Rocket Report

Vol. 4, No. 11, October 23rd
Words with Wilson
The 1st Quarter has come to a close, and the Friday before break we were able to celebrate our Honor Roll recipients. We had 91 of our 5th -8th grade students on some form of Honor Roll. We are so proud of the hard work our students put in everyday, and we love to have the opportunity to celebrate our Rockets!
High Honors

Dane Burton
Nora Guthrie
Sophia Hawk
Scout Marien
Garrett Martin
Charlie O'Brien
Thomas Snyder
Ava Wenzel
Mirabella Gaskill
Vivie Hayes
Landon Ambrosia Robinson
Hayden Bauman
Annabelle Snyder
Honor Roll

Ellie Littell
Kahle O'Connor
Luke Plummer
Camden Ready
Hadleigh Smith
Aimee Soto
Braedyn Summers
Lauren Patrick
Emerson Rossman
Libby Schmutte
Eli Baker
Haydn Farris
Annabelle Marshall
Abram Noreiga
Mason Poe
Ella Schaub
Symon Schoettle
Kale Appleby
Cicily Borders
Ansley Brunsman
Jake Gaskill
Gabe Geiger
Hailey Mullins
Jacob Ready
Jack Andrews
Addie Durrett
Zane Hamblin
KK Hartley
Alex Jarvis
Peyton Kocher
Sam Agresta
Sydney Deemer
Frankie Eagan
Kialeah Graham
Maggie Hayes
Rylen James
Faith Lowry
Will Reed
Gracie Rossman
Collin Ash
James Curtis
Lucy Hermann
Kendall Kocher
Isaiah Littell
Victoria McDole
Cooper Miles
Lily Rutherford
Lucas Sigler
Zane Baker
Martina Mays
Erika Gibson
Simon Alba
Sawyer Borders
Ashlynn Gilmore
Nate Kinnaman
Addison Poe
Noah Schmaltz
Mia Thornburg
James Woodburn
Honorable Mention

Layla Masters
Violet Jennings
Connor Lang
Eli Agresta
Joe Paul Egan
Antonio Cento
Zeke Littell
Holly Reeves
Annabelle Rose
Kaitlyn Wade
Lydia Stahley
Alexys Brand
Christian Moguel
Grace Troxell
Alexa Tweedy
Sydney Babb
Diana Plummer
Matthew Rossman
Brock Marien
Picture Retakes
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Picture Retake Day will take place Tuesday, October 27th. If you missed Picture Day or would like retakes you may dress out of uniform on retake day.

If you have already received your picture package and you want retakes you will not have to reorder as long as there are no desired changes to your original order. You must bring your original picture package in with you.

Order forms are available in the main office upon request. Otherwise all orders should be done online.

Pictures will be first thing after morning announcements.

Reply back if you need an order form sent home with your student.
OR you can order online at The order code is 43070BB
Election Day- Virtual Learning Day
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
On Tuesday, November 3rd, St. Roch Catholic School will be E-Learning. Below you will find the schedule for the day.

Our preschool and Pre-K students will not have any E-learning for the day. Kindergarten-4th grade students will bring home their work on Monday, that is to be completed on Tuesday. Since this E-Learning is just for one day, we do not feel the need to go LIVE for our younger grades. We feel like it would be very difficult on our parents and grandparents for these younger students.

Our 5th-8th grade students will be having LIVE instruction. They will be allowed to bring their Chromebook home on Monday. They are all well versed in Google Classroom, so they should be able to navigate their learning.

5th and 6th Grade
5th Grade Language Arts- 9:00 am
6th Grade Math- 9:00 am

5th Grade Math -10:00 am
6th Grade Language Arts - 10:00 am

Social Studies, science and religion will send assigned work home on Monday.

7th and 8th Grade
7th Grade Language Arts- 9:00 am
8th Grade SS- 9:00 am

7th Grade SS- 10:00 am
8th Grade Language Arts- 10:00 am

Math, science and religion will send assigned work on Monday. Students will access their LIVE classes via google classroom. They have been trained and do this everyday, so they should be able to navigate very easily.

Thank you for your support of this last minute calendar change.
In the Know with PTO
Give Back to Roch by Purchasing MORE St. Roch Spirit Wear
PTO has partnered with First Place Spiritwear to give you a wider variety of spirit wear options that you can order whenever you want—and they will be shipped directly to your house. Saint Roch earns 5% from every purchase made! Additionally, if you join the VIP club on the web site, First Place Spiritwear will send promo codes for discounted items and free shipping.
October 50/50 Underway
Thank you to everyone who participated in the September PTO 50/50. We brought in $620, which means our winner received $310! The October 50/50 is underway. To participate, please label your own envelope with your name, phone number, student, grade / teacher, and the enclosed dollar amount. In the envelope, include cash or check (made out to St. Roch) for as many chances as you wish ($5 per chance)! Envelopes can be turned into the school office or homeroom teachers. The deadline for entries is Friday, October 30th at 3:00 p.m. The drawing will take place on Monday, November 2nd .
(License #2608)
Lunch Menu
Week of October 26th
Entree Option - Chicken Nuggets
Every lunch is also served with fruit, veggies and Milk
Sides will be served daily and will vary throughout the week
Teacher Wish List
We are very appreciative of your support!
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • November 3rd- E-Learning Day for Election
Roncalli 2020 Open House
Roncalli invites all prospective students in 5th – 8th grades, along with a parent or family member, to join them for an Open House on Thursday, November 5th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

Students are invited to join three informational sessions, focusing on topics such as campus ministry, academic, athletics, fine arts and the “big picture” Roncalli. Each session will last 15-20 minutes, with time for questions. Each session will accommodate 50 students and one parent or family member will be able to join them. For those who attend the entire evening, guests will be eligible to win one of three $100 gift certificates to the Roncalli Spirit Store. Guests must attend all three sessions and be present to win.

Sign up to attend a session via SignUp Genius at and see why so many people are making Roncalli their choice for high school! For information about RHS, visit, or contact Allie Ross at or 317-787-8277 extension 243 with questions.
The Roncalli Spirit Store will hold its annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, November 7, 2020 in the Roncalli cafeteria from 9 AM to 1 PM. We will have fantastic new merchandise updated with the latest trends and styles for everyone on your Christmas shopping list, you won’t want to miss. Eighth grade parents, shop with us while your student takes the Roncalli placement exam. Check out our FB page (Roncalli Spirit Store) for weekly sneak peeks. 
For more information, please contact Wendy Lawrie, Director of the Roncalli Spirit Store at or 787-8277 ext. 279. See you at the sale with your mask on!
Shadowing at Roncalli for 8th Graders
All first semester dates at Roncalli are filled! But don't worry, our second semester dates are open, and we are ready to start scheduling!

Please contact Allie Ross at to get your 8th grader signed up today. Shadowing dates will go fast as we are currently allowing 3 students per day. If that changes, we will open it up to more guests.
Placement Test
Roncalli is excited to host the Class of 2025 for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on Saturday, November 7! Additional details are below:
  • Test begins at 8:00 AM and concludes by 11:15 AM Please arrive 15 minutes early, and use the Fine Arts Center entrance (Door #5).
  • Cost is $10.
  • Students are asked to bring 2 sharpened No. 2 pencils; calculators are not allowed.
  • Accommodations, as designated in the student’s IEP/ISP, are available only for those students who provide the appropriate documentation to Mrs. Michelle Roberts (, Special Needs Director, at least 10 days prior to the HSPT.
  • No need for parents/students to register or call in for the November HSPT test date.
  • Only students who take the November HSPT are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship.
  • STARS students and parents are invited to the 8th grade parent meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7 PM in the Roncalli Auditorium.
Parents are strongly encouraged to attend an Admissions Information meeting on the morning of the High School Placement Test from 10:00 – 11:15 AM in the Ascension St. Vincent Gym (new gym). Items covered at this meeting will include the Admissions Application, the Admissions process, the Financial Aid process and some general academic and scheduling information. The end of this meeting coincides with the end of the HSPT. Please contact Jessica Engel, School Counselor (317) 787-8277 (ext.235) or Jane Dias, Guidance Administrative Assistant (ext. 214) with questions.
Roncalli Bus Drivers
Roncalli High School is looking to expand its pool of licensed bus drivers. The school is willing to pay for the cost of the licensure process. Driving for Roncalli athletic events, field trips, show choir competitions, etc. can be a fun experience and a great supplemental income. Please contact the school's Transportation Director, Jason Sims, at or 317-787-8277, extension 262.
Rebel Juniors Volleyball Club
Rebel Juniors Volleyball Club
Rebel Juniors is a volleyball club for youth girls started by Roncalli coaches for prospective Roncalli volleyball athletes.

Age Groups:
11 and under: July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010                        
12 and under: July 1, 2008- June 30, 2009                     
13 and under: July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008                      
14 and under: July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007

Open Gym Sunday, November 1st
Roncalli St. Vincent Gym
11’s and 12’s: 4-5:30pm
13’s and 14’s: 6-7:30pm

Tryout Dates: Sunday November 8th and 15th. Times TBA
Communication: emails provided on registration will be used for further communication and details about the program.
Have questions?: Email
Roncalli Wrestling
The Elementary and Middle School wrestling season begins on November 3 and ends on March 13. Students can join at any time with practices and weight lifting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Roncalli, and we will participate in a full competition schedule. More details can be found on our website - or contact Coach McClurg @ 317-501-8306 or at
My Story, R Family Series
Today's My Story, R Family comes from senior and St. Barnabas parishioner, Grace Cassiero. We love seeing the love our students have for God and service, and Grace's story is truly inspiring. She has heard God's call, and she is answering it!

For more information on the school and all we have to offer, please visit
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051