Dear Parents & Guardians,  

I extend a warm welcome to all who are new to our Archbishop Carroll family. I hope you are already feeling at home! The Office of Campus Ministry coordinates the Catholic faith life at Carroll and the expression of that Faith through our relationship with Jesus Christ, his Church, and the people of God throughout the world. To that end, our CarrollforCe (Carroll for Christ everyday) ministry team engages the members of the Carroll community in living our Faith enthusiastically through liturgies, retreats, Christian service, and prayer. Any student, whether new or returning, is most welcome to join CarrollforCe.  

We began our academic year with an uplifting and prayerful Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit last Friday. Our celebrant and homilist for the liturgy was the Most Rev. Michael Fitzgerald, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, who spoke of using the gifts and talents we have been given by the Holy Spirit to do something beautiful for God each day. Our new principal, Dr. Schulz, and our student leaders were installed at the conclusion of the Mass, as the entire school community joined in the singing of our alma mater.  

This Friday, the Class of 2020 will participate in their annual retreat, which will be focused on the theme to Make This Place Your Home. A retreat offers us the opportunity to step back from everyday life and reflect on how God is asking us to grow in our relationship with Him, others, and self. Through the presentations and activities of their retreat, our freshmen will come to learn more about what it means to be a school named for the first bishop of the United States and appreciate their importance as a part of the family of God and this family we call “Carroll”. Our hope and prayer is that they will see how they can use their gifts and talents to build up God’s kingdom here at Carroll and beyond and that they will find this community to be more than just a school…that they will make it their home.  

Please keep the Class of 2020 in prayer on their retreat day and know that you remain in our prayers always. May God bless you and your family as we seek to live this year in the spirit of our namesake, Archbishop John Carroll—priest, patriot, and scholar. May we be a people pro Deo et patria—for God and country—every day!

Sincerely in Christ,

Thomas Phillips
Director of Campus Ministry  

From the Office of Campus Ministry

Freshman Retreat

This Friday, September 23, the Class of 2020 will participate in their annual retreat (only freshmen report to school that day). The retreat day begins at 7:45 am with homeroom and will conclude at 2:25 pm. Students may either bring or buy their lunch as usual. Dress code for the day is the summer uniform; however, students have the option of replacing their golf shirt with their class T-shirt if they desire. Please do not schedule any appointments or family activities for your child on this day as participation is mandatory.

The Kairos Retreat

Registration for the final two Kairos retreats of the year (January 10-13, 2017 and March 14-17, 2017) remains open online. January’s Kairos has 14 spots remaining so if your senior wishes to participate for those dates, please have him/her sign up ASAP. Click HERE in order to register or for more information.

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


This Saturday, September 24, Daylesford Abbey will host the third annual “AbbeyFest”. Many have described AbbeyFest like a "mini-World Youth Day or Steubenville Youth Conference." It is a day where students and their families can truly meet Christ in a special way. To reserve tickets or for more information, click HERE.

From the Office of Athletics

This Week's Sports Schedule

Wednesday, September 21 

3:00pm - Golf vs. St. Joe's Prep - Cobb's Creek Golf Club
3:30pm -
Cross Country - PCL 4 Tournament - Belmont Plateau Cross Country Course 
3:45pm - Varsity Field Hockey vs. Lansdale Catholic - Archbishop Carroll High School
- Girls Tennis @ Cardinal O'Hara - Cardinal O'Hara High School
- Boys JV Soccer @ Episcopal - The Episcopal Academy
4:00pm -
Boys Varsity Soccer @ Episcopal - The Episcopal Academy
5:00pm -
JV Field Hockey vs. Lansdale Catholic - Archbishop Carroll High School

Thursday, September 22 

3:45pm - Girls JV Soccer @ Conwell-Egan - Conwell Egan Catholic High School
- Girls Varsity Soccer @ Conwell-Egan - Conwell Egan Catholic High School
6:30pm -
Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Hallahan - John W. Hallahan High School

Friday, September 23 

3:45pm - Boys Varsity Soccer vs. St. Joe's Prep - GCVSA
3:45pm -
Boys Freshman Soccer @ St. Joe's Prep - St. Joseph's Preparatory School
5:00pm - Boys JV Soccer vs. St. Joe's Prep - GCVSA

Saturday, September 24 

9:00am - Cross Country - Hershey Tournament - Giant Center
12:00pm -
Girls Tennis @ Shipley - The Shipley School
2:00pm -
Girls JV Volleyball vs. Haverford HS - Archbishop Carroll High School
3:30pm -
Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Haverford HS - Archbishop Carroll High School
6:00pm -
Freshman Football @ Bonner/Prendie - Bonner/Prendergast High School
- Varsity Football @ St. Joe's Prep - Widener University

Monday, September 26 

3:00pm - Golf vs. Lansdale Catholic - Cobb's Creek Golf Club
3:45pm -
JV Football vs. St. Joe's Prep - Archbishop Carroll High School
3:45pm - Girls Varsity Soccer @ Cardinal O'Hara - Cardinal O'Hara High School
- Girls JV Soccer @ Cardinal O'Hara - Cardinal O'Hara High School

Tuesday, September 27 

3:45pm - Girls Tennis @ Archbishop Wood - Archbishop Wood High School
3:45pm - Boys Varsity Soccer @ Conwell-Egan - Conwell Egan Catholic High School
3:45pm -
Boys JV Soccer vs. Conwell-Egan - Conwell Egan Catholic High School 
5:30pm - Girls JV Volleyball @ Archbishop Wood - Archbishop Wood High School
7:00pm -
Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Archbishop Wood - Archbishop Wood High School

Homecoming Shirts

Students may purchase a 2016 homecoming shirt in room 219 from now until the end of September. Shirts are $15 and the proceeds will benefit the Coyle family and Carroll cheerleading. Order forms are available by clicking HERE . Students may pay with a check made out to ACHS or with cash.
Help us in our service to others.
Archbishop Carroll will be conducting a clothing drive this week until September 23.

The Archdiocese is recalling last year's Papal Visit and Pope Francis' designation of this year as The Year of Mercy by celebrating this as a Week of Mercy.  

Schools throughout the Archdiocese will choose a work of mercy to focus on.  We will focus on the corporal work of mercy to Clothe the Naked.

Donations of used clothing items and shoes will be accepted throughout the week. Collection bins will be placed in the main hallways on both sides of the school building.  

Contact Mrs. Honyara for more information
From the Office of Student Affairs

Carroll Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes tickets were distributed in homeroom. Please turn in your ticket stubs to room 219 by September 28 to be entered into the drawing.  The drawing will take place on October 7th during our homecoming Pep Rally.

Senior Fleece Orders

Seniors are granted the privilege of replacing their school sweater with the ¼ 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. Orders are due to The Office of Student Affairs today.  Orders will be placed tomorrow morning in an attempt to have them delivered by Homecoming. Please click HERE for the order form and pricing.

Freshmen Retreat and Social

On Friday, September 23, we will hold our Freshmen Retreat and Social.  This special day is for freshmen only.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will not report to school that day.


Homecoming excitement is near!  Student Council and The Student Affairs Office are busy planning a spectacular week for our students.  Registration for the homecoming dance will be on October 3rd and 4th during lunch periods.  Students must register to attend, but admission is free to Carroll students. The homecoming dance will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 7:00-10:00.  Information regarding this special week will be distributed in homerooms next week. 

From the Office of CarrollU

SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

  • Test Date: October 1*; Registration Deadline: September 1; Late Reg. Deadline: September 20
  • 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:

Upcoming College Presentations

Thursday, 9/22: University of Scranton, UCLA & Ursinus College
Monday, 9/26:
University of Pittsburgh
Tuesday, 9/27:
Immaculata University
Friday, 9/30:
Harcum College, Hood College, Juniata College
Monday, 10/3:
Saint Joseph’s University, Towson University, Alvernia 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.

From the Parents' Association

Parents' Association Meeting

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

Designer Bag Bingo

Don’t forget DESIGNER BAG BINGO  is 11/4/16. Please email Nancy Lake if you can help: We are also looking for donations for our raffle baskets! If you have any unused electronics, Spa gift cards, restaurant gift cards etc please consider donating them!  

Any questions on any Parent Association events or to find out how you can get involved, email .

*****Tickets for Designer Bag Bingo must be purchased in advance. Look for the link to the flyer in next week’s Patriot Post!!!****

Scrip Program

Did you know that Archbishop John Carroll High School has a program that can help you save on your son’s/daughter’s tuition? Your participation in the SCRIP PROGRAM can earn you tuition credits. Scrip is exactly like a gift certificate that you buy from a store. Since Carroll is a non-profit, we can purchase Scrip at a discounted rate. These net savings are passed on as tuition credits on your bill! Please click HERE for more information and instructions.

Want to contribute to The Patriot Post?
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!