RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - February 15, 2019

2019 SALUTATORIAN AND VALEDICTORIAN

2019 Roncalli Val & Sal

Congratulations to the 2019 Salutatorian Amanda Blankenberger and Valedictorian Katie Minton! Amanda graduated from Our Lady of Greenwood and is the daughter of Martha and Terry Blankenberger. Katie graduated from Nativity and is the daughter of Teresa and Andy Minton.

WRESTLERS SEMI-STATE CHAMPS!

Semi-State Champs

Left to right back row: Coach Wade McClurg (& daughter Adelynn), Alec Viduya, Brayden Lowery, Elijah Mahan, Coach Riley McClurg. Front row: John Harris, Tyce Freije

Our wrestling team totaled 104 points in Saturday’s New Castle semi-state to win the program’s first-ever semi-state title. Five wrestlers advance to the IHSAA State Finals, with four individual semi-state champions and one runner-up. The state finals begin tonight (February 15) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, with the tournament concluding on Saturday (February 16). Saturday’s action starts at 9:30 AM. Good luck to Coach Wade McClurg and wrestlers Brayden Lowery (semi-state Champion), Alec Viduya (semi-state Champion), Tyce Freije (semi-state Champion), Elijah Mahan (semi-state Champion) and John Harris (semi-state Runner-up)!

WILLIAM BAWI AWARDED BY KIWANIS

William Bawi Awarded

Pictured left to right: Assistant Principal for Student Life Kevin Banich, William Bawi, teacher Julie Albertson and guidance counselor Angela Maly

Congratulations to senior William Bawi who was honored last Friday with a Circle of Valor Award at the 44th Annual Abe Lincoln Awards Program. The Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis honored 20 high school students at the annual event, which celebrates overcoming adversity in life to succeed.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN

Roncalli High School works with local law enforcement officials continuously reviewing and updating our Emergency Preparedness Plan based on best practices learned from school experiences all across the country. Law enforcement has shared with us that a review of some school shootings shows that they have taken place during the time period in the morning prior to the start of school when students, teachers and staff are arriving on campus and entering the school. They (law enforcement) have recommended that we collect student cell phone numbers so that we can communicate directly with students if an emergency situation exists in the time period leading up to the start of school when we may have students in the parking lot, driving into school, etc. NOTE: The school's only use of these numbers will be for emergency notification. In the coming weeks, we are going to begin collecting students' cell phone numbers. Please notify Linda Simpkins in our IT department if you as parents do not wish for Roncalli to have your child's cell phone number.

RONCALLI AWARD JACKETS

A sales representative from Awards America will be in the cafeteria on Thursday (3/7/19) from 5-7 PM and again in the cafeteria during all lunch periods on Friday (3/8/19), to take final orders for all students interested in purchasing a Roncalli Award Jacket this year.

This will be the last opportunity to order an Award Jacket at a less than retail price during the current school year. Payment will be required at the time of order, with checks to be made out to Roncalli High School.

Information/Price sheet may be picked up at Main Office or the Athletic Department office. Award Jacket purchase and pricing information may also be reviewed here

THE WINTER SNOWBALL DANCE

Roncalli High School is excited to offer its 2nd annual winter dance where all proceeds are donated to the Roncalli Appalachia Mission Trip for Spring Break. The dance is on Saturday, February 23rd from 7:30-10:30 PM in the Roncalli Gymnasium. Students must arrive before 8:00 PM. Students must request a guest pass for a student from another high school from the Dean of Students no later than Friday, February 22nd. Tickets will be on sale during all lunch periods and at the door on the night of the dance for $7.

All students are welcome to come with or without a date. The dress for the dance is relaxed semi-casual and students should not go out and buy something new for the dance. If a student has a concern about their attire being appropriate, males can talk to Mr. Kevin Banich and females can talk to Mrs. Erin Bohn.

FINANCIAL AID FORMS FOR 2019-2020 NOW AVAILABLE - DUE MARCH 1

Financial aid forms for the 2019-2020 school year are now available ONLINE ONLY. Please contact 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.

To help guide you through this process, please look through the “Financing Your Child’s Education at Roncalli”.

ATTENTION JUNIORS & PARENTS

Counselors will begin meeting with juniors to discuss their future plans on Monday, February 18th. Juniors will be notified of their appointment time the day before the meeting and should bring their Guidebooks to the meeting. In preparation for this appointment, juniors should make sure they have registered and/or taken both the SAT and the ACT this year. Additionally, juniors should have taken or scheduled to take a College Visit before the end of the year.

LENTEN ALMSGIVING PROJECT

The Beginning Women’s and Beginning Mixed choirs will perform a free concert on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. While there is no charge for this concert, donations will be accepted to benefit the Lenten Almsgiving Project which is Catholic Relief Services Gift of Hope program. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Doors will open at 6:30. Come out and listen to some great music while supporting a worthwhile cause!

BASKETBALL BW3 FUNDRAISER

Basketball Fundraiser

Annual Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser that will be Monday, February 18th.

The Roncalli Boys Basketball program will get a percentage of all sales from the Stop 11 and Hwy 31 Buffalo Wild Wings.

  • The fundraiser is ONLY at the Stop 11 and Hwy 31 location. It runs all day, from open to close.
  • No tickets to turn in this year, so please be sure to tell your waitress you are with the Roncalli Basketball Fundraiser.
  • The Roncalli Varsity and JV team will be there around 5:30 PM to sign autographs and pose for pictures.
  • We will have a drawing for a FREE WEEK of camp ($50 value) to any campers in attendance Monday night.
  • Carry-out orders are included in the fundraiser.

EAT MORE CHICKEN – SUPPORT MEN’S LAX!

Men Lax Support

Enjoy dinner out at Chick-Fil-A between 4 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and show your support for the Roncalli Men’s Lacrosse team. Tell your friends and family and share the image below – you can print it out or show it on your phone. (Please post it to your social media and help us spread the word!)

CITY BARBEQUE – SUPPORT LADIES LAX!

Ladies LAX Fndraiser

Please join us in supporting the Lady Rebel Lacrosse Team February 21st! Anyone can share the flyer by showing it from their phone or printing the flyer and is good ALL DAY. Thank you for your support!!

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The Honors Economics students will be participating in a Community Poverty Simulation and we need 20-22 parent volunteers to run this event. We will be working at The Atrium on February 26th from 10:30 AM - 3 PM. If you are available and interested in joining this experience, please contact Betsy Strader for further information.

RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL DRESS DANCE 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 life and spirit of St. John XXIII, 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 the 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 remain 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.

JR. REBEL GOLF TEAM

Jr. Rebel Golf Team (previously OLG Golf) will have a Spring Season Information Night on March 5th at 6:30 PM at St. Roch in the Parish Life Center. Our 6th-8th grade Co-Ed Spring team season is geared towards developing newer players and fun. The season runs April through May, we will start practices 4/1/2019.

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INDIANA SENATE PAGE PROGRAM

Did you know you can take a day off from school to serve as a page for the Indiana Senate? State Senator Aaron Freeman invites students in grades 6-12 to come to the Statehouse and spend an exciting day seeing our state government in action. You will have the opportunity to tour the Statehouse, meet Senator Freeman, and observe the legislative session from the Senate floor. Siblings and friends can sign up together, too! Interested students can apply online at the Indiana Senate Republicans homepage.

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS CASH BASH & RAFFLE - NEXT SATURDAY

Next Saturday, February 23rd, join us for the Athletic Boosters “Cash Bash Raffle.” It promises to be an evening of great fun and lots of opportunities for winning! Ticket information can be found at this link.

CYO CAMP RANCHO FRAMASA

CYO Camp

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa is seeking Camp Counselors for the upcoming summer season. Roncalli has a long-standing tradition of alumni who have served in this ministry in the past. CYO Camp Counselors are relational, creative, enthusiastic, inclusive, diverse, fun-lovin’, faith-filled, community oriented, great with kids, out-going, hardworking, friendly and love the outdoors! Do you see yourself or someone you know as a camp staff member? If YES, Click here.

“APRIL IN PARIS, RENDEZVOUS REBELATION”

APRIL 27, 2019 - GET EARLY DISCOUNT TICKETS

Rendezvous Rebelation Logo

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

Visit roncalli.org/rebelation to purchase tickets at early bird pricing and download the raffle ticket order form.

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Rebelation is our annual party that raises funds for tuition assistance. This year, the event will be filled with French delights: food, drinks, silent and live auctions, raffles, student entertainment and a LIVE band to celebrate the night.

If you’d like to volunteer or have an item to donate, please email Jeen Endris.

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter 2018

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Catherine Gibbons, mother of Mary Beth Supple a member of our Cafe staff.
  • For Chris Minor, mother of Matthew R’19 and Jessica R’22, who is recovering from surgery.
  • For Bill Mullen, Honorary Alumni, past parent and Board Member, current Facility Planning Committee Member, who is recovering from heart 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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