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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

BOYS TENNIS: A huge congratulations goes out to senior Andrew Solarewicz who won the MHSAA Division 4 State Championship in 1 singles over the weekend in Ann Arbor! Way to go, Andrew!

BOYS SOCCER: The West Catholic boys soccer team beat the #3 ranked team in the state last week in the first round of the MHSAA district tournament. If you haven't seen the winning goal by junior Connor Foley, click HERE - it's incredible! The team faces off against Covenant Christian tonight in the district semi-finals.

FOOTBALL: Junior Timmy Kloska has officially broken West Catholic's record for all-time rushing yards! The record was previously set at 2,984 yards. After Friday's game Kloska has 3,095 rushing yards for the Falcons. Congratulations, Timmy!

WINTER SPORTS INFO: Winter sports are approaching quickly! If your student-athlete is interested in playing a sport, a physical must be on file and dated after April 15, 2021. Physical forms can be accessed HERE.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING: Below you will find the strength training schedule for the week of October 18. Weekly schedules will be posted on the West Catholic Sports Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the Falcon Strength Instagram account.

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

As we enter St. John Paul II's feast week, we invite families to begin to pray the St. John Paul II Novena found HERE.

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

SmartAid applications are now open for the 2022-2023 school year! West Catholic families should log in to their SmartAid account at smartaidforparents.com to make sure their information is up to date. SmartAid applications must be complete and updated for families to be considered for tuition assistance or scholarships. 

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

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

  • Tuesday, October 19 - special schedule for Mass & JPII Week festivities (more details below)
  • Friday, October 22 - no school; Diocesan PD
  • Monday, October 25 - no school; All A's day off

Special schedule for Tuesday, October 19:

Hour Start End
First Hour 8 a.m. 8:32 a.m.
Second Hour 8:37 a.m. 9:09 a.m.
Third Hour 9:14 a.m. 9:46 a.m.
Mass 9:51 a.m. 10:50 a.m.
Fourth Hour 10:55 a.m. 11:27 a.m.
Lunch 11:32 a.m. 11:57 a.m.
Fifth Hour 12:02 p.m. 12:35 p.m.
Sixth Hour 12:40 p.m. 1:12 p.m.
Seventh Hour 1:17 p.m. 1:49 p.m.
Activity 1:54 p.m. 2:50 p.m.

 

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

SENIORS: The deadline for turning in your senior picture and kindergarten picture is only two weeks away! Everything must be turned in by November 1. No late pictures will be accepted. If you do not turn in a senior picture, the picture from your school ID will be your yearbook photo. Don't let that happen to you! Send pictures and questions to Ms. Critchett at angelacritchett@grwestcatholic.org.

Posted on 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.

Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Juniors and seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8 have the opportunity to apply for induction into the National Honor Society. Students who are eligible to join should check their emails for a message regarding application information. If you have not received an email, please see Mrs. Cortes.

Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Aquinas College will be at West Catholic on Wednesday, October 20 (rescheduled from 10/4) starting at 6 p.m. to teach senior families more about the FAFSA and answer questions! This event will be held in the MAK. If you plan to work on your FAFSA during this time, please make sure you bring a laptop/tablet, social security number and 2020 tax return.

Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

If any girls are interested in joining the gymnastics team (co-op with Kenowa Hills and Grandville), please be aware the season begins on November 1. Practices will be held at Kenowa Hills High School. The schedule for the first week will be as follows:

  • Monday, November 1, 5-6:30 p.m. - running and conditioning
  • Tuesday, November 2, 5-6:30 p.m. - running and conditioning
  • Wednesday, November 3, 5-6:30 p.m. - running and conditioning

A schedule for the rest of November will be provided during the first week of practices. You will need running shoes for every practice. A leotard is not needed for the first week.

If you have any questions, please refer to the email that was sent to your student account on Tuesday, October 12, contact the WC athletic department or reach out to the gymnastic coach, Brenda McDonald, via email (brendag873@aol.com) or text (616-446-5581).

Posted on Monday, October 11, 2021

The following colleges/universities will be visiting West Catholic during Focus. Please sign up at least one day prior to the visit as they become available:

  • Monday, October 18** - Butler University (**held during 7th hour; please sign up in the School Counseling Office)
  • Thursday, October 21 - Aquinas College and Grand Valley State University
  • Thursday, October 28 - Loyola University Chicago (virtual visit) and Marquette University
  • Friday, October 29 - Davenport University and Drexel University (virtual visit)
  • Thursday, November 4 - Notre Dame University (virtual visit) and Grand Canyon University
  • Thursday, November 11 - Saint Mary's College

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