Monday, January 23, 2023

January is the month of the Holy Name of Jesus.

O God, Who appointed Thine only-begotten Son to be the Savior of mankind and commanded His Name be called Jesus; mercifully grant that we may enjoy the vision of Him in Heaven, Whose Holy Name we venerate on earth. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady of Mercy and St. Joseph pray for us.

New Announcements

Congratulations to seniors Kara Bivens and Abigail Hahn who were named as candidates in the 2023 United States Presidential Scholars program chosen by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the United States Department of Education! This program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. 

Student-directed comedy, “She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More” will be presented in the Black Box Theater on February 2nd and 3rd. The cast features members of Acting and Acting Honors classes. Tickets for the show are $7.

College Campus Visits Reminder

  • Per the student handbook, Juniors and Seniors are permitted a total of 4 days over the course of these two years that are not counted as absences for the purpose of visiting colleges and universities to ascertain if they would like to attend it. 
  • A pink college day request form can be picked up in from the Counseling Office. It must be signed by all of the student’s teachers, counselor, parent and Dean of Students and be returned to the Counseling Office PRIOR to the visit or it will be counted as a regular absence.

Members from the CCHS Mountain Bike Team competed in the season's 1st non-NICA KASK Winter Short Track Race this past weekend at the Rock Hill Outdoor Center. Congratulations to freshmen, Oliver Abbott, for this 5th place finish and Tommy Larsen, for his 7th place finish in their age brackets (Junior Boys 15 and Junior Boys 16 respectively.) Team member, Hunter McNamara, rounded out the competition with a solid performance. Two of our team coaches, James Abbott and Dan Morris, got in on the fun competition and finished 10th and 11th in the Clydesdales category. All performed well given the wet and muddy conditions. Go Cougars!

Previous Announcements for Students

Dress Code for Sadie Hawkins Dance

We look forward to the Sadie Hawkins Dance February 4! With a goal for all students to have fun, while being safe and comfortable, please remember that attire for the Sadie Hawkins Dance needs to be appropriate for a Catholic high school dance.

  • Men: Men are expected to be neat, clean, and properly groomed wearing semi-formal attire that includes either a suit and tie or a sport coat with slacks and a tie (optional).
  • Women: Dresses that are overly revealing are not acceptable. Necklines of a dress must be modest and appropriate. Dresses and skirts must be at least fingertip length or longer, and slits should be no higher than fingertip length.

Our goal is to provide an experience that honors and upholds the God-given dignity of our students and guests. If a student’s attire does not meet these standards, they may be asked to go home and change before being allowed to enter the event. School Administration has the final judgment in determining compliance with the Dress Code. Students are asked to err on the side of modesty. If a student is bringing a guest, it is his/her responsibility to make sure the guest meets the standards of this dress code.

The CCHS Mountain Biking team has the pre-season KASK Winter Short Track Series starting this Sunday, January 22nd at the Rock Hill Criterium Course.

  • The remaining race dates for the series are: January 29th, February 5th, 12th, and 19th.
  • The five race series will provide a unique and fun style of racing on a 1.5 mile trail which combines elements of BMX, cycle-cross, and single-track.

The CCHS Mock Trial Team (Red) and Mock Trial Team (White) will be competing in the NC state mock trial competition on Saturday, February 4 in the Gastonia regionThis year's case involves two parties suing each other for defamation. All are welcome to attend any of the trials. The courthouse is located at 325 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Way, Gastonia, NC 28052. The first trials will start around 8:45am. For more information, contact Coach Fort at

The week of January 23-27 Charlotte Catholic will be having a stuffed animal drive to support Hugaroo. Hugaroo’s mission is to provide new stuffed animals to children who have experienced a life threatening illness, traumatic event, or at are risk. Please bring in a new stuffed animal and place it in the boxes outside of the library starting next week! 

SAT-urday PREP CLASS OFFERED: Long-time veteran teachers Ashley Flynn and Jeremy Kuhn will be offering a class in preparation for the March 11 SAT from 8am-12:15pm on the following Saturdays*


  • February 4, February 11, February 24, and March 4  *No class on February 18.
  • On each date, students will participate in a two-hour session of strategies and guided practice with one teacher followed by another two-hour session with the other teacher for a total of 16 hours of instruction.
  • Early-bird rate through January 27: $180 Regular rate through February 3: $200 
  • In addition, each student must also purchase and bring an unused 2020 edition of The Official SAT Study Guide with 8 Real Tests (ISBN: 978-1457312199). This can be obtained from any source. 


To register, click HEREQuestions can be directed to 

Sadie Hawkins Dance Tickets are now available!

  • Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Charlotte Catholic in the gym.
  • Purchase tickets here Tickets are $12.00 each.
  • 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
  • Dress is semi-formal.
  • Outside guests are allowed. A form, available in the Dean of Students office, must be filled out and turned in to Mr. Conrad no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by 3:00 PM. You must purchase a ticket for outside guests.
  • Tickets will be on sale until 4:00 PM on Friday, February 3. If you purchase your tickets after that time, you will be required to show your receipt at the door.
  • The PTO needs help to make the dance a success! Please click the links below to help where you can!
  • Mini-water bottles
  • Set Up/Clean Up

Students, looking for a part-time or summer job?  Come check out the job board located in the College Room of the Counseling Department. We’ve had lots of employers contact us recently looking to recruit now and for the summer. You might find something that interests you, helps put some money in your pocket, and strengths your college resume.

AP Course Applications for Rising Juniors and Seniors: In order to enroll in an AP course for the 2023-2024 school year, students must submit an AP application. Please review the AP Application Procedure and AP Course Descriptions and Prerequisites on the counseling page of the website.  All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, January 25. Students must be logged into their CCHS email to access the form through this link: AP Application 2023-2024 Students should see their counselor if they have any questions.

Student Council will be conducting bake sales each Tuesday in January. Proceeds will support Charlotte-area students who lack school supplies for the second semester. 

Senior Athletes: If you plan to sign your National Letter of Intent on February 1 please fill out the following google form to be included in the ceremony:  

Save the date: Spring Athletic Team Photos will be taken on Friday, February 17. More details will be found here.

Previous Announcements for Parents

You are invited to pray a Holy Hour for the Intention of the principal search underway for Charlotte Catholic High School and Christ the King High School.

  • When: Monday, January 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Where: St. Ann Chapel

All parents who have an interest in praying for the success of the principal search for our high schools are invited to attend. You need not have a child there now.

Please click here for information about class registration for the 2023-2024 school year.

CCHS Inclement Weather Policy is listed below in the Quick Links.

The Gala: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Tickets are on sale now and going fast!

Purchase Event and Golden Tickets here

** New this year Super Silent Auction only available at the Gala!

  • The Gala is Charlotte Catholic's largest fundraising event, join us for an evening to mingle with fellow parents and support CCHS with a night of dinner, dancing and live auction.
  • Corporate Sponsorships are available now!
  • Please contact Jane Carano for all Gala information.
  • The Gala 2023 Committee is looking for Live Auction items! Travel, vacation homes, golf outings and special sports experiences! Please reach out to Casey Fuller if you have a donation

Counselors' Corner

Congratulations to the following seniors on their awarded scholarships:

Molly Baumgratz

University of Delaware Merit Scholarship


Clara Bumgarner

Furman University Bell Tower Scholarship


William Ferguson

University of Denver Crimson & Gold Scholarship


Mills Ham

University of South Carolina Scholarship


Kate Hammonds

Furman University Bell Tower Scholarship


Jack Dorsch

University of Mary Washington Out of State Award

University of Mary Washington Talon Award

Western Carolina University Catamount Commitment Program Offer


John Lind

Xavier University Leadership Award

University of Dayton Father Chaminade Scholarship

University of Dayton Leadership in Service Scholarship

University of Dayton Commitment to Catholic Education Award

Mount St. Mary's University Dean's Scholarship

Mount St. Mary's University Catholic High School Scholarship


CJ Poveromo

Fordham University Recognition Scholarship


Johnny Santos

Furman University Bell Tower Scholarship


Sophia Sarrantonio

Furman University Bell Tower Scholarship


Kaci Sento

College of Charleston Merit Scholarship

Appalachian State University Appalachian Excellence Scholarship

High Point University Presidential Scholarship

University of Tennessee Explore Scholarship


Leyla Sleime

Purdue University Presidential Scholarship


Maddie Sternberg

Western Carolina University Catamount Commitment Program Offer

Seniors: Please provide a copy of information regarding any and all scholarships earned by using the following Google form:  These scholarships will be noted one time in the Catholic Daily on Fridays and in the Graduation Program. The name of the scholarship and the school that awarded it will be recognized. The actual dollar amount is not made public. It will be aggregated as part of the class total at the end of the school year. Please contact Mrs. Tesch for questions

A local counselor is offering a Girls Self-Esteem and Social Relationships Group Starting 2/2/23 after-school! Any 9-12 grade girl interested in exploring topics such as body image positivity, peer relationships, building self-compassion, and conflict resolution skills should see Mrs. Archer, Mental Health Interventionist, in the counseling suite or contact her at (704.716.2445) or

Gap Year Fair hosted by Providence Day School: (5800 Sardis Road, Charlotte) for all interested high school students and families are invited on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 PM. Have you ever considered doing something "off the beaten path" between high school and college--travel, work, community service, language immersion, etc--either here in the U.S. or abroad? If so, this event is for you. The fair will include 40 companies that arrange Gap Year experiences, plus a Gap Year presentation in the Theater. The speaker begins at 6:30 PM, and the fair runs from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. This event is open to all area students (public school, private school, charter school, home school) so please spread the word if you know of any families that may be interested. Pre-registration is recommended via this link:

Questions? Contact Jack Whelan (

Campus Ministry

Mass will be offered at break in the Chapel on school days with the regular bell schedules except Wednesdays. All are welcome!

The Rosary will be prayed in the Chapel at break on Wednesdays. All are welcome! 

The Chaplain will be hearing Confessions in the side room of the Chapel on Tuesdays from 11:40 -12:40 and Thursdays from 12:40 - 1:40. Students may also drop or make an appointment for confession.

Sign up to pray the Rosary for Charlotte Catholic

For more information about Campus Ministry, the Weekly Rosary intention, and more, click here.

New Events form our parishes are listed under Community opportunities below. 

Athletics and Athletic Booster News 

Winter sports fans, we need you! All Sport and Student Activity Passes are available to purchase here! Come support our winter athletes and show your Cougar Pride! Questions? Email Jeannie Sovine ( or Leah Foley (

Cougar Fans! Tickets for ALL home sporting events can now be accessed from the CCHS website under “Quick Links” (bottom right of the CCHS website). 

CCHS Sports Center

Below is the weekly athletic schedule and results. Good luck to all our teams this week. Please note that schedules are subject to change. 

Go Cougars!

Below are the sports results from this week. Go Cougars!

Friday 1/20

3:30 PM Women's JV Basketball vs. Providence Won (40-10) 

4:30 PM Men's JV Basketball vs. Providence Won (48-32) 

6:00 PM Womens Varsity Basketball vs. Providence Won (65-26) 

7:30 PM Mens Varsity Basketball vs. Providence Won (75-65) 

Saturday 1/21

Varsity Dive Meet 

Below is the sports schedule for this week. Good luck to all our teams, Go Cougars!

Monday 1/23

Tuesday 1/24

3:30 PM Women's JV Basketball vs Independence (at Independence) 

4:30 PM Men’s JV Basketball vs. Independence (at Independence) 

6:00 PM Women’s Varsity Basketball vs. Independence (at Independence) 

6:00 PM Varsity Wrestling vs. Chase 

7:30 PM Men’s Varsity Basketball vs. Independence (at Independence) 

Varsity Swim vs. Marvin Ridge (at Providence) 

Wednesday 1/25

Thursday 1/26

6:00 PM Varsity Wrestling vs. Forest Hills (at Forest Hills) 

Friday 1/27 

4:30 PM Men’s JV Basketball vs. Rocky River (at CCHS) 

6:00 PM Women’s Varsity Basketball vs. Rocky River (at CCHS) 

7:30 PM Men’s Varsity Basketball vs. Rocky River (at CCHS) 

Mondo Elite Track Meet (at JDL Indoor Track, Winston-Salem) 

Saturday 1/28 

Mondo Elite Track Meet (at JDL Indoor Track, Winston-Salem)

Community Opportunities

Ever wondered if miracles are possible? Attend The Messages of Medjugorje – Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 1:30 – 3:30 in the MACS Fine Arts Center at Charlotte Catholic. Come for an afternoon of conversation featuring Medjugorje native Ann Vucic, a witness to Our Lady’s apparitions, which profoundly changed her life, as well as Colleen Willard, who experienced a complete healing that science and medicine cannot explain.

This event is sponsored by St. Ann Catholic Church.

Pierogi Dinner at St. Gabriel Church: Everyone is invited Friday, January 20, from 5:00 - 8:30 PM! Come enjoy an authentic Polish pierogi and kielbasa dinner hosted by the St. Gabriel Church Men's Club in the St. Gabriel School cafeteria (3028 Providence Road). Early-bird tickets are $15/each, $8/child under 12, and $46 max per family. Tickets at the door are $17/each, $8/per child under 12, and $50 max per family.  Purchase tickets online here.

Service Opportunity: St. Gabriel Men's Club is having a Pierogi dinner - Friday, January 20 and have opportunities for student volunteers to pick up some service hours for the parish. We are offering 2, 2-hour shifts, so a student could volunteer for1 shift and pick up 2 hours or both shifts and pick up 4 hours. Sign up here:

Quick Resources

Admissions Information

2023-2024 School Year Admissions and Re-Enrollment information:

New to MACS Students:

  • The 2023-2024 MACS Admissions season is now open for new to MACS students. Siblings or friends from outside a MACS school can now apply here:
  • Applications are due March 1
  • All incoming Freshmen need to register and take the CCHS High School Placement Test to be held Saturday, February 25 at CCHS Register here
  • Anyone wishing to schedule a tour of Charlotte Catholic or learn more, please contact Jane Carano at or 704-716-2457

Re-Enrollment for current CCHS Students or Holy Trinity 8th graders wishing to attend Charlotte Catholic begins on March 15.

  • All incoming Freshmen need to register and take the CCHS High School Placement Test to be held Saturday, February 25 at CCHS Register here
  • Current students will receive information via email in March on how to complete their re-enrollment to remain in the MACS system. 
  • Families have between March 15 and March 31 to complete re-enrollment to secure their seat. If re-enrollment is not completed by March 31, they may lose their seat.
  • This applies to ALL current students; those coming from Holy Trinity to CCHS and those that are currently in CCHS. 
  • Anyone wishing to schedule a tour of Charlotte Catholic or learn more, please contact Jane Carano at or 704-716-2457


24-hour Attendance Hotline 704-716-2418

Please refer to pages 8-9 of the Student Handbook for attendance policies

If a Student needs Early Dismissal from school, 

all dismissal notes must be brought to the attendance office before 8:00 AM.

If a note is not provided by 8:00 AM, the parent must come to the school to sign their student out, regardless of whether the student is a driver or not.

If a student is not feeling well during the school day, they must go to the nurse for possible dismissal.

Bus Service
 For information about the MACS bus service, visit MACS Transportation.
The school Cafeteria is open before school, during break and all 3 lunches. Cash or a student account may be used for purchase.
For Cafeteria Questions contact Mrs. Yarborough at

CCHS Calendar

2022-2023 MACS Calendar

2023 - 2024 MACS Calendar

Carpool and Parking Information

Carpool information

Carpool Traffic Flow

Students who have purchased parking passes 

Must park in their assigned spot. Tags must be displayed at all times when on campus. 

Decals must be placed on bottom, inside passenger side of your windshield, to be visible from the outside of the car while on campus.


Students who need to purchase a parking pass please buy on the school store here:

Then print your receipt and take to Mrs. Jones in the Dean of Students office

to receive your pass. 

Carpool Drop off and Pick up and Campus Traffic Reminders:

All campus traffic during morning and afternoon carpool (except for those assigned to park in the B Deck) must enter campus via Highway 51

No cars may enter campus from Little Avenue to drop off or pick up

All Students must be dropped off and picked up in front of the main school building

All students and visitors must enter school via the main school entrance.

There is no direct access to the Fine Arts Building for students or visitors during school hours

Thank you for keeping our students and campus safe

There is no drop off in front of or in the parking garage or in the visitor parking spots.

The entrance to campus from Pineville-Matthews Road is one way during school hours.

Student drivers and parents are reminded not to use The Waterford Square Apartments as a cut through: We have been asked by the apartment complex to remind drivers not cut through. Please help prevent accidents and keep our community safe.

Please do NOT drop off or pick up your student at neighboring businesses. The school has received many calls asking us to not use their parking lots.

Please help us be a good neighbor.

Canvas FAQ's

Canvas New Account Information

Parents: If you do not have a Canvas account yet, please set up your observer account. Instructions here:

The Catholic Daily
Please keep UP-TO-DATE with daily announcements (The Catholic Daily) and communications from CCHS via email. Senders will be "Charlotte Catholic High School" or Please mark both as safe senders.

For questions related to The Catholic Daily, please email

Driving Eligibility Certificate

Driving Eligibility Certificates are available at the front reception desk during

scheduled office hours.

Drivers Ed

Jordan Driving School offers Drivers Ed at CCHS - Sign up for a class!

Click here for all information

Harris Teeter Together for Education

Remember to re-link your VIC card: you must re-link your card each year for Charlotte Catholic to receive the donations. CCHS number is 1223.  Thank you! 

Inclement Weather

If school is closed, or there is a change to the regular daily schedule due to inclement weather, you will be notified via the email address and telephone number

the school has on record.

CCHS will go by the following policy In case of inclement weather:

Snow Day Policy

  • Each occurrence of inclement weather will restart the cycle.
  • Day one is a “Snow Day” – No instruction
  • Day two is a remote teacher workday
  • Day three and beyond are remote instruction days: Assignments/reading will be posted by 7:30 AM for Asynchronous Learning
  • If there are multiple inclement weather events, CCHS may begin remote instruction on day two. Notification will be given on the first day CCHS is out for inclement weather.

*Exception* If AP teachers want to use Zoom they may do so at the

instructional time listed below: 8:00-8:30 – Computer

8:30-9:00 – Psychology 

9:00-9:30 - Government

9:30-10:00 - Economics 

10:00-11:00 – Science

11:00-12:00 – Foreign Language

12:00-1:00- English

1:00-1:30 - Calculus BC

1:30-2:00 - Statistics

2:00-2:30 – Calculus AB

National Honor Society Tutoring 

Every Wednesday from 2:35 - 3:05 PM in the Library. Any subject, just drop in!


The Charlotte Catholic PTO: Welcome families and students back for the 2022/2023 school year. The PTO is busy preparing a great year for our teachers, staff, and students.

  • The PTO depends 100% on dues and donations from our families.
  • If you haven’t done so already, please consider joining today!
  • Click here to be connected to the school store to pay today.
  • For additional information contact the PTO at 

Thank you for your support in making this a great year for our teachers, staff, and students!

Scheduling of School Facilities

CCHS community members wishing to schedule on-campus(team parents, and others who would like to schedule facilities cafeteria, library, etc.), need to make a request using the Request for Facility Usage link. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Maria Leahy

Spirit Store 

The Athletic Boosters Spirit Store will be open for students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 AM - 1:30 PM at the cafeteria location. Merchandise will also be available at some sporting events at the stadium and gymnasium throughout the year.

Student Handbook 2022-2023

Yearbook Purchase and Senior Baby Ad Information
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