May 9, 2018
Carroll50 celebration honors our storied history
Close to 1,000 people converged on the Archbishop John Carroll High School campus Apr. 28-29, marking the successful conclusion to the Carroll50 celebration.

Carroll President Francis E. Fox '77, his wife Francesca, Jane Melle Mauer '75, David Mauer '76, and Carroll Board Chairman John W. Goldschmidt, Jr., '76, were among those who enjoyed the weekend.
Many Christian Brothers who played such an important role in the building of Carroll returned for the weekend.

Brother Joseph Grabenstein, FSC, (left to right), Barry Kirsch and Brother Joseph Mahon, FSC, renewed friendships during the Carroll50 party.

Sunday’s Mass was celebrated by Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia. 

During his homily, Bishop Fitzgerald talked about the school’s namesake, Archbishop John Carroll. “(This school) was aptly named for the first bishop of the Church in America. A man of piety, patriotism and intellect, at a critical time in the founding of our nation, Archbishop Carroll promoted spiritual and cultural growth, which continue to be an essential part of the mission of Archbishop John Carroll High School today.”
Christian Brothers and women religious who have worked at Carroll were part of the procession and were seated on the stage, which served as the altar for the Mass. “It united everything,” said Carroll Campus Minister Father Michael Speziale.  “They are the ones that built Carroll.”

At the end of Mass, Goldschmidt asked faculty and staff, past and present, to stand.  He said, “You are on the frontline. You deliver God’s message of faith and education to our students. You are the ones developing the saints of the future. Thank you for the first 50.  Now onto the next 50!”
Msgr. Trinity returns for Carroll50 liturgy

Msgr. Bernard J. Trinity, founding principal of Archbishop John Carroll High School for Girls, returned to campus on Apr. 29, to con-concelebrate the Carroll50 Anniverary Mass.

Before the liturgy, he posed below his portrait along with three of his nieces: Mary King Mihalich ’76, Kate Maginnis ‘19, and Eileen King Maginnis ’86, 
Archbishop John Carroll High School will be closed Thursday, May 10, in observance of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation.

AP tests will be held as scheduled.

Classes resume Friday, May 11.
Carroll's Neumann Scholars

Carroll seniors (left to right) Chris Anderson, Julianna Wallgren, Deirdre Mitchell, Clare Stoyell-Mulholland, Gabriella Falcone and Julia Lundeen (not pictured: Joseph O'Brien) were honored by the Connelly Foundation. They are among 22 Neumann Scholars at Carroll.
Carroll students attend Youth Leadership Academy

Megan Curry, Julia DiRita and Kadi Dekovitch (left to right), members of Carroll '20, participated in the Delaware County Youth Leadership Academy in April.

They learned about leadership styles, listened to presentations from area leaders in their industries and worked collaboratively with 31 other tenth grade students to develop and deliver presentations on what leadership means to them. As a result of their outstanding performance, all participants were awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Neumann University if they choose to further their education there.
Spring is in full bloom!

Rochelle Clerkin '21, Amira Woodlyn '19, Jess Suloff '19, and Maggie Willson '19 (left to right), in front of the newly-bloomed tulips during a visit to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square on Apr. 26.

The students were among those in Mrs. Maral Daou’s Honors Biology class, who have been learning about plants and Environmental Science.

"They performed a research project where they had to plant seeds, watch them grow, replant them and keep them alive," Mrs. Daou said. "This project allowed the students to learn about the challenges facing our food industry, farmers and the effect of environment on plant growth."

After finishing the third quarter, students went to the plant sanctuary to watch employees taking care of the plants. "The students were amazed and appreciated seeing all the exotic, rare plants and the amount of work it takes to maintain them," Mrs. Daou said.
47 Patriots named to AOP Winter Sports Athlete Honor Roll
Sister Maureen McDermott, IHM, PhD, Superintendent for Secondary Schools, Office of Catholic Education, has announced the 2017-18 Archdiocese of Philadelphia Winter Sports Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, which recognizes the high school student-athletes who earned first or second academic honors in the second quarter marking period while competing in basketball, bowling, indoor track & field, swimming and wrestling. Read more
Sydney Haye '19 excels

Carroll junior Sydney Haye '19, set a new school record and personal record in the triple jump. She finished first in the event at the Philadelphia Catholic League Meet #5: Southern Division Championship, Monday, Apr. 30, at O'Hara

Congrats Lacrosse seniors!

Congratulations and good luck to the graduating seniors on the Carroll Lacrosse team: (left to right) Max Krieger, Bobby Ferry, Michael Miner, Bobby Vernitsky, Adam Ritter, Chris Aman.
Sports physicals scheduled for June

Students who want to participate in a sport during the 2018-19 school year are required to undergo a physical June 5 or June 7, 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 10-minute time slots per physical are available. To sign up, email Bill O'Donnell:

Download physical information.
Class of 2018 Commencement Information

The Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m., at St. Helena Church. Graduation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m., at Cabrini University.  Graduation attire and tickets will be distributed to seniors on May 24, if all obligations are fulfilled. The Graduation Memo was emailed to seniors last week, and can also be found  here . Both ceremonies require a ticket for admission. 
At the request of Archbishop Chaput, we are sharing information about an important upcoming webinar, “Parents, Kids and Porn: The Conversation.” The goal of this free program is to equip parents to initiate age-appropriate discussion with children about the pitfalls of technology, social media and pornography.

Sponsored by the Religious Alliance Against Pornography and the Archdiocese of Kansas City, the webinar will be presented by Jasper Hall, Jr., president of PureHope, a foundation dedicated to providing Christian solutions in a sexualized culture, and Dan Martin, campus pastor at Chase Oaks Church in Fairview, Texas.

The free, one-hour webinar will take place on two different dates:

  • Tuesday, May 15, 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 8 p.m.

Interested parties may register by visiting  
Archbishop John Carroll High School offices a wide variety of summer camps, including academics, the arts and athletics.

June 18-21: Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, Art

June 25-28: Girls and Boys Basketball, Lego Robotics

July 9-12: Volleyball, Co-ed Soccer, Media Arts

July 16-19: Girls Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Wrestling

July 23-26: Football, Theatre

July 30-Aug. 2: Baseball, Softball

Aug. 20-23: Algebra, Academic

Order Scrip today!

It's tot too late to order Scrip before the summer months.  Just join our program at . Our enrollment number is 5F56DE9A823.

Here are the remaining dates for SCRIP this year:

Wednesday, May
Thursday, May 17
Wednesday, May 23
Thursday, May 31
This will be the last day to order scrip at school until late August.

If you wish to save all summer, please remember to apply for PrestoPay.  Instructions to apply are on . Your normal everyday shopping during the summer will turn into rebates applied to your tuition for next year. Any questions, just send an email to 
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