Weekly Newsletter - Friday, March 24, 2017
GOD’S BLESSINGS FOR A SAFE, RELAXING SPRING BREAK
We pray for all in the Roncalli Family and for all in our South Deanery schools that it is a safe, relaxing Spring Break. Special prayers for safe travels for all that will be traveling during the break!
SENIOR CASSIDY MATTINGLY EARNS NATIONAL AWARD IN VISUAL ARTS
Congratulations to RHS senior Cassidy Mattingly who made history last week by becoming the first RHS student to ever be honored at the national level in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program. Cassidy’s entry “Silver Cascade” received a National Medal in the Visual Arts category and will now be on display at Carnegie Hall where the national award ceremony will be held on June 8.
RHS “SWEEEEEEP” IN ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION
We are super excited about the results that were announced this past week in the 2017 National Women in Construction Drafting and Design competition! Congratulations to senior Heather Lezon whose entry received first place in the Central Indiana Region and now advances to the Great Lakes Regional competition. She received a check for $300. RHS seniors Maddison DeWitt and Noah Buening made it a clean sweep by the Rebel architects by claiming second and third place respectively. Maddison received a check for $200 and Noah received a check for $100
Congratulations as well to their instructor, Mr. Jim Ratliff, serving in his 51st year of guiding and instructing Rebel architects!
GREAT JOB REBEL THEATER
Congratulations and thanks to Mr. Phil Anderson, Mrs. Erin Bohn, Ms. Kim Buckley and all of our students who were a part of the cast and crew of Much Ado About Nothing. The production was a big hit last weekend and received rave reviews for the great work done by the students with a Shakespeare piece as well as lots of positive comments about the awesome set that was built for the production!
We are blessed with many talented students and teachers and an awesome Performing Arts department!
SOUTH DEANERY 2017 STEM DAY IS HUGE SUCCESS
Thank you to all ten of our South Deanery Catholic Grade Schools for their participation in the third annual South Deanery STEM Day. A special thank you to all of the students from these schools who participated in the “builds” this year. It was another wonderful day of creative thinking, teamwork and scientific reasoning! There are some really bright, creative students in our schools!
REBELS STUDYING ABROAD THIS SUMMER
Last week we congratulated our students who have qualified to study abroad this coming summer. We apologize to Collin Prince and Story Ellis whose names were omitted from that list. Collin will live and study in Spain while Story will live and study in France! Great job to both!
WORK FOR YOUR CHILD’S TUITION AT VICTORY FIELD
A one of a kind program is now available to all Roncalli parents through our Future Foundations program. This past fall and winter over 125 Roncalli families have been working concession stands at Lucas Oil Stadium to help raise money for the school’s endowment program, and each family’s own tuition account. We are now extending the availability of the program to all 900 Roncalli families. The work consists of activities similar to working at your parish festival or fish fry, and you would be working in a stand at Victory Field. If interested, click here for more program information.
SENIORS & PARENTS OF SENIORS - IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION!
In order for senior scholarships to be recognized at the Academic Awards Banquet as well as in the printed Graduation program, seniors must enter all of the scholarships the senior has been awarded into Naviance – even if they do not plan to accept that scholarship. The deadline to enter this info is Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Specific instructions are below.
Directions to submit Senior Scholarship award information:
- Log into Naviance (from the RHS homepage).
- Open the Colleges tab. Click on Scholarship Applications. Click on Add Scholarships.
- Select the award status: Awarded.
- Enter the dollar amount awarded: Calculate the total amount of the scholarship. If the scholarship is renewable, calculate the dollar amount for renewable scholarships for four years. e.g. $2000 renewable scholarship for 4 years = $8000.
- Under the Scholarship column, click on Select. Choose the scholarship name from the list, and click on it. Click Add Scholarship at the bottom of the page.
Please note: If your scholarship is not listed, please email Mrs. Poehlein at email@example.com with the official name of the scholarship and the amount, so the scholarship can be added to the overall scholarship listing as well as your individual scholarship listing. Any other scholarship questions may be directed to your counselor. Thank you!
NEED 1 or 10 OR MORE GRADUATION INVITATIONS
The Spirit Store has additional 2017 graduation announcements for sale. Single announcements are $1.50 or package of 10 for $15. The Spirit Store is open every school day during the lunch hours. Contact Wendy Lawrie at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
2017 AFTER PROM – HELP IS NEEDED!
The Roncalli Parent’s Organization is pleased to announce that we will, once again, be sponsoring the annual AFTER PROM event on April 22rd immediately following the Prom from 12:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This year’s event will be held at Roncalli High School and promises to be filled with lots of fun activities, including giant inflatables, games, caricature artists, great food, contests, prizes and lots more.
All Roncalli juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend this fun event regardless of whether or not they attend the Prom. Tickets for AFTER PROM will be $10 per person and will be sold at lunch from April 4th through April 13th.
To make the AFTER PROM an exciting event and keep the costs down for all those attending, we are asking for donations and volunteers! This event is lots of fun to work! Please grab a friend and consider volunteering. If you can donate any of the needed items on the sign up or volunteer,please sign up via this link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b48adad22a13-after5. Please drop off all donations by April 13th.
Thank you for your support!!
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 email@example.com.
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).
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
JR. REBEL THEATER INFORMATION
Details for this coming summer’s Jr. Rebel Theater have been finalized. Please click on this link below to gain access to the informational flyer.
ARCHDIOCESAN COORDINATOR OF LATINO OUTREACH POSITION
The Office of Catholic Schools, a ministry of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, is thrilled to see an increase in enrollment of Latino students in our Catholic schools throughout central and southern Indiana. The Office of Catholic Schools recognizes the responsibility and opportunity to further support and welcome new and current Latino youth and their families. Therefore, thanks to the initial approval of Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., and the continual support of the Chancery leadership, the Office of Catholic Schools seeks to hire a Coordinator of Latino Outreach. To review the job description, please go to
To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and list of references to Mr. Ed Isakson, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
GROWING LEADERS - TAKING TIME TO DIG INTO WHAT’S INSIDE STUDENTS
Courtesy of Growing Leaders by Tim Elmore
Archaeologists working in Mosul, Iraq have unexpectedly discovered an amazing palace that was built in 600 BC, underneath the rubble of a shrine.
The pristine palace is likely 2,700 years old and has resided beneath the surface of current buildings and shrines located in Mosul, according to a report in The Telegraph. The palace could shed light on the world’s first empire. And until recently, no one knew it was there.
How did they find it?
To read the remainder of this blog click on the link below:
- For the repose of the soul of Mary Lou Hoendorf who passed away earlier this week and for her family and friends who mourn her loss. She was the grandmother of RHS Religious Studies teacher, Katie Hoendorf.
- For a safe, relaxing Spring Break for all families in our South Deanery Schools!
- For all Christians as they journey through Lent, that their faith will be strengthened and they will boldly proclaim the Gospel
- 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.
“Wherever I go I pay more attention to what we have in common than to what separates us.”
St. John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli)
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