RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - November 5, 2021

Reminder: roll your clocks back one hour heading into Sunday morning.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MASCOT

New Mascot

Last Friday at our pep rally, the students were surprised by the entrance of our new mascot. He led the students with the spirit stick. The students were asked to submit ideas for the new mascot’s name. Roncalli welcomes our newest family member!

ROYAL SPELLERS ARE STATE BOUND!

ROYAL SPELLERS

A special congratulations to our reigning state champion spell bowl team and Coach Jennifer Riedford! The team qualified for the 37th annual state tournament, which will be held on November 13 in the Loeb Playhouse at Purdue University West Lafayette.

The team earned a spot by scoring 105/120 points with three perfect rounds! Congratulations and good luck Coach Riedford, Samuel Sering, Emily Sering, Nicole Hunt, Ronan Euzen, Caitlyn Penollar, Jean-Luc Euzen, Adelle Burkhardt, Iang Ku, Bryce Lowery, Lachlan Borders, Amelia Shirley, Dominic Pittman, Ezra Littell, Lily Babb, Anita Conn, Sarah Jordan, Vinny Prendergast.

RONCALLI PLACEMENT TEST

FOR 8th GRADERS

PARENT INFORMATION MEETING TOMORROW

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Roncalli will welcome the Class of 2026 for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on Saturday, November 6! Additional details are below:

  • Test begins at 8:00 AM and concludes by 11:15 AM
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early, and use the Fine Arts Center entrance (Door #5).
  • Cost is $10-cash or check (checks payable to Roncalli High School)
  • Students are asked to bring 2 sharpened No. 2 pencils; calculators are not allowed.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend an Admissions Information meeting on the morning of the High School Placement Test from 10:00 – 11:15 AM in the auditorium. Items covered at this meeting will include the Admissions Application, the Admissions process, the Financial Aid process and some general academic and scheduling information. Please contact Jessica Engel, School Counselor (317) 787-8277 (ext.235) or Jane Dias, Guidance Administrative Assistant (ext. 214) with questions.

CLASS OF 2025 STUDENT COUNCIL CO-PRESIDENTS!

2025 CO-PRESIDENTS

Congratulations to the newly appointed Class of 2025 Student Council Co-Presidents!

  • Co-President of Public Relations - Gracie Daming
  • Co-President of Service - Hailey Bullock
  • Co-President of Spirit - Carrianne Sabina
  • Co-President of Web Promotions - Mia Nettles

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.

Watch Online

Listen Online

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!

“HOLIDAY INN” TICKETS

HOLIDAY INN

Tickets for the musical, “Holiday Inn” are now available. The musical will be performed November 11 at 7:00 PM, November 12 at 6:00 PM and November 13 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at roncalli.booktix.com. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for Roncalli students and children 14 years old and younger.

WINTER SPORTS PICTURES

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 6th there are team and individual pictures for winter sports.

  • 10:00 AM - Girls Basketball, Boys/Girls Swimming and Diving, and Wrestling
  • 11:00 AM - Cheer and Bowling

All photos are available for preorder at handrphoto.com. Orders are taken up to 24 hours before the photo shoot. Anyone who does not place an order will receive a proof to order after photo day. Photos ordered before photo day will be delivered to Roncalli within a week of the photo shoot. Those ordered after are delivered directly to homes.

RONCALLI MAKE IT, TAKE IT NIGHT

Interested in taking Drafting at Roncalli High School? If so, sign up for the Roncalli High School Drafting Program’s FREE “Make It, Take It” night scheduled for Thursday, November 18 from 5:30-7:00 PM in Room 018! Drop-off/Pick-up will be outside Door #8.

Students in grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to use the actual drafting tools used by RHS drafting students to create a drawing to take home! Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP by Monday, November 15 to Don Elbreg.

SUMMER FIELD STUDY REMINDER

Juniors and Seniors

SFS

Registration and Preliminary Deposit are Due on November 21. Please register here.

Information on the June 2022 trip can be found at summerfieldstudies.com. Please contact Tim Crissman with any questions.

CENTRAL NINE OPEN HOUSE

Students and parents of students interested in learning more about Central Nine - there will be an open house on Thursday, December 9 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Central Nine. The address is 1999 US 31 South, Greenwood, IN 46143. If you are at all interested, we highly encourage you to attend, as this will allow you to get hands-on experience for all of the programs.

If you are unable to attend, they will be holding another open house on Thursday, January 27 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

For more information on Central Nine, you can visit their website, or speak with your students' school Counselor!

PARENTS OF SENIORS

Parents of seniors are reminded that Herff Jones and Jostens will be at Roncalli November 9 & 10 to take orders for Graduation Announcements. All seniors received packets in their Religion classes that contained information, samples and ordering information from both companies. You can also order online at jostens.com and herffjones.com.

WALKATHON

“Walk a Mile, Pray Awhile”

Walkathon

We are planning to walk the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, November 24. Students will arrive at 7:30 AM and be dismissed at 1:00 PM. We want our students to experience this event together. With the delay of the walk, this gives our students the opportunity to meet their goals. We will continue to collect Walkathon donations in the Advancement Office and distribute t-shirts. Please see Mrs. Endris to turn in donations and collect t-shirts.

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.

Celebratng Bob Tully

Janury 20th

Ticket information and full details coming soon.

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.

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.

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.

Learn More

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

Guidance QR code

Please see the Roncalli Guidance Blast for these important updates!

  • SOPHOMORES: Applications being accepted for HOBY Leadership Conference
  • JUNIORS: Applications now being accepted for Carson Scholars Program
  • Warning: Honors Society scams!!!
  • SENIORS: UIndy Foundational Pillars Scholarship materials in Guidance
  • Central Nine Open House - December 9th
  • Marian University’s Essay Competition: Open to ALL grade levels!!!
  • Indiana Latino Institute Summit - November 6th
  • College Goal Sunday - Nov. 7th - Free FAFSA help!

JOB OPPORTUNITY AT ST. JUDE

CLEANER

St. Jude is searching for a part-time Cleaner to serve the parish center and ministry spaces approx. 10 hours per week, scheduling is flexible. Candidates must be dependable with a keen eye for detail. To apply, interested applicants please contact Rachel Miller, Business Manager.

VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR TEENS

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Ascension St. Vincent Excellence
Ascension MEdical Group

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month! Congratulations to our ASV Lung Nodule and Bronchoscopy Team as they rapidly surpassed their 100th Ion robotic bronchoscopy case. This game changing technology is helping to make a difference and save lives as it helps biopsy nodules to diagnose early stage lung cancers. It is important to talk to your physicians to see if you qualify for a Low Dose CT scan for lung cancer screening. The LDCT is a preventative screening test to help detect problems at its earliest stage and proven to reduce lung cancer mortality. For more information, please contact the Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis Lung Nodule Clinic team at 317-338-7400.

PLEASE PRAY

  • For the repose of the soul of Kathryn Hirsch, Mother of retired, long time Roncalli High School German teacher and Spell Bowl coach, Janet Price. May God provide her family peace during this difficult time and may perpetual light shine upon her.
  • For Kathy Schallert, mother of Mike Schallert R’98 and the late Kellie Schallert R’05, who is battling serious health issues.
  • For Lisa Rutherford, a substitute teacher, mother of sophomore Elijah Rutherford, who is struggling with a chronic medical condition. May God provide her strength for this journey.
  • 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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