January 31, 2018
Our choir led the Carroll Community during the opening of Catholic Schools Week 2018.

The Liturgy of the Eucharist, celebrated by Father Mike Speziale, Carroll's Director of Campus Ministry, was held Monday, Jan. 29.

#CSW18
#FlyEaglesFly
Mr. Zachary Larimer (in the red circle), Director of Instrumental Music for Carroll, is a member of the Eagles Drumline, which performs at home games. He is next to Questlove of the The Roots. Unfortunately, Mr. Larimer said the Drumline will not be in Minneapolis this Sunday for Super Bowl LII.

"E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles!"
Carroll family steps up

The Carroll Cheerleaders received an incredible gift from one of their own.

Vicki Galie ‘18, the only senior on Varsity, lives with Cystic Fibrosis. She was chosen for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and when they asked her what she wanted, she said, “Nothing really, just new cheer mats for my team.” 

Only after Kim and Kevin, Vicki’s parents, offered to buy the new mats themselves, did Vicki agree to choose something for herself that she could enjoy.

On Jan. 25, the girls were surprised with the Galie Family’s gift. Even though Vicki will only get to use the mats for two more weeks, she will always be with the team on the mat! 

“What Vicki did for Archbishop Carroll cheerleading was the most selfless thing,” said Alison Reynolds, Carroll’s Cheerleading coach. “We have always been thankful for her, and we thank Viki and her family for our gorgeous new red mats!

Vicki’s family also runs a huge fundraising event every year called Wishes and Dreams for CF. All of the proceeds go to help fund research to find a cure for CF.

If you’d like to make a donation, please visit  www.wishesanddreamscf.org  
Carroll institutes Khan Academy pilot program

Studies have proven that using the Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy for 20 hours is associated with an average increase of 115 points from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT. For this reason, the Carroll Math Department has decided to implement a pilot program during the third quarter to encourage students to utilize this free and personalized math program. 

When students link their College Board account with Khan Academy, a customized program is designed based on the results on their PSAT.

For students currently enrolled in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2*, all math teachers will be assigning 20 minutes per week (4 minutes per day) of practice as a homework assignment on a weekly basis during the third quarter. This will be on top of any homework assigned on a daily basis. 

Please note that this time does not necessarily have to be completed at home, but may be completed when they have down time in school as well.

We appreciate your support with this initiative. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Corkery at jcorkery@jcarroll.org or Erin Newman at enewman@jcarroll.org

* The decision to implement this initiative for students currently enrolled in Pre-calculus, Statistics, or Calculus will be left to the individual teacher.
Academic Excellence

Congratulations to Kieran Spillane '18, who received a Certificate of Merit for outstanding academic performance as evidenced by his score on the SATs.

His score was among the 5,000 highest scores in Pennsylvania.  

We the Students Essay contest
The Bill of Rights Institute is holding a We the Students Essay contest for students to  share their perspective on a trending topic. This year's topic is "To what extent in the U.S. does the government–federal, state, and local–have the duty to monitor internet content"?​  There will be $20,000+ in scholarships awarded. Students must submit a 500-800 word essay before February 5, 2018. If interested, go to  www.billofrightsinstitute.org

Mary Ryan Memorial Scholarship 
Friendship Chapter #551, Order of the Eastern Star, has established the Mary Ryan Memorial Scholarship. $500.00 will be awarded to a Delaware County high school senior who will enroll this fall in training for a medical career and has Masonic ties and/or financial need. Stop by Guidance for an application. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2018.

2018-2019 Scholarships available through The Philadelphia Foundation 
The Philadelphia Foundation has announced the opening of the 2018-2019  scholarship cycle.   All scholarship applications are currently available on The Philadelphia Foundation  website . There are a variety of scholarships with various deadlines. Seniors can apply to as many scholarship opportunities as they see fit. 

Music Ministry Scholarships at LaSalle University
Music Ministry Scholarships are being offered to incoming freshmen who are accepted to LaSalle University. The scholarships are designed to provide student support for the celebration of Roman Catholic Liturgies at LaSalle. Instrumentalists and vocalists are eligible to receive a Music Ministry Scholarship. Scholarships range from $2000 to $8000 for the year and are renewable for the four years that a student is an undergraduate. To apply go to  studentaffairs.lasalle.edu/umas/music/ . Deadline to apply is February 15, 2018.

2018 Samuel A. Green Scholarship
Firstrust Bank is offering the 2018 Samuel A. Green scholarship to seniors who plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university. Students must write an essay no longer than 300 words  explaining how a college education will help them cultivate prosperity in their neighborhood/community. To apply go to  firstrustscholarship.com .  Deadline to apply is March 23, 2018.

Leadership Academy at Cabrini University
The Nerney Leadership Institute at Cabrini University is holding a leadership academy for high school students to prepare students for leadership roles within their communities. The workshop will be held June 24-29, 2018. If interested, contact Brittany Sanner at  bms323@cabrini.edu
Soccer All-Stars

Congratulations to Dom Massi '19 (left) and Nick Booth '18, named to the All-Catholic Soccer Team.

Booth was named First Team, Massi was named Third Team.

#patriotnation


Members of the Carroll Indoor Track & Field Team continue to excel. The girls competed at the DVTGTCA Meet, Lehigh University, while the boys were in action at the TFCAofGP Meet in Glen Mills.

Brennan Robinson '21 (upper left), took fifth in the 60 meter dash.

Sydney Haye '19 (upper right), broke the school triple jump record for a second time, with a new personal best of 32 feet, 3 inches.

Lamar Ramsey '18 (lower left), placed third in the Long Jump, and Aidan Doherty '20 (lower right), took third in the Mile.

#patriotnation
Parent's Association Meeting

The next meeting of the Carroll Parent's Association will be Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7pm in the Library. All are welcome.
It’s never too late to turn everyday shopping into savings on your tuition. Scrip does just that. It turns your everyday shopping into everyday savings. It is that easy.

If you haven’t joined our Scrip Program yet, there is no better time to start saving on your tuition. Just join our program at www.shopwithscrip.com . Our enrollment number is 5F56DE9A823.

Orders are processed on Thursday unless there is a change in the school calendar. There are over 700 Retailers that offer savings including Airfare, Hotels, Restaurants, WAWA, and grocery stores. The list is endless. We keep Giant on hand at school and goes home the next day. If you order plastic cards, it is a week turnaround. Some retailers offer SCRIPNOW or RELOAD options, so your scrip is received as soon as Carroll processes the order. The rebates vary based on retailer. 

NOTE FOR SENIOR PARENTS: Last day to order scrip for savings this year is March 29, 2018. If you wish to continue using scrip and want to donate to another student, just mark on your order sheet who you would like the rebates to go to.  All other parents, please continue using scrip, rebates will go to next year’s tuition. 

There will not be any sales the week of Feb. 12, 2018. Sales will resume week of February 19, 2018. Any questions, please just email scrip@jcarroll.org and we will get your started.
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Archbishop John Carroll PatrioTHON.

Come in to the Chipotle at 116 W Township Line Road Suite 206 in Havertown on Monday, Feb. 5, 5-9 P.M.

Bring the flyer , show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Archbishop John Carroll PatrioTHON. 
#WhereSuccessBegins #CARROLL50