Christ’s Journey to the cross commemorated in blessing of Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Garden
The Carroll community gathered on Tuesday, April 16, for the blessing of The Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Garden and Stations of the Cross.
 
The fourteen stations that commemorate Christ’s journey on the day of his crucifixion serve as the most recent addition to the Archbishop John Carroll High School campus grounds.  The memorial garden was made possible through a generous, anonymous donation. 

Carroll Campus Minister Father Michael Speziale said, “The outdoor Stations of the Cross will serve as a beautiful place to pray and take a walk while reflecting on the love that God has for us. This is the core of our Carroll Catholic identity, and we are thankful for this gift to our campus.”  

The Stations of the Cross are traditionally prayed during Fridays of Lent.  Members of the Carroll community will have access to the Stations and memorial garden anytime to find a deeper sense of closeness to God.
#Carroll2020 celebrates Ring Mass
Members of the Class of 2020 received their class rings during the annual Junior Ring Mass on Apr. 4.
Student-Athletes: schedule your 2019-20 physical now
 Dates of Physicals:  June 4 and 6

First Appointment:  2:30 p.m.

Last appointment:   7:00 p.m.

Location:     Report to Athletic Training Room (behind the school across from the soccer field)

How do I sign up?
Email Mr. Bill O’Donnell at  bodonnell@jcarroll.org ; first come first serve

Cost of physical:   $20

What the student-athlete needs to bring:
$20 preferred or blank check
PIAA CIPPE Form (sections 1 through 5 needs to be completed)

THIS PHYSICAL IS GOOD FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR
Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Scholarship

Attention Carroll Class of 2022!

We are now accepting applications for the Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Scholarship, a $3,000 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 Apr. 30.

For more information or to download the application, go to:  www.jcarroll.org/admissions/financial-aid-scholarships
The next Parent's Association meeting will be held Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m., in the Library. We will be electing our new board and are looking for parents who would like to get more involved. All positions are open: president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone for any position, please let Carolyn Evans ( carolynondikevans@gmail.com ) know and she will get you more details. We hope to see you all at the meeting.
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Upcoming ACTs and SATs
Juniors should sign up for the ACTs or SATs.  For a list of upcoming dates for the SATs click  here . For a list of upcoming dates for the ACTs click  here

Current Scholarships
For a current list of scholarships, click  here .

College Acceptance Letters and Scholarships
Seniors should bring in their college acceptance letters and scholarships to the Guidance Office. All scholarship information for both the college you plan to attend and any other colleges you receive scholarship money will be included in the graduation booklet.

NCAA Registration
Student-Athletes interested in playing sports in college should register with the NCAA. Please see Mr. Lynam in Guidance to go over that process.
Accepting nominations for the 2019 Hall of Fame! 

Is there a graduate, faculty member, coach or staff member you think has made an outstanding contribution to the Archbishop Carroll community? Let us know! 
To submit a nomination online or for more information, go to www.jcarroll.org/hof
Congratulations to the Fiddler on the Roof cast, crew, and director Mr. Chris Serpentine! Fiddler was staged by the Archbishop Carroll Theater Society Apr. 11-14, in the Auditorium.
Members of the Science National Honor Society and National Honor Society judged the science fair on Apr. 9, at St. Philip Neri in Lafayette Hill. Left to right: Sophia Daly ‘20, Audra Quigley ‘20, Skylar Smith ‘20, Alicia Swinson ‘19, Michael Sponholtz ‘19 and George Higgins ‘19.
Spring signing day for Carroll student-athletes
16 Carroll members of Carroll's Class of 2019 signed letters of intent on Apr. 10, ready to further their journey as student-athletes. They are:

  • Abigail Wright, Volleyball, Springfield College
  • Kacey Marie Berardinelli, Swimming, Lock Haven University
  • Jaelen Parker, Football, St. Augustine (N.C.)
  • Pat Griswold, Football, Susquehanna University
  • Luke House, Football, California University of PA
  • Demitrius Hansen, Football, Widener University
  • Josh Bowman, Football, Ursinus College
  • Zebby Zarwie, Football, West Chester University
  • Alex Cornell, Baseball, Bloomsburg University
  • Katelyn Barker,Softball, Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Kiuyl Mack, Basketball, Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Melanie Cotes-Rivera, Volleyball, Cabrini University
  • Jake Langley, Soccer, West Chester University
  • Fyn McNulty, Lacrosse, Belmont Abbey University
  • Aislinn O’Brien, Crew, Saint Joseph’s University
  • Claire Keller, Tennis, Catholic University
Brianna Cunningham named Carroll Cheerleading coach

Carroll’s new Cheerleading coach comes by way of Widener University.  Brianna Cunningham of Aldan, Penn., cheered for the Pride for four years, and was captain of the squad her senior year.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Elementary Education and Special Education degree from Widener in 2014.  She graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield, Penn.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of building a successful cheer program at Carroll,” Cunningham said.  “Cheerleading
has always been a passion of mine and I am eager to get started and begin to build positive relationships with our student-athletes and the Carroll community.”

Cunningham has worked with the Cardinal O’Hara High School cheerleading squad and coached the cheerleaders at St. Joseph Elementary School in Collingdale, Penn.
Class of 2020 Graduation Portraits
Graduation portraits for our current juniors will take place during the week of Apr. 22. Lifetouch has mailed home information regarding your son or daughter’s individual photo time.  To access the portrait schedule, click  HERE .  Portrait schedules are also posted outside of the Office of Student Affairs.  Due to the large number of students being photographed, please make every effort to be present for the photo.  Any rescheduled photo appointments must be made by Aug. 1, directly through Lifetouch’s Bensalem office by calling 1-800-687-9327 in order to appear in the 2020 yearbook.  

Graduation and Handicapped Seating  
Senior parents, please send your requests for handicapped seating in writing to the Office of Student Affairs by Monday, May 6. 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 The Sheraton Valley Forge in King of Prussia on Friday, May 3, from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are on sale in OSA for $230/couple ($115/person).  The last day to purchase a ticket to the Senior Prom is Friday, Apr. 26. 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. 
Carroll Grad Emerges as Quality Role Player for NBA’s Miami Heat
(PIVOT.com) - Although his professional career got off to an inauspicious start, Chester native and Archbishop Carroll graduate Derrick Jones Jr. has emerged as a quality role player for the NBA’s Miami Heat,  writes Sam DiGiovanni for Hoops Habit .

Jones played just one season at UNLV before going undrafted in 2016. He eventually signed with the Phoenix Suns and spent time in and out of the G League, the NBA’s minor league, during the 2016-17 season. The next year, he played just six games for the Suns before being waived and signed by the Heat.

This year, the 22-year-old Jones has appeared in 59 games for Miami and appears to be a part of the franchise’s rebuilding efforts. He averages 6.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 19 minutes per game.

Jones has been credited by many with the NBA Dunk of the Year when he slammed home an alley-oop in a game against the Raptors in early March. The video of the play can be viewed above.