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Location & Contact Details

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address:

West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Events Calendar

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Get Involved!

More than 85% of the students at West Catholic are involved in athletics or extracurricular clubs and organizations. Take advantage of the unique clubs, organizations and worldly experiences that we have to offer.

Art Club

The Art Club generally does one art-related activity per month. These activities can be service-oriented (ex. decorating bags for Kids’ Food Basket), educational (ex. visiting an art museum), or just plain fun (ex. learning to tie-dye)! The club changes every year based on the gifts and talents of its members.

Advisor:  Lisa Nawrocki
[email protected]

Equestrian
Advisor: Kyra Hannah
[email protected]
Esports

West Catholic competes in Rocket League, Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, Super Smash Bros and Apex Legends. No matter which one is your favorite, the esports club is the place for you!

Advisor: TBA
[email protected]

**West Catholic also offers an 8-week competitive middle school program in the spring (Knockout City and Rocket League) as well as a middle school summer camp!**

FIRST Robotics

The FIRST Robotics Competition is the ultimate Sport for the Mind. In just six intense weeks, students must raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

Advisor: Cindy Brown
[email protected]

Garden Club

Garden Club is a group of students who meet to improve the beauty of the school, enjoy fellowship and pursue individual projects related to gardening. They have helped to maintain a rain garden, planted flowers for Mary, set up a hydroponics system and grown tomatoes. Garden Club is open to all students and all suggestions!

Advisor: Molly Bergman
[email protected]

Investment Club
The Investment club was started by students for students who are interested in discovering how to make sound financial decisions. It focuses on the tools available to students for investing, what can be done now for a student’s financial future, and what types of financial investments are most beneficial depending on the factors occurring in the economy. Students also study different career paths that involve their interest in investing.

Advisor: Tony Fischer
[email protected]

Jazz Band

With infectious energy and skillful improvisation, our talented musicians breathe life into classic and contemporary jazz performances. The Jazz Band can be heard at both West Catholic and community events.

Advisor: Darren LaPrise
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Life Force

Life Force is a group of motivated students charged with putting on the Life Force Retreat each spring

Advisor: Josh Kohane
[email protected]

Liturgical Choir

Dedicated to the art of liturgical music, our choir enriches Masses and faith-filled gatherings with their harmonious voices.

Advisor: Joe Houdek
[email protected]

Math Competition Groups

West Catholic students have the opportunity to use their skills and knowledge to compete in Math challenges at the state, national and even international levels. Competitions include MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge and Math Field Day (University of Michigan).

Advisor: Becky Cortes
[email protected]

Morning Adoration Club

Before the beginning of each school day, students have the opportunity to participate in eucharistic adoration in the school’s St. Maria Goretti Chapel.

Advisor: Josh Kohane
[email protected]

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is comprised of junior and senior students who, by virtue of their academic record and community activities, are invited to apply for membership. Each member is required to do 10 hours of tutoring in addition to attending meetings and other activities

Advisor: Rebecca Cortes
[email protected] 

Peer Advocates

Peer Advocates are students dedicated to serving as leaders and sharing their faith through class retreats, Household activities and daily interactions with classmates. Additionally, these students help welcome and transition incoming freshmen.

Advisor: Josh Kohane
[email protected]

Podcast Club

The Podcast Club allows students to develop communication skills and learn how to effectively share their thoughts and ideas with a wider audience. All necessary tools and resources are provided to produce high-quality podcasts. Guidance and feedback are offered by experienced mentors.

Advisor: Jeff Bailey
[email protected] 

Priestly Discernment Group

The Priestly Discernment Group is a group of young men bound together in the brotherhood of Christ who together discern the will of the Lord for their lives and are open to the possibility of entering the seminary after high school.

Advisor: Josh Kohane
[email protected]

Quiz Bowl

Quiz Bowl is an academic competition covering a variety of academic disciplines and popular culture. Team members prepare for competitions with friendly practices and then compete against other schools in local, league and statewide tournaments.

Advisor: Pat Nugent
[email protected]

Rotary Club

Each year, two juniors and two seniors participate in Rotary Interact – an organization that promotes service, integrity and the advancement of world understanding, goodwill and peace through the fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. Participants are selected by the School Counseling Department.

Advisor: Diane Ysasi
[email protected] 

Rugby

West Catholic competes on a combined team with Catholic Central High School

Advisor: Nick Iacovoni
[email protected] 

Safe Haven

Safe Haven is open to any current students or staff members who want to spend time together to grow in friendship.

Advisor: Jill Annable
[email protected] 

Sideline Cheer

Sideline Cheer takes place in the fall with participants engaging crowds and uplifting our sports teams.

Advisor: Anna Ramirez
[email protected]

Students for Life

Students for Life promotes the pro-life message in our school and in the greater community. Club members volunteer at HELP Pregnancy Center and other pro-life events, take part in educational opportunities, sponsor pro-life activities at the school and attend the March for Life.

Advisor: Pat Nugent
[email protected]

Women's Discernment Group

The Women’s Discernment Group is designed so that young women can enjoy fellowship, prayer and other activities that help them discern God’s will for their station in life. Whether this station is consecrated religious life, married life or single life, friendships that are based on love for Christ or others provide support for the journey.

Advisor: Carolyn Hathaway
[email protected] 

Women's Leadership Group

The Women’s Leadership Group allows young women to explore various career paths in West Michigan. Through partnerships with local businesses, our students can shadow professionals and learn valuable techniques for leading diverse groups and understanding the workforce. Students must apply to this group the year prior to becoming a member.

Advisor: Megan Eversman
[email protected] 

World Language Club

World Language Club celebrates different cultures throughout the world.

Advisor: Gloria Coste de Falk
[email protected] 

Writing Club

More information coming soon

Advisor: Carolyn Hathaway
[email protected]