Plenty of opportunities to get involved
Much of what students learn at Saint George’s happens outside the classroom. Lower School students gain new skills through Chess Club, join the Little Dragon Cheerleaders, and discover the fun of coding their own video games. They enjoy after-school sports camps and private music lessons on campus. Middle School students win statewide honors on Math Counts and Math Is Cool teams, learn about sustainability and community in the Green Club, and make tortillas from scratch in the International Club.
By the time students reach Upper School, they have an idea of what they like and can start specializing. Dragons measure up against the top engineering students in the world through FIRST Robotics tournaments. They compete in math and economics contests during lunch breaks. Both Knowledge Bowl and History Bowl teams have made their mark on the state and nationally. The Associated Student Body (ASB) helps keep the school running smoothly. In the Community
Service club, Dragons put our mission into action. Our Outdoor Club members hike, canoe, bike, and ski. Day trips often start right on our 120 acre campus. Longer trips afford students the chance to learn how to survive and thrive in nature.
Across the divisions, Dragon Clubs encourage students to hone old skills and practice new ones. Students often remember their coaches and leaders as important teachers, even though they never receive grades.
The SGS Robotics Team #1595 was one of 9 Western teams invited to Hangzhou, China to mentor Chinese robotics teams and compete in the Qianjiang International Robotics Invitational at the end of July. The SGS team also won the FRC Ambassador Award for their fifth consecutive year of mentoring high school robotics teams in China.
See a Photo Gallery of the students and advisors visiting a giant Buddha and waterfall, working with their Chinese counterparts, visiting with several recent SGS alumni, and eating a lot of great meals (including for Rick DeFord's birthday in the last photo)! Thanks to Clive Luiten for the great photos.
Saint George's 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams participated in the State "Masters" Math is Cool competition in Moses Lake on Saturday, April 21. The 6th grade team won 1st Place in the "phi" division (2nd highest division). Congrats to teammates Steel Lindauer, Sam Morris, Annalie Nachreiner, and Kara Chiang. Kara had the highest overall individual score in the phi division, and the 3rd highest score overall in the entire state of Washington for 6th graders!
The 7th grade team of Gabe Gustafson, Nate Hennings, John Nowland, and Paul Poole placed in the top 4 of their "e" division (3rd highest division) at Masters. Judy Fitzpatrick returned to coach this team to State, where they did a great job of working together as a team.
The 8th grade team earned 6th overall in the phi division out of 12 teams, but were #1 in the Spokane area in this division, according to coach Shane Kangas, who also coached the 6th graders. Congratulations to teammates Stella Brown, Patrick McCarthy, Tariq Ravasia, and Ethan Wu. See a Photo Gallery of all three teams at State Masters competition. Go Dragons!
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...