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Friday, May 26, 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.

 

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

 

EARTH CLUB - THINK GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK

 

THINGS THAT ARE DUE

 

SENIOR OBILGATIONS

A letter has been sent home listing any outstanding obligations (fees owed, items missing, unmet responsibilities, etc). All obligations must be met before Seniors can receive their cap and gown and/or participate in graduation activities.

 

CAFETRIA NEWS

Seniors need to pay off all debt in the cafeteria and not incur any additional debt for the rest of the year.

 

SENIOR REMINDERS

PLEASE NOTE, THE FOLLOWING IS A TIME CHANGE! WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 GRADUATION REHEARSAL AT MILLER AUDITORIUM AT 9:30 A.M.!

 

Wednesday, May 31 - Baccalaureate Mass, 7 p.m., St. Augustine Cathedral (Seniors should arrive by 6:15 p.m.)

 

Sunday, June 4 - Graduation, 2 p.m., Miller Auditorium (Seniors should arrive by 1:15 p.m.)

 

GRAD GRAMS!!

Grad Grams are messages that family and friends write to graduates to congratulate, reminisce, or send wishes for the future. The messages are given to the students during Grad Bash.

Grad Grams cost $1 each and will be available in the Main Office.

 

REENROLLMENT FOR 2017-2018– PAST DUE

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 bkosmerick@hackettcp.org with questions.  

 

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

 

CURRENT/NEW INFORMATION

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

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

jingersoll@stcatherinesiena.org or 327-0861.

 

WMU VOLLEYBALL CAMP INFO

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

Link- http://www.wmuvolleyballcamps.com/

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

 

DONATE YOUR TRUCK

HCP is looking for a pickup truck in good running condition, for utility use around the school. Please contact Brian Kosmerick at 269-381-2646 or Mike Feist at 269-569-3567.

 

YEAR-ROUND INFORMATION

 

PLEASE JOIN US

Morning mass is celebrated on Tuesday and Friday at 7 a.m. in the chapel.  Our All School Mass is Thursday afternoon at 12:50 in the auditorium.  Adoration is held in our chapel on Fridays (when we are in school) from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Please join us and spend some time with our Lord in praying for the intentions of our students, staff and Hackett Families.

 

COLLEGE VISIT ABSENCES AND VACATION ABSENCES– Please read carefully

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 www.x2vol.com 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.

 

HCP MAILING LIST

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 bkosmerick@hackettcp.org or text HCPMONDAY to 22828, to get started!

 

BUILDING SECURITY

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.

 

PARENT VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

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: http://images.pcmac.org/SiSFiles/Schools/MI/CatholicSchoolsKalamazoo/HackettCatholicCentralHigh/Uploads/Forms/CBC.pdf

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 VIRTUS.org. 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.

 

NOTES FROM THE MAIN OFFICE

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.

 

THE SACRAMENTAL RECORD FORM

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.

 

PARKING PASSES

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.

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

 

TWITTER FEED

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

 

 

Let us recognize our inadequacy without God – our invincibility with Him.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13

 

 

 

 

GUIDANCE NEWS

For the week of April 17, 2017

 

 

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 wmich.edu/atyp/summer to make your camp reservation.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANACIAL AID INFO WORTH REPEATING!

 

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 www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com 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 www.wendysheisman.com. Phase 1 of the application process is due Monday, October 2, 2017.

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