@ A Glance
Good morning,

I'm sorry that this week's newsletter is a bit later than usual. I hope you all had an opportunity to experience at least a part of Homecoming Week - we had quite a bit of fun! Read on and notice how things never quite slow down around here :)

Have a great week!

Homecoming Recap
Thank you to all of our Alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff who joined us for the many Homecoming activities last week! It’s always fun to watch our classes compete against each other, then come back together as a family of Saints.

Congratulations to Barret Lee and Meg Deneen, our Homecoming King & Queen! 

Many of you have asked to see our students' Homecoming Videos. Here is a link to all four class videos. Enjoy!

Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Saints Alumni Awards:
Alumni Achievement Award
Judge Kevin Fitzgerald (’74)

Saintly Service Awards
Laura Lockenvitz Miller (’83)
John Kuntz

John R. Snyder Faculty-Staff Service Award
Jim Henehan
Jim Reckard

Schedule Your Parent/Teacher Conference By October 28
Conferences will be from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4.  Fifteen minute appointments with each individual teacher are available or you can schedule a thirty minute group conference with all of the teachers together. Conferences will be scheduled through FRIDAY, October 28. Please e-mail Tece Nussbaum to schedule. In your email remember to note if you have a day preference and if you want a 30 minute group conference with all teachers or individual conferences.
NOTE: Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on November 3 and there is no school on November 4.

Congratulations Golfers!

Sophomore Parker Wisdom represented our Boys’ Golf team at the State Tournament this past weekend and finished tied for fourth place! Our Girls’ Team competed as well and brought home a 10th Place finish!
Good Look At State Tennis!
Our Girls’ Tennis team won the second consecutive (and second in school history) Sectional Title over the weekend. Juniors Madison Tattini and Clare Wieland qualified for State in Singles and they will be joined by the Doubles Team of Junior Maggie Stopa and Sophomore Charlie Sartoris . Go Saints!

Freshman Retreat THURSDAY
Each year, all four of our classes attend a class retreat.  The Freshman Class Retreat is THURSDAY, October 20 at St. Patrick Church of Merna. Students do not need to report to school, but need to be at St. Pat’s by 8:50 a.m. and dropped off at the west door (by Shamrock Hall). If you need to drop your student at school, we will bus them over but they need to be here by the start of the school day (8:00 a.m.).  The retreat ends with Mass, and students may be picked up from the church at approximately 2:00 p.m. or we will transport them back to school for pick up. Please keep our Freshmen in your prayers during their retreat.
National Honor Society Applications Due FRIDAY
Last week, Mrs. Turner handed out National Honor Society applications to all eligible Juniors and eligible Seniors who are not already members.  These applications are due back to Mrs. Turner by FRIDAY, October 21. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Mrs. Turner.
Jeans Day FRIDAY
On FRIDAY, October 21 students who make a $2 donation to our 2017 Senior Class Charity, Special Olympics Illinois, can wear jeans (no holes), shorts (with at least a 5-inch inseam) or cargo pants; no sweat pants, yoga pants, leggings or jeggings.
Talent Show Auditions MONDAY
Talent Show Auditions are MONDAY, October 24 at 3:30 p.m.  The Talent Show is Tuesday October 25 and open to all Central Catholic students.  Students can sign up for auditions on the choir room door or see Mrs. Myers before FRIDAY to set up an alternate time if they are unable to come to auditions.
Fall Concert & Talent Show TUESDAY

Our annual Fall Concert and Talent Show is TUESDAY, October 25. The Band and Choir Concerts kick things off at 7:00 p.m. and the Talent Show follows. Join us and be reminded of how amazing and talented our students are.

Hire A Saint
The Central Catholic baseball program is available to do any fall chores/odd jobs (leaf raking, garage cleaning, etc...) that you might need done around your house. The Central Catholic Baseball team is willing to do these tasks for a donation to the Baseball program. Members of the team are available now through November 20 to complete these odd jobs. To request work to be done, email saintsbaseball@comcast.net with task information, provide the equipment necessary to complete the job. The team will confirm the date with you the date and send a coach and a crew of players to complete your job. After the job is complete, you make a donation to the baseball program.
Partner Schools & Parishes Opportunities
  • FRIDAY & SATURDAY, October 21 & 22 in Epiphany Parish Hall
    Dr. Ray Guarendi
    is a father, clinical psychologist, author, public speaker, and nationally syndicated radio host. His experience includes school districts, Head Start programs, mental health centers, substance abuse programs, inpatient psychiatric centers, juvenile courts, and a private practice. As a preview, here is a video of one of his talks. Join him for these FREE presentations:
    Friday, October 21: "Investing in your Marriage" at 7:00 p.m. in the Epiphany Parish Hall
    Saturday, October 22: "Raising Kids of all Ages" at 9:00 a.m. in the Epiphany Parish Hall
  • Sunday, October 30: 5K Chili Crusade & Fun Walk at St. Mary’s, Bloomington
    The race benefits St. Mary’s and runs throughout historic Bloomington. Mostly on the Constitution Trail with one loop in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The race will start and end on the trail near St. Mary’s School. 1 Free admission to the 8th Annual Chili Cook Off when you pick up your packet (children 13 and under are free). More information here.
  • Saturday, November 12: Corpus Christi Fall Ball at Corpus Christi Elementary School
    Support Corpus Christi School at their annual dinner auction. This year’s Fall Ball honors distinguished Alum, Fr. Doug Hennessy and features silent and live auctions with many other fun opportunities to support the school. Purchase your tickets online today.
Reserve Your Parking Spot for Basketball Season
You can reserve a close parking spot for every Boys’ and/or Girls’ Varsity Basketball home game this year. The spots are $75 and available for purchase online . There are still two Prime Parking spots available for girls’ games. Those are $175 and include admission to all home girls’ varsity basketball games.
Weekly Athletic Schedule
Each week, we will print an athletics schedule for that week. Be sure to check it out and support our Saints when you can. Here is this week’s schedule.
Scott Vogel | Director of Admissions and Marketing  | Central Catholic High School
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