Community

“We stand together in learning, Forever in faith.” 

Community and togetherness are at the core of life at West Catholic. The community section of our website highlights opportunities for the entire community to get involved at West Catholic.


Academic Support Teacher

West Catholic High School is seeking a full-time teacher for a position within its Academic Support Department. This support services teacher will lead the Academic Support Center (ASC) classroom. ASC provides an opportunity for students who qualify for support services due to diagnosed learning needs and/or a history of academic struggles to receive individualized assistance and instruction. In ASC, students receive unique accommodations and modifications as written in their IEP or Section 504. This teacher will provide direct assistance on all teaching and assessment strategies. The position involves regular collaboration with general education teachers across all subject areas to ensure special education students are receiving their appropriate accommodations and modifications. Responsibilities include working alongside the Director of Support Services, the co-teacher and two part-time certified tutors. This teacher must follow all duties and responsibilities as outlined by the mission of West Catholic High School.

The following are characteristics of an ideal candidate:

  • ​​​​​​​Collaborates with general education teachers and academic support staff to ensure that instruction is aligned with students’ learning needs and eliminates any barriers their diagnosed disabilities may create. 
  • Uses effective, research-based, inclusive teaching strategies for teaching students with learning disabilities and mental health impairments.
  • Uses data-based decision-making. 
  • Is able to put into practice accommodations and modifications as written on students’ personalized learning plans, such as IEP’s and 504’s.
  • Has knowledge regarding special education law. 
  • Has excellent communication skills.
  • Has strong technology skills with experience in assistive technology. 
  • Can manage a caseload of special education students by writing and updating all necessary paperwork such as Section 504 Plans (Accommodation Agreements) and communicating with the local education association regarding students with IEP’s (Non-Public Service Plans). 
  • Has a bachelor's degree minimum with a current Michigan Secondary teaching certificate. Special Education Certification preferred.

The candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church, who can joyfully model the Church's teachings in faith and morals for our students and our staff.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, letter of introduction, college transcripts, two professional references and a diocesan employment application (located here) electronically to:

Justina Ouellette
Administrative Assistant
West Catholic High School
justinaouellette@grwestcatholic.org
616-233-5900

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


​​​​​​​Food Service Assistant

West Catholic High School is looking for a part-time Food Service Assistant for the 2021-2022 school year. The following are essential tasks for the position which are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed:

  • Practice personal hygiene and proper sanitation procedures
  • Turn on, test and monitor equipment at the beginning of the day
  • Prepare and replenish food according to written and oral instructions
  • Serve lunch and a la carte items
  • Handle cashiering responsibilities including food and ticket sales
  • Monitor food and equipment temperatures
  • Exhibit courtesy and understanding to staff and customers; address customers in a pleasant, courteous manner
  • Set up and break down serving areas
  • Receive stock and rotate incoming and outgoing inventory
  • Participate in formal and informal training sessions
  • Exhibit the professional behavior of a reliable employee
  • Maintain general knowledge of materials and methods used in preparing and serving meats, breads, vegetables and other foods on a large scale; general knowledge of the use and care of standardized/specialized food preparation equipment and kitchen utensils
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, students and school staff
  • Work alongside others in a close, fast-paced environment
  • Perform other related work as required

Physical requirements:

  • Walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing and pulling
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to be exposed to chemicals
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential tasks

Interested candidates should submit a resume, letter of introduction, two professional references and a diocesan employment application (located here) electronically to:

Justina Ouellette
Administrative Assistant
West Catholic High School
justinaouellette@grwestcatholic.org
616-233-5900

Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Substitute Teachers

West Catholic is looking to expand its substitute teacher list! If you have teaching experience, please consider applying to be added to our sub roster. The following are characteristics of an ideal candidate:

  • Teaching experience
  • Ability to provide backup teaching services when full-time teachers are unable to work
  • Ability to execute lesson plans left by the absent teacher
  • Ability to create and maintain a respectful and fair classroom culture that fosters safe and productive learning
  • Virtus training is a plus!

Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a diocesan employment application to:

Justina Ouellette
Administrative Assistant
West Catholic High School
justinaouellette@grwestcatholic.org
616-233-5900

Please also include a copy of one of the following: Michigan Teaching certificate, Michigan Substitute Teaching permit, a copy of bachelors’ degree or a copy of your transcript with completion of 60 semester hours from two or four year regionally accredited colleges or universities (minimum 2.0 grade point average).   


​​​​​​​The West Catholic Facility Use Application is made for the use of facilities in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Catholic Secondary Schools of Greater Grand Rapids. By submitting this application, you agree to the following regulations:

  • To submit to the established policies of priority use that may result in some cancellations
  • To indemnify and pay the Catholic Secondary Schools for any damage to, loss or theft of school
    property during the applicant’s use of the building
  • To furnish bond covering liability and property damage, if required, to the Michigan Catholic Conference
  • To enforce no smoking or selling of tobacco products on the West Catholic school grounds
  • The projected use does not discriminate against any person or group
  • The renting organization’s activities must be in line with the mission of the Catholic Church and West Catholic High School

Applications should be submitted to the school at least four (4) weeks prior to the event. By submitting this application, you are agreeing to a $100 non-refundable security deposit which will be charged upon confirmation of the requested date(s). Checks should be made payable to West Catholic High School – Rental.

Steps for Reserving West Catholic Facility
1. Complete application – Click to Apply
2. Read through the Terms and Conditions (need to agree on the application) – Terms and Conditions
3. Call Justina Ouellette to confirm the date(s) are available at (616) 233-5900
4. Pay the $100 non-refundable security deposit

Please direct any questions or cancellations to the Facilities Office at (616) 233-5993.


The Grand Rapids West Catholic High School name and logo are valuable brand assets and a form of intellectual property. The logo, shield, mascot, school name and school colors provide the organization with a consistent visual image and carry significant recognition value for West Catholic’s many external audiences. Consistent and correct use of the logo and other identity elements enhance the organization’s image.

This policy is specific to the use of the school name, logo, shield and mascot symbol. These identity assets should only be used on materials created or sanctioned by the school administration. Use of the logo by students or alumni on materials for their individual use or for use to represent groups of students or alumni (including student or alumni clubs and associations) is permitted only with prior approval. Permission is required for use of any form of the Grand Rapids West Catholic name, logo, shield or mascot. Permission requests must be approved by the school principal and/or athletic director.

Stationery: All academic, administrative and support units of the organization are required to use one of the approved letterhead styles on all stationery. Envelopes, notepads, business cards, mailing labels and other stationery items must also conform to these logo guidelines.

Print publications, collateral: The logo policy for use in publications is relatively simple and unrestrictive. The logo must appear on the front cover or the front panel of all organizational publications in an appropriate size and position relative to the typographic elements on the page. The organizational logos may not be altered in any way and must be used as the sole logos in all venues.

This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, parents, academic departments, athletics, athletic boosters, parent clubs and committees, ad hoc groups, administrative divisions/departments, alumni organizations, informal groups and student organizations. Suppliers and manufacturers of commercial and non-commercial products must comply with the logo/identity use policy.

A Logo Usage Request Form (link is external) must be completed and submitted to the Communications Director for approval. Upon approval, the logo being requested will be forwarded to the requester (if needed) and the requester may proceed with the project.

All promotional companies must use the school-approved art. Any work that is completed outside of the policy guidelines will be denied distribution (if a promotional company is used, product must be sent back to the promotional company for reissue or reimbursement).

NOTE: The Grand Rapids West Catholic Administration reserves the right to deny any project that is not congruent with the mission of the school and/or the Church or that fails to comply with any aspect of the logo/identity use policy guidelines.









WC Logo


Freddy Falcon


WC Shield


To obtain vector art for printing or embroidery, please contact the West Catholic Communications Director:

Natalie Scalabrino
nataliescalabrino@grwestcatholic.org
(616) 233-5968


West Catholic green color values for print and web
CMYK Ratio: C=88 M=34 Y=82 K=25
RGB: R=15 G=106 B=72
Hex: #0f6a48