Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

May 23, 2019

 Look Ahead

Thursday, May 23                 Last Day of School-Dismissal 10:00-NO DAYCARE

Friday, May 24                       7:00pm Graduation at St. Mary Basilica

Monday, May 27                    Memorial Day-School Offices Closed

Tuesday, May 28                   School Offices Closed

Wednesday, May 29              School Offices Summer Hours 8:00am-2:00pm


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. 


EPI School Supply Orders Orders can be placed online or by clicking here and completing the attached form and returning to the school NOW thru June 1st! Please see the information below to order your package(s) online.

1. Go to  

2. Enter the school ID, CAT142  

3. Follow the directions to complete your order. 

4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt. 

Additional hard copy forms will go home in the folders soon. 


2019-2020 Sports Program AD   We are preparing for Cathedral Fall Sports and that means one thing - it is time to renew or become a new participant with an advertisement in the 2019-20 Sports Program!!  Advertiser forms were sent home in elementary backpacks today.  Click here for form.  Please feel free to return the completed form with payment to any of the school offices.  Jody Upton will be taking pictures in the Memorial Park (Downtown) in early June - the official date is to be announced.  We look forward to another Sports Program filled with beautiful ads and pictures of our Green Wave fans!!  If you have any questions, please call Gina Cauthen at 601-597-3716 or email

St. Mary VBS St. Mary Basilica would like to invite all students, from incoming PreK-3 (potty trained required) to those who have just completed 5th grade, to join us for Vacation Bible School, July 15-19 from 5:30-8:30 PM. Our theme this year is ROAR Totally Catholic VBS and the kids are guaranteed to experience Scripture stories in powerful, life-changing ways. Participants will be provided supper each night. If any parents wish to volunteer to help us make this years VBS the best yet, please email Melissa Johnson, VBS Director, at

Annual Giving Campaign The new cafeteria tables have arrived!!  Many thanks to those of you who have donated our goal is $41,000.00 and we have received $35,118.00.  No gift is too small and we thank you for your continued support and generosity!!   If you prefer to donate online simply click below.


Counselor News

Scholarship List

I will continue to add to this scholarship list as they come in.

Please make sure if you need a recommendation letter that you give the recommender at least one week to work on it before you will need it.

I like to get your applications a few days before the deadline so that I can make sure all of your information has been completed and we turn in a completed application.

You can turn in your own scholarship applications or if you get them to me on time I will make sure they are turned in. Waiting on these scholarships:

Krewe of Killarney

Rotary Scholarship

Bubba P Spell

Hugh Green

Lions Club

1.     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.

2.     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. 

3.   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. 


                                 St. Mary Basilica News


The Youth mailed Sponsorship Request letters to parishioners. Your donations greatly help defray the cost of the events we put on for our youth and trips we take, like Catholic Heart Work Camp, the World Youth Day in NOLA, March for Life, and more. We appreciate all the love and support you have shown our youth throughout the year. No gift is too small and prayers are always welcome! Thank you all!

THANK YOU!  We wish to thank everyone who contributed to our Bake Sale last weekend either by donating delicious items for us to sell, buying items to support us financially or both! As always, our Parish is very generous and we appreciate your support. These bake sales are one way we support our Youth Programs and enable our youth to attend various events. We are thrilled to be able to offer quality programs to our youth and appreciate the outstanding support we receive from our Parish. Again thank you all so much!