November 2-8, 2020

November 2-8, 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020

Class of 2021 Standardized Test Scores

Date:  November 02, 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

Alumni Memorial Mass

Date:  November 02, 2020

Our annual Alumni Memorial Mass will be offered on Tuesday, November 10, at 7 p.m. in the Cafetorium at West Catholic High School. We will be remembering the deceased students, faculty and alumni of West Catholic at this very special Mass. All are welcome to join us as we pray for those who have gone before us over the past 50+ years.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Phil Dolci, director of campus ministry, at (616) 233-5958 or phildolci@grwestcatholic.org

West Catholic Theatre Presents: The War of the Worlds

Date:  October 30, 2020

Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch and originally directed by Orson Wells, this frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover is a thriller.

This will be a virtual production, recorded live and streaming November 7 & 8. Tickets will be $15 and require a free account with Broadway On Demand. The link to the show will be available on the West Catholic Theatre website and Facebook page soon.

In the meantime, please consider supporting the performing arts by donating HERE!

Athletics Update - 11.02.20

Date:  November 02, 2020
Volleyball

Volleyball districts take place this week! West Catholic plays West Michigan Aviation Academy at home tonight at 5 p.m. Go West!

GIRLS SWIMMING

Our girls co-op swim team competes in their conference meet on Friday, Nov. 6. Good luck, ladies!

FOOTBALL

Congratulations to our football team for beating Comstock Park 41-0! Next, the Falcons take on Portland at home this Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale after 6 p.m. Wednesday evening. A link will be sent out to all current families and posted on social media at that time.

PHYSICALS

For the 2020-21 school year, the MHSAA pre-participation sports physical requirement will be waived for students in any grade who received a valid physical for sports during the 2019-20 school year (one completed on or after April 15, 2019). These students and their parents/guardians will be required to complete the two-page MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire. These must be signed by the student and parent/guardian and kept on file in the school.

Students who did not receive a sports physical during the 2019-20 school year or later must have a valid physical examination form on file. If a student is discovered to have participated without a valid physical on file, the student shall not be eligible to participate until a valid physical is on file. This includes tryouts for any sport.

Tryouts

Winter sports tryouts will take place on the dates listed below. Times and locations of tryouts will be emailed to all current families soon.

  • Girls Basketball - Nov. 9 (all programs); freshman & JV - 5-7 p.m. and varsity 6-8 p.m. in the main gym
  • Competitive Cheer - Nov. 9 & Nov. 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria
  • Boys Basketball - Nov. 16
  • Boy & Girls Bowling - Nov. 16
  • Skiing - Nov. 16
  • Wrestling - Nov. 16
Youth Basketball Camps

Boys Basketball Camp (3rd-8th Grade) and Boys & Girls Youth Camp (K-4th Grade) are coming up soon! Head to grwestcatholicprograms.org/athletics.cfm for more info and to register!

Senior All Night Party - Butter Braid Sale

Date:  October 23, 2020

Please support the senior all night party committee and enjoy a delicious butter braid! Sale begins on Monday, 10/26, and ends Friday, 11/6. Delivery will be 11/16 just in time for Thanksgiving.

See flyer for details.