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Posted 04/14/2014 11:49AM
Stone Ridge hosted a wonderful Parents’ Day Out event on March 15. More than 20 children of wounded service members attended the event, sponsored by the SRPA Community Service Committee and the Yellow Ribbon Fund. Stone Ridge Upper and Middle School students, led by SCG Gators.Troops.Love, made the event a huge success.

Students and their visiting buddies enjoyed face painting, playground time, a moon bounce, basketball games, numerous art/craft projects, and much more. The children had a great time!

The wounded service members were grateful for “adult only” time and the complimentary lunch and movie tickets. Many service members dropped off their children with instructions to call if they cried. The only crying that happened was when the parents came to pick them up – the kids did not want to leave! One girl exclaimed, “this is the best day of my life!” SR student volunteers felt the same way. Special thanks to Lisa Payne, SRPA Community Service Committee chair, and her family for making Parents’ Day Out a success!

Read more from Bethesdamagazine.com.


Posted 04/11/2014 09:00AM
The Social Action presentation on April 9 featured an inspiring speaker—Brendan Touhey, Executive Director and co-founder of Peace Players International. Brendan, a Gonzaga graduate and husband of Stone Ridge alumna and Middle School Faculty member Jody Countryman Touhey ‘92, spoke about how he and his brother Sean created their organization which brings children in areas of conflict together to play basketball—transforming fear and hatred into friendship and understanding. Please click on this link to learn more about their incredible mission and accomplishments. www.peaceplayersintl.org




Posted 04/10/2014 02:18PM
Carla Bosco '89 presented with a panel of local school librarians at the national Computers in Libraries conference in Washington DC. As part of the Internet Schools track, she planned the" Appily Ever After: Apps and Embedding Tools in 21st-Century Libraries"  panel discussion.  Her presentation centered on innovative cataloging of apps, digital libraries, and high-quality websites.  Her panelists spoke on iPads for research, QR codes, and other web 2.0 tools now common in school libraries.
Conference details: www.infotoday.com/CIL2014/Tuesday.asp#TrackE
Posted 04/08/2014 10:30AM
On April 6, the Stone Ridge Junior Chorus sang at the Trinity Chamber Orchestra's Concert, which was a tribute to the 450th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Birthday. The girls sang The Fairy Chorus to a famous tune in Mendelssohn's Midsummer Nights Dream, I Feel Pretty, Tonight and One Hand One Heart from a Medley arrangement of Leonard Bernstein's, West Side Story.

Opera singer Mary Gresock said the girls hit every high note with grace and ease.

Mrs. Fazio, Director of the Junior Chorus, was very proud of her girls and said the Junior Chorus was off the charts wonderful!





Posted 04/08/2014 10:01AM
Celeste Cubbage '20 was sashed a Cherry Blossom Festival Junior Princess representing the state of Oklahoma on April 5. Celeste received her sash from the reigning Japan Cherry Blossom Queen. When they announced that Celeste attends Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, the Queen was delighted because she too is a sister of the Sacred Heart and attended a Sacred Heart school in Japan's Kobe Prefecture. She was a lifer there. The Sacred Heart family is connected all around the world.



The Cherry Blossom Festival is this week and the parade is Saturday, April 12. 
www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/
Posted 04/07/2014 11:21AM

Congratulations to the members of the Stone Ridge Swim team who received the following honors:

Washington Post All-Met Girls' Swimming
Swimmer of the Year, Katie Ledecky '15

Honorable Mention, Kelleigh Haley '16

200-yard freestyle relay
Lily Gasaway '14
Laura Garcia '14
Kelleigh Haley '16
Katie Ledecky '14
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/highschools/2013-14/winter-all-met/girls-swimming/

All-Gazette
Athlete of the Year, Katie Ledecky '15
http://www.gazette.net/article/20140305/SPORTS/140309831&template=gazette

First Team
200-yard freestyle relay
Lily Gasaway '14
Laura Garcia '14
Kelleigh Haley '16
Katie Ledecky '14
Set WMPSSDL record in Metros win (1:36.14)

Second Team
400 freestyle relay
Lily Gasaway '14
Laura Garcia '14
Kelleigh Haley '16
Katie Ledecky '15

All-Independent School League Team

Katie Ledecky ‘15 and Kelleigh Haley ‘16  selected to the All-Independent School League Team for Swimming

Posted 04/03/2014 02:13PM
More than 20 Stone Ridge dads participated in this year’s Fathers Club Earth Day activity on April 3.  The Earth Day celebration began with an assembly presentation from the Locust Grove Nature Center. Preschool through Second Grade students attended the assembly and were introduced to many native and non-native species, including a Madagascar hissing cockroach and a Florida millepede. Following the assembly, dads visited classrooms, read The Lorax and lead discussions on conservation and other Earth Day topics. Many thanks to our Lower School Fathers Club for a fun and educational Earth Day!
Earth Day
Posted 04/01/2014 12:07PM
Over Spring Break, French teacher Madame Drake and Dance teacher Angie Caulfield took ten Grade 8 students to Paris to dance at the Americaine Academie de Danse de Paris. Students took classes from Brooke Desnoes and watched a pre-professional company rehearse. In addition to the dance classes, students toured the city, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Paris Opera. They also had the opportunity to converse in French.
 

Posted 03/31/2014 09:39AM
Taylor Kim '20 participated in two archery competitions over three days in March at James Madison University. She competed in the US National Indoor Championships and Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Archery Competition. Taylor placed 1st in her division (Female Bowman Recurve) for both competitions in the East. Taylor is ranked 5th in the Nationals and 7th in JOAD.  Congratulations Taylor! Results.
Posted 03/24/2014 09:00AM
SR ceramics teacher Laura Peery will have her ceramics on exhibit at Gallery B in Bethesda in April. Stop by to see her work. Gallery B's April exhibition also features pastels by Richard Levine and tapestries by Tea Okropiridze.

April 2-26, 2014
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday noon-6:00 pm
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E
Bethesda, MD 20814

www.laurapeeryporcelain.com
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