We thank all of the members of the cast and crew of our fall musical, “Singin’ in the Rain,” for all of their hard work these past two months! The opening night performance on Thursday night received rave reviews! There are three more opportunities to see the show. They are tonight, Friday, November 15 at 6 PM and Saturday, November 16 at 2 and 7 PM. Tickets are available at roncalli.booktix.com. This online ticketing system will allow us to sell tickets right up until the start of each show. In addition, you will now be able to choose your own seat! 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 317-787-8277 Ext. 249 for your promo code to access your free tickets.
Thanks again to all involved in our production - “Break A Leg, Rebels!”
Junior Veronica Phillips placed 2nd in the statewide vocal competition at Indiana State University on November 2nd. Phillips competed in the high school musical theatre division at the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Way to go, Veronica!
Senior Brian Bobko was awarded the Eagle Scout for his project at Nativity Catholic School that enhanced the safety of the students by installing 11 safety bollards and installed a landscaping bed with grasses and flowers.
Junior Ryan Haggenjos was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank on November 10.
We are proud of you, Ryan!
Junior Ryan Remy is Central Nines Student of the Month for Aviation!
Congratulations to our freshman who have earned the distinction of being in the top 20% of freshman students nationally for fitness. The students must meet the requirement in all categories: one mile run, 30 foot shuttle run, standing long jump, one minute sit-ups, 30 seconds push-ups and pull-ups. These six tests measure the students cardio endurance, speed and agility, muscular endurance and muscular strength.
Girls: Ansely Bishop, Faith Burch, Rosie Elsner, Nora Jordan, Lauren Kill, Sara McGraw, Whitney Meinerding, Hannah Morgan, Josie Origer, Georgia Reed, Anna Supe
Boys: Hadyn Ball, Dominic Hudson, Jacob Irmer, Bryce Lowery, Hayden Scott, Ethan Shipp, Nolan Tunny
Our Roncalli football team defeated Lebanon last Friday 34-14 to capture the Class 4A Sectional 22 championship. Good luck to the Rebels as they advance to this week’s regional round. They will travel to Fortville to face the Mount Vernon Marauders tonight at 7 PM. Go Rebels!
On Wednesday, we welcomed Dr. Kurt Nelson (current Roncalli parent) from Marian University. He brought with him the St. John's Bible! The St. John's Bible is a handwritten, illuminated reproduction of the Bible. Marian University was given a grant to be able to house parts of it for a year! Learn more information on this exquisite piece of art at www.saintjohnsbible.org/.
Dr. Nelson presented on the Bible and allowed Roncalli students and staff to take a look at the illuminated manuscripts during every period in the Chapel.
A tradition in the archdiocese that was started by Archbishop Emeritus Buechlein was that he celebrated a Senior Mass with all of the seniors from the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Additionally, he always extended to them a “free day” for the remainder of that day. This year’s Senior Mass will be celebrated with Archbishop Thompson on Monday, December 2nd at 10:30 AM. Due to the size of the Senior classes around the Archdiocese, our mass is being held at St. Malachy Parish on the west side of Indianapolis this year, rather than at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral as has been the tradition. This is a school-sponsored field trip and attendance is required of all seniors. They will be asked to report to the cafeteria by 9:00 AM. Students will be transported by Roncalli buses. As noted, the Archbishop declares the remainder of the school day as a free day for the seniors. They will arrive back at Roncalli at approximately Noon and will be dismissed at this time.
Parents of seniors should be receiving a link to the online permission form, forwarded from their Senior. If you have not seen that email, ask your senior to send it to you or contact Mr. Traylor with any questions!
Breakfast is available at the snack bar in the cafeteria starting at 6:45 AM each day, Monday through Friday. The price for a complete breakfast which includes an entrée, a fruit, a juice and milk is $2.00. If your child is eligible for free lunch, he/she is also eligible to receive this breakfast for free as well. If your child qualifies for reduced lunch, they are also eligible for a reduced price breakfast at $0.30 per day. They simply type their school ID number into the Mealtime system to receive the correct benefit. All information is kept strictly confidential.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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!
On Monday, November 25, the Guidance Office will host information sessions for any students interested in attending a military academy in the future. Midshipman Garrett Mitchell will present information about the Naval Academy at 8:30. Cadet Corbin Smith from West Point will also present that day. Please encourage any students considering a service academy to attend these meetings! More information will be posted on the Guidance Blast as it becomes available. Sign ups for these meetings can be found on Naviance.
On Wednesday, December 4, juniors will take the free Practice ACT in the Roncalli auditorium. Testing will begin promptly at 7:30 AM, and students should report directly to the auditorium for first period. Testing will last until approximately 11:30 AM, or 4th Period. Students who usually eat lunch during Announcements, due to an 8 period schedule, will eat immediately upon completion of testing, then proceed to their 5th period classes. If you have any questions regarding Practice ACT testing, please contact Mrs. Kuntz, in the Guidance Office.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mock interview schedule!
Seniors who have not taken their official senior portrait with Prestige can call (317)564-2592 Tuesday-Friday 2 PM - 8 PM and Saturday 10 AM -5 PM to schedule an appointment. Your picture must be taken by December 5th. If a senior has not taken their portrait with Prestige they will not be included in the class composite picture. Please contact Kevin Banich if you have any questions.
Roncalli High School has worked diligently in preparation for offering E-learning days should they become necessary during the 2019-20 school year. We 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.
When weather or emergency conditions warrant a cancellation of school or a delayed start to school, the fastest, most accurate way to access this information is via the school’s website at www.roncalli.org. Once a decision to close or delay has been made, the first step is to post this on the front of the school’s website. A phone call (or text message if you signed up for the text message) will go out to parents. We will then call the four major television stations in Indianapolis.
The geographic area that encompasses all of the areas in which our families, faculty and staff live stretches from Carmel (north) to Danville (west) to Shelbyville/Greenfield (east/southeast) to Bargersville (south). We attempt to take all of this into consideration when determining whether or not to delay or close. That can be challenging as the weather conditions can vary significantly in the areas mentioned above. Parents, please know that it is always your decision as to whether or not your child can travel safely to school. If the conditions in your general area are such that you deem it unsafe for them to travel, they will not be penalized for their absence.
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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Contact Clayton Willis 317-506-0612 for Tickets.