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IB Highlights: 100 Meter Dash

Extended Essay Highlight:  Senior Fair Niven is asking this question for her EE:  “How does the amount of protein in a protein shake effect the heart rate of a person running the 100m dash?”  She plans to have Mark Rickard as her supervisor.  She will be collecting her own data and comparing it to other data that has been already collected.  Fair ran the 100 meter dash in 12.76 seconds this spring to win the race at the District 7 NE 2B Championships! 

CAS Project Highlight:  Stella Brown and Maddy Roberts, both seniors, proposed a Saint George’s mural.  They are experienced with both physical and digital art, which is why they chose to do this CAS project.  For their investigation, they are going to do research and learn more about how to design and paint a mural, and also how to logistically keep it from fading away.  We cannot wait to see this new addition to our campus! 

IB Question of the Week:Who is the Director General of the International Baccalaureate (IB)?  Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen started his tenure as the eighth Director General of the International Baccalaureate (IB) in May 2021.  You can read more about him here: https://www.ibo.org/about-the-ib/governance-and-leadership/director-general/ 

Please refer to the International Baccalaureate page on the SGS website and to the IB Resources page in PowerSchool Learning for detailed IB information.  As an overview, the Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum for grades 11-12 is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay (EE). 

• CAS Experiences: All of our Upper School students, pre-IB (grades 9-10), full diploma candidates and course candidates, complete CAS experiences with reflections.

• CAS Project: Our full diploma students complete CAS projects that follow an 18-month portfolio, full of reflections. 

• EE: Seniors spend a year researching and writing a 4000-word extended essay on a topic of their choice.