@ A Glance
Happy New Year!
We are back to school after an extra day off and ready to face 2018 head on . . . with two consecutive four-day weeks (Martin Luther King Day is Monday).
Congratulations Illinois State Scholars
Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 738 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars possess strong academic potential and are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank. Congratulations to the following students who will also be honored during our Awards Ceremony in May:
Becca Allen, Sarah Brady, Eli Davis, Ellie Deneen, Alyssa Ely, Lexi Jordan, Caroline O’Connor, Audrey Sanders, Andrew Smith, Matthew Stoner, Maggie Stopa, Madison Tattini, Caroline Wieland, and Clare Wieland.
Mary Poppins Tryouts WEDNESDAY
Musical auditions for Mary Poppins are WEDNESDAY January 10 starting at 3:30 p.m. with callbacks on THURSDAY, January 11 starting at 3:30 p.m. Students are free to leave after they audition on Wednesday but must be prepared to stay for any callbacks on Thursday (most likely 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.). Audition materials are outside the choir room. Musical rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The musical is March 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m. both nights.
Scholarship and Tax Credit Opportunities
Through The Invest In Kids Act
The Invest In Kids Act is an exciting opportunity for those who would like to support Catholic education and those who feel that Catholic education tuition is beyond their reach. For more information about the scholarship application process,  click here. For more information about donating to the program, click here .
Snow Day Policy
Did you ever wonder what goes into the decision to close school due to severe weather? If so, check out our Weather-Related Closing Policy.
Mark Your Calendars
We have several events and celebrations coming up. Asterisks indicate enrollment opportunities; please share this information with any 7th and 8th grade families who are considering Central Catholic High School:

Tuesday, January 16 - Respect Life Mass
We are hosting a Respect Life Mass for the Bloomington-Normal community at 5:00 p.m. in our auditorium. This is an opportunity to gather our Catholic community in one place and pray for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life. This event will also serve as way for the community to send-off the Central Catholic students who will be leaving on the March for Life DC pilgrimage the next day. We welcome all to attend this Mass in solidarity and prayer for the pro-life cause.  

Wednesday, January 17-Sunday, January 20 - March for Life Trip
Several Juniors and Seniors will travel to Washington DC to participate in the National March for Life. They will also take in many of the sites and attend a youth rally the morning of the March.

Sunday, January 28 - Saturday, February 3 - Catholic Schools Week
We have many events planned for this week including our annual Central Catholic Olympics and more events listed below . . .

*Tuesday, January 30 - Great to be a Saint Day
8th grade students will spend the morning with Central Catholic Ambassadors and participate in the morning class schedule. Parents drop students off in our circle drive by 7:50 a.m. Students stay for lunch and return to their school by 1 p.m. 

Friday, February 2 - ALL Schools Mass
Our students, faculty and staff will be joined by Corpus Christi, Epiphany and St. Mary's students, faculty and staff in our annual Mass to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

*Friday, February 2 - Spaghetti Dinner and Pack the Place
Come early and enjoy our annual Spaghetti Dinner to benefit our Senior Charity, The Crisis Nursery, then stick around as our Boys' Basketball team takes on The High School of St. Thomas More. Partner School Cheerleaders and Band members will join the high school counterparts during the game and halftime activities are planned as well for all Future Saints! Dinner is served from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., JV game at 6:00 p.m. and Varsity tips at 7:30 p.m.

*Wednesday, February 7 - Showcase Central (6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Parents of 7th and 8th grade students and any interested families are invited to tour the school in a structured classroom setting to get an overview of the curriculum and meet the faculty and staff of Central Catholic. Students are welcome too! 

*Thursday, February 8 - 8th Grade High School Placement Test (HSPT)
Students interested in coming to Central Catholic are invited to take the Placement Test to help counselors in finding an appropriate selection of classes. Students need to bring a calculator, two pencils, and a check made out to CCHS for the testing fee of $15. Parents drop off students in our circle drive by 7:45 a.m. and pick them up at approximately 11:30 a.m.

*March 5 and 6 - New Student Registration 
You and your student register with our counselors. You'll discuss the classes your student will be taking and will officially become a Saint!
New Information From BNParents.org
BNParents.org  provides helpful information to parents throughout our area. Here is their  latest newsletter article   regarding the science behind the actions of teenagers.
Catch Saints Athletes In Action
Keep up with all of our athletic teams and the latest athletics news by checking out our Athletics Website. Click on our Athletics Calendar to find out where the Saints are in action.