All Announcements

Seniors – Important Grand Rapids Community Foundation Scholarship Information

On March 12th, during homeroom and lunch, Ruth Bishop will be in the Counseling Office to help seniors with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation scholarships.  Students are asked to sign up in the Counseling Office so we know how many students are attending.  She can assist with explaining the scholarship opportunity or any specific questions in regards to filling out the application.  More information about the Grand Rapids Community Foundation scholarships can be found at


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Pollution Monitor at West Catholic is Online!

The West Catholic Weather Station is now online.  To view the weather station from a web browser click here West Catholic Weather Station or if you prefer an app from a mobile device check out any one of the three Weather Underground apps:
– Weather Underground – For weather forecast information
– WU Storm – For current weather storm tracking in High Definition
– WunderStation – To view the West Catholic weather station sensors in detail
The West Catholic weather station ID is: KMIGRAND235

​West Catholic has recently become the first high school in the state of Michigan to have a publicly reporting pollution monitor installed at the school!  To see the current reporting information for the pollution monitor click this link for a map view.

To view the West Catholic High School station click the green circle in Grand Rapids (attached is a screenshot of what you should expect to see).

The Pollution Monitor was made possible by a generous grant from the Lena Allgeier Grant Foundation – to support new technology integration at both Catholic Central & West Catholic. The grant also provided funds for the school to be able to install a personal weather station on the school grounds. With both tools combined, West Catholic will be able contribute to ongoing atmospheric research to understand how pollution and weather are connected. The weather station will be connected to the internet later this week – once installed all the data from both stations will be publicly available to everyone!

For more information on the Pollution Monitor check out the link at

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Congratulations WC Choir and Band!

West Catholic was represented extremely well at the MSBOA District Solo and Ensemble Festival last Saturday.  Every participating student from WC earned a medal  Overall, WC earned 23 medals.  We congratulate the following students:

McKailey Bathurst         Flute Solo                    medaled with a “2” rating
Michael Bearden            Marimba Solo             medaled with the top rating of “1”
Maggie Camp                    Piano Solo                   medaled with the top rating of “1”
Maggie Camp                    Saxophone Solo         medaled with the top rating of “1”
Matt DiCosola                  Saxophone Solo          medaled with the top rating of “1”
Katherine Egeler            Flute Solo                     medaled with a “2” rating
Mary Sacha                       Flute Solo                     medaled with a “2” rating
Saxophone Duet, Maggie Camp and Matt Dicosola, medaled with the top rating of “1”
Trombone Duet, Charles Cortes, Madeline Mitchell, medaled with a “2” rating
Trombone Quartet, Charles Cortes, Jaylen McKinney, Madeline Mitchell, Lori VanWeezel,  medaled with the top rating of “1”
Percussion Octet, Michael Bearden, Emily Bizon, Annie Bowes, Austin Grady, Corey Grant, Madeline Kowalczyk, Grace Misner and Aaron Ryan,  medaled with the top rating of “1”

Congratulations to our WC Choir who earned a rating of “1” this past week at the MSVMA festival! It has been many years since WC has earned this rating and we would like to congratulate Mr. Houdek and his choir for all the hard work that has paid off!

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Found Fossil Watch

A mens Fossil watch has been turned in. Please come to main office to describe and claim.

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Easy Service Hours Opportunity!

Attention students in need of service hours:

Joann Kozlowicz, a retired Catholic school teacher and principal is asking for a couple volunteers (2-4 students) to help her move small boxes/bins, tables and lamps from her apartment complex to another building on the same grounds. If interested, please call her at 517.914.3077. She is hoping to move everything next week Monday or Tuesday but is flexible on time. She lives at the Richmond Hills Apartments located at 1422 Preston Ridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (very close to our school).

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John Ball Zoo On-Site Job Fair

Interested in working in this unique environment? Stop by the Job Fair and meet with a Hiring Manager. Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the John Ball Zoo Ballroom (2nd floor of the Administration Building). Apply at Must be at least 16 years old. Certain positions require you to be 18 or older.

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Service Hour Opportunity

Attention students needing service hours who like younger students:  Holy Trinity is looking for tutors to help elementary students with reading and other subjects.  Please contact Mrs. Cortes ( or Kathy Rand, Principal of Holy Trinity ( ).

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Time is Running Out to Purchase a Yearbook

Dear Parent,

These are the days your teen will want to remember forever. Help make the year unforgettable by purchasing a 2018 West Catholic Yearbook.

For only $70, your kid will have a book that will be enjoyed now and 20, 30 or even 50 years from now.

Buy online with credit card, debit card or PayPal at or bring the attached order form with check or cash to the front office or Ms. Critchett in room 301.

If your child is a senior, you can also make the yearbook extra special by purchasing a senior ad.  Ads are available in a variety of sizes and prices. A flyer, which includes sample personal ads and a rate sheet, is attached to this email. Buy online at or bring photos and text with order form and payment to the front office or Ms. Critchett in room 301.

Order now, so your teen won’t miss out.  All yearbook orders and senior ads are due by March 1, 2018.

As an adult, you know how important high school memories become. Don’t let your child’s memories fade; make sure they get a yearbook!


Angela Critchett | Technology Teacher/Yearbook Advisor


West Catholic HS 2018 yearbook order form

West Catholic HS Senior Salutes 2018

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Attention Parents: Information on Vaping and E-Cigarettes

We have put together some information regarding vaping and e-cigarettes. This information is for educational purposes for you and your student. Please see below!

Vaping and E-Cigarettes

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West Michigan National College Fair

Mark your calendar! The West Michigan National College Fair will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at DeVos Place, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. — FREE OF CHARGE.  Representatives from 100’s of colleges and universities will be available to speak with students one-on-one concerning the college admission process and college life in general.  **Prior to the Fair, please register for your Student Admittance Pass, go to

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