A glance into the two weeks…

3/16 – No School: Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

3/19 – Day 1

3/20 – Day 2 8:40 start time

3/21 – Day 3 Counties meet

3/22 – Day 4

3/23 – Day 5 8:40 start time

3/26 – Day 6

3/27 – Day 7

3/28 – Day 2 Stations of the Cross 8:20 start time

3/29 – Day 1
*Please note that day 1 and 2 on March 28th and 29th are swapped to accommodate Mass/Stations of the cross  

Click HERE for Flex events and activities

Nationwide School Walk Out

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.  



From the Counseling Office

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.

Information about next year’s Cathedran portraits

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 twillis@gocathedral.com.

Christian Service Deadline News!

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

Volunteer News from St Vincent de Paul!

You MUST be SIGNED UP to volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry!
Parents starting next week if your student is not on the Sign Up Genius list they will be turned away, as they cannot handle more volunteers than those on the sign up. Please be respectful of this process.
St Vincent de Paul is very grateful for volunteers and hates to turn anyone way but it has become an issue of safety with the large numbers showing up trying to complete service hours.

I realize that several of you are finding yourself in a tough spot not having started your hours early enough. You can Volunteer at the StVdeP Distribution Center located at 1201 E. Maryland Indpls 46202. Mr. Jeff Blackwell and be reached at jeffblackwell@att.net . They currently do not have a sign up and it’s first come basis.

Contact Shannon Fox with questions.

Summer School

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.

Prom and Graduation Meeting

The annual prom and graduation meeting will be held on March 22nd at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. All parents are welcome to attend to learn about these two events and get your questions answered first hand!

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week

“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”

“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”

Troy Lewis, a former Indiana Mr. Basketball, was quoted in the Indianapolis Star this past week talking about the importance of never taking any game for granted or blaming a coach for a loss during the NCAA basketball tournament.

“No lead is ever safe. At the end of the day, it’s all about execution. That’s why I never, ever, blame the coaches for anything because I know as a player, I had the control.” (Lewis has been an assistant high school coach the last six years)

I encourage all high school student-athletes to take the same approach. Too many times, regardless of the sport, players, parents, and the general fan base would rather blame the coach for a tough loss during the tournament run instead of holding the athletes accountable, as well.

While great coaches may have some influence in those tough games, it’s really the players that determine the outcome. Don’t be afraid to hold yourself accountable, win or lose.  It’s the right thing to do!

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SAT Prep Class

The final SAT prep class of this school year will begin next Monday, March 12. There is still plenty of spaces left for students to enroll. Class meets on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30. This session will finish April 30, the Monday before the May SAT test date. Students in all grade levels are encouraged to consider the class but this class is an excellent opportunity for sophomore students, especially those currently enrolled in Algebra 2, to get a start on their SAT test prep if they have not already done so.  Click HERE for more information or to find the link to sign up for the class.

Contact Rachel Ludington at rludington@gocathedral.com for questions or concerns.

Junior Women Exploring Engineering at Purdue

The Purdue Women in Engineering Program would like to invite current junior women to a free daylong engineering program called Juniors Exploring Engineering at Purdue (JEEP) on Monday, April 9, 2018. The program is geared toward women in their junior year of high school with an interest in engineering. Interested juniors are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to visit, explore, and research all the facets of engineering! Register online at www.purdue.edu/WIEP under the “Events” tab. Registrations are due by Friday, March 30, and are limited. Contact information: 765-494-3889 or wiep@purdue.edu and www.purdue.edu/WIEP.

Mar. 22 – Paint-n-Sip Moms Night Out!

Need to get out of the house? Come paint, sip, and socialize with the Cathedral Mothers Club on Thursday, Mar. 22 for an evening of fun and fellowship! We’re hosting this event for all CHS moms from 6-9 p.m. in the SLC. But, you don’t have to be a CMC member (or an artist!) to attend. During this instructor-led session with local artist Julie Cranfill, guests will create their personalized angel. Attendees will choose preferred color palette to complement interior décor style and reflect individuality with eye and hair color. Cost: $35 per person (non-refundable advanced payment due by Mar. 19). Make checks payable to: Cathedral Mothers Club. Drop off payment in main office or mail to school. Attention: Cathedral Mothers Club. Drink tickets available for $3 each.
Visit our Facebook page to see artwork and for event updates!
Contact Jacque Dall with questions – jacquelineda@att.net

Indiana Tax Deduction for Dependents Enrolled in Private Schools

While Cathedral High School does not provide any advice regarding personal income tax requirements or filing, we do want to inform parents that IC 6-3-2-22 authorizes taxpayers to claim a $1,000 income tax deduction for each dependent who is enrolled in a private school or who is home schooled in grades K-12 and incurs costs for tuition, fees, computer software, textbooks or school supplies. To claim this credit, you will need to provide your accountant with the following information: Cathedral High School #C700 under the Archdiocese of Indianapolis #9200.

Suicide Prevention

In this issue of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ Safe Environments Newsletter, we learn about suicide prevention. Preventing suicide is a community effort. Yes, it starts with the family, but extends to neighbors, schools, and other organizations. At every level, people heave different roles to perform.  Please review the newsletter on the following link from the Archdiocese.



French Exchange Host Families Needed

We are in need of host families for this year’s French exchange. This will be our 17th year to host students from our sister school in Lyon, France and we need to find host families. The dates for the exchange are April 4th to April 21st. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Mr. Spurgin or Mrs. Darnell at Cathedral High School.

Christian Service Update

Parents of Freshman and Sophomores your students service hours were due on Jan. 29 and time sheets should already have been submitted.

Parents of Sophomore and Juniors your students service hours are due April 23rd. Time sheets must be submitted with all signatures and the evaluation sheet.

Please have a conversation with your student about their service and where they are in the completion process.

Senior Parents your senior must have all 4 years service hours completed to receive their diploma at graduation.

Please contact Shannon Fox with questions – sfox@gocathedral.com

Mar. 2 – Join us! Cathedral Mothers Club Monthly Meeting

All Cathedral moms are invited to attend our monthly Mothers Club meeting. 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 will be posted under Events on the Cathedral Mothers’ Club Facebook page. Check HERE for page updates or email jacquelineda@att.net with questions.

2018 Graduation Details

Please mark you calendars for the following important dates:
Baccalaureate will be held on Saturday, May 19th in Cathedral’s Welch Activity Center at 10 a.m.
Graduation, will be held on Sunday, May 20th at  Old National Centre at 1:00 p.m.
If you have any questions concerning Baccalaureate and/or Graduation, please contact Dr. Tom Greer.

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!  

CONNECT’ – Focuses on Strengthening Families in the Digital Age

“Kirk Cameron, a passionate advocate of marriages and families, has created what may be his most exciting and much-needed project to date, one that aims to enlighten and encourage parents in today’s digitally driven environment.”  DENVER–BUSINESS WIRE

Below is information about a wonderful opportunity that focuses on strengthening families in the digital age with exclusive theatrical event on February 27 and March 1.

Tickets for “Kirk Cameron: CONNECT” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com  or at participating theater box offices.

CLICK HERE to view more details

Frankenstein Discussions in the Media Center

We continue to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, and thanks to Mr. Hibshman, our Physics and Astronomy teacher, we had a fascinating Flex discussion on Wednesday in the library about electricity. Is it possible to reanimate dead body parts? Mr. Hibshman presented cutting edge technological developments that made our hair stand on end – literally & figuratively!
Previous presentations were given by Mr. Gross, Mr. Jeffries, and students Patrick Downey, Jake Hobbs, and Mikey Boyle.

Contact Jenny Herron for further details.  jherron@gocathedral.com

Consider Hosting An International Student

Each year Cathedral High School has the opportunity to host students from various countries. Next year we anticipate having students from China, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland, and this list could grow! But, to make this happen, we need families who are willing to be hosts for a semester or for the full year. This is a wonderful experience that can impact the lives of current students and families as well as the lives of these international students! If you are willing to consider being a host family, you can indicate your interest by visiting www.gocathedral.com/hostfamily. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact Mr. Emery at demery@gocathedral.com or 317-968-7360 also.

May 1: Make Good Decisions Scholarship Application is due

If you haven’t heard, a $1250 scholarship will be awarded to a CHS senior who has been successful in spreading the Make Good Decisions message about the dangers and consequences from underage alcohol use and binge drinking to classmates and in his/her community. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1. Applicants are encouraged to be creative in educating their classmates. Ideas include hosting convocations or school theme days, videos, skits, t-shirt, or poster contests, Make Good Decisions themed sporting events, and more. Applicants must submit an essay of 650 words or less detailing their work, including specifics about community and/or school involvement. Click HERE for project and event planning resources, to request a speaker or to learn more. Students can also talk with their school counselor and to obtain an application.

Speeding in Cathedral’s Parking Lot

Please remind your students to slow down in our parking lot.  It is important that our students and parents are mindful to the fact that things are very busy at the start and end of school.  In order to ensure the safety of our students, it is important that parking lot safety procedures are followed.



Information From Our Grade Schools and Parishes

Family Lenten Dinner at St. Louis de Montfort

Come share in a meal with the St. Louis de Montfort community in Fishers each Friday during Lent. Much more than a Fish Fry, St. Louis de Montfort’s Family Lenten Dinner sponsored by the Knights of Columbus #6923, is a chance for the community to come together to enjoy great food and fellowship. The Lenten Family Dinners feature our Knights Famous Fried Fish and Baked Fish, Pasta with sauces, Cheese Pizza, Salad Bar, French Fries, Breadsticks and Cole Slaw. And brought back by popular demand, enjoy Clam Chowder and Tomato Bisque soup. Dinner starts at 5:30pm and runs to 7:30pm each Friday night during Lent at St. Louis de Montfort’s Craig Willy Hall. Dinner prices are $9 per Adult, $4 per child (3-12 years old), kids under 3 eat free, and with a $33 Family maximum. St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church is located at 11441 Hague Road in Fishers. Visit http://www.kofc6923.org for more details and Parish service hours opportunities.

Cross & Light Broadway Musical

The Cross & Light is an international, critically acclaimed, Broadway-caliber musical and video surround experience coming to St. Malachy Church in Brownsburg, Feb 23rd-25th!  From the incredible talent to the lights, sound, and projection technology, students and families can experience the story of Christ’s Passion, Resurrection, and the Coming of the Holy Spirit in an entirely new way.  Modern musical theater emotionally engages people in the story of who Jesus is, what he did for us, and how He calls us to live.  All are welcome to enjoy this incredible production!!  For more information, showtimes, and a preview of the show, visit CrossandLight.org/stmalachy.  Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 317-852-3195 x7009.  Discounts are available for group purchases of 20 or more tickets.

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On March 20, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:00 at Fishers High School there will be a presentation and discussion on the trends in our youth’s mental health.

Click HERE to register and learn more information.

Your CHS Dads Club Now Accepting New Members

Attention Cathedral Dads!
Would you like to get in on the ground floor of Cathedral’s newest tradition? Your CHS Dads Club is just getting started, and it’s going to be a great new way for Dads to plug into our awesome Cathedral community!
So, bring your ideas and join me for our historic first meeting on Tuesday, February 20, at 7pm, at the Blind Owl Brewery, 5014 E 62nd Street and Binford Boulevard.
RSVP via email to dadsclub@gocathedral.com
Your Cathedral Dads Club
Mostly fun and games and bacon.


Attention Seniors and Parents! Your Herff Jones Representatives will be back for a last chance graduation order session on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during all lunch periods in the cafe. Please see the Herff Jones Representatives to order your cap, gown, and tassel unit. In order to participate in graduation you must place your order. If you have questions, please call 317-244-2412.

National Honor Society Applications

All eligible juniors and seniors (GPA at or above 3.6) have received an NHS application packet from their math teachers. Any student who has questions (or believes he should have received a packet and didn’t) should see Mrs. Ford or Herr Payne ASAP. The application packet contains all pertinent information, including the deadline.

2018 Black History Month Program

The Black History Month Program will be held in the Student Life Center!

February 8th

Keynote speaker: Jon Jeter ’83

Click HERE to register online!

2017 Black History Month Program

Safety and Privacy Reminders

Please know the safety and privacy of our Cathedral community are of the utmost importance. To that end, please remember that parents, students, and staff are strictly forbidden to give out addresses, phone numbers, and names that are published in our Blue Book.

Page 5 of the Blue Book, states:

The contents of this Student Handbook and Directory are for use by the parents, students, and staff of Cathedral High School. Using names, addresses, and/or phone numbers from this publication is strictly forbidden and may result in legal action. Parents who receive solicitation should notify the school administration.
Thank you in advance for preserving the privacy of our Cathedral family.  Any questions about this policy can be directed to me.

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 twillis@gocathedral.com.

College Entrance Testing Accommodations’ applications for parents of LRC juniors

If you wish for your student to be considered for accommodations on the spring ACT or SAT, please see the directions listed under resources for Marcia Reynolds web page.

Marcia will be at Parent Teacher conferences on February 6th if you have questions about test accommodations’ application, timetable, etc.  Her table is at the end of the alphabetical arrangement in the Welch Activity Center.

Please stop by if she can help with anything concerning your Learning Resource Center student.

Spirit Shop News!

Beat the winter blues with a visit to the Spirit Shop for a winter warm up!  Snowman Sale: All shelf sitter snowmen are now 50% off, and selected apparel items at significant savings!
Shop regular school days 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Save the date for Evening Shopping ~ Tuesday, February 6  5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Parent-Teacher Conferences).

Stock up for Winterfest Week!   Shop Cathedral, GO IRISH!

Feb. 2 – Cathedral Mothers Club Monthly Meeting

All Cathedral moms are invited to attend our monthly Mothers Club meeting. The meeting will be held from 8 – 9:30 a.m. in Cathedral’s Baker Board Room. If you can’t attend in person, join us by phone. 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 jacquelineda@att.net with questions.

ShamrAuction Volunteers Needed!

ShamrAuction time is here and we are pleased to share that the 41st annual ShamrAuction has already SOLD OUT! On February 24th, our beloved hill will be alive with the sound of ShamrAuction as Cathedral transforms to celebrate Oktoberfest.

We need you! ShamrAuction counts on over 200 volunteers over the course of several days to make the event a success! The evening would not be possible without the generosity of Cathedral’s families and friends. To see volunteer opportunities and sign up, please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49aeae29a5fc1-cathedral.

Contact Kati O’Brien for questions or concerns kobrien@gocathedral.com


Attention Seniors and Parents! Your Herff Jones representatives will be available for Graduation orders on Tuesday, Jan. 30 & Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 during all lunches in the cafe, and after school in the Welch Activity Center until 7:00 p.m. both evenings.

Contact Joel Stacey with questions – jsstacey@herffjones.com


On Monday, Feb. 5 at 6:p.m. Cathedral is sponsoring “SCREENAGERS”.  This is an excellent screening/discussion that is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize the harmful effects and find balance.  SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.”  This screening will be here in our Auditorium and is open to our Cathedral family and friends at no cost.

Parent-Teacher Conferences – Tuesday, February 6th

Please join us for Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 from 5:00 pm- 7:00 p.m. Student’s schedules will be distributed via email by the end of the day on Monday, February 5th. Teachers and guidance counselors will be readily available in both the Welch Activity Center, Cafeteria and Guidance area to discuss your student’s progress, answer any questions, and discuss concerns you may have. Please note that teachers will be limited to 5-minute rotations per parent(s). Should a longer meeting be necessary, teachers can schedule these during the 5 minute meeting time on Tuesday. For any questions or concerns, please contact Laine Hughes at ljhughes@gocathedral.com or by phone at (317) 968-6324.

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