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!
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:
Way to go, Rebels!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This week our students performed square dances they’ve been learning in their Physical Education classes.
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!
Please click link for the Driver’s Education Fact Sheet 2020.
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!
Christmas Blessings From Guidance!!!
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!
Learn about this years Youth Cheer 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!
Email Wade McClurg.
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.
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.
Presented by the Roncalli Athletic Booster Club
Tickets will go on sale January 13, 2020 License #002252
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.
In partnership with Ascension St. Vincent, here is information that you might find useful.
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.
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.
This health tip is provided by Ascension St.Vincent. Schedule an appointment online, anytime at GetStVincentCare.com.