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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

    2019-2020 School Year

    4th Quarter 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.

  • Student Handbook

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Guidance and Counseling

  • Guidance & Counseling Department Staff

    High School Counselors

    Middle School Counselor

    Counseling Assistant 

  • 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!

    2020-2021 Scholarships for Students Grades 9-12

    Optimist International Essay Scholarship Contest

    This contest is open to all students under the age of 19, with local prizes and a district scholarship opportunity.

    Criteria:

    • Essays must contain 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 full scholarship details and application: 2020-21 Optimist Essay Application.


    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:

    • Only Juniors in high school may apply
    • The primary criterion of the Coolidge Scholarship is academic excellence.
    • The Coolidge Scholarship seeks young citizens who are interested in public policy.
    • The Coolidge Scholarship seeks young people who display a sense of service and care for the well-being of others.

    Deadline: February 24, 2021

    For complete details and to apply click here.


    SFM Foundation Scholarship

    Criteria:

    • 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 31st, 2021

    Click here for application and full scholarship details.


    Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship for Juniors in High School

    The 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:

    • Any high school Junior (class of 2022) residing in the United States
    • Plays a high school sport or club sport
    • Maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Must provide a minimum of three references

    Deadline: May 31, 2021

    Click here for scholarship details and application


    Community Giving Scholarships 

    Multiple scholarships to be awarded to Central Minnesota high school students planning post-secondary education.

    Criteria:

    • For 2-year or 4-year full-time college students.
    • Scholarships applying to a variety of study areas.

    Deadline: March 1st, 2021

    For more scholarship information and to apply online, click here.


    Scholarships for Seniors in High School

    Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship provided by the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

    For 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
    • Have strong academic records
    • Demonstrate leadership experience

    Deadline: February 15th, 2021

    Click here for more information and an online application


    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 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 the brain disorder. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up.

    Deadline: February 15th, 2021                                                            

    For complete scholarship information and online application click here


    Allina Health Orthopedics Sports Medicine Scholarship

    Allina 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:

    • Graduating high school senior from the state of Minnesota.
    • Planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States
    • Involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school.
    • Intending on majoring in a field related to sports medicine.

    Deadline: March 1st, 2021

    For complete scholarship details and application click here.


    ZONTA Club of St. Cloud • STEM Scholarship Award

    The ZONTA Club of St. Cloud will award up to a $1000.00 scholarship to a local woman pursuing a post-secondary education in a STEM field.

    Criteria:

    • A female senior enrolled in an area high school.
    • 3.5 GPA or higher
    • Plans to pursue a field of STEM.
    • Leadership roles in various fields of STEM.
    • Volunteer activities related to these fields.
    • Knowledge of ZONTA International and it’s programs.

    Deadline: March 1st, 2021

    Click here for full scholarship details and application.


    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.
    • Must identify as a student of color graduating from a MN high school who is planning to enroll as a full-time, first year student.

    Deadline: March 8th, 2021

    For complete scholarship information and to apply, click here.


    CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital Health Care Scholarship

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

    To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

    • Be a high school senior enrolling in a healthcare-related degree program
    • Have a grade point average of 2.8 or above
    • Demonstrate involvement in community, school or work activities.
    • Complete an application and include all required documentation of school, community, volunteer and work activities and awards received in each.
    • Attach current years transcript, including cumulative GPA.
    • Attach a copy of letter of enrollment into the health care program.
    • Attach an essay of no more than two, double-spaced typed pages. The essay should tell us about yourself and your career goals.

    Deadline: March 19, 2021

    2021 CentraCare Scholarship Application

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