June 20, 2018
Paul McGeehan celebrates 50 years of service to Carroll

On Friday, June 15, Paul McGeehan completed 50 years of service to Archbishop John Carroll High School.  

Mr. McGeehan spent 41 years in the classroom teaching Freshman Literature for the first 20 years, followed by 21 years of sharing the classics of World Literature with Seniors. 

For the past nine years, Mr. McGeehan has enjoyed working for CarrollU as an Academic Advisor. Most recently, he has worked with juniors encouraging them to strive for academic excellence and "helping them find their ideal college."
His many extracurricular activities included 17 years of coaching baseball, 12 plus years as Intramural Director, moderator of the first professionally-printed school newspaper ( The Carroll-line ), a stint working with Mr. Bielli and the Marine Corps Fitness Team, and he was founder and director for 23 years of the Carroll Baseball Camp.

When asked about a rocking chair and retirement, Mr. McGeehan replied that he is looking forward to the challenges and rewards of year "51" this September.
Important Summer Dates

June 22. Report cards mailed✮

Aug. 1 PIAA Physicals due
Aug. 15 Rosters mailed✮

Aug. 15   Fall Show auditions (2 p.m.)
Aug. 27 Parent Association meeting (7 p.m.)
Aug. 29 Day One for new students (2 p.m.) and New Family BBQ (5 p.m.)

Sept. 5   First Day for Freshman only
Sept. 6   First Day for Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors only
Sept. 7   All Students report for classes

Must be current with tuition and no academic or student services holds in order to receive 
The Barry Kirsch Scholarship for Distinguished Service 

At the closing Mass and assembly on June 14, President Fox announced the recipient of the 2018 Barry Kirsch Scholarship for Distinguished Service: Maria Montanez '19.

This scholarship was established in 2017 through funds raised by the Carroll Hall of Fame event. Named for Barry Kirsch, this scholarship is meant to recognize a rising senior who exhibits talent and a dedication to promoting the culture of life through service and other activities, just as Barry Kirsch has in his years as a teacher at Carroll.

Maria’s many contributions to the Carroll community were recognized by many faculty and staff members. She gives her time to several service activities and is active in Campus Ministry, Best Buddies, CSC, PatrioThon, and the Student Ambassadors program. Maria embodies the Carroll Cares culture and is a wonderful representative of the Carroll community.

Congratulations, Maria!
Honors Environmental Science class focuses on current issues
Ms. Calna’s Honors Environmental Science Class learned about the many environmental issues facing society today, including proper waste disposal, water pollution, access to clean water, endangered species and poaching, climate change, ocean warming and coral bleaching.  

The issue that stood out most to was the amount of plastic in the world and the negative effects it is having on animals and people everywhere. One place these effects are most evident is in the ocean, where it is affecting whales, dolphins, sea turtles, birds, fish and many other species of wildlife. 

An estimated eight million tons of plastic is in oceans, with 14 billion pounds of garbage dumped into the ocean each year.  One of the major things we can start doing today is ending single-use plastic, i.e.: plastic water bottles, plastic bags, plastic utensils and plastic straws.  
Class of 2019 Senior Portrait Retakes

If any student requires a re-take or was not photographed in April, they must make an appointment through the Lifetouch office in Bensalem by calling: (800) 687-9327, and be photographed by Wed., Aug. 1, in order to appear in the 2019 Yearbook.  
Carroll Band goes on the road
Members of the Carroll Band performed at Dorney Park in Allentown, on Saturday, June 9. Each year, the band takes a trip to a different amusement park to perform, then spends the day in the park. 
Archbishop Carroll’s season ends in tough 3-2 loss in state semis

With junior Tyler Kehoe (left) at first base after a leadoff single, sophomore Max Hitman smoked a fastball toward right field, and the first inning of Monday night, June 11’s PIAA Class 5A baseball state semifinal at Ephrata High School looked like a great start for Archbishop Carroll.

But Hitman’s line drive nailed an unsuspecting Kehoe while running toward second, resulting in a dead ball and Kehoe being called out. Carroll would eventually put runners on second and third but be unable to score.
It was that kind of an evening for the Patriots. Unable to solve outstanding pitching by two Lower Dauphin pitchers, Carroll’s season came to an end with a 3-2 loss.

“I just told them it was a great ride,” said Carroll coach Mike Costanzo. “Guys coming back (can) kind of feed off it and use it as motivation. Guys not coming back, I told them that I appreciate everything they brought to this program. They set the precedent high.”

Four of our Patriots advanced to the AAU Regionals Championship meet.

Congratulations to Sydney Haye '19, Michael Sponholtz '19 (Triple Jump), Emma Sponholtz '20 (Javelin, Shot Put, Discus), and Ryan McManness '19 (High Jump.)

Cross Country 2018!

Summer running plans for all incoming freshmen-senior Carroll XC athletes are available! 
Email Coach Charlene Myers-Sponholtz at  xctrack@jcarroll.org  to receive yours today!
Carroll offers Free Youth Football Camp
Boys in grades three through eight are invited to take part in Archbishop Carroll's Free Youth Football Camp, July 30 through Aug. 2, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the ACHS Football Field.

Players should register by Friday, July 27. They should show up with shirt, shorts and cleats. The camp will be run by Carroll's new Head Football Coach Kyle Detweiler.

Football team looking for student interns

The Carroll Football Team is looking for three student interns for this upcoming season:

  • One student intern interested in sports analytics and mathematical trends
  • One student intern interested in playing equipment and technology
  • One student intern interested in football operations and administration

Anticipated start date is Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Interested students should email Coach Detweiler for more information: football@jcarroll.org
2018-19 Academic Calendar

You can download the 2018-19 Archbishop John Carroll High School Academic Calendar. The document is also available on the home page of the Carroll website and is updated as needed.

Your tax dollars can help Carroll students

Could you or someone you know direct your Pennsylvania state taxes to help students have access to the high-quality education Archbishop Carroll provides?

Through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Programs, businesses and individuals can turn tax dollars into scholarships for students in need and still take a charitable deduction for their gift. 

For more information about EITC, OSTC, and eligibility for this program, visit our website at  http://www.jcarroll.org/support-archbishop-carroll/eitc-ostc/  or contact Andrea McLean Holt, Director of Institutional Advancement, at (610) 688-7610 x 162 or  amclean@jcarroll.org

Businesses that have fulfilled their two-year commitment and wish to reapply in FY 18/19 can do so now. Initial business applicants and those wishing to submit an additional application on top of their previously submitted two-year commitment, can do so beginning on July 2.
Host Family needed

We have an incoming sophomore from Michigan who will be joining us here at Carroll. He is a soccer player for a local club and will need a caring family to stay with during each school year.

The host family will provide meals, transportation for extracurriculars, and a private room for the student. A monthly stipend will be paid. If your family is interested in providing a home for this student, please contact Sara Sutsko in the Admissions Office at  ssutsko@jcarroll.org  or 610-688-7610 x167.
The U.S. Naval Academy women’s lacrosse assistant coach Gabby Capuzzi (Carroll '09) has been promoted to associate head coach. Capuzzi has served as an assistant coach for the Midshipmen since 2015, working primarily with the defense.

“I am extremely grateful and appreciative for this amazing opportunity,” Capuzzi said. “It is an incredible place to work and be a coach. We have really great student-athletes. I am grateful for the title and am looking forward to next season and another year here at Navy.”

Capuzzi ed the Philadelphia Catholic League in scoring as a junior with 63 goals and scored 45 goals as a senior before a successful career at The Ohio State University.
Register or SAT Prep Class

Session I of the SAT Prep Classes begin on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. To register, print and fill out the registration form and return the form along with payment to the Guidance Office. Deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. These classes are in preparation for the Oct. 6, 2018 SAT test.
Support Carroll this summer through Scrip
ShopwithScrip has made online shopping a breeze to use.  Continue using Scrip all summer long with PrestoPay and watch your tuition savings grow.  

Enroll in Online Payments (PrestoPay).  Go to   www.ShopWithScrip.com  and join Archbishop Carroll’s group. Our enrollment number is  5F56DE9A823
Order your school uniform now

Uniforms for the 2018-19 school year are now available through Flynn & O'Hara. Visit the Carroll page of their website to place your order. Use Promo Code EARLYBIRD June 12, 13, 14 for free shipping on orders over $150.
This is the final edition of the Patriot Post for the 2017-18 academic year. The Patriot Post will return in August 2018. Thank you for your support!