From the Office of Campus Ministry

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Tomorrow, December 8 we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, patroness of the United States. There will be no school on this holyday, so please be mindful of the obligation to attend Holy Mass at your local parish church as we ask Our Lady’s intercession on our Carroll community, our nation, and our world.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Respect Life Club welcomes all members of the Carroll community to a celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and of the pro-life movement. Holy Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 16 at 2:30 pm in chapel, followed by a guest speaker and refreshments. Any questions, please contact moderator Mr. Barry Kirsch - bkirsch@jcarroll.org

Click the flyer above to register for the Come and See Weekend.
Congratulations Brittany Young '17

Congratulations to Brittany S. Young, class of 2017 and editor of Carroll Times, who has been designated a semi-finalist in the Coca -Cola Scholars Program.

There were 87,000 applicants, nationwide. At this time, Brittany has progressed in the competition and is now one of 2,000 still in the process.

There are at least two more levels to the competition, so we wish Brittany the best of luck as she continues to compete in this prestigious program.

Our Carroll family is very proud of Brittany’s achievement!

From the Office of Athletics

This Week's Sports Schedule

*Please note that all times are subject to change. Please check the calendar on our website or our profile on DigitalSports for the most up-to-date changes.

Friday, December 9 

3:45pm - Varsity Swimming @ Upper Darby HS - Upper Darby High School
4:00pm -
Boys Freshmen Basketball @ The Haverford School - The Haverford School
4:00pm - Boys JV Basketball @ The Haverford School - The Haverford School
7:30pm - Boys Varsity Basketball McDowell Tip-Off Tournament - Erie, PA, USA

Saturday, December 10 

9:00am - Varsity Wrestling Winter Viking Classic - Upper Merion Area High School
9:30am - Varsity Indoor Track 2016 Ursinus HS Open - Ursinus College
3:00pm - Boys Varsity Basketball McDowell Tip-Off Tournament - Erie, PA, USA

Monday, December 12 

3:45pm - Girls JV Basketball @ Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
5:30pm - Girls Varsity Basketball @ Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Tuesday, December 13 

3:30pm - Varsity Indoor Track Delco Indoor Invitational - Glen Mills Schools,
5:30pm - Boys JV Basketball @ Abington HS - Abington Senior High School
7:00pm - Boys Varsity Basketball @ Abington HS - Abington Senior High School

Wednesday, December 14 

3:30pm - Boys Freshmen Basketball @ Radnor HS - Radnor High School
7:00pm - Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Roman Catholic HS - Roman Catholic High School

Congratulations - JV Cheerleading

Congratulations on winning division and earning a bid to nationals!!!

Good Luck Winter Teams

  • Girls Basketball
  • Indoor Track   
  • Wrestling
  • Ice Hockey
  • Boys Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Fencing

Schedules

Archbishop Carrol High School uses DigitalSports.com to share all important information related to our athletic teams. Click HERE to see all upcoming events, sign up to receive email alerts of any schedule changes, and access complete team schedules. Please become familiar with our Digital Sports website, as there are many other features available to you. Click HERE to read directions to make it easier to navigate.

Reminders    

Coaches Contact Information

Please contact athletics@jcarroll.org for contact information of all sports teams.

Uniforms   

Please return your Fall Uniform!!!

Cheerleading Fundraiser

The cheerleaders are selling Carroll “Alex and Ani Style” bracelets.  Please click HERE if you are interested in this fundraiser.  

NCAA Eligibility Center

Any student that plans to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level should speak to Mr. Francis Lynam or Mr. Dan Connor in the Guidance Office. Please click HERE to ensure that you are following NCAA guidelines.

Support our Band Fundraiser
Please support our Christmas Concert Poinsettia fundraiser!  Informational flyers can also be found in the Main Office and stairwell to the cafeteria.  The poinsettias add a nice touch to the stage decor for the concert.  This year we are only offering one size in red or white.

Orders are due December 12th. Click HERE for the order form

Thanks for your support!
From the Office of CarrollU

Daily Guidance Announcements

Students/parents/guardians are encouraged to check Daily Announcements on our website HEREThere are many Guidance announcements that may be helpful to you.

Maguire Foundation Scholarship

The Maguire Foundation provides last dollar scholarship support to up to five students in each institution’s incoming freshman class for four years of matriculation.

Maguire Scholars are selected by their respective institutions, and must remain in good academic standing (3.0) and be an active participant in school and/or community volunteer extra-curricular activities, and have an EFC of $0 – $10,000 (Expected Family Contribution).  Applications will be distributed in senior homerooms this week.  Additional copies can be found in the Guidance Office and on Carroll’s website under CarrollU.  If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance Office directly at 610-688-7610 x171.

Attention Class of 2017 

Please share your acceptance letters along with any scholarship information with the Guidance Office.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Please allow the Guidance Office 7-10 school days for transcript requests to process.  Thank you for your cooperation.

There is a December 5th deadline in order to guarantee pre-Christmas college documentation processing.  If you have a January 1st deadline you must turn in your transcript request by MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th…..NO EXCEPTIONS.

***Please note that the Guidance Office will be closing on Thursday, December 22nd at 10:30 a.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Any student that needs their 1st quarter grades sent to colleges must stop by the guidance office.

Scholarship information is listed on Naviance under “Scholarship List”.  Students can stop by the Guidance Office for additional information.

Mark your calendars!

College Information Night - Tuesday, 3/21/17 at 7 pm

FINANCIAL AID for the Class of 2017

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is available on-line as of October 1.  This is the basic form needed to apply for financial aid at most schools.  Please check your student’s schools of choice for other required forms and filing deadlines.  The website is www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. For more information please stop up to the Guidance Office or check out the PHEAA website www.PHEAA.org. 

College Essay Assistance   

Sr. Marianna Fieo is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week in the Guidance Office to help with college essay and personal statements.  Please stop by the Guidance Office to make an appointment or email Sr. Marianna directly at mfieo@jcarroll.org.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Guidance Office at 610-688-7610 x171. 

Upcoming College Presentations

College presentations are finished for the Fall.  They will begin again in the Spring.

From the Fine Arts Department

Archbishop Carroll Choir on 6ABC

Congrats to the Carroll Choir, accompanied by Mr. Gallagher's tv crew and Father Speziale's ministry students. These students performed on ABC channel 6 mass which will be aired on Dec. 4th and 11th for up to 100,000 viewers! Congrats to these amazing Carroll students!!

A Soldier's Christmas

Congrats to archbishop Carroll choir who combined with the St. Rose youth concert choir to sing to raise money for the troops. They sang for a "soldier Christmas" which is a historical tour which will display how different eras celebrated Christmas during times of war. They collecting items to be sent over to servicemen and women overseas.
From the Tuition Office

2017-2018 Financial Aid

In order to be considered for tuition assistance for the 2017-2018 academic year, you must complete the Smart Aid application found on our website, or at smartaidforparents.com.  The only documentation required is your 2016 tax return, which must be submitted by March 31, 2016.  Awards made prior to that date are contingent upon receipt and verification of the tax return.  No tuition assistance will be awarded without a completed, verified Smart Aid application.   Families who currently receive tuition assistance for the 2016/2017 school year must complete the 2017/2018 application by December 31, 2016.  To simplify the process, those families who applied for 2016-2017, need only to do the following:

  1. Login to Smartaidforparents.com with the username and password from 2016/2017.
  2. Update your information.
  3. Submit the application with the $25 processing fee.
  4. Upload your 2016 tax return by March 31, 2016.

Athletic Fees

Athletic fees for fall sports should be paid in full by now, as they were due on your Smart Tuition account in October.  Winter sport athletic fees will be included in your January Smart Tuition invoice.                                                                                                      

Thank you.
Many blessings to you and your loved ones during this Holy Christmas season.

From the Parents' Association

Carroll Auction for Education

CAFE IS COMING!! This is our biggest Fundraiser at Carroll and we need all of your help. We will  have a planning meeting in January. ALL ARE WELCOME.

Our next Parent's Association meeting will be Monday January 9th at 7pm in the Library.

Scrip Program - Holiday Shopping


SCRIP DATES FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING!!!
SAVE MONEY ON YOUR TUITION WITH HOLIDAY SHOPPING!

Scrip dates for December:

Scrip Orders will be processed on the following dates:  

1.   Wednesday, December 14, 2016
(School closed on December 15) - LAST DAY TO ORDER FOR CHRISTMAS.  Orders processed on December 14 will go home on Monday, December 19 and Tuesday, December 20.
2.   Thursday, January 5 – Scrip orders will begin again.

If you haven’t joined our Scrip Program yet, this is a great time of year to start saving on your tuition.  Just join our program at www.shopwithscrip.com.  Our enrollment number is 5F56DE9A823.            

ShopwithScrip has small denomination cards available at this time of year for gift giving.  They are available while supplies last, so don’t delay in ordering them.  $10 Gift Cards are available for Amazon, AMC, Applebees, CVS, IHOP, Bahama Breeze, Bone Fish Grill, Outback, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Regal and Target.  $5 Gift Cards available for Barnes & Noble, Panera, and Starbucks.            

Once you join, you will help you see how easy it is to save money on your tuition.  All you do is your normal shopping and you will see how the savings add up.

From International Education Opportunities
At this time of year, Global Connections Homestay starts preparing for the arrival of international students who will begin classes at Carroll in the second semester.

Part of this process is readying host families and matching them with an enrolled student. Our number one request from families abroad is to have their child live with a member of the school community. Whether it be a teacher, coach, staff member, or especially a family with children attending the same school, this type of placement makes the family and student feel comfortable and safe.

Host families are paid a monthly stipend to offset costs, and we also provide a $300 gift to any referrals that result in a student placement. This gift is for current host families, or those that cannot host but know a family that can!

For more information or to apply, please email us at homestay@gcstays.com or call 215-259-4055.

We wish you and your family the best during the holiday season.

With gratitude,

The Global Connections Homestay Team
Want to contribute to The Patriot Post?
We are always on the lookout for a story or photo that celebrates and highlights Archbishop Carroll and our community. If you want to submit material for the next edition of The Patriot Post, please email photos@jcarroll.org.

We look forward to seeing our vibrant community in action!