Thursday, March 1
Notes from the Principal's Desk: March 1, 2018
Congratulations to all of the 7th grade students for their hard work on the National History Day projects. Tomorrow is Literacy Day. In celebration of the birth of Dr. Seuss, we have many activities planned throughout the day. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to dress up as a literary figure or favorite character. This Saturday, March 3rd, many of our Cathedral faculty will be attending and presenting at the Archdiocesan Ed Camp at Archbishop Curley. As educational practices have shifted from a "one size fits all" formula to a more personalized and individualized learning environment, we must be mindful of the 4 attributes of learning that relate to 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity that we endeavor to develop within the students. These 4 attributes of learning are voice, co-creation, social construction, and self-discovery. Read more about these topics!
Tuesday, February 27
Congratulations, National History Day winners!
Congratulations to the 7th grade students for their hard work on the NHD projects. Six students will be moving on to the Regional competition on Saturday, March 3rd at Patterson High School. Click here to see the winners!
Tuesday, February 27
Buy an ad and show your support!
Students, teachers, and families - buy an ad and show your support! Create an ad for the Cathedral Ball program.
Tuesday, February 27
Camp Auction 2018: Spots and Slots!
Bidding will be open March 6 through 8 for a spot or slot for an amazing experience. Click here to see the list of the great camps to bid on. New options are being added all the time!
Thursday, February 22
Notes from the Principal's Desk: February 22, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those impacted by the recent school shooting in Florida and to all of those impacted by gun violence over the years. Principal Michael Wright shares about our measures to ensure safety in our school. Also, Mr. Wright shares some exciting professional development opportunities our faculty are participating in this month.
Tuesday, February 20
Want your own by-line?
We are happy to announce that the spring session of the Mustang Messenger Newspaper Club will be starting on Monday, March 5 at 2:45 PM. The club will meet once a week for 1 hour, for a total of 8 weeks. We'll report and write our own newspaper, which will go home in student backpacks before summer break. The club is limited to 10 members and is open to students in grades 4 and up. The cost is $35 per student. Please sign up now as space is limited! Any questions? Contact Sarah Evans, parent editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 15
Share your thoughts on the Children's Music Ensemble!
The Music Ministry of the Cathedral is starting a Children's Music Ensemble and a Children's Cantor Group! These groups will be open to any child ages 2-15 who loves to sing and/or play music. We need your opinions and advice to create the best rehearsal schedule and choose the most appropriate music. Thank you for completing this quick 7 question survey!
Tuesday, February 13
Notes from the Principal's Desk: February 13, 2018
An update on the Learning Garden, a recap of a recent meeting about the kitchen renovation, and recommendations for Black History Month.
Wednesday, February 7
Announcing Spirit Days!
We are so fortunate and grateful to have wonderful new items available in the Mustang Market. We are thrilled to see the excitement the new spiritwear is generating with our student body. For those that haven’t had a chance to check out the new items, we encourage you to visit the Mustang Market on Friday afternoons! Read more about uniforms, spiritwear, and our first Spiritwear Day!
Tuesday, February 6
Notes from the Principal's Desk: February 6, 2018
As you may remember from one of my previous presentations or newsletters, I have three core values through which I view education. My first core value is that every student can learn. Secondly, teachers are the most important and vital component to ensure that students meet with success, more so than any textbook, set of standards or curriculum. Finally, teacher professional development is vital to ensure our faculty understands and uses the most effective instructional methods and practices when in the classroom. I revisit these three concepts as a way of updating the community on two initiatives happening this year. Click here to read more.