Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

April 20, 2017

 Look Ahead

Friday, April 21                      9:30 am Heff-Jones Class Ring Preview for sophomores

4:00 pm Tennis vs. Laurel Christian - Home

5:00 pm/7:00 pm Baseball at Simpson Academy

Monday, April 24 – 28           ACT Aspire 3rd – 10th Grade

Tuesday, April 25                  4:00 pm Tennis vs. ACCS – Home

Wednesday, April 26            Track South State Field Events at Silliman

Thursday, April 27                Tennis – District Tournament at Jones Community College

Friday, April 28                      9:30 am Sophomores Order Class Rings

Saturday, April 29                 Track – South State Running Events at Silliman


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. 


All 12-month loans for 2017-18 Tuition must be closed prior to Friday, April 28, 2017; and therefore, will mature by April 30, 2018.  Any loan that is closed on or after May 1, 2017 must mature by March 30, 2018.  If you have any questions, please call the Business Office.  Thank you for choosing Cathedral to educate your children.

Save the Date for Free Athletic Physicals Saturday, April 22 at the Doctor’s Pavilion (grades 8 – 12) for the 2017-18 school year.  Merit Health Natchez and its employees, along with local physicians and nurse practitioners, are proud to provide a one day event to perform HS physicals required of athletes prior to participating in sports in the upcoming 2017-18 school year.  Specific time for Cathedral students will be announce at a later date. 

The athlete will receive the following on this day:

·         Height, weight, blood pressure

·         Vision screening

·         One on one examination by a physician or nurse practitioner

·         Athletes with any orthopedic issues will be examined by Dan McCallum, M.D., Orthopedics

·         Free t-shirt

·         Copy of the completed physical form provided to athlete and school 

Free Dress tomorrow Please fill out the green survey that went home with students. Your child will be able to wear free dress this Friday if they return this survey to school by Friday (filled out completely). This is survey is used to generate the funds for our Federal Programs. I urge everyone to complete the survey.

Emerald Tide's Little Wave Camp will be May 2nd-May 5th. Registration forms will be going home with the students today. Join us for fun, dancing, snacks, and a cute t-shirt! Please return them by Wednesday, April 26th. If there are any questions please contact Paige Iseminger at

 33rd Annual Crawfish Countdown – Friday, May 12 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  Tickets will be sent home with students next week to be dropped off at any school office or feel free to visit our website at and simply click on the Donate Now to purchase your tickets online.   

ACTAspire Testing Very Important Dates to Remember!  Grades 3 - 10 will be administered the ACTAspire Test during the week of April 24 - 28 and May 1 - 5.  The students will be tested in the areas of reading, math, English, science and writing.  This will be online testing and scheduling is very structure, so please have your child at school on time.  If you have any questions, please contact the counselors.  They are working on the schedules.  Thanks so much. 

Save the Date:  33rd Annual Crawfish Countdown – Friday, May 12 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


St. Mary Basilica Youth News

YOUTH BAKE SALES – April 22 and 23 After Sat. Vigil & Sun. Morning 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 appreciates help in making treats for our upcoming bake sales immediately following mass. Baked goods can be dropped off in St. Therese Hall before each Mass.

JCYO (6th-8th Grades)

Sat., April 22 & Sun., April 23 – BAKE SALE after both Masses

Sun., April 23 – Service Project and Meal – 5-7 pm - JCYO will meet at 5:00 in the Youth Wing. We will work around the church to complete “spring cleaning.” Dinner at 6:30.

Sun., April 30 –Area 51 in Baton Rouge – 10 am-5:30 pm. We will attend mass as a youth group & leave immediately after mass. Permission forms need to be signed.

CYO (9th-12th Grades)

Sat., April 22 & Sun., April 23 – BAKE SALE after both Masses

Sun., April 23 – Service Day – 4-6:30 pm – Meet at FLC then go to parishioner homes to perform a service for them. Dinner 6:30-7 at FLC. Permission forms need to be signed. 

Sun., April 30 –Area 51 in Baton Rouge – 10 am-5:30 pm. We will attend mass as a youth group & leave immediately after mass. Permission forms need to be signed.


The following information is HS Counselor News

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Jennifer Beach at

1.      Yearbook deadlines

-Senior quote and baby picture are dueDecember 1st

-Senior pictures:  Due by Jan 27th.  You must have your photographer submit to me 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-Graduation Invitations were order in October.  If you did not order the ones from Balfour please make sure you begin looking for other options so that they will be ready in time. 

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. 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. 

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

5.      Financial Aid-You will be able to go online to after October 1 (this is the first year you can turn it in this early, 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 2015 tax returns to actually start the application process.    Please be wary of organizations which promise to find scholarships for you.  Watch out for

Enter to Win the SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes!  30 Winners will be chosen at random.  Enter now at   The sweepstakes goes from October 28, 2016 to May 12, 2017. 

LSU Kickoff

If you are attending LSU next fall they begin giving scholarship out November 15 and they are on a first come first serve basis, so the December ACT could be really important for you also.

Kickoff LSU is a day-long open house for high school seniors and juniors, as well as their parents or guardians.

Go to It is under the Visit LSU tab.

Dates & Registration

Spring 2017

  • April 21, 2017

Registration is required to attend, and space is limited for each date. Registration for the spring dates will open on January 1, 2017.

Ole Miss Info

Ole Miss Preview Days

Saturday Open House Dates

  • April 22, 2017, Junior Preview Day

Go to for more information. 

   MSU Info

     MS State University Academic Insight 2017    ACADEMICINSIGHT.MSSTATE.EDU

      Academic Insights, which are college specific events for students who have been admitted to MSU.  These events are designed to give admitted students s closer look at the academic college that houses the major they are interested in pursuing.  Registration begins January 4th.  There is no charge to attend these events but space is limited.  Please sign up at ACADEMICINSIGHT.MSSTATE.EDU. 

The following are scholarship deadlines:

  • Farm Bureau Mike Ray - due April 28th, will mail on April 25th.

  • Moving Forward - due May 5, will mail on April 28th.

  • Aspiring Animation Professional - due online by June 1st.

  • Aspiring Business Professional - due online by June 1st.

  • Aspiring Nurse - due online by June 30th.

Co-Lin News

  • April 25-Fall Pre-Registration on the Wesson Campus for Honors Registration at 2:45 in the Dow Young Building.  Bottom of Form