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 16, 2008
Dear Cathedral Parents,
Dates to Remember:
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
Audiometric testing for all sophomores (information inside)
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 3rd 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 16th – 25th:
Thurs, 1/17 St. Anthony for CHS Alumni
Fri, 1/18 Weekday Mass RIP Raymond John Schnorr, Sr. ('36) by CHS
Mon, 1/21 Communion Service Individual Petitions
Tues, 1/22 Weekday Mass RIP Mimi Haerle
Wed, 1/23 Weekday Mass RIP Norma Cripe from the Cathedral Family
Thurs, 1/24 Weekday Mass - available -
Fri, 1/25 Weekday Mass RIP Robert E. Godfrey, '41 from Cathedral Family
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.
Let’s celebrate the Girls’ Soccer State Championship! On Friday, January 11th, we had an
assembly to honor the Girls’ Soccer 4A State Championship Team. In honor of their victory
(and standing with Cathedral tradition), we will not have school on Monday, February 4, 2008.
Please mark your calendars accordingly.
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 are also looking at having a traffic policeman present for the morning/arrival hour,
Change in plans for Wednesday, January 30th. It 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
Here is Father Meyer’s biographical information: Cathedral Connection is pleased to have
Father Jonathon P. Meyer, Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of
Indianapolis speaking on F.A.M.I.L.Y. on January 28, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student
Life Center. This is conjunction with National Catholic Schools’ Week and he will also be
speaking to the students the following day during school hours. Father Jonathan Paul Meyer
was ordained a priest on the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, June 28, 2003 after
studying at the Pontifical North American College in the Vatican for four years. He obtained
a S.T.B. and a Masters in Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas
Aquinas. After his ordination he was assigned as the Associate Pastor at Our Lady of the
Greenwood Catholic Church and the Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
in the Office of Catholic Education. In February of 2006, he was named Director of Youth
and Young Adult Ministries. In July of 2006 he was made the Associate Pastor of St. Luke
Catholic Church. For two summers he has served as the chaplain for the Theology of the
Body Summer Institute in Lancaster, PA.
Audiometric Testing for all sophomores will be done on Friday, January 25th. I you do not
wish to have your child tested here at school, please send a sighed note to Mrs. Rail. It must be a
note – a phone call or an email will not suffice since we need to have a signed document.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Need something delicious to serve for dinner or a special gathering? Order delicious
cheesecake that can be frozen until you need it or take out one piece at a time. Choir students
are selling this delicious product with orders due on January 25th. Delivery will be Tuesday,
February 12th just in time for Valentine’s Day. There is a very special cheesecake that makes an
especially nice gift for the BIG DAY on February 14th of a heart shaped cheesecake topped with
luscious cherries. There are also 12 additional flavors besides traditional. See a choir student or
email email@example.com for ordering information.
and the Chocolate Factory” will be produced by the Cathedral Theatre
Department on Sunday, January 20th at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Cathedral High School
5225 E. 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46226
For tickets: 968-7436
Admission: $5.00 at the box office
Red Team BLUE TEAM
Peter Elliott—Cpt. Jon More--Cpt.
Allie Vollmer Kevin Pittman
Collin Lamothe Peter Jensen
Kevin Von Spreckelson Michael Countryman
Thomas Graham—Alt. Erin Selsemeyer—Alt.
1. Sat., 1/12, 3:00…Showcase at CSz Arena…Blue Vs. Int. School, Carmel
2. Sat., 1/19, 3:00…Showcase at CSz Arena…Red vs. LC, Guerin, Lebanon
3. Fri., 1/25, 7:00…IN HOUSE (Red vs. Blue)
4. Fri., 2/1, 7:00…Blue Team vs. Pike (Home)
5. Fri., 2/8, 7:00…Red at Roncalli
6. Fri., 2/15, 7:00...Blue Team vs. International School (Home)
7. Sat., 2/16, 7:30…Red at Carmel
8. Fri., 2/29, 7:00…Blue Team vs. LC (Home)
9. Tues., 3/4, 7:00…Blue at Chatard
10. Fri., 3/7, 7:00…Red Team vs. Guerin (Home)
11. Tues., 3/11, 7:00…Red at Chatard
12. Fri., 3/14, 7:00…IN HOUSE (Red vs. Blue)
13. Sat., May 10, 1:00…CSz All Star
ADMISSION FOR HOME MATCHES IS $5.00
Cathedral High School Presents A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. on Friday, January 18, 2008 in the Robert V. Welch Student Activity Center at 9:40
Guest speaker: The Honorable Judge Tanya Walton-Pratt (’77) on the theme:
Where is the Legacy Today?
Write an essay for a possible scholarship. Mrs. Scheetz is encouraging any student who was not
yet 16 by Dec. 31, 2007 to write a speech for this contest. She will be happy to help them either
before or after school or during my resource.
The contest is January 29th for the boys
and February 19th for the girls.
Students can win up to a $1500.00 scholarship. Cathedral has been represented so well in
this city and then in the state-wide contest. We have won both divisions, both 1st and 2nd
places for the last few years. Mrs. Scheetz is quoted as saying, ―Our kids do a fantastic job.
I would just need to let them know how many students from here to expect so please send
your kids my way as soon as possible, please. I love to work with these young people. I am
always inspired by their vision, their wisdom and their idealism is contagious. Please advise
if you know any student you could encourage to do this.‖
The title for their 4-5 minute speech is to be: “Why Me? Why Not?”
GREAT JOB and best wishes to seniors Simone Boos (flute) and David Linard (trombone) and
junior Matthew Miller (oboe) who will be representing Cathedral at the Indiana Music
Educators Association Honor Band this Friday and Saturday downtown at the state music
convention. Instrumentalists from all high schools in Indiana apply to be in this band, and each
school is allowed a maximum of three students. Most schools only get one or two students into
the band but we were very lucky this year to get three in this outstanding honor band.
Congratulations Simone, David, and Matthew!
Yes, we do have a celebrity on our faculty – Dennis Kelly, formerly of The McCoy’s. If you
wish to see a short U-Tube video featuring the McCoy’s, please go to this site:
PSAT Scores for families of sophomore and juniors,
Your PSAT scores will be back in a few more weeks. We know you will have lots of questions.
What do PSAT scores mean? How do they affect your road to college? We are here to help you
answer these questions! We have partnered with The Princeton Review to hold a free session
with college admissions experts who can help you plan your next steps.
College Admissions: PSAT Scores...Now What?
The seminar will take place on Thursday, January 24th from 7pm to 8:30pm right here at
Cathedral High School. At this seminar, you will...
* Read your PSAT score report, and determine what it means in relation to your target
* Figure out which tests you need to take: SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests
* Learn how to tackle the college admissions process less stressfully
* Create a test prep and college admissions timeline (especially important if you plan to
apply for early action or early decision)
Don't forget to bring a copy of your PSAT scores so we can help you analyze them.
To ensure that a set of free informative handouts is available for each family, The Princeton
Review is asking that you register for this event. You can register online at College Admissions:
PSAT Scores…Now What? Or by calling 1-800-2Review. (That’s 1-800-273-8439).
- Mrs. Pivonka, College Advisor
School Calendar for 2008 – 2009 (the next school year). On this calendar, free days are
marked in brown and special days are marked in yellow. I hope this will help you and your
family making those plans which need early notice.
Cathedral High School Calendar - semester 1
August, 2008 1 2 Aug 8 New Teacher Orientation
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 Freshman Orientation
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 New Teacher Orientation (cont.)
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 12 All Faculty/Staff Orientation
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 13 Upper Class Orientation
31 14 First Day of School
28 1/2 day school for students
September, 2008 Meet the Teacher Programs
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Sept 1 Labor Day
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 16-18 ISTEP
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 25 Magazine Sale Begins
28 29 30
October, 2008 Oct 15 Freshman Day of Recollection
1 2 3 4 1/2 day school; 1/2 Prof. Devel.
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 PSAT
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 17 1st Quarter ends
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 Grades due to Registrar
26 27 28 29 30 31 24 Distribution of Report Cards
30 Early Dism: Parent Teacher Conf.
November, 2008 1 31 Magazine Free Day
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Nov 13 1/2 day school; Open House
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 14 1/2 day school; Prof. Dev.
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 26-28 Thanksgiving Break
1 2 3 4 5 6 Dec 15 Review day
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 16-19 Final Exams
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 Christmas Vacation
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Sem 1 = 88
Cathedral High School Calendar - semester 2
January, 2009 1 2 3 Jan 5 2nd Semester Begins
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5 Grades due to Registrar
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 9 Report Cards Distributed
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no school
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 28 1/2 day school; 1/2 day Prof. Devel.
February, 2009 Feb 25 Ash Wednesday
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 27 Shamrauction Set-up - no school
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
March, 2009 Mar 9 Grades due to Registrar
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 13 Report Cards Distributed
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 St. Patrick's Day - no school
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 30-31 Spring Break - no school
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
April, 2009 1 2 3 4 Apr 1-3 Spring Break
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 10 Good Friday - no school
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 13 Easter Monday - no school, unless needed
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 for snow day make-up
26 27 28 29 30 22 1/2 day school; 1/2 day Prof. Devel.
May, 2009 1 2 May 16 Baccalaureate
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 17 Graduation
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 22 Review Day for underclassmen
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 Memorial Day
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 26-29 Final Exams for underclassmen
31 29 2nd Semester ends
Sem 2 = 94
Advancement - Upcoming events for Cathedral High School (all proceeds benefit tuition
assistance at Cathedral High School):
1. Texas Hold’em Tournament – January 26, 2008. Have you reserved your spot yet for this
year’s poker tournament?? Only 10 days left! Registration is open to only the first 200 paid
players – reserve your spot now!! Click here for your registration form. $4,000 grand prize!
2. 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
3. SHAMRAUCTION – RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW! Invitations have been mailed for
Cathedral’s single largest fundraiser, the Shamrauction!! The Shamrauction is scheduled for
Saturday, February 23, 2008. Return your RSVP card right away to be a part of an event you
won’t want to miss!! Questions? Contact Nicole Beasley at (317) 968-7311.
4. Big Apple Raffle – Click here to download your ticket. $25,000 grand prize!
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
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 still be scheduled on these 2 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.
NEWS FROM THE BOOKSTORE & SPIRIT SHOP
Lady Irish Soccer State Championship hoodies and t-shirts are now available at the
Cathedral Bookstore & Spirit Shop! Stop in and stock up on warm winter uniform and spirit
wear apparel. Bookstore Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on regular school days. *Please note:
the Bookstore will be closed Monday, January 21st and Wednesday, January 30th. STAY
WARM! 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
2008 Service Opportunities
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 19, 20,
26, 27 and February 2 and 3rd 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 30, February 13, Feb 27,
March 12, March 19 and April 9, freshmen will help prepare for next year's store. Click
here(4) for more details and email Mrs. Halstead 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 on the Spaghetti dinners. Sophomores can
also help distribute food on Saturdays at Anna's House from 9-11. Click here (5B) for more
details regarding Saturday food distribution. Email Mrs. Halstead about your interest on
these projects. Lucious really appreciated the toys donated for the children at Christmas.
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 John Streiff 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 and Thursday,
January 17 (Boys). Click here (7) for more details. The next month's dates are Feb 12 and
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 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 (9) for more details.
10. 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 (10) for more details.
11. If you would like to donate pajamas, hats and gloves to help the homeless, join Brian Lauer
and Michael French in a collection drive on Jan 28-30. This coincides wonderfully with the
cold weather and "Light the Way" service on January 30th. Click here for more details (11).
12. 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)
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.
“Light The Way” School Wide Day of Community Stewardship
On Wednesday, January 30, the entire faculty and staff of Cathedral High School will be
participating in a day of service and professional development in the community of Indianapolis
by invitation of Ramona Powell, Director of Diversity at Cathedral. In the spirit of stewardship
and solidarity, the students of Cathedral are also being asked to engage in community service on
Wednesday, January 30. This community day is consistent with the vision and mission of
Cathedral High School and takes place during our National Catholic School Week, whose theme
is entitled ―Light The Way.‖ Specific service opportunities for Cathedral students for January 30
have been summarized and may be directly accessed here. And, of course, all of these
stewardship efforts count toward service hours.
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 suffered its first setback of the season before a standing-room-
only crowd in the Welch Activity Center Thursday evening, Jan. 10th. Our Class 4A state-
ranked #4 Fighting Irish were defeated by Class 4A state-ranked #3 Carmel 75-60. Despite
shooting 49% from the field, the Irish were outrebounded by the Greyhounds 33-18 and were
outscored from the FT line 18-3. Senior Sean Esposito led the Irish offensively with 23 points
while Dave McMahon added 17 points in a strong overall performance. The Fighting Irish got
back on track last evening as they posted an opening round victory over Cardinal Ritter 74-45 in
the 2008 Indianapolis City Tournament held at Arsenal Tech High School. Senior Sean
Esposito connected on 5 of 6 three-pointers in leading the Irish with 17 points. Junior Barry
Flynn tallied 13 points on 6-6 shooting from the field and pulled down a team-high 8
rebounds. In a well-balanced offensive attack, Errick Peck and Patrick Paligraf also
contributed 13 and 12 points respectively. The Fighting Irish (9-1) will face Scecina Memorial
(3-6) on Wednesday evening, Jan. 16th in the second round of the City Tournament @ 6:00 pm
at Tech High School. Our 6-3 JV team will also participate in the City Tournament this week.
The JV will host Cardinal Ritter in a first-round game tonight, Jan. 15th @ 6:00 pm in the
Auxiliary Gym. Best of luck to the Varsity and JV boys' basketball teams in the 2008 City
Our state ranked # 4 Varsity wrestling team posted an exciting upset victory over previously
unbeaten #1 ranked Perry Meridian 28-24 on Wednesday evening Jan. 9th in a meet which
featured a combined 14 state-ranked wrestlers. Junior Spencer Poling posted an exciting 4-2
overtime victory at 189 pounds while 215-pound sophomore Jake Buchanan pulled off an
exciting 16-11 upset victory over state-ranked Chris Schaefer. At 112 pounds, sophomore
Brandon Wright sealed the win by pinning state-ranked #2 Jimmy Schoettle. The Varsity
wrestling team also soundly defeated all five opponents (Arlington, Connersville, New Castle,
Pike Central, and Corydon Central) by a substantial margin in this past weekend's Irish 6-way
Invitational. The Fighting Irish Wrestling program will honor its 7 seniors - Brandon Dennin,
Connor Hofmeister, David Page, Ari Nassiri, Jerry Whitaker , and Valkyries Molly
McGinley and Danielle Lintner this Wednesday, Jan. 16th in it last home match of the season
against Roncalli High School. Congratulations wrestlers and best of luck against the Rebels!
The Varsity Lady Irish picked up its 9th win of the season by defeating Lafayette Central
Catholic on Wednesday January 9th 46-37. Senior post players Abby MacGill and Kristen
Linenberg dominated the 1st half as they combined for 14 of the team's 24 first half points.
Adrienne Sahm and Michelle Roberson hit crucial shots in the 2nd half to thwart the Knights
2nd half comeback. The Varsity team also took state ranked #1 and two time defending Class
2A state champion Heritage Christian to the wire on Saturday evening. Adrienne Sahm hit 3
consecutive free throws to cut the lead to 2 points 55-57, but the Eagles connected on 4 free
throws in the last 20 seconds to seal the 61-58 victory over our upset-minded Lady Irish.
Adrienne Sahm led the Irish in scoring with 19 points while senior post players Kristen
Linenberg and Abby MacGill combined for 26 points and Michelle Roberson tallied 9 assists
and 7 steals. The JV team improved its record to 11-6 as they defeated the LCC Knights 37-34.
Morgan Naylor and Ally Khajenouri combined for 19 points in the contest. In its most
impressive team performance of the season, the JV defeated Heritage Christian on Saturday
evening 38-27 behind an 11 point performance by freshman Olivia Sedwick. Sophomores Abby
Lauck and Gabby Hitchens also provided a great boost with their timely shooting and
aggressive defensive pressure. The JV and Varsity teams will host Arlington this evening Jan.
15th in the Welch Activity Center. JV will tip off at 6:00 pm with Varsity following @ 7:30
pm. Best of luck Lady Irish!
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, a 49-16 victory over Washington High School, and a
30-22 victory over New Palestine to improve its record to 8-3. Conner Cox led all scorers with
11 points, including 2 three-pointers against Plainfield. All 11 players scored in its lopsided
victory over the Washington Continentals. Against New Palestine last night, the Lady Irish
trailed 20-17 early in the 4th quarter, but went on a 13-2 run to close out the game and seal the
victory. Stephanie Israel scored 7 of her game-high 10 points and registered 5 steals in the
decisive final quarter. The girls' freshman team will travel to Brebeuf Jesuit on Wednesday,
January 16th for a 6:00 pm contest. The boys' freshman basketball team improved its record to
6-2 with a 42-36 victory over Arlington and a 54-40 victory over Southport. Andrew Deering
led the team in scoring with 13 points against Arlington. This past Saturday, the boys' held a
slim one-point lead at the half against Southport, but outscored the Cardinals 16-5 in the 3rd
quarter to coast to a 14-point victory. Connor Barthel led all scorers with 18 points while
Brooks Butler chipped in 11 points. The freshman boys' will host Arsenal Tech this evening at
4:30 in the Auxiliary gym. Best of luck!
Co-Ed Varsity Swimming
Our co-ed Varsity swimming and diving teams had a busy week last week as they competed in 4
meets. The Irish posted convincing victories over Broad Ripple and Tech, but were defeated by
North Central, Noblesville, and Mount Vernon. The boy's and girls' teams participated in
the ever-popular Indian Creek Relays this past Saturday. This evening, January 15th, the
swimmers will participate in a triangular meet with Roncalli and International School at the
IUPUI Natatorium beginning @ 5:30 pm. Best of luck swimmers!
Here are the results from this past weekend's games for the Cathedral-Chatard Hockey
Friday, January 11 Carmel Gold 6 CCHC 3
Sunday, January 13 CCHC 6 North Central 4
This coming weekend, the Blues play in the Lawrence Crossover Tournament. Here is the
Saturday, January 19
9:05am CCHC vs. Penn Gold at Fishers Rink 1
7:00pm CCHC vs. SB Adams at Fishers Rink 1
Sunday, January 19
10:40am CCHC vs. Valpo at Fishers Rink 1
3:50pm CCHC vs. FW Homestead at Fishers Rink 2
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: It is known that, "The only way to reach your long range goals is through
achieving your short range objectives."
-Will you reach your objectives today?
Prayers are requested:
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 recovering in
a nursing facility: (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 coma; (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)
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; (12/07)
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;
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.
David L. Worland
Cathedral High School