Message from the Principal’s Office

Dear Cathedral Parents and Guardians,

Excitement and momentum continue to build as we grow closer to the new school year!  With our theme this year being HOPE, we are energized and filled with confidence, courage, and faith.

For those who may have missed past communication, I would like to reiterate that we are NOT mandating either masks or vaccines for anyone. However, we ARE strongly encouraging everyone who can get the vaccine to do so.  If your child gets the vaccine, you’re asked to email proof of the vaccination to our nurse, Marianne Vogt, at mvogt@gocathedral.com as soon as possible. 

If you are unable or unwilling to vaccinate your child for any reason, we highly encourage having your child wear a mask while indoors at school. While we do not want to mandate the mask or the vaccine, we do want to encourage and promote that our students and educators make safe decisions for the good of our school and community. After prudent conversations with medical professionals, we feel our best chance to stay open and provide the very best face-to-face instruction as we did last year is to prevent the virus and specifically the delta variant from entering our school. The evidence is powerful that the vaccine is the best way to prevent that from happening.  We are all in this together. I thank you in advance for your efforts to create a safe environment for our students and our educators! 


All You Need to Know for the First Week of School

Wednesday, August 11 – Freshmen and Transfer Student Orientation 8:45 – Noon 

  • Any student who has not completed their technology on-boarding must come at 8:00 a.m.
  • Lanyards and ID’s will be given to new students.
  • Freshmen, Transfer Students, and Peer Mentors are expected to be at this event.
  • NEW INFO: Freshmen are invited to experience the Cafeteria from Noon – 1:00 at no charge.  They will be able sample food from the Cafeteria.

Thursday, August 12 – First Day of school for FRESHMEN & SENIORS ONLY 8:45 – 3:15 

  • Special schedule – All classes meet
  • Students must be in uniform 

Friday, August 13 – First Day of School for SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS ONLY 8:45 – 3:15 

  • Special schedule – All classes meet
  • Students must be in uniform.

Friday, August 13 – Freshmen Lughnasa (2:30 – 9:00) – See emails for more details

Sunday, August 15 – Senior Picnic (Seniors Only)

Monday, August 16 – HERE WE GO!!!  ALL STUDENTS BACK ON CAMPUS! TP Morning Welcome

  • Day 1 (special schedule)
  • Welcome All-School Mass

Tuesday, August 17 – Day 2

Wednesday, August 18 – Day 3

  • All-School Welcome Assembly

2021/2022 Daily Schedule

Below is both our daily schedule and the Fall/Spring Semester. Please note this is subject to change.  Any changes made throughout the school year will be communicated.

Daily Schedule for the 2021-2022 school year  

Fall and Spring Schedule for 2021 – 2022

– Start time (8:45)

– End time (3:15)

– Holy Cross Days and Special Schedules are predetermined to limit interruptions in instructional time.

If you have any questions regarding this year’s schedule, please reach out Shannon Braun at Sbraun@gocathedral.com.


Prayers for the Miller/Shelbourne Family

Mrs. Erin Miller, the mother of Hannah, Andrew, and Adam Miller, recently passed away unexpectedly. Please keep the Miller family in your prayers. Mrs. Miller’s visitation is Sunday, August 1, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church. The funeral is Monday, August 2, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Luke.  May God hold the Miller family in the palm of His hand as they work through this tragic time.  

Find a full obituary HERE.  


2021-2022 New Educators

We are so excited to welcome several new educators to our Cathedral Family!  They all bring much zeal to their areas of expertise, and are driven to serve the mission of Cathedral High School!  Read More


New Cafeteria Will be Open for all Students at the Start of School – August 12th, 2021!!!

Cathedral is excited to open the new cafeteria for students at the start of school, Thursday, August 12th!  In addition,  all meals will be served in the new space – breakfast, lunch, and after school!

Cathedral High School also has partnered with Flik Independent School Dining to upgrade our food services program from MyMealtime to MM-Hayes. This upgrade will improve the experience for students and parents with more flexibility and transparency on food purchases and payment options.

As part of the upgrade, parents and students use a new app called “QuickCharge” from MM Hayes.    Read More


Summer Reading Reminder

All students in grades 9-12 are required to participate in summer reading. Information on the 2021 Summer Reading program can be found on our website. If you have any questions please contact Lizabeth Bradshaw at lbradshaw@gocathedral.com.


Used Uniforms & Spiritwear Needed!

We are now accepting any used uniforms you might have!  We also need spirit wear and any college sweatshirts your student no longer wears. Please feel free to drop off used apparel at the reception desk near Door #2.


Back-to-School Uniform Sale!!

We are building up our supplies for our next Used Uniform Sale on August 3!! It’s the perfect time to stock up on all your uniform needs at bargain prices!!


Helpful Links to Prepare for the 2021-2022 School Year

Blue Book

Cathedral Spirit Shop 

Counselor Assignments

New Families Page / Class of 2025 Page 

Parent Portal 


Important Freshmen Information!

All Freshmen should be sure to mark their calendars for the following events! Read More


Service Hours

Service requirements have been modified for each grade level this year. Please check out the Christian Service web page to learn more.  At the bottom of this web page, you will find the requirements for each grade level.  Students will get more information about these changes in their religion classes.  We will continue to use the Mobile Serve app in order to track student service hours.


Senior Retreat!

Seniors should begin thinking about their senior retreat! This is an experience that we encourage all seniors to embark on during their final year at Cathedral.Read More


2021 Cathedran Yearbook Distribution

Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors will receive their yearbooks on either Aug. 12 or Aug. 13, depending on when their English class meets. Read More


Theatre Parent/Student Call Out

No matter if you are brand new to theatre or a veteran, the Theatre Department invites everyone who is interested in learning about the CaTheatre season to the O’Mallia Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. on August 18. Read More


2021 Fall Bootcamp #1

We are excited to announce that we will be offering an Adult Fitness option for parents who are interested in getting stronger and meeting others! Read More


Cathedral Mothers’ Club 2021-2022 School Year

If you are interested in playing a larger role in the Cathedral Mothers’ Club next year like joining the Board or Chairing a committee, please see Missy Llewellyn or email her at missy@oliodq.com.


Dads’ Club

CALLING ALL CATHEDRAL DADS! Looking for ways to get involved at Cathedral and meet new people?  Consider joining the DadsClub!  Dads club offers an excellent way for dads to get involved, help the school, and join the camaraderie of other dads doing what we can when we can! Read More


Spirit Shop Information

The Spirit Shop is hosting two back-to-school shopping events to get you ready to return to the Hill. Read More


Important Dates for the 2021-2022 School Year

While it is hard to plan too far ahead during these times, we are pleased to share the 2021-2022 (next school year) schedule with you all! Read More


Community and Parish News

The Feud Before the Feud IV Read More