"You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord; Blessed are those who have not seen me, but still believe!"  JN 20:29
Message from the President
Dear Parents,

We would like to thank Archbishop Thompson for celebrating our Octave of Easter Liturgy with us. In honor of his visit, our students were treated to the famous Raider cookies.

Today begins our Spring Break. I am sure that our students are ready for a little time off, as are our teachers. Our office hours during this time are 9 am – 2 pm should you need us.

It is hard to believe that upon our return from break there are only 7 weeks left of school. We will return and start ISTEP testing. It is so important that all students taking the ISTEP be here on time.

The Business Office is currently sending out payment reminders. It is important for us to have these
current along with any outstanding lunch balances so exams are not affected. Thank you for your help.

We are in the process of re-enrolling our current students and incoming 7th and 9th graders. If you have a current 8th grader who has not registered, please do so as soon as possible as we are close to being full in grade 9.

Please enjoy your break with your students and know you are in our prayers. Thank you for your continued support of this wonderful school.

God Bless,
Mrs. Hoy
Announcements
Prom 2018 - Bright Lights Big City

Prom will be held at Fountain Square Theatre on Friday, April 20th from 7pm - 11pm. Parent Preview will be from 6pm - 7pm. Prom Ticket Sales will go from March 26th to April 3rd during lunch. Tickets are $40 each. If you plan to bring a student that does not attend Cardinal Ritter, you will need to fill out this permission slip .

There will also be a Kings Island trip on Saturday, April 21st to follow prom. A park ticket is $34 but you can purchase a ticket with unlimited drinks for $45. Chartered buses are being provided by the Parent Club. Tickets will be sold during lunch along with the Prom tickets. If you plan to attend, you will need to turn in this permission slip .

A signup Genius will go out to the Junior class parents for chaperone opportunities – we  MUST  have the needed number of chaperones for the event to take place!
Runathon 2018

Runathon is less than a month away! We will need more volunteers to make the day a success for our students. Please click  here  if you're able to help on  Friday, May 4th!
Cardinal Ritter Junior High Newsletter

Click here to read this week's Cardinal Ritter Junior High Newsletter.
Raider Game Time

CRTV is proud to announce that they've partnered with the NFHS Network to bring you Raider Game Time with live broadcasts of Raider sporting events. Check out the video for more details.

2018 CRHS STEM Summer Camp

Registration for our 2018 STEM Summer Camp is now open! STEM Camp will be held from June 11-15, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM each day, and is open to students in grades 6-8. The four modules for camp are designed to build introductory knowledge to prepare for middle school and high school STEM subjects . Click here to view the flyer. Please reach out to Dr. Leigh-Ann Cruz with any questions. Check out a short video clip from last year's STEM Camp here .
Register online here .
Spring Break Service Opportunities

Anyone looking for something to do while at home during Spring Break? Why don't you get your service hours completed? Below is a list of service opportunities during spring break week:
Wheeler Mission Men's Shelter: 
Sun 4/8 and 4/15 from 4:30-6pm
Holy Family Shelter: Thursday 4/12 from 3:30-5pm
St.Vincent de Paul Distribution Center: Mon-Thurs anytime from 10am-4pm
St.Vincent de Paul Food Panty: Anytime Tues, Thurs or Friday 7:45am-1pm
Now Accepting Financial Aid Applications
Click here to apply.
Deadline: April 15, 2018

Indiana Choice Voucher Applications Available March 1-May 29,2018

  • Students must first be enrolled in a private school for the 2018-2019 school year before applying for the voucher
  • Contact Daisha Dowdy (317) 924.4333 ext 404 or ddowdy@cardinalritter.org in the Tuition Office to make an appointment. Please plan on 30 minutes for each appointment.
  • Documents to bring to complete the application process: A copy of your completed 2017 federal income tax return & W-2's.
Archbishop Thompson at CRHS

A special thank you to Archbishop Thompson for celebrating our Octave of Easter Liturgy with the Cardinal Ritter community on Tuesday morning. Click here to view the full photo Album.
La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica inducted its newest members into the Capítulo Cardenal this past Tuesday. Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding achievement in their Spanish studies:

Faith Abatayo, Eli Bush, Linda Cuevas, Mauro Herrera, Olivia Houston, Luke Lauer, Michael Mark, Zane Middaugh, Nicholas Salmon, Peter Sperry, Karla Suazo, and Mariah Wehrle
On March 27th, Mrs. Girman's Engineering Principles class and Mr. Johnson's Business class toured the Subaru Indiana Automotive plant in Lafayette, IN. The tour included a catwalk tour of the plant to view how associates and robots work together to efficiently and safely build cars. In addition, the classes competed in assembling Lego cars to learn about assembly line production. 
Boys Soccer Announcement

Spring training for the boy's soccer team will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 on the turf behind the high school beginning on Monday, April 16th. Sessions are not mandatory and are open to incoming freshmen through this year's juniors. Bring cleats and a pair of tennis/running shoes, and show up ready to work. Please feel free to invite anyone planning on attending Cardinal Ritter in the fall and is interested in playing on the boy's soccer team. If you have any questions or need more information, contact Connie Grider .
Soccer Tournament for International Week

To celebrate International Week, La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica and the Latin Club will be hosting CRHS's first ever soccer tournament on Tuesday, May 1st. Sign-ups are April 17th and 18th during lunch in the cafeteria for $3 per team member. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Elzey or Ms. Krowiarz.
HIGH SCHOOL ISTEP+

ISTEP+ Part 2 will continue in April. Practice testing will occur for Math, English/Language Arts, and Science during the week of April 16. Actual testing will then be the week of April 23. Students testing will be all sophomores for Math and English/Language Arts along with some juniors retesting. For Science, this would impact freshmen and sophomores only. 
Freshmen and sophomores taking Biology for the first time this year will test along with any sophomore who has not yet tested in ISTEP+ Science. Please contact the guidance office if you have any questions regarding your student's ISTEP+ schedule.
Driver's Ed

Cardinal Ritter will offer Driver's Ed during the month of June with Jeff VanMeter. Driver’s Ed consists of an online class and six hours of driving time. The cost is $350.00. Space is limited to 20 students on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a Parent Meeting on Thursday,April 19th in the Guadalupe Room. Please contact Tara Rembusch in the main office, 317-924-4333, to sign up. Contact Jeff VanMeter for more info .
Golf Fundraiser

Save the date for our golf fundraiser! It will be on Thursday, April 12th at the Panera at Trader's Point on 86th Street. Simply print the flyer ( Trader's Point - April 12 ) or show the electronic version to the cashier when ordering.
Hendricks County Youth Leadership Opportunity

Freshmen who live in Hendricks County: You have an opportunity to apply and be a part of the Youth Leadership for Hendricks County.  This is an excellent opportunity to improve and build on your leadership skills and be part of a great program.  There are approximately 7 meetings throughout the 18-19 school year for you to attend.  If you are interested, please stop by the guidance office for an application.  We must choose 1 nominee for our school.  Deadline to apply is March 30.  Please note, there is a $500 fee to participate in the program.  This will be charged to the selected student.  All completed applications must be turned in to the guidance office.  Please see Mrs. Lettich for more information.
Class of 2019 Hepatitis A & Meningitis Immunization Requirements

Attention Class of 2019! The State of Indiana has a new immunization requirement that states all students in the 12th grade MUST   have a booster Meningococcal vaccination (MCV4, Menactra, or Menveo) and a 2 dose series of Hepatitis A immunization (doses must be at least 6 months apart) .  These vaccines  are required for high school entry . This prevents Meningitis outbreaks in college dorms. If you had your first shot of MCV4 at age 16 or older, the booster shot is not required. Please note there is also a 2 dose series of Meningoccal B strain which is NOT required but recommended .  The Cardinal Ritter clinic needs you to get this  done before next August OR provide documentation as having already completed this requirement . Thanks for your cooperation and let Nurse Feltz know if you have any questions. Click here to view the 2018-2019 school year immunization requirements.
St. Vincent Sports Performance Physical

Click here to view the 2018-19 St. Vincent Sports Performance physical flyer.
Spanish Language Basic Computer Classes  

Eagle Library | Thursdays in April and May
6:00 – 8:00 PM | View the flyer here .
Alumni Spotlight
Did you know that the very first graduating class at Cardinal Ritter will be celebrating their 50th Reunion this year? The Class of 1968 (pictured at their commencement) was the first to walk across the stage and receive their high school diploma!  Stay tuned to see when we recognize them for paving the way for all the Raiders that have walked our halls since.
College Counseling Corner   
Girls STEM Institute 2018 IUPUI Summer Program

The application for Girls STEM Institute 2018 IUPUI Summer Program is now available at  http://www.girlssteminstitute.org  under the summer institute application tab. The dates are  June 11th - July 6th.  This summer we will focus on using mathematics to understand how money works in and beyond our household budgets. Example topics include but are not limited to the stock market, build personal and community wealth, tax systems, consumer debt, household budgets, and the economics of entrepreneurship. We will also engage in learning experiences related to engineering, computer science, and career and college readiness.   
Juniors Exploring Engineering at Purdue (JEEP)

Register now to come to campus on Monday, April 9, and learn about Purdue Engineering during a day specifically targeted to young women in their junior year of high school! You will explore your choice of two engineering disciplines, obtain knowledge regarding the First-Year Engineering program, admissions, student life, and engineering in the "real world." Campus tours are offered with an opportunity to meet Purdue professors, current engineering students, and some awesome women alumni. Register online at  www.purdue.edu/wiep . Registration is due by Friday, March 30, 2018.  
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/
Conference for Pre-College Philosophical Engagement at Ball State University

The Ball State Philosophy Outreach Team would like to extend you the opportunity to attend a free , all-day conference at Ball State University, focused on philosophical discourse and education.
BSU is hosting the first inaugural Conference for Pre-College Philosophical Engagement at Ball State University on Monday, April 16th, 2018. This will be capped at 150 students, so apply today!
Click here to apply.
STEM Focused National Youth Science Camp

Two Indiana high school seniors have the opportunity to represent the state and participate in the all-expenses paid, month long, STEM focused National Youth Science Camp. Held at the National Youth Science Center in Davis, West Virginia, this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. The camp will take place June 27 to July 21. The application process is open and the submission deadline is February 28. Visit  http://www.nysc.org  for more information and to apply.
Indiana University School of Dentistry DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM Informational Presentation
Saturday, April 7, 9:00 AM – Noon 
IU School of Dentistry
View the flyer here .
Miami of Ohio Summer Scholars Program

Click here to view the details.
Attention Latino Sophomores and Juniors

You have a great opportunity this summer to participate in Project Stepping Stone College Prep Week 2018.  The program is a week for you to live on a college campus from June 10-16, 2018.  There is NO CHARGE for this program.  You learn all about college applications, scholarship searching, different career options, opportunities within colleges, building a resume, and visiting college campuses all within that week!  Apply at  http://www.projectsteppingstone.org/ .  There are 3 essay questions to complete.  Do the essays first and then complete your application by March 23.  Please do not hesitate.  Take advantage of this opportunity.  If you have any questions, please come see Mrs. Lettich in the guidance office.
FBI Youth Leadership Academy

On July 11, 12, and 13, 2018, the Indianapolis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will host the FBI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). The YLA is designed to promote an educational experience that will provide students with valuable leadership training and a greater understanding of the FBI. Through interactive physical challenges and classroom discussions we seek to further explain to youth how the FBI addresses the concerns of the community. Utilizing FBI strategic planning techniques and exercises, participants will have the opportunity to hone their decision making and leadership skills. Applications are due by Sunday, April 1, 2018. Learn more here . Download the application here .
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 .
Indy Parks Summer Jobs

Looking for a seasonal job this summer? Indy Parks has over 400 seasonal jobs available. Click here for more information.
Summer Architecture Program at Wentworth

Wentworth will be offering a 4-week summer program from July 9 to August 3, 2018. Click here for more info.
Roosevelt University

Click here to learn more about summer sessions at Roosevelt University.
University of Dayton 2018 Summer STEM Programs

Click here to view all University of Dayton 2018 Summer STEM opportunities.
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 .
Womens' Exploration at Kelley School of Business

Sophomore and junior high school women interested in Business and learning more about the Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Program office on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. There are two specific events one on April 14, 2018 in the Indianapolis area, then one on the IUB campus on April 28, 2018. Check out the flyer here .
Purdue Minority Engineering Program

Purdue's Minority Engineering Program invites you to join them this summer at one of their pre-college programs! Click here for all the details.
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!
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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