Carroll Lax gives back
The Carroll Girls Lacrosse Team trained with their counterparts at Hazelton Area High School, a Lady Patriots’ service project
 
The team started five years ago with Coach Bethanne Hudock and Coach Gwen Valkusky leading the girls in Hazelton who wanted to play lacrosse. 
 
Last year they came to Carroll for the playday. Carroll paid a return visit on Apr. 14, due in part because Coach Valkusky cannot travel due to a cancer diagnosis.
 
“We keep her in our prayers and thankfully she came to see us for a little bit Sunday,” said Carroll Coach Lorraine Beers. “We had three more t-shirts to present her. That started this past summer when she was diagnosed and to cheer her up, Sammy Swart ‘17 got a Syracuse t-shirt signed by all her teammates to send to Gwen."

"Then we found out she loves the University of North Carolina.  I have a club player there, so we got her a UNC signed shirt. When we went up in April, we brought shirts from several other Carroll alums:  Loyola from Katie Detwiler ‘18; Ohio State Meghan Matey ‘16; and James Madison from Rachel Matey '17." 

#CarrollCares
Bishop Joseph L. Coffey '78 to celebrate Mass at Carroll
The Most Reverend Joseph L. Coffey '78, Bishop Coffey, the  Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS), USA , will celebrate Mass for the Carroll community on Monday, May 13, at 9:15 a.m., in the Auditorium. All are welcome to attend and join in the Liturgy.

This will be Bishop Coffey's first Mass at Carroll since he was ordained a bishop earlier this year. Bishop Coffey serves as episcopal vicar for Veterans Affairs for the Military Archdiocese.

Bishop Coffey’s sister is Marita Coffey Finley ’86. Her husband, Dan, is a member of the Archbishop John Carroll High School Board of Directors. A long line of Coffey family members who have graduated from Carroll or are current students, including Marita and Dan’s children: Gabrielle Finley ’14; Katherine Finley ’15; Daniel Finley ’17; Joseph Finley ’19 and Mary Finley ’22.

Five other siblings of Bishop-elect Coffey also graduated from Carroll: William F. X., Jr. ’72; Thomas ’76; John ’80; Kara Lee ’82; James ’85, and niece Kathleen Iepson ’07 and nephew Martin Iepson ’07.
Middle States team visits Carroll
A team of distinguished education professionals representing the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools met with various Carroll constituencies this week, evaluating the viability of Carroll's accreditation plan based not only on their review of the plan but also on conversations with teachers, administrators, students, Board members, parents and staff.

Pictured left to right: Carroll President Francis E. Fox '77, Director of Guidance, Jennifer Kelly, Department Chair, Audrey Bourgeois, Middle States Team Member Dr. Daniel Stabile, Principal Anchen Schulz, Ph.D., and Campus Minister Father Mike Speziale.
Art students spent the day in New York City on Friday, Apr. 26, visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Honors, honors, honors!
National Art Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society (pictured above) induction ceremonies took place on Wednesday, Apr. 24, during Carroll's annual Fine Arts Week. A reception after the induction was hosted by our St. Katherine's Day School teachers and students.

Below, Erin Mahady (president N.A.H.S.) and Brandon Abiuso (vice-president N.A.H.S.) welcoming new inductees.
The National Art Honor Society members from top left to right: Simon Bestany, Jason Abiuso, Sophia Kelly, Brandon Abiuso, Erin Mahady, Emily Schatzman, Evelyn Godlewski, Emily Papoutsis, Emma Chau, Sophie Kvetan and Mikayla Kloc.
Repairs slated for pedestrian bridge between Carroll and King of Prussia Road
The Matsonford Road Pedestrian Bridge will be having repairs and painting performed starting May 6. The pedestrian bridge will be closed from May 6 through approximately Aug. 16, weather permitting. There will be a pedestrian detour posted, that will allow you to cross Matsonford Road at grade. During that time period, there will be lane shifts, but no anticipated lane closures. Please allow extra travel time should you use the pedestrian detour or travel through the project area.
Shannon Lloyd '16 named Fastpitch News D-III Player of the Week

Junior Shannon Lloyd '16 (King of Prussia, Pa.) of the Keystone College softball team was named the Fastpitch News NCAA Division III Player of the Week, announced by the organization on Tuesday.

Lloyd hit .642 last week (9-for-14) with two homers, two doubles, five runs and seven RBI.Currently, Lloyd is leading all of Division III in batting average (.589), slugging percentage (1.168) and on base percentage (.664).
The next Parent's Association meeting will be held Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m., in the Library. We will be electing our new board and are looking for parents who would like to get more involved. All positions are open: president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone for any position, please let Carolyn Evans ( carolynondikevans@gmail.com ) know and she will get you more details. We hope to see you all at the meeting.
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Upcoming ACTs and SATs
Juniors should sign up for the ACTs or SATs.  For a list of upcoming dates for the SATs click  here . For a list of upcoming dates for the ACTs click  here

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 you receive scholarship money will be included in the graduation booklet. Deadline to hand in this information is May 15.

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.

Summer Job Opportunities
Students should check the bulletin board next to Carroll Corner in the cafeteria about summer job opportunities.
Class of 2020 Senior Portraits
If any current junior requires a re-take or was not photographed last week, he/she 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.

Class of 2019 Commencement Information
The Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Norristown. Graduation is scheduled for Wed., June 5, at 11:00 a.m., at Cabrini University.  Graduation attire and tickets will be distributed to seniors on May 23. Please read the Graduation Memo, which was distributed to seniors this week. Click  here to access the Graduation Memo.

Graduation and Handicapped Seating  
Senior parents, please send your requests for handicapped seating in writing to the Office of Student Affairs by Mon., May 6. We will need the student’s name, ID, and the number of handicapped seats needed.  Any general admission ticket may be used for guests in the handicapped section at graduation.  Parking at Cabrini is limited, so there are a small number of handicapped spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event.  

Senior Prom
The Senior Prom will be held this Friday at the Sheraton Valley Forge from 7-11 p.m.  Students must arrive by 7:45 p.m.  Seniors do not attend classes on the day of the prom.