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September MAAG


School Year Calendar

Notes From Mrs. Gardner


 I hope this finds you well and happy with your student’s progress thus far! Progress reports have been sent. Please go over your child’s progress with them and consider discussing the importance of organization, turning in all work, and using class time to complete assignments. Every teacher at Cardinal Ritter has set aside time EVERY WEEK to tutor our students. We are here to help.

Our JH Fall Festival is coming up on September 30th, from 6:00-8:00pm. Please consider volunteering or sending in donations to make the event a success! 

Click this link to access volunteer/donation opportunities: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E44ADAA2BA3F8C70-september 

Students can begin bringing in donations on Monday to Mrs. Gardner’s office. Donations count towards volunteer hours as well. Thanks so much in advance! We hope to see you there!

Finally, next week is homecoming! While Junior High cannot attend the dance, they are included in much of the fun leading up to it. 

Monday: Dress Up: Pajama Day

Staff Vs Student Kickball, and Hallway decorating. Please consider letting your child stay after to decorate! Pick up at 5pm.

Tuesday: Dress Up: VSCO/Chad/Frat

Powder Puff Game


Wednesday: Dress Up: Twin/Triplet Day

Thursday: No dress up. School uniform because it is a Mass day

Friday: HOCO shirts and class color- Wear as much green as possible!

Pep Rally

Have a safe and restful weekend and good luck to all of our CYO teams!

God bless,


Junior High Announcements


MONDAY - September 19

Red Day - Homecoming Week Begins

TUESDAY - September 20

Black Day

WEDNESDAY - September 21

Red Day - 2pm Dismissal

6pm Hispanic Parent Meeting

THURSDAY - September 22

Black Day - All School Liturgy

FRIDAY - September 23

Red Day - Pep Rally

7pm Homecoming Game

SATURDAY - September 24

CRHS Alumni Golf Outing


MONDAY - September 26

Black Day

TUESDAY - September 27

Red Day

WEDNESDAY - September 28

Black Day - 2pm Dismissal

THURSDAY - September 29

Red Day - 7th Grade Retreat

FRIDAY - September 30

Black Day

Upcoming Dates:

Homecoming Week: 09/19-09/23/22- Our Theme is “All American”

Hall Decorating Until 5pm: 09/19/22

7th Grade Retreat: 09/29/22

**FALL FESTIVAL: 09/30/22

Picture Retakes: 10/05

Annual Fund Dinner: 10/06

End of First Quarter: 10/14

Parent Volunteer Opportunities:

Start earning your service hours now! We are in need of parent volunteers for a host of fall activities here at Cardinal Ritter including our Fall Festival on September 30th.

Click For Volunteer Opportunities
How To Check Your Students Grades

You are now able to check grades through the PowerSchool App! Once you have created your parent account, go to your app store and download PowerSchool. CRHS access code is TMHH. 

Raiders Of The Week

Addison Roddy & Jaden Roach

7th Grade

Olamide Ageuh & Fernando Diaz

8th Grade

Our Raiders of the week all have two things in common: Their commitment to their education and their willingness to grow. Each of these students strives to do their best in each class and they take feedback from their teachers and peers in stride. We are so glad they are Raiders!

Congratulations to this week's “Raiders of the Week!” Come and see Mrs. Gardner on Monday for a token of appreciation!

We look forward to honoring our standout students all year!

Classroom Snapshots and Your Junior High Team

Our junior high team is here to support your child. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s grades, please contact their teachers via the email addresses found below or call the school office at 317-924-4333. 

In Science Class This Week:

Caroline Sperry (7th Grade):csperry@cardinalritter.org 

7th grade Scientists have been hard at work learning about the metric system and how to convert between units using the "ladder" method as well as dimensional analysis. We are moving into scientific notation next, and then getting more in depth with Base Units (such as Temperature).

John Riley (8th Grade): jriley@cardinalritter.org 

8th Grade Science: We will be taking our test over the Scientific method and beginning our unit over chemistry and matter!

In Math Class This Week:

Matthew Harrison: mharrison@cardinalritter.org

Pre-Alg/7th A+: We are getting ready for the start of Chapter 2! Chapter 1 test grades will be in the book soon! Chapter 2 starts with solving equations.


7th A: We are wrapping up our chapter and getting ready for our Chapter 1 test! We will spend the last couple of classes reviewing things that we have done in class and then take the test!

Brittany Cottrell: bcottrell@cardinalritter.org

Pre-Algebra Junior High: We will be starting Chapter 2. We will be looking at equations.


Alg 1 A+: We will be working on finishing Chapter 1. We will be taking a Chapter 1 Vocabulary Test on Monday and a Chapter 1 Math Test on Wednesday.

In Language Arts Class This Week:

Claire Anderson: canderson@cardinalritter.org 

7th grade: Students have a test coming up in the next two weeks! The test will be over sending polite emails, making inferences, finding the central idea of a text, and using context clues to determine the meaning of a word. Start studying now!  

8th grade: We are finishing up "Flowers for Algernon" and learning about allusions, theme, and tone.

In Social Studies Class This Week:

Nicole Gardner: ngardner@cardinalritter.org 

7th Grade: Students are working through the 5 Themes of Geography and the roles they play in the world around them. Students are learning to connect information learned in class to “real world” situations.

8th Grade: Students completed paper slides demonstrating their understanding of prehistory and early migration patterns. Have your student show their video to you!  In our next unit we will study various Native American tribes and cultures.

In Theology Class This Week:

Megan O’Brien: mobrien@cardinalritter.org 

7th Grade: We are starting a new unit titled "The Word of God". New vocabulary for this week includes Divine Revelation, Scripture, Tradition, Apostolic Succession, and the Deposit of Faith. We went outside, picked bishop names for ourselves, and did a relay race around the track to visualize how the Deposit of Faith is passed down from Jesus through an unbroken chain of Apostles and Bishops! 


8th Grade: We are moving on to discuss what the Church looked like and what challenges it faced after the first generation of its followers passed on. This includes looking at the political climate of Rome in the years 100-500AD, martyrs of the Church, and examples of the Church's liturgy, hierarchy, and doctrine. 

In PE Class This Week:

Brian Edwards: bedwards@cardinalritter.org 

PE: 7th and 8th grade PE we have moved onto our soccer unit in developing our skills to play full field soccer games!

In Music & Theater Class This Week:

Kelly Leyba (Music): kleyba@cardinalritter.org

Students have learned to play the first 6 notes on their instruments! We have been working on exercises in our Red Books to learn the basics. We took a look at our first piece of music this week! Students have been sight reading and learning African Noel. We will be looking at even more music in the coming weeks as we gear up to dive into repertoire for our Christmas Concert.

Ted Bourke(Theater): tbourke@cardinalritter.org

Students performed their first scenes for the class this week. Next, we will continue discussing different kinds of stages as well as studying the musical Newsies.

In Art and Family & Consumer Science Class This Week:

Anna Roberts (Art): aroberts@cardinalritter.org

Students are creating their own haunted houses- including yards! Be sure to ask your student to describe theirs to you!

JennyLengerich-Pleiss (FACS): jlengerich@cardinalritter.org

In Junior High College and Careers, we are finishing up our unit titled "Who am I?". We have been exploring our interests and personalities. We have also been learning about 10 steps to change the world. Number 1...... Make your bed!

Cadet Raiders Sports

Home Football Games

9/18 – 1PM (Two 3/4 games – one on each end of the field); 2:15 PM; 3:30 PM


9/22 – JV Cadet game at 6:30 PM


10/2 – 1:00 PM; 2:15 PM; 3:45 PM


10/9 – 1:00 PM; 2:15 PM; 3:30 PM

CYO Girls basketball is getting ready to start. If your daughter is interested in playing, please make sure to email Jamie Liston at jliston@cardinalritter.org. Physicals, Code of Conduct & $45 are due the first day of practice, please see the link below for the forms.

Practices will start in August and games start in September. Cardinal Ritter will also be hosting a Girls Basketball Tournament with our West Deanery Schools this year, the date for that is October 20th - October 23rd. 

We are looking forward to a fun and competitive season, while also continuing to develop our skills and knowledge of basketball and working together as a team.

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