RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - April 16, 2021

Wagner WINS GOOD CITIZEN HONOR

Claire Wagner

The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Honor is given to a senior who demonstrates the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. This honoree is selected by Roncalli faculty and staff early in their senior year and may then submit an essay for a scholarship competition. This year, Claire Wagner won the competition! Congratulations, Claire!

MORSE VOCATION ESSAY CONTEST WINNER

Will Morse

Congratulations to junior Will Morse who is one of the winners selected in the Serra Club of Indianapolis 2021 John D. Kelley Vocations Essay Contest! Morse and his parents are invited to an awards luncheon recognizing his achievement. He and the other winners will read their essays, receive a plaque and a cash prize. We are proud of you, Will!

NEWSIE’S A HUGE SELL-OUT SUCCESS

Newsies Cast

We continue to be nothing short of amazed when it comes to the talent in our performing arts department! Last week's production of Newsies was magnificent. Check out the photos at the link below!

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KATIE’S 5K RUN/WALK

The family and friends of Katie Lynch have once again organized the Katie's 5K Run/Walk for Hope to honor Katie's courageous battle with cancer. The event will be held on Sunday May 16, 2021 at Roncalli HS. Registration begins at 12:30 with the Walk to begin at 2:00. Proceeds go to help fund numerous scholarships as well as making the wishes of sick children come true.

This is the 10th anniversary of Katie's passing and we would like to make this the biggest event we have ever had! Please pass the word and register at katieshope.org by May 1, 2021 in order to be guaranteed a tshirt. The entry fee is $25/adults, $15/students and $100/family. There will be a picnic with food and games to follow in the St. Jude Pavilion area. We hope that you will join us to live, laugh and love as we celebrate Katie's legacy.

Any questions, please contact Kathleen Lynch (317) 502-1979 or katies5kwalk@gmail.com

FOURTH QUARTER PROGRESS REPORTS

Today marks the halfway point of the fourth quarter grading period. Parents are strongly encouraged to check their child's grades and contact any teacher(s) for whom there are questions or concerns. Parents may also reach out to their child's school counselor if they have questions, concerns or just want to check in with them.

Any parent that is still not clear on how to check their child's grades and/or experiences any challenges in checking their child's grades should reach out to our Director of Technology Integration, Jenny Carroll.

DRIVER’S ED REMINDER

Parents of Driver's Ed students, the balance of $160 is due by May 1st. Please submit cash or check payment to Mrs. Baker in the main office.

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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ABOVE AND BEYOND

Tanner Hudspeth

Congratulations to sophomore Tanner Hudspeth, baseball, who was recognized as the Above and Beyond Player of the Week by coach Aaron Kroll and Jersey Mike’s Subs!

ROYAL SPONSOR OF CELEBRATION RONCALLI

Support needs based tuition assistance by becoming a Royal Sponsor at this year's Celebration Roncalli virtual event. You as an individual (or family) can make a difference in the life of a family in need!

Only 50 Royal Sponsorships available!

To thank you for your commitment to Roncalli, Royal Sponsors will receive a Roncalli charcuterie board, handcrafted by the Roncalli Industrial Arts students. Each board will be branded with the Roncalli R so that your celebration of Roncalli will continue long after the event is over. Your board will be delivered to your home with a variety of scrumptious items just in time for the Celebration Roncalli event on Saturday, April 24!

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CELEBRATION RONCALLI - PREVIEW ITEMS TODAY

Celebration Roncalli

April 24, 2021

Virtual Event 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Silent Auction: Opens Monday, April 19, 2021

Premier LIVE Auction: Bidding Begins 7:00 PM, April 24th

Although we would all like to come together to celebrate Roncalli, we will virtually for one more year. Join us online for the 23rd Annual Roncalli High School fundraiser!

In the spirit of thanksgiving and social distancing, Celebration Roncalli 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.

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!

Starting at 8 AM, Monday, April 19th, you will be able to start bidding on the silent auction items. During the week you'll get sneak peaks at the Premier LIVE items that will be up for bid beginning Saturday, April 24th at 7:00 PM.

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

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WIN $10,000!

NOT MANY RAFFLE TICKETS LEFT!

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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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.

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

  • New Scholarship Opportunities
  • 21st Century Scholars Juniors: Bridge Scholars Presentation 4/21

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Joseph Rodrigues, father of Kim Striby who passed away on April 1. May God comfort his family during this difficult time and give them peace!
  • For the repose of the soul of Donald Ernst, grandfather of senior Alessandro (Sandro) Guzman and freshman Thalia Guzman, who passed away on March 3, 2021. May he rest in 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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