Dec. 12, 2018
Cookie donations for the reception following the concert should be dropped off in the Library before the concert.
Shop Carroll this Christmas
Just in time for Christmas - brand new items at the Patriot Shop! The store is open weekday afternoons from 1:30-4:00 p.m., and will also be open the evening of our Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Godspell was audiences!
The Archbishop John Carroll High School Theater Society staging of " Godspell" received rave reviews, yet another superb performance by a cast and crew of talented students.

Here is an excerpt from the Cappies, a writing and awards program that trains high school theatre and journalism students to be expert writers, critical thinkers, and leaders:

On stage for a majority of the show, the Godspell Community created an enchanting atmosphere through the constant energy, even during heartbreak. Each interaction between the cast members allowed for the drastic mood changes throughout the performance. They continued to depict the theme of community even through the curtain call.

Read the complete review
Girls Basketball teams scrimmage Australian teams

Basketball took on an international flair at Carroll on Sunday, Dec. 9, when the girls Varsity and JV teams scrimmaged teams from Box Hill Senior Secondary School College out of Mont Albert North, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, located a mere 10,286 miles from the Carroll campus.

Philadelphia 76ers star point guard Ben Simmons attended Box Hill before coming to America.

Prior to the opening tip, the Australian and American national anthems were played, and players from both teams exchanged gifts.

“Once the teams stepped on the court the competition was strong,” said Carroll Coach Renie Shields.  “Led by Marquette-bound Shama Ayers, the Aussies showed their basketball prowess moving the ball quickly to find the open Ayers. When she was not shooting the team worked the ball to their lengthy guard Leia Hanafin, who swiftly moved the ball or connected on lay-ups.  
 
“The Carroll team showed their own basketball brand transitioning down the court finding open lay-ups and 3's. In the end the basketball competition paled in comparison to the experience the Carroll team members gained in speaking to and learning from their Box Hill friends.”

Box Hill players stayed two nights with the families of Carroll student-athletes during their visit to Philadelphia.  They were shown the the sights, food and sounds of the Philadelphia area. Pizza and the King of Prussia Mall were highlights of the weekend for the Aussies.

“Playing an international game is highlight for any player,” said Kelvin Taylor of Showtime Basketball Australia, which helped to organize the games.
Kimmel leads Patriot players named to All-Delco Team
Richie Kimmel '20, was named Delaware County Daily Times First-Team Defense for Delaware County following the Patriots successful season. Here's what the DelCo Times wrote:

"Kimmel was the backbone of the Patriots’ defensive unit. The linebacker posted 166 tackles, including 18 TFLs. An All-Catholic League selection, he forced three fumbles, returning one to the end zone, and recorded a pair of interceptions. Kimmel’s play helped the Patriots to a 5-6 record, their most victories since 2007, and advance to the Catholic League Class 4A final."
Several other Carroll players also received honors: Koran Butler '19 (Honorable Mention Offense); Zach Butler '19 (Honorable Mention Defense); Pat Griswold '19 (Honorable Mention Offense); Juliano Mastrocola '20 (Honorable Mention Specialist), and Russell Minor-Shaw '20 (Honorable Mention Offense).
Winning weekend for Carroll Cheer  
Success continues to pile up for the Carroll Cheerleading program.

At the 2018-19 Philadelphia Catholic League Competitive Spirit Championships/District XII Qualifier, held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Archbishop Ryan High School, Bella Klepac ’19, was named an All-Catholic honoree. Bella (right) is pictured with Coach Alison Reynolds.
In addition, the Carroll Varsity Small earned a berth in the PIAA Championships, to be held Jan. 11-12, 2018, in Hershey, while the Carroll JV team qualified for the UCA Nationals, to be held in February at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
Carroll Track & Field take the plunge
Members of the Carroll Track & Field team took part in the Pennsylvania Special Olympics Philadelphia Polar Plunge fundraiser at Drexel University on Nov. 30. Participants jumped into an ice cold pool and took part in other activities. #CarrollCares
Special classes for Honors Choir
In preparation for their Channel 6 performance, the Honors Choir had two back-to-back masterclasses with Dr. Latham from Temple University and Bill Nayden from Arcadia University. More master classes are planned, featuring many prestigious Universities including Cornell, Yale, University of Arts and Chestnut Hill College.
Parents of Freshmen and Juniors

If you have not turned in a physical for this year, please send a copy to the nurse by Jan. 1, 2019.
Please note the PIAA/Sports physical is not interchangeable with the standard school physical. If you have any questions or if you would like to scan and send the physical, please contact:  nurse@jcarroll.org   To have the physical faxed from the doctor's office: 610-688-8326.

Thank you and have a health, Merry Christmas!
Cabrini University will be holding an Instant Decision Day here at Carroll on Friday, Dec. 14, at 11:15 a.m. Stop by Guidance to sign up.

Chestnut Hill College will be holding an Instant Decision day here at Carroll on Monday, Dec. 17, at 12:00 p.m. Stop by Guidance to sign up.

A number of scholarships have been added to our website. Click here  Scholarships  for the current list of scholarships.

Transcript requests must be submitted to the Guidance Office by Friday, Dec. 14, for any Jan. 1, 2019 deadlines.
 
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.  
PSAT results have been released online by College Board starting Monday, Dec. 10. Students need to log into their College Board accounts to review their test results. College Board will not be sending paper copies of the results to give to the students/parents. Students can link their College Board accounts with Khan Academy to access their free, personalized SAT prep from Khan Academy. Studies have shown an average increase of 115 points on the SAT with 20 hours of Khan Academy practice.
 
The Guidance staff will be visiting junior English classes and freshman and sophomore Theology classes this week and next week to assist students in viewing and interpreting their PSAT scores.
 
Juniors are encouraged to research their post-secondary options now.  The College Board website is a great resource for students as they begin their career and college search. Their website is  www.collegeboard.org . Juniors are encouraged to begin taking the SAT in the spring and should register through their College Board accounts.  Juniors should also be visiting colleges and preparing a list of schools to which they wish to apply.
 
Students and parents should check the Carroll U portion of the website for information about scholarships, college visits, and summer programs.  Naviance also contains the information about scholarships and college visits.  Another great resource for additional scholarships is  www.fastweb.com . Please check out this site for information regarding thousands of scholarships.
 
The Guidance Staff continue to meet with all students.  Students and parents are welcome to contact their guidance counselor at any time as well.
Middles States Update

Archbishop John Carroll High School continues to prepare for our visit by the Middles States accreditation team April 29 to May 2. 
The chair of the visiting team, Dr. Stabile, came to tour the school and meet with the internal coordinators and the administration to discuss the spring visit.  We will be submitting our goals and objectives for technical review this month.  The faculty will work on writing the actions plans once the goals are approved
My Turn To Drive School will be offering Driver’s Education classes again this winter to Archbishop Carroll students. Students who complete this PA Department of Education approved theory course would also be eligible to test privately for their driver’s license with My Turn To Drive School after completing 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction.

The Winter 2019 class will begin after school in Room 212 on Monday, Jan. 29 and will continue through March 20. Classes run until approximately 4 p.m. each session. Download a registration form at  https://www.myturntodriveschool.com/classroom-instruction/  or contact Mr. Scott Seibert at  director@myturntodriveschool.com  for the form and any questions. 
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