Mar. 14, 2018
Carroll Hi-Q team excels
This year, Archbishop Carroll's Hi-Q Team showed a 21 percent increase in their total score from last season, moving up four places in the standings!

At the Partners in Education Celebration on Apr. 19, Archbishop Carroll will receive a special plaque and a $1,000 cash award for the school, donated by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.

Congratulations to our first-year advisor, Loraine Carpenter, and her team of students!  

  • Brandon Abiuso ‘19
  • Christopher Anderson ’18
  • Noelle Arpea ‘19
  • Jonathan Gould ‘18
  • Isabella Lechtenberg ‘19
  • Yichen Liu ‘18
  • Julia Lundeen ‘18
  • Claire Stoyell-Mulholland ‘18
  • Kathryn Stringer ‘18
  • Juliana Wallgren ‘18
Carroll celebrates World Language Week
This week, Archbishop Carroll has been celebrating World Language Week, with students and teachers of the World Language Department sharing the wonderful cultures they study all year with the entire Carroll community. Various locations around the building were labeled in multiple languages and students lead prayer for the entire school in different languages throughout the week.

The highlight of the week was the second annual International Festival held Tuesday, Mar. 13, in the East Gym.

Students, who had been researching and preparing for weeks, worked in groups to present and share information about the rich and diverse cultures of our world! Visitors were able to taste authentic dishes, participate in various sports, dances, and traditions, and learn about many different countries of the world!
Students and staff also participated in a, “Where in the World?” activity in which they labeled places on the map they have traveled to, places where they would like to travel to, and places where friends and family members live.

There was also a Travel Photo exhibit that showcased the beautiful places in the U.S. and around the world that our students and staff have traveled to. To see the submissions and vote for your favorites, please access the Google Form here: https://goo.gl/forms/L1hhzMUR5cJfRl7n1 Voting concludes Friday, Mar. 16, at 3 p.m. Winners will receive Wawa gift cards!

Happy World Language Week -
“Languages lead us on a path to understanding other cultures.”
Students encouraged to enroll in Honors Latin 1
By Mr. Louis M. Valenti
Latin Teacher

Latin is a "classical" language which is offered as an elective for any grade at Carroll.  

Although not spoken, its influence is evident in many modern languages and cultures today, especially English. Many students take Latin because they know Latin vocabulary will help them with other subjects and with the SAT. 

Having taught Latin for almost 20 years, it is my professional opinion that the most important reason to take Latin is to learn critical thinking skills. The way the ancient Romans spoke, was the way they thought, and this was very logical.

The study of Latin provides students with an opportunity to develop much needed critical thinking skills through a focus on Latin grammar. This is not an easy class! This is a class which requires hard work and dedication, but like such things in life, provides high results!  

So often, when I identify myself as a Latin teacher to parents, their faces light up and they want to tell me about their experience taking Latin in high school. Please consider encouraging your student to take Honors Latin 1 next year as their elective. It truly would be an investment in their success!
Carroll's new Indoor Drumline competes
Carroll's first ever Indoor Drumline was in action during competition at Methacton High School on Saturday, Mar. 10.

In the front row, left to right, Grace Fry '19, Julia Lundeen '18, Emily Erdlen '19, and Grace Varnum '20. In the back row: Tom Hilden '19, Maeve Conran '19, and Alex Prusacki '19.
Reading Olympics

Congratulations to our Reading Olympics team! These outstanding readers competed and received the blue ribbon at their competition on Mar. 5. 

Pictured from left to right: Eve Morris '21, Isabel Merone '21, Emma Riddell '19, Kaitlyn Esright 19 and Kathleen Carpenter '19.

The blue ribbon is the highest award given at the yearly competition that takes place among Delaware County schools.  

Reading Olympics is a group of students who come together and share the reading of 45 books from a prepared list for several months prior to this final event.  The club is designed to inspire students to read for pleasure and to learn the value of teamwork at the same time.

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Havertown Optimist Club Scholarship
The Havertown Optimist Club is offering a $2,500 scholarship to two high school seniors who are full time residents of Haverford Township. An essay is required. Stop by Guidance for an application. Deadline to apply is Apr. 21, 2018. 

Dunkin' Donuts Scholarships
Dunkin' Donuts is awarding 25, $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in Fall 2018. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. To apply go to  learnmore.scholarsapply.org/dunkinphilly . Deadline to apply is Apr. 15, 2018.  

Summer Internships at UIF in Devon, PA
The Uncommon Individual Foundation (UIF) located in Devon, Penn., is recruiting high school students for their summer internship position. These paid interns will get
first-hand experience working with business leaders, as well as assisting our Entrepreneur Associates. For more information, go to http://www.uif.org/internships/
Thursday, Mar. 15, 12 p.m.
Marywood University

Friday, Mar. 16
Student ambassadors from Chestnut Hill College will be available during lunch periods.

Monday, Mar. 19, 10:30 a.m.  
DeSales University

Tuesday, Mar. 20
Le Moyne College 10:30 a.m.
University of South Alabama 11:15 a.m.
March is National Athletic Training Month

Athletic trainers are highly-skilled health care professionals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to provide compassionate health care for athletes, patients, soldiers, workers and performers. March is National Athletic Training Month, a time to celebrate the positive impact ATs have on work, life and sport. 

We are grateful to Jess Cutsler MS, ATC, ITAT, Carroll's athletic trainer, and all athletic trainers who contribute to the well-being of our student athletes.

Learn more about athletic trainers.
Outdoor Track is off an running! Practices are currently Monday through Friday, 2:45 to 4:30 p.m., in the Dom D'Alicandro Weight Room. On Saturday, Mar. 24, practice will be at Valley Forge Military Academy, 11 a.m to 1 p.m.

Track & Field is holding a Team Lenten Prayer Service Thursday, Mar. 22, at 2:30pm, in the Chapel. We are collecting prayer requests to pray for at the service. If you have a request you wish to have included, please email it to  xctrack@jcarroll.org  or drop off a written request in one of our collection boxes in the office. 

Track inquiries? Contact Head Coach Charlene Myers-Sponholtz at  xctrack@jcarroll.org
Junior Prom Tickets
Tickets for the Junior Prom will be on sale in the cafeteria during lunch periods on March 19 and 20. The cost is $120 per couple, which includes prom décor, rentals, favors, and a buffet dinner. All financial and discipline holds must be addressed prior to purchasing a prom ticket. The prom agreement must also be signed and turned in when purchasing a ticket.  Click here  for the prom agreement. 

Any student planning to attend the prom is reminded that attendance is mandatory at the class liturgy to attend the prom. Information and the RSVP form for the reception are available  here .  

Junior Ring Mass
The class of 2019 will receive their class rings on Friday, Apr. 6, at 9:30 a.m., in the school auditorium. The morning will begin with the Junior Ring Liturgy, followed by light refreshments in the East Gym. Parents and guests are invited. Please save this special date on your calendar. Balances for junior class rings were due to Jostens on Mar. 6. Jostens can be contacted directly about balance information at 1-800-567-8367. All members of the class of 2019, even if they did not order a ring, are welcome to attend the liturgy. 
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