@ A Glance
Back To School
We hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Break and found some time to relax. We now have three full weeks of classes leading up to Finals Week, December 19-21.
Spirit & Football Shirts Are In
If you or your student ordered a 2016-17 Central Catholic Spirit shirt, they are available for pick-up and payment in Mr. Reckard's room.

If you or your student ordered a 2016-17 Central Catholic Football Corn Belt Champions shirt, they are available for pick-up in Mr. Vogel's office.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Day FRIDAY
Students can wear the best (worst?) Ugly Christmas Sweater on FRIDAY, December 2 with regular jeans Day apparel: jeans (no holes), shorts (with at least a 5-inch inseam) or cargo pants; no sweat pants or yoga pants. 
Music Saints Christmas Appearances
Check out the following Music Saints performances during the Christmas Season:
Our Band is ready to get you in the Spirit of the Season. Their annual Christmas Concert is Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Catholic Auditorium. As a special treat, you'll also have the opportunity to hear our Joint Junior High Concert Band. Band students from our three Partner Schools have been practicing together for weeks and can't wait for you to hear them play!
Be sure to take in the sounds of the season during our Choir's annual Christmas Concert at 7:00 p.m.  Tuesday, December 13 in our Auditorium. Don't miss this opportunity to hear our choir's amazing voices bring you Christmas cheer.
Ring out glad tidings with the Central Catholic High School music department! Join us at Barnes & Noble, Saturday, December 17 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm for free performances from our choir, band, and jazz band. Browse Barnes & Nobles thousands of titles while you enjoy the beautiful sounds of Christmas from Central Catholic. In later editions, we'll link a voucher you can use that day so a portion of your purchase helps our Music Saints. Stop by the gift wrap table and our volunteers will take care of wrapping your purchases. If you are unable to make it out on the 17th, the voucher may be used ONLINE through December 22.
Shop AmazonSmile for Central Catholic
It's Cyber Monday! If you plan to shop on Amazon this Holiday season, head to this link for your holiday gifts and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to Central Catholic High School.
Finals Week Information
Finals Week Schedule
Monday, December 19
1st Hour: 8:00 to 9:30
2nd Hour: 10:00 to 11:30
3rd Hour: 12:30 to 2:00

Tuesday, December 20

4th Hour: 8:00 to 9:30
5th Hour: 10:00 to 11:30
8th Hour: 12:30 to 2:00

Wednesday, December 21

9th Hour: 8:00 to 9:30
Band and Make-Up Finals: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Moving a Test Within the Finals Schedule:  With approval from the teacher, finals can be moved from one day to another as long as it is within the 3 day finals schedule.  This is especially helpful if your student has three difficult finals in one day. These request forms are available in the counselors’ offices and due back by Monday, December 12. Students must complete all of their finals before the Christmas Break. If students fail to do this, they earn a zero for the final exam. 
  • Final Exam Days are Open Campus. Students are responsible for being in class on time.
  • Lunch:  During finals, students have Open Lunch.  Our cafeteria will stock sandwiches, chips and other light lunch options if students opt to stay at school. Lunch may also be ordered to be delivered to the school and paid for on delivery by the student(s).  (Please remind your student to tip the delivery person). Often times, a group will go in together to place an order.  Students are also welcome to go get food and bring it back to school to eat while they get in some last minute studying.
  • Dress Code:  For a $5.00 donation, a dress code pass may be purchased and used for all three days.  If you purchase a pass, you may wear appropriate jeans (no holes!) or sweatpants (no yoga pants, jeggings, etc.) and casual shirts.  Jeans passes will be available beginning Monday, December 12 in Mrs. Nussbaum’s office and proceeds from the dress code passes go toward our Senior Class Charity, Special Olympics Illinois.
Sweet Dreams Tickets On Sale NOW
The Central Catholic Sweet Dreams $100,000 Cash Raffle drawing is Sunday, March 19 and you can enter now! Entries are $100 each and can be purchased online or by using this form. There are two early bird drawings with extra chances to win on December 20 and February 14 so enter today. Raffle proceeds benefit Central Catholic High School and our scholarship program.
Where Are Our Saints In Action?
There are no home games this week and I don't have the formal Weekly Schedule to share, but here is a link to the monthly schedule on our Athletics webpage. Just scroll down and see where the Saints are playing this week.
Scott Vogel | Director of Admissions and Marketing  | Central Catholic High School
office: (309) 661-7000, ext. 304| mobile: (309) 533-2200 | svogel@blmcchs.org | www.blmcchs.org