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John-Luc Recognized by Marine Corps

John-Luc Richmond was recognized during halftime of the December 11th basketball game for his participation in the ‘Battles Won Academy’ by the United States Marine Corps.

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Support West Catholic HS on Amazon Smile

We are now on Amazon Smile! Support West Catholic High School while you shop on Amazon!

Only purchases at smile.amazon.com (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app) support West Catholic.

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Girls Leadership Visits Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Academy

The Girls Leadership Group visited Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Academy on November 13, 2018! The girls shadowed in classrooms ranging from grades K-8 and also learned about what a day in the life of the principal, Mr. Crawley, looks like! The girls enjoyed their time in each classroom! Thank you to Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Academy for having us!

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Senior Emma Moore Commits to Play Hockey at St. Catherine University

Congratulations to West Catholic senior and West Michigan Elite Hockey Club player Emma Moore! She recently committed to St. Catherine University, Minneapolis! Way to go Emma!

Click here to read the article from Meijer AAA Hockey Website

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Senior Matthew DiCosola Named National Merit Semi-Finalist

West Catholic senior Matthew DiCosola has been announced as a National Merit Semi-Finalist! The nationwide pool of semi-finalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Matt also serves as a drum major in the West Catholic marching band and a member of the Priestly Discernment Group. Congratulations Matt!

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WC Esports Program highlighted on woodtv8

 

Competitive video gaming taking flight at West Catholic

By: Casey Jones

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In a small boardroom just next to the main office at West Catholic High School, a hand full of students are gathered over tables and chairs. It was a half day at the school and class has been done for well over four hours, but on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. the boardroom transforms. The students equip themselves with headsets and controls, flip on the TVs that are used for presentations and play video games.

 

For the full article, click here.

 

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Fr. Michael Steffes appointed Co-Chaplain

We are excited to have learned that Fr. Michael J. Steffes has been appointed as chaplain here at West Catholic High School, effective September 4th! He will serve alongside Fr. Dan Schumaker who is also a chaplain at West Catholic High School. Please extend a warm welcome to Fr. Michael if you see him!

This appointment is in addition to his current assignment as parochial vicar at the Parish of the Holy Spirit.

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West Catholic Named to National Catholic Education Honor Roll

West Catholic High School Named to the Catholic Education Honor Roll; One of Three in the State of Michigan

      Grand Rapids, MI – Today, West Catholic High School was recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. The national Honor Roll program is directed by the Cardinal Newman Society and has recognized over 300 high-performing Catholic high schools nationwide since the program’s inception in 2004.

West Catholic High School engaged in a thorough internal and external review of its comprehensive program offerings before being awarded this status.  It has received specific recognition for its strong integration of Catholic identity throughout its efforts, including the integrity of its mission, and the strength of its community and rich spiritual life. The Honor Roll also recognized the school’s efforts at integral formation of the minds, bodies, and spirits of its students as well as its comprehensive academic program which seeks to instill a Christian vision of the world and human wisdom and culture.

“The Honor Roll is a helpful tool for families and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school,” said Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. “It is external validation that a school is both focused and successful in meeting the high calling of Catholic schools to serve the well-being and salvation of students and to serve the common good.”

Dr. Denise Donohue, coordinator of the Honor Roll, stated, “We are very pleased to have West Catholic High School join in the nationally recognized ranks of excellence; this is a select group. The school has well demonstrated they are successful in meeting the key principles that guide Catholic education.”

Cynthia Kneibel, principal/CEO of West Catholic remarked, “It is great affirmation for West Catholic High School to be recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll. This distinction confirms our commitment to the mission of Catholic education. I applaud the leadership, administration, students, parents, teachers, and staff for their hard work in assuring a strong Catholic identity permeates all that we do in preparing our students to be future leaders in both society and the Church.” More information on West Catholic High School is available at www.grwestcatholic.org. More information on the Catholic Education Honor Roll is available at www.CatholicHonorRoll.org.

A list of current honor roll schools can be found at:
https://newmansociety.org/catholic-ed-honor-roll/current-awardees/

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Volleyball Team Featured on MLive

West Catholic returns solid nucleus of senior leadership to volleyball court

By Don VanderVeen | Advance Newspapers
on August 17, 2018 9:37 AM

GRAND RAPIDS – West Catholic expects to be in the mix of the teams competing for the OK Blue Conference volleyball championship this fall, following a very successful season one year ago.

West Catholic coach Megan Kulak begins her fourth season with the program, after guiding the Falcons to a 25-12-4 record in 2017.

 

Read the full article at: http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/-1370279374934334472/west-catholic-returns-solid-nucleus-of-senior-leadership-to-volleyball-court/

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Mark Your Calendar! 2018-2019

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