Artwork from every Stuart girl (and Early Childhood boy) who took a visual art class this year is now on exhibit throughout the school as part of the All-School Student Art Exhibit, which had its opening reception just prior to the Spring Concert. The Spring Concert featured phenomenal performances by the Middle School and Upper School choral and instrumental groups. The students performed an eclectic mix of music including tangos, madrigals, modern classical works, hymns, an African piece, and even a surprise hit from the 80's. It was a wonderful celebration of the arts at Stuart! 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!
This Month at Stuart
Over the weekend, 18 Upper School girls travelled to Ithaca, NY for their third year participating in the Cornell Model United Nations. Working independently and rehearsing as a team during the weeks leading up to the conference, the students spent four days representing the interests of nations and prominent leaders through debate, negotiation, and collaboration. The students were successful as representatives of Spain, Japan, India, among others, including sophomore Allie Rounds who was awarded Honorable Mention for her role as Sedki Sobhy who, in the SCAF (Supreme Council of Armed Forces) and as head of the Egyptian Military, removed Mohamed Morsi from office. See photos from Model UN in the gallery.
Congratulations to the Upper School Track Team who became the first Stuart team to medal in the Mercer County Relay Championships! The 4x100 team of juniors Kendra Brenya and Michelle Kwafo, sophomore Priscilla Francois and freshman Jasmine Hansford just missed a school record, finishing third in the county on a cool, wet day at Robbinsville High School. They also scored in the 4x200 with freshman Heather Kwafo replacing Kendra.
On Friday, the 19 sophomores who traveled to Sacred Heart schools around the world and in the U.S. on SHAEP (Sacred Heart Academic Exchange Program) shared stories and experiences at the all-school Sacred Heart Assembly. Destinations included Lima, Peru; Nantes, France; Madrid, Spain; Dublin, Ireland; Nova Scotia, Canada; St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois. This summer, one sophomore will take her SHAEP trip to Sapporo, Japan.
The fourth grade students recently concluded a unit of study exploring the wonders of space and space technology. Based on the concept of robotic rovers landing on extraterrestrial planets, the students were tasked with an engineering challenge in which they designed and created devices to safely land an uncooked egg on a hard surface. The egg represented a robot rover sent on a mission to explore Saturn's moon, Titan. Various recycled materials were available, and a budget was implemented. Most groups were able to complete their craft in a sustainable manner and under budget. The devices were launched from the balcony by Mater's window. Several devices were 100% effective and the delicate robo-egg landed safely. Mission accomplished! See photos from the experiments in the gallery.