Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 37, May 15, 2019
Rush Report
The school year is winding down and this next Rush Report finds me looking out my window on the midway of Mayfest.  All is quiet now, but in the next several hours our school campus will change from a quiet place of education to a loud place of enjoyment.  Moments like this make me appreciate the specialness of St. Roch and our school families, so that is the theme of this Rush Report!

St. Roch would just be a group of buildings and an address if not for our students, teachers, staff, parents, and Father Hunter.  Each one of the people that belong to the Saint Roch family brings something special to us. Our students bring academic, athletic, and creative abilities to our campus.  Our teachers and school staff brings years of experience working with students to help them grow and prosper in an ever-changing world. Our parish staff brings experience working with budgets, planning of events, and helping people in need.  Our priest brings a world of experience helping people through the happiest and saddest times of their lives. Our parents bring us their children and trust us to nurture and educate them through their school lives.

Our parents are the ones I think most of this time of year!  I just left the Mayfest tent and there was a group of dads and moms volunteering their time to set-up for Mayfest.  Anytime we ask for help or support from our parents, you guys are their to lend a hand and help out. We are blessed to have an active Men’s Club, Women’s Club, PTO, and School Commission that are staffed with our school parents.  Each of these clubs and organizations work tirelessly to keep our school going and help keep us successful at meeting the needs of our students. In addition to our clubs, we have parents and grandparents that help us maintain our grounds and property.  We have parents that volunteer for field trips, Roch-a-Thon, field day, and Mayfest. Anytime the call goes out for help, there is a group of parents that step in to lend a hand. Finally, we have parents and grandparents that own or work for businesses that help us in a multitude of ways each and every year.  I just wanted to take this time to say thank you to all of our parents this special time of year.

Thank you to everyone that helps make St. Roch Catholic School and Parish a special place and not just an address!  You are loved and appreciated! Let Mayfest begin!



What are the clubs mentioned in the Rush Report that keep our school going?
What do our teachers and staff bring to Saint Roch each day?
What time of year is it at St. Roch?
What would St. Roch be without our parents and volunteers?  (This is kind of an inferencing question. The answer is here, but it will require a little thought.  You can do it!!)
See if you can find the mistake I made on purpose.  Let me know about all the mistakes I made accidentally also.


Thursday, May 16th from 5-10pm
Friday, May 17th from 5-11pm
Saturday, May 18th from 4-11pm
Raffle Sales and Ride Bracelets
Raffle Ticket sales are underway. Our goal for this year is $21,000.

The top selling student will earn $100 cash. The seller of the 1st place winner will also earn $100 cash, so be sure to write your name down if you are the seller.

We have extra tickets available in the school office and in the back of church. Please do not print your own tickets at home.

Ride Bracelets
In order to earn a free ride bracelet for your student you must meet your family quota. Once your quota is met you will be able to purchase extra ride bracelets for siblings and family members.Here are the sales quotas for each family:
• 1 student = $65
• 2 students = $90
• 3 or more students = $115
Adult Volunteers (and 6th Graders)
We need everyone’s help to make MayFest a success! We are asking that every parent volunteer for at least one shift during Mayfest (if you are a 2 parent household, we need BOTH parents to work a shift). There are MANY people who go above and beyond this request! We have times and opportunities to fit everyone’s schedules. And as usual, we will need people to help work the booths, Monte Carlo area, food areas, etc. Please sign up using the link below.

Sixth grade students wishing to earn service hours may sign up with an adult on this link for Kid’s games only.
7th & 8th Grade Students
Each 7th and 8th grade student is required to work 1 shift during Mayfest. Please note that the sign up has been set up a little differently this year and we are allowing the 7th and 8th graders to work a shift with their peers. We will not be using money for the kids games this year, they will be using punch cards. It is imperative that the students show up for their shifts, be on time, and manage the games responsibly as this is a fundraiser for the school.
CYO Football Sign ups
CYO is planning to make a few rules changes in the 2019 season, particularly at the 34 level where they will be moving to a 7 on 7 tackle format. The parishes of St Roch, Holy Name, St Mark and Central Catholic partner together to make the South Central Catholic Football program. As you can imagine a combined program requires a great deal of coordination and planning. In order to effectively plan for the upcoming season in terms of coaches, equipment and so forth we are having an early sign up period FOR ALL PLAYERS GRADES 3-8. If your son wishes to play football in 2019 you must sign up on the link below NO LATER THAN MAY 25th. You do not need to pay the CYO fee until August, but if you do not sign up with the link below we cannot guarantee a spot on the team. It should take less than 3 minutes. Thank you! -John Andrews 
Class Guinea Pigs Looking for a Home
Hairy and Laverne are looking for new loving homes. Both guinea pigs are friendly and love to held, both will come with their own cage and supplies. If you are able to give them a home pleases contact Mrs. Gann @
School Supply Kits
New Program Coming for 2019-2020 School Year
St. Roch is partnering with 1st Day School Supply Kits to offer parents an easier way to shop for school supplies. Kits can be ordered online and will be delivered directly to school. Kits will be labeled with your child's name and ready for their arrival on the first day of school. 1st Day School Supply provides brand name products at affordable prices. This is an optional program. Flyers were sent home with your child today. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.  Order deadline is June 15.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Kati Reeves, .
Vacation Bible School
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!

Colts Skills Camp
The Indianapolis Colts will host our 2019 Colts Skills Camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. This camp gives kids in grades 2-8 an opportunity to improve their football skills through instruction from local youth, high school and college coaches.

We are happy to announce that Colts TE Jack Doyle and CB Pierre Desir will join us at this year’s Colts Skills Camp!*
This camp encompasses all skill levels and is open to participants of both flag and tackle football leagues.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Andy Matis at .

*All announced players are subject to change
IU Summer Program
The IU Game Development Camp is in its 7th year and offers a chance for students interested in computers, art, development, and design to create their own game projects. Our week-long sessions engage participants in every aspect of game development, and by the end of each week, students will have created a working game prototype from scratch. 

Participants aged 13-18 will have the opportunity to explore 2D and 3D game development using cutting-edge industry technology on the IU Bloomington campus, and we offer both day camp and overnight options for out-of-town students. Four sessions run through June, and this year, we're once again excited to offer Girlpowered!, a camp which seeks to engage young women in technology and design. We have plenty of scholarship opportunities still available. Full details can be found here: . Also, I'd be happy to come give a presentation about our Media School's summer offerings. Let me know if that's of interest! 
School Mass Schedule
Our last two school masses will be at 9am.
Tues. 5/21 @ 9am - Mr. G's 4th Grade
8th Grade Farewell Mass

Fri. 5/24 @ 9am - Mrs. DeArmond's 2nd Grade - Awards will follow Mass
Weekend Server Schedule
May 18/19
Saturday, 5pm
Cecelia Keiner
Nate Kinnaman
Collin Ash

Sunday, 8am
Caitlin Pooler
James Guthrie
Simon Alba

Sunday, 10:30am
Emma Kraus
Luke Pliler
Victoria McDole

Sunday, 5:30pm
Paul Pittman
Brady Davis
Lily Rutherford
Lunch Menu
Week of May 20th
Salad of the Week - Taco Salad

Sandwich of the Week - Rocket Dog
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 5/16 - NO SCHOOL
  • 5/16 - MayFest 5pm - 10pm
  • 5/17 - NO SCHOOL
  • 5/17 - MayFest 5pm - 11pm
  • 5/18 - MayFest 4pm - 11pm
  • 5/21 - 8th Grade Farewell Mass @9am (8th Grade Last Day)
  • 5/22 - Talent Show @ 9am
  • 5/22 - 8th Grade Graduation @ 6:30pm
  • 5/23 - Field Day
  • 5/24 - End of Year Awards following 9am Mass
  • 5/24 - Last day of School 1pm Dismissal NO AFTERCARE
Rebel Report
Roncalli Summer Sports Schedule
Summer Team Workout Schedules & Contacts

*Summer starts June 3rd -- Please contact coaches for specific start dates

JV/Varsity Football @ Roncalli Stadium - E-mail for more information.
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm Monday & Tuesday
7:30 am- 9:30 am Thursday

Freshmen Football @ Roncalli Stadium - E-mail for more information.
7:00-9:00 pm Monday & Tuesday
6:00-8:00 pm Thursday

Boys’ Cross-Country - E-mail for more information.
8:00 - 9:30 am Monday & Wednesday Roncalli High School
8:00 - 9:30 am Tuesday & Thursday Local Parks

Girls’ Cross-Country - E-mail
June 3rd - CYO XC Camp - RHS athletes may work for service hours
June 10th -24th MWF(All)
June 24th-29th - MWF(JV and Freshmen) M-F (Varsity)

Girls’ Soccer @ Roncalli Stadium - E-mail for more information.
8:30 am - 11:00 am Monday
8:30 am - 10:30 am Wednesday
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Thursday

Boys’ Soccer at LaSalle Fields (on campus) - E-mail for more information
8:00 am- 10:00 am Monday & Wednesday Lower Lasalle
8:00 am- 10:00 am Tuesday & Thursday Upper Lasalle North

Volleyball in Main Gymnasium - E-mail for more information.
8:00 am-10:30 am Monday - Thursday

Girls’ Basketball in Main Gymnasium - E-mail for more information.
10:45 am-12:30 pm Monday - Thursday

Boy’s Basketball in Main Gymnasium - E-mail for more information.
12:30 pm-2:30 pm Monday - Thursday

Athletic Training - Email , for more information.
7:00 am - 10:00 am Monday - Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:15 pm Monday & Tuesday

Moratorium June 30th-July 7th- No Athletes or Activities On Campus
Roncalli Boys Cross Country 2019
The Roncalli Boys Cross Country team is seeking incoming freshman boys who are interested in joining our team. Please contact head coach Jeff Buckley at   or 317-506-1821 , or coach Rob Brown at or 317-650-8893 for team and summer training information. Come and join us, no experience required!
Girls Golf Team Call Out
Any 8 - 11th grade girl who is interested in playing golf for the Roncalli Girls Golf Team for the 2019 season and beyond, should plan on attending a call out meeting on Wednesday, May 15. We will meet at 3:30 PM in the RHS cafeteria. You'll get a chance to meet the current team and find out what we do. Hope to see you there, John Stelzel Girls Golf Coach!
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. 

5th - 9th Grade Boys Soccer Camp
Camp Dates: June 10, 2019 – June 13, 2019
Start Time: 6:00pm 
End Time: 8:00pm

Venue Name: Roncalli Stadium
Venue Address: 3300 Prague Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Camp Cost: $50.00

Special Notes: Soccer Shoes, Workout Clothes & Soccer Ball

Register: Please visit

For any questions, please contact David Lauck:
or 317-7884094
St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051