RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - November 12, 2021

FOOTBALL SECTIONAL CHAMPS!

Football Team

Our Roncalli football team defeated Bishop Chatard last Friday 35-21 to capture the Class 4A Sectional 22 championship. With the win, Roncalli improved to 12-0 on the season and won their 24th-straight game. Good luck to the Royals as they advance to this week’s regional round. They will travel to Fortville to face the Mount Vernon Marauders tonight at 7 PM. Go Royals!

RONCALLI FOOTBALL GAME INFO

Football Image

For tonight's football game, Indiana SRN is going to do a video stream of the game on the IHSAA Champions Network. Per the IHSAA's policy for tournament games before semi-state, it will be a free stream. This stream will not feature the Roncalli Media Network broadcast team, to listen to Rob Brown and Dan Bauer call the game head to roncallimedianetwork.com.

COLLEGIATE SIGNINGS

Erica Eads, Emma Halter, and Olivia Murphy

Erica Eads, UIndy, Volleyball Emma Halter, University of Texas, Volleyball Olivia Murphy, Wake Forest University, Volleyball

Congratulations to our three senior volleyball players who signed collegiate letters of intent to play college volleyball this past week. Way to go, Royal volleyball players!

ERAZMUS AWARDED DISTRICT COACH OF THE YEAR

Christina Erazmus

Congratulations to girls volleyball head coach, Christina Erazmus R’01, on her achievement of being awarded District Coach of the Year! Her strong leadership, knowledge of the game, passion for the sport and devotion to her players are just a few qualities that earned her this accomplishment. We are proud of you, Coach Erazmus!

RONCALLI MAKE IT, TAKE IT NIGHT

The "Make it, Take it" event scheduled for Thursday, November 18 is FULL! If you missed out on the opportunity to participate, don't worry, as an additional event is getting planned for the spring.

Questions can be directed to Don Elbreg.

RONCALLI REPORT CARD

Roncalli High School Report Card

We are very proud of the academic excellence found at all levels in our school's curriculum. We are diligent and intentional in our efforts to provide course offerings that allow all students, regardless of their academic ability, to be successful while also being challenged.

The curriculum and student performance are reviewed annually by the teachers, department chairpersons and administration. In the spirit of what gets measured, gets better, we strive for continual improvement for all students on an annual basis!

Please review the Roncalli High School Report Card to see how we measure up!

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MATH ISTEP RETEST

ISTEP Math RETEST Monday 11/15 and Wednesday 11/17. Seniors who have not passed the math portion of ISTEP will retest on Monday and Wednesday next week. Both days are required.

All seniors have been notified who will be testing.

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!

En Esañol

Los estudiantes y padres de familia interesados en conocer más acerca de Central Nine, habrá un "open house" el jueves 9 de diciembre de 5:30 - 7:00 en las instalaciones de Central Nine, esta se encuentra ubicada en: 1999 US 31 South, Greenwood, IN 46143. Si están interesados, les recomendamos ampliamente que asistan, esto les permitirá conocer de primera mano todos sus programas.

En caso de que no puedan asistir, habrá otro "open house" el jueves 27 de enero de 5:30 - 7:00.

Para más información acerca de Central Nine, pueden visitar su sitio web, o hablar con la Consejera escolar de su hijo/a.

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 will be adjusting the schedule for both Tuesday and Wednesday of that week. Here are the schedules for those two days. It is a block schedule where students go to periods 1-8 over the course of two days and have 75 minute classes. We will still adhere to the Tuesday student late arrival with school beginning at 8:20 AM.

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.

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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 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 home from school everyday, except Mondays (Stop 11 and US 31)

GUIDANCE CORNER

Guidance QR code

Please see the Roncalli Guidance Blast for these important updates!

  • SOPHOMORES: HOBY Leadership Conference
  • JUNIORS: Carson Scholars Program
    • Practice ACT at Roncalli on December 1st
  • SENIORS: New Scholarship Opportunities!
    • Warning: Honors Society scams!
  • Central Nine Open House - December 9th

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 Donna Smith, Hon ’96, long time receptionist for Roncalli, mother and grandmother to many alumni. May God grant her and her family peace and let your perpetual light shine upon her.
  • For Wally Patrick R'91, father of junior Drew Patrick, who is battling health issues. May God provide him strength and healing during this difficult time.
  • For the repose of the soul of Alice Neu, grandmother of girls volleyball head coach Christina (Dawson) Erazmus R’01 and assistant coach Katelyn Dawson R’09, junior Brady Neu, freshman Sam Neu, great grandmother to junior Aris Berger and freshman Elijah Berger, aunt, grandmother, mother of many Roncalli alumni. May God grant her and her family peace and let your perpetual light shine upon her.
  • For Jessica Kocher, wife of Mike Kocher R’97 and daughter-in-law of long time Roncalli maintenance man Mike Kocher, who is battling serious health issues.
  • For repose of the soul of Kathy Schallert, mother of Mike Schallert R’98 and the late Kellie Schallert R’05. May God comfort her family during this difficult time and grant them peace.
  • 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 Dennis Stephenson Hon’93, who is battling serious health issues.
  • For Bill Mullen Hon’14, who is battling 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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