Academic News

The 8th grade made their annual trip to the Olympic Peninsula's rain forest and tide pools the week of May 14-18 to put their science lessons into action.  See a Photo Gallery of this great culminating experience for their Middle School years!

The Kindergarten students raised butterflies in their classroom, decorated their own "wings" in art, and then released their butterflies on Graduation Lawn on May 16, 2018.  See a Video and a Photo Gallery of their eventful day.  How cute is that?!

Congratulations to the 5th grade Math Is Cool team, who competed in Moses Lake at the State Masters competition this past Saturday, May 19.  Team members are Rohan Dhillon, Gabe Law, Ian Rizvi, and Ian Reichel.  "They did not place in the competition," says coach Sherry Shoemaker, "but they were in the top 'i' division, which is the hardest group to be in."  Sherry spent the day at the competition correcting math papers and working with the state organizers.  Go Dragons!

Saint George's boys' tennis team has won the state academic championship for 2B schools.  Their average grade point was 3.683, which gets SGS one step closer to winning the Scholastic Cup for best overall athletic and academic 2B school in the state.  Congratulations to these scholar athletes!

Family and friends listened to Lower School students read their own books at the annual Writers' Celebration on Friday, May 11.  See a Photo Gallery of the authors sharing their original stories with appreciative audiences.  (See More Photos from Grandparents' Day on May 11 here.)

SGS senior Connor Cremers is one of just 2,500 high school seniors nationwide to win a 2018 National Merit® Scholarship.  Merit Scholars are chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2018 National MeritScholarship Program.  The $2,500 scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.  

These Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the Finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.  

An active participant in the classroom, Connor has been a captain of the state championship soccer team, and leader/mentor of both the world championship FIRST Robotics team and the middle school FTC Robotics team.  He is a candidate for the IB Diploma and will be attending Stanford University this fall.  Congratulations, Connor!

The 6th grade released the trout fingerlings, which have been growing in their classroom aquarium, into Bear Lake on May 7, 2018. They also learned about fish biology and raptors from local experts at the fish release event.  See a Photo Gallery of the trout release and related activities...

SGS 10th grader Maria Madero was named a Young Scholar at an event organized by the local Hispanic Business/Professional Association on May 3.  The event at Spokane Community College recognized students from 20 high schools and all local colleges.  Congratulations, Maria!

This Friday, May 11 is the combined Grandparents' Day and Writers' Celebration in the Lower School.  Enjoy students reading their own stories, view their artwork, and hear a K-5 music program.  See the Full Schedule on the SGS website...

10th grader Callie Gee has been selected to participate in the University of Washington's Foster Young Women’s Leadership Summit sponsored by the Foster School of Business. The three and a half day total immersion program in mid-July features a wide variety of activities including business exploration topics, community involvement, and peer and professional networking.  Congratulations, Callie!

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