SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, April 8, 2017
34th Annual Great Gatsby Gala Cafe
 

Join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017 for Carroll’s 34th annual CAFÉ – Carroll’s Auction for Education.  

For those new to Carroll, this event is the largest fundraiser for our school.  It is a night where we come together as a community – parents, teachers, and alumni to celebrate and raise money for Archbishop Carroll.  Our school will be transformed into a great event to benefit our students.

As many of you know, we lost a special member of the Carroll community this past summer, Dominic Coyle.  In celebration of his life, we would like to make this night a great success and give a portion of the proceeds to the Archbishop Carroll Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Fund. 

We need the whole Carroll Community to make this night a success.  Here is how you can help.

  1. Save the Date – Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Mark your calendar now.
  2. Join us – be part of the Café Committee – a great way to make new friends and meet new people.  We have a great time making this event a success.
  3. Donate – We are asking each class to donate certain items to help us make the night special. Freshmen – Restaurant or Movie Gift Certificates. Sophomores – Sporting Goods or Events Juniors - Electronics or gift cards to Best Buy   Seniors – Kitchen Items, Carroll Apparel, College Dorm Ideas, or gift cards for any of them.   We are also hoping to auction a new bike to auction so if you have one or can get us one let us know!  We appreciate all donations received! Please don’t feel limited.  We can also use tickets for all sports games or vacation rentals.
  4. In addition to the above donations, we are asking all families to donate a Bottle of Wine (minimum value $20) for the event.  All donations can be dropped off at the Main Office.
  5. Watch the Patriot Post for announcements and updates about the event. Remember, the proceeds of this night benefit our kids.  This night helps make Carroll the amazing place to be. If you have any questions or ideas, please email cafe@jcarroll.org and we will be happy to get back to you.         

Come and be a part of great event!

Sincerely,
The Café Committee  

From the Office of Campus Ministry

Parent/Guardian Meeting - Kairos 90

There is a MANDATORY meeting on Tuesday 1-24 at 6:45 pm in the Carroll chapel for any parent/guardian who has a senior attending the March Kairos 90 retreat. The meeting will last one half hour and at least one parent/guardian must be in attendance. Retreatants do NOT attend this meeting. Please remind your senior retreatant to return his/her permission form to the Campus Ministry Center (Room 222).

CarrollforCe

The next CarrollforCe ministry team meeting will be held on Tuesday 1-24 at 2:30 pm in the Campus Ministry Center (Room 222). Any student who wishes to be more involved in the leadership of our faith life at Carroll is welcome to attend.
Crew Fundraiser - Pancake Breakfast
For a printable version, click HERE .
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, January 18 

7:00pm - Boys Varsity Wrestling vs Archbishop Ryan HS - Dual Meet - ACHS

Friday, January 20 

Boys Varsity Wrestling @ New Oxford Tournament 
Girls Varsity Cheerleading @ PIAA States in Hershey
3:45pm -
Boys Freshmen Basketball vs West Catholic HS - Archbishop Carroll 
5:00pm - Boys JV Basketball @ West Catholic HS - West Catholic
7:00pm - Girls Varsity Basketball vs Neumann-Goretti HS - Archbishop Carroll
7:00pm - Boys Varsity Basketball @ West Catholic HS - West Catholic

Saturday, January 21 

Boys Varsity Wrestling @ New Oxford Tournament
Girls Varsity Cheerleading @ PIAA States in Hershey
Indoor Track @ New Balance Games - Armory Track, NYC

Sunday, January 22 

Girls Varsity Basketball Philly vs NY Challenge - Springfield High School
1:00pm - Boys JV Basketball vs Saint Joes Prep HS - Archbishop Carroll
2:30pm - Boys Varsity Basketball vs Saint Joes Prep HS - Archbishop Carroll

Monday, January 23 

3:45pm - Boys Freshmen Basketball @ Saint Joes Prep HS - St. Joseph's Prep
3:45pm - Girls JV Basketball @ Penn Charter
5:00pm - Girls Varsity Basketball @ Penn Charter

Tuesday, January 24 

5:30pm - Girls JV Basketball vs North Penn HS - Archbishop Carroll
7:00pm - Girls Varsity Basketball vs North Penn HS - Archbishop Carroll 

Boys Ice Hockey

Come support the team!!!

Senior Night is next Friday January 20th.  It will be before the game vs Father Judge at 8:45 at the Skatium in Havertown.

STOCK'S BAKERY FUNDRAISER! - To benefit the Archbishop Carroll Ice Hockey Team Click HERE for the order form!

Girls Basketball   

Breakfast Fundraiser at McGillicuddy's in Havertown Saturday, January 21st

Boys Basketball   

Gives back to fight cancer. Raised over $1,000 in their annual Coaches vs Cancer Game

Fencing

Congratulations!!! Fencing won their first PA championship match against the Hill School 15-3.

Swimming   

Upcoming Championships - The Boys and Girls Swim teams will be competing in the Philadelphia Catholic League Championships in the mornings and District XII Championships in the evenings on Friday February 10th and Saturday the 11th at LaSalle University. All are welcome to cheer on our swimmers!

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

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 will be mailed home in the next week and can also be found by clicking HERE.  RSVP's are due Friday, February 3. We hope all of our senior ladies and their Moms will join us for this special event!

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 the Main Office 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.  

MLK Day of Service

On Monday, our Community Service Corps (CSC) at Carroll came together and helped make Breakfast Bags for homebound people in the Philadelphia area.  Check out Carroll CSC volunteering their time below! 

From the Office of CarrollU

PSAT Booklets

The Guidance Department has finished handing back PSAT booklets to students during English class.  Students will be bringing home handouts regarding the PSAT and our new Guidance (CARROLLU) brochure.

PSAT/NMSQT Scores

PSAT/NMSQT scores are now available online. Students are encouraged to print out their score report by logging into their College Board account.  You can link your College Board and Khan Academy accounts to access personalized SAT practice based on your PSAT/NMSQT results. Learn more at http://psat.org/scores.

Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report - 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

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.

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.

Alumna Meghan Creighton Assists Off the Court

Alumna Meghan Creighton is a star on the court at Drexel University. She wanted to give back to the community, so she created ‘Assisting Others,’ a program where her work on the court can help raise money for two non-profits close to her heart, Evanfest and Case for Smiles.

Read the entire CBS Philly article HERE. Congratulations Meghan!

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.

From the Parents' Association

Quizzo

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!
More information to follow. Any questions or to help with this event please email carolynondikevans@gmail.com

SCRIP

BUY SCRIP! SAVE MONEY ON YOUR TUITION!  

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.            

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.            

Orders are processed on Thursday unless there is a change in the school calendar.  Giant and Acme are on hand at school and go home the next day.  For every $100 you spend at Giant or Acme, you save $4.50 on your tuition.  So easy to use.  All other retailers are a week turnaround time.  The rebates vary based on retailer.  Any questions, please just email scrip@jcarroll.org and we will get your started.
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!