October 3, 2018
Carroll faculty member honored for military service
U.S. Navy veteran and Carroll science teacher Robert W. Boyce was among three Vietnam veterans honored during the Pottstown Veterans' Community Day, Saturday, Sept. 29.

Boyce, who served in the Navy from 1964 to 1990 and retired as a captain, was presented with the Glass Tear Hero Award.

A member of the Carroll faculty since 2016, Mr. Boyce said he is applying in the classroom many of the lessons he learned in the military: "The Navy allowed me to utilize my engineering degrees while leading and teaching the young sailors and officers to be the best in the world. Today I get to prepare the young students to walk into a world of challenge."

"Mr. Boyce is a 'patriot' in every sense of the word," said Francis E. Fox '77, Carroll president. "He richly deserves this honor and we are grateful for his service to our country and for his dedication to our students, who are among the beneficiaries of his extensive life experiences."

Boyce graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. During his 26-year military career, he worked in the Navy's military power program, and commanded two submarines. Before becoming a teacher, the father of seven was in charge of the Limerick Generating Station, a nuclear power plant which provides power to an estimated two million homes.

The Glass Tear Hero Award was developed by the Veterans’ Island Project to honor local patriots who answered the call when their country needed them and those who returned home and served as an example to others of what it meant to live a life of honor and respect for both community and country. 
Middle States accreditation update
Archbishop John Carroll High School is in the middle of the Middle States Association re-accreditation process. This involves a rigorous evaluation of all aspects of our school from curriculum and instruction to staffing to facilities. We thank those of you who took the time to complete the surveys for the self-study portion of the process. We have taken the feedback from those and determined areas that we need to address both formally for the Middle States process and informally for our own development.

We want to keep the entire Carroll Community informed of our progress in the Middle States accreditation process. We have completed the self-study portion and have begun developing our goals and objectives and working on action plans. Our goals focus on increasing our students’ college and career readiness, addressing academic integrity, and improving communication with our stakeholders. We hope to submit our goals and objectives soon for technical review.

Our Middle States visit will occur over a period of four days at the end of April. We will share with you updates on our progress throughout the year as we prepare for this visit and, of course, let you know the outcome.
Carroll music director leads concert trip to South Africa
Mr. Jeremy Triplett, head of Carroll's Choral Department, Tri Music National Honors Society, music director of ACTS and Mixed Select Concert Choir, performed over the summer in South Africa for three weeks, where he amassed an amazing repertoire to increase the diverse music culture provided at Carroll.

He took over 100 students from Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir to perform for the world's largest choir competition, the Olympic Choir Games, and perform for friends and family of the late South African president, Nelson Mendela. He hopes that Carroll Students will take the initiative to join this outside professional choir for high school students.

To set up an audition, email Mr. Triplett at jtriplet@jcarroll.org . We have Carroll students who are already involved in this prestigious choir, Alex Brown '19 and  Sierra Masalt '22.

Sign up for the Commonwealth Youth Choir: http://www.cychoirs.org
Homecoming
Homecoming excitement is near! For information about our dress down theme days click here .
 
Homecoming Court
Congratulations to our 2018 homecoming court - Christian Argentieri, Joshua Bowman, Alexander Brown, John Bushner, Patrick Griswold, Noelle Arpea, Elizabeth Hannold, Kate Maginnis, Kay’Lin Peebles, and Laurian Pray! All 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 Neumann Goretti on Friday, Oct. 5. 
 
Homecoming Dance
Students will be able to sign-up for tickets to the homecoming dance until this Thursday, Oct. 4, in OSA. The dance is free for Carroll students, but students must sign-up so we have an accurate count. Guests are $20 cash or check to ACHS. Any student bringing a guest should have the  Homecoming Dance Permission Form with them when registering for a ticket. Both Carroll students and guests must have a photo ID with them for admission to the dance. Please note: the permission form requires the signature of an administrator from the guest’s school. The homecoming dance is on Saturday, Oct. 6, 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. 5, 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 with attention to appropriate fit, neckline, and length of dress. Students may be sent home at the discretion of Administration due to inappropriate attire. Flowers are optional.
 
Mother-Son Dance
This special event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19, at The Club at Shannondell.  Reservation forms were mailed home and are also available in OSA. The Mother-Son Dance is for gentlemen in grades 9-12. Ticket prices include 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 Thursday, Oct. 11.
 
Father-Daughter Dance
The Father-Daughter Dance is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, from 7-10 p.m., 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 Friday, Nov. 2.
SAT Prep classes at Carroll
Session II of the SAT Prep classes will be held from Nov 5 - 29, 2018. This in preparation for the December 1, 2018 SAT test. Registration forms are available online, in the Main Office and Guidance Office. Registrations, along with payment, should be turned into the Guidance Office.  

2019 John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarship
The 2019 John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarship is being offered to high school seniors planning to attend a full-time course of study at an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher learning. Five one-time scholarships of $3,000 are being awarded. To be eligible for this scholarship, students or any members of their immediate family must be a member of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. An essay is required. Deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2019. Apply online at  www.fmfcufoundation.org/awards .  

Mercy Presidential Scholarships at Mount Aloysius College
30 competitive scholarships valued at $56,000 over a four-year period are available at Mount Aloysius College to candidates who demonstrate a solid academic record, commitment to home, school and community; possesses leadership abilities, participates in extra-curricular activities, volunteers, and be involved in community service projects. To apply go to  mtaloy.edu .

Philadelphia National College Fair
The Philadelphia National College Fair will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Philadelphia Convention Center, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free event. For more information visit:  https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/philadelphia-national-college-fair/   

Colleges visiting Carroll
College are underway.  To see a list of upcoming college visits, go to  https://succeed.naviance.com/collegesmain/visits/visits.php . You must sign-up in the Guidance Office to visit with a college.
Register now for winter, spring sports

Winter registrations are now open. Register here . Families are to hold on to their PIAA Section 6 pages signed by their doctor in order to upload onto their registration. 
Carroll Crew

Freshmen are invited to to participate in our Fall Learn-to-Row program. Rowing is a spring sport at Carroll, and one that very few, if any, students have experience with coming into high school. We offer this short program to provide freshman an opportunity to see if it is something that might interest them or they might enjoy and want to try in full later on in the year.

If you have an interest in joining us to try out this new sport, the fall learn-to-row program is offered on weekends in October and early November. dates: October 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 27th, and November 3rd and 4th. If interested, fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/YsDcJtRiqJuqO2ZD3.
Carroll golf outing to benefit Boys Basketball

As the Carroll basketball program enters a new era with Head Coach Francis Bowe, you're invited to play in a golf outing Monday, Oct. 29, at Honeybrook Golf Club. The cost is $100 per player. Proceeds will assist with program expenses and help to keep Carroll competing at the highest level in the Catholic League and the state playoffs. For more information, please contact Kevin Dougherty at kevindoc33@comcast.net
Save money on your tuition

If you haven’t joined our Scrip Program yet, there is no better time to start saving on your tuition and fees.  Just join our program 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. Savings can also be applied to sports, ACTS, and all other fees that are on your FACTS account.

MOBILE Ordering is so easy to do now.  Shop for your scrip while at the store.  Just go to  www.MyScripWallet.com .  If you haven’t already joined Carroll’s group, you will need the enrollment number above.  Scrip can be downloaded right to your phone and just use at the register or for online shopping.

If you don’t want to do Mobile Ordering or PrestoPay, just send your orders and checks into Carroll and your order will be processed at school.      Orders at Carroll are usually 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. 

Savings accumulate quickly.  For example, 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.  Did you know that you can pay your bill at Kohl’s with Scrip?   Once you join, you will have access to shop on ShopwithScrip. Any questions, please just email  scrip@jcarroll.org .