RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - December 3, 2021

ACT ALL-STAR

Claire Pittman

Senior Claire Pittman scored a 36 on the Reading subtest of the October ACT. This is a perfect score! Way to go, Claire!

HALTER NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Emma Halter and Family

Last week, senior Emma Halter was recognized for her outstanding volleyball career. She was selected to the Under Armour All-American team! Congratulations, Emma!

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

Purchase your tickets! Tickets for Christmas concerts are available beginning Friday, November 19. The Choral concert is scheduled for Tuesday, December 7. The Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Mixed Choir, Intermediate 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, Intermediate Choir and Show Choir.

The Band Concert is December 9 at 7:00 PM. It will feature the Concert and Jazz Bands.

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 email Miki Lewinski or call 317-787-8277 Ext. 249 for a special promo code to access your free tickets.

CENTRAL 9 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Drew Greene and Run Eng

Congratulations to junior Drew Greene for receiving C9’s student of the month recognition for culinary arts, and to senior Run Eng for early childhood education. We are proud of both of you!

SUCCESSFUL WALKATHON 2021

“Walk a Mile, Pray Awhile”

Walkathon

The third time is the charm! Last week we completed our Walkathon for 2021 with a brisk walk on Wednesday! Over $89,400 raised by students, faculty and staff and corporate sponsors and over 89% student participation! Thank you, Roncalli family for your support of needs-based tuition assistance!

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT SERVICE HOUR DEADLINES

The deadline for logging service hours is coming up. Here is a rundown of what's required:

  • Monday, December 6 - all service hours must be logged in MobileServe.
  • Friday, December 10 - all service hours must be verified by the adult supervisor.
  • Students are encouraged to add photos and get signatures on MobileServe while on-site.

The first-semester requirement is 18 hours for all grades. Service hours count for 10% of the student's semester grade in their theology class. All hours logged and verified since the beginning of the summer break will count toward the semester one requirement.

Students should check their service logs and if their entry is more than a week old without verification, please have them check the email of the supervisor as sometimes this is entered incorrectly by the student and the supervisor never receives the verification email.

For questions about logging service hours in MobileServe, email Julie Albertson. For questions about what counts as service and where to find service opportunities, email Gerard Striby.

FOOD AVAILABLE

From the Indiana Department of Education, go to foodfinder.us. FoodFinder is a map of food pantries nationwide. Families can find food pantries if needed during the time kids are out of school for winter break and not eating at school every weekday.

YEARBOOKS MAKE GREAT GIFTS

Looking for a Christmas gift for your student? Order a yearbook that will be filled with memories from the 2021-22 school year! You can order online at roncalli.org/yearbook. The discounted price is $60 until February 15 when the price increases to $75. Yearbooks will be passed out to graduating seniors in July and to all other students on the first day of the 2022-23 school year. Questions? Email Julie Albertson.

KROGER REWARDS

Every little bit counts! Take a look at the great benefits Roncalli receives when you shop at Kroger with your Kroger rewards card. Make sure you have your card associated with Roncalli’s code AS409. See the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or click here, choose “I’m a Customer,” and type in Roncalli’s code AS409 to link your rewards to benefit our school.

FINAL EXAMS

We will return to our traditional Final Exam Schedule. Click here to see it.

SNOW DAYS

With winter fast approaching, here is our elearning learning plan that is stated in the student handbook:

The school calendar traditionally has four days designated as “Snow Make-up Days”: Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Easter Monday and the final Friday of the school year. Should we cancel school for any reason during the school year, we will use the next “Snow Make-up Day” available on the school calendar as an E-learning day. Students will not report physically to school on an E-learning day. They will be required to log into their Canvas account by 10:00 AM for attendance purposes and to complete assignments given to them by their teachers for this E-learning day. Roncalli will not use an E-learning day on the actual day for which school is canceled.

2ND SEMESTER CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP

If you missed the Choice Scholarship (formerly known as a voucher), there is a second application window open now until January 15th. Click here for more informaton. If you have any questions or want to see if you qualify, please contact Amy Kuntz.

Roncalli Media Network

Basketball

You can catch the boys basketball game Saturday on roncallimedianetwork.com.

STARS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Calling all volunteers! The STARS program provides accommodations for over 450 exams during exam week - that takes a lot of volunteers! We greatly appreciate any help you can provide. Please consider volunteering during this busy time. Please sign up here.

We are hiring

The Office of Institutional Advancement is seeking an individual(s) to be a part of a dynamic team. We are seeking a candidate to manage our school website (app management, day to day web updates, proficient at HTML, CSS, JavaScript and SQL).

We are also seeking someone to do videography/video production and also do broadcast and streaming for our Roncalli Media Network. This position(s) could be full-time or part-time and is a 12 month position. Interested and qualified candidates should contact Terese Carson at tcarson@roncalli.org or at 317-788-4098.

CENTRAL NINE OPEN HOUSE

Students and parents of students interested in learning more about Central Nine - there will be an open house on Thursday, December 9 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Central Nine. The address is 1999 US 31 South, Greenwood, IN 46143. If you are at all interested, we highly encourage you to attend, as this will allow you to get hands-on experience for all of the programs.

If you are unable to attend, they will be holding another open house on Thursday, January 27 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

For more information on Central Nine, you can visit their website, or speak with your students' school Counselor!

En Esañol

Los estudiantes y padres de familia interesados en conocer más acerca de Central Nine, habrá un "open house" el jueves 9 de diciembre de 5:30 - 7:00 en las instalaciones de Central Nine, esta se encuentra ubicada en: 1999 US 31 South, Greenwood, IN 46143. Si están interesados, les recomendamos ampliamente que asistan, esto les permitirá conocer de primera mano todos sus programas.

En caso de que no puedan asistir, habrá otro "open house" el jueves 27 de enero de 5:30 - 7:00.

Para más información acerca de Central Nine, pueden visitar su sitio web, o hablar con la Consejera escolar de su hijo/a.

CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE

Christmas Toy Drive December 13th.

FREE AND REDUCED MEALS

Families that believe they would qualify for free and reduced meals normally, should still submit a free meal application as this can help with qualifying for other assistance programs for the family and student. Benefits from completing applications stretch far beyond the cafeteria and impact students in the classroom and at home. All information submitted in these applications is private and confidential. Apply here.

Homework Hub

Room 211

3:15-4:15 PM, Monday - Thursday

Homework Hub

After school homework hub is a space to do homework or meet for study groups. TUTORS are available!

  • ALL students are welcome.
  • No need to register.
  • Just show up after school.

If you have questions, please email Beth Reel, assistant principal for academic affairs, or call (317) 787-8277, ext. 222.

Celebratng Bob Tully

Janury 20th

A portion of each ticket supports the Robert F. Tully endowment, which provides a scholarship to a graduating senior of Roncalli High School.

  • $25 per person
  • Doors open at 5:00 PM
  • Dinner at 6:00 PM
  • Enjoy buffet and cash bar
  • Business Casual Attire

Purchase tickets online.

Contact Raegan Evans (317) 787-8277 ext. 231 with event questions.

RSVP by January 13, 2022

Purchase Tickets

TUITION WORK PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Tuition Work Program provides for an ultra-flexible part-time job where you can...

  • Sign up to work when YOU are available
  • Work as many events as YOU want
  • Receive an hourly rate ranging from $12-$25 depending on the event
  • Sign up as many family and friends as you like to work toward your student’s tuition
  • Work in premier venues with other Roncalli families

This program can really make a big impact on the amount of tuition a family has to pay. Some families work in the program to pay their entire tuition bill.

If you have questions, please contact the program administrator, Angela Maly.

If interested, sign up here.

TRANSPORTATION NEWS

WE CAN HELP YOU!

Find us on Facebook for carpooling/transportation information: Roncalli High School Carpooling/Transportation

Through the years, we have proven to be very successful in helping families/students that are in need of transportation assistance(to and/or from school).

  • If your family is in need of assistance with transportation, please email Andi Baker or call 317-787-8277, ext. 221. Please provide her with the following details (your name, contact information, major crossroads near where you live and what your needs are (ride to school, home from school or both). We will make every effort to connect you with another RHS family that can assist with your transportation needs.
  • If your family/student is willing to assist other RHS families/students with a ride to school and/or home from school, please contact Andi Baker and provide her with the same information as noted in the first paragraph. This can be an excellent way for your family/student to benefit from some extra gas money.

Learn More

We have the following RHS families who are in need of some assistance with transportation. If your family would like to pick up some additional gas money and provide assistance for one of these families would you please email Andi Baker or call 317-787-8277, ext. 221.

  • Needs ride home 3-4 times a week (Center Grove area)
  • Needs a ride home from school daily (Greenwood area between US 31 and 135)
  • Needs a ride home from school daily (Southport Road and Franklin Road)
  • Needs a ride home from school daily (Stop 11 and Bluff - Shannon Lakes across from Killarney neighborhood.)
  • Needs a ride home from school everyday, except Mondays (Stop 11 and US 31)

GUIDANCE CORNER

Guidance QR code

Please see the Roncalli Guidance Blast for these important updates!

  • Central Nine Open House - December 9th
  • FAFSA Completion Workshops at Central Nine Career Center - Dec. 15
  • JUNIORS: Register now for the February 12 ACT at Roncalli
  • FREE: Indianapolis Youth Leadership Academy - Students 15-18 yrs old

VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR TEENS

Learn More

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Bob Lynch SH’56, father of Marty Lynch R’79 and Jeannie (Lynch) Massing R’81 and grandfather to many Lynch and Massing alumni. May God comfort his family during this difficult time and let Your perpetual light shine upon him.
  • For Betsy Strader, Roncalli business and economics teacher and mother of freshman Sam, Robert R’16 and Andrew Strader R’19, who is battling serious health issues.
  • For Aaron Hommell R’07, Roncalli director of alumni services and corporate relations, who is battling serious health issues.
  • For the repose of the soul of Patty Mennel, grandmother of sophomore Chloe Painchaud. May God comfort her family during this difficult time and let Your perpetual light shine upon her.
  • For Diana (Lorenzano) Berry R’10, who is battling serious health issues.
  • For Wally Patrick R'91, father of junior Drew Patrick, who is battling health issues. May God provide him strength and healing during this difficult time.
  • For Jessica Kocher, wife of Mike Kocher R’97 and daughter-in-law of long time Roncalli maintenance man Mike Kocher, who is battling serious health issues.
  • For Lisa Rutherford, a substitute teacher, mother of sophomore Elijah Rutherford, who is struggling with a chronic medical condition. May God provide her strength for this journey.
  • For Dennis Stephenson Hon’93, who is battling serious 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 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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