RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - April 23, 2021

CELEBRATION RONCALLI - VIRTUAL EVENT TOMORROW

Celebration Roncalli

Tomorrow! April 24, 2021

Virtual Event 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Silent Auction Opened Monday, April 19

Premier LIVE Auction Bidding Begins 7:00 PM

Visit roncalli.org/celebration to register, bid and then watch the online event Saturday night 6:30 - 8:00 PM at roncalli.org/celebration. You can also find the online broadcast on Roncalli’s Facebook and YouTube and Twitter. Because Roncalli needs you now more than ever to help raise funds for needs-based tuition assistance, we have worked extra hard to bring you a fun online experience where we can all come together for our family! View auction items here

AUCTION FAQ’s - everything you need to know about how the silent and premier auction works! Click here for details.

MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

This week our Students of the Month for March were honored at a special lunch and presentation to recognize their extraordinary efforts in the classroom. Congratulations to the March Students to the Month: (listed in alphabetical order) James Adams, Niki Balazs, Mary Clodfelter, Hannah Cushing, Madden Forys, Veronica Hatfield, Judson Lawrie, Paige Lentz, Connor Mahoney (senior), Max Neitzke, Jackson Steuer and Maddie Wolford (not pictured).

30TH ANNUAL ACADEMIC HONORS RECEPTION - THURSDAY

Roncalli High School will honor students for their academic excellence in and out of the classroom at its 30th annual Academic Honors Reception on Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 PM in the Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium. Students to be honored have received an invitation in the mail. Students will be admitted without a ticket and have received two tickets for family members. To accommodate all social distancing requirements we must limit families to just two tickets. We ask families to respect this limit and not bring any additional family members to the reception. The event will be livestreamed on the Roncalli Youtube channel.

SENIOR MASS - FRIDAY

Roncalli High School will celebrate its annual Senior Mass on Friday, April 30 at 9:15 AM in the Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium. This will mark the seniors final opportunity to celebrate an all school liturgy with the remainder of the school. Unfortunately, no outside guests will be allowed at this year's Senior Mass due to current Covid-19 restrictions. There will be a senior reflection prior to mass. There also will be the senior legacy and the annual principal's address following the liturgy. All events will be livestreamed on the Roncalli Youtube channel.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL - CONFERENCE CHAMPS

CONFERENCE CHAMPS

For the 4th straight year, the Boys Volleyball team is Circle City Conference Champs! Great job, Royals!

STARS PROGRAM

Roncalli’s STARS program needs you! Each semester STARS students use accommodations on over 450 exams. This only happens with your help! Please consider serving as a proctor, reader or scribe. This semester finals will take place Monday, May 17th, Tuesday, May 18th and Wednesday, May 19th. Volunteer here.

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL 5K WALK

Roncalli High School has had a long-standing relationship with St. Vincent dePaul, working together to serve those in need, especially during this Pandemic. We are excited to offer our students and parents the opportunity to raise funds for SVDP, while also earning three hours of service for our student participants. St. Vincent dePaul is partnering with Ascension St. Vincent Hospital on the Love Your Neighbor 5K Virtual Walk. Please open the following link for more information: 5K Virtual Walk Please consider participating in this worthy cause!! Let's go Royals!!

Don't forget....service hours are due to be logged on Monday May 10, and verified by Friday May 14.

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

ATTENTION ALL FUTURE ROYAL CHEERLEADERS

On Friday, April 30 at 7pm in the Roncalli Cafeteria, we will hold an in person Roncalli High School Cheerleading call out meeting for all current and future Roncalli students interested in cheering the 2021 football season. We will provide information on tryouts, schedules, cost and answer any questions you may have. Please contact Jessica Engel at jengel@roncalli.org if you are interested, but cannot attend. Go Royals!

CIRCLE OF GRACE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE

Out of concern for all God’s people and in response to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, we have a program for the safe environment education of children and young people supported and mandated by our Archdiocese.

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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

Chloe Parks

Congratulations to senior Chloe Parks, softball, who was recognized as the Above and Beyond Player of the Week by coach David Lauck and Jersey Mike’s Subs!

STUDENT ART SHOW

On Friday, April 30, Roncalli will present the annual Student Art Show in the Auditorium lobby from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Artwork from all the art classes will be on display. Students from AP Studio Art will be available during the show to discuss their work. There is no admission charge for this event. Come and support the great work of our visual arts students and see some outstanding work!

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.

GREETINGS FROM GUIDANCE

Guidance Blast

Please see the RHS Guidance Blast for These Important Updates

  • Seniors:
    • Senior Mass is Required
    • Arrival Time for Senior Mass
    • Where to Report before Mass
    • Seating Chart Now Posted
    • Business Dress Required
  • End of School Year Stress!! How Parents Can Help Their Teen

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Aimee Lahrman Johnson R’88, mother sophomore Ariel Johnson, who passed away last week. May God comfort her family during this difficult time and give them peace!
  • For the repose of the soul of Thomas Carson, husband to Mary Pruitt Carson C'66, father of Gretchen Carson Miller R'85, Gina Carson Hansen R'86, Frank Carson R’89, Nancy Carson Hermann R'99, and grandfather of senior Mallory Carson, Nick Carson R'19, sophomore Luke Hansen, Tommy Hansen R'19 and Sam Hansen R'18, who passed away last week. 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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