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Posted on Monday, August 8, 2022

SPORTS PHYSICALS

If your student plans to play any sport(s) during the 2022-2023 school year, they are required by the MHSAA to have a physical on file dated after April 15, 2022, before participating in workouts, practices or games. Completed MHSAA physical forms should be submitted via your student's BigTeams account or brought to the Athletic Office.

Sports passes

If you would like to purchase a family or parent athletic pass for all HOME events for the 2022-2023 school year or a VIP parking pass for football games, please use this link. As a reminder, all WC students and all partner school students received a free pass from an anonymous donor. WC students may begin to pick up their passes the week of August 15 in the athletic office. Family, parent and VIP parking passes will also be made available the week of August 15.

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2022

A digital version of our 2022 Back-to-School Packet is now available. It contains all of the information and forms required for your student's return to classes. If you have any further questions about the approaching school year, don't hesitate to contact the main office. We can't wait to welcome students back in just two weeks!

Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2022

Do you love to sing, and/or are you interested in sharing your God-given talents with the West Catholic community? Consider joining the West Catholic Choir! Zero-hour choir meets at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. If you have any questions or would like to join the choir, please email Mr. Houdek at joehoudek@grwestcatholic.org.

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Later this month, about 500 students will be heading to West Catholic High School for the first day of school. Most are domestic students, coming from across West Michigan; however, a number of international students will also be traveling to the school’s campus from all parts of the globe, including four students from Ukraine.

When war broke out in Ukraine, West Catholic President/CEO Cynthia Kneibel immediately began looking for ways to help. After seeing a number of schools destroyed by missiles, she was inspired to reach out to her contacts to see if they knew of any families who were interested in sending their students to the United States to continue their education.

“So many parents were making the heartbreaking decision to send their children to other countries to ensure their safety,” Kneibel said. “We wanted to provide families peace of mind, knowing their student had a safe place to learn away from the war.”

School administrators are currently working to finalize the details of their attendance. In addition to obtaining visas, verifying travel arrangements and filling out the appropriate paperwork, West Catholic is hoping to find long-term host families and raise money to help cover student expenses.

Those interested in learning more about serving as a host family or making a contribution to support West Catholic’s efforts can reach out to the school at (616) 233-5900 or communications@grwestcatholic.org.

Posted on Monday, August 1, 2022

SPORTS PHYSICALS

If your student plans to play any sport(s) during the 2022-2023 school year, they are required by the MHSAA to have a physical on file dated after April 15, 2022, before participating in workouts, practices or games. Completed MHSAA physical forms should be submitted via your student's BigTeams account or brought to the Athletic Office.

BoyS Tennis

We are excited to announce we have hired Brian Laumeyer as our new boys tennis coach for the upcoming fall season. Coach Laumeyer will be holding a player/parent meeting on Wednesday, August 3 at 7 p.m. in the MAK. Any boys interested in playing tennis this year should plan to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Coach Laumeyer at boystennis@grwestcatholic.org.

SUMMER CAMPS

Sports camps are taking place at West Catholic throughout the summer and we would love to have your students join us! Registration for Middle School Strength & Performance Training and Sideline Cheer Camp is still open, but spaces are limited, so be sure to register ASAP at https://www.grwestcatholicprograms.org/athletics.cfm.

FALL SPORTS PARTICIPATION

We are just one week away from the start of the fall sports season! Any students interested in participating should have a physical on file with the athletic department by Aug. 8. If you have not received information regarding tryouts and/or practices or if you have any questions, please contact the appropriate coach:

SPORT COACH EMAIL
Cross Country (Boys & Girls) Noreen Duba nduba012@gmail.com
Equestrian (Club) Lindsay Stelma lindsay.stelma@gmail.com
Esports Dakota VandenToorn esports@grwestcatholic.org
Football Landon Grove landongrove@grwestcatholic.org
Sideline Cheer (Club) Anna Ramirez cheer@grwestcatholic.org
Boys Soccer Ryan Smith soccer@grwestcatholic.org
Boys Tennis Brian Laumeyer boystennis@grwestcatholic.org
Girls Golf Daniel Karamol karamol@prodigy.net
Girls Swimming/Diving (Co-Op) Josh Welles (Calvin Christian) welles_josh@hotmail.com
Girls Volleyball Megan Eversman meganeversman@grwestcatholic.org
Posted on Monday, August 1, 2022

West Catholic is pleased to announce a new daycare program for our staff here on campus. Daycare is the number one concern of all parents. Our program will be open to children from birth to kindergarten. It is only open for our staff who work in the building at this time.

We are looking for some new or used items to help us get started, especially pack 'n plays, high chairs, strollers, bouncy chairs and gliders. If you are interested in making a donation to our child care center, please check out our list of needs and contact Cynthia Kneibel (cynthiakneibel@grwestcatholic.org) or call the main office.

Posted on Monday, August 1, 2022

West Catholic is looking to fill a few positions before the beginning of the school year, including:

  • Theology Teacher
  • 1st or 2nd-Shift Custodian (part-time or full-time)
  • Food Service Assistants
  • Substitute Teachers

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please visit grwestcatholic.org/explore-wc/community to learn more.

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2022

On July 29, West Catholic announced the appointment of Jill Annable as the school's next president/CEO. Mrs. Annable will transition into her role as president/CEO-designate beginning on August 15. She will be working part-time alongside Mrs. Kneibel until the end of the calendar year and then full-time until Mrs. Kneibel's retirement on January 20, 2023. For more information and to read the full announcement, visit grwestcatholic.org/presidentceo. Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Annable as we welcome her back to the WC community!

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Many of our families have been asking about our 2022-2023 school calendar. Here is an abridged version of our calendar for planning purposes. 

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

August 23 First Quarter Begins - Full Day of School
September 2-5 Labor Day Holiday - No School
October 28 First Quarter Ends
  31 Second Quarter Begins
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Vacation - No School
December 19- January 2 Christmas Vacation- No School
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School
  20 Second Quarter Ends
  23 Third Quarter Begins
  29-February 4 Catholic Schools Week
February 20-21 Mid-Winter Break - No School
March 3 Diocesan PD Day - No School
  24 Third Quarter Ends
  27 Fourth Quarter Begins
April 3-7 Spring Break - No School
  10 Easter Monday - No School
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday - No School
June 9 Last Day of School

 

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2022

SPORTS PHYSICALS

If your student plans to play any sport(s) during the 2022-2023 school year, they are required by the MHSAA to have a physical on file dated after April 15, 2022, before participating in workouts, practices or games. Completed MHSAA physical forms should be submitted via your student's BigTeams account or brought to the Athletic Office.

Girls swim & dive

The 2022 Calvin/West Catholic Swim & Dive season is starting soon! Any girls interested in participating should join in the practices listed below:

  • August 8-12: 1-4 p.m.
  • August 15: 1-4 p.m.
  • August 16-18: 4-7 p.m.
  • August 19: 1-4 p.m.
  • August 22 and beyond: 4-6:30 p.m.

Practices and meets will be held at Grandville Middle School. You must have a physical on file prior to practicing. A partial schedule of the team's meets can be found HERE; additional meets will be added soon. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Welles at welles_josh@hotmail.com.

SUMMER CAMPS

Sports camps are taking place at West Catholic throughout the summer and we would love to have your students join us! Registration for a few programs is still open, but spaces are limited, so be sure to register ASAP at https://www.grwestcatholicprograms.org/athletics.cfm.

EVENT DATES GRADES (AS OF FALL)
Middle School Strength & Performance Training (August) 08/08/22 - 08/17/22 7th - 8th

Sideline Cheer Camp

08/09/22 - 08/11/22 K - 8th

Westside Football Youth League

Registration for flag football and rocket football is currently open! For more information and to sign up, please visit westsidefootball.ryzerevents.com/register.cfm.

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