Weekly Newsletter - Friday, August 18, 2017
SIX SENIORS JOIN THE SAT/ACT ALL STARS WITH PERFECT SCORES
We are excited to share the good news that six members of this year’s senior class registered a perfect score on the ACT and/or SAT this past summer!!! Congratulations to the following academic stalwarts: Natalie Fikes (ACT Reading and Science); Collin Prince (ACT Reading and English); Carolina Whitaker (ACT Mathematics); Tyler Hicks (ACT Science); Grace Murphy (ACT English and Reading); Luke Dow (SAT Mathematics). Way to go Rebel Scholars - super proud of you!
JUNIOR ISAAC HORNUNG’S ARTWORK DISPLAYED AT FAIR
Congratulations to RHS junior Isaac Hornung who had two pieces of artwork selected for display at this year’s Indiana State Fair. Both pieces also were on display at this past summer’s Marion County Fair. Nice work Isaac!
ATTENTION ALL REBEL FANS - IT IS CHICK-FIL-A CHALLENGE WEEK
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The Chick-Fil-A Challenge is BACK and you can help Roncalli beat Franklin Central and earn money for our school! 20% of the sale of your meal will be donated to Roncalli! The school that raises the most money throughout the week will be crowned this year’s Chick-Fil-A Challenge Champion and will be presented with a trophy at halftime of the game Friday night.
Be sure every time you eat at Southport Chick-Fil-A this week they know you are supporting the Rebels BEFORE you order!
So, stop in at Chick-Fil-A early and often starting Saturday August 19th at 6:00 a.m. until Friday August 25th at 2:00 p.m.!
Take the Chick-Fil-A Challenge and help us KEEP that trophy!
(This offer is good only at Chick-Fil-A on Southport Road!)
CHICK-FIL-A supports the Rebels.
RHS PARENTS - THANKS FOR A FUN, SPIRITED BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
Thank you to all of our parents who joined us on Thursday night for our annual Back to School Night! We had a huge crowd of over 800 parents join us! It was a fun, productive evening as the parents moved through an abbreviated version of their child’s schedule. Parents are encouraged to reach out to their child’s teachers and/or guidance counselor at any time you have a question or concern!
GRANDPARENT’S DAY INVITATIONS
We will celebrate our annual Grandparents Day liturgy on Friday, October 6. A reminder that due to space limitations only grandparents of sophomore, junior and senior students are invited to this celebration. If you have a sophomore, junior and/or senior student and would like their grandparents to receive an invitation please contact Lora Mascari in the president’s office at email@example.com or 787-8277, extension 231. Please know if you have a junior or senior student at RHS and their grandparents were invited last year they will receive an invitation this year automatically.
ATTENTION JUNIOR PARENTS
Counselors met with your child on Monday or Tuesday to review the most important ways to prepare for college this year. Each student was given a packet to take home to review with their parents or guardians. In the presentation, we discussed the need for juniors to schedule 2 college visits during the school day in September or October of this semester. Additionally, we encourage all juniors to register now for the ACT on February 10th that is here at Roncalli.
We covered several other topics with the students so please review the packet and discuss it with your child. As always, contact your student's Counselor with any questions.
HANDBOOK HIGHLIGHTS - NEW ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY
Each week in the newsletter for at least the first 9-12 weeks we will highlight a specific part of the RHS student handbook. Please direct any questions or comments to the Dean of Students, Tim Puntarelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-787-8277, extension 223.
This week we feature the academic integrity policy that was reviewed and revised over the summer. This more comprehensive policy replaces what was previously called the cheating policy. To read the new academic integrity policy please click here.
A reminder that the RHS student handbook is available for your review at any time on the RHS website under the “student life” link.
RHS PARENTS - CANVAS PARENT APP
Hello Roncalli families!
Thank you to the many parents who have already created Canvas parent accounts. We want everyone to be aware the mobile CANVAS PARENT APP.
Course grades on the first screen.
Weekly assignments: past, present, & future.
Personalize alerts for any of the following:
Two items to note:
Whenever prompted for school - use roncalli.instructure.com
Use the settings gear to add additional children who are Roncalli students.
Please contact Linda Simpkins at email@example.com or 317-787-8277, extension 229 with any questions.
SOPHOMORE HEARING TESTS
The Marion County Public Health Department will be at Roncalli to administer the state mandated hearing screening services for sophomores on Tuesday, September 12. A parent/guardian has the right to decline this service for your child. If you do not want the health department to conduct a hearing screening for your sophomore child, please click here; complete the form and return it to Roncalli High School; Attention: Mr. Weisenbach.
LILLY ENDOWMENT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP - JOHNSON COUNTY (FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP)
The Johnson County Community Foundation offers several college scholarships for high school seniors who reside in the county, including the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. To be eligible for the Johnson County Lilly Scholarship, students must:
Have resided in Johnson County for at least one full calendar year as of the date of the application for the scholarship; have a GPA of at least 3.5; have not graduated before the start of the academic school year in which the application is made; graduate with a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school before the end of the academic year in which the application is made; plan to enroll full time at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana; be involved in significant community service and school leadership activities.
To apply for the Lilly Scholarship (Johnson Co.), please visit https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/40750-Johnson-County-Community-Foundation
Students do not need to receive a nomination from Roncalli High School to apply. All students who meet the qualifications above may apply directly to the online application. The Johnson County Lilly Scholarship application is due on August 25, 2017.
LILLY ENDOWMENT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP - MORGAN COUNTY
To be eligible for the Morgan County Lilly Scholarship, students must:
Reside in Morgan County at the time of the application; be a high school senior who graduates by June 30, 2018; plan to attend and work toward a bachelor's degree at any accredited post-secondary institution in Indiana.
Applications are scored with 30% weight given to academic achievement, 20% extracurricular/work involvement, 20% personal statement, 15% financial need, and 15% reference/interview.
To apply for the Lilly Scholarship through Morgan County, please visit https://goo.gl/Dlvayn
Students do not need to receive a nomination from Roncalli High School to apply. All students who meet the qualifications above may apply directly to the online application. The Morgan County Lilly Scholarship application is due on September 5, 2017.
STUDENT PRINTING - SHOULD BE DONE AT HOME
There are four printers, each by graduation year, in the Media Center. Student Chromebooks are configured to print to these printers. Students will be able to print before and after school. There is an additional printer for Resource students to use when in the Resource room.
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
The school’s daily morning announcements are now available on line via the Roncalli web site. Steps to hear each day’s announcements are as follows: www.roncalli.org; click on the “About” link; then click on the “announcements” link. We had technical difficulties a couple of the days this week but believe we have those ironed out and hope to have announcements ready for your listening pleasure every day next week.
Thank you to all of our RHS students and families who have stepped forward and are assisting in providing transportation assistance for our students and families in need. We still have a handful of students/families who have some transportation needs. Please contact Allie Ross in the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-787-8277, extension 243 if you can assist with any of these needs.
Nativity's 12th annual Augustravaganza is August 18th and 19th. Come on out and enjoy kids' games, rides, delicious food, live bands and entertainment, Monte Carlo, bingo, and beer tent. Festival hours are from 4-midnight. The festival kicks off on Thursday, Aug 17th with Cookies & Canvas (guided painting for kids & adults) and a Mystery Beer Tasting contest. We also have a 5K/1 mile walk/run on Saturday morning at 9AM. Many raffle prizes available this year including a brand new hot tub valued over $10,000! For more information and registration for events, visit the Augustravaganza tab on our website www.nativityindy.org or follow Augustravaganza on Facebook.
ST. ANN’S PARISH FESTIVAL
St. Ann Catholic Church is hosting its annual parish festival on Thursday, August 24 through Saturday, August 26. Come join us for great food, rides and games for all ages, silent auction, Annie’s Attic, raffle, beer garden, casino and more. Hope to see you there!
HOLY NAME OKTOBERFEST NEWS!
Holy Name Oktoberfest big raffle tickets are now on sale. Tickets are $100.00 each and there are 7 chances to win: one early bird drawing of $1,500 during the Annual Family Spaghetti Dinner on August 26th, and the rest of the drawings will take place during the Oktoberfest (September 29 - two $500 and one $1,500 drawings, and September 30 - two $500 drawings and the $20,000 grand prize drawing). Winners of each drawing will be put back in the raffle for all remaining drawings. You do not need to be present to win. Please contact the Holy Name Parish office at 317-784-5454 or Jill Sizemore at Jillmsizemore@yahoo.com to get tickets.
The Spaghetti Dinner will be served August 26th in Hartman Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Dinners are $3/person or $10/family and include: spaghetti and meatballs, salad, breadsticks, dessert, and a drink. All are invited to attend!
PARENTING WORKSHOP: A LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT ALONG THE WAY
As you settle into a new school year, Mary Schaffner and Fr. Jeff Godecker invite you to take a deep breath – and reflect - on the gift, the challenges and the joys of one of life’s greatest blessings, parenthood.
With Ignatian spirituality as the backdrop, which encourages us to see God in all things, please join us as we reflect on the goodness of our children as created in the image of our loving God and our role as parents in helping them live out their unique and inherent dignity. We will also look at opportunities to strengthen our relationship with our children in the midst of daily family life. Registration is required.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Morning Presentation: 9:00 am - Noon
Fee: $42 includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch and program
Evening Presentation: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $35 includes a light dinner and program
Register online here. https://ftm.retreatportal.com/calendar/events.aspx
Or contact Marcia Johnson at 317-545-7681, or at email@example.com Add an Afternoon of Silence to either Program registration at no charge!
FOUR GIFTS THAT EVERY STUDENT NEEDS FROM YOU THIS YEAR
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We are about to launch into another extremely busy school year, both in colleges and in K-12 education. I have already spoken at some faculty “kick off” events and seen excited educators commenting on how fast the summer flew by. In a matter of weeks, we’ll all get lost in the grind of our day-to-day work.
I’d like to offer a reminder of the big picture of why we all do what we do with young people, regardless of whether we’re parents, teachers, coaches, employers or youth workers. I’d like to place you on my shoulders to see a panorama of your work.
The Four Gifts Your Students Need from You
In order to grow and flourish, students need four gifts from the adults in their lives. These four may look slightly different to you, depending on your role in their lives. These four represent the fundamentals good leaders provide young people each year:
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- For God’s blessings and mercy upon Archbishop Charles Thompson.
- For a safe, successful, and enjoyable school year for all in the Roncalli Family and for all in our South Deanery Catholic Schools.
- For those who 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 strength and healing for all those fighting off life threatening illness and for their families and caregivers, especially for RHS senior, Kathleen Soller.
- 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.
“We might get tired of asking for God’s forgiveness, but God never tires of forgiving us.” Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C (Director, Notre Dame Catholic School Advantage Campaign)
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