"Great are the works of the LORD, exquisite in all their delights." Psalm 111:2
Note from the President
Dear Parents

Even in a Pandemic you can’t keep the Raider Spirit Down. While we were not able to have our traditional Homecoming we still made things happen. Big THANK YOU to our student Council for all their hard work. Check out our pics from this week.

The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated annually on October 7. It was instituted to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in gratitude for the protection that she gives the Church in answer to the praying of the Rosary by the faithful. Next week on Monday and Thursday our students will pray the rosary together. Please join us at 2:20 via the link.
Runathon is also next week on Tuesday and Thursday next week. Thank you to all our students who have already turned in their packets. It is not too late. Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are October 21st and 22nd. Please sign up for a session here (https://volunteersignup.org/XTYBA). Don’t miss an opportunity to visit with your student’s teachers. We will also have Spirit Wear for SALE!!!

In my last newsletter I spoke about the survey results, from you parents, regarding our current hybrid model. In November we will move to bring our 9th grade back into the building 4 days a week. We will still keep Wednesdays free for deep cleaning. Since Fall Break is just around the corner we have opted to stay in our current model for 2 weeks after the break. I will send out more information in the next weeks. Please email me if you have any questions. We will begin to communicate this with our freshmen as well.

Keep continue to keep us in your prayers. 

God bless,
Mrs. Hoy
2020 CRHS Homecoming Week
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.
Announcements
2020 Runathon Is Next Week

Packets are due MONDAY, OCT. 12th for 7th-10th Grade. Runathon is Tuesday, Oct. 13th!

Packets are due THURSDAY, OCT. 15th for 11th-12th Grades. Runathon is Friday, Oct. 16th!

You can pay online or turn in your packet before school in the main lobby, to your AA teacher, or to the main office. Working toward our 100% participation goal...let's go RAIDERS!
2020 -2021 Executive Student Council Officers
This week we inducted 5 students as officers of the Executive Student Council. They are Mark Baker - President, Timmy Godsil - VP, Wina Aaron - Secretary, Jenna Gruber - Treasurer and Isabella Rocca - Sargeant of Arms. Congratulations Raiders.
Hispanic Honor Society
Congratulations to Jose Castro Rodriguez, Logan Faulkenberg, Octavio Hernandez Rangel, Patrick Van Gheem, Hannah Wells, Anna Kokosa and Jordan Hinkle. They were inducted into the Hispanic National Honor Society this week.
AP Scholars at Cardinal Ritter

Here is the list of students who have earned AP Scholar distinction from the 2020 AP tests. One of our former students, Peter Sperry, earned National distinction. A total of 32 Raiders qualify for overall AP recognition, which is pretty great.

AwardCriteria

AP Scholar Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

AP Scholar with Honor Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

AP Scholar with Distinction Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

National AP Scholar
Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Faith Abatayo - AP Scholar
Mark Baker - AP Scholar with Honor
Collin Blye - AP Scholar with Distinction
Elijah Bush - AP Scholar with Honor
Esly Cerritos - AP Scholar
Maria Egenolf - AP Scholar
Timothy Godsil - AP Scholar with Distinction
Mauro Herrera - AP Scholar with Distinction
Jason Hofer - AP Scholar
Olivia Houston - AP Scholar
Michael Kozlowski - AP Scholar with Honor
Luke Lauer - AP Scholar with Distinction
Ethan Lettich - AP Scholar
Elizabeth Limp - AP Scholar with Distinction
Austin Liston - AP Scholar
Michael Mark - AP Scholar with Distinction
Drew Matter - AP Scholar with Honor
Devin Mehringer - AP Scholar Honor
Zane Middaugh - AP Scholar with Distinction
Dominic Oaldon - AP Scholar
Audrey Odier - AP Scholar
Ben Palmer - AP Scholar with Distinction
Charles Rott - AP Scholar with Distinction
Olivia Ruble - AP Scholar with Honor
Nicholas Salmon - AP Scholar with Honor
Peter Sperry - National AP Scholar & AP Scholar with Distinction
Karla Suazo - AP Scholar
Johnathan Tune - AP Scholar with Distinction
Emilia Valle - AP Scholar
Zoe Viglietta - AP Scholar with Honor
Joseph Wynne - AP Scholar

Congratulations Raiders
Parents, if your child should be in school, but is staying home for any reason, we need you to call the office. We are also asking that you share the reason that your child is at home. Due to the pandemic, we are asking that students who are sick remain home until they have been symptom free for five days. If a child has tested positive for Covid 19, we are asking that they quarantine for 14 days and are symptom free for 5 days before returning. Please communicate with the school office if your child or a family member living in your household has tested positive.
Parents, it is vital that our students are online if they are not in the building. Every day but Wednesdays students are expected to be logged into their Google Classroom meet for the entire class period in order to receive full credit for attendance. The daily schedule is posted in the student's Google Class page along with Virtual Learning Expectations.
Employment Opportunity

Cardinal Ritter High School is looking for a Part-Time School Nurse for 20-29 hours per week. Candidate must either be a licensed RN or LPN. Candidate should be detail-oriented and a people person. Candidate will be asked to provide medical attention to students in need, along with administering prescribed medications to students. This person will also administer over-the-counter medication to students when necessary. Candidate will maintain all necessary paperwork. If interested, please send your resume to jhoy@cardinalritter.org.
Employment Opportunity

Little Ritter Daycare is looking for a Part-Time helper for the upcoming school. You would receive a discount off your tuition and you would be off when your kids are off. If interested, please contact Becky Wehrle by emailing her at bwehrle@cardinalritter.org
Immunization Update
  1. All students grades 7- 12th: The Indiana State Department of Health Immunization requirements for 2020-21 will require all students (K-12) to have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines, administered 6 months apart.
  2. All students entering the 12th grade are additionally required to have a booster (done after age 16) of the MCV4 (Meningococcal) vaccine. 

If your child has already received these, please forward proof of immunization to guidance 

You can find a list of immunizations needed for 2020-2021 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
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
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.
Raider Game Time Is On The Air
Not able to make it to the game? Don't worry the CRTV Sports Team will be streaming many of this year's games through the NFHS Network. Watch from anywhere: iOS, Android, Any Browser, Apple TV, Roku or Fire TV. There is a small cost to watch the games live or you can watch 48 hours after the game on demand.
All passes include full access to Live regular season sporting events.
Immediate access to events when they are available On Demand.
Cardinal Ritter receives a portion of your subscription fee.


A monthly pass is $10.99 a month billed monthly and you can cancel anytime.
An Annual pass is $69.99 billed annually
Congratulations to Jenna Gruber, who placed 1st in the City Championship Cross Country meet, and Mark Baker, who was Conference and All-City Champion in Boys Tennis, on being named Athletes of the Month for September.
Swimming & Diving

Girls & Boys swimming & diving season starts October 26th. Preseason conditioning is taking place on Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays for all high school swimmers or divers that are not in a fall sport. 
The Parent meeting will be Tuesday, October 13th at 5:30 in the cafeteria. 

Everyone must be registered online at gocardinalritter.org before attending any workouts.  

If you have any questions please email Coach Gast at mgast@cardinalritter.org
Athletic Booster Club to Begin 

It's time to start up the Athletic Booster Club for 2020-21. The virus has really been a challenge for us all and has put us behind in many ways.  All our teams are playing this fall and as we look forward to winter and spring sports it's time to get started.  We want to invite parents from every sports team to attend our first meeting of the year. It will be on October 14th at 6:00 pm in the Library.  Please, come and learn more as we support the RAIDERS.  Questions contact AD's jmartin@cardinalritter.org 

Mission Statement
   The purpose of the Raider Booster Club is to foster interest and encourage school spirit while raising funds for our athletic program. Also, to promote interest and enhance good will within a Christian environment toward all athletic activities. The goal of the club is to support athletic excellence while promoting the image of Cardinal Ritter, all within the mission of Cardinal Ritter and the IHSAA.
Honor Your Cardinal Ritter
Athlete With A Yard Sign

For only $10 you can show everyone in your neighborhood how much you appreciate your
Cardinal Ritter Student Athlete. The sign will include their first name only, their number, their class year and the sport they are in.

If you would like one of these signs for your yard click on the button below.
News from the Guidance Dept.
Sophomores who signed up for the PSAT on Oct. 14th

You will need to bring the following:
Sharpened #2 pencils
Calculator
Book or magazine to read if you finish early

You will need to be at school by 7:45 on Wednesday and will report to your assigned classroom. The test will conclude at approximately 11:15 (if you receive extended time, it will be closer to noon-12:30).

Juniors & Seniors who signed up to take the SAT on Oct. 14th

You will need to bring the following:
Sharpened #2 pencils
Calculator
Book or magazine if you finish early

You will need to be at school by 7:45 on Wednesday and will report to the cafeteria. (If you are in Learning Support, you will report to 301.) The test will conclude at approximately noon. (if you receive extra time, it will be closer to 1:30 p.m.)

Questions? Reach out to Mrs. Thomas in guidance.
As we begin to look to our Early Decision deadline, we wanted to alert you to additional Midwest-specific and other national programming that may be of interest to you and your students. We hope these provide spaces to connect with us and learn more about college admissions and Northwestern.

Upcoming “Paws & Consider” Programming
Picking the Right College -- Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. CDT
Holistic Admission -- Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. CDT
College Affordability & Cost -- Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. CDT

Upcoming Northwestern Comes to You Programming
Indiana -- Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. EDT

Additionally, our office continues to provide an array of live digital programming for all prospective students (including a panel on navigating Northwestern as a rural student), as well as recorded events that allows students to learn about Northwestern when it works best for them.
Are you ready to go further, dream bigger, and experience a new culture?

Join us at one of our Notre Dame Global Gateways in Italy, Ireland, or at our newest destination in South Africa!

Spend two weeks abroad in one of these fascinating destinations with new friends from around the country! Dig into the architectural history of Rome, explore the divide between traditions and modernity in Ireland, or examine the turbulent cultural history and incredible beauty of South Africa. 

Applications for Study Abroad '21 will be live October 15, 2020. 

Program Dates
Each summer study abroad program allows students to earn one college credit. 

Learn More

Check out application eligibility and requirements, program costs, and a "Day in the Life of a ND Pre-College Study Abroad Student!" 

Purdue Polytechnic’s diversity resource website

Diversity benefits everyone! Every day, we see the most creative and innovative ideas and solutions resulting from the connections made between students from different backgrounds and experiences.

We want students of color to know the Polytechnic is a college where they can combine their hands-on talents with their favorite hobbies for exciting careers. Since 2013, minority student enrollment in the Polytechnic has increased by 33%, which is good, but we need your help to make it great!

We’ve built a web page dedicated to the many extracurricular opportunities for incoming students of color to connect with friends, organizations and resources on campus, to experience all that Purdue Polytechnic offers. Please share this page with your tech-savvy students.

➤ Especially for your students who enjoy working with their hands: Free virtual tech camps WOWiT and CLAIMiT

One-day virtual WOWiT and CLAIMiT camps are perfect opportunities for your students to learn that “technology” refers to more than just the latest gadgets. “Technology” is a way of thinking about today’s challenges and overcoming them with innovation, creativity and problem-solving skills.
During the WOWiT and CLAIMiT broadcasts, we’ll have online break-out sessions, where students take a deeper dive into the Polytechnic’s six different subject areas:
Thank you for encouraging your students to register for WOWiT and CLAIMiT!
The Richmond Art Museum is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Phantoscope High School Film Festival!  

Phantoscope is a film competition for students in grades 9-12. Each year, student-filmmakers submit original short films to this juried competition where one will be selected to win a grand prize of $1000!  

Awards are given for other categories as well, including Best Editing, Screenplay, Documentary, Animation, Cinematography, Performance and more. Phantoscope is a national film festival with a regional focus, and actively seeks works by young filmmakers in Indiana.

Submissions will be accepted from November 1, 2020 through February 1, 2021.  

Phantoscope offers teen film artists a venue to share their work, network with peers, and build their college and industry credentials and bodies of work. Students witness what others are doing in film and come away with new ideas to improve their own skills.  

Phantoscope is also a way for high school students to be recognized as artists and potential candidates to study film, mass media, or telecommunications at the college level. Many Phantoscope participants, including several Best Film winners, have attended or are attending college to study film or related subject matter, and some are now progressing into the early stages of professional careers.  

We ask that you would make this information readily available to students in order to continue to elevate awareness of Phantoscope. Students can also go to phantoscope.org or visit our festival submissions page on FilmFreeway: filmfreeway.com/phantoscope.
Save the Date: Applications Open October 15!

Are you ready for an extraordinary summer experience? With NEW programs for Summer 2021, we are going to make this our best summer ever! 

Travel abroad to South Africa, Italy, or Ireland; live and learn on campus with students from across the globe; or take part in the ND experience virtually from home.

Whichever you choose, you'll experience Notre Dame academics, community, and spirituality—and grow as a leader. 

Applications for all summer programs will be live October 15, 2020. 

Program Dates
Each summer program allows students to earn one college credit. 
Learn More

Check out Summer '21 course rosters, application eligibility and requirements, program costs, and FAQs.

The YYGS application is now open, and we encourage students in grades 10 or 11 (or international equivalent) from all around the world to apply! We hope you will help share this opportunity:

YYGS invites eligible students to join us this coming July! Experience life as a university student at Yale while attending an academic session of your choosing. 

Here's what you need to know:
  • Meet peers from over 130 countries around the world (including all 50 U.S. states), and join discussions where students offer global perspectives.
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  • We provide over $3 million USD in need-based financial aid equally to both domestic and international students, offered as discounts covering up to 100% of tuition costs.
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  • Apply by our Early Action deadline and hear your decision back by late December. If the fee poses a financial burden, submit a fee waiver to make your application fee $0 USD.
While YYGS is excited to host on-campus sessions, we will notify students by March 5, 2021, if that is not possible. More details are listed on our COVID-19 update page.

Early Action Deadline: November 10, 2020 at 11:59pm ET
Regular Decision Deadline: January 12, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

Senior Parents
October 1st marked the first day families can begin to complete the FAFSA. Seniors received an orange folder on October 1st as a guide to help assist with the FAFSA. The orange folder was put together by Mrs. Karen Heavin from Heavin College & Career Readiness Services. If your senior was not at school or did not receive the folder for some reason, you can pick one up in the guidance office.

Please plan on coming to our FAFSA Day at CRHS on October 13 from 4-7pm. Mrs. Heavin will be available to help families submit the FAFSA.
Project Purdue

We have two virtual engagement sessions that will provide some demonstrations in the fields of technology that we offer! Both programs are free and can be attended from home!

WOWiT (Windows of Opportunity for Women in Technology) – Saturday, October 10th, 8:30am-12:30pm – https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/summer-diversity-camps/wowit-camp-virtual

CLAIMiT (Creating Leadership and Advancing Innovation for Majors in Technology) – Saturday, October 17th, 8:30am-12:30pm – https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/summer-diversity-camps/claimit-camp-virtual

These sessions will have faculty and student demonstrations, along with panels of current students from our Women in Technology and Minority Technology Association student organizations where your students can hear about all of the amazing experiences available to aid in their success at the Polytechnic!

For more information contact us at techrecruit@purdue.edu if you have any questions!
Raiders:

Check out the Raise Me scholarship program. You can earn small "micro-scholarships" from the time you begin high school until you graduate. You can earn money just by taking an AP class or by getting involved in a club! 18 colleges in the state of Indiana accept Raise Me (and many out-of-state schools as well!) Create an account today!
Indiana University Groups Scholarship Program

The Groups Program through Indiana University is a scholarship program setup for low income or first-generation college students as a way to help them succeed at IU. If a student is accepted they will receive a full tuition scholarship for all four years of college as long as they stay academically eligible. This PDF has more information about the program as well as a list of qualifications students must meet to apply.  

If students are interested they will need to apply to IU FIRST (through Common
App or Apply IU) and then to the Groups program online. The deadline is November 1st for both parts. 

Here is the application to apply https://go.iu.edu/31eI 

If you have any questions please contact Catie Triplet at ctriplet@cardinalritter.org.

(Note: If students apply they MUST list Catie Triplet as their recommender no matter who their counselor is.) 
Seniors:

QuestBridge is a powerful platform that connects the nation's brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. We are an aggregator of excellence. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.

If you would like to be nominated, please talk to your counselor. To see if you qualify, refer to the link below.


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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