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President/CEO Update - Last Call for Applicants

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, June 27, 2022

The application deadline for West Catholic's president/CEO position is this Friday. If you know of anyone who is qualified and may be interested in applying, please make sure they submit all necessary materials by July 1. Information regarding this position, including application details, can be found on our "President/CEO Transition" page at grwestcatholic.org/presidentceo.

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Athletics News - 06.27.22

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, June 27, 2022

SPORTS PHYSICALS: If your student plans to play any sport(s) during the 2022-2023 school year, they are required by the MHSAA to have a physical on file dated after April 15, 2022, before participating in workouts, practices or games. Completed MHSAA physical forms should be submitted to the Athletic Department or the main office.

SUMMER CAMPS: Sports camps are taking place at West Catholic throughout the summer and we would love to have your students join us! Registration for a number of programs is still open, but spaces are limited, so be sure to register ASAP at https://www.grwestcatholicprograms.org/athletics.cfm.

EVENT DATES GRADES (AS OF FALL)
Middle School Strength & Performance Training (July) 07/11/22 - 07/27/22 7th & 8th
Camp of Champions (Grades 1-4) 07/11/22 - 07/13/22 1st - 4th
Camp of Champions (Grades 5-8) 07/11/22 - 07/14/22 5th - 8th
Tumbling Camp 07/11/22 - 08/18/22 6th - 12th
Esports (Valorant) 07/18/22 - 07/20/22 6th - 12th
Stunt & Tumble Camp 07/19/22 - 07/20/22 K - 8th
Middle School Strength & Performance Training (August) 08/08/22 - 08/17/22 7th - 8th
Sideline Cheer Camp 08/09/22 - 08/11/22 K - 8th

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Summer Reminders

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, June 20, 2022

OFFICE HOURS

The main office has officially moved into summer hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. If you have any questions, please call 616-233-5900.

Lost & Found

If you are missing any items, please come in during our summer office hours (see above) to take a look in our lost and found. This will be your last chance to retrieve any items that may be yours. Anything that is not picked up by June 24 will be donated.

CONSTRUCTION

As a reminder, our campus is currently undergoing a number of construction projects. Please remember that both entrances off of Richmond St. will be closed until further notice. Additionally, our baseball field, softball field and Falcon Stadium will be off-limits until August 20. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to complete these improvements to our campus.

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2022 Back-to-School BBQ

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Date:  Monday, June 20, 2022

West Catholic students, parents and staff — Mark your calendars! You are invited to join us on August 19 for our annual Back-to-School BBQ! Enjoy a special Mass, BBQ dinner, performances from the West Catholic Marching Band and more! Additional details to follow. We hope to see your family there, so be sure to save the date!

Congratulations, 4th-Quarter Honor Roll Students!

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Date:  Friday, June 17, 2022

Students will be on the Honor Roll if they have earned a grade of B- or higher in each course. The Honor Roll is based on quarter grades only. If you have any questions, please contact Lauri Ford, WC registrar, at 616-233-5909 or lauriford@grwestcatholic.org.

4th-Quarter Honor Roll 2022

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Senior Picture Guidelines for Yearbook

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Date:  Friday, June 10, 2022

Congratulations, Class of 2023, on making it to your senior year at West Catholic! When you are getting your senior pictures taken, please refer to these requirements and guidelines for the yearbook. The deadline to turn in your senior portrait is Tuesday, November 1, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Critchett at angelacritchett@grwestcatholic.org.

Summer Construction

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, June 13, 2022

There are several projects happening at West Catholic this summer to upgrade and improve our athletic facilities. These projects include everything from new stands and press boxes to the addition of our eight new regulation-sized tennis courts. In order to aid the construction process, please make note of the following changes:

  • Both entrances off of Richmond St. (to main lot and VIP parking) will be closed starting Wednesday, June 15, until further notice; please enter campus via Bristol Ave.
  • The baseball field, softball field and Falcon Stadium will be off-limits until August 20
  • Practices will only be allowed on the lower practice field and the newly constructed north field (band field)

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to complete these improvements to our campus.

President/CEO Update - Search Committee

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, June 6, 2022

Dear friends of West Catholic,

I want to take a moment to update you on the progress we have made in our president/CEO search. Your survey feedback was valuable in validating both our job description and direction⁠—thank you again for that guidance. We have now posted the job opening, and it can be viewed at grwestcatholic.org/presidentceo.

Utilizing connections from a wide variety of sources, we have made more than 30 organizations aware of our search and anticipate receiving applicants from across the country. We will receive applications through July 1, at which time our search committee will begin its work. Introductory information on the committee's makeup is available for you to see at grwestcatholic.org/presidentceo. This group realizes the importance of the president/CEO selection for the continued success and growth of West Catholic, so its work is serious business. There will be two rounds of interviews, the first of which pares the candidate pool down to 2-4 finalists for the second round.

The search committee is composed of 14 people. A few members are only available for one but not both of the interview rounds. Our expectation, considering summertime scheduling difficulties, is that we will have about 10 people at each interview. The group is pretty evenly balanced between males and females and represents eight different parish families. We have a member of the clergy, parents of current, past and future students, Board members, and staff. We also have alumni, donors, grandparents, educators, retirees and business leaders represented. This unique group brings diverse backgrounds and, undoubtedly, an equally diverse set of opinions to the table. I am eager to see them at work.

We will continue to keep you informed as the process progresses.

Thank you,

Duane Kluting
Chairman of the Board of Directors
West Catholic High School

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