The Weekly e-newsletter for Covington Catholic Parents
SENIOR MASS ON THURSDAY
All seniors will be transported by bus for the Diocesan Senior Mass at the Cathedral. Seniors are required to wear their white dress shirts, CCH tie, khakis and dress shoes on Thursday. All seniors from the Diocese of Covington will be attending this Mass (with assigned seating) so the Cathedral will be full.
BUSY WEEKEND FOR COVCATH
This Saturday, Covington Catholic will be hosting several major events. Coach Ruthsatz will be hosting the first ever Basketball Coach's clinic at the NDA gym, an event open to the public and one that we need to make sure a good crowd is in attendance. The golf program is having it's annual Steve Flesch Invitational at Boone Links in which 20 top high school teams from Ohio and Ky will be competing. The cross country team is hosting the 44th CCH Cross Country Invitational in Devou Park, and the football team will be hosting the Beechwood Tigers here at Wooten Field at 1:00. I almost forgot, its also Reunion Weekend when several class reunions of alumni will be on campus watching the game and celebrating their reunions in the Griffin Centre!
Your support of these events is needed and greatly appreciated. It's a great weekend to offer to volunteer your help by contacting any of the coaches/coordinators of these events. Put on your Blue and attend one or all of these events!
SACS ACCREDITATION PARENT SURVEY
Covington Catholic is currently undergoing a process to renew our accreditation. Part of the process requires us to survey our staff, students and parents. If you have not already participated in the survey, please help us by following the link below to complete a survey about Covington Catholic High School. The survey should take just a few minutes of your time. We are asking that you complete the survey by Friday, September 16th. Thank you so much for your help with this process and all you do for Covington Catholic High School!
To access the survey, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/covingtoncatholic
PSAT IN OCTOBER WILL DETERMINE NEXT YEAR'S NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS
On October 12, the Sophomore and Junior classes will take the PSAT, a standardized test for the National Merit Scholars Program. The National Merit program is one of the largest distributors of college scholarships granting millions of dollars to graduating seniors. While many students worry more about ACT scores for college admission with prep classes, we encourage students to also prepare for the PSAT to increase their scores for possible scholarship opportuniites, and of course the honorable distinction of being a National Merit Scholar. The PSAT is the pre-test to the SAT's that many colleges require.
There are many study aids available through the school's link to Amazon. Below are a few that you many consider (be sure to click on the links below or start your search through the school's link on the homepage so that CCH receives credit for your order):
1st ANNUAL CCH COACHES CLINIC-PARENTS WELCOME
Head Basketball Coach Scott Ruthsatz will be conducting a Coaches Clinic on Saturday, Sept.17 featuring ESPN Analyst/Former Wake Forest Head Coach Dino Gaudio , Hep Cronin, Dan Fleming(LaSalle) and Carl Kremer (Moeller). These coaches along with Coach Ruthsatz will be presenting motivational as well as technical sessions to basketball coaches of all levels, interested in taking their programs to the next level. Coach R is also inviting any parent and students passionate about basketball to attend this first ever clinic. Cost is $30 for adults and $10 for students. Due to the Beechwood game here on campus that day, the clinic will be held at Notre Dame Academy's gymnasium. Please visit our webpage for the agenda and topics for the day. You may register online or by printing out the form and sending in payment to the school office. Please invite others... we want to have a great turnout for our guest speakers!
McDONALD'S STUDENT ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to Covington Catholic High School seniors Grant Guess and Nick Weber, who were named the McDonald's Student Athletes of the Week. Guess is a member of the football teamas well as the president of student senate and a member of the National Honor Society. Guess also volunteers with the Special Olympics. His a grade point average is 4.0.
Nick Weber plays on the soccer team. He's also a volunteer at the Diocesan Children's Home and he's a member of the biology club. His GPA is 3.975.
Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/high-school-playbook/28995696/detail.html#ixzz1XaGnxTLj
NEWS FROM THE GUIDANCE OFFICE
Dan Bisig from College and Beyond will be in the multi-purpose room at CCH at 7pm on October 3rd to discuss the following topic:
"College Funding: The Missing Link in Planning for College"
Students spend hours worrying about what major to take and which College to attend. But somehow the topic of how their family is going to PAY for College is OFTEN avoided altogether. Don't procrastinate any longer! Come join College Expert Dan Bisig as he educates students and parents on EXACTLY what they can do to identify the best places to FIND MONEY FOR COLLEGE and WHY to have to Money Talk.....NOW!
Students and parents of all 4 levels are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Mr. Mott at email@example.com if you would like to attend.
SCHOOL WIDE PHOTO SHOOT
We had a great day last week taking photos of the boys for the various marketing pieces that will be used throughout the year. Look for these pieces to start coming out in October. Parents of students that were shot individually will receive a link to the photos in a couple of weeks in the event they wish to order prints for their own use.
YEARBOOKS ARE IN!
Students that ordered a yearbook for the 2010-11 school year should pick up their copy in Mrs. Ruth's room. There are a limited number of copies available for purchase at $50. A big thank you to Mrs. Diane Ruth and the yearbook staff for producing another outstanding publication. We are now taking orders for the 2011-12 yearbook and you can order directly online from Jolstens for $50. Mrs. Ruth is also implementing an online photo link for parents willing to share photographs they take of sporting events and other student activities. Please send your photos to: RePlayIt.
YELLOW SHIRT FRIDAY GETS "OFFICIAL" SHIRT
It's long been a CCH student tradition to wear a yellow shirt to school on Friday. To make this tradition stronger, the second period Economic class has chosen to sell 'Official CovCath Yellow Shirts' for their Junior Achievement project. The class decided on this project to make the tradition of Yellow Shirt Friday stronger. The shirt is an all cotton yellow polo style shirt with the classic Colonel logo embroidered on the left side of the shirt. Pre-orders for shirts will be taken until this Friday for a discounted price of $15. A limited number of extra shirts will be ordered but will be priced for $20 until sold out. Adult sizes Small- 3X are available for order (over XL, add $3) Students, parents, and alumni can buy their shirts before and after school, during all lunch mods and in Mr. Kaelin's room 201. Company officers Blake Perkins, Mitchell Dehlinger, Michael Best, Charlie Mader, and Jacob Lange can also take your orders. Help support these budding entrepreneurs!
CCH CREW NECK SWEATSHIRTS - 1st PERIOD ECONOMICS CLASS PROJECT
Comfortable sweatshirts are available in blue and white for $20. Because they have no hood, they are perfectly legal to wear during school. Great for cooler weather! See Evan Talkers or a student from 1st period Economics to order.
"RALLY RAGS" ON SALE NOW!
The third period economics class is selling "rally rags" for the upcoming football games. The towels will be blue with a white CCH along with "A Spirit That Will Not Die" being split by the CCH. We will be selling these towels all next week and at the Highlands game at a price of $5.00 each. If you have any questions, you can contact Grant Guess, Christian Greenwell, Grant Lyons, or Mitchell Jacobs. More info will be provided next week.
AQUACOLONELS WORKOUTS BEGIN
Dryland workouts will begin on Monday, September 12th and will occur every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3pm on the school campus. These workouts will last up to one and one half hours each day. Shorts, t-shirts, water bottle and gym shoes are required. SWIM & DIVE is a NO CUT sport for any student willing to put the time in and try their best!
A parent meeting is scheduled on Wednesday October 5th. At least one parent of each athlete must attend. Location will be forwarded at a later date.
Note: All athletes that are participating for other school teams will not be required to attend the pre-conditioning workouts.
INTERESTED IN WATCHING FOOTBALL FILMS?
Weekly (Varsity) Football Film Night will be hosted by Coach Wirth in the Griffin Alumni Center on Tuesday nights beginning at 6:30pm. Parents, alumni and other adult Colonel fans are welcome
NO STUDENTS OR PLAYERS ARE PERMITTED.
BASKETBALL OPEN GYMS
Sept. 19 - Sept. 23
Monday: Open gym 3-5 p.m.
Tuesday: AM workout 6:15 a.m, PM Lifting 5:30 - 6:30 p.m
Wednesday: Open gym 5-7 p.m.
Thursday: AM workout 6:15 a.m, PM Lifting 5:30 - 6:30 p.m
Saturday: Open gym 9:00 a.m. - noon
CCH ALUMNI MEETING TONIGHT - COACH RUTHSATZ TO SPEAK
Colonel Alumni are invited to hear Coach Ruthsatz speak about the basketball program and introduce his new staff at the Cov Cath alumni social TONIGHT at 7 pm in the Griffin Alumni Centre. It's an exciting time for the Colonel basketball program!
CALLING ALL T-SHIRT DESIGNERS
Designs for the 2012 Superhike t-shirt are now being accepted. There is a prize of $25 awarded to the student whose design is selected. All designs need to be submitted to either Mr. Parrot or Mrs. Rasp by Wednesday Sept 21st.
BOWLING INTRAMURALS BEGIN!
Today will be the first week of intramural bowling after school Bowlers are reminded to bring their $6 to Mr. Kaelin in room 201 before the end of the fifth period if you are bowling. Also students who do not drive, the bus will be leaving the front of school by 2:40. It is your job to get on the bus immediately after going to your locker. Bowling should be finished by 5 p.m. for your parents to pick you up. A record number (122) of students are participating in intramural bowling this year!
FIRST FISHING CLUB OUTING THIS SUNDAY
The first Fishing Club outing of the year will be held this Sunday from 3:00 till 5:00 at Mr. Snyder’s home. We currently have 65 boys signed up. If any of you would like to fish, or just be part of the day, you are certainly welcome. Directions are on the fishing club web page, or will be available as hard copies later this week. The Bengals game will be played on the tv on the porch and some caffeine free diet Pepsi will be available for your enjoyment. Remember, you must supply your own equipment and bait. You are welcome to bring a snack or your own drink. Pray for good weather.
NEHS will meet on Tuesday morning at 7:15am in Room 214. Plans for Pancake Breakfast are in the making. Be prompt.
CCH CHESS CLUB BEGINS
The CCH Chess Club will start meeting every Tuesday after school at the Sub Station II. All are welcome. There is no cost. Boards are provided, and drinks are free. Please stop by.
NEW COVCATH CREATING WRITING CLUB
We are looking for any students that enjoy creative writing to join this new club! Please see Mr. Collins in Room 206 for information on the next meeting.
FOOTBALL GAME - PRESELLING TICKETS
Due to an expected high turnout for Saturday's game, CCH will be selling Pre-Sale Tickets for Saturday's game vs. Beechwood....Wednesday through Friday in the Main Office during School Hours. $6.00 for Adults/$4.00 for Students.
CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS RUNNING TO WIN
- On Saturday, the cross country team raced at Grant County against a field of 26 schools including most Northern Kentucky schools. The Colonels ran very well, recording a 2nd place finish as they took out #3 in the State, Lexington Catholic in the process. The five CovCath scorers were seperated by only 37 seconds and all placed in the top 30 finishers out of 175. Top runners included Brayden Schlagbaum in 12th, Brian Menke in 17th, Alex Flynn in 23rd, Christian Greenwell in 26th, and Grant Guenther in 30th.
- The JV team enjoyed a dominating performance with a 1st place finish out of 15 schools. In a field of over 150 runners, the Colonels had 4 of the top 6 finishers with Tyler Micek in 2nd, Clay Heidrich in 3rd, Casey Moore in 4th, and Chris Gruner in 6th. The cross country team races next in our own CovCath Invitational on Saturday in Devou Park.
JR HIGH BAND FORMING NOW
The NDA/CCH Jr. High Band is open to all muscian students in grades 6-8. If you have a son or daughter that has been taking private lessons and would like to perform with a larger group, this is a great way to get involved. Rehearsals are on Mondays after school from 3:20-4:20 and are held at either CCH or NDA depending on the schedule. The first session will begin on September 26th with the Jr. High band accompanying the High School band at the Christmas Concert in December (TBA) in the Griffin Centre. Contact Director Greg Cerimele to sign up. Open to all students.
ELANA BROPHY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
St. Pius is having their Elana Brophy volleyball tournament on Sept. 30 – Oct 2. They are in need of high school students to keep score for 2-3 games in a row for service hours. Please contact Karan Schuttif to signup.
2011 FATHER SON OUTING - A FUN TIME HAD BY ALL
The 2011 Father-Son Event was a tremendous success! 248 fathers and 285 sons enjoyed a day of prayer, games, contests, food and camaraderie. The new “Colonel Canon” for seniors was particularly popular. Many thanks to the event Committee members, Fr. Joseph Gallenstein, our MC Andrew Schult, Jackie Klosterman, Kelly Micek, Kim Reese, all of the moms who volunteered, Bob Stack, Ted Edgington and the junior high Colonel football players. We could not have done it without you!
CCH SPIRIT SHOP
The Shop is open on days when school is in session from 11:30-1:00, Fridays from 2:30-4:30, and during all home football games or visit the online shop, pay by credit card, and have your son pick it up in the office or have it shipped. Not all new items are online.