- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 – email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . They currently do not have a sign up and it’s first come basis.
Contact Shannon Fox with questions.
Please read the following article that shares valuable information parents should be aware of concerning “juuling” or “vaping”. As explained in previous publications, this popular e-cigarette system is not permitted at Cathedral.
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 email@example.com for questions or concerns.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and www.purdue.edu/WIEP.
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 – email@example.com
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.
Attention Cathedral Dads – The next meeting of your CHS Dads Club will be 7pm on March 22nd at The Blind Owl. We will discuss very important Dads Club business and watch basketball.
Haven’t signed up? It’s really easy. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to tell your friends!
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.
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.
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 – email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
“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
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. email@example.com
This is a article with concrete steps to help with managing perfectionist tendencies in your 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Come cheer on your Cathedral players!
The next home game is this Friday, February 9, at 10:00pm. The Knights play Zionsville in the Carmel rink.
The last home game is Friday, February 23, at 8:00pm. They’ll play Culver A in the Fishers rink.
Mandatory meeting for interested students and at least 1 parent
-February 20, 2018 at 5:30
– Room 3303 (Jamell’s room)
Please contact Kim Jammell if you have any questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Cathedral Dads Club
Mostly fun and games and bacon.
Tuesday– February 13th
7:15am Baker Board Room
Thursday, March 15th
7:15am Baker Board Room
Tuesday, April 17th
7:15am Baker Board Room
Thursday, May 17th
7:15am Location TBD
For more information contact Kathy Pivonka at email@example.com
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.