Message from the Principal’s Office

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is no secret that Cathedral has faced a very challenging week.  When I learned on Saturday evening that our students would be faced with the grief of losing another classmate, I worried it would be too much to bear.  However, God quickly took that worry away from me once our Cathedral family surrounded me.  While I have witnessed so much pain in our community’s hearts, I have also observed so much love and beauty within our school community.  Yes, we are all facing significant pain, but our students and educators are leaning on one another and their faith as we all try and make sense of losing three of our own in just over a year.  

Yesterday, we were blessed to be able to hold a Mass to honor Lendon.  I want to apologize that it went much longer than we expected. I also want to tell you how incredibly proud I was of our students.  Lendon’s family, our educators, and many of our students were able to spend time to grieve and remember Lendon.  That was something that simply could not be rushed.  I want you to know how special the time was for both our school community and the Byram Family.  Our students blew me away with the respect they showed, the love they poured out, and the beautiful words they spoke.  As I listened to the love and memories of Lendon being shared, I was reminded that God’s love surrounds us as we grieve.  If we keep our eyes and hearts open, we can see the beauty of how God wraps his arms around us and works through each of us.   

I wanted to share just a few things we have done to help lead our students through this week with strength, perseverance, and, most importantly – faith.   

This Irish Megaphone article was written to help explain the grief process that many of our students are going through. As stated in the article; School counselor Mrs. Beth Brandes did a wonderful job explaining that grief is not a one-size-fits-all process. “This topic is obviously different for all individuals and all ages and unique to each individual and each age group. There is no right way to grieve,” Brandes said.  This article, reported by senior Ellie Moores, was shared with our student body early this week.  

Also, with each morning prayer, we have been reminded how important it is to feel the presence of God.  Our Educators have done a beautiful job leading the morning reflection and prayers and reminding our students that we are never alone in our pain. While I wish I had a recording of each prayer we have said this week, Vice Principal Mark Matthew led a beautiful and touching prayer over the PA when we gathered back on the Hill on Tuesday.  Because we had some glitches in some of our speakers, not all students got to hear the prayer in its entirety, so I requested that he record his prayer so we could share.  To give our parents a glimpse of how we have been able to travel this difficult road together, I wanted to share this reflection and prayer with you as well.  I welcome you to listen to Mr. Matthews’s reflection and prayer with your child, not only so you can connect with them spiritually but also so you can meet them where they are in their pain.  

Lastly, I want to thank all of our parents who have poured out so much love and understanding as we work through our grief.  Please know that we will continue to have support readily available for our students and encourage you to reach out if you feel your child may need additional support in the coming weeks.  As we do with every challenge we face, we will get through this together and become stronger because of it.


A Glance at the Week Ahead 

Monday,5/10 – Virtual Day 1 

Tuesday, 511 – Day 2  – Educator Meeting in WAC 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, 5/12 – Day 3 – All-School Final Mass 

Thursday, 5/13 – Day 4 

Friday, 5/14 – Day 5 


Remember to Re-Enroll for the 2021/2022 School year!

Cathedral will continue to thrive as the Catholic school of the future, and we will inspire in our students the competence to see and the courage to act. Thank you for your partnership in your child’s education, and thank you to the 500+ families who have completed the enrollment process for the 2021/22 school year. The May 17 deadline is quickly approaching, and your re-enrollment helps us better plan for the year ahead. Click here to complete re-enrollment, and reach out to our Admissions Team with any questions.


All Out Irish Day of Giving

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In light of the recent passing of junior Lendon Byram, we have decided to postpone All Out IrishDay.  While it was originally scheduled to be this Wednesday (May 5), we are postponing it to Friday, May 21.
Please keep the Byram family and our Cathedral family in your thoughts and prayers.

Requirements for returning Student-Athletes and their Parents

The following must be completed before returning students can participate in any pre-season workouts, conditioning or open gym/fields: Read More


ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Available for Streaming

Cathedral Drama Presents

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
By: Randy Wyatt
Based on the novel by Lewis Carroll Read More


Used Uniform Sale Postponed

The Mothers’ Club will hold their final used uniform sale on May 13 from 3-6 p.m. in the WAC lobby!  Come check out uniform shirts, sweatshirts, pants, and even spirit wear!


Cereal Drive!

In keeping with our Holy Cross commitments, senior Madison Ackley and the Math Department are coordinating a cereal drive for Dayspring Center (a homeless shelter for families in Indianapolis) and  our own CHS food pantry (St. Nick’s Nook). Read More


Blessed Father Basil Moreau and the Saint Brother André Bessette Award

Wednesday morning, we had the opportunity to honor students who model our Holy Cross values with the Blessed Father Basil Moreau and the Saint Brother André Bessette Award.  It is heartwarming how many exceptional students we have at Cathedral! Please help us congratulate our Blessed Father Basil Moreau and the Saint Brother André Bessette Award recipients! Read More


2021-2022 “Pride of the Irish” Color Guard

To all current junior, sophomore, and freshmen students – if you would like to be part of the 2021-2022 “Pride of the Irish” Color Guard, you will need to attend ONE of the following training clinics: Read More


IRISH SUMMER CERAMICS FOR ADULTS

Cathedral’s own Sara Greene, who has more than 25 years of experience teaching ceramics in the fine arts, is offering a summer ceramics class! Read More


Changes in Senior Recognition

After much research, and in line with what most colleges and an increasing number of high schools are doing to recognize outstanding academic achievement, Cathedral High School is implementing a new program that will replace the traditional Valedictorian/Salutatorian model. Read More


Information for Senior Parents 

Graduation gowns, tickets, and parking passes were distributed on May 5 during the school day. Read More


CHS Dads’ Club

Mark your calendar for the May Project – Greenhouse/Compost/ Gardening tentatively planned for Saturday, May 15, beginning at 8 a.m. Read More


Service Hours Update

Parents, please remind your students that ALL service hours done on campus or in the community must be entered on Mobileserve!Read More


Spirit Shop

If you have not already, come check out the new and improved shop, our latest spirit wear, or shop for a new uniform piece during any of the hours listed below. Read More


St. Nick’s Nook

Have you heard about St. Nick’s Nook? It’s Cathedral’s food resource for students and families in need. Read More


OPEN POSITIONS AT CATHEDRAL

We often find some of our best employees by word of mouth.  If you know any qualified candidates for the following positions, please send them to our career page on our website to apply! Read More


Important Dates for the 2021-2022 School Year (NEXT SCHOOL YEAR)

While it is hard to plan too far ahead during these times, we are pleased to share the 2021-2022 (next school year) schedule with you all! Read More


Happenings in Our Community

Some friends of Cathedral have some information they would like to share! 

 

– George’s Neighborhood Restaurant is located nearby on Binford Blvd. George’s has immediate needs for hosts, bussers, and food runners!  If you are interested or have questions, please reach out to Mr. Jim George (owner) via text or phone call at 317-418-8773.

– Charleston’s Restaurant is looking for hostesses and bussers.  They prefer employees 17 or older so they can work past 7:00 pm.  Restaurant hours are until 9 during the week, 10 on Saturday and 8 on Sunday.  Interested students should contact either Kelly (KJ) or Cara at (317) 841-0442 for more information/potential interviews.

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