RONCALLI HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - November 19, 2021

SPELL BOWL STATE CHAMPIONS!

Back-to-back

Spell Bowl Team

Front row (left to right): Iang Ku, Lily Babb, Nicole Hunt, Sarah Jordan, Bryce Lowery, Jean-Luc Euzen, Sam, Sering, Coach Riedford; Back row (left to right): Lachlan Borders, Ezra Littell, Dominic Pittman, Vinny Prendergast, Ronan Euzen, Caitlynn Penollar, Adelle Burkhardt, Emily Sering

On Saturday, November 13, Roncalli Spell Bowl Team, under the direction of Coach Jennifer Riedford, captured the Indiana State Class Two Championship title for the second year in a row. They competed against 23 teams with five teams advancing to the state competition at Purdue University.

The Royal Spellers finished with a final score of 74/90 correct words. Four Royal Spellers had near-perfect rounds, seniors Ronan Euzen and Adelle Burkhardt, sophomores Emily Sering and Caitlynn Penollar. Junior Bryce Lowery spelled his nine words perfectly.

Congratulations to the Roncalli Spell Bowl Team!

“HOLIDAY INN” SUPER MUSICAL SUCCESS

HOLIDAY INN cast and crew

Congratulations to all of the members of the cast and crew of our fall musical, “Holiday Inn,” for all of their hard work these past two months!

CATHOLIC MATH LEAGUE COMPETITION

The results are in from the first of four rounds of the Catholic Math League Competition!

Congratulations to the following Royals that earned the top scores at Roncalli in their math contest!(scores are out of 25)

  • Algebra 1: Joe Buckel - 16, Jozie Lezon - 15
  • Algebra 2: Evan Nalley - 21, Judd Selke, Dylan Henry, Anna Rosario - 20
  • Geometry: Nathan Fikes - 20, Ezra Littell - 19
  • Advanced Math: Max Neitzke - 22, David Warner - 21

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Row 1: Claire Pittman, Austin Walker, Mia Michalak, Elise Richert, Josie Bleizeffer, Charley Harper Row 2: Kevin Martinez, Izabel Kuntz, Johnathon Gin-Daffron, Lauren Boone, Charlie Elsener, Justyn Anciso

On Monday, we honored October’s Students of the Month at a catered Chick Fil A luncheon to celebrate their outstanding work in the classroom. Way to go, Royals!

Arts SCHOLARSHIPS

Xavier Wilson and Ian Knight

Last week, a representative from the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts came to the parent preview of our fall musical. Miki Lewinski said, “While we knew they were coming, we did not know they came bearing gifts! They were very complimentary of our program. The rep said he had been to a number of high school productions and ours was far superior!” He then awarded 8 - $1,000 scholarships to their summer camp and 2 - $10,000 scholarships to seniors Xavier Wilson and Ian Knight!

WALKATHON

“Walk a Mile, Pray Awhile”

Walkathon

Finally, we are walking next week, Wednesday, 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.

WELCOME ROWDY!

Rowdy

The students voted and the Roncalli Royals mascot is named “Rowdy!”

FINAL EXAMS

We will return to our traditional Final Exam Schedule. Click here to see it.

SNOW DAYS

With winter fast approaching, here is our elearning learning plan that is stated in the student handbook:

The school calendar traditionally has four days designated as “Snow Make-up Days”: Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Easter Monday and the final Friday of the school year. Should we cancel school for any reason during the school year, we will use the next “Snow Make-up Day” available on the school calendar as an E-learning day. Students will not report physically to school on an E-learning day. They will be required to log into their Canvas account by 10:00 AM for attendance purposes and to complete assignments given to them by their teachers for this E-learning day. Roncalli will not use an E-learning day on the actual day for which school is canceled.

2ND SEMESTER CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP

If you missed the Choice Scholarship (formerly known as a voucher), there is a second application window open now until January 15th. Click here for more informaton. If you have any questions or want to see if you qualify, please contact Amy Kuntz.

RONCALLI

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

RONCALLI - MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Roncalli MEdia Network

Girls Basketball

You can catch the Girls Basketball game Staurday on roncallimedianetwork.com.

STARS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Calling all volunteers! The STARS program provides accommodations for over 450 exams during exam week - that takes a lot of volunteers! We greatly appreciate any help you can provide. Please consider volunteering during this busy time. Please sign up here.

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

Tickets for Christmas concerts are available beginning Friday, November 19. The Choral concert is scheduled for Tuesday, December 7. The Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Mixed Choir, Intermediate Choir and Show Choir will perform at the 6:00 PM show. The 8:00 PM show will feature the Advanced Women’s Choir, Beginning Women's Choir, Intermediate Choir and Show Choir.

The Band Concert is December 9 at 7:00 PM. It will feature the Concert and Jazz Bands.

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. Remember to print off your tickets and bring them with you to the show. Tickets will be scanned at the entrance to the auditorium. VIP card holders will need to email Miki Lewinski or call 317-787-8277 Ext. 249 for a special promo code to access your free tickets.

We are hiring

The Office of Institutional Advancement is seeking an individual(s) to be a part of a dynamic team. We are seeking a candidate to manage our school website (app management, day to day web updates, proficient at HTML, CSS, JavaScript and SQL).

We are also seeking someone to do videography/video production and also do broadcast and streaming for our Roncalli Media Network. This position(s) could be full-time or part-time and is a 12 month position. Interested and qualified candidates should contact Terese Carson at tcarson@roncalli.org or at 317-788-4098.

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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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.

KATHY TROCCOLI CONCERT

TROCCOLI CONCERT

Join us on Thursday, December 2 at 7 PM for an evening with award-winning performer, Kathy Troccoli! The Roncalli choir will be performing Go Light Your World with Kathy, and Roncalli's Jazz Band will also be featured on a piece with her.

Pick up your FREE tickets in the Main Office at Roncalli. They will go quickly, so get yours TODAY! Questions can be directed to Miki Lewinski.

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.

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 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: Practice ACT at Roncalli on December 1st
    • Register now for the February 12 ACT test day at Roncalli
  • SENIORS: Check the “Available Scholarships” tab for new opportunities!!
  • Central Nine Open House - December 9th

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 Bill Mullen, Hon’14, husband of Sue Mullen, father of Maureen Mullen Montagano R'05, and Pat Mullen R'01, father-in-law of Lindsay Schulge Mullen R'05. May God grant him and his family peace and let your perpetual light shine upon him.
  • For Diana (Lorenzano) Berry R’10, who is battling serious health issues.
  • 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 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 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 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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