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A Message from our Principal,
Dr. Anchen Schulz
Dear Archbishop John Carroll Parents, Students, and Community,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer, taking time for faith, love, family, and rest.  

As principal of Archbishop John Carroll High School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for a great new school year. Our campus has been bustling with workmen all summer long bringing our improvement plans to life. We are looking forward to having our students back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy, excitement, and enthusiasm for learning.  

The 2019-2020 school year is going to be a very productive year. Our commitment to excellence in the areas of spiritual, academic, and social development of all our students remains as strong as ever. Chief among our goals is assisting every student to discover his or her place in our community of faith while challenging them to expand their academic abilities and interests. 

With Christ as our model, Archbishop John Carroll High School accomplishes this challenge through the dedication of a professional staff who go above and beyond their jobs every day. They implement the latest in data analysis, educational technology, and differentiation to best serve each and every one of our students. Additionally, to assist students in finding their purpose, our faculty and staff moderate over twenty-five clubs and activities. As our mission is to educate the whole person, we encourage students to explore the full array of athletic and extra-curricular activities offered. (Please click on this link .)

I am so grateful to all of you as we worked together preparing for the new school year. It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your principal. Together, our continued collaboration will make the 2019-2020 school year a positive one, noted by growth and achievement for all.   

God Bless and have a wonderful week.
Dr. Anchen Schulz 
A Message from our Student Council President, Tommy Anderson
Hello Patriots!

It is hard to believe but we have made it to the start of another school year. I hope that all of you enjoyed your time off over summer vacation and are prepared for the upcoming year. While we all may be sad that summer is coming to a close, there are many opportunities that lie ahead at Carroll that will make this school year exciting and fun!

To the Class of 2023, we are absolutely thrilled for you to be joining us this fall. While you may be nervous about the adjustment to high school life, it will not be long until Carroll feels like your second home. Our Student Council Vice President, Megan Curry, has some advice to the incoming class that will help make the transition to Carroll as easy as possible. 

“It can definitely be intimidating coming to a new, larger school where you do not know every face. From the students to the teachers, everyone is happy that you are here, so be open to trying something new! You have the opportunity to get involved in extracurriculars, clubs, sports, theatre, and your faith life. These are all great ways to get to know your fellow classmates and develop those forever friendships that you will have for the rest of your lives!”

The great thing about Megan’s advice is that it applies to upperclassmen as well. It is never too late to become involved in the Carroll community. As a Carroll family, we should not hesitate to support our fellow classmates, and there is no better time than now to show our Patriot Pride!

This fall many of our fantastic sports teams are in action. Filling the seats at ALL of our games is a number one priority for our school this year. There is no better sight than seeing the Red Sea line the stands of a Friday night football game. However, our support must go farther than the football field. Two of Carroll’s fall teams, Field Hockey and Volleyball, are reigning PCL Champions, and they need all of our support to defend their titles this year, as do the rest of our amazing teams!

This fall is not all about sports, as the Archbishop Carroll Theatre Society (ACTS) is working hard preparing for the fall musical, White Christmas. These performers put in hours of time rehearsing for the show, and they are rated one of the best theatre programs in the Archdiocese. We as a student body must come and show our appreciation for their hard work and enjoy a spectacular performance!

Finally, the most important thing we can do as a community is promote our Catholic identity. Archbishop Carroll provides you with the opportunity to strengthen your faith with daily Mass, lunch time prayer services, and bi-weekly Genesis prayer services. Also, offered at every grade level are various service opportunities and retreats. These activities culminate in the senior Kairos retreat, which allows students to build relationships with themselves, God, and others. By following the example of Jesus Christ, Carroll students truly epitomize the school’s motto, Pro Deo et Patria , For God and Country.

On behalf of the entire Student Council, we are working our absolute hardest to make this year the best ever. Ultimately, it is YOU, the student body, that have the ability to make this year great. It is time Patriots. Let us all come together and make this year something special!


Tommy Anderson 
Student Council President
This was a wonderful opportunity for incoming freshmen and transfer students to get to know their classmates, meet upperclassmen, teachers, tour the campus, check out their classes, and get ready to start the school year out right!
Members of Student Council lead the event, sharing ideas and offering helpful tips to attendees. After orientation, new students and their families joined together for a barbecue with members of the Carroll community.
After gathering in the auditorium to start the day, our newest Patriots were cheered on by faculty, staff, student council and administration as they began their group activities. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see the video!
The remainder of the day was filled with fun: ice breakers, a beach ball toss, a hula hoop contest, and tug of war. After a final tour of the building, students and families joined the community for an evening barbecue.
Archbishop Carroll will host a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, September 25, at 7 PM in the library. All students and their parents and guardians are encouraged to attend this event. A representative from Villanova's Financial Aid Office will provide information about the financial aid process, including the FAFSA and CSS Profile Forms. This program will be of particular interest to seniors as they apply for financial aid this year and for juniors who will be preparing for this process next year.

Seniors planning to attend college next year should be in the process of applying to those schools. Guidance will reopen in September to assist with any questions regarding the process. Seniors should plan to take or retake either the SAT or ACT if they have not taken them already or are unsatisfied with their scores.

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all juniors and sophomores and the PSAT 8/9 will be administered to all freshmen on Wednesday, October 16. These tests assist students and their parents in the college planning process and should be taken seriously. For juniors, this test is an opportunity to qualify for scholarship money through the National Merit Scholarship Program.
News & Notes from
the Office of Student Affairs
Mark Your Calendar for Yearbook Pictures
Yearbook Pictures
Yearbook photos for students in grade 9 will take place on September 4. Grades 10 and 11 will be photographed on September 5. 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 2020 as a group on September 9 at 1:00 pm. 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.   
Harlan 3: A Transformative Service Trip
Twenty rising Juniors and Seniors attended Archbishop Carroll’s third service trip to Harlan, Kentucky last week. Also in attendance were: Mrs. Julia Young, Fr. Mike Speziale, Ms. Nora McGeever, and Mr. Rich Knowlton.   

The service trip to Kentucky offers members of our community the opportunity to bond with classmates, to travel, and to give back. Both students and leaders help with home repair projects and work alongside community members to make a positive impact on a population in need.  

Mrs. Julia Young, who helped organize the Kentucky service trip three years ago at Archbishop Carroll, continues to be amazed by student transformation during the trip. “There are students who have never used a power tool before this trip but become confident in their abilities by the end. There are students who experience the beauty of nature in the stars and the mountains around us, perhaps appreciating it for the first time. There are numerous moments where the Holy Spirit is present through the genuine community that forms during our time in Harlan.”

Harlan 3 was split between a few different sites and projects. One group worked on a house of a woman named Jean. Students demolished her addition, which was damaged by the winter snow, and no longer safe. The other group broke apart the foundation of a local church that had ceased operation. They worked to repurpose materials during demolition. Even though the materials will be reused in another religious facility, it was a hard task for Fr. Spez! Additionally, students cleaned up shingles and completed other jobs to better the community.  

James Buentello ’20 commented that the most memorable part of the trip was meeting the people of Harlan. “They all had lives filled with hardship, yet they remained positive and faithful despite having so little. It was an amazing feeling to know how happy they were once we had helped them.”

Their days in Kentucky opened with prayer and reflection and closed with Mass. The reflections provided students with the opportunity to share their experiences throughout the day and to hear stories from the other group. For fun, students hiked Bad Branch falls, participated in a scavenger hunt, and enjoyed nightly campfires.  
Buentello added that he “grew most in my appreciation for the things we often take for granted, such as my house, my clothing, my food, my school, etc. They are all important blessings in my life and seeing people work so hard to maintain their lives has shown me that I should be happier with the life that I live and remember to help others who are less fortunate.”

President Francis E. Fox ’77 stated, “I am so proud of the 20 rising juniors and seniors for volunteering in Harlan, Kentucky; as well as our Carroll teacher mentors and role models who gave up a week of their summer to build Christian servant leaders. This trip is a time of transformation and hard work deep in the mountains of Appalachia. It allows our kids to gain a new perspective on life. They get to see God in the genuine love and concern of the good people of Harlan; see how strong of a community they are and how simple and Christ-like they act and live. Some call a trip such as this ‘community service’, we call it ‘Carroll Cares!’”
Students and staff inspired at
Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference
Last month, 17 students attended the Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference. An amazing Carroll leadership team, underclassmen and 4 faculty volunteers traveled to NYC for the life-changing weekend. While on the the 3 day trip, Carroll retreatants prayed with thousands of teens from across the country, and met young adult witnesses who shared their faith and love for God and one another!

"As this was my first Steubenville conference, I didn't fully know what to expect while on the bus to St. John's University. After I arrived there and I saw over a thousand teens joined together in praise and worship of God, I was taken aback at the simple beauty and awe of it. In just two short days I watched the grace of God leave a powerful impact on our Carroll students, affecting them in ways I am sure will last the rest of their lives. Eucharistic Adoration was a personal favorite moment of the trip for me. It was unlike any adoration I have experienced in my lifetime as a Catholic and unfortunately words will not be enough to explain how or why," said chaperone and Archbishop Carroll Director of Business and Technology Mr. Devin Gallagher.
is coming to Archbishop Carroll
Featuring internationally renowned speaker and author, Chris Stefanick, REBOOT! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the heart of the Gospel to every aspect of your life.

God didn't create us to just get by: He created us to live life to the fullest. Are you ready to take your life to a new level - practically, and spiritually? If you want that "something more" for your life - and who doesn't? - then do not miss REBOOT! Live.

REBOOT! is for all ages, 12 and up, from teens to grandparents. So bring the whole family. And please consider inviting a friend, especially someone who doesn't usually come to events at Church. You'll be amazed the impact this even will have on them!

When: Thursday, Oct. 10
Where: Archbishop John Carroll High School
Time: 7pm-9:30pm

Don't wait! Tickets are selling fast! To purchase yours, click here .
Back to school shopping? You can help raise money for Carroll each time you shop at Giant & Amazon!
Archbishop John Carroll High School (ID#: 26487) has the opportunity to earn cash from Giant A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local here , each time you shop there! Last year, Giant awarded more than $4,000 to Carroll!
All you have to do is designate Archbishop Carroll as the school of your choice at GiantFoodStores.com, and we will receive cash each time you shop at Giant and use your Bonus Card, Sept. 6, 2019 through Mar. 14, 2020. It takes just a couple minutes to sign up and can have a tremendous impact on our school!
Please click here for instructions or visit our website for more information. Thank you for all you do for Carroll and our students!
PLEASE NOTE: You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Carroll. Be sure to designate Archbishop Carroll Fund for Catholic Education as the charity of your choice on AmazonSmile.com.
Carroll Athletics are underway, but you still have the opportunity to join!
We have openings in the following sports:
  • JV Boys and JV Girls SoccerGirls Tennis
  • Girls/Boys Cross Country
  • Tennis
  • Football

Please contact Athletic Director Tom Quintois if you are interested in participating in a fall sport!
Don't Miss Archbishop Carroll's
Developmental Fall Ball Program!
Attention all Incoming and Returning Baseball Players! We will be having a developmental Fall Ball Program. 
It will consist of open workouts and weight lifting programs to all those interested in playing baseball this year. Fall Ball is open to everyone and is an optional program. 
Those who are interested to find out more information about our fall program please email Coach Joe Liciardello at baseball@jcarroll.org . Within that email, please include your name, number, parents’ names and emails.  
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
Don’t miss the Rumble on the Raritan this Saturday! 

Archbishop Carroll is facing off against Seton Hall Prep at 5:00pm at Rutgers University Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. 

Can’t make the game? NJ.com has you covered with live video from all three games from Week 1 of the Rumble on the Raritan Series.

More information on how fans can order the video will be available shortly, but  NJ.com  will make live feeds from the games available on any device.
Don't miss the Archbishop Carroll Patriots face off against the West Catholic Burrs at
Villanova Stadium!
Come join Patriot Nation at Villanova University Stadium on September 14th for an evening of fun, family, food, and football! Follow our event on Facebook for details .

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. After signing up, you will receive information on the
program by email.

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 and/or Credit Card to order. Shop
with Scrip does charge a fee for these services. 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 . With PrestoPay, you can order while in line at the store and
pay with scrip right on the spot. So easy to use!

Orders at Carroll are usually processed on Thursday unless there is a change in
the school calendar or my schedule. 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 .

Show Your Patriot Pride and Stock Up On All Carroll Gear!
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.

Clearances and Training for Volunteers
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.

Are you interested in learning about the inner workings of one of the country’s most respected news radio stations?

Since 1968, KYW Newsradio has given high school students the opportunity to learn about a major market radio station with the  Newstudies  student reporter program. Students come to the KYW Newsradio studios to learn news writing, reporting, ethics and interviewing skills from station managers, editors, reporters, anchors and guest speakers. Then they research, write and record news stories about their school and community. The students' reports will air on KYW Newsradio.

Class sessions are Saturday October 12th, 19th, 26th and November 9th from 9:00AM to Noon. Students will record their projects on Saturday November 16th.

To hear reports from the 2018  Newstudies  students, click here.

This program is open to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.
Due to limited space KYW Newsradio may not be able to accept every student who submitted their application by the deadline. This application page will shut down on the September 20, 2019 or when program capacity is reached (whichever comes first). Accepted students will receive details about the program (ex. program schedule and expectations) via email.

To Register, click here.
Please contact our Director of Communications at cpeters@jcarroll.org if you are accepted into the program.   
Hello and Welcome to another school year here at Archbishop Carroll from the Parent’s Association!

We have short meetings where we review what's happening at school and meet with an administrators from the school. Its a great chance to meet other parents, hear dynamic speakers, ask questions, and get involved. Please plan on attending our first meeting Monday Sep. 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm. You can bring your tuition raffle returns to the meeting.

One functions of the Parent’s Association is to provide the Hospitality at our school events like Back to School, Open Houses, and the Homecoming Dance.

Our upcoming September events are:

  • Back to School Night on Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019 and
  • Open House on Sunday, Sep. 22, 2019

If you'd like to help, we are in need of Baked Goods donations, and volunteers for both events.


Our first FUNdraiser will be our Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Come have a fun night playing Bingo with your friends (BYOB) plus support your school - and maybe win a beautiful designer handbag! 

More details to follow.

As parents, we all have busy schedules, but we hope that you can make the time to join us for our meetings and events!

Please email  carolynondikevans@gmail.com  if you have any questions or can help. Looking forward to a great year!

Carolyn Ondik-Evans
Carroll Parent's Association
Don’t miss the 3rd Annual South Wayne PorchFest on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Organized by Cathy Agnew ‘74, the South Wayne PorchFest is a day of free music played on the porches of South Wayne. 60+ musical acts will perform on 30+ porches from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Archbishop Carroll's Pep Band, as well as Archbishop Carroll alumna Shaelyn Rayne Fabik ‘18, will be performing!
Congratulations to Archbishop John Carroll High School alumni Mr. Joseph Aquilante, on the great honor of the Benemerenti Medal!

Joseph Aquilante has taught theology at Bishop Shananan High School, for 20 years, and currently serves as chair of the school’s Theology Department.   Through his efforts at Bishop Shanahan, his prolife group of students has grown exponentially and has become one of the largest groups in the Archdiocese. He also frequently works in conjunction with the Archdiocesan Office for Life and Family on projects that assist youth and young adults in understanding and defending a culture of life.

Aquilante was a 1990 graduate from Archbishop John Carroll High School.  He was raised in a family of Patriots, as the Aquilante’s sent 14 of their children through Archbishop Carroll--Michele ’84, Anthony Jr. ‘85, Colleen ‘86,  Gina ‘87, Tina ‘88, Joseph ’90,  Michael ‘92, Denise ‘93, Daniel 95, Christopher, Dianne ‘97, Lisa ‘00,  Tricia  ‘01, Kristen  ‘03,  and Angele ’04.  

Click on the link for more information on the Benemerenti Medal.
If you have a Carroll News story, student or staff highlight, alumni story, or have heard something share-worthy, please email Archbishop John Carroll High School Director of Communications Courtney Peters at cpeters@jcarroll.org . To stay up to date on Carroll happenings and highlights throughout the upcoming year, be sure to follow the Patriot Post e-newsletter; as well as Archbishop Carroll on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.