RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - March 21, 2019

TWO SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGES

All of the changes the state has put in place with the graduation required ISTEP test for sophomores has led us to make two changes to our school calendar for April when this test is administered. Given the length of these tests and their importance to the students, we feel it best to utilize a delayed start for the rest of the school on two days and use this time for administering the ISTEP test to the sophomores (and any juniors/seniors still needing to retest). Thus, the following changes have been made to the school calendar:

  • April 8 - School will start at 9:30 AM: All sophomores will report to school at the regular time of 7:30 AM.
  • April 15 - School will start at 9:30 AM; All sophomores will report to school at the regular time of 7:30 AM.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our families but we feel strongly that this not only provides our students who are testing the best environment but also provides the best use of instructional time for all other students as well.

DRAFTING STUDENTS WIN IN DIVISION COMPETITION

Chelsea Nguyen
Chelsea Nguyen
- Wins Best in Central Indiana
Andrew Stiegel
Andrew Stiegel
- 2nd Place
Ainsley Flask
Ainsley Flask
- 3rd Place

Each year the fourth year drafting class competes in a national competition sponsored by the “National Association of Women in Construction.” This year the students were asked to design and draw the plans for an internet and research building. We are proud to announce that senior Chelsea Nguyen’s design was selected as being the very best in central Indiana. She wins $300, and her drawings go on to compete in the Great Lakes Regional Competition. Andrew Striegel took 2nd place and wins $200, and Ainsley Flask wins 3rd and a receives $100. Congratulations seniors!

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH, FEBRUARY
(Front row, left to right) Thomas Sherman - Religious Studies, Nicholas Moreno - Business & Technology, Jackson Koehler - Science, Abby Leister - Communication, Rosemary Walters - World Languages
(Back row, left to right) Andrew Gangstad - Social Studies, Nathan Riley - Fine Arts, Nicholas Adams - STARS Program, Katrina Gangstad - Math, Eva Fox - English, Sam George- Health & Physical Ed (not pictured is Logan Flanagan - Industrial Technology)

On Monday, the February Students of the Month were honored with a catered luncheon. Congratulations to the February Students of the Month!

RONCALLI STUDENTS IN LOCAL CABARET

Breanna Jaffe Max Mandel

Junior Breanna Jaffe and freshman Max Mandel are currently in a show at the new Catered Cabaret theater in Greenwood. The show opened last weekend, and discount tickets are available for this Friday night’s performance.

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GOLF CLINIC

The Roncalli Girls Golf Team will hold its 2nd Spring Girls Golf Clinic at Smock Golf Course Driving Range. Here's what you need to know:

  • Who: 5th - 8th Grade Girls
  • Date: Saturday, April 13th
  • Time: 2 - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Smock Driving Range 4225 Todd Road. Phone number 317-888-4863

Girls will need to bring golf clubs and wear tennis shoes. Members of the Roncalli Girls Golf team will be there, along with Coach John Stelzel, to teach and show them this wonderful game. If they have a friend they want to bring, they too are welcome. There is no cost for this clinic. Please RSVP to John Stelzel, Roncalli Girls Golf Head Coach, 317-529-0178.

REBELATION EARLY BIRD TICKETS ENDS 4/1!

Your chance to save $25 a ticket to this year’s Rebelation ends soon! Go to roncalli.org/rebelation to purchase your tickets for April in Paris, Rendezvous Rebelation before April 1st!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - AFTER PROM TICKET SALES

After Prom tickets will be sold by Roncalli Parent Organization (RPO) members on the same date Prom tickets are sold. These dates are 3/18-3/21 and 4/1-4/5. Tickets will be sold during lunch periods. We need an RPO member at the school between approx 10:50 AM and 1:10 PM on these dates.

Go to the Sign-Up Genius for those that can help sell tickets.

All of the details and instructions are contained in the overview of the sign-up.

There is one time slot on each day. If you'd like to split the time with another RPO member, please just indicate this in the comments of your sign-up.

2019 AFTER PROM - DONATIONS & WAIVER

The Roncalli Parents Organization (RPO) is proud to sponsor an After Prom event to provide a safe, fun environment for our kids. After Prom will be held at SkyZone on April 13th, following prom, from Midnight - 2:30am. Students do not need to attend the prom to be able to attend After Prom. Cost to attend After Prom is $15 per student. (Please note an online waiver for SkyZone must be completed prior to April 13th for each student attending.

Waiver

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Donations of snacks and raffle prizes are needed to help make this a fun event for the kids. Donations should be marked "After Prom" and delivered to the school office by 3:00 PM on Wed., April 10th.

Adult volunteers are needed to help with the event. Please see the details below. Thank you for your willingness to help provide this safe, fun event for the kids!

Volunteer

3G - THIRD GENERATION BAND AT REBELATION!

3rd Generation

3G followers - get your Rebelation tickets! Enjoy the sounds of your favorite local band!

REBELATION RAFFLE YOU COULD WIN $10,000!

Rebelation Early Bird Tickets

Rebelation High Stakes Raffle tickets cost $100 each and can be purchased with cash or check. Just download the betting form at www.roncalli.org/rebelation and send it in.

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There will only be 350 tickets sold! Winning tickets for the $10,000* Grand Prize through 3rd place will be drawn live at Rebelation on April 27, 2019. You need not be present to win.

For more information and a complete list of rules, please visit www.roncalli.org/rebelation.

All proceeds benefit Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance.

  • $10,000 Grand Prize*
  • $2,000 2nd Place
  • $500 3rd Place
  • $500 Early Bird Prize

*Based on selling 350 tickets. Payout will be based on a percentage of tickets sold. Grand prize= 20%, 2nd Place=5%, 3rd Place=1%

A PROMISE TO KEEP LUNCHEON

A PROMISE TO KEEP

The senior A Promise to Keep participants attended the program’s annual luncheon this week. We are so proud of our students and their moderator, Ms. Hoendorf, for all of the hard work they put into this project each year.

REBELATION DONATIONS

How can you help with Rebelation? You can donate your airline and hotel points! These points can become part of a package that will be auctioned off at Rebelation to raise funds for needs based tuition assistance. Don’t let your points expire! Use them to help students today!

SENIORS & PARENTS OF SENIORS

In order for senior scholarships to be recognized at the Academic Awards Banquet as well as in the printed Graduation program, seniors must enter all of the scholarships the senior has been awarded into Naviance – even if the student does not plan to accept that scholarship. The deadline to enter this info is 11:59 PM on Monday, April 1. Specific instructions are below.

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Directions to submit Senior Scholarship award information:

  1. Log into Naviance
  2. Click the "Colleges" tab on the top right side of the screen. Scroll down to "scholarships & money" and click; then click on "scholarship applications". Click on the pink button with a plus sign on the right to add a scholarship. Naviance will only allow you to enter three scholarships at a time.
  3. Click the drop down menu to select a scholarship from the list*
  4. Select the award status: Awarded (on the far right).
  5. Enter the dollar amount awarded: Calculate the total amount of the scholarship. If the scholarship is renewable, calculate the dollar amount for renewable scholarships for four years. E.g. $2000 renewable scholarship for 4 years = $8000.
  6. Once you have entered three scholarships, click "add scholarships" below your entries. The pink button will pop up again so you can add more if necessary.

*Please note: If your scholarship is not listed, please email Mrs. Meyer with the official name of the scholarship and the amount, so the scholarship can be added to the overall scholarship listing as well as your individual scholarship listing. Any other scholarship questions may be directed to your counselor.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Roncalli High School is pleased to offer several scholarships to students currently in grades 9-11 and a few scholarships for current seniors. The eligibility criteria and amount for each scholarship varies from $250-$1,500. All completed applications should be returned to Mr. Banich, Assistant Principal for Student Life, by Monday, April 1 no later than 3:00 PM. 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 2019-2020 tuition unless this is an award for a senior. Any questions regarding RHS scholarships can be directed to Kevin Banich, Assistant Principal for Student Life, at 787-8277 Ext. 284.

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RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL PROM DRESS CODE

Romans 12:1-2 states, "I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect." In following the message of scripture, we aspire to honor God in everything we do, including our modest and dignified dress code at all school functions. The following requirements are the guidelines to ensure that every student dresses in a way to show the true beauty of the person.

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Ladies:

  • FIT: The dress may not reveal all contours of the body while sitting, standing, or dancing.
  • LENGTH: The length of the dress should be no shorter than three inches above of the knee. In addition, no slit, opening, or cut in the dress should go beyond three inches above the knee.
  • CUT: Strapless or two-piece dresses are prohibited, and backless dresses may not be cut below the middle of the back. Dresses should not expose the midriff or cleavage.
  • MATERIAL: Any sheer, lace, or see-through material in the dress cannot expose areas such as the lower back, midriff (sides or front), cleavage, or the upper leg.

Gentlemen:

  • SHIRTS: Button down collared shirts must be worn with a bowtie or tie and remained buttoned at all times.
  • PANTS: Proper fitting dress pants must be worn with closed-toed shoes.

Any student that is violating the policy will not be allowed into the event until his/her attire meets the proper requirements.

If a male has a question about appropriate attire, they must seek input and advice from Mr. Banich. If a female has a question about a dress, they must talk with either Mrs. Bohn or Mrs. Armbruster before purchasing their attire.

A PROMISE TO KEEP

The A Promise to Keep chastity program is completing its 25th year in the archdiocese. In order to measure effectiveness, we will be inviting the juniors and seniors who have volunteered as peer mentors to participate in a voluntary and confidential survey. Marian University is serving as the research organization for the archdiocese on this evaluation.

Parents: If your son or daughter has served in the A Promise to Keep (APTK) chastity program this school year, they will be invited to participate in a confidential and voluntary survey administered through Marian University.

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APTK is a peer mentoring program designed to promote the health and spiritual benefits of chastity and faithfulness in marriage. The APTK lessons are character formation and skills development sessions designed for students in the 6th through 8th grades. These lessons are taught by older high school students, who are good role models and who younger adolescents can look up to and emulate. It is the voluntary leadership of these high school students that is key and unique to the success of APTK.

A link to the survey will be sent to this year’s peer mentors via email. Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential. If you do not want your son/daughter to participate in the survey, please tell them to disregard the email invitation. If you have questions, please email Margaret Hendricks in the Office of Catholic Schools.

SPRING BREAK POLICY

Spring break will begin at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 21. School will resume on Monday, April 1.

School policy does not allow for any extension of spring break or early starting dates for spring break. No student will be excused from school for travel for the day(s) leading up to spring break or for the day(s) following spring break. Any student absent for travel reasons will be marked unexcused from classes. The day(s) preceding and immediately following spring break will be marked double unexcused days. A double unexcused day means that four points will be deducted from the student’s cumulative grade in each class at the end of that grading period. Teachers are not required to make special provisions for students who are unexcused. Students absent due to illness on the day(s) preceding and/or immediately following spring break will be required to bring a doctor’s excuse to the attendance officer upon their return to school.

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College days/job shadow days are not allowed on the day preceding and immediately following spring break without prior administrative approval.

We thank our parents for their continued strong support of this policy as it helps insure the integrity of the school day.

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CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter 2018

PLEASE PRAY

  • For Kathy Peach, Fine Arts Dept. Head and Band Director, who is experiencing health issues.
  • 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 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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