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To Kill A Mockingbird pulled off shelves

November 8, 2017

October 16th, a Monday, Rebels were returning for their first day back to school from fall break. About 575 miles south of Prague Road, faculty members in a Mississippi school district were making sure to remove every copy of the acclaimed 1960 novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” from their classrooms and libraries. The Mississippi school district in Biloxi decided to pull Harper Lee’s “To Kill a ...

HANG LOOSE: Mr. and Mrs. Santana join their grandson, Kai Wisler in his seventh period. Wisler and his grandparent’s enjoyed Ms. Jenny Carroll’s chemistry class the best.

Grandparents glimpse into student life

October 26, 2017

Every year, grandparents from all over the city, state and country travel to attend Grandparents’ Day at Roncalli. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are all encouraged to invite their grandparents to show them what being a Rebel is all about. The event means a lot to students, but it means the world to the grandparents. “I love grandparents day,” grandparents’ day coordinator Mrs. Lora Ma...

2017 Homecoming Court

2017 Homecoming Court

August 31, 2017

Roncalli Media has been experimenting with infographic publishers that deliver you the best content possible.  We apologize that this particular publisher didn't cooperate in the way we hoped it would.  A separate link is provided to view the homecoming court directly on the publishing website.  Thank you for your understanding. -Roncalli Media 2017 Homecoming Court  ...

SPEAKER INSPIRES CROWD: Widow Jennifer Trappuzino addresses the topic of mercy in her speech to Roncalli students and staff this morning.  Trappuzino's husband was killed in 2014, yet she insisted on forgiving the murderer.

Guest speaker preaches on mercy

August 30, 2017

Roncalli listened to the tragic and heartfelt story of  young widow Jennifer Trapuzzano this morning in the family room. Trapuzzano lost her husband in an attempted robbery in 2014, just three weeks before their first child was born.  Students were moved as Trapuzzano exemplified a strong faith life, even through the loss of her husband and co-parent. Assistant principal for student activities...

PROCESSING: Senior Alex Woods (right) works behind the counter during the Chick-fil-A challenge. Woods is a front house leader, which is the equivalent of a manager.

Rebel rivalry

August 24, 2017

With the Chick-fil-A on Southport Road closed due to construction and the notorious Chick-fil-A challenge versus Franklin Central quickly approaching, questions arose as to whether the competition would ensue; however, after a long awaited six-week withdrawal, the branch opened. Senior Alex Woods has worked at the Southport Chick-Fil-A for almost two years and was promoted to assistant manager last year....

Students arguing over politics has been more prevalent in the months following the election. Juniors Pete Baker (left) and Luke Tippett (right) pictured above.

F.B.I Director James Comey fired

May 19, 2017

F.B.I. director James Comey was fired on Tuesday, May 9th of last week. His termination was ordered by President Donald Trump and relayed through a top White House aid. Trump’s seemingly sporadic decisions have raised allegations that the firing was an attempt to silence Comey, who was conducting an investigation on Russia’s possible interference in the 2016 election. Comey reportedly found ou...

MAKING CHANGE: Physics teacher Ben Grimes takes a hold of two prestigious awards. Grimes has spent his teaching career attempting to rewrite the standards for physics all across the state of Indiana.

Awarded for outstanding work

May 17, 2017

At the end of each school year, prestigious awards are handed out to students and teachers for their specific achievements. One Roncalli teacher was honored with two awards recognizing his effectiveness in the classroom. Roncalli physics teacher Mr. Ben Grimes was awarded as American Association of Physics Teachers Outstanding Teacher of the Year for the state of Indiana. Grimes received this title...

PERFECT HARMONY: Seniors from all choirs perform their traditional senior song to end the concert. The group performed “Break Away” by Kelly Clarkson.

Final show of fine arts season

May 17, 2017

With the band concert and art showcase wrapped up, the final display of the performing arts took place when the annual spring pops concert showcased all of the vocal choirs as well as the dance performance class. Two concerts were held on Friday to display all of the hard work from this year. “Overall, I  think the concert went really well,” senior show choir member Maddie Ganka said. “We...

IN IT TO WIN IT: Seniors Alex Kuntz, Sammy Matis, and Will English participate in a corn hole tournament at the StuCo Extravaganza. While more people have participated this year than last, it is still less than the 30-40 teams from five years ago.

Student appreciation

May 16, 2017

As the year draws to a close, students’ stress levels are at an all-time high. Studying for finals and finishing last minute projects and papers weighs down high schoolers. To help alleviate this stress, the student council hosted their annual StuCo Extravaganza to honor the hard work students have put in this school year. “We try to have the event act as a "marker" that the end of the school yea...

ALL STAR STUDENT: Senior Claire Whalen poses with English and psychology teacher Mrs. Kim Striby. Whalen was honored as an Indiana Academic All-Star and selected Striby as her most influential teacher.

Senior earns Indiana Academic All-Star

April 9, 2017

Senior Claire Whalen has been chosen as one of the the elite 40 high school minds in the state of Indiana. This is an extremely prestigious award that recognizes students for their hard work over all four years of high school. “I felt really honored to be validated for all my hard work with this recognition because it is not just an award within my school but across the state of Indiana,” sai...

PRACTICING FOR FRIDAY: Students practice in the auditorium for their performance in front of the entire student body on Friday.  The students will be bring attention to the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ through their performance.

Good Friday preparations underway

April 8, 2017

Every year, Roncalli’s theatre production class gives a riveting performance at the Good Friday service. It usually involves a dynamic of remorse and redemption that embodies our journey during Lent. This year, the audience will be granted ten minutes of personal time to reflect and meditate at the start of the service. “This year’s theme is unashamed love,” Vice President for mission and ministr...

ASSORTED TALENTS: Fiber arts students made a variety of projects during their time in the class. They can make pillows, hats, stain glass windows, etc. out of the materials given.

Fiber arts discontinued

April 7, 2017

Missing from the course catalog for next year is a well-loved art class; fiber arts. fiber arts was cut after Home Economics teacher Mrs. Kathy Tinder retired last year and took the fashion textiles class with her. “We lost our textile maker, and it’s a shame that we have to drop this class,” art teacher Mr. Mark Stratton said. “This class is a lot different than other art classes because p...

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