May 19, 2023

"Well done, my good and faithful servant..."


Congratulations to the Class of 2023!


The Class of 2023 will celebrate its Baccalaureate liturgy on Friday, May 19, at 6:00 PM in the Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium. Tickets are not required to attend.

  • Seniors must report to the Bishop Chartrand Gym by 5:15 PM. Arrive in your gown, cap and tassel prepared for immediate line-up and instructions.

Graduation 2023 will be at 9:00 AM in the Roncalli Stadium and NO tickets will be required. Seating will be available in the bleachers and in designated areas on the turf. Families will be allowed to bring lawn chairs for turf seating, if desired. If inclement weather threatens, graduation will be held in the Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium. In this case, tickets will be required. Each senior has received eight tickets.

  • Seniors must report to the Bishop Chartrand Gym no later than 8:30 AM prepared for immediate line-up. 

If the weather is in question, a final decision whether to hold the ceremony inside or outside will be made no later than 7:00 AM and will be available on the school’s website. Please do not call the school for this information. Please access this information via the school’s website.

This is a link to the commencement ceremonies

which will be live streamed.



Roncalli High School asks its students to complete a minimum of 18 hours of service each semester. The members of the Class of 2023 have been completing service hours for the past four years, and many have "gone the extra mile" in serving the needs of others. A total of 57 seniors have received their service cord, which signifies a student completing 50% more than the expected hours. Among that group, the following students have exceeded all expectations and clearly answered the call to "be Christ to others" by performing over 400 hours of service over the past four years. They will be honored with their name on a plaque that hangs in the school’s cafeteria and receive their service cord to wear at graduation. 

Angel Hudspeth - 796 hours

Amelia Warner - 674 hours

Evan Baker - 595 hours

David Warner - 454 hours

Lauren Kill - 435 hours

Noah Kunz - 415 hours

Hannah Pierce - 411 hours


Senior Angel Hudspeth showed incredible grit by studying intensely over the course of two months for the Federal Private Airman's Knowledge Test at the Aeronautical Center of Technology in Greenwood. She passed this challenging test in February and began logging flight hours with a certified flight instructor this month. We are proud of Angel's determination and hard work to accomplish this monumental task in such a short period of time! Additionally, the Johnson County Aviators EAA Chapter 1354 awarded Angel the Ray Foundation Aviation Scholarship to continue her education in aviation. Congratulations on your many accomplishments, Angel!


Patrick Schaub R'99, Vice President of EM, Jesse Linville, Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation, Bernie Sponsel, HR Manager of EM, Nicholas Stewart R'23, Maria Kautsky R'23, Matthew Golab R'23, and Greg Schaub, CEO of EM

Congratulations to our three graduating seniors who completed the EM Company Inc. internship program. On Wednesday, a catered luncheon celebrated their accomplishments with the lead instructor for the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation and the CEO, vice president and HR manager of EM.


The Royals opened sectionals defeating MTI 3-0 (25-0 25-2 25-4). The Royals were dominant at all parts of the game. Andrew Dial broke the program record for consecutive serves in a set (24).

The Royals defeated New Palestine to win the sectional title 3-0 (25-9 25-7 25-9)! Everyone played a big role in securing the win.

The Royals will host regionals tomorrow, Saturday, May 20, vs Harrison at 3:00 PM.


The lady Royal track and field team started the state series at the Warren Central Sectional with one of their best performances of the season! Only the top three places in each event make it to the regional meet.

Congratulations to the following automatic Regional Qualifiers:

  • 4 x 800 relay of Sara McGraw, Ximena Zarza Diego, Valeria Lara and Reagan Turk finished 3rd
  • 4 x 100 relay of Natalie Lehner, Kalise Gutierrez, Josie Origer and Sophia Ramsey ran their best time of the season (51.45) to earn their runner up finish
  • Lydia Stahley was 2nd in the high jump
  • Whitney Meinerding, placing 2nd, continued her relentless climb up the Top 5 Athlete list and set a new school record in the pole vault of 10’4”!
  • Reagan Turk ran a great race in the 800 to become a Sectional Champion in that event!


Roncalli recognizes and celebrates our nine seniors from the Class of 2023 that have chosen the field of education as their collegiate path.

Back row (left to right):

Olivia Swearingen - Early Childhood Education, University of Indianapolis

Jackson Steuer - Music Education, Ball State University

Bryson Sandefur - Music Education, Ball State University

Sam Xochitlatoa - Secondary Education, Marian University 

Michaela Payne - Elementary Education, Marian University

Front row (left to right):

Ava Nelson - Mathematics Education, Purdue University

Cameron Jones - Elementary Education, Butler University

Allison Taylor - Elementary Education, IUPUI

Campbell Craciunoiu - Secondary Education, Indiana University


The annual Band, Choral and Theater Banquets were held this past week honoring this year’s students for their outstanding work! A huge thank you and congratulations to all of our students who were a part of performing arts this school year. We are blessed with so many talented students, and we appreciate their sharing these gifts and talents with all in our school community.

Congratulations to the students who received special recognition at their respective banquets.

Band Awards

John Philip Sousa Award - Ansley Bishop

Louis Armstrong Outstanding Jazz Band Member Award - Ansley Bishop

Woody Herman Outstanding Jazz Band Member Award - Meg Comer

Drum Major 2023-2024 - Scarlett Shell

Concert Band:

Most Improved Woodwind - Lucia Spencer

Most Improved Brass - Luis Sandoval

Most Improved Percussion - Dorothy Butts

Outstanding Woodwind - Meg Comer

Outstanding Brass - Ansley Bishop

Outstanding Percussion - Glenn Rooney

Outstanding Band Aide - Eli Small

Jazz Band:

Most Improved Woodwind - Ellie Bishop

Most Improved Brass - Ruby Wilkerson

Most Improved Rhythm - Delany Jones

Outstanding Woodwind - Meg Comer

Outstanding Brass - Ansley Bishop

Outstanding Rhythm Section - Lachlan Borders


Choral Awards

Nouveau Singing Royal Award - Sophia Timberlake, James Curtis

Orpheus Award - Jackson Steuer, Amelia Warner, Mia Michalak

Singing Royal Spirit Award - Bryson Sandefur, Mia Samuelson, Fletcher Hooten

Singing Royal Award of Excellence - Fletcher Hooten, Ellie Buening, Morgan Beaupre

Class Spirit Certificates: Audrey Balint, Cordelia Eble, Molly Resler, Allison Taylor, Colin Russell, Cecilia Secrest, Emely Vazquez, Ruby Schoettle, William Stonecipher, Jaclyn Diersing, Ivan Figueroa, Mia Steuer, Jack Beeson, Owen Sommers, Sophia Lopez, Sophia Timberlake, Lily Bauman

Theatre Awards

Actor of the Year - David Warner ("Reverend Shaw Moore" in Footloose)

Techie of the Year - Kira McElwain ("Stage Manager" in Footloose)

Outstanding Freshman - Isaiah Littell

Outstanding Senior (Patty Cunningham Memorial) - Amelia Warner

2023-2024 Theatre Officers

President - Clara Ralston

Vice Pres - Grace Hovanec

Secretary - Paige Gibbs

Treasurer - Caroline Bohn

Historian - Ivan Figueroa


Join us Friday, June 9th, at Victory Field as your Indianapolis Indians take on the Omaha Storm Chasers as part of the Indians' Friday Night Fireworks promotion! Last year, many of our alumni joined us, and we had a great time - let's do it again!

Tickets are $20, and seats are limited. Tickets include access to an in-game picnic from 7:45-9:00 PM. The first pitch is at 7:05 PM and the buffet-style picnic includes hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches, baked beans, pasta salad and cookies. Beverages include Miller Lite and Yuengling draft beer, Pepsi products and water.

Alumni, bring the whole family and enjoy food, fellowship, and fireworks at Victory Field! Click the link below to sign up today!

Questions? Email Aaron Hommell R'07, director of alumni services and corporate relations, at for more information.

RSVP for Event


Parents and Students of the Class of 2023:

As a school community, we work every day to establish a strong faith community and to foster a love for our Church. After our students graduate, we recognize the need to support our graduates in staying connected to the Catholic Church. In our continued commitment to our student's spiritual growth, we partner with Newman Connection.

Newman Connection’s High School Outreach Program is dedicated to connecting graduating high school students to the Catholic campus ministry of their chosen college (whether it is a Catholic college or not). In an effort to bridge the gap in the transition between the community here at Roncalli and the Catholic faith community of our student's chosen college, Roncalli will provide our students' names to the Newman Connection to invite them to connect to the Catholic campus ministry on campus - whether that is an invitation to come to Mass, to participate in a service opportunity or to receive pastoral support.

If you are not interested in participating in this program, please contact Mary Sheets by graduation day. Please feel free to contact Katie Hibner Roncalli Campus Minister, if you have any questions regarding Newman Connection’s High School Outreach Program. 


We are excited to announce our summer credit recovery options for all Roncalli students. 


Credit Recovery: FREE May 30 - June 23 (19 school days)

Credit recovery is for a student who has failed a semester course or one semester of a yearlong course. All courses will be taught for credit through an online platform with instructional support by a teacher in the classroom. Students are required to attend in person. You may enroll in up to 2 courses, one AM and one PM. Please direct any questions you have to your student’s counselor.

Please complete this Summer School Application by May 19 at 3 PM.

Two sessions daily:

  • 9-11 AM
  • 12-2 PM

Courses offered:

  • English 9, 10, 11
  • Algebra I 
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry 
  • ICP
  • World History
  • US History

Final exams will be given the week of June 19. Students must attend 85% of the scheduled classes. (Students can only miss 3 days of class before they are withdrawn from the class).


Congratulations on your graduation! The Roncalli High School Alumni Association is proud to have you join us as proud alumni.

We also want to invite you to the Royal Roundup on Thursday, July 27th from 5-7:00 PM in the Cafeteria! We will have a free alumni t-shirt, pizza and the opportunity to pick up your yearbook. We are excited to see you back here at Roncalli!

RSVP by emailing Aaron Hommell R'07, director of alumni services and corporate relations, at


For any student interested in getting their HOPE service hours in over the summer, we will be driving a Roncalli bus to St. Vincent dePaul on Thursday evenings! This opportunity is open to all students, including incoming freshmen! Click this link to sign up - Saint Vincent DePaul. Please contact Gerard Striby at with any questions!




Saturday, August 5, following the freshman orientation and mass. Enjoy music from the band Living Proof, games, food trucks and much more!




Check out all of the new enhancements to the Indiana Choice Scholarship program at

The Indiana Choice Scholarship application is available online and tax documents are collected securely using Dropbox. You must reapply with the current tax return each year if you wish to continue to receive the Indiana Choice Scholarship - it does not automatically renew. Once you have your 2022 tax return, please complete this Google form to apply. The link to upload your tax return will appear when you submit your application. In order for your Indiana Choice Scholarship to be uploaded to the tuition payment system in time for the first payment, we must receive your application no later than June 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Kuntz in the Roncalli Business Office at or (317) 787-8277, ext. 278.


The Indiana State Department of Health and Department of Education has required immunizations for every student enrolled in an Indiana school. Roncalli High School must follow these requirements to stay in compliance; even if, a physicians’ immunization and dosing schedules show more flexibility.  

County health departments can assist with these vaccinations. Religious and Medical exemptions are allowed. Every school year, a new exemption form must be signed and on file!

Religious Exemption Form

Class of 2024: If your current junior has not received the second Meningococcal MCV4 dose, please make arrangements now! MCV4 second dose is given after 16th birthday and prior to 12th grade. 

Please send proof of immunization documentation to Guidance: Jane Dias fax: 317-788-2282; email: or call with questions: 317-787-8277 ext. 214

2023-2024 Indiana Immunization School Requirements

2023 al 2024 Indiana Vacunas escolares obligatorias y recomendadas


Families with children receiving free or reduced-price school meals are eligible to participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

The ACP provides eligible households a discount of up to $30 per month off their internet bills as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 off an eligible connected device, like a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. Go to the website or call 877-384-2575 to see if you are eligible and to access an application. Applications are available in English and Spanish.


Again this year, Franklin Township Community School Corporation is offering the USDA federally funded Summer Servings Program.

 From Wed. May 31 through Friday, July 21, there will be 3 locations in which children up to the age of 18 can receive lunch at no cost. Children do not have to live in Franklin Township, but meals must be eaten at the site where they are served.  

For more information, go to and click on Summer Servings.


Congrats to last year's winner of the 2022 Roncalli Alumni League and 2-peat champions: Team Hegwood.

Left to right: Drew Fleming R'18, Kellen Schreiber R'18, Christian Stewart R'17, Reese McGinsie R'18, Jack Hegwood R'18, Tony Davis R'17 and Matthew Looney R'18.

The Roncalli Alumni Basketball League is back this summer! The league starts on Sunday, June 4th and will run through the first week of August. Cost is $400 per team.

This is a good way to get back with friends and family while playing some basketball. Teams must have at least three Roncalli alum on the floor at all times.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Agal R'08 (Commissioner) at (317) 908-4898.


Do you want to make sure your student receives a yearbook for the current school year? You can order online now. The price is $75. Yearbooks will be passed out to graduating seniors in July and to all other students on the first day of classes of the 2023-24 school year. Questions? Email Julie Albertson --


  • Sports Information Director - Responsibilities include: production of media guides, production of game notes, media releases related to athletics, daily sports reporting and website updates

Contact Tereese Carson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at or at (317) 788-4098.

  • Special Education teacher
  • College and Career Counselor
  • Spanish teacher
  • French teacher
  • English paternity leave 1st quarter
  • Chemistry maternity leave September, October & November 

Contact Kevin Banich, principal, at

  • Boys Head Tennis Coach
  • Girls Head Tennis Coach

Contact David Lauck, athletic director, at

Roncalli High School is looking to fill positions in our grounds and custodial areas. Both full and part-time positions are available. Benefits are available as well as tuition discounts to the school. If interested, please contact Nathan Miller, vice president of facilities, at (317) 787-8277, ext. 246.


Every little bit counts! Make sure your Kroger card is associated with Roncalli by using code AS409. Go to, choose "link your shopper's card" or create an account and type in Roncalli’s code AS409 to link your rewards to benefit our school. Kroger Community Rewards gave $6,261.04 to Roncalli last school year!


Indiana Members Credit Union has a debit card program where a portion of every purchase with an IMCU Roncalli debit card comes back to Roncalli. IMCU continues to support our local community. Go to IMCU to set-up your checking account and get the Roncalli debit card.


Learn more about your Catholic faith. Listen to Catholic Radio Indy 89.5 FM.



Be an Angel...

The Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center hosted its first Angels of Grace Awards Luncheon in 2008. This event is designed to honor all women and to publicly recognize three remarkable women who inspire, lead and forge acts of service in our community. This popular, annual event is attended by nearly 400 people on the last Saturday in September. The funds are used to support women's programming at the Benedict Inn and enables us to offer classes and retreats that enhance the lives of women of all ages and faiths. 


This year we will be honoring two of Roncalli’s finest in Kim Striby and Theresa Weisenbach. Kim will be honored for her work as a Roncalli teacher, and Theresa will be honored for her work with The Megan Weisenbach Foundation. You can purchase a single ticket or fill a table of eight. Please consider coming and supporting these wonderful women.  See for more information or email Sr. Susan Reuber at



  • For our Roncalli Class of 2023, that they may always walk in the light of Christ!
  • For prayers of thanksgiving of the birth of Aurelius Linus Gottman, son of music director Laura Horcher Gottman R'10 and her husband Aaron Gottman.
  • For Joe Huck R'73 and his family, as he receives treatment from the Mayo Clinic. We ask God to give them strength and faith during this time of need.
  • For freshman Owen Williams as he recovers from head injuries as a result of an accident.
  • For Lois Dwenger, mother of Karen (Dwenger) Shover R'83, cafeteria staff, who is in need of prayers of healing.
  • For Lori Miller Worland R'88, mother of Jacob West R'19, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
  • For John Andrews R'95, who is battling cancer.
  • For God’s blessings and mercy upon Archbishop Charles Thompson and his ministry in shepherding the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
  • For those who struggle to find adequate food, clothing, shelter and medical services and for those most in need of God’s mercy.
  • For healing of body, mind and spirit for all people dealing with depression, addiction or mental health issues.
  • For strength and healing for all those fighting off life-threatening illness and for their families and caregivers.
  • For the men and women of our armed forces and their families, especially our Roncalli High School alums who are serving in the military.
  • For our Roncalli alums preparing for a religious vocation as a priest, religious woman or missionary.
  • For vocations to the priesthood, religious life and missionary field, and that Roncalli High School and its families will provide a nurturing environment that fosters and supports these vocations.


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