"Though I walk in the valley of darkness, I fear no evil, for you are with me." PS 23:1
Message from the President
Dear Parents,

This first quarter came and went so quickly. It’s difficult to believe it is November. Big thanks to all of you who helped support our Runathon. It was a great day for all of our students. An additional thank you goes out to Kim Diaz and all of her volunteers for their support.

We have so much to celebrate here at Cardinal Ritter High School. At our All Saints Liturgy, we were able to celebrate the Eucharist with the other half of WDUCS: St. Michael-St. Gabriel Elementary School. It was a wonderful celebration.

Our very own teacher, Mrs. Anna Roberts, was flown to California where at the 99 th International Water Color Exhibition, Mrs. Roberts’ painting was chosen to hang at the gallery. Thousands of submissions came from around the world and 100 were selected. Anna is now recognized as a National Water Color Society member, and her piece was also selected as the President’s Award.

We celebrated this afternoon the success of the Cross Country team with a Pep Rally. We are so proud of our Cross Country girls’ team, who have for the first time ever qualified for the State Finals. Representing our boys' team at the State Meet are Will and Paul Stamm. Good Luck tomorrow, Raiders!

Please know that this year we will be asking again for your input about Cardinal Ritter. Stay tuned for more information about the survey we will send you. Your opinions are so important to us. Thank you in advance.

We welcomed three new Board Members this year: John Shelton, Steve Diagostino, and Kevin Hinkle. Please take a minute to see who makes up our WDUCS Board of Directors. You are also able to find the Board Summary Report on the About tab on our website.

For those of you like to plan ahead, I have posted the TENTATIVE school calendar on our website for the 2020-2021 school year.

Great things continue to happen at CRHS.

God Bless,
Mrs. Hoy
Next Week at a Glance
Monday, November 4: Red Day | Wrestling Tryouts 4:00 pm

Tuesday, November 5: Black Day

Wednesday, November 6: Red Day | 2:00 pm Dismissal | Jeans Day (WRAL) | Booster Club Meeting (6:00 pm; Library)

Thursday, November 7: Black Day | 2:00 pm Dismissal | Open House 6:00-8:00 pm

Friday, November 8: Red Day | Vincennes University Visit (10:30-11:00 am; Conference Room)
Raider Recap
Cross Country State
For the first time in school history, the entire girls cross country team made it to State! Congratulations on this huge accomplishment! Additionally, the Stamm brothers both qualified. Good luck to our Raiders in the State finals! Read the full article here .
If anyone is interested in watching the cross country state meet, but can't make it to Terre Haute, the IHSAA will be streaming the races here . The boys race at 1:00 pm and the girls at 1:45 pm.
All Saints Liturgy
"We are all called by God - are we willing to listen?" - Fr. Tim DeCrane

Thank you Fr. O'Mara and SMSG for joining our All Saints Day liturgy.
West Deanery Haunted Hallways
We want to thank all West Deanery schools for joining us this morning for our annual Haunted Hallways event.

Principal Appreciation Month
Thank you Mrs. Jost for your exceptional leadership in the Interim Principal role!
Day of the Dead Altar
Spanish IV students made an altar for Day of the Dead. If you’d like to bring in a picture of a loved one or sign their name in the prayer book, the altar will be in the cafeteria for the whole month of November.
Choices Matter
Thank you David Francisco for sharing your impactful message about safe driving, making good choices, and forgiveness. CRHS upperclassmen tested out the interactive impaired driving goggles as part of David’s Choices Matter presentation on Tuesday.
Service Hours

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.
Upcoming Events
Booster Club Meeting

Join our next Booster Club meeting on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 pm in the CRHS library.
Winter Sports Tryouts

November 4: Wrestling  (3:30; Location TBA)
November 11: Boys Swimming/Diving (4:30 - 6:00; Ben Davis Pool)
November 11: Boys Basketball  (3:30-5:30; Gym)   

All students must have an IHSAA Sports Physical on file in the athletic office before the tryout date, and all students must register online (one time each school year) at gocardinalritter.org .
Boys Volleyball Call Out Meeting

There will be a call-out meeting for anyone interested in playing high school Boys Volleyball this spring. The meeting will be on November 19 at 6:30pm in the Guadalupe Room. This meeting is for both players and parents. Please contact Mr. Allard ( lallard@cardinalritter.org ) with any questions.
College & Career Counseling
Seniors: A full-ride scholarship opportunity! Apply today!

Only two weeks remain for a promising high school senior you know to apply for the Act Six scholarship for community leadership worth at least full tuition over four years to one of our participating institutions with a powerful leadership development training program and an unparalleled level of support and opportunity! The deadline is November 5.

Students still have time to start their free Act Six application, which will also serve as their regular admissions application to all of our partner institutions, at  www.actsix.org . Although the deadline is coming up soon, two weeks is still enough time for a high school senior to gather application materials and compete for the chance to attend a four-year university on a full four-year scholarship for urban leadership.
Central Indiana Community Foundation Scholarship

Marion County Seniors: Check out the Central Indiana Community Foundation scholarship packet. The portal to apply to these scholarships opens on November 12.
College 101 is a unique opportunity to learn more about all Ivy Tech has to offer. RSVP  to Ivy Tech Community College’s  College 101  on Thursday, November 14, 6 - 8 p.m.
Notre Dame Pre-College: Study Abroad Programs 2020

ND Study Abroad programs are truly immersive experiences, offering opportunities to travel the world, experience new cultures, and create life-long friendships all while earning college credit.
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:
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!
Open Cafeteria Position

SAVE 25% OFF TUITION by working with a great and hard-working team of cafeteria specialists! The Cardinal Ritter Cafeteria is looking for a dedicated and dependable employee. One who is passionate about our kids and their health and wants to be part of our drive to offer the delicious and nutritious meals kids need to be at their best in school every day. Be home when your kids are home in the morning, and be home when your kids are home in the afternoon. For more information, visit CardinalRitter.org/careers or email Art Bouvier .

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.
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. 
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 purchase 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.
November 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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