RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - September 21, 2018

WOODRUFF NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST

Daniel Woodruff Natinoal Merit Semifinalist

Congratulations to Daniel Woodruff! It was announced on September 12th, by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, that Woodruff is the first from Roncalli High School’s Class of 2019 to earn the distinction of National Merit Semifinalist (top 1% in the nation) based on his PSAT scores from his junior year. Click here to read more.

Woodruff now has the opportunity to compete to become a Finalist. Information from a detailed scholarship application regarding his academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment and honors and awards received will be taken into consideration. As a Semifinalist, he must also be endorsed by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm his earlier performance on the qualifying test.

RONCALLI WELCOMED ST. JUDE ON SHADOW DAY

St. Jude Shadow Day 2018

Roncalli's South Deanery shadowing visits have begun! Last week, the St. Jude Raiders joined us on Friday, and many of them spent a period in Mr. Houser's biology class participating in experiments. Each school that visits enjoys a pre-day program, spends time in two classes, eats lunch down in the cafeteria, hears from different students and administrators and watches a performance by the Roncalli Show Choir. We are excited to welcome the rest of our deanery schools throughout the rest of the semester!

SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

September 2018 Students of the Month

Front row, left to right: Mariana Virgen - World Languages, Sofia Reutebuch - Health & Physical Ed, Maddy Kellicut - Math, Addy Hill - Communication, Christian Ampil - Social Studies
Back row, left to right: Zach Straumins - Business & Technology, Jaidly Anciso - Religious Studies, Ryan Flick - English, Logan Wong - Science Not pictured: David Page - Fine Arts, Daniel Woodruff - Industrial Technology, Cassie Hofmann - STARS Program

Congratulations to our September Students of the Month! We celebrated with the students at a luncheon on Monday, September 17th.

FRESHMAN FOOTBALL SERVICE PROJECT

Freshman Football Service Project 2018

We are proud of our Freshmen football players who worked at Our Lady of Grace Monastery last weekend as their team service project.

2018 HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK DRESS-UP DAYS

  • 9/24 Fashion Disaster Monday - Dress up in the strangest, mismatchiest, ugliest combination of clothes.
  • 9/25 Tacky Tourist Tuesday - Dress up in souvenir shirts from your favorite vacation spots, fanny packs, etc.
  • 9/26 TV Wednesday - Dress up as your favorite tv character, or in honor of your favorite show or genre.
  • 9/27 Decades Day - Dress up in celebration of the fashion, pop culture, and history of your class’ chosen decade.
    • Seniors - 1960s
    • Juniors - 1950s
    • Sophomores - 1970s
    • Freshmen - 3010s (not a typo -- they’re heading into the future!)
    • Staff - 1980s
  • 9/28 Red, White, and Blue Friday - Dress up in your most spirited Roncalli gear.

2018 HOMECOMING DANCE

Homecoming Dance Coming Soon

Saturday, September 29th from 8:00-10:50 PM in the main gym. Semi-Formal attire. All are encouraged to come with or meet friends at the dance (no date required). $10 per person (tickets sold during all lunch periods throughout spirit week). Free ice cream from the Mrs. Curl Truck. Free flip flops for the girls to dance more comfortably.

COLLEGE VISITS

Official College Visits are very helpful in the college planning process:

  • Students and parents can compare colleges in terms of size, majors, cost of attendance, scholarships, college atmosphere, and overall "fit."
  • Students see how their current coursework/grades connects to their future goals, often providing students new academic motivation
  • Students can explore various majors/careers by scheduling an information session in addition to their campus tour.
  • Our RHS counselors strongly recommend the first college visit take place sophomore year, during the school day or on a weekend Open House visit. Juniors and Seniors are likewise encouraged to make at least two official college visits.

Click here to read more.

This form must be used when arranging an official college visit as an excused absence, and provides directions to scheduling a campus visit. Questions? Please contact your guidance counselor.

RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL TOURS

Roncalli Tours

Did you know that you can schedule a tour of Roncalli High School during school hours to see what a typical day looks like? If you are curious on what this might look like, contact Director of Admissions & Marketing Allie Ross today to set one up! Allie can be reached at (317) 787-8277, ext. 243.

PICTURE RETAKES

Lifetouch will be taking school picture retakes on Tuesday, October 2nd. Please contact Assistant Principal for Student Life, Mr. Banich if you have any questions.

RONCALLI AWARD JACKETS

Roncalli Letter Jackets

A sales representative from Awards America will be in the cafeteria on Tuesday (10/23/18) from 5-7 PM and during all lunch periods on Wednesday (10/24/18) to take orders for all students interested in purchasing a Roncalli Award Jacket this year. This will be the only opportunity to order an Award Jacket and receive it before the Christmas holidays. The next ordering opportunity for these jackets will not be until late winter for spring delivery. Click here to learn more.

Payment will be required at the time of order, with checks to be made out to Roncalli High School.

Information/Price sheet may be picked up at the Main Office or the Athletic Department office. Award Jacket purchase information may also be reviewed here.

“IT’S THE GREAT WALKATHON, CHARLIE BROWN!”

Roncalli Walkathon 2018

Last week, students received their yellow Walkathon 2018 payment envelopes in their eighth period class. On September 21st, all students will receive an email with their unique web-link and instructions for online donations. Please click this link to learn more about Walkathon and the FAQs. Please click here to learn more about Walkathon and the FAQs.

Calling for parent volunteers to help with the walkathon. Please email Jeen Endris if you’d like to get involved.

This year’s Walkathon is Wednesday, October 31st, Halloween! (the rain date is scheduled for November 2nd) The Walkathon is the only all school fundraiser in which Roncalli students are asked to participate. Every dollar raised through Walkathon funds provides needs-based tuition assistance for Roncalli families.

SACRED SOUND TICKETS AVAILABLE

Sacred Sounds Choir Performance

Tickets for the Sacred Sounds concerts are now available. The concerts are Monday, October 1st at 6:00 and 8:00 PM. The Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Mixed Choir, Orchestra and Show Choir will perform at the 6:00 PM show. The 8:00 PM show will feature the Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Women’s Choir, Orchestra and Show Choir. Click here to learn more.

We will be using a new ticketing system for the concerts. The new system, Booktix, will allow us to sell tickets online right up until the start of each concert. In addition, you will now be able to choose your own seats! Tickets can be purchased at www.roncalli.booktix.com. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for Roncalli students and children 14 years old and younger. Remember to print off your tickets and bring them with you to the show. Tickets will be scanned at the entrance to the auditorium. VIP card holders will need to contact Miki Lewinski or 317-787-8277 ext. 249 for a special promo code to access your free tickets.

RONCALLI HOMECOMING 2018

Roncalli Homecoming Tickets

Welcome to Roncalli’s 50th Homecoming, Friday, September 28th! Roncalli High School is excited to announce that this year’s annual Homecoming celebration will again take place on our campus on September 28th! Click here to learn more.

5:30-7:00 PM Come to campus early for the pregame tailgate that includes free hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks in front of the Fine Arts building! All are invited.

7:00 PM Rebels vs Bloomington North

Immediately following the game: Stay on campus and enjoy the tunes of Tastes Like Chicken while enjoying food catered by Big Daddy’s Bar and Grill -- all for just $10 per person. Alumni, parents, past parents and friends of Roncalli are all invited to this post-game event. Join us for all the fun at Roncalli and celebrate a Rebel WIN! Over 500 people attended last year so this event is expected to sell out again. Get your tickets today!

Post game event is for guests ages 21 and over. $10.00 includes entry and food. For tickets call Gary Armbruster at 317- 787-8277 ext 242 or email at garmbruster@roncalli.org.

REQUIRED PERMISSION FORM

As part of our policy at Roncalli High School, all students must complete the attached permission form. Here is the link for students and parents to fill out. All transfer and freshmen students must complete this by Monday, September 17th. Please contact Mr. Banich for any questions.

ST. FRANCIS & CLARE OF ASSISI FALL FESTIVAL

Fall Festival Coming Soon
SS. Francis & Clare of Assisi Fall Festival
5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood, IN 46143

  • Friday, Sept. 28th, 5 -11PM
  • Saturday, Sept. 29th, 12 noon-11 PM

Please join us for our 12th Annual Fall Festival! Enjoy Art in the Park, a Huge Silent Auction, and Wine & Dessert Bar. Also provided, great Food, Live Music both days, Rides & Games for all ages! $10,000 Mega Raffle, and $5000 additional raffle prize money, Monte Carlo and more! Enjoy fun for the entire family. Please visit our website for additional info. www.ss-fc.org.

MOMS IN PRAYER - NEW EARLIER TIME

All women (not just moms) are invited to join the Moms In Prayer group for one hour of prayer each Wednesday from 7:30 - 8:30 AM in the Sacred Heart Chapel at RHS. Adoration will be included during this hour. Please consider joining us for an awesome hour of prayer each week! If you cannot join us each week please come when you can. For more information please contact Donna Williams.

STUDENTS WANTED FOR ECUADORIAN ADVENTURE 2019

ECUADORIAN ADVENTURE 2019

This Spring Break, the Spanish department is departing for eight days on an exciting, adventure based itinerary, and YOU are invited! The trip will take place March 22-29. The current cost is $3,558 and includes everything except lunch money and money for souvenirs. Those who sign up by October 1st will receive a $300 discount! All who are interested, please contact Sara Buente for more information.

Come explore Ecuador with us!

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (OPT IN NECESSARY FOR TEXT MESSAGE)

Parents of freshman and other students new to Roncalli must "opt-in" to our School Messenger system in order to receive urgent notifications via text message from RHS. This would include notification of weather-related delays or cancellations, or any other time-sensitive situation that the school needed to communicate to you. Parents are automatically registered to receive emails and phone calls -- this additional step is required only to receive text messages.

To register your number, text "Y" (for "yes") to 67587. You should receive a response that says you are registered.

Parents who have changed their mobile phone number in the last year must also go through the opt-in process to receive mobile calls and texts. Please contact Linda Simpkins should you have any questions.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS TO RONCALLI

During the months of September and October, nearly eighty college and university admission representatives will visit Roncalli during the school day. Sophomores are allowed to sign up for one of these daytime visits, and juniors and seniors are allowed to sign up for unlimited visits. In order to sign up for these visits, students must register on Naviance no later than 7:30 AM the day BEFORE the scheduled visit; no late registrations will be allowed. A list of upcoming visits can be found on the "College Rep Visits to RHS" tab of the Guidance BLAST and will also be tweeted out every day through the RHS Guidance twitter @RHSGuide. In addition, these visits will be announced at school during daily announcements. Students may see Mrs. Meyer with any questions!

FREE ADMISSION TO RHS ATHLETIC & FINE ARTS EVENTS - GET A REBEL VIP CARD!

What is a Rebel VIP member card? A Rebel VIP member card is a pass that gets you and your immediate family into any home athletic event free of charge (regular season games only; IHSAA tournament and Marion County tournament games are excluded). A Rebel VIP Card also allows you to receive up to four free tickets to one performance of each fine arts production/concert. Click here to learn more.

How do I get one? You can purchase a minimum half page ad for $275 in the Roncalli 2017-18 Performing Arts Book. The Performing Arts Book is distributed at all major fine arts performances and concerts and features pictures of our seniors in the performing arts program as well as pictures of the many different performing arts ensembles and groups.

To purchase an ad in the Performing Arts book, contact a performing arts student or Mike Lewinski or Miki Lewinski.

Ad prices are as Follows:

  • Business Card Size-$65
  • ¼ Page Ad-$165
  • ½ Page Ad-$275
  • Full Page Ad-$450

The Roncalli Performing Arts Book Ad Campaign is the primary fundraiser for the Performing Arts Booster. All proceeds from Performing Arts book campaign goes directly to support the Performing Arts at Roncalli.

Becoming a REBEL VIP MEMBER is a GREAT way to support Roncalli, promote your business or recognize your student and provide a significant savings for your family!

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the family of Carole Gibson, who passed away on Sunday, grandmother of Sarah Bauer, Roncalli’s French Teacher.
  • For Terese Carson, Roncalli’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
  • For Mr. Tully, Vice President of Mission and Ministry, who is recovering from heart surgery.
  • For a safe, successful, and enjoyable school year for all in the Roncalli Family and for all in our South Deanery Catholic Schools.
  • For God’s blessings and mercy upon Archbishop Charles Thompson and his ministry in shepherding the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
  • For those who struggle to find adequate food, clothing, shelter, and medical services and for those most in need of God’s mercy.
  • For Divine Providence upon all elected officials and judges at all levels of government.
  • For healing of body, mind and spirit for all people 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.
  • 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.

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