4 Ways This Year’s Faith Day Impacted Our School Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is often regarded as a family-like community. Our faculty and staff strive to teach mutual respect to our students, and we maintain a strong focus on service to those in need. Faith Day, held every year at our school, is a culminating day of prayer, service, community and study that impacts all our faculty and staff in an extraordinary way. The students broke into small groups called “faith families” which consisted of students from all the different grade levels and one or two faculty/staff members. They spent the day with their family, participating in activities, prayer, and service projects together. This year, there were four Read More >>

April 25, 2018 by Austin Farinholt in Prayer

The beloved author Theodore Geisel once told his readers, “Reading can take you places you have never been before.” On March 2nd, reading took our primary grade students to one of their favorite places: Dr. Seuss Night at OLMC School. For several years, OLMC has thrilled our PreK through second grade students – along with their siblings, parents and teachers – by hosting a spectacular celebration of Dr. Seuss stories and characters. They join with millions of schoolchildren around the world to celebrate this birthday of Dr. Seuss, aka Theodore Geisel. Under the direction of librarian Jennifer Kunz, OLMC School is transformed into a wonderland of pajamas, Seuss character costumes, artwork and games. “It is a huge amount of work Read More >>

April 25, 2018 by Austin Farinholt in Community

Ludwig van Beethoven once said, “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” And if you ask the staff of the Virginia Peninsula Empty Bowls (VPEB) agency about our middle school Scripture class, they might tell you that “Only the generous in heart can make a good soup bowl.” OLMC 7th and 8th grade Scripture students contributed artwork last month to the annual fundraising event for the local Empty Bowls agency. The students were inspired to help after a visit from VPEB volunteer Linda Haugh. She explained to the students that the Empty Bowl project began in Michigan in 1990, as a way to draw attention to the plight of hungry Americans. Since then, the concept has expanded Read More >>

April 25, 2018 by Austin Farinholt in Service

Kudos to our intrepid OLMC teachers, who recently engaged local NASA scientists to visit Kindergarten and middle school classes for hands-on scientific studies! The school’s proximity to the Langley Research Center, combined with our learning partnership with NASA educators, continues to reap wonderful academic opportunities for our students. On Jan. 26, our 24 kindergartners took a “trip into space” with NASA Scientist Dr. Tom Drozda, also known as “Dad” to 6th grader Bella Drozda and 4th grader Henry Drozda. In his work at NASA, Dr. Drozda studies ways to design hyper-sonic engines used on vehicles to access space. Despite his busy schedule, Dr. Drozda always makes the time to visit OLMC to talk about the importance of NASA’s projects. The kindergartners’ Read More >>

April 25, 2018 by Austin Farinholt in Study