Dear Carroll Community,     

"We give praise and thanks to God!"

As we assemble around tables across the country, families will share food and fellowship to give thanks to almighty God for all He has given to us.  
 At Archbishop Carroll, we will gather together as a family for Mass on November 23 to share the Eucharist as we conclude our 40 Hours devotions. Eucharist is actually translated from the Greek which means “thanksgiving.”  This celebration allows us to step back from the busyness of work and school and to remember to be grateful for what is really important. We also remember those who have gone before us in this month of November which is dedicated to All Souls. We think of them in a special way during the holiday season. We believe that Christ is at the center of our lives and central to all that we do.  We are so thankful for all that we have and for everyone we love. We are proud of our students who have collected and donated money for needy families within our own community and will help deliver the food to those in need.
 
Let us all have an attitude of gratitude and please know that on behalf of our Archbishop Carroll family, we wish for you and your family a blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving!

God bless!

Fr. Mike Speziale
From the Office of Campus Ministry

The Kairos Retreat

The registration for the final Kairos retreat of the year will close on November 23. Any senior who wishes to still sign up should do so HERE.

A fund to assist those students who are in need of financial help in order to participate in the Kairos experience continues to accept donations. If you would like to sponsor a student (total cost: $280.00) or contribute to the fund, please contact Lisa Ritter in the Tuition Office (ext. 136 or lritter@jcarroll.org). 

May God bless you and your family with a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Into the Woods a Success at Archbishop Carroll
From the Office of Athletics

This Week's 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. 

Saturday, November 26 

10:00am - Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Radnor (Scrimmage)  - Radnor High School

Sunday, November 27 

12:30pm - Boys JV Basketball vs Hun School (Scrimmage)  - Archbishop Carroll H.S.
1 2:30pm - Boys Varsity Basketball vs Hun School (Scrimmage)  - Archbishop Carroll H.S.

Tuesday, November 29 

3:30pm - Girls JV Basketball vs Cheltenham HS (Scrimmage)  - Cheltenham High School
3:30pm - Girls Varsity Basketball vs Cheltenham HS (Scrim.)  - Archbishop Carroll H.S. 

Reminders

Coaches Contact Information

Please contact athletics@jcarroll.org for schedule and contact information of all sports teams.

Uniforms

Students who have not returned their fall uniform will have their report card held and will not be allowed to participate in a winter sport until collected

Ice Hockey Fundraiser

The Ice Hockey team is hosting a beef and beer on Saturday, December 3, 2016. It runs 7pm-10pm at Barnaby’s in Havertown. Cost is $30 per person, $50 per couple; $35 at the door. For tickets and information contact Lisa Zambella or Leslie Walker. Click HERE to view full event flyer.

Cheerleading Fundraiser

The cheerleaders are selling Carroll “Alex and Ani Style” bracelets.  Please click HERE if you are interested in this fundraiser.

NCAA Eligibility Center

Any student that plans to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level should speak to Mr. Francis Lynam or Mr. Dan Connor in the Guidance Office. Please click HERE to ensure that you are following NCAA guidelines.

Meg Creighton '12 Lifts Drexel Basketball to a Win
Meg Creighton, 2012 Archbishop Carroll graduate, scored the game winning 3-pointer for the Drexel Dragons. They topped #11 Syracuse University 62-61. Click the image above to watch the excitement unfold.
From the Office of Student Affairs

Fall Show

Congratulations to the cast, pit, and crew members of ACTS for their successful weekend performing Into the Woods

Blood Drive

The Archbishop John Carroll High School Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  The blood drive is held in remembrance of Christopher John Jones, a former student of Archbishop Carroll.  The drive runs from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the West Gym.  Students aged 16 (with parent permission form) and older can sign up in the cafeteria with the Blood Drive Representative during their lunches.  Parents and friends of Carroll can schedule an appointment by calling Carroll and leaving a message with Mrs. Janine Cahill (610-688-7610 ext. 203).

Congratulations to our Selected District Students
Congratulations to the students who were selected to District Orchestra & District Band.
District Orchestra - Suzanne Carpenter and Brittany Young (violin)

District Band - Julia Lundeen (bari sax) and Stephen Smith (trumpet)
From the Office of CarrollU

Daily Guidance Announcements

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

Attention Class of 2017 

Congratulations to those who have received acceptance letters to college!  Please share your acceptance letters along with any scholarship information with the Guidance Office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please allow the Guidance Office 7-10 school days for transcript requests to process. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please note that there is a November 11th deadline in order to guarantee pre-Thanksgiving college documentation processing.  There is also a December 5th deadline in order to guarantee pre-Christmas college documentation processing.

Any student that needs their 1st quarter grades sent to colleges must stop by the guidance office.

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 www.PHEAA.org. 

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.

SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

  • Test Date: December 3*; Registration Deadline: November 3; Late Reg. Deadline: November 22

*Test administration at Carroll
For more information: www.collegeboard.org

Upcoming College Presentation

College presentations are finished for the Fall.  They will begin again in the Spring.

  • Students MUST sign up by 6th period the day before the presentation in the Guidance Office in order to be admitted to the presentation the following day.
  • Students MUST inform their teacher prior to the college presentation.
  • Future College Presentations are listed in Naviance.  Click on the “Colleges” tab to see all of the upcoming college visits.

Philadelphia PACCAO Tour 2016

Pennsylvania Association of Catholic College Admissions Officers (PACCAO) will be coming to Carroll on Wednesday, November 16th at 11:30 in the west gym.  A list of colleges that are attending are on Carroll’s website.  Please contact the Guidance Office for more details.

From the Parents' Association

Carroll Auction for Education

CAFE IS COMING!! This is our biggest Fundraiser at Carroll and we need all of your help. We will  have a planning meeting on Thursday 12/1/2016 at 7pm in the Library. ALL ARE WELCOME.

Our next Parent's Association meeting will be Monday January 9th at 7pm in the Library.

Scrip Program - Holiday Shopping

SAVE MONEY ON YOUR TUITION WITH HOLIDAY SHOPPING!

Scrip dates for November and December:

Scrip Orders will be processed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 – last day to order for Thanksgiving grocery and Black Friday Shopping. *Orders processed on this date will go home on Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd.*
  • Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (School closed on December 8 – Holyday)
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (School closed on December 15) LAST DAY TO ORDER FOR CHRISTMAS.  Orders processed on December 14 will go home on Monday, December 19 and Tuesday, December 20.
  • Thursday, January 5 – Scrip orders will begin again.

If you haven’t joined our Scrip Program yet, this is a great time of year to start saving on your tuition.  Just join our program at www.shopwithscrip.com.  Our enrollment number is 5F56DE9A823.            

ShopwithScrip has small denomination cards available at this time of year for gift giving.  They are available while supplies last, so don’t delay in ordering them.  $10 Gift Cards are available for Amazon, AMC, Applebees, CVS, IHOP, Bahama Breeze, Bone Fish Grill, Outback, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Regal and Target.  $5 Gift Cards available for Barnes & Noble, Panera, and Starbucks.            

Once you join, you will help you see how easy it is to save money on your tuition.  All you do is your normal shopping and you will see how the savings add up.

Thank you

The Parent’s Association recently held a Designer Bag Bingo.  It was a great evening and enjoyed by all. Special thanks to all the parents who gave of their time and talent to make it such a fun night.  In particular we would like to acknowledge Carolyn Evans, Nancy Lake, Keesa Snead, Aimee Lynn Currie, Jen Melocci, and Anne Wince.  The Parent’s Association would also like to express its appreciation to Father Speziale, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Hauber, and Mr. Kirsch.  They are always there to support and give their time to the Parent’s Association activities.

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!