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Saint George's Spring Gala "Art Party" will be Saturday, May 4 from 5-7pm at the Kalispel Golf & Country Club.  Raise a glass to support the arts -- a new arts facility for the Lower and Middle School and key projects for the Upper School Art program.  RSVP at evite.me/hvNAEQ8uGr by April 26 to join the SGS community at this fun event.  See a new video about the school and learn more about the new Arts Building being built this year.  Plus bid on Silent Auction items including seats at Graduation, a variety of parking spaces, and the opportunity to Name the Road through campus.  Appetizers and drinks provided, and any adult family members of SGS students are welcome to attend.  See you then!

Four students from Saint George's School participated in the final local chess tournament for 2018-2019, the Last Chance.  Eshan Reddy was the only player among the 32 participants who finished with a perfect 5.0; he took home the trophy for first place in the Bishop section.  Adrian Rooney and Donovan Bradford both finished with 3.0 and each won their respective grade level trophy; Adrian was 1st in fourth grade, and Donovan was 1st in third grade.  The team score, which included Noah Hochheimer, put SGS in a tie with Deer Park Home Link, both at 12.  Team ties are resolved by going to the fifth player, leaving SGS in 2nd place.  The season ends with the Washington State Elementary Chess Championship in Tacoma on April 27.  Six SGS students are registered for State -- Adrian, Donovan, Eshan, Noah, Per Sande, and Preston Sevigny.  Go Dragons!

SGS students visited a variety of colleges and universities in the Boston area over the week of spring break.  They toured Tufts University, Northeastern University, Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University, Babson College, Bentley University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  See a Photo Gallery of them exploring different academic environments before deciding where they might like to apply.

On Sunday, April 7, SGS students floated the Little Spokane River along with Melanie Mildrew, Dr. Seth Coleman, and Dr. Steve Hayes (Gonzaga University) to check on the usage of 12 wood duck nesting boxes that were put up as part of several students’ CAS projects last year.  Each box was inspected for usage by nesting wood ducks.  Last year’s egg shells were removed for later genetic and heavy metal analyses, and old nesting material was replaced with fresh, clean nesting material for this year’s nesting pairs.  

Of the twelve nesting boxes put up between Saint George's campus and Indian Painted Rocks, nine had been used by wood ducks last year.  "This is a GREAT use percentage, as wood ducks tend to be pretty rare around here (providing the motivation for the project in the first place)," said US Bio teacher Seth Coleman.  "One had been used by an owl, one by a northern flying squirrel (a very rare treat to see around here!), and one had not been used."  

Right now, along the Little Spokane River corridor, pairs of wood ducks are looking for nesting cavities.  Based on last year’s usage, we are hopeful that our SGS wood duck nesting boxes will once again provide vital nesting sites for these lovely little ducks.  

SGS Upper School art students drew portraits of Syrian refugee children in March for The Memory Project.  These drawings, and others made by art students across the world, recently were delivered to the refugee students.  This Video captures the pure joy expressed by the children as they received their portraits!  Here's the Photo Gallery of our students with the portraits they drew.  

Saint George's students climbed, belayed, and explored caves at Smith Rocks State Park in Eastern Oregon over spring break.  See a Photo Gallery of them in action!

SGS golf coach Brad Kirsch reports that the NE 1B/2B golf season finally got started at Dominion Meadows Golf Course on April 9.  They played 9 holes, and it was great to get outside at last on a wet but playable course.  Saint George’s, Northwest Christian, Chewelah, Tekoa-Rosalia, Davenport, Cusick, Kettle Falls, Harrington, Lind-Ritzville-Sprague, Wilbur-Creston, and Asotin were represented.

On the boys side, Michael McCarthy of SGS used an eagle 3 on #15 to shoot 37 and take top medalist honors.  Levi Veenstra of Northwest Christian shot 38 to finish 2nd, and Carson Odegaard of Wilbur-Creston finished 3rd with a 39.  On the girls side, Maddy Christiansen of SGS shot 43 to finish 1st, Avery Arnold of Chewelah shot 45 to finish 2nd, and Liv Senske of Saint George’s finished 3rd, shooting 52.  Go Dragons!

The Spokane Guilds' School & Neuromuscular Center recently got a new name: Joya Child & Family Development.  A special family came to last week's LS Friday Assembly to share their experience with the school and how Joya's services made a big difference in their lives.  Saint George's is participating in their annual Penny Drive now through Friday, April 26.  Each class has a jug to collect your donated coins (dollars are okay too).  Sign up with Melanie Mildrew to volunteer on Saturday, April 27 -- Penny Day -- to collect donations from drivers on Francis Avenue.  Volunteers get a free milkshake! 

Saint George's will staff a water station at Bloomsday on Sunday, May 5.  For those of you not running or walking the race, this is a fun way to be involved with your school and the community.  We need at least 150 volunteers to handle two shifts that day:  7am-10am and 10am-1pm.  Many jobs are available: shift captains, set up, clean up, table captains, t-shirt organizer, and volunteers to hand out water and cheer on the runners.  If you are interested in volunteering at the SGS Bloomsday Water Station, please Sign Up Today.

Saint George's is offering a long list of week-long day camps for students this summer.  From chess and basketball to 3D printing and Harry Potter, there is something for everyone.  See the full list of camps at www.sgs.org/summer and sign up your student for a summer learning treat!


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