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Showcasing talents

Showcasing talents

February 18, 2017

Last Tuesday, the jazz band, ISSMA soloists, the advanced women’s chorus, the ComedySportz team, and the Rebel Rhapsody show choir performed in front of students and staff to showcase their unique talents. The jazz band kicked off the show with the song “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars; this performance ignited the audience and got them into the flow of the music. There were als...

Grammy 2017 wins

Grammy 2017 wins

February 13, 2017

The Grammy awards hosted by James Corden was a smash hit for many artists including Adele, Chance the Rapper, and Twenty One Pilots. The major award wins are listed below.

Ring reunion

Ring reunion

January 10, 2017

The Rebel baseball team put the final cap on their magical season on Friday, December 30th when they were presented with their 4A State championship rings. At halftime of the boys basketball game against Bishop Chatard the packed gym gave the baseball team, including many recent graduates, a heartfelt welcome back. The boys and coaches were introduced and given their rings in front of their family...

March to victory

March to victory

November 10, 2016

Ms. Kathy Peach and this year's Roncalli Marching Band have once again outdone themselves with another great set of halftime performances. This year, the band chose the theme "sweeet" for their set list. The set, which consists of four to five songs each game, are meant to pump up and entertain the crowd at home football games. “The student body has really reacted great to it,” said Peach. ...

Election Day 2016

Election Day 2016

November 7, 2016

As the results of the 2016 election have been recently determined, Roncalli Media will explore the results of this historic political race. Indiana continued to vote primarily Republican as it has done in the past.  The state voted for a Republican President & Governor, a Republican Senate, and a Republican House of Representatives during the 2016 election.  Additional results of this election can be...

“You are the fulfillment”

“You are the fulfillment”

October 3, 2016

Italian priests don Giovanni Gusmini and don Ezio visited Roncalli a few weeks ago to share in an all-school liturgy.  Gusmini had previously served as a host to faculty and staff who attend the St. John XXIII pilgrimage to Bergamo, Italy, so he was particularly excited to pay a visit to Indianapolis. “I hope that I've been able to express the many good feelings I'm keeping with me in my heart...

Students satisfy dairy desire

Students satisfy dairy desire

September 19, 2016

Every year when Indiana’s State Fair rolls in, students from various Rebel athletic teams travel there to earn money for their team by working at a classic state fair stop, the Dairy Bar. “Working there was fun and being able to help the team while doing so made it a great experience,” said Senior Matt Susemichel. Susemichel attended the event with the boys cross country team. The students who attended partic...

Expansion to course catalog

Expansion to course catalog

September 19, 2016

Students scheduling their classes for this year might have been thrown off by the addition of some new classes and course levels. In an effort to diversify the course catalog, five classes have been updated or added to the school curriculum. Topics in History, taught by Mr. Kevin Banich, Mrs. Erin Bohn, and Mr. Pat Crosley, discusses Civil Rights and the Vietnam War in the first semester and the Holocaust sec...

Roncalli hears moving speech

Roncalli hears moving speech

September 1, 2016

The Family Room was silent on Wednesday morning as Holocaust survivor Eva Kor spoke to the students and staff about her experience in the Auschwitz concentration camp, where she and her twin sister, Miriam, were thoroughly studied with approximately 1500 other sets of twins. Kor described the confusing sequence of events from her arrival in a cramped cattle car to her liberation in January 1945....

Challenge accepted

Challenge accepted

August 29, 2016

As the football team took the field for a prominent rivalry game against the Franklin Central Flashes, many Rebels gathered to support the team. Though the game is a fan favorite, many favor the week leading up to the game over the event itself. Each fall, the two schools compete at a local fast food restaurant in the Chick-fil-A Challenge. The challenge is a weeklong event that both Roncalli an...

United States dominates games

United States dominates games

August 26, 2016

Rio de Janeiro is a Brazilian city that tourists constantly flock to for its beaches and culture. However, the world was in attendance this August in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Although setting up for the games was an issue, for example, water leakage in facilities and sewage falling from the ceilings during the morning, Rio ended up coming through to support these games for an eventful ope...

Popular websites blocked as year begins

Popular websites blocked as year begins

August 24, 2016

As the Roncalli community embarks upon another year, some unfamiliar sights are evident. The most relevant of these changes is the students use of personal Chromebooks classrooms. Although exciting at first, some disappointment has quickly spread around the student body. Popular websites among students such as YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest,  Facebook and Instagram are blocked. Additionally, during...

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