From the Office of The Principal

Performance Series Testing for Grades 9, 10, and 11

The second in the three-part series of Performance Assessments will begin on Monday, February 6 and end on February 18, 2017.  The English assessments are administered the first week and the Math exams are given during the second week.

This year, for the first time, students’ scores on these assessments will be used as one of the prerequisites for placement in courses for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Because of the new focus being placed on each individual student's assessment scores, we are urging parents and guardians to emphasize this message at home:

Students, please take the Performance Series exams in English and Math seriously.  Do your very best on them.  Your scores on these exams are now prerequisites for placement for many courses for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  Based on your scores on these exams, you might or might not be eligible to be placed in some of the levels of courses you want to take next year. 

Should you want additional information about the Performance Series testing or the course selection and student placement processes for 2017 - 2018, please contact Mr. James Corkery, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs ( jcorkery@jcarroll.org ).
Carroll Celebrates the Chinese New Year
From the Office of Campus Ministry

Catholic Schools Week Mass

We will gather as a school community to celebrate our heritage as a community of faith, knowledge, and service on Friday, February 3 with Holy Mass for the Feast of Saint Blaise. As is tradition, throats will be blessed at the conclusion liturgy. All are welcome to join us at 9:15 am. 

Kairos Fund

The fund which assists families who are in need of help in paying the $280.00 fee for Kairos is currently depleted. There is a family who needs financial assistance for the March Kairos retreat so if you would be willing to contribute, please contact Lisa Ritter at lritter@jcarroll.org. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Girls Soccer at PCL Banquet

Congratulations to our girls named All-Catholic.

Left to Right: Brady Kramer, Athletic Director, Paige Mastripolito-3rd Team, Morgan Rake-2nd Team, Bella Sorrentino-1st Team, Lara Ramirez-3rd Team, (Not-Pictured) Rachel Matey-3rd Team

From the Office of CarrollU

Mid -Year Grades

Any student that needs their mid-year grades sent to colleges must stop by the guidance office.

Academy Day

Congressman Meehan will be hosting his annual Academy Day on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Valley Forge Military Academy and College.  The U.S. Military, U.S. Naval, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academies, as well as local ROTC representatives, will be on hand to provide information to interested students about admissions and academy life.  Stop by the Guidance Office for more information.

SAT Prep

The next set of SAT Prep classes for juniors start on February 6th.  Registration forms are available on our website, in the Main Office and in the Guidance Office.

Notre Dame Pre-College Program

The University of Notre Dame is offering pre-college programs this coming summer including leadership seminars and study abroad.  To apply, go to precollege.nd.edu. Deadline to apply is January 30, 2017.

$1000 Scholarship Opportunity

The Delaware County School Nurse Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a senior who is planning a career in nursing and has been accepted into a NLN accredited program leading to a bachelor degree in nursing.  Stop by the Guidance office for an application.  Deadline to apply is March 24, 2017.

PSAT Score Reports

PSAT score reports were handed back in sophomore and junior homeroom this week.

College Board & Khan Academy

Students are encouraged to link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to access personalized SAT practice based on your PSAT/NMSQT results. Learn more at http://psat.org/scores. www.khanacademy.org

PSAT/NMSQT Scores

College Board has put together a video regarding your PSAT/NMSQT scores and what to do next.  This video is located under “Important Announcements” on CarrollU (Guidance) website.

If you have any trouble logging into your account, stop by the Guidance Office or call the College Board at 866-433-7728.  

Gettysburg College Summer Camps

Gettysburg College is offering high school juniors and sophomores the opportunity to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology. Please top by the Guidance office for more details or check the guidance website.

Daily Guidance Announcements

Students/parents/guardians are encouraged to check Daily Announcements on our website HERE. There 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 were distributed before break to all senior students in homeroom. 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

Many thanks to those of you who have already sent in your acceptance letters along with scholarship information to the Guidance Office.  Please continue to share this information. Thank you for your cooperation.

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

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.
Suzanne Carpenter '18  continues to impress.

Suzanne Carpenter was chosen to advance to the Region VI Orchestra.  She was among a select few violinists to move-on from Chester County, Del-Co, and Philadelphia!

To the same accord, Suzanne is also the winner of the Alma V. Drumm piano competition. The scholarship of $500.00 will go toward Suzanne's piano instruction. Congrats to her, she won a competition that many students competed for from all over the Archdiocese. 

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, February 3 

4:00pm - Boys Freshmen Basketball vs Father Judge HS - Archbishop Carroll
5:30pm - Boys JV Basketball vs Father Judge HS - Archbishop Carroll
5:30pm - Girls JV Basketball @ Archbishop Prendergast HS - Bonner/Prendie
7:00pm - Girls Varsity Basketball vs Archbishop Prendergast HS - Bonner/Prendie
7:00pm - Boys Varsity Basketball vs Father Judge - Archbishop Carroll 

Sunday, February 5 

1:00pm - Boys JV Basketball @ Lansdale Catholic HS - Lansdale Catholic
2:30pm - Boys Varsity Basketball @ Lansdale Catholic HS - Lansdale Catholic 

Monday, February 6 

3:45pm - Boys Freshmen Basketball vs Lansdale Catholic HS - Archbishop Carroll 

Tuesday, February 7 

5:30pm - Girls JV Basketball @ Lansdale Catholic HS - Lansdale Catholic
7:00pm - Girls Varsity Basketball @ Lansdale Catholic HS - Lansdale Catholic 

Wednesday, February 8 

5:30pm - Girls Varsity Indoor Track - Consolation Meet - Swarthmore College
6:30pm - Boys Varsity Indoor Track - Novice Meet - Westtown School

Individual Achievements

Indoor Track

        Lamar Ramsey qualified for Boys Meet of Champions with a 2nd place finish in the triple jump. Lamar also received a 6th place medal in the Delco Championships in the triple jump. Great work Lamar!!!

Cheerleading

    We are proud to announce that our girls have been asked to cheer for a basketball game on February 2nd at St. Katharine of Siena School in Wayne in honor of Catholic schools week!

Boys Baseball

CELL PHONE CASE FUNDRAISER!

To benefit the Archbishop Carroll Baseball Teams

*** Please stop in the main office and pick-up your order form today! All payments can be returned to the main office or to Dan Keehn.

  • Orders due w/ payment by: 2/17/17

  • Cases will be delivered week of: 3/10/17

Boys Basketball

Wednesday, February 8th at 12:30 PM

Our four Seniors are being honored by the prestigious Markward Basketball Club.  The luncheon will be held at Bala Country Club.      

Friday, February 10th at 7:00 PM vs Monsignor Bonner   

  • Senior Night
  • Red Out to benefit American Heart Association - T-shirts will be sold at all lunch periods for $10.00 beginning the week of February 6th. All proceeds to be donated to the AHA.  
  • Live Broadcast on the PCL broadcast portal

Swimming

Friday, February 10th PCL Championships

    The Boys and Girls Swim teams will be competing in the Philadelphia Catholic League Championships in the morning beginning at 6:30am @ LaSalle University

Saturday, February 11th District XII Championships

The Boys and Girls swim teams will again be competing in the District XII Championships in the evening also at LaSalle University. 

***All are welcome to cheer on our swimmers! Go Patriots!!

Gearing up for Spring

Boys Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse

Girls Softball

Boys Baseball

Boys Tennis

Crew

Track and Field

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.

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.

Girls Lax Launch Online Store
The Girls Lacrosse team has created a web store for the Archbishop Carroll Girls Lacrosse program. This online store will be open from now until Sunday, February 6, 2017 .

If you order during this time period, the estimated ship date for your merchandise will be March 6, 2017.

If you wish to place an order, please click HERE.
From the Office of Student Affairs

March for Life

Last Friday, Mr. Kirsch and Fr. Speziale accompanied 50 students from the Pro-Life Club to attend The March for Life in Washington DC.  They had a great day marching and attending a youth rally to support human life!

Mother Daughter Luncheon

Seniors and their Mothers are invited to the Annual Senior Mother Daughter Luncheon on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at Westover Country Club from 11:30-2:00pm.  Invitations can be found by clicking HERE.  RSVP's are due this Friday, February 3. We hope all of our senior ladies and their Moms will join us for this special event!

Mother-Son Dance

This special event is scheduled for March 3rd at Westover Country Club.  Ticket prices include a sit-down dinner, dessert, beverages, DJ, and dancing.  Gurscik Studios will also be available for photo packages.  Click HERE for the invitation.  Reservations are due by February 23rd.

PatrioThon

Carroll will host its second annual PatrioThon to support The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  PatrioThon is on Friday, February 24th at 7:00 pm.  The Thon Permission Packet is available in OSA and must be signed by both students and parents in order for students to attend this spectacular Carroll event. Click HERE for the Permission Packet or if you are interested in donating, click HERE to access Donor Drive.  

During the week of February 20th, we will be accepting donations of board games and food for PatrioThon. Students may purchase a ticket up until February 17th. 

Catholic Schools Week

Click HERE for a schedule of Carroll events for Catholic Schools Week! 

Graduation Information

We are in the home stretch, and graduation will be here before we know it! The Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00 pm at Visitation BVM Church.  Graduation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th at 11:00 am at Cabrini University.  For your planning purposes, seniors are given 2 tickets to Baccalaureate and 7 tickets to Graduation (2 reserved and 5 general admission).  The Baccalaureate Mass will be streamed live for those who are unable to attend.  A link to the stream will be sent out prior to the event.  

Crew Fundraiser - Pancake Breakfast
For a printable version, click HERE .
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 January 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 were included with your January Smart Tuition invoice.   It is important to note that fall and winter sports athletic fees must be paid in full prior to trying out for spring sports beginning March 6, 2017.  

REGISTRATION FEE UPPER CLASS 2017-2018

The $225 re-registration fee upper class 17/18 will be included with your February Smart Tuition bill.  Students in the current freshman, sophomore and junior classes will be choosing their courses for the 2017/2018 academic year during the week of February 20, 2017.                                                                         

Thank you for your commitment to Archbishop John Carroll High School.

Carroll Swimmers win on Senior Night
Congrats to our Carroll Swim Team with a great victory over Bonner-Prendie on Senior Night! Proud of the accomplishments of all our senior swimmers: Katy Curry, Jen Kraft, Kristen Quinlan, Katie Hageney, Tom Patota, Casey Krouse, Zoie Octaviano, Anthony Sabol, and Steve Ascareggi!
From the Parents' Association

Cafe Meeting

There is a Cafe meeting on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00pm in the Curley Family Library. Volunteers wanted! Come find out what CAFE is all about! 

Save the Date

QUIZZO/TRIVIA NIGHT FEBRUARY 17TH 7 - 10 pm at Carroll.

Get your teams of up to 10 together now! $30 person or $280 for a table of 10.

BYOB and BYOS (snacks).  Dessert table and water will be provided. Don't forget to bring cash for 50/50 and Free Trivia Passes. Great prizes for winning Trivia Team!

Any questions or to help with this event please email carolynondikevans@gmail.com.

*** BYOB so don’t forget snacks & FUN drinks ***

Doors open at 6:30 Trivia starts at 7:30 SHARP

THON Donations

We need donations for THON on February 24th to keep our kids dancing through the night! Click on the Signup Genius to see what we need and sign up:

The link to sign up can be found HERE.

Scrip

JOIN CARROLL’S SCRIP PROGRAM – SAVE MONEY ON YOUR TUITION JUST BY DOING YOUR NORMAL SHOPPING!!!

Do you grocery shop? For every $100 you spend at ACME or GIANT, you could be saving $4.50 on your tuition. Do you shop at Macy’s? For every $100 you spend at Macy’s, you could save $9.00 off your tuition. That is just a small example of how you can save money.

To save money on your tuition and learn how simple it is, enroll now in Archbishop Carroll’s Scrip Program to save money on your tuition.

Scrip is processed on Thursday mornings at Carroll. For all retailers (grocery or other), Carroll gives 90% of the rebate back to the Parents and the money is credited to your tuition. The 10% is used to keep the program running.

Giant and Acme can be ordered on Thursday and comes home on Friday. Other retailers have a week turnaround. To see all retailers and their rebates offered, go to ShopWithScrip.com and enroll in Carroll’s program. Our Enrollment Number is 5F56DE9A823.

We offer three ways to order to meet family’s flexibility. For full instructions go to Carroll’s website, click on tab marked Student Life, then Parent’s Association. Scroll down page on Parent’s Association and you will see Scrip Instructions. Or just email scrip@jcarroll.org, and we can walk you through the process.  

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!