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    Seventh grade girls connect with science and history on Sprout Creek Farm trip

    Posted May 2, 2016

    The seventh grade girls enjoyed an active, educational and reflective overnight trip to Sprout Creek Farm in Dutchess County, New York last Thursday and Friday! See photos from the trip in the photo gallery. Highlights included tours of this working Sacred Heart farm, meeting the chickens, goats, cows, donkeys, ducks and sheep, farm chores—including milking the goats and cows and preparing and eating delicious meals featuring Sprout Creek’s own cheeses. Keep reading and watch a video from the trip >>

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    Stuart girls medal first time ever at Penn Relays, world’s biggest track meet

    Posted May 2, 2016

    In the biggest track and field meet in the world on a cold and windy day the Stuart track ladies for the first time earned medals in both the 4x400 and 4x100 at the Penn Relays. See photos from the Penn Relays and the rest of the season in the gallery. The girls achieved times that were very close to school records in both races with seniors Pam and Natalie McGowen and sophomore Michelle Kwafo on both teams. Freshman Priscilla Francois had the best split in the 4x400 and junior Ally McGowen completed the team in the 4x100. Senior Juliette McGowen and freshman Akilah Johnson stepped in as alternates to help make it happen. They were proud to represent Stuart and all the members of the Stuart track team in this special accomplishment. Click through for a video of the medal-winning 4x100 relay.

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    Upper School girls get in the spirit for Spirit Week

    Posted May 2, 2016

    The Upper School celebrated Spirit Week in style with truly spirited themes including ’merica Monday, TV Tuesday, Warm Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Green and White Day Friday. The Communications Office also held a photo contest with four winners this week. Congratulations to junior Alexxa Newman, freshman Raven Wright, freshman Sahana Mathiarasan, and junior Alina Paracha for their winning photos! Thanks to everyone who submitted Spirit Week photos—see them all in the photo gallery.

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    Resourceful first graders engineer pockets for their poems

    Posted May 2, 2016

    In honor of “Put a Poem in Your Pocket Day,” the girls in first grade designed and made temporary pockets to hold the poems they wrote in literacy class. Since the uniform jumpers do not have pockets, the young engineers imagined and planned pocket designs. Last Thursday, the girls traveled around the school and recited poems that they wrote about colors, nature, animals and other topics. The girls enjoyed sharing their poems and displaying their pocket inventions. Click through for photos and videos from the day.

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    Fifth grade trip to Penn Museum: Egyptian sphinxes, mummies, and pharaohs—oh my!

    Posted May 2, 2016

    Recently, the fifth grade girls had the privilege of visiting the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, which is part of the University of Pennsylvania and focuses on the study of archeology and anthropology. The girls got up-close and personal with some of the amazing history that they’ve been learning about in the classroom, including real Egyptian mummies! See photos from the trip in the gallery. The students also witnessed a preservationist actively working on restoring a mummy for the museum's collection. Keep reading >>

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    Sixth grade students from Stuart and Princeton Academy come together for poetry exchange

    Posted May 2, 2016

    Stuart sixth graders welcomed their Princeton Academy counterparts for the Second Annual Poetry Exchange last week. To kick-off the day, PASH Headmaster Rik Dugan (father of Stuart 6th grader, Isabella), evoked the spirit of Mr. Keating from the Dead Poet’s Society, in his interactive presentation entitled, “What will your verse be?” Next, the students entertained each other with group poetry presentations. Finally, in a workshop format, small groups circulated around to six different poetry stations, led by Stuart and PASH teachers. The event ended with a pizza lunch and recess on the turf field. We hope that this exchange will continue to be an annual event! See photos from the Poetry Exchange in the gallery.

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    Regenerative medicine takes center stage for STEM Endorsement students

    Posted May 2, 2016

    Many Upper School girls had the unique privilege of hearing from world renowned physician, Dr. John Barker about his groundbreaking research in regenerative medicine last week. Dr. Barker, who is junior Sophia Jeanes’ uncle, spoke to the participants in the STEM Diploma Endorsement as well as many other interested Upper School students about his research at the University of Louisville and at the Frankfurt Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Germany. His research focuses on limb loss and severe facial disfigurement. He told the girls that although transplants and the reattachment of limbs can be successful, the ideal treatment would be to get the body to regrow itself using tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches. The audience had many interesting questions for Dr. Barker who has become an annual guest at Stuart. See photos from Dr. Barker's visit.

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    All Stuart is a stage for sophomore English students

    Posted May 2, 2016

    Spontaneous theatrical performances from our very talented 10th grade English classes popped up all over the Stuart campus last week. Hallways, stairwells, the serpentine parlor, and many other clever locations were the venues of choice for Ms. Cutalo’s and Ms. Hamblen’s students as they performed scenes from Moliere’s Tartuffe. These performances were the culmination of an English project that required students to look at their close reading of Moliere’s text to make artistic choices about scene location, costuming and blocking. The response to the performances was a resounding, “Bravo!”

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    Gaining momentum, varsity lacrosse takes exciting wins over Lawrence High and Burlington City

    Posted May 2, 2016

    The Stuart varsity lacrosse team had a tight game against Lawrence High School last week, but in the end, the Tartans were able to pull ahead and win with a final score 13–12! Senior Julia Maser had 7 goals and senior Harley Guzman and freshman Grace Sheppard had 2 goals apiece. Senior Rose Tetnowski and sophomore Ali Hannah rounded out the scoring with one goal apiece. Sophomore Elle Wigder was outstanding in goal with 10 saves! Overall it was a great team effort and great win for Stuart. The varsity lacrosse team is improving and had one of the best team performances so far this season. On Friday, the team hosted Burlington City for an exciting game and a solid 16–7 win! The Tartans had over 6 different attackers score: senior Julia Maser, sophomore Ali Hannah, senior Rose Tetnowski, senior Harley Guzman junior Claire Landers, and freshman Lauren Magnani. Great team effort and solid defense played by sophomore GinGin (Virginia) Plehn! See photos from the Lawrence HS game in the gallery.

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    Lower School takes the spoils in "The Ultimate Gouter!"

    Posted April 29, 2016

    Last Friday, the Lower School girls enjoyed the spoils of winning the Rock & Roll Gala music video contest! Popcorn, cotton candy, ice pops and dance music at the K–2 playground made for the perfect celebration. Many thanks to the auction committee volunteers who provided, “The Ultimate Gouter,” and to all the parents who voted! What a fun way to celebrate together ... because Stuart Girls Rock! See photos from “The Ultimate Gouter.”

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    Stuart senior wins Outstanding Soloist award at Heritage Festival in Boston

    Posted April 29, 2016

    Congratulations to senior Pam McGowen who won the Outstanding Soloist award at the Worldstrides Heritage Festival in Boston last weekend. She traveled to the festival with the Tartantones and Vox Unum who also won gold and silver awards at the competition.

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    Stuart junior wins "Best Delegate" at Cornell Model UN

    Posted April 25, 2016

    Representing delegates from across the globe, our students joined more than one thousand peers last weekend to debate solutions to the world’s most pressing issues at the Model United Nations at Cornell University. In the competitive Greek Financial Crisis Committee, junior Izy Engel took home “Best Delegate,” the premier award that recognizes a student's outstanding research, debate skills, and influence, presented in the form of a wooden gavel. Congratulations, Izy!

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    Stuart’s choruses earn gold and silver awards at Heritage Festival in Boston

    Posted April 25, 2016

    Stuart’s Tartantones, the Upper School chorus, were in Boston this weekend performing at the Worldstrides Heritage Festival and taking in the sights around the city. They performed at Danvers High School on Friday, were treated to a dinner cruise, and spent Saturday touring around Quincy Market. On Saturday night they attended an awards dinner and banquet before returning home on Sunday. Congratulations to the Tartantones and Vox Unum who earned gold and silver awards in their divisions. Additionally, senior Pam McGowen won the Outstanding Soloist award! See photos from the trip.

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    Fifth graders tackle the question, “What can we do to preserve New Jersey as the Garden State?”

    Posted April 25, 2016

    “What can we do to preserve New Jersey as the Garden State?” That was the driving question for the fifth graders’ recent long-term cross-curricular PBL (Project Based Learning). See photos from the PBL. Back in the fall, the class was first introduced to the PBL, with their visit to Terhune Orchards. Reuwai Hanewald, mother of three Stuart girls, spoke about the increase of local, small farms in the area, as well as the challenges of farming. Keep reading >>

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    NJ Governor's School selects rising Stuart senior

    Posted April 25, 2016

    We are proud to announce that Annie Liang '17 will attend the NJ Governor’s School in Sciences. This selective summer program brings high achieving high school students to Drew University for three weeks to study and research topics such as neuroscience and cell biology, Most notable among the alumni is Nobel Prize-winner Adam Riess, an astrophysicist who received the international science prize in 2011 for his work proving the universe is accelerating, not decelerating. Congratulations, Annie!

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    Stuart youth stand out with two new school records at Mercer County Relays

    Posted April 25, 2016

    The Mercer County Relays meet at Steinert H.S began with a moment of silence for Robbinsville Superintendent Steven Mayer. This event helped us to realize the reality of sport and how it can help us cope, at least for a time, with real life events. The Stuart track team, competing for the first time in a county meet, showed it was ready for a high level of competition even without some of its best athletes. See photos and videos from the relays in the gallery. With several teams finishing in the top 8 in their events in a county loaded with talented track athletes, two new school records and several personal best results were recorded. Keep reading >>

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    Stuart girls showcase fine arts talents at All-School Art Show and Spring Concert

    Posted April 25, 2016

    The Middle School choirs and the Tartantones wowed the audience on Thursday night at the annual Spring Concert. Each group sang with precision, sensitivity and expression, filling Cor Unum with gorgeous sound. 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, which had its opening reception just prior to the Spring Concert. On Monday, the 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 photos from the concert and art show or come visit, stroll the halls and see it in person!

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    Middle School Tartans lacrosse defeats rivals PDS in hard-fought battle

    Posted April 25, 2016

    The Middle School Tartans lacrosse team won a hard fought game against PDS on Thursday with a final score of 11–9. The game was tied 5–5 at halftime, but with terrific defense, Stuart outscored PDS 6–4 in the second half. Eighth grader Elle Vogel led all players with six goals and won multiple draws for the Tartans. Sixth grader Jaelyn Bennett, eighth grader Sophie Tarditi, and sixth grader Mandy Vogel also found the back of the net for Stuart. Seventh grader Manya Kaushik was tremendous in the goal stopping 7 shots! This was an excellent team win for the Tartans! The girls will face Rutgers Prep on Monday afternoon. See photos from the Middle School lacrosse season in the photo gallery.

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    Whites Lacrosse plays strong against neighboring rivals PDS

    Posted April 25, 2016

    The Middle School Whites lacrosse team played PDS for their second game of the season with tenacity and determination the entire time. Beautiful connecting passes from the defense resulted in fast transitions for the Whites attack. Seventh grader Lia Bull-Krieg scored two goals while classmates Abby Sieler and Shellby Williams finished off the scoring. Seventh grader Morgan John was a rock in the goal for the whites! In the end, the Whites lost the game 4–7 but they played hard and learned a lot! See photos from this season's Middle School lacrosse teams in the gallery.

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    Resourceful first graders use environmental ingenuity to design costumes from trash

    Posted April 23, 2016

    The girls in the grade 1 drama class were faced with a creative challenge: how can you make a costume or article of clothing from plastic bags, paper bags and painter’s tape? After viewing costumes from the Broadway musical Brooklyn, which were designed with found objects and materials, the girls were ready to take it on themselves. It was no match for our spectacular designers, whose creations ranged from shark and robot costumes to bathing suits and even flip flops! Each of the girls reflected on how they can use everyday objects and contribute to the “re-use” portion of the “reduce, reuse, recycle” model in honor of Earth Day. See photos in the gallery.

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