April 25, 2018
Carroll junior organizes fashion show for girls with scoliosis
Embracing the Curve, a fashion show featuring young models who are embracing their scoliosis, is returning for its second year. The event, hosted by Curvy Girls Scoliosis Foundation and sponsored by Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, Scoliosis Specialty Center, DePuy Synthes, and Scoliosis Rehab, Inc., will be held Saturday, Apr. 28, at 2:00 p.m., in the Lord & Taylor Court at King of Prussia Mall.

This event is the brainchild of 16-year-old Bridget Llull ‘19, who has led the Philadelphia chapter of Curvy Girls since 2014 after discovering the organization and finding comfort in the community of girls in the area, and around the world, who were struggling with their scoliosis and self-esteem.
When she was eight years old, Bridget was diagnosed with scoliosis and by the time she was 12, her condition worsened enough for her to need the support of a back brace. The first time Llull put the brace on she became increasingly self-conscious, she recalls. Embracing the Curve seeks to increase confidence in girls with scoliosis and increase awareness of the spine condition in the community.

“I am excited to be able to host this event for the second year in a row,” Bridget said. “My hope is that this year’s show will reach even more people than last year and be a fun and inspiring day for girls with scoliosis.”

“What a terrifically talented and giving young woman Bridget is for taking the lead in this very special endeavor,” said Anchen Schulz, Ph.D., principal of Archbishop Carroll. “I am so proud of her for helping other girls feel good about themselves while embracing the curve.”

This year’s show will feature members of the Philadelphia Curvy Girls chapter, as well as chapters as far away as Long Island, modeling brace-friendly fashions supplied by King of Prussia Mall retailers.
Carroll students take advantage of Career Day
National Honor Society Career Day (Friday, Apr. 13), was another huge success. More than 80 speakers (alumni, parents, friends) appeared throughout the day, speaking to students in their classrooms. 

Elizabeth Donnelly '18, served as chair, with support from NHS Faculty members Janine Cahill and Judy Owens. 

Diane Fanelli '81, member of the Carroll Board of Directors and senior vice president at SAP, was keynote speaker. Diane is pictured with Mary Bushner '18.

Carroll HiQ wins Most Improved Team Award
Students from the Carroll Hi-Q team presented a $1,000 check to President Francis E. Fox ’77, the award they earned for the Most Improved Team Award for 2018.

From left to right: Brandon Abiuso ’19; Noelle Arpea 19;  Izzy Lechtenberg ’18; Julia Lundeen ’18; Chris Anderson ‘18’; Jonathan Gould ’18, and Yichen (Alex) Liu ’18.

Loraine Carpenter is the faculty advisor.

The Most Improved Team Award goes to the team that demonstrates significant improvement from one season to the next. This year, Carroll showed a 21 percent increase in their total score from last season and moved up four places in the standings! At the Partners in Education Celebration, Carroll was presented with a special plaque and the cash award for the school, donated by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.
Carroll student-athletes sign with colleges and universities
Archbishop Carroll High School officially recognized student-athletes from the Class of 2018 who have committed to the college/university of their choice, as well as those receiving an athletic scholarship on Wed., Apr. 18.  They were addressed by Carroll President Francis E. Fox ’77 (right), and Tom Quintois, Carroll Athletic Director.
Carroll student-athletes signed with the following schools:
Michelle Wince - Bloomsburg University - Volleyball
Gina Custer - Cabrini University – Volleyball

Morgan Silks - Holy Family – Volleyball

Madison Nord - Scranton University - Field Hockey

Divonne Franklin - California University of Pennsylvania - Track & Field

Mary Bushner - DeSales University - Field Hockey

Hannah Bateman - Catholic University - Field Hockey

Jacob Kelchner - University of Alabama – Baseball

Cole Chestnut - Penn State University – Baseball

Chris Grill - New Mexico State University – Baseball

Devon Ferrero - Bloomsburg University - Basketball 

Dahmir Ruffin – Slippery Rock University – Football

Max Krieger - Lacrosse - Harford Community College
Check out our new official schedule portal

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website that is the official portal for all Carroll athletic contests, school activities and special events:

The new site has the latest information on Patriot games, school events (i.e.: Senior Graduation Portraits) and special events (i.e.: this weekend's Carroll50 celebration). If an event is cancelled, the information will be updated on the site as well.

Visit the site frequently and keep up-to-date on what's happening at Carroll.
All Catholic musicians perform

Carroll students performed at the Kimmel Center on Tuesday, Apr, 17, in the Reverend Monsignor Louis A. D'Addezio Concert of Excellence.

Suzanne Carpenter '18 (right) conducted one of the pieces for the All-Catholic Orchestra.
Students pictured left to right; Suzanne Carpenter '18, Kathleen Carpenter '19, Aiden Mullarkey '21, Elizabeth Carpenter '20, Mr. Larimer, Dorothy Du '19, Kieran McCormack '19, Jason Lu '18, Shaelyn Fabik '18, Grace Varnum '20, and Julia Lundeen '18.

NOT PICTURED - Katie Goodridge '19, Jacky Chen '21, Alex Prusacki '19, Anna Davis '19, Angela Alquiros '18, Christina Flores '19, Joseph O'Brien '18.

Parent's Association meeting

Please come out for the final Parent's Association Meeting of the year, Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m., in the Library!   Light refreshments will be served.

Anchen Schulz, Ph.D., Carroll principal, and Mr. James Corkery, assistant principal for Student Services, will discuss the academic portion of our strategic plan, enrollment updates and the lengths we go to screen applicants.

We will also be discussing 2018-19 events: Designer Bag Bingo, Trivia Night, CAFE, and would love your feedback on what you'd like to see from the Parent's Association. 

We have positions available for anyone interested in holding an office (President, Vice-President, Treasurer or Hospitality). Get involved, help our school and meet some great parents at the same time - look forward to seeing you there.
Mountain MacGillivray '91 named LaSalle Women's Basketball coach

Mountain MacGillivray ’91, a Philadelphia native and former Archbishop John Carroll High School girl's basketball coach, who helped lead Quinnipiac College to seven straight 20-win seasons and a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2017, has been appointed the ninth head coach in La Salle University women’s basketball history.
MacGillivray has 13 years of experience coaching at the high school and AAU levels, helping turn the Lady Patriots into one of the most successful prep programs in the country. 

Barry Kirsch, longtime head Girls’ Basketball coach at Carroll said, “Mountain was a loyal 13-year assistant coach at Archbishop Carroll High School. He was always eager to learn and willing to do whatever it took to make our players successful. He brought intensity and innovation to practice each day and was constantly inspiring the girls to be the best they could be. Mountain and his wife, Grace, along with their seven children, will bring a strong sense of family to La Salle University.

"The players on the team will be treated as part of his family and will know that he wants them to be successful on the court, in the classroom and in life after basketball. This is a great day for the La Salle community and for Mountain and his family. I am very proud to have worked with him and wish him much success. His many years of working as an assistant have finally paid off and now he can show everyone how good a coach he is.”
Parents of the Class of 2020,

All juniors in the State of Pennsylvania are mandated to submit a physical along with immunizations. 
This is NOT interchangeable with the PIAA sports form required for sports.

All seniors are required to get an additional vaccine, the meningococcal conjugate vaccine. This vaccine may be given at the same time of the Junior Physical. This vaccine is required to attend school next year (senior year). 

Please submit a record of this vaccine as soon as your child receives the MCV. The deadline is the first day of school.

If you have any questions or concerns please email me:  nurse@jcarroll.org

Thank you,

Deborah Foster
School Nurse
Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Scholarship

Attention Carroll Class of 2021!

We are now accepting applications for the Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Scholarship, a $2,000 scholarship awarded annually to one rising Carroll sophomore for their sophomore, junior, and senior years. 

The recipient will actively participate through academics, arts, and service in the Carroll community as well as their local/parish community. A minimum GPA of 3.0 and involvement in extracurricular activities with an arts and/or service focus is required. The deadline to apply is April 30.

For more information or to download the application, go to: www.jcarroll.org/admissions/financial-aid-scholarships .

Panic Night at DCCC
Delaware County Community College is holding a panic night on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5:30pm at their Marple Campus for seniors or anyone who needs help preparing to start college in the Fall. To register, go to  dccc.edu/senior-panic

The Lindy Li for Congress Campaign
The Lindy Li for Congress campaign is looking for students to help work their campaign in their Delaware County office where they will gain professional, research and hands-on experience on a congressional campaign.  Interns will work 10 hours a week in the field, financial and communications areas. If interested, stop by Guidance for more information.

2018 Rising Star Scholarship
The Friends of the Delaware County Women’s Commission is seeking applicants for their 2018 Rising Star scholarship award.  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. The scholarship will be designated for a female Delaware County high school senior entering college in Fall 2018. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the recipients’ college or university accounts. Application should include transcript, a resume that includes work, community service and leadership experience, letter of reference from a faculty member or employer and a personal essay of 500 words or less. The topic of the essay is Pay Equity: How do you see the impact on opportunities available for women and girls today? To apply go to   https://friendsofdcwc.wordpress.com/2018/04/19/1560/ . Deadline for submission is May 1, 2018.

Parent/Student Information Sessions about Ivy League Universities
Any students interested in Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, or Stanford, please go to  www.exploringcollegeoptions.org  regarding parent/student information sessions coming up in our area. These sessions will be helpful in the college admissions process at these prestigious schools.  
Graduation and Handicapped Seating  
Senior parents, please send your requests for handicapped seating in writing to The Office of Student Affairs by Monday, May 7. We will need the student’s name, ID, and the number of handicapped seats needed.  Any general admission ticket may be used for guests in the handicapped section at graduation.  Parking at Cabrini is limited, so there are a small number of handicapped spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event.  

Senior Prom Tickets
The Senior Prom will be held at Presidential Caterers in Norristown on Friday, May 4, from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $220 per couple and will be on sale Apr. 18-19, in the Cafeteria. The last day to purchase a ticket to the Senior Prom is April 27th. Information and parental permission forms are available by clicking  HERE .

All financial and discipline holds must be addressed prior to purchasing a prom ticket. The prom agreement must also be signed and turned in when purchasing a ticket. It is our hope that the seniors have a pleasant and safe evening of enjoyment at their prom. 
Archbishop John Carroll High School offices a wide variety of summer camps, including academics, the arts and athletics.

June 18-21: Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Art

June 25-28: Girls and Boys Basketball, Lego Robotics

July 9-12: Volleyball, Co-ed Soccer, Media Arts

July 16-19: Girls Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Wrestling

July 23-26: Football, Theatre

July 30-Aug. 2: Baseball, Softball

Aug. 20-23: Algebra, Academic

Save on your tuition investment

Wouldn’t you like to start saving your tuition bill for next year right now?  Just purchase scrip and turn everyday shopping into savings on your tuition. It is that easy.

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

Are you traveling this summer?  You can be relaxing on vacation and saving all at the same time. Did you know you can purchase airline tickets on American Airlines or Southwestusing scrip?  Do you stay at Hilton Hotels, BestWestern, or Choice Hotels?  They all offer scrip that you can use to pay your bill. Need a rental car – Avis and Budgetboth offer scrip.  Are you traveling to Disney this summer?  You can pay for everything at Disney using Disney Scrip.  Maybe you have a cruise in your calendar.  Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity XCruises, and Princess Cruisesall offer scrip. Some of these retailers must be ordered online, but very easy to do and download to your phone or computer at home.  Uber scrip is also available.

Orders at school processed at school usually on Thursday unless there is a change in the school calendar.  There are over 700 Retailers that offer savings.  The list is endless.  We keep Giant on hand at school and goes home the next day.  If you order plastic cards, it is a week turnaround. Some retailers offer SCRIPNOW or RELOAD options, so your scrip is received as soon as Carroll processes the order. The rebates vary based on retailer.  

If you would like to continue saving all summer long using Scrip, you may want to sign up for PRESTOPAY now to get it approved.  So easy to use without the hassle of sending anything to school.  Just visit  www.shopwithscrip.com for details. Any questions, just send an email to  scrip@jcarroll.org
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