"You have but one Father in heaven and one master, the Christ." MT 23:9B, 10B
Message from the Principal
Families,

It’s been another busy, yet fantastic week here at Cardinal Ritter High School. Between hosting the kindergarten students from each of the West Deanery schools for our annual Haunted Hallway to our Open House (thank you to everyone who helped make it a success), we’ve been able to welcome hundreds of guests into the building and make them feel at home. Additionally, on Wednesday, a group of students were able to help Indy Catholic Radio raise money for their programming by going on air and share why they believe in Catholic Education and why they chose Cardinal Ritter High School.

Academically, the state is currently in the process of making some revisions to the graduation pathway for students in high school. While the proposed changes are still in draft form, the Indiana State Board of Education will be finalizing these changes in the upcoming weeks. We are working very closely with all necessary stakeholders to ensure that we stay ahead of the curve and will make any necessary adjustments to our programming and scheduling that coincide with the new requirements that the state will be mandating.

As always, thank you for providing us the opportunity to work with your students.

God Bless,

Steven Pelych
Announcements
Fall Sports Awards 

    The Fall Sports Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 7 th at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria. All participants in Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Soccer, and Boys and Girls Cross Country will be recognized. Football awards will be at a later date. All athletes as well as family and friends are invited. Dessert and drinks will be served. 
Seeking: 2 – 6 Junior Parents to form the Post Prom Committee

 Planning and fundraising need to start now so the kids can have a great post prom! We already have chairs for the Bingo Bash, which is one of the fundraisers for the Post Prom. Please email Lisa Spreacker (Parent Club) at  spreackers@gmail.com  if you are interested in being a part of this committee.
Poinsettia Fundraiser

The Cardinal Ritter Swim and Dive Teams are selling poinsettias for this Christmas season. You may choose from a combination of five colors at $15 each. The colors are: RED, WHITE,  MARBLE , ICE CRYSTAL, and  PINK . Use  this order form  or pick up a form outside of the main office.

Orders with payment are due  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 . Use this link to order online with a credit card. All cash or check payments should go to the main office in an envelope MARKED: SWIM TEAM POINSETTIA SALE.

PLEASE NOTE : PICK-UP is on  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT BEN DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL,
DOOR #5 after 5:00 PM

Thank you for your support!
NEW CRHS Athletics Twitter Account

We listened to your feedback and created a separate Twitter account for CRHS Athletics.

Follow @CRRAIDERSPORTS to stay current with all of our sporting events!
NCYC Help Needed!

Adults of all ages (18+) are needed to help make this NCYC conference an amazing experience for our young church!  Help is needed for set-up leading to the event, during the event--folks to participate in Eucharistic Adoration, directing people traffic and helping in booths and at activities just a few of the roles, and tear down after the event  November 14-18, 2017 , 6:00 AM-11:00 PM (shifts are typically 1-3 hours long), at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. Perks: a feel good feeling seeing 20,000+ high school youth celebrating their faith, free t-shirt, free limited parking, and snacks for volunteers available too! All volunteers must be current with Archdiocese of Indianapolis Safe and Sacred Training. 

Click here to register!
November Wellness Focus

The wellness focus for November is HAND HYGIENE. As flu season approaches, it’s important to remind your students about the importance of why hand washing is important as well as proper hand washing techniques.
CYO Boys Basketball Announcement

CYO Boys Basketballl will have their evaluation practice on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30 PM in the gym. This practice determines which team (A or B) they will play on.
CRHS Daycare Help Wanted

The CRHS Daycare is looking for part-time help. Please contact Becky Wehrle at 317-441-9127 if interested.
Veterans Day Liturgy

We would like to invite all the friends and families of the CRHS community to join us for our Veterans Day Liturgy on  Friday, November 10 at 8:30 AM .  Following mass we will have the presentation of the honor guard and a roll call of the fallen. If you would like to have any family names added to our roll call of the fallen, please email Ms. Castillo at  scastillo@cardinalritter.org
ISSMA Entry Forms

The Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) annual district and state level solo and ensemble contests provide students with appropriate and attainable musical goals to strive towards each school year. Participation is open to students in grades 7-12 who attend a and participate in Cardinal Ritter choral and music programs.

Entry forms for piano, voice, instrumental solos and instrumental ensembles are available below The deadline for all entry forms and fees to be turned into the Cardinal Ritter Music Department is the end of the school day  on Tuesday, November 21.

All questions regarding the piano and voice contest should be directed to Mr Mayo and Ms. Leyba.

Junior Job Shadowing

Attention parents: All juniors are required to complete a day of job shadowing by February 9, 2018. If you would be able to have a junior shadow you at your place of work, please contact Lindsay Thomas at 924-4333 ext. 421 or email her at  lthomas@cardinalritter.org
You will receive service hours! 
Winter Sports Tryouts

Boys Swimming  -  November 6th -  4:00 at Ben Davis Aquatics Center
Boys Basketball  -  November 6th -  3:30 - 5:30 in Gymnasium
All high school athletes must have an IHSAA Sports Physical form turned in to the Athletic Office and must register online at  gocardinalritter.org.
The entire student body celebrated All Saints Day with a special Liturgy led by Fr. Matt Tucci. View the full photo album here .
Thanks to all who came out to support our Raiders at the Coffee Cabaret last Saturday! View the full photo album here .
Students constructed cis and trans isomers of alkenes in Mrs. Bryant's Organic Chemistry class this week.
Ms. Fligge's senior English class participated in “Speed Dating" with new independent reading books this week.
Campus Ministry students went to a local cemetery on Thursday to pray for all the souls of the faithful departed.
Thank you, Mr. Cain, for preparing St. Malachy students for the Cardinal Ritter High School Placement Test.
We are proud of our Raiders who participated in Indy Catholic Radio's Share-a-Thon this week. Check out our Twitter feed (@CRHS_Indy) to see the highlights.
College Counseling Corner  
To learn about Notre Dame programs offered for Summer 2018, please visit  precollege.nd.edu .
Lunes de Latinos (Latino Mondays)

The Lunes de Latinos  program will be offered again on November 6.
"Lunes de Latinos" or "Latino Mondays" is a comprehensive visit to the University presented in Spanish. Students and their families receive a presentation given by Admissions staff, campus and housing tours, and an opportunity to speak with the Financial Aid and the Multicultural Center offices. Click here for more info.
Indiana University Groups Scholarship Program

The Groups Program through Indiana University is a scholarship program setup for low income or first-generation college students as a way to help them succeed at IU. If a student is accepted they will receive a full tuition scholarship for all four years of college as long as they stay academically eligible. This PDF has more information about the program as well as a list of qualifications students must meet to apply. If students are interests they will need to apply to IU and to the Groups program before November 1st. Here is the application to apply  http://www.indiana.edu/~groups/application.html . If you have any questions please contact Catie Triplet at  ctriplet@cardinalritter.org . Note: If students apply they MUST list Catie Triplet as their recommender no matter who their counselor is.
SCRIP Information
Please note, effective immediately, Darden Restaurants scrip gift cards and ScripNow eCards will no longer be redeemable at Red Lobster locations. Red Lobster gift cards, ReloadNow, and ScripNow eCards are now available with the same 8% rebate, and  are only redeemable at Red Lobster locations.  New Darden Restaurants gift cards, ReloadNow, and ScripNow eCards with the same 8% rebate are also available to order, and are redeemable at the following locations: Bahama Breeze®, LongHorn Steakhouse®, Olive Garden®, Yard House Restaurants, Seasons 52®, and the NEWLY INTRODUCED Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen. In addition, Great Lakes has added BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse as a new ScripNow! retailer. So next time you are at Cheddar's or BJ's, order ScripNow! at your table and earn tuition credits.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRADITIONAL 
SCRIP ORDERING
1. Complete the Scrip Order Form .
2. Send your completed form and payment into the office with your student. Orders are due by 8:00am Mondays.
3. Ask your student on Thursday if he/she was called to the office to pick up the Scrip order. (All orders are sent home on Wednesday or Thursday, unless you indicate otherwise).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE ORDERING
1. Go to  shopwithscrip.com  and create an account. Our organization code is FE97AB26258L.
2. Once your account is created, click on "Shop" and browse the hundreds of products available
3. After your order is complete, choose your payment method - either check or PrestoPay. You DO NOT have to use PrestoPay to order online. If you choose check, just send your payment in with your student on Monday morning. 
4. Look for your order to come home on Wednesday or Thursday-unless you ordered ScripNow (e-certificates) or Reloads. Those will be available as soon as the order is processed on Monday if you pay by check, or almost immediately if you pay with PrestoPay. 
5. Click here for more detailed instructions.
Cardinal Ritter Mission Statement
Cardinal Ritter is a Catholic high school entrusted by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the parishes of the West Deanery to provide, within a college preparatory curriculum, the highest standards of academic excellence to students of diverse socioeconomic, racial, and religious backgrounds. Cardinal Ritter challenges its students to grow spiritually, intellectually, athletically, and artistically. The Cardinal Ritter community values and fosters the unique intellectual, cultural, social, and physical gifts of each student. As followers of Christ, we encourage our students to share their gifts and talents in service to others.
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