Parents

Parents

Welcome Crusader parent! Below you'll find some helpful resources for managing academics and student life at Cathedral. As always, if you have any questions or need assistance with anything else related to your student's Cathedral experience, call the main office at 320-251-3421.
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General

  • Academic Calendar

  • Honor Roll

    2021-2022 School Year

    Quarter 1 Honor Roll

  • Lunch Calendar

  • Parent Council

    Welcome to Cathedral Parent Council!  Simply being a Cathedral parent makes you an honorary Parent Council Member, and we welcome your participation in our monthly meetings and council events as you are able.  Meetings are held in-person on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Cathedral’s South Building Conference Room on the lower level.  You can also join us via Zoom, if that is more convenient, using the link below.  Watch your email for monthly updates and reminders, or stay connected through our Cathedral Parent Council Facebook Group.

    JOIN US VIA ZOOM:

    Topic: Parent Council Meetings 2021-2022
    Time: 11:30 – 12:30 AM
    Every month on the Second Tuesday, from September 14, 2021 until May 10, 2022.

    • Sep 14, 2021 11:30 AM – Guest Speaker: Mary Quick, Guidance Office Counselor
    • Oct 12, 2021 11:30 AM – Guest Speaker: Kathy Crispo, Cathedral High School Principal
    • Nov 9, 2021 11:30 AM – Guest Speaker:
    • Dec 14, 2021 11:30 AM – Guest Speaker:
    • Jan 11, 2022 11:30 AM – Guest Speaker:
    • Feb 8, 2022 11:30 AM – Guest Speaker:
    • Mar 8, 2022 11:30 AM – Guest Speaker:
    • Apr 12, 2022 11:30 AM – Guest Speaker:
    • May 10, 2022 11:30 AM – Guest Speaker:

    Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
    Monthly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upYtd-6opj0sHtXnwd2icHmHN5T5p0K-RVBX/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6qrjstGtyTth2GR7YQAoigKPTxiCFdgrdlkgjhUSlQSg7eGLd2Z6IvO5Xi

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72007086641?pwd=eUpqL0NUM0xkYTJ0eU5jdksreEgyZz09

    Meeting ID: 720 0708 6641
    Passcode: gvNb3T


    Cathedral Parent Council Mission Statement

    The Cathedral Parent Council welcomes all parents/guardians of Cathedral students to membership. The Council meets monthly to facilitate the interaction and collaboration of Cathedral parents and families, in a spiritual environment, always for the ultimate good of the school.

    Cathedral Parent Council Purpose

    The Parent Association is the primary organization of all parents/guardians of students of Cathedral High School. The Council allows parents/guardians to become involved in the work of the school by providing volunteer opportunities and by encouraging parental participation. The Executive Board of the Cathedral Parent Council coordinates many activities on behalf of both parents and the school.

    Activities include:

    • Acting as a resource for faculty and staff;
    • Coordinating parent volunteers in many areas of school life;
    • Fostering and maintaining parent-to-parent and parent-to-school communication;
    • Sponsoring events of interest to school parents.

    Monthly meetings are held for parents/guardians every second Tuesday of the month beginning in September and continuing through May. At our meetings, we share information about CHS, have guest speakers who provide pertinent information about our school, and allow parents/guardians to keep in touch with what is going on at school.

    Parent Council Executive Board

    • Co-Presidents: Sarah Nicoll and Kelly Anderson
    • Vice-President: Marit Ortega
    • Secretary: Jennifer Doschadis
    • Treasurer: Kris Lawrence

    Email Parent Council

    2021-2022 Parent Council Meeting Minutes

    September Minutes January Minutes April Minutes
    October Minutes February Minutes May Minutes
    November Minutes March Minutes

    2020-2021 Parent Council Meeting Minutes

    September Minutes January Minutes April Minutes
    October Minutes February Minutes May Minutes
    November Minutes March Minutes

    CHS Parent Council Treasurer Report April 2021

    Parent Council By-Laws, Last revised March 2021

    Join Cathedral Parent Council Facebook Group

  • Schedules

  • School Supply Lists

  • Service Learning Program / Logging Volunteer Hours

    In the words of the U.S. Bishops, “Catholic school students should be introduced gradually to the idea and practice of Christian service. In early years, efforts to instill a sense of mission and concern for others help lay a foundation for later service projects, as does study of the lives of the saints and outstanding contemporaries.” Sharing the Light, #232.

    At Cathedral, we believe that service should be an attitude, a way of life, and every person has a calling and a responsibility to serve one another as a living example of Jesus’ teachings. It is important not only to listen and understand the Word of God, but also to apply the lessons learned in our daily life through service to others.

    We will use the Corporal Works of Mercy, Spiritual Works of Mercy and the Principles of Catholic Social Teachings as the basis for our Service Learning Program.  All service learning experiences will be related to these models of Christian living, and students will be asked to reflect on the connections between their service experience and these models.

    Corporal Works of Mercy

    The Corporal Works of Mercy recognize the sacredness of human life. We learn through fulfilling these Works of Mercy for others that we are our brother’s keeper. Our feelings of love for our fellow man must be accompanied by acts of charity.

    (1) Feed the hungry. 

    (2) Give drink to the thirsty. 

    (3) Clothe the naked. 

    (4) Shelter the homeless. 

    (5) Visit those in prison. 

    (6) Comfort the sick. 

    (7) Bury the dead.

    Spiritual Works of Mercy

    The Spiritual Works of Mercy recognize sin, ignorance, doubt, sorrow and other human conditions where we need to reach out in faith and love to others. How many times did Jesus rebuke with love, counsel, teach and help those who did not know Him?

    (1) Admonish sinners. 

    (2) Instruct the uninformed.

    (3) Counsel the doubtful. 

    (4) Comfort the sorrowful. 

    (5) Bear wrongs patiently. 

    (6) Forgive offenses. 

    (7) Pray for the living and the dead.

    Catholic Social Teaching Principles

    The Catholic Social Teaching Principles are a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. These principals highlight several of the key themes that are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition.

    (1) Life and Dignity of the Human Person.

    (2) Solidarity.

    (3) Care for God’s creation.

    (4) Call to Family, Community and Participation.

    (5) Option for the Poor and Vulnerable.

    (6) Rights and Responsibilities.

    (7) Dignity of Work and Rights of Worked

    Service Learning Requirements:

    Students are expected to fulfill the number of service hours listed below during the assigned grade. Students cannot wait until their senior year and attempt to fulfill all of the required hours. 

    Grade Hours Required Education Area
    Grade 7 10 – including 2 served in your Parish/Church* Corporal/Spiritual

    Works of Mercy

    Grade 8 10 – including 2 served in your Parish/Church* Corporal/Spiritual

    Works of Mercy

    Grade 9 15 – including 3 served in your Parish/Church* Catholic Social Teaching Intro

    Five Stages of Service Learning

    Grade 10 15 – including 3 served in your Parish/Church* Retreat / Project included
    Grade 11 20 -including 4 served in your Parish/Church* Catholic Social Teaching 

    Course 

    Grade 12 20 -including 4 served in your Parish/Church* Capstone Project ?

    *Students will complete a total of 20 parish/church hours throughout their time at Cathedral. If you do not belong to a parish/church, contact Mrs. Baldwin for information.

    Parish/church service experiences are an opportunity for our students to be contributing members of their parish community, which prayerfully and financially supports their education.

    Logging Hours in MobileServe App:

    New this year, students will record their service experiences in MobileServe. This app allows students to record and reflect on their service experiences.  There will also be a current list of service opportunities, including many safe-distancing opportunities. 

    Getting Started Guide 

    MobileServe is available as a mobile app in the App Store and Google Play and can be used on most smartphones and tablets. If you’d rather not use the mobile app, you can create and manage your MobileServe account from any internet-connected device at app.mobileserve.com. Simply skip the download instructions below and start with Create Your Account. 

    Download the App 

    1. Go to the App Store or Google Play
    2. Search “MobileServe”
    3. Tap the Get or Install button next to MobileServe App

    Create Your Account 

    1. Open the app or go to app.mobileserve.com & select Sign Up
    2. Enter your name, birthday, and create a password (skip the employer/school box)
    3. Select Next
    4. Add an optional photo to your profile or select Skip
    5. Select Next
    6. Enter the 6-digit code corresponding to your class:
      • Class of 2021: 1AB8A9 CCS
      • Class of 2022: 1F5E0F CCS
      • Class of 2023: E2D346 CCS
      • Class of 2024: 020D53 CCS
      • Class of 2025: 21248F CCS
      • Class of 2026:
    7. Select Join

    Logging Hours

    After joining, be sure to categorize your service log by checking the box next to the organization name –Cathedral Catholic School – St. Cloud – and selecting the correct service category.

    Questions?

    Contact Sandy Baldwin, Service Learning Coordinator, at sbaldwin@cathedralcrusaders.org.

  • Sports Physical Form

Guidance and Counseling

  • Guidance & Counseling Department Staff

    High School Counselors

    Middle School Counselor

    Counseling Assistant 

  • Back to School Resource

  • Junior Parent Fall Presentation - Preparing for College

  • Senior Parent Fall Presentation - Preparing for College

  • College Planning & College Financial Aid Resources

    College Planning/Financial Aid

    • The Common Application is an Undergraduate college admission application that seniors may use to apply to any 900+ colleges and universities.
    • Minnesota State University System has a link to the universal application and links to explore all of the schools in this system.
    • Virtual Campus Tours lets you search by state and school to see a virtual tour and other information about the colleges.
    • The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has useful college planning and financial aid resources on their website.
    • Federal Student Aid provides detailed information about the FAFSA, the FSA ID, IRS data retrieval tool, and what happens after your FAFSA is submitted.  Use previous year federal taxes to file the FAFSA (ideally transferred with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool embedded in the FAFSA.)  12 Common FAFSA Mistakes 
    • Macalester College hosted a series of online workshops this past year discussing various college topics, including writing college essays, navigating financial aid, and completing The Common App.  Check out these and more recorded Macalester Workshops.
    • MACAC (Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling) Virtual College Fair.  MACAC  is hosting virtual college information sessions where students can choose from panels on topics like paying for college, financial aid, application essays, internships, and more! Additionally, there will be information sessions from more than 100 colleges located all over the country.

    Questions?

    Contact the Cathedral High School Counselors:

    Need a transcript sent to a college or university? 

    Contact Rochelle Yapuncich at 320-257-2142, ryapuncich@cathedralcrusaders.org.
  • College Visits

    If you are interested in attending a college visit, please email Rochelle at ryapuncich@cathedralcrusaders.org.

    College Visits:
    Concordia College – October 12, 2021 – Period 6
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – October 11, 2021 – Period 7
    College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University – October 13, 2021 – Period 5
    University of St. Thomas – October 14, 2021 – Period 2
    St. Cloud Technical & Community College – October 28, 2021 – Period 5
  • Testing

    Pre-ACT

    All 10th graders take the Pre-ACT, typically in the spring.

    This is essentially a practice test that includes the same subtests that are on the ACT  (English, Math, Reading, and Science)  The score report provides useful information about skills students can work on to better prepare for the ACT. 

    PSAT

    All juniors take the PSAT in October each year.  This test is sponsored by theCollege Board and is a standardized test that provides practice for the SAT.  It gives students feedback on skills needed for college.  Click here for more Information on PSAT Scores

    College Entrance Exams

    ACT

    Link to registration and test dates

    ACT Practice tests and tips

    Cathedral High School Code 242-180

    SAT

    Link to registration and Test dates

    2020-21 – Test Optional Admissions

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and difficulties for students to complete college entrance exams, most colleges and universities have stated they will be “test optional” for the 2020-21 calendar year.  Others have said they will remain test optional.

    In gathering feedback from colleges about how this has altered their admissions process we have heard the following:

    • Schools will use a holistic review process with an emphasis on the high school academic record — specifically grades, course selection and academic rigor. Studies show these are a strong predictor of college GPA and graduation. 
    • The review process for admissions may take longer
    • For more selective colleges, core coursework should exceed the entrance requirements.
    • Preparation for the major/college for which the student seeks admission is important
    • Demonstrated interest is also an important part of the application review.  Engaging in virtual or in-person campus events is encouraged.  Colleges value students who have taken the time to get to know the school.

    Many colleges have revised criteria for academic/merit scholarships which may or may not include test scores.  It is wise to ask about these criteria to determine if your student should take or re-take the ACT.

  • Scholarships

    Check out this student college scholarship blog written by former Cathedral alumn, Shane Corbett ’20!


    When beginning your scholarship search, your best opportunities will be close to home. Check local resources such as service clubs or parents’ places of employment, and, most importantly, be sure to check the colleges where you are applying for scholarship opportunities.  Many are based on select criteria such as:

    • Grades
    • Financial need
    • Chosen college
    • Athletic ability
    • Gender
    • Chosen major
    • Religious affiliation
    • Military background
    • Race
    • Leadership ability

    Here is a website with several national scholarships: Top 175 College Scholarships.

    Continue to check this page often, as more scholarships will be added throughout the year!


    2021-2022 Scholarships for Students Grades 9-12

    John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

    The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

    Criteria:

    • Contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12
    • Must include a 700-1000 word essay describing an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917

    Recognition and Awards:

    First-place: $10,000          Second-place: $3,000          Five Finalists: $1,000 each          Eight Semi-finalists: $100 each

    Deadline: January 14, 2022

    For complete details and registration information click here.

    Young Women in Public Affairs Award by The Zonta Club of St. Cloud

    This scholarship honors women ages 16 to 19 who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government, and volunteer organizations. A student will be chosen from area high schools to be awarded $750.00. The winner will also move on to the District Competition.

    Criteria:

    • Must be a female between 16-19 years of age.
    • Must have an active commitment to volunteerism.
    • Must have experience in local or student government.
    • Must have volunteer leadership achievements.
    • Must have knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
    • Must advocate Zonta International’s mission of advancing the status of women worldwide.

    Deadline: March 1, 2022

    Click here for more information.


    2021-2022 Scholarships for Seniors 

    Kiwanis Education Foundation

    Awarding a $700.00 scholarship to a senior planning to attend a college or university located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Superior, Wisconsin.

    Criteria:

    • Application form
    • Applicant’s letter following guidelines on the application
    • Copy of the applicant’s transcript
    • Letter of recommendation addressing the applicant’s character, attitude, and level of responsibility from a school staff member.

    Deadline: All required materials must be turned into the Counseling Office no later than January 14, 2022

    Click here for more information

    AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest

    Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors.  Applicants are asked to write an essay (1,500 words maximum) that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness on themselves, their families, or their communities, and what they have learned from it. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up.                                                                         

    Deadline: March 1, 2022                                                            

    Click here for more information and to apply.

     

    MnACC Student of Color Scholarship

    Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC), established in 1991, is a noncompetitive post-secondary collaborative dedicated to improving access to higher education for Minnesota’s students of color. Students who are awarded this scholarship will receive a one-time award ranging between $500-$2,500.

    Criteria:

    • Must identify as a student of color.
    • Must be a graduating high school senior from a Minnesota high school.
    • Must plan to enroll as a full-time, first-year student.

    Deadline: March 11, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.

    Harry and Jan Hoelscher Endowed Scholarship 

     A $1,500.00 scholarship opportunity for incoming freshmen planning to attend St. Cloud State University.

    Criteria:

    • Must be a graduating high school senior.
    • Preference to active members of St. Peter’s or St. Paul’s parish in St. Cloud.
    • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    • Must write an essay.
    • Additional consideration will be given to students with financial need.

    Deadline: March 31, 2022

    Click here for more information.  Click here to apply.

    Project S.A.V.E. Foundation 

    The Project S.A.V.E. Foundation, developed by the St. Cloud Rox Baseball Club, will award six $2,000 scholarships to local high school seniors.

    Criteria:

    • Must be a graduating high school senior in Central Minnesota.
    • Must have participated in school activities.
    • Must demonstrate participation in volunteer and community service activities.
    • Must plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or technical college.
    • Must submit a typed essay describing your candidacy as a possible recipient of the Project S.A.V.E. Foundation Scholarship Award.
    • Must provide a recommendation letter from a teacher, counselor, or principal on school letterhead that validates your application.

    Deadline: April 15, 2022

    Click here for more information and to apply.

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