The Cougar Pride
June 2018
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Important Dates
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  • May 30th - CPAC 6:30pm
  • May 31st - 9am graduation practice and Senior breakfast

  • June 1st - Baccalaureate Mass 9am
  • June 5th - Sports Banquet
  • June 7th - Graduation 7pm
  • June 11-12 - Final Exams
  • June 13th - Final Exam Make-up Date
  • June 19th - Tentative Last Day
Entrance Exam
Contact our Main Office  at (203) 335-2554 to arrange for an online entrance exam.

To schedule a "Test & Tour" Date, email us!
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Test & Tour Thursdays
The following dates are available to prospective students for taking the entrance exam and touring our school for the day:

Thursday, March 22

Thursday, April 19

Thursday, May 17

A Message from the Principal

Dear KCHS Families,                June 20, 2018
The school year ended with a beautiful graduation ceremony. The Kolbe Cathedral community is proud of our young men and women who are moving on to higher education. A special congratulations goes our to our valedictorian, Amberlynn Pantoja (who will be attending NYU), and salutatorian, Tiah Booker (who will be attending UCONN), for their hard work throughout their four years at Kolbe. The class of 2018 has much to look forward to in the future.

The sports teams ended their year with the Sports Banquet on June 12th. Over 100 guests took part in a celebration of a great sports season. The underclassmen on the Boys Basketball team received their state championship rings. The Baseball Team was finally able to honor their seniors and celebrate their historic season. The Track Team also made history by having athletes complete in the State Open. The Kolbe Cathedral community is proud of the accomplishments of our student-athletes and coaches. We look forward to more success in 2019.

Finally, as we send our students off into the summer break, please pray for them as they continue to develop as young adults. May God fill their mind and hearts with love to carry out into the world. We pray for all of you who support the mission of Kolbe Cathedral as we will all continue to "Work Hard and Be Nice".

Henry Rondon

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Graduation 2018
On Thursday, June 7th, seventy-five graduates walked from the Class of 2018. 100% of the graduates have been accepted to an institution of higher education and the class received $14.1 million in scholarships and awards!

The graduation ceremony was attended by our Superintendent, Dr. Steven Cheeseman, as well as the Class of '68 from the all-girls Cathedral High School!

Check out more pictures from the graduation ceremony here!

Prom 2018
Juniors and Seniors and their guests enjoyed a wonderful prom on May 24th held at the Stone Barn in Monroe! Check out pictures from the event here!

ABCD Scholarship Awards
Congratulations to KCHS Seniors Naz Vereen and Chasity Kennedy who were recipients of a scholarship from ABCD (Association for Bridge Construction and Design)!

Bridgeport Rotary Club Awards
Congratulations to Mrs. Maria Prim and Senior Tiah Booker on being awarded the Bridgeport Rotary "Service Above Self" and High School Scholarship awards respectively!

Inner City Foundation Luncheon
The fourth annual Inner City Foundation Ladies' Luncheon was held Wednesday, June 6, at The Belle Haven Club in Greenwich.

Kolbe Cathedral Juniors Gabby Gaboriault and Marcela Rios represented Kolbe Cathedral at the event (pictured below).

The Ladies Luncheon Benefit, REMIX: DECORATING WITH CULTURE, OBJECTS & SOUL, featured HGTV's design darlings Jeanine Hays & Bryan Mason, creators of the hip, Brooklyn-based design firm AphroChic, which has been featured in the The New York Times, The Washington Post, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Better Homes and Gardens. As leading experts in home decor, Jeanine and Bryan have appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America and are hosts of HGTV's new design show Sneak Peek with AphroChic.

Girls with Impact Scholarship Recipients
Girls Lead is a non-profit organization that offers educational enrichment, leadership activities, mentoring and scholarships to active participants. Each summer, they offer a week-long summer institute comprised of workshops that include public speaking, debate, civic responsibility, and leadership. Each session, professional women from organizations that include Sikorsky, Unilever, Fashion Industries and local universities to speak about their roles and educational pathways.

This year, we are proud to recognize two seniors pictured below: Ugonna Onyekachiuzoamaka (L) and Chasity Kennedy (R).

Both girls engaged in community service and completed service projects. They presented on their experiences  June 9th at the Bridgeport Library, North End Branch. 

Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador
Jada Lee ('20) is completing her sophomore year as the 2018 CT Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar Ambassador for Kolbe Cathedral. This annual seminar invites sophomores throughout the state of Connecticut to spend a weekend on a college campus where they learn about leadership skills and how to apply these skills in order to make a positive impact on their community. Jada shared how she gained so much new information and knowledge on the topics of diversity, volunteerism, and excellence. One of the quotes that impacted her was "Rejection is redirection." Jada is ready to enter her junior year with a new sense of her own leadership skills as she reflects on her own experience of rejection and uses that to redirect herself to becoming a better person who will change the world. 

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School Calendar
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