August 5, 2022 EDITION
How To Contact Cardinal Ritter

3360 W. 30th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 924-4333

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Dear Parents,

It is so exciting to know that we will have our students back soon. I hope you and your student were able to enjoy some time together this summer.

We have hit the reset button and are anxiously waiting for this new school year to begin. Next week is full of activities so please make sure you have all the information you need for you and your student.

  • Monday, Aug 8th – Freshman Orientation – Students arrive at 8:30 am and are dismissed at 2:20
  • Monday, Aug 8th – New Parent Orientation – 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria
  • Monday, Aug 8th – Transfer Student Orientation – 6:00 pm in Guadalupe Room – 10th – 12th graders
  • Tuesday, Aug 9th – Back to School Bash – 6:00 in the gym – Get schedules, pay for parking spot, fund your lunch account, purchase a sports pass, and learn all you need to know for this school year
  • Wednesday, Aug 10th – 7th Grade Parent and Student Orientation – 6:00 pm in Cafeteria, Also for any new 8th Graders and their parents

I hope to see all of you at our Back to School Bash for hot dogs, popcorn, and more!

God Bless,
Mrs. Hoy
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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.
"Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace in the world."
–St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Volunteers Needed!

Back to School Bash is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9th at 6:00 pm to 8pm. We will need several volunteers to make this event a success. Please choose a volunteer assignment that works best with your schedule. If you have any questions, please contact lauras@hanleydisability.com or (317) 727-5386. Thank you in advance for your help!
SNAPCHAT

This Week, Snapchat released a new update that allows users to access another person's exact physical location on the "Snap Map". It also allows the other person to see how far away they are and will even provide driving and walking directions. 

Kids often accept Snapchat friends they have not actually met. Online predators exploit this and use Snapchat to contact their victims due to the disappearing messages and photos. Unfortunately, this new update could further enable stalkers, thieves, and child predators on Snapchat.  

  • How to keep your kids safe...Have kids put their Snapchat into "Ghost Mode" to disable location sharing
  • Turn off precise location in phone settings
  • Create a Family Technology Agreement
  • No tech in kids' rooms at night
  • Wait to give kids access to smartphones and social media 
Freshman Parents!

If your son or daughter has a parent, or grandparent, that graduated from CRHS they are eligible to apply for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship! 

The Cardinal Ritter Alumni Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 for the purpose of awarding scholarships to incoming freshmen whose parents or grandparents are graduates of Cardinal Ritter High School. This scholarship represents the importance of tradition, family, and the value it brings to the Cardinal Ritter community. Applications for the Legacy Scholarship are distributed to eligible students in the fall of their freshman year, and the scholarship is awarded at halftime of the Homecoming football game. The number of awards each year may vary. The award is based on academic standing, school and community involvement, and completion of the application and essay. The one-time $500 is scholarship is to be used during the student’s freshman year at Cardinal Ritter High School. The deadline to return your application is September 9th, 2022.

**Freshmen of CRHS employees are not eligible for this scholarship**
Last year's recipients were Rian Hyde, Peyton Roddy, (pictured)
Abigail Wisthoff, and, Antonio Closser.

If you have questions about the Alumni Legacy Scholarship contact
CRHS Alumni Coordinator John Melton at jmelton@cardinalritter.org.
We are still looking for reps from 1977 and 2012 to help form a reunion for their respective classes.

Contact John Melton at:
if you are willing to help.
Attention Parents:
Scholarship Opportunity for the Class of 2023!

If you live in Marion or Hamilton County and your student has a GPA of a 2.5 or higher, they are eligible to be considered for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The Lilly Endowment Scholarship pays for college tuition to any school in the state of Indiana. It is an amazing opportunity, so please take advantage!

Students must complete two essays and submit them to Mrs. Patterson at rpatterson@cardinalritter.org by Tuesday, August 16th by 3pm if they are interested. From there, a committee will select two students from Marion County and two students from Hamilton County to compete against other students within the counties for the scholarship.

Here are the two essay topics.  
1. Please describe, from a financial standpoint, what impact this scholarship would have on your education. Please answer in 500 words or less.

2. Please describe how your commitment to community service has impacted your life, and describe how you see yourself continuing to give back to your community in five years. Please answer in 500 words or less.
We're excited to announce School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger as an approved uniform provider for Cardinal Ritter High School families! Visit www.globalschoolwear.com to find our school store using school code CARD02

You can also sign up for their free newsletter to get sale information sent right to your inbox: https://www.globalschoolwear.com/emailsignup
TIME FOR A NEW
BACKPACK?
You're In Luck!

The CRHS Bookstore has just what your looking for. Embordered with the Cardinal Ritter Shield logo these backpacks have a large main compartment for your books and folders plus several smaller compartments for other things you need for class.

All this and other features for only $20.

Backpacks will be available at the Back To School Bash on August 9th or stop by the office and get yours before they are all gone!
ANNUAL TUITION STATEMENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Annual tuition statements for the 22-23 school year have been prepared for most accounts and are available online in the SchoolAdmin portal you used to register for school. Just log in using this link: https://cardinalritter.schooladminonline.com/users/sign_in .  

If your statement is not available yet, please contact our Tuition Coordinator, Mariana Sauceda at msauceda@cardinalritter.org . As a reminder, all billing will be done through this portal for the 22-23 school year.
School Choice Voucher Application

We are now scheduling voucher application appointments for next year.! Please utilize the following link to schedule your appointment with Mariana Sauceda. You will need to bring your 2021 tax return as well as any other income documentation for your household.
Join us for a special Grandparent’s Day liturgy on 
Thursday, September 8 beginning at 10:20 am in the Cardinal Ritter gymnasium.
Refreshments immediately following mass. 

We hope to see you there!
Now Hiring
Little Ritter Raiders Daycare

Little Ritter Raiders Daycare now hiring. Work on campus during school hours. Be home when your students are at home, and earn 25% off your Cardinal Ritter High School tuition. Please contact Mrs. Hoy at jhoy@cardinalritter.org for more information or to apply. 
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
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

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!
Earn Money for CRHS! Get the Box Top App on your phone
and scan your grocery receipts!


Fall Athletes Mass


The Fall Sports Season kicked off Monday at Cardinal Ritter High School with our Fall Athletes Mass. Raider athletes celebrated mass with our new Chaplain Coordinator Fr. Michael Clawson. Good luck to all the Raider athletes this upcoming season.
2022-2023 Raider
Boys & Girls Cross Country
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Marching Raiders
2022-2023 Raider Girls
Volleyball Team
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Football Team
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Boys Soccer Team
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Girls Soccer Team
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Cheerleaders
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Girls Golf Team
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Boys Tennis Team
SHOW SUPPORT TO YOUR RAIDER ATHLETE
2022 Fall & Winter Sports Program Advertising

Each school year, Cardinal Ritter produces the Fall Sports Program and the Winter Sports Program. These printed publications promote Cardinal Ritter athletic programs as well as raise money for the Athletic Department. Each program consists of team portraits, individual portraits of seniors and coaches, advertisements from CRHS supporters, and parent ads encouraging their Raiders. Ads will be in black & white.
Deadline for submission on ad is August 22, 2022.
Click here for more details on how to place an ad.
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.
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