West Catholic High School

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West Catholic High School
Address
1802 Bristol Avenue, N.W.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, (Kent County), 49504
United States
Coordinates 42°59′47″N 85°42′35″W / 42.99639°N 85.70972°W / 42.99639; -85.70972Coordinates: 42°59′47″N 85°42′35″W / 42.99639°N 85.70972°W / 42.99639; -85.70972
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1962
President Tom Maj
Principal Cynthia Kneibel
Grades 912
Color(s) Green and White         
Fight song

Fight! Fight! Falcons Fight! We'll go on to a victory! On the West Side of the Valley, there's a team we love so well. They're the boys from on the hilltop, Altogether hear us yell! We're the green and the white, and we're full of fight, We will challenge every foe, Whether cloudy or fair, we'll always be there with our cry of GO WEST GO! We're the green and the white, and we're full of fight, We'll go on to VIC-TO-RY! Fight! Fight! Falcons Fight! We'll go on to a Victory!

Written by Eric Wendlandt and Sister Marcia
Athletics conference Ottawa-Kent: Blue Division
Mascot Fred the Falcon
Team name Falcon
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper The Westword
Athletic Director Dan Rohn
Website

Grand Rapids West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a school and it was opened in 1962. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids.

Athletic[edit]

Grand Rapids West Catholic High School is member of Ottawa-Kent Conference Blue Division. Though the 2007-2008 school year, West Catholic was member of Grand Rapids City League. West Catholic is also a school of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). A new gymnasium was completed in 2008, and is often referred to as the gym. Upon its completion, the new gymnasium took the place of the old gymnasium for most of the schools functions. The old gymnasium used to be called the new gymnasium.

State Championships (MHSAA unless noted):

  • 1970 Boy's Football - Class B
  • 1979 Girl's Basketball - Class B
  • 1984 Girl's Gymnastics - Open Class
  • 1990 Girl's Basketball - Class B
  • 2003 Boy's Across Country - Division 3 [2]
  • 2004 Boy's Team Track n' Field [3] - Division 3 [4]
  • 2008 Boy's Team Track n' Field [3] - Division 3 [5]
  • 2008 Girl's Team Track n' Field [3] - Division 3 [6]
  • 2009 Boy's Team Track n' Field - Division 3 (MITCA)
  • 2010 Boy's Football - Division 5 Stats
  • 2013 Boy's Football - Division 5

State Runners-up (MHSAA unless noted):

  • 1974 Wrestling - Class B
  • 1979 Football - Class B
  • 1995 Girl's Basketball - Class B
  • 1996 Girl's Across Country - Class B
  • 2004 Boy's Across Country - Division 3 [7]
  • 2005 Boy's Across Country - Division 3 [8]
  • 2006 Boy's Team Track n' Field [3] - Division 3 [9]
  • 2006 Girl's Team Track n' Field [3] - Division 3 [9]
  • 2007 Boy's Across Country - Division 3 [10]
  • 2010 Boy's Base ball - Division 2
  • 2012 Boy's Football - Division 5 Stats

Student life[edit]

The Westword is West Catholic's student newspaper. It is published on monthly basis by members of Journalism class each month. The Westword, a staple of student-life at West Catholic, won Spartan Awards, the highest honor awarded by Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA). The name, Westword, is a pun on westward, which refers to a direction.[11]

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