Back to School Hours and Info from the Spirit Shop!

Stop in and stock up during Back-to-School hours listed below:

Wednesday, August 1    8 am – noon
Thursday, August 2        3 pm – 7 pm
Friday,  August 3            9 am – noon
Sunday, August 5          3 pm – 6 pm (New Family Orientation)
Monday, August 6         Noon – 5 pm
Tuesday. August 7        4 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday, August      7:30 am – 4 pm
Thursday, August 9       7:30 am – 1:30 pm (First Day of School)
Friday, August 10          7:30 am – 1:30 pm (Regular Shop Hours)
Uniform apparel (polo shirts and uniform sweatshirts) may be purchased online.  Select LOCAL PICK-UP and receive a gift with purchase!  Your order will be ready in store on August 1!

Shop Cathedral, Go IRISH!   Happy Summer from the Spirit Shop!

Irish Parent Ambassador (IPA) program

Our parents are our best resources. No one tells Cathedral’s story better. Our Enrollment Management Team needs interested parents to help us spread our message through our Irish Parent Ambassador (IPA) program. We need parents to help in their parishes, schools and communities. Some parents might like to lead campus tours, call interested parents to answer questions, or volunteer in the Enrollment Management Office. Others might help tell our story by mentoring a new family or answering questions at a Parent Information Night/Coffee. If you are interested in becoming an IPA, sign up online at https://goo.gl/forms/c6mX9y3LrMWfswwD2 and complete a brief bio at https://goo.gl/forms/qnMjZFqnwIV2mukE3.

If you have questions or want more information, please contact Beth Wissler, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management, at ewissler@gocathedral.com or 317-968-7353. Thanks in advance for helping tell the Cathedral story!

Help Cathedral Celebrate our Teachers and Staff

To honor our 100th year, we’ll be hosting a “back to school” 100 year party for all Cathedral teachers and staff on Saturday, August 11th. Our teachers and staff commit so much time, love and energy to our students and we wanted to take a moment to honor them in a special way knowing that they will be helping, volunteering, attending etc. during many of the Centennial weekend festivities in September 2018.
It is my hope that all teachers and staff who attend the kickoff party will leave with a door prize. That’s where we need your help! If you can donate gift cards, event tickets, experiences, vacation homes etc. we would like for every teacher and staff member in attendance to walk away with at least one door prize. If you are willing to donate these door prizes and/or help secure these door prizes please contact Michelle Taylor mtaylor@gocathedral.com. Please note, we are not asking for cash donations for the kickoff party and would ask that any assistance you provide for this special event does not jeopardize your support of other Cathedral events including our annual ShamrAuction.
Please bring donated items to the Cathedral High School Event Office by July 31st. Thank you for helping us honor the individuals who make the Cathedral experience possible — and extra special!

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.

Happy Summer from the Spirit Shop!

Just a reminder that the Spirit Shop is closed for the summer and will reopen on Wednesday, August 1 for the 2018-2019 school year. Online orders for “shipping” placed throughout the summer will be processed on a weekly basis if the items are in stock. In store “pick up” orders will be processed and available on or after August 1.  All students are required to be in school uniform on the first day of school, Thursday, August 9. Have a fun and safe summer! GO IRISH!!!

Summer Reading

Cathedral High School’s English department promotes reading as a year-round activity. We are excited to share the 2018-19 summer reading list which supports the Holy Cross core value of Integrity.

The texts listed have been selected by the English department and should be read thoughtfully.  Each grade/academic level is listed below.  Our different courses have some differences in requirements.  The summer reading entries are due Friday, August 10, 2018. You must have the journal entries completed, printed, and available on your iPads. These instructions follow the school-wide reading list below.

For more information, please visit  www.gocathedral.com/summerreading.  If you have any questions or problems, please contact Liz Browning at lbrowning@gocathedral.com or Kathy Keyes at kkeyes@gocathedral.com, English department co-chairs.

Cheerleader Mattress Sale!

SAVE THE DATE!  Sunday, September 16th, 10:00-5:00 pm

The Cathedral Cheerleaders will be hosting a Mattress Fundraiser!

Do you need a new mattress?  Does your college student or recent graduate need a new mattress?  What about your lake house…need a new mattress or two?

Please support the Cathedral Cheerleaders by purchasing your mattress at the Cathedral Mattress Fundraiser.  We are working with a very established and reputable company who can save you up to 50% on your mattress purchase.  You will find the same name brands you find in local stores (Simmons, Beautyrest, etc.), and all sizes of mattresses.  They offer firm, soft, pillow-top, orthopedic, memory foam, etc., full factory warranties, layaway and delivery!

If you need a mattress, please come visit the temporary showroom in the Cathedral Main Gym (WAC) on September 16th.  If you need a mattress sooner than September 16, we can still help you!  

Please contact Denise Tull at (317) 440-7203 or denisetull@sbcglobal.net

Or Visit Facebook at Custom Fundraising Solutions Indianapolis for more details.

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Urgent Need for Host Families For Two Returning Students from China for the 2018-2019 School Year

We are looking for host families for two returning Chinese students for next year! This is an excellent opportunity for your family to share your culture and traditions while learning about Chinese culture from students who already know and love Cathedral.

Yiheng (Henry) will be a junior. His true passion is conducting science and physics experiments. He would love to be in a home where he can do some experiments, or at least be with a family that shares a love of science!

Yonglin (Angel) will be a senior, and she is involved in speech and debate among other things. She would love to be in a home with a current Cathedral student if at all possible!

But we need your help! If you are interested in hosting, please email Duane Emery at demery@gocathedral.com, or call him at 317-968-7360. Or if you know someone who would be an awesome host family, share this information with them!

Not that this should drive the decision, but host families do receive a hosting allowance of $700 per month also!

A Message from Cathedral’s Child Care Director

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for your generous donations in getting our new child center, Irish Blessings, up and running. When I drove up to Cunningham Tuesday afternoon I was blown away by what all was dropped off.

We are still building up our library area. If you have any children books you are willing to part with, you are welcome to bring those by. I’m so thankful to be joining a community that truly comes together to make things possible!

Please email jruff@gocathedral.com if you  still have donations you would like to drop off.

Irish Blessings,

Jamie Ruff

Math League 2018-19

The 2018-19 Math League season will kick off with a tailgate celebration at 6:45 am on October 16. The actual competition begins at 7:15 am. Other math league dates for the year are November 13December 11January 8February 12, and March 19, and each of these contests will begin promptly at 7:15.

Students will be notified of the registration dates by their math teachers. The fee will be $4. Students may not participate if they have not registered during the official registration period.

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.

Early Admission Now Available to 8th Grade Applicants!

Cathedral High School is excited to announce that for the first time we are offering families the chance to apply for admission via our new Early Admission process! Early Admission at Cathedral will allow families of 8th graders to apply for admission by October 1 and receive an admission decision the week of Thanksgiving!

More details, including a list of FAQs and a link to go online and start an application for admission, are available at www.gocathedral.com/earlyadmission. This might be useful information for your family, but please help us spread the word in your parish/church, school, neighborhood, and more!

 

2018 Guatemalan Exchange

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 kjamell@gocathedral.com with questions

EXCITING NEWS ABOUT LANGUAGE SUPPORT PROGRAM AND LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

We are excited to  share some news about the leadership of the Language Support Program and the Learning Resource Center at Cathedral High School!

New Director of LSP

As you might have read in a recent parent newsletter, longtime LSP director Marcia Reynolds has retired from Cathedral High School and thus no longer will serve as director of the program. After extensive consideration, we are excited to share that Mr. Brian Gross, who has taught and will continue to teach Latin within the Language Support Program, has been named Director of Language Support. In this role he will support students and families by doing things like the following:

  • Managing students’ accommodations eligibility for Department of Education and college entrance testing and Cathedral course assessments
  • Assisting families and college advisors with the college search and admissions process
  • Providing students with opportunities for enhancing academic success and holistic growth in partnership with the Learning Resource Center and testing accommodations, as well as teacher consultation

Mr. Gross studied Greek and Latin in his undergraduate program at Butler University and returned while teaching for his Master’s of Effective Teaching and Leadership. During his program, Brian wrote his thesis on the effects of writing in a foreign language on students with learning differences. In his five years at Cathedral High School, Brian has worked in the Language Support Program, teaching Latin and helping to design an appropriate world language curriculum for students with language-based learning differences.

In addition to Mr. Gross teaching LSP Latin courses, other faculty within the Language Support Program include:

  • Dana Van Deuren, who teaches English 9 LSP and Composition 9 LSP
  • Ashley Hill, who will be new to LSP and will teach English 10 LSP and Composition 10 LSP
  • Nick Lyons, who teaches English 11 LSP IB and English 12 LSP IB

New Director of Learning Resource Center

With the departure of Mrs. Reynolds, we are excited to announce that Mrs. Sheila Roberts has been named full-time Director of the Learning Resource Center. The LRC is a physical space in Loretto Hall and is a program designed to help meet the needs of students who have diagnosed academic needs. LRC services include a space to work independently, and access to a full-time director and/or other staff who can teach strategies and monitor organization skills, grades, etc. Another service is our testing room for extended time on course quizzes and tests. To learn more about the Learning Resource Center, visit gocathedral.com/lrc.

Mrs. Roberts is a graduate of St. Luke Catholic School, Bishop Chatard High School, and Indiana University. At Indiana she majored in Art Therapy, specializing in Studio Art and Psychology. After a few years as an Applied Behavioral Therapist to children with Autism in clinical and school-based settings, she became Upper School Learning Support Specialist at The Emery/Weiner School in Houston, Texas. During her five years at Emery, she served hundreds of students with a wide variety of learning differences.

Meeting the New Directors and Seeing the Learning Resource Center

We invite all incoming and returning LSP families to meet these new leaders–Mr. Gross and Mrs. Roberts–plus additional Cathedral staff at two upcoming open houses for these programs. These gatherings will begin at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. next Tuesday, June 12, in the Learning Resource Center in Loretto Hall. You do not need to RSVP, but we hope to see you on campus at one of these times to learn more about the exciting changes and continued excellence of these two programs!

We are excited about the continued excellence of the Language Support Program and the Learning Resource Center. We also are anticipating many enhanced services of the Learning Resource Center, which staff will share at the open houses on June 12 and in future communication!

Technology iPad information for New Students

A big welcome to the students and parents of the Class of 2022.   We are looking forward to meeting your child and getting all of the school  accounts and technology set up.  This year we are partnering with the Counseling Department and the summer school classes to set up the Onboarding dates.  Onboarding is a term we use to set up the necessary accounts. For Cathedral they need the following.
  • Network credentials
  • Powerschool accounts for students and parents
  • Schoology accounts for students and parents
  • Access to printing
  • A Cathedral email account and basic knowledge of the educational tools
  • A You tube channel
  • Student ID cards for door access, lunch, and printing
  • A lunch account
If your child is taking a summer school class, we will be working with the teachers and doing the Onboarding during the classes. This will mean that your child WILL NEED his or her iPad for class-or at least one day for the Onboarding during the first week of June.    A specific schedule for each summer class will be sent out on Tuesday of next week with more information.
For the students not enrolled in summer school, we will have an online sign up sheet June 14th and 18th.  Here is a link to the informative classes that the Counseling Department has prepared. We hope that you are able to attend one of each of these sessions, especially Transitioning to a 1:1 School. If you have any questions regarding the ipads, please contact Rolly Landeros CIO rlanderos@gocathedral.com and look for an email with specific dates to follow.
Thank you and welcome Class of 2022.

Pre-Order Chick-Fil-A Breakfast & Lunch: Get free Water with Pre-Order Sandwiches

The Chick-Fil-A Breakfast on Tues/Wed/Thursday are Cancelled for remaining June Summer Session.

The boys basketball team are continuing to sell lunch sandwiches for $5 on Friday, June 22, Monday, June 25, and Friday, June 29.  (11:15-Noon)
****Pre-order & you get free bottle of water!!

The Boys Basketball Team thanks you for your support!

Contact Robin Hensley for more information at rlghensley@gmail.com

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Special Thanks

As we close out another school year, our hearts and minds are filled to the brim with hope, integrity and zeal.  I am blessed to be among Cathedral’s ministry, and our accomplishments would not be possible without the support of our dedicated faculty and staff who consistently go above and beyond in order to create a nurturing and safe environment in which our students can reach their highest potential.

At this time, I would like to give special recognition to some of our faculty and staff who have contributed greatly to Cathedral’s excellence, but are moving onto new endeavors in life’s journey.  May the brightest blessings and best wishes be with:

Maureen Bell
Harriet Campbell
Dawn Fable
Sara Koehler
Susan Mourouzis
Marcia Reynolds
Paul Schroeder
Ray Sup
Brad Thompson
Joe Vollmer
Sue Welch
Echo Wu
Kristen Zupancic

We also congratulate the Teacher of the Year, Sara Koehler and Staff Member of the Year, Susan Mourouzis.  We are grateful for their commitment to excellence and commend them for receiving this much deserved honor!

Each of the faculty and staff members will have a special place in Cathedral’s heart, and we are grateful for their years of service to our school!

100 year T-shirt Design Contest

Please let your student know about this exciting opportunity. We are having a contest to design the 100 year celebration T-shirt.

Winner Receives $100 !

Click HERE to view details and the parameters before beginning design!

SUBMISSIONS DUE JULY 12, 2018

Technology Update for Graduated Students of 2018

Your graduated child will get to keep their Cathedral email account indefinitely as an Alumni gift.   This is to help ease the transition to college since most of the college correspondence was done with their Cathedral email account.
Also, your graduated child will receive an email from the Technology department today, May 30th, with information that explains that their iPad will be removed from Filewave, which is our Mobile Management software used to distribute apps.  Please remind them look for an email with instructions on how to reconnect their Cathedral email account to their iPads.
All graduated student iPads of the Class of 2018 will be removed from Filewave on Thursday, June 7th.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE NURSE

Summer School 2018:  Please contact the school nurse to discuss your student’s health condition and/or medication needs during Summer School. Please note that students are NOT permitted to carry or self-administer prescription or over-the-counter medications while at school. Exceptions to this must be discussed with the school nurse and may include inhalers, Epipens, and diabetes supplies. If your student becomes ill or injured during the school day, he/she should report to the nurse. Our school nurse, Susan Mourouzis, can be reached at smourouzis@gocathedral.com or (317) 968-7467, and will be available from 7:45am to 3:30pm during the summer school session. If any supplies or medications need to be dropped off, the nurse will be in the front office on the first day of Summer School,June 4th, at 7:30am.

Resources for 13 Reason’s Why Part 2

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.

Cathedral Dance Team

Auditions will be held on Sunday August 12th in the Auxiliary gym.
 -Check in and warm-ups will begin at 11:30 a.m.
 -Teaching the routine with start at 12:00 p.m. and go until 2:00 p.m.
– The dancers will be given a break from 2:00-3:30 p.m. to eat and/or review the routines
– Auditions will got from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (You must know the routine taught previously to audition)
– At 5:30 p.m. the team will be announced and at 6:00 p.m. a parent meeting will be held for all members of the team and their parent(s)/guardian(s).
– If a parent/guardian can’t make it then it is okay for a dancer to be a representative.
For any questions please contact Coach Riley by email : coachrileyhill@gmail.com

2018 Cathedral Graduates

Please be on the lookout for your immunization certificate to arrive by mail within the next week. You may need it when you fill out your health forms for college. Keep it in a safe place for future reference! If you have any questions about your immunization record, please contact the school nurse at (317) 968-7467 or smourouzis@gocathedral.com.

Summer Adult Fitness Openings

Cody Johnson will be offering a Summer Bootcamp Program again this summer. We run a program 3 days per week at 6 am (CLASS IS FULL), and he would like to make an additional opportunity available at 9am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The cost would be $100 for the ENTIRE summer!

SUMMER BOOTCAMP 2018

– Start Date: May 29th
– End Date: August 2nd
– Training Days: Tuesday and Thursday
– Time: 9:00 a.m.
– OFF: July 3rd-7th (MORATORIUM)
– Cost: $100

THANKS in advance for your consideration.

Please contact Cody Johnson know if you have any questions at cjohnson@gocathedral.com.

Final Reminder: Counseling Department Needs Assessment

Hello parents! If you haven’t taken time to complete the needs assessment for the counseling department please take 10 minutes to finish it now! We will be closing it Friday May 25th. Thanks! See below for the original message from your counselor:

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!

CLICK COMPLETE SURVEY

Online Book Buyback Details:

Cathedral High School offers an optional online book buyback from May 14-June 14ththrough ETechcampus. This service is for hard cover or paperback books and does not include consumables such as a workbooks or access codes.   To find out more, please visit cathedralhigh.etechcampus.com and select the SELL NOW option. After you enter the 10-13 digit ISBN number the website will provide you with a buyback quote. Free shipping is provided. Please email Gara Schommergschommer@gocathedral.com with any questions.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week

According to an article in the Indianapolis Star, one of the top returning baseball teams in the state has had a disappointing regular season, but like all teams, hope to peak during the state tournament.

A quote by one of their three Division I pitching recruits explains why he thinks his team will be ready for the challenges ahead.

“It is good for us because it makes us accountable. When we lose, we see how it affects everybody in the community. It is good for us to have that leadership position in the community because you should be accountable for what you are doing.” (Wins and losses)

Win or lose, you are accountable for your performance, your attitude and your result.  Focusing on what you can and will do (rather than others) will keep you moving toward achieving your personal or team goals.


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Butler way summer camp

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:

https://www.butler.edu/teach-butler/teach-butler-workshops

Please contact Cindy Smith at (317) 940-8464 or clsmith@butler.edu for questions!

 

Christian Service News

There have been some changes made to our  Cathedral Christian Service Program to help our students grow in the Holy Cross tradition of serving the poor while at Cathedral.  These changes help us put an emphasis on Christian service and creates a faith-filled, compassionate and more Christ-like heart in our students.  The hours served throughout the students high school career gives them concrete ways to imitate Jesus who serves willingly, unselfishly, and lovingly, even when sacrifice is required.  Not only does service address the needs of others who are less fortunate than us, but is also challenges us to become better sons/daughters of Christ and may even open insights of possible career and/or vocations.  These requirements are not to feel like punishment, however, it is our hope that students will use their God given gifts to respond to different needs in our community and discover a commitment to service they can continue throughout their lives.    
Below are some of the changes:
~ Students must complete any incomplete service hours before beginning the 2018-2019 academic year. Hours must be submitted using the new Mobileserve APP or a Paper Cathedral time sheet.
~ Students were emailed the electronic “Christian Service Application” to complete and submit. Please note that they must be logged into their Cathedral email account in order to view and submit their application.
~ If your student selected an agency on the approved list, he/she will not can start volunteering and do not need approval. If their agency is not on the
approved agencies list, he/she will need an approval email before beginning to
volunteer. It is our duty to redirect any service request that do not follow the
Holy Cross service guidelines. We will help make suggestions if needed.
~ Students, including freshman, have received an email inviting them to down load the Mobileserve APP that we will be tracking hours for this academic year. No paper time sheets will be accepted. Students will receive detailed instructions on how to record their hours on the app.
~ New approved agency summer requests are listed as they come in. You will find them at the top of the “Approved Agencies” list.

May 17: CMC Used Uniform Sale

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.

Nicotine Testing Kits

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.

Requirements For All Student-Athletes

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.

Dad’s Day

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.

 

Emerging Leaders Retreat

Discover how Women Are Excelling in Business, a new residential business camp at Purdue University, targeted for young women who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school.

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.purdue.edu/centers/women-in-management/initiatives/emerging-leaders-retreat.php

The online application can be found here: http://bit.ly/2EM9E6G

 

Re-enrollment for 2018-2019

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 jharris@gocathedral.com 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 admissions@gocathedral.com or (317) 968-7370.

End of School Year Spirit Shop Hours

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!!!

May 4: Cathedral Mothers Club Final 2017-2018 Monthly Meeting

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 jacquelineda@att.net with questions.

Parents of graduating seniors:

The college counselors met with all seniors today to complete the senior survey. This is an extremely important survey for a number of reasons:
  • 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.
Students can update the survey until May 1st. At that time, any changes must go through the college counselor. Please take a moment in the next couple of days to have your senior open up their survey to confirm that they have completed everything correctly. Anything not listed, will not be in the program.

Attention 2019 and 2020 Graduates

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.

Summer Mission to Spencer, Indiana

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 sfox@gocathedral.com.

Parent book Club

All parents are invited.
Friday, April 27 Lunch at George’s Neighborhood Grill at 6935 Lake Plaza Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
Time- 11:30-1.
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 – gruber5@comcast.net, 317-506-8703.

Senior Retreat Information for Junior Parents

Junior Parents,

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

gocathedral.com/seniorretreat

# 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
cwitka@gocathedral.com
Director of Campus Ministry

Mark D. Berghoff
mdberghoff@gocathedral.com
Assistant Campus Minister

Unique Program Offers Teens Chance for Health Care Experience

Eskenazi Health is now accepting applications for its 2018 VolunTEEN Summer Program. The annual VolunTEEN program allows teenagers to experience professional service and shadowing for students on a path to becoming health care professionals.
 
Teenagers 14 to 19 years old who are interested in a career in health care and are in good academic standing are invited to sign up for the program. All applicants must turn 14 years old by Friday, April 13, 2018 to be eligible.
 
Participants may choose from two four-week summer sessions – either June 4 – June 29 or July 9 – Aug. 3. Once enrolled, each participant will commit to one full week of training, scheduled for the first week of the session, and two days a week the remaining three weeks of the program. Participants will rotate through many clinical and non-clinical settings, observing and serving with Eskenazi Health staff and Volunteer Services. All program participants must also attend a mandatory program orientation on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, 720 Eskenazi Ave. in Indianapolis.
 
Program-specific information along with application requirements are now posted online at www.EskenaziHealth.edu/volunteen. All interested applicants must submit an online application by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13. Instructions for completing the application are available online at http://bit.ly/2GpdAHz, using the keyword “VolunTEEN” in the search.
 
If you have any questions about the 2018 Eskenazi Health VolunTEEN Summer Program, please contact Scott Lawson at 317.880.3311 or scott.lawson@eskenazihealth.edu.

Cultural Journey: Mexico

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.  

SPRING INTO THE SPIRIT SHOP!

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!!!

Cathedral Communication Survey

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 .

Cathedral Communications Survey

 

Afternoon Pick Up Procedures

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!