September 15, 2023 EDITION

September Month At A Glance |

2023-2024 School Year Calendar |

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

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Dear Parents, 

What a week it has been here at CRHS celebrating Homecoming!  Our students have decorated hallways, cheered on their classmates in dodgeball and Power Puff, competed in games in our assembly, and showed off their style during our dress up days.  Last night we hosted so many of our alumni at our very own field to watch our Cardinal Ritter Raiders defeat Shortridge in an exciting game.  Did I mention there were fireworks?  What I love about our school is the community.  Events like Homecoming really cement this.  Every year new faces enter our building to become part of our school family and those that leave us still are very much a part of what makes our school wonderful.  Thank you for being part of our community!

This week you should receive your child’s progress report in the mail as we are halfway through the first quarter.  Please go over this with your student and also check Power School as grades are updated weekly.  Our teachers have tutoring times and want to help your child to be successful.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

In Christ’s Peace,

Kari Jost

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.


President - Bella Basso

Vice President - Maddie Roberts

Secretary - Evelyn Buck

Treasurer - Bryan Nolasco

Sergeant at Arms - Celine Manley


Wow! What a great night at Cardinal Ritter with Homecoming coming home to Reese Field for the first time ever. From the start of the evening with the Powder Puff Championships to the end with a Raider win over Shortridge 38 to 27 it seemed like everyone had a great time. A big THANK YOU to all who worked so hard to make this night a success.


Senior Class vs Junior Class


It was great seeing so many classes represented.

Dedicated Alumni Award

This year's Dedicated Alumni Award is presented to Pat

Terrell and Steve Rutledge. The recipients this year have given much to the Cardinal

Ritter High School community for many years. Congratulations Pat & Steve.

Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

This year's recipients of the Cardinal Ritter Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship are: Jacob Stricken, Madilyn Means, Nichols Buell, and Devin Bolden.

Congratulations Raiders!


Congratulations to Donovan Fleming & Jada Bishop who were crown King & Queen at this year's homecoming. The rest of the Senior Court included Bayleigh Cottrell, Dayna Cram, Yasmin Garcia,Max Adams, Raymond Ocaranza and Jonathan Schmid. A big thank you to our golf cart chauffeurs.

On Thursday, September 21 Cardinal Ritter will have the first of a series of STEM Career Interviews This series offers a unique opportunity for students to have an open discussion with a speaker who works in a job that involves Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Our first speaker will be Juanita Limas, Ph.D., a Research Scientist in Molecular Pharmacology at Eli Lilly and Company. A native of Des Moines, Iowa Dr. Limas is a first-generation Mexican American who was the first in her family to attend college, graduating with a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa. She later obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina for her work studying cell dynamics and DNA replication. In her current role as a drug hunter with Lilly, Juanita is leading a global team effort in neurodegeneration drug development. She has been the recipient of a Lilly Innovator Award and successfully obtained funding for a research proposal with an investigator at the University of San Francisco – California. During the STEM Career Interview students will have the opportunity to engage with Dr. Limas in a town hall format to learn about her job, the path she took to her job and other interests that she has as a scientist. Students will sign up with their math or science teachers to participate in the amazing opportunity

The annual Runathon is one of Cardinal Ritter’s longest-standing traditions. On September 22nd, over 575 students will hit the pavement walking/jogging almost 3 miles for Cardinal Ritter’s only student-driven fundraiser of the year with a field day immediately following. We will be distributing packets to all students early next week so they can get started with their donations. Each student will be responsible for getting at least $50.00 in donations. These can be obtained from friends, neighbors, relatives, or co-workers. We will have our first packet turn in on Tuesday, September 5th . You can help sponsor a student for this year’s Runathon by clicking the link below.

We are also looking for T-shirt sponsors this year. If you own a business and would like to advertise your company on the back of over 600 t-shirts, you can click the link below for the T-shirt Sponsorship which is $300.00.

Sponsor A Raider For This Year's Runathon

38 Raiders attended the Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Open House! We had one of the highest attendance, and our students were excited to get to experience firsthand all the craftsmen, engineering, and just an overall appreciation of the workings in trades!

We also met the mayor - with Four Waldos from Homecoming Spirit week!

AP Art History Binder Decoration Winners!

AP Art History Binder Decoration Winners!

1st place Chiemeziem Ekere

2nd place Madeline Yanez

3rd place Scarlett Sanchez

Congratulations Raiders!

Student Ambassadors

Visit St. Malachy

Student Ambassadors Evelyn Buck, Maddie Roberts and Molly Van Gheem along with coach Johnson talk with St. Malachy 8th graders about the great things happening at Cardinal Ritter.



Last Saturday Raider artists were once again out working on the community art project at Eagle Creek Park. They were joined by State Senator J.D. Ford and Marion County Prosecutor and CRHS Alum Ryan Mears who were guests this morning and were also nice enough to bring donuts to everyone who helped out!


Dual-credit chemistry students experimenting in order to determine what

metal besides copper is in a penny by using density.


Several Raiders joined other central Indiana students as the Court of Appeals of Indiana held live case on the Main Court of the iconic Gainbridge Fieldhouse! Students could ask real judges questions about the judiciary and experience first-hand the Courts indispensable role in Indiana government.

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.

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 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!
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.

Sophomore and Junior Parents

PSAT testing is moving to a digital test this year. Students will test in small groups throughout the month of October starting on October 12. Testing will be in the mornings starting at 8am and will finish up by 11:00am. Students who receive accommodations of extended time should finish up by 12pm. Please reach out to Mrs. Lettich, in the guidance office, with any questions regarding testing or if you would like to know your student's specific testing day at or call (317) 924-4333 ext. 423.


All juniors and some seniors will be taking ASVAB on Wednesday, October 11, at school. Testing will start right at 8am and it will take all morning. Students will then go to class after testing is completed.  ASVAB may be one option to help students complete their graduation requirements through Graduation Pathways, if they have an interest in the military. If a score of 31 or higher is earned, it will help satisfy one pathway. Students will also be able to complete an interest inventory after their scores are received. If you have any questions regarding testing or your student's graduation requirements, please contact the guidance office.

Senior Conferences:

The Guidance Department will meet with each senior student individually to discuss post-high school plans, talk through the college application process, and outline next steps. Parents/guardians are invited to attend these meetings if you would like. Meetings are 30 minutes and can be scheduled at the following links:

Mrs. Lettich (last names A-I):

Ms. Bowen (last names J-O):

Ms. Wagner (last names P-Z):

Juniors and Seniors

Reps from several colleges and universities are visiting CRHS this fall. Sign up in guidance to attend these informational meetings. Juniors may attend 3 sessions, Seniors may attend 5 sessions. Schools scheduled at this time are:

IU Bloomington

DePauw University

Centre College

Purdue University

Wabash College

University of Chicago

Loyola University Chicago

Boston University

U.S. Air Force

Baldwin Wallace University

Dominican University

Alma College

St. Louis University

University of Notre Dame

Washington University

Marian University

Manchester University

Butler University

University of Cincinnati

IU Indianapolis

Waynesburg University

Hanover College

Beacon College

Ball State University

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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