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Friday, June 09, 2017


Hackett Catholic Prep


is committed to preparing our students for lifelong success by promoting and developing faith, character, and academic achievement in a supportive and challenging Catholic faith-based environment.


















Hopefully you received the email with instructions on how to create a Renweb account.  Once an account has been created then you may begin completing the enrollment forms for next year.  By moving to this system, much of the enrollment process can be simplified and shortened.  Follow this link to begin reenrolling your student(s) today.  Please do not hesitate to email Mr. Kosmerick at with questions.  










Tuesday – 1st and 2nd hour exams (dismissal at 11:07 a.m.)


Wednesday – 3rd and 4th hour exams (dismissal at 11:07 a.m.)


Thursday – 5th and 6th hour exams (dismissal at 11:07 a.m.)


Friday – locker clean out and 7th hour exam (dismissal between 10 -10:30 a.m.)










Information about Western Michigan University Volleyball's summer camps and a link to all of their camp information can be found below.




Brochure - ..\..\PUBLIC\Kelli and Suzanne\2017 Camp Brochure (00000003).pdf






St. Catherine of Siena Church in Portage is looking for high school students who would like to help with our Vacation Bible School program on July 17-21 from 9:00-12:00.  We are in need of help in many different areas: 3 year old-5th grade classrooms, games or crafts, or in the kitchen getting the snacks ready.  Volunteers can help one day, a few days or the whole week.  There are even opportunities in the weeks before VBS getting everything organized and ready to go.  If you are interested in more information or in signing up to volunteer, please contact Janet Ingersoll at or 327-0861.










Our Tuesday and Friday, 7 a.m. masses are finished for this year, but will resume next year. Join us then!






Please remember that seniors are allowed up to 3 absence-free college visits 1st semester only! Juniors are allowed up to 3 absence-free college visits 2nd semester only.


College visits WILL count as an absence if they exceed the number allowed, are taken at a time other than the designated semester, and/or if a pre-arranged absence form is not completed by the student at least 3 days in advance of the visit.




As with college visit absences, prearranged absence forms must be filled out 3-4 school days ahead of time, especially for extended holiday travel and college visits.  Notification and arrangement of classroom work/tests to be completed prior to departure make for an easier and proactive return to the classroom.  Please have your student stop by the main office for this form, if needed.




SERVICE HOURS: VOLUNTEERING INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES             Hackett Catholic Prep utilizes the website for managing the service hour requirement for our students.  There, students can read updates and reminders about service hours, see service opportunities, and submit information about the service hours they've completed for review and approval. 


The following are the minimum yearly requirements:




Freshman:  20 hours to family, community, parish and/or HCP


Sophomores:  20 hours to community, parish and/or HCP


*Juniors:  20 hours to community, parish and/or HCP


*Seniors:  20 hours to community, parish and /or HCP




*Juniors and Seniors - A minimum of 10 service hours of your year's requirement must be completed at a pre-approved, non-profit agency, which are listed on x2vol’s Bulletin Board. New for 2016-2017: You may submit up to 5 hours of service at your place of worship towards your 10 hours of non-profit service requirement.  The other 5 hours of service MUST be completed at any of the pre-approved, non-profit agencies previously mentioned. 




Also new for 2016-2017 - Service hours must be entered on x2vol within 90 days of their completion. Otherwise, the hours will be denied, and will not be counted towards your yearly goal.


Please note:  Hours spent tutoring siblings, or doing family chores as a sophomore, junior or senior are not acceptable towards your service hour requirement.


Logging all your hours, not just your required 20, on x2vol will be helpful to you as a junior and senior, as you will be able to print off a transcript and submit that for job and college applications.   


Important Dates for Service Hours:


  • December 6, 2016:  First 10 hours of service must be submitted for approval on x2vol.
  • May 2, 2017:  All 20 hours of service hours must be submitted for approval on x2vol.




To read the entire “2016-2017 Service Hour Criteria for Graduation”, please visit here.






If you know of somebody who is not signed up to receive these weekly emails, please forward this to them and encourage them to email Mr. Kosmerick at or text HCPMONDAY to 22828, to get started!






Your student may have told you of a few changes regarding drop off and accessible doors in the morning.  To improve the safety of our building, the entrance doors by the library will remain locked before school.  You may still drop off students at that spot.  We just ask the students to come in through the main entrance (by the office).  In addition, the doors down in the lower foyer will remain locked until 7:15 am.  At that time, an adult will unlock the doors and stand down in that area until 7:45 am.  If students drive to school and arrive before 7:15 am, we ask that they walk up the stairs and enter the building through the main entrance.






We look forward to seeing our parent volunteers this year! Please remember, all volunteers need to complete a Criminal Background Check form, which can be located by clicking here:


These forms must be returned to the Main Office, in person, with a valid picture ID. (If you have a Criminal Background Check form completed at one of our elementary schools, please let their office know that you would like a copy sent to HCP.)


All volunteers must also attend a live VIRTUS training. You can register for a class online at A VIRTUS training session will be held at Hackett on Wednesday, October 14, but there are earlier dates available at other locations. (If you have attended a VIRTUS training in the past, please log on to your account and add Hackett Catholic Prep as an “additional location”.)


BOTH of these requirements must be completed BEFORE volunteering. Thank you.






Medication Release Forms MUST be filled out by a physician for EACH medication that is carried (inhalers) or stored in the main office - prescription or over the counter (OTC).  The forms are on the website under the Parents Tab.  Diocesan policy states that we must have a new form filled out by the student's physician each year for each medication.






Incoming freshman and new students are asked to fill out the sacramental record form and return it to the main office attention Fr. Adams/Mrs. Rider.  The forms were mailed home and are also available in the main office.






Are available in the Main Office for the one-time, low price of $5. You must fill out a form if you have not done so in the past.






Please remind your student to sign up on the X2VOL website to record their volunteer hours and on the Docufide site as well. Details may be found on the HCC homepage.






If you have a Twitter account, please consider following Hackett Catholic Prep. In addition to our website and WWMT Channel 3, inclement weather school closings, and other time-sensitive information, will be disseminated via this forum. Look for us!  @HackettCatholic






Love isn’t blind. Love is opening your eyes, ears and heart to others.


“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment.”


Philippians 1:9


















JUNIORS – W.M.U. Office of Pre-College Planning’s ATYP Summer Camps program has one course, "Writing the College Admissions Essay," that is particularly geared for incoming seniors. There are a limited number of seats for this very popular offering, so interested students should register ASAP. This is a one week, 1/2-day camp from 9 a.m. - noon. There are no eligibility requirements. Camps cost $135 per week; partial scholarships are available if the student qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Camp is offered either June 19-23 or June 26-30. Simply go to to make your camp reservation.








Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Their website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017. Interested students may visit and click the


banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.




JUNIORS AND PARENTS -Every year, Wendy’s High School Heisman and The Heisman Trophy Trust team up to recognize more than 5,000 of the best high school seniors and rewards $120,000 to schools across the country. The culmination of this process takes place in December in conjunction with the National Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation during Heisman Weekend in New York City. The leadership award-honorees are well-rounded young men and woman who excel in learning, performing, and leading in the class room, on the field and in the community. Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations. Like The Heisman Memorial Trophy, Wendy’s believes in the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence with integrity. And in addition to honoring student accomplishments, Wendy’s High School Heisman inspires all future high school students to pursue their higher education goals. For more information, please visit Phase 1 of the application process is due Monday, October 2, 2017.

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