RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - September 20, 2019

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

2019 NHS Inductees
Front row left to right: Cordelia Eble, Whitney Meinerding, Minna Burkhardt, Megan Zakrowski, Natasha Torres, Claire Wagner
Back row left to right: Mychal Allen, Declan Stanley, Alex Nettles, Gabby Goodnight, Sydney Horton, Anna Clodfelter

Congratulations to our August 2019 Students of the Month who were honored with a catered lunch this past Monday!

125 NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES

2019 NHS Inductees

Congratulations to this year’s 125 National Honor Society inductees. Click for a list of the 2019 National Honor Society inductees. Way to go Rebels!

Inductees

HOMECOMING 50 YEAR CELEBRATION

SEPTEMBER 27 - GET YOUR TICKETS!

2019 Homecoming

On September 27, we will host our 50 year homecoming celebration. At half-time during the 7:00 PM game against Brebeuf Jesuit High School, the 50th class and the 25th class will be recognized. Awards will be given for Alumni of the Year and Honorary Alumni.

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After the presentations, the homecoming festivities will continue under the big tent with food, drink and a live band performance by local favorite “Tastes Like Chicken.” This is an over 21 gathering, and tickets to the tent party are $10 which include food and band. Beverages will be available for purchase.

To purchase your tickets for the tent party, please contact Gary Armbruster at 317-787-8277 ext. 242.

2019 HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK DRESS-UP DAYS

  • 9/23 Pajamas Monday - Dress in comfy sleepwear and be sure to bring your stuffed animals!
  • 9/24 Disney Tuesday - Dress in clothes & costumes of your favorite Disney characters, tv shows, and films.
  • 9/25 1960s Wednesday - Dress in your favorite styles from the 1960s, which is the decade that included Roncalli’s 1st year.
  • 9/26 Superhero Day - Dress in clothes and costumes of your favorite or self-made superhero.
  • 9/27 Red, White, and Blue Friday - Dress up in your most spirited Roncalli gear.

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  1. If not clearly dressed in the day’s theme, students must be in school uniform.
  2. Regular dress code guidelines apply. Exceptions include hats and shorts of modest style that are directly relevant to the day’s theme. For clarification, contact Mr. Crissman.

2019 HOMECOMING DANCE

Saturday, September 28th from 8:00-10:50 PM in the main gym

  • Semi-formal attire; all are encouraged to come with or meet friends at the dance (no date required)
  • $10 per person (tickets sold during all lunch periods throughout spirit week)
  • Yard games and seating on the front circle
  • Free snow cones from the Kona Ice Truck
  • Purse/shoe check and free flip flops for the girls to dance more comfortably

VOLLEYBALL CYO NIGHT

Come cheer on the Roncalli girls volleyball team as they take on the Perry Meridian Falcons Tuesday, September 24th. Freshman and JV will begin at 5:30 PM with the Varsity at 6:30 PM. All CYO girls in grades 4th-8th will be admitted free to the game and introduced between games. There will be pizza, prizes and fun all around. Hope to see everyone there. Go Rebels!

PICTURE RETAKES

On Tuesday, October 1st, students will have the opportunity for picture retakes. If a student missed the first day of school or they ordered pictures that they want retaken, this will be the day. Students that ordered pictures will need to bring in their original packet of pictures on this day. Students taking pictures this day can be out of uniform in the appropriate attire. Shorts are not permitted.

SACRED SOUNDS TICKETS AVAILABLE

Sacred Sounds

Tickets for the Sacred Sounds concerts are now available. The concerts are Monday, September 30 at 6:00 and 8:00 PM. The Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Mixed Choir, Instrumental Trio 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, Instrumental Trio and Show Choir.

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We will be using the online ticketing system for the concerts. 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.

GREETINGS FROM GUIDANCE

We hope you are feeling God's blessings this week!! Remember, those of us in the Guidance Department, are here for you and your students!

ZAPS PSAT/SAT Seminar at Roncalli

There is still time to register for the final ZAPS seminar offered at Roncalli this year! This two day seminar will be held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in room 111 from 3:15-5:45 PM. Register here.

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Christian College Fairs

Your Story. God’s Design. Are you seeking a college experience where the Christian faith is woven into the very fabric of the institution? Check out these Christian College Fairs NEXT WEEK!! For more information: ChristianCollegeFairs.com

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25 - 11 AM - 1 PM @ Covenant Christian High School
  • Thursday, Sept. 26 - 6:30-8:30 PM @ Heritage Christian School Cafetorium

Scholarship Information Updated

Please check out the carousel outside of the Guidance office for updated information on scholarships for college bound seniors!

2020 United States Senate Youth Program

Two Indiana students will be selected to earn a $10,000 college scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. on March 7-14, 2020. Eligible students are high school juniors and seniors who are currently serving in leadership roles in student government:

  • Student body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
  • Class president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
  • Student council representative
  • National Honor Society officer (including discipline-based Honor Society such as the National English and Social Studies Honor Societies that include service components)
  • Student representative elected or appointed to a district, regional, or state level civic or educational organization.

College Go! Week

This week Roncalli High School and the entire state of Indiana are celebrating College Go! Week. It is a time for students in all grades to look to the future and consider education beyond high school. During College Go! Week, students are encouraged to complete the following:

  • Seniors: Complete college applications now. Don’t Wait! Many schools waive application fees at this time!
  • Juniors: Schedule 2 college visits/Job Shadows now. Register for the Feb ACT, and/or March SAT
  • Sophomores: Schedule 1 college visit/Job Shadow now. Attend Future Planning Meeting for Sophomores and Freshmen 10/9
  • Freshmen: Schedule 1 college open house visit now, Attend Future Planning Meeting for Sophomores and Freshmen 10/9
  • ALL STUDENTS are encouraged to use Naviance to research their educational options beyond high school – including two or four year colleges, apprenticeship programs, religious vocation programs, and military options.

This week we encourage all students to take these important steps toward making your future dreams come true! Look for more great tips about choosing and applying to colleges here

FAFSA NIGHT

FAFSA forms will be available October 1. Roncalli will host FAFSA Night in the Roncalli auditorium on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 to answer any questions you may have concerning FAFSA and the importance of filling it out. Don’t drag your feet! Get this important document filled out and sent in asap!! Click here for more information.

LATINO COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT

El Departamento de Guía de la Preparatoria de Roncalli High School invita a las familias de habla hispana de los estudiantes que actualmente cursan el onceavo (Juniors) y doceavo (Seniors) grado a la Noche en Español de Planeamiento Universitario en el “Media Center” el día miércoles 2 de octubre a las 7:00 pm. Los temas que serán cubiertos incluyen: Visitas a las universidades, carreras universitarias, requisitos de admisión, cuando se debe aplicar, como pagar por la universidad. Esperamos verlos ese día!

Aprende Más

The Roncalli High School Guidance Department invites all Spanish-speaking families of current juniors and seniors to attend Spanish College Planning Night in the Media Center on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 PM. Topics covered will include: campus visits, college majors, admissions requirements, when to apply and how to pay for college. We hope to see you there!

KATHY TROCCOLI PERFORMANCE

Kathy Troccoli Concert

Mark your calendars! Christian recording artist, Kathy Troccoli will be performing free of charge at Roncalli on Tuesday, October 8. Troccoli has 19 #1 hits, is a Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner. Two of the Roncalli choirs will be performing with her, and each south deanery grade school will be represented during this performance! Tickets are available in Roncalli's Main Office from 8 AM - 3 PM. There are limited seats, so get yours early!

CORPORATE SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES!

Roncalli offers a comprehensive Corporate Sponsor program that supports our students in several exciting ways including tuition assistance and broadcasting opportunities. There are many benefits in sponsoring and supporting Roncalli. Your company will be exposed to other like-minded businesses that also support Roncalli. Almost 1200 students, 125 faculty and staff, an alumni base of over 13,500 and thousands of Roncalli parents, relatives and friends will have an opportunity to see your business ad at some point during the school year. Our newest opportunity will include signage opportunities in our new Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium. Space will be limited so if your business is interested in supporting Roncalli through Walkathon, Rebel Media Network, Homecoming, Fall Sports, Rebel 5ive podcast, Rebelation or brand new opportunities in Roncalli’s newest multiple use facility, Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium, please call Gary Armbruster at 317-525-7046 or email him.

WALKATHON 2019

“REBELS - WALK THIS WAY”

2019 Walkathon

Congratulations to this year’s design winner junior Andrew Holm! His design will be featured on the 2019 Walkathon t-shirt.

Students received their yellow Walkathon 2019 payment envelopes in their eighth period class this week. They will also receive an email with instructions as to how to receive and track online donations from Boost My School.

Walkathon FAQs

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Calling for parent volunteers to help with the walkathon. Please email Jeen Endris if you’d like to get involved.

This year’s Walkathon is Tuesday, October 29th. (The rain date is scheduled for October 31st.) The Walkathon is the only all school fundraiser in which Roncalli students are asked to participate. Every dollar raised through Walkathon funds provides needs-based tuition assistance for Roncalli families.

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 Roncalli gym on October 29th, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM. If you are available and interested in joining this experience please contact Betsy Strader for further information.

E-LEARNING DAYS AT RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL

Roncalli High School has worked diligently in preparation for offering E-learning days should they become necessary during the 2019-20 school year. I thank our department chairpersons and our E-learning committee for the work done to position our school for an effective implementation of possible E-learning days.

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GRANDPARENTS DAY

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 11, 2019

Due to the overcrowding and safety issues, we will once again only be inviting Sophomore, Junior and Senior grandparents. Grandparents of Freshmen will be invited if they have a grandchild in one of the other three classes.

RONCALLI ACADEMIC AWARDS RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Since 1992 Roncalli High School has been honoring its students for their academic accomplishments both in and out of the classroom through a program called the Roncalli Academic Awards Program. The Roncalli Parents Organization generously funds the awards given to our students each school year.

Academic Letter Program

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Students and parents are now able to track electronically their academic points totals and awards they have received through the following steps: Go to Family Link, enter student's email/password they made, and scroll down to RRR Academic Awards Program Points. Total points should be displayed for the student.

Please direct any questions about the Academic Awards program to Rita Boyle.

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).

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  • 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 Roncalli family that can assist with your transportation needs.
  • If your family/student is willing to assist other Roncalli 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.

We have the following Roncalli 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.

  • Southport & Acton Road: Needs ride home after school. Willing to pay!
  • Edgewood and Arlington-Shelbyville Rd and Arlington (Buck Creek Woods): Needs rides home from school willing to take someone to school in the area or pay gas money.
  • Carefree North subdivision off of County Line Road: Needs ride home after school. Willing to pay for gas!
  • E. Raymond & S. Franklin (Raymond Park.): Carpool to and/or from school.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM UPDATE

Students are doing a great job with completing service hours through the new MobileServe app. We are nearing the end of the first quarter, so here are some reminders: Service hours for the first quarter must be logged by September 25.

The service logs must be verified and accepted (email verification, geo location and adult signature) by October 1.

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Please encourage your sons/daughters to check their MobileServe app on a regular basis to see the status of their service logs. If they see a green check mark next to a log, then it has been approved. If they see a red X mark next to the service log, it has been rejected and they need to see Mr. Striby to rectify the issue in question. If there is no mark next to the log, it is waiting for email verification from the adult supervisor.

Any and all questions can be directed to Mr. Striby 317-787-8277 ext 256.

GET A REBEL VIP CARD!

FREE ADMISSION TO RONCALLI ATHLETIC & FINE ARTS EVENTS

What is a Rebel VIP member card? A Rebel VIP member card is a pass that gets you and your immediate family into any home athletic event free of charge (regular season games only; IHSAA tournament and Marion County tournament games are excluded). A Rebel VIP Card also allows you to receive up to four free tickets to one performance of each fine arts production/concert.

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How do I get one? You can purchase a minimum half page ad for $275 in the Roncalli 2019-20 Performing Arts Book. The Performing Arts Book is distributed at all major fine arts performances and concerts and features pictures of our seniors in the performing arts program as well as pictures of the many different performing arts ensembles and groups.

To purchase an ad in the Performing Arts book, contact a performing arts student or Mike Lewinski or Miki Lewinski.

Ad prices are as Follows:

  • Business Card Size-$65
  • ¼ Page Ad-$165
  • ½ Page Ad-$275
  • Full Page Ad-$450

The Roncalli Performing Arts Book Ad Campaign is the primary fundraiser for the Performing Arts Booster. All proceeds from Performing Arts book campaign goes directly to support the Performing Arts at Roncalli.

Becoming a REBEL VIP MEMBER is a GREAT way to support Roncalli, promote your business or recognize your student and provide a significant savings for your family!

LIVE STREAMS NEXT WEEK

If you can’t make it to the games next week, you can catch the live video stream.

Volleyball

  • September 17, 6:00 PM vs. Brebeuf

Football

  • September 20, 7:00 PM vs. Scecina

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Rebel 5ive Podcast

PARENTING CORNER

Tim Elmore's article It’s Time to Evaluate Your Parenting Style, discusses the shift of parenting styles that has occurred over the last few generations. In his article, he ultimately explores the concept of the necessary balance to help kids become independent young men and women.

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Ascension St. Vincent Excellence

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

Doctor-approved ways to prepare your teen for an emotionally healthy school year

Pop culture and science have long agreed that the teenage years come with an excess of pimples, popularity contests, and other growing pains. Unfortunately, too many middle and high school students are afraid to open up about their turbulent emotions. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that at least 80 percent of teens with anxiety and 60 percent of teens with depression are not getting the help they need.

For many families, summer vacation offers a rare opportunity for parents to spend extended quality time with their teens. As July darts to a close, consider the mental and emotional health of your child.

Below are 5 best practices for nurturing emotionally strong teens:

  1. Limit screen time. Studies have found correlations between social media use and depression. Unless you observe concerning behavior, don’t prohibit your teen from using social media. Instead, monitor usage and institute time limits.
  2. Guard your mouth. Research has found that deprecating self-talk increases symptoms of anxiety in kids ages 8-18. Avoid negative self-talk about your own body or personality and commit to reducing comparison language. When you call yourself demeaning names or compare yourself to others, you are teaching your teen that those damaging behaviors are acceptable.
  3. Pay attention. One study found that, as early as preschool, learning to build friendships is a crucial part of child development. Get to know your child’s friends. With your teen’s permission, invite their friends over to watch a game or share a meal with your family.
  4. Go first. If your teen is hesitant to talk about mood swings or anxieties, model vulnerable behavior by first sharing your feelings. Using age-appropriate language and details, tell your teen about the items that trigger your own nerves and bad moods.
  5. Normalize seeking advice. Ask your teen for their opinion on how to handle the gossipy neighbor or a stressful work situation. Mention how you sought therapy during a difficult time. Your child should hear often that asking others for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.

This health tip is provided by Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St.Vincent. Schedule a pediatric appointment online, anytime GetPeytonManningCare.com.

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CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter 2018

PLEASE PRAY

  • 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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