Feb. 6, 2019
Music for life
The Archbishop John Carroll High School Honors Choir performed at the Culture of Life Concert and Family Dinner Sunday, Jan. 27, at St. Katharine of Siena Church in Philadelphia.

"The Story of Life" concert was inspired by St. Pope John Paul II’s encyclical that calls the Church to create a “Culture of Life."
Congratulations to Kathleen Carpenter '19 (pictured with Mr. Larimer, left and woodwind instructor Mr. Darrohn, right) for being chosen to participate in the Region VI Band Festival. She was one of 12 clarinet students selected to represent District 12 and one of two students from all the Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools. This tremendous achievement wouldn't be possible without her hard work and dedication to her craft. Good luck Kathleen! 
Editorial: At Carroll and St. Katherine, a very special union

Students from Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor and Saint Katherine Day School joined forces for a bocce competition against Souderton Area High School. It marked the first time an archdiocesan school fielded a unified team that included special education students.
The match, set up by the Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports, was the first time in the state that a private or parochial school fielded a unified sports program, according to Mike Bovino, senior adviser for Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

Bovino called it “historic and groundbreaking.”

We would call it something else: Heart-warming, and a reminder that there are still places where we strive to come together, to unify, instead of being driven apart.

Read the complete Delco Times editorial .
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

At our Catholic Schools Week Mass on Monday, Jan. 28, we honored faculty member, Mr. Ronald Cummings, and Maria Montanez '19, as recipients of Carroll's Community Service Award.

Students voted for one student and one faculty member who demonstrate outstanding community service and make Carroll a better place every day.
Pictured left to right: Allison Papantoniou, Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Mr. Cummings, Maria and Carroll President Francis E. Fox '77.

#WhereSuccessBegins #CSW2019
Carroll students took part in the Archdiocese of Philadlephia's Day Service, part of Catholic Schools Week, at The National Shrine of St. John Neumann on North Fifth St., in Philadelphia. Seated with Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, I.H.M., Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer and Superintendent of Secondary Schools, are (l-r): Ray Donahue '20, James Blaisse '20, Simon Bestany '20, and Owen Noonan '20. (student to the left of Sr. Maureen is from JPII).

Students put together 3,000 bags with personal care items to benefit individuals served by Catholic Housing and Community Services, made rosaries and wrote a personal note to be included in each bag.
Campus Site Assessment Underway

This week Radnor Township Police will be on campus conducting a Physical Site Assessment on our school. This assessment will help Archbishop Carroll by ensuring a safe environment for all of the Carroll community. The assessment process will include but not be limited to:

  • Reviewing school’s design, security/safety policies, emergency plans and procedures
  • Observing day-to-day operations (two weeks - month long process)
  • Conducting interviews with school principal, staff, security, teachers, crisis response team members, building engineers and others as necessary
  • Determining potential threat(s) to location (risk analysis)
  • Photographing and documenting the entire observation
  • Powerpoint presentation that will be presented to faculty, staff and administration
The assessment will take place over a month long span and Radnor Police may be seen on campus or even inside the building, please do not be alarmed if you see them as this is a part of the assessment. 
Student-athletes honored on Senior Nights
Carroll senior hockey players were honored on Senior Night Jan. 31. (From left to right):
Justin Mangan, Matt Petusky, Eric walker (front) Jason Zambella, Chris Waldmann & Tom Cavalcante. Congratulations from #PatriotNation !
The Girls Basketball Team honored three seniors before the Feb. 1 game against St. Hubert. #PatriotNation congratulates (from left to right): Mary deSimone, Harlem Jennings, Bridget Hislop.
Congratulations from #Patriot Nation to our Senior swimmers who were front and center for Senior Day on Feb. 2.

Front row (l-r): Assistant Coach Marissa Loro, Julia Dellaratta, Joanna Arevalo, George Higgins, Lauren Magnarelli, Claire Keller. Back row (l-r): Kacey Bernardinelli, Victoria Potata, Kevin Howard, Tom Howard, Maggie Wilson. Coach Josh Potata is in last row on the right. Not pictured: Kate Maginnis.
Spring Sports Meetings

Softball: Wednesday, Feb. 6 - 5:00 p.m., Library (New Time - Moved Up One Hour)

Track: Friday, Feb. 8, 2:45 p.m., Room 200
The Varsity Cheerleaders beat Quakertown and Cardinal O’Hara Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Archbishop Wood competition! Carroll also hosted the Delco Dominates Disney Showcase, which features all of the teams from Delaware County competing in the National Championship. Best of luck to the cheerleaders as they compete at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Fla., this coming weekend! #RollCheer
Coming up at Carroll

Wednesday, March 20
7th Grade Visitation Day 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 24
Spring Open House 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 6
Practice Scholarship Test 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The next Café  meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.,
in the Library. All are welcome.
Juliana Wallgren '18 to speak about attending Drexel University
Juliana Wallgren from the Class of 2018 will be visiting Carroll on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m., to share her story and college experience at Drexel and why the University may be a good fit for our students. She will have informational materials for those students interested in learning more about the University. Stop by Guidance to sign up for this visit.

College Information Night
College Information Night will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m., in the Library. There will be an informational panel from Cabrini University, Delaware County Community, Penn State University, University of the Sciences and Widener University who will be there to answer any questions. Juniors and their parents are encouraged to attend, but the information night is open to all students and their families.  

Upcoming ACTs and SATs
Juniors should sign up for the ACTs or SATs. The March 9th SAT will be held at Carroll. The regular registration deadline is February 8th and the late registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 27. The April 13 ACT will be held at Carroll. The regular registration deadline is Friday, March 8; late registration is March 9 - 25..

PHEAA - Financial Aid Planning Video for 2019-2020
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has published their Student Financial Aid Planning video for 2019-2020 and it is now available on  YouTube .  Students and their families should view this video to learn about the financial aid process. It talks about FAFSA, PA State Grants, Loans, and some tips, hints and suggestions.

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 will be included in the graduation booklet.

Workshop for Parents at DCIU
The Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) is hosting a workshop for parents on "Managing Challenging Behaviors at home " on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, from 6-8 p.m., at their Morton location. Participants will examine various techniques to set clear/realistic expectations in the home and build positive, respectful relationships. Research-based practices for developing expectations will be explored. To register for this workshop, contact Stephanie Szczepkowski, 610-938-9000 2135 or   SSzczepkowski@dciu.org .

STEM Career Night at Delaware County Community College
Delaware County Community College will be hosting a STEM Career Night on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., for those students interested in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. To register, visit   dccc.edu/stem-career-night  or call 610-723-4000.

Summertime Job Opportunity
Fox Pool Management is hiring, training and placing lifeguards for the summer season. Lifeguarding is a perfect opportunity to earn some money while gaining useful skills. Check out the flyer located on the bulletin board in the cafeteria next to Carroll Corner. 
Dick Hyland ’74, carries on successful professional golf career

Carroll President Francis E. Fox ’77 spent some time in early January with Dick Hyland ’74, senior vice president of Golf at The Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.

With more than 30 years of experience in the golf industry, Hyland is a PGA professional, has coordinated Golf Digest and Nicklaus Flick golf schools, served as an instructor of PGA of America Business Schools, and was honored as PGA Professional of the Year in Florida and Arizona. Read more