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Student Resources

Welcome Crusader! We are SO happy you're at Cathedral, and we want to make sure we're doing everything we can to ensure you have a successful and fulfilling school year. Below are some helpful resources for managing academics and student life at Cathedral. As always, if you have any questions reach out to your student advisory or any teacher. GO CRUSADERS!

General

  • Calendar 2020-2021 School Year

  • Honor Roll

  • Lunch Menu

  • Schedules 2020-2021

  • 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.

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Guidance and Counseling

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    High School Counselors

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  • 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.  For the Class of 2021, the FAFSA will be available October 1, 2020. Use 2019 federal taxes to file the FAFSA (ideally transferred with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool embedded in the FAFSA.)  12 Common FAFSA Mistakes 

    Testing

    Many schools have announced they are test optional for the class of 2021 and some permanently.  Students can still submit ACT scores and should check with their chosen colleges if they are needed or how they will be used.

    ACT 2020-21 Test Dates and Registration

    Cathedral High School Code 242180

    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.
  • Virtual College Visits

    If you are interested in attending a Virtual College Visit, please email Rochelle at ryapuncich@cathedralcrusaders.org.

  • Senior Parent Night Fall Presentation - Preparing for College

  • 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!


    2021 Local Scholarships – General Application

    Deadline: March 26, 2021

    There are a number of local scholarships given to Cathedral High School seniors who will be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary school next year. These scholarships can be applied for by completing one application, which must be turned in to the Guidance Office by March 26, 2021.

    List of available local scholarships and application.


    2021 St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

    Deadline: March 26, 2021

    There are a number of local scholarships offered through the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce for seniors who will be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary school next year. Some scholarships will have specific criteria so please see the list. These scholarships can be applied for by completing one application, which must be turned in to the Guidance Office by March 26, 2021.

    List of available scholarships and Chamber of Commerce scholarship application.


    2021 Local Scholarships – SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

    Deadline: March 26, 2021

    The following scholarships require a special application available in the Counseling Office or you can download applications by clicking on the scholarship name.

    Some require an essay. 

    Applications and essays are due in the Counseling Office no later than March 26th, 2021.

    American Heritage Bank

    • (10) – $1000 in St. Cloud area
    • Applicant must have an account with American Heritage Bank

    CHS Faculty Association

    • Amount TBD
    • Student Graduating Class of 2021

    Clearwater Lions Club

    • This Scholarship not yet available
    • Must live in the Clearwater area, demonstrate community service

    St. Cloud Area Youth Basketball

    • (2) – $500
    • 1 – $500 to female applicant & 1 – $500 to male applicant
    • 3.0 GPA, participated in SCAYB for three years

    St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association

    • Amount TBD
    • 1 – to a CHS Hockey Player & 1 to an Icebreaker
    • 3.0 GPA, participated in SCYHA for a minimum of four (4) seasons

    St. Cloud Orthopedic

    • (1) – $500
    • Student pursuing health care related degree
    • 3.0 GPA, extra-curricular activities
    • essay

    Stearns Bank

    • (2) – $1,000
    • (1) Need Based: Essay explaining financial need, leadership experience and work experience
    • (1) Merit Based: Extracurricular activities, community service and leadership experience

    St. Joseph Dollars for Scholars

    • (1) – $500
    • You or your parent/guardian must live in the St. Joseph Fire District
    • You or your parent/guardian must be in a St. Joe Civic Organization
    • You or your parent/guardian must be employed in St. Joseph

    Patrick McMullen “Smile in my Heart” Scholarship

    • Amount TBD
    • Cathedral High School Senior planning to attend a 2-4 year college, university, or vocational school
    • Demonstrates a kind spirit towards peers and teachers
    • Demonstrates  determination with a positive attitude
    • Involved in helping the school community

    Kensington Cares Scholarship

    • 1 – ($500)
    • Cathedral High School Senior planning to attend a 2-4 year college, university, or vocational school
    • Current 3.0 GPA or above
    • Special consideration given to Kensington Bank, but not required
    • Family members of bank employees and directors are not eligible
    • One page essay required

    2021 General Scholarships for Seniors in High School

    Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship provided by the University of Minnesota Carlson School of ManagementFor incoming freshmen accepted to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota who demonstrate strong academic and leadership skills. Applicants do not need to join the fraternity to be eligible for this scholarship.

    Criteria:

    • Must be an incoming freshman accepted to the Carlson School of Management.
    • Must have strong academic records.
    • Must demonstrate leadership experience.

    Deadline: February 15, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay ContestTeens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors.  Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families, or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with this brain disorder. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners-up.                                                                         

    Deadline: February 15, 2021                                                            

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    Allina Health Orthopedics Sports Medicine ScholarshipAllina Health Orthopedics will be offering two $2,500 scholarships to one female and one male student athlete who intends to attend college to pursue a career in sports medicine.

    Criteria:

    • Must be a graduating high school senior from the state of Minnesota.
    • Must plan on attending a four-year college or university within the United States.
    • Must have been involved in an interscholastic sport all 4 years in high school.
    • Must intend on majoring in a field related to sports medicine.

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    ZONTA Club of St. Cloud • STEM Scholarship AwardThe ZONTA Club of St. Cloud will award up to a $1000 scholarship to a local woman pursuing a post-secondary education in a STEM field. 

    Criteria:

    • Must be a female senior enrolled in an area high school.
    • Must be a graduating high school senior.
    • Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher.
    • Must plan to pursue a field of STEM.
    • Must exhibit leadership roles in various fields of STEM.
    • Must have volunteer activities related to STEM.
    • Must have knowledge of ZONTA International and its programs.

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    MnACC Student of Color ScholarshipMinnesota 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 8, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital Health Care ScholarshipThis scholarship is provided by St. Cloud Hospital Halenbeck Fund to be awarded to students pursuing a career in health care. 

    Criteria:

    • Must be a graduating high school senior enrolling in a healthcare-related degree program.
    • Must have a GPA of 2.8 or above.
    • Must demonstrate involvement in community, school, or work activities.
    • Must complete an application and include all required documentation of school, community, volunteer, and work activities and awards received in each.
    • Must attach current year transcript, including cumulative GPA.
    • Must attach a copy of the letter of enrollment into a health care program.
    • Must attach an essay about yourself and your career goals of no more than two pages, double-spaced.

    Deadline: March 19, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    Harry and Jan Hoelscher Endowed Scholarship  A 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, 2021

    Click here for more informationClick here to apply.


    Vietnam Veterans of America, Juli Bailey / Mark Madsen Scholarship Two $750 scholarships will be awarded to children or grandchildren who are descendants and/or relatives of a veteran of the Vietnam War. The applicant or the veteran must be a permanent resident of the Central Minnesota geographic area. 

    Criteria:

    • Must be a graduating high school senior.
    • Veteran may be American or Vietnamese.
    • Extra-curricular activities, public service work, and work experience will all be considered.
    • Must submit two written essays.

    Deadline: April 15, 2021 

    Click here for more information and 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 five $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 30, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    Granite Chapter #5, Order of the Eastern Star Offering one $1,000 scholarship to a 2021 graduate of a St. Cloud area high school.

    Criteria: 

    • Must have submitted an application to or been accepted by an institution of higher learning.
    • Must bear a Masonic relationship; that is, related to a member of a Masonic lodge or one of its related organizations.
    • Must complete application with all required signatures.

    Deadline: April 16, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    2021 Scholarships for Students Grades 9-12

    Optimist International Essay Scholarship ContestThis contest is open to all students under the age of 19, with local prizes and a district scholarship opportunity.

    Criteria:

    • Must write an essay containing at least 700 words, but not more than 800 words, written on the topic “Reaching your Dreams by Choosing Optimism.”

    Deadline: February 10, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    Young Women in Public Affairs Award by The Zonta Club of St. CloudThis 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, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    The Coolidge Scholarship For America Exclusively for Juniors in High School, the Coolidge Scholarship is a Full-Ride Merit Scholarship covering the cost of tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited American University.

    Criteria:

    • Must be a Junior in high school to apply.
    • Must exhibit academic excellence.
    • Must have an interest in public policy.
    • Must display a sense of service and care for the well-being of others.

    Deadline: February 24, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    SFM Foundation ScholarshipCriteria:

    • Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident while employed with a Minnesota or Iowa-based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act or Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation Law.
    • Must be a Minnesota or Iowa resident between the ages of 16 and 25.
    • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or be a high school student in good standing. 
    • Must be pursuing a 2- or 4-year college degree.

    Deadline: March 31, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship for Juniors in High SchoolThe Positive Coaching Alliance awards scholarships of $500-$2000 to high school athletes based on their responses to questions pertaining to how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor by PCA Founder Jim Thompson.

    Criteria:

    • Must be a Junior (class of 2022) residing in the United States.
    • Must play a high school sport or club sport.
    • Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    • Must provide a minimum of three references.

    Deadline: May 31, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


    Community Giving Scholarships Multiple scholarships to a variety of study areas to be awarded to Central Minnesota high school students planning to attend 2-year or 4-year full-time post-secondary education.

    Criteria:

    • Must be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college full-time.

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    Click here for more information and to apply.


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