RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - March 12, 2021

APRIL 5 - ENRICHMENT DAY

NO SCHOOL/NO INSTRUCTION

Roncalli High School has announced that Monday, April 5 (Easter Monday), which was originally scheduled to be a snow make-up day, will now be an "Enrichment Day" for students and teachers. There will be no school/no instruction on this day. We feel this is best for our students, faculty and staff given the extraordinary efforts they have made throughout this entire school year. Please contact principal, Chuck Weisenbach with any questions.

ACT SUPERSTARS

Adelle Burkhardt

Adelle Burkhardt

Jack Rittenhouse

Jack Rittenhouse

On the February ACT, juniors Adelle Burkhardt and Jack Rittenhouse earned a perfect 36 score in Reading. Way to go!

GYMNASTICS

Gabby Conjelko

Freshman Elizabeth Schafer and junior Gabby Conjelko both competed in Regionals last weekend. They did an amazing job! Gabby placed 4th on bars and 6th in all around, so she will compete on all four events in the state competition at Ball State this weekend! Good luck to Gabby!

SPEECH TEAM TO STATE

Genna Sever

Genna Sever

Hayden Bean

Hayden Bean

Annemarie Bryans

Annemarie Bryans

Julia Blandford

Julia Blandford

Good luck to our four Speech Team students as they compete in the IHSFA State competition on Saturday, March 13! To earn this honor, they competed in the State Prelims on February 27 and earned a top 24 spot in the entire state in their event. We are proud of you!

ABOVE AND BEYOND

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Gabby Conjelko

Congratulations to junior gymnast Gabby Conjelko, Gymnastics State Finalist, who was recognized as the Above and Beyond Player of the Week by coach Laurie Hall and Jersey Mike’s Subs!

JUNIOR ROYAL THEATRE CAMP

Theatre Camp

We are proud to announce the 15th annual Junior Royal 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.

Camp will meet July 5-July 23. Camp will meet from 8:30-12:30, Monday-Friday. Registration for camp began March 2. 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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SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

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 Roncalli 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.

CAMPS for BOYS

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

CAMPS for GIRLS

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

CO-ED CAMPS

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Speed Development

Registration began March 1, 2021. We encourage you to please register online. We communicate camp updates via text and email. Your contact information is obtained via our online registration form. The cost for each camp/online registration is $50 per camper/per session. Information/Online Registration is available on the Roncalli High School website: www.roncalli.org/camps.

Please note: Walk up registration fee - $55 per camp

For more information, please call the athletic office at Roncalli High School (317-788-4094 or 317-787-8277 ext. 263).

SPRING MUSICAL - SOLD OUT

SPRING MUSICAL

Due to current COVID restrictions (seating limitations) from the Marion County Public Health Department, all performances of the Roncalli musical production "Newsies" are sold out for April 7, 8, 9 and 10. Should COVID restrictions be eased before the performances, additional tickets will be released. Please continue to check the ticketing website at roncalli.booktix.com for updates.

MY STORY, R FAMILY SERIES

Today marks the last My Story, R Family video of the series...what a ride this past year has been! Our final video features Dr. Joe Hollowell, Roncalli's former president, principal, teacher, Summer Field Studies leader and coach...he's worn a lot of hats in these hallways! We are the Roncalli we are today due in large part to how Dr. Hollowell led us as a school and a community. We are forever grateful, and as always...we'll fight ahead!

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

COMMUNITY SERVICE

OLG
ST. MARK

Thanks to all students who worked hard over the past couple of weeks to complete their service hours for the third quarter. Students continue to do awesome things for those in need.

We are excited to announce a new partnership with St. Mark Parish and OLG Parish in connecting students with older parishioners who have been most negatively affected by the COVID virus. The following students have volunteered to write letters, make phone calls, and when safe, visit the person with whom they have been partnered.

Thanks so much to the following students who have volunteered to pioneer this new program: Angelina Fisher, Christina Kurz, Ruby Mahlman, Mia Niezgodski, Erin McNulty, Juliana Riddle, Emily Sering, Kamryn Swingendorf, Gracie Allen, Justyn Ancisco, Dominic Brown, Ali Dafforn, Coby Garcia, Mya Gonzalez, Jazmyn Lawry, Sami Moylan, Kiefer Lawry, Niki Balazs, Matt Cabalan, Jean-Luc Euzen and Ryanne Lepper.

Great job Royals!

RONCALLI PARENT REPRESENTATIVES

Roncalli High School is seeking Parent Representatives from each South Deanery school/parish. We are looking for parents to serve as advocates for Roncalli in the community! What will this entail, you ask? Please see details below:

  • Act as "Parking Lot Promoters"...if Roncalli is being discussed, you can act as our reps!
  • Meet with Roncalli admissions and administrative staff to discuss recruitment and retention strategies. Times are TBD as of now.
  • Possibly provide a testimony at a school/parish event.

If you are interested, please contact Allie Ross. St. John XXIII, pray for us.

FAMILY SPONSOR - CELEBRATION RONCALLI

New, exciting opportunities coming to this year's Celebration Roncalli! Support needs based tuition assistance by becoming a "Family Sponsor!" Be one of only 50 to receive a handmade custom Roncalli charcuterie board, created by RHS Industrial Arts students. Your board will be delivered with a variety of delightful items just in time for the Celebration Roncalli event on Saturday, April 24! Become a Family Sponsor and get yours at roncalli.org/celebration.

WIN $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!

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.

TRANSPORTATION REQUEST

A student needs a ride from Roncalli to OLG after school each day.

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

  • Support Your Teen's Brain
  • Seniors: Enter Scholarships into Naviance!
  • Sophomores and Juniors: Big Future Day - Meet college reps from universities you are interested in from across the country
  • Seniors: File Your FAFSA!
  • Johnson Co. Residents: Leadership Opportunity

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

Today

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 Bruce Banta, husband of Joanne R'60, father of Jill Smith R'88 and Rochelle Tedder R'85, and grandfather of Brandon Banta R'10. May God comfort his family and give them peace.
  • For the repose of the soul of Kevin Farrell R’86, who passed away February 19, 2021. May God provide his family comfort during this difficult time.
  • For Father Steve Giannini of SSFC who is recovering from surgery. May God provide him healing and a quick recovery!
  • 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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