RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - November 6 , 2020

SACRED SOUNDS CONCERT

As promised last month, below is a link to this year's Sacred Sounds concert! Please enjoy, as our students and teachers put a lot of heart into these performances. Please download the file to watch.

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STATE BOUND SPELL BOWL TEAM

Congratulations to Coach Jennifer Riedford and the Roncalli Spell Bowl as they have qualified for the State Spell Bowl Competition on Tuesday, November 10th! The following students scored high enough in the area competition this past Monday to move on to the state competition: Emma Agresta, Adelle Burkhardt, Matt Cabalan, Ali Dafforn, McKenzie Liegibel, Bryce Lowery, Noah Moore, Emily Sering, Sam Sering and Drew Reed! Good luck at State, Coach Riedford and the Roncalli Spell Bowl Team!

RONCALLI SPIRIT STORE ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE

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SPIRIT STORE ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE

The Roncalli Spirit Store will hold its annual Holiday Sale tomorrow, Saturday, November 7, 2020 in the Roncalli cafeteria from 9 AM to 1 PM. We will have fantastic new merchandise updated with the latest trends and styles for everyone on your Christmas shopping list, you won’t want to miss. Eighth grade parents, shop with us while your student takes the Roncalli placement exam. Check out our FB page (Roncalli Spirit Store) for weekly sneak peeks.

For more information, please contact Wendy Lawrie, Director of the Roncalli Spirit Store at 787-8277 ext. 279. See you at the sale with your mask on!

RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST

Roncalli is excited to host the Class of 2025 for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) TOMORROW! Additional details are below:

  • Test begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes by 11:15 a.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early, and use the Fine Arts Center entrance (Door #5)
  • Cost is $10 Students are asked to bring 2 sharpened No. 2 pencils; calculators are not allowed.
  • No need for parents/students to register or call in for the November HSPT test date.
  • Only students who take the November HSPT are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend an Admissions Information meeting on the morning of the High School Placement Test from 10:00 – 11:15 AM in the Ascension St. Vincent Gym (new gym). Items covered at this meeting will include the Admissions Application, the Admissions process, the Financial Aid process and some general academic and scheduling information. The end of this meeting coincides with the end of the High School Placement Test.

Please contact Jessica Engel, School Counselor (317) 787-8277 (ext.235) or Jane Dias, Guidance Administrative Assistant (ext. 214) with questions.

SCHOOL CALENDAR REMINDER & CHANGES

Friday, January 15, 2021 - Our annual Faculty Day of Reflection which typically is held the day before school starts in August was postponed this year so that teachers would have more time to prepare for the synchronous learning model that has served our students so well. This day is a critical day of faith formation and reflection for our teachers which assists them in being more actively and passionately linked to their mission as ministers of the faith. We have scheduled this day for Friday, January 15, 2021. There will be no school for students on this day.

WELCOME JUANITA CASTELLANOS

Juanita Castellanos

We are pleased to welcome Juanita Castellanos to Roncalli High School. She will be our first-ever Latino Outreach Coordinator.

Virtual Tour

Roncalli Virtual Tour

Nothing can replace an in-person campus tour, but these images are the next best thing. See some of the highlights tour guides share on their guided campus tours and check out Roncalli academic facilities.

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FALL PLAY TICKETS

FALL PLAY

Tickets for the play, “One Acts” are now available. “Charley’s Aunt” will be performed November 11 at 7:00 PM, November 13 at 6:00 PM and November 14 at 7:00 PM. “All in Disguise” and “The Pitch” will be performed on November 12 at 7:00 PM and November 14 at 2:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at roncalli.booktix.com. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for Roncalli students and children 14 years old and younger. Seating in the auditorium is reduced due to current COVID guidelines. Please leave 2 seats between each group when selecting your seats. All patrons are required to wear a mask while in the building.

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RONCALLI MEDIA NETWORK

Roncalli varsity football sectional game is at home against Lebanon tonight, Friday, November 6. Kick-off at 7:00 PM.

Your place to see and hear Roncalli sports action! Check out upcoming broadcasted events on the calendar.

Game Notes

RMN

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Athlete OF THE WEEK

Baron Huebler

Congratulations to senior Baron Huebler, who scored four touchdowns last week in the sectional semi-final football game, and was recognized as the Above and Beyond Player of the Week by Coach John Rodenberg and Jersey Mike’s Subs!

FRESHMAN CLASS CO-PRESIDENTS

Congratulations to the new officers:

Addie McGill

Co-President of Public Relations
Addie McGill

Katie Smith

Co-President of Service
Katie Smith

Lauren Volk

Co-President of Spirit
Lauren Volk

Sophia Kelley

Co-President of Web Promotions
Sophia Kelley

A huge thank you to all of the freshman students who participated in the process of selecting the Co-Presidents for the Class of 2024.

WALKATHON SUCCESS!

WALKATHON

See #walkplaypray on Instagram and Facebook for more images.

We walked hard, played hard and prayed hard, and we raised over $76,000 for needs-based tuition assistance! A huge “thank you” to our students, families, teachers, staff and corporate sponsors for making Walkathon 2020 a big success!

For the 180 students who raised $100 or more in donations, they will receive a special out of uniform day on Monday, November 16. Students are to pick up their wristbands from Mrs. Endris on Friday, November 13 in the Advancement Office. Way to go, students!

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Our students are doing an outstanding job of providing much needed service to those in need. Please do not forget that 18 service hours are due on Monday, December 7.

With the COVID19 still challenging all of our families, we offer the following suggestions in regards to the logging of service hours:

  • Please make certain to get an accurate email from the adult supervisor. If they do not verify the hours within 7 days, students can edit the service log and use their parent's email for verification.
  • While not required, it would be very helpful to provide as many other forms of verification as possible. The more ways students provide to verify their hours, the easier it is to ultimately have those hours approved. Four verifications are better than one, so please consider getting a signature on your phone (if it is safe to do so), take a picture of you in action on the service project and include the geo-location.

Great job so far… let’s keep the momentum going!

15th Annual RONCALLI BOYS’ BASKETBALL

FALL SKILLS CLINIC

  • When: Saturday, November 14, 2020
  • Where: Roncalli High Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium (New Gym)
  • Times:
    • Grades K, 1, 2, and 3 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Grades 4, 5, and 6 - 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Grades 7 and 8 - 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Cost: $20 per player

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TRANSPORTATION NEEDED

Please consider helping

Significant need for transportation assistance.

  • To & From School: Nearest Intersection Stop 11 and S. Meridian St.
  • 135 and the Forrest Commons area
  • ride needed to school daily. Thompson & Bluff

Please email or call Andi Baker in the Roncalli Main Office at 317-787-8277 if you can provide help. Thank you!

MY STORY, R FAMILY SERIES

Enjoy this week’s My Story, R Family video from Roncalli senior, and OLG parishioner, Scott Cahill. Scott is the youngest of seven siblings to walk the halls at Roncalli, he grew up here! He speaks a lot of tradition in his video, and going to Roncalli is a tradition for many families.

For more information on the school and all we have to offer, please visit roncalli.org.

RONCALLI WRESTLING FOUNDATION

The Elementary and Middle School wrestling season begins on November 3 and ends on March 13. Students can join at any time with practices and weight lifting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Roncalli, and we will participate in a full competition schedule. More details can be found on our website - roncalliwrestlingfoundation.org or contact Coach McClurg @ 317-501-8306.

CORPORATE SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES!

Roncalli offers a comprehensive winter season Corporate Sponsor program that supports our students in several exciting ways, including tuition assistance and broadcasting opportunities. There are many benefits in sponsoring and supporting Roncalli. Your company will be exposed to other like-minded businesses that also support Roncalli. Almost 1,100 students, 125 faculty and staff, an alumni base of over 13,500 and thousands of Roncalli parents, relatives and friends will have an opportunity to see your business ad at some point during the school year. Our newest opportunity will include signage opportunities in the Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium and on our YouTube broadcasts. Space will be limited so if your business is interested in supporting Roncalli through Walkathon, Roncalli Media Network, Rebel 5ive podcast, Rebelation or brand new opportunities in Roncalli’s newest multiple use facility, Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium, please email Gary Armbruster or call him at 317-525-7046.

GREETINGS FROM GUIDANCE

Guidance Blast

Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Scholarship

The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program awards $20,000 to 20 high school, college-bound seniors across the nation for being exemplary leaders on their sports teams, in their classrooms, and in their communities. Please see the RHS Guidance Blast for all the details!!

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JUNIORS: Carson Scholars Fund

Roncalli may nominate one student from the JUNIOR class for a one-time $1,000 college scholarship. Selection is based on academic excellence and humanitarian qualities. Carson scholars must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher. If you would like to be considered for this scholarship opportunity please submit a brief resume of your service activities to Mrs. Kuntz by Friday, November 20.

DO NOT DELAY!

An important reminder to not delay the care you need. Whether it is OB appointments, vaccinations for children, managing a chronic condition, screenings for cancer or your heart, or an emergency situation – we want you to know that we are here and ready to serve.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED

Join the Roncalli Family - Roncalli High School is looking for additional substitute teachers for the 2020-21 school year. We are seeking faith-filled individuals who enjoy being around the future of tomorrow. No educational background is required. Training is provided. If you are interested in being a substitute teacher at Roncalli High school please contact Jeff Small.

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter

PLEASE PRAY

  • For Ashley Fernandez Cross, wife of the boys lacrosse coach Sean Cross, who suffered a brain aneurysm this week. We pray for her family and God’s gift of strength during this time of recovery and healing.
  • For Kara Cissell Roell R‘93 who is fighting aggressive cancer. May God provide her strength and comfort during this trying time.
  • For former student Arthur Koehl, who continues to recover from a serious injury in an automobile accident, and for his mother Tamara and brothers Jaylen R’17, senior Theo, during this time of recovery and healing.
  • For Ann Strykowski, mother of Chris Strykowski Roncalli History department and varsity assistant football coach, who is battling health issues.
  • For Eric Davis R’04 who is battling Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
  • For Robin Barna, father of Sarah Rose, Roncalli Science Department, who is battling with cancer.
  • For Samantha (Maddox) Brown R'04. She is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
  • For Julie Sommers, STARS Life Academy instructor, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • For all of our Roncalli family who are experiencing extra stress during this unusual and uncertain time. God please comfort them and provide them Your peace and understanding.
  • 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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