Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter

March 9, 2017

 Look Ahead

Thursday, March 9              Track at Centreville Academy

MS Baseball at Franklin County - Cancelled

                                                5:00 pm/7:00 pm HS Baseball at Natchez High

Friday, March 10                   End of the 3rd Nine Weeks

                                                3:05 pm Dance Team Tryouts 

Monday, March 13 - 17         Spring Break Week!! 

5:00 pm/7:00 pm Baseball vs. Loyd Star – Home

Tuesday, March 14              2:00 pm/7:00 pm HS Baseball at Parklane

Monday, March 20                8:00 am Golf Course in Clinton Louisiana

Tuesday, March 21               7th Grade Retreat

                                                3:30 pm Tennis vs. Simpson Home

                                                5:00 pm/7:00 pm HS Baseball at Columbia Academy


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. 

Save the Dates:

CPO - Meet & Greet with our new Principal Norm Yvon – Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 pm  

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

Elementary AR Free Dress – Elementary students who have made their AR goal with a 90% average or above OR doubled their goal and received 85% or above will be able to participate in free dress tomorrow, Friday, March 10.  Congratulations to all!! 

Tax Statements If you would like a 2016 statement of your account for tax purposes, please call the school 601-442-2531. We do not automatically send out statements, but we are happy to do so upon request.

CRS Rice Bowls   Each child in the elementary has been sent home with a Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl.  Please join our faith community and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States in a life changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl.  For more information visit 


St. Mary Basilica Youth News


EASTER IS FAST APPROACHING! The Youth appreciate any candy or plastic eggs donated for our very special – and very big - Easter Egg Hunt, and would be most grateful if you would please bring any items you wish to donate for this event to the youth meetings or St. Mary church office during regular office hours (9-3:30 – except for lunch time from 12:30-1:30). THANK YOU!!!

KCYO (3-5 Grades)

Fri., March 17 – 5:30 pm – Line up by St. Mary Basilica to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Marching

Wed., March 29 – 6:30pm – Costume Fittings: Living Stations of the Cross

JCYO (6-8 Grades)

Sun., March 12 – Spring Break – No Meetings

Sun., March 19 – Bowling at Bluff City Bowl – More details to come

Sat. & Sun., March 25 & 26BAKE SALE WEEKEND

Sun., March 26 – Attend Holy Family “Big Gospel Music Extravaganza” – More details to come

Wed., March 29 – 6:30pm – Costume Fittings: Living Stations of the Cross

CYO (9-12 Grades)

Sun., March 12 – Spring Break – No Meeting

Sun., March 19 – Bowling at Bluff City Bowl – More details to come – Last CHWC payment due ($80)

Sat. & Sun., March 25 & 26BAKE SALE WEEKEND

Sun., March 26 – Attend Holy Family “Big Gospel Music Extravaganza” – More details to come

Wed., March 29 – 6:30pm – Costume Fittings: Living Stations of the Cross


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. 

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. 

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.

LSU 2017 Spring Invitational

LSU’s 2017 Spring Invitational is Wednesday, March 29, through Friday, March 31, 2017.  Please see Mrs. Beach for more details on this great event for seniors for have been admitted. 

Ole Miss Info

Ole Miss Preview Days

Saturday Open House Dates

  • March 25, 2017

  • 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. 

Rust College Open House: Open House is March 24. 

The following are scholarship deadlines:

  1. Krewe of Phoenix - March 10

  2. Junior Auxiliary - March 20

  3. Local AESC Scholarship - March 24 (oilfield scholarship)

  4. Krewe Of Killarny Scholarship - April 8 (just got this one today, please stop by my office for application)

  5. Delta Violet Scholarship - April 14 (new also, come by my office to pick it up)

  6. Aspiring Nurse Scholarship - June 30, 2017 (sent email with the information and I have it printed out in my office if you need a copy)

ACT Prep Class- April 11 &12-the cost is $30.  If you are interested please let me know.

ACT at Cathedral- April 18-the cost is $42.50.  If you are interested please let me know.