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Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020

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Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020

I am happy to announce the culmination of significant work in transitioning West Catholic from a principal/CEO model to the president/principal model. Please read this letter explaining the change. In it, you will find a link to brief job descriptions for the president, principal and dean of students. I hope this provides clarity. During the past couple of years, I know there has been some confusion as to roles, especially between Tony Fischer and myself.

God bless,

Cynthia Kneibel | President/CEO

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Congratulations to Andrew Solarewicz, the state runner up in Division 4 1 Singles! Great season, Andrew. Keep up the hard work!

Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2020

Congratulations to Cassidy Burns for finishing 54th out of 108 golfers at the Division 4 Girls Golf State Finals on Saturday. What a way to finish your senior season, Cassidy!

Posted on Monday, October 12, 2020

In April 2020, seven West Catholic students met on Google Meet to rehearse a virtual monologue play. The play itself was the result of efforts from various playwrights to give students an opportunity to perform in a world where live performances had become a danger to public health and safety. The result is a collection of monologues that gives us a glimpse into life while quarantined.

Students rehearsed for six weeks, each perfecting two monologues before filming a final performance. By the time I received each student’s final videos, the world had begun to reopen and I got lost in the planning for a new school year during a global pandemic. Now, several months later, the final product is ready to be revealed! To view the show, please visit the West Catholic Theatre page - grwestcatholic.org/theatre.

~ Justina Ouellette | Theatre Program Director

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2020

As most of you know, the Michigan Supreme Court declared all of Governor Whitmer's executive orders after April 30 unconstitutional. Moving forward, the governor will have to work with the Legislature. Exactly what this looks like, we do not know. However, there are decisions made by the Michigan Health Department and the Kent County Health Department that we are required to follow. Until we have more clarity, West Catholic will continue following the plan submitted in early August. We have successfully navigated seven weeks of in-person classes without one COVID-19 case in our students or staff. I am very confident we will discern the best path moving forward. Yet we can't do this without all the facts, including what range of decisions we may be able to weigh in on. Stay tuned!

Here is a message Dave Faber, our Superintendent, wanted me to share with you:

The Michigan Supreme Court decision needs to be interpreted. Until we receive further guidance, for the sake of order and safety, the Office of Catholic Schools will keep the current requirements of the Michigan Return to School Roadmap and Living our Mission In Today's Reality, our diocesan return to school plan, in place. Beginning today, Oct. 5, K-5 students, in addition to 6-12 students, are required to wear a facial covering even when in their classroom.  

Cynthia Kneibel | Principal / CEO

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Thank you to all those who made contributions to our All A's Walk. Your support helps aid the hundreds of students every year who benefit from tuition assistance!

For a full list of sponsors, visit grwestcatholic.org/walk-sponsors-2020.

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Kent ISD is offering its Talk & Tour Career Series virtually. Through an informal "talk show style" format, a virtual panel of professionals in select industries will share their own career path, the inside scoop on what their jobs are really like, along with their perspective on what you can do to prepare for a career that interests you. This is your chance to ask questions (through the chat feature), get valuable career information and take an action step in figuring out your own career direction. Click HERE to see upcoming events and to sign up.

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Receive information about Career Readiness Opportunities offered through Kent ISD. Learn about upcoming activities, experiences and more! Go to mailchi.mp/3dffdc79931c/optin to sign up.

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020

Congratulations to Kyra Hanna, Myah Sutter and the West Catholic equestrian team! After a three meet series which ended last Saturday, the team won the C Division District Championship by 90 points over Byron Center. Please wish Kyra and Myah luck as they compete in the regional championship this weekend in Berrien Springs.


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