Dear Archbishop Carroll Family,  

This message serves as a welcome and an introduction.  

Welcome to the new school year. It’s an exciting time for all of you, as you continue your journey through Archbishop Carroll.  And allow me to introduce myself as your new principal.  

Being named the new principal of Archbishop John Carroll High School at this auspicious time in the school’s history is such an honor.  For me, it represents a type of homecoming, to an area that was the place I first called home after leaving my birthplace, Texas.   

I have arrived at Carroll after serving as vice-principal of Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton, N.Y.  I’m a native of West Texas, and was raised with horses and played in symphonies, so I have a tough side, and a soft side. I speak Spanish and Portuguese, and have studied Korean, Latin and French. I’ve lived in Spain, Mexico and Brazil, and I think learning about people and their cultures first hand is very important.  

Archbishop Carroll is on a bold path toward excellence that will provide you with the highest caliber Catholic education available anywhere.  I look forward to working, meeting and getting to know you; collaborating with our team of talented, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers and administrators, to prepare you for the fast-paced, ever-changing unknowns of the world that you are entering as young adults.   

We have to be bold, be brave and know that God will not let us fail. He has put us in this place, at this time, to work together with all of our gifts and talents.  At the end of the school year, we will be better persons that we are today.  

Here is to you, to the Archbishop Carroll spirit, and the promise of a wonderful school year!  

Sincerely,

Dr. Anchen Schulz, Ph.D.
Principal

From the Office of Academic Affairs

Rosters

If there are any questions regarding rosters please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Corkery in Academic Affairs. We hope your children had a wonderful experience during the opening days of the 2016-2017 school year. We're wishing everyone a happy, healthy and successful school year.

From the Office of Tuition

Welcome to our new Carroll families!   Welcome back to our veteran Carroll families!  

Smart Tuition  

All tuition and fee payments must be made through your Smart Tuition account. Payments are not accepted in the tuition office.  Should you have questions about your account, please contact Smart Tuition Customer Service at 1-888-868-8828 or email an account representative via the website, parent.smarttuition.com.  

Athletic/Theatre Fees 

Athletic fees for fall sports and the drama / stage crew fee for the fall theater production will be added to your October invoice.  Please refer to the Athletic / Activity Fee Structure found on the tuition page of our website for amounts charged for the various fees.

Late Fees 

You are reminded that the balance due must be paid in full each month in order to avoid being charged a late fee. 

Coming Soon 

Please watch your email for important revised Archdiocesan Tuition Policy information that will be sent within the next few days.

Thank you for your commitment to Archbishop John Carroll High School.  

Archbishop Carroll Celebrates our First Week
Our students are back, and we couldn't be happier! Below are some shots from our first week! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter for more posts like this one.
From the Office of Student Services

Important Aramark Information

For students who use our cafeteria services, we offer a program called QuikLunch. QuikLunch is a computerized debit system that will allow you to pay in advance for meal purchases. Just like EZ Pass on the PA and NJ Turnpike, this system reduces time-consuming cash transactions, and makes our lunch lines move much faster.

You can send CASH, A CERTIFIED CHECK, or a MONEY ORDER to your school’s cafeteria via mail or your student can bring it directly to the school cafeteria. Deposits must be made by 9:30 a.m. and will be available to your child immediately.

For additional convenience we offer an online lunch account management option through www.payforit.net. For step-by-step instructions outlining how to sign up for an account through PayForIt, please click HERE.

Archbishop Carroll Field Hockey
Bests Episcopal Academy

Archbishop Carroll Field Hockey gave an exceptional performance against Episcopal Academy. They pulled a win with a final of 3-2. Goals scored by: Meg Foster, Maddie Sutter and Sam Swart. Goalie Kimmy McGroary was stunning in net. Hannah Bateman had great transitions in mid-field. Eile Kent saved a goal that could have led to Episcopal tying the game.

The team operated very well together. This is going to be a spectacular season!

From the Office of Student Affairs
Patriot Pride T-Shirts

All class t-shirts will be available for purchase in The Office of Student Affairs (room 219) during the first week of school.  T-shirts are $10 and can be paid for with cash or a check made out to ACHS.  

Senior Class Picture

The senior class picture will take place on Monday, September 12 at 1:00 in the east gym.  All seniors must be in proper dress code to be photographed. Students will be given an order form if they wish to purchase the picture. 

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.

Freshman Retreat & 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 Athletics

This Week's Sports Schedule 

Friday, September 9 

3:30pm - Varsity Field Hockey @ Notre Dame - Academy of Notre Dame
3:45pm - Boys JV Soccer @ Strath Haven - Strath Haven Middle School
3:45pm -
Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Radnor HS - Radnor High School
3:45pm -
Boys Varsity Soccer @ Strath Haven - Chester Park
5:00pm
- JV Field Hockey @ Notre Dame - Academy of Notre Dame
5:00pm -
Girls JV Volleyball @ Radnor HS - Radnor High School

Saturday, September 10 

8:30am - Girls Varsity Volleyball - Spartan Invitational - Garden Spot High School
8:30am - Varsity Football @ Penn Wood - Kerr Field

Monday, September 12 

3:00pm - Golf vs. The Haverford School - Cobb's Creek Golf Club
3:30pm -
JV Football vs. Penn Wood - Penn Wood High School
3:30pm - Varsity Field Hockey @ Agnes Irwin - 275 S Ithan Ave, Bryn Mawr
3:45pm -
Girls Varsity Soccer vs. St. Huberts - GCVSA
5:15pm -
JV Field Hockey @ Agnes Irwin - 275 S Ithan Ave, Bryn Mawr

Tuesday, September 13 

3:45pm - Boys Varsity Soccer @ Archbishop Wood - Archbishop Wood High School 
3:45pm -
Girls Tennis @ Little Flower - Little Flower High School
3:45pm -
Boys JV Soccer @ Archbishop Wood - Archbishop Wood High School
5:00pm - Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Conwell-Egan - Conwell Egan 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.

Come support our cheerleaders at the first home football game. Friday, September 16 at 7:00pm at the A-field in Conshohocken.

Digital Sports

Set up an account on www.digitalsports.com to get up to the minute details about your teams practices and games as well as schedule change alerts.

Freshman Retreat & 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

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

Class of 2018

Please use your NAVIANCE account to start your resume and to complete the “Career Interest Profile” found under the “assessment” tab.  Also, if you have not done so already, open a Kahn Academy account at Kahnacademy.com and get your individualized “study guide” to prep for the 2016 PSAT. 

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

Class of 2017 - Naviance

Due to upgrades and changes Naviance made this summer, the “Request Teacher Recommendation” button is currently not available.  Per Naviance, students should be contacting (emailing) their recommendation requests directly to their teachers.  Teachers still have the ability to upload letters to student's accounts. If you have any questions regarding this temporary change, please e-mail Mrs. Romanelli at mromanelli@jcarroll.org.

Changes made by Naviance that should be available in early September:

  • Students can request teacher recommendations for specific colleges
  • For Common Application members, students can request only the number of letters that the college accepts
  • Teachers will see the exact date and time of the request
  • Students and families will see when letters are submitte

Upcoming College Presentations

Week of 9/12-9/16:

Monday, September 12: University of Hartford

Tuesday, September 13: Seton Hall

Thursday, September 15: University of Notre Dame

From the Parents' Association

Parents' Association Meeting

The next Parents' Association meeting is Monday, September 12 at 7:00pm in the Curley Family Library.

Come find out what's going on at your school! Talk with the Administration, meet other parents (can you say carpool please??) and see how you can get  involved here at Carroll. Learn how to save money on tuition - SCRIP and raffle information, upcoming events, etc. 

The meetings only last an hour and are a great way to see how to  get involved. We have lots of fun activities lined up for the Fall - come be a part of it!

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.

From the Nurse's Office

Mandatory Physical Examination

Archbishop Carroll High School requires a physical examination, including all immunizations, for all new students to Carroll (Class of 2020 and Transfer Students) and all eleventh graders (Class of 2018).  Physical Examination forms are due before the first day of school this September 2016; however, I will accept physicals NOW for next year.  Examinations done by a family physician within one year prior to the opening of the school term are acceptable by state regulations.  Please note, the sports physical [PIAA] form IS NOT interchangeable with the Health Office physical form.  

Please keep me informed of any medical changes, treatments or immunizations that your child has received, so that his/her health record is current.  Up-to-date information is essential in an emergency situation.  

It is advisable for any parent whose child has specific health concerns to schedule an appointment or have a phone conversation with me before the start of school. Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail:

Click HERE to access the physical form. You can also download it from our website.  Click on the Nurse tab of the menu and download the physical form.

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Electronic Notice

CHIP covers uninsured kids and teens up to age 19. With more than 139,000 uninsured children in Pennsylvania, this is great news for families!

CHIP provides quality, comprehensive health insurance for routine doctor visits, prescriptions, dental, eye care, eyeglasses, mental health and much more. CHIP covers uninsured kids who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. For most families, CHIP is free – for others, it is low cost. To view the CHIP flyer, please click HERE. Many more resources can be found on the CHIP website at www.CHIPcoversPAkids.com, under CHIP Resources.  

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!