RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - December 21, 2018

A Christmas Prayer From St. John XXIII

O sweet child of Bethlehem,
Grant that we may share with all of our hearts
In this profound mystery of Christmas.

Put into the hearts of men and women this peace
For which they sometimes seek so desperately
And which you alone can give to them.
Help them to know one another better,
And to live as brothers and sisters,
Children of the same Father.

Reveal to them also your beauty, holiness and purity.
Awaken in their hearts love and gratitude for your infinite goodness.

Join them all together in your love.

And give us your heavenly peace.

Pope John XXIII (Cardinal Angelo Roncalli)

For unto us a child was born. The Messiah who saves the world. May your Christmas be as great as ever in the light of the Savior’s love!

All of us at Roncalli High School wish you, your family and all your loved ones a joyous and merry Christmas and a safe, fulfilling new year!

TENBARGE AWARDED LILLY ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Kaylee TenBarge

Congratulations to senior Kaylee TenBarge, who is one of only three area students to be awarded a Lilly Endowment Scholarship from the Johnson County Community Foundation! This extremely competitive scholarship provides students with a full tuition scholarship to any Indiana college or university as well as an annual $900 book stipend. Stephanie Fox, Program Officer for Scholarships stated, “The Scholarship Committee is repeatedly impressed by the high caliber students that we are able to review during the Lilly scholarship cycle each year. It is an extremely competitive process, and we are grateful to have a dedicated committee who undertakes the task of reviewing and nominating our recipients each year.” Congratulations, Kaylee!

FOUR WRESTLERS WIN COUNTY TITLES, TEAM FINISHES SECOND

Elijah Mahan
Elijah Mahan
Brayden Lowery
Brayden Lowery
Alec Viduya
Alec Viduya
Tyce Freije
Tyce Freije

Four wrestlers earned individual titles at Saturday’s Marion County Tournament at Franklin Central. Senior Elijah Mahan captured the individual crown in the 170-pound class. Juniors Brayden Lowery (120 pounds), Alec Viduya (132 pounds) and Tyce Freije (138 pounds) all earned county championships. Senior John Harris (285 pounds) and junior Sam Slivka (126 pounds) finished as the runners-up in their respective classes. The Rebels, currently ranked seventh in the state, finished second in the team competition, totaling 241.5 points. Warren Central, the fifth-ranked team in the state, won the team title with 294.5 points. The Rebels finished ahead of second-ranked Perry Meridian, who totaled 225 points for a third-place finish.

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“We love competing in the Marion County Tournament every December, because of the obstacles and challenges it presents to our individuals early in the season,” said head coach Wade McClurg. “We came away with four county champions, two runners-up, seven more place-winners and we defeated the second-ranked team in the state. There’s a lot of positive in those statistics and we have a lot to build and improve on moving forward. We train for the IHSWCA Team State Duals, which takes place in three weeks and the IHSAA State Tournament series in February. We are going to put steel in our spine and continue to get better every day by focusing on the things we can control.”

The Rebels return to action on December 28, when they participate in the two-day Spartan Classic in Connersville.

NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month

Our most recent group of Students of the Month were honored this past Monday at a catered luncheon! Congratulations to the following RHS scholars. Front row, left to right: Mary Alice Furgeson, Ari Walker, Lauren Turk, Anne Ameis, Allison England, Elly Roessler Back row, left to right: Kaitlyn Wilson, Brian Bobko, Michael Buckel, Luke Marsh, Lea Glander Not pictured: Anthony Jones

CHRISTMAS BREAK

The first semester came to an end on Friday with the completion of first semester exams. School will reconvene with the start of the second semester on Monday, January 7 at 7:30 AM. Report cards will be distributed to students in their eighth period class on Wednesday, January 9. Should you have any questions about a grade, please contact the classroom teacher first. Should questions still exist after that communication, please contact Mrs. Kathy Arruda, the Assistant Principal for Academics

THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL TOY & BOOK DRIVE

Toy Drive Success

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thanks to all of the students, parents, families, faculty, staff and friends of Roncalli who supported our Christmas Toy and Book Drive this year. Hundreds of kids, teens, adults and families will have a Merry Christmas due to the tremendous generosity shown by all who supported our drive this year. Thank you, Roncalli! May God bless you!

KIWANIS FOOTBALL LUNCHEON

Football Honorees

Left to Right: John Harris, 1st Team All-Marion County; Joe Mullin, GREAT Player Scholarship winner - selected among all Marion County nominees and awarded $2,500 scholarship; Brandon Berger, 1st Team All-Marion County, Team MVP; Kelli Mariutto, Cheer Captain; Ethan Lockard, Team Academic MVP; Scott Marsh - Head Football Coach

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Last week, our students and coach were honored during the 2018 Kiwanis Football Luncheon at the Colts Pavilion. Colts General Manager, Chris Ballard, gave the keynote speech. Andrew Luck stopped by (in full practice uniform) to address the crowd. Rebels, we are proud of all of you!

ROAD CLOSING

Road Closing

We have been notified by the construction company that our Prague Road entrance will be closed next week starting on December 24, probably through December 28. You will not be able to access the west parking lot or the circle.The northern entrance via LaSalle Street will be the only means by which you can access the campus.

SQUARE DANCE HOEDOWN

Square Dancing in P.E.

This week our students performed square dances they’ve been learning in their Physical Education classes. Check out all five classes dancing on our YouTube channel.

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DRIVER EDUCATION INFORMATION FOR 2019

Roncalli High School is one of only a handful of high schools in the entire Indianapolis area that offers students a high quality Driver Education program. The required 30 hours of classroom time are offered in two different formats next spring and/or summer. The required six hours of behind the wheel driving takes place during the month of June. Registration materials will not be distributed until February. We are limiting spots this year. We will be able to accomodate the first 82 students who sign up. To access more information on the Driver Education program that will be available to students in 2019.

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SPRING BREAK & MORATORIUM WEEK 2019 REMINDERS

Some school families make their spring break plans and reservations during the Christmas holiday break. A reminder that Spring Break this school year will begin with the dismissal of school at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 21. School will resume at 7:30 AM on Monday, April 1. To maintain the integrity of the school calendar and instructional time, Roncalli does not allow a family to extend Spring Break by leaving early or returning late without a significant academic penalty. For full details on the policy, please click on the link at the end of the newsletter. Thank you to our parents who have given us tremendous support of this policy through the years.

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Additionally, 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 is from June 30 - July 6. 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.

SAVE THE DATE

Chartrand Class of 1969 50th High School Class Reunion Saturday May 25, 2019

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with someone on this list. Our Reunion will be here soon, so please put it on your calendar and spread the word!

Thank you!!! Patti (Wohlhieter) Stephenson

  • Nancy (Kidwell) Russel: 317-752-7879
  • Cheryl (Wilder) Pinnick: 317-319-4733
  • Patti (Wohlhieter): 317-294-1052
  • Kathy (Nolan) McKee: 317-300-9140
  • Kathy Eacret: 317-294-8143
  • Bibianna (Brizendine) Phillips: 317-514-8976
  • Cathie (Fox) Geiger: 317-697-0274
  • Bill Geiger: 317-409-6218

MARCH FOR LIFE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Roncalli Pro Life Club

We are excited to announce that the Roncalli Pro-Life Club will be sponsoring a trip to attend this year's March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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The group will will leave from Our Lady of the Greenwood on Thursday evening, January 17th and return on Sunday morning, January 20th. We will be traveling by charter buses along with Our Lady of the Greenwood and St. Joseph's parish in Shelbyville. The cost of the trip will be $150 and will include all but three meals. If interested, contact Ms. Reuter or Mr. Traylor. Parents are welcome to attend as well! Please contact us for further details.

PREPARE FOR ADVENT WITH RONCALLI

Advent Season

We as a school have entered a time of preparation, along with the Church as a whole, for the coming of our Savior. The Student Council has teamed up with Campus Ministry to help prepare for this season. Each class has taken a week leading up to our break and used a theme to shape some activities to help focus us on this time of preparation. The themes will be Hope, Joy, Peace and Love.

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Please join us in this Advent season as we prepare ourselves for the coming of our Savior. Keep these themes of Hope, Joy, Peace and Love on your minds and in your prayers through this season. Click here to access scriptures and prayers for each week, as well as what we're doing in the halls of Roncalli. We should all work to prepare, as Matthew 24:44 tells us "So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come."

RONCALLI PARENTS ORGANIZATION PRE-GAME MEAL JANUARY 18TH

The Roncalli Parents Organization (RPO) invites you to join us on Friday, January 18th between 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM in the Roncalli cafeteria for a delicious meal. We will be serving chili, hot dogs, dessert and a beverage for only $5/person. After dinner, cheer on your Rebels Boys' Basketball team as they take on New Palestine.

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We are in need of student and parent volunteers and several donations to make the event a success. If you would like to make a donation or volunteer to help with the event, please sign up here.

REVISED KICK-OFF TO SCHEDULING

The Guidance Department has revised the kick-off to scheduling. Presentations will be on Monday, January 7 to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Registration also begins on Monday, January 7 at www.roncalliregistration.org. Please be prepared to pay the $100 registration fee. Registration must be complete by Friday, January 25 in order for students to request their courses during online scheduling Saturday, January 26.

RONCALLI WRESTLING: CYO WINTER BREAK CLINIC

Wrestling is hosting it’s 3rd Annual CYO Winter Break Wrestling Clinic at the Roncalli High School Wrestling Facility. RHS Head Coach Wade McClurg, the RHS wrestling staff and RHS wrestling team will be teaching the wrestling techniques that are taught in the RHS workouts. This is a great opportunity for wrestlers to kick off the CYO Wrestling Season and for those that have already been doing club wrestling at Rebel Wrestling Foundation!

  • Cost: $20 pay at the door
  • Dates: Tuesday, December 26th & Wednesday, December 27th
  • Time: 12:00 PM -1:30 PM
  • Ages: Grades K-8

RONCALLI SOFTBALL WINTER CLINIC

The Roncalli Rebel softball program will hold their annual Winter Skills Clinic on December 27-28 in the Bubble Gym. The clinic will run from 9:00 - 10:30 AM for 1st - 4th grades, and 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM for 5th - 8th grades. All are welcome! Cost for the clinic is $40. We will cover hitting instruction, throwing instruction, defensive drills, and ball handling drills. And of course, all in attendance will receive a special Christmas "goody bag.”

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TRANSPORTATION REQUEST

Major Crossroads: Thompson & 5 Points. Will pay gas money. Email Mrs. Baker or call 317-787-8277 if interested.

PRE-ORDER THE 2018-19 YEARBOOK

The 2018-19 yearbook is now available for pre-order, and what a great Christmas gift it would be for your Roncalli student! Go to yearbookforever.com to order online. If you prefer a paper order, those are available in the main office or in room 109. Yearbooks are $60 until February 15 when the price goes up to $75. Questions may be directed to Mrs. Julie Albertson.

"APRIL IN PARIS, RENDEZVOUS REBELATION" VOLUNTEER CALL OUT! SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 27, 2019

We are looking for a committee of enthusiastic volunteers to help plan "April in Paris, Rendezvous Rebelation." Rebelation is our annual party that raises funds for tuition assistance. The night consists of food, drinks, silent and live auctions, raffles, student entertainment and fun. If you can help or have an item to donate, please email Jeen Endris.

RHS & UINDY CONTINUE SCHOLARSHIP PARTNERSHIP

Roncalli High School is delighted to continue the scholarship partnership with the University of Indianapolis that will result in UIndy offering eight UIndy/RHS scholarships that will range in value from $14,000 to full tuition. It is important to note that these eight scholarships are available only to RHS graduates. There will be special priority given to students majoring in Engineering, Education or students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service or students who intend to pursue a career in church ministry work.

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Roncalli students will be automatically considered for this scholarship just by applying to UIndy by February 1, 2019. Other requirements can be found on the Guidance BLAST here.

THANK YOU FROM BOB TULLY

Just a note to say THANKS for all of the cards, notes, e-mails, meals, Eucharist etc. but most of all for the prayers. My doctor said I should be dead and couldn't believe I wasn't. I think he now knows the power of PRAYER coming from the Roncalli Family. I am so glad to be back in the halls of the best place for kids to feel love RHS! God Bless.

SAINTS FRANCIS & CLARE EARLY CHILDHOOD MINISTRY IS HIRING

SAINTS FRANCIS & CLARE EARLY CHILDHOOD MINISTRY

Morning & Afternoon Shifts ~ Part Time, Infant ~ Toddler, Year Round, Email Diane Grahn

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter 2018

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PLEASE PRAY

  • For a safe, joyous celebration of Christmas for all Christians around the world!
  • For a safe, relaxing Christmas break for all in the Roncalli Family!
  • For those celebrating Christmas for the first time without a loved one(s)
  • For Clint Meinerding, father of Grant R’19, Henry R’20 and Tabitha R’22, who is in the hospital.
  • For God’s blessings and mercy upon Archbishop Charles Thompson.
  • 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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