Dear Parents,

Hello and Welcome to another school year here at Archbishop Carroll from the Parent’s Association!  We especially want to welcome our new families that have joined us this year. Carroll is a special place and we’re so glad you found your way here.

All of you are already members of The Parent’s Association here at Carroll and we want to make sure you are aware of all that we do here at the school.

One of the main functions of the Parent’s Association is to perform the Hospitality at our school events like Back to School, Open Houses and the Homecoming Dance.

Our first Open House is this Sunday, October 2nd from 11:00am to 2:00pm.  We would love for you to help us.  The Parent’s Association provides baked goods for the Open House, so if you could donate any baked good and please drop it off in the cafeteria on Sunday morning.  We would also love parents to help us set up, clean up and just join us at the Open House to be there to greet other families who are coming to visit the school.  Any time you can give us or baked goods that you can contribute is greatly appreciated.

Another function of the Parent’s Association is provide some fun events during the year.  One event that we would love to see you and your friends at is the Handbag Bingo which is November 4th.  Nancy Lake is our chairperson. We need parents to help her to make the night a success. If you can help please contact her at To order your tickets for the evening, click HERE to view and print the ticket order form, and join us for a great night!

In February, the Parent’s Association also hosts Quizzo Night – a great time for parents and their friends.  Mark your calendar to Save the Date – Friday, February 17, 2017.

Our biggest event, CAFÉ, is Saturday, April 8, 2017.  We will be having a meeting shortly to begin setting up this amazing evening.  It is the biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope many parents are able to be a part of this great night. 

The Parent’s Association holds its meetings every other month on Monday evenings in the Library.  Our next meeting is Monday, November 14th at 7:00pm.  A nice part of our meetings is that parents get to speak with an administrator (usually Principal Schulz).  It’s a great way to get updated on the happenings at Carroll, ask questions and meet other parents. Please remember to always check the Patriot Post for our information.  We will let you know of upcoming meetings/events and any updates that we may have.

As parents, we all have busy schedules, but we hope that you can join us for our events and meetings. I’d love to meet you and answer any questions you have!  To find out how you can get more involved, feel free to contact me at


Carolyn Evans
President of Parent’s Association  

From the Office of Campus Ministry

Sophomore Retreat

On Monday, October 18, the Class of 2019 will participate in their annual retreat at LaSalle University. Our students will be joining with 1700 high school sophomores from across the Archdiocese to participate in a brand new youth rally style program called Metanoia. The retreat will take place entirely within the normal school day hours (7:45am—2:25pm) and details with the permission slip will be forthcoming via your sophomore student’s Theology class. Please do not schedule any appointments or family activities for your child on this day as participation is mandatory.

Kairos Retreat

The January 10-13, 2017 Kairos retreat registration is now CLOSED. If your senior student wishes to register for the March 14-17, 2017 retreat, please click HERE.

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

Catholic Women’s Conference

The Catholic Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday, October 29 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown. There is a component of the day called “True Beauty Revealed” specifically geared towards high school and college age young women. Through the talks and activities planned, participants will learn more about their true dignity, their beauty and importance as daughters of God, relationships with men and other women, and the use of technology in how they see themselves and how others view them. The cost of the day is $20.00, which includes breakfast and lunch. For more information and to register, go to

Football Season is in Full Swing
Below are photos, submitted by our community. If you have any photos of Archbishop Carroll Patriots in action - athletics, fine arts, service, etc. - send them to
Archbishop Carroll vs. La Salle High School. Friday, September 16, 2016. Photo Credit: Aliya Glenn
Archbishop Carroll Freshman Football vs. La Salle High School. Thursday September 15, 2016. Photo Credit: Kelly Livers
Archbishop Carroll Freshman Football vs. La Salle High School. Thursday September 15, 2016. Photo Credit: Kelly Livers
Archbishop Carroll Band prepares for the game against La Salle High School. Friday, September 16, 2016. Photo Credit: Stacey Ruffin
Archbishop Carroll Freshman Football vs. La Salle High School. Thursday September 15, 2016. Photo Credit: Kelly Livers
Archbishop Carroll Freshman Football vs. La Salle High School. Thursday September 15, 2016. Photo Credit: Shelina Thomas
Archbishop Carroll @ St. Joe's Prep. Friday, September 23, 2016. Photo Credit: Aliya Glenn
From the Office of Athletics

This Week's Sports Schedule

*Please note that all times are subject to change. Please check the calendar on our website or our profile on DigitalSports for the most up-to-date changes.

Wednesday, September 28 

3:00pm - Golf vs. Roman Catholic - Cobb's Creek Golf Club
- Varsity Field Hockey vs. St. Hubert's - Archbishop John Carroll High School
4:00pm -
Boys Freshman Soccer vs. Devon Prep - GCVSA
5:30pm -
Girls Tennis vs Archbishop Ryan - Cabrini University

Thursday, September 29 

3:45pm - Boys Freshmen Soccer @ Judge - Father Judge High School
5:30pm -
Girls JV Soccer @ Archbishop Ryan - Archbishop Ryan High School
7:00pm - Girls Varsity Soccer @ Archbishop Ryan - Archbishop Ryan High School
7:00pm -
Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Bishop McDevitt - Archbishop Carroll High School

Friday, September 30 

3:00pm - Golf vs. Hallahan - Cobb's Creek Golf Club
3:30pm - Girls JV-B Field Hockey vs. Radnor - Archbishop John Carroll High School
- Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Penncrest - GCVSA
3:45pm -
Girls JV Soccer vs. Penncrest - GCVSA
3:45pm -
Boys Varsity Soccer @ Father Judge - Father Judge High School
5:30pm -
Boys JV Soccer @ Father Judge - Father Judge High School
7:00pm -
Varsity Football vs. Roman Catholic - A Field - E 11th Ave, Conshohocken

Saturday, October 1 

10:30am - Boys Freshman Soccer @ Devon Prep - Devon Preparatory School
1:00pm -
Freshman Football vs. Roman Catholic - Archbishop Carroll High School
2:00pm -
Boys JV Soccer @ Marple Newtown - Marple Newtown High School
2:30pm - Girls JV Volleyball vs. Mount St. Jospeh - Archbishop Carroll High School
4:00pm -
Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Mount St. Joseph - Archbishop Carroll High School

Monday, October 3 

3:00pm - Girls Tennis vs Archbishop Ryan - Radnor High School
3:45pm -
JV Football @ Roman Catholic - Roman Catholic High School
3:45pm -
Girls JV Volleyball vs. Notre Dame - Archbishop Carroll High School
3:45pm -
Girls JV Soccer @ Little Flower - Little Flower High School
3:45pm -
Girls Varsity Soccer @ Little Flower - Little Flower High School
4:00pm -
Golf @ Malvern Prep - Applebrook Golf Club
5:00pm -
Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Notre Dame - Archbishop Carroll High School

Tuesday, October 4 

3:30pm - Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Little Flower - Little Flower High School
3:45pm -
Boys Varsity Soccer @ Lansdale Catholic - Lansdale Catholic High School 
3:45pm - Boys JV Soccer @ Lansdale Catholic - Lansdale Catholic High School
5:00pm -
Girls JV Volleyball @ Little Flower - Little Flower 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.
Suzanne Carpenter '18, performs at Abbeyfest
Congratulations to Suzanne Carpenter who performed last weekend at Abbeyfest! Her amazing violin accompanied the world renowned, Savio Boys Choir of Philadelphia, assisted directed by Mr. Jeremy Triplett, Head of Archbishop Carroll Choral Department. She performed for almost 4,000 people live! Congrats Suzanne!
From the Office of Student Affairs

Carroll Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes tickets were due today to OSA to be entered into the drawing.  The drawing will take place on October 7th during our homecoming Pep Rally.


Homecoming excitement is near!  Student Council and The Student Affairs Office are busy planning a spectacular week for our students.  Information about specific dress-down days will be distributed to students on Friday in homeroom.

Homecoming Dance Info

  • The homecoming dance will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 7:00-10:00. 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. No tickets will be available Friday, October 7th. A school I.D. is necessary for both registration and for admittance to the dance that evening.

  • Non-Carroll date permission forms are available in Student Affairs and by clicking HERE. Forms must be submitted by October 4th.  Dates are to be of the opposite sex.  Guests also need a photo I.D. to enter the dance.  If you foresee an issue with your guest’s I.D., students must see the Office for Student Affairs before Friday, October 7th.  Tickets for guests are $20.00. Carroll students are admitted free of charge.

  • According to our handbook, a student must be in attendance in school the day prior to the dance – Friday, October 7th in order to attend. If a student registered for the dance and is unable to attend, a parent must notify the school the evening of the dance by calling 610-688-7610 ext. 110 and leaving a message. We want to ensure the safety of our students at all times.

  • 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.

Homecoming Court

Congratulations to our 2016 homecoming court- Kayla Carlin, Catie Carpenter, Katy Curry, Julia Fragale, Megan Foster, Kevin Downs, Steve DeFruscio, Steve Honick, Rich Melito, and Marc Natale!  All students will vote for the king and queen next week, and the winners will be announced during halftime of our homecoming football game against Archbishop Ryan on Friday, October 7. 

PatrioThon Fundraiser

In preparation for our annual PatrioThon which benefits The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Student Council has organized a fundraiser at Chipotle (Lancaster Ave store) on Tuesday, October 4th between 4:00 and 8:00 pm.   Click HERE for the flyer!  Showing the flyer will ensure that 50% of the proceeds will go to Archbishop Carroll to directly benefit Children’s Hospital.  Thank you for helping to support this great cause!
From the Office of CarrollU

Reminder to students who are taking the SAT's at Carroll on Saturday, 10/1.

Please remember to bring your admission ticket, Identification and use entrance X. Carroll ID’s are acceptable.  No student (including Carroll students) will be allowed to take the SAT without a valid ID or admission ticket.  Please arrive by 7:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please stop by the Guidance office.

SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

  • 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:


The PSATs will be held on Wednesday, October 19th to all freshmen, sophomore and junior students.  The guidance office will be handing out the student guides within the next couple of weeks during English class.  Please contact the Guidance Office or the Office of Academic Affairs if you have any questions.

Upcoming College Presentations

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
Thursday, 10/6:
Community College of Philadelphia
Friday, 10/7: S
warthmore College, Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, Catholic 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.

Philadelphia PACCAO Tour 2016

Pennsylvania Association of Catholic College Admissions Officers (PACCAO) will be coming to Carroll on Wednesday, November 16th at 11:30 in the west gym.  A list of colleges that are attending are on Carroll’s website.  Please contact the Guidance Office for more details.

From the Parents' Association

Parents' Association Meeting

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

Designer Bag Bingo

Designer Bag Bingo is 11/4/16.  We are looking for a new TV,  Ipad, or Kindle to raffle off so if you have one please consider donating it! You can send it in to school care of the Parent’s Association. We also need bottles of wine for our wine baskets. If you can send in a bottle of wine that would be great!. You can drop it off at the office or bring it to the Open House on Sunday at 11am.

Carolyn Evans - President, Parents' Association

Scrip Program


Do you grocery shop? For every $100 you spend at ACME or GIANT, you could be saving $4.50 on your tuition. Do you shop at Macy’s? For every $100 you spend at Macy’s, you could save $9.00 off your tuition. That is just a small example of how you can save money.

To save money on your tuition and learn how simple it is, enroll now in Archbishop Carroll’s Scrip Program to save money on your tuition.

Scrip is processed on Thursday mornings at Carroll. For all retailers (grocery or other), Carroll gives 90% of the rebate back to the Parents and the money is credited to your tuition. The 10% is used to keep the program running.

Giant and Acme can be ordered on Thursday and comes home on Friday. Other retailers have a week turnaround. To see all retailers and their rebates offered, go to and enroll in Carroll’s program. Our Enrollment Number is 5F56DE9A823.

We offer three ways to order to meet family’s flexibility. For full instructions go to Carroll’s website, click on tab marked Student Life, then Parent’s Association. Scroll down page on Parent’s Association and you will see Scrip Instructions. Or just email, and we can walk you through the process.
From the Nurse's Office

Flu Vaccine

The time is now to get your Flu Shot. Please consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns. I encourage everyone, who is medically able, to get the Flu Vaccine. For more up to date information click HERE.

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We look forward to seeing our vibrant community in action!