Next Week at SBHS

March 26, 2021

Upcoming Events

Here are the upcoming events for this week. For virtual college & career visits, students should sign up on Naviance. For athletics, the schedule is subject to change; please check stonebridgesports.org for the most updated information.

March 29 - April 2: Spring Break


Monday, April 5th

  • St. Bonaventure Virtual Visit, 1:30 - 2:15 PM
  • West Virginia State University Virtual Visit, 3:30 - 4:00 PM


Tuesday, April 6th


Wednesday, April 7th

  • Boys Tennis Interest Meeting at SBMFAU, 9:00 AM & 4:10 PM
  • Cross Country at Woodgrove


Thursday, April 8th

  • Golf vs. Potomac Falls, 3:30 PM
  • Field Hockey vs. Potomac Falls, 6:15 PM
  • Cheer Regional Championship


Friday, April 9th

  • Spirit Day - Tropical Out
  • Last Day of Quarter 3

Excellence in Education Honorees

  • Being among the top 5 percent of academic achievers in Loudoun County Public Schools’ senior class is an accomplishment worth celebrating. In lieu of the Loudoun Education Foundation’s annual Excellence in Education Banquet, LCPS is celebrating the members of the Class of 2021 who achieved this distinction.

  • The Stone Bridge seniors were to have been honored at the 38th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet on December 6. LCPS and the Loudoun Education Foundation want to make sure the community recognizes these students’ academic accomplishments.

  • Congratulations Bulldogs! Please review our slideshow to honor our graduates!

All-Virginia Band and Orchestra Members

Huge congrats to the six students below who were selected for the All-VA Band and Orchestra after a virtual audition process. They were selected for this honor based on their musical skill and accomplishments. We are so proud of our excellent musicians and their hard work to keep performing, even from a distance!


Congratulations to:

  • Owen Hochwald--Clarinet
  • David Huelsmann--Clarinet
  • Nyla Ortiz--Clarinet
  • Parker Peterson--Alto Saxophone
  • Ian Roeder--Contra Clarinet
  • Evan Romito--French Horn
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Fall Sports Updates from Our Coaches

Football

The Bulldog Varsity Football team was dominant on both sides of the ball last Friday beating Freedom 68-14. The defense was led by Jeremiah Covington-Griggs with 7 tackles and an interception and Gabe Perez with 6 tackles. Jacob Thomas and Zach Laing also had interceptions. Jacob scored 2 touchdowns on the day, a 20 yard interception and a 72 yard punt return. The offense was by Eli Mason who ran for 114 yards and 4 touchdowns. Also scoring for the Bulldogs were Colton Hinton (rushing 1), Mario Suarez (rushing 1), DJ Cobbs (receiving 2), Billy Wiles (passing 1) and Dylan Dastejerdi (29 yard field goal). The JV team ended their season undefeated, while the freshman team has one remaining game against Potomac Falls on April 6th.


Cross Country

Kaia Wolfe won her 2nd cross country race this season and bettered her time on the Oatlands course this past Tuesday. Ricci Talbot took his first win of the season and led the boys to a win over Potomac Falls at Oatlands on Tuesday. George Alexander continued his dominance again by winning convincingly at Oatlands on Thursday over Riverside, Woodgrove, and Freedom.


Volleyball

The varsity volleyball team went 1-2 this week. They lost to Freedom on Monday night 1-3, defeated Potomac Falls 3-1 on Tuesday, and lost to Riverside on Thursday 1-3. Mahalia Amazigo was honored on Tuesday for senior night and was instrumental in the team win! The freshmen and JV teams were both 1-2 this week.


Golf

The Stone Bridge Bulldog Golfers lost a very close match to the Riverside Rams last week. The score was Stone Bridge 162 to Riverside 160. Junior Gautham Bai Reddy tied for the low medal score of even par 36. This was Gautham's lowest match score of his high school golfing career! Also scoring for the Bulldogs were freshman Alisha Gupta, who shot 40, also a high school record career low score; freshmen Will Layton and Jennifer Osborne, who both shot 43, junior Michael Miranda, who shot 44; and senior Kieran Modhera, who shot 52. All of the Bulldogs starting freshman had never played the Norman course prior to today, so their combined performance was admirable. Our next match will be at Briar Woods' Brambleton Golf Course on Monday March 29, 2021, at 3:30 pm.


Field Hockey

Stone Bridge Field Hockey had a spectacular, come-from-behind win over a fierce Woodgrove team this week. The Bulldogs went down 1-0 in the first half, but a goal by Avery Moon evened out the score. Another goal by Woodgrove put Stone Bridge down by one to start the 4th quarter. In an amazing feat of sheer determination, Avery Moon scored two more goals within 30 seconds of each other to complete her first hat trick of the season and seal the 3-2 victory for the Bulldogs.

Spring Sports Tryouts

Tryouts for spring sports begin on April 12th. Check the Stone Bridge Sports website for updates on interest meetings and tryouts. Make sure to have your physical and registration forms completed in advance.
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Graduation 2021

Graduation will happen in person for the Class of 2021 on June 11th. Plans are still in process based on changing guidance from the Commonwealth and VDOE. We will update families as soon as we have more information. We appreciate your patience!


The final day to purchase Caps & Gowns and pay Senior Dues is Wednesday, March 31st. You can do this by visiting www.balfournova.com , click on caps & gowns and then select Stone Bridge High School. If your family is experiencing financial hardship you can submit a Senior Fees Waiver form that will exempt your student from the fees. Please do not hesitate to contact Senior Class Advisor Laurie Williams with any questions or concerns or if we can be of help in any way.

Spring Testing Information

AP exams and SOL's will be starting in April and May. The dates are shown below for families to start planning ahead. SOL tests will all be administered in person at school, while AP tests are split with some at home and some at school. Much more information will be coming out over the next few weeks via individual emails to students and families.


SOL Calendar

  • Reading SOLs - Weeks of April 19th and 26th
  • Science SOLs - Week of May 3rd
  • Math SOLs - Week of May 10th

*DL students will test on Mondays, Hybrid students will test Tuesday-Friday

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PTSO Followup

At the March 16th PTSO meeting, school staff discussed ongoing credit recovery efforts and answered questions from members of our special education community. We encourage families to review the slides or watch the video on the PTSO webpage. Come join us on Zoom for our next PTSO meeting on April 20th.

Girl Up Donations

Through April 5th Girl Up is collecting food for Loudoun Hunger Relief. Donation bins are outside of SBHS, Giant, and Claude Moore.

Due to the ongoing pandemic people have lost their jobs causing people's food supplies to be insecure. Donations of dry beans, whole grain pasta and rice, cereal, canned meats, cooking oil, etc. will be helping those in need and any donations will be greatly appreciated!

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Name Pronunciation

We have a new system in ParentVUE to allow parents to record the proper pronunciation of their child's name. This recording will be available to teachers, counselors, school administrators, and school support staff. To get started, view the step by step instructions or watch the video on this page.

SB Rowing Team Update

Please support the Stone Bridge Rowing Team with their Cookies and Coffee fundraiser. Enjoy a wide variety of scoop and bake cookies from Nestle Tollhouse to Oatmeal Raisin, M&M and more! The team is also selling Driven Coffee in a variety of flavors. For more information and to place an order, use this Order Form.

Year Up Internship

Year Up enables young adults to step into business and STEM careers in just one year. Students earn up to 30 college credits at no cost, a 6 month corporate internship and are given a stipend while in the program. Our graduates have an average starting salary of $45,000. Our mission is to be the runway young adults need in order to flourish in the corporate world. Young adults gain professional and technical skills while having constant staff support throughout the year long program. Join Year Up for an information session on Monday, March 22nd at 12:00 pm via zoom: https://yearup.zoom.us/j/93873844300?pwd=QWdGWE1MS2ZmTUJpcEVOSnBmNUY3Zz09.

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Senior Capstone

Seniors, Stone Bridge is hosting Capstone again this year. Things will look a little different with Covid, but we encourage you to start planning ahead to find a placement for community service or work experience. The dates are May 17th to June 4th. We will be sending out lots more information, so watch your LCPS email after the break. Please note that students in AP and DE courses will be required to continue attending those courses virtually during their Capstone experience.

Simply Mindful Group

As we start the new semester are you interested in learning ways to calm your mind and relax? We invite you to join Simply Mindful, a gathering of students and SBHS staff who meet Wednesday mornings from 8:45-9:05 for quiet mindful practices. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Lichtman, School Psychologist, at Theresa.Lichtman@lcps.org or Ms. Zappalla, School Social Worker, at Allyne.Zappalla@lcps.org.

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Need Help?

We have a number of resources to help support families in need, including free food, toiletries, and more. If you know of someone who could use extra support during these challenging times, please encourage them to contact our Parent Liaison, Jennifer Jackson. More information about her and the help she can provide is at this link.

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Happy Spring Break, Bulldog family!

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