Next Week at SBHS

April 30, 2021

This Week's Events

Here are the upcoming events for this week. For athletics, we only include varsity home games, the full schedule is on stonebridgesports.org, and tickets are available on Ticket Spicket 3 days before each event.


Saturday, May 1st

  • Football State Championship, 2:00 PM


Monday, May 3rd

  • Girls Tennis vs. Potomac Falls, 5:00 PM
  • Baseball vs. Freedom, 6:00 PM
  • Softball vs. Rock Ridge, 6:00 PM
  • Boys Lacrosse vs. Freedom, 6:30 PM


Tuesday, May 4th

  • Boys Soccer vs. Freedom, 7:15 PM


Wednesday, May 5th

  • Boys Tennis vs. Riverside, 5:00 PM


Thursday, May 6th


Friday, May 7th

Fall Sports Final Results

Since my last newsletter, the cross country and golf teams finished out their seasons. The results are shown below. Congrats to our athletes and coaches for a great season!


Cross Country

  • George Alexander placed 3rd and Kaia Wolfe placed 9th at the 5A State Championships
  • The boys team placed 6th overall at the 5A State Championships and were the Region 5C Champions
  • George Alexander placed 1st and Kaia Wolfe placed 3rd at the Region 5C Championships


Golf

  • The golf team took 2nd place in Region 5C
  • Alisha Gupta qualified for the Girls State Qualifier
  • Gautham Bai Reddy and Jennifer Osborne qualified for the Class 5 Boys (Co-ed) VHSL Golf Tournament

Final Grades and Credit Recovery

At the end of 4th Quarter on June 15th, grades will be finalized for the year and updated on official transcripts. The final grade for the year will determine whether students have to repeat courses or are able to continue to the next level. Please note that during the 4th quarter, there will not be a 50% floor. Students will earn a grade between 0% and 100%. Students at risk of failing for the year should work with their counselor and teachers to complete credit recovery, sign up for summer school, or adjust their courses for next year as needed.


Please make note of these important deadlines:

Friday, June 4th

  • Senior Grades Deadline: Seniors must submit work by Friday, June 4th. After this deadline, any student wishing to improve their grades will need to complete summer school and graduate at the summer school graduation ceremony in August.
  • Credit Recovery Deadline: Students in grades 9-11 completing credit recovery for Quarters 1-3 must submit all work by Friday, June 4th. After this deadline, any students still needing credit recovery for earlier quarters will need to attend summer school.


Friday, June 11th: Final Grade Deadline

  • Students in Grades 9-11 have until Friday, June 11th, to submit any remaining work for Quarter 4 classes. After this deadline, any students who still need to complete assignments or make up work will need to attend summer school.

Congrats to our Presidential Scholar Semifinalist!

We are pleased to announce that Stone Bridge senior Shreya Somayajula has been selected as one of 625 semifinalists to advance to the final round of the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars competition. Congratulations Shreya!


The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our Nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the Program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students. The Scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people. In honoring the U.S. Presidential Scholars, the President of the United States symbolically honors all graduating high school seniors of high potential.

Starry Night, May 15th

Tickets are now on sale for our Covid-safe, outdoor, “Prom-like Experience”. There will be a DJ, red carpet, mood lighting, photo ops, and crowning of the Senior King and Queen. Students are encouraged to dress in formal attire. Due to Covid restrictions, this event is open to Stone Bridge Juniors and Seniors only.


Tickets are available for $35 and can be purchased on the school payment portal. Families interested in helping with Prom or other Senior events can also donate here or reach out to Ms. Hughes at Lisa.Hughes@lcps.org for information on volunteering opportunities.
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Senior Class Events

Senior Awards Ceremony - Virtual

  • The Senior Awards ceremony will be a virtual slide show presentation that will be posted on the school website the week of graduation.


Senior Pickup & Breakfast - Monday, June 7th, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Students may pick up their Senior regalia, including caps, gowns, and honor cords, from a drive-through set up in the bus loop.
  • Seniors should also turn in their school Chromebooks, textbooks, library books, and any other school items at the this drive-through event.
  • The Project Graduation Team will host a breakfast during the same time; more details will be coming soon.


Graduation Rehearsal & Senior Picnic - Thursday, June 10th, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • All seniors are required to attend the graduation practice at 9:00 AM. Following the practice, there will be a senior picnic from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, sponsored by the Project Graduation Team. More information will be coming soon.


Graduation Ceremony - Friday, June 11th, at 7:00 PM

  • The ceremony will be in the SBHS stadium. It will occur rain or shine. There will be a possibility of an earlier ceremony the same day if severe weather is predicted for the evening. We will provide 24-hours notice of any changes due to weather. The last option would be to move the graduation to Saturday morning. My goal is to keep the event on schedule at 7 PM June 11th.
  • Each graduate will receive five tickets for the event. The ceremony will be live-streamed for off-site viewing for additional family members and friends.
  • Each graduate’s family will sit together in a 10-foot circle. Seating will be provided in the bleachers and on the track. Families will not be required to bring their own chairs.
  • Graduates will have the opportunity to take photos at photo stations on the school campus on a rotating schedule. We will be sending a sign-up sheet soon for graduates to sign up for photos on June 7th and 8th.
  • Parking will be limited at SBHS so we encourage families to carpool or walk if possible. Overflow parking is available at Trailside Middle School.
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The Tempest is Coming Soon!

Running Dog Productions presents The Tempest starting on Friday, May 7 at 7PM at http://sbhstheatre.org. This is a filmed version of our spring play and it will be available to stream for a suggested donation of $5 for our Theater Department.

Based on the original play by William Shakespeare, Running Dog Productions created a version of The Tempest with a wild west twist. Watch what happens as a violent storm causes a wagon full of nobility to crash-land on a magical island. Controlled by a former ruler seeking revenge, this island has everything: a fairy, a fish-human hybrid creature, and a young woman who is ready to fall in love with the first man she sees. Directed for film by Stone Bridge students Ava Bueno, Emma Paskey, and TJ Santoro, this play features original music by Evan Harris and Arman Moshafi. Please join us from the comfort of your home to watch our spring production!

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Athletics Events

Interested in attending our spring sports events? We have softball, baseball, track, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, and tennis competing now during the spring season. Advance tickets are required due to Covid rules and can be purchased on Ticket Spicket. Tickets go live about 3 days before each event. Everyone who attends is required to complete the Covid Symptom Checker form. Please come out to cheer on our spring athletes!
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New Harassment and Intimidation Form

At Stone Bridge, we are committed to creating a safe and supportive learning environment in which every student feels included, valued, and affirmed. To help us in achieving that goal, LCPS has created an opportunity for students to anonymously share their stories of bias experienced within LCPS. A bias incident is an act of discrimination, harassment, or intimidation directed against any person or group that appears to be intentional and motivated by prejudice or bias. These anonymous stories will be used at the Share, Speak Up, Speak Out sessions with Student Equity Ambassadors, as well as inform next steps for professional learning and support for school staff. The direct link for the form was shared with students in an email today.


Information shared on this form will not necessarily be investigated by Stone Bridge staff, unless students provide their name and ask for follow-up. We encourage all of our students to still report these incidents to a trusted staff member or administrator so that we can investigate and provide appropriate interventions or disciplinary action. Please reach out to any member of the administrative team to discuss any concerns you might have.

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Senior Decision Day Slides

Seniors, it’s time to create your own slide! Share your next steps, whether it’s attending a 2-year or 4-year college, joining the military, entering the workforce, taking a gap year or forging your own path. We want to celebrate your hard work and your bright future!

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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

  • 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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NOVA Summer Jumpstart, 2021

It is with great pleasure that NOVA announces the launch of JumpStart 2021. LCPS Seniors graduating this spring may take up to 2 NOVA Online classes for free this summer session, with classes starting June 1. NOVA is offering a 10 week session and 10 course options; registration runs through April 30th. Please review this flyer and direct all questions to jumpstart@nvcc.edu. Note that this program is administered through NOVA and any grades earned will be on a NOVA transcript, not an LCPS one.

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