Recent News Articles

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022

Students, are you interested in becoming a class officer? Nomination sheets are in the main office! Please grab a form, fill it out and return it by Friday, May 20. Elections will be held on Thursday, May 26.

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022

West Catholic's Garden Club is hosting a plant sale this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during lunch and after school in the MAK! Everything was grown from seeds by the Garden Club! Prices range from $2-$7 with all proceeds going to the club for future projects around the school.

Types of plants available:

  • Vegetables (tomatoes, beans, peas, pumpkins, corn)
  • Flowers (marigolds, morning glories, moonflower, zinnia, nasturtium)
  • Melons (honeydew, watermelon)
  • Succulents
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022

Every Saturday from 9-9:40 a.m., a rosary is said in St. Anthony's chapel. All are welcome to join this special prayer.

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022

Service hours for class grades are due on May 25. Students, make sure all of your hours are submitted and approved by this date.

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022

Come and support the West Catholic Baseball program and hang out with your favorite players for the day! The team will have the live Hit-A-Thon, lunch provided, alumni batting practice along with recognition of the 2010 MHSAA State Runner-Up Team, autographs from your star Falcon players and photos taken in West Catholic Baseball gear.

WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 2022

TIME: 1-5 p.m.

  • 1-2 p.m.: JV Hit-A-Thon
  • 2-3 p.m.: Lunch, alumni batting practice, pictures/autograph session
  • 3:15-5 p.m.: Varsity Hit-A-Thon

What is a Hit-A-Thon?
The Hit-A-Thon is an event where each child participates in a batting practice-style event. Each kid will receive 20 pitches to hit and they are trying to hit as many fair balls as possible. For every fair ball hit, the player will go and get donors to donate a specific amount of money for each fair ball hit. For example, if a player gets a donor to donate $5 for every fair ball hit, and the player hits 10 fair balls, then that donor donates $50 to the player. Each player is responsible to try and get as many donors as possible, and if they get up to $200 raised, they do not have to pay for their jacket and hat. All money raised will go to West Catholic Baseball.

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2022

On Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m., West Catholic will host a community listening session for stakeholders to share aspirations regarding the attributes of the school's future president/CEO. This event, moderated by WC Board Chair Emeritus Dave Veneklase, will take place in the West Catholic Cafetorium. We encourage all interested to join us in sharing their valued input. The outcome of this community listening session will be posted on and linked in the Weekly Chatter later this month. These results will be used to help shape the requirements necessary for the president/CEO position and inform the hiring committee.

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2022

The countdown to the next World Youth Day celebration has begun. Join the Diocese of Grand Rapids, local young adults, the Church in Portugal and young adults from across the globe on a pilgrimage and celebration of faith. On top of participating in World Youth Day, the Grand Rapids Diocese invites you to expand your faith journey with visits to Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra and Fátima. (Must be 18 years of age to attend.)

  • Tour Dates: July 29 - August 7, 2023
  • Anticipated Cost: $3,500 - $3,750*
  • Tour Includes: Roundtrip economy class air from Grand Rapids; two-day pilgrimage (July 30-31) with hotel accommodations, breakfasts and dinners, sightseeing and entrance fees, motorcoach transportation; World Youth Day Registration with simple accommodations, meal package, Lisbon transportation; hotel accommodations night before departure*
  • To Register: Brochure and registration available for fall of 2022
  • For Information, Contact: Fr. Eugene Batungbacal, C.Ss.R. at 616-333-1173 or

*World Youth Day packages have not been announced and are subject to change based on the 2023 offerings.

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Texas Instruments has a point program that schools can use to purchase charging stations, software and other technology. The Math Department is asking that if you purchase TI products (calculators), that you allow us to use your points by returning the reward symbol (example below) to your child's math teacher.

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

West Catholic's President/CEO Cynthia Kneibel announced today that she plans to retire, effective January 20. In a note to members of the school community, Mrs. Kneibel shared, "For almost 20 years, I have had the privilege of working at West Catholic, first as a teacher, then the principal and now in my current role as president/CEO. It has been an incredible honor to serve this school and community; however, after much thought, consideration and prayer, I have decided that it is time for a new adventure... I will be retiring at the end of January 2023. It is time for me to join my husband in retirement and focus on my family."

West Catholic plans to begin searching for a new president/CEO immediately. More information regarding Mrs. Kneibel's retirement and the selection of her successor can be found at

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2022

Please be aware of the following schedule updates/reminders for the week of May 9:

  • Tuesday, May 10 - Follow Friday Schedule
  • Friday, May 13 - Follow Special Schedule, Falcon Cup (wear Household shirts)


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