June 12, 2019
Class of 2019 earns $40 million in college scholarships
Graduation ceremony honors high-achieving class
Archbishop John Carroll High School held its graduation ceremony last Wednesday, June 5, at Cabrini College where families and friends gathered to celebrate the Class of 2019.

With pride, President Francis E. Fox ’77, said this years graduating class, which consisted of 289 seniors, was incredible and “one of the greatest ever to graduate from Carroll.” He claimed that the Class of 2019 “stood on the shoulders of 50 years of excellence that came before them and raised the bar to heights never before seen at Archbishop Carroll.”
Daniel Fohner
Jacob Antonello
How high did the Archbishop John Carroll Class of 2019 raise the bar? They earned nearly $40 million in offered scholarships, the highest total in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Class of 2019 also has many highly motivated students who were accepted to prestigious universities, including Dartmouth, the United States Naval Academy, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Notre Dame.

With 89 percent of the senior class participating in Kairos, and many regularly attending bi-weekly Genesis Adorations, Jacob Antonello, salutatorian, encouraged his classmates to “use the gifts [they] have been given” to “contribute in a positive way and share [their] faith with others.” Read more
Watch Carroll's 50th Graduation Ceremony
Mrs. Mauger’s lesson plan a memorable experience for seniors
Studies show that students benefit from live theatre as it enhances literary knowledge, tolerance and empathy amongst learners.  But what happens when you push students further, challenging them to become the characters and perform the play themselves?

Mrs. Lauren Mauger, a veteran English teacher at Archbishop Carroll, decided to try something new.

Her students would become the actors in the play,  A Streeetcar Named Desire , by Tennessee Williams. Inspired by the collaboration and critical-thinking skills of her sixth-period students, Mrs. Mauger took her own background in theatre and changed her lesson plan from a simple auditory classroom reading to an on-stage performance. After all, “Theatre is meant to be seen," she said.

Although many of the students in Mrs. Mauger’s class were not members of Archbishop John Carroll Theatre Society or familiar with live theatre, the students would perform the play in front of the entire senior class. Read more
Football team looking for student interns

Carroll Football is looking for a student assistant to shoot video during Mini-Camp (week of June 17) and several 7-on-7 workouts throughout the summer.

Football is also looking for a student who is proficient in Photoshop or graphic design to do editing work. Any interested students can send an email to the Head Coach at  football@jcarroll.org .
If you are a returning student-athlete, under the Participant Information section of the new registration, click on the drop box and select your name from your 2018-2019 Registration.

Once you click that, all the important information, medical, insurance, etc., will transfer over to your new registration. The only thing that will have to be uploaded new this year is the updated Section 6 Physical. If you need to update home address, phone numbers, email, you will be able to edit your information that carried over from last year.

Student-Athlete Registration and Clearance Process Link

2019 Fall Athletic Registrations
Cheerleading tryouts will be held Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Sunday, June 16, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will need their physicals in order to try out.   #RollCheer
Order your Class of 2020 Senior Fleece

To Carroll 2020,

Since we would like to have 2020 Senior Fleeces ready for you when you return to school in September, we have a short turnaround on the date to order them by. Please submit form and payment to OSA by Wednesday, June 19, so that I can order before leaving for summer. I realize that you are finished school on the 13th, but I will keep the deadline later to allow you time to submit.

Thank you!

Mrs. Papantoniou
Class of 2020 Senior Portraits

Any junior who would like a portrait re-take, must make an appointment through the Lifetouch office in Bensalem by calling 800-687-9327 and be photographed by Aug. 1, in order to appear in the 2020 yearbook. 
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Congratulations to National Honor Society officers for 2019-20 school year
Presiden t: Jason Abiuso
Vice President : Michael Dempsey
Secretary : Skylar Smith
Treasurer : Simon Bestany
Service Chair : Audra Quigley
Tutoring Chair : Sophia Daly
Events/Publicity Chair : Eva Webb
Career Day Chair : Brendan Gould
Tournament Chair : Mateo Pascual
Archbishop Carroll High School requires a physical examination, including all immunizations, for all incoming freshmen, new students and for all eleventh grade students. Physical Examinations and Emergency Forms are due before the first day of school in order to best serve the student's health needs. Physical Examinations done within one year prior to the first day of school will be accepted. For example, a physical done no later than Sept. 4, will be accepted for the 2019-20 school year since Sept. 4 is the first day of school.

PLEASE NOTE- the sports physical (PIAA) IS NOT interchangeable with the School Physical.
Please keep the School Nurse informed of any medical changes, treatments or immunizations that your child has received. This keeps their School Health Record up to date for any emergency situation.
It is advisable for any parent whose child has a specific health concern to schedule an appointment or have a phone conversation with the School Nurse before the start of the school year.
If your child requires any medication during the school day, including (but not limited to) an EpiPen or an inhaler, a special form must be completed and returned to the School Nurse before the first day of school (see “Forms” under Student Services on school website). Students are not permitted to carry medication in school without a doctor’s note on file in the nurse’s office.

Please note that if your child becomes ill during the school day, they must see the nurse. Students should not call their parents to pick them up before they see the nurse. Parents will be called to pick up their child if they are sick. Also, please have all health information go to: ATTENTION - SCHOOL NURSE.

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone or by email. Have a wonderful and healthy summer!

Mrs. Jennifer McCulloch, RN
610-688-7610 X 155
FAX 610-688-8326
Attention Future Drivers!

My Turn To Drive School will be offering the summer driver's education program again this summer for area high school students. This classroom course is open to students ages 15 and above. Students do not need their permit to attend. 

This Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved course will provide students with an understanding of the rules of the road, defensive driving tactics and risk avoidance strategies. The class will run from 9 a..m until noon, beginning on Monday, June 17, and continuing on the following dates: June 18-28. The class will be held at The Haverford School. Download the registration form .  

Please contact Scott Seibert at director@myturntodriveschool.com  with any questions.  
It pays to wear your seat belt!
At an assembly on June 12, Carroll was presented with a $250 check for having the highest average of students and parents wearing their seatbelts while driving on campus. The check was presented by the Delaware County Transportation Management Association.
Best Buddies End-of-Year Picnic and St. Katherine Day School Graduation a great end to school year
The special relationship between St. Katherine Day School and Archbishop John Carroll High School was celebrated this past week with the Best Buddies Picnic where students and faculty involved in the Best Buddies program enjoyed a celebration of food and fun.

“We had a really great time with everyone. The water balloon fight was the best part of the picnic. We’ll miss the students of St. Katherine’s over the summer but look forward to seeing them again in the fall,” said rising junior and student body president Tommy Anderson.

Maria Montanez, the president of Best Buddies, added that they are “blessed and grateful to be able to have the picnic and thankful for Mr. Fox for hosting.” Read more
New lighting to be installed

Carroll successfully qualified through the PECO Energy for Free program, which will lead to the installation of free energy-efficient lighting throughout the entire school.

4,000 LED fixtures, valued at $24,500, will be installed according to Carroll President Francis E. Fox ’77.  “This will improve light levels and save us about $3,000 a month on our electric bills.”

The new lights will be installed by Carroll’s Maintenance staff throughout the summer.
This is the final edition of the Patriot Post for the 2018-19 school year. Thank you to everyone for your support! The Patriot Post returns in August, ahead of the start of the new school year. Enjoy the summer!