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  • 08/30/13--09:31: Aug. 30, 2013
  • Yearbooks will be distributed this afternoon after school in Mrs. McDonald's room - Room 223. If you did not purchase a yearbook, but would like to do so...please bring cash or a check for $75 to Mrs. McDonald's Room. Remember –the book features 3D images – something you don’t want to miss!

    Varsity Football will be playing against Paul VI tomorrow at 2 pm. It’s our first home game of the season, so make sure to come out and support our Knights!

    All students arriving to school before 7:20am should go directly to the cafeteria;

    students should not be in the hallways of the school prior to 7:20am unless they are meeting with a specific teacher.

    The Robotics Club will meet on Wednesday, September 4th in Room 235 to nominate new officers for this school year. The meeting will start at 3:15.

    Medical Missionaries and the Interact Club will be selling wire locker shelves for $3 each in the cafeteria next Tuesday, Sept. 3, during lunch periods. The shelves sell for $8 at Staples and Office Max. If you need a shelf right away, a few are available in room 326.

    The ice hockey program would like to announce the "Knights Pre-season Training Camp" starting the first week in September and meeting twice per week at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. The first session is next Tuesday, Sept. 3 beginning at 3:30. Check the ice hockey team page on the web site for all the dates and for more information.

    The first bake sale and Smoothie King will be on Wednesday, September 4, during all lunch periods. Proceeds benefit O’Connell Knights Football! Bring money! These bake sales are famous! Speaking of football… how about the JV team last night? Congrats JV football for defeating PVI 13-7!

    Crew is the ultimate walk-on sport, everyone learns together, and there are no “team cuts.” Please join us for an informational meeting Wednesday, September 4, after school in room 140, and on Saturday, September 7 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Thompson’s boat center, located at 2900 Thompson’s Avenue NW, Washington DC. Visit the crew team page for more information.

    Auditions for the fall musical drama Little Women: A Civil Christmas will be held Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6, after school in the Auditorium. Actors, Singer, Artists, and Technical Crew are needed. See Ms. Milam or Drama Call Board for more information.

    The Welcome Back Dance is next Friday, September 6th. Admission is $5 per person, and the dance will run from 8:00pm – 11:00pm. If it’s not Neon, IT’S NOT ON.


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    The fall "Back to School" supplement the Arlington Catholic Herald includes a feature article on Bishop O'Connell's new Assistant Head of School and Director of Instruction and Curriculum, Mr. Carl Patton. Read the story online from the Arlington Catholic Herald.

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    Students returning to Bishop O'Connell last week hardly recognized their science classrooms.

    Over the summer, two biology classrooms, two physics classrooms and one multipurpose physical science classroom were completely renovated, and a brand-new BSL-2 (Biosafety Level 2) laboratory was added.

    These classroom renovations were featured in this week's "Back to School" supplement to the Arlington Catholic Herald.

    Read the complete story online from the Arlington Catholic Herald.

     


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    The Bishop O'Connell varsity football team played its first home game of the season on Saturday, Aug. 31 as they took on Paul VI on McMurtrie Field in a non-conference game. The Knights dominated on both sides of the ball for all four quarters, shutting out the Panthers with a final score of 41-0. Read more from local media...

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  • 09/03/13--10:01: Sept. 3, 2013
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    All students arriving to school before 7:20am should go directly to the cafeteria; students should not be in the hallways of the school prior to 7:20am unless they are meeting with a specific teacher.

    The Robotics Club will meet on Wednesday, September 4th in Room 235 to nominate new officers for this school year. The meeting will start at 3:15.

    Congratulations to the Varsity Football team for thrashing the PVI Panthers in this weekend’s game 41-0! Check out this highlights, photos and video with footage of some of your very own Knights! http://www.bishopoconnell.org/cf_news/view.cfm?newsid=845

    The first SCA meeting for all Officers, Councilors, and Moderators will take place on Wednesday, September 4, after school in Mr. Glynn’s room (230).

    If you are interested in becoming involved with Student Council this year, please consider being an Advisory Representative. SCA needs two awesome students from each Advisory to help with their year-long events. Nominations will take place tomorrow, September 4 during Advisory and elections will take place during Advisory on Thursday, September 5. If you have questions, please see one of us!

    There will be a meeting for all Keyettes immediately after school today in room 114. If you cannot attend, please see Mrs. Graif in room 114 or Mrs. Koranek in room 116 as soon as possible. Thank You!

    Medical Missionaries and the Interact Club will be selling wire locker shelves for $3 each in the cafeteria today during lunch periods. The shelves sell for $8 at Staples and Office Max. If you need a shelf right away, a few are available in room 326.

    Attention girls interested in playing basketball this year: The first Fall open gyms will be Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 in the Main Gym. Please see Mr. Edmondson for further questions.

    The ice hockey program would like to announce the "Knights Pre-season Training Camp" starting the first week in September and meeting twice per week at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. The first session is today beginning at 3:30. Check the ice hockey team page on the web site for all the dates and for more information.

    The first bake sale and Smoothie King will be on Wednesday, September 4, during all lunch periods. Proceeds benefit O’Connell Knights Football! Bring money! These bake sales are famous!

    Crew is the ultimate walk-on sport, everyone learns together, and there are no “team cuts.” Please join us for an informational meeting Wednesday, September 4, after school in room 140, and on Saturday, September 7 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Thompson’s boat center, located at 2900 Thompson’s Avenue NW, Washington DC. Visit the crew team page for more information.

    Auditions for the fall musical drama Little Women: A Civil Christmas will be held Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6, after school in the Auditorium. Actors, Singer, Artists, and Technical Crew are needed. See Ms. Milam or Drama Call Board for more information.

    The Welcome Back Dance is this Friday, September 6th. Admission is $5 per person, and the dance will run from 8:00pm – 11:00pm. If it’s not Neon, IT’S NOT ON.


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  • 09/04/13--06:30: Sept. 4, 2013
  • All students arriving to school before 7:20am should go directly to the cafeteria; students should not be in the hallways of the school prior to 7:20am unless they are meeting with a specific teacher.

    Are you a writer? A poet? An artist? Or an amateur photographer? (Yes, even mad Instagram filter skills count!). The Largesse student literary magazine is back and better than ever! There will be an informational meeting for all interested students after school today and tomorrow (that’s Wednesday and Thursday) in room 321. Learn how to become an editor or published author by submitting to the student literary magazine (it looks GREAT on college applications!). No experience necessary! So stop by room 321 right after school today, or see Mr. Meehan for details.

    The Pep Band is looking for dedicated individuals to play percussion! Do you play the drum set, or want to pick it up again? If so, please stop by the band room after school and talk to Mrs. St. John. Pep Band typically meets on Wednesdays after school until 4:15 with a couple of rehearsals on Thursdays, in addition to the home Varsity Football Games. A complete schedule is available for you if you think you are interested in participating.

    The orchestra needs a double bass player! If you play the electric bass and would like to try to learn the double bass, this is a perfect opportunity for you. Have you played a string instrument in the past and would like to try a new stringed instrument? If so, please stop by the band room and talk to Mrs. St. John. A double bass is available for you to use.

    The Robotics Club will meet today in Room 235 to nominate new officers for this school year. The meeting will start at 3:15.

    The first SCA meeting for all Officers, Councilors, and Moderators will take place today after school in Mr. Glynn’s room (230).

    If you are interested in becoming involved with Student Council this year, please consider being an Advisory Representative. SCA needs two awesome students from each Advisory to help with their year-long events. Nominations will take place today during Advisory and elections will take place during Advisory on Thursday, September 5. If you have questions, please see one of us!

    Attention girls interested in playing basketball this year: The first Fall open gyms will be today and Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 in the Main Gym. Please see Mr. Edmondson for further questions.

    The first bake sale and Smoothie King will be today during all lunch periods. Proceeds benefit O’Connell Knights Football! Bring money! These bake sales are famous!

    Crew is the ultimate walk-on sport, everyone learns together, and there are no “team cuts.” Please join us for an informational meeting today after school in room 140, and on Saturday, September 7 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Thompson’s boat center, located at 2900 Thompson’s Avenue NW, Washington DC. Visit the crew team page for more information.

    Auditions for the fall musical drama Little Women: A Civil Christmas will be held Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6, after school in the Auditorium. Actors, Singer, Artists, and Technical Crew are needed. See Ms. Milam or Drama Call Board for more information.

    The Welcome Back Dance is this Friday, September 6th. Admission is $5 per person, and the dance will run from 8:00pm – 11:00pm. If it’s not Neon, IT’S NOT ON.


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  • 09/05/13--05:57: Sept. 5, 2013
  • All students arriving to school before 7:20 am should go directly to the cafeteria;students should not be in the hallways of the school prior to 7:20 am unless they are meeting with a specific teacher.

    Are you a writer? A poet? An artist? Or an amateur photographer? (Yes, even mad Instagram filter skills count!). The Largesse student literary magazine is back and better than ever! There will be an informational meeting for all interested students after school today and tomorrow (that’s Wednesday and Thursday) in room 321. Learn how to become an editor or published author by submitting to the student literary magazine (it looks GREAT on college applications!). No experience necessary! So stop by room 321 right after school today, or see Mr. Meehan for details.

    On Thursday, September 12, the DJO Cheerleaders will be holding a bake sale in the cafeteria during all lunch periods.

    Coed Cheerleading Tryouts will be held next Tuesday, September 10 from 3:15 to 5:15 and Wednesday, September 11 from 6:00 to 8:30 in the Upper Gym. Tryouts are open to Freshmen and transfer students ONLY. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Jacobsen in the counseling office.

    ATTENTION SENIORS! We are still in need of volunteers for the LINK Program. The purpose of the LINK program is to "LINK" every transfer student up with a senior mentor. For applications and to pass in your LINK Program application see Mrs. Jacobsen or Mr. Giska by tomorrow, September 6.

    Tomorrow is the first Friday of the month of September. Father Cozzi will be celebrating 7 a.m. Mass in the student chapel. A light breakfast will follow in the student lounge. All are welcome!

    Good luck to the Lady Knights Tennis team as they face Good Counsel in their home opening match at Bluemont Park at 4:15 today!

    The Pep Band is looking for dedicated individuals to play percussion! Do you play the drum set, or want to pick it up again? If so, please stop by the band room after school and talk to Ms. St.John. Pep Band typically meets on Wednesdays after school until 4:15 with a couple of rehearsals on Thursdays, in addition to the home Varsity Football Games. A complete schedule is available for you if you think you are interested in participating.

    The orchestra needs a double bass player! If you play the electric bass and would like to try to learn the double bass, this is a perfect opportunity for you. Have you played a string instrument in the past and would like to try a new stringed instrument? If so, please stop by the band room and talk to Ms. St. John. A double bass is available for you to use.

    Advisory Rep elections will take place during Advisory today.

    Attention girls interested in playing basketball this year: The Fall open gym will be today at 7:00 in the Main Gym. Please see Mr. Edmondson for further questions.

    Crew is the ultimate walk-on sport, everyone learns together, and there are no “team cuts.” Please join us for an informational meeting today after school in room 140, and on Saturday, September 7 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Thompson’s boat center, located at 2900 Thompson’s Avenue NW, Washington DC. Visit the crew team page for more information.

    Auditions for the fall musical drama Little Women: A Civil Christmas will be held Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6, after school in the Auditorium. Actors, Singer, Artists, and Technical Crew are needed. See Ms. Milam or Drama Call Board for more information.

    The Welcome Back Dance is this Friday, September 6th. Admission is $5 per person, and the dance will run from 8:00pm – 11:00pm. If it’s not Neon, IT’S NOT ON.


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  • 09/05/13--07:08: Used Book Sale Information
  • The PTO-sponsored Used Book Sale (UBS) will continue operating out of the school store in the cafeteria throughout all lunch periods every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday through the week of Oct. 7.  The UBS will also be open on Friday, October 12 throughout all lunch periods.

    In addition to class textbooks at reasonable prices, the UBS carries most of the assigned novels for English classes.

    Find out more at www.bishopoconnell.org/ubs.


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    Congratulations to JJ LaPointe '13 who was named the Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week. LaPointe, a former standout on Bishop O'Connell's cross country team is now a first year runner at Christopher Newport University. He has started out his freshman season with a bang, leading his college team to a victory in their opening meet, the ODAC Preview Meet in Hampden-Sydney, Va.

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    Senior Jethro Torczon excels in the classroom and finds time to stay involved in student activities, too. Over the summer, he took just a little time for rest and relaxation before diving into a new set of activities to enrich his high school experience. 

    Less than two weeks after the 2012-2013 school year ended, Torczon, along with classmates Rhys Bergeron, Paul Bothwell, Jerome Delgaudio traveled to the campus of Radford University to participate in Boys State of Virginia, a program that gives rising seniors throughout the state the opportunity to simulate the state government. Participants are sponsored by their local American Legion post and are selected based on academic and leadership qualities.

    Torczon distinguished himself from the 690 other outstanding students at Boys State. First his "city" elected him to represent them in the Boys State senate, then he won the oration contest for the honor of speaking during the graduation ceremony at the end of the week. His speech at the ceremony in front of his fellow students, parents, and members of the American Legion drew two standing ovations. Torczon credits Mrs. Wentzel's public speaking class at O'Connell with his successes at the podium at Boys State.

    After returning home from Boys State, Torczon boarded a plane for his next summer adventure. Earlier in the school year, he had applied for and been accepted to Harvard University's Summer School Program. This seven week program allows students to take two classes for a total of eight college credits. At Harvard, Torczon took a computer science course in programming and a government course called the American Presidency.

    He has returned to O'Connell this fall and he continues to focus on his studies, while making time to pursue his outside interests as well. Torczon is a member of the Young Men's Executive Club and the National Honor Society. He also plays ice hockey and hopes to start up a new Stock & Finance Club with classmate James Klein this year.

    When asked about college on the horizon, he focuses less on the names of the schools and more on his interests, hoping to pursue studies in engineering and business.

    Photo - Jethro Torczon speaks at the Boys State ceremony this summer.


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  • 09/06/13--10:00: Sept. 6, 2013
  • Advisory teachers – please be sure to email Mr. Glynn or Mrs. O’Reilly the name of your SCA representatives. Advisory Representatives – congratulations and thank you! Be sure to come by the SCA room after school for some important information!

    Global Studies students - Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington and Bret Baier of Fox News will speak Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. at The Newseum. The talk will address the topic “Catholicism and our Challenging World Today.” Admission is free. Please see Ms. Webb for further details.

    The Chinese Culture Club will be having its first meeting on Monday after school in Room 223.   Remember - you don't have to be Chinese to join!  This is a great chance to have some fun while learning about Chinese culture and history!  We hope to see you there!

    On Thursday, September 12, the DJO Cheerleaders will be holding a bake sale in the cafeteria during all lunch periods.

    Coed Cheerleading Tryouts will be held next Tuesday, September 10 from 3:15 to 5:15 and Wednesday, September 11 from 6:00 to 8:30 in the Upper Gym. Tryouts are open to Freshmen and transfer students ONLY. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Jacobsen in the counseling office.

    ATTENTION SENIORS! We are still in need of volunteers for the LINK Program. The purpose of the LINK program is to "LINK" every transfer student up with a senior mentor. For applications and to pass in your LINK Program application see Mrs. Jacobsen or Mr. Giska by tomorrow, September 6.

    The Pep Band is looking for dedicated individuals to play percussion! Do you play the drum set, or want to pick it up again? If so, please stop by the band room after school and talk to Ms. St.John. Pep Band typically meets on Wednesdays after school until 4:15 with a couple of rehearsals on Thursdays, in addition to the home Varsity Football Games. A complete schedule is available for you if you think you are interested in participating.

    The orchestra needs a double bass player! If you play the electric bass and would like to try to learn the double bass, this is a perfect opportunity for you. Have you played a string instrument in the past and would like to try a new stringed instrument? If so, please stop by the band room and talk to Ms. St. John. A double bass is available for you to use.

    Crew is the ultimate walk-on sport, everyone learns together, and there are no “team cuts.” Please join us for an informational meeting today after school in room 140, and on Saturday, September 7 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Thompson’s boat center, located at 2900 Thompson’s Avenue NW, Washington DC. Visit the crew team page for more information.

    Auditions for the fall musical drama Little Women: A Civil Christmas will be held Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6, after school in the Auditorium. Actors, Singer, Artists, and Technical Crew are needed. See Ms. Milam or Drama Call Board for more information.

    The Welcome Back Dance is tonight, September 6th. Admission is $5 per person, and the dance will run from 8:00pm – 11:00pm. If it’s not Neon, IT’S NOT ON.


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    The Bishop O'Connell varsity football team traveled to Alexandria on Saturday, Sept. 7 to take on Bishop Ireton. After a quick start by the Cardinals, the Knights were able to take control of the game early, ultimately coming out on top, 41-6. Read more from local media...

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    The Bishop O'Connell girls soccer team traveled to the McDonogh Invitational outside Baltimore on Saturday, Sept. 7 to play River Hill of Maryland. The Lady Knights were victorious over the River Hills girls, who were ranked #3 in the Washington area before this game. Read more about this game in the Washington Post.

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  • 09/10/13--05:32: Sept. 9, 2013
  • The Chinese Culture Club will be having its first meeting today after school in Room 223.   Remember - you don't have to be Chinese to join!  This is a great chance to have some fun while learning about Chinese culture and history!  We hope to see you there!

    On Thursday, September 12, the DJO Cheerleaders will be holding a bake sale in the cafeteria during all lunch periods.

    There will be the first Philosophy Club discussion Tuesday after school in room 215. Anyone is welcome to attend; the topic is Evolution and Genesis. See Mr. Allen for details.

    There will be a Fashion Club meeting today from 3:00-3:30 in room 302. There will be a Photography Club meeting tomorrow at 3:00 also in room 302. Both meetings are for anyone interested in joining.

    The Asian American Culture and language Club will meet on Thursday September 12 at 3:05 PM in the Counseling Conference Room. All interested students are welcome to attend our first meeting of the year.

    Coed Cheerleading Tryouts will be held Tuesday, September 10 from 3:15 to 5:15 and Wednesday, September 11 from 6:00 to 8:30 in the Upper Gym. Tryouts are open to Freshmen and transfer students ONLY. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Jacobsen in the counseling office.

    The Pep Band is looking for dedicated individuals to play percussion! Do you play the drum set, or want to pick it up again? If so, please stop by the band room after school and talk to Ms. St. John. Pep Band typically meets on Wednesdays after school until 4:15 with a couple of rehearsals on Thursdays, in addition to the home Varsity Football Games. A complete schedule is available for you if you think you are interested in participating.

    The orchestra needs a double bass player! If you play the electric bass and would like to try to learn the double bass, this is a perfect opportunity for you. Have you played a string instrument in the past and would like to try a new stringed instrument? If so, please stop by the band room and talk to Ms. St. John. A double bass is available for you to use.


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  • 09/10/13--06:38: A Gift of Music
  • Bishop O'Connell's music program received an extra boost last week when Mr. Francis (Skip) Chaples from the organization Music for Life brought 15 new guitars to donate to the school.

    Music for Life is a nonprofit organization in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area that works to allow all students, regardless of means, the opportunity to fully participate in music programs. Their volunteers and donors support both in-school and after school music programs and mentorship activities,

    O'Connell offers three guitar classes this year: beginner, intermediate and advanced. "The donation of these guitars makes it possible to provide guitars to students of all levels in our growing guitar program," said Mr. Chris Jenkins, guitar instructor.

    Read more about Music for Live at www.musicforlife.org.

    Photo: Mr. Skip Chaples (far left), Dr. Joseph Vorbach (second from left), and Mr. Chris Jenkins (far right) join guitar students Libby Scully, Samyukta Venkatesh, and Hodari Robinson as they test drive the new guitars.


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  • 09/10/13--08:29: Sept. 10, 2013
  • On Thursday, September 12, the DJO Cheerleaders will be holding a bake sale in the cafeteria during all lunch periods.

    The DJO Stock and Finance Club will hold its first meeting tomorrow Wednesday at 3:05 PM in room 202. Please attend if you are interested in learning how the stock market works. Members will compete in a virtual stock market competition with other schools from across Virginia this school year.

    Do you enjoy Jeopardy or Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Think you are smarter than a 5th grader? Or how about the chance to be on TV? Well come to an introduction meeting for It's Academic in room 112 on Wednesday after school. It will be a short meeting that is open to all grades. If you cannot make it see Mr. Holland for information.

    Attention those girls seeking to play basketball the year. This coming Wednesday, September 11th, there will be a meeting in the O'Connell Main Gym at 7:15 PM for both parents and players to get information about the girls basketball program and the fall workout schedule. If you have any questions please see Mr. Edmondson.

    There will be an interest meeting for the Model United Nations club immediately after school tomorrow Wednesday, September 11th in room 126.

    The first Pro-Life Club meeting will be this Thursday, September 12 at 7:40 in the morning. The club will meet during homeroom in the auditorium balcony! All are welcome! To celebrate life there will be cookies and brownies! Again that's this Thursday at 7:40 in the morning! Hope to see you all there!

    The Asian American Culture and language Club will meet on Thursday September 12 at 3:05 PM in the Counseling Conference Room. All interested students are welcome to attend our first meeting of the year.

    The Destination Imagination Club will have its first meeting after school Thursday, in room 213.

    There will be the first Philosophy Club discussion today after school in room 215. Anyone is welcome to attend; the topic is Evolution and Genesis. See Mr. Allen for details.

    There will be a Photography Club meeting today at 3:00 in room 302.

    The Asian American Culture and language Club will meet on Thursday September 12 at 3:05 PM in the Counseling Conference Room. All interested students are welcome to attend our first meeting of the year.

    Coed Cheerleading Tryouts will be held today from 3:15 to 5:15 and Wednesday, September 11th from 6:00 to 8:30 in the Upper Gym. Tryouts are open to Freshmen and transfer students ONLY. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Jacobsen in the counseling office.


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  • 09/11/13--08:56: Sept. 11, 2013
  • On Thursday, September 12, the DJO Cheerleaders will be holding a bake sale in the cafeteria during all lunch periods.

    All Altar servers need to report to a meeting in Fr. Cozzi's office tomorrow morning. Please arrive at the beginning of Advisory.

    The Unity Council is an organization which celebrates the Bishop O'Connell Community. Unity with Diversity! National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Monday. Look for displays and announcements! If you would like to join, please see Mrs. Stabile or Mr. Edmondson, John Gauthier, or Rhys Bergeron.

    Coed Cheerleading Tryouts will be held again today after school from 6:00 to 8:30 in the Upper Gym. Tryouts are open to Freshmen and transfer students ONLY.

    The DJO Stock and Finance Club will hold its first meeting today at 3:05 PM in room 202. Please attend if you are interested in learning how the stock market works. Members will compete in a virtual stock market competition with other schools from across Virginia this school year.

    Do you enjoy Jeopardy or Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Think you are smarter than a 5th grader. Or how about the chance to be on TV. Well come an introduction meeting for It's Academic in room 112 today after school. It will be a short meeting that is open to all grades. If you cannot make it see Mr. Holland for information.

    Attention those girls seeking to play basketball the year. Today there will be a meeting in the O'Connell Main Gym at 7:15 PM for both parents and players to get information about the girls basketball program and the fall workout schedule. If you have any questions please see Mr. Edmondson.

    There will be an interest meeting for the Model United Nations club immediately after school today in room 126.

    The first Pro-Life Club meeting will be this Thursday, September 12 at 7:40 in the morning. The club will meet during homeroom in the auditorium balcony! All are welcome! To celebrate life there will be cookies and brownies! Again that's this Thursday at 7:40 in the morning! Hope to see you all there!

    The Asian American Culture and language Club will meet on Thursday September 12 at 3:05 PM in the Counseling Conference Room. All interested students are welcome to attend our first meeting of the year.

    The Destination Imagination Club will have its first meeting after school Thursday, in room 213.

    The Asian American Culture and language Club will meet on Thursday September 12 at 3:05 PM in the Counseling Conference Room. All interested students are welcome to attend our first meeting of the year.


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  • 09/12/13--05:46: Sept. 12, 2013
  • All altar servers please report to the Chaplain's office right now for a meeting for the Bishop’s Mass!

    All SCA Officers, Councilors, and Advisory Reps…please meet after school today in the auditorium balcony to prepare for tomorrow’s Bishop’s Mass and next week’s Christ House Soup Drive. Attendance will be taken. Thank you!

    The DJO Cheerleaders will be holding a bake sale today in the cafeteria during all lunch periods.

    The Unity Council is an organization which celebrates the Bishop O'Connell Community. Unity with Diversity! National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Monday. Look for displays and announcements! If you would like to join, please see Mrs. Stabile or Mr. Edmondson, John Gauthier, or Rhys Bergeron.

    The Destination Imagination Club will have its first meeting after school today in room 213.

    The Asian American Culture and Language Club will meet today at 3:05 PM in the Counseling Conference Room. All interested students are welcome to attend our first meeting of the year.


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    We are looking forward to welcoming parents to the school on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. for our annual Back-to-School night.  Back-to-School night is an opportunity for us to begin the school year together.  

    After a brief presentation in the auditorium, parents will have the opportunity to visit their children's classrooms and their teachers.  This is done in a compressed schedule format that allows each teacher to make a brief presentation about the course. Please note that the nature of this evening is such that it does not lend itself to individual conferencing with teachers.  

    During the period of time that would be designated as the student's lunch, a light meal will be available in the cafeteria for parents. The school store will be open and administrators will also be available in the cafeteria area.

    Senior Parent/Student College Night begins at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This is a very important meeting which addresses questions and concerns regarding the college admissions process and financial aid. It is hoped that all senior parents and students will attend. Please contact Kristina Herbst (kherbst@bishopoconnell.org), director of college counseling, or your student's college counselor for more information.


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    Congratulations to Bishop O'Connell senior Jethro Torczon who has been named as a Semifinalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    Yesterday officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More than 1.5 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants.

    The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. National Merit Semifinalists have the opportunity to continue the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $35 million, that will be offered next spring.

    “We are extremely proud of Jethro's accomplishments,” said Head of School Joseph Vorbach. “He is a leader in the classroom and in our community and we are happy that his hard work has been recognized in this prestigious scholarship program.”


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