Bishop Celebrates Mass on Ash Wednesday at O'Connell


Photo courtesy of Arlington Catholic Herald.

Bishop Burbidge visited O'Connell on Ash Wednesday this year, where he celebrated Mass, distributed ashes and blessed the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowls. The school community used this opportunity to also present the Bishop with a spiritual bouquet, representing more than 4,000 hours of service performed by alumni, faculty, students and families in honor of the school's 60th anniversary. Read more...

Junior Wins Arlington Auto Decal Competition

Art teachers Joe Crivella and Trent Jones encourage their students to enter Arlington County's high school art contest each year. The winning entry in the contest is displayed on the county's auto decal. Junior Schuyler Workmaster has been a finalist for the past two years...but the third time was definitely the charm for her. Read more...

It's 5K and Fun Run Time - Join Us on Apr. 14!



Join us on Saturday, April 14 at 9 a.m. for our 3rd Annual 5K and Family Fun Run, benefiting the Bishop O'Connell expanded services for students with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. The event starts and ends in the stadium at Bishop O'Connell and winds around our lovely neighborhood. If you are in the area, come join the fun as a runner, a walker or a race volunteer. We would LOVE to see you!


For more information and to register, visit

On Stage This Spring - Mary Poppins


The O'Connell Players present the much-loved musical, "Mary Poppins," April 26-29.

Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $10, students and seniors are $5. Tickets are available online at or by calling 703-237-1448.


Bring the whole won't want to miss this fun show!

Nominate an Outstanding Alum


Nominations for the 2018 Bishop O'Connell High School Alumni Achievement Awards are now open!


Do you know a fellow alum who is outstanding in his/her field? Let us know! 2018 awardees will be announced in late spring and honored during Homecoming weekend in the fall.


Learn more about the awards, and nominate someone HERE...

Reunions, Reunions, Reunions!


Check our reunion page to get the latest information on upcoming DJO class reunions. 


Help your class get started planning your next reunion. Join the DJO Alumni office on the first Friday of each month for the Reunions 101 Teleconference, a 20-minute conference call to learn how O'Connell can assist with planning your reunion--from the venue, to tours of the school, swag, email lists and more. The next call is Friday, March 2 at noon. Contact us at to RSVP and for dial-in information.

 O'Connell Business Directory


Do you own or operate a business? Want a FREE listing in the O'Connell Business Directory? Let our community of 18,000 alumni and current families know about your business via our all-online O'Connell Business Directory.


Find the DJO Business Directory HERE, and make sure to add your listing, too.


Email with questions.

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