We are in need of a few parent volunteers to help out at Grandparents Day! This is a fun-filled day beginning at 7:30 AM and ending around noon. Please email Raegan Evans or call 317-787-8277 ext 231 for more information or if interested in volunteering for this day.
Roncalli High School is excited to announce that our school’s very special celebration of Grandparents Day is back and will be held on Friday, September 3. Even better news is that after having to limit attendance in previous years, we now are able to invite grandparents of all of our students to join us thanks to the spacious nature of our new Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium.
The format this year will include an opening program just for grandparents followed by an all school liturgy and conclude with grandparents going to class with their grandchild.
Grandparents and all students will be dismissed at noon so that those that wish to enjoy lunch together may do so.
Registration for this year’s Grandparents Day will be done electronically through the link provided below. Anyone (grandparents, parents, grandchildren) can access the link and complete the registration. There will be no invitation letter or paper registration this year. Any grandparents who wish to be a part of our celebration this year must submit the following information (name, address, email, cell phone number) through the link. We will send a follow-up reminder email with details two weeks prior to the event.
The Roncalli Swimming and Diving Team is looking for students who are interested in swimming or diving this upcoming season. Currently, our boys and girls rosters have open spots. If anyone is interested or has any questions please contact coach Curtis Cox. The swimming and diving program has seen a lot of success over the last few years, including winning 7 conference championships in the last 5 years. Parents: Roncalli's swim team is consistently one of the higher performing varsity sports in academics, due to our emphasis on time management skills. We welcome anyone to join. No previous experience is necessary.
Auditions for the musical, Holiday Inn will take place Tuesday, August 24 and Wednesday, August 25. Audition sign ups are available outside the Box Office.
Your audition selection should be a musical theatre piece no longer than one minute. We will have an accompanist to play your sheet music or you can play a music track which you will need to provide. Please do not sing with the artist on the track… background music only. Your audition group will also learn and perform a dance audition piece.
Audition and tech forms are located outside the box office. Bring completed audition forms with you to your audition. Tech forms go in the box outside the box office and are due Thursday, August 26 by 3:00.
Seniors who qualified for the National Honor Society were emailed application materials on Monday. These are due to Mrs. Bohn by Friday, August 27th. Please email Mrs. Bohn or see her in room 103 if you have any questions.
Students who have been involved in the performing arts program for at least two years are invited to be included in this year’s Performing Arts Book. Forms have been passed out in performing arts classes. If your senior does not have a performing arts class this year, they may stop by the Box Office to pick up a form. Completed forms need to be returned to Mrs. Lewinski in the Box Office by September 3. Pictures for the book will be taken Wednesday, September 8.
In an effort to better meet the needs of each student and the increasing enrollment trends, we have slightly adjusted the alphabet breakdown. Beginning Monday, August 16th all freshmen and sophomores with the last names S - Sch will now be assigned to Ms. Ellis (soon to be Mrs. Gomez). Juniors and seniors with the last names S - Sch will remain with Mrs. Engel.
Please feel free to reach out to your child’s counselor to introduce yourself, share anecdotes or concerns, offer insight, or ask questions!
Attention all parents and guardians, every student must have an up to date permission slip on file at Roncalli. Please click here to access and complete the permission form by Monday, August 26. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. John Hasty, Assistant Principal for Student Life.
Roncalli High School works with local law enforcement officials continuously reviewing and updating our Emergency Preparedness Plan based on best practices learned from school experiences all across the country. Law enforcement has shared with us that a review of some school shootings shows that they have taken place during the time period in the morning prior to the start of school when students, teachers and staff are arriving on campus and entering the school. They (law enforcement) have recommended that we collect student cell phone numbers so that we can communicate directly with students if an emergency situation exists in the time period leading up to the start of school when we may have students in the parking lot, driving into school, etc.
NOTE: The school's only use of these numbers will be for emergency notification.
During the week of August 23, we are going to begin collecting freshman students' cell phone numbers. Please notify Tim Crissman our Dean of Students if you as parents do not wish for Roncalli to have your child's cell phone number.
There are still 2021 yearbooks available for purchase from the main office if your student would like one. They are $75 and checks should be made out to Roncalli High School.
All those who bought one and didn't pick it up yet were sent an email Wednesday. They can be picked up in the main office or in room 109. If you have a question please email Julie Albertson.
Celebrate together at the Roncalli High School Circle of Faith Distinction Dinner on September 23, 2021 at Roncalli High School in the Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium beginning at 5:30 PM.
Join us as we honor individuals from the Roncalli community with awards recognizing contributions to our school, our church and our world. Guests will celebrate all that makes Roncalli what it is today while hearing more about what comes next for our school.
5:30 PM Social Hour, 6:30 PM Program and Dinner (complimentary)
Visit giving.roncalli.org or scan the QR code with your phone's camera.
The Homecoming party is back! Join us on Friday, September 24. The fun starts immediately after the halftime presentations.
We will have snacks, a cash bar and music by Train Wreck! Get your $10 ticket today in the Roncalli Advancement Office. Questions can be directed to Fran Davey.
𝙈𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙚 21 𝙤𝙧 𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙙
Check the income criteria below - Estimates indicate that between 80-90% of families will qualify.
Indiana Choice Scholarships pay $5,500 - $6,500 of your child’s Roncalli tuition!
Please contact Director of Tuition Assistance, Amy Kuntz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.787.8277 ext. 278 if you have any questions or want to explore your options.
Choose your school, choose Roncalli.
A mailing went out to all families that have an approved Choice Scholarship Voucher for the 2021/22 school year on Wednesday 7/7/21. If you received this mailing, please sign and return the forms and your voucher will be secured for this school year.
If you think you qualify for a Choice Scholarship Voucher and you did NOT receive a letter in the mail with your voucher approval or haven’t worked with Amy to sign the papers in the last 3 weeks, please call or email Amy Kuntz 317-787-8277 ext 278 so we can obtain the necessary paperwork and file your voucher. Guidelines for the Indiana Choice Scholarship Voucher Program can be found here.
The Marion County Public Health Department will be at Roncalli to administer the state mandated hearing screening services for sophomores on Thursday, August 26. A parent/guardian has the right to decline this service for your child. If you do not want the health department to conduct a hearing screening for your sophomore child, please email Andi Baker or call 317-787-8277, ext. 221 in the main office.
All economics students will be participating in a Community Poverty Simulation and we need 20 parent volunteers to run this event. We will be working in the Bishop Chartrand Gymnasium (old gym) on September 9, from 7:30 AM - 3 PM. If you are available and interested in joining this experience, please contact Betsy Strader for further information.
This school year, all students will be eligible for free meals (breakfast and lunch). However, we still encourage our families to apply for the free or reduced benefit which will determine if your family is eligible for textbook assistance and other benefits. The online application portal opened Monday, July 26. Go to mymealtime.com and find the link that says Mealtime Apply Online. Some families have already received letters from us stating that they are eligible for free or reduced meals. If you have received such a letter, you do not have to fill out an application.
If you have a question about the application process, please call our cafeteria office at (317)788-4099.
Find us on Facebook for carpooling/transportation information: Roncalli High School Carpooling/Transportation
Through the years, we have proven to be very successful in helping families/students that are in need of transportation assistance(to and/or from school).
We have the following RHS families who are in need of some assistance with transportation. If your family would like to pick up some additional gas money and provide assistance for one of these families would you please email Andi Baker or call 317-787-8277, ext. 221.
RHS Swim and Dive Team is having a fundraiser at City Barbeque (Greenwood location) on Thursday, August 26! Order online or head on over to show your support and enjoy some BBQ—we’ll get 20% of sales from everyone who shares this post or uses our fundraiser code when they order here or in the City BBQ app!
The Roncalli Guidance Blast has a new spot online. Please click below for the new and improved GUIDANCE BLAST!
Monday, August 23
This year, 39 colleges/universities will be represented in-person at our annual college fair event! This program is open to students of all grade levels and their families and will begin promptly at 7:00 PM in the Roncalli Auditorium. A list of all the schools attending can be found on the Guidance Blast!
Future Planning Night for Freshmen/Sophomores - Sept. 7
Freshmen, Sophomores, and their families are invited to an event designed to give you insight into success here at Roncalli and planning for your future after Roncalli! We will have a panel of experts to discuss life as a Roncalli student, unique opportunities offered here, entering the workforce after graduation, the college planning process, and more!
Join the GREAT Royal Family!
Roncalli High School is looking for additional substitute teachers:
If you are interested in being a SUBSTITUTE TEACHER and joining the GREAT Roncalli Royal Family, then contact Jeff Small.
Every little bit counts! Take a look at the great benefits Roncalli receives when you shop at Kroger with your Kroger rewards card. Make sure you have your card associated with Roncalli’s code AS409. In 2018, Roncalli’s rewards totalled $7,315.87. See the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or click here, choose “I’m a Customer,” and type in Roncalli’s code AS409 to link your rewards to benefit our school.
Please join us at the St. Ann Church Festival August 26-28. Beginning at 5PM each day, we welcome you to enjoy carnival rides, many games, Monte Carlo, all kinds of great food inside and out, our renowned bake shop (many homemade desserts!), silent auction and much more! Opportunities for service hours! (License #002377, igc ref #154516)