October 11, 2017
Barry Kirsch becomes first member of Carroll Hall of Fame
Archbishop John Carroll High School celebrated Barry Kirsch on Oct. 7, and all he has done during his 50 years at the school, making him the inaugural inductee into Carroll’s Hall of Fame.

The evening began in the Carroll chapel with a beautiful Mass, celebrated by Father Mike Speziale and accompanied by a student choir.

More than 500 guests from every aspect of Barry’s life attended the reception and induction ceremony.

During his remarks, Barry acknowledged and recognized his family, friends, co-workers and students, all of whom have been influential throughout his career at Carroll. 

“His consistency, zeal, determination and humility have provided a wonderful example for generations of Carroll students,” said Francis E. Fox ’77, Carroll president. “This was a perfect opportunity to celebrate this great man.”

“Barry is Carroll,” said emcee Joe DeBarberie ‘74, adding he was the logical choice to be the first Hall of Fame inductee: “With all the catching up we have to do, 50 years of tremendous people who could be inducted into the Hall of Fame, we decided to make the inaugural about one individual. It says a lot about him and a lot about our community.”
A portion of the event's proceeds was used to create a scholarship, The Barry Kirsch Scholarship for Distinguished Service , a $5,000 scholarship to be awarded annually to a Carroll student for their senior year. The criteria for the scholarship are that the student exhibit talent in some area and that they are dedicated to promoting the culture of life, just as Barry Kirsch does as a teacher at Carroll.
At the event, President Fox and Mr. Kirsch presented the first-ever  Barry Kirsch Scholarship for Distinguished Service to Carroll senior Suzanne Carpenter (pictured above with her parents).

Suzanne is the oldest of six children, two of whom are also Carroll students.  She was named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. She has been involved in the Pro-Life Club all four years at Carroll, attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C. and High School Respect Life Leadership Days, and prayed outside of an abortion clinic on Saturday mornings with Mr. Kirsch and other Pro-Life members

It was also a great night for Carroll alumni, faculty and friends, as many of them had the chance to reconnect with one another. Once again, congratulations Barry, for your myriad contributions to Carroll as a teacher, coach, Pro-Life moderator, mentor and friend.
Michael McCormack ’76 (far left) and Ed Morris ’76 (far right) presented a donation of $10,000 to Barry Kirsch and President Francis Fox '77, on behalf of the class of 1976. The gift, made through BLOCS, will provide tuition assistance for students here at Carroll.
Fall Open Houses

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m - 1 p.m.

Share with interested families and ask them to register online: https://www.tfaforms.com/4639635

The Parent's Association needs volunteers to drop off snacks and staff the tables during both open houses. To volunteer, please email email  Carolynondikevans@gmail.com or  Michelemontanez@yahoo.com

Thank you!
Celebrating #CARROLL50
CatholicPhilly.com featured our opening Mass marking the official start of CARROLL50, our celebration of 50 years.

Ignatian Leaders Scholarship at Gonzaga University

The Ignatian Leaders Scholarship was established to recognize and honor 20 incoming first year students whose commitment to academic excellence, leadership potential, and community service has been made evident in their high school and pre-collegiate involvement. Ten of the selected Scholars will be women, and ten will be men. To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must have an application for admission on file as of February 1, 2018. Students do not need to be accepted to Gonzaga before applying. Students must contact Gonzaga by letter, phone or email to request application materials for the scholarship.  Please call Ivette Davila Godwin at 509-313-6572 or email  ILScholarsihp@gonzaga.edu  for the application materials.

Fireside Essay Scholarship

The Fireside essay scholarship awards a graduating high school senor a $1,000 cash award. The senior must write a 750-word essay on how their religious education is influencing their lives. Seniors must be nominated by a faculty member. For an application, stop by Guidance. Deadline to apply is December 4, 2017.

Mercy Presidential Scholars at Mount Aloysius College

Mount Aloysius College is offering the Mercy Presidential Scholarship to students. There are 30 competitive scholarships available to candidates who demonstrate a solid academic record, commitment to home, school and community; possesses leadership abilities, participates in extra-curricular activities, volunteers, and is involved in community service projects. Go to  www.mtaloy.edu  to apply.

College Board & Khan Academy

Students are encouraged to link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to access personalized SAT practice based on your PSAT/NMSQT results. Learn more at: http://psat.org/scores and www.khanacademy.org

Upcoming college visits

Please sign up in the Guidance office to visit with these colleges. Students must sign up by the end of 6th period the day before the visit.

Thursday, October 12
10:30am Bucknell University
11:15am Drexel University
12:00pm Salisbury University

Monday, October 16
10:30am University of Connecticut
11:15am Pace University
12:00pm King's College

Wednesday, October 18
10:30am Roger Williams University

Monday, October 23
10:30am West Virginia University
11:15am LaSalle University
12:00pm Penn State University

Wednesday, October 25
10:30am College of Mount St. Vincent
11:15am University of Colorado at Boulder
12:00pm University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, October 26
10:30am Mercyhurst University
11:15am St. Bonaventure University
12:00pm Mount St. Mary's University

Scholarships in Naviance
A number of scholarships have been added to Naviance. Please click here: https://succeed.naviance.com/scholarshipsmain/scholarships.php to view the latest list of scholarships that your son or daughter can apply.
Congratulations to Meredith Campbell '14, University of Scranton field hockey player, who was named Landmark Conference Offensive Athlete of the Week (week of Sept. 25).

At Carroll, Meredith Member of three Catholic League championship teams in field hockey (2010-12) and four in lacrosse (2011-14)
The Archbishop Carroll Parent's Association needs your help!

The Homecoming Dance this Saturday, Oct. 14. Our kids get REALLY hot and sweaty dancing so we serve them water, lemonade and snacks during the dance. If you can work the snack table, email  Carolynondikevans@gmail.com or  Michelemontanez@yahoo.com  
You can drop cookies/brownies off any time after 6 p.m. to the cafeteria or send them in with your child.

The Refreshments table will be set up outside of the gym during the dance.
Carroll volleyball team spikes Archbishop Wood

Watch video highlights of Carroll's volleyball victory over Archbishop Wood, in a clash of two of the perennial Catholic League volleyball powerhouses.

Support Carroll Ice Hockey

Stay warm in style with these awesome cozy hats! They are $25 each. Orders due by Oct. 11.

Contact: Lisa Zambella at rlzam4@verizon.net

Thank you for your support!!
Congratulations to Archbishop Carroll's Dan DiRita (left) and Chris Waldmann (right) for making the 2017 All Catholic Golf Team.

Dan made the team due to his performance during the regular season. He is a team Co-Captains and team leader. This honor could not go to a more deserving person.  Chris made the All Catholic Golf Team due to his finish during the Catholic League Championship.

The Carroll Golf Team finished 3rd overall in the District 12 Championship today at Bluestone Country Club. This event wraps up a great season for the Patriots!   
Homecoming T-Shirt Sale

Show your Patriot Pride! Homecoming is Friday, Oct. 13.

The Carroll Cheerleaders are selling 2017 Homecoming T-shirts. The cost is $15 each. Order forms are available in homeroom, the Main Office and room 219. 

Student/Athlete Accident Plan

On Monday, Oct. 16, each family will be receiving a brochure regarding the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Student/Athletic Accident Plan. This plan is paid as part of the student fee. There is no additional fee for this coverage and no sign-up is required. 

A claim form is available from the following school offices only: Nurse, Athletic Trainer and Student Services. A claim form must be completed and signed by a school representative before submitting for reimbursement or payment. 

Any questions regarding the plan or a form should be directed to the Nurse, Athletic Trainer or Student Services Office.
Want an easy way to save on your tuition investment?
Join Carroll’s Scrip Program

It’s not too late to join our Scrip Program – join at www.shopwithscrip.com

Our enrollment number is 5F56DE9A823.

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

Orders are processed on Thursday unless there is a change in the school calendar. Giant is on hand at school and can go home the next day. All other retailers go home the following week.

We all grocery shop, and for every $100 you spend at Giant, you save $4.50 on your tuition. The retailers are numerous and the rebates vary based on retailer. Once you join, you will have access to shop on ShopwithScrip. 

Any questions, please just email scrip@jcarroll.org and we will get your started.
Give Kids Sight Day returns on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Please join us in helping to spread the word in the community! 
Children 17 and under in Philadelphia (and surrounding counties) are invited to this free annual event for free eye care and eyeglasses. Sight Day is geared towards kids who did not have or did not pass an eye screening this year. Registration takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Jefferson Alumni Hall, and features eye screening, a health fair, free books, snacks and more. 
No health insurance? No problem! All children are welcome. Walk-ins only, no appointment is needed! We do suggest families arrive early.

#WhereSuccessBegins #CARROLL50