RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - February 26, 2021

LOWERY 7TH IN STATE

LOWERY

Sophomore Bryce Lowery finished seventh in the 126 pound class last weekend in the IHSAA State Wrestling finals. Lowery earned the second state-medalist finish of his career after finishing fourth last season in the 106 pound class. Lowery kept alive the program’s streak of having at least one state medalist in each of the last five seasons. Roncalli’s wrestling program has produced 14 state medalists (top 8 finishers) during that span. Lowery finished his sophomore season with a 38-4 record, giving him a 76-6 record over his first two high school seasons.

Lowery was joined at the state finals by junior Sam Peeples, who was making his first state finals appearance. Peeples lost his first match in the 182 pound class to the eventual state runner-up. He finished his season with a 29-5 record.

Roncalli head coach Wade McClurg’s thoughts on the weekend at the state finals:

“This was an unusual season, and there was a lot of uncertainty throughout the year with the wrestling season. Our kids did a great job remaining positive and kept coming to the wrestling room every day with the goal to get better. We are grateful that we made it to the end of the season and that our team had the opportunity to try and accomplish the goals they set out for themselves. The entire team returns next year, along with our two state finalists in Sam and Bryce. Sam gained some valuable experience by wrestling at the state finals, and it will only make him hungry to get better and get back to Bankers Life Fieldhouse next year to win a medal. Bryce earned his second state medal which is a great accomplishment, although it isn't the spot on the podium he wanted to be standing on Saturday night. He will use this experience to continue to build as he prepares for next year.”

SHOW CHOIR

Coming off of the Royals 2nd Grand Champion title of the season, the Show Choir invites you to be involved this weekend. They have two competitions, including the biggest one - Beech Grove - with 9 choirs in their division. Both competitions are on the south side (if you want to attend in person), and both will be offering FREE live streams in case you want to watch from home. Our performers feed off the energy of the crowd that is there, so with limited ticketing, we need to get as many Royal supporters in there as possible. We also appreciate you watching and cheering them on virtually! Here are your options...THANKS for your support!

Franklin Central

Beech Grove

  • Saturday 2/27 9:10 AM
  • FREE live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuwVrCvpljkC-YLCzBPyR6A
  • $10 in-person tickets (to watch Royal Rhapsody only): Scan the QR code below using your phone's camera (the option of going to the website should pop right up), or use the camera feature on your Google app.


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RHS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS CASH BASH - TUNE IN

Cash Bash

22nd Annual RHS Athletics Cash Bash & Raffle Saturday, February 27, 2021 @ 8:00 PM

Presented by the Roncalli Athletic Booster Club

The 22nd annual RHS Athletics Cash Bash is still on! This year it will be a virtual Cash Bash with up to $5000 in cash being given out. Due to attendance restrictions, the Cash Bash will air on Roncalli Youtube on Saturday, February 27 at 8 PM.

2021 RONCALLI CANNED FOOD DRIVE: MARCH 8-12

CANNED FOOD DRIVE

As part of this year’s Lenten Almsgiving Project, Roncalli’s Student Council has organized a canned food drive. Indianapolis is no stranger to those in our community who struggle to provide food for themselves and their families. In fact, our St. Vincent de Paul serves an average of 2,837 families per week. That’s about 10,000 people, many of whom are working families, that rely on food and monetary donations to feed their families every single week.

Roncalli has the opportunity to make an impact through our canned food drive at a time when donations are at their lowest levels. And because of St. Vincent de Paul’s benefactors, each dollar we donate will have $20 worth of impact.Those willing to donate $40 will actually be providing $800 of relief to families in need. On average, that can feed a family of 4 for 4-5 weeks! This year, we’ve set a goal for every student and staff member to donate at least $40 or 80 cans. For households with more than one student and/or staff member, the goal is at least $65 or 130 cans.

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DONATION DROP-OFF:

Students will be given this donation form to fill out prior to dropping off their donation. If they lose it, they can print a new copy. For students and staff attending school in-person, drop off in the main lobby from 7:00-7:30am on March 8-12. For fully-synchronous students or others in the Roncalli community, drop off in the main office during normal school hours (excluding afternoon of March 12) or send in with a classmate.

DONATION BENCHMARKS:

Students and staff who donate at least $40 or 80 cans will immediately receive a wristband that allows them to be out-of-uniform through March 12. Members of a household with more than one student and/or staff receive wristbands if they collectively donate at least $65 or 130 cans. Students and staff who donate less than $40 or 80 cans will receive their wristband in time to be out-of-uniform on March 12.

Students can find more information on the Canned Food Drive page of the Stu Co module on their Class of 20xx Canvas course.

Contact Student Council Moderator Mr. Costello with any questions.

JUNIOR ROYAL THEATRE CAMP

THEATRE CAMP

We are proud to announce the 15th annual Junior Rebel Theatre Camp! This camp is designed for your child to have a hands-on, multi-faceted theatre experience. Campers will enjoy making new friends as they build performance skills and learn self-confidence, teamwork, and theatre abilities. Campers will be exposed to many different aspects of theatre such as drama, voice, dance, and more.

We will offer the same camp experience at two different times. The first camp is June 7-June 25. The second camp will meet July 5-July 23. Both camps will meet from 8:30-12:30, Monday-Friday. performance.

Registration for both camps begins March 2. Each camp will have a limited enrollment, on a first come, first serve basis. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit required at the time of registration.

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SPRING MUSICAL

MUSICAL

Tickets for the musical, “Newsies” will be available beginning March 8. VIP card holders need to contact Miki Lewinski for the promo code to secure their 2 free tickets. Tickets can be purchased at roncalli.booktix.com. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for Roncalli students and children 14 years old and younger. Seating in the auditorium is reduced due to current COVID guidelines. Please leave 2 seats between each group when selecting your seats. All patrons are required to wear a mask while in the building.

BLOOD DRIVE - MARCH 3

BLOOD DRIVE

Roncalli High School is partnering with Versiti Blood Center of Indiana to save community lives.

Please come out to support our drive on Wednesday, March 3rd, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM in the Bishop Chartrand Gymnasium.

Students may NOT sign up until 2:30 PM

USE THIS LINK to schedule your donation appointment and help us make an impact on the lives of patients right here in our local Indiana hospitals.

CLICK HERE for height and weight requirements.

**Must be 16 to donate. 16-year-old donors must bring a consent form signed by a parent or guardian to their appointment. PRINT THE CONSENT FORM HERE or take a copy from the Stu Co board outside the spirit store.

*** If you do not meet the requirements to donate, please encourage friends and family to sign up.

Email Student Council Moderator Ryan Costello for more information.

ABOVE AND BEYOND

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Elizabeth Schafer

Congratulations to freshman gymnast Elizabeth Schafer, who was recognized as the Above and Beyond Player of the Week by Coach Laurie Hall and Jersey Mike’s Subs!

RONCALLI PARENT REPRESENTATIVES

Roncalli High School is seeking Parent Representatives from each South Deanery school/parish. We are looking for parents to serve as advocates for Roncalli in the community! What will this entail, you ask? Please see details below:

  • Act as "Parking Lot Promoters"...if Roncalli is being discussed, you can act as our reps!
  • Meet with Roncalli admissions and administrative staff to discuss recruitment and retention strategies. Times are TBD as of now.
  • Possibly provide a testimony at a school/parish event.

If you are interested, please email Allie Ross. St. John XXIII, pray for us.

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

DUE MARCH 1

Thanks to all of the students who are doing such a great job meeting the needs of others through this pandemic. The need has been great, and as usual, the Roncalli students have stepped up to the challenge.

This is just a reminder that third quarter service hours (nine hours) will be due to be logged by Monday, March 1. Students are encouraged to use as many verifications as possible when they log their hours (email/geo-location, picture). If there are any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Striby. Keep up the great work, Royals!

MY STORY, R FAMILY SERIES

This week marks the last My Story, R Family featuring RHS love stories, and we are so happy that Mark '85 and Rosie '88 Maloney shared their story with us! They recognize how much Roncalli has changed since the 80s, but they also see how the core values, faith, teachings and camaraderie are the same. The connections you make in these hallways stay with you forever.

For more information on the school and all we have to offer, please visit roncalli.org.

WIN $500 EARLY BIRD PRIZE AND A CHANCE AT $10,000!

Celebrate Roncalli Raffle

Celebration Roncalli High Stakes Raffle tickets cost $100 each and can be purchased with cash or check. Just download the betting form at roncalli.org/celebration and send it in. Or Purchase with cash or check in the Roncalli Advancement Office. Contact Jeen Endris or Gary Armbruster to get yours today!

Early Bird drawings worth $500 will be held on March 12, 2021 — so act now! (note: Early Bird winner will be entered back into the raffle for the Grand Prize drawing).

There will only be 350 tickets sold! Winning tickets for the $10,000* Grand Prize through 3rd place will be announced during Celebration Roncalli on April 24, 2021.

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

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%

If you’re not familiar with Celebration Roncalli, please click here to FAQs about the event.

Make a tax-deductible donation to our silent and live auctions. We are in need of the following items: vacation rentals, tickets to local sporting events like Indy 500, Colts, Pacers, Notre Dame, IU, Purdue and Butler, behind the scenes experiences, home improvement services, gift cards, etc.

If you can help or have an item to donate, please email Jeen Endris.

JR ROYAL LACROSSE

Interested in the fastest growing sport on two feet? Come see what lacrosse is all about! Indy Junior Royals Lacrosse (the feeder program for Roncalli High School Lacrosse) is registering now for our spring season.

Visit jrrebellax.com or our facebook page for more information. We currently have teams for boys and girls, grades 3-8. Questions? Contact Julie at juliealdrich@att.net or 317-496-7339.

Register now

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

We prayerfully ask that you consider a gift to this year's Circle of Faith campaign.

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2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR IMMUNIZATIONS

A los padres/tutores: Vacunas para el año escolar 2021-22

Vacunas para el año escolar 2021-22

The Indiana State Department of Health and Department of Education has mandatory immunizations for every student enrolled in an Indiana school. Roncalli High School must follow these requirements to stay in compliance; even if a physicians’ immunization and dosing schedules show more flexibility.

Immunization requirements for 2021-22 require all high school students to have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines, administered a minimum 6 months apart.

Also 2 Meningitis MCV4 vaccines are required for Class of 2022 prior to the start of their senior year.

If your child has not received these, please make arrangements to get these vaccines and forward proof of immunization. County Health Departments can assist with these vaccinations.

Documentation needs to be sent to the Guidance Office: fax 317-788-2282 or email jdias@roncalli.org.

Click the link below to see all required vaccinations for the 2021-22 school year.

2021-22 Requirements

RONCALLI MEDIA NETWORK

Your place to see and hear Roncalli sports action! Check out upcoming broadcasted events on the calendar.

Tonight’s Royals Basketball games vs. Brebeuf can listented to on RMN. Tune in at 7:15 PM.

Game Notes

RMN

GREETINGS FROM GUIDANCE

Guidance Blast

Please see the RHS Guidance Blast for These Important Updates

  • Seniors: Graduation Information
  • Junior & Senior Johnson County Residents Leadership Opportunity
  • Holy Cross Summer Seminary Immersion Program

FINANCIAL AID FORMS FOR 2021-2022

DUE MARCH 1

Financial aid forms for the 2021-2022 school year are now available ONLINE. You can access the link here for the online application.

Please email Amy Kuntz in the Business Office if you have questions. She can be reached at 317-787-8277 ext: 278.

All financial aid forms must be completed by March 1.

SPRING BREAK & MORATORIUM WEEK 2021

It could be seen as silly to talk about spring break and next year’s moratorium week but many of our families have to make travel arrangements well in advance for a variety of family related reasons. Spring Break will begin with the dismissal of school at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 18. School will resume at 7:30 AM on Monday, March 29.

To maintain the integrity of the school calendar and instructional time, Roncalli does not allow a family to extend Spring Break by leaving early or returning late without a significant academic penalty. For full details on the policy, please click on the link at the end of the newsletter. Thank you to our parents who have given us tremendous support of this policy through the years.

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Additionally, 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 2021 Moratorium Week for the summer of 2021 will be from June 28 - 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.

JOHNSON COUNTY YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The Johnson County Youth Leadership Academy is a five-month program designed to bring together a select group of Johnson County High School students to learn more about their community and practice leadership skills in a fun learning environment. Each program day is designed to foster an opportunity for increased self-awareness, a better understanding of the local community and an opportunity to meet and network with peers from across Johnson County.

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Program Requirements

Youth Leadership Academy participants must:

  • Attend an opening retreat in late July.
  • Attend 4 regularly scheduled class dates throughout the year.
  • Attend and present at the graduation celebration.
  • Complete a community service project.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be current High School Sophomores and Juniors or home-schooled equivalent in Johnson County.
  • Class members must commit to full participation in the program.
  • Class members must agree to abide by all LJC – Youth Leadership Academy policies and procedures.
  • Must be a resident of Johnson County or attend a high school located in Johnson County.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm on March 15, 2021

See Mr. Banich for more information or if you are considering applying.

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ST. JUDE FISH FRY DRIVE-THRU

MARCH 12

Boy Scout Troop 51 is hosting their annual Fish Fry. This year will be a drive-thru operation starting near door 13 of the St. Jude cafeteria. Signs will be posted and order forms will be available for each vehicle as they arrive.

Menu options include 1 or 2 Fish Filets, Grilled Cheese, Coleslaw, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans with Potatoes, and Soda or Bottled Water.

  • Date: March 12
  • Location: St. Jude School (5353 McFarland Road)
  • Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Cost: Free will donation (cash or charge card accepted)

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

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PLEASE PRAY

  • 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 Roncalli 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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