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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 08/23/2014 11:00AM
Our own Kati Jo Spisak, MS Religion and Physical Education Teacher, and Varsity Soccer Coach, has not had a quiet summer. Kati Jo has been the assist coach to the Washington Spirit women’s soccer team. The Washington Spirit heads to the NWSL playoffs on Sunday, August 24 at Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium in Seattle, Wash. ESPN2 will cover the game live. Good luck Coach Spisak and Washington Spirit.
Posted 08/23/2014 09:30AM
Thanks Joe Powers at The Woods Academy for nominating Stone Ridge for the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. Stone Ridge now challenges Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J. and Georgetown Prep.


Posted 08/22/2014 09:00AM

Kallie Drewyer '15 and Elizabeth Young ’16 are The Gazette Players to watch during field hockey season. Go Gators!

Posted 08/18/2014 10:00AM
Students from Stone Ridge participated with peers from the US and twenty nations for a three-week intensive study of the Middle East. Mr. Steve Maczynski taught the class at Georgetown Prep. The program participants studied the Arab-Israeli conflict, the crisis in Syria and Iraq, and the struggle for democracy in Egypt. Embassy briefings were sponsored by Saudi Arabia and Israel.

The SR girls also received a cultural lesson on the various customs related to traditional regional dress.


Posted 08/14/2014 10:00AM
This summer, three Stone Ridge seniors worked on research projects. Kaitlin Ballenger ’15 and Katie Curt ’15 participated in the National Institute of Health’s research program, and Julia Tepper ’15 was in the research program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Kaitlin’s research was on the “Development and Analysis of Amoxicillin Capsules for Microbiomic and Immunologic Profiling of Women and Antibiotic-induced Vaginal Candidiasis.” Her preceptors were Mr. Ram Agarwal (Pharmaceutical Development Service, Department of Pharmacy, Clinical Center, NIH), Dr. Peng Yuan (Pharmaceutical Development Service, Department of Pharmacy, Clinical Center, NIH), Mr. George Grimes (Pharmaceutical Department Service, Department of Pharmacy, Clinical Center, NIH), Dr. Michail Lionakis M.D., Sc.D (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Clinical Diseases, NIH). Kaitlin’s mentor over the summer was Formulation Chemist, Mr. Agarwal.

Katie’s research was on “Romidepsin in combination with MAPK inhibitors targets BRAF mutant cancer." Her mentors were Dr. Robert Robey and Dr. Susan Bates from the National Cancer Institute.

Julia spent her time “Imaging Europa with Clipper.” Julia’s preceptors were Dr. Terry Hurford, Ms. Cockrell, and Dr. Tilak Hewagama.

In the spirit of Goal II these Stone Ridge girls have demonstrated a passion and curiosity for science.
Kaitlin Ballenger
Julia Tepper
Katie Curt

Posted 08/13/2014 10:00AM
Sophia Trone ’20, Caroline Vining ’20, Anna Stallings ’20, Lydie Ann Johnson ’20 and Cathy Johnson went on a private tour of the Capital with Former House Parliamentarian Charles W. Johnson and also met the current House Parliamentarian Thomas Wickham Jr. They were able to stand on the floors of both the House and Senate and toured the gallery and previous Supreme Court Room.

The girls said the visitor center was spectacular and they saw a short film that was well done and educational regarding how our nation began.

The picture is taken in the Office of the House Parliamentarian.

Posted 08/12/2014 04:22PM
Julia will be singing "America the Beautiful" at the US Open in New York on Monday, September 1 at 7:00 pm. I am a singer, I am a tennis fan, I am a middle schooler, I am a Stone Ridge Girl. Good luck Julia!
Posted 08/12/2014 09:00AM
Katie Ledecky broke the world record in the 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships on August 9, 2014. Katie, a senior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, MD, won in 3 minutes, 58.86 seconds, becoming the first woman since Janet Evans to hold world marks in the 400, 800, and 1,500 freestyles at the same time. It was Katie’s third win of the meet, having earlier claimed the 200 and 800 freestyles. Katie beat Missy Franklin to win the women’s 200-meter freestyle in a showdown between the country’s two brightest swimming stars.

Katie earned the chance to swim all three events at Pan Pacs, the year’s major international meet, from August 21-25 in Australia. Pan Pacs pit U.S. swimmers against the world’s best swimmers outside of Europe.  NBC Universal will have coverage of the meet.

Watch the 400m race:
W 400 Freestyle A Final - 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships


Read more about Katie:
www.stoneridgeschool.org/katieledecky

Katie Ledecky
Photo information and credit:
Katie Ledecky swims in the women's 200m freestyle preliminaries during the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships, at the Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine, California, on August 7, 2014 - by Harry How
Posted 08/11/2014 01:44PM
This summer, Nayantara Mukerji '17 went to Kolkata, India to volunteer at "Anando," an organization that helps educate children. Nayantara taught the kids to read and speak English and helped them with their arts and crafts projects. The children also learned to dance with Nayantara. Nayantara is living the Sacred Heart Goal III, a social awareness which impels to action.



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