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Art Trip Informational Meeting

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The West Catholic Fine Arts Department is coordinating an 8-day London Arts & Theatre tour to take place next school year - March 30-April 6, 2023. The trip, focusing on art, architecture, theatre and culture, is open to any West Catholic student or parent with the approval of the group leader and administration. Space is limited to 30 participants.

There will also be an informational meeting on Thursday, October 21 at 6 p.m. in room 313. You can RSVP for this meeting by emailing Lisa Nawrocki at lisanawrocki@grwestcatholic.org. Questions can be sent to Mrs. Nawrocki via email or by calling 616-233-5939.

Family Speaker Series: Chris Padgett

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, October 4, 2021

Please join us on Monday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. for our first Family Speaker Series event of the school year - Family Circus: Seven Principles that Help a Family Grow with Chris Padgett. To learn more, check out our event flyer below or visit grwestcatholic.org/speakerseries.

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Thank You All A's Donors & Sponsors

News Type:  Daily Headlines Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Friday, October 8, 2021

Another successful All A's Walk is in the books! Our students crushed this year's goal, raising just under $80,000 (a new record!) for tuition assistance programs at West Catholic. As part of the celebration, students walked from the school to St. Ann's Home, praying for residents, holding up signs of encouragement and greeting those who came outside to say hello.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible, especially our donors and sponsors! For a list of 2021 All A's Walk sponsors, please visit grwestcatholic.org/walk-sponsors-2021.

Students - as a reward for your hard work to help us reach our fundraising goal, you have earned a day off of school on Monday, October 25! Enjoy your four-day weekend later this month (there is no school on Friday, October 22 for Diocesan PD)!

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Testing Info for October 13

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Date:  Monday, October 4, 2021

Wednesday, October 13 is West Catholic's Testing Day for grades 9-11; seniors do not need to report. Students will be done with testing around noon with dismissal at approximately12:15 p.m. There will be no busing home on this day. Students - please be sure to check the listings posted in the halls to see what room you should be reporting to for testing.

Grade Test Description

9th

PSAT 9 The PSAT 9 establishes a baseline measurement for college and career readiness. The test includes sections in Reading, Writing & Language, and Math.
10th PSAT The PSAT tests college and career readiness. The test includes sections in Reading, Writing & Language, and Math.
11th PSAT The PSAT tests college and career readiness. The test includes sections in Reading, Writing & Language, and Math. PSAT in the junior year is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

 

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Respect for Life Month

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Friday, October 1, 2021

As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend and protect those who are most vulnerable, from conception to natural end. During October, the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, a time in which we're invited to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.

Read Bishop Walkowiak's letter to parishioners (English | Spanish) and learn more about opportunities for prayer and action around the diocese and beyond.

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Parent / Teacher Conferences

News Type:  Daily Headlines Student Parent Staff Date:  Thursday, September 30, 2021

All conferences this Fall will be held in person in the West Catholic cafeteria. As always, if you are unable to attend, you can reach out directly to teachers via email or phone with any questions or concerns.

Here are the details:
What:
Parent-Teacher scheduled communications
When: Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 6-8:15 p.m. and Monday, October 11, 2021, 3:30-7 p.m.   
How: Parents or guardians will use the Meet the Teacher software to schedule appointments. Parents will be emailed sign-up information. Conference signups will close on Wednesday, October 6 at 8 a.m.

Meet the Teacher Sign-up Instructions:
Meet The Teacher enables parents to sign up for a conference appointment time. This online site pairs with our student management system (Infinite Campus) to streamline the signup process. Meet the Teacher automatically knows the teachers and courses for all students and it will walk parents/guardians through the process of setting up scheduled conference times.

To get signed up for conferences, simply follow these steps:

1) Visit the Meet the Teacher site to login: westcatholic.meettheteacher.comFill in the required fields and get started.

Note: This page will prompt you for the birthdate of one of your students. If you have multiple students enrolled at West Catholic, it will automatically know this information and give you options to schedule all your students as you continue. The person scheduling the appointment will also need an active Infinite Campus account to validate their first and last name along with the student's birthdate. (Be sure to use the parent's first and last name that would be on record in Infinite Campus). Please adhere to the allotted 5-minute timeframe when conferencing. 

2) Choose the conference time(s) that you wish to attend.

3) Choose the Booking Method. You can choose these appointment times manually or have the website choose the best possible times based on your availability.

Manual Booking – If you choose to manually book your appointments, you will start by selecting the teachers you would like to meet. Next, you will be presented with a grid of all possible teachers/courses and time slots. Simply click on the time slot to book the appointment. You will be presented with a checkmark in the time slot when the appointment has been booked.

Automatic Booking – If you choose to automatically book your appointments, you will be presented with an adjustable timeline in which you can choose your availability. After adjusting your availability, select the teacher you would like to meet, click to generate your appointments and then either Accept or Reject the proposed appointments.

Note: Your account can be logged into at any time and appointments can be modified at any time (assuming other slots are available). To modify an appointment, log in to your account, open the My Bookings tab, select the Amend Bookings option and then simply Delete any undesired bookings or Add any new bookings.

To view an example, visit the Meet The Teacher website.

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Schedule Changes for the Weeks of Oct. 11 & Oct. 18

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Date:  Monday, October 11, 2021

Please be aware of the following changes to our upcoming school schedule:

  • Wednesday, October 13 - special schedule for 9th-11th grade testing; dismissal at ~12:15 p.m. (no busing), seniors do not attend
  • Friday, October 15 - Wednesday schedule
  • Tuesday, October 19 - special schedule for Mass & JPII Week festivities
  • Friday, October 22 - no school; Diocesan PD

Supporting the Ricord Family

News Type:  Daily Student Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Monday, September 13, 2021

Please keep Jesse Ricord and his family - members of our Catholic school community - in your prayers. Jesse passed away unexpectedly last week, leaving behind his wife and six young children. For those looking for ways to support the family, their GoFundMe page can be found HERE.

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Car Raffle

News Type:  Daily Parent Staff Alumni Date:  Tuesday, September 7, 2021

For the second year in a row, we are raffling off a car as part of our Celebrate West! Auction! Get your tickets early for your chance to win a 2021 Jeep Compass OR a $25,000 cash prize! Tickets are $100 each and only 1,000 will be sold. The drawing will take place on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the auction. Download a ticket order form HERE, fill it out and return to the main office. All funds raised from ticket sales benefit tuition assistance at West Catholic. (Raffle License #R61232)

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