Bill Roth, chairman of West Catholic's Board of Directors, and his wife Colleen have been actively involved in the West Catholic community for many years, and now they could use our help! Bill had a brain aneurysm rupture while on spring break with his family and remains in the ICU in Sarasota, Florida. They need your prayers! It will be a long road to recovery but we are confident God is listening! If you feel moved to show your support financially, visit the Roth Family Emergency Support GoFundMe page.
This year's MSBOA Solo & Ensemble competition may have looked a little different—performances were recorded and submitted virtually—but our students were still able to put together some amazing performances. Congratulations to our flute trio (Andrea Bolt, Bridget Donovan & Hailey Siwek) and trombone duet (Brady Patterson & Jacob North) for earning MSBOA medals at the state level!
Special congratulations to Juliana Bolinger for her top rating of 1 (alto sax solo) and for being selected as an Outstanding Soloist with her nearly perfect score in the Proficiency 1 scoring rubric. This is an honor that typically only 100 members in the entire state get to enjoy. In fact, only 18 students in West Michigan were selected. Juliana joins a prestigious list of recent WC students to receive this rare and coveted honor: Maggie Camp (alto sax), Matt DiCosola (alto sax), Bridget Eshlemen (flute/piano), Madeline Mitchell (trombone) and Alec Ockaskis (percussion).
The 2021 Celebrate West! Auction is now open and you're invited to join us! Go to celebratewest2021.ggo.bid, click "Get Started" and create an account (or login if you participated in our 2020 virtual auction). Bidding ends at 8 p.m. on April 23.
While you're on the auction website, be sure to order a delicious Polish dinner from Billy K's! Meals will be available for pickup on April 23, the closing night of our auction.
*NEW* Car Raffle
NEW THIS YEAR we are raffling off a new 2020 Jeep Cherokee Altitude 4x4 SUV! Tickets are $100 each and there are still plenty left, so now is your chance to capitalize on some great odds! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to win a new vehicle for yourself or your child. Winning tickets will be drawn on April 23. Ticket order forms have been mailed to WC families and additional order forms can be picked up in the main office. (License #R59922)
Our Golden Ticket drawing is back! Purchase a ticket for $100 for your chance to win any one Live Auction item. Register and get your ticket(s) on the auction site today! There are only 49 tickets left. Get yours before they're gone! Tickets will be sold until Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. (or until we run out). The drawing will take place at 7:30 p.m. that day with the winner being contacted shortly after.
Big Cash Raffle
Buy a $20 ticket and be entered for a chance to win $5,000 in our Big Cash Raffle! The drawing for this raffle will take place on April 23 at 7 p.m. As a bonus, for every five tickets sold, the seller will receive one entry for a $1,000 tuition credit. Tickets have been mailed to WC families and additional tickets can be picked up in the main office. (License #R59922)
Our spring musical, Quarantine Cabaret, had a successful premiere this weekend! You can check it out at grwestcatholic.org/theatre and support the performing arts at West Catholic!
Congratulations to the girls basketball team who beat Hamilton last Friday to win back-to-back district championships! The girls play tonight in the regional semifinals against Grand Rapids Christian in Fremont. We would also like to give a shout out to our JV girls who have dedicated more time to the basketball program and continue to practice with the varsity team for the postseason!
Big news for Thomas Zielinski and Cole Karasinski! They both placed third in their weight class at the wrestling regional tournament on Saturday and will be advancing to the state tournament this coming Friday! Let's go, Falcons!
We would like to thank everyone who came out to our Fish Fry and those who volunteered over the last few weeks! The support we received from the community was incredible and helped make this year's event a success. We look forward to seeing you all again next spring!
Christian Galloway, a West Catholic alumnus, was recently diagnosed with a rare form of T-Cell Lymphoma cancer. Christian is now undergoing 18 weeks of chemotherapy to fight this cancer. As a community, we hope to support him and his family during this difficult time. Please join us in praying for Christian. If you are interested in making a financial contribution to assist with Christian's medical expenses, please click HERE.
*NEW* CAR RAFFLE
Turn your stimulus check into a new car! As part of this year's Celebrate West! Auction we are raffling off a new 2020 Jeep Cherokee Altitude 4x4 SUV! Tickets are $100 each and only 1,000 will be sold. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to win a new vehicle for yourself or your child. Winning tickets will be drawn on April 23. Ticket order forms have been mailed to WC families and additional order forms can be picked up in the main office. (License #R59922)
BIG CASH RAFFLE
Another exciting part of our auction is the Big Cash Raffle! Buy a $20 ticket and be entered for a chance to win $5,000! The drawing for this raffle will take place on April 23 at 7 p.m. As a bonus, for every five tickets sold, the seller will receive one entry for a $1,000 tuition credit. Tickets have been mailed to WC families and additional tickets can be picked up in the main office. (License #R59922)
As many of you may have heard, we recently received a $3 million bequest from an anonymous donor. This individual wished to make a lasting impact on the West Catholic community by funding a number of projects, most notably developing our baseball and softball complex and constructing tennis courts on our campus. We are incredibly thankful to have such generous donors like this individual supporting our school and we look forward to breaking ground on these exciting projects soon.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and prayer for our students and staff occurs daily from 8 a.m. -2 p.m. during school days. Anyone who values the Adoration Chapel, please consider joining the adoration committee. All are welcome - alumni, grandparents, parents of current students, etc. Please join us on Monday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the MAK to discuss the promotion of the adoration chapel and get involved in keeping it open and beautiful. Donors for student prayer slips are also needed. Call/text Patti Kohane at 616-889-5093 if you have any questions.