RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - August 24, 2018

CANNED FOOD DRIVE

2018 Roncalli Canned Food Drive

NEW THIS YEAR: For households with 2 or more siblings, the collective minimum donation will be $60 or 110 cans. If using this option, please drop off donations at one time using one donation form per household.

Roncalli's Annual Canned Food Drive will take place from August 27-31. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will benefit St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Charities, Hunger Inc., and the David Moore Food Pantry. This is an earlier spot on the calendar, with the hope that it will provide an influx of donations to these organizations at a time of the year when donations tend to slow down. Click here to learn more.

Donations will be accepted in the main lobby from 6:50-7:20 AM and 3:10-3:40 PM each day (excluding the afternoon of Tuesday, August 28 and Friday, August 31). Outside of those times, donations can be dropped off in the main office.

Students and staff who donate at least $35 or 70 cans will receive out-of-uniform privileges for the rest of the week. So the earlier donations are made, the more out-of-uniform days can be earned! Contact Student Council Moderator Ryan Costello with any questions.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY - FLICK EARNS ALL CONFERENCE HONORS

All-Conference Team

Picture: All-Conference Team. Second from left Ashley Flick.

The Girls Cross Country team opened their season at the 2018 Joe Harvey Circle City Conference Championship Race at Brebeuf High School. The girls team took 4th place in the Varsity and JV races, missing 3rd place in the varsity race by only 4 points.

Freshman Ashley Flick earned all-conference honors, finishing in 9th place with a 21:11. Other top varsity finishers included freshman Lauren Turk in 12th with a 21:38, followed by freshman Livia Ianni, sophomore Anna Vane, and junior Trinity Gleitz.

Earning PR's were sophomores Emily Langston (25:50) and Anna Vane (25:33).

ALL REBEL PRE-GAME TAILGATING

ALL REBELS are invited to join the Tailgating at Franklin Central this Friday beginning at 4:00 PM. All meats are provided just bring a dish to share, drinks and chairs to sit in. We run on donations, and it is open to anyone! We will be located in the old middle school parking lot, east of the stadium. Look for the American and white Rebels flags and DJ Schura!

ADDITIONAL EARLY RELEASE ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

There will be an early release on Tuesday, August 28 at 1:00 PM to allow for our teachers to come together to dialogue and pray from 1:15 - 3:15 PM.

Walkathon Theme Contest

50 Dollar Bill

Attention to all RHS students. It’s an opportunity to come up with this year’s Walkathon theme (like Follow the Rebel Brick Road or New Kids on the Walk) to appear on the official Walkathon t-shirt. Simply, submit your theme ideas to the Advancement Office by the end of school on Thursday, August 30th. The winner receives $50 CASH. This is the t-shirt everyone will wear…not just on the day of the walk, but on out of uniform days too! Click here to learn more.

This year’s Walkathon is Wednesday, October 31st, Halloween! (the rain date is scheduled for November 2nd) 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.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Invitations to apply to Roncalli's chapter of the National Honor Society were emailed to qualifying seniors on Wednesday. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Bohn by Wednesday, August 29th.

REQUIRED PARENT MEETING FOR PARENTS OF FRESHMEN (CLASS OF 2022)

A required freshman parent meeting was instituted ten years ago primarily as a means to establish or insure some “common ground” between our parents as primary educators and Roncalli as secondary educators. The meetings have received positive reviews from parents. Any parent/guardian of a freshman who previously has not had a freshman child at Roncalli needs to attend one of these Required Freshman Parents meetings.

There are four opportunities for parents to attend one of these meetings. The dates are: August 23, 29, September 4 and September 18. The meetings begin at 7:00 PM in the school’s auditorium and will end promptly at 8:30 PM.

NOTE: Parents who have had a freshman student previously at Roncalli are not required to attend one of these meetings. Failure to attend one of these meetings will result in the student not being allowed to stay at Roncalli for the second semester of the school year.

Please direct all questions to principal, Chuck Weisenbach 787-8277, extension 224.

EVENING WITH THE COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES 8/27

RHS will host a college planning night on Monday, August 27 2018 that is open to all interested students and parents, grades 9 through 12.

Representatives from approximately 30 different post-secondary institutions will be present to share information on their academic programs, life on campus, and how to apply for admission and financial assistance. Click here to see which universities will be available to students and parents.

  • Ball State University
  • Bradley University
  • Butler University
  • DePauw University
  • Earlham College
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Franklin College
  • Hanover College
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • IUPUI
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Manchester University
  • Marian University
  • Monmouth College
  • Purdue University
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Valparaiso University
  • Vincennes University
  • Wabash College
  • Xavier University

The schedule for the evening includes:

  • 7:00-7:20 General information on college planning (powerpoint format); intro of speakers in the auditorium
  • 7:20-7:25 Parents and students move to the first of two classroom presentations/mini-fair in the Media Center
  • 7:25-7:50 First presentation in a classroom/mini-fair
  • 7:50-7:55 Move to second presentation/mini-fair
  • 7:55-8:20 Second presentation in a classroom/mini-fair
  • 8:20-8:25 Move to Media Center
  • 8:25-8:50 Dessert reception in the Media Center for all
  • 8:50-8:55 Closing announcements

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Kelly Meyer, College Counselor at Roncalli High School, at 317-787-8277.

ACCESS THE RHS STUDENT-PARENT DIRECTORY ONLINE

Families can access the Roncalli parent student directory online. Go to www.roncalli.org and on the homepage below the slideshow, there is a button labeled, “Parent Student Directory”. After clicking this button, you can login with your student’s student ID and 8-digit password or if you have a Canvas account to follow your students, you may click the red button labeled “Login through Canvas”. Parents have the ability to search for students or parents. If you have changes to your data, please contact RHS Registrar, Mary Sheets 787-8277, extension 232.

SHELBY, AND MORGAN COUNTY LILLY SCHOLARSHIPS

If you reside in Shelby, or Morgan County and would like to apply for a Lilly Endowment Scholarship through the respective community foundation, please see the information on the "scholarships" tab on the Guidance BLAST for requirements and deadlines.

There is also a handout of this information available on the Guidance Carousel outside the Guidance Office.

The Shelby County application is due September 1, 2018, and the Morgan County application is due September 7, 2018.

Please see Mrs. Meyer for any questions.

DOORWAY TO COLLEGE ZAPS ACT/SAT TEST PREP SEMINARS

The ZAPS Doorway to College program will host a two-day, instructor-led course at Roncalli High School after school on the following dates:

ACT--Monday, August 27 from 3:15-5:45 PM and Tuesday Auguest 28 from 1:15-3:45 in room 102

PSAT/SAT--Monday and Tuesday, September 10 and 11 from 3:15-5:45 PM both days in room 102

Click here to see what students will do during the test prep seminar.

  • Learn tips for improvement in all subtests
  • Practice strategies to eliminate wrong answer choices
  • Take shortened practice tests that mirror the actual testing experience
  • Prepare to write a well-organized, persuasive essay
  • Reduce test anxiety and gain confidence
  • Receive a comprehensive Study Guide and 6 practice-test workouts per subtest

The cost to attend is $95 per two-day session. Students may register for ACT sessions here.

Students may register for the PSAT/SAT sessions here (Cost is also $95 per two-day session).

COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT FOR JUNIORS 9/5

The RHS Guidance Department will host a very important college planning night for juniors and their families on Wednesday, September 5, from 7-9 PM at Roncalli High School beginning in the auditorium.

Students and parents can learn more about the college application process, along with information about participating in NCAA athletics, the process of applying to selective institutions, career resources, and military options.

This is a very important college planning meeting for juniors to attend. Please join us on September 5! Click here to learn more.

EARLY DISMISSAL FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH

In the student’s Rebel Day Planner, the early dismissal days are printed on that date. Usually, the early dismissal date is the first Thursday of each month. This past week it was on Thursday due to the Back to School Night event. Please have your student look at their planner to confirm the early dismissal dates. The next early dismissal date is Thursday, September 6th, at 2 PM.

GRANDPARENT’S DAY INVITATIONS

Grandparent's Day Image We will celebrate our annual Grandparents Day liturgy on Friday, October 12. A reminder that due to space limitations only grandparents of sophomore, junior and senior students are invited to this celebration. If you have a sophomore, junior and/or senior student and would like their grandparents to receive an invitation please submit this form to Lora Mascari in the president’s office at 787-8277, extension 231. Please know if you have a junior or senior student at RHS and their grandparents were invited last year they will receive an invitation this year automatically.

RHS YARD SIGNS

Choose Roncalli

Show your RHS Spirit by displaying at your home and/or place of business one of the brand new, spiffy 2018 RHS Yard Signs. The signs are free and may be picked up by the main entrance to the stadium! Thanks to all RHS families who participate in our yard sign campaign - your help in promoting Roncalli is much appreciated.

INDIANA CHOICE STATE VOUCHER STATUS - DEADLINE 8/31

A mailing went out to all families that have an approved State Voucher for the 2018/19 school year. If you received this mailing, please sign and return the two green forms and your voucher will be secured for this school year.

If you think you qualify for a State Voucher and you did NOT receive a letter in the mail with your voucher approval, please contact Amy Kuntz 317-787-8277 ext 278 so we can obtain the necessary paperwork and file your voucher. Guidelines for the Indiana Choice Scholarship Voucher Program can be found here.

AFTERCARE DIRECTOR

Central Catholic School is seeking an organized and energetic person to be our Aftercare Director. The position is part time, averaging 20 hours a week. Click here to see what the successful candidate has in terms of qualifications and responsibilities.

  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with after school staff, school day staff, students and parents.
  • Must exhibit the proper attitudes and personal qualities necessary to produce high quality after school service.
  • Plans and implements the daily activities (including, but not limited to, homework help, enrichment, and clubs) of the after school program.
  • Ensures that children are supervised at all times.
  • Implements school policies and procedures and communicates them to children, families, after school and school day staff.
  • Communicates regularly Assistant Principal to keep him or apprised of the program.
  • Takes responsibility for the attendance and submits by requested deadlines.
  • Help organize family nights and other family activities
  • Recruit and manage volunteer tutors from parent group, parishes, service organizations, high schools or other sources, as the need arises.
  • Available 20 hours per week (3pm-6pm daily, plus 1 hr per day for prep, planning, meetings or clean up).

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Ruth Hurrle, Principal. Interviews will take place the week of August 27.

NUTRITION & WELLNESS CLASS ITEMS NEEDED

The Nutrition & Wellness class is seeking donations of items for the new classroom. The class is now held in the Providence House, the former residence of the Sisters of Providence on LaSalle Street. The students will have access to a kitchen and could use some basic supplies. Please refer to the link to the Sign Up Genius sheet to avoid duplication of donations. Thank you so much! Please click here to see how you can help.

MOMS IN PRAYER - BEGINS SEPT. 5th

All women (not just moms) are invited to join the Moms In Prayer group for one hour of prayer each Wednesday from 8:00 - 9:00 AM in the Sacred Heart Chapel at RHS. Please consider joining us for an awesome hour of prayer each week! If you cannot join us each week please come when you can. For more information please contact Donna Williams.

KROGER RONCALLI REWARDS - CHANGES TO PROGRAM

If you have enrolled before, please be aware that you must re-enroll each year in order for Roncalli to benefit. It is super easy to register. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Roncalli’s identifying number is AS409 (new number).

Roncalli High School appreciates the generosity of the Kroger Company and appreciates all in the RHS Family who have registered their Kroger Card so that we benefit each time you swipe your Kroger card when shopping at Kroger. We have received in excess of $10,000 from Kroger over the past year! Once registered, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

TRANSPORTATION NEWS

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). Click here to read more.

  • If your family is in need of assistance with transportation, please contact Andi Baker 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.

CAN YOU HELP? RHS FAMILIES SEEKING TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE

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 contact Andi Baker 317-787-8277, ext. 221. Click here to see if you can help.

  1. Needs occasional rides to and from school (Sheek & Worthsville in Greenwood)
  2. Needs a ride to and from school most days (21st Street & North Emerson Ave.)
  3. Needs a ride daily to and from school. Parent could meet up in a parking lot or intersection of Mooresville or Camby. (Mooresville area, off of 67 & Old 67, near PacMoore Factory)
  4. Rideshare or carpool from Bargersville area. Mom can take to school if someone can pick up after school. (SR 135 & Smokey Row Road)
  5. Ride needed home after school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday (Arapaho Ridge Neighborhood, near Southern Dunes Golf Course. West of 37 between Southport & Wicker Road)
  6. Occasional rides needed (Five Points & Thompson, Copper Grove addition)
  7. Needs a ride home from school every day (Rahke Road & Railroad Road - Southern Oaks Neighborhood, just West of Perry Meridian High School)
  8. Rideshare when needed (meet @ intersection of Southport & 37)
  9. Needs assistance with morning or afternoon (Edgewood & Meridian)
  10. Needs a ride to school (Worthsville & Sheek, Greenwood)
  11. Needs ride to and from school (Stop 11 & Bluff Road)
  12. Needs ride from SSFC to RHS in the morning two students
  13. Needs ride to and from school (Thompson Park Blvd.)
  14. Need ride home every other week (Sherman & Stop 11)
  15. Needs ride home from school most days (Edgewood & Emerson)
  16. Needs ride home from school everyday (Keystone & Edgewood)
  17. Needs ride home from school everyday (Edgewood & Emerson)
  18. Needs ride to school daily (Combs & Shelbyville Rd (Bunker Hill Neighborhood))
  19. Needs ride to and from school (31 & Worthsville Rd)
  20. Needs ride home from school (Stop 11 & Bluff Road)
  21. Needs ride home from school daily (US 31 & Smith Valley)

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (OPT IN NECESSARY FOR TEXT MESSAGE)

All RHS parents’ phone numbers that are listed in the student’s information in our school wide data system have been added to a list that will be contacted in case of a school emergency, delay or closing information or other pertinent RHS information. If you are the parent of a freshman student, the parent of a transfer student or a returning parent that did not “opt in” for text messages, last year and you desire a text message in place of the recorded phone call please text “yes” to 67587. Please contact Linda Simpkins should you have any questions.

FREE ADMISSION TO RHS ATHLETIC & FINE ARTS EVENTS - GET A REBEL VIP CARD!

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. Click here to learn more.

How do I get one? You can purchase a minimum half page ad for $275 in the Roncalli 2017-18 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!

INDY JUNIOR REBELS LACROSSE

This fall, Indy Junior Rebels Lacrosse (Roncalli Lacrosse’s feeder program) will be hosting the first ever southside Fall league! Registration is open and will close on August 31st. Visit jrrebellax.com for the registration.

Who: any boy or girl, grades K-8 (teams will be based on grade level/age and will be divided between girls and boys since the rules of the games vary) at any South Deanery school or parish – others can join too by contacting Julie Aldrich. Click here to read more.

When: Season will run from mid-August to early October

Format: 3v3 or more, based on team numbers. Small goals and sticks will be used, along with soft lacrosse balls. This league will focus on the basics of lacrosse while having fun with other students from your schools.

Practices will be held twice a week with games held on Saturdays at Roncalli High School. There will be a season finale tourney on Saturday, October 6th. Cost: just $40 per athlete and this will include a t-shirt to keep.

Coaches: coaches will be members of the high school teams, trained by IJR staff with practice plans for each session. We will need a parent point person for each team to be present at every practice and game, in case of emergencies.

Online registration at jrrebellax.com is open and will close August 31st. Please call, text, or email Julie Aldrich with any questions, 317-496-7339 SPREAD THE WORD AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! OPEN TO ANYONE!

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the family of Bridget Carter, who passed away last week. She’s the grandmother of Erin Bohn, Social Studies Department Chair.
  • For a safe, successful, and enjoyable school year for all in the Roncalli Family and for all in our South Deanery Catholic Schools.
  • 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 Divine Providence upon all elected officials and judges at all levels of government.
  • 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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