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Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020

Rose Landscape Services is currently seeking hard-working, dependable landscape technicians and laborers to work full-time this summer. For a complete job description, please visit Resumes may also be sent to If you have any additional questions, please call 616-293-0361. 

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

All families with students returning to West Catholic for the 2020-2021 school year MUST submit a Continuous Enrollment Contract by MARCH 1, 2020. Those who have not completed a Continuous Enrollment Contract by this date will incur a $200 re-enrollment fee.*

An email with a link to the Continuous Enrollment Contract was sent out on Jan. 31. Please check your email for this important message. If you did not receive an email with a link to the contract, please contact our Admissions Office at 616-233-5920.

For more information on Continuous Enrollment, please visit

*Deadlines and fees do not apply to new families enrolling at WC.

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Student Government is hosting a blood drive Friday, Feb. 28. This is very important for the community as a whole. High school donations make up 25% of all the blood donations in Michigan. Blood shortages occur every winter season. This blood drive will work to combat this shortage.

You must meet certain weight requirements and be at least 16 years old to donate. Those interested should sign up here: Blood Drive Sign-up

If you are a first time donor or are 16 years old, you must have your parent's permission. Forms can be found outside Mr. Rolf’s room.

Contact Mr. Rolf or any student government representative for more information.

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

It's Fish Fry Fridays! Join us for five Fridays during Lent for our Famous Fried Lake Perch, Fried Shrimp, Baked Salmon or Fried Walleye at West Catholic from 4:30-7 p.m. Athletic Boosters are looking forward to seeing you come and enjoy yourself, but please do not keep this a secret, let everybody know just how good our food really is!

Dinners are available for dine-in, take out and drive-thru.

Fridays (February 28, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27) from 4:30-7 p.m.

West Catholic High School Cafeteria

Support your favorite WC team(s) by donating your time! Click the links below to sign up for a volunteer shift during one of our upcoming fish fry events:

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 29 at 1 p.m., West Catholic High School will be screening LIKE, an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to inspire and help equip us to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care… but is that what's really happening?

The documentary is about 50 minutes and following the documentary there will be a 20-30 minute Q & A. Parents and students are welcome to attend.

For more information about the film, visit

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020

Our co-op hockey team is collecting the following items for Kids Food Basket from Feb. 10-22.

  • Cheese crackers (Cheez-Its, Goldfish, etc.)
  • Graham Crackers
  • Triscuits

Please bring these items to the athletic office so we can distribute them to our players and share in this wonderful cause!

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020

SENIORS: Grand Rapids Community College and the Grand Rapids Promise Zone Authority are partnering to bring additional resources to assist the Class of 2020 in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA is a requirement for students to receive the Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship. The FAFSA events are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Monday, Feb. 24, 2020
  • Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020

All FAFSA events will be held in GRCC's Sneden Hall, Room 215 and will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Event registration can be completed at Please note that GRCC will have Spanish speaking assistance available at all events. 

If you have any questions, please contact or 616-234-4321.

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020

Join West Catholic High School and the Van Andel Institute Purple Community for the 2nd annual night of purple games! The men’s and women’s basketball teams will each be playing for a purpose against Allendale High School on Feb. 21. You won’t want to miss the varsity teams on the court as they’ll be sporting special purple warmups! There will be t-shirts available for purchase and other ways to give back to the cause, including a halftime shootout contest and much more!

T-shirts are on sale now at Wear your shirt to the game to receive FREE entry! Online orders must be completed by Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Consider joining the technology department LA trip next school year. The trip will take place from Feb. 12-16, 2021 (during Midwinter Break). Any freshman, sophomore or junior who has taken at least one technology class is eligible to go!

There will be an information meeting during lunch/homeroom on Wednesday, Feb. 12 in room 301 for interested students.

Haven’t taken a technology class, but still want to go? Sign up for a technology class next year to become eligible.

Some of the exciting places we will visit include:

  • Santa Monica and Venice Beach
  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • Disneyland
  • Warner Brothers Studio Tour
Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Newman Society is currently accepting applications for its Essay Scholarship Contest for high school seniors! The winner will receive $5,000 towards the cost of attending one of the colleges or universities recommended in The Newman Guide for the fall of 2020. But hurry! The deadline is February 17. Students can learn more at this link:


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