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Archbishop Carroll Welcomed
the Class of 2020, Class of 2021, Class of 2022, and Class of 2023
to #PatriotNation last week!
Click here to read
President Fox's welcome message to our community.
Lauren Henninger '15 to serve as Carroll's Alumni Engagement Manager
Please welcome Lauren Henninger to Archbishop Carroll! Lauren was a 2015 graduate of Archbishop Carroll and will serve as Archbishop Carroll’s Alumni Engagement Manager. She is a recent graduate of Muhlenberg College with Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

“My experience at Carroll has shaped me into the person that I am today," said Lauren. "Carroll has taught me valuable lessons, dedicated me to my faith, and contributed to my academic drive.”

When she was a student, she felt encouraged to achieve great things and loved by the Archbishop Carroll community. “Carroll was my second home. Carroll has been a place that challenged me and inspired me to be better. My time in activities such as Tennis, Swimming, and the ACTS theatre provided me with lifelong friendships and connections that will benefit me forever.”

We are lucky to have Lauren back as a member of our staff to help cultivate future advancement and innovation for alumni participation. Welcome back, Lauren! 
Be sure to visit CarrollU and check out the scholarships section of our website for all scholarship and financial planning information.

The following scholarships were recently added:

Trustee Scholarship Competition at Boston University—The Trustee Scholarship Competition at Boston University is being offered to students with exceptional academic credentials. Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences, or achievements beyond the usual. They are well-rounded individuals. A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus mandatory undergraduate student fees, and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2019

2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award—Applications are now open for the 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, honoring students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Students can win a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, DC in May. Deadline to apply is November 5, 2019

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship—The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society. Students must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, be a U.S. citizen and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Deadline to apply is October 25, 2019

Mercy Presidential Scholarship at Mount Aloysius College—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. The scholarship is valued at $56,000 and is dispersed over a four-year period
Athletic Director Tom Quintois
inducted into Wayne Rotary
Our Athletic Director, Tom Quintois, was inducted into the Wayne Rotary last week. Mr. Quintois joined the Wayne Rotary as a way to connect our school and himself into our local community. Tom will be establishing the first ever Interact Club at Archbishop Carroll High School. Interact club members will have fun pursuing their sport, while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Coach Quintois is excited to introduce our students to the experience of being a Rotarian. Congratulations, Mr. Quintois and thank you for bringing Interact Club to Carroll!  
New Accounting and Business Finance Teacher John Lafferty says his entrepreneurial vision gives him a "why" in life.
We are very pleased to welcome new Accounting and Personal Finance teacher, Mr. John Lafferty to Archbishop Carroll. Mr. Lafferty, a life-long entrepreneur, hopes to bring his entrepreneurial spirit and experience to his students.

 “Essentially my goal is to show my students the possibilities of business concepts. I know a lot of kids don’t appreciate business. They plan on being a doctor, so to them, why does business matter? I show them that it does matter, conveying to my students the importance of business and how the applies to their lives.” 
About John Lafferty

Mr. Lafferty is an ’82 graduate of Malvern Prep, where he was taught by our very own Captain Boyce. After working at a family business for 25 years, Mr. Lafferty founded his company, Cell My Light. The company produces a solar-powered flashlight that can also function as a phone charger.

Lafferty developed his product after going to West Africa on a mission trip, where he took notice of the lack of civil infrastructure. “The infrastructure in West Africa was completely devastated,” Lafferty said. “The rebels stole all the utility wires and bombarded the hydroelectric plant. So, there’s no land lines for telephones in Liberia and there’s no electrical grid.” Since there was no electrical grid, it was very difficult to charge cell phones. 

Lafferty saw that most West Africans had to walk 20-25 miles from their villages into cities to get their phone charged. “I developed this light so they could stay out in the country, and once they charged their own phone, they could become entrepreneurs and charge their neighbor’s phone and charge a fee for it,” Lafferty said.

Long before Mr. Lafferty started Cell My Light, he was an entrepreneur on Long Beach Island during his summers in high school. “I had my own seafood business in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. I sold crabs and clams to a lot of the seafood restaurants down at the shore. Here I was, this young teenager, but I had an ambition to sell,” Lafferty said. “I learned how to crab, bait traps, and how to bring stuff to market.”

In addition to Cell My Light, Mr. Lafferty and his wife, Jennifer, founded The Light of Marnie. The Light of Marnie is a public charity that funds humanitarian programs in the United States and abroad. The Light of Marine includes funding community projects for schools, utility infrastructure and medical care.

Mr. Lafferty is passionate about encouraging students who are looking to become entrepreneurs. “I think it’s very important that if a student has an idea, they should pursue it,” he said. “There are lot of teenagers that have really good ideas, and naturally because of their age, they’re fearful.

A man of service, Mr. Lafferty has volunteered for the past 15 years as a teacher at Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, which is the largest business camp for high school students in the world. He also volunteers at the Junior Achievement program and hopes to bring similar classes to Archbishop Carroll.

We are thrilled to have Mr. Lafferty join our Archbishop Carroll community. Please join us in welcoming him.
Welcome, Mr. Fiachra Malone to the Archbishop Carroll English Department
After graduating from Cheltenham High School, Mr. Fiachra Malone received his Bachelor’s in Communications. He worked at the University of Pennsylvania in a variety of different roles, including HR Manager, Business Administrator, and Program Manager. While working at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Malone earned a Masters degree in Literature, Film, and Creative Writing. 

Wishing to fulfill a lifelong desire to help others in the classroom, Mr. Malone decided to branch into teaching. Specifically, he wanted to spread his interest in literature, and passion for writing, to high school students. He received his Masters in Education from Chestnut Hill College in 2017, after student teaching in North Philadelphia. He comes to Carroll, after having taught the past two years at Archbishop Ryan High School.
Welcome, Mr. Malone!
News & Notes from
the Office of Student Affairs
Yearbook Orders

Underclassmen: Don’t miss the early bird yearbook special!

Yearbooks are being sold through the Jostens website .

Members of the Class of 2020 will receive a copy of the yearbook with their name embossed on the cover as part of the Graduation fee and do not need to order one.

There is an early bird price of $80 for members of the freshmen, sophomore, and junior classes who order by September 27.  After that date, the cost of the yearbook is $90.  No extra copies will be available in June, so please plan accordingly.
Diocesan Back to School Kick Off Event
Last Friday, members of our Carroll Community visited the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peters & Paul for the Diocesan Back to School Kick Off Event. Students and staff attending enjoyed a prayer service, gathering, pep rally, and mascot race for all schools!
Carroll Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes tickets were distributed to all students in homeroom last week. Please turn in your ticket stubs to The Office of Student Affairs (219) by September 25 to be entered into the drawing. The drawing will take place on October 11 th during our homecoming Pep Rally. Sweepstakes tickets are distributed as a way to recoup some of the school fees, and families may either sell them and keep the money or fill out their own information for a chance at the prizes. 
is coming to Archbishop Carroll
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: Thursday, Oct. 10
Where: Archbishop John Carroll High School
Time: 7pm-9:30pm

Don't wait! Tickets are selling fast! To purchase yours, click here .
Back to school shopping? You can 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.
Attention Baseball Players!
Baseball players will have another open workout on the turf. The time will be 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Please be in white baseball pants and a red shirt!
Don't miss the Archbishop Carroll Patriots face off against the West Catholic Burrs at
Villanova Stadium!
Come join Patriot Nation at Villanova University Stadium on September 14th for an evening of fun, family, food, and football! Follow our event on Facebook for details .
Student-Athlete of the Week:
Richie Kimmel '20 Carroll Football
What Coach Detweiler says about Richie:

"Richie is the embodiment to me of what a student-athlete should look like within our football program. Earning All-Main-Line, All-Delco, All-Catholic, and All-State honors last year are a testament to who he is a player, but getting voted captain as a Junior and again this year as a Senior, unanimously by his peers, is the ultimate testament to who he is a person. Richie has been most heavily recruited by the Ivy League schools to date, and that just reaffirms what we already know about him; great player, great student, great leader." Coach Kyle Detweiler.

Why Richie Chose Carroll:

“I went to St. James in Ridley. I chose Carroll because when I shadowed, I felt comfortable and it felt like a second home to me. And as years have gone by, I feel even more comfortable with the environment and teachers and it has become the perfect home for me. My favorite subject is Theology and it’s one of the reasons why I wanted to come to Carroll.” 
Offers: University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and Cornell University

After he graduates, Richie is interested in studying: Sports Medicine 
Favorite Football Memory:  “Beating St. Joseph’s Prep freshmen year, 21-20. They tried to pass and I swatted it down, making the block.”

#PatriotNation #WhereSuccessBegins


For 24 Hours, on Thursday, September 12th, many retailers will raise their rebates and you can save by buying electronicscrip. You must join our group to take advantage!

If you haven’t joined our Scrip Program yet, there is no better time to start saving on your tuition. Just join our program at www.shopwithscrip.com. Our enrollment number is 5F56DE9A823. After signing up, you will receive information on the
program by email.

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.

You will receive an email every week, updating the rebate specials and how easy it is to take advantage of extra savings.

Show Your Patriot Pride and Stock Up On All Carroll Gear!
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 through Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., during the school year.

Clearances and Training for Volunteers
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia requires that all volunteers in our school and our events have the proper clearances and Safe Environment Training Certificates on file. Any volunteer over the age of 14 who has regular contact or responsibilities with students or athletes must complete (for free) Pennsylvania state Background and Child Abuse Checks and complete either an affidavit of residency for FBI Criminal Background Check (if Penn. resident over 10 years) or complete a FBI Criminal Fingerprint Background Check for Volunteers. 

Volunteers over the age of 18 must complete the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Safe Environment Training and Mandated Reporter On-Line Video. Please visit our website at  http://www.jcarroll.org/safe+environment  for all the information you need and the link to FamilyID, where you will need to upload all of your documents. FamilyID also has all the links to the clearances and trainings. 

Please contact Trish Dudas at  tdudas@jcarroll.org  or at  (610) 688-7610, e xt. 114 if any questions.

Are you interested in learning about the inner workings of one of the country’s most respected news radio stations?

Since 1968, KYW Newsradio has given high school students the opportunity to learn about a major market radio station with the  Newstudies  student reporter program. Students come to the KYW Newsradio studios to learn news writing, reporting, ethics and interviewing skills from station managers, editors, reporters, anchors and guest speakers. Then they research, write and record news stories about their school and community. The students' reports will air on KYW Newsradio.

Class sessions are Saturday October 12th, 19th, 26th and November 9th from 9:00AM to Noon. Students will record their projects on Saturday November 16th.

To hear reports from the 2018  Newstudies  students, click here.

This program is open to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.
Due to limited space KYW Newsradio may not be able to accept every student who submitted their application by the deadline. This application page will shut down on the September 20, 2019 or when program capacity is reached (whichever comes first). Accepted students will receive details about the program (ex. program schedule and expectations) via email.

To Register, click here.
Please contact our Director of Communications at cpeters@jcarroll.org if you are accepted into the program.   
Notes from the Parents Association:

R affle returns from the summer packet should be returned to school as soon as possible.

Our upcoming September events are:

  • Back to School Night on Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019 and
  • Open House on Sunday, Sep. 22, 2019

If you'd like to help, we are in need of Baked Goods donations, and volunteers for both events.


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! 

More details to follow.

As parents, we all have busy schedules, but we hope that you can make the time to join us for our meetings and events!

Please email  carolynondikevans@gmail.com  if you have any questions or can help. Looking forward to a great year!

Carolyn Ondik-Evans
Carroll Parent's Association
Don’t miss the 3rd Annual South Wayne PorchFest this Saturday, September 14, 2019. Organized by Cathy Agnew ‘74, the South Wayne PorchFest is a day of free music played on the porches of South Wayne. 60+ musical acts will perform on 30+ porches from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Archbishop Carroll's Pep Band, as well as Archbishop Carroll alumna Shaelyn Rayne Fabik ‘18, will be performing!
Inspired by some challenging experiences, and a desire to reconnect, Ed “EddieMo” Morris ’76, and a group of passionate alumni and friends organized a night of Prayer and Inspiration at St. Norbert’s Parish in Paoli. The first event took place in March of 2018 and was attended by nearly 300 Carroll alumni. “The event was inspired by challenging alumni hardships, our gratefulness and common desire to give back,” said Morris. 

The evening of Prayer and Inspiration begins with music by Archbishop Carroll Class of ‘73 Alumni Dennis Chiccino, founder of Chico’s Vibe. After the music, inspirational readings and witnesses of faith are shared. 

“What’s really neat is that Carroll has now taken the lead on group prayer in the Philadelphia area,” added Morris. He explained that the Prayer and Inspiration night has inspired significant reconnection amongst alumni. “Every day, over 400 graduates of Archbishop Carroll say a prayer for our daily list of people in need, through a group text message. In addition to this, we connect and talk about life in general. We have a text group for every class from the 70’s and 80’s.”

“As we have gotten older, we’ve realized what good people we met at Archbishop Carroll. At the time we may not have realized it, but very kind individuals, who went on to do great things, surrounded us during our four years here. What’s really fun is reconnecting with all of these former classmates.”   

If you’d like to be added to the group text message for your Class, you can attend the Prayer Service and Inspiration Night, and Ed and his team will add you into a group. If you cannot make the service, private message Ed on Facebook, and he will connect with you. 

“The prayer and inspirational vigils have connected the Carroll alumni base in a profound way. The group continues to grow, and reminds us daily of the impact this special school has had on all of us. We are truly grateful to "EddieMo" and the group's founding members," said Archbishop Carroll President Frank Fox ’77. 
If you have a Carroll News story, student or staff highlight, alumni story, or have heard something share-worthy, please email Archbishop John Carroll High School Director of Communications Courtney Peters at cpeters@jcarroll.org . To stay up to date on Carroll happenings and highlights throughout the upcoming year, be sure to follow the Patriot Post e-newsletter; as well as Archbishop Carroll on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.