RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - October 26, 2018

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SECTIONAL CHAMPS

Girls Volleyball Sectional Champs Image

Congratulations to our Rebel Girls Volleyball team on back to back Sectional titles!

They defeated Cathedral in the Regionals in three sets and lost in the championship to #3 ranked Avon in four sets.

Congratulations Rebel Girls Volleyball team on a great season!

PERKINS REGIONAL CHAMP & STATE QUALIFIER

Nick Perkins Image

Congratulations to Roncalli senior Nick Perkins who won the Rushville Regional championship on Saturday, October 13th in the second round of the IHSAA state tournament. Perkins covered the 5000-meter course in a time of 15:53.4 to repeat as Rushville Regional champion. His winning time was the fastest time on the Rushville course in the 12 years the regional has been held there.

The boys cross country team finished third in the regional and advanced to the semi-state. Perkins and the rest of the boys cross country team competed in the semi-state on Saturday, October 20.

Nick Perkins advances to the State Cross Country competition after his 3rd place finish at semi-state with a school record-breaking time of 15:48.7.

Good luck, Nick, as you compete in the 2018 IHSAA Boys Cross Country State Finals this Saturday!

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

Roncalli Walkathon Shirt Design

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! (A decision as to whether or not we are walking on Wednesday will be made before we leave school on Tuesday. 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.

College day visits are not allowed on this day. School is dismissed at 1:00 PM on the day of the Walkathon! Click here to learn more.

Students can have friends and family donate directly to them on our website with a credit card. All students should have received an email with their unique web-link and instructions for online donations. Or you can just visit: boostmyschool.com/roncalli-walkathon and click “DONATE NOW.” You’ll be prompted to type in the student’s name and select the amount you wish to give. Students can check how much they have generated and send emails with their link to family and friends by going to there unique URL. Checks and cash are also accepted, or a combination of these payment methods. We ask students to fill in their yellow envelope with the amount pledged online and turn it in to get their t-shirts.

Students can turn in their money in the designated yellow envelopes in the cafeteria during all lunch periods on Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30th. Money must be turned in by October 30th in order for the student to participate in the walk.

Please contact Jeen Endris with any questions.

GRANDPARENTS DAY 2018

Grandparents Day Photos

On Friday, October 12th, we welcomed over 700 grandparents to Roncalli to celebrate Mass with our sophomores, juniors and seniors. The grandparents also attended students’ eighth period classes to get a glimpse of what Roncalli has to offer their grandchildren.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month

We congratulate our most recent Students of the Month that were recognized at a luncheon in their honor last Monday. Front Row left to right: Grace Stewart (Health & Physical Education); Britney Himelick (STARS); Sophia Taylor (Social Studies); Katie Baker (Mathematics); Kara House (Communications). Back Row left to right: Kasey Kirkkoff (Science); Athena Pavelko (English); Briggs McGill (World Languages); Cody Carmony (Business & Technology); Owen Volk (Religious Studies); Michael Runholt (Fine Arts). Not Pictured: Anthony Bates (Industrial Technology).

CONGRATULATIONS FRESHMAN CLASS CO-PRESIDENTS

Freshman Class Co-Presidents

A huge thank you to all of the freshman students who participated in the process of selecting the Co-Presidents for the Class of 2022. Congratulations to the new officers: Co-President of Public Relations - Sofia Reutebuch Co-President of Service - Elle Hovanec Co-President of Spirit - Lily Vaught Co-President of Web Promotions - Dominic LaRouche

PETAL LOVE FORWARD

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Senior Nicholas Adams draws a name and delivers the flowers to Mr. Weisenbach.

On Wednesday, some of our Roncalli students participated in “Petal Love Forward” event sponsored by Steve’s Flowers and Gifts. Names were drawn. Two bundles of flowers were delivered: one to keep and one to pass on. Thank you, Nicholas, and all of the students who helped spread love!

BLOOD DRIVE

This year's Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, October 30th from 2:00-8:00 PM. Sign-ups will begin during lunch periods on Thursday, October 25.

RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th

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Roncalli invites all prospective students in 5th – 8th grades, along with their parents and family members, to join us for our Open House on Thursday, November 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Click here to learn more.

All facets of school life at Roncalli will be on display. Guests will be able to visit information booths on all academic, extra-curricular and service organizations and have an opportunity to speak with current students, teachers, coaches, club moderators and school administrators. Tours of the school will be available throughout the entire two hour time period.

Stop by and see why so many people are making Roncalli their choice for high school! For information about RHS, visit roncalli.org.

RONCALLI SPIRIT STORE ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE

The Roncalli Spirit Store will hold its annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, November 10, 2018, in the Roncalli cafeteria from 9 AM to 1 PM. We will have fantastic new merchandise updated with the latest trends and styles for everyone on your Christmas shopping list: Moms and Dads, Grandparents, students, future students, little siblings and even your pets. We have non-apparel gift ideas you won’t want to miss. If you’re a parent of an eighth grader, shop with us while your student takes the Roncalli placement exam.

For more information, please contact Wendy Lawrie, Director of the Roncalli Spirit Store at 787-8277 ext. 279. See you at the sale!

FREE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY FOR GRADES 9-12!!

RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education. RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular. Click here to learn more.

Over a million students - representing 2 out of 3 high schools in America - have signed up to earn 'micro-scholarships' from a diverse set of over 250 colleges and universities, including: IUPUI, IU, DePauw, Valparaiso, Notre Dame, University of Evansville, Trine University, University of Kentucky, Ohio Northern University, University of Dayton, University of Chicago, University of Alabama, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Atlantic University, and Barry University, among many others. RaiseMe is focused every day on making sure every student has the opportunity to achieve their college ambitions and go as far as their skills and smarts will take them.

Students may sign up for a free account; seniors, you are still eligible to sign up now!

RHS CAREER DAY EVENT 11/9

Sophomores through Seniors are strongly encouraged to register for our annual Career Day, this year taking place on Friday, November 9. Students learn directly from the career professionals about career preparation, many options that are available, the rewards and challenges of the career, salaries, outlook for demand and so much more. Details are as follows:

Friday, November 9: Students will participate in small group discussions with the career professional of their choice. Maximum 2 visits per student.

Time slots: 8:00, 8:20 or 8:40 AM Registration is required by November 1 Click here to learn more.

Because this event follows the Open House evening, there are no quizzes or tests this day. Students miss a portion of one class by participating in this important experience.

The registration link is now live! Be sure to check out the career areas that will be represented and encourage your student to register!

COLLEGE VISITS

Official College Visits are very helpful in the college planning process:

  • Students and parents can compare colleges in terms of size, majors, cost of attendance, scholarships, college atmosphere, and overall "fit."
  • Students see how their current coursework/grades connects to their future goals, often providing students new academic motivation
  • Students can explore various majors/careers by scheduling an information session in addition to their campus tour.
  • Our RHS counselors strongly recommend the first college visit take place sophomore year, during the school day or on a weekend Open House visit. Juniors and Seniors are likewise encouraged to make at least two official college visits.

Click here to read more.

This form must be used when arranging an official college visit as an excused absence, and provides directions to scheduling a campus visit. Questions? Please contact your guidance counselor.

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 November 5th from 10:30 AM - 3 PM. If you are available and interested in joining this experience, please contact Betsy Strader for further information.

DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS

Halloween Festival

REBEL WRESTLING FOUNDATION

Grade Pre K - 8 Wrestling Season begins Tuesday, October 30. You can register for RWF at practice anytime during the season. Practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Roncalli High School Wrestling Room. Beginner Group will practice at 6:00 PM-6:45 PM, and Advanced Group will practice at 6:45 PM-8:00 PM. A full competition schedule is offered. For more information visit rebelwrestlingfoundation.org or email wrestling@roncalli.org

JUNIORS: APPLY FOR A FREE LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM AT UINDY

Juniors, are you interested in leadership opportunities? If so, you should attend the Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow's Leaders. This program will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the University of Indianapolis. Senator Lugar will give the opening welcome address and then student representatives from across the state will meet in breakout sessions to discuss current events and world issues. In addition to exposure to leadership experience and acting as a resume builder, students who attend the Symposium as juniors and ultimately decide to attend the University of Indianapolis as college students are eligible for a scholarship to assist in tuition payments. Only three juniors may be selected from Roncalli. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Meyer by next Friday, November 2 to learn more about applying.

KROGER NUMBER CHANGE

Please log-in and make sure your Kroger card is associated with Roncalli High School. Our organization number has changed to AS409.

HOLY NAME OF JESUS PARISH MISSION

Holy Name of Jesus will be hosting a Parish Mission by Fr. Thomas Sullivan C.S.M from the Fathers of Mercy Sunday, Nov. 4-Wednesday, Nov 7. See flier for start times. Come join us for one night or all the nights. The title of the mission is "The Mercy of God." Divine Mercy, St. Padre Pio, St. Theresa of Calcutta and the Blessed Sacrament will be discussed. Fantastic talks along with Adoration and confession opportunities! There will be snacks following the closing session on Wednesday! You do not need to be a parishioner to attend, and it is at no cost to you (free). Everything takes place in the church.

Click here to see the flier.

parish mission info flier

PLEASE PRAY

  • For Bob Tully as he recovers from a second surgery.
  • For Abbey Akel, two year old daughter of Ryan Akel R’02, who was diagnosed with a life threatening disease called Aplastic Anemia.
  • For Bill Mullen, Honorary Alumni, past parent and Board Member, current Facility Planning Committee Member, who is recovering from heart issues.
  • 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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