RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - May 14, 2021

THE RIGHT TO LIFE ART COMPETITION WINNERS

COMPETITION WINNERS Ella McCalip and Audrey Rearick

This year’s winning artwork in The Right to Life of Indianapolis’s art competition was first place went to junior Ella McCalip and Second went to junior Audrey Rearick. Ella received a $250 prize, plus a $250 grant for Roncalli's art program. Her work will also be featured on the cover of the Annual Right to Life of Indianapolis Celebrate Life program book. Audrey was awarded $200. Great job, ladies!

TICKET DISTRIBUTION FOR BACCALAUREATE AND GRADUATION

Roncalli is pleased to announce that we are able to increase the number of guests per graduate for our Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony! Each graduate will now receive

  • 4 inclement weather INDOOR Baccalaureate Mass tickets (Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium)
  • 8 tickets for an OUTDOOR Commencement Ceremony (Roncalli Stadium)
  • 4 inclement weather INDOOR Commencement Ceremony tickets (Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium)

Tickets were distributed Tuesday, May 11 during all lunch periods. Please remember, seating areas on the turf will be available for those with lawn chairs, and no coolers will be allowed inside the stadium. We look forward to celebrating with you!

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

On Monday, we celebrated the April students of the month at a special luncheon and recognition ceremony. In alphabetical order: Chris Abraham, Tommy Brownfield, Bradford Dollens, Michael Hegwood, Andrew Holm, Sydney Horton, Christian Maldonado, Hannah Pierce, Brooke Raines, Catherine Ruplinger, Lucas Wolf and Josh Wormann. Not pictured: Chris Abraham, Sydney Horton, Christian Maldonado, Catherine Ruplinger

LOVE EARNS EAGLE SCOUT

David Love

Congratulations to junior David Love on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout with his project of creating Buddy Benches and Reflection Benches for three churches at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Cumberland United Methodist. Holy Spirit Indy, David’s home parish, received both a reflection bench next to the church and a portable Buddy Bench to be placed on the new playground after the capital campaign to update the church and school. A second reflection bench was made for Our Lady of Lourdes parish and installed for Father Rick Ginther. Finally, a Buddy bench was made for the Boy Scout Troop Charter Church, Cumberland United Methodist. The benches were all made during a late snow event and coordinated with each church. David, we are proud of you!

C-9 AWARDS

Grant Hillan and Lauren Crist

Senior Grant Hillan received a Diesel Merit Award at C-9’s Awards Day celebration and senior Lauren Crist received an achievement award from her Dental Careers teacher and was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.

CHORAL AND THEATRE AWARDS

The Choral/Theatre banquet was held on Monday, May 10. The following awards were presented:

Choir

  • Nouveau Singing Royal Award: Awi Dim - Beginning Women's Chorus and Noah Bajuyo - Beginning Mixed Chorus
  • Singing Royal Award of Excellence: Morgan Grabczak and Nicko Greene
  • Singing Royal Spirit Award: Jackson Steuer
  • Intermediate Mixed Chorus: Celeste Gorball
  • Advanced Women's Chorus: Odin Debon
  • Beginning Mixed Chorus: Jake Hinson
  • Beginning Mixed Chorus: Cordelia Eble
  • Beginning Women's Chorus: Max Greene

Orpheus Award: Ian Knight, Celeste Gorball and Hayden Bean

Theatre Awards

  • Outstanding Senior, Patti Cunningham Memorial Award: Dylan Kedra
  • Outstanding Freshman: Jane Levine
  • Techie of the Year: Thomas Ralston - Technical Director, “Newsies”
  • Actor of the Year Doug Johnston Memorial Award: Max Greene - Babbs, “Charley's Aunt”

Theatre Officers 2021-2022: Katie Cleary - President, Xavier Wilson - Vice President, Nathan Riley - Secretary, Taylor Meyers - Treasurer, Amelia Warner - Historian

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.

SWIM COACHES NEEDED

RHS Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving program is looking for assistant coaches. If any faculty or staff are interested in coaching, please contact Athletic Director, David Lauck.

ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS

It is time to schedule your Class of 2022 senior portraits. This is your official senior portraits that will be used for the yearbook and class composite.

We have just received approval to do your senior portraits at Roncalli the week of May 17-May 21st. Yes, that is finals week, the last week of school, and the week of your prom! There will be a letter sent out this week with more information.

  • Who: Class of 2022
  • What: Senior Portraits
  • Where: Roncalli Media Center
  • When: May 17, 18, 20, 21 - Not on May 19th due to prom
  • Why: This is your Senior Portrait that goes into the yearbook and the class composite that hangs in the hallway. You must take the picture with Prestige to be included in the yearbook and class composite.
  • What to wear:
    • Ladies - No low cuts, strapless or sleeveless tops; shoulders and upper arms must be covered
    • Gentlemen - Collared shirts, tie & jackets; no facial hair
    • All - No t-shirts with visible writing or logos, no hats, sunglasses or piercings

If you do not get your picture taken, you will also have the option of going to the Prestige Photography studio up in Carmel over the summer. The week of May 17-21 will be the ONLY opportunity to get the senior portrait at RHS. See Mr. Banich if you have any questions.

SUMMER WORK OPPORTUNITY AT RONCALLI

Roncalli is looking to put together our summer work crew for 2021. We typically hire 5 - 6 students who have graduated high school and have an interest in working at Roncalli through the summer. We try to work around summer vacations, college class schedules and other obligations. If you have anyone interested please contact Dave Gervasio at dgervasio@roncalli.org.

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Roncalli is enrolled in the National School Lunch Program here at Roncalli, you can receive free meals during the summer (Summer Food Service Program).

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FINAL EXAM POLICY 2020-21

Roncalli will require all students to take final exams in person on the day of and during the time of the scheduled course. There will be no exams administered remotely. Teachers will make every effort to social distance these students in the classroom. You can find the Spring 2020-2021 Exam Schedule here.

SUMMER ACADEMIC AND ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We are excited to announce our summer academic offerings for all Roncalli students! There will be three different opportunities for students to participate in, and all are detailed in this Summer School Informational Flyer. If interested, please complete this Summer School Application by May 21 at 3 PM.

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

RONCALLI CROSS COUNTRY

As summer training approaches, the Roncalli Cross Country Teams are seeking incoming freshmen to join our teams. No experience required, all are welcome. For boys interested, please contact Jeff Buckley at boysxc@roncalli.org or 317- 506-1821. For girls interested, please contact Cathy Kitchens at ckitchens@roncalli.org or 317-938-0700.

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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SENIOR ACTIVITIES INFORMATION

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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PURCHASE A RONCALLI VIP CARD

Becoming a RONCALLI VIP MEMBER is a GREAT way to support Roncalli, promote your business, recognize your student athlete, and provide a significant savings for your family! A VIP Card is a pass that allows 4 guests into ALL Roncalli home sporting and performing arts events, free of charge! (IHSAA tournament and Marion County tournament games are excluded)

How do I purchase a VIP Card? A VIP card is included with a half page business or personal ad in the Roncalli 2021 All Sports Program, cost $300.00. This purchase provides you with space for an ad or for recognizing your student athlete. The program is distributed at all home sporting events and available for view on our Roncalli High School website. The program features photos of our upcoming Senior fall athletes, fall team photos and a preview of our fall season. It includes a review of the previous winter and spring sports season as well as a capsule look at the upcoming winter and spring sports seasons.

To purchase a ½ page ad/VIP Card for the 2021-2022 school year, (deadline June 18th) please go to Royal VIP Membership or email Chris Lauck at clauck@roncalli.org (phone at #317-788-4094 - RHS Athletic Office), or contact a member of the Roncalli Athletic Boosters Committee (RABC) Erin Beckman, Ron Carr, John Currens, Sarah Kegerreis, Ali Leffler, Eric Rail, Pat Soller, and Greg White - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR TEENS

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ABOVE AND BEYOND

Claire Wagner

Congratulations to senior Claire Wagner, girls tennis, who was recognized as the Above and Beyond Player of the Week by coach Jim Stone and Jersey Mike’s Subs!

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

  • Final Blast of the Year
  • Graduation Updates
  • Tips for the Best Summer Ever
  • Immunization Requirements for the 2021-22 school year

CIRCLE OF FAITH ANNUAL FUND

Circle of Faith Annual Fund Meter

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Anthony Cento R’88, husband of Gina (Bova) Cento R’84, father of Olivia Delp R'12 and Antonio Cento.
  • For the repose of the soul of Shirley Carroll SH’53, grandmother of junior Ally Feltz, who passed away last Saturday. May God comfort her family and provide them peace!
  • For our seniors as they prepare for graduation and guide them as they make decisions for their futures.
  • 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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