Dec. 21, 2018
Carroll Hockey celebrates the season
The Carroll Ice Hockey Team and St. Katherine's Day School celebrated their annual skating event on Dec. 14. #CarrollCares
Carroll Swim Team reaches out to support homeless mothers
The Carroll Swim team completed a service project by helping out at a Christmas party for homeless mothers served by A Baby’s Breath, whose primary mission is to "help a mother to see her child take his/her first breath. It is a safe place where mothers, fathers, and families can talk freely without being judged and where they can hear the truth from a voice filled with compassion and hope.”  

A Baby’s Breath has five centers in the area – Jeffersonville, Collegeville, Wayne, Phoenixville, and Warminster.  They offer free counseling, parenting/prenatal classes, ultrasounds, residential housing and an Independence program to assist in the journey through a crisis pregnancy.  #CarrollCares
Carroll receives $300,000 gift from USLI
Suzanne Gennaro '10 (second from left) presents a check on behalf of USLI to Nora McGeever '11, Carroll's Alumni Relations Manager. Also pictured, Carroll President Francis Fox '77 and Lisa Ritter (left), Carroll's Tuition Officer.
USLI, one of America’s leading companies for underwriting insurance for small businesses and a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, has made a $300,000 gift to Archbishop John Carroll High School.

“This makes $1.7 million generously given by USLI to Carroll since 2013,” said Archbishop John Carroll High School President Francis E. Fox. “These gifts financially support our students with tuition assistance who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend Carroll. We are extremely grateful to USLI for its continued support of our students and the school.”

The donation was presented by USLI’s Suzanne Gennaro, a 2010 graduate of Carroll.  It was made through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, which provides tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a scholarship organization, an educational Improvement organization and/or a Pre-Kindergarten scholarship organization.
 
USLI is based in Wayne, Penn.
Christmas Concert a success!
The Carroll Christmas Concert filled the Auditorium with the sounds of the season on Dec. 19. One attendee described the performance of the students as "amazing."

On Carroll's Facebook page, Elaine Jacot  posted, "I went to this concert last night. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. I had two kids graduate from Carroll and was so happy to see this Christmas show after being away for several years. This school rocks ... sign your kids up!
On Dec. 17, the Archbishop Carroll Choir performed for WPHT Radio (1210 AM) talkshow host Dom Giordano (second from left) at his “Feast of the Seven Fishes.” Each year at the event, Mr. Giordano hosts many prominent Philadelphians and raises money for charity. The choir, lead by Mr. Jeremy Triplett (left), sang Christmas carols and entertained guests to help celebrate the Christmas season.
Congratulations to Kathleen Carpenter '19, for auditioning and being accepted to the District 12 Band! She was ranked second among 40 clarinets from all over District 12. Wish her luck as she prepares for the District Festival and auditions for Region VI Band. The concert is Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Owen J. Roberts High School.
Spring musical auditions begin Jan. 2
Auditions for ACTS Spring Musical – Fiddler on the Roof – are right after Christmas break: Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2019, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Callbacks are the following day.

If you’d like to participate, please prepare 16-32 bars (that’s about 30 to60 seconds) of a song in the style of the musical. You may also just sing Happy Birthday if you want to join ACTS but are nervous about performing. Sheet music is highly preferred.
Please wear clothes that allow movement – there may be a dance part of the audition. If you want more information, please join ACTS’ Facebook group where audition tips will be posted, or email  acts@jcarroll.org with any questions. 
2019 Yearbooks
Yearbooks are being sold through the Jostens website this year for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. To order, please  CLICK HERE . The cost of the yearbook is $90. No extra copies will be available in June, so please plan accordingly. Members of the Class of 2019 will receive a copy of the yearbook with their name embossed on the cover as part of the Graduation fee and do not need to order one from Jostens.  
 
Yearbook ADS and Senior Parent Messages
Parents and students also have the opportunity to purchase a partial or entire page in the yearbook to commemorate student achievements, to submit personal messages with thoughts for posterity for seniors, or to include student photo collages. To purchase your ad online,  CLICK HERE . Personal messages are limited to relatives of senior students and will be kept confidential until the distribution of the yearbooks. Yearbook ads are due on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Flyers with instructions and information have also been mailed to senior parents.
Formed - The gift of faith this Christmas

Through a grant, Carroll has been given a subscription to the FORMED website. It has many great Catholic resources (video studies, documentaries, talks, ebooks, audiobooks) that can help in growing in the faith.

To register, go to  https://jcarroll.formed.org and create a free account.

After creating an account you may login and view the content included in the subscription by clicking on the On Demand tab. Featured on the main page are some great Advent & Christmas talks and ebooks.
Looking for something to do over Christmas break? Come on out and support Patriot student-athletes.

Sat., Dec. 22
Boys Indoor Track at Lehigh University (8:30 a.m.)

Sun., Dec. 23
Boys Basketball at Conwell Eagen (Varsity - 1 p.m.; JV - 3 p.m.)

Wed., Dec. 26
Boys Varsity Basketball at Latin (5 p.m.)

Thur., Dec. 27
Boys Varsity Basketball at Malvern Prep (6:30 p.m.)

Fri., Dec. 28
Girls JV Basketball, Boys JV Basketball at Pottstown (5:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 29
Girls JV Basketball at Berks Catholic (5:30 p.m.); Boys JV Basketball at Souderton (5:30 p.m.); Boys Varsity Basketball at Wildwood Catholic (8:30 p.m.)

Go #PatriotNation!
Carroll Football will be hosting a meeting for all students interested in playing football next year on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Room 200 at 2:45 p.m.

The meeting should last less than an hour.
A number of scholarships have been added to our website. Click here  Scholarships  for the current list of 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 scholarships you receive from other colleges will be included in the graduation booklet.    
Dominic L. Coyle '17 Memorial 3v3 Basketball Tournament
Friday Dec. 28, Saint Monica Parish Center Gym. Tip-off at 8 a.m., and play throughout the day. All Proceeds Will Benefit the Archbishop Carroll Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Fund. Food, fun & family - join us! Register: https://bit.ly/2ByWird
Classes resume Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.
Have a restful, safe, enjoyable Christmas break!