RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - October 8, 2021

NOTE: With fall break next week, there will be no weekly e-newsletter on October 15.

MARCHING BAND ISSMA GOLD

Band Members

Left to right: David Love, Eli Small, Sam Morris, Kylie Perkins, Claira Brizendine

Congratulations to the Royal Marching Band for earning the top rating of Gold at the ISSMA Festival Band Contest on Saturday, October 2nd. The band gave a strong and solid performance. “This is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Kathy Peach, Roncalli Band Director, “considering that two thirds of the band had never marched and played until this year. Covid could not stop the Marching Royals. Each individual member has improved since July. Thanks to the Band Aides for your help this weekend. Way to go Royals!”

MANDEL EARNS PILOT CERTIFICATE

Max Mandel

On September 30, 2020, senior Max Mandel earned a Private Pilot Certificate at the Indy South Greenwood Airport. Congratulations, Max, we are proud of you!

WISLER AWARDED OUTSTANDING ATHLETE

BY LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

Levi Wisler

Last Saturday, sophomore Levi Wisler was awarded the 2021 Indiana American Legion Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy for Outstanding Male Athlete. Last summer, Levi participated in a weeklong camp sponsored by the American Legion and conducted by the Indiana State Police at Anderson University. Cadets were put through a mini law enforcement academy experience that included daily intense physical fitness challenges and workshops relating to forensics, bomb squad, search and rescue, scuba team, life flight and K-9 demonstrations. Congratulations, Levi, we are proud of you!

LAROUCHE

CENTRAL NINE STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Bri LaRouche

Congratulations to senior Bri LaRouche who earned the Central Nine Student of the Month for Health Sciences II - Nursing! Bri, we are proud of you!

BOYS SOCCER

MARION COUNTY CHAMPIONS!

BOYS SOCCER Team

For the first time in school history, the boys soccer team won the Marion County Tournament! Congratulations!

WALKATHON 2021

“Walk a Mile, Pray Awhile”

Donate Online - roncalli.org/walk

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Donate Online

All students received an email from Boost My School. This contains their individual link to share in order to receive online donations. If your student did not receive this email, please email Jeen Endris.

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Students received their Walkathon 2021 payment envelopes in their eighth period class last week. These will be turned in beginning Friday, October 22 in during lunch periods in the CAFETERIA. (Even when students reach their goal online, students need to turn in their envelopes.) When turning these envelopes in with the student’s goal met, they will receive their Walkathon t-shirt and FREE COOKIE COUPONS for the days leading up to the walk!

Please click here to learn more about Walkathon and the FAQs.

Calling for parent volunteers to help with the walkathon. Please email Jeen Endris if you’d like to get involved.

This year’s Walkathon is Thursday, October 28. (The rain date is scheduled for October 29.) The Walkathon is the only all school fundraiser in which Roncalli students are asked to participate. Every dollar raised through Walkathon funds provides needs-based tuition assistance for Roncalli families.

PSAT DAY

OCTOBER 26

On Tuesday, October 26, all freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT during the school day. Students should try to get plenty of rest the night before and eat a healthy breakfast before the test. Students will receive an email with their assigned testing location after Fall Break and will report to their assigned rooms with two number two pencils at 8:20 AM on PSAT day. Students will be dismissed when testing concludes at around 12:30 PM. Seniors will not come to school on PSAT Day and should use this time for college visits or job shadowing.

Homework Hub

Room 211

3:15-4:15 PM, Monday - Thursday

Homework Hub

After school homework hub is a space to do homework or meet for study groups. TUTORS are available!

  • ALL students are welcome.
  • No need to register.
  • Just show up after school.

If you have questions, please email Beth Reel, assistant principal for academic affairs, or call (317) 787-8277, ext. 222.

SUPPORT WALKATHON

Walkathon Support

Want to show your support of this year’s Walkathon, we need gift cards for our students who reach beyond their goal and raise $100 or more in donations. Great ideas for gift cards: gas cards, Starbucks and fast food places. Send card to Jeen Endris at Roncalli, 3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

Celebratng Bob Tully

Janury 20th

Ticket information and full details coming soon.

TARDY SITUATION

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Alarm Clock

Families, we need your help! For the first quarter of the school year, we have had over 260 tardy to school instances. As part of our desire to foster our partnership with you, the parents, we are asking for your assistance. Please help your child get to school on time. Some things to consider to help alleviate morning issues:

  1. Have a sleep routine and stick to it. Your child should be getting 8-9 hours of sleep each night. Set a bedtime and a wake up time and maintain those times.
  2. Remove electronic devices from the bedroom. Scientific studies have concluded that students do not get the proper sleep when they have easy access to screens. Even shutting off their phones at night is not enough; remove the phones from your child’s room. Create a family charging station and have everyone in the family charge their devices in a single location.
  3. Buy an “old fashioned” alarm clock so that your child does not have to use their cell phone as an alarm.
  4. Help your child with time management. Our evenings are filled with all kinds of events. Your child needs to have balance. They need time to simply relax and be a teenager while also completing their homework. Help them to manage this time wisely including how to manage their cell phone. If they say they have a “ton” of homework, observe them for a little while and you might find that technology provides a huge distraction for them getting their work done. If they turn their phones off while doing homework, they may find their time doing homework drops significantly.

STARS RESOURCE PROGRAM

PARENT INFORMATION MEETING

  • Who: Parents of students identified with Specific Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Language Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments, Emotional Disabilities and Other Health Impairments
  • When: Tuesday, October, 19, 2021, 7:00 PM
  • Where: Roncalli Student Life Center
  • What: Learn the process for students to receive accommodations on Roncalli’s high school placement test and hear details about the STARS resource Program. ** Please bring a copy of your student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Service Plan (ISP) as well as any psychometric testing to the meeting.

If unable to attend, please contact: Michelle Roberts, Director of Special Services.

Project Outdoor Nativity Scene

PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!

In this secular society, the true meaning of the Christmas season has been diminished or dismissed altogether. Join Roncallli High School (as well as parishes and schools around central Indiana) to bring back outdoor nativity scenes! It's our hope that the nativity scenes will serve to brighten up our neighborhoods and remind our children of the importance of the Holy Family in the Christmas season.

  • $100.00 per kit
  • Order below
  • Deadline is Monday, October 25th
  • Kit distribution will be in the beginning of December.

Four piece silhouette style display is made from all-weather white plastic board that never needs painting. Assembles easily using only a Phillips head screwdriver. All hardware, yard stakes and instructions are included. Measures 48" tall to top of star x 50" wide.

Questions: Email Amy Kuntz or call (317)787-8277 ext 278.

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RONCALLI SPIRIT STORE

ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE

The Roncalli Spirit Store will hold its annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, November 6 in the Roncalli cafeteria from 9 AM to 1 PM. We will have tons of awesome, new merchandise in the latest styles for everyone on your Christmas list. Eighth grade parents, shop with us while your student takes the Roncalli placement exam. Check out our FB page for weekly sneak peeks.

For more information, please email Amy Kuntz, Director of the Roncalli Spirit Store or call 787-8277 ext. 278. See you at the sale!

WORK OPPORTUNITIES AT RONCALLI

Roncalli High School is looking to fill positions in our maintenance, grounds and custodial areas. Both full and part time positions are available. Benefits are available for all full time positions as well as tuition discounts to the school. Ask us about our part time positions with full time benefits and tuition discounts! If interested, please contact Dave Gervasio at 317-787-8277 ext. 246.

RONCALLI CAFETERIA IS NOW HIRING!!

Our team oriented staff would like to add to our family of cafeteria employees. If you are interested in working part-time one to three days a week serving our students and staff or simply being a substitute on call, please email Jeff Richardson or call (317) 788-4099. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

CATCH THE FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT!

Roncalli Media Network

Roncalli Football Team

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

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TUITION WORK PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Tuition Work Program provides for an ultra-flexible part-time job where you can...

  • Sign up to work when YOU are available
  • Work as many events as YOU want
  • Receive an hourly rate ranging from $12-$25 depending on the event
  • Sign up as many family and friends as you like to work toward your student’s tuition
  • Work in premier venues with other Roncalli families

This program can really make a big impact on the amount of tuition a family has to pay. Some families work in the program to pay their entire tuition bill.

If you have questions, please contact the program administrator, Angela Maly.

If interested, sign up here.

SPRING BREAK & FALL BREAK POLICY

Roncalli will not provide for any extension of the spring break or fall break. No student will be excused from school for travel the week before or the week after fall break or spring break. Any student’s absence for travel reasons on these days will be considered unexcused. The day(s) preceding and immediately following those two breaks will be marked double unexcused days. A double unexcused day means that four points will be deducted from the student’s cumulative grade in each class at the end of that grading period. Teachers are not required to make special provisions for students who are unexcused. Students absent because of illness on the day(s) preceding and/or immediately following spring break will be required to bring a doctor’s excuse to the Attendance Officer upon their return to school. College days are not allowed on the day preceding and immediately following fall break or spreak break without prior administrative approval.

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 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)
  • Needs a ride home from school daily (Stop 11 and Bluff - Shannon Lakes across from Killarney neighborhood.)
  • Needs a ride to school on Monday, Tuesday and Friday(465 and 74, near Nativity and Marion Co. Fairgrounds)

GUIDANCE CORNER

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Please see the Roncalli Guidance Blast for these important updates!

  • Seniors:
  • FAFSA Completion Event on Oct. 26th - REGISTER HERE
  • College App workshops during studies every Wednesday in Oct.
  • Submit College Applications by Nov. 1
  • Indiana Latino Institute Summit - November 6th - REGISTER HERE
  • Juniors and Seniors: Paying for College Night (with INvestEd) - Oct. 26
    • Bring your families!!
  • Roncalli Career Day - Nov. 5th - Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors SIGN UP NOW!! The deadline to register is October 22.

VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR TEENS

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Ascension St. Vincent Excellence
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PLEASE PRAY

  • For Sr. Cathay Anne Lepore, Hon’06, long time teacher at Roncalli, who is recovering from surgery.
  • 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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