RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - April 10, 2020

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SIGNS FOR OUR 2020 GRADUATES

2020 GRADUATES

Parents of 2020 graduates, a group of parent volunteers has put together this opportunity to recognize your graduating senior with a special yard sign. Signs are $20 and the order form is due by April 17th. Download the linked form below and submit the needed items. Please make sure all information, including which item is being purchased, indicate school (or fill out the form and return) and if using a photo, please send hi-res images to that same email that will accompany the order. Payment options are located at the bottom of the form and need to be paid when placing the order.4

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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF RONCALLI WITH A RADIANT REBELATION!

REBELATION

Date: April 25, 2020
Where: On-line Event Begins 6:30 PM
Silent Auction: Opens Monday, April 20, 2020
Super Silent Auction: Bidding Begins 7:30 PM, April 25th

Plans have changed, but we are still offering you a night to remember and a way to celebrate 50 years of Roncalli High School. Join us online for the 22nd Annual Roncalli High School Rebelation.

In the spirit of thanksgiving and social distancing, Radiant Rebelation will be a night of testimonials, a silent auction and student entertainment - from the comfort of your own home. We invite you to dress up or dress down, but please join us for an event that matters so much to Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance.

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100% of the funds raised from this event benefit Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance. Because this is a virtual event with few expenses, we have the opportunity to raise even more money for our families in need. This year, we can make an even greater impact!

Our 50 Year Radiant Rebelation is going to be unlike anything we've ever seen before, and hopefully we never see again because we love celebrating Roncalli with you, our beloved Roncalli family! You provide the dinner and drinks, and we provide everything else you love about Rebelation.

Starting at 8 AM, Monday, April 20th, you will be able to start bidding on the silent auction items. During the week you'll get sneak peaks at the super silent items that will be the premium items to bid on beginning Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 PM.

Roncalli needs you now more than ever to help raise funds for needs-based tuition assistance. Please join us as we celebrate 50 years of Roncalli and donate to enable future generations to be part of the Roncalli tradition of excellence!

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Graduation Announcement

Class of 2020 graduation ceremony will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

E-LEARNING UPDATE

All of us as Roncalli extend another huge THANK YOU to all of our students and parents for another excellent week of E-learning! A big THANK YOU as well to our dynamite teachers!! We could not be more proud of how our students and teachers have responded to the challenges of having to adapt to an extended format of E-learning on such short notice! Keep up the great work Rebels!

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • We will continue with our video conferencing schedule for classes with sessions at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM each Monday (Periods 1, 2), Tuesday (Periods 3, 4), Thursday (Periods 5, 6) and Friday (Periods 7, 8).
  • A reminder that Easter Monday (April 13) is a “Growing in Our Faith Day” and not an E-learning day. Families are encouraged to continue their celebration of Easter using resources provided by their parish church or the Roncalli Campus Ministry department. The only “school” responsibility on Easter Monday is for students to complete their attendance quiz by 10 AM.
  • Teachers may choose to invite their students into a video conference at other times on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. This schedule was created to insure each class would have its own specific time and not have to compete with other classes.
  • Parents and Students – Please, please, please reach out to your teachers when you have a question or are in need of assistance. Also, continue to reach out to your school counselor and/or the social worker if/when you would benefit from speaking to them!
  • Roncalli High School principal, Chuck Weisenbach, is always available to answer any general questions and would really like to receive feedback from students and parents on the E-learning format.
  • Please send an email to task@roncalli.org if you have any chromebook or technology related issues.
  • “Life Prep Wednesdays” - This week’s “Life Prep Wednesday” is “Create Day.” Let your creative juices flow – some possible options - create an art/craft, bake a cake or dessert, create your own outdoor game, create a poem, create a memory with your parents, etc. Send photos to aross@roncalli.org so they can be shared on Roncalli’s social media sites.
  • A reminder that students must complete their attendance quiz on Wednesdays prior to 10 AM.

STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICER DISTINCTION

Congratulations to the following students, who earned a new level of Student Council Officer distinction through their Stu Co work during the 2019-2020 school year! Here's a link

Century Club (100+pts) Ryan Flick, Reese Wiley, Andrew Burgan

Executive (45+ pts) Madison Aldrich, McKenzie Liegibel, Sofia Reutebuch

Ambassador (25+ pts) Jesse Sangalang, Alex Nettles, Dominic LaRouche, Lily Vaught, Jeanne Sering, Julia Gorski, Elle Hovanec

Representative (15+ pts) Ansley Bishop, Olivia Jackson, Megan Synder, Mary Luebkeman, Savannah Mays, Maria Mina, Amanda Wolf, Anne Ameis, Sam Sering

STUDENT COUNCIL AND CLASS CO-PRESIDENTS

The Student Council is beginning the selection process for next year's Stu Co and Class Co-Presidents! This process is open to all current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, and includes an application and selection process to fill 4 co-presidential roles per class, each providing opportunities for leaders of all types:

  • Co-President of Public Relations: creative, original, detail-oriented leaders with strong communication skills
  • Co-President of Service: organized, drive, thoughtful leaders with strong troubleshooting skills
  • Co-President of Spirit: passionate, optimistic, welcoming leaders with strong interpersonal skills
  • Co-President of Web Promotions: innovative, responsible, engaging leaders with strong technology skills All members of the classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023 are asked to learn more at the Stu Co module of their Class or 20xx Canvas Course.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 17 at 7:30 AM. Contact Mr. Costello with any questions.

PROM POSTPONED

PROM POSTPONED

Prom 2020 has been postponed from the original April 18 date.

Please know that hosting of prom is still a top priority. Mrs. Hibner, Mrs. Maly, and the Roncalli Administration will be working to find a potential new date(s). As the safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance, we are closely monitoring the guidelines given to us by government agencies and the archdiocese and will continue to abide by the directives given to us by these entities.

We will keep you updated as new information becomes available.

Join us in continuing to pray for all of those affected by this virus!

DRIVER EDUCATION

Roncalli High School was scheduled to begin offering the first session of the classroom phase of our Driver Education program in April with our after school sessions from 3:15 - 5:15. Given we will not be in school during this time per the governor’s directive, we will be postponing the start of our Driver Education classes.

We remain committed to offering both the classroom phase of the Driver Education program and the behind the wheel training portion. However, until we have clarity on when we will be allowed back in school, the dates for both of these remain on hold. As soon as we have been told by governmental agencies and the archdiocese that it is safe to return to school, we will get information out to students and parents as to the new dates. Our intent is to offer our Driver Education program either during the months of June and/or July if allowed to do so.

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Should there be a student who has already registered and paid the deposit or the whole course fee and whose family would now like to drop the course and have their money refunded, please contact Andi Baker in the school’s main office.

CDE Forms - We are getting inquiries from parents asking for us to send them the CDE form for their child to take to the BMV to get their Driver Education permit. Please know that by law we are not allowed to issue a CDE form to a student until they are within two weeks of the start of their Driver Education course. Since we do not have a definitive start date at this time for our Driver Education course, we are not able to issue CDE forms. As soon as we have that start date determined, we will immediately begin issuing CDE forms to the students enrolled in our program.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to making available our school’s excellent Driver Education program to our students and families at some time in the near future.

BRICK SALES

Have your graduate's name permanently etched into Roncalli's Circle of Faith! Order your $125 custom brick by May 1, 2020. Order two bricks for $200. All proceeds from brick sales benefit Roncalli's Circle of Faith fund to provide needs-based tuition assistance.

Complete and return the form to become a part of the Roncalli Circle of Faith.

Order Form

What can I put on the brick? Your brick can display up to three lines of text, with 16 characters (including spaces and punctuation marks) per line.

How can I be sure the text on my brick will be correct? When you order your brick, you will receive an acknowledgment letter that includes a verification of the engraved text. If something is spelled or listed incorrectly, please contact the Advancement Office at 317-787-8277 ext. 238 and make corrections within two weeks of receipt.

For questions please call Fran Davey in the Advancement Office at 317-787-8277, ext 238.

SPRING PLAY TICKET REFUND OPTION

SPRING PLAY
Senior Cast and Crew Members of “You Can’t Take It With You”

Since the near future is still in flux, we have decided to begin the refund process for the Friday and Saturday performances of "You Can't Take It With You." Patrons who purchased tickets via the Booktix website will receive an email from Booktix outlining the refund process. Please note you will have the option for a refund or you can donate your ticket purchase to the school. Anyone who purchased tickets at the Box Office should contact Miki Lewinski for instructions.

DAILY ONLINE MASSES AVAILABLE!

Archbishop Thompson and other priests of the Archdiocese are celebrating a Mass each day that will be posted at ARCHINDY.ORG. Please note that the times of the Mass vary, and all are encouraged to check the website daily for updates.

GUIDANCE CORNER

Guidance Blast

ACHIEVE Virtual Education Academy Summer School

ACHIEVE Virtual Education Academy is offering up to 2 FREE online classes to students over the summer. If you are interested in raising a grade for the Academic Honors Diploma, or making up a credit, you must 1)Speak to your school counselor, and 2) APPLY! Registration is NOW OPEN! This is on a first come/first basis, so apply as soon as possible! Please read the attached flyer for further information.

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Time Management During Quarantine

  • Set a time to wake up and set an alarm
  • Eat breakfast, get dressed, brush your teeth
  • Do E-learning for 2 hours with a 5-10 minute break every 30 minutes (Ideas for a short break: sit outside, call a grandparent, talk to a friend, do a short exercise, meditate or listen to music, watch a funny video)
  • Eat lunch and socialize with friends and family
  • Do more E-learning if you have more with 5-10 minute breaks every 30 minutes
  • Go outside if the weather is nice or do something active inside for 20-30 minutes
  • Eat dinner with your family - talk about what is going well, what you’re grateful for and what everyone did during the day. Offer to cook a meal if you like to cook-try new healthy recipes
  • Relax in the evening - read, watch your favorite show or a movie, talk to family or friends, play games, do yoga, take a bath, etc
  • Set a bedtime and stick with it

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.

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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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.

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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CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

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PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Teresa Horan, who passed away Tuesday after being treated for the coronavirus. Teresa is the mother of Joe Horan Hon'08 and mother-in-law of Eileen Horan R’77, Cafeteria Manager. Please pray for her family, her healthcare workers and her priest.
  • For the repose of the soul of Bennett Medlin, father of Jennifer Barrett, wife of Joe Barrett R’85, who passed away this week. God please comfort his family and give them peace.
  • For the repose of the soul of Fr. John Beitans, Our Good Shepherd Parish, who passed away this week. May Your perpetual light shine upon him and give him rest.
  • For all of our Rebel family who are experiencing extra stress during this unusual and uncertain time. God please comfort them and provide them Your peace and understanding.
  • For Dave Mansfield, the father-in-law of Ben North, Chemistry instructor, who battles with cancer and is recovering from surgery.
  • For Fr. John Hollowell R’97, son of Dr. Joseph Hollowell, President of Roncalli, as he recovers from surgery.
  • 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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