Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

March 8, 2018

 Look Ahead

Thursday, March 8                5:00 pm/7:00 pm HS Baseball at Natchez High

                                                5:30 pm MS Baseball at Vidalia

 Friday, March 9                    4:30 pm/6:30 pm HS Baseball   

March 12 - 16                         No School - Spring Break

Monday, March 12                5:00 pm/7:00 pm HS Baseball vs. Loyd Star – Home

Saturday, March 17               6:00 pm Baseball Tournament at Vidalia

Monday, March 19                Golf at Wolf Hollow in Wesson

4:00 pm Tennis at Delta Charter        

                                                5:00 pm/7:00 pm HS Baseball vs. Central Private – Home

Wednesday, March 21          Girls Golf at Whisper Lake in Madison – TBA

Friday, March 23                   End of the Third Nine Weeks 


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 do not receive your invoice, please call the Business Office.

Magazines Sales Helpers    A BIG thank you to our Magazine Chair Gina Cauthen and her helpers Dana Dupre, Monica Lynch, Renita Monagan, Natalie Schwager, Karri Simpson and Katie Tillman. 

If you would like to place an order please feel free to go online do so online at – Cathedral code: 2502235 and simply enter the students name.

 Social Media For updated Cathedral School information – please check out our new Instagram page and/or the Cathedral School Facebook page!!  For a walk down memory lane visit our Cathedral School Memory page on Facebook.   

Fall Festival 2018 T-Shirt Design Contest   The 2018 Fall Festival committees are hard at work preparing for an exciting Fall Festival weekend celebration!!   This year the t-shirt design will be determined by a contest for grades 8-12.  Please see the attached flyer with all the details!!  If you have any questions, please call Jessica Stubbs at 225-614-7712.  

Annual Giving Campaign   Many thanks to all who have donated to the Annual Giving Campaign!!   If you have not, please consider making a donation to help us reach our goal.  No contribution is too small and greatly appreciated.  Simply click the link below:

Dixie Youth Baseball It is registration time for spring baseball at Sports Center (ages 5 to 12).  


Counselors News

Scholarship Applications Update

Please make sure you are working on your FAFSA.  We have deadlines coming up for the NISSAN (March 1) and HELP (March 31) financial aid.  Once you finish your FAFSA application you will go to the RISE UP MS website to fill out your MS Financial Aid Application.   Once you have it turned in please let me know so that I can complete my portion of the information they will need to complete your application. 

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


Local Scholarship Opportunities:

Local AESC Scholarship- Due to Mrs. Beach by March 21, 2018. (This just came in today.  Scholarship Applications are in my office.)  This is a scholarship for students whose families have ties to the oil field.  Even if you sell insurance and sell to companies or oil field employees please apply. 

Junior Auxiliary- due to Mrs. Beach Thursday, March 29, 2018.  This scholarship is for senior girls only.

Adams County Farm Bureau Mike Ray Scholarship- Due to Mrs. Beach by April 25, 2018.


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.

Ole Miss will have Senior Preview Days on:  March 24.   

Junior Preview Day will be April 21st


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

EASTER IS FAST APPROACHING! The Youth appreciate any candy (we have enough plastic eggs) donated for our very special – and very big - Easter Egg Hunt. We would be most grateful if you would please bring any items you wish to donate for this event to the youth meetings at the Family Life Center or the St. Mary church office during regular office hours (8:30-3:30 – except for lunch time from 12:30-1:30). THANK YOU!!!


Don’t forget the Knights of Columbus invited the Youth to sell desserts at their weekly Lenten Fish Fry from 5-7 pm in the Family Life Center. THANK YOU KNIGHTS! So please be sure to come out & support the Knights of Columbus & the Youth Programs at the Lenten Fish Fry. You can dine in or take out. They have catfish dinners, Shrimp dinners & combo dinners & we have the perfect dessert to go with them! Dinners include fries, hush puppies & coleslaw. Proceeds from the dessert sales will help support our Youth Programs. All desserts can be dropped off in the Youth Wing kitchen anytime on Fridays before 4:30. This will take the place of the bake sales during Lent.


The Youth are mailing out Sponsorship Request letters in the upcoming weeks. Your donations greatly help defray the cost of the events we put on for our youth, and trips we take, like Catholic Heart Work Camp, the Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference, and more. We appreciate all the love and support shown our youth throughout the year. No gift is too small and prayers are always welcome! Thank you all!

JCYO (6-8 Grade)

March 11 – Sun. – No meeting – Spring Break

March 18 – Sun. – 5:30 – Dinner; 6 pm - Practice for Living Stations of the Cross

CYO (9-12 Grade)

March 11 – Sun. – No meeting – Spring Break

March 18 – Sun. – 5:30 – Dinner; 6 pm - Practice for Living Stations of the Cross


March 9, 16, & 23 – Fri. – 5-7p - DESSERT SALE at the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Sun., March 18 – 6 PM – Practice for Living Stations of the Cross (KCYO, JCYO, CYO)

Wed., March 21– 4:30 PM – Practice Seder Supper; 5:15 PM – Practice Palm Sunday Vigil Mass Roles

Sat., March 24 –5 PM -Palm Sunday Vigil Mass–All roles filled by Youth. Please arrive at 4:30PM for your role

Sun., March 25 – 4 PM – “Backstage” prep for role players in the Living Stations of the Cross arrive & prepare – meet at the FLC

5 PM - Living Stations of the Cross – Starts on the steps of St. Mary

MEAL AFTER Stations of the Cross for all youth role players

Wed., March 28 – 5:30 PM – Seder Supper Drama at Wednesday night’s Parish Dinner

Sat., March 31– Easter Egg Hunt - 9 AM - JCYO & CYO members hide eggs

9:30 AM - Coffee, milk and donuts for everyone!

10 AM – Hunt starts for KCYO and St. Mary’s Kids!

Sun., April 1– EASTER SUNDAY – No meetings