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  • Stuart Teachers' Top 5 Back to School Tips

    Posted August 25, 2015

    With two weeks left before the first day of school, we tapped into the expertise of Stuart’s teachers to provide you with a few tips to help your children ease the transition from summer to back to school.

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    Major transformations taking shape around Stuart this summer

    Posted August 13, 2015

    Amazing progress has been made on the Lower School renovation project—the old walls have come down, new walls have gone up and the space is beginning to take shape! In addition to a state-of-the-art, collaborative and magical learning environment, we are maximizing energy efficiency through upgrades to the mechanical, electrical and architectural systems. Watch a recent video tour of the Lower School space with Director of Facilities & Sustainable Planning Darren Malone. Our tour was Stuart's first Periscope broadcast (follow us on Periscope @StuartCDSchool). Exciting transformations are also are happening in the MakerSpace and Community Room, and a new Digital Arts Lab is underway in the Fine Arts Wing.

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    Stuart's amazing Forensics Team is at it again!

    Posted June 24, 2015

    Congratulations to seniors Maddie Lapuerta and Rosalind Stengle on their recent accolades at the National Speech and Debate League competition in Dallas. Maddie advanced to the quarterfinals in the Humorous Interpretation category and Rosalind was also a qualifier. According to classmate and teammate Julia Weingaertner, both girls did a stellar job!

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    Watch live stream of Lower School reno construction!

    Posted June 18, 2015
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    Summer at the Stream is off to a fantastic start!

    Posted June 16, 2015

    After getting to know a little bit about one another, the campers in Summer at the Stream broke off into two groups for small group activities. The morning had the boys and girls thinking about aliens who were pretty "out of this world!" They also spent time exploring what adventurous plants and objects are in their backyard by sketching along the Nature Trail. Lunch and Gouter allowed for a break and some much-needed rest. The campers then got their energy up for crab soccer and engineering airplanes! Additionally, the Summer at the Stream campers are getting excited for their Friday Field Trip to the Princeton Airport! Here's to a wonderful rest of the week! Click through for photos from the first day.

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    Fifth grader Noelia Manion breaks long jump record at Track & Field Day

    Posted June 11, 2015

    Congratulations to fifth grader Noelia Manion who set a school record for the running long jump during the Grades 3–5 Track & Field Day on May 22. Noelia jumped 13 feet 8 inches and broke the old record from 1981 held by S. Thompson, 13 feet 6 inches. Way to go, Noelia!

  • 2015 Senior Award recipients announced at Prize Day

    Posted June 10, 2015

    IMG_2458.jpg The Senior Goal Awards are the highest honor bestowed at Stuart and recognize seniors for their commitment to and embodiment of the five Sacred Heart Goals. The award recipients were: Goal I Award honors RSCJ Margarita Condell: Tiana Sepahpour
    Goal II Janet Erskine Stuart Scholar Award: Isabel Lapuerta and Zoe Yang
    Goal III RSCJ Service Award: Elizabeth Biava
    Goal IV Alumnae Award: Julia Rourke
    Goal V Faculty Award: Debra Barksdale

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    Amidst dilemma, Lower School girls collaborate on “Problem” Based Learning

    Posted June 10, 2015

    Uh oh... In preparation for the upcoming renovation project, the Lower School was faced with a HUGE dilemma—an entire last week of school with no furniture or resources! What were they to do? Not surprisingly, the Lower School was up to the challenge of solving this problem by immersing themselves in the most creative “problem” based learning unit. Using the floor plans and sketches of the new Lower School Millie’s Garden as inspiration, our Early Childhood boys and girls became investigators, observers and artists and recreated our beautiful campus in the form of a mural by exploring the shapes all around them. The girls in kindergarten through fourth grade spent time in multi-aged groups hypothesizing about their future legacy, putting together a time capsule to be opened in 50 years, and strategizing, inventing, and sustaining the essential components of an outdoor classroom including food, medicine, and shelter! This extraordinary week gave the Lower School a glimpse of what awaits them as they look forward to engaging in hands-on experimentation and discovery in the years to come! See photos from this amazing project in the photo gallery.

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    Seniors wrap up year with service trips through FaithJustice Xperience

    Posted June 10, 2015

    Immediately following the Invisible Issues project, the senior class participated in the FaithJustice Xperience hosted by the Center for FaithJustice in Lawrenceville. During this week-long experience, the girls completed their required community service in a retreat-like environment. While the freshmen, sophomores and juniors were taking exams, the seniors spent the week together, working, serving, discussing, reflecting and learning. The girls were assigned four different service sites in our local community, Gateway Head Start, UIH/Sage/Trenton Downtown Association, Visitation Home and TASK. This new format allowed the seniors to participate in meaningful service projects without the anxiety and stress of planning and implementation. Click through for photos from the trips.

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    Middle School “Free the Children” Club walks in the shoes of Haitian women

    Posted June 10, 2015

    The Free the Children Club in the Middle School chose to support the Adopt a Village program and has spent many hours working to raise awareness of issues surrounding clean water and sanitation in Haiti. The club worked with the Free the Children organization, an international charity and educational partner that works to empower and enable youth to be agents of change. Part of the club’s efforts were focused on a bake sale which raised $400 to help provide clean water to their adopted village in Haiti. The club also participated in a Walk for Water in which girls ranging from grades 5–8 spent time thinking about the struggle that many Haitian women endure to collect water for their villages and families. What a great example of Sacred Heart Goal III in action! Click through for photos.

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    Middle School spends final day of school year in service to others

    Posted June 10, 2015

    For four years, it has been a tradition that the final day of Middle School is spent in service to others. This year each grade level participated in a day-long service experience that was in one way or another connected to their curriculum from the year. Click through for photos and to read more.

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    Lower School Prize Day photos now available

    Posted June 8, 2015

    Photos from Monday's Lower School Prize Day ceremony are now available. Visit this link to view the photos.

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    Congratulations to the Class of 2015! See video and photos of Graduation online.

    Posted June 7, 2015

    Congratulations to the Stuart Class of 2015! Saturday’s graduation ceremony was truly inspirational. Many thanks to Monsignors Thomas J. Mullelly and Gregory E. S. Malovetz who celebrated Mass with our community on Thursday, and to alumna Caroline McCarthy ’02, our graduation speaker. Once again we were able to live stream video of the ceremony! If you were unable to join us (or just want to watch the video), you can still watch the ceremony online. Official photos are now available on the Lors website and additional photos are available in Stuart's SmugMug gallery.

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    Upper School girls wrap up the school year with blazing bonfire

    Posted June 4, 2015

    As the school year approached its final days the Upper School girls wrapped things up with an immense bonfire celebration. Nearly 100 party-goers were on hand for the spectacle that included food, games, an airbrush artist and freestyle dance and singing competitions with prizes. The Princeton Fire Department was on hand to start the blaze, ensuring that the final social event of the year proceeded safely. Click through for photos.

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    Stuart girls design "Parklet" in front of Small World

    Posted June 1, 2015

    Upper School students in Maria Evans' sculpture class gave project-based learning a whole new meaning this term! They helped to design and install a piece of public art, a "parklet" on Witherspoon Street in front of Small World Coffee. They learned about the process and worked on this very special piece of site-specific sculpture, commissioned by Mayor Liz Lempert and the town of Princeton. Parklets are a relatively new phenomena that have been popping up in urban environments in places like New York City and San Francisco. These miniature parks transform a parking space into a publicly accessible urban oasis where the community can enjoy an artistically designed space. Come by and enjoy Princeton's new Parklet! Read more about the project.

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    Stuart's Afternoon of Make inspires innovation, collaboration and creativity!

    Posted May 25, 2015

    Friday, May 15 was an exciting day at Stuart! While juniors and seniors were prepping for Prom, the rest of the Upper School joined their Middle School sisters for an "Afternoon of Make." It was hard to choose just two from the selection of 22 workshops run by faculty and staff, which included laser engraving, printmaking, BrushBots, chemical wood burning, wearable tech, knitting, pinatas, teddy bears, and so much more! See photos from the afternoon in the photo gallery.

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    Night at the Wax Museum, Fourth Grade Musical delights, amuses and amazes

    Posted May 11, 2015

    Bravo and congratulations to the entire Class of 2023 and Christina Kosyla and Dominique Di Meglio for their outstanding performance in the Fourth Grade Musical, Night at the Wax Museum this past weekend. Way to go, girls! See photos from the musical in the photo gallery.

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    Upper School girls gain critical knowledge and skills at Cape May Envirothon competition

    Posted May 11, 2015

    Last weekend five Stuart Upper School girls traveled to Cape May to compete in the 2015 New Jersey Envirothon where they pursued in-depth knowledge about New Jersey’s natural resources and gained skills needed to navigate the complex environmental issues of today and tomorrow. Sophomores Izy Engel, Annie Liang and Emily Rounds and juniors Elizabeth Sochka and Roz Stengle took tests and worked on hands-on activities in the areas of forestry, aquatics, soils and wildlife. The team also presented to a group of judges on this year’s current issue, “Urban and Community Forestry.” The girls listened to terrific speakers, including New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher who said, “...students of today need to be equipped with an understanding of the importance of our natural resources if they are to succeed in today’s world.”

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    Stuart girls celebrate the arts with Student Art Show and Spring Concert

    Posted April 27, 2015

    The Middle School Choirs and the Tartantones brought down the house on Thursday night with their exciting performances of African American music. Each group sang with precision, sensitivity, and expression, filling Cor Unum with gorgeous sound. The combined choirs opened and closed the concert to great acclaim. The audience was uplifted and moved! Meanwhile, artwork from every Stuart girl (and Early Childhood boy) who took a visual art class this year is on exhibit throughout the school as part of the All-School Art Show. On Monday, Lower School girls spent part of the morning “crawling” the hallways and galleries, admiring artwork from across divisions. Thanks to the entire community for supporting the arts at Stuart! Visit the photo gallery to see some of the beautiful artwork or come visit, stroll the halls and see it in person.

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    Laser-cut cathedrals inspired by sacred architecture

    Posted April 20, 2015

    After studying sacred architecture, 7th grade theology students designed cathedrals using a computer design program called 123D Make. The girls worked together in groups to conceive and create unique and functional spaces inspired by what they learned about sacred architecture. To create the cathedrals, they were "printed" in parts, as hundreds of tiny pieces, using the Epilog Laser Mini Helix laser cutter in our MakerSpace. The girls spent many hours carefully assembling their cathedrals piece by piece. Teachers Emily Lesinski and Alicia Testa collaborated to create this wonderful hands-on, cross-curricular learning experience for the girls. It was a true labor of love! We hope you enjoy these stunning works of art. Click on the photo to the left to see all of the beautiful cathedrals.

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