February 9, 2024 EDITION

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(317) 924-4333

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Dear Parents,

On Thursday, I shared the following information with our students: 

“We have really gotten carried away with the rolling of the shorts and therefore the lengths of the skirts and shorts. As a Catholic school, we are grounded in the truth that the human body is God’s sacred creation. Therefore, we are called to dress modestly. Every student must respect their own bodies as a gift from God. Through our dress and appearance, we show that we know and respect this truth.

From this point forward, shorts must be unrolled for boys and girls. This includes not rolling your shorts and skirts from the waistline.  If your skirt length is too short, you need to wear pants or shorts. If we cannot do this as a school, we will do what other schools (Catholic and public) have done and move to a pants only policy.”

As you can imagine, this decision is not a popular one.  However, our dress code policy needed to be addressed.  

In other school news, February is a busy month here at school.  Included in this newsletter is the flyer for the activities for Black History Month that our Black Student Union members have been busy planning.  This is complete with dress up days, a guest speaker, and even a Family Feud style competition. Today, our junior high students participated in our West Deanery Science Fair (see pictures included in here).  Tonight our basketball game is one of the NBA’s host sites for a Knockout game during halftime of the varsity game.  The winner will receive an NBA All-Star 24 logoed NBA basketball and two tickets to the NBA Crossover event.  Come out and watch some great basketball and cheer on our knockout participants!  We will also be celebrating our senior swimmers right before the varsity game!

In Christ’s Peace,

Kari Jost, Principal

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.

Cardinal Ritter Class 2028



Cardinal Ritter is excited to welcome the Class of 2028 next fall! As a reminder, the Application for Admission is now available online at Admissions & Enrollment


 Please contact Jamie Liston, Director of Admissions if

you have any questions at jliston@cardinalritter.org or

317-9244333 ext. 426.



Also parents are reminded their Pre-Registration Curriculum Night is February 21, at 7:00 pm in the gym. Parents will receive their students’ mock schedules, course directories and schedule their registration appointments. Please plan to attend.


Senior Parents-FAFSA Day #2

We will be having a 2nd FAFSA Day on Thursday, February 22nd from 3-7pm. Please ensure that you have created your FSA ID at least 3 days before to receive help with filing the FAFSA. 

Junior Parents

All juniors will be taking the SAT in the morning on one of the following days - March 5, 6, or 7. This will be during the school day and students will be dismissed to class after testing. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Lettich

in the guidance office at jlettich@cardinalritter.org

or by calling (317) 924-4333 ext. 423.

Cardinal Ritter Families!

Registration season is upon us for the 2024-2025 school year. Students will receive registration packets during their Theology classes in early January. This packet will have important information, including a breakdown of how to fill out registration paperwork. You will need to bring your student's class schedule sheet and pay the $150/family registration fee prior to your registration appointment. The links to schedule your appointment are below. 

Those who would like to attend their student's meeting can do so either in person, online, or via conference call. Families of current grade 11 students are strongly encouraged to participate, either in person or remotely, in order to discuss your student and Indiana's updated graduation requirements. If your student is a part of Learning Support with Mrs. Finke, you will need to call the Guidance Office at ext. 420 to schedule your appointment. Please note that if you are the parent/guardian of a current 8th grader, you will follow a separate process to schedule your student's registration appt once you have applied and been accepted for the high school. 

Mrs. Lettich - https://calendly.com/jlettich

Ms. Bowen - https://calendly.com/kbowen_crhs

Ms. Wagner - https://calendly.com/iwagner_crhs


Current Grade 7

All Students Ms. Wagner

Current Grade 9

Last Name A-D Mrs. Lettich

Last Name E-Mc Ms. Bowen

Last Name Me-Z Ms. Wagner

Current Grade 10

Last Name A-B Mrs. Lettich

Last Name C-L Ms. Bowen

Last Name M-Z Ms. Wagner

Current Grade 11

Last Name A-O Ms. Bowen

Last Name P-Z Ms. Wagner


Fantastic presentations by over 200 seventh and eighth grade students at this year’s West Deanery Science Fair. A big Thank You to the CRHS Science Dept., MC Mr. Lo, and our judging panel made up of local scientists from Eli Lilly, clinicians, CRHS faculty & Raider students.




Little Raider DayCare

Cardinal Ritter Little Raider DayCare is looking for a Full time Day Care Director. The director will be responsible for overseeing the care of 10-20 children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. Must have ChildCare experience. Benefits included.

Please send resume to Jhoy@cardinalritter.org 

Inspired Gateways

The French Catholic Exchange Program 

Would you like to host an exchange student for a short time? How does one month sound? Just enough time to get to know a student, right? Indiana is known for its Midwestern values and warm hospitality. Add in the Catholic values and traditions of Cardinal Ritter families and you have AMAZING host families. Would you consider sharing that? This spring 2024 your family and your student(s) have the chance to do this.  We are looking for 1-2 families to host a French student from March 23rd - April 20th.  Can't host this spring? We are looking for summer and fall hosts as well.  Check out these links for more information: 

Reach out to Mrs. Jost at kjost@cardinalritter.org if you are interested in learning more about this program.

Indiana Members Credit Union has a debit card program where a portion of every purchase with an IMCU Cardinal Ritter debit card comes back to Cardinal Ritter . IMCU continues to support our local community. Go to IMCU to set-up your checking account and get the Cardinal Ritter debit card.  https://www.imcu.com/personal/checking.

Shopping to Support CRHS

You can support Cardinal Ritter by shopping at Kroger and Office Max along with getting rewards from Box Tops and Coke for our school. Visit our website to find out more details

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

Sophomores and Juniors

Area 31 Career Center applications are now available in the guidance office-they are due back to us by February 20th! At Area 31 you can earn college credits that can be transferred to a two or four year college. Visit this website to learn more about available programs:


Please stop by guidance to learn more information and discuss if this program might be a good fit for you. 

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.

Scholarship opportunity @ Wabash College

Wabash College will be hosting a FREE, week-long visit program called Pathway to Your Future, during the summer with SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY from June 22-June 27, 2024 for rising sophomores and juniors in high school who are underrepresented minority students, eligible for federal Pell Grants, and/or first-generation college students.

Click below to learn more:


Nextech Catapult

Are you passionate about technology? Do you like to build, create and innovate? Does the idea of networking with Indiana’s top tech companies interest you? Would you like to get paid to develop skills needed to launch your tech career?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then…Nextech Catapult is for you!

If you are a current high school student who attends a school in Marion County, Bloomington/Uplands Region or the Evansville and surrounding areas, you can apply for the Nextech Catapult Internship Program, our immersive 5-week summer computer science program.

The Catapult Internship Program will take place June 3 - July 3, 2024. (We currently have sites in these locations - Indianapolis, Bloomington and Evansville. Stay tuned as we expand to other locations in the future).

Applications will open on January 16, 2024 and are due February 13, 2024.

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For Indianapolis, Bloomington/Uplands Region and Evansville area high school students who wish to pursue a career in technology, the Nextech Catapult Internship program is for you! The Catapult Internship is an immersive 5-week experience in the summer that combines industry-relevant curriculum, work-based learning and career readiness opportunities. Unlike traditional programs that focus on just one of these competencies, the Catapult internship leverages strategic partnerships with leading tech companies and community organizations to deliver a best-in-class experience at every level. Also, there will be optional events during the school year and during future Catapult Alumni programming.

The result: Students develop technical and workplace skills, authentic peer relationships, an understanding of what a career in technology looks like, and deep roots for a lifelong personal and professional connection to Indiana.

 Who: Right now, students who have an interest in computer science and attend a high school in Marion County, Bloomington/Uplands Region and Evansville/surrounding areas can participate in the program. We will continue to expand to other locations in the future!

When: June 3 - July 3, 2024

Where: Indianapolis - Butler University, Bloomington - Ivy Tech, Evansville - Innovation Pointe

Cost: Free

Stipend (which is money you get paid) : 2024 Catapult Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend upon completion of the 5-week internship program

Click below to learn more!

 Yes, I want to know more. Please contact me.

Do you have a student who is up for a fresh challenge?

For those who are thinking about a career in communications, enjoy writing or are a visual storyteller, we have just the thing: the Boston University Summer Journalism Academy

Hosted by Boston University College of Communication, the Summer Journalism Academy offers high school the experience to learn the core skills in news reporting, interviewing, and writing. Students will:

  • Learn from award-winning, working journalists
  • Report on actual events around Boston or (for learn-from-home students) their hometown
  • Improve their writing, interviewing, and research skills – applicable for any major and career

Students are challenged to step outside their comfort zone – and experience life as a working journalist. They learned how to interview strangers, ask probing questions, and assemble it in a concise story on deadline.

Our on-campus, residential program for three weeks offers students:

  • Meet with Boston University's representative to discuss the college admissions process,
  • Explore what it's like living in a residence hall and studying in a university environment, and
  • Experience Boston museums, historical sites, and neighborhoods during free time.

Visual storytellers can apply for our three-week in-person photojournalism program where they will learn from former Boston Globe photographer, Stephen Haines.

Do you know students who would be a good fit for the Summer Journalism Academy? Please encourage them to learn more by visiting www.summerjournalism.org and apply soon, as spots are limited. We review applications on a rolling basis and provide a decision within two to three weeks.

If your student is accepted to our program and pay their registration fee in full by March 8, they will receive a special discount of $400 off the in-person tuition and $200 off tuition for our virtual program. 

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.
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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