Mass Schedule for January 22-26

Monday, Jan. 22 : Fr. Kyle Rodden
Tuesday, Jan 23 : Fr. Keith Hosey
Wednesday, Jan 24 : Fr. Xavier Raj
Thursday, Jan 25: Communion Service
Friday, Jan 26: Fr. Jeff Godecker

Next 7 day cycle of our school schedule


1/19 – Day 1

1/22 – Day 2 8:40 start 

1/23 – Day 3 – County

1/24 – Day 4

1/25 – Day 5 8:40 start 

1/26 – Day 6 

1/29 – Day 7

Click HERE for Flex events and activities



Parents campus ministry would like your help in encouraging your junior students to attend Junior Retreat.  The Women’s Junior retreat dates are February 21-22 and March 14-15.  The Men’s Junior retreat dates are February 8-9.  Students will leave at 4:30 on the first day and will return to on the second day by the end of the school day.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to get closer to themselves, their classmates, and most importantly their God. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Tool Drive! Taking Service to the Next Level…

Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. Brothers Clay (‘18) and Owen Wright (‘21) are helping others help themselves by hosting a tool drive for the less fortunate.

While impacting the lives of others by delivering needed appliances & furnishings, the two started The Tool Ministry as an extension of their work at the Merciful HELP Center. Simple tool kits will be assembled and provided to those in need.

Collections are being held from January 10th through the 24th. Boxes will be posted at the student entrance, library, and the WAC entrance. Please consider donating any simple hand tools you may have!



2nd Semester Kick-off Assembly

On the first day of the second semester, we held a short assembly during flex to lay out expectations for students.  We strategically had this assembly at this time to remind students of policies that they must adhere to.  Some of the things we mentioned were dress code, respect, attendance, our cell phone policy, etc.

If you did not mention anything to you, I encourage you to ask them about it!  Please feel free to share any thoughts you may have.

Freshman & Sophomore Christian Service Hours Due

Freshman & Sophomore students christian service hour time sheets are due Monday, January 29th.

Time and evaluation sheets are to be complete with signatures from the agency representative. Please submit to Mrs Fox’s office in the SLC.

Please keep a copy of your time sheet for your record.

SAT Prep Class

The next session of our SAT prep class will begin Monday, Jan. 22. The class will meet Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 for six weeks and wraps up the Monday before the March SAT test date. The cost for the class is $150. Please click HERE for more information and to access the link to sign up.
If your student is not able to attend this session, there will be one more session offered this year that runs from March 12-April 30.

Contact Rachel Ludington at with questions.

Spring ISTEP Schedule and Information

The state-mandated spring ISTEP+ assessments will be given on Feb. 26Feb. 27April 23April 24 and April 25. On these five school days, all sophomores as well as juniors who have not yet passed the test will arrive at 7:50 a.m. and report to their assigned testing rooms. Freshmen, juniors who have passed the ISTEP and seniors will arrive at 9:50 a.m.

If your son or daughter is testing on these five days, the school asks that you avoid scheduling appointments and to make every effort to ensure that your child arrives on time to school ready to take the test, including getting plenty of sleep the night before and eating a good breakfast on each test day.

Parents of juniors who retook the test in November and December will receive a letter from the school during the week of Jan. 22 with information explaining how to access their son or daughter’s scores to determine if their child passed either or both the English section and the math section of ISTEP+.

Indiana high school students must pass both the English and math sections of the ISTEP in order to graduate.

Parents with questions may contact their child’s counselor or Tony Willis, the director of testing, at

Irish Rugby Registration Night

Unselfishness, teamwork and self-control largely define rugby. Rugby athletes are known for their versatility, sportsmanship and athleticism, no matter their size. Royal Irish is one most recognized and winning programs in the country. Come and join the 2017 Rugby National, State and Midwest champions on registration night, Thursday, February 1, 6:30P at the 71st Street Knight of Columbus.

Fourth Annual German Club Mardi Gras Karneval!

Save the date for the 4th annual German Club Karneval COSTUME PARTY on Friday, February 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Laurel Hall – 5395 Emerson Way – just south of the CHS Campus.  German students receive class credit with a donation of canned food for St. Vincent de Paul, Noblesville.

Join in on the fun with German music provided by Indy’s top Accordionist-Dianna Davis; get creative with Mardi Gras face painting; beads and masks.  Enjoy plenty of German food!  The top 3 costumes [voted on by Herr Payne] receive gift cards to local establishments.  Chaperones get to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Space is Limited, RSVP TO by 02.05.18.  Make it a FAT TUESDAY to remember…..GO IRISH!

2018-2019 Calendar

Our 2018-2019 school calendar is int he works!  For planning purposes, I wanted to be sure to share important dates for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!  

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week

“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”

Alabama won the national championship in college football this past week, but the real story is about the two quarterbacks, Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, and how they worked together to make it happen.

Hurts, who led Alabama to the final game as a freshman last season, and who has only lost two games as a two-year starter, was replaced at halftime (not because of injury) by the seldom used Tagovailoa.

To see Jalen Hurts on the sideline, still engaged and pulling for his team and his backup quarterback, was the inspirational story of the game. Hurts didn’t pout, he didn’t sulk, he didn’t hang his head. What he did was support his replacement, encouraged his teammates, and stayed engaged in the game.

Years from now Alabama fans will still be talking about the tremendous second half rally led by Tua Tagovailoa.  However, I will never forget seeing a star player standing on the sidelines, being replaced in the biggest game of the year, and how he responded with class, grace and humility!

All content property of Billy Shepherd Sports

To the Parents of Bus Riders

Many of you may have heard there was an incident this week involving one of our busses.  Upon investigation, we discovered a voltage regulator caught fire.

Many thanks to our bus driver, Jeff Betzler, who did a great job realizing something was wrong. He got the students off the bus safely before visible flames appeared.  All evacuated the bus and remained unharmed.   

This situation was an isolated incident and I want all parents to be assured that your student’s safety is our first priority!  There are certain protocols in place to ensure our buses remain safe for our students.  While there was no way of knowing this could have happened, we are grateful for our professional and trained bus drivers who acted appropriately and efficiently during this situation.

Math League Update

Congratulations to Brendan Hurley for continuing to lead the pack in math league competition. In second place is Nick Grill, and tied for third are Blake Lowe and Isaac Michael. Henry Madden is in fourth, and Anna Flood, Harry Huang, Sammy Kacius, and Olivia Schneider are in fifth place. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!!

Our next contest is Feb. 15! Please note:
Unfortunately, most math league competitions occur on dates that could involve inclement weather. This is unavoidable, so participants should be aware of the following:
–If school is starting on time, math league starts on time. If school has a delay, math league will have the same delay.
–Just as with regular school, parents have the option of keeping their students home if they are not comfortable with the driving conditions. Math league is not a required event, and there is no penalty for not attending. Student safety is paramount.
–The 7:15 start time allows students the required 30 minutes of work time before school officially starts. The purpose of math league is the contest itself, and all contest rules must be followed. Once the testing begins at 7:15, the testing environment is not interrupted. There is no late admission for any reason.

Parent Survey

Remember when you did this?

Some of you may remember completing a parent survey sent out by the Parent Resource Group. You are invited on Tuesday, Jan. 23rd at 7:00 PM in the Student Life Center to collaborate in a discussion of these results which may impact your investment in your child’s school. Your input is needed, and you will not be disappointed in the time you spend!

Information From Our Grade Schools and Parishes

Friday, February 2

7pm – 10pm  (Doors open at 6:30pm)

  • Form a team of 8 people to answer 10 rounds of 10 trivia questions.  Cash prize awarded to team with highest score.
  • Choose a theme for your team, decorate your table and/or come in costume – prize awarded for best theme!  Bring your own food & drink.
  • Bring $$ for raffle tickets, hints and entries for extra games.

    All proceeds benefit the IHM 8th Grade trip to Washington D.C.  If you have any questions, please contact Susie Hanchar (

Math League Update and Reminders

Congratulations to our leaders at the midway point of our competition! In first place is Brendan Hurley. He is followed closely by Nick Grill and Henry Madden. Tied for third are: John Chai, Elliott DeSanto, Blake Lowe, Isaac Michael, and Olivia Schneider. GREAT JOB! And “thank you” to all of our mathletes for their enthusiastic participation!

Our remaining contest dates are: Jan. 9Feb. 13, and March 27. Competition begins promptly at 7:15 “Cathedral time.”

Please note:
Unfortunately, most math league competitions occur on dates that could involve inclement weather. This is unavoidable, so participants should be aware of the following:
–If school is starting on time, math league starts on time. If school has a delay, math league will have the same delay.
–Just as with regular school, parents have the option of keeping their students home if they are not comfortable with the driving conditions. Math league is not a required event, and there is no penalty for not attending. Student safety is paramount.
–The 7:15 start time allows students the required 30 minutes of work time before school officially starts. The purpose of math league is the contest itself, and all contest rules must be followed. Once the testing begins at 7:15, the testing environment is not interrupted. There is no late admission for any reason.

Technology Reminder:

Please remind your child to stop into the Technology Support Center if they received a new ipad for Christmas and need assistance with installation of the required Filewave. They are welcomed to follow this link and install themselves. Filewave is a management app that allows us to push out any required or recommended app from the school without additional charges and will help us know what IOS update the students are running in their ipads. This is very important for high stakes testing with ipads.  Rolly Landeros will be emailing students a few dedicated Flex dates for Filewave installation. Thank you for your assistance and we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Christian Service Update

Freshman and Sophomore students time sheets are due Monday Jan. 29th. Time sheet must have signatures and a completed evaluation from the agency. This Christmas Break is an opportune time to get hours completed. Junior and Senior Service is due in April.

For more information, please go to or email Shannon Fox at

A Special Thank You

Thank you to all of you Cathedral families for making the annual Faculty/Staff Christmas Brunch very special for the teachers and staff. With all of your generous gift card and cash donations, each teacher and staff member was again able to pick a gift card off the Christmas tree and 23 teachers won fabulous gift basket prizes! Thanks also to all of you parent volunteers who came to help at the brunch and those who baked the fantastically delicious desserts. Thank you also to the National Honor Society candidates who donated baked goods. We appreciate your support for making the luncheon a special time. Merry Christmas!

Peru Trip June 2018

Kim Jammell is organizing a mission trip to Perú for June of this year. She is still trying to nail down dates, but wanted to get the word out to parents before Christmas. The trip will be about $3,000, assuming the airfare is about the same as last year. I will separate it into installments between January and April:
Jan- $1,200 (or actual cost of international flight)
Feb- $500
March- $500
April- $800
There are also special shots needed. We will have a travel doctor come to CHS in April for this. There will be a cost for the shots.

~ Callout meeting in January.
~ Make sure your passport is updated.
~ Email Kim Jammell at if your child is interested in going so she can get him/her on the list before it fills up.

Please contact Kim Jammell if you have any questions.

Christmas Countdown at the Spirit Shop!

We wish you an IRISH Christmas…we’ve got something for everyone on your shopping list!

Spirit Shop hours are 7:30 am – 1:30 p.m. through Friday, December 15. Open Saturday, December 16 9:00 am – Noon and during final exams December 18 – 21 7:30 am – NOON.

Make it a Cathedral Christmas! GO IRISH!

Supporting the Cathedral Fund

The Cathedral High School Advancement department is currently encouraging all alumni, parents and friends to make their tax deductible donation to the Cathedral Fund prior to December 31, 2017. The Cathedral Fund supports the tuition assistance program, academic initiatives, professional development for teachers and additional capital needs that are not fully covered by tuition alone. A gift of any amount goes a long way to ensure our students and teachers have the resources they need to have a transformational experience here at Cathedral High School. It is our hope that we can achieve 100% participation from our parents to support the Cathedral Fund. A gift of any amount will be counted! If you would like to make your tax deductible gift online please visit Any questions, please contact Nick Torres, Director of Major Gifts, / 317-968-7386.

Hockey Games This Weekend

Come support the Irish Hockey Team this weekend!
Friday, 12/15: Game vs Zionsville at 8 PM at Carmel Ice Skadium Rink #2. 
Saturday, 12/16: Game vs Columbus at 6PM at Fairgrounds Pop Weaver Pavilion. 
Sunday, 12/17: Game vs HSE A at 10:30AM at Fishers Fuel Tank. 
They are ranked 4th in the state so far:


Cathedral High School wants to provide information to teachers and parents about a new trend called vaping or Juuling that is impacting teens. It is illegal for anyone under 18 to be in possession of an e-cigarette device or similar device, and no student may be in possession of a device on school property.

~What is vaping or JUULing?
Vaping or JUULing is when an individual uses a device that heats a liquid to generate an aerosol (vapor) the user inhales. Liquids can contain toxic flavored chemicals, nicotine, and/or THC, the active chemical in marijuana. What devices are commonly used for vaping?

Below is a JUUL device to insert Juulpod JUUL charging in a USB port

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What is a Vape Pen?
They are small, pen-sized vaporizers that are designed to fit easily into a pocket or purse. Most of these vaping devices are hardly larger than the average ink pen, usually only a little bit longer. Some newer devices have a wider body, which definitely makes them larger than an ink pen, but they still maintain the same functions and layout as a smaller vape pen.

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While most e-cigarettes rely on pre-filled cartridges to function, pens are among the first devices that will allow you to refill your tank with any vape juice of your choice.  In addition, some vaporizer pens are designed to be used with other media besides vape juice. This added level of autonomy gives you more freedom with flavors, nicotine strength and other factors.  

Cathedral does not allow any of these devices on campus or at allied sites.

If you would like ideas about how to talk to students or children about vaping, please visit  Center for Disease Control.


Drop/Add Second Semester

DROP/ADD for the spring semester will occur from December 4-8 and January 8-12
(conflicts only on January 9)
All drop/add will end at noon on January 12th

As a reminder…
We will not make changes based on resource or teacher requests
Changes will only be made if space is available
Level changes require specific paperwork (available from your counselor) and permission from all parties involved (teacher, parent, counselor, etc…).

See email sent on the 28th by the counseling staff for more information and a link to the drop/add form.

Canned Food Drive Update

I am excited to share with you that due to the efforts of the Student Council, the math department, and our very generous student body, Cathedral was able to contribute over 24,000 cans and nearly $5000 to those in need!  There are a lot of hungry people who will be fed because of to the Cathedral Irish generosity!  Thank you for all you do to help our students live out our Holy Cross values!

SAVE THE DATE – 100 year Gala!

Cathedral High School turns 100 only once, so don’t forget to save the date of September 15, 2018 for our 100 Year Gala.

September 15 happens to be the same night Taylor Swift will be in concert in Indianapolis. At any rate, our 100 Year Gala is an “all hands on deck” event. We are excited to have our teachers and students to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event to celebrate our beloved Cathedral!  Die-hard Taylor fans can catch her the following dates in the Midwest:

June 2 – Chicago, Illinois
June 30 – Louisville, Kentucky
July 7- Columbus, Ohio
July 17 – Cleveland, Ohio
September 8 – Kansas City, Missouri
September 18 – St. Louis, Missouri

Thank you for your dedication and for celebrating this milestone achievement for our beloved Cathedral.

Sophomore Ring Ceremony

Parents of sophomores – the Sophomore Ring Ceremony is Sunday, December 10 at 5 PM in the Welch Activity Center. We will have Mass followed by a brief ceremony in which class rings will be distributed. If your student did not order a ring, they are able to bring another symbolic item to be blessed. If you
plan to bring your own item, please email Mrs. Karen Hovanec ( or Mrs. Rachel Ludington ( to let them know.
We are looking forward to seeing you on December 10 to celebrate this milestone with your family!

Breakfast with Santa

Santa will soon be making his way to Cathedral High School. All are welcome to bring their letters to Santa and enjoy a breakfast with their families. Fun activities, arts & crafts, and games will be provided. This annual event is hosted by the Cathedral Alumni Association. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Cathedral family hope to see you on December 16! Register online
Who: All Cathedral families, friends, alumni (all ages are welcome)
When: December 16, 2017
Where: Cathedral High School, Cafeteria
Time9:00am- 11:00am


Book Signing Event – Leadership Cod

Please see information below to support soccer coach, Whitey Kapsalis, after writing his second book!

Excited to announce 2 Book Signing Events for the release of The Leadership Code.  We hope you can join us. 

Details for both as follows: 

The Leadership Code Book Signing Event:  Whitey Kapsalis, Allison Melangton and Kris Bigelow

Thursday, December 7th 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Barnes and Noble-Carmel

Greyhound Plaza 
14790 Greyhound Plaza
Carmel, IN 46032


The Leadership Code Book Signing Event:  Whitey Kapsalis and Jerry Yeagley

Friday, December 15th 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Barnes and Noble-Bloomington

2813 East 3rd St. 
Bloomington, IN 47408 

India/Ghana Immersion Trips

There is still room on our Immersion Trips! Please contact Katie Lewis as soon as possible if you are interested in your Sophomore, Junior, or Senior attending. Attached are the details. There is also room for parents to attend the immersion trips with their child.
This is a great way for students to meet new people, experience another culture, learn about Holy Cross, and fulfill their service hours for the following year.

Students should fill out THIS FORM if interested in one of the 2018 Holy Cross Immersion Trips.

See Further information below:
Ghana Immersion Trip


The Braun Family

Please continue the keep the Braun family in your prayers.  Kassie Braun’s service/funeral arrangements are listed below.

Viewing – Friday, November 24 – Cathedral High School in the Welch Activity Center from 2 – 6 p.m.

Funeral – Saturday, November 25 –  Holy Spirit Geist at 11 a.m.

Updates will be posted on our webpage at

Blood Drive Nov. 22 at K of C from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m

Chatard High School has challenged Cathedral to help raise the amount of Blood available during the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you can give at this time you are invited to go to the K of C between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Senior Mass – Nov. 29

All seniors students who attend Senior Mass on Wednesday, November 29 will be released to go home once they return to Cathedral by bus.  Seniors will not be expected to return to their classes.  

Spirit Shop Christmas Open House!

Save the date for the annual Spirit Shop Christmas Open House on
SaturdayDecember 2 from 9:00 a.m. – noon.  Be sure to stop in for new arrival Irish wear & gear, perfect for holiday gift giving.

Super sale items, ornaments, holiday decor & Cathedral cheer is sure to bring on the spirit of the season! The Spirit Shop will be open for holiday shopping on Saturday, December 9 & 16 too!

Make it a Cathedral Christmas…GO IRISH!

*Please note: The Spirit Shop will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving break, November 22-26.

Bakers and Volunteers Needed

Making goodies for Christmas? Want to share them with our hardworking Cathedral faculty and staff? Please sign up to bring goodies or to help with setup, serving or cleanup for the Annual Cathedral Christmas Luncheon for the faculty and staff on Thursday, Dec. 7. Please click HERE to sign up.

Contact Jennifer Hofmann at for more information.

Important College Tips from Marian University

Social Media Site Etiquette

Be aware that social media is not just for communicating with friends anymore. Many colleges and employers now choose to review their students’ social media pages. Encourage your student to maintain their social media accounts by switching privacy settings and posting positive content. Social media etiquette is a hot topic right now. Students should consider the suggestions for staying “clean” on the Internet.




Loan Conversation


Completion of the Free Application for Student Aid (FASFA) will reveal the types of loans for which your student qualifies. The different types of loans can be confusing, especially for families who are sending their first student to college. Begin this conversation by exploring more information about student loans.


Financial Aid

Several forms of financial aid exist in order to help your student be funded for their college education. There are academic scholarships, talent-based awards, along with loans, grants, and work-study programs. Visit the Marian University website for a brief description of the types of aid offered for college students.




The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA, must be completed before any student can receive federal financial aid. This process is equally important for students and parents to master. To begin filing your student’s FAFSA, due every year by March 10, or to learn more, visit the Marian University website.



College Choices: Finding the Best Fit


Students often stress about college location, campus life, nearby restaurants, and cool spirit wear apparel when deliberating what school is best for them. College selection is not as black and white as that, however. It is sometimes worth a student compromising or going outside of their comfort zone in order to attend the school that is their best fit. Explore the criteria factored into choosing the best college for your student’s needs.


Pre-College Jitters

If your student seems apprehensive on the topic of college, it may be because they are nervous. Junior and senior years of high school fly by quickly and it is difficult to decide how to plan for college. Making plans on when to call and visit home, knowing available on-campus resources, or getting an idea of what extracurricular activities sound interesting are good places to begin the college discussion. Speak with your student about overcoming pre-college jitters or visit Marian University’s website to discover the services offered at Marian University.


Importance of Letters of Recommendation

College applications, along with scholarship applications, often require letters of recommendation. Have a conversation with your student and suggest they get a head start on this. Mentors, coaches, teachers, youth ministry leaders, and club moderators are all great candidates for writing letters of recommendation. The more they know your student, the better. Having these letters prepared in advance will reduce stress when those deadlines come around.

Join our 2017 National and State Champion Rugby Team

Royal Irish Rugby is a nationally recognized rugby program drawing players from Cathedral and Bishop Chatard. The team is coached by Scott Peterson ‘99 and has won four national championships in the last six years. Come check out the sport of rugby during our fall call out, Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6:30P at the Knights of Columbus on 71st. Also, please stop by our table during next week’s Open House. Follow us on Facebook/RoyalIrishRugby or Instagram/RoyalIrishRugby

If you have any questions, please email

Military Academy Opportunities For Students

United States Naval Academy

Midshipman Mick Rivera will conduct a short presentation and answer questions on the application process to the US NAVAL ACADEMY in Annapolis, MD. The session will take place during Flex on Tuesday, November 21st at 9:55 am in the Baker Board Room. No need to sign up.


The USNA offers a full college scholarship, guaranteed job upon graduation, and is consecutively ranked the #1 Top Public School by US News & World Report. We also have many excellent summer programs & camps, which are available to all current 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th graders.

Special event brought to you by the
United States Naval Academy
in Indiana:

Indianapolis, IN
November 20, 2017

Join us for a USNA Admissions Program to learn about the admissions process for the U.S. Naval Academy, meet midshipmen and talk with USNA Admissions staff.
Full College Scholarship
25 Academic Majors
#1 Public School in the Nation*
Top 5 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs*
Division I Varsity Sports
Exciting Careers Post-Graduation

Contact Kathy Pivonka at if you have any questions.

Poinsettia Sales Benefit Overseas Travel and Programs

The Service Learning Council is selling poinsettias to support overseas mission trips and service initiatives. Plants are $15 each and will be delivered to the R.V. Welch lobby on Friday, November 30. Orders are due by Monday, November 20.  Click HERE for order form and contact Liz Browning with questions.  

Rose Hulman Math and Science Tutoring

Rose-Hulman is once again offering a FREE Homework Hotline! If your student is stumped by a math or science problem, he or she should call 1-877-ASK-ROSE. The hotline is staffed by Rose-Hulman students from 7-10 pm, Sunday-Thursday, during the school year.

Students may also submit questions via email at

Student Christian Service Applications 6 Weeks PAST DUE!

Parents please make sure that your student has submitted their 2017-2018 Christian Service Application. Applications were due September 18th.  Students have received multiple reminders to get their applications in.

Monday, November 6th at 3:30 p.m. students will have 10 hours added to the required hours due if not submitted. Your student received an email Monday informing them of these additional hours if not turned in by end of the school day on Monday, November 6th.

Click HERE for the Application.

Contact Shannon Fox at if you have any questions or concerns.

Register by Nov. 13: Cathedral Mothers’ Club Chicago Bus Trip on Nov. 16

There’s a saying that girls just wanna have fun! That’s why all Cathedral Mothers’ Club members, friends and family are invited to join us on Thursday, Nov. 16 for our annual pre-holiday trip to Chicago for shopping, shows, site seeing, and so much more! There’s no better way to establish lifelong connections than through fun and fellowship. This Mothers’ Club tradition is one you won’t want to miss. But hurry! Reservations must be made by Nov. 13 to reserve your spot! Trip details including cost, times, and how to register can be found on our webpage here. Also, be sure to Like us on Facebook! The Cathedral Mothers’ Club Facebook page is where we’ll post trip updates and other information about upcoming meetings and other events.  You can also follow us on Twitter @cathedralmoms

Please contact Jacque Dall for questions at


Tuesday, Nov. 14 7:00-7:40
Wednesday, Nov. 15 7:30-8:10
Thursday, Nov. 16 7:00-7:40

Please help feed those in need within our community by bringing in canned food on November 14, 15, and 16. (No cans can be accepted after November 16 at 7:40 a.m.

Students who bring in canned goods can:

  • Wear jeans/sweats and Cathedral spirit wear Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving
  • Earn a point for their county
  • Earn Math Extra Credit Important: To earn the Math extra credit, students must bring cans in to the cafeteria during the below times. They must be checked in with a math teacher. You will earn extra credit on your semester exam for the following participation levels:
    • Tuesday, Nov. 14 7:00-7:45
    • Wednesday, Nov. 15 7:30-8:10
    • Thursday, Nov. 16 7:00-7:45
      • For 1% point added to the first-semester exam–20 cans OR $10
      • For 2% points added to the first-semester exam–35 cans OR 15 cans and $10
      • For 3% points added to the first-semester exam–50 cans OR 30 cans and $10

Thank you for your generosity!!!

Early Dismissal for Cathedral’s Open House – November 9

Cathedral’s annual fall Open House will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 9.

As a gentle reminder, we will be on a special schedule on this day and all classes will meet for 25 minutes and we will dismiss at 11:50.

Upcoming 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 has decided to implement a new program that will replace the traditional Valedictorian/Salutatorian model.

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be grandfathered into the Valedictorian/Salutatorian process of Senior Recognition. In this process, the winners of these prestigious awards are determined by the administration.  The criteria used to determine the respective winners are: grade point average, level of courses taken, longevity at Cathedral, and exemplary behavior in and out of the classroom.  Based upon students’ relative achievement in these areas, the valedictorians and salutatorians are chosen.

Starting with the Class of 2021 (this year’s freshman class), Valedictorian/Salutatorian will no longer be recognized. Instead, we will recognize the top 15% of the class as indicated below:

-Highest academic recognition (top 5%) – “Summa Cum Laude”

-Next highest academic recognition (next 5%) – “Magna Cum Laude”

-Final recognition (next 5%) – “Cum Laude”

Students earning these distinctions will be recognized at Commencement. Students from the “Summa Cum Laude” category may apply for the various speaking roles at Commencement.


To determine the students in each category, seventh-semester cumulative GPA’s will be calculated. To be eligible for this academic recognition, a student must have attended Cathedral for at least five semesters at the time of graduation.  Students will be able to take any level of required/elective class they choose, with the understanding that taking a non-honors class could decrease their chances of being recognized in the top 15%. The student also must have exhibited exemplary behavior in and out of the classroom.

Cathedral Parents Book Club

All are welcome to come join the parent book club.
November book club will meet ONLY Wednesday November 15 at Open Society 11:30-1. (Due to Thanksgiving break and Irish Ladies luncheon). We will read the November chapter “Faithful Love”. The chapter is about giving and receiving gifts, and obviously faithfulness to God and others.
For more information contact Lisa Gruber