"We have GREAT KIDS!!!"

Dear Archbishop Carroll Community,

As we head into our final sports season of the school year, I thought it was time to reflect back on my first 6 months and update the Carroll Community as to where we have been and where we are going. I have learned so much since that first day in August, it is hard to know where to start. The one thing I know for certain is that at Archbishop Carroll we have GREAT KIDS!!! This was evident right off the bat at my first sporting event, a football scrimmage at Marple Newtown. The amount of student support was overwhelming. As I looked over at the opposing fan section and realized we outnumbered them 2 to 1, I knew I was at the right school. Since that moment, I have personally had the opportunity to meet many of the students and their parents. I have seen firsthand the dedication and commitment our families display toward the success of our school. It is the overall support of the Carroll Community that separates us from other schools and will continue to be our driving force as we strive to become the premier catholic school in the nation.

In the athletic department our primary focus continues to be the growth of all of our student athletes. We measure success, not in wins and losses, but in how well we prepare each student to face the challenges that lie ahead of them in life. Carroll sports present opportunities for each individual to learn life skills that they will carry with them long after they graduate. Our athletes are taught to handle adversity, practice good sportsmanship and develop relationships while managing the demands of academic and social pressures.

Almost half of the student body participates in a sport at Carroll. We offer 23 varsity sports with a combined total of 50 teams including JV and freshman. I am proud of the achievements of Carroll athletes on and off the playing field. This season we have competed for individual and team titles in the PCL and the state. We have had all catholic winners in each sport and had well over 100 athletes achieve 1st or 2nd honors in the classroom.

Moving forward we continue to improve our facilities and provide the best opportunities for all of our athletes to achieve success. New fields, a renovated weight room and dedicated training areas for crew and wrestling are all examples of this vision. Personally, I am here to support our school in any way I can, as we all work together to provide our students with an environment that allows them to develop the skills necessary to achieve their goals at Carroll and in life.


Brady Kramer
Athletic Director

From the Office of Student Affairs

Junior Prom and Ring Mass

The class of 2018 will receive their class rings on Friday, April 7 at 9:30 am in the school auditorium. The day will begin with the Junior Ring Liturgy and light refreshments will follow in the east gym. Parents and guests are invited to attend.  Please save this special date on your calendar. All members of the class of 2018, even if they did not order a ring, are welcome to attend the liturgy.  Any student planning to attend the prom is reminded that attendance is mandatory at the class liturgy to attend the prom.  Information and parental permission forms were distributed to all juniors last week in homeroom. You can access the packet by clicking HERE.

Tickets for the Junior Prom will be on sale in the cafeteria during lunch periods on March 23 and 24.  The cost is $100 per couple, which includes prom décor, rentals, favors, and a buffet dinner.  All financial and discipline holds must be addressed prior to purchasing a prom ticket.  The prom agreement must also be signed and turned in when purchasing a ticket.    

Career Day

Career Day is an event hosted by the National Honor Society every year. This day provides an opportunity for students to get a feel for various professions and fields as they work towards their futures. The Career Day Committee is currently in the process of looking for Carroll alumni and friends who would be willing to speak and share their time with our current students about their respective careers. We are asking for your help in making Career Day 2017 a success. This year, Career Day is scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2017. If you can join us for the full day or part of the day we would be happy to host you.  

If you are interested in participating, please go to http://www.jcarroll.libguides.com/main and look in the upper right hand corner. There is a form embedded on the page that you may fill in.  The password to get to the form is johncarroll. Please return this form no later than March 31. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our co-moderator, Charmaine Gates at cgates@jcarroll.org.

Blood Drive

The Blood Drive, originally scheduled for March 21st, has been moved to May 17th due to the winter weather. 

NHS Dominic Coyle Memorial Basketball Tournament

Congratulations to the National Honor Society for raising over $1,500 during last week’s basketball tournament in memory of Dominic Coyle!  The tournament award will be presented to a senior member of NHS at the end of the school year. 

From the Parents' Association

Carroll Auction for Education


34th Annual Great Gatsby Gala Cafe Saturday April 8th

We need the whole Carroll Community to make this night a success.

Come see how you can help at our next meeting on Wednesday March 22nd at 7pm.

Look for your invitation in the mail to Carroll’s largest educational fundraiser.  

How can you help???  We need your donations (see below for suggested categories) AND  your attendance

Join us – be part of the Café Committee – a great way to make new friends and meet new people. We have a great time making this event a success. Look for our next meeting time to be announced in the Patriot Post.   All are welcome so grab a friend and come join us!

Donate – We are asking each class to donate certain items to help us make the night special. Please send them into the school office if possible.

  • Freshmen: Restaurant or Movie Gift Certificates.
  • Sophomores: Sporting Goods or Events
  • Juniors: Electronics or gift cards to Best Buy
  • Seniors: Kitchen Items, Carroll Apparel, College Dorm Ideas, or gift cards for any of them.

These categories are just suggestions - we’re happy to take anything you think would be appropriate for our fundraiser!

A  portion of the proceeds from CAFE will be donated to the Archbishop Carroll Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Fund.

If you have any questions or ideas, please email cafe@jcarroll.org.



Do you grocery shop? For every $100 you spend at ACME or GIANT, you could be saving $4.50 on your tuition. Do you shop at Macy’s? For every $100 you spend at Macy’s, you could save $9.00 off your tuition. That is just a small example of how you can save money.

To save money on your tuition and learn how simple it is, enroll now in Archbishop Carroll’s Scrip Program to save money on your tuition.

Scrip is processed on Thursday mornings at Carroll. For all retailers (grocery or other), Carroll gives 90% of the rebate back to the Parents and the money is credited to your tuition. The 10% is used to keep the program running.

Giant and Acme can be ordered on Thursday and comes home on Friday. Other retailers have a week turnaround. To see all retailers and their rebates offered, go to ShopWithScrip.com and enroll in Carroll’s program. Our Enrollment Number is 5F56DE9A823.

We offer three ways to order to meet family’s flexibility. For full instructions go to Carroll’s website, click on tab marked Student Life, then Parent’s Association. Scroll down page on Parent’s Association and you will see Scrip Instructions. Or just email scrip@jcarroll.org, and we can walk you through the process.

From the Office of Campus Ministry

Junior Retreat

The date for the Junior Retreat has been changed from what was stated on the school calendar. The retreat will now be held on Wednesday, April 5 instead of April 6. This retreat is MANDATORY for all members of the Junior class and parents/guardians are asked not to plan any appointments or family activities for this day. Students will receive more information through their Theology class as the date draws closer. 

Kairos Fund

Contributions continue to be accepted for families who may be in need of financial help to pay for Kairos. If you wish to donate please contact Lisa Ritter at lritter@jcarroll.org.

From the Office of Student Services

Dress Code

The option to wear the Carroll'l Summer Dress Code is permitted for students beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017. For a reminder on the parameters of the school's Dress Code please see the following excerpt for the Student Handbook.

Dress Code/Personal Appearance

Neatness and good grooming are expected of students who attend Archbishop Carroll. Parents are expected to assist the school by supporting the dress code as stipulated by the school. Students must be in full dress code from the start to the end of their academic day. Any student with a legitimate reason to be out of uniform must present a parental note of explanation to the Office for Student Services. A time limit must be specified in the note. The only acceptable dress code for ACHS is listed below. The school ID is part
of the dress code for everyone and must be worn on a lanyard around the neck.

Dress Code for All Students to Carroll


Winter Dress Code:
• Pants (Flynn and O’Hara only) - khaki pants worn at the waist with a belt.
• Sweater (Flynn & O’Hara only) - black v-neck sweater with red and white
trim and school seal.
• Shirt (Flynn & O’Hara only) – white or blue button-down dress shirt (short or
long sleeve).
• Tie – ACHS tie
• Shoes (Flocco’s Shoe Store only) -available at Flocco’s.
• Belt – brown or black dress belt must be worn at all times with khaki pants.
• Jewelry - one small pair of earrings may be worn. No other piercings are
• Hair - cut neatly, well groomed and not below the collar. No extreme styles,
ponytails, or unnatural colors are permitted. Boys must be clean shaven, no
facial hair. If facial hair is found, the boy will be mandated to shave and
receive a $5 fine or dismissed for the day. Hair must not obstruct/cover
student’s face or eyes.

Summer Dress Code (optional)
1. School sweater is optional. Students may wear either a white or red golf
shirt with the school seal and must be tucked in at all times. Students may
also choose to wear a white dress shirt with a tie.
2. The golf shirt is available in the School Store and at Flynn and O’Hara.
3. Undershirts must be solid white in color without writing or graphics that
would show through the uniform shirt.


Winter Dress Code:
• Skirts (Flynn & O’Hara only) - grey skirt with red plaid trim. Skirts are not
to be altered and must be no shorter than one inch above the knee, per the
requirement of the Office of Catholic Education.
• Students who wear the grey skirt must wear black spandex bicycle shorts.
• Sweater (Flynn & O’Hara only) - black v-neck sweater with red and white
trim and school seal.
• Shirt (Flynn & O’Hara only) - a white or blue short or long sleeve oxford
button-down blouse with only the top button unbuttoned.
• Tights (Flynn & O’Hara only) - black opaque stockings are to be worn.
Stockings should be free of holes and tears.
• Shoes (Flocco’s Shoe Store only) -available at Flocco’s
• Jewelry – Two pair of small earrings may be worn. No other visible piercings
will be permitted. Excessive or distracting jewelry is not permitted.
• Hair - groomed neatly. No extreme styles or unnatural colors are permitted.
Hair must not obstruct/cover student’s face or eyes.

Summer Dress Code (optional)
1. School sweater is optional. Students may wear a red or white golf shirt with
the school seal. Non-banded golf shirts must be tucked in at all time.
Students may choose to wear the white button-down oxford blouse.
2. The golf shirt is available in the School Store and at Flynn and O’Hara.
3. Ladies may choose to wear black sports socks in place of the stockings.
4. Undershirts must be solid white in floor without writing or graphics that
would show through the uniform shirt.

N.B. Any student in violation of this dress code will be issued demerits and
detentions. Failure to correct the violation will result in the student being
sent home until said violation is corrected. 

Student Parking

Please be reminded that student drivers must have their Carroll Parking Permit hanging from there rear view mirror. Students must also park in the spots they were allotted when they paid to be able to park on Campus. If you are a new driver or do not have a permit, please report to the Office of Student Services to procure one. Please see the following excerpt from the Student Handbook for clarification.


Student drivers must apply for a parking permit by registering their automobiles in the Office for Student Services within the first two weeks of school. A student parking permit costs $50.00 [reduced from previous fee of $100.00]. Students must park in an assigned spot. Any illegal parking will result in demerits, detentions, and a fine of $50.00. Repeated offenses will result in loss of parking privileges. Careless driving will necessitate suspension of the parking privilege. Speed must not exceed 5 mph on school property. All parking and use of vehicles are at the owner’s/user’s risk. Drivers are responsible for their own safe arrival and for the safe arrival of their passengers. Students should be aware of changing weather and road conditions and plan to allow sufficient time to travel to school. The school assumes no liability associated with vehicle use. Any vehicle parked on school property may be searched at any time by school officials or their designee who have probable belief that weapons, illegal or controlled drugs, alcohol or other contraband or harmful items are contained therein."

From the Office of CarrollU

College Information Night
Tuesday, March 21st at 7 pm.

Attention Class of 2017

Many thanks to those of you who have already sent in your acceptance letters along with scholarship information to the Guidance Office.  Please continue to share this information.

Scholarship Information received by May 2nd will be included in the graduation booklet.  Please share ALL scholarship information - including scholarships from schools you don’t plan to attend. Please contact the Guidance Office at 610-688-7610 x 171 if you have any questions.  

Sawyer Foundation Scholarship

The Sawyer Foundation has announced $5,000 in scholarship awards to sophomores, juniors and seniors in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Students must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A 500 word  essay is the only requirement.  To apply, go HEREDeadline to apply is May 30, 2017.

SAT Prep Classes

The next session of SAT Prep classes will begin on April 3rd and end on May 2nd.   Registration forms are available in the Main office, Guidance and on our website.  Class size will be capped at 25.  Once that number has been reached, registrations will no longer be accepted. 

Main Line College Fair

The Main Line Regional College Fair will be held on Monday, May 15th (Please note - this date is a change from the calendar)  at Villanova University from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Pavilion.  For more information and to see the list of colleges, click HERE.

Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship

Dunkin' Donuts is holding their 8th annual Philadelphia Regional scholarship program. Applicants must be seniors who demonstrate "well-rounded" character: positive academic record, demonstrated leadership, commitment to school and community activities, and experience in a work environment.   Online applications will be open from March 1, 2017 through April 15, 2017.  To apply, click HERE.

The Charlotte Drummond Memorial Scholarship

The Charlotte Drummond Memorial scholarship is being offered for rising juniors or seniors who demonstrate financial need and involvement in the school community.  A written recommendation is required from a teacher or guidance counselor.  This is a one-time $2,000 scholarship.  Stop by Guidance for an application.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.

Assumption College - Pre-College summer program

Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts is sponsoring a pre-college summer program.  This six-day program gives select rising high school seniors an opportunity to gain firsthand experience of studying the Humanities in a college environment.  This summer's program will run from June 25-30.  For more information, click HERE.

Free Educational Summer Camp for Minority High School Students

Applications are now being accepted for the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.  This program is a FREE in-residence summer camp for minority high school students who wish to explore the pursuit of a college degree in accounting and/or business.  This camp is for sophomores, juniors and seniors who hold a 3.0 GPA.  Applications will be accepted through May 19, 2017.  To apply, go to www.pointpark.edu and google ACAP.


Temple’s Summer  Owl Leadership Experience (SOLE) is a 3 week academic summer program that helps rising juniors and seniors get a head start on college with credit courses and an inside look at being a leader in different fields of study.  Stop by Guidance Office for more information.

Finer Womanhood Award Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is offering the Finer Womanhood award  for $500.00 to African-American female seniors who live in Delaware County, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, who are actively involved in the community and who will be attending a four-year institution.  Stop by Guidance for an application.

Summer Leadership Academy at Mercy College

Mercy College in New York is holding a summer leadership academy for current juniors with an interest in business, who have a 3.5 GPA, demonstrated leadership activities and strong public speaking skills.  If interested, stop by Guidance.

Summer Enrichment Program

Write your Future is holding a summer enrichment program in July and August.  This summer writing course is open to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.  It is a two-week program that brings students to a local university or college campus where they will receive instruction from excellent volunteer professors and lecturers.  Students can apply online at www.writeyourfuture.org.

$1000 Scholarship Opportunity

The Delaware County School Nurse Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a senior who is planning a career in nursing and has been accepted into a NLN accredited program leading to a bachelor degree in nursing.  Stop by the Guidance office for an application.  Deadline to apply is March 24, 2017.

Mary Ryan Memorial Scholarship

A $500.00 scholarship is being awarded for those seniors seeking a medical career.  An essay is required.  Stop by Guidance for an application.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.

Music Scholarships at Eastern University

Eastern University is offering music scholarships up to full-tuition for four years as a music major.  For more information, click HERE.

Main Line Martin Luther King Association Scholarship

The Main Line Martin Luther King Association is now accepting applications for scholarships for the next college year.  Applicants must write a 500-word essay on community service and be recommended by a counselor, religious or community leader.  Stop by Guidance for an application.  Deadline to apply is April 15, 2017.

College Board & Khan Academy

Students are encouraged to link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to access personalized SAT practice based on your PSAT/NMSQT results. Learn more: click HERE. www.khanacademy.org

Daily Guidance Announcements

Students/parents/guardians are encouraged to check Daily Announcements on our website, found HERE. There are many Guidance announcements that may be helpful to you.

Please allow the Guidance Office 7-10 school days for transcript requests to process. Thank you for your cooperation.

Scholarship information is listed on Naviance under “Scholarship List”.  Students can stop by the Guidance Office for additional information.

FINANCIAL AID for the Class of 2017

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is available on-line as of October 1.  This is the basic form needed to apply for financial aid at most schools.  Please check your student’s schools of choice for other required forms and filing deadlines.  The website is www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. For more information please stop up to the Guidance Office or check out the PHEAA website: HERE

College Essay Assistance   

Sr. Marianna Fieo is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week in the Guidance Office to help with college essay and personal statements.  Please stop by the Guidance Office to make an appointment or email Sr. Marianna directly at mfieo@jcarroll.org.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Guidance Office at 610-688-7610 x171.

Upcoming College Presentations

  • United States Navy - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:30am
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent - Wednesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:00pm     

From the Office of Athletics

Upcoming Sports Schedule

*Please note that all times are subject to change. Please check the calendar on our website or our profile on DigitalSports for the most up-to-date changes.

Thursday, March 16

5:00pm - Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Palmyra - Reading High School
6:30pm - Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Harrisburg - Reading High School

Tuesday, March 21 

4:00pm - Varsity Softball vs. Pope John Paul II - Archbishop Carroll High School
4:00pm - Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Wissahickon - Archbishop Carroll High School
5:30pm - Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Wissahickon - Archbishop Carroll High School

Wednesday, March 22 

3:45pm - Girls Varsity Lacrosse at Bishop Shanahan - Harriton High School
3:45pm - Varsity Softball at Notre Dame Academy - Notre Dame Academy


Please return your Fall AND Winter Uniform!!!

*** All uniforms must be returned to the athletic office, labeled with your name.

Upcoming Events

Girls Basketball

GOOD LUCK in round 2 of States on Thursday, March 16th against Harrisburg!!

  • Game time: 6:30pm @ Reading High School!!

Boys Basketball

GOOD LUCK in round 2 of States on Thursday, March 16th against Palmyra!!

  • Game time: 5:00pm @ Reading High School!!


Archbishop Carroll Cheerleaders welcome you to participate in their open gyms every Tuesday beginning March 7th.  Time will run 6:30-8:30pm.  Work on stunts, tumbling, conditioning, and jumps! Come one, come all.  *8th-11th graders interested in joining the squad for 2017-2018 are strongly encouraged to attend.  8th graders must be from a diocesan feeder school.  To RSVP for these Open Gyms or if you have any questions, please email Coach Alison Reynolds at cheerleading@jcarroll.org.  Evaluation dates will be announced soon!

Boys Baseball

GOOD LUCK and safe travels to the boys varsity team as they leave tomorrow for their Myrtle Beach tournament trip! Here’s hoping they bring home a few wins and some nice weather. Have fun boys, represent the Patriots well!!

Boys Baseball


Thanks to all who purchased a phone case! Cases will be delivered week of: 3/10/1

Spring Coach Contacts

Boys Lacrosse

Please contact Coach Wiles at coachwiles@playfusionlax.com for information regarding the team.

Girls Lacrosse

Please contact Coach Beers at lbeers10@gmail.com for information regarding the team.

Girls Softball

Please contact Coach Machalette at mmachalette@yahoo.com for information regarding the team.

Boys Baseball

Please contact Coach Costanzo at m24costanzo@yahoo.com for information regarding the team.

Boys Tennis

Please contact Coach Kramer at bkramer@jcarroll.org for information regarding the team.


Please contact Coach Gennaro at wgennaro@jcarroll.org for information regarding the team.

Track and Field

Please contact Coach Llerandi at allerandi@jcarroll.org for information regarding the teams.


Archbishop Carrol High School uses DigitalSports.com to share all important information related to our athletic teams. http://jcarrollathletics.digitalsports.com/ is where you can see all upcoming events, sign up to receive email alerts of any schedule changes, and access complete team schedules. Please become familiar with our Digital Sports website, as there are many other features available to you. 


Coaches Contact Information

Please contact athletics@jcarroll.org for contact information of all sports teams.
From the Nurse's Office

New Vaccination Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year

All NEW students to Carroll and all Juniors are required to submit a record of immunizations along with a physical by the first day of school. 
Please check with your physician to see if your child is required to get another MCV/Polio Vaccine..

Please email deborah.foster@rtsd.org with any questions.
From the Office of Academic Affairs

Course Selection

The course selection sheets are due in the Academic Affairs Office by the end of the day tomorrow, March 16. Please make sure all forms are printed, signed and returned by this deadline. Also every student must submit their course selections online through their GradeConnect account.

From the Office of Tuition

2017-2018 Financial Aid

In order to be considered for tuition assistance for the 2017-2018 academic year, you must complete the Smart Aid application found on our website, or at smartaidforparents.com.  The only documentation required is your 2016 tax return, which must be submitted by March 31, 2016.  Awards made prior to that date are contingent upon receipt and verification of the tax return.  No tuition assistance will be awarded without a completed, verified Smart Aid application.   **Families who currently receive tuition assistance for the 2016/2017 school year must complete the 2017/2018 application by January 31, 2016. To simplify the process, those families who applied for 2016-2017, need only to do the following:

  1. Login to Smartaidforparents.com with the username and password from 2016/2017.
  2. Update your information.
  3. Submit the application with the $25 processing fee.
  4. Upload your 2016 tax return by March 31, 2016.

Athletic Fees

Athletic fees for fall sports should be paid in full by now, as they were due on your Smart Tuition account in October.  Winter sport athletic fees were included with your January Smart Tuition invoice.   It is important to note that fall and winter sports athletic fees must be paid in full prior to trying out for spring sports beginning March 6, 2017.  

Registration Fee Upper Class 2017-2018

The $225 re-registration fee upper class 17/18 will be included with your February Smart Tuition bill.  Students in the current freshman, sophomore and junior classes will be choosing their courses for the 2017/2018 academic year during the week of February 20, 2017.                                                                         

Thank you for your commitment to Archbishop John Carroll High School.

From the Office of the Principal


Students and teachers alike will rejoice at the news!!   Archbishop Carroll’s March calendar is being updated to reflect two school days with NO SCHOOL!!

Please make the following changes on your March 2017 calendars:

  • Friday, March 17, 2017 there will be NO SCHOOL. The day is designated The Bishop’s Day Off which was granted to us by Bishop Fitzgerald on September 16, 2016 at our Opening Liturgy.

  • Monday, March 20, 2017 there will be NO SCHOOL. The day is designated The Principal’s Holiday.

All public school transportation offices have been notified of the changes in the calendar.

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Michael Hickey, Assistant Principal for Student Services, or Mr. James Corkery, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, at (610) 688-7610.

Summer Camps at Archbishop Carroll

Summer is fast approaching and we are busy getting our summer camps together to make them the best experience possible for your children. Registration forms are now available on the website under the athletics tab and at the school.

We will be offering all camps for $150 if the registration is received by March 26, 2017.   Please visit our website to register for one of our amazing camps

From the Office of Communication

Archbishop Carroll is now LiveStreaming

Today, for the first time, Archbishop Carroll LiveStreamed our Ash Wednesday mass. This is going to be the first of many events that Carroll will LiveStream. In order to do so, we will be using the platform provided by YouTube.

Beginning our LiveStreaming endeavor with our community of prayer felt appropriate, but we don't only plan to LiveStream Masses. Our hope is to present our community to you in many ways - assemblies, pep rallies, band and choral performances, athletic events and our Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises.

Our hope is to eventually embed the YouTube video stream into a page of our website. In order to do so, according to YouTube's user guide, we need to garner more subscribers to our YouTube Page.

Please take a moment and follow the link below. Once you are on our page, click subscribe - and you're done!

Want to contribute to The Patriot Post?
We are always on the lookout for a story or photo that celebrates and highlights Archbishop Carroll and our community. If you want to submit material for the next edition of The Patriot Post, please email photos@jcarroll.org.

We look forward to seeing our vibrant community in action!