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The latest news from Bishop O'Connell High School

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    The admissions office will be open from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Mar. 15 to accept registration materials for the class of 2018.

    Please use entrance #9 on the Underwood Street side of the building to reach the admissions office.

    If this time is inconvenient or if you need more information, please call our office at 703-237-1433.


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  • 03/06/14--09:00: Mar. 6, 2014
  • Every Friday of Lent, Fr. Cozzi will celebrate the 7 a.m. Mass in the School Chapel. A light breakfast will follow in the Chapel Lounge. This is a great way to observe Lent. All are welcome!

    We’re talking donations to get in at a certain time, bring a guest if you have filled out a form- that is fine. DJ-ing, acapella, and teacher performances, come fight for the cure and see what Superdance really is! Don’t worry we will feed you around 5 o’clock, then go back on the dance floor and get ready to rock! Superdance Registration will take place after school in the cafeteria today, and during all lunch periods tomorrow.This Friday is the last day for Guests to register! THAT MEANS, TOMORROW, OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BRING A GUEST. FORMS CAN BE FOUND ON THE REGISTRATION TABLE OR ONLINE. Only 9 days to Superdance! Any advisory with 100% registration will enjoy a free breakfast from SCA! The grade with the highest percentage of registered students will also receive a free breakfast. Congratulations to the Freshmen class who are now whooping the seniors!

    All Superdance chairs and co-chairs…please meet in room 230 after school today.

    Attention Keyettes! If you missed the meeting on Wednesday, please see Mrs. Graif or Mrs. Koranek for the agenda and sign-up form.  There are a lot of service opportunities this month.

    Any of the Juniors who have indicated interest in attending Girls State in June, please see Mrs. Wentzel in Room 326 to schedule your interview time this Friday.

    There will a Philosophy Club meeting in Mr. Allen's room 215 after school on Tuesday, March 11th. The topic will be "The Idea of the University: What is College?"

    The Mass and pizza lunch for St. John's parish with Fr. Thompson will take place tomorrow, Friday, March 7th.

    Help is needed by Freshmen and Sophomores for the Community Yard Sale on March 8! Please come sign up in the Christian Service Office.  All students can find updated opportunities to volunteer on X2VOL. Come by during lunch to speak with Ms. Heard about more details!    


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  • 03/17/14--07:00: Mar. 17-21, 2014
  • Monday - NO SCHOOL
    Tuesday - Anchor Schedule
    Wednesday - B1 Schedule
    Thursday - B2 Schedule
    Friday - Anchor Schedule


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  • 03/18/14--11:44: Mar. 18, 2014
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in Superdance! It was a great success! Thank you to all our volunteers (students, teachers, staff, parents) for your support!

    There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing Volleyball. The meeting will be after school on Wednesday at 3:15pm in the religion hall.

    There will a Teens Against Cancer meeting today after school in room 214.

    Tickets are now on sale for Broadway Desserts! Reserve Friday evening, March 21, 2014 to attend an elegant evening of Broadway musical selections performed by O'Connell music students. Student tickets are $5.00. Visit our table during lunches to learn more about the event and to purchase your tickets.

    The Young Men's Executive Club is hosting a clothing drive of gently worn men's dress clothes. We are looking for suits, jackets, dress shirts, pants, ties. Please see any of the members and officers to ask about collecting clothes. We will come to you! Thank you!


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  • 03/19/14--06:32: Mar. 19, 2014
  • Seniors signed-up to work with the sophomore retreat should receive a letter in your advisory period today.  Any senior who would like to work the retreat but did not receive a letter should stop by the chaplain's office to sign up before the Friday, March 21st.

    There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing Volleyball. The meeting will be after school today at 3:15pm in the religion hall.

    There will be a mandatory meeting for all Model UN members this Thursday after school in room 126. 

    Father Cozzi will be celebrating the 7 a.m. Mass on Friday in the Student Chapel. After Mass, pastries and coffee will be available in the Chapel Lounge. All are welcome.

    There will a Teens Against Cancer meeting today after school in room 214.

    Tickets are now on sale for Broadway Desserts! Reserve Friday evening, March 21, 2014 to attend an elegant evening of Broadway musical selections performed by O'Connell music students. Student tickets are $5.00. Visit our table during lunches to learn more about the event and to purchase your tickets.

    The Young Men's Executive Club is hosting a clothing drive of gently worn men's dress clothes. We are looking for suits, jackets, dress shirts, pants, ties. Please see any of the members and officers to ask about collecting clothes. We will come to you! Thank you!


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    The Bishop O'Connell music program proudly presents...

    "Broadway Desserts"

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
    Performances begin at 7 p.m. in the Bishop O’Connell Upper Gym (please use Entrance #8).

    Tickets range in price from $5 student tickets to $25-$35 adult table seating.

    Don't miss this wonderful evening of Broadway musical selections performed by Bishop O'Connell music students, accompanied by a lovely assortment of desserts and coffee.

    CLICK HERE to reserve your seats and find out more.


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    Student correspondent Hayley Metcalf's account of the 2014 Superdance to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was published in this week's Arlington Catholic Herald.

    She shares the student experience of planning this 12-hour dance marathon, something Bishop O'Connell students have been doing every year for the past 39 years!

    Read her story online from the Arlington Catholic Herald.

    Find out more about Superdance and the February Superdance Assembly at www.superdance.org.

    View a slideshow of the March 15, 2014 Superdance below.



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  • 03/20/14--10:00: Mar. 20, 2014
  • Seniors signed-up to work with the sophomore retreat should receive a letter in your advisory period today.  Any senior who would like to work the retreat but did not receive a letter should stop by the chaplain's office to sign up before the Friday, March 21st.

    There will be a mandatory meeting for all Model UN members today after school in room 126. 

    The library will be closed TODAY, Thursday,  at 3:00 for a librarian's meeting. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Seniors who will be leaders for the Sophomore retreat please come check in with Ms. Heard. We need this information for your service project graduation requirement.

    Global Studies students - Our next very exciting event will be next Tuesday, March 25th directly after school in the library. Our honored guest speaker will be Lieutenant Stephanie Young, Public Affairs Officer and Social Media Division and Military Social Aide to the President.

    Father Cozzi will be celebrating the 7 a.m. Mass on Friday in the Student Chapel. After Mass, pastries and coffee will be available in the Chapel Lounge. All are welcome.

    Tickets are now on sale for Broadway Desserts! Reserve Friday evening, March 21, 2014 to attend an elegant evening of Broadway musical selections performed by O'Connell music students. Student tickets are $5.00. Visit our table during lunches to learn more about the event and to purchase your tickets.

    The Young Men's Executive Club is hosting a clothing drive of gently worn men's dress clothes. We are looking for suits, jackets, dress shirts, pants, ties. Please see any of the members and officers to ask about collecting clothes. We will come to you! Thank you!


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  • 03/21/14--10:00: Mar. 21, 2014
  • Seniors who will be leaders for the Sophomore retreat please come check in with Ms. Heard. We need this information for your service project graduation requirement.

    Seniors signed-up to work with the sophomore retreat should receive a letter in your advisory period today.  Any senior who would like to work the retreat but did not receive a letter should stop by the chaplain's office to sign up before today.

    The O'Connell men's tennis team beat PVI Thursday afternoon 7-2 at Bluemont Park. The Knights were led by junior Kevin Shepard, whose serve had his PVI opponent baffled and sophomore Hojun Boo. Thank you to all of the students who came out and cheered them on to the win.  The Knights will take on DeMatha today at 4pm

    Global Studies students - Our next very exciting event will be next Tuesday, March 25th directly after school in the library. Our honored guest speaker will be Lieutenant Stephanie Young, Public Affairs Officer and Social Media Division and Military Social Aide to the President.

    Tickets are now on sale for Broadway Desserts! Reserve tonight to attend an elegant evening of Broadway musical selections performed by O'Connell music students. Student tickets are $5.00. Visit our table during lunches to learn more about the event and to purchase your tickets.

    There will be a Philosophy Club meeting on Tuesday March 25th right after school in room 215. The topic will be JUST WAR OR PACIFISM? The club picture will also be taken, so please make every effort to attend.

    The Young Men's Executive Club is hosting a clothing drive of gently worn men's dress clothes. We are looking for suits, jackets, dress shirts, pants, ties. Please see any of the members and officers to ask about collecting clothes. We will come to you! Thank you!


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  • 03/21/14--13:21: Mar. 24-28, 2014
  • Monday - Anchor Schedule
    Tuesday - Anchor Schedule
    Wednesday - B1 Schedule
    Thursday - B2 Schedule (1:25 Dismissal(
    Friday - Modified Anchor Schedule (1:25 Dismissal)


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  • 03/24/14--08:00: Mar. 24, 2014
  • Hey O'Connell! Dancing with the Stars returns to DJO this Thursday March 27th from 3:15pm - 4:45 pm in the Cafeteria. Leslie & Lewis are just returning from a national competition in Chicago where they took third place in the hand dancing competition. All are invited, No experience necessary! See Coach Owens for details!

    Global Studies students - Our next very exciting event will be Tuesday, March 25th directly after school in the library. Our honored guest speaker will be Lieutenant Stephanie Young, Public Affairs Officer and Social Media Division and Military Social Aide to the President.

    There will be a Philosophy Club meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) right after school in room 215. The topic will be JUST WAR OR PACIFISM? The club picture will also be taken, so please make every effort to attend.

    The Young Men's Executive Club is hosting a clothing drive of gently worn men's dress clothes. We are looking for suits, jackets, dress shirts, pants, ties. Please see any of the members and officers to ask about collecting clothes. We will come to you! Thank you!


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  • 03/25/14--08:00: Mar. 25, 2014
  • Hey O'Connell! Dancing with the Stars returns to DJO this Thursday March 27th from 3:15pm - 4:45 pm in the Cafeteria. Leslie & Lewis are just returning from a national competition in Chicago where they took third place in the hand dancing competition. All are invited, No experience necessary! See Coach Owens for details!

    The Photo Club will be having a meeting on Wednesday, March 26th, after school in room 302. We will be doing “smartphoneography”. All are welcome.

    The Ecology Club is participating in the 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Great Falls Park on Saturday April 5th. All interested students should attend the next Ecology Club meeting next Tuesday, April 1st, after school in room 236. Thanks!

    Global Studies students - Our next very exciting event will be today directly after school in the library. Our honored guest speaker will be Lieutenant Stephanie Young, Public Affairs Officer and Social Media Division and Military Social Aide to the President.

    There will be a Philosophy Club meeting today after school in room 215. The topic will be JUST WAR OR PACIFISM? The club picture will also be taken, so please make every effort to attend.


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  • 03/26/14--08:00: Mar. 26, 2014
  • Hey O'Connell! Dancing with the Stars returns to DJO this Thursday March 27th from 3:15pm - 4:45 pm in the Cafeteria. Leslie & Lewis are just returning from a national competition in Chicago where they took third place in the hand dancing competition. All are invited, No experience necessary! See Coach Owens for details!

    The Photo Club will be having a meeting today after school in room 302. We will be doing “smartphoneography”. All are welcome.

    The Ecology Club is participating in the 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Great Falls Park on Saturday April 5th. All interested students should attend the next Ecology Club meeting next Tuesday, April 1st, after school in room 236. Thanks!


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  • 03/27/14--08:00: Mar. 27, 2014
  • Hey O'Connell! ATTENTION O'CONNELL STUDENTS & FACULTY MEMBERS!We have a sponsor that is going to help pay for our Dancing with the Stars instructors Leslie & Lewis. Any students or faculty members that want to participate may do so FREE of charge!!!! Just show up this afternoon and sign up on the spot! 3:15 to 4:45pm. Let's go Knights, show the other schools why O'Connell has the best dancers!

    The Olympics may be over, but that did not stop five DJO students from bringing home the gold, silver and bronze last night at the Optimists Oratorical Contest at Mt. Vernon.

    Boys Gold went to Ian Davidson-Taylor
    Boys Silver to Matthew Wisniewski
    Girls Gold went to Angela Hay
    Girls Silver to Isabel Fernandez
    Girls Bronze to Alexandra Rodriguez

    The Ecology Club is participating in the 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Great Falls Park on Saturday April 5th. All interested students should attend the next Ecology Club meeting next Tuesday, April 1st, after school in room 236. Thanks!

    Could you use a share of $1400?   Two contests are coming up; both here at DJO! April 2nd is the Optimists Speech contest on "How my passions impact the world” the other contest is only for Juniors and Seniors, April 9th, on any Pro-Life topic.  Please sign up in room 326 with Mrs. Wentzel or send her an email by Friday March 28 if you would like to win the money and have something impressive on your college application.

    Father Cozzi will celebrate the 7 a.m. Friday Mass in the Student Chapel. Pastries and Coffee will be available after Mass in the Chapel Lounge. All are welcome.

     


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  • 03/28/14--08:33: Mar. 28, 2014
  • The Ecology Club is participating in the 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Great Falls Park on Saturday April 5th. All interested students should attend the next Ecology Club meeting next Tuesday, April 1st, after school in room 236. Thanks!

    There will be an FBLA meeting Thursday, April 3, at 3:30 in room 111.

    Could you use a share of $1400?   Two contests are coming up; both here at DJO! April 2 is the Optimists Speech contest on "How my passions impact the world” the other contest is only for Juniors and Seniors, April 9, on any Pro-Life topic.  Please sign up in room 326 with Mrs. Wentzel or send her an email by Friday March 28 if you would like to win the money and have something impressive on your college application.

    Father Cozzi will celebrate the 7 a.m. Friday Mass in the Student Chapel. Pastries and Coffee will be available after Mass in the Chapel Lounge. All are welcome.


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    Students in the Global Studies program at Bishop O’Connell participated in a discussion on the effective use of social media in recent U.S. Coast Guard efforts.

    Lt. Stephanie M. Young, United States Coast Guard, gave a multi-media presentation that focused on several important events, including the preparations and rescue operations during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. She is a social media officer in the Coast Guard Office of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. and is the lead content editor on the four-person social media team. She has also written extensively on this subject.

    Lt. Young shared her thoughts about the changes that YouTube, Flicker, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have brought to the way that the Coast Guard is able to communicate with citizens before, during and after storms and incidents. As an example, she showed the YouTube video of the rescue of the crew of the H.M.S. Bounty during the hurricane off the coast of North Carolina. Not long after the incident, the video had well over one million views and helped tell a very true and compelling story, touching a much larger portion of the population than ever reached through traditional methods.

    “Our students are resident users of social media applications,” said Global Studies coordinator, Whitney Webb, “This presentation showed them a window into how organizations like the Coast Guard are harnessing the advantages of this media to more effectively reach their community.”

    View the now-famous YouTube video on the H.M.S. Bounty rescue. 

    Find out more about the school’s Global Studies program.


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  • 03/31/14--05:04: Mar. 31 - Apr. 4
  • Monday - Anchor Schedule
    Tuesday - Anchor Schedule
    Wednesday - B1 Schedule
    Thursday - B2 Schedule (PM Pep Rally)
    Friday - Anchor Schedule


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    Members of the Bishop O'Connell club, "Game Design with Girls In Mind," recently attended the STEM+Women Conference at George Mason University in Fairfax. Technology teacher, Terese Scott, accompanied three juniors, Daniela Rutherford, Eva Wittkoski and Anna Bourque, and one sophomore, Alyson Speier.

    The one-day conference was filled with learning opportunities. The keynote speakers were the Honorable Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Dr. Megan Healy, Virginia Director of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). In addition, the students participated in small-group mentoring sessions Jenny Gaskill, a manager at AT&T; Dr. Anika Lalmansingh, a scientific consultant as well as a Steering Committee member of Girls in Technology (GIT); Nancy Lamberton, leadership coach and VP Mentoring Solutions for The Nebo Company; and Dr. Kristina Nasr, a manager at comScore Inc.

    One of the many highlights of the day's activities was the opportunity to network with game design students and faculty of George Mason University. The GMU students discussed the school's program and invited our students to actively participate in a firefighting training simulation game they were developing at Little Arms Studios, a game-creation company based in Vienna, Va.

    "Throughout the course of the conferense, our students were able to have great conversations with wonderful mentors from different areas of the technology industry,"said Scott. "They enjoyed talking about their own plans and listening to the remarkable mentors talk about their paths in life. We were especially honored to have one of the keynote speakers, Dr. Healy, join our table during a mentoring session."


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  • 04/01/14--07:00: Apr. 1, 2014
  • The Ecology Club is participating in the 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Great Falls Park on Saturday April 5th. All interested students should attend the next Ecology Club meeting today, April 1st, after school in room 236. Thanks!

    There will be an FBLA meeting Thursday, April 3rd, at 3:30 in room 111.

    Senior boys – your RSVPs for the Annual Mother\Son Brunch, held this Sunday, are due Wednesday, April 2 (tomorrow!). Please bring in your rsvp, with payment, to the SCA office. If you have any questions, please Mr. Glynn or Mrs. O’Reilly.

    Please continue to collect your pledged money for Superdance. Superdance Chairs and co-chairs will be coming to your classroom on Wednesday, and Thursday morning. If you want Holy Thursday off, we must receive your pledged money; otherwise, we will be in school. This day off from school is an incentive; it is not guaranteed, so please bring in your money asap. Thank you!

    Coming this weekend the Drama Department presents their Spring Musical The Wizard of Oz. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00 pm Tickets are still a mere $5.00 and available at lunch or at the door. Don't miss out on this classic show.

    Global Studies students- Ms. Funk will be offering the core course, Morals and Ethics for a Globalized World, on Tuesday, April 8th from 2-5pm in room 319. This is a sophomore retreat and AP review session day. This course begins after both, at 2pm. Mr. Betthauser will be offering the core course, Foundations of Global Business and Finance, on Thursday, April 10th directly after school from 3- 6pm in room 319. Pizza dinner will be provided.


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    It is with heavy hearts that the O’Connell community shares the news that Sister Michel Marie Graham, I.H.M.passed away on March 29, 2014, at the age of 87.

    Sister Michel Marie taught English at O’Connell from 1959 to 1979, sharing her love of literature, writing, and learning with hundreds of O’Connell students. As a teacher, advisor, colleague, and department head, Sister Michele was admired and respected throughout the O’Connell community.

    Sister Michel Marie was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Falls Church, Va., a short distance from the dairy farm that would eventually make way for Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School. She graduated from American University in 1947 and joined the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary a year later. Sister Michele came to O’Connell to teach English in the girls’ division in 1959, and quickly became moderator for the first issue of the school's newspaper, The Visor. She was highly regarded English teacher who later served as department chair.

    Sister Michel was a supportive and enthusiastic member of the greater school community, frequently attending sports and other events throughout the year. Bill Carpenter ’76 remembers how Sister Michele Marie came to all the home wrestling matches. “She was a fan of the classics,” said Bill, “and tried to impress upon us that both body and mind needed to be developed.”

    As word of her passing spread on social media, former students fondly recalled her excellence in teaching, along with her intelligence, wit, and patience. She inspired many students to further study in English, and others recalled how much her writing instruction aided them in college and graduate school. Sister Michele Marie was one of those O’Connell teachers who will never be forgotten.

    Religious, relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Camilla Hall in Immaculata, Pa. Visitation will held from 8:30-10:15 a.m. directly preceding the Mass.

    Let us continue to offer our prayers for Sister Michele Marie and in thanksgiving to God for the gift of her life which she shared with our community so generously.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer death notice can be found here:

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/philly/obituary.aspx?n=MICHEL-GRAHAM&pid=170448327


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