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    Video: Physics students put field hockey safety to the test

    Posted February 8, 2016

    As the culmination of an investigative PBL in physics class, students presented their findings on the efficacy of field hockey equipment to a panel of administrators, coaches and trainers last week. For one month, students designed, executed and analyzed laboratory experiments in order to test the safety measures put in place for the field hockey team. After some number crunching, research and outside assistance from biology teacher Jason Bink and athletic trainer Megan Kreyling, the students presented their findings, concerns and suggestions for the team. Click through for the full findings and to watch slow motion videos of the experiments in action.

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    Upper School Spirit Committee holds contest to test Jelly Belly knowledge

    Posted February 8, 2016

    Last week the Upper School’s Spirit Committee heads, senior Tori Hannah and junior Izy Engel along with sophomore Spirit secretary, Madeleine Michaels, led the Upper School in yet another engaging and entertaining “Minute-to-Win-It” event during Morning Meeting. One student from each grade volunteered to compete in the “Guess the Jelly Bean Flavor” contest. Senior Rose Tetnowski, junior Alina Paracha, sophomore Kendra Brenya and freshman Bey-Shana Clark were fine representatives for each of their respective classes. After four grueling rounds of competition, the seniors took the win thanks to Rose’s superior taste buds and her experienced Jelly Belly palette. Her words of advice for future contestants were, “Always guess ‘Juicy Pear!’” The event left the Upper School girls feeling energized and indeed, spirited! Click through for photos.

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    Middle School swimmers defeat Oak Hill at Pennington tri-meet

    Posted February 8, 2016

    The Middle School team swam in a tri-meet on Tuesday at Pennington with Oak Hill Academy joining the fray. See photos. We had 20 girls in attendance. Our depth paid off with Stuart narrowly beating Oak Hill Academy 85 to 82. Pennington won the meet with 105 points. Read more >>

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    Middle School CYO basketball team finishes season undefeated!

    Posted February 8, 2016

    Congratulations to the Middle School CYO basketball team, who finished their regular season play in their small school division undefeated with a record of 9-0! They enter into the playoffs this Saturday on February 13 with a 4:00 PM game at the CYO gym in Trenton. Three team members were honored with selections to the All Star Team, our eighth grader and captain, Samantha Humbles, and two of our outside players, Mia Justus and Shay Marciano. Because of our girls’ hard work and dedication and their first place finish, Coach Cortina was picked to coach the All Star Team. This game will be played on Sunday, February 28 and will also be held at the CYO gym in Trenton. Read more >>

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    Volleyball wraps up season in playoff semifinals at Germantown Academy

    Posted February 8, 2016

    Last Wednesday the volleyball team traveled to Germantown Academy where they played in a semifinal playoff match. The team played hard but fell 3-1 to a good Germantown team. The volleyball program had a successful season and won four games, which included a sweep of PDS for the season. Congratulations to the girls on finishing up a great season!

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    Winning two in a row, varsity basketball continues strong play

    Posted February 8, 2016

    Varsity basketball played strong and came away with a 53–41 victory against their Sacred Heart sisters from Country Day School on Wednesday. Freshman Bey-Shana Clark recorded a very solid 20 points in the game. On Friday the varsity team beat Hun 54-37, with Bey-Shana Clark scoring 23 points and grabbing 13 rebounds while senior Harley Guzman scored 12 points for the Tartans. Way to go, girls!

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    Upper School swimming stays strong alongside elite competition in Prep Championships

    Posted February 8, 2016

    The Upper School swim team participated in the Prep Championships at Lawrenceville last Wednesday with over 20 teams in attendance from across the state. See photos from our Upper School swim team in the photo gallery. The meet is one of the fastest in New Jersey featuring several national-level swimmers. It was the first time at the championships for 8 of the 10 girls, and they performed very well amongst elite competition. The girls finished the meet in seventh place in our division out of 12 teams. Click through for highlights.

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    Two Stuart Girls are State Champs in Indoor Track

    Posted February 7, 2016

    Congratulations to sophomore Michelle Kwafo who won first place in the 55M hurdles and junior Casey Nelson who finished first in an exciting 16-lap race in the 3200M this weekend! The entire indoor track team had an outstanding meet at Lawrenceville on Saturday, placing 4th in the state, a giant feat for Stuart's small team. Click through for full results.

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    Stuart Skillman Triplets Bound for Princeton University

    Posted February 5, 2016

    By Lea Florentine Many parents hope their children will someday attend Princeton University. For the McGowens of Skillman, three of their children will start at Princeton this fall. Pamela, Natalie, and Juliet McGowen will graduate from Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in June and move to Princeton’s campus a few miles away in September. Lorraine and Gailon McGowen’s youngest, Alaina, is a junior at Stuart. Read the full story from the Montgomery News.

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    Stuart girls visit with Ruby Bridges, a remarkable woman and icon of civil rights history

    Posted February 5, 2016

    Author Ruby Bridges was the first African American child to attend an all-white school in the American South. She spent many hours with our girls, and at each presentation she spoke on age-appropriate issues surrounding justice and acceptance. We extend our deep gratitude to Ms. Bridges for sharing her personal story and prompting conversations around our own lives. See photos from her visit in the gallery.

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    Varsity volleyball team honors seniors, defeats PDS rivals 3-0

    Posted February 1, 2016

    Last Tuesday the volleyball team recognized the five team members from the Class of 2016 at the annual senior game. Coach Hallowell took a moment before the game to speak about each of the seniors as they stood alongside their teammates while parents and friends cheered from the stands. The team then went on to play a very strong match against Shipley. Last Friday, the girls took on local rivals PDS and won all three games. Way to go, girls! See photos from the senior game in the photo gallery.

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    Upper School girls warm up to hot cocoa—served by parent volunteers

    Posted January 25, 2016

    Just in time for the weekend snow storm, on Friday the young women in our Upper School were surprised at gouter with a stupendous hot chocolate bar! Many thanks to our parents who prepared and served the special treat! Click through for photos.

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    Stuart girls combine engineering, creative design and emerging technology to model major land biomes in biology class

    Posted January 22, 2016

    Girls in Biology I at Stuart recently completed an extensive STEM project to research, learn about, and present characteristics of the major land biomes (large ecosystems) across our globe. In small groups, they created a digital newsletter to highlight current climate conditions and wildlife features. They also had to predict and explain how their biome would be impacted by and recover from a major disturbance. Finally, they collaborated to produce a diorama of their own design by integrating creative arts, engineering and technology including 3D printing/doodles, laser cutting/etching, and LittleBits electronics. The brain power on display and the variety of skills used to create the final products ​was remarkable! Click through for photos or come by the STEM link to see the student work on display!

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    Stuart Country Day girls basketball continues improvement with 49-46 OT win over West Windsor South

    Posted January 20, 2016

    In years past, facing Stuart Country Day seemed like an easy win for Colonial Valley Conference teams. That’s not the case any longer, and West Windsor-Plainsboro South found that out on Wednesday when Stuart came away with a heart-pounding, 49-46 overtime victory over the Pirates. Read the full article on nj.com >>

  • Mayhem Poets and Creativity Caravan inspire Upper School

    Posted January 18, 2016

    IMG_5034.JPGThe gifted Mayhem Poets and the Creativity Caravan brought their lyrical heat to the Upper School last Wednesday. The artists wowed our girls with their slam poetry mixed with humor, hip-hop and improv which showed that you can turn the spoken word into an entertaining show. It was an energizing and inspiring way to end the day! Click through for a video from the performance.

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    Middle School girls enjoy a day immersed in the arts

    Posted January 11, 2016

    On Friday, the entire Middle School took a break from the regular academic routine for the ninth annual celebration of World Arts Day. This celebration of music, dance, art and theater was comprised of 13 workshops by professional artists, dancers, musicians and actors. New workshops this year included gospel singing, Picasso-inspired assemblages and Arabic calligraphy which were presented in addition to an amazing array of offerings including Japanese origami, Greek ceramic vessels, Broadway dance, improvisational theater, Indian dance, tech art and many more. Special thanks to Ms. Phyllis Wright for making this day possible for our Middle School girls! See photos from the day in the gallery.

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    Over 30 young alumnae return to Stuart for Little Christmas

    Posted January 4, 2016

    On Tuesday, January 5, over 30 young alumnae returned to Stuart to catch up with classmates, visit with faculty and staff, and enjoy lunch with this year’s seniors. The graduates also spoke to the eighth grade class during their lunch about college and life in the Upper School at Stuart. It was great to ring in the new year with so many familiar faces! See photos from Little Christmas in the gallery.

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    Varsity basketball continues strong play over Christmas break

    Posted January 4, 2016

    Just as school was letting out for Christmas break, the varsity basketball team hosted a tournament consisting of teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. After three days of exciting play, Montgomery High School won the invitational with Kent Place coming in second. Our girls played strong and came away with two decisive victories in their three games. At the end of December, the varsity basketball team travelled to Wardlaw-Hartridge School to participate in the Vajda Memorial Tournament. The girls played a tough J.P. Stevens team in the first round and battled hard but lost 54-49. The next day Stuart played Wardlaw-Hartridge and won 72-27 and took 3rd place in the tournament. This past Saturday, the girls played a home game against Hightstown High School. At the end of the thrilling and quick paced game Stuart came out on top with a score of 40-16! Our girls have played very well and have managed an impressive 10-2 record so far this season. Keep it up, girls! See photos from recent games in the galleries.

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    Speech team makes strong performance at CFL tourney over Christmas break

    Posted January 4, 2016

    In another impressive showing, speech team members Julia Weingaertner, Maddie Lapuerta, Rosalind Stengle and Sophia Sumaray competed at the Catholic Forensics League (CFL) tournament in Montville, NJ just after school let out for Christmas break. The girls had a fantastic meet with Roz and Julia taking the top two prizes in Oral Interpretation (OI) respectively, Maddie taking third place in Dramatic Performance and Sophia with another fantastic performance. Stuart’s tiny team took fourth place in Team Sweepstakes and our seniors (Julia, Roz and Maddie) are in contention to qualify for the CFL Grand National Tournament in Sacramento this May. Good luck, girls! Additionally, freshman Sophia Sumaray and sophomore Rajitha Penaka have qualified for membership in the National Speech and Debate Association. Congratulations, girls!

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    Varsity basketball remains undefeated heading into final game of Stuart Invitational

    Posted December 21, 2015

    This weekend, the Stuart varsity basketball team has been host to nine teams from NJ, NY, PA and CT for the second annual Stuart Basketball Invitational. Congratulations to our Tartans who remain undefeated (8-0) going into today’s final game. The team is led by freshman forward Bey-Shana Clark (20.2ppg & 5.8rpg), sophomore Jalynn Spaulding (16ppg), and seniors Harley Guzman (7apg) and Kate Walsh (8ppg & 5rpg). Additionally, senior Rose Tetnowski has been a driving force on the defensive end of the floor. Watch the live stream recordings here.

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