Rocket Report

Vol. 3, No. 29, March 13, 2020
St. Roch school has moved to e-learning for the next two weeks, followed by one week of Spring Break. We are scheduled to return on April 6th.
Words with Wilson
On February 29th, many of our 7th and 8th Grade students competed in the annual Roncalli Quest for Excellence competition. This is one of my favorite competitions that we compete in because I have great memories of competing in the competition when I was in 7th and 8th grade at Holy Name.  

Students compete in a variety of categories against students from other south deanery schools. All students compete in at least two categories, and have a chance to earn medals if they place high enough. We had a fantastic showing this year, and had several place winners. The team worked hard to prepare and we are proud of each and every one of them.

Our Super Quiz team of Michael Riedeman, Lachlan Borders, Quinn O’Brien, Chloe Painchaud and Ezra Littell won the bronze medal for third place.
Annabelle Snyder placed fifth in the art competition.
Our duo of Gabby DeMore and Annah Meehan won the gold medal in drama.
Cameron O’Neill and Chloe Painchaud received honorable mention in geography.
Chase Monroe came away with the gold in geography.
In the history category, Cameron O’Neill and Simon Alba were honorable mention; Chloe Painchaud received the 6th place ribbon; Odin Debon the 5th place ribbon; Austin Bradley won the bronze and Chase Monroe captured the silver medal.
James Guthrie and Michael Reideman were honorable mention in math while Ezra Littell placed fourth.
Our science team of Carlie Gaskill, Cece Keiner, Lachlan Borders and Annabelle Snyder were gold medal winners.
Michael Reideman placed second in spelling and Quinn O’Brien came away with the gold.
In theology, Annah Meehan and Annabelle Snyder both received honorable mention.

I would like to extend a big thank you to all of our teachers and volunteers who helped to prepare our students for the competition. They put in a lot of extra hours before school, after school, and during their lunch periods. We have a fantastic staff, and I am so grateful for all of the sacrifices they make for our students. 

A good day for the Rockets and thanks to all 7th and 8th graders who participated in Quest!
Tuition & Financial Aid
Spring Spirit Wear Sale
Deadline to order is March 18th
We will be having a Spring Spirit Wear Sale. The sale closes on March 18th - with items being distributed the week we come back from spring break. Please click on the link to shop!

If you have questions, or would be interested in buying another "We Are St. Roch" shirt, please email Tina Hayes at
8th Grade Dinner & Auction
The dinner and auction has been CANCELED.
The play has been postponed.
Yoga & Mimosas
Saturday, March 14 at the St. Roch Gym
Yoga & Mimosas - Cancelled
PTO’s Yoga & Mimosas event, scheduled to be held from 8-10 a.m. at St. Roch tomorrow, is cancelled. If you have already paid and would like an immediate refund, please email Melissa Stahley at . Otherwise, we will consider your payment a donation to the PTO. If another session can be scheduled in the future, you will of course be able to attend for free.
Hearts for Haiti
Hearts for Haiti Ministry is sponsoring a Garage Sale on Saturday, April 18th in the Gym!
All funds that we raise will be sent to Haiti in early summer so that St. Maria Goretti School will be able to purchase school supplies, teaching materials, uniform items and any other necessities to start their school year off!

We need your help to make this a huge success! We are looking for items you would like to donate to our sale! Please start looking around your house for any of these things you might be willing to part with for a good cause!

Categories would include: 
Household : appliances, dishes, electronics, gadgets, etc.
Home Décor : pictures, knick knacks, candles, lamps, plants
Linens : bedding, towels, tablecloths, curtains
Books : adults, kids, educational
Baby Stuff
Accessories : purses, belts, jewelry, hats, bath & body
Furniture : tables, chairs, sofas, patio furniture (no mattresses please)

We will have donation drop off times on April 15, 16 and all day on the 17th. If you have some larger items without a way to get them to St. Roch, we will be able to arrange some pick-ups. Please email Laura Lowry at: , or call her at 317-902-8903.

SPECIAL INCENTIVE!!  If you donate 10 items (excluding clothing pieces) you will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon Card!

God is Good and St. Roch Parish is changing lives in Haiti!
Mass with Archbishop
All Are Welcome
Inclement Weather
If we ever have a 2 hour delay, early dismissal, or school closing because of inclement weather, we will notify the teachers and parents using the following:
1. Notified via email to all parents and staff.
2. Posted on our "Saint Roch Catholic School" Facebook Group Page
3. Posted on our Twitter page
4. A text Alert
5. Posted via local TV stations: Channel 4, 6, 8, 13, 59 (this is the last places I notify, please look for above methods first)

As always, as the parent YOU are the one that makes the decision on whether to bring your children to school each day because of weather and/or road conditions. If we are in school at a normal time and the roads around your home or area are not safe to travel, please call the school office and notify the school that your children will not be attending school because of inclement weather. Your student will be given an excused absence.
E-Learning Days
Please click the button below to see more details concerning our E-Learning days.
School Mass Schedule
All School Masses will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am unless otherwise noted.
Wed. 4/8 - Mrs. Agresta's 5th Grade

Fri. 4/10 - Mr. English's 5th Grade
Lunch Menu
Server Schedule
March 14/15
Saturday - 5pm
Lydia Stahley
Holly Reeves
Sunday - 8:00am
Lachlan Borders
Sawyer Borders
Cicily Borders
Sunday - 10:30am
Lily Rutherford
Annie Troxell
Grace Troxell
Sunday - 5:30pm
Gavin Dulworth
Paul Pittman
Mike Riedeman
March 21/22
Saturday - 5pm
Luke Pliler
Nate Kinnaman
Sunday - 10:30am
Lily Rutherford
Cecilia Keiner
Sunday - 5:30pm
Ezra Littell
Isaiah Littell
Zeke Littell
Click Below to Sign Up or View Schedule
Teacher Wish List
Thank you for the donations thus far. We truly appreciate the generosity.

  • Used TI-84 Graphing Calculators 
  • Would like to have a classroom set of 8-9 graphing calculators to use with the Algebra class.  
  • Jumbo Ink Pads - any color
  • Spot Carpet Cleaner (new or used)
  • Theater Club looking for 3 toddler size mattresses
  • Theater Club looking for a small dresser or night stand
Any purchased wish list items may be turned into the school office. Thank you for your support.
Looking Ahead
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • April 6th - Return to school
Rebel Report
Junior Rebel Theatre
Sport Camps
Roncalli High School will again offer many different sport camps this summer for elementary age student athletes currently in grades K-8. These camps are conducted by members of the Rebel coaching staff and serve to provide fundamental instruction in each sport as well as a wonderful opportunity to have fun in a friendly and nourishing environment.
CAMPS for BOYS in 2020:
Cross Country
Speed Development
CAMPS for GIRLS in 2020:
Cross Country
CO-ED CAMPS in 2020:
The cost for each camp is $50 per camper/per session. Registration begins March 1.
Information/Online Registration is available on the Roncalli High School website:  
For more information, please call the athletic office at Roncalli High School
(788-4094 or 787-8277 ext. 263).
Roncalli Exchange Student
Seeking Host Family
Have you ever been interested in hosting an exchange student? We have an awesome opportunity for you and your family for next year!

Isabel Rubi is 17, and she will join us from Panama as a senior for the 2020-21 school year. Rubi is a Catholic, cheerful girl who says, "I spend my free time running and competing in Triathlons." She plans to continue running while in the USA.

She is on her current school's debate team, and she enjoys watching movies, tv and listening to music with her family. Isabel has a sister and hopes to have a sibling while at Roncalli. She would love to have her own bedroom, and she is more than willing to help with chores around the house. Isabel is looking forward to meeting her host family, coming to the USA and experiencing the culture!

If you are interested in hosting Rubi, please contact Janet Shaffer with the Council On International Educational Exchange (CIEE) at .
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-9144
Fax: (317) 784-7051