May 2017 
The Student-Run Online News Source of Stone Hill Middle School 

Stingray Staff Spotlight

  • Meet Chorus Teacher Ms. Luebke by Tharini S. Ms. Luebke is a 7th and 8th grade chorus teacher here at Stone Hill. She’s the sponsor of the select chorus and the talent show. How did you get interested in singing?I never thought I was very good at singing when I was growing up. I joined the 8th grade chorus, but I didn’t really like it. I kept singing in high school, and I had a great chorus teacher who encouraged me a lot. That is when I found out that it is really my passion!Beside singing, what other talents do you have?Other than singing, I really enjoy baking, running, and reading.What place do you want to go to?I would love to ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2017, 6:06 AM by Erica Garman
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Word of the Week

  • benevolent (bə-nĕv′ə-lənt) (adjective) benevolent (bə-nĕv′ə-lənt) (adjective)characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings Example Sentence:Her benevolent smile lightened the somber feelings in the room. 
    Posted May 8, 2017, 1:19 PM by Erica Garman
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Features

  • The Ultimate Summer Bucket List by Uddipta S. and Manu J. We are all getting ready for summer and finishing out the school year. But since summer is so close, we won’t have time to plan out what we are ...
    Posted May 8, 2017, 1:31 PM by Erica Garman
  • How Did the Cherry Blossom Trees Come to DC? by Manu J. and Uddipta S. Every Spring, my family and I take a trip to our nation’s capital to enjoy the Japanese Cherry blossom trees. They blossom for about 4 weekends every year and ...
    Posted May 8, 2017, 1:11 PM by Erica Garman
  • Water, Twists, & Turns to Keep You Cool This Summer by Brianna E. Have you ever been to the Kings Dominion amusement park? Well, it’s an awesome park, and I recommend you go there during the summertime (because they have water-related ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2017, 12:42 PM by Erica Garman
  • Create Your Own Secret Book Safe by Brianna E. Tired of your younger or older siblings taking your stuff? What if you could make some sort of secret compartment to hide all of your stuff in? Well, there just ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2017, 1:14 PM by Erica Garman
  • Help for Peru by Brianna E. On the western coast of South America, facing the the Pacific Ocean, there is a country called Peru, and the people there are experiencing a crisis right now. People in ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2017, 1:18 PM by Erica Garman
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Club & Activity News

  • Roaring of the Lion King, Jr. by Tharini S. After months of rehearsals, Stone Hill’s student actors presented the musical Lion King Jr. in the school auditorium on March 31 and April 1 to much applause and positive ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2017, 1:11 PM by Erica Garman
  • Snowdonia Walk 4 Education on April 1 by Srilakshmi M.             To build awareness and empathy, Stone Hill students are organizing the First Annual Snowdonia Walk 4 Education on April 1 from 9 to noon at Rock Ridge High School. Participants ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 1:16 PM by Erica Garman
  • Stone Hill Speller Earns Second Place in County Bee by Malhar K.             On March 2 at Stone Bridge High School, seventh grader Anoushka U. represented Stone Hill Middle School in the Loudoun Regional Spelling Bee and earned the second place prize. Anoushka ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 12:59 PM by Erica Garman
  • Oh The Drama! by Srilakshmi M.     The Drama Club is a behind-the-scenes activity filled with tons of enthusiastic young actors and artists. Run by Ms. Duquette (7th grade science teacher) and Ms. Zahora (7th ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2017, 12:44 PM by Erica Garman
  • Exciting Elaborate Engineers by Vaishnavi R. There is a new club this year at Stone Hill called the Rube Goldberg Club sponsored by Ms. Dewees, an 8th grade science teacher. In this club, students learn important ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2016, 1:00 PM by Erica Garman
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