"Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope." PS 16:1-2A
Message from the President
Dear Parents,

It is so hard to believe that just one week ago we said goodbye to 140 amazing seniors. These 140 students amassed close to $15 million dollars in academic scholarships. I cannot wait to hear all the great things that they will accomplish. Big thank you to Kathie & Brian Van Gheem for Chairing the Baccalaureate Reception and to Rosa Bonilla for Chairing the 8 th grade Graduation Reception. Both were wonderful.

In just this short week, we have been busy with Composition class, Math Jump Start classes and Sports Camps. 
The blockhouse is 95% finished. Painting on the exterior will start Monday. Doubling the weight room size and adding exterior restrooms will be a great help for our students and fans. Click here to view the time lapse video of the progress.

Parents, thank you for another great year! I can’t wait for the next year.

God Bless,
Mrs. Hoy
Announcements
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
View the full photo album here .
Click here to view the 52nd Commencement Ceremony Video.
Meet the 2019-2020 Campus Ministry Leaders!
Congratulations to our spring athletic award recipients!
Good luck to Kevin Tillery in Regionals!
Congratulations to Mariah Wehrle on finishing 3rd in the 1600 Meter Run at the State Finals with a New School Record time of 4:57.56.
Congratulations to Mary Anna Wehrle on finishing 14th in the 3200 Meter Run at the State Finals.
Congratulations to Kynton Grays on a great senior year! Kynton placed 12th in the Long Jump at the IHSAA State Finals.
Attention Marion County Juniors

Cardinal Ritter can select 2 in-coming seniors with a 2.5 or higher GPA to apply and compete against other Marion County students for the Lilly Scholarship. This amazing scholarship will cover the tuition at any in-state university. Students who are interested in being selected need to complete four short essays, due back to Mrs. Thomas no later than the first day of school (Tuesday, August 13th at 3 p.m.). Our two candidates will be notified by August 16th. Essay prompts can be found here . Please type the essays and send them to Mrs. Thomas .
Attention Hendricks County Juniors

The Hendricks Community Foundation scholarship link will go live on August 1-September 11th. There are many scholarship opportunities, including the Lilly Scholarship (full tuition to any in-state school), on this website. Make sure to check out the link HERE and to be prepared to apply in August!
Summer Newsletter Dates

Friday, June 7
Friday, June 21
Friday, July 5
Friday, July 26

Weekly newsletters will resume Friday, August 2.
New and Used Uniform Sale

Can you believe it's that time of year already? The 2019 New and Used Uniform Sale will be held Friday, July 12th from 3-6 PM and Saturday, July 13th from 10 am - 12 pm.  

We need two things from you:
1)Used Uniform Items to sell:
  • Donations can be brought to the school office.
  • Items should be clean and in gently-used condition. Items without stains, with working zippers and no missing buttons fetch the highest resale price.
  • All resale items must include a tag securely pinned to the item with the following information:
  1. Family/student name
  2. Suggested Price
  3. Contact information 
  4. 50% option available (yes or no)
  • From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, remaining items are 50% off. If you do not want your item marked down by 50%, you must write NO 50% OFF on the tag attached to your item.
  • You must be present to claim any unsold item Saturday at 12 p.m. 
  • All unclaimed unsold items are donated to the Parents Club for next year's sale inventory. You will not receive payment in subsequent years for items donated but not sold or claimed in 2019.
  • Each family will receive a check for items sold before school starts.
  • Proceeds from the sale of donated items benefits the Cardinal Ritter Parent Club, those nice folks who produce these events:
  • Fall Mum Sale
  • Back to School Bash
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • Post Prom Party

2) Volunteers to staff the sale:
  • Friday, 7/12/16 from 1-6 pm 
  • Saturday, 7/13/16 from 10 am -1 pm. 
  • Preferred shift: Friday, Saturday or both!
  • Volunteers must be available for one full shift either day. No split shifts are available.
  • You receive service hours for your time.
  • Volunteers have the sneak peek, pre-sale right to purchase  items Friday at 2:30 p.m. 

Volunteers should contact event co-chairs Laura Valle ( lauralou.valle@gmail.com / 317-796-0120) or Valerie Horvath ( valeriehorvath@hotmail.com/317.331.6314 )  and indicate preferred shifts. 

Thank you for donating your time and talent. God Bless! -Laura Valle and Valerie Horvath
Sports Physicals

Students participating in athletics for the 2019-2020 school year will need their annual physical. Click here for more information on St. Vincent Sports Performance physicals.
Host Family Opportunity

If you are interested in hosting a student from Guatemala this fall via Faces & Our Cultures , please see this flyer and email Mrs. Elzey for more information.
Class of 2020 Hepatitis A & Meningitis Immunization Requirements

Attention Class of 2020! The state of Indiana has additional 12th grade immunization requirements that states all students in 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 this  done before next August OR provide documentation as having already completed this requirement.   Nurse Feltz will be contacting families by email and letters to let you know what documentation the clinic is missing for your student, or you may look in the immunization section of family link. Thanks for your cooperation and please let Nurse Feltz know if you have any questions ( pfeltz@cardinalritter.org ).
More details here: English | Spanish
Registration for Cardinal Ritter Summer Sports Camps is open!


More details  here !

Please reach out to Jim Martin with any questions.
St. Susanna Summer Festival

June 7 th  – 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
June 8 th  – 6 p.m. to Midnight
June 9 th  – Festival Tear-down
 
Volunteers are greatly needed. Positions include: Festival Set-Up, Kitchen, Ticket Sales, Concessions, Kid's Games, Dime Toss, Nurse, Elephant Ear Booth, Clean-Up, Desserts, Beer/Wine Sales, Gambling Tent, Drink Sales, Book Sale, and Festival Tear-Down.
Learn more here .

Sign-up to volunteer  HERE.     If you have any questions, please text Vicki Nurre,
317-694-0529 or email  vnurre@peoplepc.com .
CRHS Spirit Wear

Use the promotion code WELCOME to receive 20% off any online spirit wear order over $80 through August 10, 2019.

Shop here .
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.
College Counseling Corner
Scholarship Opportunities

Juniors: Are you itching to start applying for scholarships? Please check out the College Board website ! There are very simply scholarship opportunities that you can plan for and apply to over the summer.

Sophomores: Do you feel like getting a head start on scholarship planning? Take a peek at these opportunities this summer!
Check out the different programs offered by the Center for Leadership Development (CLD). If your student participates in many of these programs, they can be eligible to earn college scholarships!
Junior high students can participate too!
https://cldinc.org/
IUPUI Summer Workshops: IU School of Infomatics and Computing

June 17-21; June 24-28
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Students entering grades 9-12 may attend.
The cost is $229 for each one week workshop.

To register, go to go.iupui.edu/soic-camp
Saint Francis University STEM Summer Academies

$425 fee includes material and room and board
Earn 2 college credits

Online Registration open: www.francis.edu/STEM
SCRIP Information
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE ORDERING

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.
Dear Cardinal Ritter Family,

Due to declining Scrip sales, we have decided to suspend all orders of physical cards effective July 1 st . We will still be utilizing the sale of e-certificates and reloads through the Great Lakes Shop with Scrip website (www.shopwithscrip.com), and we will still be sharing in the profits in the same way we always have. In addition, if you do have an order over $1,000 that includes physical cards, special arrangements can be made with Connie Grider to place this order. 

Ordering online is extremely easy and convenient! You can order and access both eGift cards and reloadable gift cards either at www.shopwithscrip.com or on ShopWithScrip’s mobile website, MyScripWallet™ . With MyScripWallet™ , use online payments at checkout and access your scrip right on your smartphone. This means that you can shop for scrip whenever and wherever you need to - no planning ahead necessary! All you need is an account with Great Lakes using the organization code for Cardinal Ritter of FE97AB26258L. You will have to set up a PrestoPay account, which does require you to provide your checking account number. Sales will include a 15¢ charge for each transaction, but profits will far outweigh that small convenience fee. Remember when you place an order, certificates and reloads are available within 24 hours…sometimes within minutes! You can be in line at the register, log into your account to order the needed amount, and have it available to you by the time you need to pay! Also, by using the MyScripWallet™ app, you can order multiple certificates in advance to save on the convenience fee and store them for when you are ready to use them. 

We will be placing one more order on June 25th…so if you want to order those cards that are available for reload, you can do it then. Simply either drop your order off in the office or start placing your order on-line. The cards will be available for pickup by the end of that week. 
We have attached several instructional flyers to help you through this transition, which include help getting started, a list of all those vendors who offer e-certificates and reloads, information regarding PrestoPay and how to use MyScripWallet™ .   

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Connie Grider at 317-752-6769, or by e-mail at csg65@comcast.net . We thank you for your continued support, and for your understanding and cooperation as we make this change. 

Sincerely,

Connie Grider, Scrip Coordinator
Jo Hoy, President
Steven Pelych, Principal
Mark Robinson, Financial Director
Cardinal Ritter Mission Statement
Cardinal Ritter is a Catholic high school entrusted by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the parishes of the West Deanery to provide, within a college preparatory curriculum, the highest standards of academic excellence to students of diverse socioeconomic, racial, and religious backgrounds. Cardinal Ritter challenges its students to grow spiritually, intellectually, athletically, and artistically. The Cardinal Ritter community values and fosters the unique intellectual, cultural, social, and physical gifts of each student. As followers of Christ, we encourage our students to share their gifts and talents in service to others.
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