Plenty of opportunities to get involved
Much of what students learn at Saint George’s happens outside the classroom. Lower School students gain new skills through Chess Club, join the Little Dragon Cheerleaders, and discover the fun of coding their own video games. They enjoy after-school sports camps and private music lessons on campus. Middle School students win statewide honors on Math Counts and Math Is Cool teams, learn about sustainability and community in the Green Club, and make tortillas from scratch in the International Club.
By the time students reach Upper School, they have an idea of what they like and can start specializing. Dragons measure up against the top engineering students in the world through FIRST Robotics tournaments. They compete in math and economics contests during lunch breaks. Both Knowledge Bowl and History Bowl teams have made their mark on the state and nationally. The Associated Student Body (ASB) helps keep the school running smoothly. In the Community
Service club, Dragons put our mission into action. Our Outdoor Club members hike, canoe, bike, and ski. Day trips often start right on our 120 acre campus. Longer trips afford students the chance to learn how to survive and thrive in nature.
Across the divisions, Dragon Clubs encourage students to hone old skills and practice new ones. Students often remember their coaches and leaders as important teachers, even though they never receive grades.
Congratulations to SGS Debaters Gabi Cunningham (senior) and Tariq Ravasia (junior). Over the last two weekends, Gabi and Tariq reached the Sweet Sixteen not once, but twice, at national circuit tournaments. The Grapevine Tournament (Texas) and the Jack Howe Tournament (California) both draw hundreds of policy teams from a national pool of talent. Competing virtually, Gabi and Tariq beat out contenders from all across the nation to reach the octafinals at both events. Go Dragons!
The Lower School's LEGO League Jr. Club thanks Laura Bradford for her countless hours of organizing and coaching. Thanks as well to the coaches who assisted Laura: Toshi Shimizu, Jacob Swartz, Jamie Mitchell, Sarah Hill, and Mirna Tohmeh. A special thanks goes to 4th grade teacher Rick Petrini, who was always on hand for support and guidance. The four teams -- Boomerang Builders, Crazy Creators, Pentagon Builders, and LEGO Dragons -- excitedly explored their projects and worked on their structures this winter before classes went online in March. Over the last weekend, Laura busily made certificates and medals to be sent to the kids along with their engineering notebooks and pictures of their structures. See a Photo Gallery of the kids hard at work!
Saint George's FIRST Robotics team #1595 competed at West Valley HS on March 6-7. The team captained the 4th seeded alliance, which made it to the semifinals before losing. See a Photo Gallery from the event. Unfortunately, this may be the last FIRST Robotics competition in the Pacific NW District this spring, since the state organization has postponed all remaining competitions due to concerns about coronavirus.