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Cardinal Ritter Junior High Newsletter
Dear Junior High Parents,

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the Neon Dance and/or donated items for snacks at the dance. It was a huge success that was enjoyable for all West Deanery students. Next Wednesday, we enter into the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday.  We would love to have you join us for Ash Wednesday mass. During Lent, we are preparing our hearts and minds for death and Resurrection of our Savior. Students will have the opportunity, during school, to attend a penance service before we celebrate Easter.

Next week, your student will be completing a practice ISTEP+ test for math, language arts, and social studies. We give the practice test so students can ensure they understand the directions and what is expected for the different types of questions asked. During the last week of February and first week of March, we will take the first part of ISTEP+. Please make sure you do not schedule appointments in the mornings on these days, and your student is getting enough sleep and eating breakfast before coming to school. 

Thank you,

Ms. Laura Hokl

All incoming 9 th  graders are invited to attend Nighwatch. It has been rescheduled for Friday night from 5:30pm – 11:00pm. Students will enjoy pizza, attend the Silent Night basketball game, and a dance after the game. Please have your ride ready at 11:00pm.
CRHS Softball Camp

Cardinal Ritter softball skills camp is on Saturday, February 10. Please email head coach Nate Heim at nheim@cardinalritter.org to register! Click here for more details.
CRHS Baseball Camp

Cardinal Ritter baseball skills camp is on Saturday, February 17. Please email head coach Dave Scott at dscott@cardinalritter.org to register! Click here for more details.
National Junior Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society acceptance letters will be sent early next week. If your 7 th /8 th  grade student applied he/she will receive a letter in the mail. The induction ceremony will be on Wednesday, February 21 st starting at 6:00 PM in the chapel.
CYO Soccer Coach Needed

CYO soccer needs a volunteer coach.

Please contact Mr. Kyle Powers at  kpowers@cardinalritter.org if interested.
8th Grade Living History Trip
 MANDATORY Parent and Student Meeting

This is for all parents and students going on the 8 th grade Living History Trip. The meeting will be Wednesday, February 7 th at 6:30pm in the Chapel. Please bring any questions that have to the meeting.
John Lorenzano Memorial Scholarship

The John Lorenzano Memorial Scholarship is now available to any 7th-11th grade student who has a parent who is a Police Officer of Firefighter. It is a $1,000 scholarship and students must possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Applications can be picked up from Mr. Powers in the Guidance Office.
Below are important dates to note:

  • 8th grade trip $75 deposit is due on February 15th. Please make sure you are up to date with payments for the trip. If your child hasn’t turned in his/her permission slip please turn it in as soon as possible.
  • Nightwatch – 8th graders only – Friday, February 9th 5:30pm-11:00pm – Cardinal Ritter
  • ISTEP (February 26th- March 9th) – Please do not schedule any appointments in the mornings on these days. Make sure your student arrives on time, is well-rested, and eats breakfast.
  • E-Learning Day – scheduled for March 2nd (Black Day) – NO school
  • Cardinal Ritter Living History Trip – 8th Grade  – March 19th-22nd
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