From January 19-22, a combined cast of West Catholic and Catholic Central students will be performing Macbeth, Shakespeare's most famous tragedy, at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now at the PAC box office or online at circletheatre.org/catholic-secondary-schools.
The Falcon Band Boosters invite you to come and enjoy the "Summer Breeze" at this year's Shake Your Tail Feathers event on Saturday, January 29! The annual dinner-dance fundraiser is less than one month away, so be sure to get your tickets now at grssc.ejoinme.org/SYTF22. We can't wait to see you there!
Michigan school meals have changed! This year, every student can eat a school meal - a Michigan's Mighty Meal - at no cost. Michigan's Mighty Meals provide every student with healthy, delicious food to fuel their day. They can save you time and money this school year. Michigan's Mighty Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Please note that West Catholic's dinner program has started up again! Students can get their meal from the window in the cafeteria.
More about Michigan's Mighty Meals:
- No cost and no qualification needed - Michigan's Mighty Meals are for all Michigan students
- The balanced, nutritious meals are healthy and delicious to help students be ready to learn
- Eating Michigan's Mighty Meals helps support your school and your community
Each year West Catholic hosts Falcon Award Night to honor individuals who have made a positive, long-lasting impact on our school community. Congratulations to our 2021 recipients:
- Joe Maggini - Business Excellence Award
- Fr. Tom Simons - St. John Paul II Award
- Tom Wesholski - Alumni Excellence Award
- Sandy Golembiewski - Lifetime Achievement Award
Check out our FAN 2021 playlist to learn more about the honorees: bit.ly/3jLXrkG
Thank you to those who attended this special celebration and everyone who made the evening possible, especially our sponsors! For a list of 2021 Falcon Awards Night sponsors, please visit grwestcatholic.org/2021-falcon-awards-night-sponsors.
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)!
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
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.