@ A Glance
It's Geography Fair Time!
After reading that headline, a shiver went down the spine of all sophomore parents (I know, I'm one of them). FRIDAY, December 7 is our Geography Fair and our sophomores have been working all school year to show you a part of our world. If you'd like to check it out, visitors are welcome from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in our Commons and a bit beyond (over 50 countries this year!). A special note to freshmen parents: Come, check it out if you can so you know what to expect BUT keep in mind that this has been accomplished over the course of our school year; otherwise, it can be overwhelming. Some of the pieces were due over a month ago. No matter what, hug your sophomore this week.
Did Someone Say Sherpas?
Apparel Orders Due WEDNESDAY for Christmas
Our sherpa stock sold out in half an hour! And other new merchandise is going fast. Check out this flyer for store hours and a link to an order form. Place your orders by WEDNESDAY, December 5 to ensure delivery to the school during Finals Week
Of Moss & Men Now Available On DVD
If you loved our play, "Of Moss And Men" (and, really, who didn't?) or if you have family or friends who couldn't make the show, DVD's for the show are available for $10 each.  E-mail Ms. Gruenwald to order your copy.
Choir Concert TUESDAY
It's Christmas time and what better way to get in the spirit of the season than with our Music Saints! Don't miss our Choir this week and our Band next week:
Choir Concert, TUESDAY, December 4, 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium
Band Concert, Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium
Admission is free; donations are accepted at the door.
We're Updating Our Exam Schedule
Earlier today you received an e-mail from Mr. Foster regarding an adjustment to our exam schedule to make it more balanced. Here's the new schedule along with a few additional notes:

Day 1 Wednesday, December 19
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 1st Period Exam
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 2nd Period Exam
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 3rd Period Exam

Day 2 Thursday, December 20
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 4th Period Exam
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 5th Period Exam
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open / Make-up Exam

Day 3 Friday, December 21
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 8th Period Exam
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 9th Period Exam
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open / Make-up Exam

  • Final Exam Days are Open Campus. Students are responsible for being in class on time.
  • Lunch: During finals, students have Open Lunch. Our cafeteria will stock sandwiches, chips and other light lunch options if students opt to stay at school. Lunch may also be ordered to be delivered to the school and paid for on delivery by the student(s).  (Please remind your student to tip the delivery person). Often times, a group will go in together to place an order. Students are also welcome to go get food and bring it back to school to eat while they get in some last minute studying.
  • Dress CodeFor a $5.00 donation, a Dress Code pass may be purchased and used for all three days of Finals. Dress Code passes are available from Monday, December 10 through Friday, December 14 in Mrs. Nussbaum’s office. These passes allow students to dress comfortably for their Finals (keeping modesty in mind) and proceeds go toward our Senior Class Charity, the St. Vincent dePaul Society.
Support Our Music Saints AND Go Shopping
Mark your calendars now for our annual Barnes and Noble Book Fair on Saturday, December 15 .
  • Use this voucher for your book purchases.
  • The choir and band will both be performing starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Be sure to order one of the special holiday coffees from the Starbucks in the store and tell them you're with Central Catholic High School.
  • Stop by the gift wrap table and we'll take care of wrapping your purchases for you for free.
  • If you're unable to make it down on the 15th, you are still able to take advantage of online sales using the special code #12467536.
  • A portion of all sales will benefit music programs at CCHS. More information here.
Order Your 2019 Yearbook NOW & Save $10
Offer Ends December 31
It's Enrollment Time and You Can Help
We are already talking to eighth grade families about attending Central Catholic High School next fall. You play one of the most important roles in bringing families to our school and I ask that you always be ready to share your story and encourage families to talk to me. Feel free to share my cell phone number (309-533-2200) and e-mail ( svogel@blmcchs.org ) with anyone you encounter or share their information with me. Thank you in advance for all of your help.
We Have Our First Home Basketball Games This Week!
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.