RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - March 13, 2020

LENTEN SERVICE PROJECT - 60,324 MEALS

LENTEN SERVICE PROJECT

On Wednesday, Roncalli students were able to help pack 60,324 meals during their Theology classes. Faculty and staff also joined in the experience to help pack the meals in the gymnasium. During this Lenten season, students have raised funds to purchase the materials to pack the 60,324 meals to fight hunger overseas working with Cross Catholic ministries. Collections began at the Lenten Almsgiving Benefit Choir concert on February 27th. Students also paid for wristbands to the faculty vs seniors games, and proceeds from the SnowBall dance also helped raise money. Funds will be collected from the Math department’s Rebel Match survey, and monetary donations can still be made at Roncalli.

CONJELKO GOES TO STATE!

CONJELKO GOES TO STATE

Gymnast Gabby Conjelko placed 6th on bars at Regionals on Monday night. She advances to the state meet this Saturday at Ball State. Way to go, Gabby! We are proud of you!

ACT ALL STARS

Three more students have achieved a perfect score on their ACT exam taken in February. The ACT is a standardized test that determines a high school student’s preparedness for college. The test covers five areas: Math, English, Reading, Writing and Science. Congratulations to Roncalli’s ACT all stars who scored the highest possible score on sections of their tests.

John Moore
John (Liam) Moore
Class of 2021 - Reading
Dylan Kedra
Dylan Kedra
Class of 2021 - Reading
Robert McKay
Robert McKay
Class of 2021 - Reading

R FAMILY DAY SUCCESS

R FAMILY DAY

On Saturday, March 7th, Roncalli High School hosted the first “R Family Day” to celebrate the diversity of the Roncalli Family. With over 400 people in attendance, it was a two hour event with 19 educational booths in the cafeteria and 11 different performances in the gymnasium that took guests on a trip around the world to learn about cultures, ethnicities and races.

“It was an incredible day and our students were phenomenal! Over 40 students took an active role in planning, promoting, executing, and leading this event! Thank you to all who assisted, promoted, attended and supported this event! I could not be more proud of our students and school community!” said Kevin Banich, Roncalli Assistant Principal for Student Life.

CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

To ensure to the best of our ability the health, safety and well being of all of our students, teachers and staff members, we share the following information with you related to the growing concerns related to the coronavirus.

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SPRING PLAY POSTPONED

SPRING PLAY

Due to the coronavirus, Friday and Saturday's performances of "You Can't Take It With You", have been postponed. Tickets already purchased for Friday and Saturday, will be honored at the rescheduled time. If you cannot attend the rescheduled date, refunds will be offered. Please continue to check the website for additional show and refund information.

GUIDANCE CORNER

Guidance Blast

Academic Honors Reception

In order to be recognized at our Academic Honors Reception April 30th students must have scholarships entered into Naviance by April 7th. Instructions on how to enter scholarships into Naviance can be found on the Guidance Blast at http://rhsguidanceblast.blogspot.com under the “Seniors 2020” tab. If you have questions please contact Mrs. Kelly Kuntz.

REBELATION RAFFLE TICKETS

PURCHASE NOW!

REBELATION

Rebelation High Stakes Raffle tickets cost $100 each and can be purchased with cash or check. Just download the betting form at roncalli.org/rebelation and send it in.

There will only be 350 tickets sold! Winning tickets for the $10,000* Grand Prize through 3rd place will be drawn live at Rebelation on April 25, 2020. You need not be present to win.

For more information and a complete list of rules, please visit roncalli.org/rebelation.

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All proceeds benefit Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance.

  • $10,000 Grand Prize*
  • $2,000 2nd Place
  • $500 3rd Place
  • $500 Early Bird Prize

*Based on selling 350 tickets. Payout will be based on a percentage of tickets sold. Grand prize= 20%, 2nd Place=5%, 3rd Place=1%

If you’re not familiar with Rebelation, please click here for FAQs about the event.

Make a tax-deductible donation to our silent and live auctions. We are in need of the following items: vacation rentals, tickets to local sporting events like Indy 500, Colts, Pacers, Notre Dame, IU, Purdue and Butler, behind the scenes experiences, home improvement services, gift cards, etc.

If you can help or have an item to donate, please email Jeen Endris.

RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL PROM DRESS CODE

Romans 12:1-2 states, "I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect." In following the message of scripture, we aspire to honor God in everything we do, including our modest and dignified dress code at all school functions. The following requirements are the guidelines to ensure that every student dresses in a way to show the true beauty of the person.

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Ladies:

FIT: The dress may not reveal all contours of the body while sitting, standing, or dancing. LENGTH: The length of the dress should be no shorter than three inches above of the knee. In addition, no slit, opening, or cut in the dress should go beyond three inches above the knee. CUT: Strapless or two-piece dresses are prohibited, and backless dresses may not be cut below the middle of the back. Dresses should not expose the midriff or cleavage. MATERIAL: Any sheer, lace, or see-through material in the dress cannot expose areas such as the lower back, midriff (sides or front), cleavage, or the upper leg.

Gentlemen:

SHIRTS: Button down collared shirts must be worn with a bowtie or tie and remained buttoned at all times. PANTS: Proper fitting dress pants must be worn with closed-toed shoes.

Any student that is violating the policy will not be allowed into the event until his/her attire meets the proper requirements.

If a male has a question about appropriate attire, they must seek input and advice from Mr. Banich. If a female has a question about a dress, they must talk with either Mrs. Bohn or Mrs. Armbruster before purchasing their attire.

NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL STUDENTS

ALL PARENTS of Current Freshmen through Juniors

The Indiana State Department of Health Immunization requirements for 2020-21 will require all high school students to have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines, administered 6 months apart.

If your child has already received these, please forward proof of immunization.

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If your child has not received these, please make arrangements to get these vaccines and forward proof of immunization prior to the start of the first day of school for the 20-21 school year. All information needs to be sent to the Guidance Office: fax 317-788-2282 or email msheets@roncalli.org.

2020-21 Requirements

2020-21 Requirements en Esapañol

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT for current Juniors:

All students entering the 12th grade are additionally required to have a second booster of the MCV4 (Meningococcal) vaccine. The immunizations that we have on file for each student may be viewed in FamilyLink. Questions may be directed to Mary Sheets or Jane Dias in the Guidance Office.

ISTEP CALENDAR CHANGES

Two-hour delay on April 21 and April 28 for freshmen, juniors and seniors. All sophomores start at their regular time of 7:30 AM for the state mandated ISTEP testing (graduation requirement).

All current sophomores, juniors and seniors are required to pass the ISTEP as a part of their graduation requirement. The state does not provide us with the testing window for the administration of ISTEP until after the school year has started. Thus, we can never include the two hour delays necessitated by ISTEP testing in the school calendar that is provided to families prior to the start of a school year.

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Given the length of these tests and their importance to the students, we feel it best to utilize a delayed start for the rest of the school on two days and use this time for administering the ISTEP test to the sophomores. Thus, the following changes have been made to the school calendar:

  • April 21 - School will start at 9:30 AM: All sophomores will report to school at the regular time of 7:30 AM.
  • April 28 - School will start at 9:30 AM; All sophomores will report to school at the regular time of 7:30 AM.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our families but we feel strongly that this not only provides our students who are testing the best environment but also provides the best use of instructional time for all other students as well.

JR. REBEL THEATRE CAMP

JR. REBEL THEATRE CAMP

Junior Rebel Theatre 14th Annual Summer Camp Two camp times to choose from!

  • June 1-June 26 * 9 AM - 12 PM
  • July 6-July 24* 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Open to all students who have just completed 2nd - 8th grades. The cost is $200.00 per participant with a $50.00 discount for each additional sibling.

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MISSION TRIP

ATTENTION JUNIORS AND SENIORS!

MISSION TRIP

Information is now available to sign up for the spring break mission trip to East Bank, West Virginia, a very poor small town close to Charleston. The cost of the trip will be $325.00 and will take place from Sunday, March 29 - Friday, April 3. See Mr. Striby for sign up sheets and additional information.

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Any student that participates in a spring break mission trip can count all HOPE hours earned toward their second semester service requirement (this year) or their first semester service requirement in the 2020-21 school year. Please watch the video below which gives more information about the organization with whom we work.

GERMAN-AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

The GAPP (German-American Partnership Program) exchange program and the German program will be hosting exchange students from our partner school in Germany this fall (school year 2020-2021). We are now looking for Roncalli families to host one of our exchange students for two weeks this September. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for your student to live with a host sibling, learn about each other's culture, and show our German hosts what's so great about American life - all at no cost to you! If you are interested, please email German teacher Louise Hibner.

HELP STUDENT NEEDS A RIDE

A student needs a ride to school every morning in the Greenwood area, Stop 18 and US 31. Please contact Andi Baker, 317-787-8277 ext. 221, if you can help. Thank you.

ROUNDABOUT CONSTRUCTION

A roundabout at Sherman and Thompson is being installed, and we will update you with important information as we receive it. The tentative timeline is as follows:

  • After February 14, 2020 to be completed by August 1, 2020 - Sherman Drive closed for 25 days within this time period to relocate a gas main. Thompson Road will remain open during this time period, but will also incur some temporary lane restrictions. All utility work will be completed during this time period.
  • On or about August 17, 2020 to be completed no later than November 1, 2020 - Completion of the project with a 75 day closure within this time period and completion no later than November 1, 2020.

SUMMER CAMPS AT RONCALLI

SUMMER CAMPS AT RONCALLI

Roncalli High School will again offer many different sport camps this summer for elementary age student athletes currently in grades K-8. These camps are conducted by members of the Rebel coaching staff and serve to provide fundamental instruction in each sport as well as a wonderful opportunity to have fun in a friendly and nourishing environment.

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CAMPS for BOYS in 2020:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Speed Development

CAMPS for GIRLS in 2020:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Gymnastics
  • Cheerleading
  • Lacrosse

CO-ED CAMPS in 2020:

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Diving

The cost for each camp is $50 per camper/per session. Registration begins March 1. Information/Online Registration is available at www.roncalli.org/camps. For more information, please call the athletic office at Roncalli High School (788-4094 or 787-8277 ext. 263).

ST. JUDE EARLY LEARNING MINISTRY

Enrollment is now open and we do accept CCDF if you would like to join our wonderful community! Visit www.stjude-elm.org or call 317-780-7595 for more information.

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Between the festivities of Mardi Gras, Saint Patrick’s Day, and March Madness, it can be easy to forget the humble colon. In recognition of March’s status as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Ascension St. Vincent celebrates the good news that more Americans are being appropriately screened for colon health than ever before.

The CDC recently shared that the rate of adults who self-report that they are up-to-date on their colorectal screenings has risen to 68.8 percent. Still, more than 21.7 million people between the ages of 50 and 75—prime years for colon cancer onset—have never been screened. The U.S. Preventative Task Force is tackling this number by setting a goal of raising the rate of properly-screened Americans to 70.5 percent by year-end.

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Consider the following recommendations for optimizing colorectal health: Get your screen on. The American Cancer Society recommends colorectal screenings beginning at age 45, while the American College of Physicians proposes screenings beginning at age 50. Talk to your primary care physician to determine the best screening regimen for you based on your body and your family history.

Drink responsibly. The CDC says that alcohol use increases your risk of cancer diagnosis and recommends that women limit alcohol consumption to 1 drink per day and that men limit consumption to 2 drinks per day.

Eat green, not red. Vegetable-heavy diets have been linked to reduced rates of cancer and red meat consumption increases your risk of developing potentially cancerous colorectal polyps.

Enjoy the good weather. As winter gives way to spring, take advantage of the better weather and go for a walk, a bike ride, or a swim. Exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight are two ways to reduce your risk of colon cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

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CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter

PLEASE PRAY

  • For Fr. John Hollowell R’97, son of Dr. Joseph Hollowell, President of Roncalli, as he recovers from surgery.
  • For prayers of thanksgiving for the birth of Beatrice Anne, daughter of Sheila and John Hasty, History instructor.
  • For sophomore Aidan Leffler, as he recovers from an automobile accident.
  • For senior Garrett Chida, that he has a full, healthy recovery from his ankle injury.
  • For prayers of thanksgiving for the birth of Katherine Rose, daughter of David and Sarah Rose, Science instructor.
  • For the repose of the soul of Carolyn Burke, grandmother of senior Carson and sophomore Audrey Rearick. May God comfort her family during this difficult time.
  • For Bernie Weimer, Sacred Heart graduate class of ‘59 and Roncalli band director 1970's-80's, who is struggling with health issues and is recovering from an accident.
  • For Monsignor Tony Volz as he battles health issues.
  • 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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