RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - December 13, 2019

STUDENTS IN SERVICE

STUDENTS IN SERVICE

Last weekend, 31 Rebels participated in Cookies, Cocoa and Christ at Our Lady of Grace Monastery. They made cookies and took them to St. Paul's Hermitage, where they also sang carols for the residents!

FACULTY AND STAFF SERVICE PROJECT

FACULTY AND STAFF SERVICE PROJECT
Pictured left to right, front row: Jeff Traylor, Gerard Striby, Angela Maly, Michele Gelaude
2nd row: Katie Anderson, Morgan Ellis, Michelle Roberts
3rd row: Mary Sheets, Kim Striby, Amy Kuntz
4th row: Jamie Dees, Jennifer Avery, Cathy Matis

Roncalli has a wonderful partnership with Ascension St. Vincent, and this week, faculty and staff members participated in the first faculty and staff service project of the year by providing dinner for the residents at the St. Vincent's House, which provides free meals and extremely affordable housing to families who have a loved one being treated at the hospital.

EXAM SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER 18-20

First semester exams are scheduled for December 18-20 according to the linked schedule. School will be dismissed at 12:20 on Wednesday and Thursday. Teachers are required to be available for students on each of these days until 1:15 PM to answer questions or provide study sessions. School will be dismissed at 11:00 on Friday, December 20.

Exam Schedule

TOY DRIVE

2019 Toy Drive

Now through December 16th, Roncalli is partnering with Anna’s House and the Lord’s Pantry for our annual Roncalli Toy Drive. This toy drive gives us an incredible opportunity to serve two very special communities in the neighborhoods of Stringtown and Haughville.

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For this year's Toy Drive, we are asking our students and community to reflect on Scripture and pray about how they can support our community here in Indianapolis. All students are being asked to talk with their families and reflect on The Gospel of Mark 12:41-44. Upon reflecting, we are asking each family to develop a goal for our toy drive. This can be 1 toy or 1000 toys, or even just a commitment to pray for those families being served by Anna's House. Any contribution, especially a prayerful one, will not go unnoticed! Any money collected will be used to buy toys as well.

Any donations can be dropped off at Roncalli before noon on December 16th. A special thanks to our Theology department for their support in coordinating this wonderful effort!

FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

PRAYER FOR FINALS

God of Wisdom, thank you for the knowledge gained and the learning experiences of the semester. Illuminate our students’ minds and hearts. Let your Holy Spirit be with them as they prepare for exams, guiding their studies and giving them insight so that they can perform to the best of their abilities. Grant them the strength to handle the pressure of these days, the confidence to feel secure in their knowledge, and the ability to keep a proper perspective through it all. Finally, may they sense your peace in knowing that they applied themselves to the challenges of this week. Amen.

ATTENTION FRESHMEN

This week all 9th, 10th and 11th graders who took the PSAT on October 30th received an email that their scores are now available. In order for students to access their scores, they must first create a College Board account. This account is something they will use throughout their high school career. Additionally, students should link their PSAT scores to Khan Academy. This will allow them to have a personalized study guide for future standardized tests such as the PSAT, SAT and AP exams. Instructions to create an account and link it to Khan Academy click here. If the College Board requires an access code for you to see your PSAT scores, please contact your school counselor.

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PREPARE FOR ADVENT WITH RONCALLI

2019 Roncalli Advent

We, as a school, have entered a time of preparation, along with the Church as a whole, for the coming of our Savior. The Student Council has teamed up with Campus Ministry to help prepare for this season. Each class has taken a week leading up to our break and used a theme to shape some activities to help focus us on this time of preparation. The themes will be Hope, Joy, Peace and Love.

Please join us in this Advent season as we prepare ourselves for the coming of our Savior. Keep these themes of Hope, Joy, Peace and Love on your minds and in your prayers through this season. Click here to access scriptures and prayers for each week, as well as what we're doing in the halls of Roncalli. We should all work to prepare, as Matthew 24:44 tells us "So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come."

21ST ANNUAL RHS ATHLETICS CASH BASH & RAFFLE

$AVE THE DATE: Saturday, February 29, 2020

RHS ATHLETICS CASH BASH & RAFFLE

Presented by the Roncalli Athletic Booster Club

  • The Atrium - 3143 East Thompson Road
  • Doors open @ 6:30 PM
  • Dinner served @ 7:30 PM
  • Raffle begins @ 8:00 PM
  • $5,000 in Cash Draws and Raffles
  • Tip Boards, Ticket Draw Prizes, 50/50’s, Pull Tabs & Plinko

Tickets will go on sale January 13, 2020 License #002252

“RADIANT REBELATION - OUR GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION”

VOLUNTEER CALL OUT!

SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 25, 2020

We are looking for a committee of enthusiastic volunteers to help plan our golden Rebelation. Rebelation is our annual party that raises funds for tuition assistance. The night consists of food, drinks, silent and live auctions, raffles, student entertainment and fun. If you can help or have an item to donate, please email Jeen Endris.

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.

E6 MEN'S CONFERENCE

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Video STREAMS

Boys Basketball

  • December 14, 7:30 PM vs. Whiteland

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Rebel 5ive Podcast

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.

4 Ways to Avoid Holiday Burnout

Burnout is a term often used to describe feelings of extreme stress. Sufferers of holiday burnout are often overwhelmed by the perceived extra demands and expectations associated with preparation for, and celebration of, the holiday season. 

To help avoid holiday burnout, experts at Ascension St. Vincent offer the following stress management strategies:

1.Take Care of Yourself. The holiday season is full of hustle and bustle that can distract us from taking care of ourselves. Make your health a priority during the holidays. Make healthy food choices, limit any alcohol use and don’t forget to exercise. Even a 15-minute morning workout or brisk walk is better than not doing any exercise.

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2.Plan Ahead. Think first before committing to any responsibility or social event. Don't make any snap decisions and give yourself time to reflect on any proposed commitment or responsibility. You can always tell others you need to double-check your calendar before committing.

3.Take a Break. It’s easy to overschedule ourselves during the holidays. That’s why it’s important to also schedule quality downtime to maintain balance in your life.

4.Keep Things in Perspective. Many people often experience feelings of burnout because they place unrealistic expectations on themselves and others. Try to keep things in perspective during the holidays and remember what’s important to you.

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 Roeder family, including students Molly Roeder R’20 and Johnny Roeder R’22, who were in an automobile accident last weekend. We are thankful that they all are safe.
  • For God’s abundant blessings upon our school’s 2019 Toy Drive in hopes we bring Christmas Cheer to hundreds of little kids that otherwise might not have any!
  • 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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