Roncalli High School will offer its High School Placement Test for all eighth graders interested in attending Roncalli next school year on Saturday, November 9 from 8:00 AM until 11:15 AM.
This test, which is required for an incoming freshman student, is not an entrance test but rather a placement test. It assists the student and his/her family and the school when scheduling the student into classes next February/March. Please pass the word along to family members, neighbors, friends, fellow church friends and co-workers if they have an eighth grader.
There is a $10 charge for the test and no pre-registration is necessary. The student simply needs to be at Roncalli by 7:45 AM Saturday morning and enter through Door #5 (Fine Art/Auditorium entrance). Bring two sharpened #2 pencils. Please contact Mrs. Lisa Beckwith Director of Guidance with any questions (317-787-8277, extension 234).
PARENTS: Roncalli also will be holding an admissions information session the morning of the High School Placement Exam from 10:00 –11:15 AM in the school’s auditorium. Parents of the students taking the placement exam are encouraged to be in attendance. The admissions process, the financial aid program and the registration process will be covered at this meeting.
Tickets for the upcoming musical, “Singing in the Rain” are now available. They 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 email Miki Lewinski or call 317-787-8277 Ext. 249 for your promo code to access your free tickets.
Congratulations to Coach Jennifer Riedford, proctor Sr. Susan Reuber and the Rebel Spell Bowl Team for their first place finish in Lutheran competition last weekend. The Rebels spelled 71 out of 90 words correctly. Four spellers earned near perfect ribbons: seniors Dylan Tadas, Jeanne Sering, sophomore Sam Sering and junior McKenzie Liegibel. The Rebels were led by junior Matt Cabalan who earned a perfect score ribbon. The team score put Roncalli with the second highest score in the state and qualifies them for the 2019 State Spell Bowl competition at Purdue University on Saturday, November 16th. Best of luck to following students who will be competing on Saturday: Mark Poole, Luke Poole, Dylan Tadas, Amelia Ebling, Jeanne Sering, Matthew Cabalan, McKenzie Liegibel, Ali Dafforn, Emma Agresta, Sam Sering, Bryce Lowery!
Next Monday, November 11th in the main gym beginning at 3:15 PM.
Good luck tonight! Game time 7 PM at Roncalli.
Last Saturday, the Aeronautics Club partnered with the local EAA Chapter 1354 to participate in a Young Eagle Flight at the Greenwood Airport. The students had the opportunity to take to the sky and fly around the southside of Indianapolis! While students were on the ground they listened to presentations from retired Navy pilots about their time in the service and what it takes to be a pilot.
Congratulations to award-winning auctioneer, senior Tyce Freije! Since Freije won the International Junior Auctioneer contest, he has been asked to sell the Children’s Toy Auction at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee next week. Along with a couple other auctioneers, he will buy all the toys, set up the auction and then sell the auction to the children at St. Jude. The children get fake money for attending their therapy sessions, treatments and goals they obtained. This is a charity event put on by the National Auctioneers Association.
As many of you know, Bob Tully has led us in a longstanding tradition of November Remembrance. During the month of November, the Catholic Church remembers and prays for all the faithful departed in a special way. Throughout this month, we would like to continue our custom of offering special prayers for all of our deceased alumni, as well as deceased family members and friends of the Roncalli community. We invite you to submit to us the names of your deceased relatives and friends. We will place these names at the base of the Sacred Heart window in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart so we can remember them in our prayers at Masses throughout the month of November.
The Guidance Team is Grateful for YOU! Be sure to remember daily what you are thankful for this month!
Please remember - Mrs. Kuntz, the College and Career Counselor, is here to help with college or scholarship essays and interview preparation. As college acceptance letters and scholarship information rolls in, please let her know ASAP if you would like any advice on preparing for those interviews! A mock interview service is available for any students who are candidates for competitive scholarships! Please email her with your interview date and pertinent information to get on the mock interview schedule!
Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox had a vision for Indiana University: that it should always serve as an academic haven for Indiana’s hardest-working residents. Today, the Cox Scholars Program exists to bring that vision to life. It’s the largest donor-funded scholarship program on the IU Bloomington campus.
There are six different scholarships available through the Cox Scholars Program. Each scholarship champions hard work, perseverance, and resourcefulness. These are the very same values that Jesse Cox relied upon to build his legacy. If you’re an incoming IU student who maintains solid academic performance while working a part-time job, you might be eligible for a Cox Scholarship!
For more than five decades, HOBY has inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace, and community. As America’s foremost youth leadership organization, HOBY has a long history of successfully motivating young people to develop into outstanding leaders.
Much of the work at HOBY involves young people exploring and identifying their unique leadership skills. Every student is different, and there is no attempt to impart a predefined set of attributes onto HOBY participants. We stress self-knowledge, uniqueness, and authenticity, not conformity. Students learn to mobilize their own unique traits and are exposed to particular leadership principles that they can explore. Visit this link to learn more about the programs offered through HOBY and let Mrs. Kuntz know if you are interested in attending these programs!
Parents of seniors are reminded that Herf Jones and Jostens will be at Roncalli the week of November 11 to take orders for Graduation Announcements. All seniors received packets in their English classes that contained information, samples and ordering information from both companies. Orders will be taken according to the following schedule: Monday, November 11 (Herff Jones); Thursday, Friday, November 12-15 (Jostens).
The Roncalli Spirit Store will hold its annual Holiday Sale tomorrow, Saturday, November 9, 2019, in the Roncalli cafeteria from 9 AM to 1 PM. We will have fantastic new merchandise updated with the latest trends and styles for everyone on your Christmas shopping list: Moms and Dads, Grandparents, students, future students, little siblings and even your pets. We have non-apparel gift ideas you won’t want to miss. If you’re a parent of an eighth grader, shop with us while your student takes the Roncalli placement exam.
For more information, please contact Wendy Lawrie, Director of the Roncalli Spirit Store at 787-8277 ext. 279. See you at the sale!
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.
Roncalli High School takes great pride in the fact that our students receive strong, rigorous instruction from our teachers on a daily basis. We will not deviate from delivering strong, rigorous instruction at any time, regardless of whether it is a “regular” school day or an E-learning day.
Our plan for utilizing E-learning days at Roncalli High School will unfold as follows. The 2019-20 school calendar has four days designated as “Snow Make-up Days”: January 20 (Martin Luther King Day), February 7 (Presidents Day), April 13 (Easter Monday) and May 22.
Should we cancel school for any reason during the school year, we will use the next “Snow Make-up Day” available on the school calendar as an E-learning day. Students will not report physically to school on an E-learning day. They will be required to log into their Canvas account by 10:00 AM for attendance purposes and to complete assignments given to them by their teachers for this E-learning day.
Roncalli will not use an E-learning day on the actual day for which school is canceled. Our research has shown that this format does not allow for the strong, rigorous instruction we are seeking for every instructional day.
Families can now make plans for those four “Snow Make-up Days” without worrying about their child having to report physically to school. The lone expectation will be that the child have access to the internet to sign in for attendance purposes and complete work given to them.
Since we will know ahead of time when Roncalli is using an E-learning day, our students that do not have internet access will have sufficient time to identify a location they can go to for internet access (library, fast food location, etc.). Our school will be open on E-learning days for students that would want/need to access the internet.
Should we have to use an E-learning day(s) this school year, we will take feedback from students, teachers, and parents as to how we can improve the E-learning format.
Please direct any questions about E-learning days to Roncalli principal, Chuck Weisenbach.
Registration for winter Jr. Rebels will be on Saturday, November 23rd from 1:00-2:30 PM for 4th and 5th Grades and from 2:45-4:15 for 6th, 7th and 8th players (who did not play in fall league) will need to be there to be evaluated. The participation for the Winter Indy Hoops League will cost $60.00 if you need a jersey and $50.00 if you do not need a jersey.
At least one parent will need to attend the sign-ups in order to make the payment, fill out paperwork and sign the IGHL release of liability form. Players will be evaluated on November 23rd and at the first two practices and then teams will be formed. Each team will practice once during the week and once on Saturday afternoon. Players get 2 games every other Sunday throughout the winter. Below is the Dates of Sunday Games by age group:
All individuals interested in coaching should contact Denise McClanahan at 317-371-4010.
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