Dear Patriots,  

Welcome back! I am so excited to see what this year has in store for our Patriot family. One thing was truly solidified for me this summer: the bonds created in these hallways - the bonds between students, between students and their mentors, between members of the faculty and staff - these bonds are strong, familial and stunning to witness. There is a reason we often reference the "Patriot family." It's because, more than any other organization I've seen, we are a unit of love and support.

I want to bring two things to your attention: the first is photos@jcarroll.org . We are consistently on the hunt for stories of our amazing community - stories for the  Patriot Post and stories for our social media feeds. If you are at a game, at a practice or rehearsal, at a service project, at a meeting, at home with your family and friends; capture it and send it in to photos@jcarroll.org. We want to show everyone how proud we are of our Patriot family!

Second is our updated webpage: www.jcarroll.org. Over the summer we worked hard to update our webpage to better serve our community. We are consistently working to present an interface that is both informative and simple. Three things of note: the first is  our new calendar; click HERE to view the full calendar. It is now integrated with google, so saving events to your personal calendar is now much simpler. The second is our Faculty Directory. We are working to complete the full directory, and once complete will give a fuller view of our faculty and staff.

Lastly, is our "Parents" tab - located at the top of right of our page. Click HERE to access that page directly. This page will serve as a running tab of important announcements throughout the year. At the bottom of the page will be information regarding the Parents' Association and Scrip.

Thank you, as always for being such an important part of our community.

Sincerely,

Chris Serpentine
Director of Communication
From the Office of Campus Ministry

Sacramental Life

Holy Mass is celebrated daily at 7:10 am in chapel (unless there is a school-wide liturgy) and all are welcome. Confessions will be offered this Thursday, September 15 at the beginning of all lunch periods in chapel. Please encourage your student to take advantage as we begin this new academic year. 

Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit

We are proud to welcome the Most Rev. Michael Fitzgerald, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, as principal celebrant and homilist of our Opening Mass on Friday, September 16 at 9:15 am. It is traditional to begin an academic year invoking the Holy Spirit upon the school community, especially on those who will be assuming leadership positions. Bishop Fitzgerald will install our new principal, Dr. Schulz, as well as our student council, NHS, and St. Katherine officers at the conclusion of the liturgy. In addition, the annual scholarship in the Bishop’s name will be awarded to a member of the Class of 2020. Please remind your student to be in formal Mass attire (boys - shirt and school tie, girls - blouse) on Friday. 

Freshman Retreat

On Friday, September 23, the Class of 2020 will participate in their annual retreat. Their retreat will focus around the theme of “Make This Place Your Home”. Students will be encouraged to spend time in prayer, reflection, and fellowship with their classmates as they come to know the members of the Carroll family and how God has called them to become a part of this family. The retreat day will conclude with a social following lunch (the day will conclude at 2:25 pm) and students will receive more details in their Theology classes. Only FRESHMEN report to school on Friday, September 23. Please do not schedule any appointments or family activities for your child on this day as participation is mandatory.

The Kairos Retreat

The Kairos retreat is an experience that most students will tell you they look forward to almost from the moment they step through the doors of Carroll. It is, without a doubt, an outstanding encounter with the Risen Lord. Forty-three members of the Class of 2017 experienced this special time with the Lord on Kairos this past June. Some of these retreatants have been selected to serve as leaders for their classmates and are already busy preparing for the upcoming October retreat (NB: registration for this retreat is now closed).

Registration for the final two Kairos retreats of the year (January 10-13, 2017 and March 14-17, 2017 remains open online and is conducted on a first come, first served basis. The retreat is open to any current senior. Please go to www.jcarroll.org/campus-life/campus-ministry/kairos in order to register or for more information.

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 simply contribute to the fund, please contact Lisa Ritter in the Tuition Office (ext. 136 or lritter@jcarroll.org).

From the Office of Athletics

This Week's Sports Schedule

Wednesday, September 14 

3:00pm - Golf vs. Little Flower - Cobb's Creek Golf Club
3:45pm - Varsity Field Hockey vs. Little Flower - Archbishop John Carroll High School
5:00pm - J
V Field Hockey vs. Little Flower - Archbishop John Carroll High School

Thursday, September 15 

3:45pm - Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Hallahan - Greater Chester Valley Sports Association
3:45pm - Girls Tennis @ St. Huberts - St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls
3:45pm
- Girls JV Soccer vs. Hallahan - Greater Chester Valley Sports Association
5:30pm - Girls JV Volleyball vs. O'Hara - Archbishop John Carroll High School
7:00pm
- Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. O'Hara - Archbishop John Carroll High School

Friday, September 16 

3:30pm - Girls JV Volleyball vs. Agnes Irwin - Archbishop John Carroll High School
3:45pm - Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Archbishop Ryan - GCVSA
4:45pm - Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Agnes Irwin - Archbishop John Carroll High School
5:00pm - Boys JV Soccer vs. Archbishop Ryan - GCVSA
5:00pm - JV Field Hockey @ Conwell-Egan - Conwell Egan Catholic High School
7:00pm -
Varsity Football vs. LaSalle - 198 E 11th Ave, Conshohocken, PA - A Field

Saturday, September 17 

10:00am - Freshman Football vs. LaSalle - Archbishop John Carroll High School
10:00am -
JV Football @ LSCHS - La Salle College High School

Monday, September 19 

3:45pm - Girls JV Soccer @ Lansdale Catholic - Lansdale Catholic High School
3:45pm -
Girls Tennis @ Hallahan - John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School
3:45pm -
Girls Varsity Soccer @ Lansdale Catholic - Lansdale Catholic High School
4:00pm
- Boys JV Soccer @ Episcopal - The Episcopal Academy
4:00pm - Boys Varsity Soccer @ Episcopal - The Episcopal Academy
4:30pm - Golf vs. Father Judge - Cobb's Creek Golf Club

Tuesday, September 20 

3:45pm - Boys Varsity Soccer @ Roman Catholic - Roman Catholic High School
3:45pm - Girls JV Soccer vs. Agnes Irwin - Greater Chester Valley Sports Association
3:45pm - Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Agnes Irwin - Radnor Memorial Park
3:45pm - Boys JV Soccer @ Roman Catholic - Roman Catholic High School
3:45pm - Girls Tennis vs. Lansdale Catholic - Lansdale Catholic High School

Cheerleading

The cheerleading team will hold a tryout on Thursday, September 15 in the west gym at 7:00 pm.  Please email cheerleading@jcarroll.org if interested.

Homecoming Shirts

Students may purchase a 2016 homecoming shirt in room 219 from now until the end of September. Shirts are $15 and the proceeds will benefit the Coyle family and Carroll cheerleading. Order forms are available by clicking HERE . Students may pay with a check made out to ACHS or with cash.
Help us in our service to others.
Archbishop Carroll will be conducting a clothing drive next week, September 19-23.

The Archdiocese is recalling last year's Papal Visit and Pope Francis' designation of this year as The Year of Mercy by celebrating this as a Week of Mercy.  

Schools throughout the Archdiocese will choose a work of mercy to focus on.  We will focus on the corporal work of mercy to Clothe the Naked.

Donations of used clothing items and shoes will be accepted throughout the week. Collection bins will be placed in the main hallways on both sides of the school building.  

Contact Mrs. Honyara for more information chonyara@jcarroll.org.
From the Office of Student Affairs

Carroll Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes tickets were distributed in homeroom. Please turn in your ticket stubs to room 219 by September 28 to be entered into the drawing.  The drawing will take place on October 7th during our homecoming Pep Rally.

Opening Liturgy and Induction

The induction of our class officers will take place on September 16th during our Opening Liturgy.

Senior Fleece Orders

Seniors are granted the privilege of replacing their school sweater with the ¼ zip black senior  sweatshirt.  This specially designed sweatshirt is the only alternative to the sweater to be worn during the regular school day with the uniform shirt under the sweatshirt. Orders are due to The Office of Student Affairs by Wednesday, September 21.  Please click HERE for the order form and pricing.

Senior Class Picture

Any seniors who are interested in purchasing the group picture that was taken on Monday can place their orders by going to www.legacyphoto.com. Click on “Order Group Photos”, select Archbishop Carroll High School, and enter the password GROUPS.  All orders must be in by midnight on Friday.

Freshmen Retreat and Social

On Friday, September 23, we will hold our Freshmen Retreat and Social.  This special day is for freshmen only.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will not report to school that day.

From the Office of CarrollU

College Financial Aid Night

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 7p.m.
Location: Auditorium

Submit a FAFSA Earlier - Students will be able to submit a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017.

All are welcome.  Senior students (Class of 2017) and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.

SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

  • Test Date: October 1*; Registration Deadline: September 1; Late Reg. Deadline: September 20
  • Test Date: November 5; Registration Deadline: October 7; Late Reg. Deadline: October 25
  • Test Date: December 3*; Registration Deadline: November 3; Late Reg. Deadline: November 22

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

ACT Test Dates and Deadlines

  • Test Date: October 22*; Registration Deadline: September 16; Late Reg. Deadline: September 17-30

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

Upcoming College Presentations

Week of 9/12-9/16:

Thursday, 9/15: University of Notre Dame & Gettysburg College
Monday, 9/19:
Cabrini University
Tuesday, 9/20:
St. Bonaventure University
Wednesday, 9/21:
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising & Colorado College
Thursday, 9/22:
University of Scranton, UCLA & Ursinus College
Friday, 9/23:
Stevenson University

  • 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.

From the Parents' Association

Parents' Association Meeting

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

Back To School

Back to School night is on Thursday, September 15. ***BRING YOUR TUITION RAFFLE TICKETS***

Parking is always a challenge so try to carpool and come early! We will have a table set up in the Cafeteria with Scrip order forms and to answer any questions you may have. You can also drop off your tuition raffle tickets (the three green tickets you were mailed last month).  Please consider dropping off donations of baked goods to the cafeteria.

Designer Bag Bingo

Don’t forget DESIGNER BAG BINGO  is 11/4/16. Please email Nancy Lake if you can help: laker3022@aol.com Any questions on any Parent Association events or to find out how you can get involved, email CarolynOndikEvans@gmail.com .

Scrip Program

The Scrip Program is a great way to save on tuition. 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.

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!