Visitation's annual Founders' Day - celebrating the school's shared Salesian charism and history - returned to campus this year with robust programming and fun in advance of Marshmallow Roast.
“You got it!” “You’re almost there!” “Yeah, you did it!” The voices of juniors echoed through the treetops of the Adventure Park at Sandy Springs this Thursday as members of the junior class cheered on their classmates tackling the physical and mental challenges posed by obstacles perched stories above the forest floor.
Last Friday, AP Environmental Science (APES) classes, led by longtime science faculty Eileen Perkins, traveled to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. Students had the opportunity to make a connection between what they were learning in class and its real-life applications
Senior Giulia Balestrieri was named a National Merit Semifinalist, placing her in the top one percent of the 1.6 million students who took the PSAT. Eight of her classmates placed in the top three percent, earning recognition as National Merit Commended Students.
Dr. Nancy Cowdin's neuroscience students got hands-on with their subject matter last week, dissecting a sheep brain to identify its parts.
Between last year and this year, a total of 28 new - and renewed - clubs have been added to Visitation's already large roster of options. This week, students attended our annual Club Fair, selecting from the 66 current clubs (in addition to our affinity clubs, like chorus, Wicket, Masqueraders, and BEDA!).
Members of the Visitation soccer team who helped raise over $500K for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society last year, becoming runners up for the LLS title of Students of the Year, were spotlighted on HighDefHigh last week.
Sophomore Madison Rassas '24 was selected as one of 22 players for the USA Lacrosse under-16 team. Read this profile from US Lacrosse on Madison as she began the tryout process earlier this year.
Student leaders, faculty, and staff eagerly welcomed the Class of 2025 this week as they begin their Visitation journey. Over the next three days, freshmen had time to get to know one another, their junior Big Sisters, their teachers, and campus.
Last week, Visitation welcomed a number of new faculty and staff as the school prepares for the new academic year. You'll find these new faces all across campus - in Founders, Gallerie, St. Joe's, Berchmans Hall, Fennessey, and Fisher Center.
Recent graduates and standout lacrosse players Allison Baldwin and Molly McGuckin '21 were both named All-American by USA Lacrosse. According to USA Lacrosse, "A USA Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge."
Blain Beyene, a senior at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, was featured in the Catholic Standard as an outstanding student of the Class of 2021.
Carolina Zubler '21 was awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship for her academic achievement and accomplishments.
After translating the introduction to a text on philosopher Eric Voegelin from Italian to English last summer, English teacher Dino D’Agata was thrilled to see it printed this month.
This morning was filled with good vib2at1ons as our seniors celebrated the last day of classes, together.
Junior Lili Grant was announced as Gatorade Player of the Year for D.C. Girls Cross Country. The award recognizes athletic and academic excellence, as well as strong character.
Last spring, as Kaleidoscope prepared for Visitation's annual Diversity Day, the coronavirus pandemic threw planning off track. Diversity Day was postponed, and the plan for it - the Defamation Experience play - was up in the air. Diversity & Inclusion co-coordinators Raynetta Jackson-Clay and Peggy Hamilton continued working with "DefEx" to pivot this year's Diversity Day to a virtual experience.
Director of College Counseling Stacy Richardson is quoted in a recent National Association for College Admission Counseling on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice considerations in the college search process.
There’s an old saying in the theater, “The show must go on!” which means no matter what problems or difficulties arise on or backstage, the production continues uninterrupted as the audience eagerly awaits. For the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Masqueraders (the school’s theatrical company), this phrase took on a reimagined significance during the coronavirus pandemic.
Artist Rebecca Kamen returned to Visitation last week through the Women Who Make a Difference Speaker Series sponsored by the St. Jane de Chantal Salesian Center; she spoke about crisis, curiosity, and the creative process. Her work focuses on the intersection between science and art.