"Blessed be God my salvation." PS 18 :31
Next Week's Schedule
Monday, February 10th: Black Day |

Tuesday, February 11th: Red Day | Academic Challenge after school

Wednesday, February 12th: Black Day | 2:00 PM Dismissal | Senior night for Bowling, Wrestling and Swimming at Varsity Boys Basketball game

Thursday, February 13th: Red Day | Extended AA Schedule |Dance Marathon 6:00 PM-11:00 PM

Friday, February 14th: No School - Winter Break

Monday, February 17th: No School - Winter Break
Raider Recap
Mrs. Bell's Organic Chemistry class enjoying a lab on Distillation of Cherry Coke on Friday, January 31st.
Raiders Compete in Scholastic Art Contest

Nicolle Loza (left) received an Honorable Mention Award at the Annual Scholastic Art Awards for her Portfolio. She will go on to compete in the Central/Southern Indiana Regional Art Awards. Good Luck!

Rosaura Cazares Juan (right) received an Honorable Mention Award the Annual Scholastic Art Awards for her Painting. She will go on to compete in the Central/Southern Indiana Regional Art Awards. Good Luck!

Henninger Signs with Marian
Jack Henninger signed with Marian University on Monday, February 3rd to continue his academic and football career. Good Luck at Marian, Jack! Click here to view the entire album.
Student Athletes of the Month

Elena Closser and the Boys Swimming and Diving team were voted January Athletes of the Month. Read the full article here.
Junior High Science Fair

The junior high students competed in a Science Fair today. You can view the pictures here. Congratulations on your hard work!
Wrestlers Advance to Regionals
Congratulations to the following members of our Wrestling team for advancing to the Regionals on Saturday, Feb 8th, at Perry Meridian at 9:00 AM. Josh Johnson, Aundre Dix, Jordan Johnson, Antwann Dix, Mieran Teklebirhan and Onye Nwosisi. You can read the full article here .
Announcements
Bingo Bash
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. Visit Our Website for More Details.

Volunteer opportunities for "CRHS Bingo Bash" are now open.

Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet: volunteersignup.org/EWEYX
To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.
Pre-Registration Curriculum Night
Pre-Registration & Curriculum Night is Thursday, February 20, at 7pm in the gymnasium. This is an opportunity for incoming 7th grade and incoming 9th grade parents to meet with the department chairs and hear about the different courses your student may be taking next year. You will also receive information on financial aid, uniform sale dates, and you will be able to sign up for your child's registration appointment.   
A Note From the Main Office
If your child is absent, please call (317) 924-4333 or email ( twynne@cardinalritter.org ) the main office so that their attendance will be updated. If we do not hear from a parent, the absence remains unexcused. Unexcused absences will result in the student taking zeros for that day.
 
If your child will be late to school or need to leave early, please call (317) 924-4333 or email ( twynne@cardinalritter.org ) to cut down on classroom interruptions. 
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.
Need volunteer hours? Click  here  to help out at our biggest fundraiser of the year!
Indiana State Spanish Competition
These students will be competing in the Indiana State Spanish Competition February 22nd at Southport High School. ¡Buena suerte!
If you are interested in hosting an exchange student in the fall or studying this summer in Guatemala, please attend an informational meeting during AA on February 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Elzey at  lelzey@cardinalritter.org .
Job Opportunity
Be a Census Taker and make a difference in your community. Click link below to learn more and apply, or visit our Web site: www.2020census.gov/jobs #2020CensusJobs #ApplyOnline!
Living the Catholic Faith Podcast
Check out Mr. Basso's Podcast from last week. A new one will be posted next Friday!
Youth Opportunities Fair
Click on the link to find out more information about Andre Carson's job fair.
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.
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.
News from the Guidance Dept.
Junior & Senior Parents
Juniors and seniors who retested in ISTEP+ Math and/or English Language Arts in November/December will be receiving their scores in early February. If students need to retest in one or both subjects, it will occur starting in mid-February. The schedule is outlined below:

  • English Language Arts - February 10-13.
  • Mathematics - February 19-24.

Please contact the Guidance Office if you have any questions.

Sophomore Parents
ISTEP+ testing is approaching for our sophomores. This test is part of their graduation requirement and is divided up into two parts. Listed below are the details:

  • ISTEP+ Part 1 testing window Feb 24 - Mar 20. Testing at Cardinal Ritter will be Feb 25 - Mar 5 for English/Language Arts and Mar 9 - Mar 18 for Math.

  • ISTEP+ Part 2 testing window Apr 6 - May 1. As we get closer, we will share the specific dates for Cardinal Ritter.

For most students, English/Language Arts testing will occur during English class and Math testing will occur during Theology class. It may not take the entire class period each day. If you have any questions regarding your student's testing schedule, please contact the Guidance Office at (317) 924-4333 ext. 420. Thank you.
Sophomores and Juniors
Consider applying for a spot on the Mayor's Youth Leadership Council in Indianapolis! An advisory group to Mayor Joe Hogsett, the MYLC is an opportunity for 25 teens in Marion County to influence priorities and policies in the City. The group studies issues that impact youth and also provide a youthful voice to important challenges facing Indianapolis. You must have a 2.0 grade point average to apply.

The application will be posted to this website on February 17th:
Nurse's Notes
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.
Parent Club
Cardinal Ritter Parent Club Flower Sale
Payment is due with orders. Make checks payable to CRHS. Send to John Roach c/o Cardinal Ritter High School, 3360 W. 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222. Please direct any questions to Marie Schelonka

All orders are due Friday, March 20th and Pickup will be Friday, May 1st from noon - 5PM. Click HERE for the online order! You can also download the form and drop it in the office.
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!
Shopping to Support CRHS
You can support Cardinal Ritter by shopping at Kroger and Amazon along with getting rewards from Box Tops and Coke for our school. Visit our website to find out more details.
February 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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