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.
On Tuesday, March 1, Virginia will hold its presidential primary, giving many PVI seniors the opportunity to vote for the first time. Despite many students expressing a general dissatisfaction with the pool of candidates, most seniors interviewed said they do intend to vote in the Virginia primary.
PVI’s planned move to Loudoun County in 2020 still seems far away for most students, but with next year’s freshman class anticipated to be the first group of students directly affected by the relocation, plans are well underway for expected new features at the Loudoun campus.
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.
The Paul VI Mission Team, composed of 42 juniors and seniors, will be holding a chili- cook off on March 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria to raise money for this summer’s trips to the Diocese of Arlington’s mission in Banica,
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 Jan. 11, the National Weather Service issued a… FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST MONDAY… and students wonder if Fairfax County Public Schools will issue an emergency announcement that school is delayed or cancelled for Jan. 12. Will we have a repeat of last week’s traffic morass after three to four inches of snow fell during the morning commute on Jan. 6 when outraged citizens expressed their frustration over social media that school was not delayed or cancelled?
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.