Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

Apr 11, 2019

 Look Ahead

Thursday, April 11              Track at Centreville

                                                5:00pm/7:00pm Baseball (Home) vs ACCS (V DH)

Friday, April 12                      4:00pm Tennis (Home) vs ACCS

Monday, April 15               ACT ASPIRE Testing Week

            3:30pm Tennis (Home) vs Laurel Christian

            Track at Silliman Jr High District Meet

Tuesday, April 16              3:30pm Tennis at Central Private

                                            4:00pm/6:00pm Baseball at Porter’s Chapel

Thursday, April 18                Track at Silliman Varsity District Meet

Friday, April 19                  Good Friday - No School

Saturday, April 20             Holy Saturday      

Sunday, April 21               Easter Sunday

Monday, April 22               Easter Monday - No School


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. 


No After School Care after Field Day on Friday, April 26, 2019. Dismissal is at noon.

Free Physicals will be May 4th from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the Doctors Pavilion next to the hospital. It is mandatory for all athletes playing middle school and high school sports to have a physical.

Crawfish Countdown It’s time for the 35th Annual Cathedral Crawfish Countdown! Join us for great crawfish, jambalaya and the chance to win $5,000 on Friday, April 26 from 6:00pm- 10:00pm.  Tickets have been mailed out. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets online.  If you would like additional tickets we can easily send home in your child's backpack!!  Many thanks to Chair Couple Stephen and Mary-Margaret Edwards and Co-Chair Couple Patrick and Melinda Biglane AND the gracious sponsors.  We could not do it without all of YOU!!  

TUITION RAFFLE There is still time to purchase tickets for the 2019-2020 CPO tuition raffle. Buying a chance not only gives you an exciting opportunity to win a year’s tuition but it is a great way to support Cathedral School.  Tickets are selling fast, limited to 500 tickets sold! The drawing will be held on May 2nd at our Spring CPO meeting,  Click here for more information.

2018 Tax Statements  If you would like a 2018 Tax Contribution statement please call the school at 601-442-1988. We do not automatically send out statements, but we are happy to do so upon request.

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 $33,723.00.  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

1.      Adams County and City of Natchez Elected Officials Scholarship-deadline April 15.  Due to me April 11.

2.      Delta Violet Scholarship- Deadline April 19.  Due to me April 17. 

3.      Farm Bureau "Mike Ray Scholarship"-deadline April 26.  Due to me April 22.


         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. 

Enter for a Chance to win the SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes!Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on October 29, 2018 until May 13, 2019.  30 winners will be chosen at random- enter now at


                                 St. Mary Basilica News

EASTER IS FAST APPROACHING! The Youth appreciate any and all candy, plastic eggs or pre-stuffed eggs donated for our very special – and very big - Easter Egg Hunt, and would be most grateful if you would please bring any items you wish to donate for this event to the youth meetings at the Family Life Center or the St. Mary church office during regular office hours (8:30-3:30 – except for lunch time from 12:30-1:30). THANK YOU!!!


The Youth are mailing 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!


Sun., April 14 – 4:30 PM – “Backstage” prep for role players in the Living Stations of the Cross arrive & prepare – meet at the FLC

        5 PM - Living Stations of the Cross – Starts on the steps of St. Mary

        MEAL AFTER Stations of the Cross for all role players

Wed., April 17 – 5:30 pm – Seder Supper Dramatization prior to Parish Meal – put on by KCYO, JCYO & CYO

Sat., April 20 – Easter Egg Hunt - 9 AM - JCYO & CYO members hide eggs

        9:30 AM - Coffee, milk and donuts for everyone!

        10 AM – Hunt starts for KCYO and St. Mary’s Kids!

Sun., April 21– EASTER SUNDAY – No meetings

JCYO (6-8 Grade)

Fri., April 12 – 7:30 am – Donuts and Devotional led by the CYO in Mrs. Mallory’s Classro