Message from the Principal’s Office

Dear Cathedral Parents and Guardians,

As indicated in an email sent to you earlier this week, we have reassessed our mask mandate and have decided to continue the mask requirement for two more weeks.  We will reassess our mask policy again in two weeks. Since we started our mask requirement, the number of positive Covid cases and quarantines has dramatically decreased.  While we want more than anything to be mask-free, we feel it is helping keep us in school.  We firmly believe that the best learning happens face-to-face, and we are committed to doing all that we can to ensure our students and educators remain on the Hill.  For now, masks are mandatory for all students, and they must bring one with them daily.  If students come to school without a mask, they will need to call a parent to bring them a mask, or the student’s account will be charged. 

Please see our website for more information on our Covid policies and procedures.  

On a more positive note, I am pleased to share that we were able to celebrate a beautiful All- School Mass to celebrate Cathedral’s Birthday in the Welch Activity Center.  It is hard to believe that  Sophomores or Freshmen never experienced an All-School Mass in the WAC.  While we often feel restricted within the walls of Covid, this was a monumental moment that was a sure sign that we are, in fact, moving forward.  I remain committed to focusing on gratitude and hope.  I am grateful that we are on the Hill together, and I remain hopeful that we will continue to move in a direction where Covid is no longer an obstacle our students have to face.  I am blessed to be surrounded by supportive families who understand and trust that we are doing the very best we can to keep our students safe and in school.


A Glance at the Next Week on the Hill

Thursday, September 16 – Day 2  

Friday, September 17 – Day 3 – Office Hours  

HOMECOMING WEEK!
Monday, September 20  – Day 4 – Office Hours – 80’s Theme Homecoming 

Tuesday, September 21 – Day 5 – Pogues vs Kooks Homecoming 

Wednesday, September 22 – Day 1 – Office Hours – Wild West Homecoming

Thursday, September 23 – Day 2   – All Out Irish Homecoming

Friday, September 24 – Day 3 – Office Hours – Class Themes Homecoming

*** Reminder, Office Hours will be held every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and NOT days 1,3, 5.  Educators’ meetings and PLC’s will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 


2021/2022 Daily Schedule

Below is both our daily schedule and the Fall/Spring Semester. Please note this is subject to change.  Any changes made throughout the school year will be communicated.

Daily Schedule for the 2021-2022 school year  

Fall and Spring Schedule for 2021 – 2022

If you have any questions regarding this year’s schedule, please reach out to Shannon Braun at Sbraun@gocathedral.com.


Missing Assignments Are Not Acceptable

As we continue to run missing assignment reports, the number of missing assignments remains much higher than we would like.  We ask parents to partner with us and monitor your child’s missing assignments to ensure they are getting their work turned in on time.  We offer several resources for our students to take advantage of if they need extra support, including office hours and the Learning Commons for Math. In addition to office hours, students can see their teachers during a resource period if they are available!  Our teachers go above and beyond to help our students who may need extra support.  Please be sure your children are taking advantage of all the support that Cathedral offers!


Student Cathedral Merit Page

As the parent of a Cathedral High School student, we know how proud you are of your child’s achievements. Big or small, we want to share your student’s successes, and a new way we are going to do that now is by publishing news stories via Merit.

All Cathedral students have their own Merit page that features milestones in your journey on the Hill. Read More

 


J-Term

Cathedral High School is thrilled to announce we’re offering J-term this school year! J-term, or January Term, will allow our students to take an in-depth, intensive class reflecting their interests while taking a short break from their regular course load. Read More

 


Math League registration

Sign-ups for math league run from Sept. 16-Sept. 24 in each math class. Students should bring the registration fee ($4) to give to their teacher. Cool math league t-shirts are also for sale during the same time period. Students should bring a printed form and the appropriate payment to their math teacher. These shirts may be worn on Fridays and other spirit days! To print the order form, click here.


Irish Blessings Child Care is Hiring:

As many of you know, Cathedral has child care services for our faculty and staff members. Irish Blessings has been very successful and has grown immensely!  We are looking to hire some part-time staff with a flexible schedule. If you love children and babies and are interested in joining the Irish Blessings staff, please contact Jamie Ruff at Jruff@gocathedral.com or call her at 317-697-1331. 


Little Sibs Day – Thursday, September 23

Last Call for Sibling Shadow Day?  Friday at 3 p.m. is the deadline for Little Sibs Day! Little Sibs Shadow Day is open to all 7th and 8th-grade students with siblings attending Cathedral High School.  Click on the following link for more information – Little Sibs Day (2021)  Read More

 


SAT Prep Class

Two SAT prep classes will be offered the first semester. The dates are September 13 – October 18 and October 25 – November 29. The classes will meet Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30. Follow THIS LINK for additional information and to sign up.


NEEDED:  Gently Used Tennis Rackets

The Cathedral Physical Education department is in need of any gently used tennis rackets.  If you have any rackets that you are looking to donate, please drop them off at door number 2 and place them in the P.E. box.


New Ticketing System

Cathedral Athletics will be using a new ticketing system for the 2021-22 school year.  Eventlink is the name of the software.  When you create an account it will give access to all athletic event calendars (you may pick and choose which you want to follow or follow all). Read More


School Pictures 

For students who missed having their school picture taken on Thursday, Aug. 26 or Friday, Aug. 27, retakes are Monday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the WAC lobby. Please make a note of the date and time and plan accordingly. If you have questions, contact Mr. Willis, the yearbook faculty moderator, at twillis@gocathedral.com. Read More


Senior Retreat!

Seniors should begin thinking about their senior retreat! This is an experience that we encourage all seniors to embark on during their final year at Cathedral.Read More


Cathedral Mothers  Book Club

The Mothers’ book club reads short books!  We have discussions about the book, God, life, raising kids, etc. The time together is meant for each of us to grow closer to God, to become the best version of ourselves. We meet twice a month on Fridays. Come as often as you can. Next meetings 9/10 & 9/24. Location is TBD as it adjusts according to group needs. We meet at different restaurants that can provide outside seating this allows us to have our “Covid” space. The book this month is  Energy Bus by Jon Gordon. All Mothers are invited to come, email Lisa Gruber gruber5@comcast.net for more information.

Moms In Prayer invites you to pray with us

The Cathedral Chapter of Moms In Prayer International meets a couple of times a month during the school year to pray for our students and our school community.  As we did last year, we will be meeting at Cathy Michael’s home, a couple of miles from school, on various weekday mornings throughout the year.  Due to COVID, we will meet outdoors as often as weather permits.  All interested Cathedral women are invited to join us when they can.  For more information, to find out when we meet next, or to be added to our email list, contact Cathy Michael at cmbmichael@yahoo.com. [/read]


Used Uniform Collection

We will be collecting gently used uniforms, spirit wear and collegiate wear ALL YEAR LONG!  Please send in any items you wish to donate or you may drop-off in the WAC lobby.  We will have a large black bin labeled Used Uniforms for collection.  We appreciate your support!


Dads’ Club

CALLING ALL CATHEDRAL DADS! Looking for ways to get involved at Cathedral and meet new people?  Consider joining the Dads’ Club!  Dads club offers an excellent way for dads to get involved, help the school, and join the camaraderie of other dads doing what we can when we can! Read More


Spirit Shop Information

Spirit Shop Hours During the School Year (Closed this Friday, August 27) Read More


Important Dates for the 2021-2022 School Year

Sept. 6 – No School – Labor Day Read More


Community and Parish News

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