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Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020

The West Catholic Band is selling a variety of beautiful poinsettias for the holidays! Order forms are due by Monday, November 30. Poinsettias will be delivered to West Catholic for pickup on Thursday, December 3 from 3-5:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria.

Choose from red, white and special edition jingle bells. These gorgeous plants are grown locally at Rinzema's Greenhouse and the fundraiser will benefit the West Catholic Band Boosters to help support all the activities of our great WC Band.

WC Band Poinsettia Fundraiser Order Form

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020

Bishop Walkowiak has greatly increased the amount of available scholarships for diocesan Catholic schools. All families, whether enrolling for the first time or already enrolled, can apply for Bishop's Scholarships. Learn more about the Bishop's Scholarship Fund and Smart Aid application.  

The Office of Catholic Schools is offering a virtual workshop to assist families in understanding the Bishop's Scholarship application process and completing the online application. The workshop is scheduled for November 23 at 6 p.m. Register here to receive the workshop access information as the session approaches.

SmartAid Workshop Registration

You may also click here for instructions to access the workshop.

Workshop Access Instructions

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Kent County Tech Center will be moving to remote learning starting Nov. 18, 2020, through Dec. 8, 2020.

  • Virtual instruction will consist of synchronous learning (Zoom/Google Classroom) five days a week and/or asynchronous (recorded or online material) learning to accommodate students with a conflict due to their local school schedule.
  • Class schedule is as follows:
    • 1st session - 7 a.m.
    • 2nd session - 9:30 a.m.
    • 3rd session - 12 p.m.
  • Attendance will be taken and recorded based on type of student engagement. Attendance is still an important professional behavior and will be an expectation.
  • For students that are unable to participate in a virtual setting, instructors may be able to provide packets with instructional material and follow up with phone calls.

Students, remember the following "Going Pro" behaviors:

  • Having your work done on time - same as if we were in person
  • Being on time to Zoom/Google class
  • Letting the teacher know if there is something preventing you from fully participating
Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020

Students and parents/guardians,

You will have received a letter today regarding our move to virtual learning. It can be viewed HERE. Please be aware that our virtual classes begin tomorrow (11/17) with a MONDAY schedule. That schedule and our updated academic calendar can be found at grwestcatholic.org/alerts. This page will also house school and programming updates while students are out of the building. Please check it regularly to stay up-to-date with the latest West Catholic news and information.

Cynthia Kneibel

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020

As courses move online, please be aware of the following student expectations: 

  1. Students are required to join all meetings and have video turned on during the scheduled class periods.
  2. Students are required to complete all assigned material.
  3. Students will attend Focus periods when required by a teacher. If a student has not been assigned a Focus period, the student can sign up to attend or choose not to attend anything at that time.
  4. Students will attend Household meetings.

Attendance will be taken each day and grades will be given. We ask that parents and guardians assist in monitoring student progress during this time.

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020

Even though in-person learning is suspended, our main office will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. If students and/or parents need to enter the building for any reason (ex. Dropping off assignments, picking up supplies, etc.), you will need to call 616-233-5900 to schedule an appointment to do so. It is important that we are able to monitor who enters the school.

In addition, most of our staff will be working remotely but can be reached using the contact information found on our staff directory page. If you need technical support, please email wcsupport@grwestcatholic.org. Questions regarding specific class information should be directed to your student’s teacher(s).

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020

Until further notice, all school-related activities (meetings, field trips, etc.) have been canceled. This includes practices, athletic competitions, scrimmages, contests, etc. Banquets are also postponed. We ask that you visit and continue to monitor the School & Programming Updates page on our website for the latest information regarding specific changes.

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020

Similar to last year, we will continue to provide free meals to families who need them through the National Lunch Program. Please fill out this short survey to help us understand if there is interest in receiving free meals during this new phase of online learning. If you have an immediate need, please contact the main office (616-233-5900).

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020

Just in time for the holidays! Purchase your $10, $25, $50, $100 and $500 Sobie Meats gift cards to support the Senior All Night Party. Orders are due Monday, Nov. 30 and will be available for pick up on Thursday, Dec. 10. For more details and to order, click the form below.

SANP Sobie Meats Gift Card Fundraiser

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020

ATTENTION SENIORS: It's time to place your order for graduation announcements, senior apparel and more! Jostens is our official provider for caps and gowns and has a variety of other items to help you celebrate your senior year.

Please watch this video for important information about ordering your cap and gown from our local Jostens Rep Amy, and check out the senior catalog HERE. Orders should be placed by November 20.


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