The SGS Robotics Team #1595 was one of 9 Western teams invited to Hangzhou, China to mentor Chinese robotics teams and compete in the Qianjiang International Robotics Invitational at the end of July. The SGS team also won the FRC Ambassador Award for their fifth consecutive year of mentoring high school robotics teams in China.
See a Photo Gallery of the students and advisors visiting a giant Buddha and waterfall, working with their Chinese counterparts, visiting with several recent SGS alumni, and eating a lot of great meals (including for Rick DeFord's birthday in the last photo)! Thanks to Clive Luiten for the great photos.
Saint George's School has won the WIAA Scholastic Cup for the top 2B school in the state for academic and athletic performance! SGS racked up 1,585 points, including earning four state academic titles (choir, debate, boys soccer, and boys tennis) for highest grade point average. The school also earned points for top athletic teams, including the boys soccer, girls soccer, girls track, and boys basketball teams that all finished 2nd in State. See the Rankings of 2B Schools and the List of SGS Programs that earned points toward the title.
The WIAA Scholastic Cup recognizes performance in the classroom as well as on the playing surface. Schools that finish at the top of their respective classifications in state athletic competition receive points, as do schools that finish at the top in team academic performance. SGS had finished 2nd to Northwest Christian the past two years, finally passing the Crusader's 1,405 points to claim the title this year. League rivals Colfax (865 points) and Davenport (830 points) finished 3rd and 4th overall, highlighting the athletic and academic strength of Eastern Washington's small schools.
This marks the second time that Saint George's has won the Scholastic Cup, while finishing 2nd seven times and in the Top 5 statewide 13 times. One measure of Saint George's academic strength was that SGS was the only school in 2017-18 to win the Scholastic Cup without winning an athletic State Championship. Go Dragons!
The Spring-Summer edition of the Saint George's Magazine mails out this week, but you can already read the articles and see the photos on the SGS Publications webpage. Feature articles include:
> 3rd Graders learn about business and giving as "Tiny Titans of Trade"
> 8th Graders become "Storm Gardeners" to make a sustainable landscape
> Senior Hailey Poutiatine writes about her drama experience in "The Olde Bard, Updated"
> There's no arguing about the valuable skills that students learn in Debate class
> Dragon Talks speaker Alan November guides us through Internet search engines
This issue features a Special Section on Graduation, with David Holte's Faculty Address, Ryan Hayes' Student Address, the full Class of 2018, and what their teachers had to say about each of the Senior Awards Winners. Plus see articles about the school's basketball teams, spring sports, a local alum's new restaurant, and alumni news from across the U.S.A. And there are special features not found in the print magazine -- a Time Lapse Video of the "storm gardeners" at work, the best online Search Engine Tools, recent Articles on Politics by political scientist Charles Zug '11, and all kinds of photos of Graduation and of recent SGS Classes, Athletic Contests, and Artistic Activities.
It's all on the SGS Publications page!
The Soccer and Ice Cream summer camp spent a week playing soccer outside, making tie-dyed shirts in the lab, playing "statue tag", coloring soccer balls on paper, and enjoying ice cream on a 100 degree day in their tie-dyed shirts! See a Photo Gallery of the kids at this fun Saint George's summer camp.
The SGS 2018-19 School Year Calendar that was mailed in the Back to School packet was not the latest version. CLICK HERE to view and download the latest SGS Calendar for 2018-19. We apologize for the error. The PDF Calendar document posted on the Back to School Documents page and events on the website's calendar have been corrected.
On the Saint George's Story Trail during August, you can read the Caldecott honored tale of "Blueberries for Sal" by Robert McCloskey. The story tells of a little girl, Sal, and her mother as they pick blueberries for winter, while a bear cub and his mother are eating berries for winter on the other side of the same hill.
The Story Trail begins just inside the school's front gates and winds up the hillside through bushes and trees before descending to the Davenport House. The trail is open weekdays from dawn until dusk, and occasionally on weekends when there is an event on campus. Visitors are welcome to hike the trail anytime the gates are open. Keep up on future books through the SGS Story Trail Facebook Page.
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