RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - September 10, 2021

THANK YOU GRANDPARENTS!!

Grandparents Day

The Roncalli faculty, staff and student body thank all of our grandparents who joined us last Friday for our annual Grandparents Day celebration. God blessed us with a gorgeous, sun-splashed day. When combined with the love and the energy brought by our grandparents, it made for a memorable day. Thank you as well to all of the grandparents who shared with us their positive feedback about the day. We are already planning for and excited about Grandparents Day 2022 to be held on Friday, September 2, 2022!

INDIANA ALL-STATE CHOIR

ALL-STATE CHOIR Kids

Left to right front row: Ian Knight, Sofia Morelli, Savannah Gilmore, Ivan Figueroa Left to right back row: Grace Hovanec, Patrisha Luzietti, Jane Levine, Mia Michalak

Auditions for the Indiana All-State Choir were held last Thursday at North Central High School, and we would like to give a huge congratulations to our choir students who made it into the 2022 Indiana All-State Choir!

Great job singing Royals!!!

LIFE ACADEMY REUNION

Past Life Academy students and families are invited to join us for our first “Roncalli Life Academy Reunion”:

  • Sunday, September 26, 2021
  • 2-4:00 PM
  • St. Jude Pavillion
  • 5353 McFarland Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Join us to reconnect with friends! Snacks and games will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, September 22nd to Julie Sommers.

HOMECOMING DANCE

Saturday, September 25

8:00-10:50 PM

  • Semi formal attire
  • No date required; come with or meet up with friends
  • $10 per person
    • (Tickets sold during lunch periods September 20-25)
  • Roncalli students must bring school ID to enter
  • Drop-off & Pick-up on the circle
  • Parking in the bubble parking lot

CATCH THE FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT!

Roncalli Media Network

Roncalli Football Team

If you can’t make it to the stadium tonight you can catch the football game on Roncalli Media Network.

Places to watch

Places to listen

Upcoming Broadcasts

  • Girls Soccer v. Brebeuf - 9/14
  • Girls Volleyball v. Perry Meridian - 9/20
  • Boys Soccer v. Cathedral - 9/21

HOMECOMING POST GAME PARTY TICKETS

FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS

Homecoming Tickets

We are excited to be partnering with Gallagher's Pub & Eatery for this year's Homecoming After Party! Join us at the tent after the halftime presentations on Friday, September 24 for drinks, snacks, fun and music by Train Wreck!

Tickets are $10 (get yours in the Advancement Office at RHS), there will be a cash bar and you must be 21 to enter. See you there, Royals!

Must be 21 or older to attend.

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RONCALLI CIRCLE OF FAITH DISTINCTION DINNER

CIRCLE OF FAITH

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.

  • Bernie Price - Honorary Alumna
  • Jerry Ross - Honorary Alumnus
  • Mary McCoy R’79 - Alumna of the Year
  • Jim Ratliff - St. John XXIII Award
  • John Smith - Volunteer of the Year

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.

CIRCLE OF FAITH

REQUIRED FRESHMAN PARENT MEETING

A letter was mailed out three weeks ago to the parents of all of our current freshmen informing them of a requirement to attend one of our Required Freshman Parent meetings taking place this fall. This required freshman parent meeting was instituted ten years ago primarily as a means to try and establish or insure some “common ground” between our parents as primary educators and Roncalli as secondary educators. The meetings have received positive reviews from parents. The first of four of these meetings was held yesterday.

There is one more opportunity for parents to attend one of these meetings. The date is: September 22. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM in the school’s auditorium.

NOTE: Parents who have had a freshman student previously at Roncalli are not required to attend one of these meetings. Failure to attend one of these meetings will result in the student not being allowed to stay at Roncalli for the second semester of the school year.

Please direct all questions to our Dean of Students, Tim Crissman, at 787-8277, extension 223.

SUMMER FIELD STUDY 2022

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  • Family Information Night
  • September 28, 2021
  • 7:00 PM in the Roncalli Auditorium

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CURRENT JUNIORS AND SENIORS

Please join us for a night of information about the upcoming 2022 Summer Field Study Adventure scheduled June 13, 2022 - June 26, 2022. The night will include the proposed itinerary, trip highlights, gear needs, and overall costs.

We are planning on hiking the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. Students will additionally soak in the natural springs in Ouray, CO, whitewater raft the Arkansas River and complete a high ropes adventure. Finally, students get the opportunity to personalize their trip choosing between canyoneering, canoeing, mountaineering, backpacking, and Capitol Reef exploration.

We invite all interested students and their families to join us for the informational night on September 28 at 7:00pm in the Roncalli Auditorium.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Crissman with any questions that you may have.

PICTURE RETAKES

On Tuesday, October 5, students will have the opportunity for picture retakes. If a student missed the first day of school, or they ordered pictures that they want retaken, this will be the day. Students that ordered pictures will need to bring in their original packet of pictures on this day. Students taking pictures this day can be out of uniform in the appropriate attire. Shorts are not permitted.

STAND PRESENTATIONS

On Monday, August 30, a member of the STANDUp team presented valuable information to all students in their Theology classes. This team is made up of administrators, counselors, teachers and our school social worker. The team seeks to identify students experiencing physical, social, emotional or spiritual difficulties and to remove the barriers which interfere with learning. The goal is to empower these students to experience the same opportunities for growth and development that God intends for all young people. For more information, click here.

BASKETBALL TRAINING SESSIONS

GRADES 4TH - 8TH

The Roncalli Royal Boys Basketball Staff is excited to announce that we will be hosting Royal Basketball Training Sessions on six Sunday evenings this fall.

Come work on your skills with Royal coaches and players and get ready for your CYO season.

The training sessions are on September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 17 and 24. The sessions are open to young men currently in grades 4th-8th. 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will go from 6-7 PM, while 7th and 8th graders will go from 7-8 PM. We hope this is late enough for football games to be done for the day. These sessions will all be SKILL sessions and NO scrimmaging so there is no worry about injury if your son is currently in a fall sport.

The cost is $10 per session, or you can sign up for all six sessions for $50. This deal will only be available if you pay the $50 the first night, September 12th. A local college is offering the same type of training on six Sunday evenings this fall and asking for almost $200! There is no doubt this is the best deal you will find around. The Royal coaches will work on age specific skills that your son needs to master to be successful at his level.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Wantz! We hope to see you there each Sunday night. Please enter Door #15, which is the main entrance (west side) of the ASV Gymnasium!

SUPPORT THE PERFORMING ARTS!

The Roncalli Performing Arts is currently selling ads for the Roncalli 2021-22 Performing Arts Book. The Performing Arts Book is distributed at all major fine arts performances and concerts and features pictures of our seniors in the performing arts program as well as pictures of the many different performing arts ensembles and groups.

Ad prices are as Follows:

  • Full Page Ad-$475
  • Half Page Ad-$300
  • Quarter Page Ad-$200
  • Business Card Size-$75

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Opportunity for a “RONCALLI VIP CARD”

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The purchase of a half page or larger ad will also entitle the purchaser to a VIP Card. VIP cards are good for free admittance for the card holder and 3 guests (4 total) to home sporting events ( This does not include County or IHSAA tournament events). Guests must be present with the card holder and must pick up tickets at the main ticket gate. In addition, VIP members are entitled to 4 free tickets to one performance of each of the performing arts productions (fall musical, Christmas band concert, Christmas choral concert, spring play, spring band concert and Pop’s concert) as well as early access to tickets.

To purchase an ad in the Performing Arts book, contact a performing arts student or Mike Lewinski or Miki Lewinski.

The Roncalli Performing Arts Book Ad Campaign is the primary fundraiser for the Performing Arts Booster. All proceeds from the Performing Arts book campaign goes directly to support the Performing Arts at Roncalli.

TRANSPORTATION NEWS

WE CAN HELP YOU!

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).

  • If your family is in need of assistance with transportation, please email Andi Baker or call 317-787-8277, ext. 221. Please provide her with the following details (your name, contact information, major crossroads near where you live and what your needs are (ride to school, home from school or both). We will make every effort to connect you with another RHS family that can assist with your transportation needs.
  • If your family/student is willing to assist other RHS families/students with a ride to school and/or home from school, please contact Andi Baker and provide her with the same information as noted in the first paragraph. This can be an excellent way for your family/student to benefit from some extra gas money.

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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.

  • Needs ride home 3-4 times a week (Center Grove area)
  • Needs a ride home after school, daily (Bluff and Southport Road)
  • Needs a ride home Monday,Tuesday,Thursday and every other Friday. Can pay $5 a day or $20 a week. (Harding and Banta)
  • Needs a ride home from school daily (Greenwood area between US 31 and 135)
  • Needs a ride home from school daily (Southport Road and Franklin Road)

GUIDANCE CORNER

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Please see the Roncalli Guidance Blast for these important updates!

  • Indiana University Groups Scholarships
  • College Representatives visiting Roncalli
  • Seniors: College GO Week!!
  • Seniors: College Application Deadlines November 1, 2021
  • College Application Workshops during studies every Wednesday in September
  • Future Planning Night for Juniors - Sept. 21 at 7:00PM
  • After School Study Tables now available to students!!

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Attention Junior Parents

Last week counselors met with juniors to discuss steps they should be completing this year to prepare for life after high school. New this year, Roncalli plans to offer the SAT at Roncalli for juniors only on Thursday, March 3rd. Students DO NOT need to register for this test. Roncalli is also offering the ACT at school on Saturday, February 12th for juniors and seniors. Students SHOULD register for this test at act.org.

MATERNITY LEAVE COVERAGE

Mrs. Jessica Gattuso and her husband Tom welcomed Griffin Anthony to the world on Thursday, September 9th! In her absence, you and your child should reach out to the following counselor if you need anything.

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POPE FRANCIS

COVID-19 VACCINATION AN “ACT OF LOVE” AND MORAL OBLIGATION

VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR TEENS

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PLEASE PRAY

  • For Sr. Cathay Anne Lepore, Hon’06, long time teacher at Roncalli, who is recovering from surgery.
  • For the repose of the soul of Rita Wyciskalla, grandmother of sophomore Sam Cassiero and junior Mary Schaefer, mother of Kim Schaefer R’90, Doug Wyciskalla R’93, Carrie Cassiero R’95 and Fr. Tim Wyciskalla R’06. May God comfort her family during this difficult time.
  • For Dennis Stephenson Hon’93, who is battling serious health issues.
  • For Bill Mullen Hon’14, who is battling serious health issues.
  • For Kathy Tinder, long time teacher at Roncalli, who continues to battle serious health issues.
  • 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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