"If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts." PS 95:8
A Note From Our President
Dear Parents,

How exciting these past 2 weeks have been! Last week we hosted our Annual Fund Dinner. It was a huge success. I am so thankful to all the student ambassadors that helped make the evening so wonderful. We have amazing students here. The money raised that evening helps offset tuition costs. Thank you to the more than 250 of you that attended the Annual Fund Dinner. We raised over $78,000 and are over halfway to our goal for the year.

This week of Homecoming has been packed full of activities. Big thanks to the Student Council for all of their work and planning; from the Powder Puff football game to service projects our students are showing so much school spirit. It is a great place be!

Thank you, parents for sending us your students.

God Bless,

Mrs. Hoy

Next Week at a Glance
Monday, October 7: Red Day | Extended AA Schedule | Living Rosary | FAFSA Day 2:00-7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 8: Black Day

Wednesday, October 9: Red Day | 2:00 pm Dismissal | Jeans Day (Spanish National Honor Society) | Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Night 6:00-8:00 pm (Gym) | Indiana University Visit (Conference Room) 9:30-10:30 am | Anderson University Visit (Conference Room) 1:30-2:30 pm

Thursday, October 10: Red Day | Fine Arts Showcase | DePauw University Visit (Conference Room) 1:00-1:30 pm

Friday, October 11: Black Day | Extended AA Schedule | Latin Dance Lessons for Spanish Classes | $1 Churro Sale 7:30 am (Main Lobby)
Raider Recap
L a Sociedad Honoraria Hisp á nica
La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica officers Zane Middaugh, Olivia Houston, Eli Bush, and Mariah Werhle lead our 2nd annual Ronald McDonald book drive with new Spanish-language books donated by SHH. Please bring in any new or gently used children’s books (English or Spanish) now through October 15th.
Powder Puff
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on winning the Powder Puff championship!
This Week in the Science Lab
Students d etermined the order of the decomposition reaction of limestone in acid.
Right to Life Dinner
Students represented CRHS at the Indianapolis Right to Life Dinner.
Upcoming Events
Runathon is less than a month away! Yes, we moved Runathon to the fall this year, and it's just a few weeks away ( Friday, October 25) . Runathon packets will be coming home on  Monday, October 7!   Our goal is always 100% participation from our students, so please encourage them to raise money for the school we all love. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Waggoner .  We will also need many volunteers to make the day run smoothly; click here if you can help.
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is underway (September 15 - October 15). La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) has been diligently planning activities that carry out our mission of promoting and celebrating His panic culture and language within our diverse school community. Please enjoy and help us partake in the following:

Throughout the month:
  • Ronald McDonald new and gently used book drive (drop off main lobby - Spanish-language books preferred but we'll accept any!)
  • Morning music from various Spanish-speaking countries 
  • Afternoon prayers in Spanish
  • Thursday AA special video segments highlighting different cultural aspects

Oct. 11
  • Extended AA: Latin dance lessons in the gym from Danza members (open to all Spanish class students)
  • $1 churro sale 7:30 AM in the main lobby

Wednesday, October 9 :
  • $1 jeans day with Hispanic Heritage flag colors

Also, don't forget the annual night of  Celebrating Hispanic Heritage on Wednesday, October 9 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the gym!
CRHS Blood Drive

Cardinal Ritter, with the support of the Indiana Blood Center, is having a blood drive on Monday, October 7, 2019 . Students who are 17 years old or older can sign up to donate blood. Students who are 16 years old, may still donate, but will need to have their parent sign a consent form. Parents, teachers, and staff are also invited to participate. Please consider donating; local hospitals depend on the generosity of donors to provide this life-saving treatment to people in need.

Sign-up sheets and parental consent forms are available in the school clinic. Please note, all donors must present a photo ID and weigh at least 110 pounds. Student athletes may not donate if they have competition that day and should check with their coach about practice days. You may safely donate whole blood every 56 days. You may sign up by emailing the nurse, the link below, come to the clinic, or during lunch the week of October 1st. The deadline for sign-up is 10/4/19 at school dismissal. Students who participate will be able to count this as 1 service hour for the sick. If you have additional questions, please contact Pam Feltz , RN school nurse.

Cardinal Ritter High School Gym
10/07/2019 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Schedule your appointment by utilizing this blood drive link.
College & Career Counseling
Indiana University Groups Scholarship Program

The Groups Program through Indiana University is a scholarship program setup for low income or first-generation college students as a way to help them succeed at IU. If a student is accepted they will receive a full tuition scholarship for all four years of college as long as they stay academically eligible. This PDF has more information about the program as well as a list of qualifications students must meet to apply. If students are interested, they will need to apply to IU and to the Groups program before November 1st. Here is the application to apply:  go.iu.edu/2bD0 . If you have any questions please contact Catie Triplet . (Note: If students apply they MUST list Catie Triplet as their recommender no matter who their counselor is.) 
21st Century Scholars Workshop Night

21st Century Scholars is a program that students sign up for while in junior high that helps them pay for college after they graduate. If your child was approved for 21st Century Scholars in junior high they will need to complete 3 activities each school year to maintain that scholarship. On Wednesday, October 16 from 5-7 pm in room 206 we will have a workshop to help high school students create their Scholar Track accounts and help them complete their activities for this year. We encourage students to stop by if they have any questions or if they need help with their 21st Century Scholars account.  Contact Catie Triple t with any questions. 
Fall 2019 Dental Auxiliary Day
Students interested in dentistry or dental hygiene - check out this opportunity to learn more about the field!
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 9 a.m.– 12 p.m.
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.

This is what the code will look like:
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!
Senior Retreat Leader Opportunity
We need your help! If you are a college-aged graduate and are interested in serving on senior retreat, click  here . If you know a college-aged graduate who is interested in serving on a senior retreat, send them the link as well!
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. 
Open Maintenance Position

CRHS has a part-time, 20-25 hour per week maintenance and housekeeping position open. Please contact Joe Anderson for more information.
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.
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!
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 sale will be donated to CRHS!
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.
October at a Glance
Cardinal Ritter 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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