@ A Glance
Girls' Basketball Second In State!
Congratulations to our Girl's Basketball team on their second place finish in the Class 2A State Tournament! We are so proud of these young ladies, their coaches and their fans. Thank you all for an amazing season!
You Can Still Get Your State Gear
If you missed the order deadline last week and would still like to order a State Finals Girls' Basketball shirt, can make your purchase online through this weekend and pick up your order here at school on Thursday, March 9.
Congratulations Joey Malinowski!
We are proud to let you know that Joey Malinowski ('18) is the Illinois High School Association's (IHSA) nominee for the 2017 National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Spirit of Sport Award. Joey was recognized at halftime of his sister's State Championship Basketball Game Saturday night. The award recognizes "individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics." Please see the Illinois High School Association story linked here.
11:30 a.m. Dismissal FRIDAY
A friendly reminder that students dismiss at 11:30 a.m. on FRIDAY, March 3 for Parent-Teacher conferences. 
Mad Hatters Trivia Night Is SATURDAY
Register Your Team NOW Or Sign Up To Volunteer

Mark your calendar and start putting your team together for our annual Mad Hatters Trivia Night on Saturday, March 4. Teams can be 6 or 8 of your closest (and smartest) friends and you can register here. If you'd like to volunteer, click here and sign up to help.

New Student Registration Is March 6 & 7
If you have an eighth grade student or know of one interested in attending Central Catholic, New Student Registration begins Monday and Tuesday, March 6-7. Here is our registration form; it can be filled out on the computer then printed out for signatures OR print the blank form and fill it out by hand. We are open from 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on March 6 and 7. Parents of new students (students are welcome as well) can walk in without an appointment between 7:30 - 3:30 or schedule an appointment between 3:30 - 7:30. If you have any questions please call or text me at (309) 533-2200.
Help Us Bring New Families To Central Catholic

Do you know families who are considering sending their eighth grade students to Central Catholic in the fall and who would like to spend time with other families who are considering Central Catholic as well? If so, our Parent Open Houses are a great opportunity.Take the time to gather informally and learn about why Central Catholic is the right choice for your family. Drinks and snacks will be served and Central Catholic faculty and staff will be on hand to answer any questions Thank you to Bob and Lisa Russell and Nick and Kari Becker for hosting the first two of these receptions. The next scheduled receptions are:

​Tuesday, February 28
Chris and Ann Godsey
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.​

Thursday, March 2
Brett and Ali Keller
213 Mays Dr, Bloomington
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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 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.
Service Hours Due MONDAY
Third Quarter Living The Faith Service Hours are due Monday, March 6. Here is more information about our Living the Faith program.
Mark Your Calendars
We have several upcoming events that should be on your calendar:
  • Wednesday, March 8: American Red Cross Blood Drive (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.): Set up your appointment by calling us at 661-7000 or select Central Catholic's drive when you make your appointment online.
  • Wednesday, March 8: Corn Belt Conference Art Show
  • Monday, March 13: Juniors take the PSAT Test
  • Friday, March 17 and Saturday March 18: "Cinderella" Be sure to catch our musical "Cinderella" at 7:00 p.m. each evening in our auditorium
  • Saturday, March 18: After Prom Pancake Breakfast: Buy your tickets in advance and come to Applebee's between 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. to enjoy a Pancake Breakfast to benefit our After Prom program.
  • Sunday, March 19: Sweet Dreams Grand Prize Drawing Be sure to get your ticket for the chance to win $100,000! Then, join us for the drawing at 2:00 p.m. in our Commons. 
Where Are Our Saints In Action?
Only one event this week:
Boy's and Girls' Track & Field
Friday, March 3 
Jacksonville High School Indoor Invitational 
4:00 PM