Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

May 25, 2017

 Look Ahead

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

Mon & Tue May 29 & 30       School Offices are Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, May 31              Summer Office Hours Begin – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm


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.

2016 – 2017 Teacher Awards George & Ninette Junkin Memorial Teacher Recognition Award was awarded to Jessie Wallace.  This award is in recognition of a Cathedral teacher who has inspired America’s next generation of scientists and mathematicians.

Jules Michel Teacher/Staff Recognition Award was awarded to sixth grade teacher Mrs. Emily Guida. This award is in recognition of a Cathedral School Employee who possess the characteristics of Faith, Sacrifice, a Belief in Catholic Education and a sincere love for God as exemplified by Jules Michel. 

Congratulations to you both we are blessed to have you!!

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

Summer Football Info Weight room for players will begin Monday, June 5, 2017.  Junior high: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm and high school: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.  Players are to communicate with Coach DARBONNE about the camps they are attending so they will get credit for workouts that day.

Camp Green Wave Attention all upcoming PreK3 through 3rd graders! Cathedral teachers have come together yet again to create a camp filled with learning and fun hands-on activities to prepare your children for their upcoming school year. The camp will be held July 17 – 21, 2017 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  For detailed information and the registration form click here.  If you have any questions, please call the Elementary Office at 601-442-1988.  Our summer office hours are 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Happy Summer!! 

Lost and Found  I know the last thing you are thinking about right now are school uniforms, jackets, etc. – the lost & found in Elementary and HS are overflowing.  If you would like to stop by and see if anything belongs to you please do so by next Friday, June 2 at 2:00 pm.  After that date ALL items will be donated to a good cause.  Thank you!   


Congratulations to our team and coaches for their success in the National competition!!  Our team placed #57 against over 7600 teams in the nation and Japan!

Many thanks to the Science Olympiad Coaches – Lashon Brown, Denise Thibodeaux and Jessie Wallace!!  Cathedral School was also honored by being awarded one of the two high school Lockheed Martin Coaching in Excellence Awards.

Seniors: Miranda Allen and Miller Downer Juniors: Hannah Jenkins, Piper Mophett, Emma Thibodeaux, Daphne Sullivan Sophomores: Samuel Freiberger, Damira McGruder, Will Vaughn, Mallory Hinson and MarKayla Fleming Freshmen: Faith Anne Brown, Alex Dale, Fisher Iseminger, Rankin Reynolds and Kirsten Sanguinetti

CONGRATULATIONS to each of the following students for making his / her Accelerated Reader goal for the fourth grading period:

1st Grade: 

Jaxson Beach, Kariyah Brown (doubled), Adeline Burget, Jane Carby, Grant Carlton, Harper Carter, Cayden Coach (tripled), Kinsley Gaines, Zoie Gibson, Will Hash, Taylor Howard, Allie Lambuth, Lillian Lewis, Gabriel McMillan,  Aiden Messmer, Trey Pace, Brenden Sebille, Maggie Smith, Jordan Stubbs, Trippe Thomas, Cullen Trosclair, Gianna Tuccio

Aven Adcock, Anna Arthur (tripled), Kolby Book, Logan Bruce, Tatum Brumfield (quadrupled), Lindley Burkley, Sasha Crum, Daryl Dixon, Zack Lees, Sidney Maier (doubled), Jake Middleton, Taylor Perrin (doubled), Jax Simons, Aiden Smith,  Leah Tillman (doubled), Grayson Tosspon

2nd Grade: 

Ryker Atkins, Levi Beesley, Lillie Bertelsen,  Payden Brown (doubled), Dagan Brumfield (doubled), Braxton Burgess, Brayden Burrowes, Chelsea Clark, Charlie Gilly, Kaelynn Hawkins, Ella Grace Heflin, Charlie Herring, A’Niyah Lane, Wells Linton, Riley Lofton (tripled), Emily Carol Loy, Kayla Maier, Liam Meriwether, Logan Moore, Dane Novak (doubled), Kenley Stogner, Scott Thompson, Eli Wilson, Lyla Wood (tripled)

 Cooper Atkins, Silas Blaney, Eli Brown, Caroline Carlton (doubled), Drake Cox, Abby Crace (doubled), Layton Gray, Ali Haile (tripled), Hannah Hargon, Daulton Harveston, Halle Grace Janette, Anita Maria Jordan,  Anna Leigh Jordan (doubled), Ava Knapp, Emery Cate Lewis, William Maier, Gabriel McCann, Thomas McKnight, Douglas Smith, Graceyn Strickland, John Clifton Thompson, Michael Waycaster

3rd Grade:

Jacob Anders, Carter Bennett, Ally Blanton, Camp Blunschi (doubled), Joshua Britt, Reid Burkley, Charlie Crace, Tralyn Cusic, Whitman DeVrient (quintupled), Tristan Fondren, Taylor Horton, Faith Anne Johnson, Ava Jones (doubled), Owen Jordan, Lynlee Kingsafer, Lamont Lee, Rachel Misita, John Robin, Ella Skates, Tana Starr, Taylor Stogner, Ava Walker, Colby Wilson, Tripp Wimberly (doubled)

Sela Adcock, Dylan Baily, Kalynn Clardy, Alston Doyle, Archer Doyle, Ainsley Dupre’, Barrett Foster, Mollie Foster, Grayson Gay, Presley Gregg, Tristan Hollis, Paxton Johns, Crews Marchbanks, Nicholas Mascagni, Luke McCann, Jack Moffett, Walker Probst, Ben Segrest, Jack Stubbs, Sophie Sullivan

4th Grade:

Cooper Broomfield, Brian Burgess, Lily Crum, Troy Dillon, Autumn Ferguson, Kolemyn Grace Fisher, Lillie Kay Floyd, Logan Foster, Landon French, Liza Gregg (doubled), Kameron Howard, Lauren Lambuth, Ricky Leckie, Sally Hudson Linton, Allie McGehee, Joseph Misita, Alexander Monagan, Ivy Rushing, Penny Starr, Jackson Webb, Kinslee Young

Clayton Atkins, Owen Bertelsen, Doug Blanton, Anna Grace Britt, Bailey Brown, Brett Bruce, Bodi Brumfield, Liza Byrne, Ryan Carney, Afana Chenyavanit, Corey Conn, Zyah Cornett, Peyton Covington, Taylor Halford, Harlie Harveston, Aiden Huff, Lehmann Novak, Wesley Simpson, Julia Smith, Braden Starr, Sarah Grace Stewart, Sam Stout, Lacy Welch

5th Grade:

Parker Baroni, Chance Bertelsen (tripled), Gracie Bradley, Hayden Cotton, Abby Faust, Graci Gamberi, Logan Graham, Braeden Gregg, Marlie Hargon, Kennadi Hargrave, Justin Hawkins, Matthew Kaiser (doubled), Anabella Laird, Nicholas Leigh, Gabe Orr, Skyla Perry, Jackson Simmons, Matthew Starr, Hunter Townsend, Ainsley Wills

Hayden Beasley, Sinnott Bland, Journey Bridges, Coleman Carter (quadrupled),  Sarah Katherine Cauthen, Chloe Curlee, MarLaysia Fleming, Ariel Galmore-Ishman, Bennett Gilly, Andrew Harriss, Austin Helbling, Josh Ingram, Travis Jackson, Emma Ledford, Marlee Lynch, Parker Claire Maxwell, Tris McCoy, Jacob Moore, Ethan Read, Helen Schwager, Andrew Strawbridge, Maggie Waddill, Jack Whittington

Middle School AR Stars…the following students have made both quality and quantity goals for the 4th quarter in Accelerated Reader. 6th graders: Kaden Batieste, Mickey Blackburn, Barrett Burget, Allison Chauvin, Greyson Guedon, Huddy Lees, Jack Lewis, Hayes Marchbanks, Noah McCann, Camille McDonough, Bella Milligan, Mason Moore, Rives Reynolds, Natalie Smith, Marissa Starr, Madison Burgess, Lizzy Carey, Emily Carney, Irvin Clark, Logan Ellis, Sa’Myria Gibson, Greyson Harvey, Jordan Henry, Will Mabry, Kate McCann, Bryce McGlothin, Abby Mire, Sara Nunnery, Noah Russ, Drew Thompson, Claire Ulmer, Jolie Walker and Will Welch.

 7th graders: Mollie Anderson, Lyden Bland, JB Burrell, Morgan Crain, Laiken Davis, Elizabeth Doan, Lauren Dunbar, Izzy Dupre, Sarah Saxon Falkenheiner, Gracie Foster, Joseph Garrity, Mia Goods, Gracie Harrigill, Paxton Junkin, Meredith Lessley, Hannah Lofton, James Meriwether, Braylen Mophett, Hannah Murray, Charlie Nutter, Julia Richardson, Anna Simmons, Caroline Sutherland, Brooklyn Timmons, Carmen Verser, Ethan Weadock, Sarah Webber, Kerrigan Winding.

8th Graders: Kayla Anderson, Taylor Baroni, Mackenzie Bertrand, Priya Brown, Ashley Coleman, Zehlin Cornett, ShaTajma Doss, Sami Dulam, Cade Eidt, Allie Feltus, Mae Holyoak, Chase Kaiser, Addison Laird, Julian Ledford, Hollis Lees, Landon Lees, Zack Mann, Fletcher Mims, Harris Pyron, Jones Richardson, Annalyce Riley, Ayden Rojo, Ryan Skates, Rhett Trosclair, Caitlin Walker, Sophie Webber, Aiden Whitaker and Peyton Wilson.

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.


St. Mary Basilica Youth News


Please be sure to register! 

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

We really need as many JCYO and CYO members as possible to help – without it VBS could not do all that it does!!! Students receive service hours for their work as volunteers at VBS.

Fri., June 2 at 9 am – Please join us at the O’Connor Family Life Center to help decorate for Vacation Bible School. Students receive service hours for this work. 


We would greatly appreciate your choosing a special item that you will donate for our use during Catholic Heart Work Camp (June 16-June 23) from our CHWC board in front of the church steps after both Masses THIS weekend. There will be boxes labeled “CHCW” 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!


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.