Cathedral High School Vision
Cathedral High School, a Catholic institution,
will be the model for all high schools
as she profoundly shapes the way students
think, serve and lead.
Cathedral High School Mission
Cathedral, a Catholic college preparatory high school,
provides to a diverse group of students opportunities
for spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional
and physical growth through service and academic excellence.
February 13, 2008
Dear Cathedral Parents,
We are into a full week of Lent by this time and I wish to explain our Lenten offerings for our
students and for you.
Father Munshower has encouraged our students to come to daily Mass one extra time per
week. As an adult, this is a good practice for us, also. If you are able to join us for Mass,
please feel free to do so in our Chapel at 7:00 a.m. Tuesdays – Fridays. Specific dates are
shown on the next page under Mass Information.
We will also be having a Reconciliation Service for all of our students on Tuesday, March
11th. This is not open to parents since the visiting priests are very busy hearing the
confessions of our students.
As a Catholic institution, no meat or meat products are served on Ash Wednesday or any
Friday in Lent.
Our students have been encouraged to go beyond the ―giving up of something…‖ for Lent
and have been asked to do something extra for another in a way that the other person receives
it, perhaps not been aware from whom the service came.
As models to teens, it is important that we each do something special for this time of coming
closer to Jesus.
Dates to Remember:
Fri, Feb 15 Dad’s Day Breakfast – 6:00 a.m. in cafeteria – information inside
Mothers’ Club Exec. Board Meeting – Baker Board Room at 9:00 a.m.
Mothers’ Club meeting in Baker Board Room at 9:30 a.m. – speaker: Mrs. Ramona
Powell, Director of Diversity
Sat, Feb 16 Speech team at Carmel H. S.
ISSMA State Vocal & Piano Contest
Sun, Feb 17 CYO Honors Music Recital in Auditorium at 3:30 p.m.
Tues, Feb 19 Professional Learning Communities – 7:15 a.m. – school begins at 8:06 a.m.
Wed, 2/20 – Thurs, 2/21 Junior Women’s Overnight Retreat
Thurs, Feb 21 The Masquerade Ball – 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. @ Laurel Hall Mansion (information inside)
Parents check ParentConnect
Fri, Feb 22 Shamrauction Prep Day – no school
Sat, Feb 23 Shamrauction
ISSMA Instrumental State Solo and Ensemble at North Central High School
Speech Team at Lawrence North High School
Certamen Invitational at Elwood High School for some Latin students (info inside)
Mon, Feb 25 Sophomore Day of Recollection (for ¼ of class)
Summer School Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
Mon, 2/25 – Fri, 2/29: Winterfest (themes for dress-up are including in this email)
Tues, Feb 26 Black History Month Speaker – Tasha Jones – Special schedule for this day
Professional Learning Communities @ 7:15 a.m.– school begins at 8:06 a.m.
Wed, Feb 27 Sophomore Day of Recollection (for ¼ of class)
Thurs, Feb 28 Masquerade Fashion Show at 7:30 p.m. in Commons
Sat, Mar 1 Speech Team TBA
Mon, Mar 3 Cathedral Connection Fireside Chat in Commons @ 7:00 p.m.
Tues, 3/4 – Fri, 3/7 Senior Retreat #6
Thurs, Mar 6 Parents check ParentConnect
Promise To Keep Luncheon
Fri, Mar 7 Prep work in kitchen and cafeteria (for Festa Italiana) beginning at 4:00 p.m.
End of 3rd Quarter
Summer School Registration Ends at 4:00 p.m.
Sat, Mar 8 Festa Italiana – Choirs give an Italian Dinner in cafeteria
Speech Team at Fishers High School
From the Desk of the Chaplain ~ Daily Mass is offered in the Chapel at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Fr. Munshower encourages members of the Cathedral
Family to contact him to have a mass said in memory of a loved one. The $10 mass stipend
would go to a fund to help financially marginalized students here at Cathedral High School –
helping those within our midst who need our help! If you are not able to pay the $10, you may
still submit an intention for our daily Mass. Please contact Fr. Munshower at 968-7362 for
details and arrangements.
Religious Ceremonies for February 14th – 23rd:
Thurs, 2/14 Sts. Cyril & Methodius RIP Sr. Dorothy Wargel, OSB, from Munshower
Fri, 2/15 Lenten Weekday RIP Gizela Kizym from Sue Flick
Mon, 2/18 Communion Service personal petitions
Tues, 2/19 Lenten Weekday RIP Paul Fangman '51 from CHS Family
Wed, 2/20 Lenten Weekday RIP Margaret Bonke from Munshower Family
Thurs, 2/21 St. Peter Damian RIP Jack Forkner from Bonnie Dobbins
Fri, 2/22 no school - Shamrauction set-up none
Update on Archbishop Daniel Buechlein: For those of you who have been praying the
requested Novena for Archbishop Buechlein and others who are ill, the official ending date of
the Novena was on Monday, February 11th. We do ask that you keep all of these people in your
personal prayers, however.
For Valentine’s Day, students will be allowed to wear red tops, but are to be in dress code
from the waist down. The tops must meet our description of Christian modesty – in style, length,
and message (if any). Happy Valentine’s Day!
Letters of academic eligibility have been mailed to all juniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.6
or higher inviting them to apply for membership in the National Honor Society. Letters
have also been sent to all qualifying seniors not currently members. If you believe your student
qualifies and has not received a letter, please contact Mrs. Debbie Boyd or Mrs. Allison Holman.
What: The Masquerade Ball - Dance the night away and enjoy entertainment in the study,
featuring a Karaoke Lounge and ―Casino‖ table of various games.
When: Thursday February 21, 2008 (8p.m.-11p.m.)
Where: Laurel Hall Mansion (next door to Cathedral)
Why: It is a fundraiser for Invisible Children
More specifics about the Masquerade Ball.
Cost: $5.00 presale and $7.00 at the door.
All participants are bused to and from Cathedral to the Dance.
No participants are admitted after 9:00 PM.
No participant can leave the dance before 10:30 PM. Each student is permitted one
guest. The guest must have a completed dance permission slip. These slips are available
in the front office.
Cathedral student ID is required. Any new students without an ID can see Mr. Greer to
Coffee House Jam 2008
What: After Ben Davis/ Cathedral Basketball game, Student Life Council is hosting an
acoustic concert in the Student Life Center. There will be free coffee and food.
Different people will perform.
Who: The performers are Jon Mecker, Oliver Hopkins, Jimmy Steinmetz and Bobby
When: 9:30 PM on Friday, February 15.
Admission $3.00 , but food and coffee are free.
Dad’s Day will be on Friday, February 15th from 6:00 -7:15 a.m. in the Cathedral Cafeteria.
Please bring your high school aged sons, and younger ones, also. Please call 317/546-3000 to
make reservations. Bill and Helen Bissmeyer, sponsors of this monthly meeting, have sought a
fun and positive way to allow our children to hear positives spoken about them instead of the
negatives so often voiced about teens. Interested? What a powerful and positive way to begin a
Friday! Cost of breakfast is $8.00 per person or $15.00 for a father and son. It is very important
that you RSVP so we will know how much food to prepare.
“What is Certamen?,” I hear you ask. Certamen is a Latin competition by teams. Six Latin
students will take part in a Certamen competition at Elwood High School on January 23rd. We
have 3 young men from Latin I entered in the Novice division and 3 Latin III students entered in
the advanced division. It is like the Brain Game, with teams competing against teams. Subject
matter is anything pertaining to the Classical world: Latin vocabulary and grammar, Roman and
Greek history, art, architecture and mythology, biographical information, etc.
Congratulations to Connor Hofmeister (12) and Dave Page (12). Both of these wrestlers
have been named as members of the First Team Academic All-State Wrestling. This means that
both young men were recognized for both their wrestling and for their academics, also.
Congratulations to each of you - and to your coaches and teachers!
Update on Samantha Peszek: Samantha received an invitation to compete in the Tyson
American Cup, March 1, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. We are thrilled that Sam
was selected for this competition, which will air live on NBC Sports, March 1 from 1:00-3:00
p.m. EST. In addition, she is training for a possible invitation to a competition in Italy. Keep up
the great work, Sam!
The Prelude Competition was held this past weekend. Congratulations to Hillary Smith,
who was one of the Collaboration Group winners and was presented with a financial prize. We
also congratulate Tyler Webb for making it to the finalist competition and for earning a
Cathedral High School’s Black History Month Assembly will be held on Tuesday, February
26th at 10:00 a.m. in the Welch Activity Center
Guest Speaker - Tasha Jones, Poet, Educator
―Tasha will share with us how two words ―Hello Beautiful‖ changed the classroom environment,
behavior, and the expectation of students. Tasha Jones was recently featured on the front page
feature in the Indianapolis Star!‖
Cathedral High School - Black History Month Program & Dinner
A Celebration of Black History & Culture will be held on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 7:00
p.m. in the Student Life Center Commons.
Guest Speaker: Reverend L. D. Ervin, Interpreter, National Underground Railroad Freedom
Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
Theme: “Claim Your Freedom”
Special Guest Performance: Miss Ashley Rogers, Mezzo Soprano
Musical Performance by Cathedral’s Gospel Choir
Join us for an evening of Trivia games, prizes, and a delicious ―soul food‖ dinner.
Cost - $12.00 per person age 10 & up
$7.00 per person age 9 & under
(Reservations due by Friday, February 22, 2008)
Black History Month Dinner Reservation:
Reservation Made By: _____________________Phone________
Number ( ) X$12 = _________ Number ( ) X $7.00 = _______
Amount Enclosed $_____________ Check ( ) Cash ( )
Return reservation form to Ms. Erin Reardon by February 22.
Any questions, please contact Ms. Ramona Powell 542-1481 ext. 367
Host families sought for children of Northern Ireland: The Irish Children’s Fund is seeking
host families to welcome children from Belfast, Northern Ireland into their homes for one month
in the summer of 2008. This will be the twenty-sixth summer that the ICF has brought an equal
number of Catholic and Protestant children to the Indianapolis area. During their visit, the
children will participate in activities designed to foster the spirit of cooperation and friendship,
bridging the divide between the two communities.
Upon returning to Northern Ireland, the children have a follow-up program available to them
through which they can continue to come together in ICF-sponsored activities and maintain
the friendships formed in the United States.
The ICF is proud to have played a part in the current stability that is being developed in
Northern Ireland. Yet there is a continued need for cross-community work to help in healing
the scars of the past while moving forward towards permanent peace.
For additional information, call Kim at 823-7040 or visit www.icfkids.org to open your home
and hearts this summer….and build a lifetime of memories and friendships
Did you attend Our Lady Of Lourdes? If so, this school is in her 99th year and the folks there
are preparing to celebrate their 100th anniversary. They hope to contact all alumni of the
school. If you attended there and would like to be involved in the reunion, you can contact the
Alumni Director @5333 E. Washington St 46219 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. OLL has
many wonderful memories of many terrific people!
Below are some reminders in which you can help assist our front office personnel when you
come in contact with them:
1. When your child has an appointment, please call either the night before or early in the
morning. The rule is that you call ahead so that we can have a pass in your student’s hand
and he/she is in the office waiting for you when you arrive.
If the appointment is with a doctor or dentist, always ask for a doctor’s note for school
before you leave the office.
It does not help when a parent calls the school as he/she is driving up the hill.
Merely telling your student does not help, either, but you could send a note or call early
in the morning.
2. The school needs to be the authority to release a sick child. If your child calls you to come
and get them, please call the front office to see if anyone there is aware that your child is ill.
We do not wish to keep ill students at school and will call you if they are ill and need to go
3. When you text message your child, know that the message will not be received until after
school. Otherwise, you are encouraging him/her to break the ―no cell phone during the
school day‖ rule.
4. Please do sign in any time you are in the building. We are responsible for 1,283 students and
must know who is in the building at all times.
5. Juniors and Seniors taking a college day must have filled out the proper paperwork and have
it signed by all their teachers before it is an official ―college day.‖ We ask for this paperwork
so that all of your teachers know you will be missing that day and so you have your
assignments and can come back to school prepared when you return. Merely calling in and
saying, ―Joe was on a college visit,‖ or sending a similar note, will not count as a college
visit. The student must do the necessary paperwork before he/she may use this privilege.
Thank you very much for your cooperation in these matters!
The following students took the American Math Contest on Tuesday, February 12th. This
represents some of our strongest math students, who were invited to take this test..
Brian Bowman Sarah Smith Sarah
Conor Hofmeister Colleen McGrath Niederberger
Joe Kluemper Chris Merchun Jeff Sterrett
Tyler Knight Erin Mershon Rose Plomin
Ben Deitch Rebecca TeKolste
Samantha Lisa Edwards Taylar Marshall
Stempky David Wacker Emily Oskay
Katie Laine Ethan Helvering Jack Gibbons
Elizabeth Kelly Laura Braswell Adam Broady
Christiana Gray Stevie Kennedy Stephen Scheller
Alec MacDonell Pat Sullivan
John Macke Zach Czachura Melissa Schopper
Kelsey Fink Greg Welage Anna Ventimiglia
Sarah Renie Chris Kauffman Lizzy MacGill
Patrick Laskowski Sam Quigley
Joel Becker Jack Leemhuis
Kelley Ford Allison Crone Jay Ruchleshaus
Nick Smith Allison Lowe
Sarah Tekolste Nick Petruzzi
You might want to give a card or a note to our Cafeteria staff who provide a good lunch for
your children each day. They are often ―unsung heroes,‖ and can feel taken for granted much
of the time. A card or a note would be wonderful. The Director of the Cafeteria is Marty Dugan.
2008-2009 CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL - CALENDAR AND DIRECTORY - “THE
BIRTHDAYS and EXTRA BOOKS - The 2008-2009 CHS Directory is now in
progress. These calendars are a valuable resource for your home office or car. They
contain important school dates, athletic schedules and directions to other schools. The
names, addresses and home numbers of the entire student body are included in the
** Each family will receive at least 2 directories, one for each student and one for the
** Additional blue books may be purchased for $7 each (shipping included). Please
indicate below the number of additional books desired.
# additional blue books ____ * $7 = $ ____
To publish your student’s birthday in the Blue Book and/or to purchase additional books,
please complete the form below:
Student Name and Birth Date: _______________________________
Student Name and Birth Date: _______________________________
Price: $10 X # b-days ___ = $ ____
Total (add’l books + b-days) = $ ____
Parent Name: ________________________
Shipping Address: _____________________
Checks payable to: Cathedral Mother’s Club
Please send payment and form to: Anne Casavant
7412 Oakland Hill Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46236
Deadline is May 1, 2008
ADVERTISING SPACE AVAILABLE
The Cathedral Mother’s Club is offering advertising space in the 2008-2009 Student
Calendar and Directory (Blue Book). Every Cathedral student and household receives this
book as well as CHS faculty and staff. Your ad will get high visibility in a target market with
Rates are extremely reasonable, starting at $50 for a ¼ page ad (business card ad), $100 for a
½ page and $150 for a full page ad. If you have advertised in the 2007-2008 and want to run
the same ad in 2008-2009, please indicate with a √ below.
To place your ad, please complete the form below:
City: ______________State: ____ Zip:_______
¼ page $ 50 _____
½ page $100 _____
Full page $150 _____
Last page $250 sold
Inside cover $400 sold
Back cover $500 sold
Please use my ad from 2007-2008
Checks payable to: Cathedral Mother’s Club. Please send payment, form and camera
ready ad to:
6448 N Olney St
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Ads may also be submitted electronically in .jpg, .tif, or .pdf format to
Deadline is May 1, 2008
“RETURN TO LITTLE ROCK” - Fifty years later – on February 21st at 7:00 p.m. at The
Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street
Minnijean Brown Trickey - One of the historic “Little Rock Nine”
Fifty years ago, Minnijean Brown Trickey was one of the students who first desegregated all-
white Little Rock Central High School. Her bravery and tenacity places her in the eye of a
national storm over racial segregation. Come for an eyewitness account of the events that
forever changed the course of education in America.
As a 16-year old high school student in 1957, Minnijean Brown Trickey and eight other
black students courageously faced threatening, angry crowds blocking their entrance and
their right to go to high school.
The world watched as these young students-the Little Rock Nine, as they came to be known-
were escorted by National Guard troops, under Presidential order, through the doors of Little
Rock Central and into the consciousness of America.
Free event, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact Ms. Ramona Powell, Director of
Diversity/Assistant Director for Enrollment at 317-542-1481 ext.367.
Cathedral’s Winterfest, 2008: February 25th – 29th.
Monday: Hibernation Celebration (Pajama Day; Dress in your warmest winter sweats
and comfy clothes!)
Tuesday: Intellectual Day (Dress as a scholar, professor, an Oxford or Ivy League
student, a mathematician, chemist, Jimmy Neutron, or any brainy person you know)
Wednesday: Lights! Camera! Action! (Red Carpet/Hollywood Day; Movie Character,
Movie Star, Director, Crew, Writer, Paparazzi, Entourage, or Celebrity)
Thursday: Stages through the Ages (Anything from any Decade, the Young, the Old,
the Past, Present, Future, Cavemen)
Friday: Blue and Gold Day: (Show your Irish Spirit!)
*Jeans may be worn everyday except Monday!
The Mother’s Club would like to invite everyone to our next meeting on Friday, February
15th at 9:30 a.m. in the Baker Board Room. We are very excited to announce Ramona Powell
as our guest speaker. Ramona is the Director of Diversity at Cathedral and will talk to us
specifically about her role at Cathedral as well as her goals for the 2007-2008 school year. At
this meeting, we will also begin the process of seeking chair people for next school year. Please
plan to join us for this meeting!
Our Mission Statement calls us to carry out the ideals of our founders, the Brothers of
Holy Cross, who made Cathedral High School a beacon of education for all of the Catholic boys
of Indianapolis. We have made great strides in meeting our call to diversity since Mrs. Powell
joined our faculty and staff.
PERFECT NORTH SKI TRIP, Sponsored by the Cathedral Ski Club at Perfect North
Slopes in Lawrenceburg, IN
When: Friday, February 22, 2008 (no school due to Shamrauction)
Meet: At CHS parking lot at 6:45 a.m. for 7:00 a.m. sharp departure
Return: Approximate return time is 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $60 with ski or snowboard rental or $45 if you have your own equipment
_____ I will rent skis
_____ I will rent a snowboard
_____ I would like a free beginner lesson
Make check payable to Cathedral High School and return with this form and parent
consent form to Mr. Greer’s office no later than Friday, February 15th. Hurry—space is
Parents will be mailed a letter containing additional details after registration information has
Cathedral parents, staff and students are invited to participate in the annual Shamrock
Run/Walk as part of the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day activities. The run takes place on
Saturday, March 15, and will be run along a new route – through historic Fountain Square. To
sign up, logon to www.indystpats.com. Your discount coupon code for the registration fee is
1. ComedySportz - Matches:
1. Fri., 2/15, 7:00...Red Team vs. International School (Home)
Fri., 2/15, 7:00…Blue Team at Carmel
2. Fri., 2/29, 7:00…Blue Team vs. LC (Home)
3. Tues., 3/4, 7:00…Blue at Chatard
4. Fri., 3/7, 7:00…Red Team vs. Guerin (Home)
5. Tues., 3/11, 7:00…Red at Chatard
6. Fri., 3/14, 7:00…IN HOUSE (Red vs. Blue)
7. Sat., May 10, 1:00…CSz All Star
ADMISSION FOR HOME MATCHES IS $5.00
2. Parent Meeting for all parents of cast and crew of Thoroughly Modern Millie today, on
Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 a.m. in the O’Malia Performing Arts Theatre.
3. Cathedral Theatre will present the musical production THOROUGHLY MODERN
MILLIE on April 17, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 and on April 20 at 3:00. Reserved seating is $15.00
per ticket; General Admission seating is $10.00 per ticket.
I want to order (number of tickets) RESERVED tickets @$15.00.
I want to order (number of tickets) GENERAL ADMISSION @$10.00.
I want to receive my tickets for THOROUGHLY I want my tickets for the indicated
MODERN MILLIE in the following manner: performance
1 Thurs. 4/17 @7:30
1. Box Office Will Call: 2. Fri. 4/18@7:30
3. Sat. 4/19 @7:30
(Will call must be picked up 10 minutes) 4. Sun. 4/20 @3:00
before curtain time! If performance is) 5.Sun. 4/20 @7:30
(Sold Out tickets will be RESOLD)
2. Return by Cathedral Student:
PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY THIS ORDER
Return to the Theatre Department at Cathedral High School or mail to:
14513 Whisper Wind Drive
Carmel, IN 46032
For more information call: 317-844-4001
CATHEDRAL TICKET LINE: 968-7436
Advancement - Upcoming events for Cathedral High School (all proceeds benefit tuition
assistance at Cathedral High School):
1. Shamrauction Online Auction ONE Day Remaining! The online auction closes Thursday,
February 14th at 5:00 p.m. Login now to place your bid many fabulous items!! At the close
of the online auction all items meeting the minimum bid will be SOLD! Check out this
year's online auction at: http://auction.cathedral-irish.org
2. SHAMRAUCTION UPDATE
a. Additional Tables: The 2008 Shamrauction is a sell out! To accommodate this year’s
demand, we have added two more tables. If you were thinking of attending – now is your
chance to round up your friends for an evening of fun. Final ticket sales conclude Friday,
February 15th at Noon. Contact Nicole Beasley at (317) 968-7311 to reserve seats and/or
b. Attire: Reminder - the attire for the 2008 Shamrauction is black tie optional. Need an
excuse for a new dress – you now have it! Would you rather just wear a suit you
already have in your closet – that’s perfect for us too! Whatever you choose to wear – a
fun time will be had by all.
c. Catalog: The 2008 Shamrauction catalog is now available - Click here.
3. Big Apple Raffle – Click here to download your ticket. The $25,000 Grand Prize through
20th place will be drawn live at our Shamrauction on February 23, 2008. You need not be
present to win.
Nicole (Farrell) Beasley '98, Assistant Director of Events,
Phone: 317-968-7311, Cell: 317-258-4614, Fax: 317-542-1484
3 DAYS OR 3 YEARS?! There are only three days left to place your
MOTHER’S CLUB BRICK ORDER Or the next opportunity to purchase an engraved brick
won’t come for 3 more years.
The bricks will be placed outside the Student Life Center with engraving taking place over
BRICK ORDERS MUST BE MAILED BY THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008
(PRINT AND MAIL THIS MINI ORDER FORM FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE)
Name: ________________________________________ Phone: _______________
Email address: _______________________________________________________
17 characters per line (including spaces).
If you add a SHAMROCK, only 13 spaces on that line, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Line 1 = $50.00 ____________
Line 2 = $25.00 ____________
Line 3 = $25.00 ____________
SHAMROCK _____ (P) if yes, WHICH LINE? 1, 2, or 3 (circle one) = $10.00
RIGHT, CENTER or LEFT (circle one)
Make Check payable to:
Cathedral Mothers’ Club
C/O Erin Baker, 7480 N Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Questions? Call Erin @ 251-3515 or Cheryl McMains @ 826-3977
NEWS FROM THE BOOKSTORE & SPIRIT SHOP
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Bookstore! There’s still time to stop in and shop for great
Valentine’s Day surprises! ~ Warm winter spirit wear, fun Irish gift items and gift certificates
for your special someone ~ Stock up on long sleeve uniform shirts, uniform sweatshirts and
polar fleece jackets to stay warm this month. Get outfitted early for Winterfest Week Feb. 25th –
29th – need Irish sweats or blue and gold apparel ? Don’t forget the Bookstore carries a
variety of school supplies for your shopping convenience and paperback novels assigned by
Bookstore Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. daily. STAY WARM! GO CATHEDRAL ! GO
Receive a free hair cut on Valentine’s Day and donate your hair so that children with no
hair can have wigs. Be able to say, “Yes, I want to support Locks of Love for Valentine's
Day this year!”
Free Hair Cuts & Styles: Starting on Valentine's Day through the 21st of February, the Spa at
the Villa will be providing free Cuts & Styles for anyone donating their hair to Locks of Love.
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially
disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from
any diagnosis. They meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create
the highest quality hair prosthetics.
Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical
condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses
they provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them
to face the world and their peers.
Donation Requirements: Hair must be 10 inches or longer. Hair must be free of bleach.
Colored hair and permed is acceptable. If you have any questions about the condition of
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Call for an appointment today!
Yes, I want to support Locks of Love for Valentine's Day this year!
Offer Good: February 14th to 21st, 2008. Not good with any other discounts or offers.
Call to make your appointment today and present this coupon on the day of your
2008 Service Opportunities
Please continue to turn to the most compelling areas of need to perform your service
stewardship during Lent. Thank you for supporting your class service projects with enthusiasm
and compassion. Should you desire to pursue an interest not listed, you may also consult the list
of service agencies available by clicking here. Seniors, your deadline for submitting your service
documentation for your 25 service hours is Feb 29, 2008. I will publish a list of seniors who
have satisfactorily completed their service requirement of 80 hours on March 10, 2008. For all
other students, continue working hard on your service hours. If I can assist you in your service
objectives, please do not hesitate to call or email Mrs. Halstead at chalstead@cathedral-
1. To pack nutritious food packets for impoverished third world areas on Saturday, February
16th, 1-3 PM, Click here (1). Meet at Cathedral outside Kelly Hall at 12:30 to take the
activity bus. Please confirm to Mrs. Halstead via email that you are attending. This event is
sponsored by SLC (Student Life Council) and ACTS (A Chance to Serve.). We will return
by 3:30 PM. In January 19, the group of 13 students assembled over 7,000 meals which will
be shipped to Haiti. See Brandon Chambers if you have questions.
2. Sign up to be a Study Buddy so that Wheeler Mission students can buddy up to study. Help a
young child catch up to do their grade level work on Mondays at Wheeler Mission from
3:30-to 6. You may do this with a partner student so that each of you may cover 2 Mondays
each month. Your paperwork to participate in this endeavor is due Monday, Feb 18 to Mrs.
Halstead. This service will start on Monday, Feb 25. For more details, click here. (2)
3. If you would like to help at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen on Sundays, click here (3a) for more
information and for the help schedule here (3b).
4. Bunches of Daffodils - Give Daffodils - Give Hope will be sold during lunch on Feb 25, 26
and 27 for $10 a bunch for delivery on March 19 as a testimony of support for cancer
recovery and research. If you have had a close family member or friend suffer from cancer,
and would like to assist with the Daffodil campaign at Cathedral, join Patrick Frazier in the
daffodil cancer efforts in Feb. Email Mrs. Halstead of your interest to purchase if you cannot
buy them during lunch. Click here for more details (4).
5. To help distribute food at St. Joan of Arc on Saturday, February 23 from 9-12 as a part of the
monthly Food Link, a rotating food distribution outreach, click here for details. (5)
6. To help instruct the homeless at Horizon House in computers to aid their job employment on
Saturdays at 12:00-2:00 (Senior Class Project), February 16, 23 and March 1 are the
upcoming dates for this valuable program. An adult to accompany these excellent seniors on
Saturday helping just once a month is really appreciated. Because it is cold, more individuals
are physically using the day center and are demonstrating strong interest in these classes.
Three individuals currently have jobs based upon their instruction in Word, Excel and
Powerpoint. Click here (6) for more details and to join in spreading hope and computer skills
to the homeless.
7. To tutor at Providence Cristo Rey after school once a week, seniors Maria Dickman on
Wednesdays or Sam Becker on Thursdays are now inviting juniors to join them to help keep
this going next year. Click here (7) for more details.
8. The Sophomore Class has been cooking and serving a monthly Wednesday spaghetti dinner
to 100 families of Lucious Newsom's ministry at Anna's House once a month. The next
dinner is Wednesday, March 5th. This group has successfully earned a grant.for these
monthly dinners. Click here (8a) for more details on the Spaghetti dinners. Sophomores can
also help distribute food on Saturdays at Anna's House from 9-11. Click here (8b) for more
details regarding Saturday food distribution. Email Mrs. Halstead about your interest on
9. The Freshmen have magnificently assisted the disadvantaged families at the Christmas Store
in November and December at the Xavier Center. On February 13, Feb 27, March 12, March
19 and April 9, freshmen will help prepare for next year's store. Click here(9) for more
details and email Mrs. Halstead of your interest.
10. JUNIORS have the opportunity to serve a meal at the Care Center, a facility for women and
children, on Wednesday, February 20th from 4:00-6:15 (A group of 5 is needed.) Please
email your interest to Junior Sarah Bauer who will captain this venture. John Streiff led the
last group of 6 juniors who served at the Men's Mission last Sunday. Click here (10) for more
11. Juniors will also be assisting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wheeler Mission on Mar 11 and
13th for the Boy's and Girl's Clubs. Click here (11) for more details.
12. To volunteer for some of the 500 activities in May, click here (12) for more details.
13. To read for WFYI and provide services for sight and disability impaired individuals, you
would be providing in invaluable source of information and connectivity. All it requires is
your melodic voice. Click here (13) for more details.
14. If you attended Cherry Tree Elementary or live in the Carmel area, and would enjoy assisting
with the Cherry Blossom Festival on March 8 leading games and carnival booths, this is the
service activity for you. Click here (14) for more details.
15. To help out at St. Vincent De Paul food pantry which is close by at 30th and Keystone, or the
warehouse downtown on Saturdays, click here (St. Vincent de Paul).
16. To help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis, click here (Habitat for Humanity.
17. If you would like to help children of divorce learn to cope with divorce, plan to attend an
upcoming training so that you can assist with the program at Second Presbyterian 2x
per month. Click here for more details (17). Seniors Jenna Fischer and Morgan Corbitt
welcome your questions about this great program that they have assisted the first part of this
18. For some wonderful opportunities to work with elementary students and art after school in
the ART WITH A HEART program, click here (18) for the Spring schedule of classes at
Indianapolis schools around you.
For your convenience, this is also posted to the web under Campus Ministry/Service
Enrichment/ as Current Service Opportunities.
Lima Peru Mission Trip
On Wednesday, Feb 13, at 3:15 PM, we had a call out meeting for Cathedral students interested
in a mission trip to Lima, Peru on May 28-June 9 this summer. This trip will combine mission
work at a children’s home for one week, the immersion environment to improve our Spanish and
an educational trip to Machu Picchu (Inca ruins) at the end of the trip. It will also be an
opportunity to increase our spirituality during the service work week that we will perform. If
you missed the Wednesday, Feb 13 meeting, email Mrs. Halstead with questions. This is open to
any Cathedral student studying Spanish.
Orphanages In China
Madeline Wright, a freshman, has a sister, Lucy, in third grade, who was adopted from a Chinese
orphanage. Madeline is leading a campaign next week to raise money for Chinese orphanages
because many provinces in China were hit hard when a bad snow storm stuck. It has left the
orphanages without heat, running water, and power. The hospitals are closed and the children
are getting sick and dying. Joined by friends, she will be in the cafeteria on Monday thru
Wednesday, Feb 18, 19 and 20 asking for donations which she and her family to remit to China.
She thanks you for your humanitarian support of this disaster concern.
Coming Soon…Online ACT Prep!
The Guidance Office has received a Mother’s Club grant that will help provide online ACT
preparation opportunities for any student at Cathedral. The details are being finalized with ACT
and more information will be coming soon!
This message was sent to our Seniors today from their college advisors:
Seniors…. A Reminder for College Goal Sunday ~ Please Share With Your Parents
College Goal Sunday Financial Aid is on Sunday February 17, 2008: Get FREE help with the
financial aid application! Thinking about college, or know of a high school student who is
interested? Then make plans to attend College Goal Sunday for free help completing financial
aid applications for college. College Goal Sunday will take place on Sunday February 17, 2008
at 36 sites throughout the state.
To find the location nearest to you, log onto http://www.collegegoalsunday.org or call toll-
In order to qualify for financial aid, you must complete the 2008-2009 Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). With a completed FAFSA to eligible educational institutions
nationwide, you could qualify for federal and state grants, loans, scholarships and other
Students who don't qualify for grants but who are applying for a college loan must also
complete the FAFSA. Completed FAFSAs, must be received at the federal processor by
March 10, 2008.
The colleges the students are interested in should also be contacted to inquire if they may
have additional forms or deadlines the student must meet.
Students 23 years of age or younger should attend with their parent(s) or guardian(s) and
bring their parent's completed 2007 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 forms or other 2007 income,
asset and benefits information. A
Anyone completing and submitting the FAFSA at one of the College Goal Sunday's
computer-and Internet-access sites should bring their U.S. Department of Education personal
identification numbers (PIN), which can be obtained now at www.pin.ed.gov. The College
Goal Sunday website provides a list of those sites with internet access as well as those
offering Spanish interpreters.
College Goal Sunday is sponsored by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association, State
Student Assistance Commission of Indiana, Learn More Resource Center, and the Twenty-first
Century Scholars Program.
Think it is too early to search for scholarships? Think money grows on trees? Think that
there is no way you will qualify for a local or national scholarship?
The Class of 2008 is already earning money via academic scholarships, performance
scholarships, athletic scholarships and general scholarships…
Colleen Kelley was just named a Coca-Cola Scholars Semifinalist…one of 2000 who are
competing for approximately 3 million dollars. Check out MyFootpath for other
opportunities like this one!
Many students are earning merit awards at their respective schools.
Students are writing essays and earning money for their creativity and ability to put
words to paper.
Several students in Marion, Hamilton and Hendricks counties are competing for Lilly
Several athletes have signed Letters of Intent to play their respective sports next fall.
Peter Jensen was just awarded one of the first IB scholarships ever offered at
Don’t miss the opportunities…scholarships are being added each week to the MyFootpath
Go to MyFootpath to learn more!
o www.uncf.org (United Negro College Fund)
Fill out the FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)…by March 10th
Questions? See your College Advisor. Best of Luck, Mrs. Pivonka
Our Class 4A state-ranked #6 Varsity Boys' Basketball team improved its record to 16-2 with
a convincing victory over Roncalli last Thursday, Feb. 7th in the Robert V. Welch Activity
Center. Patrick Paligraf had the hot hand early as he knocked down 4 three-pointers in the 1st
half, as the Fighting Irish jumped out to a 42-21 halftime lead. Paligraf finished the evening with
21 points, on 8-10 shooting from the field. Errick Peck registered his 2nd consecutive double-
double with 12 points and 11rebounds while senior point guard Dave McMahon dished out a
team-high 8 assists.
Our boys' JV team also defeated the Roncalli Rebels 56-41. The Fighting Irish held a slim 4
point lead at the half, but outscored the Rebels 14-3 in the 3rd quarter to take command of the
contest. Nick Stenson scored a team-high 16 points while shooting 5-9 from the field. Stenson
also knocked down 4 three-pointers in the game. Kofi Hughes chipped in 10 points while
Camaron Beard added 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks in a great all-around performance.
The JV and Varsity team will be back in action this week as they host Ben Davis on Friday, Feb.
15th in the Welch Activity Center. The JV will tip off at 6:00 pm with the Varsity following at
7:30 pm. Best of luck Irish!
Nine of our Fighting Irish Wrestlers competed in the New Castle Semi-State this past
weekend. The Irish came away with three individual winners. Congratulations to the following
semi-state winners in their respective weight classes: Brandon Wright (112 lbs.), Calvin
Sullivan (135 lbs.), and Gavin McGinley (145 lbs.). Second-ranked Brandon Wright (40-
2) defeated #1 state-ranked Camden Eppert of Anderson Highland 3-1 for the 2nd consecutive
week. At 135 pounds, Calvin Sullivan (37-3) defeated Perry Meridian's Jacob Tessoff 13-6, and
Gavin McGinley (40-2) won his title match 4-2 over Sammy Bennett of Anderson Highland at
145 pounds. Also advancing to this Friday's opening round of the IHSAA Individual State
Wrestling Meet at Conseco Fieldhouse will be Johnny Grey (3rd place - 119 lbs.), Dominic
Corsaro (3rd place-130 lbs.), and Tony McGinley (2nd place - 140 lbs.). State wrestling action
will begin @ 6:00 pm this Friday, Feb. 15th at Conseco Fieldhouse. Best of luck to the
The Varsity Lady Irish defeated Warren Central last Wednesday in the opening round of the
IHSAA Sectional tournament held at Arlington High School. Trailing by 9 points with just over
3 minutes to play, the Lady Irish stormed back to defeat the Warriors 54-50 for their 13th win of
the season. Abby MacGill, Michelle Roberson, and Adrienne Sahm scored 20 of the team's
24 points in the decisive 4th quarter. MacGill and Sahm also hit crucial free throws in the
closing seconds to seal the win. This victory was especially rewarding as the Warriors had
knocked off the Lady Irish the past two seasons in the sectional tournament.
On Friday night, the Lady Irish faced #3 state-ranked Lawrence North in the semi-final round
of the Sectionals. Lawrence North's size, experience, and quickness were too much early as
the Wildcats stormed to a 23-point lead early in the 2nd half. The Lady Irish; however,
exhibited a great deal of pride and character as the girls seized the momentum and stormed
back to tie the game 51-all in the 4th quarter. Lawrence North hit 10-11 free throws down the
stretch to defeat the Lady Irish 75-67. Senior Michelle Roberson, with 23 points, paced 4
players in double figures. Roberson scored 21 of her points and Adrienne Sahm scored all
10 of her points in the 2nd half rally. Abby MacGill added 12 points and Mariah Whitaker
scored a season-high 10 points and dished out 5 assists. Special thanks to all these young
ladies for the valiant effort they displayed down the stretch to make us proud!
Our 13-3 boys' freshman basketball team will begin play in the 2007 City Tournament this
evening. The Fighting Irish will face the Washington Continentals at Washington High School
@ 6:00 pm. The winner will advance to the quarter-finals to face Cardinal Ritter held here at
Cathedral on Thursday, Feb. 14th @ 6:00 pm. Best of luck to the freshman boy's basketball
team in their quest for a City Title!
Co-Ed Varsity Swimming-
Our boys Varsity swimming and diving teams will compete in the 2007 IHSAA Sectional
Preliminaries on Thursday evening, Feb. 14th at Franklin Central High School @ 5:30 pm. Best
of luck to the boys' swimmers in the upcoming sectionals!
Results of the Cathedral Chatard Hockey Club's games this past weekend:
Here are the results of the Cathedral Chatard Hockey Club's games this past weekend:
Friday, February 8 Columbus 3 CCHC 1
Here is the schedule for this coming weekend:
Sunday, February 17, Noon - CCHC @ Perry South Stars at Perry Park Ice Rink
Also, a reminder about the Hockey Club's Senior Night and student skate (please note the
change from last week's email, which incorrectly stated that skate rental was not included -
in addition to free admission for the student skate after the game, the cost of student skate
rental for this event is also FREE):
On Friday, February 22, CCHC will honor its graduating seniors (from Cathedral, Bobby
Arthur, Scott Burgess, Stanley Swithers, and Matt Weghorst, and from Bishop Chatard, Peter
Shockley). Senior Night ceremonies begin at 7:30pm at Fishers Ice Rink, followed at
8:00pm by the Blues' game against Brebeuf Jesuit. After the game, all students of Cathedral
High School and Bishop Chatard High School will be welcome to skate free (INCLUDING
FREE SKATE RENTAL) from 9:30 to 11:00pm on the Fishers ice.
We hope all students from both schools will join us to celebrate our seniors, see some
exciting hockey, and enjoy the fun of ice skating.
Cheerleading: Our Irish Varsity Cheerleaders have been participating in the National Semifinal
Competition in Florida. They too 15th place in semifinals, but only the top 14 went on to Finals.
Congratulations, girls, for a great season.
Coach Billy Finn, our assistant baseball coach, is being recognized and honored next weekend
at his high school. He is being inducted into the Andrean Athletic Hall of Fame. Billy has
coached with us for eight years. Congratulations Coach Finn!
Smart Quote: 2/13: Bob Hope said "I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost
unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful."
Prayers are requested:
For the repose of the soul of the twin brother of Campus Minister Charlene Witka, who died
unexpectedly in Maine, and for the entire Witka family, which has had two losses this week ~ may he
rest in peace; (1/13)
For the repose of the soul of Chester Gretz, grandfather of teacher Harold Spooner, who passed away
recently ~ may he rest in peace; (2/13)
For healing for teacher Nancy Wheeler, who broke her left leg in a fall at school; (2/12)
For the repose of the soul of JoAnn Byrd, sister of Mike Witka, sister-in-law of Charlene Witka
(Campus Minister), who passed away unexpectedly ~ may she rest in peace; (2/12)
For Mike Witka, husband of Campus Minister Charlene Witka, who will have a double knee
replacement on Monday, February 18th – we pray for his surgeon, doctors, and nurses, as well as a
smooth recovery; (1/11)
For the repose of the soul of Michael McGuire (’56), father of Andy McGuire (’91), and brother-in-law
of Harry and Judy Rail ~ may he rest in peace; (2/11)
For John Rynard Jr, a senior at Carmel, – request comes from the Schuster family; (2/11).
For the repose of the soul of Ebert Christian, father of Don Christian, Director of Maintenance and
Grounds, and for his family at this time; (2/5)
For Josh Piechocki (’05), for healing and for peace; (1/4)
For healing for Sister Sue Bradshaw, OSF, as she waits for surgery. She is the sister of Jack
Bradshaw (’48), CHS board member; (2/4)
For the repose of the soul of Thomas J Schoettle Sr. (’35), grandfather of David Grande '03, Kevin
Grande '04, Matt Grande '07, Jill Grande '08, Tommy Grande '12, and Joni Schoettle-Grande '71; ~
may he rest in peace; (1/31)
Prayers are needed for Michael Treinen, 19 years old, who has a reoccurrence of his leukemia.
Please pray for Michael and his family (friends of Kevin Bowen and family) as he continues to fight this
For continued healing for Joey Chamness (11 years old from St. Thomas Aquinas School), who is
recovering from surgery and is the brother of Charles Chamness (9th); 1/28)
For Jane Redmond for healing. She is a good friend of Fred Evans (’61); (1/28)
For Allison Yarbrough (’06), recovering from eye surgery and awaiting more surgeries ~ may her eyes
heal and her sight be fine; (1/28)
For a return to good health for Archbishop Buechlein; (1/24)
For the repose of the soul of Guy Reardon, great-grandmother of Erin Reardon (’98) of the Enrollment
Office ~ may she rest in peace; (1/23)
For healing for two good friends of Judy and Harry Rail who have just been diagnosed with cancer;
For recovery from surgery for Joy Lynn George, summer school teacher, mother of Kevin (’01) and
Karen (’05) George; (1/22)
For repose of the soul of Bernard French, grandfather of Stephen (9th) and Michael (11th) French ~
may he rest in peace; (1/22)
For healing for Will Dombrovske, grandfather of Michael (’00) and Matt (’06) Hughes, as he continues
to recover from a stroke and heart attack, and for the boys’ grandmother, Rita, who is his caregiver;
For repose of the soul of Irma Mick, great aunt of Emily Mick (10) ~ may she rest in peace; (1/17)
For patience and healing for Rick Fay, father of Lex Fay (‘06), who is recovering from a stroke and
learning to speak again; (1/15)
For the repose of the soul of Kim Bellamy, sister of Coach Sherm Williams ~ may she rest in peace;
For the repose of the soul of Don Barton, husband of Marilyn (long-time teacher at St. Michael’s in
Indianapolis, ~ may he rest in peace; (1/14)
For healing for William Whittemore, father-in-law of maintenance man Larry Ison, who is back
receiving therapy after his surgery; (1/7)
Pray for healing for Mrs. Ella Suggs, mother of Randall Suggs (12th) as she continues her fight with
For healing for Chase Redding (10 years old), younger brother of J.R. Redding (9th), who has primary
immune deficiency and a deep-seated infection and dysphasia; (1/2)
For those who serve our country:
For Doug Ausenbaugh ’07, who has completed his basic training and can now focus on school at
the US Military Academy at West Point;
For David Vogelgesang ('00) who is a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Navy and is a Navy
helicopter pilot and is shipping out on the USS Princeton next week;
For Alexis Vogelgesang, wife of David (above), 1st Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, who left with
her unit for Iraq and who will be stationed near Fallujah;
For Ben Low, nephew of teacher/coach Rhonda Low, who is serving his 2nd tour of duty in Iraq;
For Curtis Worthy (’97), shipping out to Iraq;
Fred Evans (’61) asks for prayers for his nephew, Christopher Fullen, who is now serving in
Balad, north of Baghdad;
For Dan Hess ’07, who has graduated from basic training and is beginning his classroom
education at the US Air Force Academy;
for USAF’s Staff Sgt. Michael Grable, who has returned from Iraq and is the nephew of Sister
Mary Ann Stewart – he continues to serve in Colorado;
for Craig Thedwall (’99), who is studying for the JAG Corps in Washington, DC;
Scott Thompson, brother of teacher Brad, who is currently serving at the Army’s Fort Bliss in El
For Lt. Ron Kubacki, US Army, recently stationed in Iraq, who is a cousin of teacher Kevin
For Alek Cholewa ' 03, with the Marines in Iraq;
for Ens. Jamie Lupo, ’02, ended her first deployment and is in the States for a while, before she
rejoins the USS Roosevelts again;
in thanksgiving for the safe return of US Army’s Michael O'Connor ('01), who returned from Iraq;
for Jennifer Guimont, sister to Michael Guimont (’06), USAF serving in Japan;
For Mike Baker (’00), Private First Class, United States Army Reserves, still serving within the
For Justin Mason (’05) is a student at the Air Force Academy (Class of ’09) and is doing well;
Please continue to pray for all of our soldiers, deployed or at home;
and for all who protect us – soldiers, sailors, firefighters, police forces, and parents.
Please remember that if you wish to respond to my email, you must use the email address
(highlighted below). Some people still are apparently just clicking on ―reply,‖ and then wonder
why I do not respond. These responses go to a digital holding tank where they may not be
discovered for some time if at all.
David L. Worland
Cathedral High School