"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit" Luke 23:46
Message from the President
Dear Parents,

As we celebrate Holy Week, I hope we can look at this as an opportunity to further deepen our
understanding of its true meaning and how our faith can bring change and hope.

This past year has provided many challenges for all of us. As we take some time to connect to our
Lord’s passion, death, and resurrection, hopefully we are able to move forward from our own troubles
and find peace.

As Pope Francis reminds us “When we go to Mass, we do not go to pray. No, we go to renew, to bring about again this mystery, the Paschal mystery.

Thank you all for the opportunity to serve our wonderful communities. Have a prayerful Triduum and glorious Easter.

God Bless,
Mrs. Hoy
Faith & Service
Prayer for Students

Lord our God,
in your wisdom and love
you surround us with the mysteries of the universe.
Send your Spirit upon these students
and fill them with your wisdom and blessings.
Grant that they may
devote themselves to their studies
and draw ever closer to you,
the source of all knowledge. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R/. Amen.
CRHS Presentation of
Stations Of The Cross
Financial Aid Deadline Extended
The deadline to apply for financial aid has been extended to April 30. Please don't delay in applying or you will risk a significantly reduced award. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Robinson at mrobinson@cardinalritter.org . 

Financial Aid Workshop April 14
There is a final financial aid workshop scheduled for April 14 from 3-5:30 in the Media Center if you need assistance in completing the application. If you plan to attend, please bring your 2020 taxes and the application fee of $35.  


A Raider Shout-Out to Cadet teacher Antwan Vinson. Antwan has been working with young readers to improve their reading skills.
The Indiana State Department of Health and Department of Education has mandatory immunizations for every student enrolled in an Indiana school Cardinal Ritter High School must follow these requirements to stay in compliance; even if a physicians’ immunization and dosing schedules show more flexibility.

Immunization requirements for 2021-22 require all high school students to have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines, administered a minimum 6 months apart.
Mrs. Hoy's Annual Faculty
Easter Egg Hunt
Change To The Lunch Menu

The April 9 and April 22 menus will swap? April 9 will be Chili / Grilled Cheese, and April 22 will be Chicken Alfredo.
The green flag will drop on May 1st as Cardinal Ritter kicks off the month with Raider Rev Up. Raider Nation O'Celebration may be gone but the fun will continue as we race into May.

Get Your Tickets Now!
Buy your tickets here:

Here is great way to raise money for Cardinal Ritter that doesn't cost you anything extra
When making purchases at Office Depot (either in store or on-line and this includes OfficeMax as well), you can designate that 5% of your purchase price be directed toward merchandise credits for Cardinal Ritter.
Once a school receives $10 in credit within a calendar quarter Cardinal Ritter will be mailed a merchandise certificate to use online or in store!
Cardinal Ritter's ID is 70036459
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 purchase will be donated to CRHS!

Cardinal Ritter HS has earned 0ver $925 just by you using Amazon Smiles
for you Amazon purchases and we thank you for your support.
Shopping to Support CRHS
You can support Cardinal Ritter by shopping at Kroger, Amazon, and Office Max along with getting rewards from Box Tops and Coke for our school. Visit our website to find out more details.
News From The Raider Nation
Congrats Timmy Godsil on being named Kiwanis
Boys Basketball Scholar Athlete!!!
Cardinal Welcomes New Head Football Coach

Cardinal Ritter High School is proud to announce that Brad Purcell will be the new head coach of the Raiders Football Program. Following a successful season at Maconaquah High School as a head coach, Coach Purcell is able to come back to Indianapolis. He has a vast knowledge of football and the Catholic Identity of the Indianapolis Archdiocese. While growing up, Purcell participated in CYO football and played football at Bishop Chatard High School playing for the legendary coach Vince Loranzano. While at BCHS, he was a lineman on the 2001, 2002, and 2003 State Championship squads.

Coach Purcell has found success at every step of his coaching career. For his first coaching stint, he went back to his alma mater in 2009 and 2010 as an offensive and defensive line coach helping to guide the BCHS team to the IHSAA State title in 2010. In 2011, he moved to Guerin Catholic to take over line coaching duties and helped aid the team to a Regional Championship in 2011 and a Sectional in 2013. From there, he was hired at Scecina Memorial High School and moved up the ranks to defensive coordinator. While at Scecina, he coached under another legend in Coach Ott Hurrle and helped the Crusaders win Sectional Championships in 2015, 2017 and 2018 with the team winning the Regional in 2017.

Coach Purcell will bring his winning ways to go along with his knowledge of the game, the Indiana Crossroads Conference, and the West Deanery feeder programs to continue the winning traditions Cardinal Ritter High School has grown accustomed to.

Coach Purcell is married to his wife Jacki and has 4 kids named Griffey, Graham, Gus, and Goldie.
Open Spring Practices Announced

Open to all West Deanery 8th graders and Cardinal Ritter 8th - 12th grade students.   
Voluntary for all students not currently in a spring sport 

Girls Volleyball 3:30 - 5:00 Tuesday and Thursdays 
         starts  April 6 ( no practice 13th and 15th ) 
Girls Basketball 4:00 - 5:00  Wednesday  Starts April 7th 
Boys Basketball 6:00 - 7:30  Mondays   Starts April 12th  

Head to Papa Murphy's Pizza on Wednesdays to get pizza while supporting Raiders Athletics. 25% of your purchase will be donated back to help your teams! Use the code GIVE25 when ordering online. See the flyer for more details.

Process for purchasing tickets at Cardinal Ritter

For more information on how to purchase tickets to Cardinal Ritter sporting event and rules to follow while at these events click the link below.
News from the Guidance Dept.

Some of our returning students have already met with their Guidance counselor to set their classes for next year. Online Registration is up and running and we need those forms filled out by parents and sent in. Just go to Cardinal Ritter’s website, click on Admissions and then Registration Forms. Forms need to be downloaded, filled out, and then emailed to registration@cardinalritter.org, or brought in to school. 

Junior ladies

Hoosier Girls State is a week-long, virtual leadership opportunity that will take place from Sunday, June 20 through June 26th, 2021. Cardinal Ritter can nominate up to 4 delegates for this opportunity. Participation in this program looks amazing on your college resume and gives great leadership experience!

Please see Mrs. Thomas or email her at lthomas@cardinalritter.org by Tuesday, March 30th if you would like to be considered for this awesome opportunity!

Here is a link with more information about Hoosier Girls State:

Week of April 19 - ILEARN Biology testing for students taking Biology for the 1st time this year.

Week of April 26 - ILEARN Grade 7 English/Language Arts and Mathematics testing.

Week of May 3 - ILEARN Grade 8 English/Language Arts and Math testing.
IU’s Luddy School of Informatics,
Computing, and Engineering
Pre-College Summer Program

This program incorporates the principles of intelligent systems engineering , informatics, computer science, data science, and cybersecurity. Visit our website to read about the program and the topics that students will explore – including python, virtual world design, robotic data collection, and cybersecurity.
This summer’s VIRTUAL summer program is for students entering 9-12th grades and will be held on Monday-Friday, June 21-25, 2021, from 12:00-4:00pm each day. The program fee is $300. We have set capacity at 50, so please forward this email to any student who may be interested in applying.
Indy Parks is prepping for another great summer! Summer 2021 job positions are posted now at parks.indy.gov. If you know a teen or young adult looking for a summer job, encourage them to apply! We’re hiring lifeguards, day camp counselors, facility attendants, and more! 
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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