Academic News

SGS parent Marcelo Morales spent the morning of Nov. 14 sharing the culture of his native Chile with the Upper School Spanish classes.  They learned about Chile's cuisine (seafood), politics (boisterous), and other aspects of this unique South American nation.  See a Photo Gallery of him speaking to the class and some of the questions they had written down on their desks for him to answer.

See the latest news from the Lower School (Kathy Johnson), Middle School (Joelle Neiwert), and Upper School (Francesca Mulazzi), along with the weekly events on the MS Bulletin and US Bulletin.  Plus see the latest news from the Center for Family Engagement (book club, guest column, and links to resources).

Saint George's School will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans' Day.  Be sure to honor the veterans in your life for their service.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The 11th grade IB Biology class used the Bio Lab microscopes to identify and draw amoeba and other tiny organisms.  See a Photo Gallery of them finding and recording these remarkable creatures!

The 9th graders split into two groups and toured Whitworth University on Nov. 5 to learn more about college life.  Quincy Cooper, one of their guides, was familiar with SGS, having worked as an intern in our Communications Office back in the fall of 2014.  See a Photo Gallery of both groups exploring the nearby campus.

Saint George's FIRST Tech Challenge team #7935 participated in their first competition of the year on Nov. 3 at Gonzaga Prep.  Their robot was the autonomous "start of the day" according to coach Rick DeFord, and they are currently in 2nd place.  Thanks to 10th grader Chase Foster for this Photo Gallery from the competition.  

The Spokane National College Fair will be held at the Spokane Convention Center on Tuesday, November 5 from 9am to Noon and in the evening from 6 to 8pm.  Students are encouraged to attend to learn about various colleges and to speak with admission representatives for schools of interest.  For more information about the fair, including a list of colleges attending, Click Here.

The 9th grade class will visit the fair that morning, but college counselor Kerry Clark encourages all students to attend in the evening after school from 6-8pm.  If you plan to attend, please register through the above link and print out the barcode you generate through your registration so it is easier for you to share your information with any colleges you speak with.  Also, for schools that track demonstrated interest, this is a great way to show you have made contact with a school’s representative.  The person at the booth for each school is often the person who reads applications for our area, so try to be prepared with some questions to ask to make the most of your time and make a good impression with admission representatives.

If you have questions about this event or would like help preparing to meet with school representatives, feel free to email your SGS college counselors at happy.avery@sgs.org or kerry.clark@sgs.org and they will be glad to assist.

Admission representatives from colleges and universities will be in the US Library conference room this coming week.  Students can learn more about Reed College on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at lunch, and then on Wednesday, Nov. 6 there will be the University of Puget Sound at 9am, Menlo College at 9:45am, Seton Hall University at 10:45am, and Pacific University at 11:30am.  Then on Thursday, Nov. 7 will be Linfield College at 11am and Montana State University at 12:15pm.  For information on other college representatives coming to SGS, contact Kerry Clark.

SGS art teacher Jennifer Davenport and four other independent school teachers from across the Northwest have created a podcast called If School Walls Could Talk.  Sponsored by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, they formed the Fellowship for Collaborative Innovation last fall to help schools sustain, flourish and thrive into the future.  The podcast was their response, hoping to inspire conversations about the issues facing private schools and the students who attend them.  

You can listen to a one-minute Introductory Trailer recorded by Jennifer.  The group's first three podcasts on Effective Meetings, Student Stress & Anxiety, and Portrait of a Graduate are available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Radio Public, and Anchor.  Discussion guides for each episode are now available on the NWAIS Website.

Admission representatives from colleges and universities will be in the US Library conference room this coming week.  Students can learn more about the University of Rochester on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at lunch, and the University of San Diego on Monday, Nov. 4 at lunch.  For information on other college representatives coming to SGS, contact Kerry Clark.


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