September 5, 2018
#Carroll22 begins new year school year
Archbishop John Carroll High School's 51st year is underway, with the arrival of the Class of 2022 on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Students were welcomed by Carroll President Francis E. Fox '77, and Carroll Principal, Dr. Anchen Schulz. First day orientation included opening prayer with Father Mike Speziale, Chromebooks were issued and yearbook photos were taken.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors report for the first day of classes on Thursday, Sept. 6. The entire student body will be on campus Friday, Sept. 7. Welcome all to the start of something great! #WhereSuccessBegins
Carroll students return to Kentucky
Sophia Daly '20 (left) and Audra Quigley '20 , help construct a new apartment building during Carroll's second service trip to Harlan, Ky. 20 rising juniors and seniors and four faculty mentors spent the first week of August.

"May our young people bring home the lessons learned from the summer service trip and find God in the people they serve and in the beauty around them. May they not take what they have for granted and be more thankful for the blessings they have been given," said Father Michael Speziale, Carroll's director of Campus Ministry.
Important dates from Campus Ministry

Friday, Sept. 14 - Freshman Retreat & Social (regular school day)
Friday, Sept. 21 - Opening Mass of the school year
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia requires that all volunteers in our school and our events have the proper clearances and Safe Environment Training Certificates on file. Any volunteer over the age of 14 who has regular contact or responsibilities with students or athletes must complete (for free) Pennsylvania state Background and Child Abuse Checks and complete either an affidavit of residency for FBI Criminal Background Check (if Penn. resident over 10 years) or complete a FBI Criminal Fingerprint Background Check for Volunteers. 

Volunteers over the age of 18 must complete the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Safe Environment Training and Mandated Reporter On-Line Video. Please visit our website at  http://www.jcarroll.org/safe+environment  for all the information you need and the link to FamilyID, where you will need to upload all of your documents. FamilyID also has all the links to the clearances and trainings. 


Please contact Trish Dudas at  tdudas@jcarroll.org  or at (610) 688-7610, e xt. 114 if any questions.
News & Notes from the Office of Student Affairs

Yearbook Pictures
Yearbook photos for students in Grade 9 will take place Wednesday, Sept. 5.  Grades 10 and 11 will be photographed Thursday, Sept. 6.  Lifetouch has emailed parents directly with information on how to purchase photos.  If you have not received this information and would like to order photos, hard copies of the flyer are available in The Office of Student Affairs. 

Senior Class Picture
Legacy will photograph members of the Class of 2019 as a group on Monday, Sept. 10, at 1:00 p.m.  Seniors must be in proper dress code to be included in the group picture. Legacy will email information directly to parents who would like to purchase the picture.  If you do not receive the email, hard copies of the form will be available in The Office of Student Affairs.  
 
Senior Fleece
Seniors are granted the privilege of replacing their school sweater with the quarter zip black senior fleece.  This specially designed fleece is the only alternative to the sweater to be worn during the regular school day with the uniform shirt under the sweatshirt.  Flyers are available by clicking  here .  Orders are due to the Office of Student Affairs by Wednesday, Sept. 19.  

Carroll Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes tickets will be distributed in homeroom this week.  Please turn in your ticket stubs to The Office of Student Affairs (Room 219) by Sept. 26 to be entered into the drawing.  The drawing will take place Friday, Oct. 5, during our Homecoming Pep Rally.
Financial Aid and NCAA Info night will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Auditorium. Parents of juniors and seniors should attend this meeting.

KidGuard for Education is offering scholarships to high school students ranging from $500 to $1,000. Students must submit an essay or video and answer one of five questions like "How have your family, parents, school, and teachers influenced who you are today?" Use personal experiences to support your answers. To apply for this scholarship and for a list of the other questions, go to kidguard.com

Boston University is hosting a reception in Philadelphia for high school juniors and seniors and their families. The reception will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m., at the William Penn Charter School. Families should arrive 30 minutes before the event for check-in.  

The Lexus Eco Challenge is a national STEM competition for grades 6 through 12 that awards a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships to eligible teachers, students and schools each year. Teams of five to 10 students tackle environmental issues related to land, water, air, and climate, and create practical solutions while competing for amazing prizes. For more information, go to scholastic.com/lexus

The Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society located in Ardmore, Penn., has a few part-time positions available for students. They are in need of skate shop attendants, birthday party attendants and ice patrol. For more information about each position, check out the flyer posted next to Carroll Corner in the cafeteria.

Lowe's on Township Line Road in Havertown is holding a job fair open house. They are hiring sales floor associates, competitive pay starting at $10.80/hour, on-the-spot offers and walk-ins are welcome.  
Check out our new official Athletics website

Attention #PatriotNation - we have a new official Athletics site:   www.jcarrollathletics.org.  Please make sure you update your bookmarks (we no longer use Digital Sports).
Ryan McManness '19, competed in AAU track over the summer, training five days a week. He placed third at the District Qualifying event in the High Jump at Widener, first in the Middle Atlantic Championship Qualifier at Stockton College, and with that place, he was invited to Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa, where he finished 23rd out of 47 national qualifiers.
Carroll Football team looking for student interns

Any student interested in sports analytics, filming, statistics and game day operations of a football program is encouraged to apply. This is a great way to be part of the team this season and it’s an excellent resume builder. There will also be opportunity to internship through this with EasternPAFootball.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. O’Donnell in the Athletics Department:   bodonnell@jcarroll.org
Get your Carroll gear for the start of the new school year!

Show your Patriot Pride!

Carroll’s online Spirit Store features men’s and women’s tee shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, accessories and more. The online store will be active all year, but please note that the items available will be updated regularly and may only be available for a limited period of time. Orders are usually filled within two to three weeks, and items can be shipped to you or picked up at the school.
 
For more information, access the store online .
 
You can also stop by the school’s Patriot Spirit Store next to the East Gym. The store is open Monday through Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., during the school year.

#PatriotNation
Thank you to all the parents who came out to our first meeting of the year!  Thank you Father Mike Speziale and Dr. Anchen Schultz for providing us with lots of information and answering our questions. 

We hope to see more of you at our next Parent's Association meeting Monday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., in the Library. Another member of the school administration will be present to answer your questions. 

Back to School Night is Thursday, Sept. 13 - mark your calendars now. 

Please review the packet that was mailed to you in mid-August. Complete the forms that need to be returned to school as soon as possible. Please send back raffle tickets that need to be returned in the envelope provided. We look forward to your support! Hang up your "cheat sheet" of dates on your refrigerator for easy reference.

Good luck to everyone as we start the new school year! Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments or if you want to volunteer!

Carolyn Evans
President
Archbishop Carroll Parent's Association
Save money on tuition, join Carroll's Scrip program

If you haven’t joined our Scrip Program yet, there is no better time to start saving on your tuition.  Just join our program at  www.shopwithscrip.com .  Our enrollment number is  5F56DE9A823.

Once you join, you will see how easy it is to save money on your tuition.  All you do is your normal shopping, pay using scrip, and you will see how the savings add up. You will receive an email every week, updating the rebate specials and how easy it is to take advantage of extra savings.

If you don’t want to send your orders into Carroll, no problem, you can order through PrestoPay and use your bank account to order.  You can receive most of your scrip right away at home or through your phone.  Details on how to sign up are on www.shopwithscrip.com

Orders at Carroll are usually processed on Thursday unless there is a change in the school calendar.  Giant is on hand at school and can go home the next day.  All other retailers go home the following week.

Savings accumulate quickly.  For example, for every $100 you spend at Giant, you save $4.50 on your tuition. The retailers are numerous and the rebates vary based on retailer.  Once you join, you will have access to shop on ShopwithScrip.  Any questions, please just email  scrip@jcarroll.org
Katie Detwiler ’18, was one of 36 players selected to the  U.S. Lacrosse  training team for the 2019 U.S. Women’s U19 National Team. Katie is a freshman at  Loyola University Maryland  where she will play for the  Greyhounds  
Sign up for Driver's Ed

My Turn To Drive School is once again offering Driver’s Education classes to Archbishop Carroll students. Students who complete this PA Department of Education approved theory course would also be eligible to test privately for their driver’s license with My Turn To Drive School after completing six hours of behind the wheel instruction.

The Fall 2018 class will begin after school in room 212 on Monday, Sept. 24, and will conclude on Nov. 14. Classes run until approximately 4 p.m., each session. You can download a registration form at  https://www.myturntodriveschool.com/classroom-instruction/  or contact Scott Seibert at  director@myturntodriveschool.com  for a form.