RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - June 14, 2019

SPECIAL NOTE: There will not be a weekly e-newsletter published for the next few weeks! The next weekly e-newsletter will be sent out on Friday, July 12.

SUMMER SOCIAL - 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Summer Social 2019

Act NOW to ensure you get your 50th Celebration Blanket! Deadline to order the blanket is July 1st.

To get your ticket, come to the Advancement Office Monday - Friday 8 AM - 2 PM or call 317-787-8277 ext. 238.

CONGRATULATIONS HONOR ROLL STUDENTS

Congratulations to all of our students who earned Honor Roll status during the recently completed second semester of the school year! We are very proud of our students who work so diligently on their academic studies! Great job RHS scholars!

Click on the link below to access the list of Honor Roll students.

2019 SPRING HONOR ROLL

MAYOR’S YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Reese Wiley Katie Baker

On June 6, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the new class of students to serve on the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council. Junior Reese Wiley is one of the 14 teens selected from across Marion County to provide a voice on community issues and serve as an advisor to the city leaders.

Returning from the 2018-19 council is senior Katie Baker. The diverse group of 25 juniors and seniors will represent the interest of Indianapolis youth, providing feedback for the mayor and other city leaders on issues that affect the community.

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“I am excited to welcome these talented young men and women to the discussion table, with an experience that is truly an immersion into local government,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “We not only look forward to hearing the unique and thoughtful perspectives from each student, but also to building upon the success of the council’s first year and developing the next generation of civic leaders.”

Orientation for this year’s class will take place on Friday, July 26.

CONGRATULATIONS SPRING SPORT HONOR TEAM ATHLETES

All of the spring sport Honors Teams have been named. Congratulations to all of our spring sport athletes and coaches who received post season honors for their outstanding performances this week.

Click on the link below to access the Honor teams as we know them to date.

SPRING HONOR TEAM

RONCALLI YEARBOOK AND NEWSPAPER RECOGNIZED

Rebel Media Staff
Pictured (left to right): Nick Perkins, Kara House, Elizabeth Bradley, Grace Armbruster, Justin Carpenter

The Roncalli yearbook, Reveille, was named a finalist in this year's Hoosier Star competition. Winners will be announced in October.

The Reveille yearbook was also awarded the rating of First Class by the National Scholastic Press Association and was included in the Gallery of Excellence by the Walsworth Publishing Company.

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In addition, the newspaper, Rebel Review was informed that it was awarded First Place with special merit by the American Scholastic Press Association. This is the first time a Roncalli newspaper has achieved this distinction.

Senior Elizabeth Bradley won 2nd place in The Women's Press Club of Indiana H.S. Communications Contest with her newspaper editorial “Mind your mind”.

Serving as senior yearbook editors are Grace Armbruster and Justin Carpenter. Senior newspaper editors are Elizabeth Bradley, Kara House and Nick Perkins.

REBEL ROUND-UP

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2019

Roncalli Class of 2019! Don’t miss the last chance to hang out with your classmates before everyone goes their separate ways. There will be free food, a free alumni t-shirt and a chance to pick up your yearbook at our annual Rebel Round-up on July 24, 2019, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the cafeteria. Please RSVP today by calling Gary Armbruster, Director of Alumni Relations,787-8277 x 242.

RONCALLI UNIFORM & SPIRIT STORE SALE

Roncalli school uniforms and spirit wear will be sold on Thursday, July 25 4:00–8:00 PM and on Friday, July 26, 8:00 AM - Noon in the Roncalli Cafeteria. The RHS Spirit Store will also be open before the New Parent Orientation on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. The Spirit Store also will be open in the mornings prior to the start of school during the first week of school as well as during school lunch hours throughout the school year.

For questions, please contact the Director of the Spirit Store, Wendy Lawrie or 787-8277 x279. See you at the sale!

SUMMER ACADEMIC FUN AT RONCALLI

Roncalli Summer Camps 2019

The pace of life has not slowed much here at RHS this summer! There have been hundreds of kids on campus already with our athletic and academic camps in addition to our hosting a “Grasshopper Camp” for little youngsters sponsored by CYO Camp! Lots of future Rebels growing and learning!

IMPORTANT UNIFORM INFORMATION FOR 2019-20 REGARDING UNIFORM PANTS

We are very appreciative of the great cooperation we received during the recently completed school year from our students and parents regarding the style of pants that were to be worn as a part of the school uniform.
It is important to note that we are the only Catholic high school in the Indianapolis area that does not require uniform pants of its students. While some students and parents would support a move to uniform pants, the overwhelming majority of students and parents prefer to purchase their school pants in a price range of their choice and at a retail store of their choice. We wish to continue to honor this desire but it must happen in such a way that we are not consistently wasting valuable instructional time and administrative time dealing with fashion compliance issues.

Thus, we ask once again for the total support of our parents and students in making sure there is adherence to specific style of pants that will be allowed next year. The uniform pants for next year must be “bootcut.” Skinny pants, yoga pants, “pegged” or rolling of pants will not be allowed. If you look at the visuals below, the three pictures on top illustrate acceptable choices while the three pictures on the bottom with an X through them are not acceptable choices.

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Uniform Pants

Please direct all questions, concerns and/or comments related to this matter to Roncalli Assistant Principal for Student Life, Kevin Banich.

Thanks in advance for your continued cooperation on this matter.

5K RUN/WALK FOR RHS WOMEN'S XC AND TRACK & FIELD

TOMORROW - 8 AM

Roncalli 5K course

You are invited to join us TOMORROW, Saturday, June 15, for a 5K road race/walk/kids run to benefit the Girls Track and Girls Cross Country programs!

The race is TOMORROW at 8:00 AM at Roncalli. The 5K run/walk costs $30, and the kid's run is free (8 and under). Proceeds from the race benefit the Roncalli Girls Track and Field and Cross Country Programs.

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The course for this race will start on the Roncalli High School campus and run through the adjacent neighborhoods, returning to finish on the cross country course. The race will be timed by Indiana Timing Company. Post-race snacks will be offered.

A free kid's run of 400m is available to children 8 and under. This race will be around the Roncalli track.

Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers. All participants will be entered in a drawing for door prizes (must be present to win).

Roncalli Girls Track and Field and Cross Country

Thank you for your support of Roncalli Girls Track and Field and Cross Country!

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IHSAA MORATORIUM WEEK JUNE 30 - JULY 7

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 2019 Moratorium Week for the summer of 2019 will be from June 30 - July 7. 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.

STILL TIME TO ORDER '18-19 YEARBOOK

If you haven't ordered a yearbook for your student, you can do so online at www.roncalli.org/yearbook. This is the only way to ensure your child will get a yearbook. Online orders will be taken until July 22, or until our supply is gone. Seniors will pick up their books at Senior Rebel Roundup which will be held Wednesday, July 24 at 6 PM in the RHS cafeteria. All other students will receive their yearbooks on the first day of school. If you have questions or need to see if you ordered already, please email Julie Albertson.

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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE RHS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

Please read the linked document. It explains the changes to our Community Service Program and student service hours.

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FREE LUNCHES THIS SUMMER

For anyone aged 6 months to 18 years old, free lunches are available Monday thru Friday, May 28th -July 17th. Please open attachments for times and places.

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CLASS OF 2020 SENIOR PORTRAIT INFORMATION

Members of the Roncalli Class of 2020 will receive information in the mail by mid-June from Prestige Portraits regarding senior portraits. The following are some key aspects to be aware of related to senior portraits: Only portraits taken by Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits will be included in the Senior section of the yearbook and in the Class of 2020 composite picture that hangs in the school’s main hallway. However, you are NOT obligated to purchase any portraits from Lifetouch/Prestige.

To make getting the senior portrait taken even more convenient, Prestige will set up a photo studio in the RHS media center July 8th - July 10th. You will be asked to pay a $15 sitting fee for the session. Seniors will receive an appointment card in the mail with their assigned date and time to get their senior portrait taken, July 8-10. If a senior is NOT able to get their photo taken July 8-10, then they will get their senior photo taken on the first day of school. Seniors can go to prestigeportraits.com to confirm appointments, change appointments and pay for their session.

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The dress code for senior portraits to be included in the yearbook and class composite are as follows:

Young Men

  • Must wear a dress shirt and tie
  • Must be clean shaven with no facial hair
  • Hair must be properly groomed and of its original color
  • No piercing beyond a pierced ear

Young Ladies

  • Shoulders must be covered
  • Modest top must be worn (NO cleavage showing)
  • No piercing beyond a pierced ear

You may find more information at prestigeportraits.com or call 317-829-2075.

FRESHMAN & TRANSFER STUDENT CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION

Roncalli High School is in year three of a 1:1 initiative with each student receiving a chromebook. Chromebooks will be ready for pickup according to the following schedule: Monday, August 5th from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday August 6th, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and Wednesday, August 7th, after-school until 4:00 PM.

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Distribution will be in the Roncalli Media Center. Enter the Main Entrance after parking on the circle.

CHROMEBOOK OWNERSHIP

Roncalli High School owns each school-issued Chromebook until the student graduates at which time ownership will transfer to the graduate.

Any student who leaves Roncalli prior to graduation will be expected to return their Chromebook in full working order or pay the school the cost of a new Chromebook.

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PURCHASE A RONCALLI REBEL VIP MEMBER CARD

Becoming a RONCALLI REBEL VIP MEMBER is a GREAT way to support Roncalli, promote your business, recognize your student athlete, and provide significant savings for your family! A Rebel VIP Member Card is a pass that allows you and your immediate family into ALL Roncalli home sporting and fine arts events, free of charge! (How much am I saving? Regular season games $5-$6 per person; plays, musicals, concerts, $10.00 per person when purchased at gate) (IHSAA tournament and Marion County tournament games are excluded.)

How do I purchase a Rebel VIP Member Card? You may purchase a half page ad in the Roncalli 2019 All Sports Fall Program for $275.00. This purchase provides you with an ad as well as the VIP Card. The program is distributed at all home sporting events, and will be available for view on our Roncalli High School website. The program features photos of our 2019-20 Senior Fall Athletes, fall team photos and a preview of the season from each sports coach. It includes a review of the previous year winter and spring sports season as well as a capsule look at the upcoming winter and spring sports seasons. If you advertised in this year’s program you will be contacted with the opportunity to renew your member card and ad.

To purchase a ½ page ad for the 2019-2020 school year, (deadline June 14th) please click here or email Chris Lauck (phone at (317) 788-4094 - Roncalli Athletic Office), or contact a member of the Roncalli Athletic Booster Committee (RABC) Jim Naumovich, Kristie Clark, Pat Soller, Ali Leffler, Eric Rail, Ron Carr, Greg White, Jenni Agramonte, Erin Beckman, John Currens.

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The Roncalli High School All Sports Program - Ad Campaign is the primary fundraiser for the Roncalli Athletic Boosters. ALL proceeds from this Ad Campaign go directly to support the athletes, coaches and teams at Roncalli. It has been a real blessing to our school.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT – GO REBELS!

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter 2018

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the RHS students, faculty and staff as they travel to Germany.
  • For the RHS students, faculty and staff as they travel on Summer Field Studies.
  • Class of 2019 - that they may always walk in the light of Christ!
  • For Kathy Peach, Fine Arts Dept. Head and Band Director, who is experiencing 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 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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