"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential...these are the keys that will unlock the door to excellence."Eddie Robinson
Celebrating the Accomplishments of our Stone Bridge Community>Along with our efforts to improve the local school system, we believe that the many dedicated teachers who foster outstanding acheivement among their students deserve to be applauded and recognized for their selfless work. This year, the Loudoun County Branch NAACP Youth Council has nominated two teachers - Al Faraone and Felecia Caruthers - to receive awards, and the words of these students clearly show two exemplary teachers, whose committment to all of their students goes well beyond the classroom.
Congratulations to Mr. Eric Scott who was honored at the Virginia Art Education Association's Fall Professional Conference on November 20, 2009, with the Northern Virginia Region’s Secondary Division Art Educator Award.Mr. Scott teaches art at Stone Bridge High School and has presented at workshops and presentations for art educators, as well as for arts councils and artist groups and seminars for teachers from various fields.He has introduced the idea of a visual journal to the staff and students at Stone Bridge High School. In an interview about the visual journal concept he said, "When I moved to Northern Virginia in 1998 and met a fellow art teacher, David Modler that I was introduced to the idea of the visual journal. The first time we officially met, he was carrying a little sketchbook, but it was bulging and filled with collage, color, paint, and just a lot of random things. I remember looking at this little book saying to myself that I wanted my sketchbook to look like that when it grew up. As Dave and I became friends, I began incorporating a lot of Dave's ideas into a small sketchbook that I carried around with me, and within a year, I began working in my large sketchbook slowly transforming it into a visual journal. So it was about 9 or 10 years ago, and the main appeal was that I was creating art within the pages. Before with the sketchbooks, I was always preparing to create art - sketching ideas for work, generating ideas, drawing from life - all of which would sit in the sketchbook until I had time to get into the studio and create my masterpieces. But I did not often go into the studio to create. The visual journal is still a place to document life, generate ideas, and work out ideas, but it is an artmaking process in and of itself. I think that's what drew me the most to the visual journal." Coach Mickey Thompson, Stone Bridge: Guided Stone Bridge High School to region final for the eighth year in a row and a berth in the Virginia AAA Division 5 championship game for the second time in three years despite losing 20 of 22 starters from last year. Career record of 179-60 in 20 seasons, with 16 playoff berths and 105 wins in 10 years at Stone Bridge.Congratulations to the Stone Bridge Art Department who was selected by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority to participate in the public art project, “Hello and Welcome”, an upcoming art display at the Washington Dulles International Airport. Stone Bridge High School was one of nine public schools from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia selected to collaborate in “Hello and Welcome”. As a welcoming gesture of hospitality, students from our art department will create welcoming portraits of themselves to be placed on display at the entrance to international flight arrivals. Beginning this month, Art II students from our fine arts department will be instructed by a guest artist-in-residence, Ms. Judge, who will provide classroom instruction and art supplies for the project. The project will conclude at the end of the school year and the work will be on permanent display at Dulles International Airport in fall 2010. Jazz Choir was selected to sing on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center on Monday, Feb. 22, at 6:00 pm. Congratulations Jazz Choir! Stone Bridge Marching Bulldogs won a superior rating at the State Marching Band competition this past Saturday. Congratulations to Mr. Keller, Mrs. Durbin and to all of the marching band students. You rock!!!!!!!!!Congratulations to Randy May who was recently inducted to the AstonSports Hall of Fame. Aston, Mr. May's home town, is located in the southeastern suburbs of Philadelphia in Delaware County. This was the 10th year of the awards and Mr. May along with 14 others were inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame. This is Mr. May's second recognition for coaching and promoting the game of soccer. In 1997 he was inducted to the Delaware County Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Sarah Sturtz for earning a National Board Certification. Click to read more.Congratulations to the Stone Bridge DECA students for their success at the National State Leadership Conference.FIRST PLACEKatie McCorry and Colleen Traylor: Internet Marketing Team Decision Making Event Holley Barnes, Courtney Palmer, Caleb Dessalagne: Fashion Merchandising Promotional Plan
RUNNER UP WINNERS
Kirsten Wikowitz and Kevin Deldjoui: Hospitality Team Decision Making Event
Kelly Voltz and Alex Branower: Community Service Project
Cristianna Hougland and Miranda Knipple: Creative Marketing Project
Sara Stancik and Lucas Ward: Entrepreneurship Promotion Project*These students will be participating in DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California April 28-May 3.
FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING WINNER:Garret Voltz: Second Place Fundamentals of Selling
Also recognized on stage Brittany Pate for placing in the top five for Fashion Merchandising Promotional Plan Test.
Kelly Voltz received a $1000 Lucy Crawford VA DECA scholarship.
Stone Bridge DECA received the Blue Chip Award for being an outstanding and well-rounded chapter as represented by their Annual Report.Mrs. Celio was recognized for being an Outstanding Chapter Advisor.
A huge Congratulations and Thanks goes to Mr. Tim Lucas, SBHS Guidance Director who received the Friends of DECA Award on stage at the conference. Mr. Lucas has been a great asset to Stone Bridge DECA through the years and deserves many thanks for his efforts on our behalf! We are so proud of you!
Stone Bridge High School students brought home their fair share of awards from the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Shenandoah Region Competition on Friday, March 13th, at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown.
Taking home second-place awards were Andrew Nagle (Accounting 2), Patrick Harbolick (Business Communication), Alex Wynn (Business Math), Christy Rosa & Alexandria Dowels (Desktop Publishing), Michael Dolan (Intro to Parliamentarian Procedure), Connor Rodenbough (Personal Finance) and Samantha Smith & Carlo del Mundo (Website Development).
Placing third were Sherman Virk (Computer Applications), Michael Pirello(Computer Problem Solving), and Hillary Pitts, Megan Weber, & Brandon Wood (Entrepreneurship).
Shin Park was installed as Shenandoah Region FBLA Parliamentarian.
With 191 members the Stone Bridge Chapter was recognized for having the largest chapter in the Shenandoah Region.