Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

March 21, 2019

 Look Ahead

 Thursday, March 21           Golf at Fernwood

Track at Silliman

4:00pm Tennis at Delta Charter

                                                4:30pm/6:30pm Baseball (Home) vs Central Private (V DH)

Friday, March 22                   Science Olympiad State

                                                5:00pm/7:00pm MS Baseball at Franklin County

Saturday, March 23              Tennis at St. Al Tournament

Monday, March 25                3:05pm Dance Team Clinic

                                                4:00pm Tennis (Home) vs Silliman

Tuesday, March 26              9:00am Golf at Beau Pre

3:05pm Dance Team Clinic

                                                3:30pm Tennis at Concordia Parish School (JV only)

                                                5:30pm Baseball at WCCA

Wednesday, March 27          2:05pm Dance Team Clinic                

Thursday, March 28              3:05pm Dance Team Tryouts

                                                4:30pm Baseball (Home) vs Porter’s Chapel

                                                7:00pm Baseball (Home) vs WCCA Senior Night


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. 


Crawfish Countdown It’s time for the 35th Annual Cathedral Crawfish Countdown! Join us for great crawfish, jambalaya and the chance to win $5,000 on Friday, April 26 from 6:00pm- 10:00pm.  Please be on the lookout for a save the date flyer that will go home in backpacks and tickets will be mailed to you soon!!  Click here for more info and to purchase tickets online.   Many thanks to Chair Couple Stephen and Mary-Margaret Edwards and Co-Chair Couple Patrick and Melinda Biglane.  

AR 500 Points Club Congratulations to the newest member, 5th grader Gabby Wisner.

AR News Congratulations to each of the following students for making his / her Accelerated Reader goal for the third nine weeks: 1st Grade: Camille Anderson, Logan Bamburg, Khloe Bassett, Kyle Blanton, James Brown, Harlyn Brumfield, Macy Carter, Nathan Davis, Jed Edwards, Stratton Flynn, Allison French, Vivienne Gibson, Carlontae Hammitte, Suniya Holloway, Addie House, John Davis Lees, Abby Loy, Brooklyn Rayborn, Ruth Scott, Eli Segrest, Laura Verucchi, Reilly Francis Wallace, Mary Virginia Waycaster, Ty James Winston, Thomas Adams, Tomi Akinwale, Tyler Boyette, Walker Carby, Camille Daniel, Shelby Drake, Kayla Harper, Jack James, Mary Blair Johnson, Catherine Lucas, Alice Martin, Adele Middleton, Ava Moak, Tyler Orr 2nd Grade: Kinsley Anderson, Quin Branton, Harrison Callon, Alanah Ferguson, James Gammill, Dru Godfrey, Sydney Heflin, Paravi Hirachan, Ausin Jex, Landon Johnson, Nathachel Kharasin, Molly Kingsafer, Isabel Krueger, Emma Orr, Lillie Probst, Reene Slover, Eden Smith, John Zachary Wingfield, Hadlee Young, Olivia Adair, Avery Atkins, Mariella Atkins, Kendal Beasley, Tessa Beesley, Carter Cook, Madison Covington, Tracen Cusic, Andrew Goldman, John Preston Guida, Lana Jones, Molly McLemore, Anders Milliken, Colt Orcutt, Emma Robin, Paul Andrew Steckler, Cullen Trosclair, Rayshawn White 3rd Grade: Aven Adcock, Anna Arthur, Bradley Boyette, Jane Carby, Cayden Coach, Kinsley Gaines, Amelie Harris, Allie Lambuth, Zack Lees, Gabriel McMillin, Aiden Messmer, Jake Middleton, Ella Moak, Trey Pace, Taylor Perrin, Anna Scott, Maggie Smith, Gianna Tuccio, Juanita Turner, Zoe Zuccaro Jaxson Beach, Tatum Brumfield, Adeline Burget, Grant Carlton, Harper Carter, Sasha Crum, Jailyn Gaines, Chase Gamberi, Zoie Gibson, Will Hash, Sanaa Kidd, Sidney Maier, Brenden Sebille, Jax Simons, Aiden Smith, Jordan Stubbs, Leah Tillman, Gayson Tosspon 4th Grade: Thane Aldridge, Levi Beesley, Braxton Burgess, Caroline Carlton, Chelsea Clark, Stori Farmer, Ali Haile, Hannah Hargon, Gibson Hillyer, Anita Maria Jordan, Anna Leigh Jordan, Giles Lees, William Maier, Thomas McKnight, Logan Moore, Matthew Verucchi, Micahel Waycaster, Lyla Wood, Destinee Woods, Lillie Bertelsen, Dagan Brumfield, Charlie Gilly, Layton Gray, Daulton Harveston, Ella Grace Heflin, Halle Grace Janette, Julia Claire Jex, Emery Cate Lewis, Riley Lofton, Emily Carol Loy, Lela Reed, Douglas Smith, Kenley Stogner, Eli Wilson 5th Grade: Sela Adcock, Dylan Bailey, Brock Burgess, Alston Doyle, Archer Doyle, Mollie Foster, Paxton Johns, Faith Anne Johnson, Rachel Misita, John Robin, Ella Skates, Tana Starr, Hudson Sutherland, Jason Wisner, Carter Bennett, Joshua Britt, Reid Burkley,  Tralyn Cusic, Whitman DeVrient, Presley Gregg, Austin Hoggett, Owen Jordan, Lynlee Kingsafer, Walker Probst, Ben Segrest, Jack Stubbs, Ava Walker, Kate Whitman, Tripp Wimberly,  Gaby Wisner

TUITION RAFFLE The CPO is happy to launch the Tuition Raffle for the 2019-2020 school year. Click here for more information. Raffle tickets can be purchased in the elementary school office.

2018 Tax Statements  If you would like a 2018 Tax Contribution statement please call the school at 601-442-1988. We do not automatically send out statements, but we are happy to do so upon request.

Annual Giving Campaign The new cafeteria tables have arrived!!  Many thanks to those of you who have donated – our goal is $41,000.00 and we have received $32,903.00.  No gift is too small and we thank you for your continued support and generosity!!   If you prefer to donate online simply click below.

Lost and Found The lost and found is overflowing. Please check in the high school and elementary offices if you are missing a sweatshirt or jacket.



Counselor News

Co-Lin in Natchez ACT Review (10th-12th grades only)

March 23, 2019

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Cost- $60 which includes study guide (click link to register) ACT Workshop Flyer Reg 2019.pdf

MSU Spring Preview Day March 25, 2019. Registration is available January 17th at 9 am, Visit 

HELP Grant March 31 is the deadline for applying and renewing the HELP Grant. I wanted to make sure that you know this means only the HELP Grant application must be completed by March 31. Students do not have to complete the FAFSA or turn in supporting documents until April 30. The HELP Grant application takes only about 5-10 minutes to complete! Remember you do not need a 20 ACT yet to apply for the HELP grant. They can still take the April, June, and July ACTs to get a 20.

Scholarship List

1.      MS Association of Supervisors-deadline March 1.  Due to me by February 25th.

2.      The Krewe of Phoenix Scholarship-deadline March 19.  Due to me March 7 (before Spring      Break)

3.      AESC (Oilfield) Scholarship-Deadline March 22.  Due to me March 22 by NOON!

4.      Junior Auxiliary Scholarship-deadline March 29.   Due to me March 25.

5.      Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship-deadline March 31.  Students have to turn this scholarship directly to Shelter Insurance in Vidalia. 

6.      Adams County and City of Natchez Elected Officials Scholarship-deadline April 15.  Due to me April 11.

7.      Delta Violet Scholarship- Deadline April 19.  Due to me April 17. 

8.      Farm Bureau "Mike Ray Scholarship"-deadline April 26.  Due to me April 22.


         I will continue to add to this scholarship list as they come in.

         Please make sure if you need a recommendation letter that you give the recommender at    least one week to work on it before you will need it.

         I like to get your applications a few days before the deadline so that I can make sure all of your information has been completed and we turn in a completed application.

         You can turn in your own scholarship applications or if you get them to me on time I will make sure they are turned in. Waiting on these scholarships:

         Krewe of Killarney

         Rotary Scholarship

         Bubba P Spell

         Hugh Green

         Lions Club


1.     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.

2.     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, 2019.  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. 

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 residents out-of-state for:  Coastal Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Management Systems. 

3.   Financial Aid-You will be able to go online to after October 1 (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 2017 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 their 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. 

Enter for a Chance to win the SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes!Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on October 29, 2018 until May 13, 2019.  30 winners will be chosen at random- enter now at


                                 St. Mary Basilica News

YOUTH BAKE SALES – March 23 & 24 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. Baked goods can be dropped off in St. Therese Hall before each Mass.


ST. MARY’S KIDS (PK3-2 Grade)

Wed., March 27 – 6-6:30 pm – Fun Easter craft and activities in the Youth Wing after the Wednesday night Parish Dinner.

JCYO (6-8 Grade)

Sun., March 17 – 4-6 pm - Scavenger Hunt – See above for details. Dinner at 5:30. Signed permission form required.

Fri., March 22 – 7:30 am – Donuts and Devotional led by the CYO in Mrs. Mallory’s Classroom

Sat. & Sun., March 23 & 24 - Bake Sales after both Masses

Sun., March 24 – 4-6 pm – JCYO & CYO Spring Plant Delivery to Homebound Parishioners & meal. Signed permission form required.

CYO (9-12 Grade)

Sun., March 17 – 4-6 pm - Scavenger Hunt – See above for details. Dinner at 5:30.

Wed., March 20 – 3:30-6pm– CHWC Donation letters to sign. Students can come during this time to sign letters.

Sat. & Sun., March 23 & 24 - Bake Sales after both Masses

Sun., March 24 – 4-6 pm – JCYO & CYO Spring Plant Delivery to Homebound Parishioners & meal. Signed permission form required.