2015 National Honor Society inductees

Dear Archbishop Carroll Community,

The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 and the four pillars that have guided the organization from the beginning are scholarship, service, leadership and character. These ideals of scholastic achievement, service to others, leadership and character inform the selection of our members.  

The process is arduous both for applicants and for the Faculty Council who make the decision as to whether or not to admit the candidate, so it is really a pleasure to oversee the induction of 76 new members tonight.  

During the course of the year, all of our members will be involved in service projects, planning Career Day, tutoring and running our first Basketball Tournament in honor of Dominic Coyle ’17.  

As advisors, we welcome the opportunity to work with such talented group of students and, of course our officers and committee chairs whose names follow:

Brittany Sterling Young - President
Melissa Guitierrez - Vice President
Rose Kokol - Secretary
Madison Bristowe - Treasurer
Ryan McCarthy - Basketball Tournament Chair
Annie McDevitt - Career Day Chair
Arianna Raikes - Events Chair

Shane Brady-- Publicity

Tess Gibbons - Service Chair
Sofia Sowden - Tutoring  

Tonight is also a particular pleasure for us as welcome back as our speaker Lisa Gainor a former faculty member.  We look forward to beginning our work with the NHS and hope that all of our students have opportunities to exemplify the pillars of the NHS—Leadership, Scholarship, Character and Service.

Janine Cahill & Charmaine Gates
Co-moderators, Archbishop John Carroll Chapter - NHS

From the Office of Campus Ministry

Eucharistic Adoration & Confessions

This Friday, November 4 there will be Eucharistic Adoration held throughout the day in chapel. In addition, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available during all lunch periods in the confessional in chapel. All are welcome to spend in time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and to receive God’s healing and mercy in Confession.

National Vocations Awareness Week

From November 6-12, we are invited to pray for the particular intention of an increased awareness of the Lord’s call to the priesthood and religious life in the hearts of our young men and women. Please join the Carroll community in asking God to send more workers into his harvest and to keep in prayer those who are discerning, including our own Gregory Miller ’15, who continues studies at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

The Kairos Retreat

Registration for the March 14-17, 2017 Kairos retreat can be found HERE. A fund to assist those students who are in need of financial help in order to participate in the Kairos experience continues to accept donations. If you would like to sponsor a student (total cost: $280.00) or contribute to the fund, please contact Lisa Ritter in the Tuition Office (ext. 136 or lritter@jcarroll.org).

Congratulations Girls Volleyball!
Back Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Kim LASTNAME, Abby Wright, Leah O'Brien, Christa Mork, Michele Wince, Hannah Wright, Paige Monastero, Abby Riehman, Gabrielle Lyons and Coach Brian McCann. Front Row (L to R): Gina Custer, Amelia Painter, Mary Kate Painter, Bailey Gavin and Morgan Silks. Bold names are Seniors.
Archbishop Carroll's Girls Varsity Volleyball team topped Cardinal O'Hara to become the 2016 Philadelphia Catholic League Champions. They were also undefeated all season: 21-0. Congratulations, Girls!
From the Office of Athletics

This Week's 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. 

Wednesday, November 2 

7:15pm - Girls Varsity Field Hockey PCL Championship  - Neumann University

Thursday, November 3 

3:30pm - Boys JV Soccer @ Malvern Prep  - Malvern Preparatory School
3:30pm - Boys Varsity Soccer @ Malvern Prep  - Malvern Preparatory School

Friday, November 4 

3:00pm - Girls Volleyball - Districts @ Bishop McDevitt  - Bishop McDevitt High School
7 :00pm - Boys Freshmen Football vs SJP  - ArchbishopCarroll High School

Saturday, November 5 

11:00am - Cross Country - PIAA State Championship  - Hershey, PA
7:00pm - Boys Varsity Football - District Playoff vs Archbishop Ryan  - Northeast HS


Field hockey in the PCL Championship today at 7:15 PM at Neumann vs O'hara.

Volleyball in District 12 Championship Friday at 3:00 PM at McDevitt vs Kensington

Football in semi final of PCL playoffs Saturday at 7:00 PM at Northeast High School vs Ryan

Cross Country in state championship on Saturday in Hershey

Cheerleading in competition this weekend at West Chester Rustin High School


Boy and Girls Varsity - if interested, please contact Brandon Lafving at blafving@jcarroll.org. Come help defend the title!

Winter Sports

PIAA Forms

Please submit forms prior to 1st official practice.   

Coaches Contact Information

Please contact athletics@jcarroll.org for schedule and contact information of all sports teams.



Please return to respective coaches

Ice Hockey Fundraiser

The Ice Hockey team is hosting a beef and beer on Saturday, December 3, 2016. It runs 7pm-10pm at Barnaby’s in Havertown. Cost is $30 per person, $50 per couple; $35 at the door. For tickets and information contact Lisa Zambella or Leslie Walker. Click HERE to view full event flyer.

Cheerleading Fundraiser

The cheerleaders are selling Carroll “Alex and Ani Style” bracelets.  Please click HERE if you are interested in this fundraiser.

From the Office of Student Affairs


Student Council is hosting a 5K on November 13th at Rose Tree Park to benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Click HERE for the registration form for this great cause, or visit the website by clicking HERE.


Members of the Class of 2017 will receive a copy of the yearbook with their name embossed on the cover as part of the Graduation fee.  The staff invites parents and other relatives of the Class of 2017 to continue the tradition of writing messages to graduating seniors.  Personal messages are limited to relatives of senior students who would like to record some expression or thoughts for posterity.  The message may contain up to 25 words, excluding the student’s name, for $30.  Your message will be kept confidential until the distribution of yearbooks.  If interested, please fill out the form by clicking HERE and returning it to the Office of Student Affairs.  The last day to submit a message for members of the class of 2017 will be Friday, November 4th, 2016.  

Yearbooks will be on sale for the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 until November 17. The cost is now $90.  The deadline for all sales is November 17. Students can place yearbook orders in The Office of Student Affairs.  No extra copies will be available in June, so please plan accordingly. Click HERE for the order form.

Class Rings and Graduation Products

Orders for class rings and graduation products will be due on November 9th during the lunch periods. Please make checks out to Jostens, not ACHS.  Deposits for rings should go directly to Jostens on November 9th.  

Father-Daughter Dance

This special event is scheduled for November 11th at Westover Country Club.  Please save the date! Ticket prices include a sit-down dinner, dessert, beverages, Dj, and dancing.  Gurscik Studios will also be available for photo packages. Please click HERE for the invitation. Reservations are due by November 2


Archbishop Carroll’s cheerleaders are hosting a “Cheerful Girls Afternoon” for girls aged 4-12 on Sunday, November 13th from 1:30-4:00.  Click HERE to print the registration form.

ACTS Fall Show: Into the Woods

Archbishop Carroll Theatre Society is hosting a $2 dress down day tomorrow, November 3, to benefit the fall production. Students may wear official Carroll apparel or ACTS clothing. Into the Woods runs from November 17-19 at 7pm and November 20 at 2pm.

From the Office of CarrollU

Daily Guidance Announcements

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

Attention Class of 2017 

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

Please note that there is a November 11th deadline in order to guarantee pre-Thanksgiving college documentation processing.  There is also a December 5th deadline in order to guarantee pre-Christmas college documentation processing.

Any student that needs their 1st quarter grades sent to colleges must stop by the guidance office.

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 www.PHEAA.org.

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.

SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

  • Test Date: December 3*; Registration Deadline: November 3; Late Reg. Deadline: November 22

*Test administration at Carroll
For more information: www.collegeboard.org

Upcoming College Presentation

Thursday, 11/3: Bloomsburg University, Mount St. Mary’s University & Wilson College

Monday, 11/14: Gwynedd-Mercy University & Elmira College

Tuesday, 11/15: Goldey-Beacom College & LaSalle University

  • Students MUST sign up by 6th period the day before the presentation in the Guidance Office in order to be admitted to the presentation the following day.
  • Students MUST inform their teacher prior to the college presentation.
  • Future College Presentations are listed in Naviance.  Click on the “Colleges” tab to see all of the upcoming college visits.

Philadelphia PACCAO Tour 2016

Pennsylvania Association of Catholic College Admissions Officers (PACCAO) will be coming to Carroll on Wednesday, November 16th at 11:30 in the west gym.  A list of colleges that are attending are on Carroll’s website.  Please contact the Guidance Office for more details.

From the Parents' Association

Designer Bag Bingo


Doors open at 6:30 pm and you can pay at the door $25 per person includes 10 games. Extras Cards will be available for $10 each. 50/50, Raffle baskets, Candy Bar, Coffee, Table Decorating Contest and “SURPRISE HELPERS”

Parents' Association Meeting 

Our next Parents' Association Meeting will be Monday 11/14 from 7:00 - 8:00pm in the Curley Library. Our guest speaker will be our Director of Athletics Mr. Brady Kramer. Please come and share your thoughts with him and the Parent’s Association about our school and how we can make Carroll the best place to BE.  

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Scrip Program - Holiday Shopping


Scrip dates for November and December:

Scrip Orders will be processed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 – last day to order for Thanksgiving grocery and Black Friday Shopping. *Orders processed on this date will go home on Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd.*
  • Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (School closed on December 8 – Holyday)
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (School closed on December 15) LAST DAY TO ORDER FOR CHRISTMAS.  Orders processed on December 14 will go home on Monday, December 19 and Tuesday, December 20.
  • Thursday, January 5 – Scrip orders will begin again.

If you haven’t joined our Scrip Program yet, this is a great time of year to start saving on your tuition.  Just join our program at www.shopwithscrip.com.  Our enrollment number is 5F56DE9A823.            

ShopwithScrip has small denomination cards available at this time of year for gift giving.  They are available while supplies last, so don’t delay in ordering them.  $10 Gift Cards are available for Amazon, AMC, Applebees, CVS, IHOP, Bahama Breeze, Bone Fish Grill, Outback, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Regal and Target.  $5 Gift Cards available for Barnes & Noble, Panera, and Starbucks.            

Once you join, you will help you see how easy it is to save money on your tuition.  All you do is your normal shopping and you will see how the savings add up.

From the Nurse's Office

Flu Vaccine

The time is now to get your Flu Shot. Please consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns. I encourage everyone, who is medically able, to get the Flu Vaccine. For more up to date information click HERE.

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We look forward to seeing our vibrant community in action!