April 3, 2019
ACTS to stage Fidler on the Roof
Archbishop Carroll Theatre Society presents:  Fiddler on the Roof  - Apr. 11-14. The performances begin at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, Apr. 11, Friday, Apr. 12, and Saturday, Apr. 13. The performance on Sunday, Apr. 14, begins at 2:00 p.m. Ticket packages are available online by clicking  HERE  - packages of 4 tickets are $55; packages of 6 are $75. Tickets bought in packages can be used for any performance. They may also be purchased in the student affairs office in Rm. 219. Single tickets are available at the door for $15. Seating is general admission. Doors will open a half hour before the show. Ticket sales will begin an hour before the performance.
Most Rev. Joseph Coffey '78 ordained bishop for Military Archdiocese
Joseph L. Coffey '78 was ordained a bishop (March 25) for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

Bishop Coffey is pictured with his niece and nephew, Mary Finley '22 and Joseph Finley '19.

His sister is Marita Coffey Finley '86. Her husband, Dan, is a member of the Archbishop John Carroll High School Board of Directors. A long line of Coffey family members who have graduated from Carroll or are current students, including Marita and Dan's children: Gabrielle Finley '14; Katherine Finley '15; Daniel Finley '17; Joseph Finley '19 and Mary Finley '22.

Five other siblings of Bishop-elect Coffey also graduated from Carroll: William F. X., Jr. ’72; Thomas ’76; John ’80; Kara Lee ’82; James ’85, and niece Kathleen Iepson '07 and nephew Martin Iepson ’07.
Discernment Day of Service
Thanks to the Sisters of Life for hosting some of our Carroll young women for a discernment day of service, prayer, and fellowship! 

The Sisters of Life is a contemplative / active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. Like all religious communities, they take the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. They also are consecrated under a special, fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life. Their convent is located on North 11th St., Philadelphia. #CarrollCatholic
Science National Honor Society hosts guest speaker
The Science National Honors Society (SNHS) hosted guest speaker Michael Parsons, the vice president of CTDI’s Set-Top Box Division. CTDI is a global engineering, repair and logistics company, located in West Chester, Penn., serving the communications industry.

Mr. Parsons talked about his education in electrical engineering and gave students insight into his career and how it relates to science. He encouraged students to explore possible interests in science and pursue a career in something that they are passionate about. This was a great opportunity for SNHS students to learn more about engineering, hear about internships in college, and talk about the development of innovations within the communications field.
On March 29, some of our Diversity Club student leaders attended the S.P.I.R.I.T. Summit, focusing on creating real change and combating racial tension in high school.

Erin Winslow '19 said, "I feel as if it gave me incite into what we can do as a school community to make everyone feel as one without losing themselves. It gave us ideas of what we can do at our school to help conquer any tension."

Ayana Johnston '19 added, "I had a great time at the summit on Friday. We talked in small groups about how we would feel in certain situations and we also had some fun guest speakers." #CarrollCares
Students excel in art show
Five Carroll students took away honors at the Archdiocesan Art Show.

Back, left to right  
Lindsay Brogan '19, first place Photography 
Dom Massi '19, first place 3-Dimensional Art
Shane Lockett '19, first place Computer Aided Art

Front, left to right
Chadwick Ewing '21, second place Computer Aided Art
Tom Cavalcante '19, third place Photography 

Their pieces will be on display at Carroll during Fine Arts week, the last week in April.
A sweet end to an improbable season
Cheryl Kehoe Rogers' account of the Carroll/St. Katherine Day School Bocce Team's incredible run to the state tournament, courtesy of The Times Herald. Read more
Girls basketball reaches state title game
It was a dream season for the Carroll Girls Basketball Team. The Lady Patriots raced through the playoffs, reaching the PIAA 5A state championship game against Charters. Erin Sweeney led Carroll with 19 points.  
Carroll Football welcomes Class of 2023
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On Sunday, March 24, the Archbishop Carroll Football team celebrated their newest members!

A ceremony and brunch took place to honor the freshman football team! We are so happy to have had this opportunity to welcome our new Patriots! 

Spring dress code starts Monday, Apr. 8 
For the gentleman:

  • School sweater is optional. Students may wear either a white or red polo with the school seal and must be tucked in at all times. Students may also choose to wear a white or blue dress shirt and tie.
  • Make sure to have a belt.
  • Undershirts should be of a solid color with no graphics or lettering that show through the school shirt. The shirt sleeves should also not extend past the sleeves of the school shirt.
  • Gentlemen MUST be clean shaven, no facial hair.​

For the ladies:

  • School sweater is optional. Students may wear a red or white golf shirt with the school seal. Golf shirts must be tucked in at all times. Students may choose to wear the white or blue button-down oxford blouse.
  • Make sure skirts are an appropriate length.
  • Ladies may choose to wear black sports socks in place of the stockings.
  • Undershirts should be of a solid color with no graphics or lettering that show through the school shirt. The shirt sleeves should also not extend past the sleeves of the school shirt.

Seniors may wear their fleece, but must be in proper dress code underneath. Polo or Oxford button down.

Sweatshirts should not be worn after 7:45 a.m., the start of homeroom. If the students are cold they may wear the sweater. Also, long-sleeved shirts are not permitted under the polos (of any color).
Nora McGeever '11 named Director of Advancement
Archbishop John Carroll High School has looked to one of its own to lead its advancement efforts.

Nora McGeever ’11, has transitioned from Alumni Relations Manager to Director of Advancement, effective Apr. 1. The 2015 Saint Joseph’s University graduate joined Carroll’s Alumni office in 2017. She is also an assistant girls’ basketball coach.

Carroll’s Advancement team helps to raise funds to provide tuition assistance, capital improvements to the school facility and to support the everyday needs of the school. Read more
All-Catholic Orchestra
All-Catholic Orchestra participants after their concert at West Catholic Prep. Jacky Chen '21, Mr. Larimer, Alex Prusacki '19, Grace Varnum '20, Emily Erdlen '19, Kathleen Carpenter '22, Laura Carpenter '22, Maureen Carpenter '22, Mounif Fallouh '20, Maria Procaccini '22, Bill Zhang '21, and Mason Abney '20.
All-Catholic Jazz Band
Pictured here are Carroll students participating in the All-Catholic Jazz Band during their performance at the Capitol building in Harrisburg, Penn., for Music in Our Schools Month. 
Carroll musicians at Walt Disney World
Members of the Band and Chorus are pictured during their trip to Disney! The band and chorus participated in clinics hosted by Disney Performing Arts.
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 will be on sale in OSA on April 15-16, for the pre-sale cost of $210/couple ($105/person). Tickets purchased after April 16th cost $230/couple ($115/person).  The last day to purchase a ticket to the Senior Prom is April 26th. 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. 

Junior Ring Mass
The Class of 2020 will receive their class rings on Thursday, Apr. 4, at 6:00 p.m., in the school Auditorium.  All members of the Class of 2020, even if they did not order a ring, are welcome to attend the liturgy. Since we acknowledge each junior’s name at the Mass, we would like all juniors to attend.  If your son or daughter cannot attend the Mass, please send in a handwritten note to OSA by Apr. 3. Jostens will be at Carroll on Apr. 15, during Homeroom, for any student who requires a ring adjustment. 

Spring Show
On Thursday, Apr. 11, Archbishop Carroll Theatre Society will begin their Spring production of  Fiddler on the Roof.  The show begins at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, Apr. 14. Tickets are $15 for guests and free for current students who present a Carroll ID.  Please come out and support the arts at Archbishop Carroll.

Graduation Portraits
Graduation portraits for our current juniors will take place during the week of Apr. 22. Lifetouch will be mailing home information regarding your son or daughter’s individual photo time next week. Portrait schedules will also be 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. See below for attire information.

Please wear a camisole for being photographed in the drape. Students should not have any facial piercings. Poses may include hands, so ladies may wear appropriate jewelry (classic rather than trendy is suggested).  

Please wear a white collared dress shirt and tie. Students must be cleanly shaven or they will not be photographed. 
As you may have heard, two Parkland students and a Sandy Hook parent committed suicide in the last two weeks. In light of these tragedies and their proximity to the media and social media coverage of the anniversaries as well as the recent shootings in New Zealand, the National Association of School Psychologists recommends we be alert to students and adults who may be vulnerable. Suicide is a complex issue and affects all intellectual, socio-economic, and social levels. Being wealthy or poor, smart or academically-challenged, athletic or athletically-challenged, popular or not so popular does not preclude you from considering suicide. If you feel that your child is at risk, please do not hesitate to contact guidance. If your child expresses a desire to harm herself or himself, please do not wait to get help. Please contact your local crisis center right away or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Also do not leave your child unattended, even in a restroom, if he or she has expressed suicidal thoughts.

Upcoming ACTs and SATs
Juniors should sign up for the ACTs or SATs.  For a list of upcoming dates for the SATs click  here . The May 4 SAT will be held at Carroll. The regular registration deadline is April 5, and the late registration deadline is Apr. 16. For a list of upcoming dates for the ACTs click  here . The Apr. 13 ACT will be held at Carroll. The regular registration deadline is March 8; late registration is March 9 - 25.

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 theNCAA. Please see Mr. Lynam in Guidance to go over that process.

Upcoming College Visits
For a list of upcoming college visits, click  here .

PACAC Main Line Regional College Fair
The Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) has announced the Main Line Regional College Fair will be held on Monday, Apr. 8, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia. There will be over 250 colleges and universities in attendance. For more information, click  here .

College for a Day Series at DCCC
Delaware County Community College is hosting a College for a Day Series at their Marple Campus for high school juniors and seniors. It will be a day of hands-on experiences in fields like design, business, computer science, culinary art; transitioning to college with a disability; and technical and skilled trades programs. The programs will be held on Apr. 2 and Apr. 30.  For more information, contact Amber Moore at 610-723-4950 or  amoore33@dccc.edu

Forensic Science Symposium at Penn State University
Penn State University is hosting a Forensic Science Symposium on Saturday, Apr. 6, which will be a full day of presentations from professionals in the field of forensic science. Attendees will also be given information about Penn State’s Forensic Science program and will have the opportunity to tour the lab facilities. Apr. 7 is a half-day session of "hands on" experience with the tools and techniques used by criminalists in the field.The registration fee is $15, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For a registration form, stop by Guidance or email  pennstateforensicsymposium@gmail.com .

Summer Program at The Philadelphia Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo is hosting a volunteer summer program called ZooCREW ( C hampions for  R estoring  E ndangered  W ildlife) for current freshmen. ZooCREW helps teens become conservation ambassadors, gain experience working with animals, and they learn how to take action and protect animals all over the world through conservation. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one shift per week.  If interested in applying, click  here
Parent's Association

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.