NOTE: With fall break next week, there will be no weekly e-newsletter on October 15.
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!”
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!
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!
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!
For the first time in school history, the boys soccer team won the Marion County Tournament! Congratulations!
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.
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.
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.
After school homework hub is a space to do homework or meet for study groups. TUTORS are available!
If you have questions, please email Beth Reel, assistant principal for academic affairs, or call (317) 787-8277, ext. 222.
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.
Ticket information and full details coming soon.
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:
If unable to attend, please contact: Michelle Roberts, Director of Special Services.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
If you can’t make it in person tonight you can catch the football game on Roncalli Media Network.
The Tuition Work Program provides for an ultra-flexible part-time job where you can...
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.
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.
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.
Please see the Roncalli Guidance Blast for these important updates!