Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

May 18, 2017

 Look Ahead

Friday, May 19                       7th – 12th Grade Exams – Periods 6th & 3rd

                                                Science Olympiad National Competition

Saturday, May 20                  Science Olympiad National Competition

Sunday, May 21                     10:00 am Baccalaureate Mass at St. Mary Basilica

                                                12:00 pm Athletic Awards Banquet – Cathedral Cafeteria

Monday, May 22                    7th – 12th Grade Exams – Periods 7th & 2nd

                                                Last Day of Daycare

Tuesday, May 23                   7th – 12th Grade Exams – Periods 5th & 1st

                                                Elementary Class Parties

                                                Dismiss at Noon – No Daycare

                                                5:00 pm National Honor Society Ceremony at St. Mary Basilica

                                                Reception to follow

                                                6:00 pm Academic Awards Night at St. Mary Basilica

Wednesday, May 24              7th – 12th Grade Exams – 4th Period

                                                End of the Year Program

                                                Last Day of School - Dismiss at 10:00 am

Friday, May 26                       7:00 pm Graduation at St. Mary Basilica


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. 

2017-18 TUITION IS DUE BY 12:00 PM NOON ON FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017.

All payments for 2017-18 Tuition Invoices must be received by Cathedral School no later than 12:00 pm noon on Friday, June 30, 2017.  

Just a reminder about loans – Any loan that is closed from now on must mature by March 30, 2018.  If you have any questions, please call the Business Office. Thank you for choosing Cathedral to educate your children.

500 Point Club Fourth grader Cooper Brumfield and sixth grader Logan Ellis earned admission into the Accelerated Reader 500 Point Club.  Congratulations, Cooper and Logan!!

HS Summer Reading The high school summer reading units will be available on the school website as of June 1.

Lost and Found The lost and found is overflowing in elementary and high school offices.  If you are missing anything please stop by and take a look – it might be yours! 

EPI Pre Packaged School Supplies Order forms were sent home today!  Order forms can be dropped off in the elementary office thru next week - Wednesday, May 24th.  If you would like to order online please click here or go to our Cathedral School code is CAT142.  Online orders must be made by June 13th

Overdue Lunch Accounts It's that time of year again!  Please check your child's lunch account to see if they owe money.  Exams and graduation are just around the corner and your child will not be able to take exams if they owe money on their lunch account.  You may check their account by going to RenWeb and clicking on the family info tab.  You will see family billing at the bottom right hand of the page. If you have a negative (-) sign beside the balance, you have money on your account and do not owe anything.  If you have a positive balance you owe that amount.  If there is money on your child’s lunch account at year end it will be roll over to next year.  Thank you!! 

2017-2018 Sports Program AD     Fall sports are already preparing and that means one more thing - it is time to renew or become a new participant with an advertisement in the 2017-18 Sports Program!!  Ad forms were sent home in elementary backpacks today (click here to download one). To receive a 10% discount – return the attached completed form with payment to the Development Office.  Ad pictures (free of charge) will be taken on Tuesday, June 6 by Jody Upton.  Pictures and artwork must be received by June 30 for discount.  If you have any questions, please call Gina Cauthen at 601-597-3716. 

Adopt a Brick Courtyard If you are looking for a present for a graduating senior, to honor a teacher or a memorial for a loved one we may have an idea for you!!  Our Cathedral School Adopt a Brick walkway is in the courtyard between the Roy J. Garcia Gymnasium and the Middle School building. This walkway stands as a lasting legacy for students, alumni and visitors to see on our campus. The bricks are 4” x 8” and available - $50.00/brick.  If you are interested, please contact the Development Office at 601-445-9844 or simply fill out the attached form and return to any of the school offices.

Crawfish Countdown 2017

Congratulations to Guy & Lou Ellen Stout the lucky winners of the $5,000 Grand Prize

Door Prize Winners:

Applebee’s (gift card) – Liz Farmer

McKenzie’s Popcorn (gift card) – Gary Blackwell

Biscuit & Blues (gift card) – Gary Blackwell

Big Johns Barbeque (gift card) – Randy Maier

Natchez Brewing Co. (4 glasses) – Belinda Garrity

The Mill (gift card) – John Ward Junkin

D’Evereux Foods (gift baskets) – Blanche Morrison

Pearl Street (gift card) – Jana Junkin

Mon Amie (gift basket) – Betty Lou Hicks

Fat Mama’s (gift basket) – Lee Falkenheiner

Home Hardware (Dynatrap) – Weezie Mallory

National Furniture (nesting tables) Sim Mosby

The Camp (gift card) – Al Conn

The Nest (gift card) – Mary Margaret Edwards

A Gallery (gift card) – Stuart Heflin

Threads (tote bag) – Ann Tillman

Lagniappe (4 Cathedral huggies) – Fran Farmer

GoMart (2 large pizza gift certificates) – Tommy O’Beirne

GoMart (2 large pizza gift certificates) –Robyn Gregg

Silver St. Gallery & Gifts (gift bag full) – Dickie Junkin

Upton’s Nursery (gift certificate) – Lauren Jones

Brakenridge Furniture (framed picture) – Lauren Trippe Nobile

Lambuth’s (gift card) – Lauren Middleton

Stella & Dot (jewelry from Katie Tillman) – Dana Dupre

Anruss (candle) – Jennifer Lambuth

Melissa Vaughan (jewelry) – Walter Brown

Soiree Boutique (gift card) – Hayden & Barbara Kaiser 

Sports Center (YETI bag cooler) – Lizzie Hall

Minette’s (Raincoat & sandals’) – Cathedral Field House

Minette’s (shirt) – Yvonne Haydel

Minette’s (youth cheer outfit and jersey) – Johnny Byrne

Serendipity (gift card) – Yvonne Haydel

Stylush (gift card & basket) – Connie Brown

Doherty Vision (Ray-Ban sunglasses) – Lizzie Martin

Week’s Furniture (lamps) – Karri Simpson

Week’s Furniture (candlesticks) – Bridget Millikin

 Many thanks to all of our Cathedral School supporters!! 


St. Mary Basilica Youth News


After both Masses NEXT weekend (May 20 & 21), we would greatly appreciate your choosing a special item from our CHWC board in front of the church steps that you will donate for our use during Catholic Heart Work Camp (June 16-June 23). There will be boxes labeled “CHWC” in St. Therese Hall for the donations to be deposited in.


Thank you to everyone that donated money and prayers in support of our Youth Programs and trips this year. Your response has been overwhelming and we appreciate each and every one of you! We are grateful for all of you and for all you give and if anyone has not had a chance to make their donation but would like to, we are still accepting donations! Again – thank you very, very much!


JCYO (6-8 Grades) and CYO (9-12 Grades)

Please see the insert in the bulletin about Vacation Bible School. We really need as many JCYO and CYO members as possible to help – without it VBS could not do all that it does!!!


The following information is HS Counselor News

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Jennifer Beach at

      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, 2017.  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. 

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

     Financial Aid-You will be able to go online to after October 1 (this is the first year you can turn it in this early, 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 2015 tax returns to actually start the application process.    Please be wary of organizations which promise to find scholarships for you.  Watch out for

Enter to Win the SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes!  30 Winners will be chosen at random.  Enter now at   The sweepstakes goes from October 28, 2016 to May 12, 2017. 

The following are scholarship deadlines:

  • Aspiring Animation Professional - due online by June 1st.

  • Aspiring Business Professional - due online by June 1st.

  • Aspiring Nurse - due online by June 30th.