"Lord, every nation on earth will adore you." PS 72:1-2
A Note from our President
Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! We are so excited to have your students back in the building. This week has been fairly busy with the start of the new semester, class changes, ASVAB testing for our juniors, and Parent-Teacher Conferences. Thank you to those who came and met with our teachers. We had close to 50% of our parents attend.

We have begun receiving applications from prospective students and are excited about our next freshman class. Our current students will register for next year soon. They received their registration packets this week. Please make sure to ask them for it and be aware of their appointment time. We have posted tuition rates for next year on our website. Please click here to view them. Let us know if you have any questions. Parents, you also received the volunteer hours report. Please let me know if there are any changes or corrections that are needed. If you were not able to attend last night, report cards were mailed today. Please let us know if you do not receive yours.

At the beginning of this New Year, I want to thank our Board of Directors, donors, and you, our parents, for such great financial support of this school. Without this support, we could not provide the quality education we do. As you know, our Annual Fund helps close the tuition gap and helps keep the cost of educating our students down. We have currently raised 65% of our Annual Fund goal. If you have not had a chance to donate to this year’s Annual Fund, please prayerfully consider it! You can donate online with our “Give Now” tab on the website.

Thank you again for your support of this Catholic school.

God Bless,

Mrs. Hoy
Next Week's Schedule
Monday, January 13: Red Day | Out of Uniform For All

Tuesday, January 14: Black Day | Freshman through Senior Out of Uniform

Wednesday, January 15th: Red Day | 2:00 PM Dismissal | Freshman through Senior Out of Uniform

Thursday, January 16th: Black Day | Sophomore through Senior Out of Uniform

Friday, January 17th: Red Day | Riley Dance Marathon Jeans Day | Pep Rally
Raider Recap


MaryAnna & Mariah Wehrle Signing
Mariah and Mary Anna both signed Letters of Intent on Wednesday to further their academic and athletic careers at Indiana University and West Point, respectively.

Spanish IV Students
Spanish students recreate the popular New Year’s tradition of the 12 lucky grapes (las doce uvas de la suerte) with M&M’s, eating one with each ringing of the bell to countdown the new year for a whole year of luck and prosperity.
Raider Wrestlers take 2nd place in City Tourney!

The Raider Wrestlers had their highest finish in 20 years! Josh Jordan and Fabian Valladares both brought home blue ribbons. Congratulations!!

Runner-Ups for the day were Jordan Johnson, Antwaan Dix, Jaylen Williams and Mieron Teklebirhan. 
Sarah Bacon '15 Grad
Sarah was recently awarded the Wendy Wyland Award through USA Diving. You can read more about the award and Sarah's diving pursuits in the following article.

Booster Club
December Athlete of the Month



Meghan Sandifer, Senior, Basketball - Meghan is averaging 7.8 ppg and is shooting 48% from the field. Meghan is also averaging just over 4 rebounds per game.





Fabian Valladeres, Junior, Wrestling - 120 lb weight class City Champion (first time champ) In the Finals match Fabian was down 1 point going with 1 minute to go. With less than 10 seconds, earned the point to go to OT. Match had to go to 2 OT he had to ride out his opponent to win. Arguably the match of the year.
Announcements
Save the Date!
RNOC 2020 will be here soon! Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks, music, gaming, silent and live auction on March 14th.
Spring Break
I know that it seems odd to be discussing Spring Break at this time but we know that many of you make travel plans in advance.

Spring Break begins at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 26th and resumes at 7:55 AM on Monday, April 6th.

In order to maintain the integrity of instructional time, we do not allow extensions of Spring Break without academic penalty.
Service Learning

Parents, if you need more information about the requirements for service hours, have your child show you the Cardinal Ritter Service Google Classroom page. If your child has not yet joined, the code is 75g4wb.

Your child should be logging their hours on  mobileserve.com  for 2nd semester. If they need assistance, please email Becky Floyd  or call 317-924-4333 ext. 407.
US Baseball Academy Skills Camp

The US Baseball Academy is running a discount for their skills camp in February. Use code FLYER2020 for $20 off. This would make a great Christmas gift!
Softball Camp

The Cardinal Ritter Softball coaches and players will be hosting a Valentine's Weekend Softball Camp on Saturday, February 15th. Why not drop your daughter off for an evening of softball for them and a date night for you?
Volunteer Opportunity

There are many opportunities to get your volunteer hours at basketball games this winter.  CRHS is looking for ticket takers and concession stand workers.  Please contact Jim Martin  if interested. 
Yearbook Community Upload

Want to submit photos for the 2019-20 Yearbook? Please use the button below to share your photos with the CRHS Yearbook Class.
Thank you for supporting Cardinal Ritter!
Senior parents: Are you interested in placing a senior ad in the 2019-20 Yearbook? Click here for ad information.
2020-21 All Grades: New Immunization Requirement for Hepatitis A

The State of Indiana will be requiring a 2 dose series of Hepatitis A immunization (doses must be at least 6 months apart) for all grades (K-12) beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Several students have already met this requirement and I'll be notifying students with missing doses. 

Class of 2021: Hepatitis A & Meningitis Immunization Requirements

Attention Class of 2021! The State of Indiana has additional 12th grade immunization requirements that states all students in the 12th grade MUST have a booster Meningococcal vaccination (MCV4, Menactra, or Menveo) after age 16 & a 2 dose series of Hepatitis A immunizations (doses must be at least 6 months apart). These vaccines  are required for high school entry . 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 is recommended to be done. 
The Cardinal Ritter clinic needs you to get these requirements  done before next August 2020 OR provide documentation as having already completed this requirement.   If your student needs 2 doses of Hepatitis A, the 1st dose should be completed before school starts and the 2nd dose may be done 6 months later during the 1st semester. Nurse Feltz will be contacting families by email and letters to let you know what documentation the clinic is missing for your student. You may also look in the immunization section of Family Link. Thanks for your cooperation and please reach out to Nurse Feltz with any questions.
News from the Guidance Dept.
Junior Job Shadowing
 
Junior job shadowing is a requirement for every junior to complete at Cardinal Ritter. We are in need of parents who would be willing to take a student shadow. Please contact Lindsay Thomas at 317-924-4333 ext. 421 or lthomas@cardinalritter.org  if you are interested. 
PSAT Note

Sophomore and Junior Parents: PSAT scores were released on December 11th to students via the email address that they put on their answer sheet. A letter with more details about the scores as well as a score report will be sent home over Christmas Break. Pre-ACT scores will also be sent home at that time. Below is short video that explains PSAT test results.
Stanford is offering several pre-collegiate programs over the summer. Please visit their website for details.
Parent Club
8th Grade Graduation Volunteer Sign-Up

The 8th grade graduation reception is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2020, and we need approximately six volunteers to help with this event. If you choose, these volunteer hours can count toward the 2020-2021 school year. If you have questions, please contact Tiffany Dix at tndix10@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your help!
        Pre-sale tickets are available in the Main Office from now until Wednesday, February 19 for $25.00, and will be available at the door for $30.00
       Ticket includes a buffet dinner, two drink coupons, and cards for all bingo games
       Pull tabs and cash prizes will be available
       All proceeds benefit CRHS Post Prom
An out of uniform day will be awarded to the grade with most adults present!
Support CRHS
Want to give back to the Cardinal Ritter community with Coca-Cola Give? Simply go to the Coca-Cola Give website , select Cardinal Ritter High School as your school of choice, and enter the code found on the inside of Coca-Cola packaging.
SKIP THE SCISSORS
IT'S TIME TO GET THE NEW MOBILE APP!
In case you haven’t heard, the collection of Box Tops is moving away from the traditional clipping. Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label.

It's the easiest way to earn for CRHS: Simply download the Box Tops for Education mobile app from the app store, and be sure to choose Cardinal Ritter as your school of choice. Once you scan your store receipt, the app automatically finds participating products. 10¢ per Box Top will be added to CRHS's earnings online. Thank you for supporting Cardinal Ritter High School, and please let us know if you have any questions!
Earn rewards for CRHS every time you shop at Kroger!  
New Number: LL023

Support CRHS every time you shop at Kroger! Log in to your Kroger account and click "My Account" at the top of the homepage to get to your Account Summary page. Click the "Add Card" button under "Plus Card and Alt ID(s)." Type your 12- or 13-digit Kroger card number into the "Plus Card-or-Alt ID Number" field. This number is at the back of your Kroger Plus card. Then you can click on community rewards on the side bar and type Cardinal Ritter High School into the search space. CRHS will earn money every time you swipe your Kroger Card.
SCRIP Information
Instructions for Ordering Online

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.
Amazon Smile

Don't forget to select Cardinal Ritter High School as your charity of choice at smile.amazon.com,  and a portion of your purchase will be donated to CRHS!
January at a Glance
Non-Discrimination Policy
All schools operated by schools and parishes under the guidance of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Mission Statement
The West Deanery Unified Catholic Schools are Roman Catholic schools that provide an academically rigorous education for our diverse student population. Students are challenged to grow in Mind, Body, & Soul and to engage in charitable stewardship of their unique talents and abilities.
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