  Each year the club invites students from Catholic Central to join their group as Junior Rotarians.  As Junior Rotarians, students have the opportunity to attend Rotary luncheons 1-2 times per month, network with leaders in our community, and participate in service activities.  Please see Mr. Passinault in the Guidance Office if you are interested or would like more information.

The Trinitarians of Mary is hosting a Fund Raising Dinner event on September 21st at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parnell.  This event is to raise money for Trinitarians of Mary whose mission is to Pray for Priests,  provide Perpetual Adoration and feed the poor of Mexico.  In order to make this fundraiser a success, we need your help.
We are looking for high school volunteers to assist in setting up, serving and cleaning up after the dinner.  If this is something that you will be able to promote in your school and parish youth communities, please share this Sign Up Genius Link below.
Sign Up Genius – Trinitarians of Mary Fund Raiser
We need 10 volunteers for each of the following time slots:
Friday, Sept 20th 4 PM – 7 PM – Setup Team
Saturday, Sept 21st
6 PM – 8 PM – Service Team
8 PM – 10 PM – Takedown Team

Cougar Dash Festival & 5K, we have lots of festival games we would love students to help run and we need floaters for helping keep things clean, helping with concessions stands etc. 5:30-8:30 pm – they will get a free t-shirt and we will sign off on their volunteer hours. They can purchase food at the event and will get a break to eat.
Here is the sign up genius:

Lunch for Tuesday – Taco Tuesday!

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU –  May you find blessing when you feel hurried and rushed in your life and time seems to be at a premium. May you experience God’s presence in your haste, encouraging you and energizing you as you do the work of justice and peace, of compassion and prophecy. And when rest does come may you reflect on and remember what you and God have done together and be filled with gratitude. Then may the God of Grateful Rest bless you. –Maxine Shonk, OP

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