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Posted 12/19/2014 12:04PM
The Washington Post selected two Stone Ridge field hockey student-athletes to the 2014 Field Hockey All-Met Honorable Mention team.
Posted 12/18/2014 11:41AM
Recently, Maddie Hartman ’15 played Santa Claus at Sunrise Assisted Living Home, as part of Senior Pals. Senior Pals is a new Student Community Governance (SCG) started by Maddie. The mission of Senior Pals is to raise awareness of the concerns of the elderly, to spend time with the citizens of Sunrise Assisted Living in Rockville, and to volunteer to do special activities with them. The Stone Ridge girls brought smiles to these senior citizens.

The following girls are involved in the Senior Pals SCG:
Co-leaders: Maddie Hartman and Lauren Jan
Members: Ciara Collins, Loren Giulieri, Mddie Holt, Paula Jimenez, Sofia Keane, Aileen Mangan, Catherine Mondoa, Michelle Reilly, Bridget Robey and Jacqueline Zimmerman



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 12/11/2014 09:00AM
Johns Hopkins University’s and Stone Ridge alum Ana Bengoechea ’13 made the All-America Team for the Centennial Conference. This is Ana’s second first-team selection. The former Centennial Rookie of the Year, tallied two goals and four assists this year and played with a constant energy that wore down opponents in the middle of the field. Read more.

Posted 12/10/2014 09:00AM
Elisa Baker ’22, Piper Suk ’20, Taylor Kim '20, and Elaine Kim ’17 performed for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra concert “Symphonic Imaginings!” at Strathmore on Sunday, December 7 2014.

The Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO) program strives to create a seamless connection between the artistic and the educational experience. MCYO now enjoys its first permanent home in the grand Music Center at Strathmore. MCYO is highly regarded regionally and nationally as one of the country’s most outstanding youth orchestra programs.



Posted 12/09/2014 02:29PM
Congratulations to the juniors and seniors who participated in this year's annual Model Organization of American States. Representing the member states of Venezuela and Jamaica, the Stone Ridge delegates served on a joint delegation with Georgetown Preparatory School.  The students debated topics ranging from hemispheric security, drug trafficking, and trade liberalization. Many resolutions were passed that addressed innovative solutions to these problems.

Participants:
Rosario Rivera, Sarah Dickey, Colin Barnes, Lizzy Young, Maddie Smith, Alanah Quinn, Nora Gosselin, Faith Palmer, Ale Orellana, Maddie Kane, Grace Hwang, Danielle Vandre, Sofa Keane, Malaika Ngwana, and McKenzie Barnes

Posted 12/04/2014 09:00AM
Olenka Wellisz ’17 has been selected to be a member of the Youth Leadership Greater Washington (YLGW) Class of 2015. Along with 30 other exceptional high school students from Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC, Aleksandra will enjoy YLGW’s unique and challenging six-month program. YLGW seeks to connect youth leaders while raising their awareness of critical regional issues.

Each year Leadership Greater Washington selects proven or aspiring youth leaders from diverse backgrounds and provides them with the opportunity to learn from some of the area's most important decision makers to study various topics such as diversity, the arts, health, public service and community service.

Posted 12/03/2014 10:41AM
On September 8, several Stone Ridge students and parents were a part of Stone Ridge Build. They teamed up with Rebuilding Together Montgomery County to help a family with their home. They spend the entire day painting, landscaping, doing general repairs, and working along side professionals. According to Caroline Conlan ’16, the mother cried most of the day because she was so happy her home improve. “The most gratifying aspect of the entire build was knowing that our efforts changed a family’s life by transforming a house into a home." Read more.

Thanks to all the great volunteers.

Student Volunteers
Caroline Conlan ’16
Emily Deale ’15
Lexi Catalano ’16
Gianna Catalano ’18
Catherine Cook ’17
Kathryn Paravano ’17
Katherine Shrout ’18
Anne Warburton ‘8
Kendall Kaiser ’16
Landry Werth ’17
Maya Moore ’16
Cate Chandler ’16
Olivia Mullaney ’18

Parent Volunteers
Mr. Conlan
Mr. Deale
Mr. Catalano
Mrs. Conlan
Mr. Paravano
Mr. Chandler
Dawn Moroney
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 11/18/2014 12:14PM

Goal III, social awareness that impels into action, was very evident in the Middle School last week.The SR Middle School held a Thanksgiving Food Drive to help St. Vincent de Paul food pantry at St. Mark's Church in Hyattsville, MD. Thanks to our girls and families, the SR Middle School filled 55+ boxes of food.



Posted 11/17/2014 09:00AM
Celia Wilson '15 worked on very complex project underwater for her AP Photography portfolio. Celia had to consider three different factors that do not exist in normal studio photography; scale distortion, lack of gravity, and color distortion. Creative project!

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 10/02/2014 12:21PM

Members of the Stone Ridge soccer team, along with varsity head coach Katie Jo Spisak and JV head coach Ashley McGaughey, were invited to the White House to watch the 2013 MLS League champion Sporting Kansas City be recognized by President Barack Obama. Obama has continued the tradition he started of honoring sports teams who give back to communities. President Obama stopped and talked with our Stone Ridge girls on his way out.


Picture by Washington Post. (L-R) Beth Ann Mayer ’18, Tatiana Ortega ’18, Colleen McMahon ’17, the back of JV Coach Ashley McGaughey's head and  Juliette Howard ’16.


Picture by Daily Mail: Colleen McMahon ’17


Picture Daily Mail: Juliette Howard ’16 is shaking the President's hand.



Read more:
www.dailymail.co.uk

www.washingtonpost.com

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.

GREAT JOB COACHES AND SWIMMERS!

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

WMPSSDL Records
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

See more results
www.pvswim.org/1213hs/2013Metros_w.htm

Read more articles
www.gazette.net

http://reachforthewall.com/

Another article from www.gazette.net

Posted 02/01/2013 10:21AM
The Washington Post ran a story on January 31, "Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky: Still at home in the high school pool." Click here to read the articled and view the terrific photos from the ISL Swim meet.


Photo from Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

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