RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - April 2, 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.

MERCURI WINS FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Legacy

"Legacy"

Logan Mercuri

Logan Mercuri

Over Spring break, Senior Logan Mercuri came in third place in the Cecil Head Fine Arts Scholarship Art Competition sponsored by Newfields (formerly Indianapolis Museum of Art). Logan submitted five works and walked away with $3000.00 in scholarship/prize money. Congratulations, Logan, we are proud of you!

GILLEY WINS USAG STATE

Ariana Gilley

Senior Ariana Gilley won state at the USAG (United States of America Gymnastics) junior Olympics gymnastics on Sunday! She is the number one level 10 (hardest level in gymnastics) gymnast in the state of Indiana. She is number one on floor vault and bars. She will be headed to regionals in April! Congratulations, Ariana, we are proud of you!

NATIONAL DESIGN CONTEST SWEEP

Hanna Cushings

Hanna Cushings - 1st

Tommy Brownfield

Tommy Brownfield - 2nd

Colin Prior

Colin Prior - 3rd

Every year the fourth year drafting and design students enter a national design competition sponsored by the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC). This year the students were asked to design and draw the plans for a Brooklyn style row house.

Cushings will move on to the five state regional competition contest which will be held later in April.

Congratulations to our fourth year drafting and design students!

ISSMA GOLD

ensembles

(left to right, top to bottom) Anita Conn, Ali Dafforn, Savannah Gilmore and Patrisha Luzietti

Congratulations to our two ensembles from Advanced Women’s Chorus who performed for the ISSMA solo and ensemble contest a couple of weeks ago. One ensemble earned a gold rating, and the other earned a silver rating!

Congratulations also to Savannah Gilmore, Ali Dafforn, Anita Conn and Patrisha Luzietti, who earned silver ratings on their solos.

ensembles

(left to right, top to bottom) Veronica Phillips, Ian Knight, Amelia Warner, Ellie Buening, Hayden Bean and Fletcher Hooten

And finally, congratulations to the following students who earned GOLD ratings on their division 1 solos:
Hayden Bean
Ellie Buening
Fletcher Hooten
Ian Knight
Veronica Phillips
Amelia Warner

Great job, singing Royals!!!

SENIOR ACTIVITIES INFORMATION

Senior Mass - Friday, April 30
Seniors Last Day of School - Friday, May 14
Senior Picnic - Monday, May 17
Senior Prom - Wednesday, May 19
Baccalaureate - Friday, May 21, 6:00 PM
Graduation - Saturday, May 22, 9:00 AM

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EXAM WEEK INFORMATION

  • Monday, May 17 (Exams in periods 1, 3, 5); dismissal at 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 18 (Exams in periods 2, 4, 6); dismissal at 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 19 (Exams in periods 7, 8); dismissal at 11:05 AM

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VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR TEENS

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KARL DAMON ANDREWS

HEART AND SOUL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Andrew Baugh with parents Monica and Eric Baugh

Sophomore Andrew Baugh with parents Monica and Eric Baugh

Sophomore Andrew Baugh received the 19th Karl Damon Andrews Heart and Soul Memorial Scholarship on Monday, March 15, at the football banquet. Kevin Harrington, the 2009 scholarship recipient, made the presentation on behalf of the Karl Andrews family. The $1000 scholarship goes towards Baugh’s junior year tuition. His name will be engraved on a silver plate to be added to Karl Andrew’s plaque that hangs in the school. Congratulations to Andrew!

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Cole Beckman

Congratulations to senior Cole Beckman, baseball player, who was recognized as the Above and Beyond Player of the Week by coach Aaron Kroll and Jersey Mike’s Subs!

COMMUNITY SERVICE

A HUGE "shout-out" to our Earth Club, who have taken it upon themselves to resurrect the recycling program here at Roncalli. Students have been emptying 16 large containers of recyclable products, a job that takes a great deal of time and effort. A special thanks goes out to these students who have led the charge with this program: juniors Katrina Gangstad, Nicolette Balazs, Emily Gramman, Angelina Fisher, Ella McCalip, Mary Peats and Anne Ameis. Great job, ladies!!

Honor Your Senior

With a Brick

Roncalli Bricks

Have your graduate permanently etched into Roncalli's Circle of Faith! Order your $125 custom brick by May 1 to ensure its completion by graduation on May 22. Order two bricks for $200. All proceeds from brick sales benefit Roncalli's Circle of Faith fund to provide needs-based tuition assistance.

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.

How do I order a brick?

Please download an order form from our website, roncalli.org/brick or call the Advancement Office at (317) 787-8277, ext 238.

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.

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).

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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 - CONGRATULATIONS Joanne Banta!

*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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GREETINGS FROM GUIDANCE

Guidance Blast

Please see the RHS Guidance Blast for These Important Updates

  • Future Planning Event for Burmese Families - April 10
  • Seniors: FAFSA Deadline - April 15
    • The deadline to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is April 15th. It is strongly recommended that all college-bound seniors complete the FAFSA regardless of level of financial need, as many scholarships require it for eligibility, even if the student does not qualify for federal or state aid. Filing the FAFSA by the deadline ensures that your senior is able to be considered for as much financial aid as possible. Remember, there is NO COST to file the FAFSA and no loss to you if you decide not to use the financial aid benefits it awards you! If you need assistance with the FAFSA, Learn More Indiana and INvestEd are great resources; or you can contact your child’s school counselor
  • New Scholarship Opportunities!

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

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PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Roy Swartz, grandfather of sophomore Luke Swartz, great grandfather of junior Lauren Turk and freshman Taylor Turk. May God comfort his family during this difficult time and give them peace!
  • 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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