Next Week at SBHS
February 12, 2021
For athletics, the schedule is subject to change based on regional and state competitions. Check stonebridgesports.org for the most updated information. For fall sports tryouts, please make sure your paperwork is submitted on stonebridgesports.org in advance.
Friday, February 12th
- Boys & Girls Basketball Regional Championships, Stone Bridge HS
Monday, February 15th
- President's Day Holiday
- Tryouts begin for Volleyball, Golf, Field Hockey
- Indoor Track Region Championship, Rock Ridge HS
Tuesday, February 16th
- NOVA Virtual College Visit, 12:30 PM
- PTSO Meeting, 7:00 PM
- Tryouts begin for Cross Country
Wednesday, February 17th
- Basketball State Semifinals - Dependant on results of 2/12 Region Finals
Thursday, February 18th
- Swimming State Championship, Jeff Rouse Swim Center
- Wrestling State Championship, Virginia Beach Sports Center
Friday, February 19th
- Virtual Black History Month Assembly
Saturday, February 20th
- Gymnastics State Championship, Kellam HS
Monday, February 22nd
- New Student Orientation #2
Happy Chinese New Year from the Chinese Club!
Black History Month Assembly - Souled Out
Every year, during January, February, and March, Souled Out proudly presents our "Black History Month" presentation and concert to Middle and High Schools throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. This hour-long multimedia presentation and concert highlights African-American heritage, music, cultural progression, and socio-economic milestones. We progress through the presentation, discussing important information and topics from decade to decade, from the 1950s, all the way up to current events. We also perform popular music from each decade, ending with a performance of some of today's top hits. Additional information about the band can be found at https://www.souledout.com. We are excited for our students to participate in this presentation experience and celebrate African American Heritage together.
Athletics Highlights from our Coaches
On Monday Stone Bridge girls basketball defeated Riverside 60-36. The Bulldogs were led by Taylor Hafer with 14 and Kat Cassidy and Sarah O'Day who also scored in double-figures. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs defeated Briar Woods 50-48 in double OT. Sarah O'Day made some clutch baskets in the second overtime and Gianna Cunningham led the scoring with 15. Tonight Stone Bridge takes on Potomac Falls in the Region C title game for a chance to bring home the program's first region title, and make our first state tournament bid.
The boys basketball team continues in the regional finals tonight after wins over Briar Woods and Riverside this week. Best of luck to the team!
Gymnastics qualified one alternate for the state competition - Helene Nesheim on Vault, who had 4th at Regionals. We also have one competitor for the state competition - Elizabeth Casey on Uneven Bars, who had placed 2nd at Regionals. The State competition occurs this weekend at Kellem High School in Virginia Beach.
Wrestling competed in the 5C Region tournament and placed 3rd. Our champions were Charlie Lausten and Nic Dimond. Runner-ups were Amiel Diaz, Connor Freeman, and Thomas Brooks. Andrew Burton qualified as an alternate. These 6 athletes will represent Stone Bridge at the State Tournament on Thursday, February 18th.
Our swim team finished 4th at Regionals last weekend. There are 5 individuals that qualified for the state meet on February 18th:
- Eric Kim - 50 Free, 100 Fly, 400 Free relay
- Michael Coppola - 400 Free relay
- Nathan Bruley - 400 Free Relay
- Robert Horrigan - 400 Free relay
- Molly Kennedy - 200 Free, 500 Free
The following athletes were victorious on Saturday at our meet at Woodgrove:
- Alex Ryan 1000m
- Ricci Talbot 3200m
- Jenna Callan 300m and Long Jump
- Lydia Wallis 1600m
Congrats to all of our athletes and coaches and best of luck as you continue in state competitions this week!
New Student Orientation Tour
As we move toward hybrid instruction, we are offering another New Student Orientation on Monday, February 22nd. This orientation will be identical to the last one: students will meet Junior and Senior student leaders, tour the building to become familiar with the school layout, and meet members of the administrative team. Note that the building will be cleaned between sessions, so students should plan to leave promptly at the end of their tour window. This orientation is open to:
- Freshmen students who chose distance learning
- Freshmen students who chose hybrid learning but missed the last orientation
- Other students who were new to SBHS this year and would like a tour
The schedule will be:
Group 1 - Last Names A-G
Doors open at 9:20, tours 9:30-10:00
Group 2 - Last Names H - O
Doors open at 10:20, tours 10:30-11:00
Group 3 - Last Names P - Z
Doors open at 11:20, tours 11:30 - 12:00
Career Conversations are coming to Stone Bridge on February 22 and March 8! Explore different career paths and learn from professionals what makes their jobs exciting, challenging and unique! Brought to you by Community Connections and the Career Centers at: Briar Woods, Independence, Rock Ridge and Stone Bridge High Schools. Sign up on Naviance Student, all students and grade levels welcome!
Join us for our monthly PTSO meeting this Tuesday, February 16, from 7-8pm on Zoom. Loudoun County Health Department Director, Dr. David Goodfriend, will be joining us to share about the Covid-19 vaccine distribution program in Loudoun County. Following Dr. Goodfriend's presentation, Principal Tim Flynn, will share school updates with us. Zoom link information will be emailed out on Tuesday morning. Please join us to stay informed on what is going on in our Stone Bridge Community!
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.
Cards for Cause
We are a student led organization that creates cards and mails them based on submissions we get through our Google form. Please consider writing a nice message for others in the community to increase connectivity amongst individuals. Your message will be turned into a card and sent for you by club members to the organization you choose. Thanks for your support!
Mobile Hope Service Project Update
I want to thank EVERYONE for donating over the last couple of weeks, as it has been a huge success so far! I’m continuing to work on my service project for Mobile Hope, which is a charity that helps support homeless and at-risk youth. This is the last week that I'll be collecting unexpired non-perishable food items for Mobile Hope. For this last week, I will also be collecting travel-sized soap, mouthwash, deodorant, toothbrushes, and unexpired toothpaste. I am looking for donations to help replenish their food supplies and personal hygiene items and I’m reaching out to the community for help. There will be a box in front of 43257 Brookford Square UNTIL Saturday, February 13th, to place your items in. Even if you donate just one thing, it would be a HUGE help! If you want to learn more about Mobile Hope, check out their website at: https://mobile-hope.org/. Thank you so much!