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The latest news from Bishop O'Connell High School

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    A group of AP Government seniors accompanied social studies department chair, Greg Haas, to the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. this week for a forum on "the freedom to choose academic excellence for every child.” The event was sponsored by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), and included various guests, including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and Executive Director of the secretariat of Catholic Education (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops), Sister John Mary Fleming.

    Private and Catholic school students from around the area gathered in the conference room and heard arguments in favor of school choice, which proponents contend let parents use public funds to choose schools that work best for them, whether they be public or private, religious or secular. Panelists discussed, among other things, needs-based scholarships, charter school funding, and school vouchers.

    Senator Scott, keynote speaker and author of the CHOICE Act (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education), spoke about the need to allow at-risk children access to superior schools through Department of Education (DOE) scholarships for qualified learners. This speech and his work is rooted in a low-income childhood with minimal resources.

    “I was surprised how interesting the trip was,” commented senior Marty Knauf. “Senator Scott had an amazing story and I learned a lot about how people care so much about our education. It was pretty legit.”

    Sister Fleming had a different take than Senator Scott. She focused more on the need for choice in all communities and talked about the role Catholic schools play in education, offering a strong alternative to the public school system. At the core of her message was the Catholic school mission, one rooted in the life of Christ. She noted that parents need public funding to attend many Catholic schools and therefore it’d be beneficial for the Department of Education to open up scholarships to learners, especially in urban areas.

    Senior Anna Flach noted the interest in private and Catholic schools by the panelists, commenting, “I kinda just took my education for granted. I never thought about the opportunity O’Connell gives me.”

    Students ended their trip by meeting Governor Jindal, Senator Scott, and Sister Fleming. Another successful Social Studies outing!


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    The social studies department held its annual Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honors Society Induction ceremony earlier this week. More than 400 students, family members and guests attended the ceremony and the reception that followed. Dean of Academics, Sister Catherine Hill IHM, delivered a keynote address and Head of School, Dr. Joseph E. Vorbach, left the students with some closing remarks.

    “It was a great ceremony,” remarked India Seldin, junior representative to Rho Kappa. “Sister Catherine’s speech was great. She asked how we would make the group better by our membership. It really made me think.”

    The ceremony, run by a student executive board, lasted just under 45 minutes. The highlight came when Secretary Claire Saunders ’15 and Treasurer Marty Knauf ’15 took a moment to reflect on the significance and contributions of the social studies in the development of the individual by talking about the four main tenets of Rho Kappa: Veritas, Scientia, sapienta, and officium (truth, knowledge, wisdom, and service). While they spoke, President Anna Flach ’15 and Vice President Sarah Davis ’15 lit candles representing each virtue.

    To be eligible for Rho Kappa, students must have successfully completed four semesters of social studies at O'Connell, maintain a 3.5 GPA or better in social studies and overall, and have satisfied their Christian Service requirements.

    This is the second year for Rho Kappa at Bishop O'Connell, and 126 senior and junior were inducted. Congratulations!

    Pictured above: Senior Kathryn Gliot is congratulated by Dr. Vorbach as Sister Catherine looks on.

    Pictured below (l to r): Rho Kappa executive board, Marty Knauf (treasurer), Claire Saunders (secretary), Anna Flach (president), India Seldin (junior representative), Sarah Davis (vice president), and Mr. Greg Haas (social studies department chair).


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  • 02/16/15--16:28: Feb. 17 - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Bishop O'Connell follows weather-related closing and delay decisions of Fairfax County Public Schools.

    Due to current weather conditions, school will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

    Students will follow a B2 schedule on Wednesday.

     


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    The Parent Like a Champion workshop scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18  has been moved to 5 PM. The event, which will take place in the school library, is for any parent who missed the previous sessions and whose child is planning to play a sport.

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  • 02/04/15--05:33: Feb. 4, 2015
  • This week if National School Counseling Week! "Celebrate School Counseling," will be celebrated this week-- Feb. 2-6, 2015-- to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems.

    Optional Baseball Workouts this week are on: Tuesday 8:30PM in the auxiliary gym,
    Wednesday 7:30PM and Thursday after school - weight room.

    There will be an SCA meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4 in room 328 for all officers, moderators, and councilors.

    Hey O’Connell... Share your own LOVE STORY to celebrate Saint Valentine's Day. Write about LOVE of God, friends, family, pets, country, sport ... Bring your typed story to the librarians or contact them for a link to submit it online. All are welcome to participate!

    The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will hold an interest meeting on Wednesday in room 202 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome to attend, especially if you are interested in majoring in a business-related field in college.

    The Social Justice Club will meet this Wed. in room 221 immediately after school.

    There will be a DRAMA CLUB meeting today, February 4 after school from 3:00-3:15pm in the Auditorium.  The meeting is open to anyone interested in drama, acting, or tech work... and wants to stay updated on new club information and events.  

    There will be a philosophy club meeting at 3pm on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Room 220. Please see Ms. Funk with any questions.

    The Gamer Club is holding a Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Thursday, February 5, starting at 3PM in Rm. 202. The entry fee will be $2 per contestant. Join in, and have a great time in a fun, competitive atmosphere. Game on!"

    There will be a mandatory general meeting for all those admitted to the National English Honor Society on Thursday, February 5, promptly after school in the auditorium balcony. We will discuss the induction, Knight time tutoring, and other business.

    GIRLS SOFTBALL SIGN-UP MEETING – Any girl interested in playing on one of the school’s two teams – Junior Varsity and Varsity – must attend a sign-up meeting on Thursday, February 5 immediately after school beginning at 3 p.m. in Room 146. It will be brief, probably 15 minutes or so. Please be prompt! Anyone desiring to try out must have submitted a physical and parent permission form to the Training Room prior to tryouts, which begin on Friday, Feb. 20th.

    Where will you be July 10-12? Bishop O'Connell will be taking a group to the dynamic Steubenville Youth Conference. Space is limited and has already begun to fill up. If you are interested or would like more information, come to one of two information sessions with Fr. Thompson and Ms. Funk on Friday, February 6, in Room 220. The first session will be at 11:45 and the second will be at 12:01. See you there!

    Interest meetings for families wanting to learn more about the 2015-16 French Exchange will take place in Room 311 as follows: Monday, February 9 at 600 p.m. and
    Thursday, February 12 at 5:30 p.m.  These sessions are designed for interested parents and guardians, but their students are welcome to accompany them. There will be additional Knight Time opportunities for interested students to meet with Mr. Hobson on the 9th and 10th. Please stress to your families, however, that they should attend one of these meetings.

    Attention all Rho Kappa members, the 2nd annual Induction ceremony is moved to next Wednesday, February 11 at 7pm in the school auditorium. Family and Friends are welcome. Dress is business casual. All new inductees are required to attend. Parents and family are welcome. Refreshments will follow in the cafeteria. Please RSVP to Mr. Haas no later than Monday, February 9th.

    Yearbooks - the 2014-2015 yearbook is now on sale.  You may purchase your yearbook online or bring a check for $75 to the Bookstore.  Very few extra copies will be ordered, so be sure to purchase the book this year if you want one when they are delivered in August! 

    All SENIOR Global Studies students- Please remember you must see Ms. Webb during KT before the February 27th deadline to discuss your individual programs and your final capstone presentations. This 10 minute individual meeting is mandatory. Ms. Webb is in room 319 during A, B and C lunches. You may come see her or email her to schedule a meeting.

    Superdance Registration begins today for entry into the most awesome event of the year! When you register early, your registration fee of $10 includes a free Chick fil-A sandwich on Feb. 13. All sandwiches must be preordered. Registration will continue after the Superdance Assembly on Feb. 13, but the sandwich option will not! Register for Superdance today!


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  • 02/17/15--19:05: Feb. 18 - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Bishop O'Connell follows weather-related closing and delay decisions of Fairfax County Public Schools.

    Due to continuing weather conditions, school will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

    Students will follow an Anchor schedule on Thursday and Friday.

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  • 02/19/15--09:39: Feb. 19, 2015
  • Those interested in trying out for the boys’ varsity tennis team should meet Coach Borgiasz outside of the Training Room at 3:15 ready for practice. Tennis tryouts will continue today, tomorrow and Monday. Dress warm, wind chills will be below zero.

    The Baseball meeting that was previously scheduled for this past Tuesday will be today immediately after school in the auxiliary gym. If you plan on trying out you must attend.

    Girls Lacrosse Tryouts will be postponed to Monday, February 23 at 4:30pm on the turf.

    Calling all movie lovers! The DJO Film Club will be meeting tomorrow (Friday) during B lunch. The Academy Awards are this weekend, so come with your opinions on this year's nominees! See Mr. Meehan for details.

    Registration for the DJO Madness basketball tournament is now due this Friday. Forms are in the Center Office, sign up TODAY.

    This Friday and all Fridays of Lent, the 7 a.m. Mass will be celebrated in the Student Chapel. A light breakfast will follow in the Chapel Lounge.  This is a great thing to do for Lent! All are welcome! If there is a 2 hour delay on Friday, the Mass will be at 8:45 a.m.

    Take this opportunity to renew your relationship with Christ. The Chaplain's Office is offering extra confessions every day after school from 3:00-3:30 until April 1st.  In addition, an extra Mass will be offered during B Lunch every Friday during Lent.

    We have a winner in the Love Story Contest - Theresa Matula, a senior at DJO, is this year's 2015 True Love Story Contest WINNER. Her moving nonfiction short story tells of love, faith and family - love is not fiction. Congratulations, Theresa! Read her love story and others in the eBook in the school library catalog.

    Yearbooks - the 2014-2015 yearbook is now on sale.  You may purchase your yearbook online or bring a check for $75 to the Bookstore.  Very few extra copies will be ordered, so be sure to purchase the book this year if you want one when they are delivered in August! 

    Do you enjoy milk? Well today's your luck day; because the Young Teens for Healthy Decisions Club politely requests you to milk your wallet of 1 dollar to donate to charity and aid a greater cause. All profits of the charity will be donated to St.Jude's Children's Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project! All who donate at least a dollar will receive an exclusive wrist band of their choice and free candy; which you can freely share with your friends as a late Valentine’s gift. Stop by the cafeteria during the week of February 17-20 during all lunches to donate. Thank you!

    On February 23 and 24, the music department will be holding 'open rehearsals' of its instrumental and vocal groups. Everyone is welcome to attend. More details will be coming soon!

    All SENIOR Global Studies students- Please remember you must see Ms. Webb during KT before the February 27th to discuss your individual programs and your final capstone presentations. You may come see her or email her to schedule a meeting.

    Congratulations to the DJO Jazz Band on a really great performance during the High School competition at last Saturday's Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival. DJO had some great solos on alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet and guitar, and everyone had a really great time, listened to other bands from around the region, and sat in on some very interesting clinics, etc. Thank you all again for your support!

    Congratulations to Junior Saxophonist Jacob Vanaman on his selection to represent Bishop O'Connell and State Region #7 in a statewide competition for the Governor's School Summer Program." 

    Attention, any student applying for the fall 2015 French Exchange Program! You MUST return your application form to Mr. Hobson no later than the end of school this Friday, February 20th. Either e-mail it or place it directly in Mr. Hobson's hands. If e-mailing, send as a pdf, return-receipt-requested. Including photos of self with family and friends is a helpful addition.  

    Do you love cruising the ocean in your 200 foot sailing boat over the weekends? Of course you don’t, because you don’t know how to sail so listen up! There will be a Sailing meeting, TODAY after school in the upper gym for those who are interested in sailing. It will be brief.


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  • 02/19/15--20:34: Feb. 20 - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Bishop O'Connell follows weather-related closing and delay decisions of Fairfax County Public Schools.

    Due to forecasted weather conditions, Bishop O'Connell will be closed on Friday, Feb. 20.

     


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  • 02/04/15--05:33: Feb. 4, 2015
  • This week if National School Counseling Week! "Celebrate School Counseling," will be celebrated this week-- Feb. 2-6, 2015-- to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems.

    Optional Baseball Workouts this week are on: Tuesday 8:30PM in the auxiliary gym,
    Wednesday 7:30PM and Thursday after school - weight room.

    There will be an SCA meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4 in room 328 for all officers, moderators, and councilors.

    Hey O’Connell... Share your own LOVE STORY to celebrate Saint Valentine's Day. Write about LOVE of God, friends, family, pets, country, sport ... Bring your typed story to the librarians or contact them for a link to submit it online. All are welcome to participate!

    The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will hold an interest meeting on Wednesday in room 202 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome to attend, especially if you are interested in majoring in a business-related field in college.

    The Social Justice Club will meet this Wed. in room 221 immediately after school.

    There will be a DRAMA CLUB meeting today, February 4 after school from 3:00-3:15pm in the Auditorium.  The meeting is open to anyone interested in drama, acting, or tech work... and wants to stay updated on new club information and events.  

    There will be a philosophy club meeting at 3pm on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Room 220. Please see Ms. Funk with any questions.

    The Gamer Club is holding a Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Thursday, February 5, starting at 3PM in Rm. 202. The entry fee will be $2 per contestant. Join in, and have a great time in a fun, competitive atmosphere. Game on!"

    There will be a mandatory general meeting for all those admitted to the National English Honor Society on Thursday, February 5, promptly after school in the auditorium balcony. We will discuss the induction, Knight time tutoring, and other business.

    GIRLS SOFTBALL SIGN-UP MEETING – Any girl interested in playing on one of the school’s two teams – Junior Varsity and Varsity – must attend a sign-up meeting on Thursday, February 5 immediately after school beginning at 3 p.m. in Room 146. It will be brief, probably 15 minutes or so. Please be prompt! Anyone desiring to try out must have submitted a physical and parent permission form to the Training Room prior to tryouts, which begin on Friday, Feb. 20th.

    Where will you be July 10-12? Bishop O'Connell will be taking a group to the dynamic Steubenville Youth Conference. Space is limited and has already begun to fill up. If you are interested or would like more information, come to one of two information sessions with Fr. Thompson and Ms. Funk on Friday, February 6, in Room 220. The first session will be at 11:45 and the second will be at 12:01. See you there!

    Interest meetings for families wanting to learn more about the 2015-16 French Exchange will take place in Room 311 as follows: Monday, February 9 at 600 p.m. and
    Thursday, February 12 at 5:30 p.m.  These sessions are designed for interested parents and guardians, but their students are welcome to accompany them. There will be additional Knight Time opportunities for interested students to meet with Mr. Hobson on the 9th and 10th. Please stress to your families, however, that they should attend one of these meetings.

    Attention all Rho Kappa members, the 2nd annual Induction ceremony is moved to next Wednesday, February 11 at 7pm in the school auditorium. Family and Friends are welcome. Dress is business casual. All new inductees are required to attend. Parents and family are welcome. Refreshments will follow in the cafeteria. Please RSVP to Mr. Haas no later than Monday, February 9th.

    Yearbooks - the 2014-2015 yearbook is now on sale.  You may purchase your yearbook online or bring a check for $75 to the Bookstore.  Very few extra copies will be ordered, so be sure to purchase the book this year if you want one when they are delivered in August! 

    All SENIOR Global Studies students- Please remember you must see Ms. Webb during KT before the February 27th deadline to discuss your individual programs and your final capstone presentations. This 10 minute individual meeting is mandatory. Ms. Webb is in room 319 during A, B and C lunches. You may come see her or email her to schedule a meeting.

    Superdance Registration begins today for entry into the most awesome event of the year! When you register early, your registration fee of $10 includes a free Chick fil-A sandwich on Feb. 13. All sandwiches must be preordered. Registration will continue after the Superdance Assembly on Feb. 13, but the sandwich option will not! Register for Superdance today!


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  • 02/23/15--08:36: Feb. 23, 2015
  • Attention Seniors: Tonight is the mandatory meeting for all senior parents.  The Senior parent meeting tonight will cover all the information parents need about graduation, baccalaureate and senior end of year events.  Please remind your parents to be here tonight.

    Registration for the DJO Madness basketball tournament is now due this Friday. Forms are in the Center Office, sign up TODAY.

    Congratulations to Coach Wootten and the DJO Knights for a huge upset win at Gallaudet University Sunday night in the WCAC boys basketball quarterfinals. They play again tonight at 8 p.m. in the semifinals at American U. Go Knights!

    Take this opportunity to renew your relationship with Christ. The Chaplain's Office is offering extra confessions every day after school from 3:00-3:30 until April 1st.  In addition, an extra Mass will be offered during B Lunch every Friday during Lent.

    DJO Students! Do you play an instrument or love to sing? Have you ever wondered what it takes to participate in a DJO instrumental or vocal ensemble? Today and Tuesday, February 23 and 24, Bishop O'Connell's music ensembles will be holding open rehearsals during Knight Time for all interested students. Bring your instrument and voice and come find out what it is like to be in a music ensemble. A detailed schedule for rehearsal times can be located on the band room door."

    All SENIOR Global Studies students- Please remember you must see Ms. Webb during KT before February 27th to discuss your individual programs and your final capstone presentations. You may come see her or email her to schedule a meeting.

    Global Studies Students – directly after school this Wednesday, Feb. 25, we will hear from guest speakers and alums Sharon Watts and Donna Rhoads from Lockheed Martin. Ms. Watts is the Vice President, Engineering and Technical Capabilities within Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions - Engineering & Technology and Ms. Rhoads is currently the Director of Mission Operations for Information Systems and Global Solutions, Engineering & Technical Capabilities.

    Attention, anyone applying for the 2015 French Exchange: the application deadline is today. All outstanding applications MUST be e-mailed or hand-delivered to Mr. Hobson today.

    There is a SADD club meeting today, Feb, 23, during "B" lunch in room 224.

    Attention members of the O'Connell Elite Club: There will be a meeting today, Monday, February 23, to discuss this spring's races and training schedule. Please meet in room 231 immediately after school.


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  • 02/24/15--10:51: Feb. 24, 2015
  • Congratulations to O’Connell’s Swim Team who competed in States over the weekend:

    • The boys placed 6th and the girls placed 11th overall.
    • Chris Outlaw won the state championship in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events. He also broke two of his own personal records in those events and received an automatic high school All-American time in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.78.
    • Andrew Dibenidetto placed 7th in the 100 backstroke, as did John Stahlman who also placed 7th in the 100 breast stroke.
    • The relay of Sean Bergman, John Stahlman, Andrew Dibenidetto, and Chris Outlaw medaled placing third overall in the 200 medley and 5th in the 200 freestyle.
    • For the girls, Sarah Cahill placed 5th in the 100 breaststroke, and Sydney Catron also placed 5th in the 100 back stroke and 8th in the 200 freestyle.
    • The girls 200 medley relay of Molly Elor, Sarah Cahill, Sydney Catron, and Isabell Baltimore placed 7th overall.

    Attention all senior and junior boys: sign up for the powder-puff volleyball game during lunch this week. You must be registered for Superdance in order to play. Spectators who come to watch will have to pay $1. All the proceeds will go towards Superdance. Sign up by Thursday for a chance to play in the game this Friday at 3 in the main gym!

    Calling all writers, poets, photographers and artists! The DJO literary magazine is opening its annual call for submissions, and we're looking for a group of interested students to help put everything together as we gather short stories, poems, artwork, photos... You name it! If you're creative, we'd love your input :) If you'd like to be a part of the Largesse editorial board, or if you have something you'd like to submit to this year's literary magazine, please stop by room 321 on Wednesday after school (from 3 to 3:30 pm) to learn more - or see Mr. Meehan for details!

    Due to the snow, registration for the 3 on 3 basketball tournament can now be turned in until Wednesday. Get those forms in O'Connell!

    Take this opportunity to renew your relationship with Christ. The Chaplain's Office is offering extra confessions every day after school from 3:00-3:30 until April 1st.  In addition, an extra Mass will be offered during B Lunch every Friday during Lent.

    All SENIOR Global Studies students- Please remember you must see Ms. Webb during KT before February 27th to discuss your individual programs and your final capstone presentations. You may come see her or email her to schedule a meeting.

    Global Studies Students – on Wednesday, Feb. 25, guest speakers and alums Sharon Watts and Donna Rhoads from Lockheed Martin will be here. Please come to the Library directly after school. Thank you.

    Today, during Knight Time, the following groups will be participating in Open Rehearsal: String Orchestra - A lunch in Band Room, Jazz Band - B lunch in Band Room, Guitar Class in the Piano Lab, various vocal groups in the Upper Gym. Please stop by if you are interested in joining these groups.

    DJO Students! Do you play an instrument or love to sing? Have you ever wondered what it takes to participate in a DJO instrumental or vocal ensemble? Today and Tomorrow Bishop O'Connell's music ensembles will be holding open rehearsals during Knight Time for all interested students. Bring your instrument and voice and come find out what it is like to be in a music ensemble. Rehearsals will be held in the band room and the upper gym

    Superdance Registration continues during all lunches – the registration committee has some sweet incentives going on. Remember, the first 3 classes to register 100% of their students are guaranteed a donut breakfast!


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  • 02/25/15--08:08: Student-Athletes of the Week
  • Congratulations to the following students who have been named Bishop O'Connell Student-Athletes of the Week:

    Jasmine Taylor ‘16
    Basketball
    Hometown: Springfield, Va.

    • 3.4 GPA
    • Team captain, averaging 14.1 points per game.
    • Verbally committed to play for Boston College.

    Chris St. George ‘18
    Sport: Wrestling
    Hometown: Ashburn (Previous School – St. Theresa)

    • Carries above a 4.0 GPA in his freshman year with mostly honors courses.
    • Won the St. Stephens/St. Agnes tournament and placed 2nd at the State Catholic Tournament.
    • He is a member of the Pro-Life Club and attended the 2015 March for Life.

     

    View previous student-athletes of the week...


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    Come cheer on the varsity ice hockey team as they take on Stone Bridge in the NVSHL championship game this Friday, Feb. 27 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. The puck drops at 6:30 p.m.

    The #3 seed Knights earned their spot in the title game by first routing #7 seed Chantilly, 10-1, in the quarterfinals, and then winning the semifinal game over #2 seed Woodbridge by a score of 5-2.

    The Knights finished the regular season with a league record of 7-1-2. This championship game gives them the opportunity to avenge their only league loss this season.

    Admission to the game is free, but come early, as the stand will fill up with energetic fans from both schools.

    GO KNIGHTS!

     


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  • 02/27/15--08:53: Feb. 27, 2015
  • Father Thompson will be offering confessions after school today.

    All SENIOR Global Studies students- Please remember you must see Ms. Webb during KT before today to discuss your individual programs and your final capstone presentations.

    There will be a Keyette Members Meeting immediately after school on Monday, March 2 in room 114. Please be prompt.

    Attention junior and senior boys! The powderpuff volleyball game that was scheduled for today will be rescheduled for a different date. However you still must be registered for Superdance to participate in the game so come register during your lunch!

    The Varsity men’s lacrosse team will be holding a mandatory, senior players only meeting today during the beginning of C lunch in room 146. If you have any questions, please see Michael Armor.

    Interested in trying out for the Royalettes next year? RDT will be holding a technique clinic this Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the gym. Waiver forms available on their website: bishopoconnell.org/dance

    The Chinese Culture Club is pleased to invite you to attend the Chinese New Year Festival during all lunches on Monday, March 2nd in the cafeteria lobby. We will be selling spring rolls and dumplings. Stop by and play a trivia game, try your hand at Chinese calligraphy, play some board games, and pose in some authentic clothing for a photo booth.  There will be prizes, so be sure to stop by on Monday!

    Tuesday March 3rd the Young Women's Executive Club will have a meeting in Ms. Krista's room 122 right after school. If you have not paid your dues, please bring them to the meeting. 

    All those who want to DJ for Superdance on MARCH 14th please send in your mix to the SCA room by next WEDNESDAY. 

    Attention National English Honor Society Juniors and Seniors: The list of members in good standing in the Bishop O’Connell Chapter of the National English Honor Society is posted outside room 323. The mandatory induction ceremony is Wednesday evening, March 11. You will receive a formal invitation in your advisory. Any questions, contact president Francesca Pastore or Moderator Mrs. Cerniglia.

    Be on the look out for the 2015 Superdance Spirit Statues! They are red and blue painted statues with a Superdance pin attached to them. There are four statues which are hidden all over the school. If you find a Spirit Statue bring it to the SCA room to a redeem a point for your advisory. GOOD LUCK!

    Hey O’Connell we certainly hope Superdance will not be a snowball so come on over to the Registration table, and register for Superdance! Once you are registered, please ask for pledges. You can ask your friends, family, teachers, or administrators. You can also sign up to volunteer at the dance and earn Christian Service Hours, but you need to be registered!

    Now for our special SUPERDANCE QUESTION! If you know the answer hurry down to the SCA room to get a point for your advisory!! In the US, about how people are diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis? Bring down your answers to the SCA room as soon as you can! (Answer: about 30K)

    There will be a Superdance chair and co-chair meeting afterschool in Mrs. O’s room! Please be prompt.


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  • 03/03/15--07:57: Mar. 3, 2015
  • This week is National World Language Week! It was inaugurated in 1957 by Sister Eloise Therese, the president of the Alpha Mu Gamma. Through her efforts of Sigma chapter at Mount Saint Mary's College, the week of February 16-22 was proclaimed at "National World Language Week" by President Dwight Eisenhower. The week has been celebrated annually across the United States with the goal of increasing the American student’s awareness of the validity and necessity for foreign language study. The official theme for the year 2015 is: “Learn a Foreign Language, Gain a New Perspective”

    Bishop O’Connell has the following activities planned this week: morning prayers offered in different languages with a daily “did you know…?” (Interesting facts about languages and cultures), an ethnic menu for the week, international music on Friday, and the World Language Honor Societies Induction Ceremony on Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium! Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Mass is being offered at 11:05 today, and confessions are after school. On Wednesday, Mass will be at 11:10 with confessions after school.

    Registration continues for Superdance… now only one week away! The first 200 students who register this week will receive a Vineyard Vines tote! Registration takes place in the cafeteria during lunch on anchor days and every day after school!

    Today, March 3rd the Young Women's Executive Club will have a meeting in Ms. Krista's room 122 right after school. If you have not paid your dues, please bring them to the meeting. 

    A reminder to members of Jazz Band to be on-time for this week... See you today and Thursday!

    Thank you to all the teams who participated in the 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday; it was a huge success! It is ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL that any teams that still owe money haven't paid already turn in their registration fee to Mr. Britt in Room 236

    The Stock and Finance Club will meet after school on Wednesday at 3:00 PM in room 202. We will be talking about the Capital Hill Stock Challenge. New members are always welcome to attend.

    Attention National English Honor Society juniors and seniors: The list of members in good standing in the Bishop O’Connell chapter of the National English Honor Society is posted outside of room 323. Please check the list: if you did not pay your initiation fee and did not attend the meeting, you are no longer considered a member. The mandatory induction ceremony is Wednesday evening, March 11. You will receive a formal invitation in your advisory. Remember: the induction ceremony next Wednesday evening is mandatory! Any questions, contact President Francesca Pastore or moderator Mrs. Cerniglia.

    All those who want to DJ for Superdance on MARCH 14th please send in your mix to the SCA room by WEDNESDAY. 

    Be on the lookout for the 2015 Superdance Spirit Statues! They are red and blue painted statues with a Superdance pin attached to them. There are four statues which are hidden all over the school. If you find a Spirit Statue bring it to the SCA room to redeem a point for your advisory. GOOD LUCK!


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    Our school chaplain, Rev. Gregory Thompson,  will be celebrating an O'Connell Family Mass this Sunday, Mar. 8 at 11 a.m. in the school auditorium.

    Please consider taking this unique opportunity to gather with your family to pray for our community's intentions. All family members are invited to attend.

    We have extended a special invitation to welcome all incoming families. Stay after Mass for fellowship over light refreshments!

    See you Sunday!


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  • 03/04/15--06:29: Mar. 4, 2015
  • In Honor of World Language Week, today’s morning prayer was in Latin, read by Ali Clemente. Did you ever wonder why the language of ancient Rome was called Latin and not Roman? The answer is in the fact that Romans spoke the language of the district in which they lived, Latium in Italy. Now you know. French is an official working language of the UN, the International Red Cross, The European Economic Community, NATO, and the International Olympic Committee, amongst others.

    Mass will be held today at 11:15 at A Lunch with confessions after school.

    If you are a Keyette and did not attend the meeting yesterday (Tuesday, March 3) please see Mrs. Koranek  room 116 or Mrs. Graif room 114 as soon as possible to obtain an agenda.

    The Stock and Finance Club will meet after school on Wednesday at 3:00 PM in room 202. We will be talking about the Capital Hill Stock Challenge. New members are always welcome to attend.

    Attention National English Honor Society juniors and seniors: The list of members in good standing in the Bishop O’Connell chapter of the National English Honor Society is posted outside room 323. Please check the list: if you did not pay your initiation fee and did not attend the meeting, you are no longer considered a member. The mandatory induction ceremony is Wednesday evening, March 11. You will receive a formal invitation in your Advisory. Remember: the Induction ceremony next Wednesday is mandatory!

    Any questions, contact President Francesca Pastore or Moderator Mrs. Cerniglia.

    Interested in trying out for the Royalettes next year? RDT will be holding a technique clinic this Saturday, March 7, from 9:30-11:30am in the gym. Waiver forms available on their website: bishopoconnell.org/dance

    Hey O’Connell! Superdance 2015 is next Saturday. In order to attend, you must register! Once you are registered, be sure to get busy and get those pledges from your family, neighbors, teachers, and friends! Students who register this week will receive a free Vineyard Vines tote! Registration takes place in the cafeteria during lunch on anchor days and every day after school!

    Vineyard Vines will be hosting a promotional event on Saturday morning, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their Tyson’s Corner Store. Superdance will receive 10% of every sales transaction. Go get a new tie, or belt and help support Superdance 2015!

    Today is the last day to volunteer for Superdance! Sign up when you register! Don't forget you can get up to 2 service hours if you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior and you MUST be registered to volunteer. Just because you volunteer does not mean you are registered for Superdance. Thanks!

    Students who are registered for Superdance may be able to dress out next week!

    Perfect Uniform Monday = Show your support for our military and wear your uniform with pride!
    Team Tuesday = wear your favorite sports jersey!
    Wonder Wednesday = super heroes unite!
    Throwback Thursday = dress in black and white!
    Freedom Friday = wear red, white, and blue!

    Remember… only students who are registered for Superdance may dress out!

    All those who want to DJ for Superdance on MARCH 14th please send in your mix to the SCA room today.


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    The Global Studies program recently hosted two O'Connell alumni to share their experiences in the technology management field. Sharon Greenhalgh Watts '82 and Donna Christensen Rhoads '90 both are senior managers at Lockheed Martin. Watts is Vice President and Rhoads is Director of Mission, Engineering and Technical Capabilities within Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions (IS&GS).

    The meeting took place after school in the library, and the two successful program managers shared with the students some important lessons that they've learned along the way. They touched on the importance of an ethical foundation, they encouraged students to travel and to try different fields in college.

    "We all get where are going on different paths" was one of the main points of discussion.

    There was a special message for the girls in the room, too, encouraging them to explore technology career fields.

    For more information on the Bishop O'Connell Global Studies program, visit www.bishopoconnell.org/global.

    Pictured (l to r): Donna Rhoads, Sharon Watts and global studies student, Jane Greenhalgh.

     


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  • 03/04/15--16:04: Mar. 5 - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Bishop O'Connell follows weather-related closing and delay decisions of Fairfax County Public Schools.

    Due to forecasted weather conditions, O'Connell will be closed on Thursday, Mar. 5.

    PLEASE NOTE - Monday, Mar. 9 will now be a B2 Schedule with a 1:25 p.m. dismissal.


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  • 03/05/15--15:31: Mar. 6 - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Bishop O'Connell follows weather-related closing and delay decisions of Fairfax County Public Schools.

    Due to continuing conditions, O'Connell will be closed on Friday, Mar. 6.

    PLEASE NOTE - Monday, Mar. 9 will now be a B2 Schedule with a 1:25 p.m. dismissal.

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