SGS hosted the Gonzaga University Dance Program on Friday, Dec. 6 in Founders Theater. Their performance titled, "Poetry In Motion," combined poetry, music, dance and science and was followed by a question and answer session with SGS students about the dance and the dancers. See a Photo Gallery of the dancers on stage and answering student questions afterwards. View a short video of Excerpts from the Dance or watch the Full Performance and Q&A Afterwards.
Come hear the Middle School and Upper School choirs and instrumentalists perform seasonal music at the SGS Holiday Concert. Come to Founders Theater at 7pm to enjoy the show.
In their first home games of the season, the Dragons hosted two basketball teams on Friday, Dec. 6 that hold 12 state titles between them. However it was the SGS girls who bested 1B-powerhouse Colton 50-42 in a pre-league matchup. The SGS boys defeated Kittitas 79-52 to reverse the result of the past two 2B State Championship Finals.
The basketball teams have home games this Tuesday, Dec. 10 vs Freeman and on Saturday, Dec. 14 vs. Colfax. Check the DragonAthletics Website for the latest times and competitions. Go Dragons!
On Saturday, Dec. 7, Saint George’s FIRST Lego League Robotics Team #40706, the Unreliable Sparkplugs, competed at the Eastern Washington Regional Competition held at Salk Middle School. In our second year, the team did extremely well, improving in several areas of judging. Congratulations to Thatcher Canady, Riley Engels, Hadley Henrickson, Matthew Longstreth, Sophia Naccarato, Delaney Nachreiner, Adrian Rooney, Per Sande, Katie Schultheis, and Natalie Sorenson for a job well done! See a Photo Gallery of them at the competition.
The team ran three different robots in their matches to give more students experience "at the board." Coach Michelle Bledsoe reports that the first robot (run by Delaney, Hadley, & Sophia) had a good run and they were able to successfully park their bot on the bridge, ending with 90 points. The second robot (run by Per & Matthew L), had a great run, completing several missions and earning 170 points, thanks to some last minute programming on the way to the match. Thatcher and Adrian ran the third robot, which didn’t earn a high score but was a good exercise in problem solving. Team #40706 finished ranked 18th out of 35 teams and is determined to do even better next year!
Tuesday, Nov. 26 featured science displays by the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders spread around the Lower School. From cool cats and scary spiders to jumping bullfrogs and creepy brains, they had fun explaining their experiments and research to other students and family members. See photo galleries of the 3rd Grade Displays, the 4th Grade Displays, and the 5th Grade Displays.
SGS junior Alexandria "Alex" Gustafson represented Washington state at the 4-H National Congress in Atlanta, Georgia from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3. Alex is the third generation in her family to receive the honor of representing Washington State at the 4-H National Congress. An active member of the 4-H community in Spokane County for seven years, Alex has completed projects in a variety of areas including photography, arts & crafts, baking, cake decorating, sewing, canning, gardening and floral arrangement. Alex has advanced to compete at the Washington State Fair for four years in sewing & modeling and two years in photography, finishing in the top rankings each year.
As a teen leader in 4-H, Alex has held leadership roles in:
- WA State 4-H Teen Ambassador Board (planning conferences, arranging hotels, organizing paperwork & speakers and presenting at WA State 4-H Conference workshops);
- “Healthy Living” (teaching elementary-age children in after-school programs how to make good choices with food and exercise);
- Know Your Government (an unbiased forum where the teens learn about all aspects of the government and travel to Olympia to use & practice that knowledge);
- Washington State 4-H Teen Equality Task Force.
Alex hopes to bring back new ideas and skills from the Atlanta Congress to help Spokane County 4-H and all Washington state 4-H participants excel at being young leaders of tomorrow. Alex’s mother, Angel Colley Gustafson, was selected to go to the 4-H Congress in 1986 when it was in Chicago. Her Grandmother, Sharon Donovan Colley, rode the train to Chicago in 1955 to that National Congress. Grandma Sharon was given the 'Conductor’s' hat for being such a good kid on the long train ride out and back from Chicago.
Thanks to the Deer Park Rotary Club, Spokane County Budget and Fundraising Committee, and the Know Your Government groups for sponsoring Alex for this trip.
Thanks to our great SGS supporters, we raised over $5,700 on #GivingTuesday for our students and teachers! We will draw a name this week from those who gave $50 or more on Dec. 3 for the Gonzaga Men's Basketball tickets on December 30, 2019. The winner will be contacted directly. And don't forget that the SGS Annual Fund is still accepting donations and pledges.
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