Principal's Message


Dear Cathedral Parents and Guardians,

By this time next week, we will have completed our first day of school for the 2022/23 school year! I hope all of you are as excited as I am to start the school year. 

Cathedral's offices will be closed on Monday, August 8. All educators, including classroom teachers and administrators, are participating in a retreat at our beautiful Brunette Park facility. Please keep us in your prayers as we gather to pray and discuss final preparations for the new school year. 

Please be sure you read this newsletter every week. Cathedral High School is a busy campus, and you don't want to miss any vital information. Also, as one of our dear educators recently shared, “the best advice for parents is to be present and engaged, as your schedule allows, with what's happening on the Hill. The best experiences come when parents/guardians experience the Cathedral journey alongside their students.”  

Please click here for the 2022/23 Student Handbook. You can also find this document on the Parent Portal of Cathedral's website. We hope this document will help you and your family as you familiarize yourself with life on the Hill.

As a reminder, school starts at 8:40 a.m. this year. Dismissal is at 3:15. We are on a four-day cycle. Here is the daily fall schedule.

Please make sure your student is dressed in the proper uniform: Cathedral uniform shirt/sweatshirt, khaki pants, and lanyard/ID. Lanyards/IDs are part of our safety protocol and must be worn by all students. We realize some students may forget their lanyards on the first days of school, but we'd love your help in ensuring students have their lanyards and ID each morning. Students who lose their lanyard or ID will be sent to the technology department for a replacement. Lanyards are $3, and IDs are $7. Seniors are the only students allowed to wear college shirts/sweatshirts.

Enjoy this last week of summer vacation, and see you soon on the Hill.

God bless and Go Irish!
Julie Barthel

Important Dates
August 4                       

Mothers' Club Used Uniform Sale - 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
New Parent Presentation - 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

New Parent Social - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Counselor Open House 
(All parents welcome) - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
August 7
Freshmen Lughnasa - 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 (Doors open at  2:00/Mass begins at 2:30)

August 8
Cathedral Offices Closed
August 10

New Student Orientation - 8:40 a.m. - Noon
(Click here for new student information.)
Senior Class Picnic - 6:30 p.m.

August 11
First Day of School - 8:40 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

August 12
Day 1 Schedule

August 15 
Day 2 Schedule - Welcome Mass - 10 a.m.


Host a Student from Guatemala

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  In order to participate in the FACES Program, Guatemalan students apply to be Cultural Ambassadors of their country and are carefully selected by the Coordinators of the FACES Team. They go through a preparation process during the year and also prepare cultural projects to share with their host family and school. We would like to invite you to learn more about FACES and the possibility of becoming a Host Family for one of these students for eight weeks. The program has led to wonderful friendships and has provided our students and guests with valuable cultural experiences. If you are interested in hosting a student, you can email Kim Jamell at The FACES program will be at Cathedral for an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 23, at 4 p.m. in Room 3303 in Kelly Hall. There will be an opportunity for your student to go to Guatemala for an exchange. Click here or here for more information.

Current Parent News

Coach/Educator Adam Barth has sent parking pass information to students and families. Parking passes may be picked up Monday, August 8, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at door #4. This is the only business that can be taken care of on Monday. Cathedral offices will be closed Monday, August 8, because Cathedral employees will be participating in a day-long retreat.

Read More about Student Parking
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Principal Julie Barthel 


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shop at the spirit shop!

Spirit Shop Hours - August 1 - 5
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

School Year 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.