RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all in the Roncalli Family!

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

Tickets for Christmas concerts are available beginning Friday, November 22. The Choral concert is scheduled for Tuesday, December 10. The Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Mixed Choir 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 and Show Choir.

The Instrumental Concert is December 12 at 7:00 PM. It will feature the Concert Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra.

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.

PARTON EAGLE SCOUT

Parton Eagle Scout

Congratulations to Junior Jacob Parton, member of Troop 564, who built three raised gardens and a work table in the courtyard at St. Barnabas Catholic School for his Eagle Scout project. Jacob is the son of Stephanie and James Parton and a member of St. Barnabas parish.

MILITARY ADDRESSES FOR CHRISTMAS CARDS

For the past 28 years, the World Languages department has sent out Christmas cards to military personnel stationed around the world. If you know of or have family members or friends serving, please send them to Sara Buente, by December 1 so we can mail them some cards this holiday season. These cards brighten peoples' Christmas, and every year we usually get a couple of letters back from our recipients who have been touched by our cards. This project is only made possible with your help.

Thank you all,
Sara Buente,
Roncalli High School
World Language Department Chair

SENIOR MASS WITH ARCHBISHOP THOMPSON

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

Senior Mass

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.

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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!

GUEST SPEAKERS

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

On Monday, December 2nd, students will be participating in hearing from special speakers during the course of the day. With the seniors out at Mass with Archbishop Thompson, the other three grade levels will be in school that day, but with a modified schedule for guest speakers. The juniors and sophomores will hear from a medical team from St. Vincent's Hospital on the topic of "Drive Now, Text Later." The freshmen will hear from an FBI Detective, Darin Odier, on social media applications and dangers, sextorsion, and real life predators.

PARENT PRESENTATION: INTERNET SAFETY

FBI DETECTIVE DARIN ODIER

All parents are welcome to attend a presentation from IMPD Detective Darin Odier in the Roncalli Auditorium on Monday, December 2nd from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Detective Odier has served our community as a police officer for 30 years and a Federal Task Force Officer with the FBI Child Exploitation unit for 13 years. His presentation will focus on social media applications and dangers, sextorsion and real life predators. Earlier that day, he will be presenting to our freshman class. Please note that at his evening presentation, Detective Odier asks that no young children be present. While his talk does not include anything graphic, the subject matter is NOT for children.

RONCALLI’S STARS PROGRAM NEEDS YOU!

Each semester, STARS students use accommodations on over 450 exams. This only happens with your help! Please consider serving as a proctor, reader or scribe. Finals will take place Wednesday, December 18th, Thursday, December 19th and Friday, December 20th.

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BREAKFAST AVAILABLE IN THE CAFETERIA DAILY

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.

GREETINGS FROM GUIDANCE

The Guidance Team is Grateful for YOU!

Practice ACT

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.

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ASVAB Testing

Just a reminder, select seniors will be taking the ASVAB on December 4th. Testing will last from 8:00-11:00 AM. Students taking this test have received their testing room information and will receive a reminder the week of the test. Please contact Morgan Ellis with any ASVAB-related questions.

Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

Applications for the 4th cohort of the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship are due this Saturday, November 30th, by midnight local time. As a reminder, the scholarship offers 200 students up to $30,000 over 4 years in exchange for agreeing to teach in Indiana for five years after graduation. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/NextTeacher and read ALL the important qualifications and instructions. Note that students must submit a nomination form with their application. It is important that students who want to apply over the Thanksgiving holiday have this completed before they leave school on Wednesday.

SENIOR PORTRAITS

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.

SCHOOL CLOSING OR DELAY INFORMATION

PARENTS ALWAYS HAVE FINAL SAY

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.

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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.

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ST. BARNABAS SUPER SPORTS RAFFLE

ST. BARNABAS SUPER SPORTS RAFFLE
  • $100 per Raffle Ticket, ONLY 1,000 TICKETS SOLD
  • GRAND PRIZE: 2 Tickets to Super Bowl 54, Plus $5,000 Cash Prize (or $10,000)
  • Drawing and Party - Saturday, December 7, 2019 (Drawing at St. Barnabas. Doors open at 6PM. Food, drinks & entertainment will be provided.)

Contact Clayton Willis 317-506-0612 for Tickets.

ST. JOHN’S CHRISTKINDL VILLAGE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Come make Christmas memories and create your own new family tradition at the annual Christkindl Village. Join our friends at St. John’s in Downtown Indy for the #ChistkindlVillage on December 12-15 along the west block of Georgia Street, in the old Pan Am Arena and at St. John’s. All are welcome, come experience authentic Christmas Traditions.

#LiveAnimalNativity #KidsActivities #ChristmasTrivia #FamilyDay #ChristkindlBrewedBeer #AllareWelcome #StJohnsIndy

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Ascension St. Vincent Excellence

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

THREE THINGS TO CONSIDER IF YOU’VE MET YOUR DEDUCTIBLE FOR THE YEAR

You know Thanksgiving is just around the corner when a neighbor or colleague brings up healthcare insurance deductibles or unspent FSA dollars. How can you make the most of your coverage? Continue reading to learn what three things you could consider doing before the end of the year.

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Slick sidewalks shouldn’t cancel your plans

If you or a loved one lives with knee or hip pain, you know firsthand how limiting the winter months can be. Slick sidewalks and frigid temps can make travel or even going to your favorite restaurant feel impossible. However, with new innovations in orthopedics, you may be able to experience faster recovery, improved mobility, and decreased pain with robotic-arm assisted knee and hip surgeries.

It’s not too late to attend a knee or hip seminar and schedule your procedure. Reserve your spot today by calling 317-526-5067.

Waiting may lead to complications

Did you know working through pain from hernias may lead to unnecessary complications? Karam Abbasi, MD, a general surgeon with Ascension Medical Group in Kokomo, explained there is no advantage by waiting to schedule a hernia surgery. In fact, according to Dr. Abbasi, putting off a surgery may lead to hernia strangulation and cause a longer recovery period.
The end of the year may be a good time for you to have hernia surgery. Schedule an appointment for a hernia screening today with your Ascension doctor.

Avoid germs with a virtual doctor

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Hint: The best time to download the app is before you need it, so there is no delay in getting care whenever and wherever you need it. Search Google Play or the App Store today for “Ascension Online Care.”

This health tip is provided by Ascension St.Vincent. Schedule an appointment online, anytime at GetStVincentCare.com.

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CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Vincent Nagy, grandfather of Nick R’15, Zach R’14 and Joe Nagy R’12, father-in-law of Lorie (Genrich) R’80 and father of Paul R’80, Martin R’76, John C’69, Ellen (Nagy) Pichereau R’82 and Laura Brown.
  • 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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