Dear Parents & Guardians,  

As autumn grows colder and the hours of daylight decrease, Saint Paul encourages us with these words:  

"Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed, in an instant, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." (1 Corinthians 15: 51-52)  

In the Christian tradition, we remember in prayer our deceased alumni, benefactors, administrators, faculty, staff, family, and friends throughout the upcoming month of November. We do so to honor our loved ones and to recall our belief in the resurrection of Christ and the promise of the resurrection of the dead. November is a month-long celebration of the communion of saints, of remembrance and prayer for those gone before us, and of a heightened anticipation of Christ's Second Coming. In our chapel, the names of our deceased will be placed near the statue of Saint Joseph, patron saint of a happy death, so that we may be conscious of those for whom we pray daily.  

At our schoolwide Mass celebrated earlier today, we were blessed to be joined by the family of Dominic Coyle ’17 as we prayed for his soul and asked Our Lady of the Holy Souls to speed his journey to heaven. When faced with death, especially the death of a beloved young member of our community, it can be difficult to see how our God could possibly be present in those moments. But our loving Father never leaves us alone and death never has the final say. He will always, always, always bring good out of evil. I have seen it profoundly in and among this Carroll family and can say with confidence that God is acting daily to bring us closer to Him and to one another as we remember Dominic and all our beloved deceased.  

May God bless you and your families and may we pray daily for all those who have gone before us in faith: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.  

Sincerely in Christ,  

Thomas Phillips
Director of Campus Ministry  

From the Office of Campus Ministry

All Saints Day

On Tuesday, November 1 we commemorate the Solemnity of All Saints. Carroll will be closed in honor of this feast and we encourage all families to celebrate this holyday of obligation by attending Mass at their local parish church.

The Kairos Retreat

Registration for the March 14-17, 2017 Kairos retreat can be found 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).

From the Fine Arts Department
Archbishop John Carroll Honors Chorale/Band participated as the first ensemble to perform for the internationally acclaimed Harry Potter Conference and Quidditch Tournament at Chestnut Hill College this Past Weekend. These students were recorded live for channel 3 and 10 on the 5:00pm news that was shown around philadelphia. This opportunity made history at the college to show them the caliber of music that Archbishop Carroll has to offer and we were invited back not only for next year but further musician events at the college. I would especially like to thank Mr. Larimer, Ms Ginn and Mr Gallagher for these amazing roles during this performance. It was an incredible day for Carroll showcasing the wide variety of talents and giving a concert that will be remembered for years to come!! This event had a record 10,000 people on campus and over 60,000 in chestnut hill area. How amazing that Carroll was headlined and included in this massive event! I see more continued huge events in our future.
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. 

Wednesday, October 26 

3:45pm - Girls JV-B Field Hockey @ Germentown Academy  - Germantown Academy

Thursday, October 27 

5:00pm - Cross Country - PCL Finals  - Belmont Plateau Cross Country Course
6:30pm - Girls Volleyball - PCL Semi-Finals - Neumann University

Friday, October 28

7:00pm - Varsity Foot ball vs. Bonner/Prendie  - Archbishop Carroll High School

Saturday, October 29 

10:00am - Freshman Football @ Cardinal O'Hara  - Cardinal O'Hara High School

Sunday, October 30 

4:00pm- Girls Volleyball - PCL Championship - Neumann University

Monday, October 31 

3:45pm - JV Football @ Bonner/Prendie  - Bonner/Prendergast High School
5:30pm - Girls Varsity Field Hockey PCL Semi-Finals  - TBD

Wednesday, November 2 

7:00pm - Girls Varsity Field Hockey - PCL Championship  - Neumann University

Playoffs

Girls Volleyball

  • Undefeated Overall!! Ranked 3rd in the state
  • PCL Semi-Finals, Thursday 10/27  at Neuman College-6:30 PM

Field Hockey

  • First place in PCL   
  • PCL Semi-Finals, Monday 10/31-5:30pm at Cardinal O'Hara  

Cross Country   

  • PCL Finals Thursday 10/27 at Belmont Plateau   

Football

  • PCL Semi-Finals, 11/4 or 11/5 at Ryan-TBD

Congratulations on great seasons!!!

  • Girls Tennis   
  • Boys Soccer   
  • Girls Soccer   
  • Golf

Fencing

Boy and Girls Varsity - if interested, please contact Brandon Lafving at blafving@jcarroll.org. Come help defend the title!

-Reminders-

Football this Friday

10/28 at Carroll-7:00 PM. PIAA rules state-NO face paint or costumes. Admission $5.00 Carroll Students in free with ID

Uniforms   

Please return to respective coaches

Cheerleading Fundraiser

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

PIAA Forms - Winter Sports

Please submit forms prior to first official practice on November 15th.

Coaches Contact Information

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

Cross Country Earns Medals


Our recent medal winners!

  • Mary deSimone '19 (22nd - Honorable Mention All-Catholic),
  • Becca Clay '20 (16th - 2nd team All-Catholic),
  • Tess Gibbons '17 (10th - 1st team All-Catholic)
  • Aidan Doherty '20, not pictured, placed 25th (2nd team All-Catholic) in the Boys race.
From the Office of Student Affairs

PatrioThon

Student Council is hosting a 5K on November 13th at Rose Tree Park to benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Click HERE for the registration form for this great cause, or visit the website by clicking HERE.

Yearbooks

Members of the Class of 2017 will receive a copy of the yearbook with their name embossed on the cover as part of the Graduation fee.  The staff invites parents and other relatives of the Class of 2017 to continue the tradition of writing messages to graduating seniors.  Personal messages are limited to relatives of senior students who would like to record some expression or thoughts for posterity.  The message may contain up to 25 words, excluding the student’s name, for $30.  Your message will be kept confidential until the distribution of yearbooks.  If interested, please fill out the form by clicking HERE and returning it to the Office of Student Affairs.  The last day to submit a message for members of the class of 2017 will be Friday, November 4th, 2016.  

Yearbooks will be on sale for the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 until November 17. The cost is now $90.  The deadline for all sales is November 17. Students can place yearbook orders in The Office of Student Affairs.  No extra copies will be available in June, so please plan accordingly. Click HERE for the order form.

Class Rings and Graduation Products

Orders for class rings and graduation products will be due on November 9th during the lunch periods. Please make checks out to Jostens, not ACHS.  Deposits for rings should go directly to Jostens on November 9th. 

Father-Daughter Dance

This special event is scheduled for November 11th at Westover Country Club.  Please save the date! Ticket prices include a sit-down dinner, dessert, beverages, Dj, and dancing.  Gurscik Studios will also be available for photo packages. Please click HERE for the invitation. Reservations are due by November 2.

Powder Puff Football

Save the date!  Our junior and senior ladies will compete in a touch football game during halftime of the varsity football game on October 28.  We hope you will come out and support our cheerleaders, football team, and our powder puff football teams as we begin this new tradition at Carroll!

Cheerleading

Archbishop Carroll’s cheerleaders are hosting a “Cheerful Girls Afternoon” for girls aged 4-12 on Sunday, November 13th from 1:30-4:00.  Click HERE to print the registration form.

Pope John Paul II installs a new President
President Francis E. Fox attended the inaguration and instalation of Pope John Paul II High School's newest president - Jason B. Bozzone. Also in attendance was Pope John Paul II High School's founding President and Principal, Father Okon and Mrs. Judith Owens, who is currently a member of Archbishop Carroll's Science Department.

Our Congratulations to Mr. Jason Bozzone.
From the Office of CarrollU

Maguire Scholars

There will be a meeting for ALL Maguire scholars on 11/2 at 1 pm in room 301.  Please see Sr. Marianna in the Guidance Office if you have any questions.

Daily Guidance Announcements

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

Attention Class of 2017 

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.

The National College Fair will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center on 10/30 from 11-3.

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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Guidance Office at 610-688-7610 x171.

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.

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

Wednesday, 11/2: Cedar Crest College

Thursday, 11/3: Bloomsburg University, Mount St. Mary’s University & Wilson College

  • 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

Designer Bag Bingo

BAG BINGO NEXT FRIDAY!! PAY AT THE DOOR $25. BYOB - GET A TABLE OF FRIENDS TOGETHER!

Ten designer purses to be won: MK, Ralph Lauren, Coach, etc. To RSVP, email carolynondikevans@gmail.com

Parents' Association Meeting

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 11/14/16 7pm in the Library

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.
From the Nurse's Office

Flu Vaccine

The time is now to get your Flu Shot. Please consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns. I encourage everyone, who is medically able, to get the Flu Vaccine. For more up to date information click HERE.

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!