September 27, 2017
Archbishop Chaput begins Carroll's 50th anniversary with special Mass

The spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., archbishop of Philadelphia, was the principal celebrant at a Mass on Sept. 22, marking the official start of Carroll's 50th anniversary celebration.

About 1,100 Carroll students, faculty, staff and board members heard the archbishop say, " We are asking the Holy Spirit to be with us strongly during this academic year. One of the things I hope we learn in our Catholic schools is to love the right things."

At the end of the Mass, Carroll students presented the archbishop with a special gift basket, and he received special birthday greetings from St. Katharine Day School, which is located within Carroll.

"What a historic day for Carroll," said Carroll President Francis Fox '77. "I am grateful to Archbishop Chaput for the tremendous generosity of time he gave to our school community. It will be remembered for many many years to come."

Father Michael Speziale, Carroll's Campus Minister, and Father William Donovan '77, served as concelebrants.

Watch a replay of the Mass through this link:
School Calendar Changes

Friday, Sept. 29 is now a regular school day. All students are expected to be in school. Busing will be provided as normal.

Also new to the calendar: Tuesday, Oct. 31 - no school.
Congratulations to Suzanne Carpenter (far right), who performed on Channel Six News this past weekend (Sunday, Sept. 24), for an archdiocesan Mass with Mr. Jeremy Triplett, h ead of Carroll's Choral/Voice and Piano Department.

She performed at the Channel Six studios with a flawless execution displaying her amazing talent on the violin! Suzanne will also be featured again, accompanying on Oct. 22, with the entire Carroll Mixed Select Concert Choir. The Music Department is very proud of Suzanne, who showcased her talent along side professional degreed musicians and James Buentello (center), from the world renown known Savio Boy Choir of Philadelphia! Continue to do great things, Suzanne!
SAT Prep

SAT Prep Classes are for seniors and juniors ONLY. 

Session II will be held Nov. 6-30; Session III will be held Feb. 12 through March 8, 2018, and Session IV will be held Apr. 9 through May 1, 2018. 

Download registration forms for each of the sessions. 

Forms will need to be printed, filled out and returned with payment to the Guidance Office.
Celebrating Senior Night!

Seniors on the Girls Tennis team were honored Tuesday, Sept. 25, during Senior Night. Pictured, from left to right, Maddy Redding,Sarah Grosso,Keli Lubiejewski, Jenna Sala, Maeve Buchanen and Coach Brady Kramer.

The Boys Soccer team will be honored on Senior Night on Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m., prior to the game against O'Hara. Seniors to be honored are Nick Booth, Sebastian Louis, Chris Malazita (pictured below, left to right)) and Chris Morrison (pictured below in action)

Upcoming Driver's Education class at Archbishop Carroll

Any student interested in participating in the driver’s education class at Archbishop Carroll High School should contact Mr. Scott Seibert at  with any questions.

This classroom theory course is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and will provide students with the knowledge required to become safe, defensive drivers. The course is open to all students, 15 years old and older. Students do not need their permit to attend. The sessions will be held after school on Mondays and Wednesdays in room 212, beginning Monday, Oct. 2. Students will be dismissed approximately 4 p.m. each day. 

Here are the dates:

October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
November 6, 8, 13, 15, 20
Crew Team Excels at King's Head Regatta

The boys and girls crew teams had their first race of the fall on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the 31st King's Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, hosted by Upper Merion Boat Club.

The boys took home The Mark Valenti Trophy for winning the Youth JV8+ event (pictured) by .8 seconds over St. Benedict's Prep from Newark, N.J. The boys also competed in the Varsity 8 category, finishing fifth out of eight schools. The girls raced five boats on the day, and their best finishes came in the Girls Youth JV8+ event, where they were fourth out of 13 schools, and the Girls Youth Varsity 8+ finished sixth out of 13. 

Both teams compete next at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Carroll Crew Novice Learn-to-Row Program

If there are any Freshman or Sophomores who are interested in learning how to row this fall, the Carroll Crew Team coaches hold a learn-to-row program over 8 sessions in the fall. The dates are:

Saturday, Sept. 30 (11:30am-1:30pm)

Remaining times to be announced for the following dates:

Sunday, Oct. 8
Saturday, Oct. 14
Saturday, Oct. 21
Saturday, Oct. 28
Saturday, Nov. 4
Sunday, Nov. 5
Saturday, Nov. 11

The program is run out of Whitemarsh Boat Club and costs $160; this covers use of and insurance of the equipment and boathouse. Freshman received an e-mail last week with information as well as a link to a spreadsheet to sign up. Anyone who does not still have the link or any Sophomore that is interested, please contact Bill Gennaro, Head Coach, at . Thank you!
Homecoming T-Shirt Sale

Show your Patriot Pride! Homecoming is Friday, Oct. 13.

The Carroll Cheerleaders are selling 2017 Homecoming T-shirts. The cost is $15 each. Order forms are available in homeroom, the Main Office and room 219. 

Faith in the Future celebrates fifth anniversary

On Monday, Sept. 18, Carroll president Francis Fox '77 (left to right), with  Faith in the Future Foundation board members H. Edward Hanway and Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, and Carroll board chair John Goldschmidt '76, were among donors, friends, and supporters of FIF, joined school leadership, board members, and staff to celebrate    to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the foundation at Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School. 

FIF Board Chairman Ed Hanway highlighted the work that has been done over the past five years, emphasizing the importance of building and strengthening the boards for each individual high school. "As fulfilling as we can say the last five years were, I think the more challenging five years are ahead of us," Hanway said, stressing the importance of continuing this good work in the future. "We should all have confidence that because of people like all of us, and increasing numbers of people like us, we can make a difference, and we can sustain what so many of us benefited from."

Founded in 2012 as an independent organization, Faith in the Future grew out of the recommendations of the 2011 Blue Ribbon Commission to confront the challenges of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. As a result of its historic management agreement, Faith in the Future has strategic and operational control of the 17 Archdiocesan high schools and four schools of special education. Five years later, Catholic education in Philadelphia continues to thrive. Faith in the Future plans to build on its success and continue the mission of providing a Catholic education to any child or family that desires it. 
Hurricane Harvey hits Carroll grad

Brad '81 and Heather Carr recently moved their family of six to Houston and purchased a new home. Unfortunately, due to their insurance policy, they had to wait 30 days to get flood insurance. The Carr's home end completely flooded out by Harvey.

Brad and his family are currently moving between shelters and hotels. Please consider a donation to help this wonderful family get back on their feet.
Carroll Music shows its pride!
Over the summer, Carroll music students designed and painted a new mural for the stairwell leading to the Band Room.

Students who took part in the project:

Kaitlyn Estright, Grace Fry, Thomas Hilden
Emily Erdlen, Kieran McCormack, Emily Elliott-Hoffman
Thomas Donovan, Michael Naab, Maeve Conran
Ethan Black, Kathleen Carpenter, Elizabeth Carpenter
Alexander Prusacki, Michael Ziff, Emily Anderson
Alex (Yichen) Liu, Grace Varnum

Great work!
Volleyball under the lights!

The Carroll Girls Volleyball team played their first ever outdoor volleyball match at Bishop Shanahan on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Lady Patriots put up a valient effort in defeat. Near the end of the match, play was moved indoors due to slippery court conditions.

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