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Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020

The KISD Groundhog Shadow Day Preview Board is now OPEN! This is your opportunity to get a sneak peek at more than 750 job shadow spots that are available for Groundhog Shadow Day on Friday, March 13, 2020, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Student registration opens on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 11 a.m. Full information about GSD can be found at kentisd.org/groundhog.

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Kent ISD Summer School is offering high school-level classes through the MySchool@Kent Program. Classes run June 8 – July 31. The final day to start a class is June 30. Work at your own pace and complete classes at your own pace!

All testing must be completed onsite at KCTC’s main campus (1655 E. Beltline NE). The testing center is open four days a week including late hours!

M & W 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tu & Th 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Students should contact their high school counselor to enroll.

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Join us on Friday, April 17 for the Celebrate West! Auction from 6:30-11:00 p.m.!

The first 100 registrants will be entered into a drawing and the winner will receive a Google Nest Hub! Don't miss out on this great opportunity! To register online, please visit: https://grssc.ejoinme.org/CelebrateWest2020​

Want to get away to enjoy some much-needed sunshine and soak your toes in the sand in beautiful Cabo San Lucas? How about traveling down to Kentucky to experience a bourbon distillery tour for two?! You can earn the chance to win either by participating in our Golden Ticket Raffle! Only 100 candy bars will be sold, with 25 being pre-sold before the Auction. Go online and purchase yours today!

Can't make it?? We will gladly accept donations for our Bucket Raffles as well as our Gift Card Frenzy. You can drop these items off to the Main Office or contact Megan Eversman at meganeversman@grwestcatholic.org or 616-233-5969.

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020

The Development Team would like your thoughts on nominees to be honored at our Falcons Awards Night this coming fall.

If you are not familiar with our awards night or need a refresher on what these four categories are, they are listed below:

  • Business Excellence Award
  • Falcon By Choice Award
  • St. John Paul II Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

We have created a Google Form for you to fill out, along with a document of previous winners from years past. We would like to collect all nominees by Friday, February 14. 

Nomination Link: https://forms.gle/sAcrrE4uXUUdBof58
Previous Honorees: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J3CMEgJIaBQcltd43Wi8_T1z8fA--5Gp/view?ths=true

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

The Development Team

Jill VanderEnde: 616-233-5983
Taylor Tuttle: 616-233-5918
Megan Eversman: 616-233-5969

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020

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.

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Looking for smiling faces who have open availability March-October! Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old, have reliable transportation, driver's license preferred, positive attitude, be able to work in a fast-paced environment and available to start in early March. If you are interested, please fill out an application online at FrostyBoyGR.com

Posted on Monday, January 20, 2020

The Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund is pleased to offer a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding senior from a Kent ISD high school who intends to pursue a college career in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences relating to space technology! Applications are available at rogerbchaffeescholarship.org.

The deadline for submitting applications is: February 29, 2020

Applications must be postmarked by February 29, 2020 and mailed or delivered before 4:00 p.m. to:

Attn:  Cindy Conners
Kent Intermediate School District
2930 Knapp Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2020

The Michigan Statistics Poster Competition supports the development of data analysis and communication skills in K-12 students, which are essential in our increasingly data-driven world. Annually, teachers throughout Michigan send hundreds of their students' posters to GVSU, where they are judged in four grade-level categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Winners in each category are awarded state-level prizes and sent to the national competition organized by the American Statistical Association.

For rules, registration and more information, visit gvsu.edu/stat/poster.

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

There’s a new opportunity for help with college costs, available to Grand Rapids residents who graduate from a high school within the city – including West Catholic High School.

Local officials approved the Grand Rapids Promise Scholarship plan on Jan. 13. The program will cover up to two years of tuition at Grand Rapids Community College, along with books, supplies and other fees. That means eligible students could have job training, certifications, or even their associates degrees paid for!

***Please note, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 1 in order to take advantage of the Promise Scholarship.***

Check out the Diocese of Grand Rapids' Office of Catholic School's blog for more details on the program and student eligibility.

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

ATTENTION SENIORS: In order to be eligible for the Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship, students must apply for federal student aid by filling out a FAFSA form by March 1. The Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship covers costs after federal student aid is awarded – including tuition, books, required course materials and mandatory fees.

For more on this program and eligibility requirements, visit bit.ly/2QSROU8.


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