Senior Nick Perkins won the Marion County Cross Country Championship on Saturday at Brebeuf Jesuit. Perkins covered the 5000-meter course in a time of 15:55.06, which is the second-best time of his career. Not only is Perkins the program’s first county champion, but he is also the first runner in the program’s history to finish in the top seven at a Marion County Championship.
Perkins and the rest of the Boys Cross Country team will compete in the sectional this Saturday, October 6th, at New Palestine. Race time is 11:15 a.m. Perkins is the defending sectional champion.
The Girls Varsity Volleyball team defeated Brebeuf Jesuit on Saturday to win the Marion County Tournament. The title is the eighth Marion County Tournament crown in the program’s history and second straight. In the Saturday’s semifinal round, Roncalli defeated Perry Meridian. Earlier in the week, Roncalli defeated Franklin Central and Decatur Central in three games each to advance to the tournament semifinal round. In their four wins to the title this week, the Rebels did not lose a single game.
Drum majors Michael Runholt and Grace Whitaker happily accept the Gold rating trophy that the band earned Saturday at the ISSMA Festival competition at Southport High School.
The Boys Tennis team won its 10th sectional title, and its second straight, with a 5-0 win last week over Lutheran at Franklin Central. Senior Austin Schofield won at #1 singles and his brother, sophomore Tyler Schofield, was victorious at #2 singles. Sophomore Sam Limcaco won at #3 singles. The #1 doubles team of seniors Garrett Meek and Jacob Perez won, as did the #2 doubles team of sophomore Kaden Meek and senior Tyler Pollard. The Rebels advanced to the final after a 3-2 win over host Franklin Central in Wednesday’s semifinal round.
The county is the only time all season that there is a stand-alone freshman girls cross country race. Ashley Flick won the Freshman Girls Cross Country race!
You’ve heard about how the Roncalli Pep Rally was so awesome. Check out our students and teachers!
The RHS Student Council outdid itself one more time with an outstanding Spirit Week and Homecoming Dance. With record numbers, over 1000 students were in attendance at the dance on Saturday night. Special congratulations to our royalty from this year’s event - Queen Sarah Gantner and King Dominic Conover.
Earlier this week, St. Roch and SS. Francis & Clare shadowed with us at Roncalli! The St. Roch students got to hear from Roncalli senior, and St. Roch graduate, Tommy Hansen, about his RHS experience. They took a group photo to commemorate the visit since Tommy's younger brother Luke is in the 8th grade class!
SS. Francis & Clare got to enjoy a beautiful afternoon by the statue of St. John XXIII hearing from Mr. Traylor about all of the clubs and activities Roncalli has to offer. He also spoke to them about service, how to prepare for their time as a Rebel and ways to get involved in the community. We will have more next week regarding St. Rose of Lima, who shadowed with us today!
Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 10th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. These conferences are held on a first come, first serve basis. Parents are asked to limit the conferences to five minutes so that as many parents as possible can access the teacher. If you desire a lengthier conference, please email or phone that teacher and make this request or set up a date and time for this conference when you see the teacher at Parent-Teacher conferences.
School will be dismissed at 2:00 PM on this day for teachers to prepare for conferences and to give the custodial staff time to clean the building prior to the start of conferences.
Roncalli will hold its annual Grandparent’s Day celebration next Friday, October 12th at 9:00 AM. We will welcome over 900 grandparents to campus on this day. A reminder that due to space limitations we no longer invite grandparents of freshmen students. The freshmen students have a separate program designed just for them for this day. They will be in the auditorium for their program during the Grandparent’s Day celebration. They also will celebrate mass as a class in the auditorium. Click here to continue reading.
A reminder that lunch is no longer a part of the Grandparent’s Day celebration. Students and grandparents are dismissed together after they attend class. Last year we got substantial positive feedback from grandparents and students alike who enjoyed being able to go out to lunch and eating at their own pace.
Parking is a significant challenge on this day so we encourage as many students as possible to either carpool on this day or have someone drop them off in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. All student drivers will park in the bubble gym lot or the practice football field, weather permitting. If the weather does not allow for parking on the practice football field, students will be directed to park at The Carson Square Strip Mall. There will be shuttle buses to bring them to and from school.
The biggest challenge with this year’s Grandparent’s Day will be dismissal time as we will be dismissing not only 1,200 students but 900 grandparents as well. We will be dismissing in shifts on this day.
Fall Break will begin next Friday with dismissal after Grandparents Day. School will resume on Monday, October 22. We hope all in the RHS Family have a restful, enjoyable fall break!
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Free and Reduced Lunch Eligibility from last year has ended. If we have not received an application for this year your student's lunch is now costing $3.25. Forms can be found at the bottom of this Newsletter. If you have any questions, please call or email Eileen Horan at 317-788-4099.
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Students may sign up for a free account; seniors, you are still eligible to sign up now!
The RHS Guidance Department will host a college planning night for freshmen and sophomore students and their families on Tuesday, October 9, beginning at 7 PM in the auditorium. Students and families can learn more about how important it is to start the college planning process now, along with specific ways to begin the college search. Click here to learn more.
In addition to information from the Guidance Office, admission representatives from Marian University, the University of Indianapolis and Purdue University will also share tips on making the most of the college search and on the college admission process, in general.
Wednesday, October 10 is an important day at Roncalli. We will be giving the PSAT (Practice SAT) to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors. This is an opportunity to practice the SAT, but it is much more than just that.
Every student will need to bring 2 #2 pencils and a calculator to the test. Bring nothing else except these items. This is a test, PLEASE DO NOT forget pencils and calculators.
Sophomores through Seniors are strongly encouraged to register for our annual Career Day, this year taking place on Friday, November 9. Students learn directly from the career professionals about career preparation, many options that are available, the rewards and challenges of the career, salaries, outlook for demand and so much more. Details are as follows:
Friday, November 9: Students will participate in small group discussions with the career professional of their choice. Maximum 2 visits per student.
Time slots: 8:00, 8:20 or 8:40 AM Registration is required by November 1
Because this event follows the Open House evening, there are no quizzes or tests this day. Students miss a portion of one class by participating in this important experience.
The registration link is now live! Be sure to check out the career areas that will be represented and encourage your student to register!
Official College Visits are very helpful in the college planning process:
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This form must be used when arranging an official college visit as an excused absence, and provides directions to scheduling a campus visit. Questions? Please contact your guidance counselor.
A sales representative from Awards America will be in the cafeteria on Tuesday (10/23/18) from 5-7 PM and during all lunch periods on Wednesday (10/24/18) to take orders for all students interested in purchasing a Roncalli Award Jacket this year. This will be the only opportunity to order an Award Jacket and receive it before the Christmas holidays. The next ordering opportunity for these jackets will not be until late winter for spring delivery. Click here to learn more.
Payment will be required at the time of order, with checks to be made out to Roncalli High School.
Information/Price sheet may be picked up at the Main Office or the Athletic Department office. Award Jacket purchase information may also be reviewed here.
The Honors Economics students will be participating in a Community Poverty Simulation, and we need 20-22 parent volunteers to run this event. We will be working at The Atrium on November 5th from 10:30 AM - 3 PM. If you are available and interested in joining this experience, please contact Betsy Strader for further information.
All students should have received an email with their unique web-link and instructions for online donations. Please click here to learn more about Walkathon and the FAQs. Click here to learn more.
Calling for parent volunteers to help with the walkathon. Please email Jeen Endris if you’d like to get involved.
If you’d like to participate in the Walkathon but can’t find the time to volunteer, please consider donating a gift card to be given to the students as a prize for raising $100 or more. Gas cards, movie passes, fast food gift cards are all fabulous awards for our busy teens!
This year’s Walkathon is Wednesday, October 31st, Halloween! (the rain date is scheduled for November 2nd) 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.
Help support the Roncalli Boys Lacrosse Team at their Fall Car Wash on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 AM to Noon at the Office Depot parking lot located at 1276 US 31. Donations of any amount greatly appreciated!
All women (not just moms) are invited to join the Moms In Prayer group for one hour of prayer each Wednesday from 7:30 - 8:30 AM in the Sacred Heart Chapel at RHS. Adoration will be included during this hour. Please consider joining us for an awesome hour of prayer each week! If you cannot join us each week please come when you can. For more information please contact Donna Williams.
During the months of September and October, nearly eighty college and university admission representatives will visit Roncalli during the school day. Sophomores are allowed to sign up for one of these daytime visits, and juniors and seniors are allowed to sign up for unlimited visits. In order to sign up for these visits, students must register on Naviance no later than 7:30 AM the day BEFORE the scheduled visit; no late registrations will be allowed. A list of upcoming visits can be found on the "College Rep Visits to RHS" tab of the Guidance BLAST and will also be tweeted out every day through the RHS Guidance twitter @RHSGuide. In addition, these visits will be announced at school during daily announcements. Students may see Mrs. Meyer with any questions!
Friday October 5th and 6th 5 p.m.-midnight
German food, beer garden, health and safety fair, Euchre and Bunco, Kidszone, Teenzone game bus, 50/50 raffle, $25,000 raffle, and live music each night: