"I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life." JN 8:12
Message from the President
Dear Parents,

This has been another busy week considering it has only been four days. 

This past week Karen Heavin met with our seniors to discuss interview strategies. They also received their college essays with critiques. Senior parents, please ask your student to share the feedback they received. 

It was great to see all the 8 th  grade parents who attended the meeting Wednesday. Please contact Mrs. Locke if you haven’t received all the paper work for the 8 th  Grade Living History trip.

On Thursday we hosted our West Deanery pastors as we do each month. What a great opportunity to share the good news about their students. Additionally, we hosted our West Deanery teachers for professional development. Big THANKS to the principals who attended. 

Parents, please help let our grandparents know that Thursday, September 12 is our special liturgy for them beginning at 10:20 am.

Every year the Advancement Office begins raising money for the current Annual Fund. It is the way in which we help to support the funding gap that exists between the actual cost of educating a student and tuition. We kick off this effort with our Annual Fund dinner. This event will be held on Wednesday, September 25   with doors opening at 6:00 pm. Please reserve your seat by contacting the Advancement Office at 317-927-7826 or emailing Amy Baker . We hope to have 100% participation from our parents this year. Please give us a call if you have any questions.

Thank you for all your continued support.
 
God Bless,
Mrs. Hoy
Announcements
Monday, September 9: Black Day
Tuesday, September 10: Red Day
Wednesday, September 11: Black Day | 2:00 pm Early Dismissal | Jeans Day (Cheerleading)
Thursday, September 12: Red Day | Grandparent's Day Liturgy (10:20 am)
Friday, September 13 : No School | Faculty Retreat | CYO Night at Marian University (7:00 pm)
Thanks to this group of Campus Ministry leaders for serving on Freshman Retreat!
Mr. Pfennig shows his students that God’s grace is constant by using the pitcher to illustrate his point. Great lesson!
Cardinal Ritter’s first Big Sis/Little Sis event had a great turnout! Thank you Mrs. Kochell for organizing.
Thank you Karen Heavin for helping CRHS students with admissions essays and interview strategies this week.
Congratulations to Lydia Schembre ('21) on being selected to the All-Conference Girls Golf Team!
Open Daycare Position

The Little Ritter Raider Daycare is hiring. Daycare employees receive a tuition discount. If you are interested in applying, please contact Daycare Director Becky Wehrle .

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.

Assistant Swim Coach Opening

The Cardinal Ritter Athletic Department is accepting applicants for an assistant swim coach for this coming season.  Please contact Coach Gast or AD Jim Martin for more information.

CYO Cross Country Coach Opening

If you are interested in coaching CYO Cross Country, please contact Kyle Powers.
Registration for both Cross Country and Girls Basket ball are now available on the CYO webiste found here. Registration Code for Cardinal Ritter High School: 146CRJH-IN
Alumni Legacy Scholarship

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a 9th grader whose parent or grandparent graduated from Cardinal Ritter. The completed applications are due to Mr. Powers by Thursday, September 12 . Please contact Katie Waggoner if you have any questions.  
Attention Senior Parents

Senior conferences are about to begin. These are one-on-one meetings with your senior and their counselor to review your senior's plans after graduation and the steps involved, including college applications, how to request transcripts, scholarship information, financial aid, college info, etc. If you would like to attend your student's senior conference, please call the Guidance Office at 924-4333 to schedule.
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. 
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!
Senior Picture Make-Up Date

The Lifetouch Senior Picture make-up date is December 9 for those who missed it in July.
IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages

The IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages offers a summer study abroad opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in a level 3 + of Spanish or French and a level 2 + of Chinese. Student registration to begin the application process is open from September 15 - November 15. If you qualify and are interested, please attend the informational meeting during AA in the Guadalupe room on Thursday, September 12.
Host Family Opportunity

If you are interested in hosting an exchange student from Guatemala through the Faces & Our Cultures program, please see the flyer below and contact Mrs. Elzey at  lelzey@cardinalritter.org  for more information.
2019 St. Christopher Arts and Crafts Show

St. Christopher is now accepting applications for vendors to the 2019 St. Christopher Arts and Crafts Show. Applications can be found by emailing  StChrisCraftShow@gmail.com . Thank you for your consideration.  
Cardinal Ritter college-ruled notebooks are on sale now in the Main Office for $3.
Service Spotlight
Service


Upcoming Events
Join us for a special Grandparent’s Day liturgy on Thursday, September 12 beginning at 10:20 am in the Cardinal Ritter gymnasium. Refreshments immediately following mass. Please RSVP to Ms. Castillo at  scastillo@cardinalritter.org  or 317-924-4333 ext 428.
Join us at the Cardinal Ritter Annual Fund Dinner on Wednesday, September 25. Doors open at 6:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
The CRHS Golf Outing is Saturday, October 5 at Eagle Creek Golf Course! Check out the video below for more information.
College & Career Counseling
NACAC National College Fair
Tuesday, September 24 | 9:00 am-1:00 pm | Indiana Convention Center

  • You can use one of your college visit days to attend the fair!
  • You must fill out a college visit form and return it to guidance before you attend.
Junior and Senior Females interested in engineering:
Check out the Exploring Engineering Program at Purdue!

Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
College Prep Academy

This is a 20 week Saturday program for current 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in pursuing a healthcare career and preparing for college. The program runs on  Saturdays from 9am-3pm from October 26, 2019- March 7, 2020 . In addition to completing the application form, students must also submit the following: an academic transcript, 1 letter of reference (either academic or personal) with the recommendation form, and a personal statement of interest.  All applications are due Friday, October 4, 2019. 

Participants will receive an  $800 stipend  for completing the program. 

Please email Shaun Golden at  goldentn@uindy.edu  if you have any questions regarding the College Prep Academy. 
Support CRHS
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!
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 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.
Cardinal Ritter 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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