Field trip view
Students visit the Old Post Office Tower and NMAAHC

– by Alison, junior – The 7th, 8th, 11th, and 12th graders went on a field trip to the Old Post Office Tower and Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Students left the school at 11:30 a.m. and ate their lunches on the bus, where teachers also gave out … Read More

Eggs, bacon, grits, sausage
Seniors “skip” classes for breakfast at IHOP

– by Andrea B, senior – On Feb. 4, the senior class went to IHOP with Mr. Bradford to eat breakfast and skip a couple of morning classes. The night before, the seniors had celebrated their annual Senior Night between their home basketball games.  “I liked how we were all united for a night,” said Lauren M, senior. “Our parents … Read More

Government through students’ eyes
2020 ODACS State Government Day

– by Peter V, junior – On Monday, Jan 27, the juniors and seniors attended the 2020 State Government Day in Richmond, VA, joining nearly 150 students and teachers from across the state.  Students were able to watch and see how the government and legislation work to pass bills and laws. The group also visited the floor of the House … Read More

Newseum closing doors
Journalism class takes entire high school on their field trip

The Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C., is closing for good on Dec. 31, due to financial issues. The Journalism class scheduled one final field trip, and included the entire high school, to see the exhibits on display one final time. After a junior and senior class photo on the observation deck, students wound their way around the displays, including the … Read More

A most supreme visit
5th/6th grades travel to D.C.

– by Jayden L, junior – Miss Lawlor and Miss Koechig took their 5th and 6th grade classes on a field trip to DC, touring the Supreme Court Justice Department and the Library of Congress on Nov. 13. Not only were the classes able to get a day off from school, but they were able to get a first-hand view … Read More

Patent pending field trip

– by Andrew C, junior – On Nov. 12, the junior and senior economics classes visited the Federal Bureau of Engraving and the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum in the United States Patent and Trademark campus in Alexandria, VA. This gave the students an opportunity to discover inventions created by Americans throughout time and show the talent and … Read More