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.
Members of the SGS Robotics Team #1595 were guests of their team sponsor, Spokane's Pearson Packaging Systems, at a big robotics "Pack Expo" in Chicago on Oct. 13-16. The students demonstrated their FRC robot and learned a lot about how industrial robots work. See a Photo Gallery of them at the Pack Expo and exploring some of the other sights that Chicago offers.
On Saturday, Nov. 3, Saint George's FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics teams #7935 and #6128 competed in their first matches of the season at Gonzaga Prep. Team 7935 won all of their matches and are currently ranked 1st. Team 6128 is tied for 2nd, and the next competition for both teams is December 1. Great job on a strong start to the season and good luck on your next competition!
Saint George's School won 1st place in the team competition at the Kings Clash chess tournament on Saturday, Nov. 3. The team was led by three players scoring 4.0 out of 5.0 possible. Two of them, Adrian Rooney and Eshan Reddy, were part of a three way tie for 1st in the K-6 section. "Adrian finished in 2nd overall on tiebreaks, while Eshan won the trophy for top third grader," said SGS coach James Stripes. "Adrian finished the tournament without any losses; he drew his first two games and then won the rest." Noah Hochheimer also scored 4.0 and finished in 3rd overall in the K-4 section, taking home the trophy for top second grader.
Saint George's had two players who scored 3.0, Joey Maestas and Donovan Bradford, with one of them counted towards the team score of 15.0 for the top four players. The tournament, hosted at Saint George's, attracted 60 players from the Spokane area and northern Idaho. See a Photo Gallery of the competition in Metters Gym.