RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - May 7, 2021

ROYALS CHOSEN FOR THE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CLASS

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The Leadership Johnson County Board of Directors approved the Youth Leadership Academy Class of 2021-22, and we are happy to announce that the following Roncalli students were selected to participate. Congratulations to sophomore Audrey Balint and juniors Sofia Reutebuch and Jack Rittenhouse!

The 3rd Class of YLA will represent all 6 public school corporations, 2 private schools and homeschool. A class of 40 students was selected out of the 82 applicants. Great job, Royals!

TICKET DISTRIBUTION

BACCALAUREATE AND GRADUATION

Roncalli is pleased to announce that we are able to increase the number of guests per graduate for our Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony! Each graduate will now receive

  • 4 inclement weather INDOOR Baccalaureate Mass tickets (Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium)
  • 8 tickets for an OUTDOOR Commencement Ceremony (Roncalli Stadium)
  • 4 inclement weather INDOOR Commencement Ceremony tickets (Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium)

These tickets will be distributed Tuesday, May 11 during all lunch periods. Please remember, seating areas on the turf will be available for those with lawn chairs, and no coolers will be allowed inside the stadium. We look forward to celebrating with you!

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS

Last Thursday at the Academic Awards ceremony, the 2021 scholarship award winners were recognized. They are:

  • Roncalli High School Leadership Scholarship Jean-Luc Euzen
  • Jeffrey N. Perkins Scholarship Andrew Dial
  • Martin R. Eckstein Scholarship Angelina Fisher
  • Martin R. Eckstein Scholarship Katherine Kesterson
  • Katie Lynch - Live, Laugh, Love - Memorial Scholarship Chloe Parks
  • Katie Lynch - Live, Laugh, Love - Memorial Scholarship Claire Wagner
  • Anna's Celebration of Life Scholarship Justyn Anciso
  • Anna's Celebration of Life Scholarship Raegan Crist
  • Jennifer McKinney Memorial Scholarship Kamy Swingendorf
  • Emily Winters Lipps Young Women's Scholarship Kylie Perkins
  • Kathleen Crosley Memorial Scholarship Thomas Sherman
  • Kathleen Crosley Memorial Scholarship Jayden Stafford
  • Wong Family Scholarship Matthew Hurrle
  • Wong Family Scholarship Brent Hurrle

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NEW VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE

Wendy Lawrie

Wendy Lawrie, current Director of Human Resources and Director of the Spirit Store, has been hired as the new Vice President for Finance! Lawrie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and earned a bachelor of science degree from Manchester University in 1990 and a Master of Accountancy in 1991. Congratulations to Wendy Lawrie!

BOYS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPS!

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

The Freshman Royals won their 4th of 5 Freshman/JV2 Power League Championships Wednesday night at HSE! They beat Westfield JV2 2-0 (25-16, 25-20), and then defeated the Fishers JV2 for the championship 2-0 (25-17, 25-22). The entire Freshman team played lights out to bring Roncalli the win. Great job, Royals!

STARS PROGRAM

Roncalli’s STARS program needs you! Each semester STARS students use accommodations on over 450 exams. This only happens with your help! Please consider serving as a proctor, reader or scribe. This semester finals will take place Monday, May 17th, Tuesday, May 18th and Wednesday, May 19th. Volunteer here.

LUNCH ACCOUNTS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS

Seniors please know that you will not be able to charge lunch purchases to a negative balance after Monday, May 10th. All outstanding lunch balances need to be paid in order for you to pick up your graduation gowns on May 10th-13th. Thank you for your cooperation.

SERVICE HOURS

This is a reminder to all families that service hours are due to be logged by May 10 and verified by the adult supervisors by May 14. If there is an issue with past service logs that are over seven days old and have not yet been verified, students can edit their logs and use parent emails to verify those hours. Students are asked to see Mr. Striby with any questions. Royal students have been doing a great job thus far, so keep up the great work!

ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS

It is time to schedule your Class of 2022 senior portraits. This is your official senior portraits that will be used for the yearbook and class composite.

We have just received approval to do your senior portraits at Roncalli the week of May 17-May 21st. Yes, that is finals week, the last week of school, and the week of your prom! There will be a letter sent out this week with more information.

  • Who: Class of 2022
  • What: Senior Portraits
  • Where: Roncalli Media Center
  • When: May 17, 18, 20, 21 - Not on May 19th due to prom
  • Why: This is your Senior Portrait that goes into the yearbook and the class composite that hangs in the hallway. You must take the picture with Prestige to be included in the yearbook and class composite.
  • What to wear:
    • Ladies - No low cuts, strapless or sleeveless tops; shoulders and upper arms must be covered
    • Gentlemen - Collared shirts, tie & jackets; no facial hair
    • All - No t-shirts with visible writing or logos, no hats, sunglasses or piercings

If you do not get your picture taken, you will also have the option of going to the Prestige Photography studio up in Carmel over the summer. The week of May 17-21 will be the ONLY opportunity to get the senior portrait at RHS. See Mr. Banich if you have any questions.

PROM TICKETS SOLD OUT

Prom tickets are currently sold out. If your student would like to be put on a waitlist in case any spots open up, please contact Angela Maly at amaly@roncalli.org.

RATLIFF RETIREMENT RECEPTION

Jim Ratliff

Roncalli High School will be holding a retirement reception for long time teacher Jim Ratliff on Thursday, May 13, from 3:00 - 5:30 PM in his classroom (room 018). Jim is retiring after 55 years of teaching drafting, architecture and manufacturing technology. All in the Roncalli Family are invited to come and extend your personal thanks to Jim and share your favorite stories of “The Captain” of the Division. Former students are asked to please bring with you copies of any old drawings or other work you may still have from your time in his class. If unable to attend this retirement reception you may drop him a note and send it to him at 3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

FINAL EXAM POLICY 2020-21

Roncalli will require all students to take final exams in person on the day of and during the time of the scheduled course. There will be no exams administered remotely. Teachers will make every effort to social distance these students in the classroom. You can find the Spring 2020-2021 Exam Schedule here.

SUMMER ACADEMIC AND ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We are excited to announce our summer academic offerings for all Roncalli students! There will be three different opportunities for students to participate in, and all are detailed in this Summer School Informational Flyer. If interested, please complete this Summer School Application by May 21 at 3 PM.

KATIE’S 5K RUN/WALK

The family and friends of Katie Lynch have once again organized the Katie's 5K Run/Walk for Hope to honor Katie's courageous battle with cancer. The event will be held on Sunday May 16, 2021 at Roncalli HS. Registration begins at 12:30 with the Walk to begin at 2:00. Proceeds go to help fund numerous scholarships as well as making the wishes of sick children come true.

This is the 10th anniversary of Katie's passing and we would like to make this the biggest event we have ever had! Please pass the word and register at katieshope.org by May 1, 2021 in order to be guaranteed a tshirt. The entry fee is $25/adults, $15/students and $100/family. There will be a picnic with food and games to follow in the St. Jude Pavilion area. We hope that you will join us to live, laugh and love as we celebrate Katie's legacy.

Any questions, please contact Kathleen Lynch (317) 502-1979 or katies5kwalk@gmail.com

RONCALLI CROSS COUNTRY

As summer training approaches, the Roncalli Cross Country Teams are seeking incoming freshmen to join our teams. No experience required, all are welcome. For boys interested, please contact Jeff Buckley at boysxc@roncalli.org or 317- 506-1821. For girls interested, please contact Cathy Kitchens at ckitchens@roncalli.org or 317-938-0700.

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF CLINIC

GIRLS GOLF CLINIC

Back row (left to right): Ellie Bishop, Abby Stewart, Coach Stelzel Sami Fuller, Josie Wilson, Elsie Kerr, Taylor Myers Front Row (left to right): Kelsey Kauffman, Olivia Crews, Lina Schuett, Ava Wenzel, Paige Riley

The Roncalli Girls Golf team hosted its 4th Middle School Girls Golf Clinic on Saturday May 1st at Otte Golf. The weather was perfect and all the girls performed very well. Time was spent on the green putting and chipping. Coach Stelzel taught them that over 40% of strokes they take playing golf are around and on the green and by getting better there, they can improve their scores quicker.

Time was also spent on hitting with drivers and other clubs. The emphasis here was that by taking the correct grip and stance, they have a good chance of making a good shot.

Coach Stelzel may have another golf clinic in the fall.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES INFORMATION

Seniors Last Day of School - Friday, May 14
Senior Picnic - Monday, May 17
Senior Prom - Wednesday, May 19
Baccalaureate - Friday, May 21, 6:00 PM
Graduation - Saturday, May 22, 9:00 AM

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EXAM WEEK INFORMATION

  • Monday, May 17 (Exams in periods 1, 3, 5); dismissal at 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 18 (Exams in periods 2, 4, 6); dismissal at 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 19 (Exams in periods 7, 8); dismissal at 11:05 AM

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VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR TEENS

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ABOVE AND BEYOND

Garrett Oursler

Congratulations to junior Garrett Oursler, unified track, who was recognized as the Above and Beyond Player of the Week by coaches Stephanie Okerson, Molly Schrader and Jersey Mike’s Subs!

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

GREETINGS FROM GUIDANCE

Guidance Blast

Please see the RHS Guidance Blast for These Important Updates

  • Seniors:
    • SENIORS: Graduation Gown Distribution Days! May 10-13. A $20.00 rental fee must be submitted when picking up a gown. This fee will be returned to you when you turn in your gown immediately after graduation.
    • SENIORS: All obligations to the Business Office must be met in order to pick up a graduation gown next week!! Gowns will not be distributed to anyone owing money on their lunch account.
    • Baccalaureate Mass (5/21) and Graduation (5/22) will be live streamed on roncallimedianetwork.com for friends and family members unable to attend.
    • JUNIORS: 2021-22 School Year Immunizations
  • End of School Year Stress!! How Parents Can Help Their Teen

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

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PLEASE PRAY

  • For our seniors as they prepare for graduation and guide them as they make decisions for their futures.
  • 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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