RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - September 27, 2019

AMEIS CAPTURES SECTIONAL GOLF TITLE

Senior Golfer Kathleen Ameis

Senior Kathleen Ameis shot a career-best 75 (+3) to win Tuesday’s Whiteland girls golf sectional. Ameis won the title by two shots. Roncalli’s team finished fourth in the nine-team field, and were only 12 shots shy of a top-three finish and a team spot in the regional.

Ameis is the 13th player in Roncalli girls golf history to win a sectional title and the first since 2014. Ameis will compete in the regional this Saturday morning at Smock Golf Course.

We are proud of you, Kathleen! Good luck at regionals!

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR FINALISTS

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR FINALISTS
Left to right: Ryan Flick, Grace Whitaker and Will Hawkins

Congratulations to Ryan Flick, Will Hawkins and Grace Whitaker. It was announced on September 11th, by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, that Flick, Hawkins and Whitaker are the first three from Roncalli High School’s Class of 2020 to earn the distinction of National Merit Semifinalists (top 1% in the nation) based on their PSAT scores from their junior year.

Flick, Hawkins and Whitaker now have the opportunity to compete to become Finalists. Information from a detailed scholarship application regarding the students’ academic records, participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment and honors and awards received will be taken into consideration. As Semifinalists, they must also be endorsed by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm their earlier performances on the qualifying tests.

HOMECOMING 50 YEAR CELEBRATION TONIGHT

GET YOUR TICKETS AT THE DOOR!

2019 Homecoming Tickets

Tonight, Friday, September 27, we are hosting 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.

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

2019 HOMECOMING DANCE

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Student Council will host the 2019 Homecoming Dance in the main gym on Saturday, September 28 from 8:00 - 10:50 PM. It's shaping up to be a night to remember, filled with music, dancing, yard games, Kona Ice and more! And while students have already been provided info about the event including more details about the event, appropriate attire, and school guidelines, here are some last-minute reminders for parents:

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  • We've designated the west parking lot as the area to use for those dropping off and/or picking up students. The north, east, and south lots will be available for parking.
  • Students must have the Roncalli student ID to enter the dance. Students from other high schools attending as a must have their previously-issued guest pass and a school or government-issued photo ID to enter the dance.
  • When making plans for before the dance (group photos at someone's house, dinner reservations, etc.), keep in mind that students may arrive no later than 9:00 PM. Once at the event, students may leave no earlier than 10:00 PM (the dance officially ends at 10:50 PM). If a student were to feel unwell during the event, a phone conversation between a school administrator and the student's parent will be required to arrange for pick-up or to permit the student to be released if they drove themselves. Families with specific circumstances that conflict with this policy should contact Mr. Crissman.

For any other questions about the dance, contact Student Council Moderator Ryan Costello

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.

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!

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.

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 HIGH SCHOOL TOURS

Campus 2019

Did you know that you can schedule a tour of Roncalli High School during school hours to see what a typical day looks like? If you are curious, contact Director of Admissions & Marketing Allie Ross today to set up a tour! Allie can be reached at (317) 787-8277, ext. 243.

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!

ZAPS PSAT/SAT Seminar at Roncalli

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.

Scholarship Information Updated in Guidance

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

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2020 United States Senate Youth Program

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:

  • Student body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
  • Class president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
  • Student council representative
  • National Honor Society officer (including discipline-based Honor Society such as the National English and Social Studies Honor Societies that include service components)
  • Student representative elected or appointed to a district, regional, or state level civic or educational organization.

FAFSA NIGHT

FAFSA forms will be available October 1. Roncalli will host FAFSA Night in the Roncalli auditorium on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 PM 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!! Visit studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.

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!

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”

WALKATHON 2019

The students should receive an email with instructions as to how to receive and track online donations from Boost My School. Please click this link to learn more about Walkathon and the FAQs.

Thank you to the parents who have stepped up to volunteer. We have openings for more volunteers. Please consider getting involved. The time commitment is from approximately from 11 AM to 1PM. Please email Jeen Endris to become a part of this great fundraiser!

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The 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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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.

TRANSPORTATION NEWS

WE CAN HELP YOU!

Find us on Facebook for carpooling/transportation information.

Transportation on Facebook

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 game next week, you can catch the live video stream on the Rebel Media Network.

Volleyball

  • September 30, 6:30 PM vs. Heritage Christian

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Rebel 5ive Podcast

CROWE FAMILY FUNDRAISER

CROWE FAMILY FUNDRAISER

Please join us this Sunday, September 29th, 4-7 PM at Murphy's Pubhouse to support the Crowe Family. Brian had a double lung transplant and a portion of the proceeds will go to help with the costs. Brian's son, Iain, is a freshman at Roncalli and his daughter, Brie, is a 2nd grader at Nativity.

Ascension St. Vincent Excellence

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

Heads Up on Avoiding Concussions

Concussions aren’t just the domain of football players, boxers and others who play high-impact sports. They can occur in infants and toddlers who are shaken, in children who fall on the playground or off bikes, in adults who fall off ladders carrying out home improvement projects and in seniors who slip on a rug or suffer a bout of dizziness. A sharp blow to the head—whether from a fall, a collision or a sports accident—can cause the brain to move inside the skull. That action of brain tissue crashing against the bony skull can result in a concussion.

Also known as traumatic brain injury, a concussion can be mild or severe but should never be treated lightly. Repeated concussions are especially dangerous.

Experts at St. Vincent say that recognizing a concussion is a crucial first step in healing and in protecting your brain from further trauma. Losing consciousness for a brief period after a blow to the head is a sure sign of concussion, but you don’t have to lose consciousness to have a concussion. Other signs and symptoms of concussion in the hours and days following a blow to the head may include:

  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Headache
  • Memory loss
  • Dizziness or ‘seeing stars’
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Problems with balance or coordination
  • Sleep problems
  • Personality changes
  • Sensitivity to light or noise

In small children, parents should be aware of listlessness, lack of interest in eating or nursing, lack of interest in play and excessive crying.

If you or a loved one have any of the above symptoms after a possible concussion, it’s important to go see a clinician for an evaluation.

Generally, concussion is treated with rest, allowing the brain to heal itself. A mild concussion might require rest for up to a week. Rest involves taking time off from work or school and avoiding activities that require mental or physical exertion. This includes watching TV, using the internet, playing video games, reading and exercising. For athletes, it’s important to avoid returning to action too quickly, increasing the risk of a second concussion.

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 Darla Armbruser, wife of Gary Armbruster R’81, who is experiencing health issues.
  • For the Crowe Family, as Brian Crowe, father of freshman Iain Crowe, recovers from a lung transplant.
  • 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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