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Academic News

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 Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 1:30-2pm and the University of Redlands at lunch on Friday, Oct. 18.  For information on other college representatives coming to SGS, contact Kerry Clark.

The new Upper School Writing Center in Room 219 is staffed by students to serve as “readers” to assist Upper School students with their writing.  It offers some real perks, such as hot chocolate, and what's even more enticing, extra credit points toward students' English or History grades.  Plus, check out the Haiku poem-writing contest with a pizza as the prize; deadline is Oct. 21.  Check out the Schedule Here.  Students can sign up for Writing Center help on PowerSchool Learning under the English or History pages or by sending an email to Chad Rigsby.

Admission representatives from colleges and universities will be in the US Library conference room this coming week.  Students can learn more about the Grand Canyon University on Tuesday, Oct. 8 during lunch, Hillsdale College at 9:30am on Thursday, Oct. 10, and Willamette University on Monday, Oct. 14 at lunch.  For information on other college representatives coming to SGS, contact Kerry Clark.

7th Grade Science Lab Photos

October 07, 2019

The 7th graders used scales and their devices to try to figure out was was inside some sealed black containers in Brian Hutchinson's Science Lab.  See a Photo Gallery of them being scientific detectives!

No School on Friday, Oct. 11

October 08, 2019

Friday, October 11 is Teacher In-Service Day for professional development.  There are no classes that day for all grades K-12.  Enjoy the three-day weekend!

Parents of seniors are invited to the Dragon Room on Wednesday, October 2 from 6-8pm to learn what students are doing to prepare for the college application season. (This event was previously set for Sept. 25.)  Some topics we will cover are what seniors should be doing now to prepare to submit applications, what parents can do to help, how to complete the FAFSA and understand the costs of college, what seniors and parents can expect for the months to come, and how SGS college counselors help students throughout this process. There will be time for parents to ask questions that pertain to the whole group and afterwards on an individual basis.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing Kerry Clark at Kerry.clark@sgs.org

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 Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 2 during lunch, the University of Portland on Thursday, Oct. 3 during lunch, and Carroll College on Monday, Oct. 7 from 9:15-9:45am.  For information on other college representatives coming to SGS, contact Kerry Clark.

Beginning Tuesday, October 1, a new Writing Center will be staffed by students to serve as “readers” to assist Upper School students with their writing.  Students may get referred by a teacher with a specific area to address or students can sign up for a time on their own.  The Writing Center will be housed in Upper School room 219.  The initial schedule is as follows, but may be adjusted as we determine the most opportune times for students to utilize this resource. 
• Before school (7:30-8:10), Monday, Wednesday, Friday
• Lunch every day
• After school (3:15-4:00), Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
• A and B block – Monday
• C and D block – Wednesday
• E and F block – Tuesday
• G block – Thursday
• H block – Monday and Thursday

Time to Practice for the PSAT

September 16, 2019

SGS students in grades 8-11 will take the PSAT test on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at school.  For juniors, the test determines eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship.  For other students, the test helps the school gauge their progress toward college readiness.  Students have been given practice booklets in their school mailboxes to go through, and they can use Khan Academy to get free, customized lessons to prep for the PSAT and SAT.  Now is the time to practice for the test so they will be prepared and more comfortable on testing day.  If parents or students have questions, please contact Kerry Clark (Director of College Counseling) or Happy Avery, the newest member of the college counseling team.

Four members of Saint George's Class of 2020 have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship organization for their outstanding performance on the PSAT test last fall.  Marshall Roll and Sarah Wu were named National Merit Semifinalists for finishing among the top 16,000 students out of 1.6 million who took the test nationwide.  They are eligible to reach Finalist status in February 2020 with the potential of earning a $2,500 college scholarship.  In addition, Miya Jacobs and Kathryn Moon were named National Merit Commended Scholars for finishing among the top 50,000 students nationwide in the PSAT.  Congratulations to all four seniors who are among the top academic students in the country! 


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