Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 31, April 5, 2019
Words with Wilson
Good Afternoon!

Mrs. Wilson is out of the building today, so I have been tasked with writing the Words with Wilson this week. So, we will call this installment Words about Wilson! Sometimes God does things to help us understand how special life is and how thankful we should be for all the gifts he gives to us. God has presented me with another one of those opportunities this week. Mrs. Wilson has been a little under the weather and has not been here the past two days. I have been given the opportunity to walk a few miles in her shoes, and here is what I have learned from my experience.

First off, she is much younger and has a lot more energy than me! I slept like a baby last night, and I have scheduled a nap for 2:00 o’clock today because the responsibilities of her job are immense.

Second, I have a new respect for her ability to stay positive and keep smiling. Parts of her job are very taxing on the emotions and the patience. Yet, she is always upbeat and willing to deal with all challenges that come her way.

Thirdly, I have no idea how she gets to all the school activities she attends. I had one place to be last night, Arnis, for the Dine to Donate, and I was not able to make it because of previously scheduled plans. She makes it to everything without fail, she is constantly attending something for the church or the school, and she makes it to everything! Most importantly, I have been reminded what a great person Mrs. Wilson is because although she is not feeling well she continues to text and email to make sure things are going okay and answers any questions. I hope she does call or text around 2:00 today! We are blessed to have her as our principal and friend!

I hope everyone enjoys your weekend, and I encourage all of you to look for those moments in your life where God is trying to get you to realize the special things in your life. Thank you God for the opportunity you gave me these last couple of days!

R2 (Mr. Rush for those of you that do not know who R2 is)
Riley Dance Marathon
$1 Casual Day - April 11th
Several St. Roch alumni, who now attend Roncalli High School, will be participating in the Riley Children's Hospital Dance Marathon. St. Roch Catholic School will support their efforts by having a casual day on Thursday, April 11th . This is not a pre-paid day. We are asking that students bring at least $1 to participate. All money will being going to Riley Children's Hospital. Thank you for your support!
Flower Sale
The St. Roch PTO is sponsoring a spring flower sale. Attached you will find an order form, and also pictures of what is being offered. Orders are due by Friday, April 12th. The pick-up date will be Saturday, May 11th, just in time for Mother's Day! We will send paper order forms with students later this week.

All order forms should be submitted to the office. Please make checks payable to the St. Roch PTO.

Thank you for your support of the St. Roch PTO!

ILEARN Assesment Videos
The Office of Student Assessment is developing several three-minute videos to share with parents and educators about assessment systems and transitions to support assessment literacy.

Spring Band Concert
Change of Date
The Spring Band Concert is now on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00pm.

This will change some of the previously scheduled after school rehearsals:

Beginning Band: 
-Wednesday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 16 are still on. These dates are still "come if you can".
-Tuesday, April 30 OR Wednesday, May 8. Your student must be at one of these to participate at the concert.

Advanced Band:
-Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 17 are still on. These dates are still "come if you can".
-Wednesday, May 1, OR Tuesday, May 7. Your student must be at one of these to participate in the concert.
Art Donations
The Art Department is looking for rice donations. (Either boxes of rice or bags of rice). This will be used for Native American rain sticks that they will be making in Art class.
Fish Fry - Sponsored by Men's Club
The St. Roch Men’s Club will be sponsoring two more Fish Frys during the our Lenten season. The remaining dates are April 5th and 12th from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Dinner includes main dish, 2 sides, dessert, & drink for $7.00. The menu includes:hand breaded fish, baked fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, cheese pizza, green beans, coleslaw, mac n cheese, fries, and onion rings.
Lent Morning Reflections for St. Roch Moms
All mothers of the St. Roch Community are invited to participate in a Lent prayer and reflection group. We will read, pray, and reflect individually, and meet together to pray and share every other Tuesday during Lent from 8:15-9:15 a.m. in the Parish Life Center. These dates are March 3, March 19, April 2, and April 16 . Join us in person, or participate in prayer independently using the same devotional we will have. Contact Stephanie Newton in the parish office at (317) 784-1763 or email at if you are interested in this opportunity to make the most of this Lent together in fellowship with other moms!
Vacation Bible School
Save the Date:
St. Roch VBS 2019!

Get ready for the "mane" event!
St. Roch's 2019 summer Vacation Bible School program, called  Roar , will be hosted in the evenings from

Sunday, July 14th -
Thursday, July 18th .

Kids ages 4 years through 4th grade are invited to discover that 
God is good even when life gets wild!
Mark your calendars now, and keep watch for registration information soon!
“Scouts, BSA” program is the Boy Scouts of America’s renaming of “boy scouts”. “Scouts, BSA” now provides the same quality youth program to boys and girls. An all-girl troop is now chartered at St. Jude. Meetings are at St. Jude in the science room, 7 – 8 pm on Tuesdays. Girls, ages 11 (or 10 and completed 5th grade) through 17, are invited to join in the adventure.
If interested, please contact Scott Strother by phone or email: 317.690.1477;
School Mass Schedule
School Mass is scheduled for 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 4/10 - Mrs. Borders 1st Grade

Fri. 4/12 - Mr. English's 7th Grade

Wed. 4/17 - Mrs. Agresta's 3rd Grade

Fri. 4/19 - Living Stations in Gym @9:45am
and 6pm

Wed. 4/24 - Mrs. Feltman's 7th Grade

Fri. 4/26 - Mr. Watson's 6th Grade

Wed. 5/1 - Mrs. Border's 1st Grade

Fri. 5/3 - Mr. Goins 5th Grade

Wed. 5/8 - Mrs. Plummer's 1st Grade

Fri. 5/10 - Miss Leppert's 5th Grade

Wed. 5/15 - Mrs. Payne's 4th Grade

Tues. 5/21 - Mr. G's 4th Grade
8th Grade Farewell Mass

Fri. 5/24 - Mrs. DeArmond's Grade
Weekend Server Schedule
April 6/7
Saturday, 5pm
Gavin Farris
Carlie Gaskill
Alexa Tweedy
Sunday, 8am
Olivia Plummer
Diana Plummer
Lydia Stahley
Sunday, 10:30am
Emma Kraus
Leila James
Rylen James
Sunday, 5:30pm
Eli Rossman
Matthew Hudson
Sophia Rossman
Lunch Menu
Week of April 8th
Salad of the Week - *Taco Salad

Sandwich of the Week - *Rocket Dog
*Sandwich and Salad on Fridays during Lent will be replaced with Fish Sandwich and Garden Salad.
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 4/11 - $1 Casual Day for Riley Dance Marathon
  • 4/19 - Living Stations 9:45am and 6pm (in Gym)
  • 4/19 - 1pm Early Dismissal Aftercare is available
  • 4/20 - Easter Egg Hunt
  • 4/21 - Easter Sunday
  • 4/24 - PTO quarterly meeting 6:30pm
  • 4/25 - $1 Pre-paid casual day
  • 4/28 - First Communion
  • 4/29 - Teacher/Support Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/1 - Spring Sing - 6pm in the church
Rebel Report
8th Grade Cheer Clinic
Any 8th grade girl interested in cheering is welcome to attend a clinic to get ready for tryouts on April 27th 10 AM -12 PM in the Roncalli bubble gym. The cost is $5. Please contact Head Coach Kara Applegate with any questions at .
Boys Volleyball CYO Night
Roncalli Women's Lacrosse
CYO Youth Night
The Roncalli Women’s Lacrosse team is inviting you to enjoy CYO YOUTH NIGHT on Thursday, April 11th. The junior varsity game starts at 6pm. The varsity game starts at 7:30pm. The Lady Rebels take on Brownsburg in Rebel Stadium! All students in grades K-8 will get into the game for FREE and will get a free item at the concession stand and a chance to win a spot in the women’s lacrosse summer camp. Be sure to wear your school spirit wear! Come out and experience the excitement of Women’s Lacrosse!


Women’s Lacrosse will be hosting a summer camp June 24th-27th from 6-8 PM in the Rebel Stadium. Cost for the camp is $50.00 and all equipment will be provided. The camp is open to all girls that are currently in 3rd-8th grade. For more information contact Roncalli Women’s Lacrosse at or register on the following website:
Roncalli Rebelation 2019
April in Paris, Rendezvous Rebelation
Help raise funds for Roncalli families in need of tuition assistance.
Great food, drinks, LIVE music from 3rd Generation and one-of-a-kind auction items await you!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 

Roncalli Gymnase  (Gymnasium)
5:30 – 11:00 PM

Paris Fashions  or  
Business Casual Attire

For more information or to buy your tickets go to
Summer Sports and Academic Camps
Roncalli High School is the place to be for summer camps!  

Sports Camps  – Cheerleading, football, boys/girls volleyball, softball, baseball, gymnastics, wrestling, boys/girls golf, boys/girls basketball, boys/girls lacrosse, boys/girls cross country, boys/girls tennis, boys/girls swimming, boys/girls diving, boys/girls soccer.  Go to  to register, or   for more information, please contact (317) 788-4094.

Academic Camps  – Roncalli will offer multiple academic camps this summer! An  American   Sign Language Camp  is available for both beginners and more advanced students in grades 1-8, a  Young Authors Camp  will be offered for grades 5-8, two sessions of a  Robotics Camp  will be offered for grades 3-8 and high school students, and two fun Math Camps  will be offered for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Grades indicate the grade that students will be in for the 2019-20 school year.  Please contact  for additional information. 

Roncalli Golf Clinic
The Roncalli Girls Golf Team will hold its 2nd Spring Girls Golf Clinic at Smock Golf Course Driving Range. Here's what you need to know:

Who: 5th - 8th Grade Girls              
Date: Saturday, April 13th
Time: 2 - 3:30 PM
Location: Smock Driving Range 4225 Todd Road. 
Phone number 317-888-4863
Girls will need to bring golf clubs and wear tennis shoes. Members of the Roncalli Girls Golf team will be there, along with Coach John Stelzel, to teach and show them this wonderful game. If they have a friend they want to bring, they too are welcome. There is no cost for this clinic. Please RSVP to John Stelzel, Roncalli Girls Golf Head Coach, 317-529-0178
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051