Students designated as Third World received red armbands and rice and water for lunch.
PHOTO: Eileen Curren

Hunger Is Norm for Many

On November 15, Paul VI students will take part in a World Hunger Day simulation, organized by the Paul VI Student Government Association. The purpose is to raise awareness of hunger and poverty around the world, said Mrs. Hanley, Assistant Principal for Admissions and Student Life.

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ACH: Band, Strings Ensemble Not Afraid to Have Fun

It’s been a busy year for Paul VI Catholic High School’s music program. In addition to a Star Wars-inspired winter concert and a strings ensemble performance at the Volunteer Fairfax Awards Gala in April, the program looks forward to entertaining runners in the Army 10-miler race in October.

The 2015-2016 PVI Options Class. Front row: L-RMcKenna Loftus, Connor Andahl, Caroline Tacogue, Elizabeth Eisenburg, Emma Erhardt, Shaylyn Smith, Skye Marsili. Back row: Anthony DeNoyior, Tommy Ngo, Emily Duffy, Olivia Baker, Allie Makoutz, Tyler O’Hara, Zach Fowler.

A Proud Partnership for PVI Options and Mason LIFE

In 1998, four families came up with an idea that would signify a paramount shift in special education at PVI and beyond. Recognizing a need for inclusive secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities, several families came together to form what would eventually become the Options program at PVI.

Hand completing a multiple choice exam.

SAT 2.0: What to Expect

In March, College Board launched the updated version of the SAT, making several changes to the traditional standardized test high school students have come to know. The first wave of PVI students have taken this new test and have reported back to Panther Press on what this updated version is like.

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For PVI Seniors, ‘Decision Day’ Nears

May 1st, the infamous final deadline for college decisions, is quickly approaching. For some seniors, this comes as immense relief. After months and months of applications, writing essays, alumni interviews, and campus tours, the wait will be over and their futures will be decided for the next few years. For those who have not yet made their decision, or are struggling to decide between two top contenders, these next few days will be stressful and frustrating. And as for the lucky few who applied early decision and heard back in December, they will get to sit back and watch their friends suffer in relative sympathy.

Pulseras, like the one shown above, are being sold in the PVI cafeteria during lunches throughout the week of April 18-22 (Maria Grau/Panther Press)

‘Pulseras’ for a Cause

This week, April 18-22, the PVI Spanish Honor Society is selling pulseras (Spanish for “bracelets”) for five dollars in the cafeteria during lunch. The proceeds from these colorful, handcrafted bracelets go to the Pulsera Project, a nonprofit that provides support to a variety of charitable organizations.