May 20, 2021
Flashback Friday! Be sure to wear your vintage SBS Blue & Gold this Friday! Go Cavs!
SBS 40th Anniversary Gala a Milestone Moment in StoneBridge School's Story!!
StoneBridge School’s 40th Anniversary Gala celebration went off without a hitch, Saturday, May 15, as author and speaker Pam Tebow praised the school for continuing to offer an exceptional Bible-centered education that produces students well-equipped to change our nation and impact the culture.

Since 1980, StoneBridge School has championed a solid academic K-12 education based on biblical principles at the core of every subject. The gala celebration, held at Hilton Norfolk The Main, marked 40 years of partnering with families to raise up Nation Changers equipped to impact their world.

"There is only one Book to base our life after, to base our education from. Thank you for doing that at StoneBridge School. I have never known of another school that gives such authority to God's Word in the lives of the teachers and the lives of the students,” Tebow said. "Students need the heart-gripping, life-shaping words of the Bible to develop a deep, lasting, culture-transforming faith. The students of Stonebridge have this kind of faith."
Tebow said she and her husband chose to homeschool their five children, including Tim Tebow of NFL fame and Heisman trophy winner, in part because most of the educational options available to them at the time did not offer a curriculum truly centered on the Bible.

She had wanted to educate their children to love God, to serve Him, and to have the courage to stand alone for what is right even when it’s hard. She even adopted the same Principle Approach® curriculum the school embraces, unaware at the time that StoneBridge even existed.
City of Chesapeake's Recognition
It's that curriculum--The Principle Approach--that has enabled StoneBridge to remain the gold standard for imparting a different kind of Christian education—one that places the Bible at the center of every subject. Founded in 1980 by John and Carole Adams, the school currently has 393 students in preschool-12th grade and 500 alumni. Graduates have gone on to attain degrees from more than 50 different top colleges and universities.

In addition to Tebow’s remarks, the City of Chesapeake recognized the school for its accomplishments and example to the community.

“StoneBridge School serves as a gateway to opportunities inspiring students to be the best version of themselves and equipping them with the tools to thrive. Your halls of learning have instilled in our next generation the fundamental belief that with hard work nothing is beyond reach,” Mayor Dr. Richard W. West stated in a formal certificate of recognition read during the celebration.
Honoring the Past and Building the Future
A standout moment for the evening occurred when alumna Kara Bonvillian shared how her StoneBridge education and experience prepared her for the greatest storm of her life when she was diagnosed with cancer at age 21.

“The years I spent at StoneBridge--6 years old to 18 years old--they were defining years. I didn't graduate with just a Principle Approach education, but a principle approach to life. StoneBridge laid the biblical foundation that I will rely on for the rest of my years because there will be more storms. There will be more mountains to climb. But the point of my life isn't to feel comfortable or accomplish my dreams, but to surrender to His will,” she stated.

During the celebration, Mrs. Martha Shirley and Mrs. Sheree Beale were also honored for 40 years of faithful service, and Board member Greg S. Lee was awarded StoneBridge’s Statesman Award for outstanding leadership and exceptional service in promoting the school’s mission. Lee is the president and chief financial officer of Seaward Marine Services in Norfolk. He joined the StoneBridge School Board of Directors in 2001 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2013. He currently serves as the Board Treasurer.

“It has been my great privilege to serve with Greg Lee for over 15 years. His love for the Lord and commitment to StoneBridge School are evident in his excellent, yet humble service,” Eric Plumlee, SBS Board Chair and master of ceremonies for the night, said.
The 40th Anniversary Gala event also gave attendees a chance to give toward StoneBridge’s Building the Future campaign to raise funds for the first phase of a $2.5 million, 10-classroom Upper School building on campus. The school has already made significant progress toward that goal.

Click below to read more about the Building the Future Campaign and consider how you can be a part of continuing to equip our students to be Nation Changers.
StoneBridge Staff/Faculty Changes & Additions
We're excited to announce several new faculty and staff member additions and changes. Please congratulate these SBS team members on their new positions when you see them!

  • Mrs. Christina Gross has accepted the 1st grade teacher position for next Fall. 
  • Mr. Jon Hutton has moved to Facilities Manager upon long-time StoneBridge veteran Jim Hagaman's retirement at the end of March.
  • Mr. Alex Walker has accepted the Director of Athletics position.
  • Mrs. Stacy Busby will serve as the Middle School math and science teacher.
  • Mrs. Sara Gainor will join us June 1 as Director of Admissions.
  • Mrs. Kristina Stewart starts June 1 as Lower School Assistant Principal. Kristina returns to SBS after a two-year hiatus.
  • Mr. Dalton Tostenson has joined the team as our new P.E. teacher.

We still have several positions open. If you know someone who would like to join our team, please see the job opening links below for more info!
Job Openings at StoneBridge!
We still have several positions open. If you know someone looking, please share the word. Check the links below for more details!
We are also in need of summer maintenance help on campus. If you are or someone you know is interested, please contact Dan Jester at
Summer Cavs Camp Is Filling Up!
Summer Cavs Camp is almost filled up! If you're still looking for some super fun activities for your child this summer, don't wait to sign up.

The camp includes 10 engaging Biblically themed weeks full of correlating songs, interactive activities, devotions and chapel, Water Wednesdays, Field Trip Fridays, and more!

Any child ages 4-12 years old can sign up. Sign up for a week or come for the whole summer! You don't have to be enrolled at StoneBridge to join.
** We are also looking for Summer Camp Counselors! If you're interested or know someone who might be, see more info here!
Summer Sports Camps Are Back!
Soccer Skills Camp
Ages: Kindergarten-12th grade
When: June 15-17, (9 a.m.–12 p.m.)
Cost: $95 (includes t-shirt)

JJV Girls Basketball Camp
Ages: 5th-8th Grades
When: June 21-24, (9 a.m.–12 p.m. )
Cost: $95 (includes t-shirt)

Basketball Skills Camp:
Ages: Kindergarten-6th grade
When: July 6-9, (9 a.m.–12 p.m.)
Cost: $95 (includes t-shirt)
Volleyball Camp is also returning, June 28-July 2. Stay tuned for more details soon!
MAY 21
Vintage Spirit Day
StoneBridge School
MAY 24
Pray for StoneBridge
Monday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Assembly Hall
MAY 24-26
Senior Thesis
Foundation for American Christian Education
MAY 25
4th Grade Field Trip
Botanical Gardens
MAY 27
Early Education-2nd Grade Chapel
Thursday, 11:00 a.m.
Assembly Hall

Middle School Field Day
SBS Soccer Field

8th Grade Commissioning
Thursday, 6:00 p.m.
Assembly Hall
MAY 28
Kindergarten Graduation
Friday, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Assembly Hall

Friday, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Founders Inn
MAY 31
Memorial Day
No School/Office Closed
Kindergarten Picnic
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Western Branch Community Park

Upper School Exams
Early Release for Upper School
Upper School Exams
Early Release for Upper School

Lower School Half Day
Upper School Exams
Early Release for Upper School

3rd-5th Grade Chapel/5th Grade Commissioning
Thursday, 8:45 a.m.
Assembly Hall

High School Commissioning
Thursday, 6:00 p.m.
Assembly Hall
Half Day
Offices Close at 12:30 p.m.

Volunteer Thank You Coffee
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
StoneBridge School

Upper Awards Chapel
Friday, 8:10 a.m.-9:10 a.m.
Assembly Hall

High School Graduation
Friday, 6:00 p.m.
Liberty Live Church
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