Weekly Newsletter - Friday, April 21, 2017
REBELATION - NEXT SATURDAY - DON’T MISS THE FUN!!
2 Tickets to see “Hamilton” in San Francisco or Los Angeles and meet RHS alum Jordan Donica after the show for a backstage tour!
It’s the “must see” musical….and we have 2 seats for you! Now you need to attend Rebelation to have a shot at winning them. Go to www.roncalli.org/rebelation to reserve your seats!
You can win the “Hamilton” tickets in two ways. For those with cash to spend, come ready to bid on this during the Live Auction. For those who are feeling lucky but on a limited budget—just purchase one (or more) Golden Tickets for $100 each and snatch up the “Hamilton” tickets before the Live Auction starts! There will only be 100 Golden Tickets sold—so I like your odds!
Donica plays the roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in this touring company of “Hamilton.” He has generously offered two seats to one of the shows of your choice—you pick the city and the date! The shows in San Francisco run until August 5th. Shows in Los Angeles run August 11-December 30, 2017. After watching the hit musical, go backstage with Jordan and see behind the scenes!
To reserve your seats, browse auction items, register your phone and start the bidding, go to www.roncalli.org/rebelation. Hope you will join us for a fun evening of food, drinks, auction items and student entertainment. All proceeds will benefit Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance.
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner
at 6:45 p.m.
Attire: Camp casual
Questions? Contact Rachel Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR HEATHER LEZON IS GREAT LAKES ARCHITECTURAL CHAMPION
Congratulations to senior Heather Lezon who this past week received word that her drawings of a family dental clinic have earned first place in the five states Great Lakes region of the 2017 National Women in Construction Architectural Design competition!! Heather’s drawings will now compete with drawings from 11 other high school seniors from throughout the United States to determine who will be this year’s National Champion!! Great job Heather - very proud of you!
CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the following RHS students who were honored this past Tuesday as this month’s Students of the Month for their academic achievements and efforts: Nick Armstrong (Business & Technology); Elizabeth Bradley (Communications); Carmen Olivares (English); Luke Dow (Fine Arts); Amber Linton (Health & Physical Education), Maddie DeWitt (Industrial Technology), Mikaela Agresta (Mathematics); Veronica Scott (Religious Studies); Isabel Noe (Science); Madeline Russell (Social Studies): Jake Emery/Brandon Clouse (STARS); Kara House (World Languages).
Great job Rebel Scholars!
CONGRATULATIONS BOYS TRACK - CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations to Coach Frank Litz, his staff and the members of the boys track and field team as they won the inaugural Circle City Conference track meet on Tuesday night! The boys easily outdistanced second place Brebuef by over 40 points! Special congratulations to our individual and relay conference champions:
Myles Lyngh (800m), Will English (discuss), Gabe Otley (100m and 400m), Cade Mitchell (high jump), Sam Sedgwick (long jump), 4 X 100 team of Michael Otley, Michael Dill, Tyler Swiezy and Cade Morgan, 4 X 400 team of Kurt Cunningham, Myles Lyngh, Davis Cunningham, and Gabe Otley!
Great job Rebels!!
CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
The RHS girls track and field team finished second in the inaugural Circle City Conference track meet on Tuesday night. Individual conference champions for the Rebels were Emma Schmidt (shot put), Marisa Bryans (high jump) and Paige Saylor (long jump). Way to go girls!
CONGRATULATIONS DAVID LAUCK - EARNS CAREER WIN #200
We congratulate RHS varsity softball coach, David Lauck, who this past week picked up his 200th win as the Rebels head coach. This year’s team is off to a fantastic start with an 8-2 record and are ranked 9th in the Class 4A state poll!
PROM & AFTER PROM THIS WEEKEND!!
Please join us in praying for our students and their guests for a safe, enjoyable Prom and After Prom weekend!! A huge thank you to our Roncalli Parents Organization for once again sponsoring a fun-filled After Prom experience for our students and their guests!
SENIOR ASSEMBLY - RACHAEL’S FIRST WEEK
On Friday, members of the class of 2017 were blessed to participate in an assembly for seniors only in the RHS auditorium. The assembly was called Rachael’s First Week. The program was started by the family of Rachael Fiege after her tragic passing during the first week that she arrived on campus at IU in August of 2013. Rachael was a Zionsville High School graduate that was eager to begin her freshman year at IU, but she died from falling down a flight of stairs after attending an off campus party.
Rachael’s first week on a college campus was her last week here on earth. Her death should not be viewed as a tragedy but as an opportunity for teens to develop their potential as friends, mentors and good citizens as they mature into adulthood. As a result, Rachael’s family and friends started Rachael’s First Week to educate young people about the dangers that they can encounter and how to watch out for each other as they navigate the challenges of moving from adolescence to adulthood. The assembly was interactive and seniors were encouraged to use their cell phone throughout the assembly as a way to answer and ask question of the presenters.
To learn more about Rachael's First Week please go to www.rachaelsfirstweek.com
Please be sure to ask your senior about the assembly.
SENIORS & SENIOR PARENTS - UNIFORM DONATIONS APPRECIATED
Our seniors will be allowed out of school uniform beginning on Monday for the final four weeks of classes. We ask that our seniors and their families please consider donating to RHS any used uniform shirts, sweatshirts, pullovers and pants that are still in good condition. In past years these donations have benefited many of our RHS families and are greatly appreciated!
IMPORTANT FUNDRAISING INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
As most parents are aware, Roncalli has a fundraising policy that prohibits students, teams, clubs, etc. from fundraising in the form of selling items. There are certain activities that are approved by the school and this is the time of the year when we request that any fundraising proposals be submitted to the Advancement Office (who maintains a master schedule) for the 2017-18 school year. There are many parents who assist with a team, club or organization with raising extra funds by working at the State Fair, hosting evenings at restaurants, etc. If you are one of those parents, please confer with your coach or moderator and be sure that these requests are submitted to Terese Carson at email@example.com by May 1 for consideration for next school year. You may also contact Terese at extension 240 with questions. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION 2017 SENIOR FOOTBALL PARENTS
Parents of current junior boys who plan on playing football next fall are invited to a Parent Meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 7:00 PM in the RHS cafeteria. Direct all questions to email@example.com
GROWING LEADERS - THE MISSING INGREDIENT IN TODAY’S PARENTING JOURNEY
Courtesy of Growing Leaders by Tim Elmore
In recent years, I’ve spent countless hours with groups of parents, faculty, coaches and youth workers. Each conversation becomes a candid disclosure of the fears, the struggles and the preoccupation adults have with today’s youth. It has become clear that over the course of their kids’ childhood, parents experience various stages as they guide and lead their child. (For that matter, so do teachers). In each stage, their focus shifts. While the shifts are natural, they can lead to challenges in the relationship. If you are a parent, recognizing the stages may prove to be helpful to your own self-awareness. If you’re a teacher, coach, youth worker or employer, these stages might explain why your young people think and act the way they do.
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KATIE’S HOPE 5K RUN/WALK
The family and friends of Katie Lynch have organized the 6th Annual "Katie's Run/Walk for Hope" on May 20, 2017 to honor Katie's courageous battle with cancer. Her "free spirit", as well as her love of her family and friends, will be celebrated by raising funds for the Katie Lynch Scholarship Fund as well as Make A Wish Foundation, Sunshine Kids Foundation and the children of Riley Hospital.
A Be The Match Registry Drive will also take place during the Walk. At this time you will be able to join the National Bone Marrow Registry at no cost while possibly saving a life and becoming someone’s hero!
The event will start at 10:00 am at Roncalli high School. Entry fee is $25.00 per adult, $15.00 per student or $100.00 per family. Registration by 5/10/17 will guarantee a T-shirt.
Registration forms can be found at www.katieshope.org. For more information or group pricing, please call Marty Lynch (518-1219) or Kathleen Lynch (502-1979)
- For the repose of the soul of Maria Schaub Gillum who passed away on Good Friday and for her family and friends who mourn her loss. She was the mother of Kenny Gillum (‘17), Lena (‘21) and three RHS graduates!
- 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.
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