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.
Saint George's FIRST Robotics team #1595 competed at West Valley HS on March 6-7. The team captained the 4th seeded alliance, which made it to the semifinals before losing. See a Photo Gallery from the event. Unfortunately, this may be the last FIRST Robotics competition in the Pacific NW District this spring, since the state organization has postponed all remaining competitions due to concerns about coronavirus.
The SGS 7th and 8th grade Math is Cool teams competed at Regionals on January 31 at Mead High School. The 7th grade team included Esther Buckner, Robert DeForest, Simon Feist, and Oliver Ling. The 8th grade team consisted of just three students -- Annalie Nachreiner, Lily Nosbaum, and Aarna Pardeshi. Both teams just learned that they qualified for the Math is Cool State "Masters" competition on April 18 at Moses Lake High School. Go Dragons!
Our 4th and 5th grade Math Is Cool teams have diligently worked solving math problems after school for the past couple of months. All their efforts paid off as the teams competed in the regional competition on Feb. 28 at Mt. Spokane High School. The fourth-grade team took 1st place in their division, with the top individual awards going to Eshan Reddy (1st place), Keagan Wilson (4th place), and Donovan Bradford (5th place). The fifth-grade MIC team placed 2nd in their division with individual awards going to Taylor Teague (1st place), Adam Ling (3rd place), and Bella Buckner (4th place). A big thank you to the fifth-grade coaches Sam Wyss and assistant Marshall Roll and to the fourth-grade coach Kristie Slattengren.