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GR Police Department Youth Police Academy

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Date:  Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Each year the Grand Rapids Police Department puts on a Youth Police Academy for current sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school. The academy is a free one-week program that takes place from July12-16, 2021. Participants have a hands-on approach to basic police training that includes several areas and units from the department. For more information click HERE. The GRPD Youth Police Academy application can be found at joingrpd.com/youth-programs.

Athletics Update - 03.29.21

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, March 29, 2021

Girls Basketball

Congratulations to the girls basketball team who beat Hamilton last Friday to win back-to-back district championships! The girls play tonight in the regional semifinals against Grand Rapids Christian in Fremont. We would also like to give a shout out to our JV girls who have dedicated more time to the basketball program and continue to practice with the varsity team for the postseason!

Wrestling

Big news for Thomas Zielinski and Cole Karasinski! They both placed third in their weight class at the wrestling regional tournament on Saturday and will be advancing to the state tournament this coming Friday! Let's go, Falcons!

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Thank You for Supporting the Fish Fry!

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Saturday, March 27, 2021

We would like to thank everyone who came out to our Fish Fry and those who volunteered over the last few weeks! The support we received from the community was incredible and helped make this year's event a success. We look forward to seeing you all again next spring!

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Christian Galloway GoFundMe

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Christian Galloway, a West Catholic alumnus, was recently diagnosed with a rare form of T-Cell Lymphoma cancer. Christian is now undergoing 18 weeks of chemotherapy to fight this cancer. As a community, we hope to support him and his family during this difficult time. Please join us in praying for Christian. If you are interested in making a financial contribution to assist with Christian's medical expenses, please click HERE.

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Schedule Updates for the Week of March 29

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Date:  Monday, March 29, 2021

This week, we will be following a regular schedule (i.e. Monday is a Monday schedule, Tuesday is a Tuesday schedule, Wednesday is a Wednesday schedule, Thursday is a Thursday schedule). This is a change from what was previously communicated. Please be aware that we will not have school on Good Friday - Friday, April 2.

The following week is Spring Break. We look forward to seeing students again on Monday, April 12.

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Athletics Update - 03.22.21

News Type:  Daily Parent Staff Date:  Monday, March 22, 2021

Bowling

Kayla VanLinden finished 7th overall at the bowling regionals this past weekend. She qualified for the state tournament this Saturday! Best of luck to you, Kayla!

Cheer

Our competitive cheer team had districts this past weekend and finished 2nd overall, advancing to regionals this week Wednesday at Rockford High School. We are so proud of our Lady Falcons and wish them the best of luck!

Wrestling

Our wrestling team had individual districts this past weekend. Thomas Zielinski (1st), Cole Karasinski (2nd), Cole VanDyke (4th) and Jack Mauric (4th) all will be advancing to the regional tournament this Saturday at Lansing Sexton in their weight classes! Good luck, Falcons!

Boys Basketball

Our boys basketball team starts their postseason tournament this Thursday at 5 p.m. vs Unity Christian at Allendale. Best of luck to our Falcons this week!

Girls Basketball

Our girls basketball team starts their postseason tournament this Wednesday at 6 p.m. vs the winner of Unity Christian and Allendale. Best of luck to our Falcons this week!

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Campus Ministry Update - 03.22.21

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Date:  Monday, March 22, 2021

STEUBENVILLE YOUTH CONFERENCE: Sign-ups are underway! We will be going June 25-27 and the trip is for all incoming freshmen to graduating seniors. The cost will be $230.  Spots are limited! First come, first serve. Spots are reserved when the permission form is filled out and the spot is paid. Please email Mr. Dolci at phildolci@grwestcatholic.org if your student is interested.

REVERENCE FOR GOD'S NAME AWARENESS WEEK: RGNA week starts today. Please join us in growing in greater respect for God’s name by using it with reverence.

PEER ADVOCATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED: Peer Ministry has partnered with the House System to form Peer Advocates (PAs). PAs will receive the same great training as the Peer Ministers received and will still lead retreats, but will now have an expanded reach of helping to lead their houses.  The deadline for applications is March 26 for interested juniors.

For more Campus Ministry news, click HERE.

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The Joy of Coding U of M Summer Course

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Date:  Thursday, March 18, 2021

Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan is excited to be offering a virtual course that high school students can participate in this summer, The Joy of Coding, which takes play July 5-August 13, 2021.

The Joy of Coding is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. You'll learn by doing and experience how coding powers apps such as Snapchat and TikTok.

No prior coding experience is required! Anyone who wants to learn is welcome!

Students will:

  • Learn to code at their own pace with support from Michigan ECE faculty and students
  • Have weekly coding lectures/assignments using an interactive textbook
  • Have our commitment to helping you get unstuck when learning to code
  • Receive a certificate of accomplishment to include in college applications

Please visit continuum.engin.umich.edu/programs/jumpstart-coding for further information including math prerequisites, cost ($99), important dates and more! For priority consideration, please submit an application by April 15, 2021!

For further questions, please email continuum-coding@umich.edu.

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