RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - March 5, 2021

COBY GARCIA WINS ABE LINCOLN SCHOLARSHIP

Coby Garcia

Congratulations to senior Coby Garcia who was awarded the $5,000 Abe Lincoln Scholarship by the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis. These scholarships are given to students who have overcome considerable adversity. Garcia’s adversity has led him to want to help other families at a Hope for Tomorrow, a nonprofit, providing support and tutoring to members of the Burmese refugee community. He is a teacher there and helps young people transition to the United States. Garcia wants to pursue a career that focuses on medical advancements that can reduce devastating diseases in developing countries.

GYMNASTS TO REGIONALS

GYMNASTS

We wish our two Royals gymnasts, junior Gabby Conjelko and freshman Elizabeth Schafer, good luck as they compete in the all around (four event) Regionals tomorrow, Saturday at Columbus East!

JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Back row (left to right): Amelia Warner, Hannah Taylor, Madelyn Gorski, Theo Koehl Front row (left to right): Dasha Mukunthan, Ally Taylor, Megan Comer, Ella Shelburn, Robert McKay Not pictured: Emma Morgan, Tyler Schofield and Ella McCalip

Last week, our Students of the Month for January were honored at a special lunch and presentation to recognize their extraordinary efforts in the following areas: Business and Technology, Communications, English, Fine Arts, Health and Physical Education, Industrial Technology, Math, Science, Social Studies, STARS Program, Theology and World Languages. Congratulations to the January Students of the Month: (listed in alphabetical order) Megan Comer, Madelyn Gorski, Theo Koehl, Ella McCalip, Robert McKay, Emma Morgan, Dasha Mukunthan, Tyler Schofield, Ella Shelburn, Ally Taylor, Hannah Taylor, Amelia Warner.

COLLEGIATE LETTERS OF COMMITMENT

Last Wednesday, February 24 and Monday, March 1, nine of our senior athletes were celebrated for their commitment to play at the collegiate level.

Will Beikes

Will Beikes

Sam Gallagher

Sam Gallagher

Sean Haberthy

Sean Haberthy

Will Beikes, Volleyball, Wabash College (Crawfordsville, IN) Sam Gallagher, Track & Field, Trine University (Angola, IN) Sean Haberthy, Volleyball, King University (Bristol, TN)

Athletes

Back row (left to right): Dominic Brown, Baseball, University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN) Ryan Papandria, Football, Wabash College (Crawfordsville, IN) Baron Huebler, Football, Marian University (Indianapolis, IN)

Front row (left to right): Luke Aldrich, Lacrosse, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, FL) Ariana Gilley, Gymnastics, Ball State University (Muncie, IN) Owen Volk, Football, Wabash College (Crawfordsville, IN)

Congratulations! We are proud of you!

2021 RONCALLI CANNED FOOD DRIVE: MARCH 8-12

CANNED FOOD DRIVE

As part of this year’s Lenten Almsgiving Project, Roncalli’s Student Council has organized a canned food drive. Indianapolis is no stranger to those in our community who struggle to provide food for themselves and their families. In fact, our St. Vincent de Paul serves an average of 2,837 families per week. That’s about 10,000 people, many of whom are working families, that rely on food and monetary donations to feed their families every single week.

Roncalli has the opportunity to make an impact through our canned food drive at a time when donations are at their lowest levels. And because of St. Vincent de Paul’s benefactors, each dollar we donate will have $20 worth of impact.Those willing to donate $40 will actually be providing $800 of relief to families in need. On average, that can feed a family of 4 for 4-5 weeks! This year, we’ve set a goal for every student and staff member to donate at least $40 or 80 cans. For households with more than one student and/or staff member, the goal is at least $65 or 130 cans. Checks should be made out to Roncalli.

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DONATION DROP-OFF:

Students will be given this donation form to fill out prior to dropping off their donation. If they lose it, they can print a new copy. For students and staff attending school in-person, drop off in the main lobby from 7:00-7:30am on March 8-12. For fully-synchronous students or others in the Roncalli community, drop off in the main office during normal school hours (excluding afternoon of March 12) or send in with a classmate.

DONATION BENCHMARKS:

Students and staff who donate at least $40 or 80 cans will immediately receive a wristband that allows them to be out-of-uniform through March 12. Members of a household with more than one student and/or staff receive wristbands if they collectively donate at least $65 or 130 cans. Students and staff who donate less than $40 or 80 cans will receive their wristband in time to be out-of-uniform on March 12.

Students can find more information on the Canned Food Drive page of the Stu Co module on their Class of 20xx Canvas course.

Contact Student Council Moderator Mr. Costello with any questions.

JUNIOR ROYAL THEATRE CAMP

THEATRE CAMP

We are proud to announce the 15th annual Junior Rebel Theatre Camp! This camp is designed for your child to have a hands-on, multi-faceted theatre experience. Campers will enjoy making new friends as they build performance skills and learn self-confidence, teamwork, and theatre abilities. Campers will be exposed to many different aspects of theatre such as drama, voice, dance, and more.

We will offer the same camp experience at two different times. The first camp is June 7-June 25. The second camp will meet July 5-July 23. Both camps will meet from 8:30-12:30, Monday-Friday. performance.

Registration for both camps began March 2. Each camp will have a limited enrollment, on a first come, first serve basis. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit required at the time of registration.

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SPRING MUSICAL

MUSICAL

Tickets for the musical, “Newsies” will be available beginning March 8. VIP card holders need to contact Miki Lewinski for the promo code to secure their 2 free tickets. 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.

ABOVE AND BEYOND

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Roncalli Athletic Booster Club

Congratulations to the Roncalli Athletic Booster Club (Jenni Agramonte, Erin Beckman, Ron Carr, John Currens, Sarah Kegerreis, Ali Leffler, Eric Rail, Pat Soller) who was recognized as the Above and Beyond Players of the Week by Athletic Director David Lauck and Jersey Mike’s Subs!

MY STORY, R FAMILY SERIES

We are down to our final two My Story, R Family videos, and we are thrilled to be featuring Thomas Sherman R'22 in today's video! Talk about dedication... Thomas drives to Roncalli every single day from Bloomington, IN. He knew from the moment he joined us on campus, that Roncalli was the place he wanted to be. We have been beyond blessed to have the entire Sherman family as part of the Roncalli family. And, we get to welcome Thomas's brother, Anthony, to RHS next school year as a freshman!

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

WIN $500 EARLY BIRD PRIZE AND A CHANCE AT $10,000!

Celebrate Roncalli Raffle

Celebration Roncalli High Stakes Raffle tickets cost $100 each and can be purchased with cash or check. Just download the betting form at roncalli.org/celebration and send it in. Or Purchase with cash or check in the Roncalli Advancement Office. Contact Jeen Endris or Gary Armbruster to get yours today!

Early Bird drawings worth $500 will be held on March 12, 2021 — so act now! (note: Early Bird winner will be entered back into the raffle for the Grand Prize drawing).

There will only be 350 tickets sold! Winning tickets for the $10,000* Grand Prize through 3rd place will be announced during Celebration Roncalli on April 24, 2021.

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

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 Celebration Roncalli, please click here to 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.

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

We prayerfully ask that you consider a gift to this year's Circle of Faith campaign.

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2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR IMMUNIZATIONS

A los padres/tutores: Vacunas para el año escolar 2021-22

Vacunas para el año escolar 2021-22

The Indiana State Department of Health and Department of Education has mandatory immunizations for every student enrolled in an Indiana school. Roncalli High School must follow these requirements to stay in compliance; even if a physicians’ immunization and dosing schedules show more flexibility.

Immunization requirements for 2021-22 require all high school students to have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines, administered a minimum 6 months apart.

Also 2 Meningitis MCV4 vaccines are required for Class of 2022 prior to the start of their senior year.

If your child has not received these, please make arrangements to get these vaccines and forward proof of immunization. County Health Departments can assist with these vaccinations.

Documentation needs to be sent to the Guidance Office: fax 317-788-2282 or email jdias@roncalli.org.

Click the link below to see all required vaccinations for the 2021-22 school year.

2021-22 Requirements

GREETINGS FROM GUIDANCE

Guidance Blast

Please see the RHS Guidance Blast for These Important Updates

  • Graduation Cap and Gown Info!
  • BigFuture Day - virtual events hosted by CollegeBoard - Meet college reps from universities you are interested in from across the country
  • Seniors: Enter Scholarships into Naviance!
  • Center For Leadership Development - Open House - March 9th
  • New Scholarships Available!
  • New Summer Enrichment Opportunities!

SPRING BREAK & MORATORIUM WEEK 2021

Spring Break will begin with the dismissal of school at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 18. School will resume at 7:30 AM on Monday, March 29.

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.

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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 2021 Moratorium Week for the summer of 2021 will be from June 28 - July 5. 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.

JOHNSON COUNTY YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The Johnson County Youth Leadership Academy is a five-month program designed to bring together a select group of Johnson County High School students to learn more about their community and practice leadership skills in a fun learning environment. Each program day is designed to foster an opportunity for increased self-awareness, a better understanding of the local community and an opportunity to meet and network with peers from across Johnson County.

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Program Requirements

Youth Leadership Academy participants must:

  • Attend an opening retreat in late July.
  • Attend 4 regularly scheduled class dates throughout the year.
  • Attend and present at the graduation celebration.
  • Complete a community service project.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be current High School Sophomores and Juniors or home-schooled equivalent in Johnson County.
  • Class members must commit to full participation in the program.
  • Class members must agree to abide by all LJC – Youth Leadership Academy policies and procedures.
  • Must be a resident of Johnson County or attend a high school located in Johnson County.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm on March 15, 2021

See Mr. Banich for more information or if you are considering applying.

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SACRED HEART STATIONS OF THE CROSS

This year Sacred Heart is using “Praying with St. John XXIII” adapted by Bill Huebsch for stations of the cross.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
1530 Union Street,
Indianapolis 46225

  • Praying the Stations with St. John XXIII
  • Featuring meditation, prayer and song
  • 6:30 PM every Friday of Lent: February 19 through March 26

The essence of Pope John XXIII’s ministry is that we are immersed in the dying and rising of Christ. This message is certainly timely with the current turmoil in our society. Based on extensive scholarship and prayerful study, the fourteen Stations of the Cross have been faithfully adapted to the message and teaching of John XXIII. Each traditional prayer will be combined with video, music and reflections on John XXIII’s life that resonates in our modern world. Please join us as we seek to grow in Christ's gift of salvation. Masks and social distancing required.

ST. JUDE FISH FRY DRIVE-THRU

MARCH 12

Boy Scout Troop 51 is hosting their annual Fish Fry. This year will be a drive-thru operation starting near door 13 of the St. Jude cafeteria. Signs will be posted and order forms will be available for each vehicle as they arrive.

Menu options include 1 or 2 Fish Filets, Grilled Cheese, Coleslaw, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans with Potatoes, and Soda or Bottled Water.

  • Date: March 12
  • Location: St. Jude School (5353 McFarland Road)
  • Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Cost: Free will donation (cash or charge card accepted)

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

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PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Jim Griffin R’72, father of Matthew R’02 and Daniel R’98, who passed away last week. May God provide his family comfort during this difficult time.
  • 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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