A great prophet has arisen in our midst, God has visited his people. LK 7:16
Message from the President
Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that Lent begins next week. As we know, Lent is essentially an act of praying spread out over 40 days. There will be many opportunities for our students to pray during this liturgical season. Included in this newsletter are opportunities for prayer, not only for our students, but for you parents as well. Please join us if you can.

I would also encourage you to read Pope Francis’ Lenten message that was released at the Vatican on February 6th. It is a message for all Christians.

God Bless,

Mrs. Hoy
Announcements
Raider Nation O'Celebration
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Raider Nation O'Celebration is right around the corner and will be here before you know it! Click here to buy your tickets or reserve your table today. We also need volunteers! If you are available to help out click here . Please contact Katie Waggoner with any questions.

RNOC wouldn't be possible without the support of our generous community. We would greatly appreciate if you could contribute donations to our live and silent auctions. Please contact Melisa Wilzbacher at mwilzbacher@cardinalritter.org for more information.
2018 Cardinal Ritter High School Dance Marathon

The annual Cardinal Ritter Dance Marathon will be held on Thursday, February 15th from 6-11pm. All money raised will go to help those at Riley Hospital for Children as well as Indianapolis Catholic Charities. Any freshman - senior is welcome to come to this great event. Enjoy a bounce house, photo booth, dodgeball, and a black light dance from 10-11pm. Food will be provided from Main Street Grill, Max and Ermas, Culvers, and much more. The cost is $5 per person. Tickets will be sold during lunch all next week as well as at the door. Any student that attends will receive 2 service hours. Please come out for a great night of fun for a great cause!
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.
Cardinal Ritter Junior High Newsletter

Click here to read this week's Cardinal Ritter Junior High Newsletter.
Hearing and Vision Screenings

On February  8th and 9th , the Marion County Health Department will be at Cardinal Ritter to conduct hearing and vision screenings.

Hearing Screenings: Grades 7 & 10
Visual Acuity Screening: Grade 8
Transfer students will have both screenings. 
Reminder: 8th grade students should wear their glasses or contacts. 

This testing is required by the state of Indiana as specified in Indiana Code 20-34-3-12 and IC 20-34-3-14. Parents who wish their child to be excluded from the screenings must submit a written request to the school nurse before February 7, 2018. For questions regarding this mandatory requirement, contact  Pam Feltz , RN.
2018-2019 Registration

Registration for 2018-2019 school year is around the corner! Packets ​were given to students in their Theology class this week, please ask you student for their folder.  Your student's registration appointments will be noted on their packet.​ If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the guidance office so we know you are coming and can contact you if we need to reschedule. ​

Appointments will start ​on January 16th and we will collect the following:
*Completed registration paperwork
(Please complete paperwork before the appointment.)
*Schedule for next year with a parent signature
* $150 registration fee

Parents, we would love for you to attend. If you need to reschedule your student's registration appointment for a better time or to RSVP to your student's appointment, please call us in the Guidance Office at 924-4333 ext. 420. ​
Ash Wednesday Announcement

Parents and families, we will have distribution of Ashes from 5:00-6:30 PM in the CRHS chapel on Ash Wednesday.
Congratulations to our Indiana Football Coaches Academic All-State Athletes!

Will Roberts (Co-Valedictorian) 
Trey Hunt 
Ben Egenolf 
Luke Shearer 
Brad Bacon 
Jake Kluemper 
Dillon Olejnik 
Seth Knutson 
Cam Houston
Congratulations to our girls basketball team on winning Sectionals! The Lady Raiders will play the defending Regional champions, Danville, at noon this Saturday, February 10th.
Good luck at Regionals, Raiders!
Congratulations to Kamryn Blake on placing 7th at the Plainfield Regional Diving Championship! Go out and support Kamryn at the IHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championship this Saturday beginning at 9:00 AM at the IUPUI Natatorium.
Good luck at State, Kamryn!
Congratulations to Diomoni Small on his commitment to continue his academic and football career at  Marian University Indianapolis ! Go Knights!
The University of Indianapolis will gain Bryce Giebel in the fall of 2018. Congratulations to Bryce on his commitment to continue his academic and football career at UIndy!
8th graders throughout the West Deanery participated in the 8th Grade Science Fair at Cardinal Ritter High School this morning! Eligible winners will move on to the CYO Science Fair. View more photos here .
We received the results from the National Classical Etymology Exam from December! Of the 30 students who took the exam, 50% earned medals. We earned 7 gold medals, 5 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals. Students will receive the medals in late April. View a full break down of the results here .
Alex Abatyao and Vania Montoya attended the Richard Lugar Leadership Symposium at the University of Indianapolis. They participated in a number of leadership and networking activities and got to hear Richard Lugar as the keynote speaker.
Raiders spent time with kids in the Child Services Room at Holy Family Shelter helping the younger children with homework, working on crafts, playing games, and even helped prepare dinner!
Junior Javon Rodgers qualified for Semi-State in wrestling! Good luck, Javon!
A special thank you to St. Malachy Associate Pastor, Fr. Doug Hunter, for celebrating mass with us on Thursday during AA.
View the full photo album here .
A Promise to Keep students spoke to  St. Susanna Catholic School students on Wednesday about the APTK program!
Our A Promise to Keep mentors presented at St. Malachy on Thursday!
Seniors from Ms. Selby's 12A+ English class lined up to show their drawings from their favorite Macbeth scenes. They each picked a different scene, drew the most important part, and included their favorite line.
Boys' and Girls' Golf Fundraisers

Save the date for our boys' and girls' golf fundraisers! We are having the first one at the Panera Bread location at Rockville Road and Raceway Road on Thursday, March 15th. The second one will be on Thursday, April 12th at the Panera at Trader's Point on 86th Street. Simply print the flyer ( Avon -March 15 ) ( Trader's Point - April 12 ) and give it to the cashier when ordering.
College Counseling Corner  
Pacers STEM Fest 2018! 

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
STEM Fest Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks: 5 PM
Tickets are only $10 and include a ticket to the game that evening, as well.
Click here for more info.
Purdue Engineering Expo

Purdue's Engineering Expo offers prospective engineers the opportunity to explore the world of engineering during a day filled with exciting and engaging activities.
The theme of this year’s Engineering Expo is disaster relief engineering. Activities will involve students coming up with effective and efficient solutions for disaster-stricken areas to bring relief to the people of these locations. Learn more here .
Students and Parents: Check out the Raise Me Scholarship!

RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade. All that you is create an account and plug in your students' grades and activities. The website will award you scholarship dollars as the years progress. Many colleges will accept this account and will award you scholarship money. Check out the Raise Me website for more details:  https://www.raise.me/
Summer leadership opportunities are now open at the University of Dayton. Learn more here .
To learn about summer 2018 Notre Dame programs, please visit  precollege.nd.edu .
Help Improve Your Child's PSAT Scores

Sophomores and junior parents: Did you know that you can connect your student's PSAT scores with the Khan Academy? This is a FREE service to you that can help your child to improve your future test scores. Check out the quick Youtube tutorial below that shows you how to link their accounts!
Registration for the 2018 Summer Workshops at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI is now available. These workshops will give you hands-on experience in learning how informatics and computing are shaping our world through innovation in mobile and web applications, interactive media and digital games, and health and medical research. Click here for more details.
The top-ranked Kelley School of Business at Indiana University is hosting MEET Kelley, a one-week, pre-college summer program for promising high school students from underrepresented groups: African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial. Apply here .
Open House | IU School of Informatics and Computing | IUPUI

Friday, February 23, 4:30 - 7:00 PM

Learn more about academic and student life at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Click here for more info.
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.
July Experience is a powerful three-week academic immersion experience for rising high school juniors and seniors on the campus of Davidson College. Students live in dorms with a diverse cohort of participants and Davidson student mentors, take two courses from Davidson faculty, and have the opportunity to participate in workshops with admission staff. Opportunities are available to explore the town, spend time at our lake campus, and visit Charlotte throughout the program.   Find out more  about the program and  apply  by March 28th for the summer 2018 session.
Ball State Design Works Summer Academy

Sophomores and juniors interested in architecture: Check out Ball State's Design Works Summer Academy. The academy runs from July 8-20. The cost is $1500 for meals, dorm fees, field trips, and instructional materials. For more information, go to  www.bsu.edu/cap/designworks  or contact Lori Pence at  lpence@bsu.edu .
JCamp: An All-Expenses-Paid Journalism Program for High School Students

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is now  accepting applications  for JCamp, an all-expenses-paid journalism training program for talented freshman, sophomore- and junior-level high school students of diverse backgrounds. Click here to learn more!
Cardinal Ritter Careers
The Cardinal Ritter Cafeteria is Hiring
 
The cafeteria is now hiring hard workers for this school year. Not only does the cafeteria offer a convenient Monday through Friday schedule, but it also offers a 25% discount off of tuition!
Applicants must be:
·      Punctual and dependable
·      Friendly and able to work well with others
·      Able to lift up to 60lbs
·      Able to go up and down stairs regularly
·      Able to pass a background check (completed before hiring)
While positions and hours can be flexible, the typical work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.
If you are interested in applying, or would like more information, please contact Clara López at  (317) 924-4333 x 439  or via email at  clopez@cardinalritter.org .
CRHS Part-Time Maintenance Help Wanted

·         20-30 hours per week
·         Janitorial experience required
·         Flexible hours
·         Please submit resume to Mrs. Hoy at  jhoy@cardinalritter.org
SCRIP Information
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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