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!
As we draw closer to graduation, please remember that all important senior information is posted on our website at https://www.gocathedral.com/page.cfm?p=3596
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tom Greer.
5/18 – IB and AP exams, Sr. Finals, Altered Irish 500 Assembly Schedule
– 7:50 Arrival time
5/21 – Long Block Schedule – 7:50 Arrival time
5/22 – Alpha and Period A Final Exams – Exams end at 11:15
5/23 – Period B and C Final Exams – Exams end at 11:15
5/24 – Period D and E Final Exams – Exams end at 11:15
5/25 – Period F and G Final Exam – Exams end at 11:15
*Summer school begins June 4
Click HERE for Flex events and activities
The Cathedral broadcasting team will be live-streaming the Irish 500 using this link (http://www.gocathedral.com/ir
As many of you know, Kassandra “Kassie” Braun ’17 tragically passed away in November. Kassie began serving her community and giving back at a young age. Her dream was to assist with the development of future leaders at home and around the globe. It is in this spirit that those who loved Kassie announce the “1st Annual KassieKares Sip. Bark. Repeat.” event at Daniel’s Family Vineyard and Winery on Sunday, June 3 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. The farm is located in McCordsville. Advance tickets are available. Suggested donation for entrance with one leashed dog is $10. Just go to DanielsVineyard.com for more information. Thanks to the Braun family, Cathedral is one of the beneficiaries of this fundraiser.
All Class of 2018 graduates and their families are invited to join the Cathedral Mothers Club for a casual reception in the cafeteria immediately following the Baccalaureate Mass on May 19. Light refreshments will be served. Please check our Facebook page for updates. We hope you’ll stop by!
The Cathedral Mothers Club is in great need of parents to help with a reception being planned for the Class of 2018 and their families immediately following the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 19. There are a number of open volunteer spots including set up on Friday, May 18 and on the day of the reception. Most positions only require a couple of hours. If you’re free, please sign up HERE.
Contact Colleen Burns at email@example.com for further information.
Cathedral has made some Important changes to the 2018-2019 Christian Service Requirements to help your in your child’s growth of becoming a Servant Leader. Click HERE to view Christian Service Guidelines for the 2018-2019 school year. The changes are highlighted in yellow.
The Biggest changes to be aware of are:
1. The service application will be electronically submitted by Friday September 28, 2019. All students must submit an application for approval. Campus Ministry has the right to deny any agency they feel does not follow the requirements. You will receive an email if this is the case and offer assistance to find an agency that meets requirements.
2. You will be using the MobileServe a geotracking APP to record your service hours. You will receive an email with more information soon with instruction how to download the APP and use.
3. Students that have not completed all past due service hours will not be eligible to start classes the coming school year until requirements have been met with documentation.
4. Seniors not having completed all service requirements will not walk graduation nor receive their diploma until requirements have been met with documentation.
You will still be choosing ONE agency to volunteer with, however, occasionally Cathedral may post an opportunity for agencies we partner with for special events. Students can respond to for additional hours to be used for your required hours (up to 25% of your total hours for that years requirements). Any hours above the required 25% will be recorded as extra hours above and beyond your required hours with your agency of choice.
Click HERE to view application.
Moms and dads, family and friends, make your mornings stress free getting your children to and from Summer School and workouts! Chick-Fil-A breakfast sandwiches with a drink and lunch sandwiches will be served. Please consider supporting the Boys Basketball Program. See attached PDF information sheet and pre-order form for details. Summer is almost here!!
Contact Robin Hensley for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Guatemalan Exchange is one of the great experiences that Cathedral World Languages offers. A student from Guatemala will come stay with your family from October 16 through December 19. These kids fit in great with our Cathedral families! The Faces and Our Cultures Organization really screens and prepares their students for their trip to the US. This is a very fun, beneficial cultural exchange and a great opportunity for your kids! You don’t want to have FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).
Click on this link to read more details
Contact Kim Jamell email@example.com with questions
You recently received an e-mail from your student’s counselor with information about a needs assessment the counseling department is conducting. This information is repeated below.
The counseling department is conducting a needs assessment to evaluate what we are currently doing and where we can grow so that we can reach our targets in social/emotional, academic, and college/career development for ALL students. We have created a needs assessment for teachers, parents and students. Your students are being asked to complete the survey in their Theology classes. These needs assessments will allow us to collect data so we can identify problems, solutions and appropriate interventions. The school counseling department will be using this data to create comprehensive programs designed to meet the needs of all students and activities for the 2018-19 school year.
This survey is anonymous as no personal identification is required. We ask for your participation in this survey because we value your feedback. We would appreciate your honest responses. We want to hear from YOU! This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and we value your honest feedback. Thank You! Please click below to proceed with completing the brief survey.
As Netflix prepares to air the second season of 13 Reason’s Why on Friday, this article summarizes steps you can take as a parent to either have a conversation about the subject matter or prevent your child from seeing it.
Please contact your child’s counselor with questions or concerns.
Summer schedules are filling up, but I wanted to let you know about a camp taking place on Butler’s campus this summer; your son or daughter may be interested in Student Leadership The Butler Way: College, Career, Community, You from July 9-12, 2018. This conference is an exciting opportunity for young leaders in high schools to learn how to implement The Butler Way into their personal lives, school experiences, and communities. Through interactive team-building activities, guest speakers, and collaborative conversations, each student will walk away knowing the importance of passion, servanthood, unity, thankfulness, and humility in leading others.
At the completion of the conference, each team will create a School-Based and/or Community-Based Goal Action Plan to submit to the College of Education. Upon review, Butler University’s College of Education will award a Butler Youth Service Award to one action plan developed after the conference.
The cost is $195 per student and covers instructional costs, a t-shirt, lunch, and all materials.
The conference will run from 9am-4pm Monday through Thursday.
Visit the website for online registration and more information:
Please contact Cindy Smith at (317) 940-8464 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions!
Author and Pastor Charles Swindoll was quoted as saying “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”
Stop and think about this for a moment. Life is a series of adjustments and reactions. How do you react to a failure or coming up short of your goals, or not getting what you want? Just as important, how do you react to success and achieving your goals? Can you move forward with humility and get ready for your next challenge?
So the next time you are dealt a difficult hand or face an uphill challenge, how will you react? Will you whine and cry about it, or will you make the best of a difficult situation? Experience tells me that you are going to be challenged many more times than you will ever be rewarded!
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The Cathedral Mothers’ Club is holding a year-end Used Uniform Sale. The sale will take place on Thursday, May 17 from 3 – 6 p.m. in the WAC lobby. We’ll have gently used khakis, polos, sweatshirts, P.E. clothes, and spirit wear. Most items are $5; sweatshirts are $10. CASH or CHECK ONLY. Proceeds from the sale help fund our annual Teachers Grants program. Please be sure to share this information with incoming families who may be in need of uniforms for summer school. We also have plans for another sale in August during Freshman orientation. Check out our Facebook page for sale details and updates on all CMC activities.
Also, if you are unsure of what to do with uniforms that you will not longer use, please consider donating to the Cathedral’s mothers club.
With the new concern of JUUL’S and Vaping being readily available to students and and are often seen in schools, a kind donor has purchased home nicotine testing kits for anyone that would like to test their children at home. Experts agree that Nicotine is highly addictive and dangerous. If you are worried that your child may be using a form of E-cigarettes and you would like a testing kit, please contact Kathy Saum in the front office.
Attn: All Cathedral Dads!
The fourth monthly meeting of your CHS Dads Club is scheduled for May 24th at 7 p.m. at George’s Neighborhood Grill! There is lots to discuss and we look forward to seeing you there!
Please email email@example.com with more questions.
All students participating in athletics at Cathedral must have the following completed and on file in the athletic office prior to participating in pre-season conditioning, open field or open gym;
- IHSAA physical form. All pages must be completed and signed by student and parent/guardian. The physical must be performed after April 1, 2018 by a physician with an unlimited license to practice, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
- 2018-2019 Cathedral Consent/Release form. Must be completed and signed by parent/guardian.
- Community Health Network athletic consents and authorization form. Must be completed and signed by parent/guardian.
These forms are available by clicking HERE.
Mark you calendars for the May Cathedral Dad’s Day Breakfast on Friday, May 11.
We are group of Cathedral fathers who value our single greatest wealth…our teenage daughters and sons.
Come have breakfast on Friday, 5/11/18 at 6:30 AM. The cost is $15 per father and child.
Sponsored by the Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center, the retreat will be held on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus on July 8 – 12, 2018. The participants will stay in residence halls and will interact with camp counselors (some of which are Chatard/Cathedral alumni) who are students at the Krannert School of Management. A team of Krannert professors will lead interactive, hands-on sessions while counselors give tours of campus and share their experiences.
Enrollment is selective. In order to be considered, students will complete an online application and submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer and an official grade transcript. There is no cost to attend the retreat, other than transportation to and from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and incidental expenses. Housing, meals and program costs are covered within the program.
More information is available on our website: http://www.krannert.p
The online application can be found here: http://bit.ly/2EM9E6G
We look forward to welcoming all of our current students in grades 9-11 back to Cathedral for the upcoming year! Re-enrollment for 2018-2019 will begin on Monday, April 23, and will continue through Friday, May 11.
On April 23, the Enrollment Management Office will be emailing families with a link to begin the re-enrollment process. In the meantime, information is available at www.gocathedral.com/re-enrollment.
When you re-enroll, you will pay a re-enrollment deposit of $1,000. This is an advance payment toward your child’s 2018-2019 tuition. Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year has been set at $15,765, and there is a student activity fee of $525. As in recent years, families will have four payment options available:
- One lump sum paid on or before July 1 directly to Cathedral High School, or through the Student Account Center with Tuition Management Services (TMS), or
- Two equal payments (July and January) via Tuition Management Systems*, or
- Quarterly payments (July, October, January, April) via Tuition Management Systems*, or
- 10 monthly payments (July-April) via Tuition Management Systems*
* Please note that there is a $200 service charge (with no interest) for families, regardless of payment plan selected, who have a balance $500.00 or more as of September 1, 2018.
For more information about payment plans and options, please contact Jean Harris in the Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 968-7312.
For assistance with re-enrollment, or to make an appointment to re-enroll live from Cathedral, contact the Enrollment Management Office at email@example.com or (317) 968-7370.
Please note that the Spirit Shop will be open during regular school days from
7:30 am -1:30 pm through Monday, May 21.
Hours during Final Exam days May 22 – 25 will be 7:30 am – noon.
The Spirit Shop will be CLOSED the week of May 28 and open for the beginning of Summer School on June 4, 5 and 6 from 7:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Get your IRISH on for summer fun, comfort and style! GO IRISH!!!
As the 2017-2018 school year starts to unwind, we’re beginning to wrap things up, too! All Cathedral moms are invited to attend our last monthly Mothers Club meeting for this school year. The meeting will be held from 8 – 9:30 a.m. in Cathedral’s Baker Board Room. If you can’t attend in person, that’s okay. Dial-in: 1-888-296-6828, at prompt enter 676172. The full agenda can be found under Events on the Cathedral Mothers’ Club Facebook page. Click HERE or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- It identifies your child’s plans for next year
- It indicates where a final transcript needs to be sent in June
- Allows for data collection of all decisions (admit, deny, waitlist, etc…) for each student
- Determines what information goes into the graduation program. The graduation program will list post-secondary plans (college name, gap year, military, etc…) and what schools awarded money (merit, leadership, service, athletic). Need-based money is not included.
The Pacific Institute is accepting participants to join a 2 day workshop to learn techniques to become a better leader. The workshop will be held on June 11 and 12 from 8:30AM – 2:00PM on Cathedral’s campus. Click HERE to view more information and print a form to register. A maximum of 35 participants will be accepted, so please turn your form in asap.
Contact Tom Greer with questions.
If interested in a Summer Mission there will be a small group traveling to Spencer Indiana Tuesday May 29th thru Friday June 1. The group will be staying a Cathedral Alumni Bridget Mooney ’93 McIntyre’s retreat camp. Service will be at various outreaches in the Bloomington area servicing the poor. Cost of trip is $295. We will be taking 20 students on a first come basis. Contact Mrs. Fox if interested at email@example.com.
All parents are invited.
Friday, April 27 Lunch at George’s Neighborhood Grill at 6935 Lake Plaza Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
The April chapter is titled “Watered Gardens” in the book May I have This Dance? by Joyce Rupp. We will discuss what challenges us to grow: to put aside our inner voices and get going. Where have you been open? Where have you been closed? Make a list of these situations. Ponder the 2 lists. What do they tell you about your inner life? Stagnate, Tired or on Fire. Come share, enjoy fellowship and lunch. Contact Lisa ruber – firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-506-8703.
Below is a list of the upcoming senior retreats for next year. These retreats are attended by 90% to 95% of the senior class, Christian Awakenings help seniors to explore where they are with their faith life and helps to develop a further sense of community with their classmates. This is particularly important as they enter their post high school years. Juniors were given the opportunity to register for their preference during their theology classes and are still able to sign up or transfer between retreats if needed.
For the first time we are offering a senior retreat during the month of June. We are doing this to allow students more flexibility with their busy schedules so that they will not have make up any of the school work that accumulates with missing 3 full days of school. If you and your seniors decide that June is the best option for them please have them stop by campus ministry and let us know so we can either register them for retreat or transfer them from the current one they are placed on. Please encourage your juniors to sign up for retreat as soon as possible to help ensure they get their preference. To learn more information about senior retreat, register online, or pay for retreat go to
# 1 Tuesday, June 19th – Friday, June 22nd
# 2 Tuesday, September 4th – Friday, September 7th
#3 Tuesday, November 13th – Friday, November 16th
# 4 Tuesday, January 22nd – Friday January 25th
# 5 Monday, February 18th – Thursday February 21st (Friday is off)
#6 Tuesday, March 19th – Friday March 22nd
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Campus Ministry,
Charlene A. Witka
Director of Campus Ministry
Mark D. Berghoff
Assistant Campus Minister
Please be aware of a unique cultural event coming up April 19-22. Cultural Journey: Mexico is a celebration of Mexican cinema, cuisine, music, and culture.
General admission tickets are still on sale, starting at $12
When: April 19-22, 2018
Where: Indiana Historical Society, 450 W Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Click here for more information.
April showers mean we have new umbrellas, rain jackets and ponchos to keep you warm and dry! Prepare for Spring Break with tropical tees (hot pink, ocean blue or Irish green), Cathedral Beach Towels, Water Bottles and new arrival Caps and Visors! Save the date for our April evening shopping on Tuesday, April 24, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. SHOP CATHEDRAL, GO IRISH!!!
Your CHS Dads Club is off to a great start and has MOVED our International Headquarters to George’s Neighborhood Grill!
6935 Lake Plaza Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46220
See you at our next meeting 7PM on Thursday, April 19th! Please RSVP to email@example.com
NOTE: Of course ALL CHS staff and faculty are welcome!
Courtney Graham, a 2014 Cathedral graduate, has asked for our help as she is conducting a School to Home Communication Case Study of a Private High School from the Midwest. Courtney will also share results with Cathedral in order for us to find communication areas in which we can improve upon! Please consider participating in the quick survey below by Friday, April 6th .
We are asking for your cooperation during parent pick up in the afternoon. Please do not stop on the hill to pick up your students. While it may seem like an easy solution to have your student walk down the sidewalk and meet you on the hill, it has become very dangerous for the students and worrisome to others in the traffic line. Stopping on the hill and then making a u-turn to exit the line is very dangerous as cars are exiting campus down the hill. Stopping on the hill waiting for your student causes a back up in traffic both on campus and out onto 56th street. We are requesting that you please pull all the way up to the parking lots to pick up your students. Thank you in advance for helping us keep our students safe!
The Cathedral Football team has opened a “Cathedral Football Spirit Wear Store”. This store will be open until April 9th. Everything ordered through this store will be shipped directly to your home. This store will be open only a couple times during the year. Take advantage of this opportunity now. Cathedral Spirit Wear Store Link
Attention Seniors & Parents! Your Herff Jones Representatives will be available for Announcements and Keepsakes delivery on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 during all lunches in the cafe. Please see the Herff Jones representatives to pick up your items.
Due Senior Mass on May 4th, we with be on a block schedule on May 3rd and 4th. Please note that May 3rd will be an 8:40 start and May 4th will be an 7:50 start. All classes will meet on these two days for 75 minutes.
Thursday, May 3rd
PP: 8:40 – 8:45
Alpha: 8:45 – 10:00
Flex: 10:05 – 10:30
A: 10:35 – 11:50
B/L: 11:55 – 1:40
C: 1:45 – 3:10
Friday, May 4th
PP: 7:50 – 7:55
D: 7:55 – 9:10
E: 9:15 – 10:30
Senior Mass: 10:35 – 12:05
F/L 12:10 – 1:50
G: 1:55 – 3:10
Hillcrest Country Club is hosting a meeting on Sunday night, March 25th for boys and girls who are 7th graders and older who may be interested in a job this summer as a golf caddie. The meeting will take place in the Avalon Ballroom from 7pm-8pm. Click the link below for more information.
hillcrest caddie call out flyer
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish is sponsoring a talk by one of their physician parishioners to educate parents about teen alcohol/drug abuse. The talk is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the church, 4600 N. Illinois Street. The talk is free and all are invited.
Registration for summer school is open now through Monday, March 26, 2018. Summer school will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 29. Two sessions will be offered – the morning session will begin at 8 am and conclude at 11:30 am, and the afternoon session will begin at 12 pm and conclude at 3:30 pm. Click HERE for more summer school information. Payment for summer school is due at the time of registration.
The yearbook portrait schedule for the 2018-2019 school year has been tentatively determined. Unlike in years past, seniors will be photographed at school rather than at a portrait studio. Yearbook portraits for all four grades will be taken on Aug. 22 or Aug. 23, depending on when a student’s theology class meets. Parents are asked to avoid making appointments on these dates. Questions may be addressed to the yearbook faculty moderator, Tony Willis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, March 14, some of our students participated in the National Walkout. Click this Facebook link to view a glimpse of how Cathedral High School remembered the 17 victims of the Parkland school shooting. We are very proud of these students who were inspired by their faith to express themselves in such a positive way.
We still have a few weeks of our individual meetings with students to go over schedules, but please note the changes in our scheduling and drop/add policies. We will conclude our final scheduling meetings by April 5th. During the week of May 7th, we will allow any final adjustments to schedule requests. Follow this link to view the schedule change policy.
We have one opening for the spring mission trip, April 7-14. If interested, email Shannon Fox email@example.com
Freshman & sophomores students CS hour time sheets were due on Jan. 29th. We have several students in both grades with late service at this point.
Junior and senior Christian Service hours are due on April 23rd. I’ve reminded then Holy week of several Archdiocesan agencies are closed the week of Easter.
For more information contact Shannon Fox