Senior Parent Info

Schedule for Senior Finals - Updated May 12, 2022

Monday, May 16, is the last day of regular classes for seniors. That is a Day 5 in our cycle.Senior Finals:
Tuesday, May 17 - A, B, C
Wednesday, May 18 - 0 period, F, G
Thursday, May 19 - Alpha, D, E

Buses will run the same schedule. Students must be in their school uniform to take final exams.

If all teachers of a particular course are in agreement, seniors who have learned an A in a course are excused from the spring final. Also, if a senior is excused from a final, he/she is excused from class and should not be on campus.

**Graduation Practice:  Practice occurs Friday morning on May 20th at 10 am at Brunette Park. Please be on time. If students need transportation, please email Mrs. Lewis at klewis@gocathedral.com. Immediately following practice, there will be a senior celebration with food, raffles, and fun.
Following lunch, students return to campus for the Irish 500. (The Irish 500 is not required.) Students will paint the wall after Irish 500. If students would like to be in the video shown at the Irish 500, they should upload their photos to this link by 11:59 p.m. on May 13th.

Baccalaureate Mass: This is a Mass held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Students need to be on campus by 5:30 p.m. They are to line up on the second floor of the Innovation Center. Mass will be in the Welch Activity Center. Students are allowed to have four guests. The Mothers' Club is hosting a reception at 7:30 p.m.

Seniors will wear their cap and gowns during Mass. Attire should follow Christian modesty and appropriate for Mass. (Pants, shirt and tie for men. Light-colored dress for the ladies.) Men should be clean-shaven. Their cap may NOT be decorated. Students may not wear stoles/cords unless they are for National Honor Society or Summa/Magna/Cum Laude. The tassel should be in the right side.

Graduation: Graduation is on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 1 p.m at Brunette Park. Students should arrive at noon in their caps and gowns.  Graduation normally lasts a little short of two hours and will be live streamed. In case of inclement weather, we will postpone Graduation to Monday evening, May 23rd, at 6 p.m. Students will be given six tickets. If you would like to request more tickets, please use this form.

  • Please share this link for the Graduation livestream.
  • Please take any and all photos before the ceremony. You will not have an opportunity to do so afterward.

Dress for seniors on this day:
They should wear their cap and gown. Women should wear light-colored dresses/skirts and men should wear pants and a nice short-sleeved shirt. Men should be clean-shaven. We are on the baseball field so heels are not allowed. Their cap may NOT be decorated and they may not wear stoles/cords unless they are for NHS or Summa/Magna/Cum Laude. The  tassel will start on the right side. During the ceremony, Dr. Bridges and Reese Sanders will lead them in moving the tassel.

 

  • If a student is concerned about the pronunciation of their name, please have them send a video of the proper pronunciation to klewis@gocathedral.com.
  • There will be a bottle of water placed under each student's seat. Parents, please bring water especially if it is sunny and warm. 
  • We will make the decision regarding rain 24 hours in advance. If there is a change of plans, it will be communicated then. 
  • Professional photos will be taken at Graduation and will be available on the following website shortly after- https://interstatestudio510.shootproof.com/cathedral.
  • If your student has not yet received their tickets and parking passes, please have them come see Mrs. Lewis in room 4242.
  •  If you have accessibility needs, please contact Katie Lewis (klewis@gocathedral.com). 

Graduation photos may be ordered by clicking the following link: https://interstatestudio510.shootproof.com/cathedral.

Parking at Graduation: Each family will be issued two parking passes. The pass must be shown to access the lot.

Diploma: Diplomas are issued only to those who have completed all requirements for graduation and have met all financial obligations as well as all other school responsibilities including service hours. 

Caps and Gowns: The gowns are rented by the students and must be returned after the ceremony to receive their diploma. Students may keep their caps and tassels.

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**Old Uniforms - As your student prepares to graduate from Cathedral, please consider donating old uniforms to the Cathedral Mothers' Club. Your student can donate gently used uniform pieces that can be sold at the used uniform sale. The money made during the used uniform sale is used to fund grants for teacher projects. Donations can be dropped off at Door #4 or your student can put them in a box in their religion classroom. Thank you!

Ordering Graduation Materials:  Herff Jones will be on campus in January to meet with the senior class. During this meeting, seniors will learn about what materials they can order, how to order, and other information related to materials for graduation. Every senior, regardless of whether they are getting graduation materials (announcements, mugs, etc.) must complete and return their Herff Jones order form with their cap and gown information.

Graduation Materials Delivery: If you ordered graduation materials from the Herff Jones company the items should arrive mid April. If your child does not pick them up, then they will be in the Student Services Suite where they can be obtained. If you still owe a payment then you should make that payment directly to the Herff Jones Company and then the materials will be delivered to school. UPDATE: Materials have been delivered and can be picked up Wednesday, April 27, in the Innovation Center from 8 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. Students can also stop by room 4242 in Kelly Hall to pick up their items.

Diplomas: - Diplomas will be ordered on Monday, February 28. Please click here and check your child's name for his/her diploma and graduation program. If changes need to be made, please contact Katie Lewis at klewis@gocathedral.com.

Service Hours: Students may begin their 15 hour service requirement during the summer before the school year starting on June 1. Students are encouraged to work in their church parish, neighborhood, school, or larger community and cannot roll over hours from previous years service. All hours must be recorded on the Mobileserve APP. It is the students' responsibility to make sure their hours are getting approved by the agency they volunteered with. Direct all service questions to the student's religion teacher. Service Hours are due by April 18th. 

Prom: Cathedral's prom will be held on April 23, 2022. 

Class T-Shirts: Class of 2022 t-shirts can be pre-ordered on the Spirit Shop website through May 2. The Spirit Shop still has t-shirts available.

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Fall 2022 Information

Senior Parking: Seniors have their choice of parking lots on campus. In order to park on campus, students must have a parking permit the designates which lot they have been assigned to. Read more about our rules and regulations and to sign up for a parking spot.

Senior Picnic & Orientation: Will take place during the afternoon before the first day of school. Please look for an email from administration and/or your Senior class president in early August with more information. The afternoon/evening will consist of a picnic, an orientation in the WAC, and Senior TP night.

Senior Portraits: Senior portraits will be taken on campus on our school picture days. On those days, seniors will dress up that day for their picture which is taken during Religion class. For gentlemen, this includes a shirt and tie (suit jacket or sport coat is suggested but not required). Please keep in mind Christian modesty. 

Senior Retreat: Seniors are highly encouraged, but not required to attend one of the five senior retreats Cathedral offers. The fee to attend is included in your student fees. Please contact Campus Ministry for more information about signing up.