MAY 31, 2024

Have a blessed and safe summer! Our next newsletter will be Friday, July 5, halfway through our summer break. 


(To view all of the images from the Senior Mass, Baccalaureate and Graduation, go to

The Roncalli High School Class of 2024 celebrated a beautiful Baccalaureate liturgy in the Ascension St. Vincent Gymnasium last Friday. We extend a special thank you to all of the priests from our South Deanery parishes who joined us for the liturgy. The Class of 2024, joined by family members and friends, celebrated commencement exercises in the Roncalli Stadium last Saturday. We felt blessed to be outdoors, as it allowed all who wished to attend the ceremonies to do so. 

If you missed the speeches from the senior mass and by the valedictorian and salutatorian, please view at

Thank you to senior reflection speaker Natalie Lehner, valedictorian Emily Sering and salutatorian Lachlan Borders for their great speeches!

At the Baccalaureate liturgy, graduates were honored with special year-end awards.

Spirit of Roncalli Awards

Emily Sering & Dylan Henry

Saint John XXIII Awards

Justyn Ancisco & Juliana Riddle 

Congratulations once again to all of the members of the Class of 2024! What a joy and blessing it was to have you in our school these past four years! God’s blessings as you move forward in your life journey!

The professional photos taken at graduation by Lifetouch photographers are available for ordering! You can access them by texting 23143GY24 to the number 90738. They will then send you a link for ordering. 


Juliana Riddle

(980 service hours)

Emily Sering

(975 service hours)

Clara Ralston

(686 service hours)

Patrick Cadwallader

(467 service hours)

Natalie Lehner

(440 service hours)

Grace Hovanec

(440 service hours)

Ryanne Lepper

(436 service hours)

Erin McNulty

(432 service hours)

Alison Lewis

(408 service hours)

Congratulations to the 55 members of the Class of 2024 who received a service cord (awarded to any senior who completed 150% of their required service hours) for all of their hard work in service to others over their four years at Roncalli.

A special recognition goes to nine seniors who performed over 400 hours of service, a truly amazing feat. They are Juliana Riddle (980 service hours), Emily Grace Sering (975 service hours), Clara Ralston (686 service hours), Patrick Cadwallader (467 service hours), Natalie Lehner (440 service hours), Grace Hovanec (440 service hours), Ryanne Lepper (436 service hours), Erin McNulty (432 service hours), and Alison Lewis (408 service hours).

A huge thanks to these outstanding students!


Boys volleyball captured their third straight state championship on Saturday, May 24. The Royals swept Fishers in the morning game to advance to the championship match. In a rematch against Cathedral, the boys were determined to be victorious, and they won an incredible five-set match to become state champions. The following Royals earned spots on the All-Tournament team, senior Will Vannoy, senior Josh Staehler and junior Matthew Dial, who was named MVP of the weekend. 


Head coach Nick Jennings R'11 said, “I am beyond proud of this team. They came into the weekend on a mission and were not going to let anything stop them from winning the championship. After losing close matches to Cathedral in the regular season, the team was determined to change the outcome in the finals. This was the ultimate team win, and every person on the team played their part. This was a team that every coach would dream of being a part of, and I am incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to have led them to a third straight state championship!”


Athletic director David Lauck R'94 adds, “Winning a state championship is very challenging and very exciting. Winning three in a row, in the manner that these guys have done it, is beyond impressive. Congratulations to Coach Jennings and the entire boys volleyball program!”



Saturday, August 3 - following the freshman orientation. Enjoy music from the band The Woomblies, games, food trucks and much more! Freshman families are FREE!


Roncalli will have a Vintage Sale on Thursday, July 25 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Friday, July 26 from 8:00 AM to 12 noon in conjunction with the annual uniform and spiritwear sale. Shop many vintage items from Roncalli's history, including spiritwear, Roncalli athletic uniforms and more!


Roncalli High School is hiring a Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events. This is a full-time, year-round position with full benefits. The ideal candidate would be responsible for planning and executing several special events throughout the year, including the Circle of Faith Distinction Dinner, ROAR, Summer Social and Walkathon. The alumni portion of this position would require interacting with alumni to plan reunions, establish opportunities that retain alumni in a lifelong relationship with the school and generate financial contributions to support the mission of Roncalli High School and all things alumni.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Terese Carson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at by June 21, 2024.


As our cherished seniors don their caps and gowns, we take this moment—with hearts full of pride—to marvel at the legacy they're leaving and the bright futures that lie ahead. 

What kind of legacy do you wish to create? Estate planning is a proactive way to define your legacy on your own terms. Roncalli is pleased to offer you FreeWill, a user-friendly online tool designed for crafting your will with ease. Through FreeWill, you are empowered to:

  • Protect and care for your family's future
  • Manage your affairs with simplicity
  • Define your personal legacy in a way that aligns with your faith and values

This service is offered at no cost to you as a member of the Roncalli family, echoing our devotion to nurturing well-rounded individuals in body, mind and spirit and forming disciples of Jesus Christ through the intercession of Saint John XXIII.

Start today, and take the first step towards leaving a legacy that reflects your commitment to faith, education, and community.


Great job on scheduling senior portrait appointments. We had over 130 appointments filled in less than 12 hours!

Look for an email from Mr. Wantz letting you know that scheduling for August 7th is live. You can also schedule at Prestige's Carmel studio any time that is convenient for you by calling Christine at 317-829-2073.


Make your college goals a reality this summer with FREE courses for high school students at Ivy Tech! Whether you’re just getting started, almost finished or somewhere in between, these free courses can help you: 

  • Get started on your college goals 
  • Move closer to college completion 
  • Accomplish Indiana College Core courses
  • Focus on areas needing attention 
  • Explore areas of interest and future careers

Sound interesting? Complete this short form and an Ivy Tech representative will contact you about next steps.


Please check the increased income limits then submit your Google form and 2023 tax returns for the Indiana Choice Scholarship (formerly voucher) for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. The Department of Education deadline is September 1, but if you want the amount applied to your first tuition payment, the application needs to be completed by June 1.



June 3 – June 27* 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Because of moratorium week, this camp ends on Thursday.)

Open to all students who have just completed 2nd—8th grades.

The cost of the camp is $250. There is a $50 discount for siblings attending the same camp.

*Camps will meet at 2 PM on the last day with 2 performances at 4 PM and 7 PM.

Please contact Miki Lewinski, administrative assistant fine arts department, if you have any questions 317-787-8277 x 249.

Registration and Information Letter


If your children are eligible for free or reduced meals this school year, they

will also be eligible to receive SUN Bucks this summer.

SUN Bucks is a new program to help families buy food for their school-

aged children during the summer. Families will get $120 for each eligible

child to buy groceries during the summer. Children who get SUN Bucks can

still participate in other summer meal programs.

How does SUN Bucks work? In Indiana, SUN Bucks will be loaded onto an

EBT card and mailed to your home. If eligible, you can use SUN Bucks

benefits to buy food like fruits, vegetables, meat, whole grains and dairy at

grocery stores, farmers markets and other places that accept SNAP EBT

benefits. SUN Bucks is a convenient way for you to help your children


How do I enroll my child in SUN Bucks? If your household has already

been notified of automatic eligibility, your child will be automatically enrolled

in the SUN Bucks program. You do not need to fill out an application. You

will get a card in the mail sent to the address your child's school has on file.

If you are not automatically enrolled and believe your children are eligible,

you can apply to receive SUN Bucks by filling out a simple application. Visit to complete the application.

For more information, visit:

summer-ebt or call the Roncalli cafeteria office at (317)788-4099.


Again this year, Franklin Township Community School Corporation is offering the USDA federally funded Summer Servings Program from Monday, June 3 through Friday, July 19. All sites will be closed June 19 and July 4 & 5. There will be four 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. Limit 1 meal per child.

For more information, go to:



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 physician’s 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 2025: If your current junior has not received the second Meningococcal ACWY—MCV4 dose, please make arrangements now! The MCV4 second dose is given after your 16th birthday and prior to 12th grade.

Please send proof of immunization documentation to the Guidance Department - Mary Sheets fax: 317-788-2282; email: or call with questions: 317-787-8277 ext. 232.


2024-25 Indiana required School Immunizations - SPANISH

2024-25 Indiana required School Immunizations – ENGLISH


Make sure your student gets their 2023-24 yearbook by ordering online now. The price is $80. Yearbooks will be passed out to graduating seniors in early August and to all other students on the first day of the 2024-25 school year. Questions? Email Julie Albertson, journalism teacher, at If you are unsure whether you have already ordered, please email Mrs. Albertson, and she will check for you.

Class of 2024 pick-up date is Friday, August 2 from 10 AM - 3 PM in room 111.


Volunteer on Friday, May 31

Volunteer on Saturday, June 1


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 $2,500 from IMCU in 2023! Go to IMCU to set-up your checking account and get the Roncalli debit card.


  • For the healing of Kevin "Isai" Martinez, R'23, who was critically injured in a car accident, and for his family.
  • 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 illnesses and for their families and caregivers.
  • For the men and women of our armed forces and their families, especially our Roncalli High School alums 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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