RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - September 14, 2018

EAGLE SCOUT - WALTER COLVIN

Walter Colvin Eagle Scout

Senior Walter Colvin recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. This is the highest honor granted by the Boy Scouts of America. As a member of Troop 51, Wally earned 31 merit badges as well as membership in the Order of the Arrow, Firecrafter membership, and the Ad Altare Dei religious medal. Wally’s Eagle project was to power wash, repair, and paint 12 picnic tables; construct a new courtyard sign, and build a Buddy Bench for the playground. All of this benefited Indianapolis Public School #65.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

GGMS Winners
Top back: presenter Steve Coffman; Middle left to right: Mariel Martinez, Carlos Garcia; Front left to right: Jennifer Murillo, Chelsea Garcia Andalon.

Earlier this week four Roncalli Students were honored recipients of the Bluff Creek Golf Course George Greer Memorial Scholarship. Presenting the check on behalf of Bluff Creek Golf Course and the George Greer Memorial Scholarship was Steve Coffman.

2018 HOMECOMING COURT

2018 Homecoming Court
Front row left to right: Sarah Gantner, Ellen Schrader, Carlie Schultheis, Grace Pretti, Betsy Crosley, Grace Hegwood, Jada Moran Back row left to right: Alex Volk, Dominic Conover, Connor Kuntz, Wes Cunningham, Paul Elliott, Sam Brown, Andrew Lockard

Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming Court, voted on by the Class of 2019. During spirit week, the student body will vote for this year's queen (crowned at halftime of the homecoming football game) and king (crowned at the homecoming dance).

2018 HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK DRESS-UP DAYS

  • 9/24 Fashion Disaster Monday - Dress up in the strangest, mismatchiest, ugliest combination of clothes.
  • 9/25 Tacky Tourist Tuesday - Dress up in souvenir shirts from your favorite vacation spots, fanny packs, etc.
  • 9/26 TV Wednesday - Dress up as your favorite tv character, or in honor of your favorite show or genre.
  • 9/27 Decades Day - Dress up in celebration of the fashion, pop culture, and history of your class’ chosen decade.
    • Seniors - 1960s
    • Juniors - 1950s
    • Sophomores - 1970s
    • Freshmen - 3010s (not a typo -- they’re heading into the future!)
    • Staff - 1980s
  • 9/28 Red, White, and Blue Friday - Dress up in your most spirited Roncalli gear.

2018 HOMECOMING DANCE

Homecoming Dance Coming Soon

Saturday, September 29th 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). Free ice cream from the Mrs. Curl Truck. Free flip flops for the girls to dance more comfortably.

RHS OFFERS MARINE BIOLOGY SUMMER COURSE IN HAWAII

2018 Hawaii Trip

Aloha! Roncalli will be headed back to Hawaii for a two week Marine Biology Course in the Summer of 2019. The course involves classes and labs on the beaches of the Big Island of Hawaii, a trip to Volcano National Park, learning about the Hawaiian culture, and snorkeling in the ocean. Students do receive credit for this class. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Mrs. Rose.

PICTURE RETAKES

Lifetouch will be taking school picture retakes on Tuesday, October 2nd. Please contact Assistant Principal for Student Life, Mr. Banich if you have any questions.

RONCALLI AWARD JACKETS

Roncalli Letter Jackets

A sales representative from Awards America will be in the cafeteria on Tuesday (10/23/18) from 5-7 PM and during all lunch periods on Wednesday (10/24/18) to take orders for all students interested in purchasing a Roncalli Award Jacket this year. This will be the only opportunity to order an Award Jacket and receive it before the Christmas holidays. The next ordering opportunity for these jackets will not be until late winter for spring delivery. Click here to learn more.

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 the Main Office or the Athletic Department office. Award Jacket purchase information may also be reviewed here.

REQUIRED PERMISSION FORM

As part of our policy at Roncalli High School, all students must complete the attached permission form. Here is the link for students and parents to fill out. All transfer and freshmen students must complete this by Monday, September 17th. Please contact Mr. Banich for any questions.

“IT’S THE GREAT WALKATHON, CHARLIE BROWN!”

Roncalli Walkathon 2018

Congratulations to this year’s design winner Olivia Perkins! Her design will be featured on the 2018 Walkathon t-shirt.

Students will receive their yellow Walkathon 2018 payment envelopes in their eighth period class this week. Please click here to learn more about Walkathon and the FAQs. Click here to continue reading.

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 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.

SACRED SOUND TICKETS AVAILABLE

Sacred Sounds Choir Performance

Tickets for the Sacred Sounds concerts are now available. The concerts are Monday, October 1st at 6:00 and 8:00 PM. The Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Mixed Choir, Orchestra 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, Orchestra and Show Choir. Click here to learn more.

We will be using a new ticketing system for the concerts. The new system, Booktix, will allow us to sell tickets online right up until the start of each concert. In addition, you will now be able to choose your own seats! Tickets can be purchased at www.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.

RONCALLI HOMECOMING 2018

Roncalli Homecoming Tickets

Welcome to Roncalli’s 50th Homecoming, Friday, September 28th! Roncalli High School is excited to announce that this year’s annual Homecoming celebration will again take place on our campus on September 28th! Click here to learn more.

5:30-7:00 PM Come to campus early for the pregame tailgate that includes free hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks in front of the Fine Arts building! All are invited.

7:00 PM Rebels vs Bloomington North

Immediately following the game: Stay on campus and enjoy the tunes of Tastes Like Chicken while enjoying food catered by Big Daddy’s Bar and Grill -- all for just $10 per person. Alumni, parents, past parents and friends of Roncalli are all invited to this post-game event. Join us for all the fun at Roncalli and celebrate a Rebel WIN! Over 500 people attended last year so this event is expected to sell out again. Get your tickets today!

Post game event is for guests ages 21 and over. $10.00 includes entry and food. For tickets call Gary Armbruster at 317- 787-8277 ext 242 or email at garmbruster@roncalli.org.

MOMS IN PRAYER - NEW EARLIER TIME

All women (not just moms) are invited to join the Moms In Prayer group for one hour of prayer each Wednesday from 7:30 - 8:30 AM in the Sacred Heart Chapel at RHS. Adoration will be included during this hour. 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.

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 ensure 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 have been four opportunities for parents to attend. The remaining date is September 18. The meeting begins 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, at 787-8277, extension 224.

STUDENTS WANTED FOR ECUADORIAN ADVENTURE 2019

ECUADORIAN ADVENTURE 2019

This Spring Break, the Spanish department is departing for eight days on an exciting, adventure based itinerary, and YOU are invited! The trip will take place March 22-29. The current cost is $3,558 and includes everything except lunch money and money for souvenirs. Those who sign up by October 1st will receive a $300 discount! All who are interested, please contact Sara Buente for more information.

Come explore Ecuador with us!

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (OPT IN NECESSARY FOR TEXT MESSAGE)

Parents of freshman and other students new to Roncalli must "opt-in" to our School Messenger system in order to receive urgent notifications via text message from RHS. This would include notification of weather-related delays or cancellations, or any other time-sensitive situation that the school needed to communicate to you. Parents are automatically registered to receive emails and phone calls -- this additional step is required only to receive text messages.

To register your number, text "Y" (for "yes") to 67587. You should receive a response that says you are registered.

Parents who have changed their mobile phone number in the last year must also go through the opt-in process to receive mobile calls and texts. Please contact Linda Simpkins should you have any questions.

ELEMENTS FINANCIAL COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT

Please join Roncalli High School on Wednesday, September 19 in the auditorium at 7 PM to welcome a representative from Elements Financial! This is a great evening to learn more about the general financial aspects of college planning. All grade level students and parents are invited to attend.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS TO RONCALLI

During the months of September and October, nearly eighty college and university admission representatives will visit Roncalli during the school day. Sophomores are allowed to sign up for one of these daytime visits, and juniors and seniors are allowed to sign up for unlimited visits. In order to sign up for these visits, students must register on Naviance no later than 7:30 AM the day BEFORE the scheduled visit; no late registrations will be allowed. A list of upcoming visits can be found on the "College Rep Visits to RHS" tab of the Guidance BLAST and will also be tweeted out every day through the RHS Guidance twitter @RHSGuide. In addition, these visits will be announced at school during daily announcements. Students may see Mrs. Meyer with any questions!

RHS YARD SIGNS

Roncalli Yard Signs

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.

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!

PLEASE PRAY

  • For Terese Carson, Roncalli’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
  • For Mr. Tully, Vice President of Mission and Ministry, who is recovering from heart surgery.
  • 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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