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 ).
From the Office of Campus Ministry

Senior Retreat - Date Change

Please note that the date for the Senior Retreat has been changed from February 16 (as it states on the master calendar) to March 9. Seniors who have not or will not be participating in Kairos attend this day retreat and will receive further details in the coming weeks. All other seniors will be in their usual classes that day.

Kairos Fund

Thank you to all who responded so generously to the appeal for assistance in last week’s Patriot Post. Contributions continue to be accepted for families who may be in need of financial help in the future. If you wish to donate please contact Lisa Ritter at lritter@jcarroll.org.

Summer Camps at Archbishop Carroll

Summer is fast approaching and we are busy getting our summer camps together to make them the best experience possible for your children. Registration forms are now available on the website under the athletics tab and at the school.

We will be offering all camps for $150 if the registration is received by March 26, 2017. .  Please visit our website to register for one of our amazing camps

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.

Wednesday, February 8
 

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

Friday, February 10 

3:45pm - Boys Freshmen Basketball @ Monsignor Bonner HS - Bonner/Prendie
5:30pm - Boys JV Basketball vs Minsignor Bonner HS - Archbishop Carroll
7:00pm - Senior Night Boys Varsity Basketball vs Monsignor Bonner - Bonner/Prendie

Saturday, February 11 

11:00am - Varsity Wrestling vs Cardinal O`Hara HS - Dual Meet - Archbishop Carroll

Sunday, February 12 

9:00am - Boys and Girls Varsity Indoor Track PCL Champs Meet - Lehigh University
12:00pm - Boys Freshmen Basketball @ Conwell-Egan Catholic HS - Conwell Egan
1:30pm - Boys JV Basketball @ Conwell-Egan Catholic HS - Conwell Egan
3:00pm - Boys Varsity Basketball @ Conwell-Egan Catholic HS - Conwell Egan 

Individual Achievements

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.

From the Office of CarrollU

Quick Decision Day at Penn State Brandywine

Penn State Brandywine will be hosting a quick decision day on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 9:00am till Noon.  Seniors should call 610-892-1225 to arrange an appointment time or register online by clicking HERE.

Regional College Fair

The Greater Norristown Police Athletic League is hosting a regional college fair on Thursday, February 16th from 6 to 7:30pm at their Police Athletic Center on Harding Blvd. in Norristown.   Over 60 colleges will be in attendance.   For more information, click HERE to go to their webpage.

SoarwithSOLE!

Temple’s Summer  Owl Leadership Experience (SOLE) is a 3 week academic summer program that helps rising juniors and seniors get a head start on college with credit courses and an inside look at being a leader in different fields of study.  Stop by Guidance Office for more information.

Caron and The Bridge Way School present Surviving the Teen Years

Saturday, February 11th  

8:30 AM     Registration

9:00 AM     Surviving the Teen Years • The Stages of Development and Addiction • Communication and Boundaries: Beyond Anger and Frustration

Noon         Closing

Cost is $25

Contact Rebecca Bonner at 267-437-22194 for information regarding workshop scholarships.

Mid -Year Grades

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

Mark your calendars!

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

Maguire Foundation Scholarship

The deadline is approaching!  Every senior student was given an application.  Additional applications can be found in the Guidance Office.  All applications must be submitted or postmarked in their entirety by March 1, 2017.

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.

$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.

Mary Ryan Memorial Scholarship

A $500.00 scholarship is being awarded for those seniors seeking a medical career.  An essay is required.  Stop by Guidance for an application.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.

The Charlotte Drummond Memorial Scholarship

The Charlotte Drummond Memorial scholarship is being offered for rising juniors or seniors who demonstrate financial need and involvement in the school community.  A written recommendation is required from a teacher or guidance counselor.  This is a one-time $2,000 scholarship.  Stop by Guidance for an application.  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.

Music Scholarships at Eastern University

Eastern University is offering music scholarships up to full-tuition for four years as a music major.  For more information, click HERE.

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.  Applicants must write a 500-word essay on community service and be recommended by a counselor, religious or community leader.  Stop by Guidance for an application.  Deadline to apply is April 15, 2017.

Discover Nursing Program at Villanova University

Villanova University is offering a Discover Nursing program to juniors interested in learning about the nursing profession.  The program will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017. from 8:30am to 3pm.  Juniors are required to hold a B average in a college prep high school curriculum and be recommended by a guidance counselor.  If interested, stop by Guidance.

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.

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.

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

American University of Rome     Wednesday, February 15, 2017  11:15am
From the Office of Student Affairs

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. 

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.

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.

From the Parents' Association

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!