Tuesday, December 19
Notes from the Principal's Desk: December 19, 2017
Walk into most classrooms at Cathedral and you will notice different posters and charts hung on the walls. Not just decorations, these visual aids provide an instructional purpose. Effective teachers use posters and anchor charts to pass on information in a visual manner and to remind students of material that's been covered in the past. Learn more in today's installment of Notes from the Principal's Desk.
Wednesday, December 13
Dean's Corner: December 13 2017
Over the last few weeks and months, there have been many events in the news that draw attention to issues of social justice. Events such as Peace One Day (September 21) and World Kindness Day (November 13) are evidence that many people across the world see the need for change. Through our Social Justice program, we are able to begin to help middle school students learn to make sense of these social justice issues that seem to be occurring more and more frequently. Click here to learn more about the social justice program and one particular opportunity.
Tuesday, December 12
Notes from the Principal's Desk: December 13, 2017
As we look at our school mission in relation to Advent, we have a chance to examine our Catholic identity more closely. At Cathedral, we educate the whole child and develop the skills within the students to prepare them for a world that is rapidly evolving. The global changes our students encounter in the future will require a different set of skills than those required from previous generations.
Tuesday, December 12
Bring in CHANGE to make CHANGE!
Please bring in all spare change so we can make change! Student Council is having a PENNY DRIVE. Bring in loose change to your homeroom teachers and your class representatives will collect it each week. ½ of the collection will go towards Student Council and ½ of the collection will go to Holy Angels Catholic School on S. Caton Ave. Thanks so much!
Monday, December 11
The Gilmore Clan
One of the many reasons that Cathedral is so special is that we often watch entire families come through our doors. This is a bittersweet article to write because we are preparing to say goodbye to the last Gilmore sibling. Tess will graduate this June, and we know she will follow her brothers’ examples, having many successful endeavors in high school and beyond. Let’s catch up with Tess’s three brothers.
Wednesday, December 6
Notes from the Principal's Desk: December 6, 2017
Cathedral uses technology to support instruction, focusing on student engagement through opportunities for choice, differentiated instruction, and working directly with students.
Tuesday, December 5
Mrs. Bernadette Streett, a remarkable School Counselor
When I think about Bernadette Streett and how best to describe her, so many positive adjectives come to mind. The three that pop into my head instantly are selfless, compassionate, and talented. Mrs. Streett is so generous with her time and talents and a true advocate for her students and her contemporaries, as well. She has given 23 years to the community here at Cathedral. During that time, she has helped countless children and adults work through difficult issues and learn how to express themselves and communicate more effectively.
Tuesday, November 28
Notes from the Principal's Desk: November 28, 2017
How to talk to your child about maintaining a growth mindset, and how to develop their self-advocacy skills.
Tuesday, November 21
Notes from the Principal's Desk: November 21, 2017
A celebration of the First Annual Turkey Trot, a beautiful Middle School Prayer Service, and impressive ELA and math scores. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 21
Teacher Tuesday: Mr. Mathis
Did you know that Mr. Jon Mathis has been making music at Cathedral for 24 years? That is impressive! Jon loves teaching Music class because he wants his students to find the joy and fun in making music. He tries to pick pieces that he knows his students will get excited about singing and playing.