"The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace."
(Psalms 29:11)

Message from the President

Dear Parents,
It is so hard to believe that another year is slowly coming to an end.  We have distributed exam cards this week.  Please ask your students if they received one.  Students will soon receive study table information and finals schedules.  We will have these on the website under “Parents” for your information.

I do want to thank Kim Diaz and her volunteers for all their work with the Run-a-thon.  It was a great time for all.  Additionally, I would like to thank Bob & Deb Swintz and their volunteers for organizing the delivery of the Parent Club Annual Flower Sale.  Mother Nature did not cooperate with them that morning.  It was a successful event and Parent Club made over $2,000 profit.

On Tuesday, we held our last Parent Club meeting for the year.  I would like to thank all who attended and especially Jennifer Johnson who has served as Parent Club President for the last few years.  She has been an outstanding volunteer for over a decade.  We are proud to announce that we have new officers for next year and want to thank them publicly for answering this call to service at CRHS.  The officers are as follows: President Lisa Spreacker (Lance 11th), Vice President Cheri Bush (Noah 11th and Eli 9th), and Secretary Amy Magan (Charlie 11th). 

In the next few weeks, the Advancement Office will be sending out an early Annual Fund Report Verification letter.  Please review this and let us know if there are any changes to be made.

Lastly, I want to congratulate our Academic Super Bowl contestants and their coaches.  We are so proud of our State Champs!

Thank you all for such resounding support in what we do at Cardinal Ritter.

God Bless,
Mrs. Hoy

Bleacher Sale! 

Want to own a piece of CRHS history? Buy a cross, bench, or plank of bleacher wood that has been used in the Cardinal Ritter High School gym since 1964.


1. Online: Click Here

2. Purchase at the Cardinal Ritter High School Advancement Office in the St. Francis Center 3.

3. Call 317.924.4333 (ext 407)

All crosses ($35) and benches ($100) have been blessed by CRHS's Chaplain, and are produced in sets of 25. Orders will be fulfilled in order of placement. Planks are 16 ft. long and cost $50. Click here to view the informational flyer. 
Choice Scholarship Voucher

Please call or email Sally Codarmaz in the business office to schedule a meeting for the  Choice Scholarship Voucher  for the 17-18 school year.

Appointments will be available starting the week of March 13- May 15.
Call 317-924-4333 EXT. 404 or email  scodarmaz@cardinalritter.org  with any questions.
Interested in Driver's Ed?  
Please click  here  to find more information.
Used Uniform Sale

Mark your calendars to make some money by donating gently used, clean uniforms for the Used Uniform Sale on July 14th and 15th this summer.  Collection bins are strategically placed throughout the school.  Uniforms can be donated through   Thursday, July 13th .

Please click here for more details.

Faces and our Culture

Emma Kistler and Luis Ramirez will serve as exchange students in Guatemala for three weeks this summer with the cultural exchange program, Faces and Our Cultures.  We know they will represent Cardinal Ritter well!  Good luck, Emma and Luis!

Scientific Research Interns

Our Scientific Research Interns attended the IUPUI Life-Health Sciences Internship Program's Spring 2017 Poster Session. They will complete Poster Presentations of their own research this Semester as their Final Project.

Pictured left to right:  Mary Kozlowski, Nahum Gerezgher, Bridget Godsil, and Sophie Kozlowski

Our Scientific Research Course partnered with Project SEED this semester to give students the opportunity to be mentored in active biomedical research laboratories.  This week's featured student is Bridget Godsil, who works in the lab of Dr. Deb Hickman, Director of the Laboratory Animal Resource Center at IUPUI.  Research is focused on the understanding of affective states and how they can be manipulated for preventative and therapeutic purposes for humans and animals. In this picture, Bridget is handling their animals for enrichment.

BSN Sports Student Athlete of the Week
Senior Alex Vela was chosen as last w eek's BSN Sports Student Athlete of the Week. Vela went 7-9 last week for a .778 average. He had 1 double, 4 RBIs, and 3 stolen bases, including stealing home.  Vela also played golden glove defense at the shortstop position. Congratulations, Alex!
Congratulations to our April Student Athletes of the Month!
Girls Track 4 X 800 Meter Relay Team

Congratulations on placing 1st in the
City Championship!
Left to right: Mary Anna Wehrle, Kendall Blake, Haley Sullivan, and Mariah Wehrle
Blake Malatestinic

Blake is the #1 pitcher on our #4 ranked Raider baseball team. He will continue his academic and baseball career next fall at Eastern Illinois University. 

Congratulations to our Academic Superbowl Teams!

On Saturday, May 6th, Cardinal Ritter traveled to Purdue University to compete in the Senior Division of the Indiana Academic Super Bowl State Finals. This year, 266 teams across the state attempted to earn a chance at the final competition where only 25 teams could compete in each subject. CRHS had four out of six teams qualify to attend the state finals (Science, Fine Arts, English, and Interdisciplinary). In CRHS history, only one team has won the first place state championship title for their respective subject; this year, however, we celebrate two teams who took home the first place State Championship title. Congratulations to our Science and Fine Arts Teams for this achievement! The English and Interdisciplinary teams qualified as State Finalists, but our school still finished the competition as one of the 2017 Top Ten Overall Schools for our division! Thanks to Mr. Jones for coordinating the CRHS teams, as well as the subject coaches: Mrs. O'Connor (Science), Ms. Fligge (English), Ms. Leyba (Fine Arts), Mr. Douglass (Social Studies), and Mr. Mizdalo (Math). 

Science Team (left to right): Sophie Kozlowski, Grant Palmer, Trae Rott, Mrs. O'Connor, and Mary Kozlowski

Parents: With the increase use of e-cigarettes/vapes we wanted to share this information with you regarding it's increased use so as to better inform you.  Thank you, Mrs. Hoy
English Team (left to right): Sophie Kozlowski, Ana Danner, Nicole Cooper, and Ms. Fligge. Front row: Jack Adams
Fine Arts Team (front row): Ms. Leyba, Mariah Martin, and Katie Knight.  Back row : Donald Clark, Oscar Salazar, and CJ Boonefront
College Counseling Corner   
Summer Programs

Click here for a list of summer programs, including ones offered from the University of Notre Dame, Duke, and Yale.
  Kelley Up-Next Business Academy

If you are in grades 9-12 and are interested in going to IU Bloomington once a month to learn about the Kelley School of Business, this opportunity is for you! It is FREE and transportation is provided if needed. Check out the link and see if you qualify:  go.iu.edu/upnext15
Students - if you are interested in careers in STEM , please check out the below links:
students interested in careers in the STEM fields.

IUPUI Summer Workshops

There is a one week hands-on learning opportunity at IUPUI this summer for students interested in informatics and computing and how those subjects shape the world we are in today.  Faculty from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI provide fun, interactive lessons that build technology skills and introduce students to new career options.  Students entering grades  9-12 may  attend the workshop.  There is even an opportunity for current juniors interested in Informatics and Computing to earn a scholarship to attend IUPUI.  For more information or to register visit  http://soic.iupui.edu/about/high-school-programs/summerworkshops
Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing Summer Camp

This camp engages students in hands on learning, including but not limited to: animation, gaming, computer graphics, social media, robotics, databases, and web design.  IU Bloomington Informatics and Computing faculty and staff will be teaching the courses.  For more information, check out the brochure online here:  http://go.iu.edu/1tzo .  All summer camp applications must be received by  May 1, 2017 . Online applications can be found here:  soic.indiana.edu/summercamp .  
  The American Diabetes Association will once again be the host for Camp John Warvel.  This is Indiana's camp for children with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.  The camp offers the perfect opportunity for students with diabetes to establish life-long friendships with others who understand the struggles of managing diabetes.  The camp will be from  June 4-10, 2017 in North Webster, Indiana.  Register for the camp online at  www.diabetes.org/campjohnwarvel .  
College Information Session in the Area

Select colleges will be in the area on  Wednesday June 7th  to meet with students and parents to answer questions.  Each admission counselors will also discuss their school's admissions process, scholarships or financial aid, academic programs, and campus life.  The following schools will be in attendance - Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Chicago.  
Click here for a full list of summer camps from the University of Indianapolis
The University of Dayton has three exciting residential engineering camps available this summer.
  • METEC: Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men
  • Women in Engineering Summer Camp
  • Summer Honors Engineering Camp

    Details on all three of these camps can be found here:  Camp Details .  If you have any questions please email  udengineering@udayton.edu .  
Interested in  technology , Internet media, gaming, or engineering? Join IU's  School of Informatics and Computing Summer Camp. Camp begins in the afternoon, Sunday, June 18 and ends in the early afternoon, Thursday, June 22. The week-long residential experience is for high school students who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the summer of 2017. Apply by completing the following Summer Camp Application. Watch an informational video herePlease contact Lauren Headley or Nancy Lemons with questions.
Indiana Sheriffs' Association
Youth Leadership Camp

This summer the Indiana Sheriffs' Association will once again be holding their Youth Leadership Camp.  This camp is for students currently in the 7th or 8th grade and are interested in learning more about a possible career in law enforcement.  Applications can be found in the guidance office.  
Interested in the American Academy of Art's Summer Studio Program? Click here for details.
Interested in summer fun with an academic twist? Check out LSU's full list of summer programs for students in grades K-12  here
Ball State University is once again holding their DesignWorks Summer Academy.  This is an intensive, immersive, team-driven, college level experience for high school sophomores and juniors who would like to learn the impact design has on the world.  DesignWorks Summer Academy in  July 9th-21st .  To learn about the program, visit  Link To Program Details
STEM Summer Camp 2017 

Cardinal Ritter High School and Dr. Leigh-Ann Cruz are excited to present CRHS’s first annual STEM Summer Camp! STEM Camp will be held on June 12-16, 9am-2pm each day, and is open to students in grades 6-8. The 4 modules for camp are designed to build introductory knowledge to prepare for Middle School and High School STEM subjects. Please reach out to Dr. Leigh-Ann Cruz at lcruz@cardinalritter.org for more info. Sign up here !
Boston University's
College of Communication 
offers creative high school students the opportunity to develop their cinematic or journalistic storytelling skills at the
Academy of Media Production (AMP) 
July 10th - August 4th. Click here for more info.
Miami University will again be hosting two sessions of our Summer Scholars Program this July. The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program on Miami's campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. Need-based scholarships are available for the program. More information regarding dates, deadlines, and the application is available at  MiamiOH.edu/SummerScholars
Check out  The Bridge: College Prep & Leadership Academy  at the University of Pittsburgh July 9-14, 2017
  Indiana Wesleyan offers Wildcat Summer Academy  June 25-30, 2017. 
Requesting Transcripts for College Courses

Students who took a class through Marian University, Indiana University, or Ivy Tech need to request the college transcript from that school. The grades will appear on your high school transcript, but most universities will require a transcript from the college or university that actually issued the grade.
​  The links below will take you to the appropriate place for each school ​to order your transcript.

SCRIP Information

Monday, May 22nd will be the last Scrip order of the 2016-2017 school year.  We will be doing orders monthly during the summer.  If you are interested in being notified when these orders will be placed, please e-mail Connie Grider at csg@koseneandkosene.com. You will then be notified of upcoming orders.  Keep in mind that e-certificates and reloads are available 24/7 so you can continue to earn tuition credits over the summer.  There are also a few cards on hand for you to purchase out of the box.  If you have any questions, please contact Connie Grider.

As always, thank you for supporting Scrip.


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.  For more information, 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.
Closing Prayer

Lord our God, our Father in heaven, bless us who have become united in our hope in you and in our expectation of your help on this earth, where people live in all kinds of foolish ways. Bless your Word within us. Grant us your Holy Spirit to restore life and gladness to our hearts, even in grief and suffering. Grant this not only in the distress of the whole world, but also in our own lives as long as we remain on this earth. Let signs be seen on every hand that you help us and give us a strength we can rely on. You help us in all circumstances every day, every year, ever anew. For this we thank you and praise your name. Amen.

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