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Posted 01/29/2015 09:40AM

The varsity soccer team, along with head coach Kati Jo Spisak, was recognized at the upper school assembly this morning as the athletic department unveiled their Soccer ISL-A Division Co-Championship Banner. Congratulations varsity soccer!

Posted 01/28/2015 02:45PM
Congratulations to the Middle School swim team for capturing 2nd place in the Washington Metropolitan Middle School Championship Meet! This was the highest finish in the history of the meet for SR.  The girls broke several team records and were full of team spirit.  It was a great day to be a Gator!

Posted 01/28/2015 11:26AM

The Bethesda school's top shooter has been sophomore guard Kathryn Maloney, whose 25 3-pointers rank third in Montgomery County. Read more from The Gazette.

Posted 01/26/2015 12:44PM

The SR Diving team competed in the Independent School League (ISL) Championships on January 22 at the Madeira School. The trio of Lexi Catalano '16, Maya Moore '16, Megan Fennell '17 represented the Gators well by finishing in the top 7 for the ISL. Maya placed 2nd, Megan placed 5th, and Lexi finished 7th to ensure the entire SR Swim & Dive team has great momentum heading into the swim portion of the championship. Great job Gators!

First, second and third place diving champs

Posted 01/21/2015 12:00PM
Since the beginning of the school year, a group of Middle School students interested in science and engineering have been putting their knowledge and passion to the test on the FIRST LEGO League Robotics team. They have designed and built robots, have participated in challenges, and have prepared for the FIRST Robotics competition, which took place this January 10 at the Universities at Shady Grove. They saw their efforts rewarded when one of the two teams, the GatorBot, won second prize for their innovative project! Both teams did tremendously well; we are very proud of our budding engineers! Congratulations to all on the team for a job well done!

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Posted 01/21/2015 09:08AM
On Saturday, January 17, a team from SR Upper School competed in the Regional Maryland Science Bowl at Montgomery Community College. The National Science Bowl (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math.

According to Suzanne Antoniou '16, "The Science Bowl was a great experience because it's an opportunity to compete with other students who also have interests in the STEM components.  Each question is a challenge designed to test participants on topics that the average student would not know, so getting a question right is a big accomplishment!  It's also interesting to see students from other schools who know the material so well that they will often shout out the answer before the proctor is done reading the question--including on math problems that are intended to be done with pencil and paper!”

Team members: Lexi Catalano, Maya Moore, Krissy Nemes, Christina Hsu, Taylor Lindstrom, Carmen Perry, MyLinn Clement, LaShonda Torbert (faculty), Suzanne Antoniou, Meera Jain, Kaitlin Ballenger, Katie Curt, Moly Megan, Beth Ann Mayer, Sarah Knack
Posted 01/15/2015 04:24PM
“It was a day for celebration and saying goodbye, and marked another last for Olympic champion Katie Ledecky as the high school senior bids farewell to the community that has loved and nurtured her for the past three and a half years.” Read more from Reach for the Wall.

“Before the swim meet, Stone Ridge’s senior members of the school’s Swim and Dive Team were recognized and posed for photos with their parents and school administrators and with the school’s Gator mascot. The Stone Ridge senior swimmers include Ledecky, Colleen Carey, Celia Wilson, Francesa Dahut, Emily Deale, and Anna Kiyonaga. The team’s senior co-captains are Ledecky, Carey and Deale.” Read more from The Catholic Standard.

Posted 01/13/2015 11:55AM

Bethesda Magazine's popular Best of Bethesda issue is now out (the January/February 2015 issue).

One of the Editor’s Pick for school lunch was Stone Ridge. “These girls eat a lot of hummus,” according to Hope Walker, our SAGE food service director.

For Reader’s Picks, Stone Ridge was included in the “Best Private School to get in Harvard” and “Best Private School for Girls.”


Posted 12/23/2014 10:00AM
The following reflection is from SR Head Swim Coach Bob Walker on the 12/18 meet:

"I saw the Stone Ridge Pool record in the 200 IM be beat by Katie Ledecky '15. After she climbed out of the water, Holton-Arms' swimmer Caroline McTaggart '15 stepped up on the blocks and broke the Pool record in the 50 Free.

10 minutes later both Katie Ledecky and Caroline Mctaggart stepped up on the blocks to race. Maybe for the last time head to head in their high school careers. Katie had taken Caroline's Pool record in this event down from the Stone Ridge record board in an earlier meet this year. Both girls swam stroke for stroke for 100 yards, and both girls touched the wall CRUSHING the Automatic All American Time Standard. Katie's hand found its way on the wall .2 seconds faster than Caroline's. These seniors sure put on a show. I am certainly going to miss both seniors next year.

Somewhere out there we will find the next Katie Ledecky and Caroline McTaggart who will amaze the water world!

But for right now, I can't wait to see what the final chapter holds in January and early February. It should be pretty exciting."

Posted 12/22/2014 01:00PM

Madeline Fontana ’21, at 11 years of age, achieved her goal of becoming an Irish Dance "Champion" with the North American Feis Commission after seven years of Irish dance and three years of competitions through consistent discipline and dedication.  

Madeline received her second 1st place this year on December 7, 2014 at the Feile Na Nollaig Irish Feis in Palm Springs, California. Madeline also qualified for the North American Irish Dance Championships at the 2014 Southern Region Oireachtas in Orlando, Florida on December 5. Madeline will go on and compete in the North American competition in July 2015.

Posted 12/15/2014 01:00PM
Piper Suk ’20 and her string quartet were selected as a First Prize Winner in their category at the VIVO International Music Competition. They will perform at the Winner’s Concert in January, at Carnegie Hall in NYC and will perform the Molto Allegro of Mozart’s Quartet No. 2 in D Major.

The VIVO International Music Competition offers an extraordinary opportunity for gifted young musicians to develop and advance their talents through participating in competition and performing on a world-class stage. Located in the New York City area, the VIVO International Music Competition invites local, national, and international students with musical talents to experience and accomplish musical excellence. The VIVO International Music Competition is committed to inspiring young artists and enriching their musical experiences so that they can enjoy and enhance performing instruments at early stages of their careers in music.
Posted 11/24/2014 02:52PM
All ISL Honors
Isabel Barnidge '18--Cross Country
Genevieve DiBari '18--Cross Country
Kallie Drewyer '15--Field Hockey
Anneliese Goetz '16--Soccer
Lauren Jan '15--Volleyball
Sarah Johnston '16--Soccer
Tatiana Ortega '18--Soccer
Taylor Wynn '15--Volleyball
Elizabeth Young '16--Field Hockey

All ISL Honoros 4 Consecutive Years
Kallie Drewyer '15--Field Hockey

All Gazette Team Honors--Field Hockey
Kallie Drewyer '15--First Team
Elizabeth Young '16--Second Team
Samantha Taskey '15--Honorable Mention

4 year Varsity Awards
Kallie Drewyer--Field Hockey
Lauren Jan--Volleyball
Sofia Keane--Soccer
Elizabeth Shrout--Field Hockey

Posted 11/19/2014 11:29AM
Three Stone Ridge varsity field hockey athletes were selected to the 2014 All-Gazette team.  Congratulations to Kallie Drewyer '15 (1st team), Elizabeth Young '16 (2nd team), and Samantha Taskey '15 (honorable mention).  Read more from The Gazette.
Posted 11/13/2014 01:37PM

A banner hung in the corner of the Stone Ridge pool in honor of Dominik Pettey, the Gonzaga hockey player who died November 2.  Read more from Bryan Flaherty at Reachforthewall.com. 

Posted 10/29/2014 05:36PM

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (MD) 2015 goalie Isabella Richardson has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Washington College.  Read more from toplaxrecruits.com

Posted 10/10/2014 11:18AM

Seniors give Gators a boost to contend for the league championship. Read more from The Gazette

Posted 10/03/2014 09:37AM
Why attend Stone Ridge? Some may say for the excellent academics, or for the one-of-a-kind Social Action program...for the quality arts program, strong athletics, leadership opportunities, all-girls, the Sacred Heart Network, or the long-standing traditions, etc. The real value of a Stone Ridge education is, in fact, that all of these things roll into one and make a unique and very special culture. Our Grade 7 students went to visit the District of Columbia Courts. Head of School Catherine Ronan Karrels’ 86 received a note from Mr. Rich Parris, Chief Security Officer at the Courts.

“Ms. Karrels - I give presentations to lots of visitors in the course of my duties - trade school, high school and college students; folks in law school; interns, law clerks, and people from other countries. Most with a thirst to learn; almost all with questions. I’m writing to tell you a couple of things you most surely already know. Your young ladies were incredible different.”  Read the entire letter.

Posted 08/29/2014 01:01PM

The Stone Ridge Visual Arts Department presents: The First Annual Faculty Art Show

August 29, 2014–October 10, 2014
Brick Corridor Gallery

Be sure to walk through the Brick Corridor to see the work of our talented art teachers!

(painting by Sarah Sanders, Middle School Art Teacher)

Posted 08/06/2014 08:57PM

How fast can SR Gator Katie Ledecky '15 go?

"The swimming world will get a good indication on the first day (of Nationals in Irvine, CA), when Katie has both the 100 and 800 freestyles." -- Watch Katie Ledecky swim the 800m TONIGHT on Universal Sports at 9:00 pm EDT. Visithttp://www.teamusa.org/news/2014/august/05/six-swimming-races-you-wont-want-to-miss

Continue to cheer on Katie as she swims the 200m Freestyle tomorrow, August 7, followed by the 1500m Freestyle on Sunday, August 10.

Stay tuned for updates on her times! 

Posted 05/14/2014 02:42PM
Catherine Johnson '18, Hannah Sanghvi '21, and Alexandra Stach '20 were recently honored as some of the brightest young students in the nation at a regional awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The Center honored these Stone Ridge girls as participants in the CTY Talent Search, for their exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to academically talented second-through-eighth-grade students.
Posted 04/29/2014 11:36AM

The Upper School Theater Department performed the musical One Bad Apple over the weekend. On Saturday, April 26, the playwright, Raphe Beck attended the performance. It was a thrill for the girls to have the writer in attendance, and he asked them all for their autographs.

Sandra Blakeslee (director),Raphe Beck (writer), Anna Cantilena '16 (actor)

Posted 03/14/2013 01:12PM
May each of us in the Stone Ridge community pray--as the Pope requested--for our new Holy Father and his ministry as the Church begins a new journey in this Year of Faith.

Read New Pope Francis Elected: Catholics in Bethesda React by Patch.com. Stone Ridge is covered in this article.

Learn more about the new pope in the National Catholic Reporter.

Posted 02/14/2013 10:53AM
The Mums of Alums and Dads of Grads reception on Thursday, February 7 was a huge success. Alumnae parents from the classes of 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 came together to catch up and reminisce about their time at Stone Ridge.

Posted 02/11/2013 02:42PM

At the Metros this weekend, the Stone Ridge Gators set 5 Stone Ridge School records, 4 Automatic All American Standards, 4 ISL records, 2 WMPSSDL records, 2 Metro records, 2 Independent School Records, 1 All-Time High School Record, placed FIRST in 3 out of the 12 events, placed 4th as a team and was the highest scoring private school team.


Stone Ridge Records
200 Medley Relay (Garcia, Kronfli, Haley, Ledecky) 1:49.13
200 Free Ledecky 1:42.96
100 Free Ledecky 50.29
500 Free Ledecky 4:31.38
200 Free Relay (Gasaway, Haley, Kronfli, Ledecky) 1:36.77

Automatic All American Standards
200 Free Ledecky 1:42.96
100 Free Ledecky 50.29
500 Free Ledecky 4:31.38
200 Free Relay (Gasaway, Haley, Kronfli, Ledecky) 1:36.77

ISL Records
200 Medley Relay (Garcia, Kronfli, Haley, Ledecky) 1:49.13
200 Free Ledecky 1:42.96
500 Free Ledecky 4:31.38
200 Free Relay (Gasaway, Haley, Kronfli, Ledecky) 1:36.77

200 Free Ledecky 1:42.96
500 Free Ledecky 4:31.38

Metro Records
200 Free Ledecky 1:42.96
500 Free Ledecky 4:31.38

Independent School Records
200 Free Ledecky 1:42.96
500 Free Ledecky 4:31.38

All Time High School Record
500 Free Ledecky 4:31.38

First Place at Metro's
200 Free Ledecky 1:42.96
500 Free Ledecky 4:31.38
200 Free Relay (Gasaway, Haley, Kronfli, Ledecky) 1:36.77

Girls Team Scores
1.  Wooten            392
2.  Churchill            386
3.  Sherwood            292
4.  Stone Ridge            235
5.  Whitman            224
6.  Richard Montgomery    219
7.  Good Counsel        207

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