Senior Parent Info
Information Updated August 2020
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.
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 and your child did 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. Caps and Gowns will be delivered during graduation practice.
Service Hours: Under non-COVID circumstances, your student would have completed a total of 70 hours for all 4 years here on campus as a graduation requirement. Students should have 10 hours Freshman year; 15 hours Sophomore year; Junior hours not completed last year were forgiven due to the sudden impact of COVID that hit us just weeks before the Service deadline, and 25 for Senior year. However, we are offering so many Service opportunities and making so many suggestions as to how our students can be creative that all students will be required to complete the 2020-2021 required hours. All service hours from previous years are and this year are to be submitted and recorded in your Powerschool account. A total of 50 hours are due to complete the 2021 Graduation Requirement this year. Diplomas of any student not having completed previous years of Service will be placed on hold until those hours can be completed. If you have any questions or concerns about service hours, they should be addressed immediately to Mrs. Shannon Fox.
Prom: Updated March 2021:We are excited to announce that your class will have a formal Prom this year on the original date of April 24, 2021. The event will be at our original location of The Children's Museum. We are excited to have such a wonderful venue for your class to celebrate your final months of being IRISH! The event is only open to Cathedral High School’s graduating class of 2021. As part of our prescribed safety protocols, we will not allow any exceptions to this rule. Please refer to an email from Mrs. Barthel for more details and safety protocols.
Graduation Practice: Practice occurs the week before graduation and is generally it is held in the Auditorium. Caps, gowns, one parking pass and graduation tickets are distributed at this time. Practice will begin after senior final exams on that day. A class picture will be taken in the WAC after graduation practice.
Baccalaureate Mass: This is a Mass held on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. on the Cathedral football field. Seniors will not wear their cap and gowns during Mass, but should look nice (i.e. shorts and collared shirts for gentlemen and something similar for ladies or even a casual summer dress). Attire should follow Christian Modesty and be appropriate for Mass. Parents and guests need to bring their own lawn chair. In the event of inclement weather, mass will be moved to the Welch Activity Center but no families will be allowed in. Baccalaureate Mass will be live streamed for those unable to attend.
Graduation: Graduation is on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Brunette Park. Students should arrive at noon in their caps and gowns. The attire is the same for graduation as for the Baccalaureate Mass. Everyone except the graduate needs a ticket. Each student will be issued four tickets to distribute and will be allowed two parking spaces. In order to best serve each student and family, we provide each student the same number of tickets. Seating is first-come, first-served. Graduation normally lasts a little short of two hours and will be live streamed.
Parking at Graduation: Each family will be issued two parking passes for the theatre lot. 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.