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Freshmen Retreat
Carroll hosted an incredible freshman retreat on September 20th! The theme was Carroll as your HOME with Jesus as the foundation! Our students got to hear amazing speakers like Colleen Rayner and saw a performance from Christian rapper, Joe Melendrez. Freshmen met the students at St. Katharine Day School, heard faculty/student witness talks, prayed at Mass and adoration, and enjoyed a fun social at lunch! It was an amazing day! 
Archbishop Carroll Open House
Archbishop Carroll held an incredible Open House on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Many thanks to our hard-working Admissions Team and dedicated faculty, staff, and administration for making the event so successful, as we welcomed over one-hundred families to our Carroll community! Our next Open House will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
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.

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 .

College Visits
Colleges are visiting Archbishop Carroll. Click here to see the list of colleges and universities that will be visiting our school this year.

Montgomery County Regional College Fair
The Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) has announced the annual Montgomery County Regional College Fair to be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 6-8pm at North Penn High School in Lansdale. There will be almost 200 institutions in attendance. Register  here  for the fair prior to your arrival to save time at the door.  
ACHS Pep Band
The Archbishop Carroll Pep Band had a busy day on Saturday, September 14th. They performed at both Porchfest and then the Carroll vs. West Catholic Football Game at Villanova. Thank you for bringing so much Spirit to our school community!
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!
Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Alice Dugan
About Mrs. Dugan: Mrs. Dugan taught at St. Maria Goretti for three years, then Archbishop Carroll during 1976 and 1977. Through constriction, she went to COHS where she taught for thirty-five years. At COHS, she was Department Chair for twenty years as well as the Diocesan Math Curriculum Chair for sixteen years. Mrs. Dugan is now starting her ninth year at Carroll after her retirement in 2012.

About Mrs. Dugan’s Class: Mrs. Dugan is an AP Calculus teacher at Archbishop Carroll. She asks her student to work hard in class, but rest assured, it pays off in the end. The AP test scores of Mrs. Dugan’s students are impressive. Out of eleven students in Mrs. Dugan’s AP Calculus AB course, 5 students scored a “5,” 4 students scored a “4,” and 2 students scored “3.” Out of the 6 students enrolled in Mrs. Dugan’s AP Calculus BC course, 3 students scored a “5,” 2 students scored a “4,” and 1 students scored a “3.” Each course counts for 4 college credits.

What Mrs. Dugan’s students say: Julia Lundeen ’18 recalls what an incredible teacher Mrs. Dugan was to her during her time at Archbishop Carroll. “Mrs. Dugan’s genuine caring attitude toward all of her students was evident from the first day to the last. She celebrated all of our accomplishments, even if they were small. If we made mistakes, she would tell us with authority, but would then do everything possible to make sure we understood the concept, going forward. You had to bring your best to class every day, but it was always worth it. Mrs. Dugan was one of the best teachers I had at Carroll, and her class has helped me immensely in college.”

Thank you, Mrs. Dugan, for all that you do!
A Message from Nurse Lelario, RN, CSN
Take time to get a    flu vaccine !

The  Centers for Disease Control   recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.  Flu vaccination can    reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu   , as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Take    everyday preventive actions   to stop the spread of germs:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. 
  • After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germ
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. 
  • School policy states students must stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. Fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine before returning to school.
  • Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.

SENIORS:    You must turn in your meningitis vaccine form by Wednesday, Sept. 19, or you will not be allowed to attend school starting Thursday, Sept. 20.

JUNIORS and FRESHMEN   : Please bring your physical form to the nurses office by Monday, Oct. 1.

Any hardships with turning in the health forms, please contact    nurse@jcarroll.org
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
Homecoming festivities at Carroll will take place on Saturday, October 12. Saturday will be a day full of activities following Spirit Week! (September 7th-September 11th)

Our homecoming football game will kick-off at 1:00 pm on our field. The dance will begin at 7:00 pm that evening in our east gymnasium.

Students will be able to sign-up for tickets to the homecoming dance on October 3rd and
4th during lunch periods 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. Click here to access the form, or stop by the admission office.

The homecoming dance is on Saturday, October 12th at 7:00pm.
  • 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 Brunch
This special event is scheduled for Sunday, October 27 from 11:30am-2:00pm at The Club at Shannondell. The brunch is for gentlemen in grades 9-12. Gurscik Studios will also be available for photo packages. Reservations are due by
October 11. 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
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 .
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 Football

Carroll Football is 2-0 in PCL after great games vs. West Catholic and Cardinal O'Hara. They face off against Conwell-Egan on Friday, September 27.
Carroll Crew: Learn-to-Row Program

Interested in rowing at Carroll? In the fall, we offer to our newest Patriots and any other students interested in rowing an opportunity to participate in our Learn-to-Row program, a six-week set of “practices” that will introduce new students to the sport (or allow them to continue if they have a little experience), and help them decide if rowing might be a sport they would like to try in the spring. Click here to find out more information on the program.
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!
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!
Student-Athlete of the Week 9/16:
Carly Bateman '20 Carroll Field Hockey
What Coach Elisio says about Carly: “Carly is an all-around top-notch player and person. Her vibrant personality and unwavering work ethic both in the classroom and on the field are admirable. Carly’s #1 priority on the team is to support her teammates and help them grow. Just the other day I pulled up to practice and she was out on the field with a player helping them strengthen their hockey skills. No one asked her to help that player on her own time...she just did it! She is a natural-born leader who I have had the honor of watching play and flourish over the past 4 years into one of the most relentless and skilled players I have ever seen in the game of hockey. Carly was recently named captain by her teammates which is an ode to how much they look up to her."

Grade School:   St. Mary Magdalen School

College Offers & Plans: Carly was recruited by La Salle University, Lafayette, Old Dominion, Iowa, Albany State, and Catholic U. She will be attending La Salle University to play field hockey and study nursing next fall.

Why Carly Chose Carroll: "I chose Carroll because of the community, the academics, the great field hockey tradition and to further my Catholic education."

Favorite Field Hockey Memory: “My favorite field hockey memory would be winning the PCL Championship with my team last year. All of the hours spent working on and off the field had paid off!”

Advice to freshmen playing your sport: “I would advise freshman to not take their time for granted. My past four years have flown by and I wish I could have another year with my teammates. I would also say to never become discouraged if you mess up but use it to develop as a player.”
Student-Athlete of the Week 9/23:
Bella Grube '20 Carroll Soccer
What Coach Quintois says about Bella: “It’s both an honor and a privilege to coach Bella Grube. She is a driven leader who excels on the field and off the field. In addition, she is the consummate team player always putting the team over herself. Bella serves as our team captain and is on pace to have a great senior year and lead our program to heights."

Why Bella Chose Carroll: “I chose Carroll because everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I was also able to see how happy my sister was at Carroll, which only supported my decision to come here.”

College Plans: Bella plans to study Business next year in college.

Favorite Soccer Memory: “One of my favorite soccer memories was recently when we beat O’Hara 1-0. After ending the game in a tie last year, we were determined to beat them this year and we did! It was so exciting to win our second PCL game of the season and see that our hard work this year paid off.”

Advice to freshmen soccer players: “My advice to freshmen soccer players is to work hard and stay focused, both on and off the field. If you stay focused and give it your all, especially when you don’t want to, the results will be rewarding.”

Step by Step Instructions to Join:

1.  Go to www.shopwithscrip.com
2.  Hit Join a Program
3.  Enroll – Enter Carroll’s Enrollment Code: 5F56DE9A823
4.  Fill out your Information and hit REGISTER
5.  Once Registered, you can take a tour of the site to help you shop the quickest and easiest way.
6.  You can sign up for PrestoPay with Bank Account or Credit Card Information. Fees Associated with Both
7.  You can order Plastic, ESCRIP(electronic Scrip) or RELOAD a previous plastic card.
8.  You can also order online and send check into Carroll for order to be processed.
9.  You can also fill out paper order form and send into Carroll with check to be processed.
10.                Once you register, you will receive an email with information to help you make the most of the program to SAVE the most.
11.                Orders processed on a weekly basis.

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.   Any questions, please just email scrip@jcarroll.org .

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.

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

The Parents Association needs volunteers to work the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. You will be providing 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. Please email carolynondikevans@gmail.com  if you're able to help. The time commitment would be from 6:30pm - 10pm.
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. Click here to buy your tickets today for this exciting event!
NBA Player Derrick Jones '15
Returns to Carroll
Derrick Jones '15 returned to campus on Saturday, September 12, to be interviewed by the Miami Heat and Fox News Miami about his upbringing and the impact Carroll had on his journey. While at Carroll, Derrick met with Coach Paul Romanczuk '95. Coach Romanczuk has served 14 seasons as the Head Boys' Basketball Coach amassing more program wins than anyone in Carroll's history. Derrick also met with Joe DeBarberie '73, co-chair of Carroll's Hall of Fame Committee, and Archbishop Carroll President Frank Fox '77.
Alumna Spotlight: Juliana Wallgren '18
Juliana Wallgren, a 2018 graduate of Archbishop Carroll, is doing big things at Drexel. Inspired by Mrs. Cahill’s AP Environmental Science class and “every history course [she] took at Carroll,” Juliana is studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in both Environmental Studies and History. Entering her sophomore year, she will begin her six-month co-op at PECO.

Juliana is involved in Drexel’s Newman Catholic Community and is a Drexel Student Ambassador because she “loved [her] time as an ambassador at Carroll.”

Juliana is a member of the Electrical and Women’s Professional Engineering Societies (IEEE & SWE). This past summer, she took part in a summer research program hosted by the University where she studied early 19th-century publishing in Philadelphia.

“Academically, Carroll helped build a strong foundation while providing opportunities to branch out and try new things and inspired both of my minors. I felt equipped to tackle a challenging and fast-paced curriculum, and it also made me hungry to learn everything I can! Carroll allowed me to explore my interests through extracurriculars, which made joining clubs and activities in college easy and something I knew I wanted to do. From this, I am able to combine my passions. Also, I owe a huge part of my faith to Carroll. I was so on fire for my faith when I arrived on campus that I’m heavily involved in Newman and it’s become a home for me!”

Although we miss Juliana, we love watching her soar at Drexel! Carroll students take her advice and the advice of Father Speziale - explore clubs and activities and allow Carroll to make you hungry for more in life! Use your time with us to find your  #PatriotPassions  and then set the world on fire!
Keara McNulty '15
Embarking on Year of Service 
Keara McNult y ‘15 (Front Row, Center) is one of fourteen young adults who are dedicating ten months of their lives to service, community and spirituality as newly commissioned Augustinian Volunteers in Lawrence, Mass.; Philadelphia, San Diego, Ca.; Ventura, Ca.; and Chulucanas, Peru. Click here to read more about the Augustinian Volunteers. We wish you luck on your journey, Keara!  
Kate Flannery '82
Competing on Dancing with the Stars
Archbishop Carroll alumna Kate Flannery '82, is appearing on the 28th Season of Dancing with the Stars! She is one of twelve celebrity contestants competing on the popular show.

Flannery, an Ardmore native, has been touring with Jane Lynch as her sidekick on stage since 2013 in her show See Jane Sing with Tim Davis and the Tony Guerrero Quintet. Flannery was in the long running New York hit, Nora Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore. She also played Neely O'Hara in Off Broadway hit Valley of the Dolls. Flannery’s break out role was her appearance as Meredith Palmer on the television comedy The Office.  

The Archbishop Carroll community has been rallying behind Kate, and cheering her on throughout the competition!
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.