Art teacher, Emma Stevenson Cowan blogged about this past pandemic year. "This year my Studio II class was one of the MOST resilient group of students I have ever taught. They dealt with disruptions to their schedules in a chaotic year, and STILL,
USA Lacrosse Magazine announced the 2021 High School Girls postseason awards—honoring the Gators' historic 2021 spring season—in which five Stone Ridge seniors were recognized as All-Americans and varsity head coach Kristen McDaniel was named the region's Coach of the Year.
“What we celebrate today is not only this spectacular space, but also what the building represents—a new beginning in many respects, a new start, a new day,” said Head of School Catherine Ronan Karrels '86, presiding over today’s Key Transfer Celebration for The Mater Center. The ceremony marked the near completion of the Cor Unum • One Heart capital project that began five years ago which includes a new loop road, playgrounds, campus walk and renovations to the academic building, expanding classrooms and unifying spaces. Recognizing the project as a “mission-critical expansion of space,” essential to Goal IV of the Sacred Heart tradition—to educate to building of community as a Christian value.
The Catholic Standard wrote a lovely article about Katie Ledecky '15 and Phoebe Bacon '20. The article titled "Their Bethesda Catholic schools and home parish are rooting for Katie Ledecky and Phoebe Bacon as they prepare to swim in Tokyo Olympics" shows how their athletic, academic and Catholic faith paths have intertwined throughout their young lives.
Stone Ridge faculty and staff have been participating in wellness programming for seven years now. Educators Benefits Services (EBS) encourages AIMS schools to form Health & Wellness Committees to promote employee well-being, and Stone Ridge answered the call!
Stone Ridge has earned the No Place for Hate® designation again for the 2020-2021 school year! As a community of students, educators and family members, we recognize we all play a role in combating bias and bullying as a means to stop the escalation of hate. @ADL_WashDC #noplaceforhate
Four Gators descended upon the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, for the US Olympic Team Swimming Trials. Katie Ledecky '15, Phoebe Bacon '20, Erin Gemmell '23, and Eleanor Sun '23 entered the meet primed to race, having had to wait one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Catholic Standard profiled members of the class of 2021 from Catholic schools in Archdiocese of Washington, and Catholic graduates from local parishes in a series called "Stories of Hope, Faith and Perseverance from Class of 2021."
Julia Carr '21 gave an inspiring interview for the Catholic Standard graduation edition. Read the article.