"Play Ball! The Time Has Arrived!"

Dear Archbishop Carroll Community,

After nearly four years of negotiations, planning and execution, Archbishop Carroll's spectacular turf baseball field is ready to go. Based on our partnership with and financial support from Cabrini university, the first pitch is ready to be thrown this Saturday, April 1.

Ribbon Cutting and Opening Day Festivities start at 12:30pm, Saturday, culminating with ceremonial first pitches by the school's very first two coaches - Mr. Barry Kirsch and Mr. Paul McGeehan.

Please stop by to enjoy all the festivities - including delicious traditional baseball food.

Go Patriots!

Mr. Francis E. Fox'77
President
From the Office of Campus Ministry

Junior Retreat

On Wednesday, April 5 the Class of 2018 will have their annual retreat. The day will begin in homeroom and lead into the celebration of Holy Mass. Following Mass, Ms. Jannique Stewart, a national speaker from the “Love Matters” organization will lead students in reflection and activities on love and relationships, stemming from the Christian understanding of human sexuality. The retreat will take place at Archbishop Carroll and conclude around 12:30 pm. Students should have received information sheets on the day through their Theology class. 

Parents and guardians are reminded not to schedule any appointments or family activities on this day as it is mandatory for all Juniors in order to advance to Senior year and/or attend prom. Please keep the Class of 2018 in your prayers as they participate in their retreat and celebrate their Ring Mass on Friday, April 7. 

Holy Thursday

For the past six years we have brought a very old Paschal Triduum tradition to Archbishop Carroll. On Holy Thursday evening it is customary to attend the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and then to make a visit the Blessed Sacrament in area churches, “keeping watch” with Jesus in imitation of his night in the Garden of Gethsemane . This year we will be continuing that tradition by starting with Mass at the West Chester University Catholic Newman Center at 7:00 PM. Following Mass, we will proceed to three area churches for our visits to the Blessed Sacrament. This will be followed by another “tradition”: a stop at a local diner for our own “last meal” before the Good Friday fast. Anyone in the Carroll community wishing to join can sign up outside the Campus Ministry Center (Room 222) if you wish to ride the bus, which will depart at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 13 from Carroll and return around 11:30 pm that same evening. Any questions, please email tphillips@jcarroll.org.
From the Parents' Association

Upcoming Meeting

Next Parent’s Association meeting: Monday 5/8 at 7pm. We will be electing new officers for 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested in a position please contact me for information.

34th Annual Great Gatsby Gala Café

Don’t miss a fantastic evening which will benefit our school and the Dominic Coyle Memorial Fund.

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

You should have received your invitation in the mail if not purchase your tickets ahead of time by texting CAFÉ to 41444. You can prepurchase raffle tickets and pay your entrance fee all from the convenience of your cell phone!

For just $25 person ($30 at the door), join us for an evening of fantastic food and Cocktails, game tables hosted by our beloved teachers, gorgeous raffle baskets, a DJ and one of a kind live auction items.

Don’t miss the $1000 Tuition raffle! Tickets will be sold at the event.

We will be transforming our school into a Gatsby like soiree like no other.

Remember, the proceeds of this night benefit our kids. This night helps make Carroll the amazing place to be that it is. Come join us!!
From the Office of Communication

LiveStreaming

Our LiveStreaming site is now live on our website and can be found HERE. There is also a link on our homepage in the QuickLink section, underneath the banner.

Archbishop Carroll will livestream all community masses, as well as select assemblies, athletic events and artistic events.

The livestream calendar for the rest of the 2016-2017 academic year is:

April 1, 2017 – Baseball Field Dedication & Home Opener @ 1:00pm
April 7, 2017 – Ring Mass @ 9:30am
April 11 – Holy Week Mass @ 9:15am
April 12 – “Were You There?” Assembly @ 9:00am
April 12 – Boys Lacrosse vs. Archbishop Wood 3:45pm
April 25 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Bonner/Prendie @ 3:45pm
April 27 – Varsity Softball vs. Bishop McDevitt @ 3:45pm
May 8 – Varsity Baseball vs. Roman Catholic 4:00pm
May 9 – Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. Cardinal O’Hara 3:45pm
May 19 – May Crowning Mass @ 9:15am
May 21 – Band Concert @ 7:00pm
May 22 – Chorus Concert @ 7:00pm
May 23 – Mr. Patriot Assembly @ 1:30pm
June 6 – Baccalaureate Mass @ 7:00pm
June 7 – Commencement @ 11:00am
June 15 – Closing Mass @ 9:00am 

Crew Team Fundraiser
Join us for a fundraiser to support Carroll’s Crew Team at:

Chipotle
309 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne PA (next to Anthony’s Pizza)
Wednesday, April 5th  2 – 9pm

Make sure you tell the cashier you’re supporting Carroll’s Crew Team
so that a portion of the proceeds are donated  to Carroll Crew.
 
We appreciate your support!
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.

Thursday, March 30 

4:30pm - JV Softball at Archbishop Ryan - Archbishop Ryan
6:30pm - Varsity Softball at Archbishop Ryan - Archbishop Ryan

Friday, March 31 

3:00pm - Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Father Judge - Episcopal Academy
3:45pm - Girls Varsity Lacrosse at Radnor - Encke Park
3:45pm - Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Lansdale Catholic - Archbishop Carroll High School
5:00pm - Girls JV Lacrosse at Radonr - Encke Park
5:15pm - Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Lansdale Catholic - Archbishop Carroll High School

Saturday, April 1 

10:00am - Varsity Track - Haverford Invitational - Haverford High School
10:00am - Freshman Baseball vs. Roman Catholic - Archbishop Carroll High School
1:00pm - Varsity Baseball vs. Chestnut Hill - Archbishop John Carroll High School, 211 Matsonford Rd, Radnor, PA 19087, USA

Monday, April 3 

3:30pm - Boys Varsity Track - PCL 1 - Benjamin Rush High School
3:30pm - Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Bonner/Prendergast - The Agnes Irwin School
4:00pm - JV Baseball at Cardinal O'Hara - Cardinal O'Hara High School
4:00pm - Varsity Baseball vs. Cardinal O'Hara - Archbishop Carroll High School
4:00pm - Freshman Baseball at Cardinal O'Hara - Steel Field

Tuesday, April 4 

3:30pm - Girls Varsity Track - PCL 1 - Interboro High School
3:45pm - JV Softball at Lansdale Catholic - Lansdale Catholic High School
3:45pm - Varsity Softball at Lansdale Catholic - Lansdale Catholic High School
3:45pm - Girls Varsity Lacrosse at Saint Hubert - St. Hubert Catholic High School
5:15pm - Girls JV Lacrosse at Saint Hubert - St. Hubert Catholic High School

Wednesday, April 5 

3:00pm - Boys Varsity Tennis at LaSalle - La Salle College High School
4:00pm - JV Baseball vs. LaSalle - Archbishop Carroll High School
4:00pm - Varsity Baseball at LaSalle - La Salle College High School
4:00pm - Freshman Baseball at LaSalle - La Salle College High School

Announcements

Uniforms

PLEASE RETURN YOUR FALL AND WINTER UNIFORM!!!

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

Upcoming Events

ACHS BASEBALL OPENING DAY!!!!

Join us Saturday, April 1st, 2017 for a day full of great baseball!

  • 9th grade vs. Roman - 10:00am
  • Field Ceremony - 12:40pm
  • Varsity vs. Chestnut Hill - 1:00pm
  • JV vs. Chestnut Hill - 3:30pm

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 31st vs. Immaculata @ 3:00pm 

Other News in Athletics

Boys Baseball - CELL PHONE CASE FUNDRAISER!

Due to the weather, case delivery is pushed back slightly. Stay tuned! Again, thanks to all who purchased a phone case and thank you for your patience!

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.
From the Office of Student Affairs

Junior Prom and Ring Mass

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.  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 HERE. RSVPs for the reception following the ring mass were due on Tuesday.

Tickets for the Junior Prom will be on sale until this Friday in OSA.  No tickets will be sold after Friday, March 31. 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.

Senior Prom

The Senior Prom will be held at Rivercrest Golf Club in Phoenixville on May 5 from 7-11. Tickets are $200 per couple and will be on sale on April 19th and 20th in the cafeteria. The last day to purchase a ticket to the Senior Prom is April 28th.  Information and parental permission forms will be distributed to seniors in homeroom this Friday.  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.

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.

Reading Olympics

Congratulations to Carroll’s Reading Olympics team who received the Blue Ribbon at Monday’s competition.  The Blue Ribbon is awarded to the teams with the highest scores.  Thank you to our dedicated moderators, Ms. Travagline and Mrs. Young for helping our team reach their goal! Congratulations to our team members who read 45 books together this year to prepare for the event: Nicole Lauria, Kaitlyn Estright, Annie Cummings, Sophia Daly, Kevin Vu, Emma Riddell, Mariely Nogueda, and Emily Erdlen.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Brittany Sterling Young, senior, who was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca –Cola Scholars Foundation! Brittany was one of 86,000 applicants from across the USA. She remained in the competition until there were only 250 regional semi-finalists and then 150 finalists. That alone was an amazing feat! The Carroll Community is very proud of Brittany’s accomplishment!

Congratulations to Samantha DiCarlo, senior Maguire Scholar, who has been awarded Maguire Scholarships to Immaculata University and Neumann University . The Carroll Community is very proud of Samantha’s achievement and wishes her the best in her future college career.

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.

Congratulations to Juliana Wallgren!

Congratulations to Juliana Wallgren, a current junior, who received the High School Leadership award from Widener University. Juliana has made a difference by volunteering her time and effort to promote our school to current and prospective students and encouraging her peers to do the same. As part of her recognition, she will receive scholarship money should she attend Widener University.

Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship for current juniors (Class of 2018) who are Scholar-Athletes

Applications for the Wendy's Heisman Scholarship are now available for the class of 2018. Current juniors who are scholar-athletes with a 3.0 GPA, involved in their community and school should apply.  100 scholarships will be given out ranging from $1,000-$10,000.  To apply, go to winthewendysheisman.com.  Deadline to apply is October 2, 2017.

Scholarship from Women’s Club of Upper Merion

The Women's Club of Upper Merion is offering at least a $700 scholarship to seniors residing within the Upper Merion Area school district  who have enrolled at an accredited school. The primary 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 April 24, 2017.

Career and Technical Scholarship from Horatio Alger Association

The Horatio Alger Association is offering a career and technical scholarship to seniors who intend to pursue education at a community college or technical school in Fall 2017.  Students must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen.  To apply, go to application.horatioalger.org.  Deadline to apply is June 15, 2017.

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 go to www.bestmattressreviews.com.  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.

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 Co. Comm. College (for int'l students) - Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:15am
  • Stony Brook University - Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:15a
  • University of Scranton - Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

From the Office of Tuition

2017-2018 Financial Aid

DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2017

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, 2017.  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, 2017.

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.  

AP Test Fee

Students currently enrolled in AP classes are required to take the AP test given in April and May. The AP test fee, $95 per course, will be added to your April Smart Tuition invoice.    

Registration Fee Upper Class 2017-2018

The $225 re-registration fee upper class 17/18 was included with your February Smart Tuition bill and should be paid by now, 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.

From the Office of Academic Affairs

Course Selection

The course selection sheets are due in the Academic Affairs Office by the end of the day tomorrow, March 16. Please make sure all forms are printed, signed and returned by this deadline. Also every student must submit their course selections online through their GradeConnect account.

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

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!