From the Office of Campus Ministry

Kairos Retreat

Thank you to all those who supported the 170 seniors that attended Kairos this past year through your prayers and financial contributions. Please keep these retreatants and the entire Class of 2017 in your thoughts and prayers as they enter into the final months of their senior year. 

Lenten Penance Services

Students will receive the opportunity to take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation through their Theology classes on March 22 & 23 during our annual Lenten Penance Services. All members of the Carroll community are also most welcome to stop into the auditorium during these days of forgiveness and healing to celebrate the Sacrament in preparation for Easter.
From the Parents' Association

Carroll Auction for Education

CAFE IS COMING!!!

34th Annual Great Gatsby Gala Cafe Saturday April 8th

We need the whole Carroll Community to make this night a success.

Come see how you can help at our next meeting on Wednesday March 22nd at 7pm.

Look for your invitation in the mail to Carroll’s largest educational fundraiser.  

How can you help???  We need your donations (see below for suggested categories) AND  your attendance

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. Look for our next meeting time to be announced in the Patriot Post.   All are welcome so grab a friend and come join us!

Donate – We are asking each class to donate certain items to help us make the night special. Please send them into the school office if possible.

  • 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.

These categories are just suggestions - we’re happy to take anything you think would be appropriate for our fundraiser!

A  portion of the proceeds from CAFE will be donated to the Archbishop Carroll Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Fund.

If you have any questions or ideas, please email cafe@jcarroll.org.

Scrip

JOIN CARROLL’S SCRIP PROGRAM – SAVE MONEY ON YOUR TUITION JUST BY DOING YOUR NORMAL SHOPPING!!!

Do you grocery shop? For every $100 you spend at ACME or GIANT, you could be saving $4.50 on your tuition. Do you shop at Macy’s? For every $100 you spend at Macy’s, you could save $9.00 off your tuition. That is just a small example of how you can save money.

To save money on your tuition and learn how simple it is, enroll now in Archbishop Carroll’s Scrip Program to save money on your tuition.

Scrip is processed on Thursday mornings at Carroll. For all retailers (grocery or other), Carroll gives 90% of the rebate back to the Parents and the money is credited to your tuition. The 10% is used to keep the program running.

Giant and Acme can be ordered on Thursday and comes home on Friday. Other retailers have a week turnaround. To see all retailers and their rebates offered, go to ShopWithScrip.com and enroll in Carroll’s program. Our Enrollment Number is 5F56DE9A823.

We offer three ways to order to meet family’s flexibility. For full instructions go to Carroll’s website, click on tab marked Student Life, then Parent’s Association. Scroll down page on Parent’s Association and you will see Scrip Instructions. Or just email scrip@jcarroll.org, and we can walk you through the process.

Senior Colin Daly Named Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

"The senior guard was a big reason why Archbishop Carroll advanced to the PIAA 5A state quarterfinals, averaging double digits in scoring and pulling down more than four rebounds per game. He was named to the All-Tournament Team at the prestigious Benedictine Capital City Classic in Richmond, Va. Earlier this season as the Patriots captured the championship. Daly will be playing basketball next winter for West Chester University."

From the Office of Student Services

Dress Code

The option to wear the Carroll'l Summer Dress Code is permitted for students beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017. For a reminder on the parameters of the school's Dress Code please see the following excerpt for the Student Handbook.

Dress Code/Personal Appearance

Neatness and good grooming are expected of students who attend Archbishop Carroll. Parents are expected to assist the school by supporting the dress code as stipulated by the school. Students must be in full dress code from the start to the end of their academic day. Any student with a legitimate reason to be out of uniform must present a parental note of explanation to the Office for Student Services. A time limit must be specified in the note. The only acceptable dress code for ACHS is listed below. The school ID is part
of the dress code for everyone and must be worn on a lanyard around the neck.

Dress Code for All Students to Carroll

Gentlemen

Winter Dress Code:
• Pants (Flynn and O’Hara only) - khaki pants worn at the waist with a belt.
• Sweater (Flynn & O’Hara only) - black v-neck sweater with red and white
trim and school seal.
• Shirt (Flynn & O’Hara only) – white or blue button-down dress shirt (short or
long sleeve).
• Tie – ACHS tie
• Shoes (Flocco’s Shoe Store only) -available at Flocco’s.
• Belt – brown or black dress belt must be worn at all times with khaki pants.
• Jewelry - one small pair of earrings may be worn. No other piercings are
permitted.
• Hair - cut neatly, well groomed and not below the collar. No extreme styles,
ponytails, or unnatural colors are permitted. Boys must be clean shaven, no
facial hair. If facial hair is found, the boy will be mandated to shave and
receive a $5 fine or dismissed for the day. Hair must not obstruct/cover
student’s face or eyes.

Summer Dress Code (optional)
1. School sweater is optional. Students may wear either a white or red golf
shirt with the school seal and must be tucked in at all times. Students may
also choose to wear a white dress shirt with a tie.
2. The golf shirt is available in the School Store and at Flynn and O’Hara.
3. Undershirts must be solid white in color without writing or graphics that
would show through the uniform shirt.

Ladies

Winter Dress Code:
• Skirts (Flynn & O’Hara only) - grey skirt with red plaid trim. Skirts are not
to be altered and must be no shorter than one inch above the knee, per the
requirement of the Office of Catholic Education.
• Students who wear the grey skirt must wear black spandex bicycle shorts.
• Sweater (Flynn & O’Hara only) - black v-neck sweater with red and white
trim and school seal.
• Shirt (Flynn & O’Hara only) - a white or blue short or long sleeve oxford
button-down blouse with only the top button unbuttoned.
• Tights (Flynn & O’Hara only) - black opaque stockings are to be worn.
Stockings should be free of holes and tears.
• Shoes (Flocco’s Shoe Store only) -available at Flocco’s
• Jewelry – Two pair of small earrings may be worn. No other visible piercings
will be permitted. Excessive or distracting jewelry is not permitted.
• Hair - groomed neatly. No extreme styles or unnatural colors are permitted.
Hair must not obstruct/cover student’s face or eyes.

Summer Dress Code (optional)
1. School sweater is optional. Students may wear a red or white golf shirt with
the school seal. Non-banded golf shirts must be tucked in at all time.
Students may choose to wear the white button-down oxford blouse.
2. The golf shirt is available in the School Store and at Flynn and O’Hara.
3. Ladies may choose to wear black sports socks in place of the stockings.
4. Undershirts must be solid white in floor without writing or graphics that
would show through the uniform shirt.

N.B. Any student in violation of this dress code will be issued demerits and
detentions. Failure to correct the violation will result in the student being
sent home until said violation is corrected. 

Student Parking

Please be reminded that student drivers must have their Carroll Parking Permit hanging from there rear view mirror. Students must also park in the spots they were allotted when they paid to be able to park on Campus. If you are a new driver or do not have a permit, please report to the Office of Student Services to procure one. Please see the following excerpt from the Student Handbook for clarification.

"AUTOMOBILES

Student drivers must apply for a parking permit by registering their automobiles in the Office for Student Services within the first two weeks of school. A student parking permit costs $50.00 [reduced from previous fee of $100.00]. Students must park in an assigned spot. Any illegal parking will result in demerits, detentions, and a fine of $50.00. Repeated offenses will result in loss of parking privileges. Careless driving will necessitate suspension of the parking privilege. Speed must not exceed 5 mph on school property. All parking and use of vehicles are at the owner’s/user’s risk. Drivers are responsible for their own safe arrival and for the safe arrival of their passengers. Students should be aware of changing weather and road conditions and plan to allow sufficient time to travel to school. The school assumes no liability associated with vehicle use. Any vehicle parked on school property may be searched at any time by school officials or their designee who have probable belief that weapons, illegal or controlled drugs, alcohol or other contraband or harmful items are contained therein."

From the Office of CarrollU

Attention Class of 2017

Students who bring in all of their acceptance letters and scholarship information to the Guidance Office by 4/28, will be entered into a drawing to win a free Baccalaureate/Graduation ticket.   

Many thanks to those of you who have already sent in your acceptance/scholarship letters. Please continue to share this information. Scholarship Information received by May 2nd will be included in the graduation booklet. Please share ALL scholarship information - including scholarships from schools you don’t plan to attend. Thank you for your cooperation.  

Scholarship from Havertown Optimist Club

The Havertown Optimist Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to two (2) 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 April 21, 2017.

Best Mattress Reviews Scholarship

Best Mattress Reviews is offering a one-time $1,000 scholarship to promote sleep awareness and is for seniors who plan to attend college, who must be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  To apply click HERE.  Deadline to apply is May 19, 2017.

Sawyer Foundation Scholarship

The Sawyer Foundation has announced $5,000 in scholarship awards to sophomores, juniors and seniors in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Students must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A 500 word  essay is the only requirement.  To apply, go HEREDeadline to apply is May 30, 2017.

SAT Prep Classes

The next session of SAT Prep classes will begin on April 3rd and end on May 2nd.   Registration forms are available in the Main office, Guidance and on our website.  Class size will be capped at 25.  Once that number has been reached, registrations will no longer be accepted. 

Main Line College Fair

The Main Line Regional College Fair will be held on Monday, May 15th (Please note - this date is a change from the calendar)  at Villanova University from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Pavilion.  For more information and to see the list of colleges, click HERE.

Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship

Dunkin' Donuts is holding their 8th annual Philadelphia Regional scholarship program. Applicants must be seniors who demonstrate "well-rounded" character: positive academic record, demonstrated leadership, commitment to school and community activities, and experience in a work environment.   Online applications will be open from March 1, 2017 through April 15, 2017.  To apply, click HERE

Free Camp College at Allegheny and Albright Colleges

Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) is offering free camps at Allegheny and Albright Colleges for rising seniors and juniors.  Participants will learn about all aspects of the college search and application process,  experience life in the residence halls, etc.  To apply, click HERE.

Assumption College - Pre-College summer program

Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts is sponsoring a pre-college summer program.  This six-day program gives select rising high school seniors an opportunity to gain firsthand experience of studying the Humanities in a college environment.  This summer's program will run from June 25-30.  For more information, click HERE.

Free Educational Summer Camp for Minority High School Students

Applications are now being accepted for the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.  This program is a FREE in-residence summer camp for minority high school students who wish to explore the pursuit of a college degree in accounting and/or business.  This camp is for sophomores, juniors and seniors who hold a 3.0 GPA.  Applications will be accepted through May 19, 2017.  To apply, go to www.pointpark.edu and google ACAP.

SoarwithSOLE!

Temple’s Summer  Owl Leadership Experience (SOLE) is a 3 week academic summer program that helps rising juniors and seniors get a head start on college with credit courses and an inside look at being a leader in different fields of study.  Stop by Guidance Office for more information.

Finer Womanhood Award Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is offering the Finer Womanhood award  for $500.00 to African-American female seniors who live in Delaware County, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, who are actively involved in the community and who will be attending a four-year institution.  Stop by Guidance for an application.

Summer Leadership Academy at Mercy College

Mercy College in New York is holding a summer leadership academy for current juniors with an interest in business, who have a 3.5 GPA, demonstrated leadership activities and strong public speaking skills.  If interested, stop by Guidance.

Summer Enrichment Program

Write your Future is holding a summer enrichment program in July and August.  This summer writing course is open to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.  It is a two-week program that brings students to a local university or college campus where they will receive instruction from excellent volunteer professors and lecturers.  Students can apply online at www.writeyourfuture.org.

$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.

Music Scholarships at Eastern University

Eastern University is offering music scholarships up to full-tuition for four years as a music major.  For more information, click HERE.

Main Line Martin Luther King Association Scholarship

The Main Line Martin Luther King Association is now accepting applications for scholarships for the next college year.  Applicants must write a 500-word essay on community service and be recommended by a counselor, religious or community leader.  Stop by Guidance for an application.  Deadline to apply is April 15, 2017.

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: click HERE. www.khanacademy.org

Daily Guidance Announcements

Students/parents/guardians are encouraged to check Daily Announcements on our website, found HERE. There are many Guidance announcements that may be helpful to you.

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.

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: HERE

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

  • Delaware County Comm. College - Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:15am - (for international students)  
  • Stony Brook University - Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:15am
  • University of Scranton - Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm  
From the Office of Student Affairs

Junior Prom and Ring Mass

The class of 2018 will receive their class rings on Friday, April 7 at 9:30 am in the school auditorium. The day will begin with the Junior Ring Liturgy and light refreshments will follow in the east gym. Parents and guests are invited to attend.  Please save this special date on your calendar. All members of the class of 2018, 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.  Information and parental permission forms were distributed to all juniors. You can access the packet by clicking HERE.

RSVPs for the reception following the ring mass are due by Tuesday, March 28.

Tickets for the Junior Prom will be on sale in the cafeteria during lunch periods on March 23 and 24.  The cost is $100 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.    

Career Day

Career Day is an event hosted by the National Honor Society every year. This day provides an opportunity for students to get a feel for various professions and fields as they work towards their futures. The Career Day Committee is currently in the process of looking for Carroll alumni and friends who would be willing to speak and share their time with our current students about their respective careers. We are asking for your help in making Career Day 2017 a success. This year, Career Day is scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2017. If you can join us for the full day or part of the day we would be happy to host you.  

If you are interested in participating, please go to http://www.jcarroll.libguides.com/main and look in the upper right hand corner. There is a form embedded on the page that you may fill in.  The password to get to the form is johncarroll. Please return this form no later than March 31. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our co-moderator, Charmaine Gates at cgates@jcarroll.org.

Blood Drive

The Blood Drive, originally scheduled for March 21st, has been moved to May 17th due to the winter weather. 

From the Office of Athletics

Upcoming 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, March 22 

3:45pm - Girls Varsity Lacrosse at Bishop Shanahan - Harriton High School
6:00pm - Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Wissahickon - Wissahickon High School

Friday, March 24 

3:30pm - Girls JV-B Lacrosse at Radnor - Encke Park

Saturday, March 25 

1:00pm - Boys Varsity Lacrosse at Marple Newtown - Marple Newtown High School
2:30pm - Boys JV Lacrosse at Marple Newtown - Marple Newtown High School

Monday, March 27 

3:45pm - Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Unionville - Archbishop Carroll High School
4:00pm - JV Baseball at North Penn - North Penn High School
5:15pm - Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Unionville - Archbishop Carroll High School

Tuesday, March 28 

3:45pm - Varsity Softball vs. Bonner/Prendergast - Archbishop Carroll High School
3:45pm - JV Softball vs. Bonner/Prendergast - Archbishop Carroll High School

Wednesday, March 29 

3:45pm - Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Roman Catholic - Archbishop Carroll High School
3:45pm - Freshman Baseball at Conestoga - Wilson Farm Park
5:15pm - Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Roman Catholic - Archbishop Carroll High School 

Announcements

OPEN HOUSE!!!

Sunday, March 26th - 11:00am-1:00pm


Families of athletes, please spread the word to anyone you know with grade school age students or transfers interested in possibly attending Carroll in hopes of playing high school sports. Tables will be set-up with all of our sports team’s coaches and some players from their teams. It’ll be a great day to come on out to meet everyone and ask any questions they may have!

Please return your Fall AND Winter Uniform!!!

*** All uniforms must be returned to the athletic office, labeled with your name.

Upcoming Events

Boys Lacrosse

First scrimmage of the year tonight against Wissahickon at Wissahickon, game time 6:00pm. Good luck boys!

Girls Lacrosse

Varsity scrimmage tonight against Bishop Shanahan at Harriton High, game time 3:45pm. Good luck girls! 

JV scrimmage Friday, March 24th against Radnor at Encke Field, game time 3:30pm. Good luck girls!

Cheerleading

Archbishop Carroll Cheerleaders welcome you to participate in their open gyms every Tuesday beginning March 7th.  Time will run 6:30-8:30pm.  Work on stunts, tumbling, conditioning, and jumps! Come one, come all.  *8th-11th graders interested in joining the squad for 2017-2018 are strongly encouraged to attend.  8th graders must be from a diocesan feeder school.  To RSVP for these Open Gyms or if you have any questions, please email Coach Alison Reynolds at cheerleading@jcarroll.org.  Evaluation dates will be announced soon!

Cabrini Baseball

Interested in checking out some college baseball this week? Check out the Cabrini Cavaliers this weekend playing home here at Carroll!

Friday, March 24th - 3:30pm vs. Keystone College

Saturday March 25th (double header) - 12:00pm and 3:30pm vs. Keystone College

Boys Baseball

Congratulations on a great trip to Myrtle Beach! Boys played well and brought home a few wins, great job Patriots!  Welcome back!

CELL PHONE CASE FUNDRAISER!

Thanks to all who purchased a phone case! Cases will be delivered week of: 3/10/1

Spring Coach Contacts

Boys Lacrosse

Please contact Coach Wiles at coachwiles@playfusionlax.com for information regarding the team.

Girls Lacrosse

Please contact Coach Beers at lbeers10@gmail.com for information regarding the team.

Girls Softball

Please contact Coach Machalette at mmachalette@yahoo.com for information regarding the team.

Boys Baseball

Please contact Coach Costanzo at m24costanzo@yahoo.com for information regarding the team.

Boys Tennis

Please contact Coach Kramer at bkramer@jcarroll.org for information regarding the team.

Crew

Please contact Coach Gennaro at wgennaro@jcarroll.org for information regarding the team.

Track and Field

Please contact Coach Llerandi at allerandi@jcarroll.org for information regarding the teams.

Schedules

Archbishop Carrol High School uses DigitalSports.com to share all important information related to our athletic teams. http://jcarrollathletics.digitalsports.com/ is where you can 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. 

Reminders    

Coaches Contact Information

Please contact athletics@jcarroll.org for contact information of all sports teams.
A Special Thank You

Thank you to Mr. Barry Kirsch and all members of the Pro-Life Club for their work in collecting diapers for the preemies! Lily’s Hope , and all the families they help, were overwhelmed by the generosity of our school community. We at Carroll know that “Carroll Cares” and now, many more people do , too! My thanks to all who donated.

God bless you!
Sister Marianna

From the Office of Tuition

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 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 IMMEDIATELY.  Tuition Assistance will not be granted without the completed, verified Smart Aid application. To simplify the process, those families who applied for 2016-2017, need only 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 and winter sports should be paid in full by now, as they were due on your Smart Tuition account in October and January.  Athletic fees for spring sports will be included in your April invoice.

Registration Fee Upper Class 2017-2018

The $225 re-registration fee upper class 17/18 was included with your February Smart Tuition bill as the students in the current freshman, sophomore and junior classes have chosen their courses for the 2017/2018 academic year.                                                                       

Thank you for your commitment to Archbishop John Carroll High School.

From the Nurse's Office

New Vaccination Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year

All NEW students to Carroll and all Juniors are required to submit a record of immunizations along with a physical by the first day of school. 
Please check with your physician to see if your child is required to get another MCV/Polio Vaccine..

Please email deborah.foster@rtsd.org with any questions.
Summer Camps at Archbishop Carroll

Summer is fast approaching and we are busy getting our summer camps together to make them the best experience possible for your children. Registration forms are now available on the website under the athletics tab and at the school.

We will be offering all camps for $150 if the registration is received by March 26, 2017.   Please visit our website to register for one of our amazing camps

From the Office of Communication

Archbishop Carroll is now LiveStreaming

Today, for the first time, Archbishop Carroll LiveStreamed our Ash Wednesday mass. This is going to be the first of many events that Carroll will LiveStream. In order to do so, we will be using the platform provided by YouTube.

Beginning our LiveStreaming endeavor with our community of prayer felt appropriate, but we don't only plan to LiveStream Masses. Our hope is to present our community to you in many ways - assemblies, pep rallies, band and choral performances, athletic events and our Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises.

Our hope is to eventually embed the YouTube video stream into a page of our website. In order to do so, according to YouTube's user guide, we need to garner more subscribers to our YouTube Page.

Please take a moment and follow the link below. Once you are on our page, click subscribe - and you're done!

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!