On March 11, PVI students enrolled in AP Physics had the opportunity to visit the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Students toured NanoFab, the nanotechnology fabrication branch of the institution, and attended talks given by high-level scientists at NIST on topics ranging from how to get into science as a career, to atomic clocks.
At approximately 6 a.m. on the brisk morning of Wednesday, Sept. 23, a group of Paul VI students set out to experience what would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. The group of twenty six students and four teachers had the chance to attend the welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis’s meeting with President Obama at the White House.
The Paul VI French Department made the seven-hour journey to France this Easter break. The group of French students had the chance to see some of France’s greatest landscapes, including the Eiffel Tower. More international trips are planned for Summer 2015 and the 2015-2016 academic year.
On Jan. 22, more than 500 students from Paul VI traveled to the Patriot Center on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus for the “Life is VERY Good” rally, and then onto Washington, D.C., to participate in the 42nd annual March for Life.
On Dec. 4, 2014, juniors in Mrs. Melanie Kiernan and Mrs. Emika Burke’s AP Language and Composition classes took a trip to the nation’s capital. Having studied Arlington National Cemetery by reading and discussing Robert M. Poole’s On Hallowed Ground, as well as examples of WWII political media, the legal case Korematsu v. US, and two speeches from Franklin D. Roosevelt, the students were able to fully appreciate the monuments and memorials they visited and further their understanding of the topics.
Imagine being locked inside of a soundproof black box. You can’t see or hear nor are you able to let anyone know what you are thinking. This was the life of Helen Keller. The two casts of Paul VI High School’s production of “The Miracle Worker,” performed Nov. 20-23, lent their talents to telling the inspiring true story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller.
Almost 200 runners took their places at the starting line of Paul VI’s 15th annual Runfest 5K on Sept. 14. Coordinated and overseen by the cross country team, proceeds from the race benefit the Options program, as well as the cross country team, typically raising between $10–$11,000 annually. “Runfest is one of Paul VI’s biggest fundraisers,” according to Coach Jeff Fanale, Paul VI Cross Country coach.
The Black and White Affair returned to Old Town Hall in Fairfax on Feb. 8. Many juniors and seniors attended the third annual semi-formal dance event. Students embraced the black-and-white dress code, donning sophisticate suits (some guys rocked white tuxedos), separates, and dresses. It was an elegant and proper evening, and everyone came to dance.…
Paul VI students and parents were treated to a special performance on February 27, when our Concert and Chamber Choirs and the OLGC youth choir gave a joint concert in the auditorium. It was a night filled with great choral music as well as some amazing soloists! 17 students from Our Lady of Good Counsel…