Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

February 22, 2018

 Look Ahead

Thursday, February 22         5:00 pm/7:00 pm MS Baseball at Copiah

Friday, February 23              4:00 pm/6:00 pm HS Baseball at Porter’s Chapel

Saturday, February 24          HS Baseball Loyd Star Classic TBA

Monday, February 26           5:00 pm/7:00 pm MS Baseball vs. Delta Charter – Home

Tuesday, February 27          Junior Class Retreat at the Family Life Center

5:00 pm/7:00 pm vs. Franklin County – Home

Tue. Feb. 27 – March 2         3:05 pm Cheer Tryouts

Thursday, March 1                4:00 pm Tennis at Loyd Star

5:00 pm/7:00 pm HS Baseball vs. Vidalia – Home

5:00 pm/7:00 pm MS Baseball at Delta Charter


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. 

Box Tops Mrs. Webber’s third graders were the winners of the February Box Tops Competition.  Thanks to all who clip and save Box Tops. 

Magazine Sales Kick-off   Magazine sales packets were sent home with elementary and MS students Tuesday, February 20.  High School students will be given packets from their class sponsors this week.  Please remember besides all of your favorite magazines Great American offers gift items, food, jewelry, and much more.  If you do not receive a packet and would like one they are available in the offices and you can visit online. – Cathedral code: 2502235 and simply enter the students name.

If you have any questions please call Gina Cauthen at 601-597-3716.  Thank you so much for your continued support!!!  

Mosquito Information with the mosquitoes back in action the city would like inform the residents their Mosquito Control Program.  Below is the link to the city’s website that announces the MS State Dept. of Health Mosquito Control Program and provides links for various PDF’s.

Lent Program at St. Mary Basilica Msgr. Liam Bergin returns to St. Mary this Saturday, February 24.  He was so well received last September that he has been invited to again conduct an all-day program for Lent.  Please see the attached schedule.   

Speaker Robert Hackenson   If you were unable to attend the Catholic Schools Week Speaker night and would like to see the wonderful information that was given, below is the login information.  Code:  Cathedral


2017 Tax Contribution Statements are available upon request, please call 601-442-2531.   


Counselors News

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation and Leadership Scholarship Application.  Deadline is prior to March 1, 2018.   Please see Mrs. Beach for the application.

Scholarship Deadlines:

Krewe of Phoenix- due March 6

Mike Ray Scholarship   Applicant must be a member of Farm Bureau and submit application to Mrs. Beach by April 25, 2018.

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes Enter now at

This is open to seniors.  You can enter online once during each entry period.  Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks between October 30, 2017 and May 14, 2018.

Military Academy Day 2018

Steve Guyton, the Military Academy Coordinator, has invited students who are interested in attending the Unites States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy to meet with representatives about these prestigious institutions.  This event is free.  For more information please, contact Steve Guyton at 601-932-2410.

 Saturday, April 7, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Registration 8:30 a.m.)

Madison Central High School 1417 Highland Colony Parkway, Madison, MS 39110

(Interstate 55, Madison Exit to Madison Central High School)


1.      Yearbook deadlines ASAP

-Senior quote and baby picture: This was due October 31, 2017

-Senior pictures:   You must have your photographer submit to Andree 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-class will vote attire and place

2.   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.

3.   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, 2017.  You must register with MTAG and this can be done in January.  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 resident's out-of-state for:  Coastal Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Management Systems. 

 4.      Financial Aid-You will be able to go online to after October 1 and start your application.  You may go online now and apply for a pin number.  You must have your completed 2016 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 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.

·         FAFSA is open.  We will have a session in January where I will work with the students and parents to help you complete this.  I am waiting until January to do this with a group so that we can complete the RISE UP MS portion at the same time.  That part doesn't open up until January. 

Upcoming Senior College Days: You must register online for all Preview Days.

Ole Miss will have Senior Preview Days on:  March 24.   

Junior Preview Day will be April 21st


Louisiana State University

Freshman Dates & Deadlines

August 1: Application Opens for Fall and Summer

Prospective freshmen interested in applying to LSU for the following fall or summer semesters can begin applying on this date. Remember to apply early!

October 1: Admission Decisions Begin Releasing

Admission decisions will begin releasing on this date and continue on a rolling basis.

April 15: Deadline to Apply for Fall or Summer without a Late Fee

Prospective freshmen interested in applying for the fall or summer semesters must do so before this date to avoid a $15 late fee. Students who apply within 30 days of their desired entry term may not allow for adequate processing time.

May 1: Enrollment Deposit Due

Next Steps for Admitted Students:

All first-time freshmen who are entering in the fall semester are required to pay a $250 enrollment deposit by May 1.

Mississippi State University

·         Now is the time to apply! 

·         Housing Applications open on September 1st

·         The last ACT for scholarships at MSU is the February ACT.

University of Southern Mississippi

·         Now is the time to apply!

·         The December ACT is the last test date that USM will accept for scholarships. 

University of Mississippi

·     Now is the time to apply!

·         Special Programs and Scholarships opened on July 1st.  The Priority Deadline is January 5, 2018 and the Final Scholarship deadline is February15th. 

·         The last ACT Ole Miss accepts for scholarships will be the June 2018 ACT.  

St. Mary Basilica News


The Knights of Columbus invited the Youth to sell desserts at their weekly Lenten Fish Fry from 5-7 pm in the Family Life Center. Please be sure to come out & support the Knights of Columbus & the Youth Programs at the Lenten Fish Fry. You can dine in or take out. They have catfish dinners, Shrimp dinners & combo dinners & we have the perfect dessert to go with them! Dinners include fries, hush puppies & coleslaw. Proceeds from the dessert sales will help support our Youth Programs. We are asking the youth to primarily bring cakes; all desserts can be dropped off in the Youth Wing kitchen anytime on Fridays before 4:30. This will take the place of the bake sales during Lent.

JCYO (6-8 Grade)

Feb. 23 – Fri. – 5-7p - DESSERT SALE at the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry.

Feb. 25 – Sun - 4:30-6p – Meeting & Meal

CYO (9-12 Grade)

Feb. 23 – Fri. – 5-7p - DESSERT SALE at the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry.

Feb. 25 – Sun - 5:30-7p – Meal & Meeting

Feb. 28 – Wed – 6p – CHWC meeting for parents new to CHWC about donation request letter