RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - May 10, 2019

LOCKARD ADMITTED TO WEST POINT

Ethan Lockard

Congratulations to senior Ethan Lockard, who was presented with an Offer of Admissions to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, by Liaison Officer Barbara Campbell.

Lockard is the son of Anne and Vincent Lockard and a member of St. Jude parish. He is the second student in the history of Roncalli to receive the honor of being admitted to West Point.

“All of us at Roncalli are very proud of Ethan!” said Principal Weisenbach.

CONGRATULATIONS ACADEMIC AWARDS HONOREES!!

Academic Honors Reception 2019

Thank you to all of our students, parents, grandparents and guests that were in attendance at our 29th Annual RHS Academic Awards reception held last Wednesday evening at The Atrium.

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There were four categories of awards given out that evening in front of nearly 900 folks: Seniors having earned a merit based academic scholarship to college; students having earned an award from our Roncalli Rebel Renaissance Academic program; students recognized for a special academic accomplishment from this past year such as national recognition in art competitions, perfect scores on the ACT/SAT, etc. and finally, students named as the Outstanding Student of the Year in each subject. Congratulations to all of our students who were honored for their hard work and accomplishments!

There were nine specific scholarships given out at the Academic Awards reception. The recipients of each award are listed below. Congratulations to all of these award winners:

  • Roncalli Leadership Scholarship - Jeanne Sering
  • Jeffrey N. Perkins Memorial Scholarship - Noah Schafer
  • Martin R. Eckstein Scholarship - Anthony Wheat and Lindsey Hehmann (not able to attend)
  • Katie Lynch - Live, Laugh and Love Memorial Scholarship - Ashlyn Streicher and Cody Carmony
  • Anna’s Celebration of Life Scholarships - Lauren Crist and Hau Piang
  • Jennifer McKinney Memorial Scholarship - Cassie Hofmann and Maddy Kellicutt
  • Emily Winter Lipps Young Women’s Scholarship - Elle Hovanec
  • Wong Family Scholarship - Meghan Koleszar
  • Kathleen Crosley Memorial Scholarship - Kai Wisler and Chiara Schilten

FRESHMAN BOYS VOLLEYBALL

2019 Freshmen Boys Volleyball Team

Freshman Boys Volleyball defeated four JV teams to win the Noblesville JV/Freshman Last Hoorah Tournament! Way to go Freshman Boys Volleyball!

SENIORS: INCLEMENT WEATHER GRADUATION TICKETS

Graduation will be held in the stadium for the Class of 2019. Tickets are not required for stadium seating; however, if rain is in the forecast or threatening, the graduation will be held in the "Family Room" and seating will be by ticket only. If the decision is made to host graduation inside, an announcement will be posted on the Roncalli homepage (www.roncalli.org) by 7:00 AM on the morning of graduation.

Seniors will receive their inclement weather tickets on Monday, May 13 during all lunch periods. They will be given the following tickets (again, to be used only in case of poor weather):

  • 4 general seating gym tickets
  • 1 auditorium ticket* for the live simulcast
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Due to the large size of this year's class, we are not able to offer two auditorium tickets for inclement weather to every senior student. However, there is some space still available in the auditorium, so we held a lottery drawing for these extra seats and assigned them to a number of senior students (assignments were made randomly through a number generator to guarantee fairness). Students selected by lottery were notified on April 30 through their Roncalli e-mail that they will receive an extra auditorium ticket. These students will receive 6 tickets total in their inclement weather tickets envelope that they will pick up on Monday, May 13.

CBN DONATION TO RONCALLI

(left to right) Ben Brown, CBN board member, Terese Carson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Dr. Joe Hollowell, President Roncalli High School and Mike Lenahan, CBN board member

The Catholic Business Network presented Roncalli High School with a check for $5,225 for needs-based tuition assistance.

LIVE STREAM Volleyball

Varsity Volleyball Stream

If you can’t make it to the Boys Volleyball Regional Championship game tomorrow May 11th, you can catch the live video stream of the game starting at 2:00 PM.

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CONGRATULATIONS ATHLETES

This week we held our fourth college athletic signing reception of the school year for our seniors who recently have signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics. Congratulations to the following seniors:

May 7, 2019

  • Connor DeMoss, Marian University, Track & Field
  • Seth Roseberry, Muskingum University, Track & Field
  • Alex Volk, Wabash College, Football & Track
  • Brandon White, Wabash College, Track & Field
  • Nick Perkins, IUPUI, Cross Country
  • Sam Erickson, Franklin College, Football
  • Garett Huelskamp, Wabash College, Football
  • Dylan Lewis, Wabash College, Football
  • Andrew Lockard, Ball State University, Football
  • Faith Fries, Hanover College, Lacrosse

May 9, 2019

  • Carlie Schultheis, University of Evansville, Track & Field
  • Austin Schofield, University of Saint Francis, Tennis
  • Zach Battiston, University of Illinois, Hockey
  • Elijah Mahan, Lindenwood University, Wrestling
  • Tommy Hansen, Wabash College, Baseball
  • Brian Keeney, University of Indianapolis, Baseball
  • Nathan Gramman, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Baseball
  • Joe Mullin, Wabash College, Football
  • Toph Norris, Trine University, Football

POPS CHORAL CONCERT - CHORAL BOOSTERS

Attention all Choral Boosters! Roncalli's POPS choral concert is tonight, May 10 with two shows - 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. We need volunteers to make the magic happen! Follow the link below to sign up to help. It's easy to work one show and attend the other!

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RHS ALL SPORTS BANQUET

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 (PRIMO BANQUET HALL)

The 2019 Roncalli High School All Sports Banquet hosted by the RHS Athletic Department will be held at Primo Banquet Hall on Wednesday, May 15. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. RHS athletes and pre-school age children are free; family members and friends are $15.00 each. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. Athletes from all teams and all levels, their parents and guests are encouraged to attend as we celebrate our Rebel teams and athletes from this 2018-19 school year. A special encouragement goes out to our seniors and their parents as the evening will feature many seniors recognized for their accomplishments this year.

The keynote speaker at this year’s All Sports Banquet is Mike Neu, Head Football Coach at Ball State University.

Please RSVP to the RHS Athletic Office in person, by email at clauck@roncalli.org or by calling 317-788-4094 by Monday, May 13.

CHORAL/THEATER BANQUET

Students involved in the musical, play and choral programs along with their families are invited to the Choir / Theatre Awards Banquet Monday, May13, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the RHS Cafeteria. Special recognitions and awards will immediately follow the meal. We ask that you please bring your favorite covered dish according to the following:

  • Freshmen — Salads
  • Sophomores — Sides, Casseroles, veggies, hot items
  • Juniors — Sides, Casseroles, veggies, hot items
  • Seniors — Desserts

Tableware, water and fried chicken will be provided.
See you & your family at the banquet!

RONCALLI’S STARS PROGRAM NEEDS YOU!

Each semester STARS students use accommodations on over 450 exams. This only happens with your help! Please consider serving as a proctor, reader or scribe. This semester finals will take place Tuesday, May 21st, Wednesday, May 22nd and Thursday, May 23rd.

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THEATRE PRODUCTION

The Theatre Production's class will present their end of the year shows, "Wait, Wait, I Can Explain" and "I'm a Teenager Get Me Out of This Family" on Thursday, May 16. The show starts at 6:30 PM and the cost is $5.00 at the door.

RONCALLI'S SUMMER APPALACHIA TRIP

Join us for our traditional service trip to East Bank, West Virginia this summer! It will be July 14- 19th. Help those in need with various home improvement projects, earn tons of service hours, and have fun with fellow Rebels! In the past, we've built wheelchair ramps, re-roofed homes, painted interior, and exteriors, etc. Use the link below to complete the application. See Mr. Striby or Mrs. Roberts with any questions. Consider this service trip - it's rewarding and a lot of fun!

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CLASS OF 2020 SENIOR PICTURES - JULY 8-10

Senior pictures for the Class of 2020 (current Juniors) will be on July 8, 9, and 10th in the Roncalli Media Center. Lifetouch will be assigning dates and times to our seniors for those dates. We will be sending out more information in the weeks ahead, but please mark your calendars for those dates. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Banich, Assistant Principal for Student Life.

FRESHMAN & TRANSFER STUDENT CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION

Roncalli High School is in year three of a 1:1 initiative with each student receiving a chromebook. Chromebooks will be ready for pickup according to the following schedule: Monday, August 5th from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday August 6th, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and Wednesday, August 7th, after-school until 4:00 PM.

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Distribution will be in the Roncalli Media Center. Enter the Main Entrance after parking on the circle.

CHROMEBOOK OWNERSHIP

Roncalli High School owns each school-issued Chromebook until the student graduates at which time ownership will transfer to the graduate.

Any student who leaves Roncalli prior to graduation will be expected to return their Chromebook in full working order or pay the school the cost of a new Chromebook.

KATIE’S HOPE 5K RUN/WALK

The family and friends of Katie Lynch have organized the 8th Annual "Katie's Run/Walk for Hope" on May 18, 2019 to honor Katie's courageous battle with cancer. Her "free spirit", as well as her love of her family and friends, will be celebrated by raising funds for the Katie Lynch Scholarship Fund as well as Make A Wish Foundation, Sunshine Kids Foundation and the children of Riley Hospital.

The event will start at 10:00 AM at Roncalli High School. Entry fee is $25.00 per adult, $15.00 per student or $100.00 per family. Registration by 5/10/18 will guarantee a T-shirt.

Registration forms can be found at www.katieshope.org. For more information or group pricing, please call Marty Lynch (317-518-1219) or Kathleen Lynch (317-502-1979)

RONCALLI GIRLS GOLF TEAM CALL OUT MEETING

Any 8 - 11th grade girl who is interested in playing golf for the Roncalli Girls Golf Team for the 2019 season and beyond, should plan on attending a call out on Wednesday, May 15. We will meet at 3:30 PM in the RHS cafeteria. You'll get a chance to meet the current team and find out what we do. Hope to see you there!

John Stelzel Girls Golf Coach

SENIORS DONATE YOUR SCHOOL UNIFORMS

If you are wondering what to do with your senior's school uniforms, we would love for you to donate them back to Roncalli. These uniforms get passed on to other students that might struggle to afford new uniforms. You can have your student drop their clean uniform shirts, sweatshirts, or even pants off at the front office. Thanks in advance for your help!

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CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter 2018

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Lucille Wheatley, mother of custodian Greg Wheatley R’76, who passed away this week.
  • For Kathy Peach, Fine Arts Dept. Head and Band Director, who is experiencing health issues.
  • 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 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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