Attention Parents: Does life seem hectic and stressful? Does it feel like you are being pulled in many directions? Campus Ministry and the Faith Boosters group invite you to spend time praying before the Blessed Sacrament in the St. John Paul II Adoration Chapel during school hours. For over 20 years, parents, grandparents and community members have prayed for themselves and our students every day school is in session. We are looking for more parents to be part of this important ministry. Is God calling you to be that parent? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our lost and found is growing and now includes several important items, such as a wallet and a set of car keys. If you believe you are missing something, please contact the main office.
This was found in the main parking lot a few weeks ago. Please come to the main office to claim.
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
Students & parents you can view an unofficial transcript in Infinite Campus. The transcript can be found in the reports section. This is helpful especially to our seniors applying to college.
West Catholic's SmartAid application opens on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Families must apply for SmartAid if they wish to be considered for tuition assistance or scholarships. For more information on the application process, visit grwestcatholic.org/admissions/tuition-assistance and click on the SmartAid tab.
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.
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!
All young men need to register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. It’s the law. If you fail to register, you cannot qualify for federal student grants or loans for college, job training benefits and many state and federal jobs. Don’t get left out. Register today online at www.sss.gov.
In an effort to alleviate congestion and to best utilize the space in our parking lot, we are creating a designated area for picking up and dropping off students at our campus before and after school. We feel providing a space for parents to wait for their children, away from heavy traffic areas, will not only help with the flow of traffic in our parking lot but also keep our students safe.
AM/PM Drop-Off/Pick-up: We are asking that you please drop off and pick up your students on the east side of the building (outside Guidance Offices) where we have converted the drive from two-way traffic to one-way traffic from south to north. More specifically, from 7:15-8 a.m., if you are dropping off your student in the morning and they do not take a zero hour, you should drop them off in this designated area. After 8 a.m. OR if you need to pick up your student for an appointment during the school day, you will need to pick them up from the Main Office. From 2:45 to 3:15 p.m., you should pick them up in the designated area.
For a map of parking procedures, click the link below: