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Location & Contact Details

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address:

West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Events Calendar

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Weekly Chatter

Interested in receiving a weekly email update about news and events that are occuring at West Catholic High School? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, the Weekly Chatter!

Current Announcements

OFFICE NEWS

Upcoming Schedule Changes

Friday, March 1 – No School (Professional Development Day)

Priority Communications Survey

Last week parents/guardians should have received an email regarding additional communication options for students. If you haven’t already, please complete this survey to opt your student in or out of text notifications. We ask that you complete this survey even if your student does not have a cell phone. Text communications will only be utilized for important school messages. If you have more than one student at West Catholic, you will need to fill out this survey once for each student.

New Uniform Provider Announced

Last week, current WC families should have received an email announcing School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger as our new uniform provider. For more information on this change, please check your inbox and review our list of FAQs.

We’re Hiring!

Head to grwestcatholic.org/employment to see what opportunities are currently available at West Catholic.

EVENTS

Auction News

Celebrate West is just 8 short weeks away! Take advantage of getting your tickets now and save some money! Purchase an early bird ticket ($75 now; $90 after March 15) or enjoy some great incentives by putting together a table of 10*! Head to grwestcatholic.org/auction for more.

*Purchase a table of 10 before March 8 and each person at your table will receive one heads or tails entry ($20 value), two 50/50 tickets ($10 value), a $5 Spirit Store gift certificate and one bucket raffle entry ($5 value).

Interested in donating an auction item, gift cards, etc. or volunteering for the event? Contact Megan Eversman at [email protected].

ACADEMICS

Second-Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to all of our students who were named to our 2nd-Quarter Honor Roll! Students will be included in the Honor Roll if they earn a grade of B- or higher in each course. Honor Roll is based on quarter grades only. If you have any questions, please contact Registrar Lauri Ford at [email protected].

COUNSELING NEWS

Spring Conferences

Parents/guardians should have received an email regarding spring conferences. This semester, conferences will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 3:30-7 p.m. in the WC Cafeteria. For information on how to schedule conferences, please click HERE.

Senior Reminders

Common App requires school counselors to send a mid-year report that includes the 7th-semester transcript. Please let your counselor know if you need a 7th-semester transcript sent out to any additional colleges.

Be on the lookout for scholarships posted by the counseling office at grwestcatholic.org/college-scholarships and sent to seniors via email blast.

The FAFSA is available to fill out. It is recommended that you complete the FAFSA by March 1.

AP Bills

AP bills were mailed out this week and can also be found in Infinite Campus. Any questions about AP bills can be directed to the Counseling Office.

Virtual Financial Aid Presentations

Students and families looking for help paying for college are encouraged to register for a Virtual Financial Aid Presentation provided by MI Student Aid. Participants will be able to gather information on FAFSA applications, federal financial aid programs, state financial aid programs and scholarship-searching resources. For upcoming dates and additional information, click HERE.

Upcoming College Fairs

National Christian College Fair
March 13, 2024 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Grand Rapids Christian High School

National College Fair
April 23, 2024 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 6-8 p.m.
DeVos Place Grand Rapids

FAITH & SERVICE

Eucharistic Adoration

The St. John Paul II Adoration Chapel needs you! Come volunteer to pray for our students, staff and community. If you are available to help out or have any questions about adoration, please contact Patti Kohane at [email protected].

Steubenville Youth Conference

Are you interested in having your student(s) grow in their relationship with Christ, get to know other faithful students at West, and meet young Catholics from around the country? Then send them to the Steubenville Youth Conference! West Catholic is taking a group of students to this annual conference from June 21-23 and would love to have your student(s) join us! Sign-up spots are limited. To sign up or to get more info about this opportunity, please visit this link or contact our Campus Ministry Director at [email protected].

FINE ARTS

Spring Musical

Our spring musical, Bells Are Ringing, runs March 6-9 at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Get your tickets now, before they sell out!

ATHLETICS

Winter Sports Schedules

Be sure to visit grwestcatholicsports.org for all the latest updates and winter sports schedules.

Winter Sports Schedules

Ticket sales for MHSAA postseason events run through GoFan. To purchase tickets, either download the GoFan app or visit gofan.co and search for West Catholic.

Spring Sports Physicals

To participate in spring sports, students must have a physical turned in via BigTeams by March 11. For instructions on how to submit your physical, click HERE.

STUDENT LIFE

Yearbook Orders

The deadline to order a yearbook is March 15. If you haven’t secured your copy yet, now is the perfect time to do so! Yearbooks cost $70 and can be purchased online or by cash/check. Checks can be made out to “West Catholic.” Please send your payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Yearbook Order.” Email Mrs. Levanduski with any questions.

Opportunities Beyond Campus

West Catholic is dedicated to the transformation of students through a dynamic, excellence-driven Catholic education. One way we achieve this mission is by journeying beyond campus for evangelization, service and study. Returning students and parents/guardians should have received an email earlier today regarding various opportunities for students to learn beyond our campus. We encourage families to fill out this survey (student survey | parent/guardian survey) by Friday, March 1 to help us determine which opportunities to offer during the 2024-2025 school year.

Senior All-Night Party Registration

Senior parents/guardians – If you haven’t done so already, please fill out THIS FORM to register your child for the Senior All-Night Party.

Morning Adoration

Each morning from 7:30-7:55 a.m. students and staff are invited to participate in some quiet moments of reflection and adoration in the Maria Goretti Chapel. Please feel free to join us!

PARENT GUILD

West Catholic Parent Guild

The WC Parent Guild is a parent-led volunteer organization that provides opportunities to serve our school community and enjoy hospitality and fellowship. Register to stay informed and become involved. Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Eucharistic Adoration

The St. John Paul II Adoration Chapel needs you! Come volunteer to pray for our students, staff and community. If you are available to help out or have any questions about adoration, please contact Patti Kohane at [email protected].

DIOCESAN ANNOUNCEMENTS

Catholic Charities West Michigan | Transitional Foster Care

The Transitional Foster Care program provides temporary and secure homes to unaccompanied minors who are refugees. Its mission is to reunite these minors with a sponsor as soon as possible. During the interim period, they stay with a foster family for approximately 1-3 months. As a result of the growing need, CCWM is seeking additional foster families to join the program. If you are interesting in becoming a foster parent, contact Mandi Thome at [email protected] or 616-287-3068.