RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - January 18, 2019

WRESTLING CONFERENCE CHAMPS!

CCC Champs

Last Saturday, Roncalli’s wrestling team captured its 3rd consecutive team conference championship, and crowned 11 individual conference champions and 3 individual runner-ups. Congratulations Rebel wrestlers! We are proud of you!

CHILI SUPPER - RONCALLI PARENTS ORGANIZATION - JANUARY 18TH

Chili Supper

The Roncalli Parents Organization (RPO) invites you to join us tonight, 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.

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 by clicking here.

GYM JAM - TONIGHT

The Roncalli Parents Organization (RPO) is sponsoring GYM JAM in the bubble gym immediately following the basketball boys basketball home varsity game on tonight, Friday, January 18. It is open to all RHS freshmen and sophomores and will last from after the boys’ game until 10:30 PM. Guests from other schools will not be allowed for this event.

GYM JAM II will have free pizza, basketball, volleyball, music and areas to just hang out. This is a great social opportunity for our freshmen and sophomores. Previous Gym Jams have had nearly 100 students attend. Please encourage your teen to take advantage of this fun event!

The RPO seeks to provide safe opportunities for RHS students to have fun without exposure to negative pressures. We appreciate their making this opportunity available for our students.

DI MIZIO TO LEAD BOYS SOCCER PROGRAM

DI MIZIO

It was announced this week that Orfeo Di Mizio has been hired as the head coach of the boys soccer program. Di Mizio moves up from the JV team, which he served as the head coach last season.

“I’m looking forward to next season and getting started,” said Di Mizio. “The team has potential to do great things in the upcoming years and build upon last season’s success.”

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Di Mizio played at Roncalli as a freshman before finishing his high school career in Florida. He then moved to Italy, where he attended The American University of Rome and was the starting goalkeeper on the school’s soccer team. Last season was Di Mizio’s first in the Roncalli soccer program. The 2018 Rebel varsity squad posted a 13-6-2 record and won the program’s first sectional title since 2011.

“We’re excited to have coach Di Mizio lead our boys soccer program,” said Roncalli athletic director David Lauck. “His promotion from within allows the program to continue to build upon the momentum established last season.”

LORENZANO FIREFIGHTER SCHOLARSHIP

Parents, are you a firefighter?

If so, your son or daughter is eligible to apply for a one-time $1,200 scholarship in memory of John Lorenzano, who died while saving others in a fire at the Indianapolis Athletic Club in 1992.

Please have your student write and type an essay between 200 and 300 words on “What makes you proud that your parent is a firefighter?”

The essays are due by Monday, February 11, 2019 to Mrs. Terese Carson in the Advancement Office. Please be sure to include student name and grade, and the name of parent who is a firefighter. Applications are available in the Main Office.

The recipient will be announced in February 2019.

SPRING PLAY AUDITIONS

The Mousetrap

Auditions for the spring play, “The Mousetrap,”’ will be held will be held Tuesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 23. Audition forms, tech forms and audition sign up sheets will be available January 15 outside the box office. Completed tech forms are due on January 24 by 3:00 PM.

UPDATE READERSHIP SURVEY

Winter Update Magazine

Please take a brief survey regarding the “Update” magazine. We look forward to your feedback.

TAKE THE SURVEY

SOPHOMORES - BALLARD SUMMIT AT UINDY

Sophomores: are you interested in business, technology and entrepreneurship? If so, you should attend the 2019 Ballard Summit at UIndy. This program will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Students will engage in discussions with former Indianapolis Mayor Ballard on the future of business, innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership – and the role this group of students will play in shaping the future. In addition to exposure to leadership experience and acting as a resume builder, students who attend the Symposium as sophomores and ultimately decide to attend UIndy as college students are eligible for consideration for a $15,500 scholarship. Ten scholarships will be available to this year’s Summit attendees.

Only three sophomores may be selected from Roncalli. If you are interested, please send a short 250 word statement about why you are interested in attending to Mrs. Meyer no later than Monday, January 28. Please see Mrs. Meyer with any questions.

EAT OUT TO SUPPORT MEN’S LAX - SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH

Boys LAX Fundraiser

Beat the winter blues. Enjoy a lunch or dinner out and support Roncalli Men’s Lacrosse at City BBQ on Saturday, Jan. 19 – anytime between 10:30 AM and 10 PM. Enjoy some delicious BBQ and help us raise funds for our team. Tell your friends and family and share the image above – you can print it out or show it on your phone.

ADVANCED CHOIRS' SENIOR NIGHT

Advanced Choirs' Senior Night will be held Tuesday, January 29 in the auditorium. The show choir will also preview their 2019 show. Door open at 6:30 PM. There is no charge for this event, and all seats are on a first come first serve basis.

TRANSPORTATION REQUEST

Carpool, Center Grove area: 135 and Olive Branch Rd, Brockton Manor. Will share driving 1-2 days a week. Rides home needed.

Major Crossroads: Thompson & 5 Points. Will pay gas money.

Contact Mrs. Baker if interested. 317-787-8277.

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 accommodate 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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FRANCE TRIP SPRING BREAK 2020

Would you like to attend a cooking class in Paris to learn how to make Macarons? Tour a French Chocolate Factory and taste free samples? See the historical sites of Paris, Versailles and the French Riviera? Then, sign up for this educational trip Spring Break 2020.

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The French Department is delighted to offer an opportunity to experience an Adventure of a Lifetime, March 26 to April 3, 2020. We will explore Paris, go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, tour the Louvre, see the Mona Lisa, take a boat ride down the Seine River, visit the historic Palace of Versailles, and tour extensively in the French Riviera, from Nice to Monaco.

If interested, please attend the Informational Meeting on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00 pm in the French room 012. Or contact Ms. Denise Joseph for more information.

PRE-ORDER THE 2018-19 YEARBOOK

The 2018-19 yearbook is now available for pre-order, and what a great 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.

LIVE STREAM VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL

Varsity Boys Basketball Stream

If you can’t make it to the Varsity Boys Basketball game tonight, catch the live video stream of the game starting at 7:15 PM.

CENTER GROVE SATURDAY BASKETBALL GAMES POSTPONED

Due to the weather forecast, Center Grove is postponing the boys Varsity, JV and Freshmen basketball games vs. Roncalli to Tuesday, February 5th. The Freshmen & JV games will tipoff at 6:00 PM, with the varsity game to follow the JV game, approximately 25 minutes after.

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

Rendezvous Rebelation Logo

Volunteers, we need you! “April in Paris, Rendezvous Rebelation” is going to be a fantastic event and needs your help to fulfill the many roles before the event (donation pick-up, gift basket prep, etc.) and the night of Rebelation at the start, middle and end of the night (check-in, raffle ticket sales, auction item check-out, etc.)

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Rebelation is our annual party that raises funds for tuition assistance. This year, the event will be filled with French delights: food, drinks, silent and live auctions, raffles, student entertainment and a LIVE band to celebrate the night.

If you can help or have an item to donate, please email Jeen Endris.

DOORWAY TO COLLEGE ZAPS ACT AND SAT SEMINARS

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

ACT--Wednesday and Thursday, January 23 and 24 from 3:15-5:45 PM both days in room 102

PSAT/SAT--Wednesday and Thursday, February 20 and 21 from 3:15-5:45 PM both days in room 102

During the test prep seminar, students will:

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

SOUTH DEANERY BAND SALUTE NIGHT

  • Who: 7th and 8th Grade South Deanery Band Members
  • What: Roncalli High School Band’s South deanery Band Salute Night
  • Where: Roncalli High School, Bandroom, (Room 117 first), we will be playing on the gym stage
  • When: Friday, January 25th, 6 PM
  • Dress: A tee shirt, polo, or sweatshirt with your school’s name, and jeans, no shorts

RSVP to Miss Peach. We need to know how many people are coming for set up. We will not turn anyone away though. We can’t wait to see you!

You will get to sit in with the band during the game. We sit on the stage, so our seats are great! You will get third quarter off, just like the high school band kids, and you can get up to $5.00 in free food at the concession stand.

Games are usually over between 8:50 and 9:30 PM. It depends on the pace of the game, overtime, etc.

Come and join the Roncalli band make some noise at the basketball game!

GERMAN TRIP REUNION - FEBRUARY 2ND

If you or a family member traveled on one of the nine Roncalli German trips from 1998-2014, you are invited to an informal reunion of fellow travelers on Saturday, February 2 from 5 to 9 PM at the Edelweiss Restaurant at the German-American Klub in German Park. Bring your spouse or significant other, plus any photos and memorabilia to share. German food and beverages will be available for purchase. Drop in when you can or stay for the whole time. If you are planning to attend, please email Frau Price, retired German teacher. Please help us spread the word to other fellow travelers!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - ATHLETIC BOOSTERS “CASH BASH” RAFFLE

Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 23rd and plan to join us for the Athletic Boosters “Cash Bash Raffle.” It promises to be an evening of great fun and lots of opportunities for winning. Ticket information can be found at this link.

MLK Day

A reminder that Monday, January 21 is scheduled as a free day on the school calendar.

SAVE THE DATE

Chartrand Class of 1969

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) Stephenson 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

SCHOOL CLOSING OR DELAY INFORMATION - PARENTS ALWAYS HAVE FINAL SAY

When weather or emergency conditions warrant a cancellation of school or a delayed start to school, the fastest, most accurate way to access this information is via the school’s web site at www.roncalli.org. Once a decision to close or delay school has been made the first step is to post this on the front of the school’s website, which typically happens within 1-2 minutes of the decision being made. Immediately after posting it on the web site there will be an automated phone call /text message sent out to parents informing them of the closure or delay. We will then call the four major network television stations.

The geographic area that encompasses all of the areas in which our families live stretches from 56th street to the north; Plainfield to the west; Shelbyville to the southeast and Martinsville/Paragon to the south. We attempt to take all of this into consideration when determining whether or not to delay or close. That can be challenging as the weather conditions can vary significantly in the areas mentioned above.

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Parents, please know that it is always your decision as to whether or not your child can travel safely to school. If the conditions in your general area are such that you deem it unsafe for them to travel, they will not be penalized for their absence.

We will make every effort to be sensitive to the safety and well being of all of our students at all times.

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter 2018

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Rod Grimes, father of Ben Grimes, physics teacher at Roncalli.
  • For our students and faculty, who are headed to Washington DC to join in the March for Life.
  • For prayers of thanksgiving for the birth of James Joseph Banich born Thursday, January 10th to Audrey (Dubord) R’10 and Kevin Banich R’09, Assistant Principal for Student Life.
  • For Chris Minor, mother of Matthew R’19 and Jessica R’22, who is having health issues.
  • For Terese Carson, Roncalli’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement, who continues to experience heart issues.
  • For Bill Mullen, Honorary Alumni, past parent and Board Member, current Facility Planning Committee Member, who is recovering from heart issues.
  • For God’s blessings and mercy upon Archbishop Charles Thompson.
MORE PRAYERS
  • For a safe, successful, and enjoyable school year for all in the Roncalli Family and for all in our South Deanery Catholic Schools.
  • 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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