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The Annual "Battle for the Holy Grail" spirit competition between SGS and Northwest Christian is this Friday, January 18 at NWC.  The theme is The 1960s, and $5 spirit packs (groovy glasses, bandanas, peace signs) are available to purchase at lunch on Thursday, Jan. 17 from Mark Rickard.  Students who have ordered tie-dyed T-shirts will get them Thursday afternoon or Friday morning to wear that day.  Plus, please send in new or gently used childrens/teens clothing for the Teen & Kid Closet charity that both schools will be supporting this week, or bring clothes to the game.  Representatives of Teen & Kid Closet will collect donations and serve as judges of the spirit competition.

On Friday, there will be a K-12 Pep Rally in ESAC to preview our dance, then students can stay after school to work on decorations and face painting.  A free bus for students in grades 6-12 will leave SGS to go to NWC at 4:30pm -- parents must sign the waiver on PowerSchool and identify whether their student will be riding the bus back to SGS after the competition or will be picked up at NWC.  Cost for students to attend the games is $4 (adults are $6), and food is available at the concessions stand.

Holy Grail basketball games begin at 3:00pm with the girls JV game, followed by boys JV at 4:30pm, girls varsity at 6:00pm, and boys varsity at 7:30pm.  Spirit competitions will run before and at halftime of the varsity games, culminating with the awarding of the Holy Grail at about 9:00pm.  It's time for Dragons to win back the Grail, so come support Saint George's this Friday, Jan. 18!

The 9th grade Introduction to Studio Art students have been studying Color Harmony and Color Matching.  Here is a Photo Gallery of their paintings of abstract comics that they did as a culmination of that unit.  You can see them on display in the US Courtyard above the lockers on the wall outside the Art Studio.

The Little Dragon Cheerleaders were a big part of the Lower School Basketball Night on Jan. 12 in the ESAC Gym.  After a chili feed and time to decorate signs, they practiced their dance number and then performed during both the girls and boys varsity basketball games.  See a Photo Gallery of their busy evening!

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, offered for Saint George's 11th and 12th graders, is recognized worldwide as perhaps the finest college prep curriculum.  Here are several resources to learn more about the IB's advantages:

> Newsweek Article on IB Education
> Video on Education for a Better World
> IB Benefits for Schools, Teachers, Students, etc.  
> News About the IB

The top Middle School geography students competed in the annual Geography Bee on Jan. 10.  Congrats to Tanner Watkins who knew that Darien National Park was in Panama!  See a Photo Gallery of the competition in Founders Theater.

Head of School Jamie Tender announced on Monday, Jan. 14 the hiring of Saint George's next Head of Upper School, Dr. Francesca Mulazzi.  She has a wealth of teaching experience in secondary education and in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.  Francesca has nearly 20 years of teaching, leadership and administrative experience in international, non-profit and K-12 schools.  She will come to Spokane from the American International School of Lusaka, a PreK-12 day school in Lusaka, Zambia, where she has served as Diploma Programme Coordinator since 2015.  Prior to her time in Africa, she was the PK-12 Principal at the International School of Aruba in the Dutch Caribbean.  Read Jamie's Announcement for more about the wide-ranging experience Francesca will bring to the Upper School beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

Every year, more than 90% of eligible Saint George’s School students return for the following school year.  The Admissions Office tries to make the re-enrollment process as user-friendly as possible, such as the recent addition of an electronic enrollment agreement.  But to make things even easier for SGS families and reward such great school loyalty, Saint George's is about to launch "Continuous Enrollment".  See a Timeline Chart for how Continuous Enrollment will be rolled out over the coming year.  

View a Short Video describing what this is and how it will work.  Plus you can see answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the SGS Website under Admissions / Continuous Enrollment.

Three Kindergarten visit dates are available in 2019 -- February 8, March 15, and April 12.  You must have your application complete and be registered to attend a kindergarten visit day.  A visitation day is required as part of the admission process at Saint George's School.  Please call the Admissions Office at 509-464-8744 to schedule your child's visit today...

Ten Upper School ceramics students have created a multitude of clay birds with inspiring or hopeful words on them.  See a Photo Gallery of them in the Art Gallery exhibit space, and then in January anyone is welcome to pick a bird that speaks to them and take it home to decorate your new year!

Seventh graders Jaiden Nagra and Ellis Benson have organized a Kneaded Hearts drive for warm items like gloves, hats, scarfs, coat (may be slightly used or new).  The drive will focus on collecting warm items for Shiloh Hills Elementary students through the 18th of January.  Ellis says, "our fundamental goal is to demonstrate the reaches of poverty to our students.  This drive is part of our Genius Hour project, which is a project that Middle School students do in English."  Look for bins in both the Middle and Upper School courtyards and donate warm items for local students in need.

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