Notes from the Principal's Desk: June 2, 2022

It has been a busy but short week at school, and we are thankful that tomorrow is a half-day with dismissal at 11:50 AM as we prepare for the 8th-grade student's graduation at 3:30. Yesterday we celebrated our soon-to-be graduates with an awards assembly and middle school brunch. We are grateful for our 7th-grade parent volunteers who helped make the brunch possible.

The lost and found in the cafeteria has many water bottles, lunch boxes, and clothing waiting to be claimed. Tomorrow and next week, we will bring the items into the gym foyer for students and parents to retrieve any missing items. Anything not claimed by the end of school will be donated to Goodwill.

HSPT Prep Courses for Rising 8th Graders

You may recall that our 8th-grade students scored the highest as a group on the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Additionally, the Archdiocese scored the highest as a group within the nation. We believe the HSPT prep course was one of the critical aspects of achieving this success.

The Archdiocese will once again this test prep course for rising 8th-grade students (current 7th graders). The course runs from September 19th until November 19th. Registration is supposed to open on June 6th. Once we have the information from the Department of Catholic Schools, we will share it with the 7th-grade families. Spots are sure to fill up quickly, and we suggest all 7th-grade students take the test prep course.

Latest COVID Numbers

Here are the most recent COVID numbers as of May 25th. Thankfully, there is only one case to report. 

  • 5A - 1 student

A note from the Cathedral Ball

A note from the Cathedral Ball Chairs - First, we would like to thank everyone for their generous support in our efforts to build the outdoor pavilion!!  This community is made up of wonderful families, and we truly appreciate all of your contributions throughout this past year.  We are both very passionate about what Cathedral has done for our children and are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to chair, “Back to the Ball.”  

As the 2021-2022 school year comes to an end, please consider making one final donation towards the building and furnishing of the new learning and dining pavilion.

Sincerely, Jamie Halloran & Kristin Nicolini  

Thank you to Maggy Burgess for making this fabulous video! 


Staffing Update

The one thing in life that is consistent is change. And with the end of every school year, we have faculty and staff members transitioning to new endeavors. So we would like to share with the community some of the remarkable individuals who will be moving on to their next adventures next school year.
We are so thankful for Sr. Jane Moran, who has served five years at Cathedral as a modern language teacher and library assistant.
Our gratitude goes out to Sr. Mary Catherine Thomas, who served ten years at Cathedral as a kindergarten instructional assistant, 2nd-grade assistant, and intermediate team floating instructional assistant.
A heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Christine Unitas, who served twenty-one years at Cathedral as an instructional assistant in Pre-1st and kindergarten.
Our thanks and best wishes go out to Mr. Brendan Ford, who served for five years at Cathedral as a third-grade and sixth-grade teacher.
And finally, our respect, appreciation, and thanks to Mrs. Bernadette Streett, who served at Cathedral for twenty-six years as the School Counselor.
These individuals have impacted the lives of the students, faculty, and staff in numerous ways, and we are thankful for the richness they have brought to our community. We wish you all the best, and may God bless you in your future endeavors.

Counselor Corner

A special message from Mrs. Streett is shared below.

I am so grateful for being given the opportunity to carry out my vocation as a school counselor and to work and learn alongside the students, teachers, faculty, staff, and administration. I hope that I have made a difference in the lives of your precious children; they have certainly changed mine, and I will always treasure this as a precious gift from God!
Please be assured of my continued prayers, and please keep me in your prayers as I begin the next chapter of my professional career and vocation. I am confident that the School of the Cathedral will continue to grow and thrive, leading the students into the 21st century.

Looking Ahead

June 3rd: Half-Day 11:50 AM dismissal
  • 8th Grade Graduation - 8th-grade students report to the Undercroft at 2:30
June 6th:
  • Birthday Dress Down Day
June 7th:
  • Chick-Fil-A Day
June 8th
  • K-7 Awards Assembly
    • 9:15 - 10:30 in the homerooms
    • Parents are invited - please reach out to your child’s teacher for details.
June 9th: Half-Day 11:50 AM dismissal
  • Closing Liturgy
June 10th:
  • Last Day for Faculty and staff

SCMOQ Yearbooks

Students can order their 2022-2023 Yearbooks now! These Yearbooks are for all students - get your physical copy to remember the wonderful 2022-2023 school year. 

You can order them on the free MySchoolWallet app for only $35! The deadline to order yearbooks is June 10th.

Download MySchoolWallet on Apple iOS Store here

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God Bless,
Dr. Michael Wright