Mar. 28, 2018
Dear Carroll Community,
As we journey through Holy Week to Easter Sunday, we are reminded of the selfless sacrifice Christ made when gave up His life so we could live. As we know, the crucifixion is always followed by the resurrection.
In one of his Easter messages, Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia said, "The resurrection reminds us that God is life and He never abandons us."
As you and your families reflect on the meaning of the most important day on the Church calendar, may your Easter be filled with peace and Joy.
Francis E. Fox '77
President


Anchen Schulz, Ph.D.
Principal
Three Carroll seniors named National Merit finalists
Jacob George, Jonathan D. Gould, and Juliana G. Wallgren (left to right) have achieved a distinction that places them among the more than 15,000 students who met the standards to qualify as Finalists. They are part of a distinguished group representing less than one percent of all U.S. high school graduating seniors.

“Jacob, Jonathan, and Juliana are inquisitive, creative, independent learners who seek to know why and how new knowledge can be applied and used in novel ways,” said Anchen Schulz, Ph.D., Carroll principal. “The attributes that these students share are what have distinguished them throughout their academic careers. We are extremely proud of Jacob, Jonathan, and Juliana’s accomplishments and honored to share their recognition as National Merit Scholarship Finalists.” Read more
Widener University recognizes Trinity Middleton ’18, for outstanding leadership and civic contributions 
Widener University, one of the nation's premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, is proud to recognize Trinity Middleton '18 of Radnor, as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards.

In its seventh year, the program is recognizing 175 students from high schools throughout the region for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools.

Trinity has made a difference by impacting her school and community through her awareness and concern for others. She offers encouragement and champions the causes of those around her. Read more
Career Day is Friday, April 13 

The National Honor Society is sponsoring this annual event, in which the school gathers together to hear a main speaker followed by speakers in every class every period relating to that course.

All Carroll alumni, parents, guardians and friends are welcome to be guest speakers for the entire day, the morning session or the afternoon session. Please let us know if you are available to come so we can begin scheduling.  

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the speakers

If you are available to participate, please fill out this Google Doc form , or email:

Janine Cahill 610-688-7610 ext 203; jcahill@jcarroll.or g
Judith Owens 610-688-7610 ex 221; jowens@jcarroll.org

Thank you for your support! This is a wonderful day where students can gain experiences without leaving the classroom!

#WhereSuccessBegins
Carroll Girls Lacrosse ranked 17th in nation in pre-season power rankings
Coming off a state championship and their 17th consecutive Catholic League title, the Carroll girls lacrosse team is gaining national attention.

In its pre-season poll, Inside Lacrosse ranks the Lady Patriots 17th in the nation, and tenth in the mid-Atlantic region.

Coach Lorraine Beers, who was named 2017 Coach of the Year by PhillyLacrosse, and has an incredible record of 317-63-4, said, “You have to earn a ranking and as much as we are very pleased to be mentioned as the only Pennsylvania team in this article, we are not spending time celebrating it. Our commitment to each other this year is to work harder than any opponent, especially in practice.” Read more
Carroll Boys Basketball concludes tenth consecutive 20-win season
At the beginning of the school year, if anyone was talking about the Patriots Varsity Boys Basketball team’s chances this season, the prognosis was that they would be average at best. Boy did Coach Romanczuk and company prove all of the naysayers wrong. The Carroll squad finished 20-8 overall and 10-3 in the Catholic League. The season was topped off with two huge wins against Wood, back to back in Carroll’s home gym, in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.

The team was off and running for post-season play. Their first stop was to the Palestra to face top-ranked Bonner-Prendie. The game turned out to be a real heartbreaker. Carroll had a couple chances to seal the deal down the stretch, but it just was not in the cards. At the state tournament, Carroll made it all of the way to the quarter finals only to lose another barnburner. This team never quit on itself or their coaches. The Patriots have had ten 20-win seasons in a row and also 10 seasons in a row with a state tournament invitation. Read more
SAT Prep Classes
The next session of SAT Prep classes will be held Monday, Apr. 9, through Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Registration forms are available on our website and in the Guidance Office.

College Acceptances/Scholarships
Members of the Class of 2018 should be turning in all of their college acceptances and scholarship letters to Guidance. All scholarships will be published in the graduation booklet, not just the scholarship of the college the seniors will be attending in the Fall.

PACAC Main Line Regional College Fair on April 9, 2018
The Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Main Line Regional College Fair will be held on Monday, Apr. 9, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia. There will be over 250+ colleges in attendance. This event is normally held at Villanova but due to construction at the university, it is being held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. 

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program
The Horatio Alger Association is offering scholarships up to $2,500 for those seniors enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program who demonstrate financial need. Go to  application.horatioalger.org  to apply. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2018.

Women's Club of Upper Merion 2018 Scholarship​
The Women's Club of Upper Merion is offering the Women's Club of Upper Merion 2018 Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to any high school graduate who resides within the Upper Merion Area School District. Criteria for selection is academic achievement with preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need. Stop by Guidance for an application. Deadline to apply is Apr. 23, 2018.

Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship
The Philadelphia Foundation is offering the Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to graduating seniors pursuing a post-secondary major in construction management, agricultural science, or horticultural science. Students must have maintained a 2.5 GPA throughout high school, must demonstrate financial need and extracurricular, work or volunteer activity outside of education. Go to www.philafound.org  to apply. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018. 
Graduation and Handicapped Seating  
Information for senior parents- Please send your requests for handicapped seating in writing to The Office of Student Affairs by May 7. We will need the student’s name, ID, and the number of handicapped seats needed. Any general admission ticket may be used for guests in the handicapped section at graduation. Parking at Cabrini is limited, so there are a small number of handicapped spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event. 

Graduation Portraits
Graduation portraits for our current juniors will take place during the week of Apr. 23. The week of Apr.2, Lifetouch will be mailing home information regarding your son or daughter’s individual photo time. Portrait schedules will also be posted outside of the Office of Student Affairs. Due to the large number of students being photographed, please make every effort to be present for the photo. Any rescheduled photo appointments must be made by Aug. 1, directly through Lifetouch’s Bensalem office by calling 1-800-687-9327 in order to appear in the 2019 yearbook. See below for attire information.

Ladies
Please wear a camisole for being photographed in the drape. Students should not have any facial piercings. Poses may include hands, so ladies may wear appropriate jewelry (classic rather than trendy is suggested).  

Gentlemen
Please wear a white collared dress shirt and tie. Students must be cleanly shaven or they will not be photographed. 

Senior Prom Tickets
The Senior Prom will be held at Presidential Caterers in Norristown on Friday, May 4, from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $220 per couple and will be on sale on Apr. 18 and 19, in the Cafeteria. The last day to purchase a ticket to the Senior Prom is Apr. 27. Information and parental permission forms were distributed to seniors yesterday and are available by clicking  HERE .

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. It is our hope that the seniors have a pleasant and safe evening of enjoyment at their prom. 

Junior Ring Mass and Prom
The Class of 2019 will receive their class rings on Friday, Apr. 6, at 9:30 a.m., in the Auditorium. Light refreshments will follow in the east gym. Parents and guests are invited to attend. All members of the Class of 2019, even if they did not order a ring, are welcome to attend the liturgy. Any student planning to attend the prom is reminded that attendance is mandatory at the class liturgy to attend the prom. RSVPs for this reception are due to OSA by Wednesday, Mar. 28. Tickets for the Junior Prom are on sale until Wednesday, Mar. 28, in OSA.

Ring Adjustments
Jostens will be at Carroll on Apr.16, during homeroom for any junior in need of adjustments to their class ring. 

Spring Show
ACTS is presenting Bye Bye Birdie as their spring show. Information and times for the six shows are listed below. 

Friday-Saturday, Apr. 13-14, 7 p.m.
Thursday- Saturday, Apr. 19-21, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2 p.m.
 
Tickets: $15 General Admission
Students: Free with Carroll ID
Family Packs of tickets will be available for discounted prices on Apr. 11 and 12 only during school hours at Carroll. Four ticket pack - $50; six ticket pack - $75. Family Ticket Packs may be used for admission to any of the six shows. We look forward to seeing you at one of our productions!
Archbishop John Carroll High School offices a wide variety of summer camps, including academics, the arts and athletics.

June 18-21: Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Art

June 25-28: Girls and Boys Basketball, Lego Robotics

July 9-12: Volleyball, Co-ed Soccer, Media Arts

July 16-19: Girls Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Wrestling

July 23-26: Football, Theatre

July 30-Aug. 2: Baseball, Softball

Aug. 20-23: Algebra, Academic

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