February 14, 2018
Carroll students donate Eagles shirts to the needy
Capitalizing on the Philadelphia Eagles run to victory in Super Bowl LII, students in Archbishop John Carroll High School's Marketing Class embarked on a project hoping to do some good. They designed and printed 300 "In Foles WE Trust"shirts. Half the proceeds from sales of the shirts will go to charity and half will go towards a future field trip.

When sales did not meet projections, students decided to donate the remaining shirts.

Saturday, Feb. 3, 40 shirts were donated to Cityteam Ministries in Chester; five to Missionaries of Charity; five to a half-way house, and eight to a needy family in Havertown.

"This may be the best business lesson my students will ever learn: never give up, find a solution, and remember that giving is everyone's business," said Christine Rizzo, the Archbishop Carroll faculty member overseeing the project.

Donations to the project can be made at:


# FlyEaglesFly #SuperBowlChampions
Congratulations to Juliana Wallgren

Juliana Wallgren '18 received a Certificate of Merit from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in recognition of outstanding performance among Pennsylvanian high school students on the College Board SAT or ACT Test. 

Her score was among the 5,000 highest scores in Pennsylvania.
Hi-Q Patriots Advance
Students seated left to right: Noelle Arpea, Juliana Wallgren, Chris Anderson, Izzy Lechtenberg. Standing left to right: Brandon Zbiuso, Jonathan Gould, Yichen Liu, Julia Lundeen and Carroll Preisdent Francis Fox.

The Carroll Hi-Q team competed on Monday Jan. 29, against Bonner-Prendie and Academy Park High Schools.

Carroll correctly answered the final Math question, tying Bonner-Prendie. The match would have ended in a tie, but Carroll filed an appeal to one of the previous Chemistry questions they felt they had answered correctly.

It was a risky move. If the appeal were denied, they would have lost two points, resulting in a second place finish. The Hi-Q Patriots were confident in their conviction and won the appeal, resulting in four points being added to their score!

Carroll 30; Bonner-Prendie 26; Academy Park 9.
  
#WhereSuccessBegins
PatrioThon set for Feb. 23
Carroll will host its third annual PatrioThon to support The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Catholic Charities, and Catholic Relief Services on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.
 
The PatrioThon Permission Packet must be signed by both students and parents by Thursday, Feb. 22, in order for students to attend this spectacular Carroll event.  Click HERE for the Permission Packet. Students must be present in school on Friday, Feb. 23, to attend PatrioThon. 
 
If you are interested in donating, click HERE .  Please note that registering on Donor Drive is free. Tickets must be purchased in the Office of Student Affairs.
 
We are still seeking donations of supplies and snacks to ensure our students have enough food and games to make the PatrioThon a success and to occupy them for the 12-hour event. If you are interested in donating, click HERE to access the Sign-Up Genius to see a list of items needed. Donations can be brought into the Office of Student Affairs.
Summer Owls Leadership Academy (SOLE) at Temple University
Temple University is hosting a Summer Owls Leadership Academy (SOLE) for rising juniors and seniors from July 9-27, 2018. Students can earn college credits and qualify for a scholarship to Temple. For more information, go to  temple.edu

Force for Good Film Festival at University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame is hosting a Force for Good Film Festival asking freshmen, sophomores and juniors to submit five-minute videos with positive messages. Winners will have their messages screened at the Performing Arts Center and may be eligible to receive a full scholarship to the Notre Dame Scholars Program. For more information, go to  precollege.nd.edu/summer-scholars .

College Night
Guidance will be hosting a College Information Night on March 13, at 7 p.m., in the Library. Representatives from several colleges will be here to talk about the college process and to answer questions. All parents and students are invited and encouraged to attend this informative event.

PSAT Update
PSAT scores were made available through the College Board website on Dec. 12, 2017. The College Board no longer sends paper copies of the scores for students. Guidance worked with the students during their English classes to assist them in accessing their scores. Many of the freshmen had issues obtaining their scores in December but guidance worked with the math classes in January to help the freshmen access their PSAT scores and link those scores to Khan Academy. Khan Academy offers free, personalized preparation for the SAT. Studies have shown that twenty hours of free SAT preparation on Khan Academy raises scores an average of 115 points.

Main Line Martin Luther King Association Scholarship
The Main Line Martin Luther King Association is now accepting applications for scholarships for the next college year. Any graduating high school senior who lives, worships, or attends school along the Main Line qualifies to be an applicant. The graduate can attend any post high school institution of higher learning. A 500-word essay on community service, transcript, and a letter of recommendation from a counselor, principal, religious leader or community leader is required. Stop by Guidance for an application. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2018.

The National Association of Black Accountants and Point Park University are sponsoring a FREE, in-residence, summer camp for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Camp dates are June 24th - June 29th, 2018, and the location is Point Park University in Pittsburgh. For more information, go to  www.pointpark.edu  and google ACAP.
Friday, Feb.16
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College (11:15 a.m.)

Tuesday, March 6
Shippensburg University (10:30 a.m.)

Please sign up for these college visits in the Guidance Office by the end of 6th Period the day before the visit.
Joseph O'Brien '18, hosted the Savio BoyChoir of Philadelphia and Mr. Jeremy Triplett, Carroll's Honor Choral director, at Holy Family Church in Manayunk, where he serves as the Director of Music.

The choir gave a tremendous concert and provided music for the Saturday vigil Mass.

Congratulations to Joe, who sets the example of a music student who is doing an amazing endeavors in the professional world here at Carroll!
U.S. Military Academy Day

Anyone interested in applying to one of the military academies is invited to attend the annual Academy Day, which will be held at Valley Forge Military Academy and College on March 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Congressman Ryan Costello’s office has opened the event to students from both the 6th and 7th Congressional Districts of Pennsylvania to learn more about the service academy selection process. 

The U.S. Military, U.S. Naval, U.S. Air Force, U.S Coast Guard, and U.S Merchant Marine Academies, and the Valley Forge Military Academy and College, have been invited to provide presentations and information to attendees about admissions and academy life.

The event will be held in the Eisenhower Hall Ballroom at Valley Forge Military Academy and College, located at 1001 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087.
Important Parents/Guardian Information

Letters are being mailed home this week regarding Carroll's annual survey to determine government funding. 

It is extremely important that every family completes this survey and return it to the Principal's Office in a sealed envelop by Wednesday, Feb. 28. You may mail the envelop or have your student return it to school. 

Our funding from the government for certain services and materials is directly determined by these surveys. We are looking for 100 percent participation this year so we may get as much funding as possible. 

Please feel free to contact the Principal's Office if you have any questions regarding the completion of the survey. Thank you.

Diaper Drive for Lily’s Hope

Lily’s Hope is a non-profit organization started by a young couple who have experienced, first hand, the difficulties of caring for a “preemie” and trying to handle family responsibilities and increased financial burdens. Preemies require special care and, often for very long periods of time.

Lily’s Hope provides gift cards to local restaurants and gas cards to help with fuel bills. Sometimes, they are able to give families clothing for the other children or a car seat.

A Diaper Drive to support Lily’s Hope will be conducted Feb. 20 to March 9.

The collection boxes will be placed outside the Chapel, by the Pro-Life Club members who sponsor this drive. Please place your donations in the boxes. We are particularly interested in “preemie” size diapers but “newborns” are useful, too.

Thank you for your support.

Mr. Kirsch and Sister Marianna
Mother-Son Dance

The Mother-Son Senior Dance is Friday, March 2, at Westover Country Club, from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $75 per couple. RSVPs are due Thursday, Feb. 22. Please join us for an evening of dinner and dancing with your son. We hope to see you there!  

Click HERE for the invitation.
Philadelphia Catholic League Meet of Champions results:

Lauren Nigro '18 medaled 5th in the 400m Dash (personal record), Lamar Ramsey '18 medaled 3rd in Long Jump, 4th in Triple Jump, 5th in High Jump, and Sydney Haye '19 medaled 3rd in Triple Jump.

Several Carroll student-athletes also recorded personal bests:

Victoria Louis: 200m Dash
Rachel White: 60m Dash
Kaniya Goodman: 60m Dash
Jack Higgins: 400m Dash
Mateo Pascual: 60m Hurdles
Matt McGroary: Shot Put

#PatriotNation

Meet Carroll's new Softball coach

A meet and greet with our new softball coach is scheduled for this Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m., in the Library. Parents and student-athletes are welcome.
#WhereSuccessBegins #CARROLL50