Weekly Newsletter - Thursday, March 19, 2015
PRAY FOR A SAFE SPRING BREAK
We hope all in the Roncalli Family enjoy a relaxing, enjoyable and safe spring break whether your travels take you to the living room couch or across the globe. Please join us in praying for the safety of all during the upcoming break.
CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to our most recent students who were honored as our Students of the Month! The following students were honored at a luncheon this past Monday: Macy Skibinski (Business & Technology); Grayson Ellis (Communications); Andrew Fey (English); Sabrina Cobb (Family & Consumer Science); Hannah Roberts (Fine Arts); Emma Wrege (Guidance); Caitlin Yanis (Health & Physical Education); Nolan Dalman (Industrial Technology); Chad Ransburg (Mathematics); Derek O’Connor (Religious Studies); Zalen Niccolini (Science); Anna Chrzanowski (Social Studies): Dylan Holok (STARS); Hannah Brinker (World Languages).
GOOD LUCK REBEL SPEECH TEAM AT STATE FINALS!!
Best of luck to the Rebels 2015 Speech team as they compete in this year’s State Finals on Saturday, March 28: Maria Hollowell (humorous interpretation); Grace Murphy (humorous interpretation); Ronnie Kawak (discussion); CJ Huegel (impromptu speaking); Shayla Cabalan (original oratory); Nicholas Plahitko (radio); Nathan Carpenter (discussion); Luke Jones (poetry); Brandon Sturdivant (humorous interpretation); Prajedes Briones (original oratory); Rachael Barnhorst and Shayla Cabalan (original performance). The Rebels are coached by RHS English teachers, Tristan McGill and Phil Milroy. Good luck Rebels!
GREAT JOB CAST & CREW OF “ONE ACT”
Thank you to the entire cast and crew of this year’s spring plays, “One Act,” which featured a night of one act plays. Great job to all who were a part of this wonderful presentation of live theater!! We are very proud of you and appreciate all of your hard work.
GREAT JOB REBEL ARTISTS
In anticipation of our annual Art Show coming this spring we are going to feature the works of some of our Rebel artists in the newsletters leading up to the Art Show. Thanks to all of our Rebel artists for all of their great work.
AN EVENING WITH PROFESSIONALS CAREER FAIR - MARCH 31
Roncalli is hosting An Evening with Professionals - Career Fair on Tuesday, March 31st from 6:30-8:30 PM. Both students and their parents are welcome to join us. Professionals from a variety of fields will sit on a panel among others from their fields. They will discuss their own responsibilities in their field, what skills and personality traits will help you to be successful and what you can do now to start preparing for your career.
Don’t forget to tell your parents and plan to join us the Tuesday after Spring Break!
REBEL BUDDIES CLUB GOES BOWLING
We are going to periodically highlight in our weekly e-newsletter some of the clubs that we have here at RHS. This week we highlight pictures of the Rebel Buddies program which features students matched up with students from our Life Academy program. Together, the students participate in fun, leisure and service activities. Recently, the group went bowling! Thanks to all of our students who are in the Rebel Buddies program and to the group’s moderators, Mrs. Julie Sommer and Mrs. Lauren Driehorst.
RHS CAMPUS MINISTRY LENTEN PRAYER PROJECT & INTENTIONS
In an effort to become better men and women of prayer, the Campus Ministry Team is offering a Lenten initiative for students, faculty and staff focused on supporting the greater Roncalli community through prayer.
The Lenten Prayer Project will be offered each school day during Lent during one lunch period. Members of our senior class will lead fellow students and faculty in a prayer service in our Chapel of the Sacred Heart. This simple prayer service will culminate in a simple ritual: voicing aloud to God the gathered intentions of the Roncalli community.
In that light, we invite you to share an intention, prayer of thanksgiving, adoration or petition to be prayed aloud by our students and faculty. Please forward this invitation to any family or friends who would like us to pray for them! And, if you would so choose, please know that you are welcome to join us for these prayer services.
More complete instructions can be found linked from the Roncalli homepage. Below, however, you can find two important links. The first link is used to submit intentions online. Intentions also may be submitted by hand in the main office. Please feel free to submit an intention at any time before or during this season of Lent. The second link is a short 4-minute introduction to the project.
For more complete information, check out the “Lenten Prayer Project” at www.roncalli.org. Please direct any questions to Scott Boyle in the Campus Ministry office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-787-8277 x 204.
RHS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR (12 FOR RETURNING STUDENTS; ONE FOR SENIORS) - APPLICATIONS DUE THE FRIDAY WE RETURN FROM BREAK
Roncalli High School is pleased to offer several scholarships to students currently in grades 9-11 and one student athlete scholarship for current seniors. The eligibility criteria and amount for each scholarship varies from $500-$1,500. Please visit our website 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 Friday, April 3, 2015 no later than 3:00 p.m. 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 2015-2016 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
2015 AFTER PROM
The Roncalli Parent’s Organization is pleased to announce that we will, once again, be sponsoring the annual AFTER PROM event on April 18th immediately following the Prom from 12:00AM to 3:00PM. This year’s event will be held at Roncalli High School and promises to be filled with lots of fun activities, including giant inflatables, a photo booth, a caricature artist, 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 8th through April 15th.
To make the AFTER PROM an exciting event for all those attending, we are accepting donations for student door prizes. Ideas for door prizes include T-shirts, gift cards to area fast food restaurants, movie tickets, gas cards, lanyards, etc. If you would care to donate to this worthwhile event, please send donations to school by April 13th. Please make sure all donations are marked for AFTER PROM.
AFTER PROM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - LOTS OF FUN - CANNOT PROVIDE OUR KIDS THIS SAFE, ALCOHOL/DRUG FREE EXPERIENCE WITHOUT YOUR HELP!
After we return from Spring Break, we are just a few weeks away from the After Prom! The After Prom is organized by parents in order to provide a safe, fun, alcohol- and drug-free environment for our students to continue the celebration following the Prom. Over 400 students attended last year’s event. This year, the After Prom will be at Roncalli High school and we have a lot planned. We strive to make this a fun and memorable event for the students and we need your help to continue this tradition.
We need lots and lots of volunteers to staff the many activities. Potential roles include check-in, supervising inflatables, serving food, security, running games, clean-up, etc. Although we can't guarantee assignments, you can indicate in the comments section if there is someone you would like to work with or an area you would like to work in. You do not have to have a junior or senior student to work, any RHS parent is welcome! Please click on the link below and sign up today. Any questions, contact Amy Kuntz firstname.lastname@example.org or Marni Fey at email@example.com. Thanks much!!
TUITION RATES SET FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR
The Roncalli High School Board of Directors approved tuition rates for the 2015-16 school year at their board meeting this past Monday. The new rates reflect a 2% increase in tuition. You can access the information regarding tuition costs for next year by clicking on this link.
WORK FOR TUITIION AND ENDOWMENT 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 200 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.
TEN FUN THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR FAMILY OVER SPRING BREAK
Spring Break is a wonderful time to build family camaraderie. You can hit the beach or visit a national park. There are also many great activities you can do with your family around town, like attending a minor league baseball game or backyard camping. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do with Your Family on Spring Break and make some outstanding memories.
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- For continued healing and recovery for Fr. Wilmoth!
- For a safe, relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break for all in the Roncalli family and for all in our South Deanery schools
- For blessings on Pope Francis and Archbishop Tobin and all the bishops and leaders of the Church
- For Christians around the world who face persecution for their belief in Jesus Christ!
- For all those in the Roncalli Family that are dealing with addiction, depression or other mental health issues.
- For all those in the Roncalli Family that are battling life threatening illness, for their families and for their caregivers.
- 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 the many RHS alums who are preparing for a vocation as a priest at seminaries and houses of formation.
- 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.
“Dear brothers and sisters, the Church loves you! Be an active presence in the community, as living cells, as living stones!”
Pope Francis I (Homily, May 5, 2013)
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