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The Middle School students celebrated Mardi Gras at a dance in the Dragon Room on Friday, Jan. 17.  See a Photo Gallery of their costume-filled and entertaining event.

The SGS Center for Family Engagement is holding its next Book Club for parents on Thursday, January 30 at 6pm in the Upper School Library.  We will be discussing "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.  All parents are welcome to connect with one another and learn from members of our community.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Please email meghan.kilgore@sgs.org with any questions or go to the CFE Webpage for details.  

The SGS Kindergarten students composed their own "Dreams" for ML King Jr. Day.  Here's a Video of their portraits, taken by K teacher Erika Mullins, with their dreams set to the voice of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech by US History teacher Josh Hayes.  And here you can see a video of them Reading Their Dreams at the ML King Jr. Assembly on Friday, Jan. 17.

6th graders Carsyn Gildehaus and Emily Mullins won the ML King Jr. Essay Contest and got to read their essays at the King Day Assembly on Jan. 17.  See a Video of their Speeches on the topic, "How does service honor the legacy of Dr. King, empower individuals, and impact communities?"  Each girl received a $50 prize for their winning essay; read Carsyn's Essay and Emily's Essay on the SGS website. 

In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."  To celebrate Dr. King's birthday, the winners of the annual ML King Jr. Essay Contest will read their essays at the MLK assembly during the morning break time (9:45-10am) in Founders Theater on Friday, January 17.  The topic is, "How does service honor the legacy of Dr. King, empower individuals, and impact communities?"  The essay winners, to be announced Wed., Jan. 15, will win a $50 prize and be published for the community.

The Middle and Upper Schools were treated to a Holiday Feast in the US Courtyard on Friday, Dec. 20 just before the start of Holiday Break.  See a Photo Gallery of the plentiful of food and festive apparel, and of some recent graduates who showed up to say "Hi" to their friends.  

In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."  To celebrate Dr. King's birthday, SGS is holding its annual ML King Jr. Essay Contest.  The topic is, "How does service honor the legacy of Dr. King, empower individuals, and impact communities?"

This contest is open to all members of the Saint George's community -- students, faculty, parents, and alumnae.  All essays will be judged together.  Two essays will win a $50 prize and will be published for the community.  Essays must be typed and submitted to Joelle Neiwert via email (joelle.neiwert@sgs.org) or in her Upper School box by Monday, January 13 and should be no more than 800 words.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 15 and will get to read their essays at the MLK assembly during the morning break time (9:45-10am) in Founders Theater on Friday, January 17.

Dawn Worrall began sending holiday packages to military service members stationed overseas in 2013 just before her son Peter Worrall '14 graduated from SGS and left to attend West Point.  The "300 Boodle Brigade" that she organized sent over 1,000 boxes of clothing and goodies overseas in the last two months of 2019!  The Spokesman-Review featured Dawn in their Christmas Day edition (read the Full Article) as one of a series of local "Difference Makers" who "dedicated time and energy to improving people's lives". 
[Photo by Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review]

If you plan to shop on Amazon for gifts this holiday season, be sure to sign up for AmazonSmile and choose Saint George’s School as your charity.  AmazonSmile donates .5% of your eligible purchases back to a charity of choice.  Click here for more information on AmazonSmile and how you can support Saint George’s School.  Thanks!

George Lee, a public speaker and faculty member at the Univ. of Oklahoma, spent time last week with Saint George's Middle and Upper School students and staff talking about Implicit Bias and the ways we can recognize and reduce microaggression in our interactions with other people.  See a Photo Gallery of his talk on Dec. 10 in Founders Theater, where his theme of "Education is Elevation" was on display.


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