Dear Archbishop Carroll Community,

It's time to celebrate our HOMECOMING!

Our homecoming weekend will kick off with a pep-rally on Friday afternoon. A highlight of the homecoming pep-rally is the crowning of the faculty king and queen. The court this year is: Mrs. Kaitlin Buchanan, Ms. Ashlyn Llerandi, Ms. Emma McNamara, Ms. Meghan Travaligne, Mrs. Christine Rizzo, Mr. Tom Flannery, Mr. Devin Gallagher, Mr. Bill Gennaro, Mr. Rich Knowlton & Mr. Chris Serpentine

That evening we will hold our homecoming football game against Archbishop Ryan. Prior to the game, at 6:30, will be a ceremony announcing and honoring our football alumni. Kickoff is at 7:00pm.

During halftime we will announce and crown our homecoming King and Queen. The homecoming court is: Kayla Carlin, Catie Carpenter, Katy Curry, Julia Fragale, Megan Foster, Kevin Downs, Steve DeFruscio, Steve Honick, Rich Melito, and Marc Natale!

On Saturday, our homecoming dance is from 7:00 - 10:00pm. After a fun-filled weekend, the homecoming dance is a wonderful and exciting way to celebrate.

To get ready for homecoming, we've produced a short and exciting video on Coach Dan Connor and the team he's building. Click the image below to check it out.

From the Office of Campus Ministry

Sophomore Retreat

On Monday, October 17, the Class of 2019 will participate in their annual retreat at LaSalle University. Students have received an informational letter for their parents/guardians via Theology class and a permission slip which must be returned to their Theology teacher by Friday, October 7. Please do not schedule any appointments or family activities for your child on this day as participation is mandatory.

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 simply contribute to the fund, please contact Lisa Ritter in the Tuition Office (ext. 136 or

Photos of Our Patriots in Action
Below are photos, submitted by our community. If you have any photos of Archbishop Carroll Patriots in action - athletics, fine arts, service, etc. - send them to
Freshman Football. Photo Credit: Mr. & Mrs. Shawn T. Miller
Varsity Soccer. Photo Credit: Trish Kaelin
Varsity Soccer. Photo Credit: Trish Kaelin
Varsity Soccer. Photo Credit: Trish Kaelin
Varsity Soccer. Photo Credit: Trish Kaelin
Varsity Volleyball. Photo Credit: Kate Wright
Varsity Volleyball. Photo Credit: Kate Wright
Varsity Volleyball. Photo Credit: Kate Wright
Varsity Volleyball. Photo Credit: Kate Wright
Maguire Scholars' Reception. Photo Credit: Trish Dudas
Maguire Scholars' Reception. Photo Credit: Trish Dudas
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, October 5 

3:30pm - Cross Country - PCL 6 Tournament  - Belmont Plateau Cross Country Course
4:00pm - Varsity Field Hockey vs. Archbishop Wood  - The Proving Grounds
5:00pm - Girls JV Soccer @ Archbishop Ryan  - Archbishop Ryan High School
5:15pm - J V Field Hockey vs. Archbishop Wood  - The Proving Grounds
7:00pm - Girls Varsity Soccer @ Archbishop Ryan  - Archbishop Ryan High School

Thursday, October 6 

3:30pm - Girls Varsity Tennis @ Lansdale Catholic  - Lansdale Catholic High School
3:45pm - Girls Varsity Soccer @ Archbishop Wood  - Archbishop Wood High School
3:45pm - Girls JV Soccer @ Archbishop Wood  - Archbishop Wood High School
3:45pm - Freshman Football @ Radnor - Location: TBD
7:00pm - Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Bonner/Prendie  - Archbishop Carroll High School

Friday, October 7 

3:45pm - Boys Varsity Soccer vs. LaSalle  - GCVSA
3:45pm - Boys JV Soccer vs. LaSalle  - GCVSA
4:00pm - Girls JV Soccer @ The Baldwin School
7 :00pm - Varsity Football vs. Archbishop Ryan  - Archbishop Carroll High School

Saturday, October 8 

1:00pm - Cross Country - Rosetree Tournament  - Rose Tree Park
1:00pm - Boys Varsity Soccer Vs Downingtown East  - Villanova University
1:00pm - Freshman Football vs. Archbishop Ryan  - Archbishop Carroll High School

Monday, October 10 

3:45pm - JV Football @ Archbishop Ryan  - Archbishop Ryan High School
4:00pm - Girls JV Soccer vs. Agnes Irwin  - Cabrini University
6:00pm - Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Neumann-Goretti  - Cabrini University

T uesday, October 11 

5:30pm - Boys JV Soccer @ Bonner/Prendie  - Bonner/Prendergast High School
7:00pm - Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Archbishop Ryan  - Archbishop Carroll High School
7:00pm - Boys Varsity Soccer @ Bonner/Prendie  - Bonner/Prendergast High School

Girls Tennis

Congratulations to Girls Varsity Tennis for reaching the playoffs and finishing 3rd in the PCL. Their first playoff game is Thursday, October 6 at 3:30 against Lansdale Catholic.

Girls Rugby

If anyone are interested in playing Girls Rugby, please contact Ms. Julia Walsh.

Senior Celebrations

A huge congratulations and thank you to our senior athletes. Two Senior nights to look forward to: Girls Soccer is Monday, October 10 at Cabrini University and Boys Soccer is Saturday, October 8 at Villanova University.

Undefeated Teams

Congratulations to our Varsity Volleyball team who are undefeated overall, and to our Girls Varsity Field Hockey team who are undefeated in the Philadelphia Catholic Leauge!
Archbishop Carroll Golf Compete in the PCL Championships

Carroll finished 5th in team competition this week at the PCL Golf Championships at Melrose County Club. Senior, James Kelly advanced to the District 12 Championship next week.

Photo: Assistant Coach Dave Waldmann and Head Coach Mike Owsik with 2016 All Catholic golfer James Kelly.

From the Office of Student Affairs


Homecoming excitement is near!  For information about our dress down theme days click HERE.

Homecoming Dance Info

  • The homecoming dance will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 7:00-10:00. Students must register In Student Affairs by tomorrow to attend, but admission is free to Carroll students. No tickets will be available Friday, October 7th. A school I.D. is necessary for both registration and for admittance to the dance that evening.

  • Non-Carroll date permission forms are available in Student Affairs and by clicking HERE. No forms will be accepted after tomorrow (Thursday).  Dates are to be of the opposite sex.  Guests also need a photo I.D. to enter the dance.  If you foresee an issue with your guest’s I.D., students must see the Office for Student Affairs before Friday, October 7th.  Tickets for guests are $20.00. Carroll students are admitted free of charge.

  • According to our handbook, a student must be in attendance in school the day prior to the dance – Friday, October 7th in order to attend. If a student registered for the dance and is unable to attend, a parent must notify the school the evening of the dance by calling 610-688-7610 ext. 110 and leaving a message. We want to ensure the safety of our students at all times.

  • 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

Homecoming Court

Congratulations to our 2016 homecoming court- Kayla Carlin, Catie Carpenter, Katy Curry, Julia Fragale, Megan Foster, Kevin Downs, Steve DeFruscio, Steve Honick, Rich Melito, and Marc Natale!  The winners will be announced during halftime of our homecoming football game against Archbishop Ryan on Friday, October 7. We hope to see you there!


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.  

Yearbooks will be on sale for the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 until November 17.  The cost is $85.  Yearbooks purchased after October 21st will cost $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

The assembly for juniors and seniors will be on October 25th. Orders for class rings and graduation products will be due on November 9th during the lunch periods.

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.

From the Office of CarrollU

Chestnut Hill College - Instant Decision Day

Chestnut Hill College will have an Instant Decision Day on Tuesday, October 11th at 11am.  If would like to apply to this college, please stop by the Guidance office to sign up for the Instant Decision Day.

SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

  • Test Date: November 5; Registration Deadline: October 7; Late Reg. Deadline: October 25
  • Test Date: December 3*; Registration Deadline: November 3; Late Reg. Deadline: November 22

*Test administration at Carroll
For more information:

ACT Test Dates and Deadlines

  • Test Date: October 22*; Registration Deadline: September 16; Late Reg. Deadline: September 17-30

*Test administration at Carroll
For more information:


The PSATs will be held on Wednesday, October 19th to all freshmen, sophomore and junior students.  The guidance office will be handing out the student guides within the next couple of weeks during English class.  Please contact the Guidance Office or the Office of Academic Affairs if you have any questions.

Upcoming College Presentation

Thursday, 10/6: Community College of Philadelphia
Friday, 10/7: S
warthmore College, Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, Catholic University
Monday, 10/10: Delaware Valley University
Tuesday, 10/11: Chestnut Hill College - Instant Decision Day
Wednesday, 10/12: Loyola University, Millersville University, Shippensburg 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.

**Congratulations to Zachary Campbell and Isabelle Rullo who have been designated “Commended” students for their outstanding performance on the PSAT test(National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)This is a great honor and the whole Carroll Community celebrates with them!**

From the Parents' Association

Parents' Association Meeting

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 11/14/16 7pm in the Library

Designer Bag Bingo

Designer Bag Bingo is 11/4/16.  We are looking for a new TV,  Ipad, or Kindle to raffle off so if you have one please consider donating it! You can send it in to school care of the Parent’s Association. We also need bottles of wine for our wine baskets. If you can send in a bottle of wine that would be great!.

Scrip Program


Do you grocery shop? For every $100 you spend at ACME or GIANT, you could be saving $4.50 on your tuition. Do you shop at Macy’s? For every $100 you spend at Macy’s, you could save $9.00 off your tuition. That is just a small example of how you can save money.

To save money on your tuition and learn how simple it is, enroll now in Archbishop Carroll’s Scrip Program to save money on your tuition.

Scrip is processed on Thursday mornings at Carroll. For all retailers (grocery or other), Carroll gives 90% of the rebate back to the Parents and the money is credited to your tuition. The 10% is used to keep the program running.

Giant and Acme can be ordered on Thursday and comes home on Friday. Other retailers have a week turnaround. To see all retailers and their rebates offered, go to and enroll in Carroll’s program. Our Enrollment Number is 5F56DE9A823.

We offer three ways to order to meet family’s flexibility. For full instructions go to Carroll’s website, click on tab marked Student Life, then Parent’s Association. Scroll down page on Parent’s Association and you will see Scrip Instructions. Or just email, and we can walk you through the process.
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 are always on the lookout for a story or photo that celebrates and highlights Archbishop Carroll and our community. If you want to submit material for the next edition of The Patriot Post, please email

We look forward to seeing our vibrant community in action!