Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

August 22, 2019

 Look Ahead

Thursday, August 22           5:00pm Soccer at Copiah Academy (Varsity only)

                                                7:00pm MS Football at ACCS Jamboree

Friday, August 23                 7:00pm HS Football (Home) vs Bowling Green School

Saturday, August 24            11:00am Soccer (Home) vs Oak Forest (Varsity only)

                                                TBA Softball at Centreville Tournament

Monday, August 26              5:00pm/6:15pm Softball at Brookhaven Academy

Tuesday, August 27             5:00pm/6:15pm Softball (Home) vs Oak Forest Academy

                                                5:30pm Soccer at Laurel Christian

Thursday, August 29           5:30pm Soccer (Home) Discovery Christian (Varsity only)

                                                6:00pm Pigskins and Pearls- School Cafeteria               

                                                6:00pm MS Football at Amite School Center

Friday, August 30                 7:00pm HS Football at St. Joe Madison

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. 


White Out Game Let’s White Out D’Evereux Stadium!!  Everyone please wear white and cheer on the Green Wave against Bowling Green this Friday, August 23, 2019.  

Tattoos The Cheerleaders will be selling tattoos tomorrow morning for $1.00.

Pink Wave Beginning this Friday, August 23, 2019, Pink Wave shirts will be available to order in the concession stand at the home football games or contact Heather Lewis at 601.597.0897 to place an order.  We would also love to honor and remember your friends and family who have fought a battle with cancer.  Please email their names to and a pink card will be placed on the fence in front of the stands to recognize their fight.  Come out October 4 and let’s paint D’Evereux Stadium pink. 

Fall Festival is September 28th and 29th - Save the Date!

The Fall Festival Mail outs should be in your mailbox. If you did not receive one and would like to, please let us know.  We will also be selling presold paddles, raffles and golf ball drop tickets at the Football Game Friday night.  Bring your checkbook and see us next to the Concession Stand if you are interested. Many thanks to Chair Laura McLemore & Co-Chair Sarah Smith with their team of helpers Amy Callon, Marcie Carlton, Shay Gay, Kakki Gaude’, Mary Margaret Gilly, Becky Jex, Carlyle Killen, Marissa Lees, Sally Lees, Lizzie Martin, Amber Rayborn, Kari Simpson, Jessica Stubbs and Sarah Whitman.

 Volunteers needed - We would like every parent to volunteer a minimum of two hours of their time to Fall Festival.  If you have not already signed up for something and can help, please email Laura McLemore at or Sarah Smith at There are many opportunities to help: Midway Games, Adult Night, Sunday Lunch, Bingo and more. 

T-Shirts - if you still need a t-shirt, please place your order via the form in your child's backpack or Click here for order form by September 4th.

4 Man Golf Scramble at Beau Pre on Sept 19th - if you are interested in playing, please contact Matthew Hall at

Tennis Tournament - Save the date, November 22nd - 24th. Stay tuned for details. 

Pigskins and Pearls Please join us for the 8th annual Pigskins and Pearls next Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased in the Development Office. 

Box Tops Thank you for continuing to clip box tops. Please remember to check expiration dates when clipping. Download the app and make the box tops process easy. Simply download the app and scan your receipt. It’s that easy!  Click here for more information.

“Parent Night " Mark your calendars! Our first “Parent Night” will be September 23, 2019 for all parents of elementary students PreK-5th grade. We will discuss Envison 2.0, Reading Series and AR.


Counselor News

Attention Seniors Admissions Counselors from Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and The University of Chicago will be visiting our area soon.

Baton Rouge, LA-Sunday, August 25, 2019

New Orleans, LA- Sunday, August 25, 2019

Jackson, MS- Monday, August 26, 2019

Please visit for more information.

Juniors: Youth leadership packets are due by August 28, 2019.  Please turn them into the front office. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Beach at 

ACT -The next National test date is October 26th and the deadline for registration will be September 20th.

Cathedral ACT will be given to the sophomores, juniors and seniors on October 1.  Sign up information will be coming soon.


                               2019-2020 National ACT Test Dates


Test Date                        Registration Deadline              Late Fee Required

September 14, 2019         August 16, 2019                       August 17-30, 2019

October 26, 2019             September 20, 2019                  September 21-October 4, 2019

December 14, 2019          November 8, 2019                     November 9-22, 2019

February 8, 2020              January 10, 2020                      January 11-17, 2020

April 4, 2020                     February 28, 2020                    February 29- March 13, 2020

June 13, 2020                   May 8, 2020                            May 9-22, 2020

July 18, 2020                    June 19, 2020                          June 20-26, 2020


Register at     Cathedral School Code   252-097


DAR Writing Competition 5th-12th Grade teachers have been given a copy of this year's DAR Writing Competition.  The deadline for the essay is October 31, 2019.  Please see your History or English teacher for more information.  

 Yearbook deadlines

-Senior quote and baby picture are due:  October 31st.  Please turn in a hard copy of the Senior Quote!  

-Senior pictures:  Due by Feb. 7th.  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- All senior girls will need a solid black dress and black heels.  All senior boys will need khaki pants, white button up shirt, navy sports jacket, and a green tie or bow tie.  

Graduation supplies

-Representative will be here in October.   You will need to be thinking about how many invitations you will need.  Approximately $1.50 each   (Your child does not have to order invitations through the school.  You are free to purchase the standard invitation or design your own.)  

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.

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, 2020.  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.  

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 2018 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. 

 The Seniors will be attending a College Fair at Copiah Lincoln Community College on October 2nd.  Permission slips will be sent home soon.

                                 St. Mary Basilica News

St. Mary’s Children’s Choir is looking for new members in grades 1-5. Practice is every Wednesday from 2:15-3:00 p.m. at Cathedral beginning September 4th. Students will perform for one weekend each month beginning in October during Mass.   Anyone interested should contact Dr. Franco Gurman, Choir Director at 813-846-0896. 

Positions for altar servers are open at St. Mary’s.  Catholic boys and girls in grades 5th and up are welcome to participate.  Training begins in September and those interested should contact the church office at 601-445-5616.

 The CYO had a wonderful time last Sunday with the Freshman Welcome, Pancake & Sausage Breakfast and Mass. Now it’s time for all Youth Programs’ Kickoff Parties! Please see the details below. We have so many fun activities planned for this year, which we will post in the bulletins and on our GroupMe apps. If you would like to join one of the GroupMe apps please contact Carrie Lambert at or call the church office 601-445-5616. You can opt out of this app at any time.

KCYO (3rd -5th grade)

25 – Sun - 2-4 – KCYO/JCYO Pizza Pool Launch Party at Stanton Hall. A signed permission form is required (Click here for form).  (see GroupMe, school newsletter, or in the vestibule of St. Mary the weekend of the event).

JCYO (6th-8th grade)

25 – Sun - 2-4 – KCYO/JCYO Pizza Pool Launch Party at Stanton Hall. A signed permission form is required (Click here for form).  (see GroupMe, school newsletter, or in the vestibule of St. Mary the weekend of the event).

9/1 – Sun – No Meeting – Labor Day Weekend

9/8 – Sun - JCYO & CYO - 5-7 pm: Annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt for items for Staples and Humane Society, and dinner. A signed permission form is required  (Click here for Form). (see GroupMe, school newsletter, or the St. Mary Website). 

CYO (9th-12th grade)

25 – Sun - 12-2 - CYO (Decareaux hosting) Launch Party with games, BBQ  – bring your swimsuits!! A signed permission form is required (Click here for form(see GroupMe, school newsletter, or in the vestibule of St. Mary the weekend of the event).

27 – Tues –CYO Student Planning Committee Lunch Meeting in Ms. JoAnn’s classroom

28 – Wed - 5:30 p - CYO - Thank you dinner to parishioners for Youth Program Sponsors – 2019 CHWC attendees serve the meal & help with clean up - CHWC Slideshow

9/1 – Sun – No Meeting – Labor Day Weekend

9/4 - Wed - 6 pm - CYO - Meeting with parents and students to receive information, sign up for various trips & $100 CHWC deposits due – Cathedral Cafeteria

9/8 – Sun - JCYO & CYO - 5-7 pm: Annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt for items for Staples and Humane Society, and dinner. A signed permission form is required (Click here for Form) (see GroupMe, school newsletter, or the St. Mary Website).