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
January 9, 2008
Dear Cathedral Parents,
Dates to Remember:
Fri, Jan 11 Dad's Day in Cafeteria from 6:00 - 7:15 a.m.
Recognition program for Girls’ Soccer State Championship in Robert V. Welch Student
Activity Center at 2:25 – 3:07 p.m.
Grades Distributed from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., then mailed
Sat, Jan 12 High School Placement Test (8:30 – 12:30 PM)
Sun, Jan 13 Interview Sunday for prospective Cathedral students
Band All-State auditions at Pike High School
Mon, 1/13 – Fri, 1/18: National Vocations Awareness Week (information inside)
Tues, Jan 15 Math League
Fri, Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr. program in AM Assembly Schedule using Caritas groups
(9:40 – 10:40 a.m.)
Fri, 1/18-Sat, 1/19 IMEA Honor Band Weekend
Sat, Jan 19 Career Planning Workshop at 9:00 a.m. in Cafeteria
Speech Team at Hamilton-Southeastern High School
Sun, Jan 20 Interview Sunday for prospective Cathedral students
Children’s Play at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no school
Tues, Jan 22 Professional Learning Communities – 7:15 a.m. – school begins at 8:06 a.m.
Tues, 1/22 – Fri, 1/25 Senior Retreat #4
Thurs, Jan 24 Parents check ParentConnect
Blood Drive - WAC Foyer - 9:00 – 2:00
Fri, Jan 25 Amy’s Day – 6:00 a.m. in cafeteria
Sat, Jan 26 Career Planning Workshop at 9:00 a.m. in Cafeteria
ISSMA Instrumental District Solo and Ensemble Contests
Speech Team at Lawrence Central High School
Sun, Jan 27 Interview Sunday for prospective Cathedral students
Mon, 1/28 – Fri, 2/1 National Catholic Schools' Week
Mon, 1/28 Cathedral Connection Catholic Schools Week Guest Speaker, Fr. Jonathan Meyer,
will speak to interested parents at 7:00 p.m.
Club Picture Day
Tues, Jan 29 Caritas Schedule for Catholic Schools Week speaker, Fr. Jonathon Meyer – school begins
at regular time
Wed, Jan 30 3 rd Annual Indy Homeless Connect – Professional Development for faculty/staff –
No regular classes for students, however, freshmen and a few sophomores take the
PLAN test in morning on this day (information inside)
Thurs, Jan 31 Rookie Show at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Choir Contest Recital in cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
Thurs, 1/31 – Fri, 2/1 Junior Men’s Overnight
Father Munshower is still waiting for his knee replacement. When he went to the hospital,
ready for surgery, he had a very bad cold, so they postponed his procedure. At this point, he is
determining if he will have the surgery or will wait until summer. In the meantime, he will be
with us this week on Tuesday – Friday for masses and expects to make a final determination by
this weekend about the timing of his surgery.
Religious Ceremonies for January 10th – 18th:
Thurs, 1/10 Communion Service RIP Father Patrick Kelly
Fri, 1/11 Christmas Weekday for the Cathedral High School Student Body
Mon, 1/14 Communion Service Individual petitions
Tues, 1/15 Weekday Mass RIP Robert E. Godfrey ('41), Jim William's father-
Wed, 1/16 Weekday Mass RIP Ann Albrecht, given by Father Munshower
Thurs, 1/17 St. Anthony for CHS Alumni
Fri, 1/18 Weekday Mass RIP Raymond John Schnorr, Sr. ('36) by CHS
The National Vocations’ Awareness Week will be celebrated from January 13th – 18th. This is
a time when we ask all Catholics to keep religious vocations in your prayers. Vocational choices
are made by those considering the priesthood, deaconate, and religious brothers and sisters. It
has become obvious in most of our parishes recently that our priests tend to be older and fewer.
Please add this prayer to your prayers for this week, especially.
Perhaps you have noticed, but we now have a traffic policeman in our parking lot from
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. each afternoon. He will be helping us with safety and making
recommendations for needed steps for greater safety. I ask you to please be respectful and
follow his directives. He will be especially watching for two things:
- That people obey the signs and not park on the circle, which is a definite safety hazard;
- That the first column in the parking lot (near the manger) is not an exit row. This is the
only way that someone coming up the hill and turning into the side lot can turn, so you
are blocking traffic if you are parking there to wait for your child. Also, since it is an
ingress route, if you park on this row, you are to go downhill and turn left so you can
come up the second row.
We have listened to your recommendations and hope that these changes will lead to greater
safety for all during the dismissal time.
We welcome Mrs. Liz Browning back with us for second semester. Mrs. Browning taught
here prior to motherhood and, in recent years, has worked from home pulling The Insight
together with our Director of Communications. She will be returning to teach two classes for
second semester. She is taking some of the classes originally assigned to Mrs. Elizabeth Craft,
who will miss this semester for maternity reasons.
Wednesday, January 30th was originally scheduled to be a half-day of school for all
students, with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. The afternoon was to be professional development for
our faculty/staff. This day has changed. Our faculty/staff will be having professional
development at the 3rd Annual Indy Homeless Connect downtown.
January 30th will look like this:
Freshmen and a few sophomores are to come to school at regular time to take the PLAN test.
Information given just below for them.
Most Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: We ask that in the spirit of the day, you consider giving
service at some other site. There will be no classes for you. If you are interested in working
at the 3rd Annual Indy Homeless Connect, you must be 18 years old to volunteer there.
If you are looking for service ideas, check the Cathedral website for some excellent ones –
From the Counseling Center: On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 all freshman students and
approximately 10-15 sophomore students (absent last year/transfer students) will be taking the
PLAN test. The PLAN is a great way for students to prepare for the ACT. It covers the same test
subjects for the ACT and gives each student an estimated ACT score. A Career Interest
Inventory accompanies the test; this tool will help prepare students for success in college and
beyond. For more information on the PLAN, please visit www.planstudent.org.
Important things for child to know on the test day:
All students need to report directly to their test site by 7:38 AM.
All students should come prepared with at least three #2 pencils and a calculator for
Please encourage your son or daughter to get plenty of rest and eat a healthy
If your son or daughter is late to school s/he will NOT be able to take the PLAN.
We are on an Half Day schedule;
11:30 Dismissal for Non-Extended Time Tester
12:00 dismissal for Extended Time Testers
All students must be in dress code.
Encourage your child to try their best and good luck!
If you have questions, please ask your student to contact his/her Guidance Counselor.
Cathedral Connection meeting on January 28th will have a change in speaker.
Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances, our planned speaker, Darrell Miller, brother of
Reggie Miller will not be able to speak to us as originally planned. In his place, we are pleased
to have Father Jonathon Meyer, Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of
Indianapolis speaking on the topic of The Value of Family in Catholic Education on
January 28, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Life Center. This is conjunction with National
Catholic Schools’ Week, when he will be speaking to the student body in conjunction with a
Prelude Competitions: Congratulations to Tyler Webb and to Hillary Smith!
Congratulations to Tyler Webb (12th), who competed in the Prelude Awards competition and
from nearly 100 vocalists was one of the 12 who received a call back to perform again on
Sunday. Tonight he was notified that he is one of the 4 Finalists in Vocal Music. The final
competition will be at the end of January.
Hillary Smith (12th) also made it to the final round in the Prelude Awards competition. She
is teaming up with Leela Rotherberg (from North Central High School) in a tap dance
Best wishes to both Tyler and to Hillary!
I hope you noticed that the Cathedral Campus was decorated for Christmas. This task was
begun by the family of Drs. Robert and Mary Pat Arthur many years ago. This year, all of the
Christmas decorations were hung by Tony Ranek, Scott Burgess, Jimmy Steinmetz, and
Bobby Arthur, who also took them down at the end of the break. Thank you so much,
gentlemen, for the hours of labor that you gave for our enjoyment!
Amy’s Day will be held on Friday, January 25th. “Amy’s Day” is for parents and
daughters (school-age) who choose to spend quality time together.
o When: The 1st Friday of each month (except for School breaks in January/April)
o From: 6:00 a.m.- 7:15 a.m..
o Where: Cathedral High School Cafeteria…breakfast
o is served by Sahm’s for $7.00 per person (Not for profit).
o Who: Daughters & any parent! (Fathers and daughters as well as mom/guardian(s)!
o Why: Quality time with the ones you love. We have wonderful speakers that address
topics such as: self-respect, dating, drinking and drugs, health & wellness, value of a
close family, etc. we take requests as well.
P.S. The sacrifice is worth it!! Can’t wait to see you at the next one on Friday, January 25th,
2007 at 6:00 a.m.
Featured Speaker: Greg Shaheen, Senior Vice President for Basketball and Business
Strategies at the NCAA. Questions? Please contact:
Kathleen Miller@ 317.257.3051
Barbara Hasbrook@ 317.848.9590
Anne Hasbrook@ 317.407.8997 email@example.com
Information for Mrs. Kathie Gallagher’s Online Economics students (in case this applies to
Dear Spring 2008 Online Economics Students,
Please mark your calendars for the following mandatory meeting dates for the Spring
semester 2008. I look forward to meeting with you for the first time on Friday, January
18th, 2007. Class meets from 6:42 AM -7:30 AM and from 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM on class
meeting days. You may attend the AM or PM session on a class meeting day, but you must
attend a meeting each meeting day. I look forward to seeing you on Friday the 18th! (After
this first meeting, class will meet on Monday, but not every Monday).
Friday, January 18th, 2008
Monday, January 28th, 2008
Monday, February 11th, 2008
Monday, March 3rd, 2008
Monday, March 24th, 2008
Monday, April 21st, 2008
Monday, May 5th, 2008
Thursday, May 8th, 2008
I will send another email this week with information and directions regarding what to
do prior to our first meeting on Friday, January 18th. Please watch for that email next
week and mark your calendars for these important dates! :)
I'm looking forward to meeting each of you and to a productive Spring semester!
I shared this with your Cathedral students before Christmas, but wish to share it with you, also.
Remember - Not every one dies in a drunk driving accident! It is the story of Jacqueline
Saburido, a young college aged student in California, who was hit by a drunk driver. This
link will lead you to a 6 ½ minute video featuring Jacqueline (then and now) plus the driver
(currently in prison) who caused the accident. It is worthwhile to view – and to share with
your children. However, I warn you, the pictures are graphic, so you may want to view it before
sharing it with younger children.
Congratulations to the following students who have been granted early admission to the
University of Notre Dame. So honored are Liz Chaten, Elizabeth Flood, Kelsey Brennan,
Andrew Pimentel, and Sarah Smith. Your hard work and diligence has paid off! We are
proud of you!
THIS FRIDAY, BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED FOR YOU AND YOUR SON !
Place : Cathedral High School
Time : 6:00 AM – Early Buffet Breakfast
Speaker: Paul Lunsford
Price for a very hearty breakfast is $8.00 per person.
Dad’s Day is a “once a month” breakfast where “dads” and their sons eat, laugh, and enjoy.
Since the initial group met three years ago, over 500 other groups have been started across the
country, all with the same simple goal: to promote father/son relationships. What better way to
start the day than to have a “DADS” breakfast with your son? - Bill Bissmeyer
PLEASE RVSP TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s celebrate the Girls’ Soccer State Championship! We will do this on Friday, January
11th in the Robert V. Welch Student Activity Center from 2:25 p.m. until dismissal at 3:07 p.m.
We will have a special schedule for that day, but will reserve the end of the day to thank these
fine athletes for their wonderful soccer season, ending with a State Championship! They played
and won in all sorts of weather and against very strong opponents. Congratulations to the Lady
Irish Soccer Team and to Head Varsity Coach Marc Behringer and his staff.
Our State Championship Team members are: Erica Maginn, Kathleen Theisen, Allison
Scarlott, Michelle Yeager, Kelly Fitzgerald, Mercedes Gonzalez, Kati Hall, Sophie Spenia,
Cathy Cohoat, Allie Hicks, Mariah Whitaker, Jennifer Collins, Tory Schopper, Anna
Parsons, Katie Zupancic, Katie Wacker, Kassidi Smalley, Anna Ventimiglia, Kyra Riggins,
Kate Winingham, Natalie Warner, Alex Hall, Stephanie Cooler, Colleen McGrath,
Brittany Umana, Rachael Koester, Lisa Edwards, Taylor Marshall, and Cara FizGerald.
Coaches are Head Coach Marc Behringer who is aided by Missy Davis, Kevin Kubacki, Eric
Schmidt, Stephanie Behringer, and Jennifer McNamara.
Dress Code for Friday, January 11th:
This is special schedule (assembly beginning at 2:25 p.m.) as we honor or Girl’s State
Champion Soccer Team, so if you have Cathedral soccer apparel then please wear that to
support the girls. For those that do not have soccer apparel then you may wear Colt attire on
top. If you have neither of those then your spirit wear or uniform is appropriate. Uniform
pants must be worn by all.
All CHS students interested in participating in the 2008 Winter Guard should stop by the WAC
lobby on Thursday, January 10th between 7:00 -7:30 am to sign-up. We will have two groups
this year – a beginning group and advanced group – and you can choose which you wish to be
in. Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, for both groups, starting on January 14, in
the auxiliary gym from 6:55 am – 7:30 am. See Mrs. McCullough in the band office, or email
her at email@example.com for further information.
The National Honor Society will be sending out letters of academic eligibility around the
third week of January, 2008 to all juniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher. Any senior
who is not already a member and who has a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher will also receive a
letter. These letters will invite those students eligible to apply for membership in the National
Honor Society. Very specific instructions will be included on how to submit a NHS application
portfolio. For those students who think they might be eligible and who would like to begin
thinking about making their application, the following information may be useful:
All application materials must be presented complete in a portfolio format.
Applicants will present evidence of their 3 BEST service experiences.
Applicants will provide letters that attest to their character from 2 persons not related to their
Applicants will write a personal essay that attests to their qualities as a leader. Again, the
specific instructions will be included in the letter of eligibility sent in January. It is hoped
that these general guidelines will be helpful to those that may want to get a head start on
contacting the moderators of their service experiences or persons they may want to write
letters of recommendation for them. However, do NOT begin any part of the application
until specific instructions are received.
Sophomore Rings: Herff Jones will be returning on Thursday, January 10th for ring issues,
(such as re-sizing), during the lunch periods, in the cafeteria.
Whatever happened to Naval Commander Richard Bryant (’84), who spoke to our student
body two years ago?
Commander Bryant has been deployed in the Persian gulf and a few other anonymous
places since his visit to Cathedral. In about two weeks, Commander Bryant will be porting the
nuclear submarine that he commands in Connecticut after this long tour of duty.
Mr. John Bryant (his father) has been invited by the Pentagon to be in attendance when
the submarine docks. Commander Bryant is due to receive some honors for this last mission. As
a result, his father brought a” welcome home” banner to school that he’d like the faculty and
staff to sign. Many of them knew Commander Bryant when he was a Cathedral student.
Whatever happened to Bernadette Marten (’96)? Now Mrs. Bernadette Marten Teeley, she
has accepted the position as Executive Director of the Indianapolis Rowing Club. Bernadette
brings a strong and impressive pedigree in rowing, coupled with a strong education,
administrative, coaching and leadership background. She comes to IRC from University of
Michigan where she has been an Assistant Rowing Coach and Director of Student Athlete
Completing her BA degree from University of Dayton and her Master of Arts, Higher
Education, from the University of Michigan, Bernadette found a passion for rowing collegiately
as she rowed for both universities while completing her degrees. Some of her recognized
accomplishments include; Academic All-American, First Team, US Rowing 1999; Scholar
Athlete of the Year, Atlantic 10 Conference, 2000; All American 2001; National Scholar Athlete
2001; and member of the US National Rowing Team, Women’s 8+ , Gold Medalist in the World
Championships, Seville, Spain 2002. Congratulations, Bernadette!
Whatever happened to Katie Obsitnik ‘03? Katie graduated from St. Louis University, then
gave one year of mission service with the Jesuits, and has been accepted into the London School
of Economics (they only take 40 per year) for next year. This is quite a feather in Katie’s cap!
All students must have their ID cards to get into all Cathedral home sporting events. If you
do not, you will have to pay the same price for admission as everyone else - $5.00. If you have
not gotten a card, you must see Mr. Greer.
Advancement - Upcoming events for Cathedral High School (all proceeds benefit tuition
assistance at Cathedral High School):
1. SHAMRAUCTION – LAST WEEK TO DONATE AUCTION ITEMS!
The catalogue deadline for the Shamrauction is this week! Did your family or business want
to make a donation to be utilized in the auction? Now is the time to do it!! We need
donations of restaurant gift certificates, new electronics, furnishings, services, jewelry,
collectibles, vacation homes or condos, airline and hotel points, event tickets, or other
amusements for the auction. All money raised at the Shamrauction provides tuition
assistance to Cathedral students. What a great cause! Contact Ann Hilger (251-0406) or
Suzy Dilts (283-2922) if you have an item or service to donate.
2. Texas Hold’em Tournament – January 26, 2008. Registration is open to only the first 200
paid players – reserve your spot now!! Click here for your registration form. $4,000 grand
3. Volunteers Needed – We need 20-30 dealers for our Texas Hold’em Tournament on January
26, 2008. No experience necessary – we will provide the training you need! The tournament
will run from 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Please contact Nicole Beasley at (317) 968-7311 to sign
4. Big Apple Raffle – Click here to download your ticket. $25,000 grand prize!!
Nicole (Farrell) Beasley '98, Assistant Director of Events, Phone: 317-968-7311, Cell: 317-258-4614,
Dear Junior Class Parents,
The Junior class has an exciting opportunity to participate in the 2008 Shamrauction. Given our
busy schedules in November and December with the holidays, and now with Shamrauction right
around the corner in February, we have decided to forgo the parent "meet and greet" party and
make your involvement in this event as easy as possible.
The Junior class will be responsible for putting together a wonderful "wine experience" to be
auctioned at the Shamrauction. Mark and I have agreed to donate a wine cooler - and we
now turn to the rest of the Junior class to help us fill it! We are asking that those of you who
wish to participate in this item donate a bottle of wine valued at $50.00 or more. This bottle
can be a red, white or champagne. If you are a wine enthusiast, please feel free to include a
brief description of the bottle you are donating. If you would rather participate by a cash
donation of $50.00, that would be very appreciated also!!
Your donations can be dropped off in the Events office at Cathedral High School - attention
Nicole Beasley. Please have your donations turned in by Friday, January 18, 2008. If you
have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 317-875-8346.
Thank you for helping to make this item a success! - Mark and Julie Kahn
Dear Cathedral Family,
Mother’s Club is wrapping up our brick campaign.
Now is your opportunity to purchase a brick for the courtyard outside of the Student Life Center.
Bricks will be engraved over spring break.
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2008
Bricks will be engraved for $50 for the first line, $25 for additional lines up to three lines.
There is a maximum of 17 characters per line.
A shamrock can be added to one of the three lines for an additional $10 taking up 4 spaces .
(PRINT AND MAIL THIS MINI ORDER FORM FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE)
Name: ________________________________________ Phone: _______________
Email address: _______________________________________________________
17 spaces per line. 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 _____ () if yes, WHICH LINE? 1, 2, or 3 (circle one) = $10.00 ____________
RIGHT, CENTER or LEFT (circle one)
GRAND TOTAL ____________
Make Check payable to: Cathedral Mothers’ Club
C/O ERIN BAKER, 7480 N ILLINOIS STREET, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46260
Orders due by February 15th
Questions? Call Erin Baker @ 251-3515 or Cheryl McMains @ 826-3977
I have added a new link to our website to reach my parent emails directly. To do so, open
the website to http://www.caathedral-irish.cmfm?p=1195 and save this to your “favorites.” I
hope this helps facilitate our process for each of you who might want to use this link. You will,
however, still be receiving the parent emails in your email inboxes, also.
Although I send it out on Wednesday evening, it will not be posted until the following
Cathedral will offer two S.A.T prep classes in the winter and spring to accommodate the
change in testing dates. The first class will begin January 14 and run until February 25. The class
will meet each Monday during this time from 6:30-8:30 in Rooms 2301 & 2302. This will lead
up to the March 1 test. The second class will begin on March 3 and run until April 28. We will
not meet if Cathedral is on vacation. The second class is also Mondays 6:30-8:30 and leads up to
the May 3 test date. In the second class we will also do one night of ACT prep. Those test dates
are April 12 and June 14. The cost of a class is 125.00, and this covers all materials. Students
can register in the Counseling Center with Mrs. Kelly. Receipt of payment will secure a spot in
the class. The spring class has generally been full in the past, so we will operate on a first-come,
first-served basis. Please contact Ms. Laurie O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
Class of 2012 – Application and Interview Information: The student-parent interview is the
last step toward freshman admission and is a requirement of all applicants considering
Cathedral. Interviews may be scheduled on one of three Sundays in January:
Attention Parents of Junior Men: The dates for future Junior Men’s overnight are:
o January 31 – February 1, 2008
o March 13-14, 2008.
Moms In Touch is a group of Cathedral Mothers who meet regularly in the Cathedral chapel to
pray for members of our Cathedral family in need of prayer support as well as all of us, in
general. The meetings last about an hour and have been changed to Tuesdays at 10:30 and/or
Fridays at 2:00. For more information contact Eran McCarty at email@example.com. For more
information about Moms In Touch International visit their website www.momsintouch.org.
Come when you can and join us in prayer for our children and the Cathedral community.
NEWS FROM THE BOOKSTORE & SPIRIT SHOP
Stop by the Bookstore this week for second semester school supplies, English novels, refresh
uniform apparel or to get your IRISH on for winter sports and activities! Girls Soccer State
Championship t-shirts and hoodies are now available at the Bookstore! Sport your Irish pride ~
bookstore hours 7:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on regular school days. GO IRISH!
CAMPUS OUTFITTERS WINTER HOURS
Campus Outfitters stocks Cathedral textbooks year round. Please note the following winter
hours for purchasing second semester books and Cathedral uniform pants:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CLOSED Friday and Sunday
Nineteen (19) Cathedral seniors traveled to build a home in Juarez, Mexico from January
2nd to the 7th in 2008. We asked for prayers of our Cathedral family for safe travel and for the
valiant construction of the home that we would build for the Guerrero Vallejo family in Mexico.
In addition to building a small three room home in four days, we delivered a collection of
hygiene and household items for clinics or orphanages in the Anapra, Juarez area that had been
collected by the Spanish classes. This is the fifth year that Cathedral seniors have constructed a
home in Juarez. Please join us in applauding these nineteen seniors for their gift of time,
humanitarian aid and ambassadorship by making a difference in the lives of an impoverished
Mexican family. Their noble actions increased the Cathedral assistance in the impoverished area
of Juarez to five sturdy and well insulated homes. These 2008 seniors are: Andrea Aikman,
Jasmine Bigbee, Simone Boos, Jessi Crouse, Sarah Grothouse, Hannah Guerrettaz, Lauren
Hall, Michelle Indiano, Peter Jensen, Quinn Ketterman, Tyler Knight, Abby Laskoski,
Bridget O’Connor, Joe Pavlik, Sean Rogers, Touré Scott, Stephanie Starleaf, Jacqueline
Weintraut, and Katie Zupancic. Five chaperones, Josh Carlile (Brother-in-law of Coach
Lambert and an Illinois Middle School Teacher), Missy Davis (JV Soccer Coach, Class of 2000
Alum), Jacob Knight (Class of 2000 Alum, member of Peace Corps in Mongolia for 3 years),
TJ Lambert (Varsity Softball Coach; Intramural Sports Director ), and Cheri Halstead (Service
Enrichment-CHS) warmly enjoyed chaperoning these great seniors. We spoke an abundance of
Spanish, interacted enthusiastically with our Mexican family and neighbors, and treasured our
hard work and tearful Sunday dedication of the home with our recipient family. Please continue
to keep the Guerrero family in your prayers.
With our 2008 personal goals and objectives newly underway, let us turn to the most
compelling areas of need to perform our service stewardship. Should you desire to pursue an
interest not listed, you may also consult the list of service agencies available by clicking here.
Seniors, please submit your service documentation to complete your graduation requirement of
80 service hours. 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
1. To tutor at Providence Cristo Rey after school once a week, join senior classmates Maria
Dickman on Wednesdays or Sam Becker on Thursdays each week. Click here (1) for more
2. To help instruct the homeless at Horizon House in computers to aid their job employment on
Saturday at 12:00-2:00 or Sunday, at 12:00 - 2:00 (Senior Class Project), January 12, 13, 19,
20,26 and 27 are the upcoming dates for this valuable program. An adult to accompany this
group on Saturday or Sunday is also needed; 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. Cathedral seniors are doing an excellent job of instruction. Click
here (2) for more details.
3. To pack nutritious food packets for impoverished third world areas on Saturday, January
19th, 1-3 PM, Click here (3). 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.
4. The Freshmen have magnificently assisted the disadvantaged families at the Christmas Store
in November and December at the Xavier Center. On January 9, February 13, March 12 and
April 9, freshmen will help prepare for next year's store. Click here(4) for more details and
email Mrs. Hastead of your interest.
5. The Sophomore Class has been cooking and serving a monthly Wednesday spaghetti dinner to
the families of Lucious Newsom's ministry at Anna's House once a month. The next dinner is
Wednesday, January 23. This group has successfully earned a grant for these monthly dinners.
Click here (5a) for more details. Sophomores can also help distribute food on Saturdays at
Anna's House from 9-11. Click here (5B) for more details. Email Mrs. Halstead about your
interest on these projects.
6.JUNIORS have the opportunity to serve a meal at the Men's Mission Dinner on Monday, Jan
21 from 4:15-6:15 (A group of 10 is needed.) Please email your interest to Joe Jurkish who will
captain this group. Click here (6) for more details.
7. Juniors will also be assisting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wheeler Mission on Tuesday,
January 15 (Girls) and Thursday, January 17 (Boys). Click here (7) for more details.
8. To assist with warm socks, men's pants, men's coats, peanut butter and a few other items for
neighbors(homeless individuals) at Horizon House, join the Hughes family (Kofi Hughes (10))
to provide a collection for Horizon House. Click here (8) for more details.
9. To help out at St. Vincent De Paul food pantries close by at 30th and Keystone, or the
warehouse downtown on Saturdays, click here (St. Vincent de Paul).
10. To help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis, click here (Habitat for Humanity.
For your convenience, this is also posted to the web under Campus Ministry/Service Enrichment/
as Current Service Opportunities.
West Point Visit
A representative from West Point will be here on Friday, Feb. 1 at 11:00 a.m., to meet with
sophomores and juniors. If you would like to attend the visit, please sign up with Mrs. Kelly in
the Guidance Office by Jan. 30.
The University of Dayton is sponsoring a program called Explore Engineering…a hands on
experience for high school juniors and seniors taking place on Saturday, February 2, 2008.
If you would like to participate please go to http://engineering.udayton.edu/events/ to register.
Deadline is January 22, 2008
The Varsity Boys' basketball team defeated Northwest 54-45 and Muncie South 65-43 over the
second week of Christmas vacation. Against Northwest, the Irish trailed by seven points with
four minutes to go in the game. The Irish closed out the game with a 20-4 run to secure the
victory over previously unbeaten Northwest. Errick Peck registered a double-double for the
Irish with 12 points and 20 rebounds. On Friday evening the Irish trailed Muncie South by four
points at the half, but turned up its defensive pressure and outscored Muncie South 39-13 in the
second half to roll to its 8th victory of the season. Sean Esposito and Errick Peck scored 15
points each for the Irish in the victory. Our Class 4A state-ranked #4 Fighting Irish will host
Class 4A state-ranked #3 Carmel on Thursday evening, Jan. 10th in a battle of the unbeatens.
JV will tip off @ 6:00 pm with Varsity following @ 7:30 pm.
The Varsity wrestling team finished 2nd overall to Evansville Rietz at the prestigious Annual
Spartan Classic Wrestling Invitational held at Connersville High School on Dec. 28th and 29th.
Overall the Irish captured three individual titles. Individual winners include Calvin Sullivan
(135 pound weight class), Tony McGinley (140 pound weight class), and Tom Stipp at 152
pounds. The Varsity wrestlers also won the Panther Invitational held @ North Central High
School this past weekend by soundly defeating Shelbyville, Western Boone, Hamilton
Southeastern, Logansport, and Greenfield Central. The wrestling team travels to Perry Meridian
on Wednesday, January 9th to face the state-ranked #1 Falcons in a dual meet, tabbed to be one
of the best dual match-ups of the year. Best of luck wrestlers!
Don’t miss Senior Night on January 16, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. during our dual meet with
The Varsity Lady Irish finished 3rd in the Twin Lakes Invitational by posting victories over
Lebanon 44-31 and Hamilton Southeastern 48-47. The Lady Irish trailed the entire game against
the Royals, but persevered down the stretch as Abby MacGill scored the winning basket with
4.6 seconds to go in the game off a nice assist by teammate Adrienne Sahm. Kristen
Linenberg stole the ball on the ensuing possession as time expired giving the Lady Irish a one-
point victory over Class 4A state-ranked #5 HSE. Sahm and MacGill both scored 17 points each
in the consolation game. Adrienne Sahm and Michelle Roberson were named to the All-
Tournament team! Congratulations ladies! This past weekend the Varsity team fought back from
an 18-11 first quarter deficit to defeat Plainfield. With the game tied with only a minute to play
Adrienne Sahm and Michelle Roberson sank crucial free throws to preserve the 54-48 win over
the Quakers. Both the JV and Varsity teams travel to Lafayette Central Catholic on Wednesday,
January 9th. JV will tipoff @ 6:00 pm with Varsity following @ 7:30.
The girls' freshman basketball team had a long layoff over the holidays, but opened up the New
Year with a 34-28 victory over Plainfield this past Saturday to improve its record to 6-3.
Conner Cox led all scorers with 11 points, including 2 three-pointers. The freshman team will
travel to Brebeuf Jesuit this evening to face the Braves in a 6:00 pm game. The boys' freshman
basketball team improved its record to 5-2 with a 42-36 victory over Arlington. Andrew
Deering led the team in scoring with 13 points. The boy's team suffered a close loss 32-36
against Brebeuf, but look to get back on track this Saturday as they will host Southport High
School @ 10:00 am.
Co-Ed Varsity Swimming
Our co-ed Varsity swimming and diving teams repeated as City champions at the Indianapolis
City Meet held at the University of Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 15th. The girls' team finished
with 375 points and had 2 double winners: freshman Allison Crone in the 200 free and 500 free
and senior Michelle Indiano in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. On the boys' side, senior
Andy King was a double winner in the 200 free and 500 free while freshman Jay Ruckelshaus
won the 200 IM. The Irish also won 5 out of 6 relays in this meet. Over the Holidays the
teams participated in the Carroll High School Swim Invite, the Carmel JV Invitational, and the
Harrison High School Endurance Invitational. The girls' team finished 4th among a highly
competitive field the Harrison Invitational held at the Purdue Aquatics Center. The boys' and
girls' swimming teams will travel to North Central to compete in a triangular meet with North
Central and Noblesville this evening, January 8th. Best of luck swimmers!
RUGBY REGISTRATION & NEWS
Interested in playing Irish Rugby? The Royal Irish Rugby Society 2008 Player
Registration is on January 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Commons. Both
parents and players need to attend. We will be covering season information, match and
practice schedules. Player forms will be filled out and fees will be collected. Questions?
Contact Chris Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rugby players: There will be Rugby practice on Wednesday, January 23rd, directly after the
team registration. Practice will be in the Auxiliary Gym until 8:30 p.m.
Smart Quote: There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament."
-Henry Van Dyke, author, educator and clergyman
Prayers are requested:
For “listening ears” for those whom You are calling to the priesthood, deaconate, or to be a religious
sister or brother; (1/7)
For healing and for peace for Don Barton, husband of Marilyn (long-time teacher at St. Michael’s in
Indianapolis, who is fighting cancer; (1/9)
For healing for William Whittemore, father-in-law of maintenance man Larry Ison, who is hospitalized
and on a ventilator: (1/7)
In thanksgiving for the life of Owen Adam Greer, son of Adam Greer (’96) and his wife, Michelle, and
grandson of Tom and Maureen Greer; (1-3)
The Brothers of Holy Cross have asked for our prayers - Please pray for peace for the people of
Kenya, and for the safety of our Holy Cross brothers who live and minister there; (1/2)
For healing for Brigette Schutzman, a Brebeuf graduate, who was critically injured in a car crash and
is in a comma; (1/2)
For the repose of the soul of Della Thornburg, mother-in-law of Registrar Susie Thornburg and
grandmother of Ashley (’01) and Colin (’03) Thornburg, who passed away during Christmas break
For the repose of the soul of James J. Higgins, grandfather of Kara Neal (10th) ~ may he rest in
For the repose of the soul of Bob Crow, uncle of Jacob (10th) and Haley (12th) Buchanan, and brother
of Jenny Crow Buchanan (’81), who passed away unexpectedly ~ may he rest in peace; (12/18)
For the repose of the soul of Ned Wicker, former science teacher at CHS, who lost his battle with
For the repose of the soul of Tom Spellacy, who has succumbed to cancer. He is father of Kerry S.
Bender (’77), Kathy S. Scaletty (’78), Kevin Spellacy(’78), Patrick Spellacy (’80), Colleen S. Cline (’83),
Mary Clare Spellacy (’84), Shawn Spellacy (’88), Danny Spellacy (89), Megan S. MacKelly (94) and
grandfather of James Scaletty (12), Joseph Bender (11) and Michael Bender (10), father-in-law of Mark
Cline ('84) (12/13).
For the repose of the soul of Robert E. Godfrey (’41), grandfather of teacher and alum Christine
Whittemore ’98; Kimberly (Williams) Blanchette ’90; Ryan Williams ’91; Sarah Hack Baltazar ’93; Abby
Godfrey ’04; Grace Godfrey ’06; Sean Godfrey ’10; Betsy Barron Becher ’01; father-in-law of Jim
Williams and Julie Godfrey (school nurse); ~ may he rest in peace; (12/10)
For the repose of the soul of Paul A Fangman (’51), father of CHS parents John Fangman and Lee
Roseman (who works many of our senior retreats), grandparent of Olivia Fangman (10th), Christopher
Fangman 12th), John Fangman (’06), Casey Roseman (’97) Steve Roseman (’99), and Sean Roseman
(’03); ~ may he rest in peace; (12/10)
For Sam DeKlyen (9th) for an accurate diagnosis and a return to health; (12/10)
For Sue Schneider, mother of Matthew (9th), as she continues her fight with cancer; (12/10)
Pray for healing for Mrs. Ella Suggs, mother of Randall Suggs (12th) as she continues her fight with cancer;
For the repose of the soul of John D. Raimondi (’78) ~ may he rest in peace; (12/10)
For the repose of the soul of John McBeath, grandfather of Dominick Santuro (9th) and Anna Santuro
(’07) ~ may he rest in peace; (12/7)
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; (12/07)
For the repose of the soul of Sister Elizabeth Rose Weisenbach, S.P., who formerly worked in our
Cathedral offices ~ May she rest in peace; (11/06)
For the repose of the soul of Josephine Faulkner, a friend of Mr. Worland’s ~ May she rest in peace;
For healing for Angie Gordon (12th), who is ill with mononucleosis; (12/5)
In thanksgiving that Robert Swithers, father of Stan (12th), has returned safely to the United States
from Afghanistan. He continues to serve in Norfolk, VA, and will be home for the holidays. Our family
greatly appreciates all the prayers and kind words that have been extended to us; (12/5)
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 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;
for the US Army’s Michael O'Connor ('01) deployed to 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.
David L. Worland
Cathedral High School