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Creative Coding: Steward Hosts Arts & Technology Hackathon

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 11/11/2016

Innovation involves more than science—the arts are critical disciplines for prompting originality when creating a product. To provide a creative outlet for students with a variety of skillsets, The Steward School hosted its first Arts and Technology Hackathon in the Cramer Center on Saturday, November 5.

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Setting Up For Math Success

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 11/9/2016

Improvements to mathematics education are greatly needed in the United States. According to research posted by youcubed, a Stanford University center that provides free math education resources, a high percentage of students in grades K-12 and college are struggling in math classes. In addition, less than two percent of college graduates are earning math degrees. These statistics seem overwhelming, but for Stanford Professor of Mathematics Education Jo Boaler, these numbers serve as inspiration for change.

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Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarships Recognize Steward Athletics

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 10/21/2016

Monday, October 17 was an incredible day for Steward Athletics. 80 golfers and 33 sponsors participated in the annual Ray Tate Spartan Golf Classic at Hermitage Country Club. The event raised a net amount of more than $37,000 for the Spartan Club to benefit Steward’s athletic programs, matching last year’s record. In addition, Steward parent Steve Thomas hit a hole in one! He and his wife, Donna, are the new owners of a 2016 Toyota Tundra Courtesy of McGeorge Toyota!

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Exploring the Power of Fear in The Crucible

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 10/18/2016

Rumors can be deadly. The Steward School’s fall production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, which runs Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m., will show audiences just how toxic hearsay can become for a community.

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Livia McCoy Receives VAIS Distinguished Service Award

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 10/18/2016

On Friday, October 14, Upper School Dean of Student Support Livia McCoy was honored with the 2016 Sally K. Boese Distinguished Service Award by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) at its annual conference at the Hilton Richmond Hotel. The annual award is given in honor of Dr. Sally K. Boese, who served as executive director of VAIS for 24 years.

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New Varsity Girls Basketball Coach to Emphasize Fundamentals

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 10/6/2016

Robyn D’Onofrio has been selected as the new varsity girls basketball coach. Coach D’Onofrio is an experienced player who competed for four years during her undergraduate years at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. She became a basketball official/referee last year.

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Senior Summer Owens Qualifies for Lexus of Richmond Pursuit of Perfection Scholarship

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 10/5/2016

Lexus of Richmond, in collaboration with iHeartMedia, 1140 WRVA, Sports Radio 910, and FOX TV Richmond, has announced that Steward senior Summer Owens has qualified for the 22nd Annual Pursuit of Perfection Leadership Award, which recognizes “RVA’s most talented scholar-athletes.” As week three’s qualifying award winner, Summer will receive a plaque, will be interviewed live on WRVA (8:22 a.m.) and Fox Sports 910 (8:35 a.m.) on Wednesday, October 12, and will be featured in a Fox 35 News segment.

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Steward's "Kardboard Kingdom" Engages All Ages at MakerFest

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 9/27/2016

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Steward Honors Henrico First Responders on Whirled Peace Day

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 9/21/2016

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Lee Kallman ’91 Honored With 2016 Alumni Achievement Award

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 9/9/2016

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Shawn Morrison Serves as New Director of Development

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 8/26/2016

Shawn Morrison has been selected to lead our Development Office. As the director of development, he will lead the school’s fundraising efforts, serve on Steward’s executive leadership team, and work with the Board of Trustees on philanthropy.

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New Field Hockey Coach Strives to Enhance Program

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 8/15/2016

Samantha Collins has been selected as the new varsity girls field hockey coach. Coach Collins is an experienced player who started coaching in 2009 with a JV team at Midlothian High School. She competed regionally and nationally for five years as a coach for travel league Allied Fusion and coaches U-12 to U-19 teams with the Richmond Strikers Field Hockey program.

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Steward Lower Schoolers Featured In National Music Video

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 7/13/2016
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Steward Celebrates End-Of-Year Accomplishments

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 6/7/2016

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5 Senior Athletes Sign with College Sports Programs

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 6/6/2016

During the month of May, seniors Chaise Johnson, Theron Powell, and Ashley McCreary signed letters of intent to participate in collegiate-level athletic programs in fall 2016. They were preceded by the signings of seniors Kam Smith and BK Stancil, which occurred in November and April respectively.

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Varsity Golf Team Wins State Championship

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 5/25/2016

Update (6-10-16): Since the publication of this article, the VISAA named Class of 2016 alumnus Owen Carter the Division 2 State Player of the Year and varsity golf coach Catesby Jones the Division 2 Coach of the Year. In addition, Class of 2016 alumnus Andrew Farlow was named second team All State. Congratulations to all of you!

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Steward Honored by Local Publications

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 5/19/2016

During the 2015-16 school year, top local publications honored The Steward School with several awards, recognizing our academic and extracurricular programming as well as our status as a top workplace.

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Chickens in Residence

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 4/26/2016

At a time when the world population is growing but available farmland is shrinking, food innovation and agricultural production are more important than ever, according to Todd Haymore, Virginia secretary of agriculture and forestry under Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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2016-17 Play Season Announced

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 4/18/2016

Following the final performance of this year’s spring musical, Pippin, on Saturday, April 16, Upper School Theatre teacher and Pippin Director Craig Smith and Middle School Theatre teacher Susan Sanford announced the play season for the 2016-17 school year to a gathering of Steward students, families, and other play attendees. The season will include a current Broadway hit, a play presented for the first time in Richmond, and a musical featuring students from K-12.

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BK Stancil Signs with Averett

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 4/12/2016

On April 1, senior Bryan “BK” Stancil signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Averett University in Danville, Va. Surrounded by a large group of family, friends, Steward supporters, and teammates, the second baseman committed to playing for the Cougars when he begins college in fall 2016.

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The Business of Empowerment

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 4/7/2016
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Robson Merit Scholarship Winners Announced

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 4/6/2016
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Keep on Hacking

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 3/22/2016

While many children in Richmond were still sleeping, the Bryan Innovation Lab played host to nearly 40 students who would rather spend their Saturday morning writing code.

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Steward Art Display Combines Creatures, Colors

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 3/17/2016

Art students in grades JK-12 are using the power of the brush to benefit Richmond’s furry community.

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Making Sure the Grass is Greener

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 3/14/2016

UPDATE 11.2.2016: Athletic Turf and Field Manager Mark Roberts has passed an exam to become a Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM), a certification held by only 207 people in the nation and four people in the state of Virginia. Click here to read more about the CSFM program.

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Steward Veteran Catesby Jones Wins Cramer Award

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 2/23/2016

At the annual Board, Faculty, and Staff Dinner on Thursday, February 18, several awards were presented to members of the Steward family. The ninth annual Paul R. Cramer Award, given in memory of the former Steward headmaster to a faculty member who best embraces the characteristics of “balance, perspective, and humor,” was given to Middle School Coordinator, history teacher, and golf coach Catesby Jones.

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Creating an Environmental Impact

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 2/19/2016
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New Varsity Lacrosse Coach Aims for Success Through Camaraderie

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 1/29/2016

Jim Tyler has been selected as the new boys varsity lacrosse coach. Mr. Tyler is an experienced player and coach who has coached students for the last five years as director of the Southside for Geronimo Lacrosse.

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Athletic Hall of Fame Honors Five Outstanding Contributors to Steward’s Program

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 1/29/2016

On Thursday, January 14, five members of the Steward community joined the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame at the second annual induction ceremony and reception. Alumni, former and current faculty and staff members, and other community members attended the celebration.

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Laura Akesson Receives 2015 VAST RISE Award

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 1/11/2016

Upper School science teacher Laura Akesson was honored with the 2015 Virginia Association of Science Teacher’s Recognition in Science Education Award for Physics on November 20.

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Taking a Hands-On Approach

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 1/5/2016

Grade 11 students in Laura Akesson’s Biomedical Design class take the concept of hands-on learning literally. This past fall, students were challenged to build and successfully operate prosthetic arms with only rudimentary materials, including wood, springs, nails, hinges, rubber bands, and strings.

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Kam Smith Signs with Northern Illinois

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 11/16/2015

On November 16, senior Kamron Smith signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Northern Illinois University with an athletic scholarship. Surrounded by a large group of family, friends, Steward supporters, and teammates, the shortstop committed to playing for the Huskies when he begins college in fall 2016.

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Scholars Named by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Program

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 11/11/2015

We are proud to announce a Steward milestone: 27 Steward students and alumni were recently named AP Scholars—including one National AP Scholar—by the College Board, and two current seniors have been named Commended Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Learning Through Doing

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 11/10/2015

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National Honor Society Inducts Nine Steward Seniors

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 10/21/2015

Nine Steward seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) on October 21: Kara Bright, Baker Dewey, Zoe Dwelle, Laura Hamilton, Julie Iuorno, Taylor Leahy, Rachel Ragan, Anna Woodfin, and Aubrey Woods. There will be another ceremony in the spring for new junior and senior members.

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Fueling the Mind During Middle School Community Week

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 10/7/2015

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Senior Owen Carter Places 13th in IZOD AJGA Championship

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 9/29/2015

Senior Owen Carter has big golf aspirations, and he may be one step closer to his dream after placing thirteenth out of 71 at the IZOD American Junior Golf Association championship this past August.

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Whirled Peace Day Provides Community Outreach through Art, Bikes

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 9/22/2015

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Steward Fourth Grader and Siblings Start Charity to Help Local Kids in Need

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 9/21/2015

Binders, backpacks, notebooks, colored pencils, crayons, and more fill the Vantre family’s garage. Drew Vantre, a fourth-grade student at The Steward School, and his three siblings collected bins of art and school supplies over the course of the summer. It’s all part of a community project the Vantre kids created called Just Drew It.

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Steward Alumnus Plays Major Role in 2015 UCI Road World Championships

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 9/18/2015

Lee Kallman '91, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, became involved in planning the event in 2011. Mr. Kallman was profiled in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Crossroads, The Steward School magazine—to view the issue, click here.

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Debbie Goldstone Horwitz '90 Honored With 2015 Alumni Achievement Award

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 9/11/2015

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Lisa Dwelle Honored as a Finalist for Virginia CFO Award

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 6/23/2015

Associate Head of School Lisa Dwelle was named a finalist for a 2015 Virginia CFO Award by Virginia Business magazine at a ceremony on June 23 at the Jefferson Hotel. Mrs. Dwelle was one of five finalists in the large nonprofit organization category; the award was presented to Steven G. McAllister from Washington and Lee University. Mrs. Dwelle was chosen as a finalist from an overall field of 45 nominees, and she was the only finalist in the category from the greater Richmond area.

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Steward Celebrates Accomplishments of Classes of 2022, 2019, and 2015

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 6/2/2015

During the past week, The Steward School has celebrated the accomplishments of all students for the 2014-15 school year, especially the classes of 2022, 2019, and 2015. Thirty-nine fifth graders were recognized at the Lower School Recognition Assembly on Thursday, May 28. During the ceremony, Grace Compton and Ethan Reed presented the fifth-grade gift—a donation to the Lower School classroom libraries—to Head of School Dan Frank. In addition to musical selections (the Class of 2022 sang “This is My Time” with a solo by Zoe Macgill and “Helping Me Grow” with solos by Lauren Currin and Jonah Barzel) and a fun slideshow complete with baby photos that celebrated each student, awards for punctuality, subject excellence, and overall academic achievement were presented along with The Lower School Award—given each year to the member of the Lower School who, in the opinion of the faculty, best exemplifies extraordinary effort, cooperation, and school spirit—presented to Alaina Jefferson.

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Nic Enright Named Gatorade Virginia Baseball Player of the Year

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 5/28/2015

Senior Nic Enright achieved a major milestone today, as he was named the Gatorade Virginia Baseball Player of the Year. Nic is the first Steward School athlete to achieve this honor, and he joins other baseball greats such as Derek Jeter and Chipper Jones, who were named their respective states’ Gatorade Players of the Year. Nic has committed to playing baseball for the Virginia Tech Hokies in the fall, however, it is widely anticipated that he could be drafted by a Major League Baseball team in June.

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Senior Ryan Doggett Signs with North Carolina A&T

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 5/22/2015

Steward's baseball program reached another milestone on Friday, May 22, when senior Ryan Doggett signed with North Carolina A&T. Surrounded by family, friends, Steward supporters, and teammates, Ryan signed his name to play for the Aggies. The first baseman is the fifth member of the 2014 State Championship team to commit to a college baseball program.

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Lyn Lunsford Named Among Henrico’s Top Teachers

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 5/6/2015

Lower School teacher Lyn Lunsford was named one of Henrico County’s top 20 teachers in Henrico Citizen (click here for the article). Mrs. Lunsford currently teaches second grade, but she has also taught first grade at Steward, and she pioneered the junior kindergarten program in 2010. Mrs. Lunsford graduated from St. Catherine’s School and the College of William & Mary. She taught at Collegiate for several years before moving to Boston, then later taught in Los Angeles and Ridgewood, New Jersey. While living in New Jersey, she participated in the Reading and Writing Project at Columbia Teacher’s College in New York. Her family returned to Richmond in 2003, when Mrs. Lunsford joined the Steward faculty, and her daughters became Spartans.

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Eighth-Grader Gracie Goodpasture Receives National Science Award

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 4/29/2015

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Steward Named A 2015 Green Ribbon School

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 4/22/2015

Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce that The Steward School, in Richmond, Virginia is among the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.

The Steward School was nominated by Virginia Department of Education with three pillars of supporting information:

  • Pillar I: Reduce environmental impact and costs
  • Pillar II: Improve the health and wellness of students and staff
  • Pillar III: Provide effective environmental and sustainability education

The application included details about how the pillars are incorporated: “Our curriculum is oriented to help students understand world issues through knowledge in three specific areas: the natural and built environment, health and wellness, and energy and resources. These areas of context studied together give students an opportunity to view themselves and the applied topics from the perspective of a world systems approach. As we apply real-world challenges to the curriculum, we are also focused on developing the skills sets for our students to become problem solvers, innovators, and leaders in solving environmental and resource issues. The school’s green initiative movement has produced a reduction in GHG emissions of 12.4 percent.”

Head of School Dan Frank said, “We are thrilled and honored to be included in this Green Ribbon group. We see sustainability and concern for the wider community, both locally and regionally, as integral to our school’s mission, and as imperative to the students’ program of learning and service.”

In total, across the country, 58 schools and 14 districts were honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways. In addition, 9 colleges and universities were honored for the Postsecondary Sustainability Award. Duncan and Goldfuss made the announcement at the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, DC.

“These honorees are compelling examples of the ways schools can help children build real-world skillsets, cut school costs, and provide healthy learning environments,” Duncan said. “U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools are an inspiration and deserve the spotlight for embodying strong examples of innovative learning and civic engagement. We also are thrilled to add institutions of higher education to the list of honorees this year for the first time in the award’s history.”

The schools, districts, and postsecondary institutions were confirmed from a pool of candidates voluntarily nominated by 30 state education agencies, with honorees selected from 28 jurisdictions. The list of 81 total selectees includes 52 public schools and six private schools. The public schools include two charter and three magnet schools. The schools serve various grade levels, including 35 elementary, 19 middle and 17 high schools are among them, with several schools having various K-12 configurations, from 28 of the nominating authorities. Forty-seven percent of the 2015 honorees serve a disadvantaged student body, 22 percent are rural, and one-third of the postsecondary institutions are community colleges. The list of all selected schools, districts, colleges, and universities, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here. A report with highlights on the 81 honorees can be found here.

More information on the federal recognition award can be found here. Resources for all schools to move toward the three Pillars can be found here.

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Health Warrior Visits Steward

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 4/16/2015

On April 15, the focus was on health, nutrition, and entrepreneurship at The Steward School. Health Warrior, the locally-founded company with chia seeds and the #1-selling Chia Bar at its core, spearheaded a day of health-related information on campus.

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Debbie Robson Merit Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 3/21/2015

At the first annual Pancakes for a Purpose event on March 21, the two inaugural recipients of the Debbie Robson Merit Scholarship were announced. Congratulations to Morgan King and Aayush Lalwaney! Both students will be ninth graders at Steward in the fall of 2015 and will receive four years of full tuition in the Upper School.

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Lower School Teachers Interned Under Award-Winning Educator

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 3/20/2015

It was announced last week that reading-and-writing expert Nancie Atwell, founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in Edgecomb, Maine, was awarded the Global Teacher Prize from the Varkey Foundation. For one week in February 2013, fifth-grade teacher Becky Groves, fourth-grade teacher Chris Tickle, former teacher Lisa Moore, and Director of Curriculum JK-12 Nancy Negus served as interns at Ms. Atwell’s small school of 80 students and have been incorporating her ideas into Steward’s language arts curriculum ever since.

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National Honor Society Chapter Taps 24 Members

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 2/25/2015

The Steward School chapter of the National Honor Society tapped 23 new members and welcomed one transfer student from another chapter on Wednesday, February 25. According to chapter sponsor Leslie Kovach, 36 students were asked to apply, which is the largest number in Steward’s history. The Faculty Council, consisting of Upper School teachers John Alley, Amy Cooper, Todd Serr, Terri Shelton, Elizabeth Simpson, and Mrs. Kovach, uses a very careful and deliberate process to select the inductees.

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Longtime Teacher Bonnie Anderson Wins Cramer Award

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 2/24/2015

At the annual Board, Faculty, and Staff Dinner on Monday, February 23, several special awards were presented to members of the Steward family. The eighth annual Paul R. Cramer Award, given in memory of the former Steward headmaster to the faculty member who best embraces the characteristics of “balance, perspective, and humor” he celebrated, was given to music teacher Bonnie Anderson.

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Sarah Severn Shares Nike’s Sustainability Story

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 2/12/2015

Sarah Severn, recently retired director of stakeholder mobilization at Nike, Inc., visited The Steward School on Wednesday, February 11 to promote the idea of corporate care for the environment. Ms. Severn worked at Nike for 21 years and spearheaded the company’s efforts to make itself sustainable. At Steward, she met with student groups of all ages throughout the day and spoke to attendees from the community in the evening.

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Spartabots Robotics Team Competes in FIRST Tech Challenge

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 2/4/2015

The students on Chris Lundberg’s FIRST Tech Robotics Team—known as the “Spartabots”—participated in the FIRST Tech Challenge Northern Regional Competition at Orange County High School on Saturday, January 31. The team placed twelfth out of 26 teams, winning three out of five matches. The Spartabots were competitive (ranked in the top five teams) for the first three rounds of the event; however, a broken axle on the robot during round four eventually knocked them out of the elimination round. The team included 15 Steward students: team captain Matt Gelber and his fellow seniors Henry Harrell and Adam Mickle; juniors Mary Madison Andrews, Kara Bright, Abigail Herring, and Cameron Simpson; sophomores Alex Lee and Davis Mohar; freshmen Xzavier Caldwell, Peter Clevenger, Chris Dellosso, and Randolph Reazin; eighth-grader Jessica Shedden; and seventh-grader Nik Bright.

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Baseball Player Jay Charity Signs with Roanoke College

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 1/23/2015

The Steward School’s baseball program reached another milestone on Friday, January 23, when senior player Jay Charity signed with Roanoke College. Surrounded by family, friends, and teammates, Jay happily signed his name on the dotted line to play for the Maroons. He is the fourth member of the 2014 State Championship team to commit to a college baseball program.

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Chaise Johnson Reaches 1,000 Career Points Milestone

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 1/22/2015

Junior Chaise Johnson was honored by fellow students on Friday, January 16, for reaching the 1,000 career point milestone. Entering the game against The Covenant School of Charlottesville in late December, Johnson needed only a handful of points to reach 1,000. His 1,000th point came on a three-pointer with an assist from teammate Jack Trepp.

Johnson, playing his third year of varsity basketball, is proud to have reached a goal that many basketball players strive to achieve. “I couldn’t have reached this goal without the help of my teammates. The confidence they have instilled in me made it a lot easier…that and a lot of hard work,” said Johnson.

Johnson achieved this accomplishment through hard work and dedication, two things his mentor and former UVA standout and NBA player Cory Alexander stresses for him. “I think of Cory’s advice when I work with Coach [Jamiel] Allen at my 5 a.m. workouts,” Johnson said.” I also work out after school with the team. I’ve put a lot of hours in to work on my game.”

When asked what advice he’d give to a younger athlete, Johnson responded, “I have a great amount of respect for [NBA player] Kevin Durant. He says that ‘hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.’ I think that applies to all aspects of life, and hard work is one of the values my mother has instilled in me.” He also advises younger players to make sure they have fun while playing. “The game gets more serious, but it is important to have fun. Use the game; don’t let the game use you,” said Johnson.

Johnson joins an elite group of Steward athletes who have accomplished this goal. Jennifer Keller ’88 and Cheryl Mayers Hinton ’95 accomplished the feat during their time at Steward. Mike Edwards ’03 was the first boys varsity player to reach the 1,000-point mark; Pat Branin ’11 and Adjehi Baru ’11 reached the goal as seniors in 2011.

Johnson was also honored at the school’s Lower School Jamboree on January 9, when he was given a ball marked with his accomplishment. Immediately after receiving the ceremonial ball, Johnson walked over and gave the prize to his mother. “She has always encouraged me, and I wanted to share the moment with her,” he said.

Johnson, the team’s leading scorer, has all of next year to add to his career point total. Director of Athletics Bob Stratton said, “The Steward School is proud of Chaise’s accomplishments, and we are looking forward to the many great things in Chaise’s future.”

The Richmond Times-Dispatch posted an article about Chaise’s accomplishment on January 21.

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“Living the Legacy”—Steward’s Annual Day On

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 1/20/2015

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Steward community put its best foot forward to make a difference in Richmond. The Children’s Hospital of Richmond, the Hospital Hospitality House, and Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School are the main recipients of our efforts this year, and all of the students, faculty, and staff pitched in to help others during our annual “day on” to continue Dr. King’s legacy. 

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Athletic Hall of Fame Inaugurated

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 1/16/2015

The Steward School’s athletic program took a giant leap forward—with a look backward—on January 15 when it inaugurated the Hall of Fame. At a special dedication ceremony, five honorees were inducted in the first class. In his remarks, Director of Athletics Bob Stratton said, “After one-and-a-half years of thought and preparation, it is exciting to finally recognize The Steward School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015. A school’s Athletic Hall of Fame is a chance to recognize the best of the best, as contributors, student-athletes, or coaches. I am honored and humbled to be a part of the process and only hope this will become a major milestone in the deep and rich heritage and history of The Steward School.”

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Happy Holidays from The Steward School!

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 12/19/2014

We asked the Steward community, "How do you know when it's the holidays?" Everyone wrote their answers on a flag and planted them on the Wilton Hall lawn, spelling out a festive message for the 2016 holiday season.

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Steward's Hour of Code

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 12/17/2014

We live in a world surrounded by technology, and we know that whatever career fields our students choose to enter as adults, their abilities to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. With that thought in mind, during Computer Science Education Week (December 8-14), The Steward School joined the largest learning event in history—the Hour of Code. This worldwide event has involved more than 78 million students so far.

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Special Olympics Global Messenger Inspires Students

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 12/11/2014

Steward welcomed a renowned speaker to the Middle and Upper School assembly on Wednesday, December 10—Special Olympics athlete and global messenger Frank Stephens. Mr. Stephens spoke at Steward in 2012 at the suggestion of junior Meg Trepp, who is an active volunteer with the organization. He gained international recognition during the 2012 presidential campaign, following an exchange with commentator Ann Coulter, who used the word “retard” and drew feedback from the Special Olympics.

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Announcing Steward's New Head of School

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 11/20/2014

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Senior Nic Enright Signs with Division 1 Program

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 11/12/2014

On Wednesday, November 12, senior baseball player Nic Enright signed with the Hokies of Virginia Tech today before a crowd of family, friends, and Steward supporters. In a Virginia Tech tie and baseball cap, Nic beamed as he signed the scholarship agreement. “I’m excited and can’t thank my parents and coaches enough,” Nic said. “It’s 17 years of hard work put in for the next stage of my career.”

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Montana Educator Connects Gaming to Learning

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 11/6/2014

Visiting Innovator Paul Andersen, the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year and a YouTube EDUGuru with 25 million views and 125 million subscribers, shared his wisdom about learning through the lens of video games with the Middle and Upper School students on Wednesday, November 5. He taught the audience a technique called Memory Palace to help them remember the “five Fs” of learning: fail, focus, flow, fight, and friends.

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Visiting Innovator Blends Math, Science, and Art

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 10/29/2014

A team of Steward teachers was awarded a Partners in the Arts grant from the University of Richmond this past March, which provided the opportunity to host Steve Tanimoto as the first visiting innovator of the school year. The faculty members and several of their classes worked with Dr. Tanimoto for two days this week—Laura Akesson (AP Physics and Biomedical Design), John Alley (Photography), Jennifer Maitland (Algebra I and Algebra II), Rugene Paulette (Upper School Art), and Cary Jamieson (Director of the Bryan Innovation Lab).

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Spirit Week Rocked

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 10/17/2014

Lower School students showed off their crazy socks, jerseys, college and Steward t-shirts, while grades 6-12 dressed for Character Day, Baby or Boomer Day, and Decade Day with major style. On Friday, everyone caught blue-and-gold fever, and each Upper School grade decorated a hallway in a different decade’s theme. It was a fantastic trip back in time!

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Announcing the Ray Tate Student-Athlete Scholarship Winners

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on 10/6/2014

The Spartan Club proudly presented the Ray Tate Student-Athlete Scholarship to two senior athletes during Upper School assembly on October 6. Zachary Beigel and Emily Parris received this award for their outstanding contributions to Steward athletics and school life during their time here.

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    I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
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    Grace Henderson

    Steward Voices

    Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
    - Grace Henderson ’10

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    Betsy Jolley

    Steward Voices

    Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
    - Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

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    Campbell Family

    Steward Voices

    Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
    - Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14