Message from the Principal’s Office

Dear Parents,

This week marks the official last week of the 2019-2020 school year. We could never have conceived back in August that we would be dealing with a world-wide pandemic and finishing the school year virtually.  While it may not have been entirely seamless, I am so proud of the perseverance and commitment our students and educators demonstrated throughout the past eight weeks of virtual learning.  

As we wrap up this school year, I want to thank you, parents, for your patience and continued support of Cathedral High School.  I also thank each of our educators as we expeditiously transitioned from face-to-face instruction to a virtual world of providing their curriculum.  Our educators worked tirelessly to improve each day to give our students the best possible education in these unforeseen circumstances.  We made it through the fourth quarter together, as a family! 

We are happy to announce that we plan to be back at school (on campus) on August 13 for our first day of school!  Throughout the summer, we will continue to rigorously plan for Cathedral’s coming year and keep you informed through bi-weekly summer newsletters. To become the safest school in Indiana, we have formed three task forces to guide our school’s decisions.

Task Force One will focus on how we make our school as safe as it can be regarding Covid-19. The following people will lead this team:
Rolly Landeros, COO
Julie Barthel, Principal
Kathy Saum, Vice Principal
Dr. Lyndsay Weaver, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Dr. Chris Weaver – Senior Vice-President Clinical Effectiveness at  IU Health.
Bridget Melloh, Nurse Manager, Community Health.
Tabby Emenaker, Student Resource Officer
Tyler McClure, Webmaster
Brian Haselby, Director of Technology
Ken Barlow, Vice President for Community Relations and Diversity
Gretchen Watko, Director of Counseling
Rick Streiff, Athletic Director
Maribeth Cloud, Enrollment Coordinator
Sara Greene, Fine Arts Teacher

Task Force Two will focus on new educational models, including scheduling, as a result of the pandemic. The following educators will lead this team:
Julie Barthel, Principal
Mark Matthews, Vice Principal 
Gretchen Watko, Director of Counseling
Katie Klee, Co-Freshman Experience Director
Howard Fogel,  Co-Freshman Experience Director
Ashley Hill, Holy Cross Integration Director 
Liz Bradshaw, Arts and Humanities Director
Brian Gross, Director of LRC

Task Force Three will focus on keeping Cathedral financially stable during the pandemic. President Rob Bridges, CFO Colleen O’Brien-Teasley, and the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors will lead this team.

The guiding principle for all three of these teams will be that we take care of our students, our staff, and our families.  They will be making data-driven decisions that will exemplify Cathedral High School’s excellence. As we remain focused on our mission and vision, we are taking this time as an opportunity to become stronger, more nimble, more collaborative, and more fully-functioning as a true model for other schools to follow. I assure you that providing a safe environment for our students while also  educating their hearts and minds will remain forefront as we make decisions for the fall semester. 


Friday, May 22 – Complete required work -all required work must be complete – End of Q4/S2 grading period 

Tuesday, June 2 – Summer classes begin


Class of 2021 – Free College Essay Workshop (Virtual)

This summer, we’re excited to offer students the chance to join a one-week college essay boot camp delivered by Ethan Sawyer, AKA the College Essay Guy.  We highly encourage ALL members of the Class of 2021 to register for this workshop! Read More


We are so proud of how Cathedral teachers were able to pivot from face-to-face learning to e-Learning in just a few days! Read More

Campus Facility News

We are excited to share that demo work has begun as the first step in the construction process for Cathedral’s Innovation Center!  Below is a construction calendar that we will keep updated to ensure that you are aware of how this will impact our campus in the coming year. Read More

FACTS Account

Attention all 2020-2021 families.  Invitations to set up your payment plan for the 2020-2021 school year will be sent out via email on June 1, 2020 from FACTS. Read More

Summer School

All those signed up for summer school should have received an email confirming your child’s enrollment as well as an email from technology with directions to activate student email accounts. Read More

Summer Reading

Cathedral’s English Department promotes reading year-round, and all grade levels are responsible for choosing one book from the Summer Reading List to buy, read, and annotate by the first day of school. Read More

Important Information for Student Athletes

Cathedral Athletics is using an on-line system for parents and students to electronically complete, sign and submit documents required to participate in athletics at Cathedral. This system is called Final Forms.  Read More

Powerschool Tutorial 

We want our parents to stay informed of their child’s performance. Read More

Update on Used Uniform Sale

The Mothers’ Club regrets that we were unable to hold our Used Uniform Sale this month. We’re planning to reschedule the sale for sometime this summer before school starts. Read More

2020 Yearbook Distribution Information

Based on when the yearbook plant in Kansas City resumes production, the 2020 Cathedran yearbook is scheduled for distribution in August. Read More

Service Hours

Service hours are suspended for the rest of the school year. Students are not to leave their homes to do any sort of service in an effort to fulfill their service requirements. Read More

News From the Spirit Shop

Congratulations to Rhonda Hardin ’99 and mom Kaye, lucky winners of the Spirit Shop Mother’s Day social media raffle!   Thanks to all who posted great photos of their awesome Cathedral Moms!  Read More

Trending Topics in the Counseling Department

The Counseling Department has created a new link on the Cathedral website called “Trending Topics.” In order to keep our Cathedral family up-to-date on the most current changes and trends in college admission, financial aid, testing, and summer programs, the counselors have created this page to keep you informed. Read More

Prom at the Palladium

While we were sad to have to cancel prom this year, there are some opportunities for our students to attend Prom at the Palladium. Read More

E-Cigarette Resources

E-Cigarette use has increased in high school students at an unprecedented rate. Read More

2019/2020 Important Dates

View the Academic Schedule for 2019 – 2020 for more dates.

2020/2021 Calendar

We have finalized the 2020/2021 calendar. Click this link to view important dates in our academic schedule. Read More

Happenings in Our Schools, Parishes, and Community Organizations

Cathedral loves to support our schools, parishes, and community organizations.  See what’s happening in our area below. 

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