Homecoming @ A Glance
Here We Go!
It's Homecoming Week and, for some of you, this is a whole new experience. With that in mind, several of the stories below come with extra explanations at the end. If you're a veteran parent, you may not need the extra info; if you're new to Homecoming, it might be helpful.
Homecoming Court & Information
Congratulations Homecoming Court
Congratulations to Ellie Deneen, Will Dionesotes, Lexi Jordan, Ben Holley, McKahl English, Jack Gilmore, Caroline Wieland, Owen Talbott, Hannah Kornfeld, Thomas Smith, Sarah Brady, and Daniel Broadbear.
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
Homecoming Dance tickets are available in Mr. Fabrizio's classroom before school, during homeroom and after school through WEDNESDAY, October 18. 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 :)
One Change : There is no Music Department Cookout on Thursday.
EXTRA INFO: As long as your student keeps modesty in mind, it's hard to mess up dress up days (get it, "mess up" "dress up") Anyway, 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 cowboy boots or loafers on Country Vs. Country Club 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)
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 Menu Fun
Our Cafeteria Ladies are pretty creative and they took on the challenge of creating a menu to work with our "Homecoming Through the Decades" Theme. Check this out:
Pajama Day : French Toast Casserole
Country vs. Country Club : Mini Corn Dogs, Twice-Baked Potatoes, California Mixed Vegetables & Mini Cheesecake
Decades Day : Chicken Pot Pies & Green Bean Casserole ('50's), Fritos & Lays chips (invented in the 60's), Push Up Pops (80's) & Bagel Bites (90's)
EXTRA INFO: Did I mention our Cafeteria Ladies are amazing?

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 knows this. Please make sure your students know to stop by the photo booth (with payment) to get that photo.
UPDATE: Group Conferences Are Booked
Schedule Your Parent Teacher Conference By THURSDAY
Conferences are from noon to 6:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, October 26 and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27. Fifteen minute appointments with each individual teacher are available; however, there are no longer openings for group conferences. You can schedule individual conferences through THURSDAY, October 19. Please  e-mail Tece Nussbaum  to schedule. In your email remember to note if you have a day/time preference and the teachers with whom you'd like to meet.
NOTE:  Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on October 26 and there is no school on October 27.
All-State Golfers!
Congratulations to Katie Steinman (‘21) and Parker Wisdom (‘19) who earned All-State Golf honors this past weekend! Here’s Katie with Coach Dean Glesing and Parker with Coach Mike Wieting.
Tennis Going To State!
Congratulations to our Girls' Tennis Sectional Champion Doubles Team of Maggie Stopa (‘18, left) and Charlie Sartoris (‘19, right) and to individual qualifier Clare Wieland (‘18, center) - they will compete in next week's State Tournament.
Order Your Student Spirit Shirt(s) By FRIDAY
As you may have noticed, our Student Section (The White Sea) has different themes for different games. To help you with your spiritwear wardrobe, we are selling navy, white and gold t-shirts. One is $10 and a set of all three is $25. Orders are due FRIDAY, October 20 and here is the order form.
EXTRA INFO: These shirts are not mandatory, nor are they to be confused with the Homecoming Class t-shirts which are to be worn on Thursday. These are spirit shirts that give your student a white, blue, and/or navy shirt to wear on theme nights throughout the basketball season and beyond.
Blood Drive October 24
We have a blood drive in our Gym on Tuesday, October 24.  Click here  and search by zip code “61704” to select Central Catholic and your donation time. You can also call us at 661-7000 and sign up for a donation.
Throwback Saints Athletic Uniforms On Sale At Homecoming
Stop by our Spiritwear Store at Friday's football game and check out our selection of vintage Saints gear. It's priced to sell so stop by early!
St. Mary's 5K Chili Crusade October 29
The St. Mary's 5K Chili Crusade & Fun Walk is Sunday, October 29 at St. Mary’s, Bloomington
The race benefits St. Mary’s and runs throughout historic Bloomington. Mostly on the Constitution Trail with one loop in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The race will start and end on the trail near St. Mary’s School. 1 Free admission to the 8th Annual Chili Cook Off when you pick up your packet (children 13 and under are free). More information here.
We Are October's "Bag 4 My Cause" Recipient at Schnucks
This month, visit the Schnucks at 1701 E. Empire St. purchase the special "Giving" bag and Central Catholic receives $1! Check out this flyer for more information. Thank you for your support!
Consider Nominating A Coach Who Makes A Difference
Do you know a coach who strives to win, but more importantly teaches life lessons through sports. Is there anyone at the school who you feel already embodies what it is to be a Double-Goal Coach®?  Click here for more information about Double-Goal Coach® and to nominate a coach.
Feeling Nostalgic for 2017?
Purchase Last Year's Yearbook
We have a limited number of extra 2017 Yearbooks for sale for $90. First come, first served; e-mail Mr. Reckard if interested
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.