April 21, 2010
Catholic Corner with the Campus Minister
Mrs. Patti Murphy Dohn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(410) 879-2480 ext. 2029
“Archbishop Borders was a man of deep faith, great humility and great love for God, the
Church and this Archdiocese. As a result, he was universally loved by the people of this
local Church, by his brother bishops and priests, and by all who were blessed to call
him Archbishop, Father, teacher, brother and friend.” –Archbishop Edwin O’Brien
The Death of Archbishop William D. Borders (1913 – 2010) : We join Catholics from our Archdiocese as
we remember our retired Archbishop who was born to Eternal Life on Monday at age 96.
Archbishop Border’s body will lie in state at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on Charles Street this
Thursday (tomorrow) from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held this Friday at 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
with private entombment immediately following in the Cathedral Crypt.
For those unable to attend the funeral, WBAL-TV will air the funeral for Archbishop Borders live on WBAL
Plus and will re-air the funeral on WBAL Plus at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. WBAL Plus can be found
over the air on 11-2, Comcast Digital Cable 208 and Verizon FiOS 460.
Website of the Week: For extensive information on the extraordinary life and service of Archbishop Borders
check out this week’s edition of The Catholic Review or read online at:
Praying with Us at John Carroll: Parents and Grandparents are welcome to join us each Wednesday at
10:15 a.m. for Mass in the Chapel celebrated by Father Sutton, and for the Recitation of the Rosary on
Thursdays at 2:45 p.m. for your personal intentions and for those of Religion teacher Mrs. Jackie Moeser
who is completing radiation treatments. Sign in at the Main Office when you arrive and then meet directly in
Facebook: Are you on Facebook? Become a Fan of: “John Carroll Campus Ministry” and get up-to-date
information and event schedules.
Until next week, God’s Abundant Blessings! –Mrs. Murphy Dohn
Since the last parent E-Update was sent this past Friday, April 16th, many of today’s
announcements are repeats from that update. Any new additions today have been
highlighted in gray.
23rd ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT PLANNED
Attention all golfers and anyone who just likes to play: mark your calendars for Monday, August
23 at Maryland Golf & Country Clubs for the 23rd annual JC golf tournament which benefits our
Athletics Department. If you would like to help in the planning, please contact Laura Lang in the
Development Office at email@example.com.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTIONS – CHANGE OF DATE
Parents of those students being inducted into one of our Foreign Language Honor Societies,
please note that the Induction Ceremony will now be held on Tuesday, April 27th at 9 a.m. This
is a change from the invitation your child received a few weeks ago. We hope you will be able to
join us for this special event. A reception will follow the ceremony and parking will be available on
the oval for your convenience. Please contact Foreign Language Chair, Ms. Zavodny
(firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
ENROLLMENT CONTRACTS / DEPOSITS DUE MAY 1
This is a reminder that enrollment contracts, tuition deposits and technology fees for the 2010-
2011 school year are due May 1, 2010. If you do not have your enrollment contract, please
contact tuition administrator Mrs. Moxey at email@example.com or (410) 879-2480 ext. 2008.
JOHN CARROLL COUNTRY FAIR & MUSIC FESTIVAL
The John Carroll Country Fair & Music Festival is right around the corner – Friday, April 30 –
Sunday, May 1. The weekend will be highlighted by local and nationally acclaimed music artists,
arts and crafts vendors, a yard sale, family and children’s games, food, and much more. Click
here to view the weekend’s complete schedule.
One highlight this year will be the Save the Shoes 5K Run that will take place on Sunday, May 2.
Click here for complete race information and registration form.
A special Saturday evening concert, featuring RCA Nashville / Sony BMG recording artist Chuck
Wicks, and local favorite, Walk-Ins Welcome. Tickets for Saturday evening are $10 each and
are available for purchase in the school's Development Office, by calling (410) 879-5053 or by
Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled weekend!
COUNTRY FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Parent volunteers are needed to help during the hours the fair is open. If you volunteer for four
hours throughout the weekend, your child will receive an “out-of-uniform” button to be worn on
Tuesday, May 4. Please log into the following website to complete a volunteer registration form:
COUNTRY FAIR YARD SALE DONATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
The pods have been delivered and we’re now able to accept donations for the Country Fair Yard
Sale. Donations will be accepted beginning Monday, April 19. Please drop off donations before
and after school, between the hours of 7 – 8 a.m. and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the storage bins located
near the side loading dock. For a complete list of what can and cannot be donated, please click
SPRING CONCERT IS THIS FRIDAY, 4/23
An email was sent to all parents yesterday informing you of Mr. Briggs’ emergency
appendectomy on Sunday and that the spring concert will be performed as scheduled on Friday,
April 23 . It was also noted that Mr. Briggs was planning on participating fully in the concert.
Unfortunately, that information was incorrect. While Mr. Briggs is still planning on attending the
concert, Mr. Bolden will be taking over all conductor duties for the evening.
Come support the students participating in the band, chorus, orchestra and jazz band as they
provide 90 minutes of entertainment. This is the final concert for those in the Class of 2010 -
show them how much you will miss them. If you have any questions please see Mr. Bolden.
PB&J PARTIES – NHS-SPONSORED
There will be PB&J parties every Thursday starting next week until the end of the year. It is a
mandatory NHS service project. Every NHS students is required to help at one party. There are
five opportunities for students to get that service requirement in. Non-NHS students are also
welcome to help. Many hands make light work. Questions may be directed to Mrs. J-K at
POWERSCHOOL UPDATE – MID-QUARTER GRADES
This is the time of year when seniors and all other grade levels have two different mid-quarter due
dates. Mid-quarter grades were stored today for all students, but they apply to seniors
only for determining eligibility in athletic and extra-curricular activities. Senior ineligibility
takes effect on Wednesday, April 28. The registrar will store mid-quarter grades again on
Tuesday, May 4. Those new mid-quarter grades will apply to freshmen, sophomores, and
juniors only. Ineligibility for the underclass goes into effect on Wednesday, May 12.
Mid-quarter grades will appear online in PowerSchool in the M4 column and the Grades History
page. These grades can be removed from the PowerSchool site after eligibility has been
determined and they are no longer needed.
Although the last day of school is Friday, June 11 , John Carroll will continue to be a busy
campus throughout the summer with a full complement of summer programs.
There is the Young Patriot Day Camp that kicks off on Monday, June 14 with sessions
all summer for the younger crowd.
John Carroll-sponsored sport camps will be filling our fields and courts throughout the
summer, with most camps being directed by our varsity coaches.
Those kids not interested in athletics will have much to choose from as well with our
Patriot Enrichment Programs, including a full complement of Art Workshops under the
direction of John Carroll art teacher Mr. Bruno Baran.
And, finally, rounding out the list of summer program offerings are the athletic camps
offered on John Carroll’s campus by outside organizations.
Complete information about many summer program offerings can be found on our website.
Simply click the “Summer Programs” button on the homepage of the website.
POWERSCHOOL UPDATE – USERNAMES & PASSWORDS
Parents and guardians are reminded to use parent usernames and passwords only when
accessing the PowerSchool site. If the username you are using starts with an alphabetic
character (a-z), you are using a student login by mistake. Parent usernames never begin with
letters of the alphabet. The school needs to know if parents are able to access the site and using
your parent username and password is the only way we can determine this. Parents who have
misplaced their parent login information are asked to contact Chuck Wilson
(firstname.lastname@example.org) for replacement copies. This information can usually be sent through
Beginning Friday, April 23, service hour totals will be displayed on the PowerSchool website. To
view service hours, logon to the PowerSchool site and click the Grades History link at the top of
the start page. Then scroll down to the bottom of the Grades History page to see Service Hours.
The Grade column will display a T (Total). The value that displays in the Percent (%) column
represents total service hours when they were last stored on the server.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CONCESSION STAND
A few parents are needed to staff an outdoor concession stand next Wednesday, 4/28, from 2:30
– approximately 5:30 p.m. Please email email@example.com if you are able to help. Thank
SPRING BREAK TRIP 2011 – CHINA
Mrs. Koh, John Carroll’s Chinese teacher, is planning a trip to China during Spring Break next
year. Questions may be directed to Mrs. Koh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nine day, three cities tour is now open for all students.
Date: March 26 --April 3, 2011 (During our Spring Break, so no classes will be missed.)
Name of the tour : Dynastic China, by ACIS
Group leader : Fen-Whey Koh, John Carroll Chinese Teacher
Cities we will visit : Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi-An
Group ID : 43555
Depart From : Washington D. C. (Dulles International Airport)
Tour cost : $ 3530
***** Please add $200 for Visa
***** Other fees may apply if applicable
AIMS COLLEGE FAIR - TOMORROW
The 24th Annual Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) College Fair for juniors
and their parents is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza hotel (2004
Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093) The first session is 5 - 6:30 p.m. and the second
session is 7:30-9:00 p.m.
SENIOR PROJECT EVALUATORS NEEDED
We are rapidly approaching the end of the second year of Senior Projects at JCS. Senior Project
evaluations will take place this year from May 25th to June 2nd. As this is a big class, I need
even more evaluators than I did last year. Click here for the registration form for community
members. Any time that you are available and willing to participate will be a huge help. If you
know of anyone in the general community or someone who is related to you who might be willing
to serve as an evaluator, please pass along a registration form to them. Please return forms by
May 14th at the latest but sooner if possible. Details regarding evaluation procedures will be sent
to you as soon as I receive your registration form. I look forward to working with you.
Louise Brink Géczy
Senior Project Coordinator
GIRLS SOCCER PROGRAM MEETING FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
All girls interested in playing V or JV soccer in the fall - there will be a mandatory meeting on
Wednesday, May 19th at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at JC. This meeting is for the students and their
parents. Please be on time as the meeting will start promptly at 7. This meeting is for current
students as well as incoming freshmen. There will be important information shared at this time as
well as having all of your questions answered.
SPRING BREAK TRIP 2011 – IRELAND & SCOTLAND
Any student interested in traveling to Ireland and Scotland over Spring Break next year should
see Ms. Zavodny in Room 223 for more information. The trip includes visits to the Ring of Kerry,
Blarney Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, Trinity College, Dunvegan, Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, the
Isle of Skye, and so much more. The cost includes all transportation costs, accommodations in
three-and-four-star hotels, and breakfast and dinner each day. Please contact Ms. Zavodny
(email@example.com) with questions.
JUDITH RESNIK AWARD WINNER
The Harford Branch of the American Association of University Women announced the Judith
Resnik Award winners at its annual luncheon held Saturday, April 17th at Harford Community
College. This award honors one outstanding eleventh grade woman Mathematics / Science
scholar from each of the Harford County high schools. We are pleased to announce
that Meghan Kazanski is this year’s recipient from John Carroll. Attending the luncheon with
Meghan were her parents, and her teachers: From the Science Department: Mrs. Rebecca
Jansing-Kaestner and Mrs. Megan Deroba and from the Math Department: Mrs. Claudia
SENIOR PROJECT REQUEST – COLLECTION OF BABY CLOTHES
Our names are Jennifer Kundratic and Danielle Keller and we are seniors at The John Carroll
School. For our senior project, we are collecting and donating new and used baby clothes and
accessories for Birthright. The Birthright foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports new
mothers looking for help. Our drive will be held between April 12 through May 14. All donations
can be dropped off at John Carroll School. The donations sites will be the Main Office, the
Campus Ministry Office of Patti Murphy Dohn, and the office of the Senior Project Coordinator,
Please consider donating to this cause because this project is a major requirement for our
graduation. This act of kindness will greatly benefit the new mothers and unborn babies.
Please tell all of your friends and family that may interested in donating even if they are not
part of the John Carroll family. Donations no matter the size will be welcomed and greatly
appreciated from anyone. Thank you for helping make this a success!
Jennifer and Danielle
SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITIES
Remind your children to check the board and table outside the Outreach Office for information
about service opportunities. Contact Mr. Tony Martin, Outreach Coordinator
(firstname.lastname@example.org.) with any questions.
Summer Service Hours Opportunity –
We are looking for responsible and mature Junior Counselors for our Young Patriot Day Camp
Program. Our campers range in age from 5 - 12, and we need JCS students who really enjoy
working with children. A typical day consists of games, sports, computer time, and arts & crafts.
Your job would be to interact and assist the campers with these activities, while also being a role
model, teaching them teamwork and respect for themselves, others and school property. Senior
counselors, which consist of former JC students attending college now, will be on staff as well.
The weekly camps run from June 14 - August 13. The hours are from 9 - 4, Monday - Friday.
Pick the dates that work best in your schedule and have fun working with local elementary and
middle school children. You and a parent will be required to attend a 1-hour STAND training
video and fill out some paper work. Junior counselors will be required to attend a 2-hour
orientation class. For more information, contact lead counselor Patty Smithson at
email@example.com or 410-688-5505.
There will be a required STAND training and orientation meeting on May 5th in the Brown
Room from 3-5 pm. Please contact Patty Smithson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you
plan to attend.
CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS/REMINDERS (please check your copy of the school calendar or
www.johncarroll.org for a complete listing of activities):
Wednesday April 21 Senior eligibility determination date
FCA meeting – 7 a.m.
Earth Week Mass – 10:20 a.m. – Gerry Gray Stadium
After Prom Chairperson meeting – 7 p.m. – McAdams
Friday April 23 Senior eligibility appeals due – 2:40 p.m.
Quill & Scroll / Art Honor Society Induction – 8:15 – 9:30
Spring Concert – 7 p.m. – Auditorium
Saturday April 24 Senior Prom – 7:30 p.m. – midnight – National Aquarium
Sunday April 25 After Prom – midnight – 4 a.m. – ESPN Zone
Harford Junior Track & Field Meet – 1 p.m. – JC track
Monday April 26 Alumni/Senior Patriot Pledge Breakfast – 8 a.m. – Cafeteria
Parent Alliance meeting – 7 p.m. – Brown Room
Tuesday April 27 Foreign Language & Service Honor Society Inductions –
9:15 a.m. - Gym
Wednesday April 28 Senior ineligibility effective date
SAC/NHS joint meeting – 7:45 a.m.
Friday April 30 TWO HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL – 12:40 p.m. – Country Fair
Spring Literary Tea – 10:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. – Brown Room
Country Fair & Music Fest – 5 – 8 p.m.
Battle of the Bands – 7 – 11 p.m. – Gym
Saturday May 1 SATs at John Carroll
Yard Sale – 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Country Fair & Music Fest – 12 noon – 8 p.m.
Walk-ins Welcome – 4 – 6 p.m.
Chuck Wicks concert – 7 p.m. – Tickets required
Sunday May 2 Save the Shoes 5K Run – registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast – 9 – 11 a.m.
Country Fair – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ed Miller/Jim Long Old-timers’ Lacrosse Game – 12 noon
Faire Isle (Mr. Gaudreau’s band) – 1 – 3 p.m.
Music Conservatory of Music – Music is Magic Recital – 3 –
5 p.m. – Auditorium
Monday May 3 AP exams begin (through Friday, May 14)
Tuesday May 4 Eligibility determination date
Wednesday May 5 FCA meeting – 7 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL GRADUATION DVD FOR THE CLASS OF 2010
Cassidy Creations has again offered to professionally video the Commencement Exercises for
this year’s graduating class IF we can guarantee a minimum of forty orders. Click here to
download the flyer with order form. The cost for the DVD is $30.
DVDs must be pre-ordered to ensure that we will have at least the minimum that Mr.
Please fill out the order form and return to the Main Office to help us reach our minimum
goal of 40 orders.
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Murphy Dohn at: email@example.com
CALENDARS OF SENIOR EVENTS FOR APRIL-MAY-JUNE
A letter from the principal and a calendar of upcoming events was mailed home during Holy Week.
Please mark your calendars with these important dates and times.
STATIONERY ORDERS AND GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
These items were distributed on Tuesday of Holy Week to all seniors who had placed orders.
THE BLACK AND GOLD AWARD
All seniors received an email this week from Mr. Barker explaining the criteria for the
Black and Gold Award which “recognizes the whole student and his/her all-round
accomplishment and contribution to school life.” Seniors are nominated for this award by
their classmates and the faculty then votes for one male and one female recipient.
The Senior Class met during homeroom this morning to place their nominations for the
Black and Gold Award.
This Award will be presented at the Senior Project Showcase/ Black and Gold Night on
Friday, June 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Mark your calendars!!
YOUR CHILD’S COLLEGE INFORMATION
On May 3 the Guidance Office will be giving seniors a form asking for information about the
colleges they have applied to and any scholarships they may have been offered. Please advise
the Guidance Office of ANY SCHOLARSHIPS your children have been offered from any
colleges or outside sources. It is helpful if you include the name of the scholarship and the
total amount offered over four years. Because of the time line for printing the graduation
program, we must have all information by May 17 . However, if you are notified of
scholarships after May 17 , please call our office. We will do everything possible to include as
many scholarships as possible. You may email this information to Mrs. Malone in the Guidance
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
SENIOR PROM INFORMATION
Senior Prom will be held at The National Aquarium in Baltimore from 7:30 pm – 12 am on
Saturday, April 24, 2010.
Motor coach busses will be provided for our transportation to and from the Prom. Pick-up and
drop-off will take place at The John Carroll School STUDENT parking lot. You may park your
cars over night. Arrive at John Carroll for departure at 6:25 pm. We will be dropped back off at
The John Carroll School student parking lot beginning at 4 am from After Prom at the ESPN
Zone. You must take the bus to attend Prom.
Handy checklist for students attending Prom:
Change of clothes in a small bag.
Comfortable shoes or sandals for aquarium and after prom.
Money or check for professional photograph (the only money you will need all night).
SENIOR BABY PICTURES – THERE IS STILL TIME!!
One of the traditions here at John Carroll is our annual Library Showcase dedicated to the senior
class. Each year we ask parents to send in a baby/toddler picture of their student for display in
the showcase. It is a great tradition that each class, and the entire JC community, has enjoyed
tremendously. It is fun guessing who they are and good-naturedly making fun, also. Please take
the time to send in your picture - 3x5 or 4x6, no larger please, UNFRAMED, with the students
name on the back. Color copies are best. Send in your picture to the Attn: Phyllis Grymes ASAP.
Your child will be glad you took the time!!!! Thanks. Any questions call Mrs. Grymes 410-838-
8333 X2048. If you wish to have your picture returned, please send a self addressed stamped
envelope with the picture.
Also, Mrs. Grymes received an unidentified photo in an envelope with a return address of “The
Trident Group, 820 Eastern Blvd, Baltimore, MD, 21221”. If this photo belongs to you, please
email Mrs. Grymes at email@example.com.
SENIOR FIELD DAY
Senior Field Day, originally scheduled for Thursday, June 3 , will now take place following the
last exam on Friday, May 14 , from 1 – 3 p.m.
Class of 2010 representatives:
Carmel McComiskey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marty Johnson: Martin.E.Johnson@boeing.com; (410) 612-1359
Rhonda Rhynes Griffith: email@example.com
Cindy Bobbin: firstname.lastname@example.org
RING DANCE PHOTOS
To view and order professional photos from the Junior Ring Dance, go to
http://www.lifetouchevents.com/ecom/event_view.pl?password=MJJAZ. If you have any
questions, please contact Christine Zurkowski at email@example.com.
Class of 2011 representatives:
Diane Frijia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mara Pais: email@example.com
Tom Hoff : firstname.lastname@example.org
SOPHOMORE CLASS TRIP TO KINGS DOMINION
On Monday, June 14 , the sophomore class will be sponsoring a class trip to Kings Dominion
Amusement Park in Virginia. Permission slips have been distributed to students in homeroom.
The cost of the trip is $65 which will cover coach bus transportation and the entrance fee into the
park. The trip is open to all sophomores. Please have checks and permission slips returned to
school by Monday, May 10 to ensure a seat on the bus. If you have any questions about the
trip, please e-mail Mrs. Ferry at email@example.com.
SERVICE RETREAT INFORMATION
Sophomore Services Retreats at Catholic Charities’ Our Daily Bread Employment Center will be
held starting March 26. This service retreat counts toward the annual mandatory retreat
requirement for graduation; therefore you will not receive service hours.
All sophomores must attend the entire day’s events from 8 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. No one will be
excused early. No exceptions.
Sophomores must wear the following: Jeans or khakis(in good repair), sneakers, and JC shirts;
Bring a hat and a John Carroll sweatshirt;
Students are encouraged to bring donations of napkins, sandwich-size zip baggies, brown lunch-
size bags for the ODB kitchen.
Dates for 2010:
Friday, April 30 (Friedly to Ishak);
Friday, May 7 (James to Larney);
Friday, May 14 (Lazoff to Miller);
Tuesday, May 18 (Mooney to Ruff);
Friday, May 28 (Runk to Zulty).
ODB Information Sheet
ODB Release Form
Request for Change of Date
Class of 2012 representatives:
Jane Krolewski: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Belinda Cunningham: email@example.com
Bob Sanders: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Biondo: englishQn@aol.com
SUMMER BACKPACKING TRIP FOR FRESHMEN
Two spots remain for a 5-day backpacking trip to Dolly Sods, West Virginia. See Mr. Attanasio in
room 125 or email email@example.com for more information. The co-ed trip runs August
10-14. No experience is necessary.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Patriot Parent Associations Family Connections Committee needs your questions! We are
producing a FAQ section for The John Carroll School website to provide answers to all your John
Carroll questions. Help us help you by sending your FAQ submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class of 2013 representatives:
Karen Barley: email@example.com
Anne Hottle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debra Reese: email@example.com
Donald Zugner: firstname.lastname@example.org