Dear KCHS Community,

As September approaches and fall-like weather becomes more prevalent, I am reminded of why I love East Tennessee. When we moved to Knoxville back in 2005 from Charleston, SC, many people would ask, why did you leave Charleston for Knoxville?  Given that my wife and I are both from Chattanooga and that our families were still in East Tennessee, and that we had three boys at the time, the decision to come to Knoxville was an easy one… Not to mention – the opportunity to work at incredible Catholic high school.  We do love Charleston, but this time of year always reminds me that fall (in Tennessee) is my favorite time of year!

Opening of School Mass – this Thursday, Bishop Richard Stika will be here to celebrate our Mass of the Holy Spirit at 10:55 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church. Space is limited in the back but parents are always welcome to attend.

Coffee with the President – every year, our IPN (Irish Parent Network) hosts several of these informal gatherings to talk about life at Catholic High.  These are held at the All Saints Parish Hall (adjacent to the Church) from 8:15 to 9:15.  Our first one is next Thursday, September 6.  Please feel free to join us.

Coffee Fest – in the courtyard next to the St. Patrick’s statue will be held on Saturday, September 8, at 7 pm.  Come our and support all of students who will be performing on this night.

Community Tailgate – is Friday, September 14, prior to our Homecoming football game vs. Soddy Daisy High School.  Great times for all ages – stay tuned for more details.

KCHS Open House – please save the date – Thursday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m., Catholic High will host our annual Open House that allows are parents the opportunity to go through their child’s schedule and meet the teachers.  More information will be forthcoming as this date approaches.

1st Annual Campus Ministry Trivia Night – will be held on Friday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the KCHS Gym. Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table of 8. Proceeds will go to support our annual March for Life trip and other Campus Ministry activities.  Please see the link below for more information.

Athletics – this week is a quieter week for sports but please see the events below.


  •      Tuesday, August 28: at CAK 5JV and 6V
  •      Wednesday, August 29: at Oak Ridge 5JV and 6V

Girls Soccer:

  •      Friday, August 31: at Bearden Tournament 4:30pm
  •      Saturday, September 1: at Bearden Tournament 1pm


  •      Tuesday, August 28: at Dead Horse 4pm
  •      Thursday, August 30: at Gettysvue 4pm

Cross Country: No meets this week

Football: Open Week

Culver’s Give-Back Night – is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the corner of Cedar Bluff and Kingston Pike.  Dine-in or pick up dinner for the whole family through the drive through and a portion of your proceeds will go to support our Catholic High Football Team. Go Irish!

Upcoming dates of interest:

  • Monday, September 3 – Labor Day – NO SCHOOL!
  • Friday, September 7 – 1st Friday Adoration (9:40 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, September 7 – Sophomore Retreat
  • September 9-14: SPIRIT WEEK!!!! (More info to come)

Have a great week!

God Bless,

Dickie Sompayrac