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It was as close as a game could get -- no score through regulation and overtime -- but Saint George's boys soccer team prevailed over Life Christian Academy of Tacoma in the penalty kick shootout to take the State 2B/1B Championship in Sumner on Saturday, Nov. 23.  Tanner Watkins, James Gunn, John DeForest, Oscar Angell, Noah Galow, and Marshall Roll all kicked shots past the Life Christian goalie.  The Tacoma team's first five shooters also made it past Dragon keeper Finn Kelly, a freshman, but he blocked their sixth shot and the celebration began!  See a Video of the Shootout.  The Dragons (14-5-1 overall) earned their third state title in five years and fourth championship overall.

Both teams had opportunities to score throughout the match, including knocking shots off the top bar of each other's goals during the contest.  But the defenses held strong against two of the higher scoring 2B teams in the state, leading to the winner-take-all shootout.  See photo galleries from the Finals Match and of the Championship Celebration!  (Thanks to senior Caleb Flegel and alum Tyson Bostrom for additional photos of the match.)

To get to the Finals, the Dragons blanked Crosspoint Academy 3-0 in the State Semis on Nov. 22.  James Gunn scored in the first minute, with John DeForest and Oscar Angell adding second-half goals.  See a Photo Gallery of the Dragons win in the Semifinals.

#GivingTuesday -- a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration -- is celebrated today, December 3, 2019.   We hope you’ll consider Saint George’s School on this day of giving.  Go to the Online Giving Form and select one of the two Annual Fund giving options (Unrestricted or Need-Based Financial Aid) to support SGS students and teachers on #GivingTuesday!

BIG OFFER:  Anyone who donates $50 or more on Giving Tuesday (December 3, 2019) will be entered into a drawing for a pair of men’s basketball tickets for the Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. the Detroit Mercy Titans on December 30, 2019.  Parent donations on Giving Tuesday also will count toward your class percentages.  So support SGS today and you might get to cheer on the Zags!

Congratulations to SGS faculty & staff who received awards on Nov. 26.  Qingqing Ji (Chinese) received the Harvey Clarke Award and Jamie Billings (Spanish) the Fred Gilbert Award , both for teaching excellence.  School counselor Meghan Kilgore  received the Jim Stecher Award and was recognized as outstanding staff member.  Plus, MS science teacher Brian Hutchinson will travel to Alaska next summer to study receding glaciers with the Hannah Joss Fellowship Award!

The Kindergarten class helped prepare and cook a Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 25. As Pilgrims, they welcomed their "Indian Buddies" -- the seniors who started at SGS in Kindergarten -- to a delightful feast!  See photo galleries of the K's & Seniors enjoying the meal together and of the Kindergarteners Playing traditional pilgrim games before the feast.  Happy Thanksgiving!

The 5th graders studied bridge designs, then used toothpicks and glue to build their own bridges.  Their strongest bridges held 19 lbs!  See a Photo Gallery of the bridge breaking competition and a Video of the bridges being destroyed in the name of science!

SGS is hosting the Gonzaga Repertory Dance Company on Friday, Dec. 6 at 2:30 in Founders Theater for grades 5-12.  Their performance is titled, Poetry In Motion, “an interdisciplinary project using poetry, music, dance and science.  The poem was written by a dancer who died at the age of 25 of cancer.  The presentation is about 20 minutes long with dance, music and spoken word intertwined throughout, with a audience talkback and discussion directly following.”   

The group of dancers includes 8 Gonzaga students ranging from freshmen to seniors, who not only study dance but a range of additional majors such as Physics, Public Relations, Business, etc.  They are led by Suzanne Ostersmith, mother of alums, Daniel ’15 and Nik ’13, who is Director of the GU Dance Program and Interdisciplinary Arts Minor.

The 2019-20 basketball season gets underway this week, beginning with games at Lakeside on Tuesday, Dec. 3 (Girls JV at 4pm, Boys JV at 5pm at Lake Spokane Elementary, Varsity Girls at 5:30pm, and Varsity Boys at 7:15pm).  Then the boys teams will host State Tournament rival Kittitas for their first home game on Friday, Dec. 6 (Boys JV at 4:15pm in Metters, Boys C at 5:45pm in Metters, and Varsity Boys at 7:30pm in ESAC).  The same Friday evening the girls teams will host the multiple State Champion team from Colton in ESAC (Girls JV at 4:30pm, Varsity Girls at 6pm).  Come out and cheer on your Dragons against these tough pre-conference opponents!

The 3rd graders used chalk pastels and the 5th graders used charcoal in these drawings of pumpkins.  See a Photo Gallery of what they learned about drawing from life and using value to create form.

After the 4th grade's field trip to the WSU art museum to see an exhibit of prints by Polly Apfelbaum, they created their own geometric prints.  See a Photo Gallery of their colorful creations.

Lower School artists created various pieces for the Spanish holiday Dia de los Muertos that are on display in the hallway.  See a Photo Gallery of some of their Day of the Dead creations.


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