November 10, 2023


🇺🇸 November 11 🇺🇸

We would like to thank all veterans and especially those in our Roncalli family!

Phil Anderson, Theatre Director and Department Chair, Army

Jessica Bell, Assistant Volleyball Coach, Army

Mike Coffman, Maintenance Staff, United States Marine Corps

Ben Grimes, Science Teacher, Army Reserve 

Romie Hersman, Girls Soccer JV Head Coach, United States Air Force

Matt Kelly, Assistant Wrestling Coach, United States Marine Corps

TJ Marsh, Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Army

Frank Mullen, Architecture and Drafting Teacher, Army

Frank Sherman, Maintenance Staff, United States Air Force

Thank you for your service!


On Friday, November 3rd, Roncalli celebrated the National Eucharistic Revival with our first-ever all-school Eucharistic Procession. All of our students, faculty and staff lined our campus as some of our South Deanery Priests and student altar servers processed with the Blessed Sacrament. It was a beautiful day as we took Jesus to the world; Jesus leading and us following. The day ended with Adoration and Benediction in the stadium. Thank you to all who made this celebration of our Catholic faith possible!

Photo Album


Attending the conference from Roncalli was (L-R) - Liam Kidwell, Elle Howe, Courtney Fahringer, Jonny Harlow, Sarah Hofmann, Anna Cromer, Charlie Baker, Simon Wellman, Tamanna Singh and Anna McGaha.  

Eight sophomores and two juniors recently attended the Archdiocesan Student Leadership Program (SLP) at the Fatima Retreat House.  

The program is developmental in that it sends students back to their respective schools with a real-life problem to solve. Students receive follow-up instruction from their own administrators, plus leaders from the SLP, to have the necessary tools to work on this problem to continue to be leaders in their schools.


In order for students to take their semester exams in December, tuition accounts must be current through the November payment. Payment plans will not be accepted. If you need assistance with the Tuition Management System or have any questions, please contact the Roncalli Business Office.


On Wednesday, November 22nd, we will conduct our walk. School will begin at 7:30 AM and students will be dismissed around 12:30 PM.

Walkathon is our only all-school fundraiser, and we are asking our students to raise $75 or for families with more than one student $130. This money is used to support the Circle of Faith Projects. If your student has not turned in their money, it is not too late!

Students who raise $100 or more individually will be out of uniform on Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21.

Support Walkathon


Join us for the Roncalli parent prayer retreat. Click the graphic above to register. Also, read the letter from Fr. Todd for more details.

God bless you, and God bless Roncalli!

Letter from Fr. Todd (English

Únase a nosotros al Retiro de Padres de Familia de Roncalli. De click arriba para registrarse y lea la carta del Padre Todd para más detalles.

Dios los bendiga y Dios bendiga a Roncalli.

Letter from Fr. Todd (Spanish)


All interested juniors and senior, preliminary deposits are due on November 22nd. Please see our website at for trip details and to register for this summer's adventure. Please feel free to reach out to Mr. Crissman at with any questions.  


On November 29th, all juniors will take a free practice ACT exam to help them prepare for future standardized testing. Testing will begin promptly at 7:30 AM, and students should report directly to the auditorium for first period. Testing will last until approximately 11:00 AM, which would encompass periods one through four.

Juniors should arrive to the auditorium and find their seats by 7:25 AM and bring two sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator. Students will receive their seating assignments during their English classes. The seating charts will also be posted in the guidance office and outside the auditorium.

Some students may qualify for testing accommodations when they take the actual ACT and will typically apply for these accommodations 8-10 weeks before the ACT exam. The practice ACT that will be given on November 29th is an exercise to understand the types of questions that are asked on the actual exam. Students who plan to apply for testing accommodations should focus on the quality and the scope of questions asked during the practice exam. Please try not to worry about how many questions you answer or how much of the test you complete.

Direct questions to Steven Freck, college and career counselor,


The Campus Ministry Student Leadership Team offers students various opportunities to be actively involved in their Catholic faith. Students have an opportunity to be part of school liturgies by participating as Sacristans, lectors, servers or cantors during all-school liturgies.

Club moderator Katie Hibner states, "The Campus Ministry Student Leadership Team assists with all faith formation outside of the Theology classroom. From leading Advent prayers to setting up for Liturgy, these students are visible leaders in our school community and have committed to learning more about their faith and the Church. I feel really blessed to get to know students outside of the classroom and work with them to advance the Catholic identity of our school! It's awesome to see them empowered to lead our Church!"

Senior Juliana Riddle adds, "The Campus Ministry Student Leadership Team helps with all the prayer experiences on campus, most notably with setting up for Mass and planning various events. The most exciting thing we are doing this year is the Eucharistic procession, in which our servers and students will lead the rest of the campus. I like being on the Campus Ministry Student Leadership Team because I help my school grow in their faith." 

If you have any questions about the Campus Ministry or any other clubs, please reach out to Mr. Michael Wantz, Assistant Principal for Student Life, at


This year's 44-member student media staff is hard at work creating an outstanding yearbook. Make sure your student gets their own yearbook by ordering online now. The price is $65 and will increase on February 15th. Yearbooks will be passed out to graduating seniors in July and to all other students on the first day of the 2024-25 school year. Questions? Email Julie Albertson, journalism teacher, at



30 Tickets - $175

50 Tickets - $275

100 Tickets - $500

Physical Ticket Bundles

  • No refund, exchanges, or replacement tickets will be given.  Once tickets are purchased they are the ticket holder’s responsibility.
  • Good for all home events excluding Marion County and IHSAA tournament events. 
  • Bundles can be purchased anytime in the Athletic Department during school hours.  
  • Payment options: cash or check (made out to Roncalli)  

Eventlink Ticket Bundles

  • No refund, exchanges, or replacement tickets will be given. 
  • Good for all home events excluding Marion County and IHSAA tournament events. 
  • Ticket bundles can be purchased on Eventlink at; select "season passes"
  • Payment will be completed on Eventlink. 


Indiana Pre-Admissions Initiative:

Current seniors and their parents should have received a letter from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education outlining which Indiana colleges the student has been 'pre-admitted' to.

Students can also view the schools who have 'pre-admitted' them, by creating an account on ScholarTrack.

To create a ScholarTrack account:

  • Visit, register for an account, and select, “I am a student.” 
  • Students should be ready to enter their name, date of birth, e-mail address, and SSN or STN so they can create a full account.
  • Once students see confirmation their accounts have been created, they should log into their email account used to register to find the email from to set up their passwords.

For more information about the Pre-Admissions initiative visit


Roncalli Media Network (RMN) upcoming schedule:

  • Thursday, November 30, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Girls Basketball vs. Heritage Christian


New rates for parents to work concessions!

Let's be honest, your time is worth more than we can pay, but we want you to know that you are appreciated! Parents can now earn $20 per shift they work! The Friday night football games now pay $30 for parents per shift.  

Students can still choose to earn service hours or $10 per shift they work. Students can earn $20 per shift for the Friday night football games.

We always need more parents to help!  

Please follow this link to sign up:

Roncalli Concessions 2023-24

Parents, please sign up in the parent slots first. If those are full, then you can sign up in the volunteer slots.

Students, you can only sign up in volunteer slots.

If you have any questions please contact Jenny Randol at "I hope to see you there!" - Jenny




Everyone is invited to listen to Roncalli's daily prayers and announcements. These can be found on the homepage of the Roncalli website or the Roncalli Youtube channel.


Are you interested in earning money toward tuition? Our Tuition Work Program may be for you! The Tuition Work Program offers work opportunities with great pay and flexibility. Money earned goes directly toward tuition. Currently, the venues we work with include Lucas Oil Stadium, Indiana Convention Center, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Notre Dame Stadium! The average pay for events is $15 - $20 an hour, and there are different types of work from venue to venue. Age limits can be flexible.

If you are interested in signing up to be added to our email list to be notified of any events, please click here - Tuition Work Program - 23-24 Sign Up. Note that events are updated often! Contact Kara Bastida at with questions!


Major Crossroads: 81st & Allisonville Road

Need: Ride to and from school

Major Crossroads: Mills & Mann Road near Southport & Mann

Need: Ride to school every other week beginning in November

Major Crossroads: Near Main Street in Greenwood (Smith Valley & Emerson)

Need: Ride home from school. Possibly a ride to school.

Major Crossroads: New York Street & Highland Avenue (Holy Cross neighborhood)

Need: Ride to and from school on certain days

Major Crossroads: Between US 31 & Stop 18 (Greenwood) 

Need: Ride home after volleyball season 

Contact: Andi Baker, administrative assistant,



The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is back in Indianapolis this fall! Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium during this year’s NCYC, which will be held November 16-18. Over 1200 youth from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will be part of this gathering of young people from around the country for three days of prayer, community, formation and fun. Sign up to volunteer now at this link:



Every little bit counts! Make sure your Kroger card is associated with Roncalli! Go to and choose "link your shopper's card" or create an account if you do not already have one. Roncalli’s code is AS409. The Roncalli community donated $6,635.28 to Roncalli last school year through the Kroger Community Rewards program!


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. Roncalli received $5,000 from IMCU last year! 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.


  • 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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