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IMPORTANT CAT BUS INFO – On Friday (3/17) – There will only be one CAT Bus available for student “athletes”.  If possible parents/guardians should try and arrange transportation for their “athlete”, as we don’t want anyone left here at CC without a ride to the CAT for practice!

COURSE REGISTRATION – Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors – Course registration is finishing this week.  If you have not met with your counselor to finalize your classes for next year, please stop by the Counseling Office or email your counselor TODAY!

GIRLS SOCCER – The Catholic Central JV Girls Soccer team is looking for a few more girls that want to learn the sport?  So come out and join our team!!  A cleared sports physical, completed on or after 04/15/2022 must be on file with the CC Athletic Office prior to practice. For questions contact Coach Dorsey @

  • Practice:
    • Week of March 13th – 4:00-6:00 PM @ the CAT 
    • Week o f March 20th – 4:30-6:30 PM @ the CAT

SPRING MUSICAL – Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Catholic Central HS’s production of the timeless classic “The Wizard of Oz”.  CC Theatre is  proud to present this family-friendly performance of the 1939 movie with all its memorable moments and music! Shows will be held March 22-25, 2023 at 7:00 PM and March 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1703 Robinson Rd SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506. $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Tickets will be available for purchase starting Monday, March 13th. You can purchase tickets online here or by calling the box office at (616) 456-6656.

MODEL UN NEWS – Five positions are still available on the Model UN team traveling to Michigan State for a conference March 24-26. The positions include nations solving the global teacher shortage, solving micro-plastics pollution, Asian labor rights and a fictional committee on Global Repatriation following the “blip” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (think Falcon and Winter Soldier, Marvel fans). Interested? See Mr. Schrems for details. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Eggstranvaganza is on March 25th from 10am-1pm and we are looking for some help. We need many people to help set up, run, and clean up the craft/cookie stations.

Please click on the LINK to sign up to help out!!! And there WILL be Pizza!!!! Please contact Mrs. Bandlow at with any questions. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – Do you love horses? Do you love working with children? Do you have two hours a week to spend in a worthwhile endeavor? If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, then you are just the volunteer Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding in Rockford, MI is looking for! Lesson volunteers are desperately needed to assist with therapeutic horseback riding sessions for people with disabilities ages 2 through 100. Classes run Monday through Thursday morning to evening.  Additional volunteers are also needed in all areas at this non-profit organization from farm maintenance, office assistance, event planning and more! No experience is necessary – all training is provided. You can find more information or find us on Facebook. Join the team today! Make new friends, learn new skills and most importantly, make a difference in the life of a very special rider!

Volunteer Orientation Dates (to RSVP for a Volunteer Orientation, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at

  • Saturday, April 1st 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Saturday, May 13th 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Saturday, June 3rd 10:00am – 12:00pm

CADDY PROGRAM – Any freshmen or sophomores interested in learning how to become a golf caddie (no experience necessary) this summer should complete this interest form by Friday, March 17.  Orientation is scheduled before spring break and training begins after the break.  Caddying provides flexible work hours, great money, exercise, exposure to positive role models and an opportunity to be awarded a Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship for college. Questions?  See Mrs.Smitley (Counseling Office) this week.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES – Grand Rapids Park and Recreation is hiring for summer! They are currently hiring 30+ lifeguards for the summer to work at 3 different city pools throughout Grand Rapids.  If any student athletes in the swimming/diving programs are interested in setting up a quick interview, they would love to meet you. They are hiring parttime and fulltime lifeguards at $15/hour for the 2023 summer season.  All information can be found HERE. If you have any additional questions, please contact Nicole Braunschneider, Aquatics Coordinator at

CAREER TALKS – We have quite a few Career Talks coming up between now and Spring Break.These will all count for STEAM hours as well. Sign-up during Focus Times.

  • 3/21 – Katherine Broaddus Career Talk – Attorney – School Law, Attorney, Thrun Law Firm – CC Alumnus
  • 3/28 – Sarah Eyk Career Talk – Art/Marketing – Fine Arts Photography and Marketing Ferris Coffee and Nut – CC Alumnus

STANFORD UNIVERSITY MENTORS QUALIA GLOBAL SCHOLARS – This program is a selective pre-collegiate virtual summer program matching talented students in grades 6-12 with Stanford mentors. It is organized by Stanford University undergraduate and graduate students for  pre-collegiate students around the world with diverse backgrounds and interests. This program is designed to leverage the best of liberal arts & STEM education and to empower students to become future global leaders. Top projects receive special awards in various categories. Need-based financial aid is available. Please see the attached FLYER for more information and find the application link at:

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIORS – Here are the current scholarship opportunities available to students. Please note the due dates for each scholarship; Scholarships are listed in order of their due date. 

COLLEGE VISITS – The following colleges have scheduled informational meetings during Focus periods.  The meetings are open to students in grades 10-12.  Please sign up in Focus.

  • 4/13/2023 – Lake Superior State
  • 4/20/2023 – College for Creative Studies
  • 4/25/2023 – The University of Alabama

LOOKING AHEAD FOR LUNCH – All entrees are served with fruit, veggies, and milk

  • Thursday, March 16 – Meatball Sub
  • Friday, March 17 – Cheese or Veggie Pizza

BLESSING OF THE DAY – May the God of Awareness be with you. May you always be attentive to God’s activity in your life and in tune with God’s desire for you. May your awareness of God’s total love for you bring you to a keen appreciation of the gift of your creation. And may this awareness move you to an appreciation of all created beings as expressions of God’s love. May the God of Awareness bless you. –Maxine Shonk, OP