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The Middle School students each completed a Genius Hour project this spring -- learning a new skill, working on a big project, or creating anything from video games to athletic shoes!  They got to share, with students in-person and with family members via live stream, what they attempted, what worked, what didn't, and what they learned from it all.  See a Photo Gallery of some of the presenters.  And here are links to the presentations on May 24th, each about an hour long, from the 10 different groups of students:

Group 1, presented by Esther & Sarah, Colton, Kaden, Bryson, Regan & Jake, Bella, Sophie, and Andrew;
Group 2, presented by Ava, Robert, Britta, Berkley, Michael, Remmy, Natalie & Alessandra, and Joaquin;
Group 3, presented by Ian R., emily, Liam, Brady, Isa, Lindsey, Gannon, and Joe;
Group 4, presented by Simon, Braeden, Thomas, Bailey, Colin, Maya & Sarah, Ian Rizvi, and Gemma;
Group 5, presented by Kaylee, Megan, Bryson & Vihaan, Alisha, Maggie, Jillian, Audra, and Preston;
Group 6, presented by Savvy, Liam, Sam, Shawn & Mason, Max, Joey, and Josie;
Group 7, presented by Delaney & Hadley, Abi, Ellie, Iz, Sophia, Ashley, Grace, and Riley & Kylie;
Group 8, presented by Alex & Lillian, Everett, Hrair & Finn & Will, Thatcher, Oliver, Adrian, and Fallon;
Group 9, presented by Elsa, Janie, Dexter, Vivianne, Jordan, Julianne, Sophia, and Audrey;
Group 10, presented by Carsyn, Katie, Matt & Matt & Per, Edie, Xuxa, Dua, Bella, Gavin, and Ryan.

The 7th graders built model rockets and then shot them skyward over the soccer field on June 2nd.  See a Photo Gallery of the takeoffs (some were fast, some were duds) and the landings (some were soft and some were not)!

The 5th graders designed containers and parachutes to protect their fresh eggs, then they dropped them onto the LS playground!  See this Photo Gallery to find out which survived with the least damage!  

Several weeks after the 4th graders had left bags of leaves in the Little Spokane River, they collected their bags and looked for macroinvertibrates (bugs!) that they could identify. Different species indicate whether the river is healthy or not.  See a Photo Gallery of them discovering all kinds of tiny critters!

After raising butterflies in their classroom, the Kindergarten class wore their own butterfly wings as they carried the butterflies out to Graduation Lawn.  See a Photo Gallery of the "big" butterflies releasing their little friends on June 4.

The May Term Epic Games class played a number of different role playing, strategic, and just plain fun games in the Library.  See a Photo Gallery of their class as they worked on strategies and engaged in spirited competitions!

The May Term Food & Parks class created a variety of dishes in the student kitchen and visited a local bakery to try their hands at making bread.  See a Photo Gallery of their activities during the week-and-a-half of May Term.

The May Term class on Car Repairs showed what they had learned about and fixed on their cars during the May Term presentations on June 8.  See a Photo Gallery of their demonstrations in the ESAC parking lot.

The Class of 2021 continued the Saint George's tradition, interrupted by COVID last year, of crossing Graduation Bridge on Friday, May 21 and receiving their diplomas on Graduation Lawn.  Thirty-four seniors graduated in-person, while ten seniors watched the live-streamed ceremony from China.  Watch highlights of the ceremony (John DeForest's Senior Address and the Chamber Choir's Song) and view the Full Graduation Ceremony (video begins at the 15-minute mark) that live streamed on YouTube.  Maja Rodell '08 has posted a Gallery of Her Best Photos from the afternoon ceremony -- images can be downloaded or prints purchased through her site.  More photos will be posted on the school's website later this week.

Alex Gustafson, who started at Saint George's in Kindergarten and has been active in drama and choir since 6th grade, was the SGS member of the Class of 2021 profiled by the Spokesman-Review in their Graduation special section on June 3.  "Gustafson, who apparently doesn’t do anything short-term, has also been involved in 4-H since she was 4 years old," noted the article.  Alex plans to attend the University of Idaho in the fall to study sustainable engineering and farming.  Read the Full S-R Article on Alex.  Congratulations to a true Dragon!


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