November 8, 2017
Carroll students selected for Maguire Pre-College Program
Pictured with Carroll president Francis E. Fox ’77, are (from left) Thomas J. Brill, Emily Schatzman, Jordan Boone, Xinyan Liu, Daniel Roscioli, Noelle Arpea, Michael Polk, Isabella Pimentel and Ming Zhang.

Nine Archbishop Carroll High School Art students were selected as scholarship recipients to The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Frances M. Maguire Pre-College Program.

Selection to this competitive program was based on student portfolios and teacher recommendations.

The 24-week, two semester drawing and painting course for high school students focuses on building observational drawing and painting skills and is taught by PAFA faculty member Roger Chavez. Completely funded by the Maguire Foundation, the scholarship includes instruction, and all materials.

Upon completion, Carroll students will also receive three college credits.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, founded in 1805, is the first and oldest art museum and art school in the United States. Nearly every major American artist has studied, taught or exhibited at PAFA.
Carroll television commercial now on the air!
Look for our new television commercial, which airs on 76ers games and other Comcast networks, including The Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, ESPNU, Food Network and HGTV. The first spot airs during the 76ers/Warriors game Saturday night, Nov. 11.

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Help Mary Beth Loeffler open an orphanage in Haiti!
Long-term Theology substitute Mary Beth Loeffler is moving to a small village called Thomassin, 45 minutes outside of the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, where she will be working alongside a nonprofit called Pennies For Haiti, helping to start a new branch of their mission. 

Their Mission is twofold: first, to work with the Missionaries of Charity to provide long-term care to babies who are ill, and whose families are unable to care for them. The second part of the mission is to open an orphanage for girls, dedicated to our Lady's intersession. 

Please consider a financial contribution to Mary Beth’s fundraising effort:  https://www.youcaring.com/marybethloeffler-894953

The entire Carroll Community thanks Mary Beth for her dedicated service and we will be praying for her success on her journey to Haiti.
The Archbishop Carroll Theatre Society presents "Once on this Island," Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 16, 17, 18, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m.

Please support ACTS and our students, both on stage and behind the scenes, who have worked so hard to stage this production.
On Wednesday, Nov. 8, we tested our school emergency notification system, known as School Messenger.

If you did not receive a test phone call and/or email to the phone number and email address you indicated as your emergency contact please contact Trish Dudas at (610) 688-7610, extension 114, or at  tdudas@jcarroll.org  to update your contact information.
Watch the first in our new series of Carroll Alumni video profiles.

Jill Novak Crouch '17, an early intervention special education teacher, is an excellent example of how Carroll prepares students for life.

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Upcoming College Visits
 
Monday, November 13, 2017
10:30am  Rosemont College
11:15am  Clemson University
12:00pm University of California, Santa Barbara

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
10:30am Saint Vincent College
11:15am  Holy Family University
12:00pm  San Diego State University

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
10:30am Neumann University
12:00pm  University of Dayton

Thurdsay, November 16, 2017
10:30am West Chester University
11:15am  Wilkes University
12:00pm Moore College of Art & Design

Monday, November 20, 2017
12:00pm Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
10:30am University of Scranton
11:15am  University College Dublin

McCabe Scholarship at Swarthmore College
Current seniors are eligible for the McCabe Scholarship at Swarthmore College. This is a four-year full-tuition scholarship for students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, character and leadership, especially in service to their school or community. To be considered for this scholarship, students must submit an application for admission by January 1, 2018. No additional materials are necessary. Go to  swarthmore.edu  to apply.

Instant Decision Day with Cabrini University​
Cabrini University​ will hold an Instant Decision Day here at Carroll on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:30am. Please stop by Guidance if interested in meeting with Cabrini on that day.  

Instant Decision Day with Chestnut Hill College
Chestnut Hill College will hold an Instant Decision Day here at Carroll on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:30am. Please stop by Guidance if interested in meeting with Chestnut Hill College on that day. 

Take the Leadership scholarship at Norwich University
Norwich University wants to reward those students who are on top of all things college with a special $2,000 “Take the Lead” Scholarship.

Here’s how it works: - Complete the online application: http://click.gotoextinguisher.com/click/khagx-c6pd4g-7gs4mby6

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and include Norwich University as one of your choices (00369200).

That’s it!

Complete these easy steps by Dec. 15, 2017, and students will earn an additional $2,000 for the next four years. That’s equivalent to $8,000 towards their college education!

Philadelphia to host National College Fair
The Philadelphia National College Fair will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m., at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. There will be approximately 350 colleges in attendance at the college fair. Students should stop by Guidance to pick up a College Fair Guide with information about this event.

Colleges/Universities requesting First Quarter Grades
Any senior who would like their first quarter grades sent to colleges, please stop by Guidance to fill out a form.

SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) Challenge Scholarship Competition
Current juniors and seniors can earn a scholarship to SCAD. Entries must demonstrate creativity, innovation and a strong understanding of aesthetics. Students must submit an online application and their artwork to SCAD by Feb. 2, 2018. For more information, go to  www.scad.edu

Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships
The Pennsylvania American Legion has a number of scholarships available to students in grades nine through twelve. There is an essay contest, oratorical contest and drum corps scholarship to name a few. For details and a list of other scholarships, go to:
Dear Carrol Families,

For the past few months, we have been asking you to lead the charge in advocating for our Catholic School students by way of connecting with your local PA legislators. As you recall, Speaker of the House Michael Turzai had introduced legislation calling for a $20 million dollar increase to EITC/OSTC. We had asked you to echo that request throughout the Commonwealth….and you did just that!

It is with enthusiasm and pride that I write to you today to say THANK YOU! Through your hard work and advocacy, you were able to demonstrate to the Pennsylvania Legislature the power and importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), along with the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Programs.

The House and the Senate, along with Governor Wolf have agreed to a $10 million dollar increase to these programs. While the goal was $20 million, your efforts have ensured that many hardworking local families will now have the financial assistance they need to send their children to Archdiocesan Elementary, Secondary, and Schools of Special Education.

Our schools are critically important to the communities they serve, however, rising costs have made accessing them a “heavy lift” for many families. The EITC/OSTC programs provide opportunities for those seeking the traditional values and strong academics of a Catholic Education. Additionally, it should be noted that these funds are actually generated through Pennsylvania businesses and Individuals who chose to send their tax dollars to our schools and organizations such as BLOCS. 

While the additional $10 million is good, it is merely a start. We need to continue to advocate for our Catholic School students and parents who desire a high quality Catholic education.

Most assuredly, we will be reaching out to you again for your assistance and advocacy on other issues related to Catholic education. As educated voters, your stance and input is important to your elected officials. Thanks for all that you do.

Respectfully,

Jason M. Budd
Office of Catholic Education
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Harry Potter Festival

Mr Triplett and Mr Larimer held a 30-minute performance at Chestnut Hill to open Harry Potter Weekend by performing for the start of the Academic Conference.

They also conducted the National Anthem for the opening of the Quidditch Game for festival. 
The next Parent's Association Meeting is Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. Please join us - get involved and make a difference!
Congratulations to Carroll soccer players named to the PCL Soccer All-Catholic Team

2017 Boys’ Soccer All-Catholic Team

First-Team
Nick Booth, Senior

Third-Team
Dom Massi, Junior

2017 Girls’ Soccer All-Catholic Team

Second-Team
Lauren Nigro, Senior

Third-Team  
Rachel Matey, Senior


Lady Patriots named to PCL Field Hockey All-Catholic Team

First-Team

Hannah Bateman - Senior, Forward - Archbishop Carroll
Keri Daly - Junior, Defender - Archbishop Carrol

Second-Team

Carly Bateman - Sophomore, Midfielder/Defender - Archbishop Carroll

Honorable Mention

Madison Nord - Senior, Midfielder - Archbishop Carroll
  • Looking to get fit and be healthy?

  • Want to compete in track and field meets?

  • Never tried it, but always wanted to?

Then Indoor Track & Field is for you! Our team is made up of athletes of all abilities. Whether you are a novice or seasoned track & field athlete, we have something for you!

Come join our team: 

Open Runs: Nov, 6-10 and Nov 13-16, 2:45-4 p.m.

First Official Practice/Tryouts: Friday, Nov. 17, 2:45-4 p.m. (Please note: there are no cuts for Track & Field)

Parents, Join our Team email; send your info to Coach Charlene:

Emails sent out weekly and will include all schedules
All those interested in trying out for Boys Basketball, please complete necessary PIAA paperwork, including Doctor's physical, and hand in to Mr. Kramer prior to tryouts.

Tryout dates and times are as follows: 

Freshman - Nov. 17, 20 and 21: 2:45 to 4:15 p.m., in the West Gym.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors - Nov. 17, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to Noon, and Nov. 19, Noon to 3 p.m., all in the East Gym.

Any questions, contact Coach Paul Romanczuk:


The Carroll Basketball webstore for 2017 is now open through Nov. 21:


Please know since the store is being left open one more week, they will not ship until after Christmas.
Girls Basketball tryouts:

Friday, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18, Noon
Sunday, Nov. 19, 3pm
If you are interested in Wrestling, please come to an information meeting Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m., in the Wrestling Room. 

Come and learn about Carroll’s Wrestling program and how you can take part. We are also holding Open Practices for all those interested in testing the sport on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., until the season starts. No pervious wrestling experience is required.

Official practices start Friday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 

Any questions, contact Head Coach Charles Alexander:


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From the Office of Student Services

Winter Dress Code

As of Wednesday, Oct. 25, all students are expected to be in Winter Dress Code at school. Our Winter Dress Code includes the following:

Boys: Solid Blue or white button-down shirt with the school tie, the school sweater or vest, khaki pants, Sperry’s, and a belt.

Girls: Solid blue or white button-down shirt, the school sweater or vest, black tights, school skirt at the proper length, and Sperry’s. 

Seniors are permitted to wear their Senior Fleece in place of the school sweater or vest, but they must be in full compliance with the Winter Dress Code otherwise. Also, a teacher may permit students to remove their sweaters/vests/fleeces during class if the temperature of the room warrants it. However, when in the halls and cafeteria, all students should be in full dress code. 

After-School Supervision

Archbishop Carroll offers an area for students to stay after school and get their work done while they wait for their practices/activities/rides. Supervision is provided from 2:25-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, in the school cafeteria, unless otherwise notified.

Students that stay after are still expected to abide by school rules when it comes to their behavior after school. If a student is found to be acting in a way that goes against the rules, they may receive demerits or not be allowed to remain after school.

After school supervision is  NOT  offered on the following two days:

Wednesday, Nov. 25
Friday, Dec. 22

These are the days before Thanksgiving and Christmas break. ALL STUDENTS must exit the building at dismissal on both days (10:30 a.m).

Saturday Detention

Saturday Detention is held once a month for any student who has accrued 15 demerits, and then for any 10 demerits over the initial 15. Students who are also unexcused late at least 5 times are also required to attend (and for every 5 after the initial 5 latenesses).

This month, Saturday detention will be held on Saturday, November 18th, from 9am-11am. Letters will be mailed home to the parents of those students who are to attend this week, and another copy will be sent to the student in homeroom next week.

Students that have to attend must pay $20, and be in full Winter Dress Code. They should bring school work to complete while they are here.
Please come out to support the Archbishop Carroll cheerleaders on Thursday evening at 7, in the West Gym, as they prepare to compete at the UCA Northeast Regional competition! 
Both JV and Varsity will be competing for the opportunity to attend the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Fla. They need your support as head off to Tom’s River, N.J on Saturday. We hope to see you this Thursday!
Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors only - order your 2018 Yearbook by Friday, Nov. 17.

A message from the School Nurse to Parents of the Class of 2019

All high school juniors in the State of Pennsylvania are mandated to submit a physical along with immunizations. 

This is NOT interchangeable with the PIAA sports form required for sports.

All seniors are required to get an additional vaccine, the meningococcal conjugate vaccine. This vaccine may be given at the same time of the Junior Physical. This vaccine is required to attend school next year (senior year). 

Please submit a record of this vaccine as soon as your child receives the MCV. 

If you have any questions or concerns please email Nurse Deborah Foster: 

Want an easy way to save on your tuition investment?

Join Carroll’s Scrip Program

It’s not too late to join our Scrip Program – join at www.shopwithscrip.com

Our enrollment number is 5F56DE9A823.

The following are the dates that orders will be processed before the Holiday Season:

November

Thursday, Nov. 9, Wednesday, Nov. 15 (this is the last day orders will be processed before Thanksgiving). Scrip will be delivered before the holiday for grocery and Black Friday shopping.

After Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 30, Thursday, Dec. 7, Thursday, Dec. 14 (last day to order before Christmas). Orders placed on Thursday, Dec. 14 will be delivered the week of Dec. 18.

Scrip works just like cash or credit card. You pay your bill with it and save money on your tuition at the same time. If you would like to use the Scrip as Christmas presents or Stocking Stuffers, ShopwithScrip offers low denomination cards for some retailers for the holiday season. $5 and $10 gift cards are available for certain retailers. Just check www.shopwithscrip.com for the retailers available.

Any questions, please just email Scrip and we will get your started.
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