Weekly Newsletter - Friday, February 17, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS STATE FINALISTS ALEC VIDUYA & TYCE FREIJE
Congratulations to Coach Wade McClurg and freshman wrestlers Alec Viduya and Tyce Freije both of whom were Semi-State champions in last Saturday’s wrestling Semi-State tournament at New Castle High School. Alec improved his season record to 43-2 and has now claimed Sectional, Regional and Semi-State championships at the 113 pound class! Tyce was the Semi-State champion at 120 pounds and advanced his record to 37-7 after finishing third in the Regionals! Both Alec and Tyce advance to this weekend’s IHSAA Wrestling State Finals which begin on Friday at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse and continue on Saturday! Congratulations Alec and Tyce - good luck Saturday!
Congratulations to Coach Wade McClurg and the entire RHS wrestling team as they brought home a third place finish at New Castle Semi-State!
CONGRATULATIONS STATE FINALIST MOCK TRIAL TEAM “JURY FURY” -
Roncalli had three Mock Trial teams compete last Saturday in the Regional competition at the City County Building. The sophomore team, “Jury Fury” captured 8th place, overall and has advanced to the 2017 Mock Trial State FInals on March 5 and 6. Congratulations to our state finalist team members: Elizabeth Bradley, Dominic Conover, Miriam Maddox,
A. J. Strange, Ashlyn Streicher, and Patrick Viduya!
In addition, Roncalli students earned some notable awards at the Regional competition. Most Effective Attorney awards were earned by: Miriam Maddox, Ashlyn Streicher, Katie Baker, Grace Plahitko, and Elizabeth Woodruff. Matthew Woodruff and Katie Baker were awarded Most Effective Witness awards. Congratulations to all the Mock trial team members, as well as their coaches Chris Belch, Luke Sayre, and Mike Eades and Mock Trial moderator, Mrs. Beth Reel!
Way to go Rebels!!
CONGRATULATIONS SENIOR DEVON BELCHER - ABE LINCOLN CIRCLE OF VALOR HONOREE
The Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis held their 42nd annual Abe Lincoln Awards Luncheon last Friday. At this luncheon the Kiwanis honor a senior from each high school in Marion County who has displayed a tremendous amount of resiliency in overcoming significant obstacles and achieving success while in high school! Congratulations to RHS senior, Devon Belcher, who was honored at this luncheon. Devon has endured over 100 surgeries and two liver transplants due to complications at birth. We are super proud of you Devon!! You are a most deserving recipient of this recognition!
WAY TO GO MAGGIE SCHOENING
We are very proud of RHS sophomore Maggie Schoening who was selected by the IHSAA to sing the National Anthem at last weekend’s IHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals! Great job Maggie!
CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
We congratulate our most recent Students of the Month who were recognized at a luncheon in their honor this past Monday. Honored students included: Aidan Burress (Business & Technology), Jacob Bowman (English), Elijah Mahan (Fine Arts), Madison Aldrich (Health & Physical Education), Stephen Strevels (Industrial Technology), Sarah White (Mathematics), Elizabeth Woodruff (Religious Studies), Madeline Brown (Science), Ryan Warren (Social Studies), Katie Strange (STARS), Allison Dwyer (World Languages). Way to go Rebel Scholars!!
WAY TO GO RHS ARCHERY CLUB MEMBERS
Congratulations to the RHS Archery Club which competed in its first ever state competition this past Saturday at St. Mary’s in North Vernon, Indiana. Special congratulations to Elliana Aleski who was our top scorer at 269 and to Sam Meer who had the second high score and most bulls eyes with 10!
GOOD LUCK REBEL CHORAL ENSEMBLES AND SOLOISTS AT ISSMA STATE FINALS
Good luck to RHS choral director, Joey Newton, and members of our choral program as they compete in this Saturday’s 2017 ISSMA Solo & Ensemble State Finals: Emily Painter, Maggie Schoening, Chris Figueroa, Mia Roberts, Adam Wolf, Maddie Ganka, Natalie Stigall, Sophia Marino, Emily Wray, Cassie Petroff, Maggie Reeves, Chris Golab and pianist, Kelly Zhang!
Good luck Rebels!
GOOD LUCK RHS BOYS’ SWIMMING & DIVING TEAM AT SECTIONALS
Good luck to Coach Ed Merkling and the RHS boys’ swimming and diving team as they compete in the IHSAA Sectional finals this Saturday at Franklin Community High School. The Rebels boys team enjoyed another outstanding regular season. Congratulations to the following young men who advanced through the Sectional prelims on Thursday evening and will be competing on Saturday for the right to advance to the 2017 IHSAA State Finals: Nick Carpenter (200 free, 100 free); Jack Bauer (200 IM, 500 free), Gabe Buening (200 IM, 100 butterfly), Alberto Armanni (50 free, 100 butterfly) and Blake Ludge (100 breaststroke),
Great job fellas and best of luck on Saturday!
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (PRESIDENTS DAY) - FREE DAY (SNOW MAKE-UP DAY)
A reminder to all RHS students and parents that Monday, February 20 (Presidents Day) is a federal holiday and a scheduled free day. However, it is a snow make-up day so should we have to cancel school between now and that day, school will be in session on that Monday.
RHS REVERSE RAFFLE - NEXT SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 25
Fun, Fun, Fun!! The Roncalli Athletic Booster Committee (“RABC”) invites you to our annual Reverse Raffle on Saturday, February 25 at the Atrium. The mission of the RABC is to financially assist our Roncalli athletic programs and coaches.
Over the past several years, we’ve raised funds to purchase state championship rings, championship banners, bleachers for athletic facilities, athletic field grooming machines and state of the art coaching technology. This would not be possible without your generous support. Follow this link for registration information.
CHEERLEADING TRY-OUTS FOR FALL 2017 SEASON
Any current eligible 8th-11th grade girl interested in cheering for the fall 2017 season should plan to attend the clinic days on April 24 & 25 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM. The final try-out will take place Friday, April 28 at 3:15 PM. All three dates will take place in the St Jude gym. Details about the season's requirements/commitment and the try-out process will be given on the first day of the clinic.
Please contact Head Coach Kara Miller with any questions at email@example.com.
CAMP RONCALLI - REBELATION
Saturday, April 29, 2017
5:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Roncalli High School
Please plan to join us for a night around the campfire as we raise funds for Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance. Your Head Camp Counselor, Chuck Weisenbach, will host the evening that consists of dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions and student entertainment.
- Reserve your spot…and invite some friends! Sign up by April 1, 2017 and save $25 per reservation with promo code EARLY BIRD!
Just visit: www.roncalli.org/rebelation
- Can’t make it? Donate an auction item or a $25 gift card. And, you can still be a winner by bidding on silent auction items from your phone from wherever you are!
- Volunteer for a few hours the night of the event. We always need some help with registration, bartending, overseeing student helpers and auction check-out.
Contact Rachel Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURRENT RHS STUDENTS
Roncalli High School is pleased to offer several scholarships to students currently in grades 9-11 and a couple of scholarships for current seniors. The amount for each scholarship varies from $500-$1,500. Please visit our website at:
to learn more about these various scholarships to determine if your child(ren) qualifies for one or more of these scholarships. Scholarship applications may be picked up in the main office or guidance office. All completed applications should be returned to Mrs. Hartford, Assistant Principal, by Wednesday, March 22 no later than 3:00 PM. The selection process for each scholarship will be determined by the selection committee of each award. The presentation of most of these scholarships will take place at the spring Academic Honors Banquet. The scholarship monies would then be applied to the 2017-2018 tuition unless this is an award for a senior. Any questions regarding RHS scholarships can be directed to Shellie Hartford, Assistant Principal, at 787-8277 Ext. 284 or email@example.com
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL RHS STUDENTS
(More will be added in the coming months so be sure to check back)
What is your Rebel student doing this summer? Why not consider encouraging him or her to attend a summer camp, workshop or a pre-college program this summer? We have compiled a list of unique summer opportunities for Rebel students to consider. All you need to do is go to the Roncalli Guidance Blast website at
Click on this link to find out about numerous summer workshops, pre-college programs and camps at various colleges that will better prepare students for college and/or a career. Keep in mind that these unique summer opportunities are a great way to visit a college campus and build some wonderful experiences to add to a resume. If you have any questions about our summer opportunities please check with Mrs. Carrie Poehlein at firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL AID FORMS FOR 2017-2018 DUE MARCH 1
Financial Aid forms for the 2017-18 school year are now available. You can have your student pick one up in the school's business office or find the link at :www.roncalli.org/admissions/tuition-information for the online application.
Please contact Mrs. Denise Cook in the Business Office if you have any questions. She can be reached at 317-787-8277 ext:278 or email@example.com
All financial aid forms must be completed and postmarked by March 1.
RHS 13TH ANNUAL “LET THE BIRDIES FLY” BADMINTON TOURNAMENT
The 13th annual RHS Badminton Tourney will be held on Saturday, March 4, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM in the main gym. Student teams of two are now forming. Teams can be all male, all female or co-ed. Students interested in participating need to sign up outside Mrs. Hartford’s office. Please encourage your Rebel son/daughter to grab a classmate and sign up soon! Tournament brackets will be posted on March 2 and the tournament will be held March 4. Each team is guaranteed two games. We will crown a Grand Champion team as well as a championship team from the loser’s bracket. We also need lots of fans to cheer on the teams, so mark your calendar for Saturday, March 4 at 1 PM. Come out and enjoy the fun and fellowship of this tournament!
DRIVER’S EDUCATION REGISTRATION BEGINS NEXT WEEK
State law allows a student to enroll in and complete a Driver’s Education course once they turn 15 years old. For Roncalli’s Driver’s Education program, this will mean that a student will have to be 15 years old by May 1, 2017.
Roncalli High School once again will offer a comprehensive Driver’s Education Program that is fully accredited by the state of Indiana and meets all criteria set forth by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. There will be a classroom session (30 hours) held in April (after school) for those students not involved in a spring sport or the spring play. Another classroom session will be held in May/June for those students that could not attend the first classroom session. All behind the wheel driving takes place during the month of June. Registration materials will be distributed to all interested students after school on Wednesday, February 22nd in the cafeteria.
RHS SPORT CAMPS ANNOUNCED FOR THIS SUMMER
Roncalli High School will again offer many different sport camps this summer for elementary age student athletes currently in grades K-8. These camps are conducted by members of the Rebel coaching staff and serve to provide fundamental instruction in each sport as well as a wonderful opportunity to have fun in a friendly and nourishing environment.
CAMPS for BOYS in 2017: Basketball, Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Soccer, Football Kicking, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Cross Country
CAMPS for GIRLS in 2017: Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Cross Country
CO-ED CAMPS in 2017: Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Diving
The cost for each camp is $50 per camper/per session. Information/Online Registration is available on the Roncalli High School website: www.roncalli.org/athletics/AthleticCamps . For more information, please call the athletic office at Roncalli High School (788-4094 or 787-8277 ext. 263).
HEY RHS PARENTS - HELP US OUT AT THE ASH WEDNESDAY FISH FRY
We are only about two weeks away from the start of Lent (Ash Wednesday). For the past 35 years, Roncalli has had an Ash Wednesday Fish Fry to support the senior retreat program. The Roncalli Parents Organization is pleased to carry on this tradition with this year’s Fish Fry on Wednesday, March 1st. A mass celebrated by our chaplain, Fr. James Brockmeier, will be held in the RHS Chapel of the Sacred Heart at 4:30 PM. The Fish Fry will be from 4:30 - 7:00 PM in the RHS cafeteria.
There is a need for parent volunteers to make this evening a success. Parents are invited and encouraged to sign up to either work the Fish Fry and/or provide food/supplies for the Fish Fry. Click on the link below and it will take you to an electronic sign-up.
Thank you in advance for your willingness to support the Fish Fry.
RHS LETTER JACKET INFORMATION
Roncalli Award Jackets – A sales representative from Awards America will be in the cafeteria on Tuesday, March 7 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM and again during all lunch periods on Wednesday, March 8, to take final orders for all students interested in purchasing a Roncalli Award Jacket this year.
This will be the last opportunity to order an Award Jacket at a less than retail price during the current school year. Payment will be required at the time of order, with checks to be made out to Roncalli High School.
Information/Price sheet may be picked up at the Main Office or the Athletic Department office. Award Jacket purchase and pricing information may also be reviewed at www.roncalli.org
ATTENTION SOPHOMORE PARENTS
As the guidance counselors prepare for scheduling appointments with our current sophomores that will begin later this month, they remind all parents of sophomores to work with their child to schedule at least one college visit this year. Sophomores are allotted one excused absence for this purpose. Currently, Monday, February 20 and Monday, March 6th are free days (snow make up days) and many colleges offer weekend open houses. This visit will be a great way to continue preparing your child for life after high school!
GROWING LEADERS - WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH KIDS TODAY?
Courtesy of Growing Leaders by Tim Elmore
Now that we’re over a month into a new year, I felt it was appropriate to ask you a question. Are you approaching your work with students in the right frame of mind? Centuries ago, Marcus Aurelius wrote, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not necessarily the truth.”
A typical teenage kid—whether in high school or in college—will develop into a different person depending on the leaders who shape him or her. I recently met Aiden, a senior in high school who was a fledgling at his former school. During his first two years of high school he was seen as a disengaged geek by his teachers and as a loser by his peers. Obviously, this affected how Aiden acted and what he expected of himself. When his family moved to a different school district, Aiden was able to make a fresh start. Interestingly, his grades improved, his status with friends skyrocketed, and the clubs he joined changed, which ultimately changed the very identity he embraced. Aiden was transformed—positively—when under a different set of influences and people.
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- For the students, faculty, staff and alumni of St. Joseph’s College as they move through very challenging times.
- For those who will struggle to find adequate food, clothing, shelter, and medical services and those most in need of God’s mercy.
- For Divine Providence upon all elected officials and judges at all levels of government.
- For all Christians, and all men and women of faith, who are facing persecution for their religious beliefs.
- For healing of body, mind and spirit for all in the Roncalli Family dealing with depression, addiction or mental health issues.
- For the men and women of our armed forces and their families, especially our Roncalli High School alums who are serving in the military.
- For our RHS alums preparing for a religious vocation as a priest, religious woman or missionary.
- For vocations to the priesthood, religious life and missionary field, and that Roncalli High School and its families will provide a nurturing environment that fosters and supports these vocations.
“Where there is no sacrifice, there is no community.”
Bishop Robert Barron (Auxiliary Bishop, Los Angeles)
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