@ A Glance
Marching For Life In DC
On Saturday, our students and chaperones returned safely from their March For Life trip to Washington DC. We're so proud of their energy, enthusiasm and passion. Thank you to all of them for truly making a difference!
Great To Be A Saint Day TUESDAY
We can't wait to host nearly 120 eighth grade students TOMORROW, January 31 for Great To Be A Saint Day! Our Student Ambassadors will introduce them to Central Catholic and several faculty members will lead them in fun activities throughout the building.
Junior Retreat TUESDAY
Our Juniors are on retreat TOMORROW, January 31. Please keep them in your prayers as they travel to Peoria for a day of reflection. 
All Schools Mass & Early Dismissal FRIDAY
Students should report directly to their Homeroom teacher at St. Patrick Church of Merna by 9:15 a.m. for FRIDAY's All School Catholic Schools Week Mass. Mass begins at 9:30 and students are dismissed from the church immediately following Mass (approximately 10:45 a.m.)
Help Us Pack The Place FRIDAY
We close out Catholic Schools Week with our annual Spaghetti Dinner and Pack The Place game on FRIDAY, February 3. There are so many reasons to not miss this:
  • It's an Avanti's Spaghetti Dinner!
  • Dinner is $7 per person, served from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and benefits our Senior Charity, Special Olympics Illinois.
  • It's our last Boys' Basketball home game of the season and the third game between the Saints and Olympia (each team has won once).
  • JV Game starts at 6:00; Varsity tips at 7:30
  • It's Senior Night.
  • Junior High Band members are joining our Pep Band.
  • Junior High Cheerleaders are joining our Cheerleaders.
  • All Partner School students receive free admission with a paying adult
  • At halftime, there will be a game of Knockout for all 5th - 8th graders.

So, be sure to join us for dinner and a game on Friday, February 3!

Black Light Dance SATURDAY
Our Black Light Dance is SATURDAY, February 4 from approximately 8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  The dance will follow the boys' basketball game that evening, so the official start time may vary.
Returning Student Registration Underway
All current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors can register now for the 2017-18 school year. Registration information and forms are available online. You can fill them out on your computer, then print them or print the blank forms and fill them out by hand. Return the completed forms and the $275 commitment fee to Mrs. Fitzwater at the front desk by Friday, February 10. 
New Student Registration information will be available at Showcase Central on Wednesday, February 15 and New Student Registration begins Monday, March 6.
Apply For Tuition Assistance Through March 15
We do not want tuition to be a barrier to anyone. We have something very special here and we want to share it! If you would like to pursue financial assistance there are two steps:
  1. To apply for financial assistance, including the Spalding Scholarship from the Diocese of Peoria, the FACTS Grant and Aid form must be submitted by March 15.
  2. In addition to completing out the FACTS Grant and Aid form, contact your Pastor to see if there is any additional assistance your parish can provide (Please note that every Central Catholic family in our Partner Parishes already receives assistance that bridges the gap between our non-affiliated and affiliated tuition rates.)
For additional information, please email me or call 661-7000, ext. 304.
Help Us "Showcase Central" on February 15

As you are out and about talking to families interested in coming to Central Catholic for high school (and, really, who wouldn't be?!?), be sure to invite them to join us Wednesday, February 15 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for Showcase Central. They'll meet our faculty, staff, and coaches and learn how Central Catholic will prepare their students for college and for Heaven. 

Attention Senior Parents: Yearbook PDA's On Sale Now

Senior Parents don’t miss this opportunity, personal ads for the Class of 2017 Yearbook are now being sold on a first come first serve basis.  There are 16 available for $100.  This full color personal ad will appear in the Class of 2017 yearbook. Email Mr. Reckard and order yours today. Wondering what a PDA is? Here are some examples.

Where Are Our Saints In Action?
It's a week filled with lots of opportunities to catch the Saints in action at home. Check out our Weekly Athletics schedule for more information.