Saint George's girls cross country team, who finished 3rd at the State Championships, added another trophy for their hard work in the classroom. They are the Fall 2021 2B State Academic Champions! The nine runners earned an average grade point of 3.93 for the highest GPA of any 2B girls team in the state. Go Dragons!
Middle School parents are invited to an Information Night on the Upper School Experience and the International Baccalaureate Program on Tuesday, Nov. 30 in Founders Theater. (This is especially helpful for parents of 8th graders, who will be starting their journey through the Upper School next year.) Learn what makes the SGS Upper School unique and what students can expect in grades 9-12. Here's the schedule:
Introduction to the Upper School experience; Academics with Dr. Francesca; Clubs, music & arts, mentors, & events with Coach Rickard; Sports with Coach Peplinski.
BREAK with coffee and treats. Upper School students will share their perspectives on the US experience and CAS projects.
What’s the International Baccalaureate (IB)?; What’s the advantage of IB versus AP?; How does the IB support the college admissions process?; followed by a Q&A time.
Feel free to attend the first part, the second part, or both presentations. Please RSVP to Paige Halliburton (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend.
Saint George's has some amazing people working here, and Nov. 22 was a day to honor some of them. Head of School Jamie Tender presented the annual Faculty and Staff awards in the Schmidt Center Gym with the full student body present to cheer. Congratulations to Upper School Chemistry teacher Ian Townley, who received the Fred Gilbert Distinguished Teaching Award. The Harvey W. Clarke Award for Excellence in Teaching went to 5th grade teacher MacKenzie Crittenden. Admissions Director Tami Peplinski received the Jim Stecher Staff Excellence Award.
The biggest honor, The Hannah L. Joss Fellowship, carries with it a stipend big enough to allow a teacher to travel anywhere in the world to enhance their classroom teaching abilities. The fellowship was awarded to 3rd grade teacher Denie Inman, who hopes to travel to England and Ireland next summer to explore her family history and bring back resources and insights to share with her students. See a Photo Gallery of the ceremony and the happy winners!
Prevention NW is holding another COVID-19 clinic at St. Thomas More school on Thursday, Dec. 9 that is open to Saint George's families. This one is offering both third-dose booster shots for adults (Moderna vaccine) who have already been vaccinated, and initial shots for students ages 5 and up. Follow this link to register: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov//appointment/en/reg/9124679049
The Lower School's Science Day on Nov. 23 featured posters by the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in their classrooms. See photo galleries of:
Basketball is in full swing this week. The Middle School girls play Kettle Falls in Metter's Gym on Dec. 2, while the boys and girls varsity and JV teams are at Medical Lake. Then plan to cheer on those four teams on Friday, Dec. 3 when they host Lakeside. See the week's full Athletic Schedule for times and locations, as well as COVID Protocols for fans at indoor and outdoor competitions. Go Dragons!