Congratulations to our August 2019 Students of the Month who were honored with a catered lunch this past Monday!
Congratulations to this year’s 125 National Honor Society inductees. Click for a list of the 2019 National Honor Society inductees. Way to go Rebels!
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.
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.
Saturday, September 28th from 8:00-10:50 PM in the main gym
Come cheer on the Roncalli girls volleyball team as they take on the Perry Meridian Falcons Tuesday, September 24th. Freshman and JV will begin at 5:30 PM with the Varsity at 6:30 PM. All CYO girls in grades 4th-8th will be admitted free to the game and introduced between games. There will be pizza, prizes and fun all around. Hope to see everyone there. Go Rebels!
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.
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.
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.
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!
There is still time to register for the final ZAPS seminar offered at Roncalli this year! This two day seminar will be held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in room 111 from 3:15-5:45 PM. Register here.
Your Story. God’s Design. Are you seeking a college experience where the Christian faith is woven into the very fabric of the institution? Check out these Christian College Fairs NEXT WEEK!! For more information: ChristianCollegeFairs.com
Please check out the carousel outside of the Guidance office for updated information on scholarships for college bound seniors!
Two Indiana students will be selected to earn a $10,000 college scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. on March 7-14, 2020. Eligible students are high school juniors and seniors who are currently serving in leadership roles in student government:
This week Roncalli High School and the entire state of Indiana are celebrating College Go! Week. It is a time for students in all grades to look to the future and consider education beyond high school. During College Go! Week, students are encouraged to complete the following:
This week we encourage all students to take these important steps toward making your future dreams come true! Look for more great tips about choosing and applying to colleges here
FAFSA forms will be available October 1. Roncalli will host FAFSA Night in the Roncalli auditorium on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 to answer any questions you may have concerning FAFSA and the importance of filling it out. Don’t drag your feet! Get this important document filled out and sent in asap!! Click here for more information.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Congratulations to this year’s design winner junior Andrew Holm! His design will be featured on the 2019 Walkathon t-shirt.
Students received their yellow Walkathon 2019 payment envelopes in their eighth period class this week. They will also receive an email with instructions as to how to receive and track online donations from Boost My School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Students are doing a great job with completing service hours through the new MobileServe app. We are nearing the end of the first quarter, so here are some reminders: Service hours for the first quarter must be logged by September 25.
The service logs must be verified and accepted (email verification, geo location and adult signature) by October 1.
Please encourage your sons/daughters to check their MobileServe app on a regular basis to see the status of their service logs. If they see a green check mark next to a log, then it has been approved. If they see a red X mark next to the service log, it has been rejected and they need to see Mr. Striby to rectify the issue in question. If there is no mark next to the log, it is waiting for email verification from the adult supervisor.
Any and all questions can be directed to Mr. Striby 317-787-8277 ext 256.
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.
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.
Ad prices are as Follows:
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!
If you can’t make it to the games next week, you can catch the live video stream.
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.
In partnership with Ascension St. Vincent, here is information that you might find useful.
Pop culture and science have long agreed that the teenage years come with an excess of pimples, popularity contests, and other growing pains. Unfortunately, too many middle and high school students are afraid to open up about their turbulent emotions. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that at least 80 percent of teens with anxiety and 60 percent of teens with depression are not getting the help they need.
For many families, summer vacation offers a rare opportunity for parents to spend extended quality time with their teens. As July darts to a close, consider the mental and emotional health of your child.
Below are 5 best practices for nurturing emotionally strong teens:
This health tip is provided by Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St.Vincent. Schedule a pediatric appointment online, anytime GetPeytonManningCare.com.