RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - September 13, 2019

50 YEAR CELEBRATION DINNER

50 Year Celebration Dinner

Go to 50.roncalli.org to RSVP today or contact Tina Hayes at 317-787-8277 ext 239.

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REQUIRED FRESHMAN PARENT MEETING

The required freshman parent meeting was instituted ten years ago, primarily as a means to try and establish or insure some “common ground” between our parents as primary educators and Roncalli as secondary educators. The meetings have received positive reviews from parents.

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There is one more opportunity for parents to attend on Wednesday, September 18. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM in the school’s auditorium.

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.

CONGRATULATIONS 2019 HOMECOMING COURT

2019 Homecoming Court
Back row left to right: Sam Carr, Ben Dias, Ryan Flick, Sam Jordan, Alex Nettles, Jackson DeWitt, Liam Irwin
Front row left to right: Amber Linton, Emma McAllen, Maria Mina, Sophia Dietz, Lillian Brown, Alleigh Wilham, Molly Roeder

2019 HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK DRESS-UP DAYS

  • 9/23 Pajamas Monday - Dress in comfy sleepwear and be sure to bring your stuffed animals!
  • 9/24 Disney Tuesday - Dress in clothes & costumes of your favorite Disney characters, tv shows, and films.
  • 9/25 1960s Wednesday - Dress in your favorite styles from the 1960s, which is the decade that included Roncalli’s 1st year.
  • 9/26 Superhero Day - Dress in clothes and costumes of your favorite or self-made superhero.
  • 9/27 Red, White, and Blue Friday - Dress up in your most spirited Roncalli gear.

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  1. If not clearly dressed in the day’s theme, students must be in school uniform.
  2. Regular dress code guidelines apply. Exceptions include hats and shorts of modest style that are directly relevant to the day’s theme. For clarification, contact Mr. Crissman.

2019 HOMECOMING DANCE

2019 Homecoming Dance
Pictured: Homecoming Court from the 2018 dance.

Saturday, September 28th 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)
  • Yard games and seating on the front circle
  • Free snow cones from the Kona Ice Truck
  • Purse/shoe check and free flip flops for the girls to dance more comfortably

HOMECOMING 50 YEAR CELEBRATION

SEPTEMBER 27 - GET YOUR TICKETS!

2019 Homecoming

On September 27, we will host our 50 year homecoming celebration. At half-time during the 7:00 PM game against Brebeuf Jesuit High School, the 50th class and the 25th class will be recognized. Awards will be given for Alumni of the Year and Honorary Alumni.

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After the presentations, the homecoming festivities will continue under the big tent with food, drink and a live band performance by local favorite “Tastes Like Chicken.” This is an over 21 gathering, and tickets to the tent party are $10 which include food and band. Beverages will be available for purchase.

To purchase your tickets for the tent party, please contact Gary Armbruster at 317-787-8277 ext. 242.

PICTURE RETAKES

On Tuesday, October 1st, students will have the opportunity for picture retakes. If a student missed the first day of school or they ordered pictures that they want retaken, this will be the day. Students that ordered pictures will need to bring in their original packet of pictures on this day. Students taking pictures this day can be out of uniform in the appropriate attire. Shorts are not permitted.

SACRED SOUNDS TICKETS AVAILABLE

Sacred Sounds

Tickets for the Sacred Sounds concerts are now available. The concerts are Monday, September 30 at 6:00 and 8:00 PM. The Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Mixed Choir, Instrumental Trio 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, Instrumental Trio and Show Choir.

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We will be using the online ticketing system for the concerts. Tickets can be purchased at 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.

GREETINGS FROM GUIDANCE

We hope you are feeling God's blessings this week!! Remember, those of us in the Guidance Department, are here for you and your students!

Notre Dame Information Night!

On Tuesday, September 17 Roncalli is hosting the Notre Dame Tri-Campus Information Night!! Representatives from the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College will be here to share information about their colleges, the selective application process, scholarships, and financial aid. This is a very unique opportunity to meet with representatives from all three institutions at once. This program begins at 7:00 and you don’t want to be late as this is open to many other schools in our area!

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Planning Night on YouTube!!

If you missed the Planning Night for Juniors last week we have great news!! The General Information Session is on YouTube and the EXTREMELY IMPORTANT Guidebook was handed out to all Juniors this week by members of our Guidance Team! On this recording you will see a walk through of the Junior Guidebook and valuable information about Naviance. Here is the link to our Planning Night for Juniors.

ZAPS PSAT/SAT Seminar at Roncalli

There is still time to register for the final ZAPS seminar offered at RHS this year! This two day seminar will be held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in room 111 from 3:15-5:45. Register here.

Saint Joseph’s College of Marian University

Check out this opportunity!! At Saint Joe Indy, you are able to earn while you learn. You no longer have to choose between work and college after graduating from high school. Read more about this new program right here - Earn and Learn Program.

Scholarship Information Updated in Guidance

Please check out the carousel outside of the Guidance office for updated information on scholarships for seniors!

LATINO COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT

El Departamento de Guía de la Preparatoria de Roncalli High School invita a las familias de habla hispana de los estudiantes que actualmente cursan el onceavo (Juniors) y doceavo (Seniors) grado a la Noche en Español de Planeamiento Universitario en el “Media Center” el día miércoles 2 de octubre a las 7:00 pm. Los temas que serán cubiertos incluyen: Visitas a las universidades, carreras universitarias, requisitos de admisión, cuando se debe aplicar, como pagar por la universidad. Esperamos verlos ese día!

Aprende Más

The Roncalli High School Guidance Department invites all Spanish-speaking families of current juniors and seniors to attend Spanish College Planning Night in the Media Center on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 PM. Topics covered will include: campus visits, college majors, admissions requirements, when to apply and how to pay for college. We hope to see you there!

KATHY TROCCOLI PERFORMANCE

Kathy Troccoli Concert

Mark your calendars! Christian recording artist, Kathy Troccoli will be performing free of charge at Roncalli on Tuesday, October 8. Troccoli has 19 #1 hits, is a Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner. Two of the Roncalli choirs will be performing with her, and each south deanery grade school will be represented during this performance! Tickets are available in Roncalli's Main Office from 8 AM - 3 PM. There are limited seats, so get yours early!

CORPORATE SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES!

Roncalli offers a comprehensive Corporate Sponsor program that supports our students in several exciting ways including tuition assistance and broadcasting opportunities. There are many benefits in sponsoring and supporting Roncalli. Your company will be exposed to other like-minded businesses that also support Roncalli. Almost 1200 students, 125 faculty and staff, an alumni base of over 13,500 and thousands of Roncalli parents, relatives and friends will have an opportunity to see your business ad at some point during the school year. Our newest opportunity will include signage opportunities in our new Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium. Space will be limited so if your business is interested in supporting Roncalli through Walkathon, Rebel Media Network, Homecoming, Fall Sports, Rebel 5ive podcast, Rebelation or brand new opportunities in Roncalli’s newest multiple use facility, Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium, please call Gary Armbruster at 317-525-7046 or email him.

WALKATHON 2019

“REBELS - WALK THIS WAY”

2019 Walkathon

Congratulations to this year’s design winner junior Andrew Holm! His design will be featured on the 2019 Walkathon t-shirt.

Students will receive their yellow Walkathon 2019 payment envelopes in their eighth period class the week of September 16th.

Walkathon FAQs

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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 Tuesday, October 29th. (The rain date is scheduled for October 31st.) 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.

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 Roncalli gym on October 29th, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM. If you are available and interested in joining this experience please contact Betsy Strader for further information.

E-LEARNING DAYS AT RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL

Roncalli High School has worked diligently in preparation for offering E-learning days should they become necessary during the 2019-20 school year. I thank our department chairpersons and our E-learning committee for the work done to position our school for an effective implementation of possible E-learning days.

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GRANDPARENTS DAY

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 11, 2019

Due to the overcrowding and safety issues, we will once again only be inviting Sophomore, Junior and Senior grandparents. Grandparents of Freshmen will be invited if they have a grandchild in one of the other three classes.

RONCALLI ACADEMIC AWARDS RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Since 1992 Roncalli High School has been honoring its students for their academic accomplishments both in and out of the classroom through a program called the Roncalli Academic Awards Program. The Roncalli Parents Organization generously funds the awards given to our students each school year.

Academic Letter Program

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Students and parents are now able to track electronically their academic points totals and awards they have received through the following steps: Go to Family Link, enter student's email/password they made, and scroll down to RRR Academic Awards Program Points. Total points should be displayed for the student.

Please direct any questions about the Academic Awards program to Rita Boyle.

VISION AND/OR HEARING SCREENING

The Marion County Public Health Department will be at Roncalli to administer the state mandated hearing screening services for sophomores on Thursday, September 19th. A parent/guardian has the right to decline this service for your child. If you do not want the health department to conduct a hearing screening for your sophomore child, please click on the link below; complete the form and return it to Roncalli High School; Attention: Mr. Weisenbach.

CBC Screening Notice

Decline Screening

TRANSPORTATION NEWS

WE CAN HELP YOU!

Find us on Facebook for carpooling/transportation information: Roncalli High School Carpooling/Transportation

Through the years, we have proven to be very successful in helping families/students that are in need of transportation assistance(to and/or from school).

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  • If your family is in need of assistance with transportation, please email Andi Baker or call 317-787-8277, ext. 221. Please provide her with the following details (your name, contact information, major crossroads near where you live and what your needs are (ride to school, home from school or both). We will make every effort to connect you with another Roncalli family that can assist with your transportation needs.
  • If your family/student is willing to assist other Roncalli families/students with a ride to school and/or home from school, please contact Andi Baker and provide her with the same information as noted in the first paragraph. This can be an excellent way for your family/student to benefit from some extra gas money.

We have the following Roncalli families who are in need of some assistance with transportation. If your family would like to pick up some additional gas money and provide assistance for one of these families would you please email Andi Baker or call 317-787-8277, ext. 221.

  • Southport & 5 Points (Franklin Trace/Park Estates) - Needs ride to school every other week. Willing to pay!
  • Southport & Acton Road Needs ride home after school. Willing to pay!
  • Edgewood and Arlington-Shelbyville Rd and Arlington (Buck Creek Woods) Needs rides home from school willing to take someone to school in the area or pay gas money.
  • Carefree North subdivision off of County Line Road Needs ride home after school. Willing to pay for gas!
  • E. Raymond & S. Franklin (Raymond Park.) Carpool to and/or from school.

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION

The Roncalli Cafeteria is still accepting applications for our free and reduced lunch program for the 2019-20 school year. Since Roncalli is enrolled in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, we can offer free or reduced priced meals to those who qualify.

If your student was receiving the free or reduced meal benefit last year, that benefit carries over for the first 30 days of the new school year. After that 30th day (Sept. 18 this year), your student will be charged the paid lunch price of $3.25 for lunch and $2.00 for breakfast if no new application has been received. If you need to fill out an application, there is a link to the application and a link to the instructions at the bottom of this newsletter.

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We also ask that when you fill out an application, you also fill out the form entitled: ADDITIONAL FEE WAIVERS/REDUCTIONS—PERMISSION TO SHARE INFO (if you filled this out once for your child, you don't have to do it again). This form allows us to share your free/reduced status with the Roncalli Guidance Office for the purpose of obtaining other benefits for your child. The link to this form is also located at the bottom of this newsletter.

If your family receives benefits from the state in the form of SNAP, TANF or Medicaid, you are eligible for free or reduced meals without filling out an application. Please call our office at (317)788-4099 for more information.

If you have any questions, please call Eileen Horan at (317) 788-4099.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM UPDATE

We are off and running in Community Service this year and have successfully been able to get all students registered for Mobileserve! With over 11,000 hours already submitted and verified for this year, we are ready for our next steps! Please keep an eye out for the following things:

  1. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will have their past "Lifetime" service hours from our previous system transferred over to the MobileServe. All of these hours will be dated January 1, 2019, and will have the title of "past service hours". This will enable the students to distinguish between hours completed in previous years from those completed this year. This now gives students access to all of their lifetime hours for resumes and scholarship applications.
  2. Summer Hours will be moved into semester one goals for those hard workers who served over the summer! Remember that up to 8 hours can count for your semester from the Summer or Christmas break.

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Some other helpful tips for parents and students as we move forward this year:

*** Any service hours that have been "rejected" will come with simple instructions to correct the issue. Rejection of hours is not permanent but is our best way to communicate where students need to correct their service logs. Please encourage your students to check weekly in their email, Mobileserve App, or at Mobileserve.com for any adjustments to be made. Only students can correct these mixups and mistakes. Students can also see or email Mr. Striby any time with questions or concerns.

***Please do not forget, first quarter service hours must be Served and Logged by Wednesday, September 25 and Verified by the supervisors by Tuesday, October 1 in order to count towards the first quarter. Please follow up with supervisors and check entries if they are not being verified.

GET A REBEL VIP CARD!

FREE ADMISSION TO RONCALLI ATHLETIC & FINE ARTS EVENTS

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.

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How do I get one? You can purchase a minimum half page ad for $275 in the Roncalli 2019-20 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!

LIVE STREAMS NEXT WEEK

If you can’t make it to the games next week, you can catch the live video stream.

Volleyball

  • September 17, 6:00 PM vs. Brebeuf

Football

  • September 20, 7:00 PM vs. Scecina

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Rebel 5ive Podcast

PARENTING CORNER

Tim Elmore's article It’s Time to Evaluate Your Parenting Style, discusses the shift of parenting styles that has occurred over the last few generations. In his article, he ultimately explores the concept of the necessary balance to help kids become independent young men and women.

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INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION

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The Biggest Challenge Facing High School Sports Today

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Ascension St. Vincent Excellence

In partnership with Ascension St. Vincent, here is information that you might find useful.

How to Establish a Healthy Back-to-School Sleep Schedule for Kids

As we approach the end of summer, it’s time to start checking items off your child’s back to school checklist. But, along with new school supplies, your checklist should include important steps to help kids get back on track with a healthy sleep routine.

Doctors at St. Vincent offer the following 5 tips to help manage your child’s sleep schedule:

  1. Think gradually. Gradually adjust sleep and wake schedules 10 days to two weeks before the start of school. This will help with setting their biological clocks to the new schedule.
  2. Bedroom = Electronic-free zone. Electronics should be kept out of the bedroom. This included video games, televisions, computers, and cell phones. Use of electronics before bed can lead to poor sleep. Eliminate exposure to electronic media within an hour before bed.
  3. Keep a regular bedtime – even on weekends. This makes sure kids and teens are getting enough sleep.
  4. Think about the environment. Create a sleep environment that is cool, quiet, dimly lit, and comfortable.
  5. Have a relaxation routine. Your kids should have a relaxing bedtime routine that is age appropriate. This helps kids wind down. The routine should be the same every night so they associate all steps with sleep.

This health tip is provided by Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St.Vincent. Schedule a pediatric appointment online, anytime GetPeytonManningCare.com.

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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 Michael McGreevy R’74 who passed away this week and for his family and friends who mourn his loss! He was the Roncalli Bowling Coach for over 25 years.
  • For the repose of the soul of Paul Schoettle, father of R. J. R’82, Steve R’84, Greg R’85, and Eric Schoettle R’91, who passed away this week and for his family and friends who mourn his loss.
  • 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 Roncalli 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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