"Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life." John 6:63
A Note from the President
Dear Families,

On Thanksgiving Day let us take time to pause from our hectic, busy world and give thanks to those around us and reflect on all the positives in our lives — and this, of course, includes our students, parents, and all those who support our mission. 

Happy Thanksgiving to our Cardinal Ritter family.

God bless,
Jo Hoy
Next Week's Schedule
Monday, December 2: Black Day | Senior Mass with Archbishop Thompson at St. Malachy; 10:00 am

Tuesday, December 3: Red Day | Senior Retreat Begins

Wednesday, December 4: Black Day | 2:00 pm Dismissal | Jeans Day [Art] | Booster Club Meeting in the CRHS Library; 6:00 pm

Thursday, December 5: Red Day | Christmas Concert in the Gym; 7:00 pm

Friday, December 6: Black Day| Tender Loving Christmas [TLC] Telethon

Saturday, December 7: Placement Test for Incoming 7th & 9th Grade Students at CRHS; 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Raider Recap
Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thank you to all volunteers who worked hard to make our Thanksgiving Luncheon a wonderful experience for our Raiders.
CRHS Robotics
Diego Bonilla and Tyler Dill placed 9th in the Sycamore Middle School VEX IQ State qualifier competition. Way to go, Raiders!
From the Science Lab
Students in Dr. Sperry’s chemistry class tested the conductivity of ionic and covalent compounds.
Service Spotlight
Million Meal Marathon
On November 12, the freshmen of Cardinal Ritter took part in the Million Meal Marathon at Lucas Oil Stadium. This event is put on both by the Indianapolis Colts and Strada Education Network with the goal of providing meals to those around Indianapolis suffering from poverty. Students arrived at Lucas Oil Stadium and packaged nutritious meals for those impoverished. Because of their hard work, the freshmen, along with many other volunteers from across the state were able to provide 711,000 meals for hungry Hoosiers.
The Freshmen were specially recognized by Molly Adams, the Development Manager for the Million Meal Marathon, with a letter of recognition commending the Freshmen for their aid in the fight against hunger. One in five Hoosier families are unsure of where their next meal will come from; but because of our Freshmen here at Cardinal Ritter, the majority of those families will have access to a clean, nutritiously-based meal. More importantly because of our Freshmen class, those families can rest easy knowing that for once, they have a meal ready for them to eat. It’s these simple things in life that we sometimes take for granted.

 -Patrick Van Gheem ('22)
Winter Sports Program Advertising

Click here for Winter Sports Program advertising information. Please reach out to Emily Fox with any questions.

Please note all encourage your Raider ads are due Monday, December 2.
SCRIP Update

We will be ordering scrip cards (physical cards in addition to e-certificates) on December 2 and December 16. Make your Christmas shopping easier, and earn tuition credits on top of that. Orders received by 8:00 AM on Monday will be ready no later than the following Thursday. You can order online at  shopwithscrip.com  or send an order form in with your student. Remember, you can pay with a check either way. In addition, Great Lakes has added credit cards as a payment option for a small fee, however, you need to order online in order to use that option. As always, thanks for supporting Scrip!
ISTEP+ Retest Note

Juniors and seniors retesting in ISTEP+ for Mathematics and/or English/Language Arts will test in December during the following weeks:

Week of December 2 - ISTEP+ English/Language Arts

If you have questions regarding your student's specific testing times, please contact the Guidance Office.
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, December 4 in the library beginning at 6:00 pm.
St. John's Christkindl Village
Join our friends at St. John’s in downtown Indy for the Chistkindl Village on December 12-15 along the west block of Georgia Street at St. John’s Church. All are welcome!

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.
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.
December 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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