Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

April 19, 2018

 Look Ahead

Thursday, April 19               District Varsity Track Meet at Silliman

                                                6:00 pm Girls Soccer vs. Delta Charter – Home

Saturday, April 21                 9:00 am Girls Soccer Tournament at Brookhaven

Monday, April 23                   ACT Aspire (Grades 3 – 10)

8:00 am District Tennis Tournament – Home

Tuesday, April 24                  ACT Aspire (Grades 3-10)

                                                6:00 pm Girls Soccer vs. Parklane – Home

Wednesday, April 25            ACT Aspire (Grades 3-10)

                                                South State Track Field Events at Silliman TBA

Thursday, April 26                ACT Aspire (Grades 3-10)

Friday, April 27                      South State Track Running Events at Silliman TBA



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. 

2018-19 Tuition Invoices - 2018-19 Tuition Invoices have been mailed.  If you have not received your invoice by now, please call the Business Office.  Important to remember:  all 12-month loans must be closed prior to April 30, 2018; and therefore, will mature by April 30, 2019. 

Any loan that is closed on or after May 1, 2018 must mature by March 29, 2019.

Cash/Check tuition payments (not paid by loans) must be brought to Cathedral School Business Office and received by noon on Friday, June 29, 2018.

Please call the Business Office if you have any questions regarding your invoice. 

Thank you for choosing Cathedral to educate your children.

Mr. and Mrs. CHS & 2018 Hall of Fame   A BIG Congratulations to ALL!! 

Mr. and Mrs. CHS – Chase Brooks and Caroline Kaiser

2018 Hall of Fame – Altman Biggs, Henry Carpenter, Lessley Dooley, Emily Hicks, Mary Evans Kelley, CeCe McKinney and Gregg Moore.    

Let’s end the school year with a “Big Box Tops Smile” Please clip and submit as many Box Tops as possible by Wednesday, May 9.  Not only will treats be given to the winning class but a special prize will be given to our winning teacher.  Please ask grandparents, neighbors, and friends to help collect Box Tops and turn them in by May 9.

Lost and Found – The lost and found in Elementary AND High School are overflowing!! If you happen to be missing clothing, please feel free to stop by one of the school offices.

The ACTAspire Summative Test will be administered to grades three through ten during the weeks of April 23 - 27 and April 30 - May 4.  The students will be taking the online version in the following subjects: Reading, Math, English, Science, and Writing.  It is very important for students to be present during these test dates.  If there is a conflict, please contact one of the counselors.  (Betty Porter for grades 3-6)or (Jennifer Beach for grades 7-10)

Calling All Dancers:  Little Wave Camp will be next week after school Tuesday, April 24- Friday, April 27. It is open to anyone PreK- 6th grade that would like to join the fun! They will learn dances, play games, eat a snack, receive a t-shirt and have a performance on Friday at 4:00. Please email if you have any questions or call 601-870-7558.

34th Annual Crawfish Countdown Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Cathedral Cafeteria.  Tickets are available for purchase in all school offices.  To purchase tickets online Click here.

Counselors News

USM a representative will be meeting with the junior class on Tuesday, April 24 at lunch. 

National Honor Society inductions for grades 10 – 12 will be May 9 at 1:30 in the MP Room.  Students being inducted will receive a formal invitation on May 2. 

Application Period and Deadlines:

  • October 1: Application for next Aid Year becomes available

  • March 31: Online application deadline for the HELP Grant and for forgivable loans

  • April 30: Supporting document deadline for the HELP Grant and for forgivable loans

  • June 30: Deadline for William Winter forgivable loan applicants to submit PRAXIS scores and for forgivable loan applicants to submit letters of acceptance (if required)

  • September 15: Online application deadline for MTAG and MESG

  • October 15: Supporting document deadline for MTAG and MESG


1.      Yearbook deadlines ASAP

-Senior quote and baby picture: This was due October 31, 2017

-Senior pictures:   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-class will vote attire and place

2.   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.

3.   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.  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. 

 4.      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 2016 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.

·         FAFSA is open.  We will have a session in January where I will work with the students and parents to help you complete this.  I am waiting until January to do this with a group so that we can complete the RISE UP MS portion at the same time.  That part doesn't open up until January. 

Upcoming Senior College Days: You must register online for all Preview Days.

Louisiana State University

Freshman Dates & Deadlines

August 1: Application Opens for Fall and Summer

Prospective freshmen interested in applying to LSU for the following fall or summer semesters can begin applying on this date. Remember to apply early!

October 1: Admission Decisions Begin Releasing

Admission decisions will begin releasing on this date and continue on a rolling basis.

April 15: Deadline to Apply for Fall or Summer without a Late Fee

Prospective freshmen interested in applying for the fall or summer semesters must do so before this date to avoid a $15 late fee. Students who apply within 30 days of their desired entry term may not allow for adequate processing time.

May 1: Enrollment Deposit Due

Next Steps for Admitted Students:

All first-time freshmen who are entering in the fall semester are required to pay a $250 enrollment deposit by May 1.

Mississippi State University

·         Now is the time to apply! 

·         Housing Applications open on September 1st

·         The last ACT for scholarships at MSU is the February ACT.

University of Southern Mississippi

·         Now is the time to apply!

·         The December ACT is the last test date that USM will accept for scholarships. 

University of Mississippi

·     Now is the time to apply!

·         Special Programs and Scholarships opened on July 1st.  The Priority Deadline is January 5, 2018 and the Final Scholarship deadline is February15th. 

·         The last ACT Ole Miss accepts for scholarships will be the June 2018 ACT.  

St. Mary Basilica News


The Youth mailed out all their Sponsorship Request letters to parishioners. Your donations are really coming in and we cannot thank you enough for your gifts! We appreciate all the love and support you show us throughout the year. If you haven’t had a chance to send your gift in yet – not to worry – we are definitely still in need of donations and welcome all that we receive. No gift is too small and prayers are always welcome!

JCYO (6-8 Grade)

April 22 – Sun. – 4-5:30 – Meeting and Meal

April 29 – Sun - 5-7 pm - Service Project and Meal –meet at 5:00 in the Youth Wing and work around the church and Family Life Center doing “spring cleaning.” Dinner at 6:30


CYO (9-12 Grade)

April 22 – Sun. – 5:30-7:00 – Meeting and Meal

April 29 – Sun - 4-6:30pm – Service Day – Meet at FLC then go to parishioner’s home to perform a service for them. Dinner 6:30-7 at FLC