"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. " PS 106:1B-2
Summer Band Camp is underway! Go out and support your Marching Raiders on Friday, August 2 at the Indiana State Fair Band Day.
Ethan Lettich and Olivia Houston are in Oviedo, Spain and Ciudad Real, Spain (respectively) with the IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages. They have settled in with their host families and have been spending time taking classes, traveling, and experiencing the beautiful Spanish language and culture. We continue to keep Ethan and Olivia in our prayers!
Congratulations to Taylor Faulkenberg on making the 2019 ALL-USA IndyStar Softball Super Team! Faulkenberg excelled at the plate and in the circle for the Raiders during her senior season. She batted .592 with 42 hits, 21 RBIs and 20 runs scored. View the full article here .
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 12 from 3-6 pm and Saturday, July 13 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

Any incoming freshman through senior girls interested in joining the Cardinal Ritter Girls Golf team: Please email Coach Jones at   tjones@cardinalritter.org. Include your cell phone number, parent contact information, and experience level. Our season starts August 2, so please contact soon!
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 .

The program pairs seniors with all incoming Freshmen to provide the younger students support, guidance, and friendship by an upper classman as they transition from junior high school to a high school environment. Having a Big Sister gives each girl someone to ask questions to, someone to reach out and be encouraged by, and helps establish a sense of belonging. There are many aspects of serving in a teaching/mentoring role as exemplified by the Cardinal Ritter Five Pillars:  Faith ~ Academic ~ Athletics ~ The Arts ~ Culture.
Becoming a Big Sis is a voluntary obligation and DOES NOT require any financial obligation. If you are at all interested and would like to learn more, please contact me with questions or plan to attend an organizational social meeting on TUESDAY, JULY 9 at 11:00 am (room TBD). I welcome your thoughts, questions or concerns, and hope to see you in July. 
Mrs. Kochell | akochell@cardinalritter.org
FREE Recycling – Spring Clean-Up Event
CRHS and Technology Recyclers will be hosting a free recycling event.

When: Thursday, July 11 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where:  CRHS Parking Lot; 3360 W 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
The event is completely free and will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2019 11 am -1 pm. Simply load up all of your items into your car and drive by; we will help you unload your vehicle. To keep the items out of landfills we properly, ethically, morally and safely recycle your items. We do shred all hard drives, which exceeds the Department of Defense’s standards. Click here for more details.
CRHS Football & Colts Leadership Challenge Blood Drive

The winning team wins a VIP package to the Colts Training Camp.

When: Monday, July 15 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where:  CRHS; 3360 W 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

  • Bring a Photo ID. Don’t skip meals. Hydrate.
  • Donors Must be 17 years old (16 with parent permission)
  • Questions about donating blood? Click here
Summer Office Hours

Monday-Friday | 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Summer Newsletter Dates

Friday, July 26

Weekly newsletters will resume Friday, August 2.
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!
Back to School Bash

The  Back to School Bash is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6 at 6:00 pm. CRHS will need many volunteers to make this event a success. Please choose a volunteer assignment here that best suits you. If you have any questions, please contact Nichol Bishop . Thank you in advance for your help!   
A Note to Sophomore and Junior Parents

Earlier in June, you should have received a letter with ISTEP+ results for those students who tested in the spring. If your student did not receive a passing score in Mathematics and/or English/Language Arts, your student has the option of testing in August. Our retest dates are August 6-9. You must register your student by July 30 if you want them to participate in the summer ISTEP+ test. To register or if you have any questions, please email Mrs. Lettich at  jlettich@cardinalritter.org  or call (317) 924-4333 ext. 423. If your student does not test this summer, they will test in November/December.
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
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
Indiana University Varsity Women’s Rowing is looking for Hoosier Talent! We are calling for the best female athletes in the state to compete for a full-tuition scholarship and a chance to be on the women’s rowing team. This opportunity is for young women who have never rowed before. This winner will receive the HOMEGROWN HOOSIER 1 year full tuition scholarship.
Athletes can apply  here
Coaches and athletic directors can apply  here

Athlete criteria:
·         Athletes range from 5’9 – 6’2 and between 150-190 pounds.
·         Athleticism: power-endurance
·         Personality: Grit, internally motivated, competitive, great teammate

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!
SCRIP Information

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.
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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