It is truly an honor to be recognized for our commitment to strong Catholic identity by the Cardinal Newman Society. Since 2007, West Catholic has been a member of the organization’s Catholic Education Honor Roll and we are incredibly proud to have once again made the list.
Team 5385 Enigma Riddlers, West Catholic's middle school robotics team, won their state competition in Battle Creek this weekend. With this win, they advance to the 2020 World Championships taking place in April. Congratulations, Riddlers!
As winter weather is working its way into our area, please be aware of our busing policies surrounding snow days/school closings. If West Catholic is open, our buses will be running. However, our buses will not travel into/through closed school districts. For example, if Grandville Public Schools are closed, our buses will not be driving to Grandville bus stops that day. Busing will still be provided to areas that remain open.
If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 616-233-5900 or our transportation supervisor, Maureen Rutka, at (616) 246-6470.
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.
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!