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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:

6:00-6:40pm
Introduction to the Upper School experience; Academics with Dr. Francesca; Clubs, music & arts, mentors, & events with Coach Rickard; Sports with Coach Peplinski.
6:40-7:00pm
BREAK with coffee and treats. Upper School students will share their perspectives on the US experience and CAS projects. 
7:00-7:30pm
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 (paige.halliburton@sgs.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

This year, your support of the Saint George's Annual Fund is critical, and has been magnified by the added demands created by the pandemic.  Through parent donations and the generosity of our entire community, we ensure that the SGS experience continues for all of our students.  All gifts, no matter the amount, make a difference -- so give to SGS today!  
 
Thank you so much to all those families who have already graciously donated to our Annual Fund.  These gifts help us begin to meet our goal of $190,000 and 90%+ parent participation for the 2021-22 school year.  We are currently a little over 40% to our goal of $190,000 and 22% of families have donated.  As we approach the end of the calendar year, now is a great time to give!  Simply click HERE to start your donation today.  And look for more information tomorrow, Nov. 30, about how you can support SGS on Giving Tuesday...
 
Participation by Class: 
Grade Total %
K           7%
1          11%
2          38%
3          32%
4          31%
5          12%
6          29%
7          20%
8          22%
9          24%
10        44%
11        12%
12        14%
Total    22%

Class of 2026 Gets Sweatshirts

November 29, 2021

Upper School students distributed the Class of 2026 sweatshirts to the 8th graders in Founder Theater on Nov. 22.  See a Photo Gallery of the distribution and a class photo.  The black sweatshirts, designed by 8th graders, included a personalized name or nickname on the back!

The 1st graders made gingerbread houses to display in the Art Building's windows for parents to see when they drive by.  See a Photo Gallery of the creative process and some of their delicious houses!

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: 

  • The 3rd Graders working on posters for little Ozobot robots, that can follow the lines and change behavior after rolling over the colored codes;
  • The 4th Graders posing with their Science Day "Wanted" posters about invasive species; and 
  • The 5th Graders displaying their posters about bridges and how different structures can hold more weight.

This Week in Dragon Athletics

November 29, 2021

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!