Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

December 13, 2018

 Look Ahead

Thursday, December 13                       5:30pm Soccer vs. Porter’s Chape1 (Cancelled)

Friday, December 14                            1st and 4th Period Exams

Monday, December 17                         2nd and 5th Period Exams

Tuesday, December 18                        3rd and 6th Period Exams

                                                                12:00pm Dismissal

                                                                5:30pm Soccer (Home) vs. Parklane V/JV

Wednesday, December 19                   7th Period Exam

                                                                10:00am Dismissal

Thursday, December 20                       First day of Christmas Break

                                                                5:00pm Soccer at Copiah V/JV

Friday, December 21                            4:30pm Basketball (Home) vs. West Lincoln (HS only)


Cathedral School Mission Statement:

Our mission as a Catholic School is to develop, encourage and support the spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, social and physical growth of each member of our school community. 


VERY IMPORTANT Click here for Pre-registration Form for 2019 - 2020. Please notice the dates listed on the bottom of the form.  If a returning student has not been registered by December 14, you do risk the possibility of losing your spot at Cathedral.  It is imperative that if you plan for your child (ren) to return to Cathedral for the upcoming year, that you pre-register.  Thank you for choosing Cathedral School – we appreciate you and your continued support.

Annual Giving Campaign The 2018-2019 Annual Giving Campaign was mailed out, if you did not receive one they are available in the school offices or on the Cathedral website. If you prefer to donate online simple click below.  If you have any questions, feel free to call the Development Office at 601-445-9844.   Many thanks for your continued support and generosity!!

Save the Date Cathedral Fall Festival September 28-29th 2019

Hats off for reading! The 2nd -5th graders may wear hats on Friday, December 14, 2018 for reading over 5,000 points in AR.

Cathedral Advent Projects Don’t forget to send your items in by December 18, 2018.  If you have any questions, please email your child’s teacher.

After School Care The last day for After School Care is Monday, December 17, 2018.

Christmas Parties The elementary school will have their Christmas parties on Tuesday, December 18. PreK3-1st grade may wear pajamas to school. The 2nd -5th graders may wear red, white, green, or a Christmas shirt to school.

Christmas Programs Please join us for our special Christmas Program Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in the Roy Garcia Gym.        8:00 am     PreK 3 and 4

                                                                        8:40 am     Kindergarten

                                                                        9:00 am     1st, 2nd, and 3rd

                                                                        9:15 am     4th and 5th

Students in 1st-5th grade must wear their school uniform. After the performances the students will go back to the classrooms. Parents may check students out in the classroom ONLY.

AYA Basketball Registration All forms are due back no later than Friday Dec 14, 2018.  Also we will have a mandatory parent meeting in the CHS cafeteria Tuesday Dec 18 at 6:15 where we will hear some encouraging words from our Elementary School Principal and the AYA Board.  In addition we will go over the new rules with the parents and then after the parent meeting we will have the draft.  So if you want to coach please get your form in early.   If you have any questions please contact one of your AYA board members.  Brian Fisher, Heather Lewis, Braxton Fondren, Adam Probst

Tennis Tournament Shirts We have the Dri-fit yellow long sleeve tennis tournament shirts on sale for $10. Please email or stop by Seton Hall to purchase one.

Lost and Found The lost and found is overflowing. Please check in the high school and elementary offices if you are missing a sweatshirt or jacket.


Counselor News

1.     Yearbook deadlines

-Senior quote and baby picture are dueJanuary 25, 2019

-Senior pictures:  Due by February 22.  You must have your photographer submit to Mrs. Gamberi on disc or by email.  Please have them submit to this email: .   

****Face shot, not full length body shot (chest up), in a vertical format.

Senior picture-you may use any photographer you wish

Group picture-will be taken in October.  Girls will need an appropriate black dress and guys will need a navy blazer, tie and khaki pants.

2.     Graduation supplies

-Representative will be here in Oct.   You will need to be thinking about how many invitations you will need.  Approximately $1.30 each   (Your child does not have to order invitations through the school.  You are free to purchase the standard invitation or design your own.) 

3.     Fastweb-Seniors need to take the time to sign-up, if they haven't.  Please remember to ask your child about this and check your email daily for these scholarship opportunities.


4.     Scholarships-All scholarships which cross my desk are announced on the weekly newsletter and I will occasionally send out emails to senior parents.  (Please make sure the school has an email address which will be checked by a parent.)

         -LA residents-TOPS deadline is the April ACT test. (You must send your ACT scores directly to TOPS-1595.)  You must have at least a 23 on the ACT to qualify for this.

         -MS residents-MTAG deadline is Sept. 15, 2019.  You must register with MTAG and this can be done in January. The school will submit the GPA and ACT in April.  Student must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA to qualify for this. 

MTAG/MESG-Mississippi residents may go to the Mississippi Student Financial Aid website and register.  The website is:  There are many scholarships available:

MTAG-Minimum 2.5 GPA and 15 on ACT ($3,000 over 4 years)

MESG-Minimum 3.5 GPA and 29 on ACT ($10,000 over 4 years)

HELP-Minimum   2.5 GPA and 20 on ACT, student and parent's combined income cannot exceed $36,500. 

NISSAN Scholarship-2.5 GPA and 20 ACT, essay required-Deadline:  March 1

This is just a small listing of scholarships available through this website. 

Academic Common Market-If Mississippi does not offer your child's intended major, check on the Academic Common Market.  Many schools will waive out-of-state tuition with certain majors.  LSU waives Mississippi residents out-of-state for:  Coastal Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Management Systems. 

5.     Financial Aid-You will be able to go online to after October 1 (and it goes through June 30) and start your application.  You may go online now and apply for a pin number.  You must have your completed 2017 tax returns to actually start the application process.    Please be wary of organizations which promise to find scholarships for you.  Watch out for

College Applications-At this point, your child should have at least 3 colleges in mind.  You may apply on-line.  Once application process is complete, student should tell me and I will send their transcript.  You may get correspondence from college telling you that application process is not complete and they are missing transcript.  This usually means the Final transcript. 

Enter for a Chance to win the SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes!

 Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on October 29, 2018 until May 13, 2019.  30 winners will be chosen at random- enter now at

Burger King Scholarship High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2019-2020 school year!  High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible, and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizationsWWW.BURGERKINGSCHOLARS.COM The application period for the 2019-2020 school year is open from Oct. 15, 2018 through Dec. 15, 2018.

Please download the attachment: International High School Essay Contest..Our Chapter's name: NU XI.  Students entering the contest must mail their essay to the following address:

Scholarship Omega Men.pdf


                                                       Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc

                                                       NU XI Chapter

                                                       P. O. Box 1704

                                                       Natchez, MS 39121

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JCYO (6-8 Grade)

Sun., Dec. 16 – 4pm-5:30 pm – JCYO Christmas Party. Bring a $10 present for our gift exchange game.

CYO (9-12 Grade)

Sun., Dec. 16 – 5pm – Christmas Progressive Dinner. Signed permission slip required