Parent Council 2019 - 2020

Cathedral Parent Council Mission Statement

The Cathedral Parent Association welcomes all parents/guardians of Cathedral students to membership. The Association 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 Association Purpose

The Parent Association is the primary organization of all parents/guardians of students of Cathedral High School. The Association 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 Association, The Parent Council, coordinates many activities on behalf of both parents and 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

Cathedral Parent Association Goals Statement

The goals of the CHS Parent Association, in consultation with the school’s leadership, are to conduct activities to support the achievement of the school’s goals and the recognition of the school’s administration, staff and faculty.

More specifically, Parent Council plans events for CHS staff, parents/guardians and students, which includes such things as Post Prom Party, and topic specific speakers for parents and/or students. We also support CHS faculty and staff with conference meals twice a year, monthly treats in their lunch room, and by providing grants for classroom needs funded by the sale of CHS’s annual phone books.

Monthly meetings are held for parents/guardians every second Tuesday of the month beginning in September and continuing through April. 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.

CHS Parent Council 2019 - 2020 Meeting Dates

Meetings are at 11:30am in the Basement Conference Room of the South Building.

September 10, 2019
 11:30 am
First meeting of the year
Speaker: Paula Foley, Principal
Topic: Welcome to the new school year & construction updates.
October 8, 2019
11:30 am
Staff treats hosted by 12th grade
Speaker: James Lalley, Dean of Students
Topic: A year of transition: what this means for parents and
November 12, 2019
11:30 am
Staff treats for November hosted by 11th grade
Speaker: TBD
December 10, 2019
11:00 am
(Note time change) Christmas gathering,
assemble staff Christmas cards & gifts; Potluck Social
Speaker: None
January 14, 2020
11:30 am
Staff treats for January hosted by 10th grade
Speaker: Willow Sweeney
Topic: Mistake Making
February 11, 2020
11:30 am
Staff treats for February hosted by 9th grade
Speaker: Emmett Keenan, CHS Activities Director
Topic: Parent and Student success in communicating
and working closely with our coaches and referees.
March 10, 2020
11:30 am
Staff treats for March hosted by 8th grade
Speaker: Reed Mauriala, 7th & 8th Grade Guidance Counselor
Speaker: Jonathan Rydberg, Choir Director
Topic: New faces, what is their story?
April 14, 2020
11:30 am
Staff treats for April hosted by 7th grade
Speaker: Panel of CHS Seniors
Topic: Success at Cathedral.  How can we as parents
contribute to that success.
May 13, 2020
11:00 am
(Note time change) Last meeting of the year is a luncheon,
location TBD

Parent Council Hosted Conference Meals for Faculty

Dates and Times: TBD

This includes volunteering to serve food prepared by Vicki and the CHS lunch staff, and Parent Council members bring the desserts. If you are interested in supporting this volunteer effort, please contact Kris Lawrence Schumann or Email Parent Council.

2018-2019 Parent Council Meeting Minutes

September Minutes
January Minutes
April Minutes
October Minutes
February Minutes

November Minutes
March Minutes

2017-2018 Parent Council Meeting Minutes

September Minutes
January Minutes
April Minutes
October Minutes
February Minutes

November Minutes
March Minutes

Parent Council Helps Purchase Lathe for Engineering Department!

In November 2018, Parent Council approved a donation to the Cathedral Engineering Department at the request of Dcn. Jim Trout towards the purchase of a 12" x 36" Geared Head Engine Lathe.  Dcn. Jim found an incredible deal for this item, which had been on his wish list for quite some time, but his department only had enough funds in the budget to cover two thirds of the cost of the lathe.  Parent Council was happy to be able to make up the difference to improve the educational experience for students taking engineering!

Suicide Prevention Speaker - November 7, 2018

Jeannette Verick- MA, LMFT

Jeannette is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who currently serves in the roles as Clinical Manager and outpatient

therapist in St. Cloud, MN. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University and her Master’s Degree at

Bethel College in St. Paul, MN. Jeannette works primarily with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety,

trauma/abuse, survivor issues, addictive behavior, and relationship problems.

Ashley Nieland- MHP

Ashley is a Mental Health Practitioner who currently provides suicide prevention education and resources to communities

within the counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright. Ashley has spent her career in mental health working with

the adolescent population. Her expertise is primarily within the area of mental health crisis situations and public health

education. Ashley is an advocate for building awareness and breaking down the stigma in mental health.

*Video timed out before Ashley Nieland's presentation.

2019 - 2020 Cathedral
 Parent Council
 Board of Directors

 Tamara Huesers

 Vice President
 Marit Ortega

Tory Van Hal Beck

 Jennifer Doschadis

 Volunteer Coordinator
Kris Lawrence-Schumann

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