November 21, 2017
78 inducted into National Honor Society
Seven seniors and 71 juniors were inducted into the John Carrol Chapter of National Honor Society Chapter on Nov. , bringing to 139 the number of students in the chapter.
Science teacher Janine Cahill is the moderator, with assistance from Judy Owens, chair of the Carroll Science Department.

Cahill said the chapter, “thrives on the four pillars of character, scholarship, leadership and service.

Anchen Schulz, Ph.D., Carroll principal, delivered the opening address.
Closing remarks were given by Francis E. Fox ’77, Carroll president.

Guest speaker was Charmaine Gates, former chapter moderator, librarian, and AP European History teacher, who retired at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

The Student Officers for 2017-2018 are:

Tommy Donovan- President
Mary Bushner- Vice President
Angela Alquiros- Secretary
Kristin Long- Treasurer
Alexis Slotterback- Service Chair
Kathryn Stringer-Tutoring Chair
Julianna Keith-Events/Publicity Chair
Elizabeth Donnelly- Career Day Chair
Mary Clare Boyle- Tournament Chair
Father/Daughter Dance Surprise!
Archbishop Carrol Theater Society staged Once On This Island (Nov. 16-19).

Samantha Scroggins '18 (center), summed up her experience: "I joined ACTS (and actually stayed) last year after two years of being too afraid to be heard or judged by others. Getting to play such a strong-willed character like Ti Moune has been an incredible experience because now I know that she and her inspiring strength will always be a part of me.

"This show has taught me how to love deeper than I ever could have before and has given me the most amazing people to love. Thank you ACTS for being my home and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to share the stage with my little family. So happy to be on this journey with you all."

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!
SAT Prep Session III - Feb. 12 - Mar. 8, 2018
The next session of SAT Prep classes will be held from Feb. 12 to Mar. 8, 2018. These classes are in preparation for the Mar. 10, 2018 SAT test. To sign up, click here (please attach the PDF file).

The Chester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship
The Chester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is offering a scholarship to young women who have a grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, who will be attending a two or four year college or institute of higher learning, involvement in extra-curricular school, community and/or church activities and volunteerism. Students must also submit an essay of 500 words or more. Stop by Guidance for more information. Deadline to apply is Mar. 16, 2018.  

Coolidge Scholarship offered by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
Current juniors should apply for the Coolidge Scholarship, which is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any Accredited American University. For eligibility requirements and to apply, go to . Deadline to apply is Jan. 24, 2018.

Clarence Schock Foundation scholarship offered at Millersville University
The Clarence Schock Foundation scholarship is awarded annually to freshmen on the basis of scholastic record, financial need and personal attributes. Stop by Guidance for an application. Deadline to apply is Feb.23, 2018.

College Fair of Pennsylvania State System colleges
The School District of Philadelphia is hosting a college fair of Pennsylvania colleges in the state system including Bloomsburg, Cheyney, Clarion, E. Stroudsburg, West Chester, etc. The fair will be held on Wednesday, December 6th from 3:30-7pm at the School District building on Broad Street. For more information, stop by Guidance.

Munley Law Scholarship
Munley Law is offering $5,000 to a graduating high school senior. Students must be legal residents of the United States and be 18 years or older at the time of the scholarship's disbursement (May 30, 018). Seniors must write an essay or create an original video submission answering this question: What amendment to the Constitution is the most meaningful to you and why? Deadline to apply is Apr. 30, 2018. Stop by Guidance for more information.

John P. McNulty Scholars Program at Saint Joseph's University
Saint Joseph's University is offering the John P. McNulty Scholars program to young women interested in pursuing a degree in one of the  sciences, mathematics or computer science programs. Students need to have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, 1360 on their SATs or 29 on their ACTs.  Students need to apply to Saint Joseph's prior to applying for the scholarship. Go to  to apply. Deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2018.

The Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program and Stamps Scholarship at University of Pittsburgh
The Nordenberg Leadership Scholars Program and the Stamps Foundation scholarship is being offered at the University of Pittsburgh to seniors who  demonstrate excellent leadership skills, innovative thinking, intellectual curiosity, and community involvement. Students will receive a full-tuition scholarship for four years for the scholars program and full tuition, room and board for the Stamps scholarship.   Candidates must submit a completed application for admission and the PA Scholars Application no later than Dec. 1, 2017. An essay is required. To apply, go to 
All-Catholic musicians
Congratulations to Grace Varnum '20 (left) and Suzanne Carpenter '18, for qualifying for qualifying for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's All-Catholic Orchestra.
Red Cross Blood Drive Nov. 28

Carroll is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, Nov. 28, in honor of the late Christopher Jones ‘07. 

Current Carroll students who receive tuition assistance from the Jones Family money are the workers of the blood drive along with other Carroll students who sign up to help.

Two seniors who were scholarship receipts of the Jones' family and helped me the last four years received $250 scholarships each from the American Red Cross.
Carroll family members and friends are welcome to come in and donate that day.  They can sign in at the Main Office on Nov. 28.

The blood drive runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the West Gym.

Carroll students who are 16 and older sign up to donate during their lunch periods the week before the drive.
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Carroll’s Varsity boys’ basketball team traveled to the Carousel House located at Belmont Avenue and the Avenue of the Republic.

Head Coach Paul Romanczuk planned with Keith Newerla for the Carroll boys to experience basketball in a whole new way. Keith is Community Programs Director at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and coordinates wheelchair sports. 

Coach Romanczuk thought that his team would benefit greatly from a night spent going head to head with a very talented wheelchair basketball team. Not only was it a night that humbled our Carroll players, but it also afforded them an opportunity to put themselves in another’s place. They were able to appreciate the tremendous strength and resolve of these very dedicated athletes.

The two teams hit it off famously. The night started with some rules explained and strategies discussed followed by a demo scrimmage. Finally, the Carroll players took turns taking to the wheelchairs and trying to compete against a very formidable team of basketball players. 

Players and coaches alike were so grateful to have experienced such a unique opportunity.

All the players were taking an interest in each other and some new friendships were quickly formed. The players said afterwards that the Magee Rehab athletes were so gracious with their time and talents, especially seeing as they only get one day per week of practice time.

Andrew Reed and John Dougherty, two of the wheelchair basketball players, expressed an interest in coming by for a game or two for the Patriots’ upcoming season. We are hoping that the Patriot Cagers footwork and ball skills will prove better than their wheelchair skills. But all kidding aside, it was certainly a night that coaches and players alike will never forget. 
Carroll Cheerleaders advance to Disney World competition
Archbishop Carroll Cheer is going to Disney! JV finished second and Varsity was fourth at the UCA Northeast Regional competition; both teams secured their bids to Nationals! 

#patriotnation #rollcheer
Indoor Track & Field hit the ground running this weekend with a service project leading Water Stop #1 for the Philly Half Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 18.

#WhereSuccessBegins #CARROLL50