Paul VI Catholic High School

Paul VI Catholic High School, located just outside of Washington D.C in Fairfax, Virginia, is one of four secondary schools in the highly regarded Catholic Diocese of Arlington’s school system. Paul VI is a college-preparatory high school of around 1,000 students. Paul VI sends its young men and women to some of the finest colleges and universities in the country while simultaneously pioneering a full immersion, award-winning scholastic program for students with special needs. Paul VI seeks to inspire and challenge each student in a small classroom setting.

This is the second year for Paul VI in the K12 Web Archiving Program. We've created the Webcrawlers Club to be part of this program. The club is student-run, with the school librarian serving as the advisor. The club meets every Tuesday, with members contributing new websites to be considered for inclusion into the program. We have club officers, including a Webmaster, and each of our three collections has a lead student who is in charge of content. Chosen sites are an eclectic mix recommended by Paul VI's students to represent the school. This year the AP Human Geography class also participated in the selection of websites. Our club members and students are proud to be the connection between the Paul VI community and the students of the future.

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DMV Sports

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Washington Area Girls Soccer League
http://www.wagsl.com/

Washington Area Girls Soccer is affectionately known as "WAGS". Northern Virginia girls on "travel teams" (those teams that require try outs and often have professional coaches) can belong to either the elite "WAGS" or to the less prestigous Old Dominion Soccer League. Northern Virginia is an area that is filled with "overachievers" so every girl who plays travel soccer is in the WAGS league or wants to be in WAGS.

District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) sports news.

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  • http://dcsportsfan.com/
    Users can track all their favorite DC and Northern Virginia teams. Many of our students are big sports fans.
  • http://msn.foxsports.com/
    Fox Sports displays the latest headlines and events in the Sports World. To preserve this website would be like opening a time capsule into the past to see how players like Lebron James first started this career.
  • http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/
    Users can track the Washington Nationals, the region's official baseball team. Stats, names, and other pieces of information are stored for future generations. This area waited a long time to get a team and fans are loyal despite a mediocre record.
  • http://www.leaguelineup.com/pvibaseball/
    Baseball is big at Paul VI. We have had several state championships. Some of our players have signed to play for university teams and even gone on the major leagues. leagues.Future Paul VI students can see previous, already graduated members of the PVI baseball team.
  • http://www.ncsl-soccer.com/
    Soccer is big in Northern Virginia. Most kids have played on a soccer team at one point or another.DC United had been a super team for many years but lately has not ranked as high. PVI has a large Hispanic population with a tradition of playing and following soccer. Our school team won the Virginia State Championship this year.
  • http://www.nvva.com/wp/
    PVI has not only a girls Volleyball team but also a boys team. For those of us who play volleyball, this website provides information about upcoming events with times and scheduling information. NVVA is a huge volleyball club. Girls interested in playing volleyball in college join NVVA because college scouts attend NVVA games. Getting into and paying for college is a concern for NoVa high school students. Sports scholarships are important because college tuition is so expensive.
  • http://www.pvibaseball.com/
    PVI baseball team is a big part of our school. It has been nationally or regionally ranked 5 of the last 6 years. The baseball field is right next to our school making it convient for students to attend games.
  • http://www.wagsl.com/
    Washington Area Girls Soccer is affectionately known as "WAGS". Northern Virginia girls on "travel teams" (those teams that require try outs and often have professional coaches) can belong to either the elite "WAGS" or to the less prestigous Old Dominion Soccer League. Northern Virginia is an area that is filled with "overachievers" so every girl who plays travel sooccer is in the WAGS league or wants to be in WAGS.
  • http://capitals.nhl.com/
    Paul VI has an ice hockey team. On game day the team memebers wear their team shirts and give a favorite teacher a spare shirt to wear. On this site, students can check up on the Washington Capitals and see how their current favorite players are doing.
  • http://www.highschoolsports.net/local/washington/
    Paul VI students like this website because it shows all the Washington area sports teams information. Unlike local public schools, our private school is in the WCAC league (Washington Catholic Association Conference)that includes teams from Maryland, Wash. D.C. and NoVa. We can read information about events, competitions, stats, and students using this site.
  • http://www.redskins.com/
    Users can follow up on the reigon's favorite football team, the Washington Redskins. Redskins are an ingrained part of the regions culture. Stadium tickets have been sold out for years. Everyone is fan on game day.

NOVA Teen Culture

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The Oatmeal
http://www.theoatmeal.com/

This website covers modern day topics in a humorous way. They create comics out of random or typically ignored topics. Some PVI student favorites include: "Ten Reasons it would Rule to Date a Unicorn" and "How Twilight Works". Classic reactions to this website include hysterical laughter, confusion, connection, and instant gratification.

Northern Virginia teen culture, life, and interests.

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  • http://www.abercrombie.com/
    Abercrombie is one of the most popular stores for teenagers in United States. Abercromobie sells many different types of clothes that teens in Northern Virginia want to buy. The clothing is expensive and distinctive; wearing clothes from Abercrombie indicates the wearer has money to spend and wants everyone to know it.
  • http://www.chipotle.com/
    Chipotle is a fully ripened and smoked jalapeno pepper. It's also a new kind of restaurant that prepares gourmet burritos and tacos at reasonable prices.Chipotle has a store a couple of blocks from our school. Most of the younger students don't hang out there because they stay closer to school at McDonald's or Panera. Older students like to go to Chipotle because the younger kids are not there.
  • http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/
    The Fairfax Times newspaper covers local news, sports, and community events for the county. Paul VI High School activites can be found in its pages.
  • http://www.Forever21.com
    Forever 21 is a very popular clothing store for teenagers because it sells trendy fashions at a low cost. The clothes are not very well made but most teens can afford to buy a lot of clothes at Forever 21. In Forever 21, people can get beautiful trendy clothes for little money. It also sells shoes and accessories at a low price.
  • http://www.hollisterco.com/
    Hollister is another poplar store in Nortern Virginia. Hollister is a very well known American clothing brand that has clothes with a Southern California style that some NoVa kids like to wear.Students in our school are into different types of fashion and when we are allowed to "dress ourt" of our uniforms, it is easy to see which kids are into skate boarding and surfing because they like the Hollister brand.
  • http://www.movietickets.com/
    Ever wonder what movies were playing a few years ago? This website offers trailers and information on each of the current movies. It will help future users see what was most popular as well as how much each of the movies made in revenue.
  • http://www.panerabread.com/
    Panera Bread is the favorite meeting spot for Paul VI students. It is located across the street from PVI and is part of a chain of bakery–café style restaurants that offer free wi-fi. Students can hang out at Panera with friends, a latte, and even their laptop.
  • http://www.partycity.com/
    Party City is a party goods shop which sells invitations, costumes, and more. There's on directly across the street from our school, and is popular for Spirit Week and Halloween costumes.
  • http://www.people.com/
    People is the go-to website for all of the celebrity gossip. Students, read articles, browse pictures, watch videos, and even play games on this interactive website.
  • http://www.restontowncenter.com/
    Reston Town Center is very representative of teen culture in Northern Virginia. Teens like it because it has an almost city like atmosphere with all of its tall buildings, but it is still of a manageable size and very safe. It has so much to do to keep teens entertained, such as shopping, dining, movie theater and an ice skating rink in the town center. Reston Town Center also shows the culture of wealth that teens in northern Virginia today are steeped in because the shops are almost all high end.
  • http://www.robeks.com/
    Robek's is a smoothie chain with a store just down the street from our school. It's a very popular place for its quality yet flavorful smoothies.
  • http://www.seventeen.com/
    Seventeen Magazine offers beauty and health tips, fashion trends, advice for teens love and college life, as well as articles on parties, prom and even fun and games in the form of quizzes and surveys. It offers a quick overview of what teens were intrested at this point in time.
  • http://www.shoptysons.com/
    Tysons Corner Center is not just a shopping mall it is "the" place to hang out for Northern Virginia teenagers. Because it is located close to the Capital Beltway, which circles Washington D.C., pleople come from Maryland and D.C. Tysons Corner Center has many different stores and restaurants/food courts and movie theaters even a play area with a train that little brothers and sisters can ride. You can find every kind of speciality/boutique style store at Tysons. It is always busy; at Christmas time its decorated to perfection. People can not only buy clothes for parties and prom but eat at fastfood and sit down restaurants. Many teens go to Tysons just to hang out.
  • http://www.starbucks.com/
    Starbucks is another hang-our spot for Paul VI students. There is a Starbucks on almost every corner in Northen Virginia. They offer any type/combination of coffee, tea or hot chocolate imaginable. It is the place to get coffee and in the morning you can see students at their locker finishing the last sips of their Starbucks drink.
  • http://www.thenorthface.com/
    The North Face, Inc. is an outdoor product company specializing in outerwear, fleece, footwear, and equipment such as backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags. It is common to see boys, girls, and even adults in the NOVA area with the North Face logo on their jacket.
  • http://www.theoatmeal.com/
    This website covers modern day topics in a humerous way. They create comics out of random or typically ignored topics. Some PVI student favorites include: "Ten Reasons it would Rule to Date a Unicorn" and "How Twilight Works". Classic reactions to this website include hysterical laughter, confusion, connection, and instant gratification.
  • http://www.uggaustralia.com/
    UGG boots are from Austalia. They have a very distincive style and are popular with Paul VI students in the winter. These boots show that teenagers often like to shun the social norm of looking classy in favor of being comfortable. UGG boots have become a symbol that represents teen culture in America today almost as much as jeans were a symbol of teen culture in the previous generation.
  • http://feed.theburiedlife.com/
    This website features the "bucket" list of four guys who are tired of going through life wondering "What if?" It's meant to inspire people all over to chase after their dreams and never settle for second best. The site enables teens to post their dreams and sends the message to teenagers to go after their goals and continue to help others with their goals as well. In sophomore English we do assigned reading and writins projects about following our dreams.
  • http://www.coach.com/
    Coach is a shop for handbags, accessories, and some jewlrey. Coach items are valued by NoVa teens for their style but are also expensive and therefore something of a status symbol.
  • http://www.shopfairoaksmall.com/
    Fair Oaks Mall is the closest mall to our school. While not as popular as Tysons Mall students enjoy shopping at stores such as Apple, Coach, J.Crew, Michael Kors, and Forever 21.

Things that Matter to Us

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Paula Deen
http://www.pauladeen.com/

The Food Network star, Paula Deen's official website provides a synopsis of what many teens enjoy eating and what types of foods are popular at this time.Many of our students are into "food" and one of the most popular elective classes are "Foods and Nutrition" and "Gourmet Foods". NoVa teens really like cooking shows.

Current events, things that are important to PVI Students.

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  • http://eonline.com./
    E! Online is a top entertainment Website, providing the latest daily news and celebrity inside information in a fun, irreverent tone. E! Online presents up-to-the-minute entertainment news, original features, gossip, music and movie reviews,plus live-event coverage.
  • http://telegraph.co.uk/
    The Telegraph is the online version of a daily morning broadsheet newspaper distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. Numerous Paul VI students read the different articles to stay informed on various subjects.
  • http://ultimate-guitar.com/
    Ultimate-Guitar.com is the fastest growing guitar community on the net- it's the only guitar website that has gear and CD reviews, music news, guest columns, guitar and bass lessons and tabs in one place. Many students enjoy playing guitar and we have both a guitar club and music classes.
  • http://www.apple.com/
    The Macbook is popular because many teens use it to communicate on websites such as Facebook or they use the built in webcam and skype or use Oovoo. The Ipod and Itunes have become a main source of music and media.
  • http://www.bubbleshooter.net/
    Bubble shooter is a popular game that has recently grabbed the attention of many teenagers. It is more of an obsession than just a simple game because those who start playing are unable to stop.
  • http://www.catholicherald.com/
    The Catholic Herald is a local website for the Diocese of Arlington. It looks at current events and situations which are happening in the local area. We visit this site to read articles about our catholic elementary schools and parishes as well as our high school. Usually there is at least one article every week about PVI's sports, students or events. Sometimes our religion teachers assign homework that requires us to read articles about social justice and the Cathlic Herald is a great source.
  • http://www.foodforothers.org/
    Food For Others is a local food shelter. PVI has an annual canned food drive for Food For Others. This year we collected 29,864 cans and $14,201 for Food For Others.
  • http://www.foodforthepoor.org/
    Food for the Poor's website provides information about the challenges of feeding the hungry all over the world. We use this site to find articles about social justice issues for religion class assignments. During sophomore and junior year, many of our religion teachers require us to find and read news articles about social justice issues. Our school requires us to do service projects every semester and this website can provide ideas for different types of service.
  • http://www.koreaembassyusa.org/
    Paul VI has many Korean nationals in its student body. These students are far from home and family. PVI Korean students check this website to be aware of current issues and problems they face living in a foreign country.
  • http://www.miniclip.com
    Miniclip is a meca for younger teens when it comes to online games and puzzles. Teenagers in the future can see what weird and crazy games teens in the past used to play.
  • http://www.oprah.com
    Oprah is one of the most influential people on this planet. She inspires people to live beyond their wildest dreams. Through her kind heart and overwhelming philanthropy she has touched the lives of millions. Many students at PVI are Oprah fans.
  • http://www.pauladeen.com/
    The Food Network star, Paula Deen's official website provides a synopsis of what many teens enjoy eating and what types of foods are popular at this time.Many of our students are into "food" and one of the most popular elective classes are "Foods and Nutrition" and "Gourmet Foods". NoVa teens really like cooking shows.
  • http://www.poetryoutloud.org/
    Poetry Out Loud encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. PVI holds an annual contest sponsored by the library, the winner goes on to the regional contest. From there, winners can go on to state and national levels.
  • http://www.taylorswift.com/
    Taylor Swift has made country music "cool". She has changed pop music for our generation by not just appealing to girls but boys as well.Last year, our school entered a contest to bring Taylor to our school to perform. Unfortunately we lost out to one of our big rival Catholic schools, Bishop Ireton in Alexandria, Virginia. At least we usually beat them in football.
  • http://www.thesartorialist.blogspot.com/
    I like this blog; the author posts information and pictures of fashionably dressed people in Milan, NYC , Rome and London. He takes candid photos on the city streets and they look amazing. I am a photographer and know that it is important to be able to take good candid photos. I hope to learn from this blog and improve my ability/skills.
  • http://www.wacfl.org/
    The Washington Arlington Catholic Forensic League is primarily a metropolitan Debate and Speech League open to all schools in the greater Washington area. The league encourages and assists in the development of articulate leaders through whose skills truth may be widely spread and become an influence in the life of the nation. Further, the purpose is to promote curricular and extracurricular speech and debate activities in all secondary schools in the nation. This year the PVI team qualified for Metro Finals after being undefeated Varsity Public Forum champions.
  • http://home.stelladot.com/
    Stella and Dot is a relatively new jewlery company. The pieces they produce are trendy and fashion forward. Their pieces are relatively inexpensive and pull outfits together with a bit of sass.
  • http://www.cappies.com/nca/
    Cappies are the high school equivalent of the "Tony" awards for high school student plays. The award ceremonies are held at the Kennedy Center in Wash. D.C. The site gives current dates and information about schools, performers and reviews for the National Capital area.
  • http://www.hotmath.com/
    It gives you the answer to odd numbered problems in your math textbook, but it also takes you step by step through the solution. An important part is that you can solve these problems without frustration. PVI students love HotMath and can be seen in the library using it to help get through all those tough Algebra problems.
  • http://www.marchforlife.org/
    Paul VI students take part in the March For Life every year. Started by prolife leaders, the March is held annually in January to protest the Supreme Court's abortion decision with Roe. v. Wade.
  • http://www.sillybandz.com/
    Silly bandz are flexible colorful cheap wrist bands in the shape of animals,shapes etc that are a fad that started in the spring of 2010 in New Jersey. One reason that these bands have become so popular is that they are very cheap. Teens, who are often stripped of funds, can afford them as a present to friends. We can't wear silly bandz at PVI because they are not "authorized" jevelry. Despite the ban, student do wear them at school because they are popular and come in many colors and designs.