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Inside our Classrooms at Carroll
AP United States History is examining the buildup of colonial discontent during the revolutionary era. Each student represented delegates from the second continental congress in a simulation that illustrated what factors led to a Declaration of Independence.
Students in Mr. Murphy’s 9th Grade World History Class are presenting an Ancient Civilization group project. Each group prepared a ten-minute PowerPoint presentation explaining twelve key elements of their assigned civilization.  Civilizations included  the Egyptians, Harappans, Assyrians, Persians, Hittites, Sumerians, Olmec, and Shang Dynasty.
Juniors and Seniors in Mr. Cummings Intro to Engineering Class participated in a Spaghetti/Marshmallow Structure project.  Each group was a “company” that researched and developed a conceptual design of two different structures based on dimensions and constraints of the model.  Once groups completed the design and acquisition sheet, an actual prototype was built and tested to measure conformity.
Students in Mrs. Cahill’s chemistry class had an ex-STRAW-dinary time making bubbles using different solutions. Students had fun while they familiarized themselves with Carroll lab equipment, and the scientific method.
National Science Honor Society Induction
The National Science Honor Society is a prominent scientific organization that empowers young thinkers who will be the future of the industry, research, and scientific exploration for America.

On Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 eight new inductees joined twenty-three returning Science National Honor Society members during a special 2019-2020 induction service. Mr. Frank Fox ’77, President of Archbishop Carroll, Mrs. Judy Owens, Chair of the Science Department, and Fr. Michael Speziale, Director of Campus Ministry, were also in attendance.

Dr. Anthony J. Nicastro, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Engineering at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, brought physics to a practical understanding, and enlightened students of its power in this world. Dr. Nicastro explained that whether it is neuroscience or engineering, everything relates back to physics. “Dr. Nicastro also brought home that what we are discovering is the design of the Creator,” added Capt. Robert Boyce, moderator of Science NHS.

Congratulations to our students on this accomplishment!
Derrick Banks and Emily Papoutsis awarded Maguire Scholarships
Derrick Banks and Emily Papoutsis were awarded Maguire Scholarships for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.   The competitive and prestigious Maguire scholarships are awarded based on student portfolios. With a passing grade at the end of the semester, Derrick and Emily will earn 3 college credits. The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is the oldest art school in the nation and part of the University of Pennsylvania.  Congratulations on this accomplishment!
Respect Life Leadership Day
Members of Archbishop Carroll’s Pro-Life Club participated in Respect Life Leadership Day last Thursday. It was a great day full of witness talks from inspiring motivational speakers, including the Cleveland Brown’s William Green, and individuals from The Culture Project International.
AP Biology, AP Environmental Science and Honors Environmental Science Field Trip
On Monday, the AP Environmental Science, Honors Environmental Science and AP Biology classes went on a field trip to Sandy Hook, NJ as part of the Coastal Experience Education Program run by the Sea Grant Consortium. Students spent the day learning about marsh and ocean environments and the impact humans have on these ecosystems. They went fish seining and observed the many species that use the bay as a nursery, learned shell identification and helped with a beach clean up. The weather held up and a great day was had by all! 
Motivational Speaker Mike Nelson
Visits Carroll
Last week, our student-body heard from Author, Educator and Motivational speaker Mike Nelson.

Raised in West Philadelphia, from an early age Mike could not figure out how to be a successful student. His grades were evident of this, as his College G.P.A. stood at a disappointing 1.9 his freshman year. Mike knew he needed to become a better student so he made a couple of key adjustments which allowed him to graduate. Today, Mike stands as an advocate and champion for education.

Some of Mike’s heartfelt and motivational messages included:
  • Choose your friends wisely.
  • Develop empathy towards other.
  • Use your influence to make a positive impact.
  • Who you are as a person and the way you treat people matters.
  • Serve others with integrity.
  • Take full responsibility.
  • Leave Archbishop Carroll in a better place than you found it.

Thank you, Mike, for your engaging talk!
Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET)
The Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET) will be held at Carroll on Friday, October 25th during 6th period (12:02-12:47pm) in the hallway leading to the cafeteria. Students will have the opportunity to speak with reps from each of the colleges. The sign-up sheet is located in the Guidance Office. The following colleges will be in attendance: 
  • Canisius College
  • Fairfield University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Le Moyne College
  • Loyola University - Chicago
  • Loyola University - Maryland
  • Loyola University - New Orleans
  • Marquette University
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Peter's University
  • The University of Scranton
  • Xavier University

SAT Prep
SAT Prep Session I will start on November 4th and ends on November 26th.  This session is in preparation for the December SAT and is aimed at Juniors who have already completed Algebra II. Juniors who are currently enrolled in Algebra II could benefit from this course, but might prefer to wait until Session II. Seniors who have not taken the SATs may enroll in this course, but it may be too late to sign up for the December SAT since late registration is November 26 th . No sophomores or freshmen are able to enroll.  For more information and to register, click  here .

Essay Help
Sister Marianna in the Guidance Office is available to help students with their essays for college. Stop by Guidance to set up an appointment with Sister.

College Visits
A list of colleges visiting Carroll can be found on our website under CarrollU.   College sign-up sheets are available in the Guidance Office. Students must sign up for the visit by the end of 6th period the day before the visit.

Students are encouraged to check the scholarship list in Naviance on a regular basis. Scholarships are constantly being added. A list of scholarships is also available on our website under CarrollU. Students can also access FastWeb.org is another resource for scholarships.

FAFSA Reminder
Just a reminder that the FAFSA application opened October 1st. It's a free application for federal student aid. Go to  fafsa.gov  to apply.

PSAT Testing
Underclassmen will take the PSATs on Wednesday, October 16th. This is a good day for seniors to visit colleges.

NACAC National College Fair
A National College Fair will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 11am-3pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. NACAC links students to hundreds of colleges and universities in one location. Register free  here .
Alma Drumm
Archdiocesan Piano Competition
The annual Alma Drumm Piano Competition will be held this year on Thursday, November 7, at Immaculata University. The winner will receive a $500.00 scholarship which will go directly to student's piano teacher to pay for piano lessons.  Click here for more information!
Featured Teacher: Mrs. Gimpel
Why did you want to be a teacher? "When I was a kid, I wanted to be a teacher because teachers had been good to me, and I was good at school, so it seemed like a good job. When I got older, I went back to school to become a teacher because I had some skills -- writing, primarily -- that I thought would be useful in the classroom."

Why do you love teaching English? "I love a good story, and when I teach English, I get to expose students to some good stories they otherwise would ignore. I also love teaching English because I am passionate about getting students to write well."

What is your favorite lesson? “My students have conducted some Socratic seminars during which they have blown my mind with their insights. I also like having my students write original poetry, especially Exquisite Corpse poems.”

What is your goal as an educator? “My goal is to help students read and write better, enjoy some good stories, think critically, and play nicely with others. The purpose of education is to help students learn to build knowledge so they can perform well in school and at work and be productive citizens who can think for themselves and solve problems. With those skills, they can improve not only their lives but also the lives of others, and their lives will have purpose.”

Thank you, Mrs. Gimpel, for all that you do!
A Message from Nurse Lelario, RN, CSN
Health screenings will take place Monday October 21st and Wednesday October 23rd. 

The health screenings measure height, weight, vision. Hearing for 11th grade and all new students to the state of Pennsylvania.

Students should wear corrective lenses or glasses for vision screenings. If for some reason, you do not wish for your child to participate in this health program, please send an email to  nurse@jcarroll.org  with your childs name and grade. 
My Turn to Drive School
My Turn To Drive School is offering Driver’s Education classes open to Archbishop Carroll students this school year. Students who complete this PA Department of Education approved theory course would also be eligible to test privately for their driver’s license with My Turn To Drive School after completing 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. The upcoming theory courses will consist of classroom sessions in defensive driving practices and techniques covering various types of driving environments and risk avoidance strategies. Students can enroll at the age of 15 and above, and your daughter/son does not need a driving permit in order to participate in the class.  Class begins right after school and students are dismissed at 4pm. If interested, click here for more information.  
News & Notes from
the Office of Student Affairs
Congratulations to our 2019 homecoming court:
Tommy Anderson, James Buentello, John Lake, Matteo Santoleri, Amiri Stewart, Julia DiRita, Sloane Duzy, Alessandra Escajadillo, Gbelle, Gwyan, and Leah O'Brien. 

A ll students will be voting for the king and queen this week, and the winners will be announced during halftime of our homecoming football game against Bonner Prendie on Saturday.
The homecoming dance is on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:00 p.m. According to our handbook, a student must be in attendance at school the day prior to the dance – Friday, Oct. 11, and must arrive at the dance by 7:45 p.m., in order to be admitted. 
Dance attire is Casual/ Semi-Formal. Suggested attire for gentlemen should be a collared shirt and tie, no jeans, or shorts (a jacket is optional). Suggested attire for ladies would be semi-formal dresses. Students may be sent home at the discretion of the Administration due to inappropriate attire. 
Mother-Son Brunch
Please note the rescheduled date of Sunday, Nov. 17 for the Mother-Son Brunch at The Club at Shannondell. The updated invitation is attached and RSVPs are due by Oct. 31 to OSA. Please click here for the invitation.
Father-Daughter Dance
The Father-Daughter Dance is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, from 7-10 p.m., at The Club at Shannondell. Ticket prices include dinner, dessert, beverages, DJ, and dancing. Gurscik Studios will also be available for photo packages. Reservations are due by Oct. 24 to OSA. Please click here for the invitation.
From the Office of Admissions
If any member of the Freshmen Class has not yet received their Class of 2023 t-shirt, please stop by the Admissions Office to pick one up!
is coming to Archbishop Carroll TOMORROW
Featuring internationally renowned speaker and author, Chris Stefanick, REBOOT! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the heart of the Gospel to every aspect of your life.

God didn't create us to just get by: He created us to live life to the fullest. Are you ready to take your life to a new level - practically, and spiritually? If you want that "something more" for your life - and who doesn't? - then do not miss REBOOT! Live.

REBOOT! is for all ages, 12 and up, from teens to grandparents. So bring the whole family. And please consider inviting a friend, especially someone who doesn't usually come to events at Church. You'll be amazed the impact this even will have on them!

When: Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 10
Where: Archbishop John Carroll High School
Time: 7pm-9:30pm

To purchase your tickets, click here . You can also purchase your tickets at the door!
Help raise money for Carroll each time you shop at Giant & Amazon!
Archbishop John Carroll High School (ID#: 26487) has the opportunity to earn cash from Giant A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local here , each time you shop there! Last year, Giant awarded more than $4,000 to Carroll!
All you have to do is designate Archbishop Carroll as the school of your choice at GiantFoodStores.com, and we will receive cash each time you shop at Giant and use your Bonus Card, Sept. 6, 2019 through Mar. 14, 2020. It takes just a couple minutes to sign up and can have a tremendous impact on our school!
Please click here for instructions or visit our website for more information. Thank you for all you do for Carroll and our students!
PLEASE NOTE: You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Carroll. Be sure to designate Archbishop Carroll Fund for Catholic Education as the charity of your choice on AmazonSmile.com.
Carroll Golf Team plays in PCL Championship at Blue Bell Country Club

Congratulations to our Carroll golf team on a strong finish in the PCL Championship at Blue Bell Country Club last week. Our two All-Catholic Golf Team members, Andrew Ranaudo ’21 and Liam Buckley ’22, represented Archbishop Carroll at Districts this week! They played at Melrose Country Club.
Girls' Tennis advances to
PCL Championship

Archbishop Carroll's Girls' Tennis team advances to the PCL Championship! They play O'Hara tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 10 at noon! Good luck, girls!
Attention Baseball Players!
Baseball players will have open workouts on the turf on Wednesdays. The time will be 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Please be in white baseball pants and a red shirt!
ACHS Boys' Soccer

Archbishop Carroll's Boys' Soccer Team has won 4 games in a row! Their latest win was again Cardinal O'Hara on Senior night! Way to go!
Archbishop Carroll Football Team
Wawa Hoagie Fundraiser
The Archbishop Carroll Football Team is selling Wawa hoagie coupons. The price is $5.00 for a coupon. The team will earn $2.00 for each hoagie sold. The coupons never expire! Contact a member of the team if you are interested!
Carroll XC Participates in Elite Meet:
46 th Annual Paul Short Run
Student-Athlete of the Week 9/30:
Jack Goehringer '20 Carroll Golf
Why Jack Chose Carroll: “I chose Carroll because 3 of my cousins attended prior to me, and they gave great reviews. Also, I recieved the Neumann Scholarship, a 4 year scholarship to any Archdiocesan school, and Carroll was the one that I thought would be the best fit.”

What Coach Waldmann says about Jack: “It has been both an honor and pleasure coaching Jack Goehringer for the past four years. Jack is a class act and true gentleman who leads by integrity and example, both on and off the golf course. The future is very bright for this young man. I am confident Jack will continue to represent the Archbishop Carroll community to the highest standards, through his life's endeavors.”

Jack’s grade school: Visitation BVM

College Plans: Jack plans on studying Aerospace Engineering. He is applying to Drexel, Princeton, and others. He also plans to play club golf in college, if that opportunity is afforded to him.

Favorite Carroll Golf Memory: “My favorite golf memory is all of our practice rounds at Cobbs Creek in Philly. There was no competition with other teams, just you, a terrible course, and a bunch of your friends having a great time.”

Fun Fact: Jack is also President if Science National Honor Society

Advice to freshmen playing your sport: “Don’t be afraid to talk to the upperclassmen. I came into the team as the only freshman, and I was shy and didn’t really interact with the older kids. If you talk to them, they are happy to accept anyone onto their team. Also, don’t be embarrassed that you’re bad in the beginning. Golf is a very difficult game, and everyone starts somewhere. Just stick with it, have a good time, and when your time comes, be welcoming to the next generation of Carroll golfers!”
Student-Athlete of the Week 10/7:
Paige Monastero '20 Carroll Volleyball
What Coach McCann says about Paige: “Paige is a 4-year varsity starter at Archbishop Carroll. She is a Senior captain and 3-year All-Delco and All-Catholic player. In 2018, she was the PCL MVP and made the All-State Team. She has over 1,000 kills and is a great all-around player. She always has a positive attitude and leads the team on and off the court.”

Why Paige Chose Carroll: “I chose Carroll because of the great community, the strong academics, and the wide range of opportunities Carroll has to offer.”

College Plans: “I plan to study Health Sciences at West Chester University, and hope to play for their volleyball team.”

Favorite Carroll Volleyball Memory: “My favorite memory was my freshman year when we won out first PCL Championship because it truly felt like a well deserved win.”

Advice to freshmen playing your sport: “Be a coachable athlete that can take in information and act upon it because not only does this help in sports, but also in life.”

Enroll – Enter Carroll’s Enrollment Code: 5F56DE9A823
Take advantage of these extra earnings & Be Ready for the Christmas season while saving money on TUITION!

Get ready for a week-long festival of flash bonuses. Celebrate from October 19–25 by earning bonus rebates on different brands each day. Participating brands will be announced at 12:00 a.m. EST each day. All gift card types (eGift cards, physical cards, and reloads) will be on bonus.
50+ top brands on bonus!

Show Your Patriot Pride and Stock Up On All Carroll Gear!
The Patriot Spirit Store will be open for the Homecoming Game on Saturday from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

Carroll’s online Spirit Store features men’s and women’s tee shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, accessories and more. The online store will be active all year, but please note that the items available will be updated regularly and may only be available for a limited period of time. Orders are usually filled within two to three weeks, and items can be shipped to you or picked up at the school.
For more information, access the store online .
You can also stop by the school’s Patriot Spirit Store next to the East Gym. The store is open Monday and Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., during the school year.

Our first FUNdraiser will be our Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Come have a fun night playing BINGO with your friends (BYOB) plus support your school - and maybe win a beautiful designer handbag! 

Check out our Facebook Event or visit our Website Page for more information.
Volunteers needed for Homecoming Dance

We are in need of chaperone volunteers to work the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. You will provide refreshments for our children. We are stationed outside the gym with drinks and snacks. In addition to volunteers working the event, we also need snack donations. The time commitment is from 6:30pm - 10pm. Click  here  to sign up to volunteer. Please email  Carolyn Evans  with any questions.
Don't miss Archbishop Carroll's 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Event!
Join us on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at Archbishop Carroll High School for our third annual Hall of Fame event. The evening will begin with Mass at 4:30 pm, followed by a Cocktail Reception at 5 pm, a Program honoring this year’s Hall of Fame inductees at 6 pm, and Dinner at 7:30 pm. Mass is open to all and guests do not need to purchase tickets to attend Mass. Guests must be 21 or older to attend the Cocktail Reception, Program, and Dinner. Funds raised through the Hall of Fame event benefit the Barry Kirsch Scholarship for Distinguished Service and tuition assistance for students at Archbishop Carroll. Introducing the 2019 Carroll Hall of Fame Inductees 1969 Boys Cross Country Team, 1974 Girls Basketball Team, Dorothy M. Arimond, Esq. ’78, Daniel Bielli, Bishop Joseph Coffey ’78 Sr. Marianna Fieo, SSJ, Jane Morro Mullany ’76 & Hank Mullany ’76, Anthony Mullen ’74, Ann Troyan ’79, and Bill Zwaan ’72.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2019 Hall of Fame event. Benefits include tickets to the event as well as recognition at the event and in event publicity. Please consider playing a special role in Carroll’s Hall of Fame induction as a sponsor!
Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Legacy Sponsors  
  • The Mullen Family
Family Sponsors  

Patriot Sponsors  
  • Mike Cerone ’77
  • John Kiely ’76
  • The Kirsch Family
Memorial Mass

Join us on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at Archbishop Carroll High School for our annual Memorial Mass. We will be honoring all the Deceased Carroll Faculty and alumni. Mass will take place in the Chapel at 9:15 A.M. Reception will be provided after the Mass with cookies and refreshments.
Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Machita '16
Jordan Machita ’16 is a senior at the University of Tampa, where he is double majoring in Finance and Mathematical Programming. At UT, he was a Resident Assistant and Lead Resident Assistant. He is currently a member of the UT Skydiving Club and a brother of Delta Sigma Pi, UT’s coed professional business fraternity. He is also highly involved in the Catholic Student Organization, the Math Club, and intramural sports. He spent the summer before his junior year in Barcelona, Spain as a Token Economics Modeling Intern for a start-up. He’s worked as a Corporate Finance Analyst and interned with Citi Group on their Prime Finance team in Tampa. During his time in Barcelona, Jordan visited 11 different countries and he visited 3 more in Europe this past summer.

What has Jordan learned from his experiences? “I fell in love with traveling and meeting new people at hostels all across Europe. I have enjoyed the adrenaline rushes of running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and skydiving at UT. Through my internships, I have worked at companies with as little as 7 employees and with as many as over 200,000. This has helped me figure out what I am looking to gain from a job and throughout my career. Interning has helped me identify the type of work I like to do and just as importantly, the type of work I know I do not want to do. Being an RA and then LRA has taught me the importance of building relationships and supporting people. I have gotten to be involved in people’s lives from their first day at UT to their junior year and I have watched as they have grown and changed. This has enabled me to be more reflective. Throughout all of my experiences, I have learned that life is what you make it and there is no wrong path. My goals and dreams have changed significantly over the years as I discover my passions and decide how I want to pursue them.”

How has Carroll made an impact on you? “Carroll is where it all started for me. I began to discover my passions at Carroll and whether I knew it or not, I was gaining the skills and knowledge needed to pursue them. The first time I left North America was on a trip organized by Carroll teachers to Italy, France, and Spain. This was the start of my travels as I have now visited 14 countries in Europe on several trips since then, some of which have been with other Carroll alum. I am so grateful for that first trip because my teachers sparked excitement about travel and culture in me that has only grown since. Additionally, Carroll was where I first started to fall in love with math. Even as I take advanced math classes now, I use the skills I learned from Mr. Kirsch’s algebra classes. I was pushed in AP Calc my senior year and that allowed me to go straight to Calc II. I was a member of mathletes, which helped me learn even more outside of my classes to prepare me for college. Whenever I come back to visit Carroll, I am reminded of the support I received and the skills I learned from my teachers, who are still invested in my success to this day. The friendships I made at Carroll that are still intact today have provided me with traveling companions and a support system as I approach four years since graduation. The endurance I learned from cross-country and my time on the crew team helps me to keep running on my own even though I miss the team environment. Carroll taught me to push myself and to pursue whatever goals I set. This has been pivotal in my college career.”

We are thankful to be a part of your success! Keep up the great work, Jordan!
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