The 9th graders split into two groups and toured Whitworth University on Nov. 5 to learn more about college life. Quincy Cooper, one of their guides, was familiar with SGS, having worked as an intern in our Communications Office back in the fall of 2014. See a Photo Gallery of both groups exploring the nearby campus.
Saint George's FIRST Tech Challenge team #7935 participated in their first competition of the year on Nov. 3 at Gonzaga Prep. Their robot was the autonomous "start of the day" according to coach Rick DeFord, and they are currently in 2nd place. Thanks to 10th grader Chase Foster for this Photo Gallery from the competition.
Admission representatives from colleges and universities will be in the US Library conference room this coming week. Students can learn more about Reed College on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at lunch, and then on Wednesday, Nov. 6 there will be the University of Puget Sound at 9am, Menlo College at 9:45am, Seton Hall University at 10:45am, and Pacific University at 11:30am. Then on Thursday, Nov. 7 will be Linfield College at 11am and Montana State University at 12:15pm. For information on other college representatives coming to SGS, contact Kerry Clark.
SGS art teacher Jennifer Davenport and four other independent school teachers from across the Northwest have created a podcast called If School Walls Could Talk. Sponsored by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, they formed the Fellowship for Collaborative Innovation last fall to help schools sustain, flourish and thrive into the future. The podcast was their response, hoping to inspire conversations about the issues facing private schools and the students who attend them.
You can listen to a one-minute Introductory Trailer recorded by Jennifer. The group's first three podcasts on Effective Meetings, Student Stress & Anxiety, and Portrait of a Graduate are available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Radio Public, and Anchor. Discussion guides for each episode are now available on the NWAIS Website.
Admission representatives from colleges and universities will be in the US Library conference room this coming week. Students can learn more about the University of Rochester on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at lunch, and the University of San Diego on Monday, Nov. 4 at lunch. For information on other college representatives coming to SGS, contact Kerry Clark.
Lower School fall parent conferences are Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8 from 8am to 4pm. (The big 5th grade's conferences start earlier and end later.) Conferences are 30 minutes long between you, your student, and your child's teacher(s). There is no school for K-5 on those days. Call 464-8743 or email email@example.com with preferred date and open time-frame please.
Middle and Upper School parent conferences are also open for registration. Middle School conferences will be on Nov. 7 & 8, from 8am-3:30pm, while Upper School conferences will just be on Friday, Nov. 8 from 8am-3:30pm. There will be no school for grades 6-8 on that Thursday and no school for grades 6-12 on that Friday. Conferences are student-led between parents, your child, and your child’s advisor and they run about a half-hour long. To schedule a conference time for 6-12 students, please call 464-8742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference sign- ups are first come, first serve, and Michelle will answer all requests (voicemail and email combined) in the order received.
Admission representatives from colleges and universities will be in the US Library conference room this coming week. Students can learn more about nearby Whitworth University on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at lunch, from Regis University on Friday, Oct. 25 at lunch, and from Pomona College on Monday, Oct. 28 from 2:00-2:30pm. For information on other college representatives coming to SGS, contact Kerry Clark.
The morning of Wednesday, Oct. 16 is PSAT testing time for grades 8-11. Students should bring an appropriate calculator and get a good night's sleep beforehand. The purpose of the “Preliminary SAT” is to practice the standardized test-taking skills needed to do well on the SAT and the ACT. PSAT scores also are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. The Senior Class, instead of taking the PSAT, will have an "Introduction to Adulting" with Josh Hayes and Melanie Mildrew. That should also be good preparation for college!
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