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Weekly Newsletter - Friday, October 24, 2014

REBEL YEARBOOK RECEIVES STATE’S HIGHEST AWARD

Congratulations to Mrs. Julie Albertson, publications advisor at RHS, and to the RHS Yearbook staff as last year’s edition of the Reveille was recognized by the Indiana High School Press Association with the Hoosier Star Award for Division II schools. This marks the first time in our school’s history that our yearbook has earned this prestigious distinction.

CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to our first group of Students of the Month for this school year: Corey Matthews (Business & Technology), Gabe Lopez (English), Elizabeth Parrott (Family & Consumer Science), Lauren Lahey (Fine Arts), Andrew Nover (Guidance), b(Health & Physical Education), Brian Hayden (Industrial Technology), Gabby Williams (Mathematics), Lizzie Britner (Religious Studies), Danny McCauley (Science), Kathleen Soller (Social Studies), James Bruhn (STARS), Htoo Thu (World Languages).

These students were honored at a luncheon this past Monday.

THREE RHS JUNIORS SELECTED FOR THE 2014 RICHARD G. LUGAR “SYMPOSIUM FOR TOMORROW’S LEADERS”

Congratulations go out to juniors Emily Barron, Maggie Glowinski and Gwen Woehler, as they have been selected to attend the 2014 Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders. These Rebels were selected based on their outstanding leadership and service. Each year the Lugar Symposium is held to bring together leaders from high schools across Indiana. On December 6, 2014, Emily, Maggie and Gwen will attend the symposium along with nearly 500 other students, from around the state, at the University of Indianapolis. At the symposium, the students will attend two mini sessions on the following topics: Why History Matters, Terrorism, Human Trafficking, Protest Movements, Making Sense of Putin’s Russia and U.S. Leadership in the World.

Emily Barron Maggie Glowinski Gwen Woehler

RHS BAND & CHORAL ENSEMBLES PERFORM “SACRED SOUNDS” CONCERT - THIS SUNDAY!

Ensembles from the Roncalli Band and Choral Programs will perform at the Sacred Sounds Concert on Sunday, October 26 at 1:00 and 3:30 PM in the Roncalli Auditorium. All RHS families are encouraged to come and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music!

Tickets are now available for the Sacred Sounds Concerts. There is no charge for this concert, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets may be obtained by contacting the Box Office at 787-8277, extension 249 or by emailing Miki Lewinski at mlewinski@roncalli.org. Tickets ordered in advance may be picked up at the Will Call table in the auditorium lobby beginning 30 minutes before the show. Tickets not picked up 10 minutes before show time will be redistributed if necessary.

WALKATHON NEXT THURSDAY! (RAIN DATE IS FRIDAY)

Are you ready? We are less than one week away from Walkathon - our first ever color run! The event will be held on Thursday, October 30th (with a rain date of October 31st).

In order to participate, students must raise $70 in contributions ($115 family rate - siblings living in the same house). We will collect money during all lunch periods on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. *Students who raise $100 or more will be eligible for additional incentives – and will receive an additional out of uniform day!*

This is the only all student fundraiser at Roncalli, and we would like to see 100% participation.

Please note: College day visits are not allowed on this day.

School is scheduled to be dismissed at 1:00 PM on the day of the walkathon!

We are still in need of volunteers!!! If you would like to help out at the event, please contact Tina Hayes in the Advancement Office at thayes@roncalli.org or at 787-8277, extension 239. Volunteers are needed to stand at various spots along the walk to control the crowd and motivate our students along the way.

“PAYING FOR COLLEGE” FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT - THIS COMING WEDNESDAY!

Roncalli High School will host our Paying for College Financial Aid Information Night on October 29th at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. This evening will offer a special opportunity for parents and students, grades 9-12, to ask questions about the college financial aid experience. A representative from Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union will speak with families regarding

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA form)
  • Using College Net Price Calculators
  • 529 Plans and Funds for College
  • Student Aid Report/FAFSA Verification
  • Financial Aid Award Letters
  • Federal and Private Loans
  • Alternative Funding

While attending this seminar, be sure to enter to win a $50 Visa Gift card, provided by ELFCU!

S.T.A.R.S. – “STUDENTS THAT ARE READY FOR SUCCESS” RESOURCE PROGRAM - PARENT INFORMATION MEETING FOR PARENTS OF PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Roncalli High School is proud to be the most inclusive private or parochial high school in the state of Indiana with our comprehensive Special Needs Resource program. We are proud of the extensive array of services provided by our STARS program that allows students and parents to receive the support they need for the child to reach his/her fullest potential.

Parents of children identified with LD, ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Hearing Impaired, Communication Disorder, Cognitive Disability or Visually Impaired are invited to an informational meeting on October 27, at 7:00 PM in the STARS/Resource Room (Room 115).

If unable to attend but desire to learn more please contact Mrs. Pat Musgrave, Special Needs Coordinator, at pmusgrave@roncalli.org or at 787-8277, extension 216.

HELP US REMEMBER & RECOGNIZE OUR VETERANS AND CURRENT MILITARY MEN & WOMEN

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as "the Great War." Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veteran’s Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

In honor of the sacrifices of our service men and women, Roncalli will celebrate with a Veteran’s Day Mass in the Family Room. In addition, Roncalli would like to recognize those in the Roncalli family (family members or friends) who were killed in the line of duty, formerly served in the military or currently serve in the armed services. We will scroll names we receive on a screen during our Liturgy. Please send your service man or woman’s name, along with their branch of service, rank, and affiliation with Roncalli to btully@roncalli.org or by calling 787,8277 ext. 257

Thank you to our military men and women and their families for their heroic sacrifices.

May God continue to bless our beloved country!

RHS CAMPUS MINISTRY TEAM OFFERING MULTIPLE SOPHOMORE DAYS OF REFLECTION

The Roncalli High School Campus Ministry team invites Rebel sophomores to consider participating in one of this year’s Sophomore Days of Reflection. The first one will be offered on Tuesday, November 4 and the second on November 18. The students will report to school and be transported by RHS bus to St. Roch where the day of reflection will be held. The day will be under the direction of members of the RHS Campus Ministry team and there is no charge. Lunch will be provided for the students and they will return to the RHS campus prior to dismissal time.

The theme of this year’s Sophomore Days of Reflection will be SALT (Sophomores Allowing the Fire of the Lord to sit on the Throne of their hearts). Students may sign up in the main office beginning on Monday of next week. Each day of reflection will be limited to the first 40 sophomores to sign up.

RONCALLI SPIRIT STORE ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE - TWO WEEKS FROM SATURDAY

The Roncalli Spirit Store will hold its annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. We will have merchandise for anyone on your Christmas shopping list: Moms and Dads, Grandparents, students, future students and even babies. You won’t want to miss this year’s dated Christmas ornaments featuring the Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Many new and fun gift ideas this year

For more information, please contact Wendy Lawrie, Director of the Roncalli Spirit Store at wlawrie@roncalli.org or 787-8277 ext. 279. See you at the sale!

SENIOR PARENTS - GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT ORDERING INFORMATION

Roncalli High School allows representatives from Jostens School Services and Herff-Jones to present their graduation announcements and merchandise to our seniors. Packets of graduation announcements/merchandise information will be distributed to all seniors some time in the next two weeks with the encouragement to take home to their parents. Please be on the lookout for these packets. You are under no obligation to use either of these vendors.

HEY REBELS - ENJOY SOME GREAT BBQ & SUPPORT THE AFTER PROM

Every spring the Roncalli Parents Organization puts on a fun, affordable After Prom Party to provide our students with a substance-free way to celebrate after the Junior-Senior Prom. Traditionally, over 400 students attend After Prom each year! We need your help to keep the event affordable for our students. The RPO invites and encourages all in the Roncalli Family to please eat at the Greenwood City BBQ on Sunday, November 9th. 25% of all RHS purchases will go to support After Prom. You can dine in or carry-out!

REBEL LACROSSE TEAM CAR WASH

Let the Roncalli Lacrosse Team clean and shine your car and help them raise funds to enhance their upcoming season. The car wash will be held in the St. Mark Parish parking lot (corner of Edgewood and Rt. 31) on Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Donations of any size are most appreciated!

ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS

If members of the class of 2015 want to be included in the Roncalli yearbook and class composite photo, each senior must have their photo taken by Prestige Portraits. This information has been mailed and/or emailed home to each senior. Please note that seniors may have their “senior pictures” taken wherever they choose. But, in order to be part of the yearbook and class composite each senior must have a photo taken at Prestige Portraits by November 12, 2014. To schedule a portrait appointment please call 317-829-2088 or go online at http://prestigeindiana.com/

REBELS SPORTS SCOREBOARD

Congratulations to Coach Niewedde and the Rebels boys’ cross country team on their fourth place finish in the IHSAA Cross Country Regionals last Saturday. The Runnin’ Rebels now advance to this Saturday’s IHSAA Semi-State race to be held at Northview Christian Church in Carmel. The race is slated for an 11:15 AM start. Special congratulations to the Rebels All Regional runners – Nathan Schoettle (10th) and Matthew Ajamie (15th). Good luck Saturday fellas!

Nathan Schoettle Matthew Ajamie Kate Morse

Congratulations to Coach Frank Litz and the Rebels girls’ cross country team on their fourth place finish in the IHSAA Regionals last Saturday. The girls also advance to this Saturday’s IHSAA Semi-State at Northview Christian Church in Carmel. Their race is scheduled for a 10:30 start. Special congratulations to our All Sectional runner – Kate Morse (9th)!

Congratulations to Coach Missy Marsh the Rebels Class 4A #2 ranked volleyball team as they opened up IHSAA Sectional play Thursday evening by defeating Center Grove at Franklin Community. The Sectional championship game is set for 10:00 AM on Saturday at Franklin Community. Go Rebels – Bump, Set, Spike and Dig your way to the title! The winner of this Sectional will be on the road for a Tuesday night Regional at the winner of the Columbus East Sectional.

Good luck to Coach Bruce Scifres and the Rebels football team as they open up IHSAA Sectional play on Friday night at Northwest at 7:00 PM. If victorious the Rebels would host the winner of the Bishop Chatard vs Lebanon game next Friday. Go Rebels – Let’s Keep Playing!!

TEN WAYS THAT THE PURSUIT OF MONEY CAN MESS UP YOUR FAMILY

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Money often costs too much.” What has the pursuit of money cost you lately? Your child’s birthday party? Singing recital? Wedding anniversary? It’s much easier to be rich monetarily than have a rich family life. We all know which is far more important. If money is costing you and your family too much, consider cutting back on luxuries or even finding a new vocation. Give your kids what money can never buy—treasured time with you.  Here are the 10 ways the pursuit of money can mess up your family life.

(Courtesy of All Pro Dad)

PLEASE PRAY

  • 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.
  • For blessings on Pope Francis, Archbishop Tobin, Bishop Coyne and all the bishops and leaders of the Church

Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit.
Pope Francis I

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