Every year, colleges give high schools the opportunity to recognize rising seniors for their contributions to the school and greater community. Many of these recognitions include a book to assist the student in their growth while sometimes also including college application fee waivers should the student choose to apply to that college and potential scholarships should the student choose to enroll at that particular college. The faculty at Bishop Ireton nominates the recipients of these awards.
Bishop Ireton has announced its official "Return to School Plan" for the 2020-2021 school year. The "Return to School Plan" is a comprehensive and equitable one that shares the school's commitment to the safety, health and well-being of all school community members while providing an outstanding curricular program that promotes progress and academic excellence for all of its students. Bishop Ireton remains mindful of the needs of all learners as it strives to offer instruction, social-emotional support and safe access to facilities through uncertain and evolving circumstances.
Due to the restrictions and summer social distancing limitations caused by Covid-19, the PTO Used Book Sale is unfortunately cancelled for this summer. We encourage families to find another Bishop Ireton family to swap with or sell to, or consider one of the many buy back/trade-in programs. Here are some examples:
Seniors Marymargaret Quinn and Graham Kalan were honored with the Father George Godley Award for Excellence in Athletics during the School's virtual semifinal commencement activities Tuesday, May 26th. The award recognizes athletes that demonstrate excellence in two or more varsity sports, the MVPs, as it were. Team manager, spirit award, Cardinals of the year, and scholar-athletes were also recognized during the first ever online ceremony for graduation events.
After more than a decade leading the Cardinals' ice hockey program, Anthony "Tony" DiCarlo was selected as the Bishop Ireton Athletic Department's Coach of the Year for 2019-2020. The Coach commented on the award by saying, "I am honored to be named by my peers as Coach of the Year. It was a pleasure to coach this group of players and I share this award with my invaluable assistants and I am thankful for the leadership of a great Senior Class."
Bishop Ireton's varsity head coaches selected field hockey junior varsity head coach Meredith Tombs as the Athletic Department's Chris Delaware Memorial Assistant Coach of the Year award for 2019-2020. The Chris Delaware Award is named for former boys lacrosse assistant coach Chris Delaware, a Bishop Ireton alumnus. Delaware was serving as a boys varsity assistant coach when he died suddenly at his work.
The Alexandria Sportsman's Club honored an abbreviated number of athletes of the year in their announcement Tuesday. With the coronavirus pandemic, city high schools lost their spring sports seasons reducing the overall number of athletes to be honored.
Sean Casey, parent of a pair of 2020 Ireton graduates and two-year president of the Bishop Ireton Athletic Booster Club, was named the School's first winner of the Peter G. Davey Service Award. The newly named award honors the School's tireless director of operations and facilities following 21 years of service to Bishop Ireton High School. Davey retires May 31st.
Bishop Ireton swim and dive announced their 2019-2020 most valuable performers and Cardinal Award winners for the boys and girls teams. The Cardinals saw a pair of sophomores earn the MVP honors while the seniors walked away with the leadership, team-oriented Cardinal accolades.
Bishop Ireton's 2019 varsity football squad awarded its most valuable players and Cardinal award winner Monday. Zamarion Williams and AJ Porter were named co-MVPs while Graham McCulloch was the squad's choice for the Cardinal Award. The players were selected by players and coaches.
Coach Ahmad Sasso formally honored the varsity soccer team's most valuable player and Cardinal award winners Monday. Senior Liam Somerville was named the squad's MVP while Graham Kalan was the Cardinal Award winner.
Boys' and girls' cross country officially announced their most valuable performer and Cardinal Award winners for the 2019 fall campaign Monday. Head Coach Bob Artman praised his group as "great teammates and people". Colin Baird and Kara Curry were honored as the MVPs while Sioban Chawk and David Burdick were the Cardinal Award selectees.
The 2019 field hockey team honored two seniors with their annual most valuable player and Cardinal award in virtual ceremonies Monday. Marymargaret Quinn was named the most valuable player while teammate Tess Moore received the Cardinal award.
Volleyball coach Brad Lacey announced junior Taylor Wilmot was the Cardinals' most valuable player. The team setter, Wilmot captained the varsity squad and earned first team, all VISAA and second team, all WCAC honors. Bella Obioha was named as the team's Cardinal award winner.
Bishop Ireton's award winning cheerleaders capped another championship year with their 5th straight Christian Cheerleading Association's (CCA) grand national championship in Fayetteville, North Carolina in March of this year. This week they released their fall and winter most valued awards as well as their Cardinal Award winners.
Bishop Ireton had less than half a dozen returning lettermen to start the wrestling season. But, among the five, they proved it isn't always "how many" as "who" you have around you. Juniors Finn Sofleld and Jack Ambrey were honored as the squad's most valuable performer adn Cardinal Awardee for the 2019-2020 campaign.
Annemarie Mueller (BI '22) won the Arlington Diocese "CCHD Creating on the Margins Youth Contest" for her poem on how the right to decent housing arises out of the equal dignity of every person in God's eyes.
Due to the current situation in our country and around the world with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) the in-person 2020 Bishop Ireton Gala & Auction has been postponed. That said, the auction will still take place as an online only event for those who purchased tickets! Tickets are still available if you would like to participate in our online auction. Details and dates for our online auction will follow soon in the coming weeks.
Today, Bishop Ireton announced that it is moving in a new direction with its boys basketball program. Coach Neil Berkman, the varsity head coach for the past 11 years will no longer be coaching the team. Bishop Ireton is extremely grateful for his time and commitment to Bishop Ireton basketball. His love of the program and his work with alumni have been well recognized in the Ireton community.
James Berry poured in 21 points and Sese Mobutu added 10, but the seniors couldn't get the Cardinals past top-ranked Paul VI in the quarterfinals of the VISAA Division I playoffs Wednesday in Fairfax. It was the final appearance for the pair in a Cardinal uniform and the campaign ends for the 9th-seeded Bishop Ireton at 15-18.
Athletic director Bill Simmons announced WCAC spring sports will open their 2020 tryout camps on Thursday, February 20th at Bishop Ireton. A current VHSL athletic physical must be entered into the Magnus portal prior to a student participating in tryouts.
Bishop Ireton computer science faculty member Terri Kelly was recently named a 2020 recipient of the prestigious “Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award” given by the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA).
Bishop Ireton has earned the prestigious College Board “AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award.” This distinction represents Bishop Ireton’s success in “attaining female student representation in AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) for 2019.”
Bishop Ireton accepted the delivery and initial installation of a new three-section press box for Fannon Field. The new structure, funded primarily by the Bishop Ireton Athletic Booster Club, will be formally dedicated on March 21, 2020 when the Cardinals host a lacrosse doubleheader. The boys will entertain Gonzaga while the girls welcome nationally ranked McDonogh.
Merrimack-bound senior James Berry's putback in the game's final seconds propelled Bishop Ireton (8-7, 3-5) to its third straight win, 86-85 at 19th ranked Flint Hill Monday night. Flint Hill led at intermission 45-36 before the high lfying redbirds mounted their second half rally.