From the Office of Campus Ministry

Respect for the Gift of Human Life

On Friday, January 27 Archbishop Carroll students and teachers will travel by bus to represent our school community in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Those who remain back at school will come together for a prayer service where we will pray for those marching and for a greater respect for the gift of human life, especially the unborn. 

Catholic Schools Week Mass

The annual celebration of “Catholic Schools Week” begins Sunday, January 29. 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 this liturgy. All are welcome to join us at 9:15 am.
Carroll Students Perform with David Kim and the Sinfonia Orchestra

On Sunday, January 22, two Archbishop Carroll students had the opportunity to play with David Kim and the Sinfonia Orchestra at the Temple Performing Arts Center. Brittany Sterling Young '17, violin and Joseph O'Brien '18, trombone; performed Debussy's La Mer, Bruch's Violin Concerto and Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody.

Violinist David Kim was named concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School.

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.

Thursday, January 26 

3:30pm - Boys JV Basketball @ Roman Catholic - Roman Catholic High School

Friday, January 27 

3:45pm - Boys Freshmen Basketball vs Roman Catholic HS - Archbishop Carroll
5:30pm - Girls JV Basketball vs Archbishop Wood HS - Archbishop Carroll
6:30pm - Girls Varsity Indoor Track Meet 7 - Lehigh University
7:00pm - Girls Varsity Basketball vs Archbishop Wood HS - Archbishop Carroll
7:00pm - Boys Varsity Basketball @ Roman Catholic HS - Philadelphia University

Saturday, January 28 

7:30am - Boys Varsity Indoor Track Meet 7 - Glen Mills Schools

Sunday, January 29 

11:30am - Girls Varsity Basketball vs Springfield Delco HS - Harriton High School
1:00pm - Boys JV Basketball @ Archbishop Ryan HS - Archbishop Ryan
2:30pm - Boys Varsity Basketball @ Archbishop Ryan HS - Archbishop Ryan
4:45pm - Varsity Swimming vs. Bonner/Prendie - Plymouth Whitemarsh

Monday, January 30 

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

Tuesday, January 31 

3:30pm - Boys Varsity Indoor Track Delco Champs Meet - Glen Mills Schools
5:30pm - Girls JV Basketball vs Archbishop Ryan HS - Archbishop Carroll
7:00pm - Girls Varsity Basketball vs Archbishop Ryan HS - Senior Night - ACHS

Individual Achievements

Wrestling

Jack McQuaid placed 8th at the New Oxford Tournament

Cheerleading

Varsity -Placed 9th out of 41 teams in the small varsity division at the  PIAA State Championships

Junior Varsity - Headed to National Championships in Orlando, Florida- February 11-12  

Boys Ice Hockey

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

Girls Basketball   

Senior Night - Friday, January 27th at 7:00 PM vs Archbishop Wood

Boys Basketball

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

  • Senior Night
  • Red Out to benefit American Heart Association
  • Live Broadcast on the PCL broadcast portal

Fencing   

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

Swimming

Senior Night - Sunday, January 29th at 4:45 vs Bonner/Prendie at Plymouth Whitemarsh HS

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!

Baseball - Indoor Camp

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!

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 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.  

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.  

Track at Carroll Sprints Ahead

The Girls Distance Medley Relay team finished 4th at DECLO Indoor Championships.

Their time is the 18th best in the state this season. 

Pictured are Maeve Buchanan, Tess Gibbons, Lauren Nigro and Alex Almonte.

On Saturday, January 21, Senior David Fohner set a new school record in the 300m dash.

At the New Balance games at the Armory in NYC, his finish time was 39.04 seconds.

Congratulations, David.

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.

ROTC Information

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

The Guidance Department has a student copy of the PSAT score report for sophomore and junior students only.  These score reports will be handed back in 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.

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 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 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.

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 Crew Takes Home Medals
The Carroll Boys and Girls Crew Teams competed at the Philadelphia Indoor Rowing Challenge on Sunday, January, 22, held at Saint Joseph's Prep.

Our boys and girls competed individually against rowers from about a dozen other schools in the area and came home with three medals: (From Left): Freshman Suzie Dupnock won Silver in the Girls' Freshman/Novice Race, and Sophomore Maria Dupnock (Sophomore) and Mary Cate Archbold (Junior) took Bronze and Silver respectively in the Girls' Varsity Race. Senior Michael Pakuris was the top Carroll Boys' finisher, placing 9th in the Boys' Varsity Race.

The teams will next compete at the Center City Slam Indoor Race, at Drexel University, on Saturday, February 11th.
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.
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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!