Weekly Newsletter – Friday, April 24, 2015
FR. WILMOTH CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ORDINATION
Fr. Jim Wilmoth will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood next weekend. All are encouraged to write a note of congratulations and thanks to Fr. Wilmoth in recognition of this monumental accomplishment. His address is 25 E. Sumner Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46227.
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SENIOR MATT CUNNINGHAM PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR SEMI-FINALIST!
Congratulations to RHS senior, Matt Cunningham, who received word this week that he has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. From the over 3.3 million seniors graduating this spring, there have been 565 semifinalists (less than 1%) named from across the United States. Matt is one of only 14 Presidential Scholars from the state of Indiana. Potential Presidential Scholars are identified initially by their SAT or ACT scores and invited to submit their nomination. The Scholars represent excellence in education at its highest level!
SENIOR NOLAN DALMAN WINS GREAT LAKES ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION
Congratulations to RHS senior, Nolan Dalman, who received word this week that his architectural drawing won first place in the five states Great Lakes Regional competition of the National Women in Construction Educational Foundation’s architectural competition. His drawings now join those of 11 other students from across the country as they vie for first place honors in the nationwide competition.
Congratulations Nolan and best of luck at nationals!
CONGRATULATIONS CYO SPIRIT OF YOUTH AWARD WINNERS
The Catholic Youth Organization recently announced its annual Spirit of Youth award winners, which are students who have been recognized for their leadership, vitality and participation in their parish’s youth programs. Roncalli students were recipients of 9 of the 14 Spirit of Youth Awards.
Congratulations to the following Rebels students on having been selected for this honor: Jay Caldera, Liam Hosty, Mikey Reeves, Kayla Streicher, Albert Thu, Madeline Dunne, Kristin Foresman, Anthony Brehob, and Michael Zedrick.
Great job Rebels!!!
RHS STUDENTS HONORED AT “A PROMISE TO KEEP LUNCHEON”
A healthy contingent of RHS seniors were honored last week by Archbishop Joseph Tobin for their work as peer mentors in our abstinence based sexuality program, “A Promise To Keep.” These seniors have for the past two years been out speaking to the 6-8th graders in our South Deanery schools about God’s gift of sexuality and the virtues found in abstinence.
At the luncheon last week at which they were honored, engaged couple Aaron Hollowell and Jenny Lutgring, both RHS graduates, spoke to the students about the gift of chastity and how it has played a beautiful role in their relationship and engagement.
CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to our Students of the Month who were honored this past Monday at a luncheon reception: Carter Parker (Business & Technology), Josie Niezgodski (English), Elise Griffiths (Family & Consumer Science), Erika Dow (Fine Arts), Karli Middleton (Guidance), Carolina Whitaker (Health & Physical Education), Ryan Warren (Industrial Technology), Autumn Harris (Mathematics), Ryan Hammans (Religious Studies), Janet Roll (Science), Devon Widdifield (Social Studies), Albert Thu (STARS), Grace Albertson (World Languages). Great job Rebels!
WONDERFUL PROM & AFTER PROM
We enjoyed a wonderful celebration of Prom and After Prom last weekend. A special thanks to the junior class, junior class officers and the Prom committee for an outstanding prom at The Children’s Museum. Congratulations to Lizzy Layer and Conrad Daniel who were named Prom Queen and King.
A huge thank you to the Roncalli Parents Organization and all of the RHS parents who volunteered for last weekend’s After Prom. It was a great event with over 250 kids in attendance. Lots and lots of positive feedback was received from the students. Special thanks to Amy Kuntz and Marni Fey who co-chaired this event and made it possible.
RHS ART SHOW - NEXT FRIDAY - 5–8 PM
Come and join us next Friday as RHS Visual Arts students showcase their talents and their work at the 2015 RHS Art Show from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the lobby area in and around the auditorium. Snacks and refreshments will be served for guests. Hope you will join us!
TICKETS FOR SPRING CONCERTS NOW AVAILABLE
The Band will present its spring concert on Friday, May 8 at 7:00 PM. This concert will feature the music of the Roncalli Concert Band and String Orchestra.
The Choral Pop’s concert will be on Saturday, May 9, at 4:30 and 7:00 PM. The same show will be performed at both times.
Tickets for the concerts may be ordered by going to the Roncalli website, wwwroncalli.org, then Fine Arts tab , Box Office (Visa and MasterCard), at the Box Office (Cash, Check or Charge) or by calling 787-8277 Ext. 249 (Charge). Payment is required when tickets are ordered.
Tickets are $5.00 for Adults, $2.00 for RHS students and children 14 years old and younger.
All tickets ordered in advance will be available for pick up at the “Will Call” table in the lobby of the auditorium 30 minutes prior to the performance.
SENIOR PICNIC NEXT FRIDAY
This year’s Senior Picnic will be held next Friday. The seniors are to report to the cafeteria next Friday by 8:45. Weather permitting the senior picnic will be held at Northeast Park in Greenwood. If weather does not cooperate we will hold it at Indy South Sports Academy . The seniors will return to school around 11:45 - Noon at which time they will be dismissed. This is a school sponsored event and as such all school rules will be enforced.
MEETING FOR PARENTS OF PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS
An informational meeting for parents of incoming and returning Roncalli Performing Arts students will be held Wednesday, May 6 beginning at 7:00 PM in the school’s auditorium. After the general meeting, Band, Choir and Theatre will break into individual sessions to discuss items which pertain to their specific departments. If you have any questions, please contact Miki Lewinski at 787-8277 Ext. 249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR MASS - THURSDAY, MAY 14 (CARPOOLING ENCOURAGED; PARKING AN ISSUE WITH CONSTRUCTION
Our annual celebration of the Senior Mass, the seniors last all school liturgy as Roncalli Rebels, will be on Thursday, May 14 at 8:30 AM. Parking will be a bit of an issue since we have temporarily lost about 60 parking spots due to construction. Students as well as guests coming for the liturgy are encouraged to carpool.
The seniors will have no classes on this day. They are to report to the cafeteria at 7:30 AM that morning. Following senior mass they will have a practice for graduation and baccalaureate. They will be dismissed on this day around 11:15.
JUNIOR DAY OF INFORMATION
PARENTS OF JUNIORS
The Indiana State Department of Health requires all students entering Grade 12 to have a second booster of the meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine. If your child has already received this, please forward proof of immunization. If your child has not received this second booster, please forward proof of immunization once it is received. All information needs to be sent to Mrs. Mary Sheets. Fax 788-2282 or email@example.com. Please call or email Mrs. Sheets with any questions.
Mrs. Sheets has emailed all junior class parents that we already have this information on file for. If you did not receive an email, proof of immunization must be sent in before August 5th.
2015-16 IHSAA ATHLETIC PHYSICALS OFFERED AT REDUCED RATE
Once again this spring the Roncalli Athletic Department will partner with St. Vincent Sports Performance to provide the required IHSAA athletic physical examination for the 2015-16 school year at the bargain reduced rate of $30.00. Physicals for RHS athletes will be administered on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 7-9 PM at the Roncalli High School bubble facility.
All student athletes must sign up early for an appointment in order to receive a physical exam on 5/5/15. Roncalli students may sign up for an appointment in the athletic office beginning Monday, April 27, 2015.
It is very important to note that the IHSAA does not recognize the validity of a completed physical form if signed by a nurse practioner only – the form must be signed by a licensed Medical Doctor!
2015 IHSAA SUMMER MORATORIUM WEEK
As a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Roncalli High School must adhere to the moratorium week requirements set forth by the association. The 2015 Moratorium Week is from June 25 through July 5. At Roncalli this means there will be no open gym/no open facilities, no practices, games, rehearsals, etc. There are to be no student activities at all during this week
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. These 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 2015-16 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
ALL INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR’S “KATIE’S RUN/WALK FOR HOPE”
The family and friends of Katie Lynch (’12) have once again organized the “Katie’s Run/Walk for Hope” which will be held on May 16, 2015 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 for Roncalli students, the Make A Wish Foundation and to help make the lives of cancer families a little easier.
The 4th annual event will be held May 16th at Roncalli HS. It will once again include a 5K Run/Walk and a 1 mile Kiddie Romp. Registration is from 8:30 – 9:30 AM and the walk begins promptly at 10:00 AM.
This year our goal is to make this event bigger! How can you help? Spread the word. Let your friends, family and coworkers know about the Walk. Consider registering your youth team or group. Let’s make this a record event so more children can be helped by Katie’s Hope!
The entry fee is $25 per person (includes event T-Shirt), $15 for students, or $100 for a family. To be guaranteed a T-Shirt you must register by 5/8/2015.
We hope that you will again join us to live, laugh, love and celebrate Katie’s life.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marty or Kathleen Lynch at 317-783-7119.
You can download the flyer for registration information at www.katieshope.org.
WHAT DOES LOVE MEAN?
I asked one of our players to do an exercise in the weight room. His facial expression and body language told me that he was not willing to cooperate. Trying to find some way to motivate him, I looked at him and spoke the truth. I said, “I would ask my son to do this exercise, and I love my son!” He just stared at me with no emotion or movement. I didn’t know what he was going to do. Fortunately, he promptly sat up and proceeded to the exercise exactly how I had asked.
Everybody wants to be loved, whether it is our son, daughter, athlete, spouse, parent, neighbor or coworker. People are often still confused about what love is. There are different kinds of love: parental love, friendship love, erotic love, love of God, and so on. Love can become a mixed-up term with little meaning.
Love is not a soft, sentimental emotion. For instance, in war, soldiers have chosen to die in battle with their friends, rather than flee on their own and survive. Love is a deliberate act of one's will. It means that I am willing to pour myself out on behalf of another person. Love is a choice and an action. Love should be directed outward toward others, not inward toward us.
What does love mean and how can we best show it to our families? This is what it means.
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- For the repose of the soul of Mary Scifres who passed away last week and for her family and friends who mourn her loss. She was the mother of RHS teacher and coach, Bruce Scifres, and grandmother to Meggie (’16).
- For the repose of the soul of Lane Dunscomb who passed away on Thursday of this week after a courageous battle with leukemia and for his family, friends and school community at St. Barnabas who mourn his loss. Lane was a third grader at St. Barnabas
- For blessings on Pope Francis, 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.
“An evangelizer must never look like someone who has just come back from a funeral.”
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