Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

November 7, 2019

 Look Ahead

Thursday, November 7        8:00am-12:30pm Elementary Scholastic Book Fair

                                                4:00pm Soccer at River Oaks             

5:00pm Basketball at WCCA (JV/V girls and JV boys) 3 games

Friday, November 8              8:00am-12:30pm Elementary Scholastic Book Fair

Grandparents Day

                                                7:00pm HS Football at Wayne Academy

Tuesday, November 12        4:00pm Basketball (Home) vs. St. Al (4 games)

                                                5:00pm Soccer at Porter’s Chapel

Thursday, November 14      4:00pm Basketball (Home) vs Jackson Prep (4 games)

                                                5:30pm Soccer (Home) vs Copiah Academy (V/JV)


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. 


Pre-registration for 2020-2021 The year is swiftly passing and it is time, once again, for pre-registration for the 2020-2021 school year. Click here for the form which must be completed and returned, with the pre-registration fee, by December 13, 2019.    A late fee will be assessed after that date and a spot at Cathedral may not be guaranteed. If you cannot open the attachment or have difficulty accessing the form, copies are available at the school. Thank you for choosing Cathedral School for your child's education.  We greatly appreciate working with you and your continued support.

 AR 500 Point Club Congratulations to our newest member, 6th grader Ava Walker!!

Grandparents Day- Please join us Friday, November 8, 2019 for Grandparents Day

8:00-9:00 Kindergarten and 1st      

9:00-10:00 2nd and 3rd    

10:00-11:00 4th and 5th    

11:00-12:00 PreK3 and PreK4

Counselor News

                               2019-2020 National ACT Test Dates


Test Date                        Registration Deadline              Late Fee Required

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


 Yearbook deadlines

-Senior quote and baby picture WERE 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 November.   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. 





YOUTH BAKE SALES – Nov. 16 & 17 – After Sat. Vigil Mass & Sun. Mass

The Youth Groups are having a Bake Sale after both the Saturday Vigil and Sunday Morning Masses. We'll have cakes, cookies, brownies, homemade candy, casseroles, homemade soups and more! Proceeds from the bake sales help support our Youth Programs. Baked goods can be dropped off in St. Therese Hall before each Mass.


Poinsettia forms are in the bulletin and were posted in GroupMe for JCYO and CYO this week. Click here for a form.  Poinsettia order forms and money can be turned in at any Youth Program Function or the church office. We have a limited number, so please turn your order(s) in early! Thank you so much for supporting our youth program!


KCYO (3-5 Grade)

Sun., Nov. 17 – 4-6pm - JCYO & KCYO Bonfire at the Verucchi’s. Click here or Check GroupMe for the permission form; signed permission slip required!!! *CONTINGENT UPON THE WEATHER


JCYO (6th-8th grade)

Sun., Nov. 10 – 11-12:30 – Make Desserts at FLC right after Mass for Cathedral Teachers & Administration

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 16 & 17 - Bake Sales after both Masses

Sun., Nov. 17 – 4-6pm - JCYO & KCYO Bonfire at the Verucchi’s. Click here or Check GroupMe for the permission form; signed permission slip required!!! *CONTINGENT UPON THE WEATHER

CYO (9th-12th grade)

Sun., Nov. 10 – 5:30-7 pm – Bonfire at the Verucchi’s. Click here or Check GroupMe for the permission form; signed permission slip required!!! *CONTINGENT UPON THE WEATHER

Wed., Nov. 13 – 2nd CHWC payment due ($100)

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 16 & 17 - Bake Sales after both Masses

Sun., Nov. 17 – 7-8:30 pm - $6 per person-Bowling at Bluff City Bowl-Click here or Check GroupMe email for the permission form; signed permission slip required