September 19, 2018
Flu season has arrived early

A message from the School Nurse, Jennifer McCulloch, RN, CSN, MEd

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 handsoften 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 drugsif 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
Carroll opens PorchFest
The Carroll Pep Band and Honors Chorus performed at the Second Annual South Wayne PorchFest on Saturday, Sept. 15. A few streets were closed off with local musicians and bands performing on resident's porches.
Senior Fleece
Seniors are granted the privilege of replacing their school sweater with the quarter zip black senior sweatshirt.  This specially designed sweatshirt is the only alternative to the sweater to be worn during the regular school day with the uniform shirt under the sweatshirt.  Flyers are available by clicking  here .  Orders are due to the Office of Student Affairs by Wednesday, Sept. 19.  

Activity Bus
Due to lack of sign-ups, the 5:30 activity bus from Carroll to the Havertown, Haverford, Drexel Hill, and Media areas will not run after Friday, Sept. 21. 
 
Carroll Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes tickets were distributed in homeroom last week.  Please turn in your tickets stubs to The Office of Student Affairs (Room 219) by Wednesday, Sept. 26, to be entered into the drawing.  The drawing will take place Friday, Oct. 5, during our Homecoming Pep Rally.
 
Homecoming Dance
Students will be able to sign-up for tickets to the homecoming dance Sept. 26 and 28, during lunch periods.  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: permission form requires the signature of an administrator from the guest’s school.  The homecoming dance is on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.

  • 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 the 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 October 11.

Purchase your Homecoming T-shirt

This year’s homecoming is Friday, Oct. 5, when Carroll takes on Neumann-Goretti. Kick=-off is 7 p.m. Download the order form.

Get you T and be part of Carroll's #RedOut
Carroll XC Update

At PCL Meet #2, Aidan Doherty ‘20, finished in second place. He finished eighth in the Bull Dog Invite.
The Financial Aid Information Night has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., in the Library. Please plan to attend to learn about the FAFSA form and financial aid process from a representative of Villanova's Financial Aid Office.

Guidance has begun seeing our students. We visited all of the freshman theology classes to introduce ourselves and set up College Board accounts. We emailed all of the students regarding who their counselors are. We wanted to inform you as well of some changes to the counselor assignments for this year. Counselors are now assigned by alphabet, not homeroom, and most students have a primary and a secondary counselor. Primary counselors have started sending for their students individually. Counselor assignments are as follows: 

All Maguire, Neumann, Connelly, St. John Vianney, Drexel Neumann, and Chappell Culpepper Scholars and all International students have Sister Marianna Fieo as their counselor. 

The  primary counselors  for the  seniors  are:
Last names beginning with A to F - Mrs. Landrum
Last names beginning with G to N - Mr. Lynam
Last names beginning with O to Z - Ms. Kelly

The  secondary counselors  for the  seniors  are:
Last names beginning with A to C - Mrs. Collins
Last names beginning with D to J - Mr. McGeehan
Last names beginning with K to O - Mrs. Fleming
Last names beginning with P to Z - Mr. Weinrich

The  primary counselors  for the  juniors  are:
Last names beginning with A to F - Mrs. Landrum
Last names beginning with G to N - Mr. McGeehan
Last names beginning with O to Z - Ms. Kelly

The  secondary counselors  for the  juniors  are:
Last names beginning with A to C - Mrs. Collins
Last names beginning with D to J - Mr. Lynam
Last names beginning with K to O - Mrs. Fleming
Last names beginning with P to Z - Mr. Weinrich

The  primary counselors  for the  sophomores  are:
Last names beginning with A to C - Mrs. Collins
Last names beginning with D to J - Mr. McGeehan
Last names beginning with K to O - Mrs. Fleming
Last names beginning with P to Z - Mr. Weinrich

The  secondary counselors  for the  sophomores  are:
Last names beginning with A to F - Mrs. Landrum
Last names beginning with G to N - Mr. Lynam
Last names beginning with O to Z - Ms. Kelly

The  primary counselors  for the  freshmen  are:
Last names beginning with A to C - Mrs. Collins
Last names beginning with D to J - Mr. Lynam
Last names beginning with K to O - Mrs. Fleming
Last names beginning with P to Z - Mr. Weinrich

The  secondary counselors  for the  freshmen  are:
Last names beginning with A to F - Mrs. Landrum
Last names beginning with G to N - Mr. McGeehan
Last names beginning with O to Z - Ms. Kelly

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to the juniors and sophomores and the PSAT 8/9 will be administered to the freshmen. Research studies show that familiarity with standardized tests help students perform better on them. With this in mind, we administer the test each year when College Board offers it. There is no make-up for this test so we encourage students to attend school that day to take the test and to be on time. Students should bring #2 pencils and a calculator for the testing. Scores will be returned electronically by College Board. They no longer send paper score reports. It is important that students use the email address associated with their College Board account on their answer sheets to avoid issues with viewing their scores.

Seniors and their parents are reminded that the FAFSA form can be submitted beginning Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, and must be filed prior to the individual colleges' deadlines. Those deadlines vary from school to school so seniors are encouraged to research deadlines and submit the form as early as possible. The form may be accessed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov . This is a free form based on the 2017 income tax information. Please be sure to use the correct website as similar sites exist but will charge you to submit the form.

College Fairs

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/

The Philadelphia HBCU College Fair will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information and for information about similar events, please visit  http://www.hbcu-cfnj.com/events/

Download complete list of college fairs reported by PACAC.

Diocesan College Fairs - please contact the schools for additional information

  • West Catholic Preparatory High School - Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Pope John Paul II High School - Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
  • Monsignor Bonner Archbishop Prendergast High School - Monday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
  • Archbishop Ryan High School - Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

The National Co-op Scholarship Program sponsored by WACE (Advancing Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education) will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total of $4.2 million. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of the partner institutions. For a list of colleges/universities and to see their deadlines, go to www.waceinc.org

Colleges will begin visiting the week of September 24, 2018. To see a list of colleges coming to Carroll, go to  https://succeed.naviance.com/collegesmain/visits/visits.php . You must sign-up in the Guidance Office to visit with a college.

Information about Open houses at various colleges and universities is posted on the bulletin board as you enter the cafeteria.  

Maris Grove located in Glen Mills, PA is hiring part-time servers and dishwashers. For more information and to apply online go to  www.elmjobs.com

Panera Bread in Radnor is hiring prep positions, cashiers, line staff, etc. Open interviews are held every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. For more information see the bulletin board next to the bookstore in the cafeteria.

TJ Maxx in St. Davids, PA is currently hiring merchandise associates, cashiers, and back room associates. To apply, go to  www.TJX.com  or stop by TJ Maxx.
Job Opening

St. Katherine Day School is looking for a Teaching Assistant for their Wynnewood Campus. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please contact the office at 610-667-3958 or email   principal@stkds.org