Academic News

Upper School May Term classes presented their work in a series of exhibitions around campus on June 4.  Here is a Photo Gallery with images from the Adulting 101 class, Latin class, Culture/Crafts/Cuisine class, Science and Art class, the class that canoed the Winchester Wasteway, and the Habitat class.

SGS Middle School students and 5th graders explained their "Genius Hour" projects to interested listeners in a poster gallery and with outside demonstrations on May 31.  See this brief Video of their posters and several of the students demonstrating classical music, pet birds, and a homemade drone.

Middle School students and 5th graders gave TED Talk-style presentations on their Genius Hour projects to interested listeners on May 31, 2019.  Then they explained their projects in a poster gallery and in outside demonstrations.  See photo galleries of their Genius Hour Talks and their Posters & Presentations from this extravaganza of creativity!

The annual overnight trip for 6th graders took them to the Nez Perce Reservation in Central Idaho to compete their studies on rivers and dams, fish hatcheries, and religious traditions.  See a Photo Gallery of their explorations on May 28-29, 2019.

The 2nd graders researched and presented famous Americans in their own "wax museum" on May 24, 2019.  See a Photo Gallery of them in character in the Dragons Den.

Students in grades 5 through 8 will present their projects at the Genius Hour Extravaganza on Friday, May 31 in the Middle School Courtyard from 8:30-11:00am.  Parents and classes are invited to attend this capstone event.  From 8:30-10am, students will be presenting their Genius Hour projects in Ted Talk style.  For a different format from 10:10-11am, students will stand by their Genius Hour posters to describe their project and answer questions.  Come see what our Dragon geniuses have come up with!

Saint George's Robotics team #1595 demonstrated their latest robot at FIRST Washington's Change the World Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 15.  The evening included student demonstrations from several teams of different ages.  Then Dr. Charlotte Lamp, a former SGS parent and the mother of Spokane astronaut Anne McClain, talked about Anne's dream of becoming an astronaut at a very young age and the path she followed to make that dream come true.  Read more about the FIRST Event at Spokane STEM News.  

Congratulations to the 4th and 5th grade Math Is Cool teams who represented SGS at the State Masters competition in Moses Lake this past Saturday, May 18.  The fourth-grade team of Ava Bot, Adam Ling, Preston Sevigny, Taylor Teague, and alternate Adrian Rooney was coached by Rick Petrini.  Coached by Sam Wyss, the fifth graders at the competition were Matthew Longstreth, Megan Neiwert, Britta Ohnback, Per Sande, and alternate Regan Thomas.  Both teams were great ambassadors for the school and displayed teamwork and confidence at a tough competition.  Go Dragons!

The Kindergarten class put on their decorated "butterfly" wings and released the bright orange butterflies that have been developing in their classroom on May 15, 2019 on Graduation Lawn.  See a Photo Gallery of the big and little butterflies on Graduation Lawn!

The annual Lower School Writers' Celebration on May 7 began in Metters Gym with time to look at books the students have written, hear the choir sing, and follow student leaders off to the rooms where each student would read what they've written.  See a Photo Gallery of this introduction time.  Then everyone headed to different rooms to listen to each Lower Schooler read something that they had written for class.  See a Photo Gallery of them reading and listening.  A lot of impressive writers - and readers - in the Lower School!


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