Our Pride Corner
Congratulations to our 7th & 8th Grade students for a wonderful job they did on their science fair projects. Thank you to all our judges who came out and judged all the projects.
Behavioral Science – 1st Place – Tiffany Ho 2nd Place – Brianna Tamariz 3rd Place – Liliana Embrey Honorable Mention – Armin Yazdani
Botany – 1st Place – Donna Tran 2nd Place – Claire Camarca 3rd Place – Mai Nguyen Honorable Mention – Richard Nguyen & Alex Nguyen
Chemistry – 1st Place – Danny Roque-Ballivian 2nd Place – Tatiana Nguyen 3rd Place – Annabella Caporaletti
Engineering – 1st Place – Dana Nguyen 2nd Place – Joey Nguyen 3rd Place – Sydney Pham
Medicine & Health – 1st Place – Laura Phan 2nd Place – Victoria Phan 3rd Place – Maria Stakem Honorable Mention – Sean Will
Physics – 1st Place – Elizabeth Paparo 2nd Place – Aric Embrey 3rd Place – Justin Nguyen Honorable Mention – Luke Stroh, Albert Castellon, & Joseph Kennedy
General Science – 1st Place – Samantha Lee 2nd Place – Ethan Ayers 3rd Place Helina Esayas Honorable Mention – Bronwyn Titus-Rogan
Top 10 Science Fair Winners moving on the the Diocesan Science Fair on Saturday, April 8, 2017
Tiffany Ho, Danny Roque, Laura Phan, Elizabeth Paparo, Samantha Lee, Victoria Phan, Donna Tran, Dana Nguyen, Aric Embrey, Tatiana Nguyen
Our alternates are: Justin Nguyen, Luke Stroh, Ethan Ayers, Annabella Caporaletti
Congratulations to our amazing 6th Graders who had their own grade specific science fair.
Our Catholic Schools Week Winners include:
8th Grade: Victoria Phan, Samantha Lee, and Justin Nguyen
5th Grade: Lucia Stakem, Brendan Stroh, Andy Fronczek
Champion: Samantha Lee
1st Runner Up: Annabella Caporaletti
2nd Runner Up: Elizabeth Paparo
Junior Spelling Bee
Champion: Allison Nguyen
1st Runner Up: Brendan Stroh
2nd Runner Up: John Paparo
The Knights of Columbus was here during Catholic Schools week to award our students who placed in the Basketball Free Throw Competition.
Saint Michael School collected over 1,300 cans of non perishable food for charity during Catholic Schools Week. Thank you to all who donated.
Congratulations to Victoria Phan on placing 3rd chair in the All District X Middle School Band 2016.
Congratulations to the Saint Michael US Open Tennis team for winning their final match 4-1, and finishing 3rd in their playoff division. The team also finished 3rd in their division during the regular season. Special congratulations go to Tiffany Ho for finishing her final season with Saint Michael with an undefeated record!.
In April 919 students in grade 8, from 51 schools and 6 states took the IHM Math Exam. CONGRATULATIONS to Peter Saliba who placed 1st in the 2016 IHM Math Contest.
The theme for the 2016 Catholic Daughters of the Americas Education Contest was “We are stewards of God’s Creation” and “How do we care of rate Environment?”. Saint Michael School had the following winners:
Division 1 (Grades 4-5) Essay – 3rd place court – Tatiana Saliba
Division II (Grades 6-8) Poetry – 1st place Court & 2nd place state – Annabella Caporaletti
2nd place court – Maria Stakem
Art – 1st place court & 1st place state – Mai Anh Nguyen
Click below to see the poems and artwork
annabella poem maianh art maria poem tatiana essay
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 Science Fair Winners:
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||Honorable Mention|
|Behavioral Health||Andres Penafiel||Katherine Pham||Caroline Wack|
|Botany||Malee Turner||Peter Saliba||Donna Tran|
|Chemistry||Kevin Guillen||Patrick Nguyen||James Stakem||Anna Le|
|General Science||Jae Sung Kim||Annabella Caporaletti||Kataryna Vejcik||Laura Nguyen|
|Microbiology||Samantha Lee||Mai-anh Nguyen|
|Medicine & Health||Andrea Recinos||Tiffany Ho||Laura Phan|
|Physics||Danny Roque||Elizabeth Paparo||Victoria Phan||Gabrielle Bernescut
Our top 10 highest scores will be going to the Diocesan Science Fair on April 16th:
Malee Turner, Andres Penafiel, Samantha Lee, Kevin Guillen, Andrea Recinos, Peter Saliba, Katherine Pham, Danny Roque, Jae Sung Kim and Tiffany Ho. The alternates are: Annabella Caporaletti and Laura Phan.
Congratulations to Emily Carlstrom and David Perez, both Saint Michael School Class of 2008 and Paul VI Class of 2016, for being named National Merit Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Out of 1.5 million students who took the PSAT last October they scored in the top 50,000.
Congratulations to Andy Fronczek who earned a spot on theUnited States Select Sports Association All-American baseball team representing the Northeast Region! He spent time in Florida this summer practicing and playing in a series of games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Staff from USSSA conducted evaluations in each region of the United States and Andy was one of 15 boys selected to represent the Northeast region.
Congratulations to Alex Socarras on being awarded Salutatorian for the Class of 2015 at Bishop Denis J. O’Connell
Congratulations to Miya Jeon and Won Choi on their placement to the 2015 Diocese of Arlington Advanced Honor Band.
Congratulations to Samantha Lee and Laura Phan on their placement to the 2015 Diocese of Arlington Junior Honor Band.
Congratulations to Patrick Nguyen on his 5th place in the IHM Math Contest.
Congratulations to all who participated in the Catholic Daughters of America Art/Poetry Contest
Our winners are:
1st place in County – Art Grace Nary
2nd place in State 2nd place – Poetry
2015 Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to all our 7th and 8th graders on a job well done!
1st Place TIE Katherine Pham & Antonio Camarca
2nd Place Lizbeth Rojas
3rd Place Fiona Kennedy
Honorable Mention Kevin Guillen
1st Place Laura Nguyen
2nd Place Katy Nguyen
3rd Place Driss Beaulieu
1st Place Peter Saliba
2nd Place Caroline Wack
3rd Place MaiThy Nguyen
1st Place Bruno Castro
2nd Place Gabbie Bernescut
3rd Place Brandon Miranda
1st Place Jennifer Gulley
2nd Place Sam Gigliotti
3rd Place Jack Doyle
Medicine & Health
1st Place Anna Le
2nd Place Dimitri Hayek
3rd Place Adrian Reyes
Honorable Mention Andrea Recinos-Cadima
1st Place Grace Nary
2nd Place Andres Penafiel
3rd Place Kataryna Vejcik
Honorable Mention Tyler Tran
Best of Luck to the 10 students who will be representing us at the Diocesan Science Fair
Alternate: Lizbeth Rojas
2015 Spelling Bee
Congratulations to MaiThy Nguyen on winning our spelling bee. Good Luck at the Diocesan Bee, we know you’ll do great!
2015 Religion Bee
Congratulations to the 4th grade on winning the 4th/5th grade Religion Bee
Congratulations to the 6th grade on winning the 6th/7th/8th grade Religion Bee
Katy N., Laura N, patrick N, Peter S, Andres P and Kody H participated in the Thomas Jefferson Intermediate Math Open. Patrick won FIRT place int he pre-Algebra group. Congratulations!!
Anthony Socarras was awarded the O’Connell Scholar Award from Bishop O’Connell High School. Anthony scored in the 99th percentile on the High School Placement Test.
Nikolas Rocha was awarded the Knight’s Recognition Scholarship from Bishop O’Connell High School. Nikolas scored in the 95th percentile on the High School Placement Test.
Nikolas Rocha for receiving Honorable Mention in the IHM 8th Grade Math Test.
Aranxia Vejcik and Alisa Stewart for receiving Honorable Mention in the Youth Apostlate Essay Contest.
Congratulations to Alisa Stewart on being recognized for her Outstanding Achievement In the Development of “I can’t believe my ears!”
Congratulations to our Band for receiving “Superior” Rating at the Diocesan Band Festival
CONGRATULATIONS to our Science Fair Winners
Medicine & Health
Aranxia Vejcik, Michelle Niland, Rosaleen Molony
Our top 10 high scores will be going to the Diocesan Science Fair on April 12th:
Pedro Burset, Antonio Camarca, Jennifer Gulley, Kaci Jose, Catherine Le, Leonardo Mastrofini, Grace Nary, Michael Nguyen, Anthony Socarras, and Alisa Stewart. The alternates are: Nicholas Caporaletti and Aranxia Vejcik.
Congratulations to Victoria Phan for placing third in the intermediate category of the 2014 International Aviation Art Contest. This year’s theme “Flying Saves Lives”. Congratulations also go to Carol Medina who received honorable mention.
Congratulations to the following students who placed in the 2013 Catholic Daughters of the Americas Education Contest. This year’s themes were “Jesus is Reflected in Me” and “My life is a Reflection of Good”.
Division 1 (Grades 4-5)
1st Place Samantha Lee
2nd Place Victoria Phan
Division II (Grades 6-8)
1st place Rosaleen Moloney
2nd Place MaiThy Nguyen
3rd Place Cora Wack
1st place Shannon Chong
1st Place Art Samantha Lee
2nd Place Poetry Shannon Chong
Congratulations to our Choir for their participation in the Diocesan Music Festival on Saturday, March 16th, they received a rating of Excellent for their performance.
Congratulations to our Band for their participation in the Garwood-‐Whaley Band Festival at Bishop Ireton on Saturday, March 23rd, they received a rating of Superior for their performance.
Congratulations to Seon Choi, Teresa Nguyen and Ava Coffin for being chosen as members of the Diocesan Honor Band. They performed at Bishop Ireton at the May 7th concert.
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade Science Fair Winners.
Science Fair Winners
HM – Cora Wack
HM – Anthony Socarras
HM – Alisa Stewart
HM – Bryant Nguyen
HM – Parker Spliethof
HM – Diego Tavara
HM – Christopher Chehade
|Medicine & Health
HM – Matthew Sanchez
HM – Michael Nguyen
The TOP TEN students will participate in the Diocesan Science Fair at PVI on Saturday, April 20th.
10. Genevieve Thanh
Alternate: Kaci Jose
The 7th Grade Boys team was chosen this year in Division 3 to receive the NVJCYO Sportsmanship Award. This award is an annual award given to the team and coaches that demonstrated good sportsmanship. The award is presented in each Division and voted upon by the coaches from each division.
The 6th Grade Girls won their Tournament (1st Place) and came in 2nd in their Division.
The 5th Grade Boys came in 2nd in their tournament
Congratulations to our new members of the National Spanish Honor Society for this year. On March 27th at 7:00 the following students will be inducted into the San Miguel Chapter:
Grade 6 – Driss Beaulieu, Antonio Camarca, Leilani Dang, Joseph D., Jennifer Gulley, Fiona Kennedy, Grace Nary, Jefferson Nguyen, Maithy Nguyen, Samantha Rodgerson, Melissa Romero, Danica Tran, Victoria Tran, Jessica Wells
Grade 7 – Pedro Burset, Kaci Jose, Catherine Le, Brett Monsay, Bryant Nguyen, Jennifer Nguyen, Paul Saliba, Stephan Wampouille
IHM Math Round 1 Winners – Congratulations to the IHM Math Contest Winners for Round 1. These students will take the final test in April.
In Grade 7 there were 971 contestants – Nick Rocha will represent us in Round 2
In Grade 8 there were 921 contestants – John D, Olivia Nguyen, Julie Nguyen, Genevieve Thanh and Cora Wack move on to the Final Round.
Cora Wack for receiving the Principal’s Scholarship to Bishop O’Connell.
The Chess Club for your determined work during the tournament. In two decisive matches, Patrick Nguyen quickly and convincingly regained the Club’s crown! We are so proud of him. Special congratulations to all our members who held the crown this year by defeating an incumbent holder: Driss Beaulieu, Patrick Nguyen, Won Choi, Antonio Camarca, and again Patrick Nguyen!
We are so proud to announce that this weekend St. Michaels 4-5th Grade team won the NVCYO Tennis Championship for the Wimbledon 1 Division. This is the first tennis team in St. Michaels history to achieve this honor! The Championship match was against St. Mary’s, with St Michaels winning 4 of the 5 sets. St. Michaels beat out 17 teams to become NVCYO champions. Congratulations to Kevin Guillen, Tiffany Ho, Dimitri Hayek, Bruce Earmratana, Anna McClanahan, Alex Nguyen, Peter Saliba and Abby Woodcock (CCD).
Cross Country News Our 5th-‐6th grade boys Cross Country team of Driss B, Joey D, Jack D and Antonio C tied for FIRST PLACE at the huge CYO Cross Country meet this past weekend. There were 344 runners compared to 150 in the past. We have not placed in the top 3 as a team in an age group before. There were close to 20 schools there. Coach Mary Matula is seeing if there is a tie-‐breaker rule. The 3rd-‐ 4th grade team of Chris D and Luke Stroh in 8th place.
St. Michael’s Tennis Team of 4th-‐5th graders won the central division. They will play in the final championship match for 1st place next weekend. We wish them luck. This is the first time that a St. Michael’s team has been in the final championship.
St. MIchael Tennis Team News:
The Wimbledon Team won both their matches 3-0! They remain undefeated.
The US Open Team won their match 3-2 and have a record of 2-2.
8th Grader Keirsten Laclede and 6th Grader Jennifer Gulley won their singles matches and the doubles team of 7th Grader Margaret parker and 8th Grader Jack Vachon sealed the team victory with a 6-3 win
The 4th and 5th Grade tennis team is currently undefeated. They just won their 4th match with one more to go during the regular season. They are hoping to clinch victory in the central division and do well in the regional play-offs.
Congratulations to all our Tennis teams!
Congratulations to senior Sophia Socarras (a 2009 St Michael graduate) who was selected to participate in the 2012 Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Honors Choir 2011-2012
Bernadette Jarvis, a 2008 St. Michael graduate, was notified that she was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Falls Church Rotary Club. She had participated in a competitive application process earlier in the year that included a essay describing how higher education would help her achieve her life goals.
A 2012 O’Connell graduate, Jarvis was active in student council, the annual soup drive and Superdance, and the Interact Club.
Jarvis is now a Capstone Scholar in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, where she is majoring in international business, and planning to minor in French.
Lauren Kennedy for advancing to the Catholic Daughter’s National Finals for her poem. She came in first place in the State competition.
Anthony Socarras, Michael Kilcoyne, Aranxia Vejcik, Alisa Stewart, Margaret Parker, Thomas Ray, Jack Doyle, Mai-thy Nguyen, Katy Nguyen, Victoria Tran, and Samantha Rodgerson for competing in the Battle of the Books yesterday.
Stephanie Gulley, St. Michael School Class of 2008, as the 2012 Valedictorian at Bishop O’Connell High School.
Jad Azar, St. Michael School class of 2008, as the 2012 salutatorian at Bishop Ireton High School
For the 2nd year in a row St. Michael 5th graders have been offered an opportunity to participate in a Department of Defense Program Starbase Atlantis at the Washington Navy Yard. For five consecutive days, our fifth graders will be enrolled in a program that focuses on the STEM content areas: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This hands-on science program is intended to inspire young people to love STEM subjects and consider becoming scientists and engineers. Among other things each student will build and launch his or her own rocket!
Congratulations to our National Spanish Honor Society – On Thursday, March 8th, St. Michael School had the first inductees of the San Miguel Chapter. The inductees were:
6th Grade: Nicolas Caporaletti, Christopher Chehade, Katrina Escobar-Galarza, Alejandro Morgana, Michael Nguyen, Jason Nunez, Margaret Parker, Nikolas Rocha, Anthony Socarras
7th Grade: John D, Julie Nguyen, Olivia Nguyen, Genevieve Thanh, Meikel Turner, Cora Wack, Seon Jun Choi
8th Grade: Katherine Baisa, Emily Carlstrom, Julie Tran
Congratulations to all our 7th & 8th Grade students for the wonderful job they did at the Science Fair.
Also a big Thank You to all our judges.
The Winners of each category are:
1st. Katherine Baisa 2nd Sean Choi 3rd Tim Higgins
1st Annelise Coffin 2nd Bridget Doyle 3rd Phoebe Retta
1st Claire Jarvis 2nd Caisi Elliot 3rd Robert Muratore
1st Genevieve Thanh 2nd Liam Behan 3rd Tiffany Nguyen
Medicine and Health
1st Emily Carlstrom 2nd Nick Wells 3rd Julie Nguyen
1st Shannon Chong 2nd Joseph Wenger 3rd John D
1st Madison Rubley 2nd Kiersten Laclede 3rd Jack Vachon
Overall Winners Representing St. Michael School at the Diocesan Science Fair
1. Katherine Baisa
2. Shannon Chong
3. Annelise Coffin
4. Joseph Wenger
5. John D
6. Genevieve Thanh
7. Bridget Doyle
8. Madison Rubley
9. Emily Carlstrom
10. Kiersten Laclede
Alternates: Jack Vachon and Claire Jarvis
We wish all our student representing us on April 21, 2012 at the Diocesan Science Fair the best of luck.
Congratulations to our Religion and Spelling Bee Winners:
8th Grade Team – Katherine Baisa, David Perez-Christel, and Alexandra Rocha
4th Grade Team – Kate Llanos, Caroline Wack, Katherine Pham
Emily Carlstrom was the winner of the Spelling Bee between the 7th & 8th Graders.
She will represent St. Michael School at the Diocesan Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 3rd.
Anthony Socarras was the winner of the Spelling Bee between the 4th, 5th, & 6th Graders.
Catholic Schools Week
Good afternoon. My name is Katherine Baisa, and I am an eighth grader at St. Michael School. This week, Catholic Schools Week, is the time we take to appreciate what schools like this have done for our lives. Attending St. Michael School has given me a good education and friends, but most importantly, it has brought me closer to God. Being in a Catholic school has taught me things that I will value for a lifetime. In the spirit of Catholic Schools Week, I believe that St. Michael School has helped me grow in faith, academics, and service.
Sometimes it is the little things that help me grow in my faith—the prayers in class, or through the gifts I see that God has given me. Going to Mass as a school shows our unity and willingness to grow in God’s grace. Because of my time here I have learned to live by what Jesus states as the greatest commandment: to love God with all your mind, heart, and soul. I have been blessed by God to spend time with people who motivate and appreciate me. I have also grown in academics at St. Michael School, most importantly because of the inspiring teachers. They give me further insight on my faith and help me to do my best every day. Although they have different ways of teaching, I always learn valuable lessons from them. It has always been instilled in me that everyone deserves kindness and generosity. At school it is encouraged even further by understanding what Jesus has taught us, acting upon those teachings, and by doing other various acts of service. By helping others in need I have developed a broader perspective of the world around us.
The values of faith, academics, and service are all related to one another. To fully understand one of them, the other two also must be practiced. They are important to have in life, and I am humbled by having the opportunity to grow in them. When my education is completed at St. Michael School, I know that I am ready to face new challenges because of what I have been taught here. This school will continue to enlighten the hearts of the youth for many years to come!
Katherine Baisa and Emily Carlstrom for advancing to the second round of the Thomas Jefferson High School Placement Test. Thank you to Ms. Wilson for preparing them to advance to this level through the Honors Math program.
to our 7th Graders John D, David Kim, Julie Nguyen, Olivia Nguyen, Teresa Nguyen, Cora Wack, and Joseph Wenger.
They competed in the Thomas Jefferson High School of Science & Technology (TJHSST) Math Open on Saturday, November 5th.