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Posted on Friday, October 8, 2021

Another successful All A's Walk is in the books! Our students crushed this year's goal, raising just under $80,000 (a new record!) for tuition assistance programs at West Catholic. As part of the celebration, students walked from the school to St. Ann's Home, praying for residents, holding up signs of encouragement and greeting those who came outside to say hello.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible, especially our donors and sponsors! For a list of 2021 All A's Walk sponsors, please visit grwestcatholic.org/walk-sponsors-2021.

Students - as a reward for your hard work to help us reach our fundraising goal, you have earned a day off of school on Monday, October 25! Enjoy your four-day weekend later this month (there is no school on Friday, October 22 for Diocesan PD)!

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021

All conferences this Fall will be held in person in the West Catholic cafeteria. As always, if you are unable to attend, you can reach out directly to teachers via email or phone with any questions or concerns.

Here are the details:
What:
Parent-Teacher scheduled communications
When: Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 6-8:15 p.m. and Monday, October 11, 2021, 3:30-7 p.m.   
How: Parents or guardians will use the Meet the Teacher software to schedule appointments. Parents will be emailed sign-up information. Conference signups will close on Wednesday, October 6 at 8 a.m.

Meet the Teacher Sign-up Instructions:
Meet The Teacher enables parents to sign up for a conference appointment time. This online site pairs with our student management system (Infinite Campus) to streamline the signup process. Meet the Teacher automatically knows the teachers and courses for all students and it will walk parents/guardians through the process of setting up scheduled conference times.

To get signed up for conferences, simply follow these steps:

1) Visit the Meet the Teacher site to login: westcatholic.meettheteacher.comFill in the required fields and get started.

Note: This page will prompt you for the birthdate of one of your students. If you have multiple students enrolled at West Catholic, it will automatically know this information and give you options to schedule all your students as you continue. The person scheduling the appointment will also need an active Infinite Campus account to validate their first and last name along with the student's birthdate. (Be sure to use the parent's first and last name that would be on record in Infinite Campus). Please adhere to the allotted 5-minute timeframe when conferencing. 

2) Choose the conference time(s) that you wish to attend.

3) Choose the Booking Method. You can choose these appointment times manually or have the website choose the best possible times based on your availability.

Manual Booking – If you choose to manually book your appointments, you will start by selecting the teachers you would like to meet. Next, you will be presented with a grid of all possible teachers/courses and time slots. Simply click on the time slot to book the appointment. You will be presented with a checkmark in the time slot when the appointment has been booked.

Automatic Booking – If you choose to automatically book your appointments, you will be presented with an adjustable timeline in which you can choose your availability. After adjusting your availability, select the teacher you would like to meet, click to generate your appointments and then either Accept or Reject the proposed appointments.

Note: Your account can be logged into at any time and appointments can be modified at any time (assuming other slots are available). To modify an appointment, log in to your account, open the My Bookings tab, select the Amend Bookings option and then simply Delete any undesired bookings or Add any new bookings.

To view an example, visit the Meet The Teacher website.

Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

We are back! The annual West Catholic Craft Show (the biggest and best in the area) is returning this year. The show will be held on December 4, 2021, from 9-3 p.m. at West Catholic High School. We do have limited spaces available for craft vendors. Please visit bit.ly/wc-craftshow to register or contact Jeff Bailey at jeffbailey@grwestcatholic.org for more information. 

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2020

As we begin to enter the darker days of the year, leaving summer and sunshine behind for a while, I have great news to brighten up your day.

Standardized test scores are in and our seniors have earned some of the highest scores that I have seen not only here, but in West Michigan. Seniors averaged 1193 on the SAT, compared to a national average of 1051 in 2020 and a state average of 985 in 2019. Our seniors also performed extremely well on the ACT, which is taken by fewer students, with an average score of 27, compared to the national average of 20.8.

The top 25% of our SAT test-takers earned an average of 1401.77. To put this into perspective, here are the scores typically cited as needed to attend* the following universities:

Grand Valley State University 1050
Western Michigan University 1090
Michigan State University 1120
Michigan Tech. University 1160
University of Michigan 1380
University of Notre Dame 1400

*Other factors, including extracurriculars, leadership experience, service hours and a strong personal story, are considered. Students are admitted with lower scores than those cited if other factors are strong. However, having these scores is no guarantee that a student will be accepted. 

It’s no wonder we have so many students applying to Notre Dame and the University of Michigan this year! Congratulations, class of 2021, for a job well done!

Good luck on your college admissions and God bless,

Cynthia Kneibel | President/CEO

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 Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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.

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