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WC Players & Coach Named to Dream Team

News Type:  Daily Headlines Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Friday, March 27, 2020

We are incredibly proud to see West Catholic so well represented on MLive's 2019-20 Girls Basketball Dream Team (Grand Rapids)! Congratulations to Abbey Kimball on her first-team selection as well as honorable mentions Crysta Daetwiler, Cadence Dykstra, Maya Mileski and Maddie Smith! Additionally, a huge congratulations goes out to Jill VanderEnde who was named Coach of the Year after leading your Falcons to their first district title in 25 years!

Diocesan Response to MDE Memorandum

News Type:  Daily Headlines Student Parent Staff Date:  Friday, March 20, 2020

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) issued a memorandum on March 20, 2020, regarding hours and days of instruction for public schools during this closure. Since the 31 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are not public schools or public charter schools (also known as public school academies or PSAs), we follow the Michigan Association of Non-public Schools (MANS) guidelines and diocesan calendar standards rather than MDE requirements.

The instruction which Catholic school students are currently receiving through remote learning will be counted, and Catholic schools in the diocese will continue to deliver instruction. We believe it is in the best interest of our students to continue their Catholic education during this unprecedented time.

We are grateful to the teachers, school leaders, boards, and pastors throughout our alliance of Catholic schools whose tireless efforts enable this instruction and maintain a sense of school community. We are grateful also to families for their commitment to Catholic education.

As people of faith, let us pray for all affected by this virus, especially those who have died and for all health care workers who are working diligently to protect us during this time.

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Celebrate West! Auction Reschedule

News Type:  Daily Headlines Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, March 16, 2020

Same great event, new date! Our annual Celebrate West! Auction has been moved to June 10, 2020. We look forward to celebrating with you! Be ready for Billy K's Polish-style dinner, raffles, prizes, a live auction, and our traditional Champagne toast. You won't want to miss this fun event!  Visit grssc.ejoinme.org/CelebrateWest2020 to register.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of our development team - Jill VanderEnde, Taylor Tuttle or Megan Eversman.

Celebrate West! Auction

News Type:  Daily Headlines Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Join us on Wednesday, June 10 for the Celebrate West! Auction from 6:30-11:00 p.m.!

The first 100 registrants will be entered into a drawing and the winner will receive a Google Nest Hub! Don't miss out on this great opportunity! To register online, please visit: https://grssc.ejoinme.org/CelebrateWest2020​

Want to get away to enjoy some much-needed sunshine and soak your toes in the sand in beautiful Cabo San Lucas? How about traveling down to Kentucky to experience a bourbon distillery tour for two?! You can earn the chance to win either by participating in our Golden Ticket Raffle! Only 100 candy bars will be sold, with 25 being pre-sold before the Auction. Go online and purchase yours today!

Can't make it?? We will gladly accept donations for our Bucket Raffles as well as our Gift Card Frenzy. You can drop these items off to the Main Office or contact Megan Eversman at meganeversman@grwestcatholic.org or 616-233-5969.

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West Catholic included in Grand Rapids Promise Scholarship

News Type:  Daily Headlines Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Tuesday, January 14, 2020

There’s a new opportunity for help with college costs, available to Grand Rapids residents who graduate from a high school within the city – including West Catholic High School.

Local officials approved the Grand Rapids Promise Scholarship plan on Jan. 13. The program will cover up to two years of tuition at Grand Rapids Community College, along with books, supplies and other fees. That means eligible students could have job training, certifications, or even their associates degrees paid for!

***Please note, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 1 in order to take advantage of the Promise Scholarship.***

Check out the Diocese of Grand Rapids' Office of Catholic School's blog for more details on the program and student eligibility.

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WC Named to Catholic Education Honor Roll

News Type:  Daily Headlines Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Wednesday, January 1, 2020

It is truly an honor to be recognized for our commitment to strong Catholic identity by the Cardinal Newman Society. Since 2007, West Catholic has been a member of the organization’s Catholic Education Honor Roll and we are incredibly proud to have once again made the list.

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Team 5385 Enigma Riddlers Advance to World Championships

News Type:  Daily Headlines Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Sunday, December 15, 2019

Team 5385 Enigma Riddlers, West Catholic's middle school robotics team, won their state competition in Battle Creek this weekend. With this win, they advance to the 2020 World Championships taking place in April. Congratulations, Riddlers!

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New Prayer Garden Dedicated

News Type:  Headlines Date:  Wednesday, September 4, 2019

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, our new prayer garden was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Walkowiak. We thank all the parents, alumni and members of the West Catholic community who joined us in celebrating this beautiful new addition to our school. At the center of the prayer garden stands a 7' marble statue of Mary the Blessed Mother. Thank you to the Classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020 for contributing funds for the statue!

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