Rocket Report
Vol. 2, No. 29, March 15, 2019
Words with Wilson
This has been another outstanding week at St. Roch Catholic School, and it is not over yet!  Last night, our 4th Grade Gold Volleyball team won a City Title. They defeated a tough Nativity team in the semi-finals, and went on to beat an even tougher Holy Name team for the championship. The girls worked hard all season, so this is a much deserved victory! Members of the team include Bella Johnson, Cicily Borders, Peyton Kocher, Ava Kress, Jamie Smith, Mirabella Gaskill, and Anna Carothers.  The Rockets were coached by Mrs. Karen Kiefer and Mrs. Terese Blackmon.

As our week continues, tomorrow Caitlin Pooler will travel to IUPUI and compete in the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.  Caitlin advanced to this round by winning her area competition a few weeks ago. If she wins tomorrow, she will advance to the National Bee in Washington, DC. Good Luck, Caitlin!

Tomorrow, our Cadet Wrestlers will compete for their chance to earn a City Title.  Several of those same boys will then come straight to St. Roch to prepare for the 8th Grade Play that they have been working hard on for several weeks.    

This week has been a great example of Rockets living our motto “ Trust God, Work Hard and Work TOGETHER!  Have a great weekend.
Join us Tomorrow!
8th Grade Dinner/Auction & Play
Join us tomorrow, Saturday, March 16th , as the 8th grade class of St. Roch Catholic School has their annual dinner, play and auction.  Doors open for dinner in the gym at 5:30pm , with the live auction beginning at 7:15. Following the auction, the 8th grade class will present the play “Sweet Success.” The play is scheduled to begin about 8:15pm-8:30pm

Ticket prices are as follows:
$5 - Play Only
$40- Family- Includes dinner, play and auction
$8 - Adult Ticket for dinner, play and auction
$5 - Child Ticket for dinner, play and auction

Walk-ins are welcome!
Fish Fry - Sponsored by Men's Club
The St. Roch Men’s Club will be sponsoring several Fish Frys during the upcoming Lenten season. The dates are March 15th , and also 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!
Spring Band Concert
The Spring Concert is coming up on Friday, May 17!

Here is our upcoming schedule:
Beginning Band: TUE, March 19, 3:45-5:00pm / WED April 3, 3:45-5:00 / TUE April 16, 3:45-5:00
Advanced Band: WED, March 14, 3:45-5:00pm / TUE April 2, 3:45-5:00 / WED April 17, 3:45-5:00
(These dates will be "come as you can". If you can make them, great. There will be snacks provided.)

These are the REQUIRED after school rehearsal dates:
Beginning Band: TUE May 7, 3:45-5:00 / WED May 15, 3:45-5:00
Advanced Band: WED May 8, 3:45-5:00 / TUE May 14, 3:45-5:00

There will be a dress rehearsal at Roncalli on Friday, May 17. We will bus the students to the high school in the morning and have them back to school by noon. The concert will be that evening, in the Roncalli High School Auditorium at 7:00pm. Call time for students will be 6:15pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at
ILEARN Preparation
Here are several three-minute videos that have been developed by the Indiana Department of Education about assessment systems and transitions to support assessment literacy.
Art Donations
Our Art Department is still in need of more beads for their pottery projects. We would be happy to accept donations of beads (any kind) or bead stringing wire. Thank you in advance for your support.
“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 5 th 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. 3/20 - Mrs. Agresta's 3rd Grade

Fri. 3/22 - Mrs. McClurg's 3rd Grade

Wed. 4/3 - Mrs. Plummer's 1st Grade

Fri. 4/5 - Mr. G's 4th Grade

Wed. 4/10 - Mrs. Borders 1st Grade

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

Wed. 4/17 - Mr. G's 4th Grade

Fri. 4/19 - Living Stations in Gym @9:45am
Weekend Server Schedule
March 16/17
Saturday, 5pm
Carlie Gaskill
Sydney Babb
Kendall Kocher
Sunday, 8am
Sophia Andrews
Kialeah Washington
Gavin Dulworth
Sunday, 10:30am
Monica Jones
Owen Hill
Frankie Eagan
Sunday, 5:30pm
Luke Hansen
Faith Lowry
Lily Rutherford
Lunch Menu
Week of March 18th
Salad of the Week - *Taco Salad

Sandwich of the Week - *Hamburger
*Sandwich and Salad on Fridays during Lent will be replaced with Fish Sandwich and Garden Salad.
Helpful Information
Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 3/16 - 8th Grade Dinner/Auction/Play
  • 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • 3/21 - $1 pre-paid casual day
  • 3/22 - 1pm Early Dismissal - NO AFTERCARE
  • 4/1 - School Resumes
  • 4/3 - Family Religion Night
Rebel Report
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. 

St. Roch Catholic School
Phone: (317) 784-1763
Fax: (317) 784-7051