Principal's Message

November 17, 2022

Dear Cathedral Parents and Guardians,

It's hard to believe next week is Thanksgiving! We certainly have much to be thankful for on the Hill, starting with our outstanding students, families, and gifted educators!

We are blessed to have a lovely campus nestled on a beautiful Hill. But as safe and secure as we feel on the Hill, we know we must prepare for all scenarios, then pray that we'll never have to put our planning into action. To that end, we will have an active shooter drill on the morning of Friday, December 2. This "Run, Hide, Fight" exercise is part of our comprehensive safety plan and another layer of our protocols to keep our campus safe. 

Also, since I will not send a Parent Newsletter next week, I'd like to share the finals schedule with you.

Wednesday, 12/14  SPECIAL REVIEW DAY SCHEDULE (Alpha and A review day) 
Thursday, 12/15 - Alpha and A Final - B and C Review 
Friday, 12/16 - B and C Final - D and E Review 
Monday, 12/19 - D and E Final - F and G Review
Tuesday, 12/20 - F and G Final (Early Dismissal - 12:05 p.m.)

Our Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors have been busy meeting with their counselors and selecting courses for next year. We are thrilled to offer several new courses for the 2023/24 academic year. New classes are listed in the course guide on our website.

Please remind your student that tomorrow morning (Friday, November 18) is the last day of the canned food drive. Canned goods must be dropped off in the Welch Activity Center between 7:45 - 8:25 a.m.

I hope to see you this weekend as our fabulous theatre department presents Puffs: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic. Show times are Friday, November 18, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 19, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m. Get your tickets today!

During this season of thanks, I am grateful for your support, prayers, and encouragement. May God bless you and your family with a Happy Thanksgiving!

God bless, and Go Irish!
Julie Barthel

Quick Glance - Next Week

November 18
Canned Food Drive - Last Day!
Day 2 Schedule
Office Hours - 8:00 - 8:35 a.m.


November 21
Day 3 Schedule
Office Hours - 8:00 - 8:35 a.m.

November 22
Day 4 Schedule

November 23
No School

November 24
No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25
No School

Classes resume Monday, November  28 (Day 1)


Dr. Mykee Fowlin Visits Cathedral

Dr. Mykee Fowlin was the featured speaker for our MultiCultural Assembly this week. Dr. Fowlin spoke to students about turning their pain into something valuable to change the world. He also talked about how a simple smile or acknowledgment of someone's existence can have a powerful impact on a friend. Dr. Fowlin told students, "We need to stand with each other, not for each other."

Current Parent News

Dr. Tim Story is coming to Cathedral to give his "Doctor Is In" presentation from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6. The presentation will take place in Room 4248, which is the Entrepreneurship room in the Innovation Center.

Read More about The Doctor Is In

Cathedral Test Prep
A new class will be offered next semester.

Moxey Test Prep
Steve Moxey from Moxey Test Prep is offering a free 90-minute introductory session to his program this semester that you can use to study for either the ACT or SAT. Scheduling is flexible. Email for more details. Many of our students have reported increases in their scores after utilizing Steve’s program.

Read More about Additional Test Prep for Class of 2024

Absolutely no out-of-uniform sweatshirts should be worn on campus during the school day. Students may wear coats/jackets in the hallways and while walking from building to building, but they should not be worn in class. Seniors are the only students allowed to wear college sweatshirts during the school day.

Read More about Dress Code Reminder
julie barthel

Principal Julie Barthel 

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shop at the spirit shop!

Spirit Shop Hours
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Spirit Shop will be open Wednesday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The store will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving.