Alumni News

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Get your tickets to the 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 18 football game! They can be purchased in the Athletic Office between 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday and Thursday and 9:00-3:30 on Friday. Students you can get your tickets during lunch in the cafeteria on Thursday and Friday.

VIP lot will open at 5:00 and the gates will open at 5:30.

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Come hear celebrated Catholic writer and speaker, Emily Stimpson Chapman, author of “These Beautiful Bones,” as she shares how to make the teachings of St. John Paul II part of our everyday lives. This talk is appropriate for high school age and above. No tickets required; there will be a free will offering. For childcare signup and questions, contact stimpsonihm2019@gmail.com by November 1.

Friday, Nov. 15 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

View to event flyer HERE for more details.

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019

Join us on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 7 p.m. for a showing of "Screenagers The Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience," a movie about helping young people thrive in our screen- and stress-filled world. An expert panel will take your questions after the movie.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $7 (must buy in advance at bit.ly/DOGRMovie)

"Screenagers The Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience" is from the director of "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age." Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston helps parents flip the script on stress, anxiety and depression. We follow Delaney as she suddenly finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to uncover how we understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society -- and how parents and schools can empower teens with skills to overcome mental health challenges, build emotional agility, improve communication, and promote stress resilience. The film is intended for adults and youth starting from age 10 and up.

Posted on Sunday, October 6, 2019

Join us for our Seventh Annual Falcon Awards Night on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at the Goei Center. There will be a cocktail reception followed by dinner and the awards presentation.

Follow the link to purchase tickets, sponsor the event or donate! https://grssc.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/FalconAwardsNight2019/tabid/1067467/Default.aspx

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

West Catholic High School is grateful to all of our active and retired armed service members. As a show of our support and appreciation for your service, we invite you to participate in the football program’s Walk of Champions on Oct. 25 when we play Coopersville.

Sign up to participate by Oct. 5 at bit.ly/2lwcx2O.

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

We're updating our athletics archives! If you or someone you know played for West and went on to compete at the collegiate or professional level, please fill out the form linked below.

https://forms.gle/HE1ExmnCMn8LoRY56

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019

Due to the EEE Virus confirmed in Kent County, West Catholic will limit all outdoor activities between dusk and dawn as a precautionary measure until a hard frost kills the mosquito population.

Please watch for the rescheduling of future post-dusk competitions.

For more information on EEE and additional resources, please visit the Kent County Health Department website.

“The Michigan Department Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) this morning a deer in Kent County was found to have Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) during a necropsy (autopsy). The KCHD is urging residents to take steps to protect themselves from EEE and West Nile Virus (WNV).

The MDHHS is encouraging local officials in Kent County to consider postponing, rescheduling or canceling outdoor activities occurring at or after dusk, particularly activities that involve children. This would include events such as late evening outdoor sports practices, games or music practices. The MDHHS recommendation is being made out of an abundance of caution to protect the public health and applies until the first hard frost of the year.”

Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019

That Man is You is a weekly gathering for husbands and fathers that struggle with the pressures and temptations in today's world. The group meets every Wednesday night from 7:30-9 p.m. in the lower level of the Basilica throughout the school year. If you have any questions, please contact Bernie Krzewski at bkrzewski@yahoo.com.

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019

The following West Catholic seniors have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for their scores on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT):

National Merit Semifinalists — Josh Arsulowicz & Hope Thome

Commended Students — Edward Frey, Joshua Haskell & Madeline Mitchell

These students all received scores in the top 3% nationwide with National Merit Semifinalists scoring in the top 1%. Congratulations to them on this outstanding achievement!

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2019

West Catholic is looking to expand its substitute teacher list! If you have teaching experience, please consider applying to be added to our sub roster. The following are characteristics of an ideal candidate:

  • Teaching experience
  • Ability to provide backup teaching services when full-time teachers are unable to work
  • Ability to execute lesson plans left by the absent teacher
  • Ability to create and maintain a respectful and fair classroom culture that fosters a safe and productive learning
  • Virtus training is a plus!

About West Catholic High School: West Catholic High School is a Grand Rapids Diocesan school located in Grand Rapids. Its campus sits on 42 acres. Established in 1962, it is a co-educational college preparatory institution providing a dynamic Catholic culture for excellent academic instruction, faith formation, and many and varied extracurricular activities. Enrollment is expected to be just under 500 students for the fall of 2019.

Interested candidates should submit a resume:

Justina Ouellette, Administrative Assistant

justinaouellette@grwestcatholic.org

616-233-5900

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