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  • Academic Awards Night Recognizes Student Achievement and Honors Retiring Teachers

    Posted June 9, 2017

    The student body gathered one final time to celebrate the 2016-2017 school year's many successes and bid farewell to retiring teachers, including 45-year veteran French teacher Susan Limberg.

  • Congratulations, Class of 2017!

    Posted June 6, 2017

    At Visitation’s 218th Commencement on Tuesday, June 6, the 125 young women of the Class of 2017 received their diplomas under the tent on McNabb Field. Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, Dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health and father of Larissa ’15 and Stephanie ’17 was the commencement speaker. Tess Daniels '17 was the student speaker.

  • Two Juniors Produce New French Literary Magazine

    Posted May 26, 2017

    Two students, Catherine Johnson '18 and Lizzie Shumaker '18, decided to celebrate the French language and classmates' language skills in a new French literary magazine: "La Vie est Belle" 2017. The publication includes artwork and writing from French students at various levels.

  • Seniors Create Calculus Textbook

    Posted May 19, 2017

    As a final project, each member of Eric Chalfin’s Calculus classes wrote three textbook lessons that were then combined into an ebook.

  • Artistic, Athletic, Co-curricular Awards Celebrate Student Achievements

    Posted May 19, 2017

    The last week of classes was filled with awards ceremoniesincluding athletic, co-curricular, and performing arts eventshonoring student successes throughout the school year.

  • Photo by Lisa Jung

    Spring Sports Wrap-up

    Posted May 19, 2017

    The spring season has felt like more of a sprint than prior years—but as we reach the finish, the teams have all experienced highlights that belie the sense that the weeks have flown by.

  • Photo by Jaclyn Lippelman of the "Catholic Standard"

    Catholic Standard Profiles Three Senior Goalies Headed to Ivy League Schools

    Posted May 19, 2017

    This week’s “Catholic Standard” profiles three seniors headed to Ivy League schools to play goalie in their respective sport: Gianna Meloni ’17 (ice hockey, Yale), Grace Rotondo ’17 (lacrosse, Harvard), and Grace Brightbill ’17 (field hockey, Princeton).

  • Head of School Dan Kerns Honored with John Carroll Society Award

    Posted May 12, 2017

    The John Carroll Society, which recognizes “distinguished Catholics…for their lifetime achievement, public service, outstanding leadership and commitment to the faith,” honored Head of School Dan Kerns last week during its annual awards ceremony.

  • Tadele '17 Speaks at White House Event on School Choice

    Posted May 5, 2017

    Imañia Powers ’17, Tseganesh Tadele ’17, and Larisa Tomdio ’17 attended a White House event supporting school choice on May 3. Tseganesh delivered remarks, along with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

  • Love-Baker ’17 Named Archdiocese’s Catholic Youth Organization Female Athlete of the Year

    Posted May 5, 2017

    Sydney Love-Baker ’17 was named the Archdiocese of Washington's Catholic Youth Organization Female Athlete of the Year.

  • Students Recognized by John Carroll Society Essay Contest

    Posted May 5, 2017

    Caroline Kloster ’18 earned second place in the John Carroll Society Margaret Mary Missar Essay Contest. Claire Fleury ’18 received honorable mention.

  • Julliette Montoya '18 Showcases Environmentally Themed Artwork at Scholastic Sustainability Conference

    Posted April 28, 2017

    Julliette Montoya '18 was a featured artist in St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School's Students for Sustainability Conference (S4S), which emphasized the important role that artists play in promoting care for God's creation.

  • Haralson Named Washington Post Teacher of the Year Finalist

    Posted April 21, 2017

    Science teacher Quillian Haralson was named a Washington Post Teacher of the Year Finalist. He is the only finalist from a D.C. private school. This is the third time a Visitation teacher has been honored by the Post.

  • 'It Takes A Village' Diversity Day Celebrates Community, Explores Differences

    Posted April 12, 2017

    At this year’s "It Takes a Village"-themed Diversity Day, Kaleidoscope Club members led workshops exploring a wide range of important and timely topics, ranging from media's portrayal of women to the refugee crisis. Kaleidoscope came up with the theme during its many discussions throughout the year and accordingly chose a new format for the day. Rather than hosting many all-school activities, club members instead decided to present an array of workshops and allow fellow students to choose which sessions to attend.

    View photos of the day here.

    The workshops were:

    • Mental Health for All by Involving All
    • Free to Believe: A Workshop on Religious Tolerance
    • Miss Representation: Gender Portrayal in the Media
    • P6: Promoting Positive Perspectives in Public Places
    • Swipe Right to Stereotypes: Exploring Stereotypes 101
    • Just for Polikicks: Political Correctness and Awareness in the 21st Century
    • Refugees and Repercussions
    • “Don’t Touch My Hair, When It’s the Feelings I Wear”: Microaggressions and Cultural Appropriation

    The day concluded with an alumnae panel. Megan Lynch O’Boyle ’85, Abbey Doherty ’10, Adri Smith ’11, Ashley Stoney ’05, and Shakenya Humphries ’04 discussed what community means to them, how they found their respective communities within Visitation, and why communities are so important.

  • Five Cubs Honored by Washington Post All-Met

    Posted April 12, 2017

    The Washington Post awarded four Visitation athletes winter All-Met honors. Maeve Carroll ’17 and Ellie Mitchell ’19 were honored for basketball. Veronika Petty ’17, Gianna Meloni ’17, and Cac Williams ’17 were recognized for ice hockey.

  • Fathers, Daughters Clean Up Historic Mt. Zion Cemetery

    Posted April 12, 2017

    For the Fathers’ Club Annual Service Day, 80 fathers and daughters came together to clean up the cemetery at Georgetown's historic Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, the oldest African-American church in D.C.

  • AP Psychology Classes Create Psychologist March Madness Bracket

    Posted April 20, 2017

    As a review technique, AP Psychology classes used a March Madness-style bracket to determine the most influential psychologist.

  • Guest Speaker Rebecca Kamen Shares the Interconnectivity of Art, Science, Spirituality

    Posted April 7, 2017

    As part of the Women Who Make A Difference Speaker Series, artist Rebecca Kamen spoke to all students about how she found a way to merge her seemingly opposite passions, allowing her to bring science to life through art.

  • Google's Susan Rajnic Paperini ’93 Gives Keynote at Junior Career Day

    Posted April 7, 2017

    Nearly 60 alumnae came back to Visitation to share their advice, support, and stories with the Class of 2018. In her keynote, Google staffer Susan Rajnic Paperini ’93 told students to be confident that they can do anything.

    “You have to make sure you cultivate that voice inside you that tells you ‘you can do it,’ that tells you ‘you can learn and solve any problem you want,’” said Susan.

    She encouraged juniors to learn to recognize the difference between intuition and fear in their own heads and hearts. “Your intuition is never going to tell you you can’t do something,” she said. “If you hear a voice saying ‘I can’t do that’…I want you to recognize that is probably the voice of fear.” Trust your intuition, because you can do anything, she said.

  • Students Learn about Lakota Sioux History, Culture on Pine Ridge Reservation

    Posted March 30, 2017

    Nine students spent spring break working at an elementary school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where they learned about the Lakota Sioux tribe, its history and culture, the area's natural wonders, and the challenges of life on the reservation.

  • Annual Irish Exchange Creates Cross-Cultural Understanding, Friendships

    Posted March 30, 2017

    Over spring break, 15 sophomores traveled to Ireland and stayed with their respective “Irish sisters” on the second leg of Visitation’s 14th annual Irish-American Exchange with the Sacred Heart School in Drogheda, Ireland.

  • Three Students Earn Honors at the D.C. STEM Fair

    Posted March 17, 2017

    Anne Elizabeth Barr ’18, Sofia Flynn ’19, and Victoria Foley ’19 each earned multiple honors at the D.C. STEM Fair for their projects on biofuel, encryption, and a health, respectively.

  • West Side Story Opens Mar. 31

    Posted March 17, 2017

    The Masqueraders present their spring musical, "West Side Story," from Mar. 31-Apr. 2. Purchase tickets now!

  • Student Art Show Showcases Talents, Recognizes Outstanding Works

    Posted March 17, 2017

    The school's annual Art Show showcased creative, beautiful, and poignant works of art in four categories. See our list of award winners here.

  • Eight Students Present Original Research at ADW Academic Symposium

    Posted March 17, 2017

    Juniors and sophomores presented original research at Archdiocese of Washington High School Principals Association’s Student Academic Symposium.

  • Hannah Thomas ’17 Presents “Water Quality Grader” at Junior Science Symposium

    Posted March 17, 2017

    Hannah Thomas ’17 presented her paper, “Water Quality Grader: Know Your Numbers,” at the Junior Science and Humanities Regional Symposium at Georgetown University. Eight additional students attended the Symposium.

  • U.S. History Class Visits the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Posted March 9, 2017

    A visit to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture gave U.S. history students a greater understanding of African-American history.

  • Veronika Pettey ’17 Named Junior Women’s Hockey League Player of the Year

    Posted March 8, 2017

    Veronika Pettey ’17 was awarded the Junior Women’s Hockey League Elizabeth "Liz" Turgeon Player of the Year Award. Gianna Meloni ’17 was named Goaltender of the Year.

  • Themes and Teams Energize Gold-White Week

    Posted March 7, 2017

    “Around the Globe” Gold Team and “Winter Olympics” White Team battled each other in a week of friendly activities, including penny wars, Quiz Bowl, a basketball game, and a pep rally. View a photo gallery here.

  • Winter Sports Season Highlights Success in Teamwork

    Posted March 7, 2017

    This season especially, the Basketball, Winter Track, and Swim & Dive teams attributed many successes to the effective teamwork of all the players.

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