Roselle Catholic High School
|Roselle Catholic High School|
|350 Raritan Road
Roselle, New Jersey, (Union County) 07203
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic,
|School district||Archdiocese of Newark|
|Faculty||26.9 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||401  (2013-14)|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.9:1|
|Athletics conference||Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||Vox Leonis (literary magazine)|
|Admissions Director||David Stoto|
|Athletic Director||Joe Skrec|
Roselle Catholic High School is a coeducational, Roman Catholic high school, located in Roselle, in Union County, New Jersey, United States. The school was established in 1959 and operates as part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
Morses Creek (New Jersey) flows over the property.
The Roselle Catholic High School Lions compete in the Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which includes public and private high schools in Union County and operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). Prior to the NJSIAA's 2009 realignment, the school had participated in the Mountain Valley Conference, which included public and private high schools in Essex County, Somerset County and Union County.
The boys track team won the Non-Public indoor relay championships in 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973 and 1974.
The boys bowling team won the Group I state championship in 2008 and 2009.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Thomas Berrios, President / Principal
- Martha Konczal, Assistant Principal - Academics
- Joe Skrec, Assistant Principal - Student Affairs
At the center of the school's courtyard is a spiraling brick walkway called the Roselle Catholic High School Labyrinth. The labyrinth is composed of 8,000 bricks and was constructed in the summer of 2008 to commemorate Roselle Catholic's 50th anniversary as a school. A sign near the entrance to the courtyard explains its significance:
- "Walking the ancient labyrinth is an ancient spiritual act that is being rediscovered in our time. Labyrinths are unicursal, offering one path. Unlike a maze, there are no dead ends. By combining a number of even older symbols, the labyrinth represents the journey inward to our own true selves and back out into the everyday world. Walking a labyrinth can be a metaphor for life – full of unexpected twists and sudden changes in direction. This can be a profoundly moving experience which offers opportunities for spiritual and personal growth."
- Isaiah Briscoe (born 1996; class of 2015), basketball player for the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team.
- Daniel Hugh Kelly (born 1952; class of 1970), actor and star of Hardcastle and McCormick television series.
- Wan J. Kim (born 1968; class of 1986), former Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division in the United States Department of Justice.
- Marissa Paternoster (born 1986), artist, lead singer/songwriter and lead guitarist of independent rock band Screaming Females and solo project Noun.
- John Pelesko (born c. 1968; class of 1986), mathematician.
- Karl Schellscheidt (born 1968, class of 1986), soccer player, educator and entrepreneur.
- Chris Silva (born 1996, class of 2015), basketball player for the South Carolina Gamecocks.
- Kurt Sutter (class of 1982), writer, producer, actor, director and creator of Sons of Anarchy television series.
- Dick Sweeney (class of 1966), businessman and co-founder of Keurig, developer of the K-Cup single coffee brewing system.
- Jameel Warney (born 1994, class of 2012), basketball player who was a two-time America East Conference Player of the Year.
- Roselle Catholic High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 3, 2015.
- Roselle Catholic High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 13, 2015.
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- League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 13, 2015.
- Home Page, Mountain Valley Conference, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 2, 2011. Accessed December 15, 2014.
- History of the NJSIAA Indoor Relay Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 13, 2015.
- History of the NJSIAA Baseball Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 13, 2015.
- History of NJSIAA Boys Bowling Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 13, 2015.
- NJSIAA Group Basketball Past Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 13, 2015.
- Schneider, Jeremy. "Roselle Catholic downs St. Anthony in Non-Public B final for third straight season", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, March 24, 2015. Accessed January 14, 2016. "St. Anthony is the most storied program in New Jersey high school basketball with 27 state titles. But after Saturday night, it’s clear that the Non-Public B torch has been passed to Roselle Catholic.The Lions, No. 3 in the NJ.com Top 20, defeated No. 1 St. Anthony, 56-52, at Pine Belt Arena for their third straight NJSIAA/ShopRite Non-Public B title win over the Friars, with Isaiah Briscoe scoring 17 points and Pierre Sarr netting 13."
- Administration & Faculty Directory, Roselle Catholic High School. Accessed December 13, 2015.
- Ditota, Donna. "Syracuse basketball program targets more Roselle Catholic players", The Post-Standard, September 11, 2013. Accessed March 1, 2016. "Boff said Briscoe transferred from St. Benedict's for two reasons: Roselle is located two miles from his home in Union, N.J., and Briscoe 'wanted more of a traditional high school experience for his last two years.' (St. Benedict's is an all-boys prep school.)"
- Staff. "'Ryan's Hope' actor had varied career", Ottawa Citizen, July 21, 1979. Accessed January 14, 2016. "Dan grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, attended Roselle Catholic High School and took an immediate interest in theatrical productions the school offered."
- Roselle Catholic High School Alumni Directory 1993. Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc. White Plains, NY. 1993. p. 26.
- Roselle Catholic High School Alumni Directory 1993. Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc. White Plains, NY. 1993. p. 27.
- Paternoster, Marissa. "Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females", Impose Magazine, August 3, 2010. Accessed December 13, 2015. "At the tail end of eighth grade, I had made the decision to drop out of the Elizabeth Public School system in New Jersey and start attending a private parochial school – Roselle Catholic, my father's alma mater."
- Roselle Catholic High School Alumni Directory 1993. Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc. White Plains, NY. 1993. p. 42.
- Roselle Catholic High School Alumni Directory 1993. Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc. White Plains, NY. 1993. p. 49.
- Schneider, Jeremy. "From Gabon to T of C glory: The basketball journey of Roselle Catholic's Chris Silva", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, March 23, 2015. Accessed August 3, 2015.
- Roselle Catholic High School Alumni Directory 1993. Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc. White Plains, NY. 1993. p. 53.
- Staff. "Favorite Son: Kurt Sutter grew up dreaming beyond Jersey", Inside Jersey, February 3, 2011. Accessed August 3, 2015. "After graduating from Roselle Catholic High School in 1982, Sutter enrolled at Livingston College, where the journalism department of Rutgers University was located."
- Roselle Catholic High School Alumni Directory 1993. Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company, Inc. White Plains, NY. 1993.
- Staff. "Roselle Catholic H.S. is best for college prep", Suburban News, February 21, 2014. Accessed August 3, 2015. "RC feels a special connection to the Keurig coffee maker, as it was invented by Keurig’s co-founder and Vice-President for Manufacturing, Richard Sweeney, RC Class of 1966, and a loyal RC alumnus."
- "Jameel Warney Bio". GoSeawolves.org. Stony Brook University. March 8, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
- Logan, Greg (March 7, 2014). "Stony Brook's Jameel Warney named America East player of the year". Long Island Newsday. Retrieved March 8, 2014.