WC Baseball Hit-A-Thon

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  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.

Plant Sale

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Date:  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

Community Listening Session

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  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.

President/CEO Cynthia Kneibel Announces Retirement

News Type:  Daily Headlines Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  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

Host Families Needed for 2022-23 School Year

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, May 9, 2022

We are currently accepting new international students for the 2022-23 school year who are excited to learn from some awesome West Catholic host families! Inspired by St. John Paul II, we can “Open wide the doors to Christ" to these international students. If you are interested in becoming a host or know someone who may be interested in hosting a student, please contact International Program Coordinator Leann Garrison at or 616-233-5938.

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Athletics News - 05.09.22

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, May 9, 2022

THIS WEEK IN ATHLETICS: Good luck to our track & field and girls tennis teams who will be competing in their conference meets/tournaments this Friday. Let's go, West!

ATHLETICS FUNDRAISER AT THE LOCAL: Please join us in supporting West Catholic Athletics by getting a delicious meal at The Local Kitchen + Sports Lounge (4322 Remembrance Rd NW, Walker)! Every Thursday in May, The Local will donate 20% of your food purchases to WC Athletic Boosters. All you have to do is present this certificate when you place your order! We hope to see you there!

GOLF OUTING: Mark your calendars for the annual WC Golf Outing! This year's event will take place on Friday, June 10 at The Mines. Registration and sponsorship information is available at We hope to see you there!

SUMMER CAMPS: Sports camps for grades K-8 are now up on our programming website! Visit for the latest information on all of our summer opportunities.

SPORTS PHYSICALS: West Catholic will be offering sports physicals on June 8 from 5-8 p.m. for students entering grades 9-12 in the fall. If your student plans to participate in any sport during the 2022-2023 school year, they are required by the MHSAA to have a physical on file dated after April 15, 2022, before beginning their sports. The cost for this exam is $20 and will take place in the West Catholic Competition Gym and locker rooms. Simply complete the MHSAA physical form for each student needing an exam and submit them to the athletic office with payment (check may be made payable to West Catholic Athletics) NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1. The physical form can also be found on the WC athletics website.

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Campus Ministry News - 05.09.22

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, May 9, 2022

SERVICE HOURS DEADLINE: Service hours for your class grade are due May 25.

STEUBENVILLE YOUTH CONFERENCE: From July 8-10, join thousands of students from across the Midwest at Franciscan University of Steubenville for a powerful couple of days of life-changing experiences while meeting new friends from WC and other schools. If interested, please email Mr. Dolci at

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Falcon Awards Night 2022

News Type:  Daily Headlines Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, May 9, 2022

This year's Falcon Awards Night will be held on October 19, 2022, at the Kindel Room in the Goei Center. That evening, we will be honoring the following members of our Falcon community:

  • St. John Paul II Award - Fr. Dennis Morrow
  • Alumni Excellence Award - Rita Totoraitis
  • Falcon by Choice Award - Bernard Geerling
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - John Thompson

For more information or to register for the event, please visit

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