Concussion Awareness Laws and Guidelines (4/18)
The Indiana General Assembly and Indiana Department of Education have enacted laws and guidelines which require all schools to provide information on concussions to student athletes and their parents. This is in response to increased evidence that concussions, if not treated properly, can result in a prolonged recovery or possibly premature mental difficulties.
All athletes and their parents are required to read the Cathedral High School Concussion Information Sheet. The purpose of the information sheet is to educate parents and athletes on the nature of concussions, signs and symptoms, treatment and return to play standards after suffering a concussion. Student athletes and their parents must then sign the Cathedral High School Acknowledgement Form and return the form to the Cathedral Athletic Office activity prior to participating in any practice or athletic related for any sport. To access the forms click here.
Graduation Information (4/18)
Graduation Practice- Is held May 14 after period 1 and 2 exams. Students will practice in the Welch Activity Center and receive their graduation tickets- 5 per student and their cap and gown and picture and video order forms.
Graduation weekend is May 19 and 20.
Baccalaureate Mass: Starts at 10:00AM on Saturday, May 19 in the Welch Activity Center. Seating is open to anyone. Students should arrive at 9:00AM.
Students wear caps and gowns over their proper graduation clothing. This clothing and cap and gown are required wear for both the Baccalaureate Mass and the Graduation ceremony.
Graduation- Sunday May 20 at 1:00PM. Clowes Hall on the campus of Butler University. Students arrive at noon. Doors open at Noon. Tickets are required for all guests. Students do not need a ticket. Seating is on a first come first serve basis. There is construction on the campus by Clowes Hall.
Diplomas will be given after the ceremony when the gown has been returned. Students may keep the cap and tassel. Please take pictures before the ceremony.
Dress: Men- Dress pants, shirt, shoes and tie. Clean shaven - (no exceptions.)
Ladies- Light colored dresses and dress shoes. No chewing gum.
Placement Test Prep Course
Do you have a 7th grader or know a 7th grader who wants to attend Cathedral? Now's the time to start planning and preparing! You might want to start with our Placement Test Prep Course this summer. Click here
Cell Phone Donation Drive (4/10)
Friday, April 13 is the last day, of this school year, to donate any used cell phones. If you have the charger, please place it and the phone in a bag together. A huge thanks for all of you who have donated to this cause for the Julian Center. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Pavlik-Heger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Thank You (3/20)
Thank you to the Priests who were with us last week so that the Sacrament of Reconciliation was available for our students. If you are in the parish or a friend of any of these priests, please be sure to thank them.
- Father Bonke
- Fathers Bowers
- Father Dant
- Father Doyle
- Father Farrell
- Father Feltz
- Father Gilday
- Father Hellman
- Father Jarrell
- Father Lutz
- Father Marshall
- Father McCaslin
- Father Metzger
- Father Munshower
- Father Peterson
- Father Roberts
- Father Schliesmann
- Father Shikany
- Father Sims
- Father Wadelton
- Father Zahn.
Without their generous gifts, we would not be able to provide this service for our students.
Babies in Blankets - Thank You (3/19)
A huge thank you to all of the students, faculty and staff and their families who helped make blankets for families in southern Indiana who were devastated by the Tornadoes a couple of weeks ago. All of the busy hands helped BIB's (BABIES in BLANKETS) members send over 125 new and freshly laundered blankets of all sizes to children this weekend. They will be taken to the parish in Scottsburg Indiana and volunteers there will help to distribute them for us. A few were big enough for teen or adults and there are some that might serve as lap blankets for those in need. There are many receiving blankets and good size baby blankets and 'blankies' that will certainly go to good use. Your quick response to our request for help was overwhelming as we were out of no-sew blanket materils by the end of the school day the first day we worked on the project. God's blessings to all who helped with this project. --Susie Watson BIBS modrator
St. Baldrick's Children's Cancer Research - Joey's Team Bald is Beautiful (3/13)
You may have noticed that several Cathedral kids were bald today as a result of shaving their heads to raise money for children’s cancer research at our St Baldrick’s event on Friday. The event raised more than $110,000 with Joey’s Team – Bald is Beautiful, founded by freshman Joey Chamness back in 2005, raising more than $75,000 of that total.
St Baldrick’s is the largest funder of children’s cancer research grants besides the US Government and it raised more than $28 million last year through events such as the one we had at Northside K of C. While St. Baldrick’s funds research across the US, Riley Hospital for Children has received support for cancer research from St Baldrick’s totaling more than $703,000 since 2005. For more information on St Baldrick’s (including a link for contributions) go to http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/4053/2012 and for information on the inspiration that started the event here go to www.chamnesshome.com. You'll see Fr Munshower in the video.
Thanks for helping create an environment at Cathedral where service, selflessness, and empathy are valued traits, and thanks for the leadership of Matt Dauby, Devin Smith, David Dickman, Riley Quinn, Evan Whigham, Charlie Leahy, Evan Giles, Andy Krull, and Joe Schopper, and Gary Schorr, who joined Joey and Robbie Chamness in shaving their heads and raising money for this important cause.
"Come and See" on Thursday March 29 (3/13)
On Thursday March 29 from 6:30-8:00PM the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia will be holding a Question and Answer event, "Questions on the Religious Life", for high school and young adult women. This event will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church in downtown Indianapolis. If you are interested in attending please RSVP with Liz Jamison at email@example.com by March 26th. Click here for more information.
CHS Diversity, Equity, and Justice Council Event Message (3/7)
On Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Sycamore school Paul Gorski will make a presentation on Diversity & Equity. This invite is for all parents, faculty, and staff from schools that are members of the Indianapolis Area Private School Diversity Consortium (IAPSDC) Paul's topic is "Equity Matters: Creating Positive Learning Spaces for All Students.
On Thursday, March 15th the Diversity, Equity, and Justice Council are also invited to a workshop for IAPSDC faculty and Diversity Directors and Coordinators led by Paul Gorski. This workshop is titled: "Celebrating Diversity" is Not Enough: Fostering a Vision for Equitable and Just Schools.
The workshop on Thursday, March 15th is hosted at The Orchard School from 10:00 a.m. -4:00p.m. hosted at The Orchard School. If you believe you are beyond he basics of diversity and are prepared for some intense work and conversation, then this is the workshop to attend!
Please let Ramona Powell know by Friday, March 9th if you would like to attend. Workshop seats are limited.
Hygiene Kits for Tornado Victims in Southern Indiana (3/5)
Food Link has contacted us to assist with hygiene kits for tornado victims in Southern Indiana.
In discussion with the Red Cross, they say that most tornado victims have been set up in shelters. Their great need is hygiene kits. They have asked Cathedral students to put together hygiene kits with the following contents:
Soap and soap container/Body Wash
Washcloth or scrub
Please assemble all of these supplies in a zip lock bag. Grant Kirkpatrick said that Donegal County in interested in helping to lead this call out.
Students can be awarded service hours, 1 hour for every three kits.
Donations should be dropped off by noon on Thursday, March 8 in the student entrance. The truck pickup by Food Link will be Thursday at 1 PM.
"Amy’s Day" on Friday, March 2, 2012 (2/28)
Our lives have become so rushed! We hurry in the morning to work and school. We
struggle in the evening with extra-curricular activities, dinner, studies, etc. The four
years of high school whiz by us even faster than our grade school years.
“Amy’s Day” is for parents and daughters (school-age) who choose to spend quality time
The 1st Friday of each month (except School break in April) at
Cathedral High School Cafeteria…breakfast is served by Sahm’s for $7 per person (not for profit).
Daughters & any parent! (Fathers and daughters as well as mom/
Quality time with the ones you love. We have
wonderful speakers that address topics such as: self-respect, dating,
substance awareness, health & wellness, value of a close family,
etc. Suggestions are welcome.
P.S. The sacrifice is worth it! Can’t wait to see you at the next one on Friday, March
2, 2012; Featured Speaker: Indianapolis native, Erin Adcock, an amazingly strong
woman with an unbelievable story that will touch your hearts.
Any questions please contact:
Kathleen Miller@ 317.257.3051
Barbara Hasbrook@ 317.432.5900; firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Hasbrook@ 317.407.8997; email@example.com
Important Tuition Information for 2012-13 School Year (2/15)
Beginning with the new school year (2012/2013), the election to pay tuition in two installments as selected on your Payment Options Selection Form will be made through Tuition Management Systems. The payment options will be two, four or ten payments. The new form will appear on-line upon your registration for next school year.
James F. Williams, CFO if Cathedral High School
Direct Line (317) 968-7365; Fax (317) 542-1484
Mrs. Heger’s Theology 10 Classes are continuing a cell phone drive during Lent (2/17)
Please consider donating your cell phone to The Julian Center. It can save a life!
How is your cell phone donation used? In two critical ways:
■ Phones in good working order are provided to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to be used in the case of emergencies.
■ Phones not in good working order, and any in excess, are recycled to reduce toxic waste and to raise funds for victim services.
Your donation acts as a lifeline. How? Imagine being a victim walking to your car one evening and your abuser appears out from the dark. You are trapped. Your only escape is to call for help. Because of the generosity of someone you don't even know, you have a phone in your pocket programmed to dial 911. With the push of a button, help is on the way.
How to donate your phone
- Erase any stored information, including your contact list, text messages, and listings of incoming and outgoing numbers.
- Make sure your account has been cancelled (or transferred) with your service provider.
- Drop off your donation to room 4337 (second floor Kelly Hall) or at the front desk.
Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in Touch) (2/17)
Do you worry about your children? Replace your anxiety and fear with peace and hope by praying with other moms. Moms in Prayer International (formerly Moms in Touch) gathers women together to pray scripturally and specifically for children and schools. Our Cathedral group meets for an hour on Monday mornings at 8:15 in the school chapel. Please join us anytime your schedule allows!
For questions or to request prayers, contact Cathleen Perry: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann Cummings: email@example.com
CHS Mothers’ Club General Meeting (2/15)
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Thurs., Feb. 16, 2012***7:15—8:45pm***Baker Board Room***Refreshments will be provided
Come join other CHS parents for our February Evening Mothers’ Club Meeting immediately following the Parent-Teacher Conferences!
Contact Beth Petrucce-Hoeper or Vicki Christ, co-presidents with questions.
Collegiate Day in Prayer for College Kids (2/15)
We would like to participate in the College Day of Prayer this year by having a gathering of moms meet at the Cathedral High School Chapel on Tuesday, March 6th @ 9 AM for an hour of prayer dedicated to our college age students. Please pass this on to any who you feel would like to join us. Following our prayer time I am sure some of us will continue our time together by having brunch nearby at Lincoln Square on 56th Street. We hope this may be the beginning of a regular meeting of moms praying for colleges and our students. Questions? Call Eran McCarty at 317-502-4496
The Refugee Resettlement Program (2/8)
The Refugee Resettlement Program, sponsored by the Catholic Charities of Indianapolis,helps settle over 30 immigrants per month who are fleeing to the United States for fear ofpersecution in their home countries.
The immigrants arrive in Indianapolis often with nothing, or at most a single suitcase. Most cannot speak English and have no way of earning money. Catholic Charities helps find apartments for the refugees, and even pays their first three months rent. Through donations, basic necessities for apartment life are provided as well. Furthermore, Catholic Charities arranges language classes and transportation to help the refugees find jobs.
As one of the student ambassadors for the Refugee Resettlement Program, I recently volunteered at the Catholic Charities storeroom to help pack boxes for incoming refugees. Although the storeroom is full of miscellaneous items, there is a great shortage of things such as silverware, cookware and dish soap. **
Cathedral High School has agreed to allow me to host a drive for these items which are crucial to everyday needs of the refugees. I invite you to “have a heart,” love a refugee and donate items to the drive by dropping them off in the student entrance from February 14th -17th or at the gym door before the boy’s JV/Varsity basketball game on Friday the 17th. Please jointo help show Indianapolis’ hospitality to the refugees, as well as earn Service Hours—One for Three items and Two for Six.
Thank you for your time, Ellie Copeland.
Tuition Assistance for 2012-2013 (2/1)
Families with students returning for 10th, 11th and/or 12th grade next year and who are interested in applying for tuition assistance for next year can begin to do so as of November 1 and should apply by February 15, 2012. The Enrollment Management Office recently mailed information about this process to families who received need-based tuition assistance during the current school year, but families can learn more by visiting www.gocathedral.com/tuition.
Also, there are a few key changes to the process for next year that impact returning families:
- In the case of parents who are divorced or legally separated, Cathedral now requires each household to complete the process.
- Families now submit tax documentation directly to School & Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) instead of to Cathedral.
- Families will receive tuition assistance awards at the time of re-enrollment (April).
The deadline for returning students to apply for tuition assistance is February 15, 2012. Please contact Mr. Duane Emery (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Pajama Day – Tuesday 2/7
Three Day weekend wasn't long enough for you? Here is your chance to sleep in and wear your jammies and Pokémon slippers to school. Of course, Christian modesty is required! Wear pajamas you could wear in front of Mrs. Witka.
Girls Sectional Basketball Game
vs. Roncalli @ Warren Central @ 7:30
What Not to Wear Day – Wed 2/8
Put on your socks with sandals, mom jeans, mullets, white after Labor Day, and all your least fashionable clothes for today. Be creative and remember to dress appropriately for school!
Teacher-Student Basketball Game
Welch Activity Center @ 7:30
Around the World Day – Thursday, 2/9
Did you travel to Peru, Tanzania, Germany, Spain, France, Guatemala or Costa Rica last year? Finally, a chance to wear your favorite souvenirs. Or you can wear something to represent your family's heritage. Remember, we are celebrating these cultures, not mocking.
JV/Varsity Boys Basketball Game vs. Roncalli
Welch Activity Center at 6:00/7:30
CATHEDRAL Spirit Day - Friday, 2/10
Wear your most awesome Cathedral spirit gear! GO IRISH!
Fashion Show (Prom Fundraiser)
Cafeteria @ 7:00
S.A.T. Prep (2/1)
The next S.A.T prep class session will begin on Monday, March 12 and will go until Monday, April 30th. The class will meet consecutive Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through April 30. Cost is $150.00, and all materials will be supplied. Please register by contacting Ms. Laurie O’Brien at email@example.com.
Notes for Mrs. Sandi Scheetz (2/1)
(Sandi Scheetz retired last spring, fighting cancer) This is a not from her Son, Clay Scheetz:
Hope you are doing well. I just wanted to thank all of the Cathedral Family who has been sending my Mom notes and praying for her.
We have a website for my Mom, and it is www.whatfriendsdo.com. It's super easy to navigate. Just go to the website, login (i.e., register your email and select some password), and look-up "Scheetz" under the Find Your Team. Once you find the Sandi Scheetz Team, please visit the blog and guest book.
Please keep all of your letters, posts, and prayers coming. It brightens my Mom's day. Hound heaven and ask everyone you know to do the same. We continue to need all the prayers we can get.
Is your child interested in Intramurals? (2/1)
THE GOLDEN PADDLE! Do you have what it takes to be the best of the best???
The Quest for the Golden Paddle 2012
A Sign up sheet can be found in the SLC Commons
Sign up for your resource sectional round or if you don’t have a resource there is an afterschool bracket
Finals will be played at Winterfest Assembly
The Quest Begins Tuesday January 31st!
Want to help Cathedral High School while purchasing your groceries (2/1)
If so, please check out the Marsh Fresh Idea Card: http://gocathedral.com/page.cfm?p=2475
Great Tax Help: (2/1)
Effective January 1, 2012, IC 6-3-2-22 authorizes taxpayers to claim a retroactive $1,000 income tax deduction per dependent who is enrolled in a private school or who is home schooled in grades K-12 and incurs costs for tuition, fees, computer software, textbooks or school supplies. To claim this credit, you will need to provide your accountant with the following information: Cathedral High School #C700 under the Archdiocese of Indianapolis #9200.
College Information: (2/1)
Is your student looking for an exciting summer opportunity? Many colleges and organizations offer academic, leadership, career, and travel enrichment opportunities. How do you search for them? Log on to your account or as a guest (password is "guest") on the guidance office's Naviance website at http://connection.naviance.com/cathedralhigh. Click on the "colleges" tab, and then select "enrichment programs." You can search based on many criteria for the perfect summer experience. Several deadlines are fast-approaching, but check frequently as new programs will be added.
Work It Out Parent Coaching L.L.C. (1/25/12)
Here is the link to an incredible program that encourages safe, accountable, and positive choices in preparing to drive. This is a product out of Safe Kids and the Auto industry. It is set up for kids and parents to easily utilize while designing their own contracts and it educates while doing so. It also has the answers to commonly asked questions that many of us may be unaware of. (Most recent laws and requirements, etc.)The part that I like best is the collaborative approach to the contract and how it may be tailored to meet each family‘s needs. The program truly can save lives and it encourages positive choices and accountability. www.safekids.org/count-down-to-drive.html
Christine Ogle Erotas R.N., M.S.N.
Parent Coaching Institute Certified Parent Coach
Work It Out Parent Coaching L.L.C.
P.O. Box 162, Pendleton, IN. 46064
ENDOW Program (1/25/12)
The ENDOW Program is an 8-week discussion group for young women interested in sharing ways to lead a happy, successful Christian life in the face of the many pressures put on them by society today. An excellent book is used as a discussion starter. Discussion topics include:
- peer pressure
- role models
- dealing with ―the guys
- girl drama
This program takes place after school one day a week for eight weeks. For more information see Sarah Erotas in the Campus Ministry Office in the SLC.
8th Annual Cathedral High School Black History Month Recognition & Dinner Program (1/25/12)
8th Annual Cathedral High School Black History Month Recognition & Dinner Program Theme “Embracing the Past, and Building the Future, By Faith"
Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker-The Honorable
Judge Tanya Walton-Pratt’77
Student Life Center Commons
$15.00– Age 13 & Up
$10.00- Age 7-12 years
Free – 6 years & under
Reservations due by Friday, January 27th
Return Form and Check to: Mrs. Ramona Powell, Director of Diversity, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Powell at 317-968-7367 or via Email firstname.lastname@example.orgContact Mrs. Ramona Powell, Director of Diversity/Assistant Director of Enrollment Management email@example.com or 317-968-7367
Tuition Assistance for 2012-2013 (1/25/12)
Families with students returning for 10th, 11thand/or 12th grade next year and who are interested in applying for tuition assistance for next year can begin to do so as of November 1 and should apply by February 15, 2012. The Enrollment Management Office recently mailed information about this process to families who received need-based tuition assistance during the current school year, but families can learn more by visiting www.gocathedral.com/tuition. Also, there are a few key changes to the process for next year that impact returning families: In the case of parents who are divorced or legally separated, Cathedral now requires each household to complete the process. Families now submit tax documentation directly to School & Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) instead of to Cathedral. Families will receive tuition assistance awards at the time of re-enrollment (April). The deadline for returning students to apply for tuition assistance is February 15, 2012. Please contact Mr. Duane Emery (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. Much more detail is available online at www.gocathedral.com/tuition.
In January, Moms in Touch International changed it's name to Moms in Prayer International. Our Cathedral Moms in Prayer group meets regularly at Cathedral, Monday mornings at 8:15, to pray for Cathedral, it's staff and all our children. Our prayer guide is emailed each week to about 60 moms who have requested it. I have attached this week's prayer guide. Many of the moms pray on their own; we have a small but loyal group of about 3-7 moms praying together in the chapel each week. More information about this international group can be found here: http://www.momsintouch.org/ Eran McCarty was the contact person for this group until her son graduated in 2010. Cathleen Perry is now the lead coordinator, with some assistance from me.
On February 23, there is a national Collegiate Day of Prayer (http://www.collegiatedayofprayer.org/), and so Eran and some other alumni moms who had participated in Moms in Prayer (then called Moms in Touch) while at Cathedral are gathering to pray for their college kids. Feb 23 didn't work for them, so a March date was deemed "close enough". They may decide to meet on a regular basis, but this would not be a Cathedral based group. The information was submitted to the parent newsletter (perhaps by Eran or Becky Bechtel?) only as a way to get the word out to parents with college aged children.