Great Falls Central Catholic High School 9.27.22
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind
9/27 - 6:00 FAFSA questions answered
9/29 -6:00 VB -home
9/30 -6:15 VB -Centerville
10/1 1:00 FB -Dutton
10/6 - XC Helena
10/7- 9:30 First Friday Mass -families welcome
10/7-Homecoming Assembly and pep rally 1:45-3:00
10/7 - 5:00 -VB home
10/7 - 8:00-10:30 Homecoming dance
10/8 -7:00 FB @ Memorial Stadium
10/11-Flu Clinic at the school
10/11-Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30-Open for appointments
10/18-10th graders to WOW conference
Here's a link to the school calendar.
Sip and Paint
What a fantastic night of fellowship and fun! AnnMarie did a great job of guiding us though the painting and everyone finished their project. We had so much fun, we want to do it for every season. If you missed the first one, we will be doing another in November for Christmas. Be sure to sign up.
Cowpie Bingo and Fall Festival Fundraiser
Yes, we mean cow pie. This is one of the most MONTANA fundraisers you can imagine! We are combining the fun of, well, cow pies with a big chili cookoff, delicious sides, and fun games at the school!
This fundraiser is back by popular demand with a new twist. Instead of gridding the football field and hoping to hold the ticket for the magic box the cow pooped in, we are going to sell tickets and randomly assign the TIME the cow brings home the win. The ticket winner will take home a cool $5,000 and the SELLER of that ticket will bring home some cash as well. We want to make this our best first event ever, so please participate and help us keep offering scholarships to any deserving student who wants to be a Mustang.
We are asking that each student sells 5 tickets. There is a cash prize for the student selling the most tickets as well! Additional tickets are in the office.
HOMECOMING SPIRIT DAYS!
Tuesday-Sports Team Day
Wednesday-Movie Hero Day--no dark heroes, leggings, spandex, or bare midriffs
Thursday-Dress Your Best
Friday-Blue and Gold Day (or Mass uniform)
How to order:
1. Open Family Portal - Student to see the menu calendar.
2.Click on Lunch Menu and Ordering
3. Then +Create Web Order at the top of the page in a blue box
4. Enter 1 (or 2 if you’re hungry!) next to the Entree
5. click Order Items at bottom. Orders will appear in blue on the menu calendar.
****(You can cancel using the same process - delete the number ordered and click Order Items.)
Students may order by stopping by the office the week prior and marking a calendar for Monica.
Meals must be preordered by Thursday night before the week they are served. Students with preorders will be served first. If students do not order a meal in advance, they may eat from the salad bar or have a meal if we have enough, and the business office will charge your account for a meal. If students do not eat the meal preordered, it will still be charged, unless the student is absent.
FAFSA Night for Senior Parents
Come get questions answered about filling out the FAFSA for your senior.
Tue, Sep 27, 2022, 06:00 PM
MSU Free Application
Greetings from beautiful Montana State University!
We were excited to recently welcome our new Class of 2026 to campus, and hope to welcome your students as a part of our MSU Class of 2027. As you kick off the start of a new school year, we wanted to let you know that your students can get a jump-start on their college admission process by applying to MSU for FREE today!
Our general online application for Fall 2023 students is now open and we can’t wait to see your students’ applications come through our office. We recognize that our Montana students are what makes MSU an amazing place to learn and have meaningful impacts on the world, so we are waiving the application fee for all Montana residents. Students can fill out our simple application for admission that requires no essays, no test scores (ACT/SAT), no letters of recommendation, and no interviews TODAY to get moving on their college search process. Additionally, we will get back to them with an admission decision in roughly two weeks, so they can start their senior year off on a high note.
Thank you for all you do and for trusting us with your students! Your work and efforts are greatly appreciated. Best of luck this coming year and please don't hesitate to let us know how we can help you or your students!
7th Period Personalized Learning Plan (PLP)
Beginning in the spring of 2022, sophomores and juniors can elect to customize up to 2 periods a semester toward graduation through a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP). GFCC wants to emphasize a culture that supports and meets individual needs of students, develops the skills and interests of students, provides advanced opportunities, and supports non-traditional (transformational) learning opportunities. Students and parents can access a PLP by contacting the counselor or principal to set up a PLP meeting.
What is a Personalized Learning Plan or PLP?
A PLP is a working document that identifies the post-graduation goals of a student and sets up unique plans toward meeting those goals. Parents, students, administration/counselors, and community partners will participate in creating the plans.
A PLP may direct a student toward a work-release from school for up to 2 periods. A PLP may offer credit for an off-campus class that is not offered through GFCC (such as a Certified Nursing Assistant course in the community). Internships with community experts can be established that lead to CTE credits. Job-shadowing can be arranged to explore potential career interests, or college classes that are being offered off-campus may be designated to result in high school credit on a case-by-case basis. Really, if learning objectives can be established that fall within the state curriculum guidelines, it can be discussed as an option.
Are PLPs graded?
Yes. The PLP will designate how a plan is designed for credit and whether the credit is offered pass/fail or letter grade.
Are PLPs supervised by the high school?
Yes. For credit to be awarded, a licensed teacher at the school must be assigned to monitor the PLP. A community member may also work cooperatively with the teacher for a student’s success. Clear guidelines must be established by the school for the community partner. Internships, job shadows, and work-studies may also have a community partner as a supervisor.
Do I have to drive to do this?
No, though some experiences may require transportation. There are opportunities on-site, nearby, and on-line as well. Transportation will not be provided by the school if it is needed, so that would need to be arranged and discussed during the PLP meeting.
Can I do this with a family friend or business?
That depends. We encourage students to get a wide variety of experiences in a field they are interested in. The hope in this is that you explore new areas, but if you are working a job in a family business that is leading to lifelong career learning, then we should discuss it at your meeting. No matter what, there are expectations from everyone involved to make sure you successfully learn new things.
Can I set this up myself?
No. Parents and students must work with administration and the teacher of record to outline the PLP. No students will be allowed to leave school for a PLP without the PLP document completed.
What are some examples?
- Personalized Learning-Work study, job shadow, college credits, and work experience credit
- HeBrews Internship available with paid job attached
- Medical job shadows available
- CNA training available
- The sky is the limit
- AD Internship
State-school Dual Enrollment Explained
GFCC participates in the state 1-2-Free program, offering dual enrollment options to Montana students 16 and older. Eight state colleges participate in this program and none of the private schools. Several things are called "dual credit" but they are not all the same!
The public university system offers 6 credits tuition-free to each high school student in Montana.
1. The students can take the courses directly from the college/university, OR
2. The school can offer the course with their own teacher, OR
3. The school can work with the public college/university to offer the course embedded in a school course.
Not all dual enrollment courses result in credit at the high school
1. Classes offered only through the college directly do not count for any high school credit and will not be on the high school transcript.
2. Classes offered by the high school by our own teacher will have the same grade and count for credit in both high school and college, resulting in a transcript from both schools.
3. Classes offered by the college but embedded in the high school course will potentially have different grades, but will count for credit in both high school and college, resulting in a transcript grade from both schools.
Once a student has maxed out free credits they can continue to take classes at a reduced rate. This's year's reduced rate is $59.06/credit. For more detailed information, check out this link:https://mus.edu/dualenroll/learn.html. GFCC (we) will not have information about college courses. Please contact the college.
Private colleges and university do not typically offer dual credit for free, nor do they offer them in partnerships with high schools. We have reached out repeatedly to our state private colleges to change that, but have not have success yet.
Grand Canyon College Dual Enrollment Offerings
Grand Canyon University is pleased to announce Back to School With GCU — an opportunity for qualified graduating seniors to take a free four-credit dual enrollment course in October 2022.
High school seniors of partner schools (CCSC, CEP and ALPHA) will have the opportunity to earn free college credits through our dual enrollment offerings to help them graduate from college in fewer than four years.
The online, seven-week courses will begin in October with flexible start dates and feature instruction by the same engaged full-time faculty our current GCU students enjoy.
- Courses offered:
- COM-100 (Fundamentals of Communication)
- CWV-101 (Christian Worldview)
- ENG-105 (English Composition I)
- ENG-106 (English Composition II)
- GOV-140 (American Government and Politics)
- HIS-144 (US History Themes)
- PSY-102 (General Psychology)
- SOC-102 (Principles of Sociology)
Students interested must contact Dcn. Bob to get the process started. Only highly motivated students and those who have demonstrated successful on-line learning skills in the past will be recommended.
Students and parents who want to take advantage of this opportunity will need to schedule an application workshop to complete registration with GCU before October 7th.
Free ACT/SAT prep program
EdReady™ is a personalized college math and English readiness platform designed to help learners test their college readiness, see study options, and gain a personalized learning path to fill in knowledge gaps. EdReady™ is designed and maintained by The NROC Project, a community-guided non-profit.
To access the site and see what is available, you can click on the link below.
Our volleyball girls are working hard to pick up as many wins as possible. They are playing here on Thursday. Please come out to see the match against Sunburst and Friday they will play in Centerville!
It was a tough battle in Heart Butte last weekend. We wracked up lots of touchdowns but lost at the end. We are proud of our tough Mustangs.
The boys are headed to Butte. Wish them good weather and speed.
Calling all ALUMNI
Adoration and Rosary
Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 06:30 AM
2800 18th Avenue South, Great Falls, MT, USA
Need a quick way to pay your bill?
Did you know that any time you want to make a payment to the school we can generate an invoice electronically and send it to you? AND you can pay it through the link you get in that email? If you want this option, please reach out to Kerri, our Business Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let her know you need it! Quick, easy, and convenient.