Roncalli High School thanks all of our students, parents, faculty and staff for the fantastic work that has been done in this first week of E-learning! Words cannot express how proud we are of our students and teachers for their efforts this past week!
Roncalli High School will continue to use all communication methods possible to keep our students, families, faculty and staff updated on the latest information and changes that impact our school community as it relates to the coronavirus. Currently, these methods include but will not be limited to voicemails, emails, weekly e-newsletter, and our school’s website. A reminder there is a specific coronavirus link on the front page of our school’s website. All are encouraged to check this link regularly as it includes all emails, voicemails and pertinent information related to coronavirus.
William Hawkins has been named a 2020 Indiana Academic All-Star. Only 40 Academic All-Stars are named in the entire state from over 400 high schools! Hawkins became Roncalli’s 18th Indiana Academic All-Star.
Principal Chuck Weisenbach said, "Wow! We are thrilled for Will as this honor is seen by many as being the top academic honor bestowed upon a student in this state! He is certainly very deserving as his efforts and accomplishments in all facets of student life have been exemplary these past four years."
Sophomore gymnast Gabby Conjelko placed 26th on bars at the State finals on Saturday at Ball State. Way to go, Gabby! We are proud of you!
Sophomore Amanda Wolf earned a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her short story "Luck Out." This recognition comes with an invitation to New York City for the national awards ceremony in June.
Sophomore Emily Och won the Archdiocese of Indianapolis - 2020 Creating on the Margins art contest for the 10-12 grade category with her entry: “Our Greatest Shelter, God” accompanied by her essays. Her work will go on to the national competition, through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, representing the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Och has also been invited to speak at the Catholic Charities Simple Soup and Bread Luncheon on April 9.
Congratulations to the 2020 Junior Prom Court!
Savannah Evans, Lena Gillum, Peyton Jones, Meg Leising, Gina McNulty, Sami Moylan, Zoey Webb
Matt Babb, Cole Beckman, Dylan Bruner, Scott Cahill, Max Greene, Luke Oller, Ryan Papandria
Archbishop Thompson and other priests of the Archdiocese are celebrating a Mass each day that will be posted at ARCHINDY.ORG. This Mass is recorded in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at our Cathedral. Today’s Mass for the Solemnity of St. Joseph is celebrated by Archbishop Thompson and is available on-line. Please share this information through social media with all of your friends. (Please note that the times of the Mass vary, and all are encouraged to check the website daily for updates.)
2020-21 Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council. We are looking for current sophomores and juniors with a heart for service and a desire to make a difference. This is a wonderful chance to interact with the Mayor and other city leaders, and help shape the future of Indianapolis.
This is an open application process. Interested students can submit the application directly via the information provided on the form. Applications are due March 27 by 5 PM, and this deadline will NOT be extended. Note that references and signatures are required (except the signature of the administrator), so students should not put this off until the last minute.
We ask that students have a 2.5 GPA, and via the signature of the school principal, that you are comfortable with them potentially taking on this position. After the applications are reviewed, some students will be invited to interview.
Tickets already purchased for Friday and Saturday's performances of "You Can't Take It With You" will be honored at a 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.
Although our school doors are closed, the Guidance Team is still available to support Roncalli students. Monday through Friday from March 16 to March 26 - The Guidance Department will not be in the building, but will be available by office phone and email from 10 AM – 12 PM and 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. If you contact us outside of these hours, we will respond in a timely manner. SPRING BREAK - March 27 to April 5 - There will be limited communication during Spring Break.
If you have a mental health emergency, please call 911.
Seniors – if you require a transcript for scholarships, please email your request to Mrs. Sheets at email@example.com. She will forward you an unofficial copy of your transcript. Please let her know in your email if an official transcript is required and the date you need it.
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 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.
All proceeds benefit Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance.
*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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Junior Rebel Theatre 14th Annual Summer Camp Two camp times to choose from!
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.
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:
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.
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).
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.
In partnership with Ascension St. Vincent, here is information that you might find useful.
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.
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.
This health tip is provided by Ascension St.Vincent. Schedule an appointment online, anytime at GetStVincentCare.com.