"All you peoples, clap your hands; shout to God with cries of gladness. For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome, is the great king over all the earth." PS 47:2-3
Message from the President
Dear Parents,

The problem with having a late Spring Break is that it feels like the rest of the year is going by so quickly. Our college classes are wrapping up, our AP testing is well underway and our Senior Capstone Project Presentations are in full swing.

On Monday, we will pass out exam cards. Please ask your student if they received theirs. Please call the Business Office, or me, if they did not receive it. The exam schedule is posted on the website and in the quick links of this newsletter if you are interested.

We are in the process of preparing our tuition statements for next year. Please let us know if you have any questions. Our summer programs begin as soon as school is out. Incoming 9 th graders will be receiving a letter welcoming them but also providing summer information. There are students who will also receive a letter from Mr. Pelych who have been identified as needing additional math support before school starts. It is very important that your student attends. It will be the first week of June and the second week of August.

May is such a busy month. Please visit our website or call us if you have questions about the end of the year. Encourage your student to finish strong and “Make the Days Count, Not Count the Days.”

Finally, a Huge Thank You to all of our parent volunteers, especially Kim Diaz, our chair, for a successful Runathon. What a beautiful day! Thank you, parents, for your support of this event. We raised $43,476 and exceeded our goal of $43,000. We will be off on May 25 th .

Additional thanks to Cheri Bush and Marie Schelonka for chairing our Annual Flower Sale. It was also a big success.

Thank you for all your support.

God Bless and Happy Mother’s Day!

Mrs. Hoy
CRTV will be live streaming the Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony. You don’t have to sign up for anything and it is free to watch. You can easily access it with your computer, phone or SmartTV. Go to  www.NFHSNetwork.com and search for Cardinal Ritter High School. The ceremony should be at the top of the Cardinal Ritter page. Please reach out to Barry Roberts with any questions.
Cardinal Ritter Junior High Newsletter

Click here to read this week's Cardinal Ritter Junior High Newsletter.
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.
Golf Team Fundraiser

Surprise your favorite Senior, Teacher, or Cardinal Ritter Administrator with a flock of 25 Flamingos in their front yard!! Order your “Flock of Flamingos” soon for only $50. Flocking will take place between the dates of June 2 and June 16; two “Flockings” per night. Limited supply of 30 “flocks” available, so get your order in soon. First Come, First Served!
Fill out this order form and send with a check to Tony Jones at Cardinal Ritter High School. Make checks payable to Cardinal Ritter High School.
2018 CRHS Summer Sports Camps

Registration for our 2018 summer sports camps is now open! Click  here for more camp details. Click  here  to register online.

Please contact Athletic Director Jim Martin at 317.924.4333 ext. 411 with any questions.
Summer Abroad in Guatemala

If you are interested in practicing and developing your Spanish skills or would like to travel this June, Cardinal Ritter has partnered again with Faces & Our Cultures for their summer program in Guatemala. For more information, please email Mrs. Elzey .
Summer 2019 Abroad Trip

In the summer of 2019, Ms. Kerry Lynch will be leading Cardinal Ritter students in traveling to Ireland, England and Wales for a nine day tour. Next Tuesday, May 15th we will be having an informational meeting about this trip and offer you the first chance to sign up. The meeting will be held in room 201 at 7:00 pm. This trip will be open to any current 8-11 grade students who will be attending CRHS next year. Please take a minute to watch these amazing videos. This is a great chance for your child to travel abroad and experience all it has to offer. If you have any questions please email Ms. Kerry Lynch at klynch@cardinalritter.org.
Katie Lynch 5K Run/Walk for Hope

Please join the Lynch family in the 7th annual Katie's 5K Run/Walk for Hope on May 19th at Roncalli High School. Katie is the sister of current Cardinal Ritter PE teacher and Service Learning Coordinator Kerry Lynch. Her sister passed away in 2011 after a 3 year fight with cancer. Every year the family organizes this walk to remember Katie and raise money for multiple charities. These charities include Sunshine Kids, Riley Hospital for Children, Riley Dance Marathon and the Cardinal Ritter graduating senior scholarship fund. Please visit  katieshope.org  to find more information and to sign up. Come join in this great cause and a fun event!  
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 .
Senior Parents

If your student has earned any merit based scholarships that have not been turned into the guidance office, please do so ASAP. Students have until  Wednesday May, 23th at 8:00 AM  to get the correct information turned into the guidance office. If it is not turned in on time, we cannot guarantee that their information will make it in to the graduation program. Students can bring in hard copies to the guidance office or you can email scholarship information from the college to Ms. Triplet at  ctriplet@cardinalritter.org .  
CRHS Job Opportunity

The Cardinal Ritter High School Cafeteria is hiring. Part-time employees receive a 25% tuition discount. Click  here  for more information.
Congratulations to Jenna Purichia on her commitment to study and play volleyball at DePauw!
Go Tigers!
Congratulations to Colin Hinkle on his commitment to continue his academic and soccer career at Trine University!
Celebrated our boys volleyball seniors this week! Congratulations and thank you for your leadership Sean, Tharran, Mike, Ben, Charlie, Eric, Will, Matthew, Emma, Callie, Cici, and Josh!
We celebrated our softball seniors with a Senior Night ceremony at Eagledale Park. Jenna Purichia ('18) and Taylor Faulkenberg ('19) both hit home runs to contribute to the Lady Raiders' 17-0 win over Triton Central. Thank you for your commitment and leadership Brooke, Jenna, Aaronda, Megan, Macy, Maddie!
The Raider baseball team beat Triton Central 12-0 last night on Senior Night. Congratulations and thank you for your commitment Jake, Gus, Jake, Dillon, Kyle, Luke, and Henry!
In the photo above, freshmen were "Speed Dating" with summer reading books. The summer reading journal PDF and book lists are available on our website now!
Our final Spring Concert of the school year was on Thursday. Thanks seniors for all you done for our music programs!
Spanish IV student Kamryn Blake presents how she made tortilla de patatas, a popular dish from Spain, while classmates enjoy the finished product.
All-School Day of Service

Thank you to the 700+ students, staff, and faculty participants for your generosity, and thank you to the following organizations for allowing us the privilege of serving you: Marian University, White River Trail, EasterSeals Crossroads, Indy Urban Acres, St. Susanna, Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, Wheeler Mission Thrift Store, Wheeler Mission Center for Men, Wheeler Mission Center for Women and Children, St. Christopher, St. Malachy, St. Monica, St. Michael-St. Gabriel School, St. Michael Church, Holy Angels, Dalton's Food Pantry, Holy Family Shelter, St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Distribution Center. Collectively, Raiders put in over 1500 hours of service with these 20+ wonderful organizations. We are so proud to see our Raiders espouse our Franciscan values and realize the value of serving others! View the full photo album here .
Eagle Scout Project

Sophomore Jacob Schelonka successfully completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review. He completed his Eagle Project at Eagle Creek Little League where he has played baseball for over 10 years. He added drainage to two baseball diamonds and refurbished the concession stand by adding sheet metal siding and roof. He also added shrubs, mulch and gravel around the concession stand to improve the overall appearance.
Jacob is a member of St. Monica Parish. 
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.
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 .
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 May
6:00 – 8:00 PM | View the flyer here .
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.   
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/
IU Kelley School of Business
Up-Next Business Academy

The Kelley School of Business is hosting its very own Saturday business academy targeting underrepresented minority high school students. Students will be able to attend lectures, participate in teamwork activities, learn skills from business professionals, meet Kelley faculty and staff members, and get help with the college admissions process. Preference will be given to students from underrepresented populations such as African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Students must be entering grades 10-12 and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The deadline to apply is June 1. Applications can be found here . Contact  bnwils2@gmail.com  with any questions.  
Miami of Ohio Summer Scholars Program

Click here to view the details.
Wabash College - Scroll  

Scroll is an 8-day summer theology program for young men who are current sophomores and juniors in high school. The program consists of morning classes, afternoons doing service, and speakers or films in the evening. Wabash is accepting young men from any Christian denomination who are eager to deepen the theological understanding and are wiling to work hard academically. The Scroll program is complete free and students will actually earn a $350 stipend to offset any possible wages they would be missing out on if they had a summer job during that time. Interested students should visit  www.wabash.edu/scroll  for more details. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to the Scroll program director, Jonathan Baer at 765-361-6130 or  baerj@wabash.edu .  
Taylor University Summer Opportunities

Summer Honors
This is a two-week program on campus for current juniors from June 15-30. Each participant will take two courses taught by Taylor professors, recieve 3 college credits, and live on campus. Tuition is free, but students do need to pay for room and board. The deadline is May 1st to apply.  

Academic Summer Camps
This is a one-week immersion experience into three areas of leaning: Film, Musical Theater, or Apologetics. Students would choose one track. While this is not for college credit, it exposes students to teaching at the college level. This program is open to sophomores and juniors. It runs from June 10-15 and the cost is $400.
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.
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 .
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.
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
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).
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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