RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - December 20, 2019

A Christmas Prayer From St. John XXIII

O sweet child of Bethlehem,
Grant that we may share with all of our hearts
In this profound mystery of Christmas.

Put into the hearts of men and women this peace
For which they sometimes seek so desperately
And which you alone can give to them.
Help them to know one another better,
And to live as brothers and sisters,
Children of the same Father.

Reveal to them also your beauty, holiness and purity.
Awaken in their hearts love and gratitude for your infinite goodness.

Join them all together in your love.

And give us your heavenly peace.

Pope John XXIII (Cardinal Angelo Roncalli)

For unto us a child was born. The Messiah who saves the world. May your Christmas be as great as ever in the light of the Savior’s love!

All of us at Roncalli High School wish you, your family and all your loved ones a joyous and merry Christmas and a safe, fulfilling new year!

MORE ACT SUPERSTARS!

Congratulations to our ACT superstars who scored the highest possible score on their ACT tests. The following students scored a 36 on the September ACT:

Sarah Prusa
Sarah Prusa
Reading and Writing
Sophia Prusa
Sophia Prusa
Reading and Writing

Way to go, Rebels!

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Front row left to right: Catherine Reed, Allison England, Abigail Taylor, Man Kiim, Lauren Turk, Zach Doerr Back row left to right: Aron Suiaung, Evan Wade, Emily Gramman, Lucas Griffin, McKenzie Liegibel Not pictured: Diego Gomez

Our most recent group of Students of the Month were honored this past Monday at a catered luncheon! Congratulations to the following Roncalli scholars.

GERMAN HERITAGE SOCIETY ESSAY WINNER

Joseph Deer

Congratulations to senior Joseph Deer, who earned third place in the Indiana German Heritage Society essay contest! Deer wrote about the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He will be awarded a check for $100. Way to go, Joseph!

ASCENSION ST. VINCENT GYMNASIUM DEDICATION CEREMONY

ASCENSION ST. VINCENT GYMNASIUM

On Monday, Roncalli had our gym dedication. Thank you to everyone who made this happen. We could not have done it without our Rebel Family! View all of the pics on Flickr.

1ST SEMESTER REPORT CARD GRADES

2ND SEMESTER SCHEDULES

Parents and students please access second semester schedules through Family Link in preparation for attending school on Monday, January 6th. Report card grades will be accessible from Family Link the evening of January 6th.

CHRISTMAS BREAK

The first semester came to an end on Friday with the completion of first semester exams. School will reconvene with the start of the second semester on Monday, January 6 at 7:30 AM. Report cards will be distributed to students in their eighth period class on Wednesday, January 8. Should you have any questions about a grade, please contact the classroom teacher first. Should questions still exist after that communication, please contact Mrs. Kathy Arruda, the Assistant Principal for Academics.

SQUARE DANCE HOEDOWN

PE Dancing

This week our students performed square dances they’ve been learning in their Physical Education classes.

THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL TOY & BOOK DRIVE

Book and Toy Drive Image

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thanks to all of the students, parents, families, faculty, staff and friends of Roncalli who supported our Christmas Toy and Book Drive this year. Hundreds of kids, teens, adults and families will have a Merry Christmas due to the tremendous generosity shown by all who supported our drive this year. Thank you, Roncalli! May God bless you!

DRIVER’S EDUCATION FOR 2020

Please click link for the Driver’s Education Fact Sheet 2020.

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Roncalli Letter Jackets

Roncalli Letter Jacket

Please mark your calendar! Our award (letter) jacket representative will return to Roncalli to take orders on January 30th and 31st! Purchasing information will be available when we return to school after Christmas Break!

FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

Christmas Blessings From Guidance!!!

Register now for the ACT at Roncalli

ACT National Testing Day at Roncalli takes place on February 8th. Just as athletes prefer to play on their home court/field, test takers feel more at ease when testing at their own school. Don’t miss this opportunity to take the ACT on your “home court”!! There is a limited number of seats available at our location and the deadline to register is Friday, January 10th. Registration fees for the ACT are $52.00 without the essay portion and $68.00 with the essay. Are you eligible to take the ACT for free? Certain 11th- and 12th-grade students who meet income-based eligibility criteria may be able to apply for a fee waiver. Go to act.org today for more information and to register!

CHEER CLINIC

Learn about this years Youth Cheer Clinic.

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RONCALLI WRESTLING: CYO WINTER BREAK CLINIC

Roncalli Wrestling is hosting it’s 4th Annual CYO Winter Break Wrestling Clinic at Roncalli High School Wrestling Facility. Roncalli Head Coach Wade McClurg, the Roncalli wrestling staff and Roncalli wrestling team will be teaching the wrestling techniques. This is a great opportunity for wrestlers to kick off the CYO Wrestling Season!

  • Cost: $20 pay at the door
  • Dates: Monday, December 23rd & Thursday, December 26th
  • Time: 12:00 PM -1:30 PM
  • Ages: Grades K-8

Email Wade McClurg.

SPRING BREAK & MORATORIUM WEEK 2020

It could be seen as silly to talk about spring break and next year’s moratorium week but many of our families have to make travel arrangements well in advance for a variety of family related reasons. Spring Break will begin with the dismissal of school at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 26. School will resume at 7:30 AM on Monday, April 6.

To maintain the integrity of the school calendar and instructional time, Roncalli does not allow a family to extend Spring Break by leaving early or returning late without a significant academic penalty. For full details on the policy, please click on the link at the end of the newsletter. Thank you to our parents who have given us tremendous support of this policy through the years.

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Additionally, as a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Roncalli High School must adhere to the moratorium week requirements set forth by the association. The 2020 Moratorium Week for the summer of 2020 will be from June 29 - July 6. At Roncalli this means there will be no open gym/no open facilities, no practices, games, rehearsals, etc. There are to be no student activities at all during this week.

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.

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Ascension St. Vincent Excellence

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Holiday Unhappiness: Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder and Depression

The holiday season is a time for festive décor, food, family and fun. But wet, wintry weather and earlier sunsets during the holidays can cause some people to feel blue.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression, which is also treatable, affects an estimated one in 15 adults in a given year.

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Seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression, is a mood disorder triggered by the seasons of the year, in most cases, beginning in the fall or winter and ending in spring.

  • In addition to weather changes, stress, fatigue and loneliness can trigger depression during the holiday season.
  • It’s common for some people to feel sad during the holidays, but if the feeling continues after, it may mean something more serious.
  • Symptoms of depression typically occur together in a cluster for a minimum of two weeks and can cause functional impairment.

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CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

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PLEASE PRAY

  • For Sara Buente, Spanish teacher, who is recovering from surgery. May God's healing hand be upon her during this time.
  • For a safe, joyous celebration of Christmas for all Christians around the world!
  • For a safe, relaxing Christmas break for all in the Roncalli Family!
  • For those celebrating Christmas for the first time without a loved one.
  • 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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