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The Steward School


Another Step Forward


Graduation of th e Class of 1996 was held on Thursd ay, Jllne 6 at 8 p.m. Led by Junior Marshals George Cauble and Lainie Haskell , grades nine, ten, and eleven processed, followed by th e facu lty, and the grad uating seniors. The invocati on was given by James H. Carey, Jr., Associate Pastor of Discovery M eth od ist Church. Shannon M . Meade, member of th e senior class, offered th e welcoming remarks, followed by a musical selection, One More Mountain to Climb, sung by the Girls Ensemble und er the di recti on of Bonnie Anderson. The senior speech was delivered by Corbin Adamson. Corbin encouraged her classmates to follow the wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson quoting Ihat "nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." She and Pooh Bear furth er challenged th em to "reach for th e moon; if YOIl miss, you'll be among the stars." In her last words as a Steward ludent, Corbin refl ected, "It's been a long, bumpy, hilI wonderfu l 13 yea rs, and I helieve Mark Twain sums it up when he said, 'I ilm glad I did it partJy because it was worth it, bllt mainly because I shall never have to do it again!" Head master Stephen Stackhouse th en made the presentation of award s, firsl recognizing retiring board members George Garner (1995-6), John Nolde

CONNECTION In this issue

June 1996 An End and a Beginning .......... 2 lower School Celebrates ........ 3 Honors Dessert .......... ............ 4 Upper School Recognition Assembly .......................... 4 Third Graders Tame Yeast Beasts! ............................. 4 Fishy Fun ................................ 5 Third Grade Invention Convention '96 ............................ 5 Spring Athletics ...................... 6 Girls' Tennis repeats as VCC Champions ....................... 6 Athletic Team Results 1995-1996 ........................ 6

Athletic Awards Night.. ........... 7 Special Awards ....................... 7 Fine Arts Banquet of 1995-96 ....................... 7 "Rainy Days and Mondays" celebrated during Grandparents' Day ........... 8 Spring Concert at "Home" and on Tour ...... .. .................... 9 A Tribute: Doris Burbank...... 10 A Terrific Year for the library 11 Congratulation to three young artists ......... 11 Summer Reading for Parents 11


The Class of 1996 poses "' the graduation receplion: (left to right) Ellis Ann McClun/!- Stephanie Foard, Allison Collier, Shannon Mpade, Ben Rei( I leather Cohn, Amand" Wienckow.<ki, Corbin Adamson, Dickie Haskell, Kenya Young, Charlolle Sullivan, and "'ara Glrner.




The Blue and Cold ConnectJon is pub/i$h<.od for the Steward School CommIl1Ity.


Amanda Wienckowski, Charlotte Sullivan, & Kenya Yo ung get ready to go!

Lainie Haskell dnd C.eorge Cauble served as this year's Junior Marshalls

(1990-1996), and JoAnn Whitten (1994-1996). Chai rman and President of the Board of Trustees Robert L.T. Larus read a proclamation on behalf of the Board of Trustees honorin g retiring Doris Burbank for her 17 yea rs as th e Resource Center found er and Director. In add ition to th e accolad e, Doris and her husband , David, received tickets for a trip to Bermuda.

to the students, Dr. McGee " forewarned " th e students about th eir college professors and encouraged them to be " forearmed" with skepticism and eagerness to find th e truth . Keep an open mind and maintain a technological basis.

Book Awards for excellence in the various disciplines were given to the following students: seniors Ellis Ann McClung (English and history), Kenya Young (science), Corbin Adamson (music), Shannon Meade (art.), and Ben Reif (theatre). Juniors receiving book awards included George Cauble (mathematics), Lainie Haskell (French), and Shawn Lewis (Spanish). Freshman Fahad Qureshi was the reopient of th e Latin award. Winner of the award for th e highest academic average was sophomore Meghan Hajek. Special award winn ers includ ed Alumni Award winner, senior Corbin Adamson, Rand olph-Macon Women's College Book Award winner, sophomore Sara Rossmoore, University of Richmond Book Award winner Shawn Lewis, and University of Virgi nia Book Awa rd winner George Cauble.

The presentation of th e diplomas was highlighted by the warm, personal tribute writtten for each student by Mr. Stackh ouse. Mr. Stackh ouse was assisted by Chairman and President of the Board o f Trustees Robert L.T. Larus . Following the presentation of diplomas, the graduates were saluted by th e Girls Ensemble singing Roots and Wings . Th e seniors then presented th eir parents with th e gift of a song, I Am Your Child, sung by the entire class. Th e ceremony closed with senior Kenya Young reciting for her class and school the following poem. ' We are the class of ninety-six And this is ou r special day. I wish the best for everyone As we go our se parate way.

The Sleward School is a wonderful place With its colors gold and blue. It wi ll ho ld a very dear place in my heart I will always re me mber youl '

Winn ers o f the final three trad itional graduation awards were Ben Reif (Stephen Daniel Pless Award ), Ellis Ann McClung (H eadmaster 's Award) , and Corbin Adamson (Dixon Award) . Th e award s prese ntation was foll owed by guest speaker Dr. Henry A . McGee, Jr., D ean of Virginia Commonwealth University's new School of Engineerin g. Dr. M cGee has served as a member of the fa culty and head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech and as Division Director at the National Science Found ation before coming to VCU. He was also instrumental in bringing Motorola to Ri chmond . In his remarks directed

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The Gass of 1996 poses more formally: (left to right, (ront to back> Ben Reif, Shannon Meade, Corbin Adamson, Kenya Young, Charlotte Sullivan, Heather Cohn, Stepha nie Foard, Tara Garner, Catherine Beil, Amanda Wienckowski, Allison Collier. [llis Ann McClung, Dickie Haskell BLUE





_An End and a Beginning The e ighth grade of The Steward School acknowledged the e nd of its Middle School chapter with a graduati on cere mo ny at 11 :30 a.m., Thursclay, June 6. Following the processio n of the Middle School led by seve nth grade marshals, Ted Benson and Michelle Whitaker, e ighth grad e Presid ent Taylor Hord gave the invocation. Headmaste r Steve Stackhouse we lcomed pare nts, faculty and stude nts to the celebration of "an End and a Beginning."


Midd Ie Sc hoo l Hea d Roger Coulombe gave certificates of achievement to the Ho nor stu dents, and a n e ngraved plague for the Highest Academic Average in the Middle School to e ighth grade r, Elizabeth Sumner. Subseq uent awa rds were given by each acad e mi c d e- Elizabeth Sumnerreceives one o{several partment head in- awards {rom Mrs. Brandt. cluding the following: Art-Wade Britt, English-Adam Rafeh, History-Walter Wash, Mathematics-Ted Benson, P'E/ Hea lth-Jessi Stevens , Science-Elizabeth Sumner, Music-David Becker, Theatre-Elizabeth Sumner, Foreign Language Exploratory (Fre nch)-Elizabeth Sumner, SpanishWalter Wash, Lati n- Rachel Whitten . Mr. Coulombe then presented the Grade Level Achievement awards. Th e award is presented to the student in each Grilde Leve l wh o, in th e opinion of th e faculty, has show n the Taylor Hord, as the 8th Grade dass President, delivers the invocation. greatest overall BLUE



Members o{ the eighth grade class displays their person"lily quirks: /Jen Foley, Chad Healey, Jessi Stevens, Blair Jacobsen, and Michdel Halherly.

growth and improvement in all areas o f school life throughout the year. This year's reci pie nts were Walter Wash (G rad e 8), Elizabeth larus (Grade 7), Mark Miller (G rild e 6). The final award, The Steward Award, was presented to Rachel Whitten . She is the student who best exemplifies the chilrilcteristics of integrity, commitment to acade mic achievement, high mo ral standards, and sensitivity to othe rs th at are most desired in a Steward stud ent. The graduating eighth grade was the n presented as the "C lass of 2000" to Urper School Head Carolyn Brandt. Upon acceptance of the ninth grilders, Ms. Brandt challenged the stud e nts not to be a class who watches what hap pe ns, or asks what happe ned, but to be iI class to make it happen. The excited graduates then recessed to a reception he ld in their ho nor. LOWE R SCHOOL GRADUATION

Lower School Celebrates The Lowe r School Graduation was held June 6 at 9:00 a. m. in the Steward gym turned il uditorium. Following the procession by the graduating s th grade, the Lower School Student Council Vice-President Ida Henley led the audience in the Pledge to the flag, and the second grade led the singing of The Star Spangled Banner. Head of Lower School Ed Rossmoore welcomed the families and fri e nd s of the graduating stud e nts. Mr. Rossmoore shared that this class was sp ecial to him beca use they had all stMted atThe Stewa rd School together and that togethe r, they had learned quite a bill He the n recogniled the first of two o utstanding adults whose service to the school has surpassed the norm. Oaudia lawton, outgoi ng Presid ent of the Parents' Association, was prePAGE


sented a ceramic bowl by art teache r lynn Zinder and Ms. lawton's fOlirth grade son Andy. Second was Doris Burbank, creator and Director of the Resource Center, who was recogniLed for he r 17 years of service by Headmaster Steve Stackho use! (see Tribute ) lower School Stude nt Council Preside nt Ali Hord delive red the year end Stude nt Council Report, after the singing of We Are Children of Tomorrow by the 5th grade. The foll owing Student Council representatives were acknowledged by sponsor Beverley Fox. They were : Fourth Grad e-Sam Baronian , Brad Souder; Fifth Grad e-Allison Strickland; Treasure r-Andrew Ware; Secretary-Aynsley Wilton; Vice President-Ida Henley; and President-Ali Hord. Mr. Rossmoore then introdu ced janet Meyers , mothe r of 3rd grader, Rachel and soon to be middle schooler, Brian. She has been both an inspiration and workhorse helping to develop curriculum in the lower school, especially in the area of science. Ms. Meyers helped develop our "hands o n" scie nce program and securing a grant to fund the needed material and training. In he r address to the students, Ms. Meyers utilized props to help de monstrate her point. We must have vision (glasses), work hard (a hamme r) and "think" (thinking cap)! The speech was appropriately foll owed by the song, "Take Your Dream and Make It Happen" accompanied by Mrs. Anderson. Th e n ca me the Prese ntati on o f Awards by Mr. Rossmoore: Spelling Bee - Third Grade Classroom Champions Noah Schnoll and Philip Gianfortoni ; Fourth Grade Classroom Champion - Sam Baronian, Grade Level Champion - Ida Henley; Fifth Grade Level Champion - Austin Pittman; Lower School Champion - Talley Gregory.

Graduating fifth graders sing at graduation: Austin Pittman, Robert Fritzman, Carter Sa uders, Andrew Ware, Brian Meyers, Chris Byrne, dnd Peyton Lannon.

Mr. Rossmoore presented the Head of Lower School Award by sayi ng, "This is an op portunity for me to acknowledge the student who seems to always be there when he or she is needed. Pe rhaps someone we have taken for gra nte d . An 'Unsung Hero.' And there have been times this yea r when she was there fo r m e o n very sho rt noti ce. This is a student I have learn ed we ca n all co unt on. - Ali Hord ." Th e la st award was The

Lower School Award preAli Hord, Lower School Student Cnuncil President,

Pe rfect Attendance - Kind e rgartners Cary Baronian, Will Garner, Sara Small; first graders Molly jackson, Reyn Davenport; second grader Philip Wood; third graders Ford Fischer, Artis Mills; fourth graders Sam Baronian, Amy Strickland; and fifth graders Allison Strickland and Andrew Ware.

sented by Mr. delivers her graduation speech Sta c kh o u se who stated," This is presented each year to that member of the Lower School, who in the opinion of the faculty best exemplifies extraordinary effort, coo peration and school spirit - Allison Strickland."

Sportsmanship-Matthew Stainback Music-Austin Pittman Art-Sabrina jendley Theatre-Peyton lannon Most Improvement- Andrew Ware Preside ntial Academic Fitness - Brian Meyers Presidential Academic Fitness Program- Extraord inary Effort-Chris Byrne Citizen of the Year-Austin Pittman

The fifth grade sang We are the Future as a prelude to the Presentation of Certificates by Mr. Stackhouse, Ms. Fox and Mr. Rossmoore . And a few closing remarks by Mr. Stackhouse were followed by a reception honoring the excited gradu ates and their famili es and frie nd s.

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e Honors Dessert


O n May 7 th e Uppe r Sc hool ho nored 38 stude nts w ho achieved ho no r ro ll this yea r at th e trad itio nal Ho no rs Dessert. The guest spea ker was Dr. Richard Mateer, Dean of Ri chmond College of the Unive rsity o f Ri chmo nd . In additi o n to his professional expe rtise as a me mbe r of th e che mistry facul ty at U. of R. a nd th e n as a n administra to r, Dr. Ma teer served for six years as a me mbe r of the Stewa rd Sc hool Board, three as chairma n of th e Educatio n Committee a nd three as vice-preside nt of the Boa rd . Fo llowing his speech, th e stud e nts we re in- Meghan Hajek, Whitney Hajek, and Ashleigh McLaurin enjoy treals at the Honors Dessert dividually ho no re d . Those wh o made ho no r roll Stud e nts who received special awa rds at the Recogduring two o r three of the possible re porting pe riods (marknition Asse mbly included We ndy 's High School Heisma n ing pe ri ods o r semeste r averages) received certifi cates. Athletic Award winne rs George Cauble and lainie Haskell Those who have bee n o n honor roll eve ry re po rting pe(both me mbe rs of the junior class); Wellesley Book Awa rd riod received plaques including ninth grad e rs Michael winne r, lainie Haskell ; Hugh O ' Brian Lead e rship Se miMaszaros, Stephen Paulette, Fahad Qureshi, John nar participant, sopho more Sara Rossmore; WRIC Best Schott, and Andy Stitt; te nth grad e rs Meghan Hajek, in the Class re presentative, se nior Kenya Young; National Whitney Hajek, Sara Rossmoore, and Catherine Woody; Co uncil of Christians and Jews/Inte rfa ith Co uncil Bro th e rjunio rs George Cauble, lainie Haskell, Ifrah Nur, a nd hood Award recipie nt, seni or Corbin Adamson; and DAR Shawn lewis ; and se nio r Ellis Ann McClung. Good Citize n Ellis Ann McClung. The final ann o unceme nt was the designatio n of George Cauble and lainie UPPER SCHOOL Haskell as th e junior marshals for th e 1996 graduatio n cere mo ny. Co ngratulatio ns to all of th ese award winne rs!

Upper School Recognition Assembly

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So me of the main attractio ns fo r stud e nts who apply to Steward a re th e many o ppo rtuniti es afford ed in both acad e mic a nd extra-curricular activities. On May 23 a t th e Uppe r School Recognitio n Assembly, th e many stude nts wh o have take n advantage of th ese oppo rtunities we re cele bra ted. Athle tic le tte rs we re give n o ut by Ja nel Rice, Director of Athle tics. Also ma king award prese ntatio ns we re Paula Verkon (Theate r), Rugene Paulette (Art a nd Music), Ed Rossmoore (Lowe r School Aid es), Norva Meyer (Model United Nati o ns), Brenda Turner (SODA stud ents), and Dr. louise Robertson (Ho nors Symposium participants). leslie Roughley, Science De partment Chair, recogniLed the stud e nts who had been particula rly noteworthy in scie nce la b this yea r. Carolyn Brandt, Head of the Uppe r School, the n saluted those stud e nts who hild achieved honor roll eve ry marking pe riod (sec a bove article). BLUE




Third Graders Tame Yeast Beasts! Dr. David Dwyer, fath e r of third grad e r Rob, has come to the two third grade classes this spring to provid e che mistry lessons with mate rials supplied by Phillip Mo rris. Learning t1e safe ty procedures necessary fo r ha ndling c he micals, ~e stud e nts ex plo red th e effects of acid rain o n th e envir~ nment, how to milke "jiggle jelly"( polyme rsl, how to best feed "yeast beasts," th e te mperillure changes ca used by che mical reacti o ns, and how il colo rful "rainbow" ca n be made with liquids of va ried de nsities. The childre n loo ked fo rwil rd to each new lesson and hope to use the ir test lubes again next year!


:'tropical rain fo rest" a nd feeling th e humidity, waitIng fo r.the sloth to actually move, and pointing out a multItud e of colorful birds in th e canopy leaves. The class was lucky enough to catc h a glimpse of golden tamarin monkey, as we ll as a three-toed sloth. The year had begun wi th a study of rain forests, and this was a wo nd e rful way to tie together ou r yea r.


3rd grade celebrates 'Fishy Fun' on the way back from the Baltimore Aquarium.

It was a riding the hus to a nd from Baltimo re, and eating ou r delicious Padow's box lunches at a rest area. Many devoted c hapero nes joined us on this adventure. Sincere th a nks to th following parents who made this trip possible: Marnie Freedman Uessie), Emily Gianfortoni (Philip), Trina Tate (Morgan), Kathy Bishop (Paull, Terry Warthen (Tho mas), Susan Greene (Leigh), Sally Newcomb (Sa ra h), John Mills (A rtis), George Garner (Kate), Lisa Barzel (jonathan), Phyllis Schnoll (Noah), Marshall a nd Mia Norton (A liso n), a nd Janet Meyers (Rachaci). LOWER SCHOOL

Third Grade Invention Convention '96 Some ' Fishy Fun' in Baltimore for the 3rd grade.


Fishy Fun The third graders traveled on May 9 to the National in Baltimore for an exciting field trip. Having studIed about oceans and the plants and animals living in co ral reefs, the trip was a pe rfect way to see first ha nd th e various fish we had studied. The boxfish, manta rays, and sharks were among the favorites. We e nj oyed the va rio us ex hibits, especially th e new "Jellies" room looking at the world of jellyfish. The show o n dolphins, "Myths and Misconce ptio ns," touched o n so me of the ideas people have abo ut dolphins, both true and fiction. It was not a typica l dolphin show, and although everyone sat in the "splash zo ne," no o ne was soaked by th e splash of a leaping dolphin.


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Fo r the better part of the year the third graders were introduced to the concept of inve nting. Mr. Rossmoore wo uld meet once a week with each third grade class. The program was d esigned to e nco urage stude nts to learn problem-solving skills and to stimulate creative skills through the inve nting process. Creative thinking involves th ought processes that can be applied to the solutio ns of ma ny problems-including inve ntio ns. Earlier in the year we researched famous inve nto rs, in clud ing Leo nardo Oa Vinci, Be nj a min Fra nklin , Alexander Graham Be ll, Orville a nd Wilbur Wright, Thomas Ediso n and oth e rs. Afte r viewing the Spe ncer Tracy (black and white) movie Edison the Man, Katherine levy, comme nted that "it was cool th al with each failure Thomas Edison learned what didn't work!" The stude nts began to understand a nd appreciate the need to dream a nd allow their minds to wander. We participated in a num_ â&#x20AC;˘ ber of activities a nd exercises that fostered c reativity. In Feb ruary th e third grade was charged with identifying what kinds of things individually "bug" them. Once B LUE



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we got away from the idea that it was going to be virtually impossible to "invent something to get riel of their brothe r or sister," they were able to be rathe r c rea tive. Rachael Meyers reported itwas hard to narrow down her project. She went through a t least three projects. The notion that th e re was a pe rsonal investme nt in solving a problem lead to d eveloping inve ntions as solutions. Eac h stud e nt had a log th ey we re asked to kee p. Morgan Hutchinson said she liked writing in the " Inve ntion Book" about what bugged he r. Ove r the next several months th e childre n, with th e help of the ir famili es, developed the ir inve ntions with the idea they wou ld share their efforts with the l ower Schoo l at th e annual Inve ntion Convention. On Friday, May 24 the third grade proudly displayed its creatio ns. The third grade students re ported that th ey e njoyed being able to do something about what " bugged" th e m. Annie Wise said she "liked seeing every body else's inve ntio n. " Paul Bishop thought it was neat how many people came to see the inve ntions. (Over 1 00 people came by the classrooms.) Two of th e students, Alison Norton and Rob Dwyer, re ported that they felt happy talking about what th ey had made. Othe rs, Kate Garner, Lissie Cain and Rachael Meyers, seemed surprised at how thirsty they got from talking so much, while others we re delighted at how inte rested their audience was. The range of inve ntions covered school and ho me needs... . MRS. WHITELy'S CLASS:

Jonathan Barzel & Rob Dwyer - "Techno-pe ncil" Lissie Cain - Messe nger baske t Jonathan Cauble & Artis Mills - "Flex-o-pe ncil" Ford Fischer - Homework holder Kate Garner - The brother warning Moshe levi - Cage change r Rachel Meyers - Writing block breaker Sarah Newcomb - Roo m organizer Alison Norton - Cactus watering system Andrew Rose - Stay cool hat Noah Schnoll - The improved treasure detector MRS. CROSS'S CLASS:

Paul Bishop - Electri c bird house Jesse Freedman - Hockey puck belt Philip Gianfortoni - th e desk "Ente rne t" leigh Greene - Counter protector Morgan Hutchinson - Closet protectio n system Kale Kristofak - Te nnis ball bounce system Kalherine levy - Poope r scoo pe r syste m Thomas Warthen - Desk protector Jessica Williamson - Multi-pe ncil gripper Annie Wise - Quie t hamste r cage BLUE




Girls' Tennis repeats as VCC Cl1ampions The 1996 girls' te nnis team won th e Virginia Commo nwealth Co nfe re nce (VCC) regular season and tourn ame nt champio nships. This squad was und efeated in confe re nce play. At the VCC Tourname nt, th e top three ladder playe rs lainie Haskell , Nikki Voltz, and Corbin Adamson ca ptured singles ti~ es. At th e sixth position Blair Jacobsen also claimed the singles title. The #1 doubles tea m of lainie Haskell and Nikki Voltz a nd the # 2 doubl es team of Corbin Adamson and Ra chel Whill en also won titles. lainie Haskell was selected to the AIIAcademic VCC Tea m. The girls also participated in the liS (l eague of Inde pend ent Schools) tourname nt. Nikki Voltz, #2 singles, won the title match. In other spring sports, th e boys' te nnis team closed th e season with an overall record of 4 wins and 5 losses. This squad tied for 3rd place in the VCC tournament Matt Gottwald was chosen to the All-Academic VCCTcam. And in golf, th e re were 24 peo ple who tried out fo r th e va rsity tea m. Shawn lewis was chosen to the All-Acad e mic VCC Tea m. Of th e top nine players, six are middle school students, so th e future is bright.


Athletic Team Results 1995-1996 Middle School Soccer ......... .. .. ............. .. ........... 8-4-1 Varsity Soccer ................................................. 5-11-2 Fie ld Hockey ......................... .. ........................ 7-9-2 Boys' Varsity Baske tball ...... .. ............ ................ .. 11-4 (TCll To urname nt Champs) Middl(' School Girls' Baske tball ........ .... ............... . 5-4 Middle School Boy's Baske tball 'W' Team .............. 5-3 Middle School Boys' Basketball "B" Team ............. 2-9 Girls' Varsity Baske tba ll ................ ........ .. .... ........ 5-11 Boys' Tennis .......................................... .... .......... 4-5 Girls' Tennis ........................................................ <)-4 (Regul a r Season and Tou rname nt Champions) Golf ................. .. .......... ... ..... .. ............... .............. 1-5 PAGE 7

Athletic Awards Night Middle School Soccer Most Improved ...... ........ .. .......... . Matt Porter Most Valuable .. ........ .... ........... Stewart Felvey Varsity Soccer 110% Award ..... ....... .... .... ... Stephen Paulette Coaches Award .... ... ... ...... ........ . Shawn lewis Cross Country Coaches Award ...... .. . ,........ ... Trent Mclaurin Field Hockey Most Improved ............. .. ........ Brantley Scott Coaches Award .... ..... ........ .. Corbin Adamson " Ie Has kll Most Valuable .. .... . ........... ... .... l am e Most OUlstanding .. ...... ..... Ellis Ann McClung Indoor Intramural Soccer Champions .. ... ..... ............ ........ ... Sam Proffitt Brian McGehee Shawn lewis Baughan Wilton Middle School "B" Basketball Most Improved ... .... .. ... ... .... .. Clayton Haskell Coaches Award .. ............... ........ .. Matt Porter Most Outstanding ............. ..... ... ... Jamie Rose Middle School "I\' Basketball Coaches Award ...... ... .... ..... .......... .. Alex Duty Most Valuable .. ... .. .... ..... .... ....... Walter Wash Most Outstanding .... .... .... ...... . Stewart Felvey Middle School Girls' Baske tball Most Improved ... .... .. ............. . Ashlee Healey Most Valuable ... ....... .... .... ..... Rachel Whitten Varsity Girls' Basketball , Most Improved .......... .......... ... .. . Jessica Gray Most Valuable ..... ... ...... .. ... .. ... ..... Tara Garner Varsity Boys' Basketball Most Improved ... .... ......... ....... .... Sam Proffitt Coaches Award .. .. ..... .............. ....... .. Ben Reif Middle School CheerinG Most Improved ... .... ... ..... .. ...... Cynthia Johns Coaches Award ............ ... ........ Brantley Scott Varsity Cheering 110% Award ............ ..... ... Jennifer latourelle Most Spirited ..... .......... ... ..... Sara Rossmoore Go lf Coaches Award ..... ... ..... ..... .... ... Shawn lewis Most Improved .. ...... ........ .. ..... Derek Garnett Boys' Tennis Page 8

Coaches Award .. ......... ....... ..... Matt Gottwald Most Valuable .. .. .... ....... .... .. .. Brian McGehee Girls' Tennis Coaches Award ..... .... ...... .. .... Rachel Whitten Most Valuable .. ............. .. .. .. Corbin Adamson SPECIAL AWARDS

5 Varsity Letter Award Jessica Gray Chad Whitten George Cauble Brian McGehee Emily Wolff 10 Varsity Letter Award lainie Haskell Sam Proffitt Ellis Ann McClung 19 Varsity Le tter Award Corbin Adamson FINE ARTS

Fine Arts Banquet of 1995-96 ART DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Most Innovative Artist Chris Hines - Uppe r School Walter Wash - Middle School Most Promising Newcomer Scott Adams - Upper School Wade Britt - Middle School Best Use of Co lor Camberly Pearson - Uppe r School Ben Wolff - Middle School Pe rseve rance to a Project Ryan Best/Catherine Beil - Uppe r School Anusha Abbasi - Middle School Most Accomplished Artist Scott Adams - Uppe r Schoo l Wade Britt - Middle School Artistic Enthusiasm Chris Hines - Uppe r School Margaret Hazell - Middle School BLUE



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Christy Hunton- "Pippin" Photography Adam Craves - Upper School

~est Use of a Medium

Shannon Meade - Upper School - "Colored Pe ncil" Walter Wash - Middle School - "Charcoal" MUSIC DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Highest Academic Average (Music Theo ry) Ashlee Healey - Fall Caitlin Rossmoore/ laurel Ingraham - Spring Most Accomplished Instrume ntalist Susannah Harris - Fall Mary Ashley Stanton/ laurel Ingraham - Spring Most Improved Instrume ntalist Jennifer Gray - Fall Christine Beil - Spring Most Improved Vocalist Ruth Williams- Upper School Sarah Martenstein- Middle School

~ost Accomplished Vocalist laura Ward - Upper School Taylor Hord - Middle School


Best Actress in a Lead ing Ro le Elizabeth Sumner - "Baby" Best Actor in a Leading Role Aaron Payne - "Pippin" and "Lost Elevator" Best Actress in a Supporting Role Sara Rossmoore - "Pippin" Alice Avent - "Baby" Best Actor in a Supporting Rol e Taylor Collier - "Baby" and "Pippin" Best Actress in a Minor Role Shannon Meade - "Voices from High School" - Best Actor in a Minor Ro le Fahad Qureshi- "Voices from High School" Best Actress in a Character Role BLUE



Best Actor in a Character Rol e Stephen Paulette - "Voices from High School" & "Pippin" Best Technician Chris Drzal Fall Semeste r Award of Special Recognition - Stage Manage me nt Drew Cosby - "Voices from High School"& "Winte r One Acts" Director's Choice Adam Graves - "for year long effo rt" Award of Special Recognition Jeremy Salken "Pippin" Spring Concert Grandparents' Day Fine Arts Award Taylor Collier - Excellence in Art, Music, Theatre FI NE ARTS DEPARTMENT

"Rainy Days and Mondays" celebrated during Grandparents' Day I Can't Stand Still Under Those Raindrops was the inspirational song for this year's Grandparents' Day program. This big band tune of th e 40's was an instant hi t with every level in the lower school. Therefore, Mrs. Anderson decided to write a play aboul rain a nd rainbows, and why we need th e rain to bring o n the beauty of sp ring . Eve ry grade level represented a little creature in Mothe r Nature's kingd om. The kindergarten classes were lovely sp ring flowe rs, and the first graders were bUlterflies and frogs. Second grade rs represenLed th e a nt kingdo m and third graders were hrightred and black ladybugs. The fourth grade rs were ducks and the fifth graders were "Beetles". The sto ry began in the Jones home where fifth graders, Stacey (Aynsley Wilton ), Charlie (Brian Meyers), and Timmy (Robert Fritzman), were having a sleepover PAGE


Stainback). The journey explored th e wonders of nature through song and spirit and w as highlighted by innovative, bright and dynamic scenery provide. â&#x20AC;˘ by The Stewa rd School Art Department. Soloists for th e event w ere Austin Pittman performing a beautiful rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Ali Hord and Andrew Ware performing We Share the Rainbow and Sarah Delaney performing the solo in Ma ke a Rainbow. All of th e lower school classes performed with energy and enthusiasm. The precision of th e choreographed numbers was awesome and the entire event equivalent to a Broadway pro fessional production!

Kindergarten Flower Garden sings "Without the Rain'


Spring Concert at "Home" and on Tour


A musical success! !

Sarah De Laney sings "Make a Rainbow' (The Butterfly)

for several friends. The weather was miserable and th e children w ere bored as evid enced by th e solos of Stacey, Amy (Carter Saunders), and Jennifer (Allison Strickland) . They sang " Rainy Days and M ondays" as th e lightning cracked and th e thund er roa red. Then a visit from Grandma and Grandpa Jones (Peyton lannon and Chris Byrne) livened things up and th e children were excited to see th em.

On M ay 2, 1996, the Steward School musical groups gave an energetic and entertainin g performance. The Thursday evening performan ce spotlighted th e 6/7 grade record er class, the Middle School Chorus, th e Upper School Girls' Ensemble, and th e entire lower school in the premiere performance of " Rainy Days and M ondays." The record er concert consisted of classical, traditional melodies and the th eme from " Phantom of the O pera".

The children went to sleep and dreamt th at th e grandparents turn into Fath er Spirit and M oth er Nature. Timmy, Stacey, Charlie, Amy and Jennifer go on quite a journey th ro ugh th e lovely meadow outside th eir home meeting Rosie Rose (Ali Hord), VincAnt the Ant (Philipp Schmidt-Ullrich), Fra nk Frog (Blake Frostick), Freddie Frog (Sean Jackson), Betty Butterfly (Megan Hodges), Beulah Butterfly (Sabrina Jendley), Chuck th e Duck (Hunter Sears), Lillian th e Ladybug (Talley Gregory), Sir Basti en Bee tle (Andrew Ware) and Bingo Beetle (Matthew 4th grade 'ducks' sing about 'Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.'

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Th e stud e nts pe rfo rm ed well and many are looking forward to pursuing an instrumenlal program this fall. Th e Middl e Schoo l Chorus and th e Girls' Ensemble combined Lheir talents to present Made in Lhe USA ," a ce le bra ti o n of America n music arranged by Mac Huff. The program included jazz, blues, rock and roll, country and Broadway. The program featured many soloists and narrato rs, incl uding 10th graders Jeni Woodall , Sara Rossmoore, Erin Robinson , Laura Ward, Camberly Pearson; ninth graders Tikia Bonner, Emily Padow, Lisa McComas, Ruth Williams; II


The Upp"r School Chorus celebrates with the Middle School Chorus as they sing ' Made in the

eighth graders Jessie Sadler, Taylor Hard and seventh grad er David Becker. Ninth grader Jeremy Salken played Lhe d rums for the choral presentation and the sneak preview of the Grandparent's Day performance "Rainy Days and Mondays" which was presented the next day. (see article) The Chorus groups traveled to Ginter Hall West Nursing Home on May 10, 1996, and presented the program again . It was a tremendous Sllccess with the resid ents as


"Made in the USA" contained many familiar melod ies. Many residents sa ng along with the group . Jane Ande rson, the Home's program coordinator wrote, "I thought you'd like to know one of the resident's comments. She said LhaLeveryone enjoyed the performances of the Steward School groups so much... .that they ( the resid ents) had better watch their p's and q's so we would continue to visit often! " AWARDS

A Tribute: Doris Burbank - fro m several of the many who know her

Doris Burbank receives girls at the Lower School Graduation. BLUE



Twenty years ago, Doris Burbank came to The Steward School as a substitute teacher for one day. Throughout a series of humorous and challenging experiences, she has been an integral part of the Steward community for the past twenty years. It is a reality of life that time moves on and with it the people wiLh whom we have worked and "played" for many yea rs. That reality is upon us as Doris Burbank, Resource Director for 17 years, moves on to another adventure in her life. The Steward School will always be graLeful for her energy, expertise, enth usiasm and commitment to the School. She was an inn ovator, an ambassitdor, it m (~ntor and a consultant to the entire school PAGE


and the larger academic community. Below are several reflections from people who have known Doris in her many roles while here at Steward. Tutor Carol Butler says " I've known Doris for 15 years and have worked for her 14 years here at Steward. I have always been amazed at her ability to deal with children's problems-both educational and social-in an extremely competent manner. Her years of classroom teaching provided a wonderful background for her work here at Steward. She is extremely insightful in rega rd to und erstanding the students and their actions. That understanding has made a marked difference in th e lives of many students. " "No salute to Doris Burbank could go without an acknowledgment of her efforts as a teacher of teachers" shares Carolyn Brandt, Director of Studies and Head of Upper School. "Wh en I came to Steward in 1980 I had much teaching experience but very little knowledge of learning styles. Doris became my mentor, sharing her expertise in interpreting testing, willingly sharing information on how to use testing as a tool to help students study more efficiently by taking advantage of their learning strengths. Many times I appeared in her doorway with the plaintive cry of "Help!" Doris would patiently review the student with me and help me brainstorm strategies to suggest to both parents and students. On a personal note, I will always be grateful to her for advising me stop trying to get my own daughter to study the way I learned! Once Cathy followed Doris' advice and used her auditory learning strengths, she flourished, gaining early decision acceptance to UNC and going on to complete an MA at th e University of Kansas! I owe her a debt of gratitude both professionally and personally and will miss her. " Faculty member and friend Sandy Shaw states that "Every teacher knows that Doris is famous for defending all felines, for protecting her 'area', and for speaking her mind . Visitors to her office are familiar with the ca t wallan array of posters saluting real as well as cartoon cats. And, most of us have heard a tale or two about a stray or sick cat. These cats are her child reno Having been a tutor for Doris, I know that like the cats, the tutors are her children. She hires carefully and nurtures with great fl exibility and trust. In addition, few of us have had to wonder what Doris thought about an issue or problem. In fact, often we need not even a k. Her straight forward , tell-it-like-I-see-it style has earned her the reputation of being painfully honesl! Whil e another may be qualified to do her job at Steward, Doris will be missed for all that she is." Page 12

Mr. and Mrs. Satterfield, parents of Michael and Jamie, noted that "The time, advice and encouragement you have given us have been invaluable." And Mrs. Deidr. Turner, moth er of fourtll grader Robert and first grad. Finley, observes that " ... although she (Mrs. Burbank) won't be here physically, she will certainly be with us all (in spirit) as th e Resource Center continues to grow and help others. It is a great asset to The Steward School and we are all fortunate to have such a good resource right on campus." Mrs. Priscilla Stinson, mother of seventh grader John, su mmarizes the sentiments of th e Steward community that mu t say "goodbye" to a dea r friend and colleague. " It is hard to imagine walking the halls of Steward School next fall and not seeing you there. You have always been so visible to th e students and their parenls. I hope that you are extremely proud of all that you have done for Steward and our children ... Over the years you have worked very hard and diligently to design, develop and promote the Resource Area into the tremendous program that it is today. Your hard work and perseverance has been evident to all." And we at Steward are eternally grateful. LIBRARY

A Terrific Year for the Library The parents' library committee transformed the library into a natural habitat with butterrlies, bees, rI owe rs, beehives, and even Winni e the Pooh. This enticing atmosphere, complete with balloons and kites, encouraged students and parents to purchase over $3200.00 in books and materials from the Scholastic Book Fair. A thirty percent cash profit will buy history and science reference books for the library. Many thanks to all the parents who have put up bulletin boards, decorated th e library, worked at both book fairs, and read for special events throughout the year. A special " thank you" to Susan Greene for her many hours of work, and to Marion Baronian and Nancy Gottwald for making so many bea utiful decorations. The School apprecia tes the wonderful year the parents have helped us enjoy.


The Library staff w ould also like to recogniLe twenty students who had birthday books donated in their honor to th e library. They are Monty Anderson, Cary Baronian, Sam Baronian, Amy Bisger, Tori Cannella, BLUE




Polly Cannella, Page Conway, Irena Ernst, Kate Garner, Will Garner, Mary Warden Good, Leigh Greene, Margaret Gupton, Bobbie Lou Long, Sarah Newcomb, Jay ruitt, Christopher Skove, Laura Skove, Brad Souder, and Finley Turner . The books are a welcomed addition to our library collection. AWARDS

Congratulation to three young artists

large numbe r of people who helped us exceed ou r goal of $1 00,000. A host of volunteer callers was led by trustee Russell W. Perkins, who chaired the parents effort for the second year in a row. Thanks Russell, we could not have done it without your untiring efforts. The grandpare nts' appeal was chaired by Mr. Frank Perd ue. We sincerely appreciate the efforts he and his secretary, Ms. Elaine Barnes, made on our behalf. Last, but not least, the biggest "Thank you!" has been saved for all of you who supported th e School with you r generous contributions. While we surpassed our goal of $100,000, there

WOW! The Steward School is a place of many talented childre n. In fact, three Steward third grade rs were selected for ho nors out of 15,000 art e ntries into the Music K- 8 grade Annual Cover Contest. "Many fa ctors went into judging th e e ntries: originality, imagination, artistic ability for age level, subject matter, a nd co mposition ."


Two finalists for the prestigious contest were Alison Norton and Artis Mills, and Honorable Mention went to Jonathan Cauble. Congratulations to these three third graders for thei r outstanding work and well-deserved recognition. DEVELOPMENT

Jonathan Cauble, Artis Mills, and Alison Norton路 poster contcst award recipients.

End of the Year Report As th e 1995-96 Annual Fund Campaign enters the final month of what has been a record setting year, the time has come to look back and, once again, thank the

are still a small number of unpaid pledges. If you have not yet completed your pledge to this year's Annual Fund Campaign, you will be rece iving a re minder le tte r soon. Re member, you only have until Jun e 30, 1996 for your gift to be counted in this year's total. A comple te list of all contributors will be mailed out in July with the Annual Report of the 1995-96 Annual Fund Campaign. One of the major gifts this year involves the und e rwriting of our first comprehensive land use plan. This exhaustive study takes into consideration the needs of o ur school into the twenty-first century. It addresses th e location of new buildings, athletic fields, parking, and covers the 35 acres of land that make up our campus. In addition to the total dollars raised this year, a reco rd numbe r of gift-in-kind contributions have been received by the School. These gifls include books for th e library, computers, a beautiful pia no, plants to beautify the campus, plus the many items that were donated to ()ur highly successful "Yard Sale" held in co njunction with Family Fun

Winnie the Pooh overlooks the library during the Steward Book Fair. BLUE





Attention All Chefs! The Steward School Parents' Association is undertaking the publication of a cookbook! Plans are to have illustrations created by art students and several student literary works incorporated within the book's format Recipes will come from all constituencies of the School. Ann Maszaros and Sue Drzal are coordinating the effort and need to have recipes submitted as soon as possible. They ask that you send five or six of you r favorites marked to their attention to the School (11600 Cayton Road, Richmond , VA 23233) Categori es include:

Appetizers Soups & Salads Breads Meat & Poultry Seafood Eggs Beverages

Cheeses & Pasta International Flavors Vegetables & Side Dishes Cookies & Candy Desserts Jams, Jellies & Sauces Special Touches & Helpful Hints

Night '95. We are always in need of a variety of items, so please call us if you have anything you feel we may be able to use. You may report the fair market valu e of any item you donate to th e School on your tax return as a charitabl e contribution. At the present time we are looking for a baby grand piano for our Music Department Please call the School if you know where we can find one! PARENTS' ASSOCIATION

Parents- Association closes another year As the' 995-96 school year comes to a close, th e Parents' Association outgoing president Claudia Lawton and I would like to thank our Steward parents for their efforts in serving our children's best interests; th e teachers for their unending patience and expertise in academics; and the administration <ind staff for keeping everything running smoothly. You have all worked hard . Parents, please remember to send in the blue volunteer interest find er sheets to the School. If I can be of any assistance over th e summer, feel free to contact me. Have a safe and wonderful summer, and I look forward to working with you next year.


Summer Reading for Parents Parents! Are you looking for a few good books for summer reading whil e on vacation? Here are a few suggestions that come highly recommend ed. The first on the list is th e book chosen by the Parent Council of The Steward School to be read and discussed early next year at th e /l BYOl (Bring Your Own lunch) Book Discussion Croup" being established. 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Peer Pressure Reversal - An adult gUide to developing a responsible child, Sharon Scott Teaching Your Children Joy, Linda an d Ri chard Eyre Teaching Your Children Sensitivity, Linda and Rich ard Eyre Teaching Your Children Values, Linda and Ri chard Eyre Teaching Your Children Responsibility, Lindaand Richard Eyre Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus, Jo hn Gray nle Shelter or Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families, Mary Pipher


I-low to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will lalt a Adele Faber and Elain e Mazlish


Marykay Stainback, President, Parents ' IIssociation, 1996-97

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Marking Period 4

2nd Semester

End of Year Gmde

Joanna 1. Ernst James C. Foote JcnnifcrW. Gray Laurel B. Ingrnharn Sara A. Kornblau

Joanna 1. Ernst James C. Foote JenniferW. Gray Laurel B. Ingraham Sara A. Kornblau Christopher S. Maszaros Trent W. Mclaurin Zachary C. Scars Mary Ashley Stanton R. Reed Yancey

Joanna L. Ernst James C. Foote JenniferW. Gray Laurel B. lngrnharn Sara A. Kornblau Christopher S. Maszaros Trent W. McLaurin Zachary C. Sears Mary Ashley Stanton R. Reed Yanccy

Anusha Abbasi Harry M. Baron Edward O. Benson Corbin A. Bricrrc W. Alexander Duty Susannah F. Harris Elizabeth 1. Larus Thomas W. LePage Sarah W.E. Martenstein William 1. Paoletto Caitlin O. Rossmoore Steven D. Seivard

Anusha Abbasi Harry M. Baron Edward O. Benson Corbin A. Brierre W. Alexander Duty

Trent W. McLaurin Zachary C. Scars Mary Ashl ey Stanton R. Reed Yancey Gradc7

Anusha Abbasi HarryM. Baron Edward O. Benson Corbin A. Brierre W. Alexander Duty Thomas W. LePage Sarah W.E. Martenstein Caitlin O. Rossmoore Steven D. Seivard Laura T. Slabaugh

Elizabeth 1. Larus Thomas W. LePage Sarah W.E. Martenstein WilliamJ. Paoletto Caitlin O. Rossmoore

MichelleN. Whitaker

Laura T. Slabaugh MichelleN. Wllitaker

Grade 8

S. Carter Eberly Jessica H. Gray L. Blair Jacobsen Y. Nasllon Levi AdamH.R. Rafch ElizabethK. Sumner Walter 1. Wash Rachel M. Whltten

S. Carter Eberly Jessica H. Gray 1. Blair Jacobsen Y. Nashon Levi AdamH.R. Rafeh Elizabeth K. Sumner Walter J. Wash Rachel M. Whitten

S. Carter Eberly Jessica H. Gray L. Blair Jacobsen Y. Nasllon Levi AdamH.R. Rafeh ElizabethK. Sunuler Walter 1. Wash RachelM. Wllitten

Grade 9

AliceN. Avent Ryan C.M. Best 1. Matthew Gottwald

Ryan C.M. Best

Ryan c.M. Best

Michael 1. Maszaros

Michael 1. Maszaros Emily S. Padow Stephen B. Paulette Fallad Qureshi Andrew D. Stitt


Grade 10



Stephen B. Paulette Fallad Qureshi

Stephen B. Paulette Fallad Qureshi AndrewD. Stitt

Christopher N. Hagy Meghan W. Hajek WhitneyD. Hajek CabellB. Jones Sara E. Rossmoore

ChristopherN. Hagy Meghan W. Hajek Whitney D. Hajek Cabell B. Jones Sara E. R()ssmoore

Edrnwld W. Trice, ill

EdmWld W. Trice, ill

George H. Cauble, ill Ann McLain Haskell

George H. Cmlble, ill Ann McLain Haskell

Shawn G. Lewis lfrahA. Nur IanZ. Qureshi

Shawn G. Lewis lfrahA. Nur NecoleM. Voltz

George H. Cauble, ill Ann McLain Haskell Christine D. Hunton Shawn G. Lewis Ifrah A. Nur IanZ. Qureshi NecoleM. Voltz

Ellis Ann McClung

E. Corbin AdaDlSOn Ellis Ann McClung

Gradel2 Ellis Ann McClung Kenya C. Young




ChristopherN. Hagy Meghan W. Hajek WhitneyD. Hajek CabellB. Jones SaraE. Rossmoore Michael C. Schirick EdmWld W. Trice, ill





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