March 20, 2019
Kathleen Carpenter '19, reaches high note
Kathleen Carpenter ’19, was one of only two students from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to participate in the Region VI Band Festival at Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown on March 9.

Pictured (clockwise): (1) Mr. Zach Larimer, Kathleen and Carroll President Francis E. Fox ’77. (2) Kathleen with her sister, Suzanne ’18, who performed in the concert last year. (3) Cheryl Boyce, Carroll faculty member Robert Boyce, Bob Carpenter (Kathleen’s father), Suzanne, Mr. Larimer, Kathleen, and renowned guest conductor Timothy Mahr, professor of music, St. College, Northfield, Minn . (4) Kathleen and Timothy Mahr.

"I am incredibly proud of Kathleen for making Region Band," Larimer said. "The ensemble is extremely competitive and that says a lot about her talent and work ethic. She represented Carroll well and brought more awareness to the music program here."
Leading the way
Andrea Lopez '21, and Emma Sutter '20, attended the West Point Society of Philadelphia's Leadership and Ethics Conference on March. 4, at Villanova University.

The eight-hour conference explored ethical issues regarding honor, respect and leadership, and how those issues relate to the students’ lives, their peers, faculty/teachers/counselors, and members of their communities.  

Erin Sweeney '20, joins Carroll's 1,000 Point Club
The Carroll Girls Basketball Team celebrated Erin Sweeney '20 (holding the cake) as she joined the Patriot's 1,000 Point Club in the Lady Patriots 42-31 playoff victory over Gettysburg Area High School on March 13. After the win, Sweeney said she had no idea she was approaching the milestone. She finished the game with 16 points.
Juniors Richie Kimmel (Football) and Megan Curry (Field Hockey) represented Carroll at the Archdiocese Student-Athlete Advisory Council Conference. We are very proud of these two in their accomplishments and efforts both on and off the field, representing what a Carroll student-athlete intends to be.
CBSPhilly features Carroll/St. Katherine's Bocce Team
Ahead of their march to the state playoffs in Hershey, CBSPhilly reporter Vittoria Woodill spent some time with the student-athletes of the Carroll/St. Katherine's Day School Bocce Team. Watch the story .
Junior Ring Mass
The Class of 2020 will receive their class rings on Thursday, Apr. 14, at 6:00 p.m., in the school Auditorium. Ring balances are due to Jostens by March 20.  Jostens can be contacted directly about balance information at . All members of the class of 2020, even if they did not order a ring, are welcome to attend the liturgy. Since we acknowledge each junior’s name at the mass, we would like all juniors to attend.  If your son or daughter cannot attend the Mass, please send in a handwritten note to OSA by Apr. 3. 

Junior Prom
Tickets for the Junior Prom are on sale in OSA until March 29.  The cost is $130 per couple and 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.  

Spring Show
On Thursday, Apr. 11, Archbishop Carroll Theatre Society will begin their Spring production of  Fiddler on the Roof.  The show begins at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, Apr. 14. Tickets are $15 for guests and free for current students who present a Carroll ID.  Please come out and support the arts at Archbishop Carroll.

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 2019 a success. This year, Career Day is scheduled for Friday, March 29. 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 fill out the   attached form .
Attention parents and guardians : Title 1 Survey Forms were due to the Main Office by March 15. As of March 18, we have only received back 100 surveys. Thank you to those families. Title 1 funding is extremely important to our school. We are extending the deadline to return these forms to Friday, March 22. Please ask your students to make sure to turn in these very important forms in to their homeroom teacher or drop off at the Main Office. Thank you so much for your help and support!
Course Selection Advice
As we begin to prepare for course selection for the 2019-2020 school year, the Guidance Department would like to remind students to be mindful of their future goals in choosing classes.  

  1. Colleges look at the rigor of the courses taken over all four years. Senior year counts as well. Please be sure to maintain an appropriate rigor every year. More competitive colleges desire more honors and advanced placement classes as well as a strong GPA.
  2. We advise students to contact the colleges in which they are interested to find out what coursework they require/recommend for acceptance to their school and chosen program. Some majors have additional coursework requirements than the college itself. Sites, such as and, can also be helpful in determining college requirements, although the college admissions offices will have the most accurate information. Sites, such as, provide information regarding careers and the education needed for those occupations.
  3. Most colleges only require two years of a world language. Some of the more competitive schools require three years of a world language. An additional year of a language beyond the requirement may positively influence the admissions process if the student does well in the course.
  4. We strongly recommend that students keep in mind that most colleges require at least one semester of math in college. Students should consider taking math senior year to maintain their math skills in preparation for their college math course. Some majors require higher level math classes, such as calculus. Students may consider selecting a math course senior year to prepare for the math level required in college. This may prevent the student from needing to take additional prerequisites at the college level to prepare for the required college math course for the major, or at least reduce the number of prerequisite courses.
  5. Students planning to play sports in college need to consider NCAA requirements. Information may be obtained from Mr. Lynam in guidance or from the NCAA eligibility website. Students must meet the minimum core GPA to be eligible to play Division I and Division II sports. A core GPA only includes approved courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language.

Upcoming ACTs and SATs
Juniors should sign up for the ACTs or SATs.  For a list of upcoming dates for the SATs click  here . The May 4 SAT will be held at Carroll. The regular registration deadline is April 5, and the late registration deadline is April 16. For a list of upcoming dates for the ACTs click  here . The April 13 ACT will be held at Carroll. The regular registration deadline is March 8; late registration is March 9 - 25.

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.

NCAA Registration
Student-Athletes interested in playing sports in college should register with the NCAA. Please see Mr. Lynam in Guidance to go over that process.

Upcoming College Visits
For a list of upcoming college visits, click  here .

PACAC Main Line Regional College Fair
The Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) has announced the Main Line Regional College Fair will be held on Monday, Apr. 8, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia. There will be over 250 colleges and universities in attendance. For more information, click  here .

College for a Day Series at DCCC
Delaware County Community College is hosting a College for a Day Series at their Marple Campus for high school juniors and seniors. It will be a day of hands-on experiences in fields like design, business, computer science, culinary art; transitioning to college with a disability; and technical and skilled trades programs. The various programs will be held on March 27, Apr. 2 and Apr. 30.  For more information, contact Amber Moore at 610-723-4950 or

Summer Program at The Philadelphia Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo is hosting a volunteer summer program called ZooCREW ( C hampions for  R estoring  E ndangered  W ildlife) for current freshmen. ZooCREW helps teens become conservation ambassadors, gain experience working with animals, and they learn how to take action and protect animals all over the world through conservation. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one shift per week.  If interested in applying, click  here .  

Forensic Science Symposium at Cedar Crest College
Cedar Crest College is hosting a Forensic Science Symposium on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.  The symposium is open to anyone with an interest in forensic science and includes presentations by regional and national experts, as well as forensic science alumnae. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. To register, click  here .

Forensic Science Symposium at Penn State University
Penn State University is hosting a Forensic Science Symposium on Saturday, Apr. 6, which will be a full day of presentations from professionals in the field of forensic science. Attendees will also be given information about Penn State’s Forensic Science program and will have the opportunity to tour the lab facilities. Apr. 7 is a half-day session of "hands on" experience with the tools and techniques used by criminalists in the field.The registration fee is $15, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For a registration form, stop by Guidance or email .
Join us for our 35th Annual Carroll Café on Saturday, March 30, 2019, in the East Gym. Our “Patriot Madness” evening will include a live auction, basket raffles, games, great food and the Elite 8 games of March Madness! All guests must be 21 and over to attend.

At $25 person for unlimited beer, wine AND food, it's also an unbelievable deal! Please support your school and bring some friends!

We are in desperate need of basket donations! Here are some suggestions for items to donate:

Experiences: gym memberships, restaurant gift certificates, hair salon/massage/facial gift certificates, sport lessons, tutoring, golf outings, museum tickets, limo gift certificates, camp vouchers.

Vacations: mountain houses or beach houses for a weekend or longer, time shares, hotel vouchers. Sporting event tickets. New electronics: iPads, Alexa, Bluetooth Speakers. “Foodie” baskets with gourmet items. Movie night baskets. College kits, service gift certificates (gardening, window washing, etc), Bacardi Rum baskets, Scotch and Cigar night, Girls night baskets.