@ A Glance
It's Homecoming Week!
Congratulations Homecoming Court
Congratulations to Morgan Koch, Joey Harris, Kennedy Snyder, Christopher Russell, Meghan Sheehan, Tommy Nelson, Abbey Lewis, Jaron Means, Renata Lee, Tommy Killian, Christy Deneen and Tom Costigan!
EXTRA INFO:  ALL students vote today for King & Queen in their Theology class. The crowning takes place at halftime of Friday's Homecoming Game.

Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale Through WEDNESDAY
Thank you to everyone who has already gotten your Homecoming Dance tickets! Mr. Fabrizio has graciously re-opened ticket sales through Wednesday, but that's it. He's available in his classroom before school, during homeroom and after school through WEDNESDAY, October 3.  Tickets cannot be purchased at the door .  If you are bringing someone from another school, you must get a form from Mr. Fabrizio, fill it out ahead of time and turn it in to him when you purchase your tickets.  We don’t want to send anyone home from the dance, so make sure you check out Central Catholic’s  Dress Code  ahead of time.
EXTRA INFO:  The two big takeaways here are the dress code and tickets not available at the door. The dance itself is in our gym. Before going into the dance, students will check in, there will be random breathalyzer tests and dress code will be applied including measuring each dress.

Homecoming Week Schedule
Homecoming Week is a very fun, very different kind of week. Here is some  helpful information and a schedule  for the week's activities. Check it out and, if you have any questions, you know where to find me :)
EXTRA INFO:  As long as your student keeps modesty in mind, it's hard to mess up dress up days. You do want to remember that many of the Homeroom Games involve athletic endeavors so, for example, throwing a pair of sneakers in a bag would not be a bad idea if your student is wearing other footwear for a dress up day.

Friday's Schedule
8:00 a.m. Senior Breakfast (Cafeteria)
NOTE: Seniors need to be here by 8:00 a.m. for their breakfast.
All other students report to their first-hour classroom by 8:45 a.m. for attendance before heading to Mass.
9:00 a.m. All School Mass (Auditorium)
10:00 a.m. Homecoming Assembly (Auditorium) featuring Guest Speaker Matt Pelton ('06)
11:45 a.m. (following the Homecoming Assembly) Pep Assembly (Gym)
AFTER PEP ASSEMBLY (approximately 12:30 p.m.) Students dismissed
12:30 Several Football Players, Cheerleaders and Homecoming Court travel to Partner Schools. They'll be back at school by 2:30.
EXTRA INFO:  Parents are invited to Mass and the two Assemblies. All seniors involved in fall athletics, band and choir will be introduced during the Homecoming Assembly. ALL fall sport athletes will be introduced during the Pep Assembly.

Homecoming Photo Form
Here is the  Homecoming Photo Order Form . Please have your student bring it, with payment to Homecoming. Our photographers will be available for photos from 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on the night of the dance.
EXTRA INFO:  Just because you would like a formal picture from Homecoming does not mean that your students know this. Please make sure your students know to stop by the photo booth (with payment) to get that photo.
Oh, And We're Closed Monday, October 8
A friendly reminder that we are closed Monday, October 8 in honor of Columbus Day.
We are hosting IHSA Girls' Golf Regionals WEDNESDAY, October 3, at Prairie Vista and are in need of volunteers to verify scores at the holes. Please let Kim Fox know if you are interested by calling the school at 661-7000. We appreciate your help! 
The Drama Department could use a few handymen (or women) to help build sets on Saturday, October 20 at 11:00 a.m. Anyone interested should e-mail Shelly Gruenwald or call her directly at (309) 661-9353.
Sign Up For Parent/Teacher Conferences
Conferences are from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25 and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26. Fifteen minute appointments with each individual teacher are available  or  you can schedule a 30-minute group conference with all of the teachers together. Conferences will only be scheduled by e-mailing Tece Nussbaum and only through FRIDAY, October 19. They are assigned on a first come, first served basis.
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 October 25 and there is no school on October 26.
Attention Alumni Band Members:
Dust Off Those Instruments!
Welcome home, Music Saints! All band alumni are cordially invited to play with the Central Catholic Pep Band at the Homecoming game on Friday, October 5. If you are interested in playing, please e-mail Melissa Jorstad. Music, instruments (if needed, based upon availability), and more information will be forthcoming. Come join us for a great evening!
PSAT Test October 10
Wednesday, October 10, ALL Juniors and all Sophomores who are in accelerated English take the PSAT. Juniors will be in the cafeteria; sophomores will be in the gym. They will start immediately after morning announcements and finish around 11:30 a.m. then resume their normal class schedule. Students should bring a No. 2 pencil and here is a list of approved calculators for the test. A $16 fee for the PSAT will be billed to your FACTS account.
Sign Your Student Up For A Heart Check October 11
In an effort to reduce sudden cardiac death in young adults in our community, Young Hearts for Life is providing free ECG screenings for Central Catholic High School students on Thursday, October 11. Please read this  letter to parents register your student here (the "Student ID" is your student's birthdate)  and fill out   this form from our Diocese  to participate in the free screening.
Volunteers Needed : We need parent and community volunteers to make this possible. Volunteers must be 18 or older and are required to attend a 90-minute training session on Wednesday, October 10, at either 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. at the school. No medical background is necessary. You can  sign up online   and an email confirming your spot will be sent.
Catch Our Saints Athletes In Action
Keep up with all of our athletic teams along with the latest athletics news by checking out our  Athletics Website . Click on our  Athletics Calendar  to find out where the Saints are in action.