Sister Sylvie-Marie and several Visi students reflect on what it means to say "yes!" to God during World Youth Day in Panama.
On Thursday, January 17, the Board of Directors announced Visitation's next Head of School: Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson.
Studying words, literature, and poetry is just one way to grow closer to God. This is Max Bindernagel’s teaching philosophy. The newest member of the English department, Mr. Bindernagel taught religion classes at Visitation for four years prior to making the switch to English. Despite a shift in curriculum, his goal in educating students has not changed; whether studying the Bible or Shakespeare, he wants students to see and appreciate the beauty of God’s creation all around us.
Every year, Visitation hosts a guest speaker during the week of March for Life. This year, the community welcomed back recent graduate Jeanne Marie Hathway `16. A proud Visi girl and articulate speaker, she is currently a senior at The Catholic University of America, majoring in Philosophy. Hathway’s writings have been featured in several Catholic news sources.
Dean of Students Eve Grimaldi was named a “Wise Woman” by the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) on January 10 at its Epiphany Celebration, when they honor three women of achievement.
Every student looks forward to her graduation day. At Visitation, for the past decade, that has meant donning a white dress and gloves, carrying a bouquet of red roses, and walking from the Quadrangle through the Green Gate up to McNabb Field, where a red carpet and large tent await, filled to the brim with family, friends and loved ones ready to share in this proud moment. The woman who ensures this moment is picture perfect is found behind-the-scenes with a walkie-talkie: Facilities Director Rosemary McNulty.
The Varsity Basketball team currently ranks in the top ten of The Washington Post.
Director of Performing Arts Neptune Pringle III is always smiling; his love of working in the theater and with students, parents, and colleagues is readily apparent. He’s constantly brainstorming, and his office is full of visuals and sound.
At the President’s Council Vespers Service on December 12, four exceptional members of the Visitation community were honored for their loyalty, support, and leadership in service to the school and its students. Two received the St. Jane de Chantal Service Award from the school, while two received the Cross of Affiliation from the Sisters.
To instill confidence in students and build their arts skills, Performing Arts Director Neptune Pringle III invited dancers, singers, actors and tech crew members to Master Classes this month.
After an exciting fall sport season in which the Cubs took home the ISL championship banner in field hockey and were named runners-up in soccer, twelve Visitation athletes have earned all league and all met honors.
With a smile and listening ear, Lindsay Kelleher's gentle presence is a model for her freshman and sophomore religion students. Mrs. Kelleher and husband Patrick, history teacher and the Visitation New Teacher of the Year last fall, live in Georgetown with their three-year old, Jack (who is well-known to Visitation girls as he travels around campus on his tricycle, with his parents right behind him).
Six members of Kaleidoscope, Visitation’s multicultural club and leaders of our annual Diversity Day, visited Nashville for a national independent school conference on diversity and leadership. Immediately pushed outside their comfort zone, the girls thrived, forging their own paths and making new friends. They all came away with a similar lesson: civil discourse is a necessary and important part of a diverse community.
Fourteen juniors and seniors had the opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill this month, working for outgoing Senator Bill Nelson. Senator Nelson leaves the Capitol today, and his staff needed help as they organized the office for his return to Florida.
In late August, Camilla Johnson ‘20 was accepted as one of 15 Lily McKee High School Fellow at Folger Shakespeare Library. This selective fellowship is an intensive seminar and research experience.
Students who participate study language, printing, editing, history, and performance. Camilla met with scholars, artists, and Folger staff throughout the fall session, which took a deep dive into 1 Henry IV and allowed her to conduct original research on an object in its library.
Five Visitation students are eager to make a difference for one business in Nigeria. Together, they’re problem-solving and fundraising, led by Nicky Campos-Vasquez ‘21 as part of the Leadership Initiatives’ International Business Internship Program (IBIP).
For nearly 29 years, she’s been Mr. Kerns’ right-hand woman at Visitation. Sharon O’Brien is not only the heart of the Main Office and the gatekeeper to Mr. Kerns, but she’s also a past Visitation parent. Her daughter graduated in 1991, the year after Sharon began working here.
She melts away your traffic troubles with her bright smile, keeps campus safe, and watches over “her girls” as they dart back and forth across the lane and parking lot; Campus Guard Beatriz Rodriguez gifts Visitation with more than just security.
The freshman class elected its student government and athletic association officers on Friday, November 16. Elections for sophomore, junior, and senior class officers occurred in the spring of last year. The class of 2022 elected nine of their classmates to fill positions.