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Penny Drive Raises Funds for Joya

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the SGS Penny Drive for Joya earlier this month. The 3rd grade was the top class, donating $8.15 per student! The 6th graders were tops in the Middle School, while the faculty gave the most in the Upper School. Between individual donations and money raised at the MS Carnival, the school contributed $1,113.55 to Joya, which serves local preschoolers with developmental challenges.

Lower School Movie Night Coming June 6th

The SGS Center for Family Engagement is hosting a Lower School Movie Night on Thursday, June 6th at 6pm in ESAC Gym. Come enjoy watching Disney’s “Zootopia” with all your friends — popcorn and sno-cones will be provided! Families can bring their own snacks, blankets, sleeping bags, etc. for the event. See the Attached Flyer for all the details. See you there!

2nd Grade Wax Museum Presents Living History

Each of the 2nd graders researched a figure from American history, then dressed up and shared what they learned at the annual Wax Museum in the Dragons Den on May 24. See a Photo Gallery of them and see if you can guess which historical figures they are!

Lower School Authors Read Their Works

The Lower School students split into groups of different grades on May 10th and each got to read a story they had written for a class project. See a Photo Gallery of students reading all kinds of stories in a variety of rooms around the Lower School.

1st Grade Makes a “Rumpus in the Rainforest”

The first graders performed their annual “Rumpus in the Rainforest” musical in the Dragon’s Den for family and friends on May 15 and 16. See a Photo Gallery of their performance on the 15th, and see if you can tell what character they were by their handmade head gear!

SGS Musicians Earn Medals at Music Fest Northwest

A number of SGS students earned medals at the local Music Fest Northwest competition last week. These include:

Sheba Chen – Silver – British Art Song grade 9-10 – voice
Nathanael Cho – Gold – Contemporary grades 1-3 grade – piano (qualified by age)
Reagan Heller – Gold – Romantic Division grade 9 – piano
Reagan Heller – Silver – Foreign Language Art Song grade 9-10 – voice
Reagan Heller – Silver – Baroque grade 9 – piano
Oliver Ling – Silver – Chopin Division grade 11 – piano
Oliver Ling – Silver – Young Artist – piano
Eli Morgan – Silver – Original Composition grades 4-6 – piano
Connie Overstreet – Silver – Italian Art Song grade 8 – voice
Max Romoff – Silver – British and American Art Songs – voice
Max Romoff – Silver – Vocal Solo grade 11-12 – voice
Max Romoff – Silver – Musical Theater – voice
Elena Wirthlin – Silver – Sonatina Division grade 7 – piano
Roman Zahn – Silver – Sonatina Division grade 6 – piano

You can listen to Max Romoff sing Frank Loesser’s “I Believe in You” (from How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying) on Spokane Public Radio’s From the Studio recording of Music Fest NW highlighted performers (Hour 1 on Friday, May 17).