The Lower School Basketball Night and Chili Feed & Baked Potato Bar is coming on Friday, Jan. 24. The complimentary dinner will be served from 4:30-6:00pm in the Dragons Den followed by the varsity basketball games against Wilbur H.S. beginning at 6pm for the girls' team and at 7:30pm for the boys' team. The Little Dragon Cheerleaders will be performing as well. Come enjoy a cheerful social time with LS families and support the Dragons!
Plus, Friday Assembly that morning at 8:30am will be in the Errol Schmidt Athletic Center (ESAC). The varsity girls' and boys' basketball teams will be introduced to the students, demonstrate basketball skills/plays, and meet with students in multi-aged groups to learn more about one another. The Little Dragon Cheerleaders will perform a dance routine, too. Parents are welcome to join us and meet the basketball players!
The 5th grade boys basketball team hosted Valley Christian in Metters Gym on Jan. 15, while the 5th grade girls "Red" team also played Valley Christian and the 5th grade girls "White" team hosted St. Thomas More that evening. See a photo galleries of the 5th Boys Game, the 5th Girls "Red" Game, and the 5th Girls "White" Game as they were playing hard on their home court.
On Saturday, January 11, the SGS FTC Robotics teams competed in the regional competition at Hanford High School. Both teams performed very well and won awards - see a Photo Gallery of the teams at Hanford by Chase Foster.
Team 7935 received the Control Award for their expertise in advanced software techniques, algorithms and their reliability. During the competition they were able to stack six stones high with a cap, which was the highest for this region. This team also advanced to the semi-finals but was beat out by their own team members, team 6128. Team 6128 received the Judges Award for their gracious professionalism and mentoring the younger team. This team advanced to the finals and with their alliance from Hanford High they handily beat the opposing alliance and won the tournament! Team 6128 will be advancing to the State Finals in Kent, WA this upcoming weekend.
Saint George’s won the 1st place team trophy on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Deer Park Winterfest tournament. Adrian Rooney led the team with 4.5 out of five and won 1st place in the Knights section. Donovan Bradford and Eshan Reddy also played well in the top section. Go Dragons!
The SGS Center for Family Engagement is holding its next Book Club for parents on Thursday, January 30 at 6pm in the Upper School Library. We will be discussing "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. All parents are welcome to connect with one another and learn from members of our community. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or go to the CFE Webpage for details.
The SGS Kindergarten students composed their own "Dreams" for ML King Jr. Day. Here's a Video of their portraits, taken by K teacher Erika Mullins, with their dreams set to the voice of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech by US History teacher Josh Hayes. And here you can see a video of them Reading Their Dreams at the ML King Jr. Assembly on Friday, Jan. 17.
6th graders Carsyn Gildehaus and Emily Mullins won the ML King Jr. Essay Contest and got to read their essays at the King Day Assembly on Jan. 17. See a Video of their Speeches on the topic, "How does service honor the legacy of Dr. King, empower individuals, and impact communities?" Each girl received a $50 prize for their winning essay; read Carsyn's Essay and Emily's Essay on the SGS website.
Upper School ceramics students created this wave of individually fired pieces to highlight the challenges faced by the ocean. Visitors can also take a small ceramic "drop" as a reminder to be aware of what we can do to help the oceans stay healthy. See a Photo Gallery of the exhibit; it will be on display for the month of January.
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