Thursday, January 19, 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

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! 


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.  https://www.charlottecatholic.org/Page/2#calendar1/20230218/event/6775


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 jeremy.kuhn@cchsemail.org 


Previous Announcements for Students

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.


The Spanish Club is hosting CCHS parent and speaker Ana Rey on Thursday, January 19 in the library immediately after school. This is the first of a four-part series titled, LATINOS Making a Positive Impact in Society. Join us for 30 minutes of enlightenment and enjoy refreshments as we learn together.


The Spanish Honor Society will be collecting the following items from Monday January 9 to Friday January 20 to help the MiraVia Foundation: new or gently used baby clothes from newborn to 24 months, diapers, baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby lotion, Vaseline and baby diaper rash ointment. Thank you for your help!


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:  https://forms.gle/5x6vT7FsWJhfohmZ8.  


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

Previous Announcements for Parents


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 JSCarano@charlottecatholic.com 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 caseycfuller@gmail.com if you have a donation

Counselors' Corner


Congratulations to the following seniors on their awarded scholarships:


Ellie Baumgratz

University of Tennessee Explore Scholarship

 

Meg Frantz

Elon University Presidential Scholarship

 

Hailey Guella

University of South Carolina Scholarship

 

Mills Ham

University of Tennessee Volunteer Scholarship

Wofford College Benjamin Wofford Scholarship

 

Kate Hammonds

University of Tennessee Volunteer Scholarship

University of South Carolina Scholarship

 

Morgan Hernandez

Southern Methodist University Founders’ Scholar

Rollins College Dean’s Scholarship

College of Charleston Merit Scholarship

 

Luke Jensen

Auburn University Charter Scholarship

University of Tennessee Volunteer Scholarship

University of Alabama Out-of-State UA Scholar Scholarship

University of South Carolina Scholarship

 

Patrick Keese

University of North Carolina Charlotte Chancellor’s Scholarship

 

Joe Martinsen

University of Tennessee Volunteer Scholarship

 

Jane McArdle

Auburn University Academic Heritage Scholarship

College of Charleston Merit Scholarship

Miami University RedHawk Excellence Scholarship

Texas Christian University TCU Scholarship

 

Riley McClatchy

Saint Louis University Vice President’s Scholarship

Saint Louis University Catholic High School Award

 

Nathan Molloy

Binghampton University President’s Scholarship

Le Moyne College Presidential Scholarship

Le Moyne College Promise Program

Saint Michael’s College Purple & Gold Scholarship

Saint Michael’s College Visit Grant

 

Madalyn Schmitz

University of South Carolina Scholarship

College of Charleston Merit Scholarship

 

Summer Sescila

Auburn University Charter Scholarship

 

Maddie Sternberg

University of South Carolina Scholarship


Seniors: Please provide a copy of information regarding any and all scholarships earned by using the following Google form: https://forms.gle/xT9i1H8x19ciGDWy9  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 LDTesch@charlottecatholic.com.


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 (704.716.2445) for more information and details by 1/25/23.


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: https://bit.ly/3gboHdw

Questions? Contact Jack Whelan (jack.whelan@providenceday.org)

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 (jsovine@me.com) or Leah Foley (88foleyfamily@gmail.com)


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!


Below are the sports results from this past weekend. Go Cougars!


Friday 1/13

3:30 PM Women’s JV Basketball vs. South Mecklenburg Won (50-23)

4:45 PM Men’s JV Basketball vs. Palisades Lost (45-46) 

6:00 PM Women’s Varsity Basketball vs. Palisades Won (59-14)

7:30 PM Men’s Varsity Basketball vs. Palisades Won (59-46)

Varsity Wrestling Southwestern Conference Tournament

* See below for all the results from the Swim and Dive Meet


Saturday 1/14 

1:30 PM Womens Varsity Basketball vs. Grace Christian Lost (54-60) 

1:00 PM Varsity Rugby vs. Broughton Won (38-5)

Varsity Wrestling Southwestern Conference Tournament Conference Champions!!

Varsity Dive Conference Meet 


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


Monday 1/16


Tuesday 1/17

6:00 PM Womens Varsity Basketball vs. Bishop McGuinness (at CCHS)

Polar Bear Track Meet (at Providence High School) 


Wednesday 1/18

6:00 PM Varsity Wrestling vs. Charlotte Latin (at Charlotte Christian)  


Thursday 1/19


Friday 1/20

3:30 PM Women's JV Basketball vs. Providence (at CCHS)

4:30 PM Men's JV Basketball vs. Providence (at CCHS) 

6:00 PM Womens Varsity Basketball vs. Providence (at CCHS)

7:30 PM Mens Varsity Basketball vs. Providence (at CCHS)


Saturday 1/21

Varsity Dive Meet 


Congrats to all of our Conference swimmers on a FANTASTIC meet! 

 

Here is a recap from Conference meet: 

Girls - Placed 1st after swimming

Boys - Placed 2nd after swimming

 

Diving portion of the Conference meet will be January 21st. Points from diving will then be added to the swimming scores. 

- Good luck to Mason Kramer and Bendan Ortiz at the Conference dive meet! 

 

Charlotte Catholic Girls: 

Sydney Sanders - Conference Women's Swimmer of the Year!!

Sydney Sanders - Conference RECORD in 200 IM

Abby Druhan - Conference RECORD in 100 Breaststroke

 

200 Medley A relay (L. Bernardo, K. Kern, S. Sanders, A. Druhan) - 1st

200 Medley B relay (C. Meehan, L. Leckner, C. Bernardo, A. Gonsalves) - 3rd

200 Freestyle - 3rd Sarah Dichak, 5th Meredith Bush, 6th Julia Gehrig, 7th Leyla Sleime

200 IM - 1st Sydney Sanders, 2nd Audrey Pardue, 5th Kathryn Kern, 8th Brady Richards

50 Freestyle - 4th Logan Leckner, 6th Caroline Meehan, 7th Ashleigh Gonsalves, 10th Olivia Gordon

100 Butterfly - 1st Julia Gehrig, 2nd Lauren Bernardo, 4th CJ Bernardo, 8th Mary-Patricia Kolenick 

100 Freestyle - 3rd Logan Leckner, 4th Abby Druhan, 5th Ashleigh Gonsalves, 10th Olivia Gordon

500 Freestyle - 1st Audrey Pardue, 2nd Leyla Sleime, 5th Meredith Bush, 6th Sarah Dichak 

200 Freestyle A relay (K. Kern, S. Dichak, J. Gehrig, S. Sanders) - 2nd

200 Freestyle B relay (A. Gonsalves, O. Gordon, L. Leckner, M. Bush) - 4th 

100 Backstroke - 2nd Lauren Bernardo, 4th Caroline Meehan, 5th CJ Bernardo, 7th Avery Graham

100 Breaststroke - 1st Abby Druhan, 2nd Kathryn Kern, 3rd Sydney Sanders, 8th Avery Graham 

400 Freestyle A relay (J. Gehrig, A. Druhan, S. Dichak, L. Bernardo) - 2nd

400 Freestyle B relay (C. Bernardo, M. Bush, A. Pardue, L. Sleime) - 3rd

 

Great swims by: Gray Simons, Maddie Lewis, Elaina Grady, Madison Danser, Paige Kummer, Emma Redican, Delaney Quinlan

 

Charlotte Catholic Boys: 

200 Medley A relay (T. Dugan, R. Bambrick, J. Tillman, B. Burlas) - 4th

200 Medley B relay (M. Tebben, K. Anderson, R. Thomas, L. Salas) - 6th

200 Freestyle - 4th James Tillman, 10th Max Tebben, 11th Graham Engel, 12th Sean Gordon

200 IM - 4th Ryan Bambrick, 6th Tyler Duggan, 7th Kenneth Anderson

50 Freestyle - 6th Burch Barlas, 9th Luciano Salas 14th Carson Harris, 15th Brendan Ortiz 

100 Butterfly - 6th Robert Thomas, 10th Sean Gordon

100 Freestyle - 5th Burch Barlas, 12th Josh Tillman, 14th Carson Harris, 15th Graham Engel 

500 Freestyle - 3rd James Tillman

200 Freestyle A relay (K. Anderson, C. Harris, L. Salas, M. Tebben) - 5th

200 Freestyle B relay (J. Tillman, W. Smarz, B. Ortiz, D. Kelly) - 6th

100 Backstroke - 1st Tyler Dugan, 8th Robert Thomas, 10th Max Tebben, 12th William Smarz

100 Breaststroke - 5th Ryan Bambrick, 6th Kenneth Anderson, 10th Luciano Salas, 11th Danny Kelly  

400 Freestyle A relay (J. Tillman, B. Barlas, T. Dugan, R. Bambrick) - 3rd

400 Freestyle B relay (G. Engel, J. Tillman, Chris Salinas, C. Harris) - 5th 

 

Great swims by: Noah Cellini, Henry Thompson, Chris Salinas

Community Opportunities


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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44afac2aa13-20231#/

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: https://www.discovermacs.org/apply
  • 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 JSCarano@charlottecatholic.com 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 JSCarano@charlottecatholic.com or 704-716-2457

Attendance

24-hour Attendance Hotline 704-716-2418

Attendance@charlottecatholic.com

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 Yarborough@aladdinfood.com

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:

https://secure.payk12.com/school/_/111/item/221186

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:  https://www.charlottecatholic.org/Page/922

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" noreply@charlottecatholic.com or CCHS_Communications@charlottecatholic.com. Please mark both as safe senders.

For questions related to The Catholic Daily, please email catholicdaily@cchsemail.org

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!

PTO

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 ptocharlottecatholic@gmail.com. 

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 MMLeahy@charlottecatholic.com.

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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