RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - December 6, 2019

SENIOR MASS

2019 Senior Mass

This week, our seniors attended a Mass at St. Malachy Parish celebrated with Archbishop Thompson.

GUEST SPEAKERS AT RONCALLI

Guest Speakers

On Monday, our freshmen had the opportunity to hear from Detective Darin Olier, about “Internet Safety” and our sophomores and juniors heard from Ascension St. Vincent about “Drive Now, Text Later”.

ACT SUPERSTARS

Congratulations to our ACT superstars who scored the highest possible score on their ACT tests. The following students scored a 36 on the October ACT:

Will Hawkins
Senior, Will Hawkins - Math
Tommy Mullin
Senior, Tommy Mullin - Math and English
Sydney Silcox
Senior, Sydney Silcox - Reading

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

Tickets for Christmas concerts are now available. The Choral concert is Tuesday, December 10. The Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Mixed Choir 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 and Show Choir.

The Instrumental Concert is December 12 at 7:00 PM. It will feature the Concert Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra.

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. 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.

REBELS RECOGNIZED AS RISING STARS OF INDIANA

Allison England
Allison England
Emma Morgan
Emma Morgan
Veronica Phillips
Veronica Phillips
Chiara Schilten
Chiara Schilten

Roncalli is proud to recognize four outstanding members of the class of 2021 as our nominations for the Rising Stars of Indiana! Allison England, Emma Morgan, Veronica Phillips and Chiara Schilten are recognized based on their selfless dedication to volunteer work, outstanding leadership qualities, and their academic success in the classroom and beyond. The Indiana Association of School Principals, through its Department of Student Programs, recognizes 990 juniors from 251 schools this year. We congratulate these young ladies on all they have already achieved, as well as offer support and encouragement as they continue their accomplishments and expand their knowledge, growth, and leadership skills well into the future. A complete list of the Rising Stars of Indiana Class of 2021 is available here

PREPARE FOR ADVENT WITH RONCALLI

2019 Roncalli Advent

We, as a school, have entered a time of preparation, along with the Church as a whole, for the coming of our Savior. The Student Council has teamed up with Campus Ministry to help prepare for this season. Each class has taken a week leading up to our break and used a theme to shape some activities to help focus us on this time of preparation. The themes will be Hope, Joy, Peace and Love.

Please join us in this Advent season as we prepare ourselves for the coming of our Savior. Keep these themes of Hope, Joy, Peace and Love on your minds and in your prayers through this season. Click here to access scriptures and prayers for each week, as well as what we're doing in the halls of Roncalli. We should all work to prepare, as Matthew 24:44 tells us "So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come."

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. Finals will take place Wednesday, December 18th, Thursday, December 19th and Friday, December 20th.

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EXAM SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER 18-20

First semester exams are scheduled for December 18-20 according to the linked schedule. School will be dismissed at 12:20 on Wednesday and Thursday. Teachers are required to be available for students on each of these days until 1:15 PM to answer questions or provide study sessions. School will be dismissed at 11:00 on Friday, December 20.

Exam Schedule

IUPUI SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The George W. Carver Teaching Initiative (CTI) is a scholarship and career development program dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and support of high-achieving, underrepresented minority youth in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teaching careers. Among the many benefits, CTI Scholars receive up to $33,000 in scholarship support; paid summer internships, professional networking and career building opportunities, and support with job placement. Interested students can learn more by clicking here.

TOY DRIVE

2019 Toy Drive

Now through December 16th, Roncalli is partnering with Anna’s House and the Lord’s Pantry for our annual Roncalli Toy Drive. This toy drive gives us an incredible opportunity to serve two very special communities in the neighborhoods of Stringtown and Haughville.

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For this year's Toy Drive, we are asking our students and community to reflect on Scripture and pray about how they can support our community here in Indianapolis. All students are being asked to talk with their families and reflect on The Gospel of Mark 12:41-44. Upon reflecting, we are asking each family to develop a goal for our toy drive. This can be 1 toy or 1000 toys, or even just a commitment to pray for those families being served by Anna's House. Any contribution, especially a prayerful one, will not go unnoticed! Any money collected will be used to buy toys as well.

Any donations can be dropped off at Roncalli before noon on December 16th. A special thanks to our Theology department for their support in coordinating this wonderful effort!

“REBELATION - CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF RONCALLI”

VOLUNTEER CALL OUT!

SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 25, 2020

We are looking for a committee of enthusiastic volunteers to help plan our golden Rebelation. Rebelation is our annual party that raises funds for tuition assistance. The night consists of food, drinks, silent and live auctions, raffles, student entertainment and fun. If you can help or have an item to donate, please email Jeen Endris.

BREAKFAST AVAILABLE IN THE CAFETERIA DAILY

Breakfast is available at the snack bar in the cafeteria starting at 6:45 AM each day, Monday through Friday. The price for a complete breakfast which includes an entrée, a fruit, a juice and milk is $2.00. If your child is eligible for free lunch, he/she is also eligible to receive this breakfast for free as well. If your child qualifies for reduced lunch, they are also eligible for a reduced price breakfast at $0.30 per day. They simply type their school ID number into the Mealtime system to receive the correct benefit. All information is kept strictly confidential.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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ST. BARNABAS SUPER SPORTS RAFFLE

TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR UNTIL 6:30 PM

ST. BARNABAS SUPER SPORTS RAFFLE
  • $100 per Raffle Ticket, ONLY 1,000 TICKETS SOLD
  • GRAND PRIZE: 2 Tickets to Super Bowl 54, Plus $5,000 Cash Prize (or $10,000)
  • Drawing and Party - Saturday, December 7, 2019 (Drawing at St. Barnabas. Doors open at 6PM. Food, drinks & entertainment will be provided.)
  • TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR UNTIL 6:30 PM, or contact Clayton Willis 317-506-0612 for Tickets.

ST. JOHN’S CHRISTKINDL VILLAGE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Come make Christmas memories and create your own new family tradition at the annual Christkindl Village. Join our friends at St. John’s in Downtown Indy for the #ChistkindlVillage on December 12-15 along the west block of Georgia Street, in the old Pan Am Arena and at St. John’s. All are welcome, come experience authentic Christmas Traditions.

#LiveAnimalNativity #KidsActivities #ChristmasTrivia #FamilyDay #ChristkindlBrewedBeer #AllareWelcome #StJohnsIndy

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Ascension St. Vincent Excellence

In partnership with Ascension St. Vincent, here is information that you might find useful.

This is Lung Cancer: 4 Surprising Facts about Risk Factors and Screenings

More men and women die from lung cancer every year than any other cancer. The biggest risk factor for lung cancer is smoking, which causes 80 percent of all lung cancer deaths in women and 90 percent in men according to the American Lung Association.

But there are also little-known facts about risk factors and screenings for lung cancer that could potentially save your life:

Even non-smokers can get lung cancer. While smoking is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer, even non-smokers are at risk for the disease. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, up to 20 percent of people who die from lung cancer have never smoked a cigarette.

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Second-hand smoke remains risky. Another major risk factor for non-smokers is secondhand smoke, which causes approximately 7,000 lung cancer deaths each year, according to the American Cancer Society. While laws that ban smoking in most workplaces and public places have helped decrease exposure to secondhand smoke, the risk remains because those laws can’t control what happens in private places.

Radon gas: No. 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. The number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers is exposure to radon gas, which accounts for approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Radon is an odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that is present both indoors and outdoors, according to the American Cancer Society. The only way to know if it’s a problem in your home is to have it tested.

Lung cancer screenings can help save lives. A low-dose CT lung scan is a screening method for lung cancer typically covered by insurance at no cost to the patient. Many people don’t realize that annual lung cancer screenings are available for high-risk patients. Lung cancer screening is effective but underutilized, according to the American Lung Association. In fact, only about 15 percent of the 8.6 million Americans eligible for lung cancer screenings are aware they should get them. A low-dose CT lung scan is the only screening tool that can reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer by catching it in its earlier stages, when it's more treatable. To schedule an appointment with an Ascension St. Vincent physician near you, visit www.getstvincentcare.com. Online scheduling is available.

This health tip is provided by Ascension St.Vincent. Schedule an appointment online, anytime at GetStVincentCare.com.

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CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

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PLEASE PRAY

  • For God’s abundant blessings upon our school’s 2019 Toy Drive in hopes we bring Christmas Cheer to hundreds of little kids that otherwise might not have any!
  • For our seniors as they complete their retreat that they may draw closer to You.
  • For Darla Armbruser, wife of Gary Armbruster R’81, who is experiencing health issues.
  • For the Crowe Family, as Brian Crowe, father of freshman Iain Crowe, recovers from a lung transplant.
  • 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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