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A dozen Upper School students traveled to Southern California to visit and learn about eight different colleges and universities from April 1-5.  They visited major public research universities (USC, UCLA), regional universities (Chapman, Redlands), faith-based universities (Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine), and national liberal arts colleges (Occidental, Claremont McKenna).  They also managed to fit in a Dodgers baseball game and stops at Hollywood and Redondo Beach.  See a Photo Gallery of their explorations...

The SGS calendar for the 2018-19 school year has been finalized and is available on the SGS website's Parents / Documents and Bulletins page.  One change to note is that Graduation will be the afternoon of Friday, May 31, 2019.  There will be a half day of classes for grades K-11 that morning with busses home at lunchtime... 

The SGS Robotics Team 1595 spent part of their spring break week competing at the FIRST Robotics Pacific NW Regionals in Portland.  See a Photo Gallery of the team in action...

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Increase your SAT test scores!  SGS history and economics teacher Josh Hayes will teach an SAT Prep class from April 11-May 30 on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm.  Learn proven test-taking strategies with an experienced SAT instructor. This class is targeted at 11th graders (to help them take the June 2nd SAT 1) or 9th and 10th grade (to boost their PSAT scores this fall).  Contact Josh Hayes for questions or late registration requests...

There are no penguins north of the equator... except in zoos and in the Saint George's 1st grade class, where they celebrated the annual Penguin Party on March 23!  See a Photo Gallery of the kids with their penguins and reading about penguins with their parents.  Plus view a Video of the Penguin Song from Lower School Assembly...

Saint George's Robotics Team #1595 received the Entrepreneurship Award at the West Valley district competition on March 23-24.  This FIRST Robotics award "celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and recognizes a team which has developed a comprehensive business plan in order to define, manage and achieve the team’s objectives."  See a Photo Gallery of images provided by Clive Luiten from the West Valley competition.  Congratulations to the team for displaying entrepreneurial enthusiasm and "vital business skills to ensure a self-sustaining program."  Go Dragons!

Congratulations to the SGS Choir and Debate programs, who earned WIAA State Academic Championships for the highest grade point average at any 2B-sized school in the state!  The Choir's 31 participants have an average GPA of 3.48, while the Debate program's 27 participants have a 3.4 GPA average.  See the Full List of Academic Champions.  Go Dragons!

For the second year in a row, Saint George’s policy debaters closed out one entire semifinal round of the Final Four at the State Debate Tournament.  Kylie Vera (senior) & Grace Generous (junior) were the tournament’s top seed, and advanced without debating over juniors Charlie Darnall and Nik Chaudhry.   These two Saint George’s teams were Washington state’s only repeat contenders in the Final Four, and except for some tough losses in the Championships, the foursome essentially dominated the WIAA State Debate Tournament from 2016-2018.  Read more about their achievements at State...

The 2018 Saint George’s Knowledge Bowl varsity team included seniors Adit Arora, Cate Caporicci, Delaney Ennis, Max Mihalick, Max Richardson, and junior Will Rieger.  This year’s coaches were Steve Gavin and Robert Tyllia. 

The team competed in five local competitions, against 31 teams from schools of all sizes, finishing tied for 5th place.  At the Washington State regional competition at Whitworth University, SGS finished in 1st place and qualified for the State 2B Championship held in Arlington, WA on March 17. 

After five grueling preliminary rounds at State, the team qualified for the championship rounds.  SGS won the first championship round, qualifying for the final round.  The final round went to a set of tie-breaker questions and the Saint George’s Dragons finished in 3rd place overall at State.  Congratulations on an outstanding season -- Go Dragons!

Saint George's 8th grade Math Counts team earned 13th place at the State Competition, held at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA on Saturday, March 10.  The team of Stella Brown, Kara Chiang, Tariq Ravasia, and Ethan Wu were the top scoring school from all of Eastern Washington.  The competition featured the top 25 teams and about 140 math students from across the state.  In individual awards, Kara was 36th overall and Tariq was 43rd overall.  "These are solid scores considering the state of Washington usually is one of the stronger states in the country when competing at the national level," says their coach Shane Kangas.  Congratulations Dragons!


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