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On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Catholic Central students participated in the annual school wide GDK service day where they broke off into their homeroom groups and volunteered at different organizations.
On Wednesday, December 6, the defending D1 Champions, Catholic Central Shamrocks, hosted and defeated the 10X defending D2 Champions, Lowell Red Arrows, in the annual wrestling match, with a score of 33-21- The event was livestreamed by CC’s media club and can be viewed on the school’s YouTube channel.
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The Music Department held its annual Christmas Concert assembly in the gymnasium, featuring pieces from the jazz, concert, string orchestra, and symphony bands. The performance was livestreamed on the school’s YouTube channel and received a standing ovation once it finished.
On Wednesday, November 29, Catholic Central Finance Club members visited Invio Automation and Apothecary Coffee where they learned vital skills in entrepreneurship and accounting.
On November 15, Catholic Central students in Mr. David Baker’s Environmental Science class took a field trip to the Detroit Zoo to participate in a program about the ecosystem tailored just for them. During the trip, students studied moose bones to learn more about the wolves that hunt them.
The Lacrosse and Hockey programs at Catholic Central High School have teamed up to support two important organizations this Christmas: The Sanctum House and the Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL).
Todd Nadeau '80 lived and breathed basketball. The Catholic Central High School graduate even dreamed of playing D1 basketball in college. However, all of that changed in the blink of an eye the summer before his senior year. Read about Todd's incredible journey here.
On Tuesday, November 21, Detroit Catholic Central hosted the first-ever high school Esports assembly match against Macomb’s Dakota High School, winning four games in a best-out-of-seven match.
Videos and coverage from the event have gone viral on social media, attracting 10M+ views, 1M+ Likes, 100K+ shares, and over 5,380 comments. It has been shared by ESPN, SportsCenter, Whistle Sports and professional influencers, such as Jake Lucky and TJ Hitchings, a senior producer at Barstool Sports.
Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating a student at most private schools. This Giving Tuesday, consider contributing to Catholic Central's Annual Fund to provide students with the resources they need to maximize their education while keeping the cost of tuition affordable for families.
Catholic Central was awarded the first-time winner of the 8th Annual Alana Yaksich Catholic School Flu Vaccination Challenge with 88 in-school vaccinations. In total, 343 doses of the influenza vaccination were administered between all six participating schools.
Established in 1952, Boys’ Day allowed a group of teenage boys to take over the Detroit city government for a day, and it was inspired by the Catholic Central High School's Boys' Bowl game.
Catholic Central’s Director of Advancement, Dan Collins ‘84, was awarded the 2023 Carol McNish Service Award for his dedication to supporting Catholic education and helping young people with educational opportunities to reach their full potential.
At this year's Prep Bowl, 23 staff members and 30 students were honored for their years of service and 2024 Scholastic All-Catholic Award recognitions, respectively. Those in attendance included Social Sciences Teacher and Department Head, Aaron Rumberger, recognized for 25 years, and Assistant Principal, David Lewis, recognized for 40 years.
Catholic Central’s GDK program teaches valuable life lessons to young Shamrocks, helping them grow into future leaders and enhancing their success in the real world after graduation.
It’s one of the many ways CC goes above and beyond for its students, proving that a young man’s high school years are highly formative and instrumental in shaping his future.
Read on to learn more about the GDK program at Catholic Central High School, and how it helps turn young men into future fathers, husbands, and leaders.
On December 5, Max Stossel from Social Awakening will be hosting a live Zoom Q&A session at 6 pm EST about the dangers of social media as a follow-up from his assembly at CC last year titled “We’ve Been Sneaking Into Your Brain.”
The 12th Annual Eating For A Cause event was held at the Texas de Brazil in Detroit in support of the Dominique Fischer ’05 Memorial Foundation. During the event, Domonique’s parents gifted a check in the amount of $15,000 to CC to help young men fulfill their dreams of a CC education.
On Saturday, November 11, the Shamrock STEM Ambassador Corps student organization launched a new monthly STEM Career Series, featuring kickoff speaker Mohammed Alghurabi, Senior Project Manager of the Gordie Howe Bridge.
On November 8, 25 students from the Rocks Vitae Club attended the 2023 Michigan March For Life at the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing to advocate for pro-life. The Rocks Vitae Club meets every Wednesday morning, and all grade levels are welcome to join.
Last Thursday, the Alumni Association visited Ford’s Garage restaurant in Dearborn for the University of Michigan – Dearborn Campus Crusade. The event attracted several Catholic Central High School graduates, including Ford Garage’s Head Executive Chef, Darin Thompson ’86.
During the Memorial Blessing, former Shamrock and military veteran Bryan Abell presented Catholic Central High School with a memorial American Flag. The flag was flown over the American base in Syria and presented to CC for its support of Bryan’s non-profit, the Stronger Warrior Foundation.
Kairos is a Greek word that means “the Lord’s time.” The Kairos retreat program is offered at many – but not all - Catholic schools, and each may run their programs differently, based on the needs and impact of its students.
On Sunday, November 5, Catholic Central High School held its annual 8th grade open house from 10 am until 12 pm, attracting nearly 1,000 people from 75 middle schools and 42 cities throughout the Metro Detroit area. The next open house is scheduled for Sunday, April 14th, and all grades are welcome.
On Saturday, November 4, the Catholic Central Alumni Association visited Adrian College for its annual Campus Crusade and cheered on Jack Sasiela ’19 during his last home game.
On Sunday, October 29, the Catholic Central Alumni Association held its annual Memorial Mass and Breakfast. The mass and breakfast are held in correlation with The Feast of All Saints.
Goodness, discipline, and knowledge. Believe it or not (and I hope you DO believe it), I legitimately say these words on a monthly basis in meetings. These three values were ingrained in me at CC, and I cite the presence of these core values to most of the success I achieve. For as incredible as CC was to ready me for the rigors of college and beyond academically, I am so lucky to have gone to a high school where I was prepared to tackle the world with goodness, discipline, and knowledge as part of my being.
Catholic Central is proud to introduce the George & Mary Turek Hall of Science, which will house CC's STEM curriculum and programs. Construction is underway, with the goal of opening for students in January of 2024.
Catholic Central completed a $1 million upgrade to the school’s Learning Strategies Center and Media Center in 2021. The renovations provide students with increased space for collaborative learning and continues the overall effort to provide state-of-the-art facilities for the school’s more than 900 students.
Catholic Central made renovations to its main entrance in the 2020-2021 school year, making safety improvements and providing a 'new face' to the campus.