Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

October 12, 2017

 Look Ahead

Thursday, October 12          7:00 pm HS Football at ACCS

Monday, October 16            4:00 pm Cross Country Cathedral Invitational at Duncan Park

Tuesday, October 17            5:30 pm Junior Class Mandatory Parent Meeting in Cafeteria

Friday, October 20                6:30 pm Senior Night & Pink Game vs. Silliman - Home              


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. 

Report Cards Report cards were released on RenWeb and PreK 3 - 2nd grade report cards were sent home in backpacks today.

AR 1000 Point Club Congratulations to 8th grader Lyden Bland, Cathedral's newest member of the Accelerated Reader 1000 Point Club.  Lyden also achieved this milestone with a 96% average.

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

2nd Grade:

Anna Arthur, Bradley Boyette, Tatum Brumfield, Adeline Burget, Lindley Burkley, Jane Carby, Grant Carlton, Cayden Coach, Jailyn Gaines, Kinsley Gaines, Zoie Gibson, Gabriel McMillin, Aiden Messmer, Ella Moak, Brenden Sebille, Jax Simons, Leah Tillman, Grayson Tosspon, Gianna Tuccio, Younes Abuhakmeh, Aven Adcock, Jaxson Beach, Kolby Book, Logan Bruce, Harper Carter, Sasha Crum, Allie Lambuth, Zack Leeks, Lillian Lewis, Sidney Maier, Jake Middleton, Trey Pace, Taylor Perrin, Aiden Smith, Maggie Smith, Jordan Stubbs, Ben Wheeler, Zoe Zuccaro

3rd Grade:

Thane Aldridge, Lillie Bertelsen, Eli Brown, Dagan Brumfield, Caroline Carlton, Chelsea Clark, Charilie Gilly, Daulton Harveston, Anita Maria Jordan, Ava Knapp, Linton Wells, Riley Lofton, Emily Carol Loy, Douglas Smith, John Clifton Thompson, Destinee Woods, Cooper Atkins, Levi Beesley, Silas Blaney, Drake Cos, Layton Gray, Ali Haile, Hannah Hargon, Ella Grace Heflin, Halle Grace Janette, Anna Leigh Jordan, A'Niyah Lane, Giles Lees, Emery Cate Lewis, William Maier, Thomas McKnith, Liam Meriwether, Logan Moore, Dane Novak, Kenley Stogner, Scott Thomson, Eli Wilson, Lyla Wood

4th Grade:

Sela Adcock, Jacob Anders, Dylan Bailey, Ally Blanton, Joshua Britt, Tralyn Cusic, Alston Doyle, Archer Doyle, Tristan Fondren, Mollie Foster, Grayson Gay, Presley Gregg, Paxton Johns, Faith Anne Johnson, Lynlee Kingsafer, John Robin, Ben Segrest, Ella Skates, Taylor Stogner, Ava Walker, Jarvis Whitley, Colby Wilson, Carter Bennett, Matilda Blackburn, Reid Burkley, Whitman DeVrient, Ainsley Dupre' Barrett Foister, Tristan Hollis, Tamera Johnson, Ava Jones, Owen Jordan, Crews Marchbanks, Rachel Misita, Walker Probst, Tana Starr, Jack Stubbs, Sophie Sullivan, Hudson Sutherland, Tripp Wimberly

5th Grade:

Clayton Atkins, Owen Bertelsen, Doug Blanton, Afana Chenyavanit, Corey Conn, Kolelmyn Grace Fisher, Lillie Kay Floyd, Logan Foster, Taylor Halford, Lauren Lambuth, Ricky Leckie, Sally Hudson Linton, Allie McGehee, Alexander Monagan, Julia Smith, Sarah Grace Stewart, Lizzie Verucchi, Lacy  Welch, Kinslee Young, Anna Grace Britt, Brett Bruce, Cooper Brumfield, Brian Burgess, Liza Byrne, Zyah Cornett, Peyton Covington, Lily Crum, Domonique Doss, Autumn Ferguson, Liza Gregg, Harlie Harveston, Frederick Lane, Joseph Misita, Lehmann Novak, Wesley Simpson, Braden Starr, Jackson Webb

Golf Ball Drop   The golf ball drop is rescheduled for next Friday, October 20 at the Pink Wave Game (Click Here for form).   


Counselors News

University of Alabama Representative will be at Cathedral School Tuesday, October 17 at 9:00 am

ACT -The next National test date is October 28th

DAR Writing Competition 9th-12th Grade teachers have been given a copy of this year's DAR Writing Competition.  The deadline for the essay is October 15, 2017.  Please see your History or English teacher for more information. 

1.      Yearbook deadlines

-Senior quote and baby picture are dueOctober 31st 

-Senior pictures:  Due by Feb. 1st.  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.      Graduation supplies

-Representative will be here in October.   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.) 

3.      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.

4.      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. 

 5.      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.

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

MSU will have Senior Preview Days on: October 23rd, and November 13th.  


Ole Miss will have Senior Preview Days on: December 2, January 20, February 17, and March 24.   

Junior Preview Day will be April 21st

LSU will have their Kick Off LSU on: October 13 & 27, November 10 & 20. 

USM will have their Black and Gold Days on: November 18, and Honors Day on November 17. 

College Application and Scholarship Deadlines

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the VFW's premier scholarship program.  This year the theme is American History: Our Hope for the Future.  It is open to students in grades 9-12 by the October 31 deadline.  Student compete by writing and recording an audio essay on the patriotic theme.  History teachers will have the applications and more information for the students.

The contest for the student's in grades 6-8th is the Patriot's Pen.  This contest gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme.  The theme for this year is America's Gift to My Generation.  The entry deadline is October 31, 2017.  Please see your middle school history teachers for more information.

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes Enter now at

This is open to seniors.  You can enter online once during each entry period.  Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks between October 30, 2017 and May 14, 2018.

William Carey Open House: November 15, 2017.

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.

November 15: Priority Date for Scholarship Consideration

Prospective freshmen who apply to LSU before this date will receive priority consideration for scholarships. LSU's admission application also serves as the scholarship application. Read more about applying for scholarships.

November 15: Priority Date for Honors College Consideration

Prospective freshmen who apply to LSU before this date and indicate an interest in the Honors College on their application will receive priority consideration for Honors College admission. Visit the Honors College website for more information.

December 1: Deadline to Apply for Spring

Prospective freshmen interested in applying for the spring semester must do so before this date.

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

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! 

         Priority Scholarships go live on September 15th and close on December 1st.

         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!

         Scholarship Application Deadline is December 1st

         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

YOUTH BAKE SALES - Oct. 28 & 29 - 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.  Calling All Bakers!!!!  St. Mary's Youth welcomes and greatly appreciate any and all treats donated by anyone for our upcoming bake sale immediately following mass.  Baked goods can be dropped off in St. Therese Hall before each Mass.

HALLOWEEN CANDY  The JCYO and CYO are asking for volunteers to bring candy and carnival-type prizes for the Halloween Carnival.  Please bring your donations to the St. Mary Rectory.


St. Mary's Kids (PK3 - 2 Grade) & KCYO (3-5 Grade)

Wed., Oct. 18 - 5:15 pm Balloon Rosary (one decade) in Green Space before Wednesday Night Dinner

Wed., Oct 25 - Costume Parade before Parish Dinner followed by the FREE Halloween Carnival from 6-8 pm for 5th grade & younger


JCYO (6-8 Grade)

Sun., Oct. 15 4:30-6 Planning the Halloween Carnival then nice meal.

Wed., Oct 18 - 5:15 pm Balloon Rosary (one decade) in Green Space before Wednesday Night Dinner

Sun., Oct. 22 Balloon Race Weekend No meetings.

Wed., Oct 25 - 6-8 pm - FREE Halloween Carnival put on by the JCYO for 5th grade & younger

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 28 & 29 - Bake Sales after both Masses


CYO (9-12 Grade)

Sun., Oct. 15 5:30-7 Good food then planning the Haunted House

Wed., Oct 18 - 5:15 pm Balloon Rosary (one decade) in Green Space before Wednesday Night Dinner

Sun., Oct. 22 Balloon Race Weekend No meetings.

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 28 & 29 - Bake Sales after both Masses

Sun., Oct. 29 - 6:30-8:30 - Haunted House

Mon., Oct. 30 - 6:30-8:30 - Haunted House