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Participates in the Diocesan Band Program and is available for grades 4-8. Lessons are given on a rotating basis during school hours. Full band practice is held after school on Mondays for one hour. There is a separate fee charged for this program and is independently managed by the instructor. For more information contact, Lauren Fitzpatrick
Sign Up for Band 2016-17
The choir is a yearlong commitment with rehearsals and performances. For more information see the Music Webpage or contact Dr. Lee.
Starting in the second semester, the Computer Club is open to all middle school students who want to extend their learning and exploration of computer-oriented activities and topics to include programming, computer science, computer applications, gaming, and other independent projects. In past years we have explored special features of Google Earth, such as the interactive tours and the aviator mode; conducted video conferences to far away places; created animations using our own voices and choreography; programmed games and other projects using Scratch, Kodu, Code Academy, Khan Academy; shared some of our favorite gaming websites; and more! Tentatively, the club will meet on Monddays, from 3-3:45pm in the computer lab from December through June.
Contact Mrs. Briody or Mr. Zambito for more information.
The "Wildcat Tales" is Our Lady of Good Counsel's student newspaper, currently being published two or three times during the school year.
Science Club is a unique opportunity for students to explore their interest in the sciences outside of the classroom. Some of the activities Science Club will focus on includes energy conservation, environmental stewardship, and surprising experiments that will excite any student.
Two years in a row the club won VA School of the Year at the Elementary Level and Outstanding School Energy Efficiency Project at the National level through a competition with the NEED Project. The project can be viewed at http://www.need.org/virginia
This club is offered for grades 3-5
. It meets on Thursdays from 3-3:45pm. A calendar of meeting dates will be given to club members. The first club meeting is September 10 with a welcome meeting.
2015-16 President - Jack G., Vice President - Adrian K., Secretary - Giacomo J.
The sponsor of Science Club is Miss Forbes. Please sign up by emailing her.
Past Charitable Projects:
All Middle School Students (6th-8th grade) will have the opportunity to be involved in the process from designing, pricing, and selling of items as "
The Store continues to sell some of the popular items like the water bottles, car magnets and apparel. Click HERE to Place an Order
The yearbook staff is open to 7th & 8th graders.
Our focus this year is the Appalachian Region of the US. We are seeking all student volunteers to either perform in the cultural show and/or walk in the Parade of Nations in costume representing the country of his or her choice. In addition, we are looking for students to read a short prayer for world peace in a foreign language at the assembly. Finally, we need parent volunteers for a variety of tasks, including gym set-up, greeting guests, and photography. Below are the Sign Up Genius links which also contain contact information if you have any questions. We are looking for lots of support make this day a success! For questions or more information, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer to participate, please go to the following links:
Assembly and Outreach 2016 - www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080E49AAAD2FA64-2016
Cultural Show - www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e49aaad2fa64-20161
Parade of Nations - www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080E49AAAD2FA64-20162
Prayers for World Peace - www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080E49AAAD2FA64-20163
Participants include students in grades K-8. Chess Club meets every Wednesday after school in the library loft from 3-4pm. There are two sessions each year, fall and winter. A separate fee is charged for this program which is independently managed by Silver Knights Chess. Click Clubs, then Fairfax County, and choose OLGC. Contact Dan Shippee for more information.
After school dance or music & movement programs are available for high-energy students in grades Kindergarten - 4th grade depending upon the session. Students will learn the fundamentals of dance styles, focusing on rhythm & coordination. Classes will include the basic elements of ballet and jazz as well as the concepts of body awareness, space, rhythm, and shape. Free expression, imagination and self‐esteem will be encouraged and strengthened through dance. There is a separate fee charged for this program and is independently managed by instructor.
Contact Nikki Stezin for more information.