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Posted 10/10/2014 11:18AM

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

Posted 10/10/2014 09:00AM
Upper School Science teacher Heidi Johnson took her AP Environmental Science class to Rock Creek for field study. The girls were testing water quality at the Creek as part of their semester long water research project. Ms. Johnson reported that the girls had a ball while learning about water quality.

Posted 10/08/2014 12:45PM

The Private Schools Guide by The Gazette had a piece on “Traditions - the Hallmark of the Private School Experience.” Stone Ridge was highlighted for traditions like our Father-Daughter Field Day, Primes, Ring Day, and Congés. Enjoy the article and photos.

Posted 10/03/2014 01:00PM
In keeping with Stone Ridge's commitment to build community and raise social awareness which impels to action, the Social Action Student Advisory Board "Infusion and Action" subcommittee leaders, Arianna Scott and Delia Friel, along with the Best Buddies Club and SCG leaders, Kendall Kaiser and Alice Felker, led a call-in session to urge U.S. Senators to support ratification of the U.N. Convention on Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD upholds the inherent human dignity and value of every individual with a disability and documents the rights of people with disabilities worldwide.  To learn more about this cause and how you can be of help, please visit www.disabilitytreaty.org.


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 10/01/2014 12:45PM

Freshman Tatiana Ortega '18 has added a new dimension in the SR's offensive third; six games into the season Ortega paces the team with seven goals. “She’s just one of those players who is natural,” varisty head coach Kati Jo Spisak said. Read more from The Gazette.

Photo by The Gazette

Posted 10/01/2014 11:07AM
Back in 2007, pedestrians hurried by without realizing that the man playing at the entrance to a Washington DC Metro stop was the Grammy-winning Joshua Bell. Gene Weingarten wrote about the Washington Post social experiment and later won a Pulitzer Prize for his story.

Joshua Bell returned to Union Station in Washington, DC yesterday, September 30. This time, it was a bit less secret and his arrival "leaked". SR Middle School music teacher Elizabeth Cunha, who has her ear to the ground in the music world, heard about it and took her ensemble to hear him play. How often does an opportunity like this present itself? So the girls went and were beaming when they returned to school. Visit this link of part of the performance. And if you look reaaaaaally hard, you can see one of our SR MS girls leaning on the railing of the balcony, in the upper left side of the screen (at 4:41 seconds).






Posted 09/30/2014 10:25AM
Upper School Art Teacher David Bottini will host a one-person exhibit at Greenberg Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM. 18 paintings will be on display from October 17-30. The Opening Reception is Friday, October 17 and Mr. Bottini will participate in the Historic Canyon Road Paint Out on October 18, where over 100 artists paint in front of the galleries. Learn more.
http://greenbergfineart.com/ai1ec_event/david-bottini-one-man-show/?instance_id=47
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 10:22AM
Congratulations to Laura Garcia ‘14, Lily Gasaway ‘14, Kelleigh Haley ‘16, Katie Ledecky ‘15, Natalie Kronfli ‘13, and Maddie Smith ’16 for being selected to the All Independent Swim League (ISL) Swim Team.
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

Posted 01/10/2013 04:16PM

Stone Ridge was a top vote-getter for "Best Private School to Get into Harvard" according to Bethesda Magazine readers. Pick up your January/February 2013 issue today. Congratulations to Stone Ridge students, faculty, and staff.

Best of Bethesda

Posted 12/20/2012 12:43PM

Stone Ridge celebrated the cherished Sacred Heart tradition of Feast Wishes before Christmas break. Feast Wishes is an all-school gathering before the Christmas vacation begins where students present the gifts of song, dance, music, and cards to every member of the administration, faculty, and staff.

Posted 12/17/2012 11:43AM

Congratulations to midfielder Taylor Haist '13 for being selected to the ALL-MET Girls' Soccer Team, Honorable Mention! Read more from www.washingtonpost.com.

Posted 12/06/2012 04:33PM

On December 5, The Gazette gave a pre-season review for all the area’s basketball teams. Coach Mike Thiede said “This year's team is young, athletic, and more balanced. We will look to press and change the tempo to utilize our strengths." The article mentions key players Kaitlin Ballenger ’15 and Laura Keehan ’14. Read more.

 

Posted 12/04/2012 11:26AM

Congratulations to Stone Ridge seniors who participated in this year's Model Organization of the American States. Working with Georgetown Prep, the students passed all of their twelve resolutions dealing with topics such as "Promoting Democracy and Youth Awareness" and "Drug Prevention Methods." At this national forum held in Washington, DC, Prianca Pai and Kaitlyn Ryan led the delegation of the Bahamas and Alexis Iderman led the delegation of Nicaragua. Glenna Thomas and Charlotte Vitak created consensus around a Declaration on "Green Technology and Transportation." Other chief participants included Sheila Carter, Seton Brems, Beki San Martin, Liz Naylor, Ana Bengoechea, Isabella Roa, Peggy Garate, Courtney Kameros, Andy Segura, and Charlotte Gosnel.

 

Posted 11/29/2012 09:29AM

Kim Goh '09 of the Harvard field hockey team has been named to the second team of the All-Ivy League squad. Kim, a senior co-captain, anchored Harvard's defense which finished fourth in the league in goals against. She was a staple in Harvard's lineup throughout her four years in Cambridge appearing in all 67 games.

 

Posted 11/19/2012 09:00AM
Congratulations to the following SR soccer players for being selected to the All -Independent soccer team:
Lea Barnes '16
Ana Bengoechea  '13
Taylor Haist '13
Anneliese Goetz '16
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