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Students, parents and staff combined two words to create a new word describing their feelings about life under quarantine.  Then they created a piece of art to illustrate those feelings.  See a Photo Gallery of their creations and see if you share the feelings they've described.

 

The Lower School students created artwork to say "Thank You" to their teachers for their hard work this year.  Art teacher Jennifer Davenport put it together with music for us all to enjoy.  See the Primary (K-2) Student Artwork Slideshow and the Intermediate (3-5) Student Artwork Slideshow.  Thank you, teachers -- have a wonderful summer!

The usual Lower School Friday Assembly on June 5 finished with music teacher Judy Hafso singing Grandma's Feather Bed and an Irish Blessing.  See videos of both songs and watch the Lower School kids singing along over Zoom!

To combat boredom, Upper School teachers Dave Holte and Chad Rigsby are watching a movie a week and discussing it online.  Check out their fifth movie podcast discussing the Coen Brothers' murder-comedy Fargo on the SGS YouTube Channel with new alumni guests Skyler King and Marshall Roll.  You can also find previous podcasts, about Jaws, In the Heat of the Night, The Godfather and JoJo Rabbit on the SGS YouTube Channel.

The SGS spring musical "Guys and Dolls" was cancelled when the school shut down in March, but the student actors had been practicing their songs and scenes for several months.  So in honor of their efforts, we've posted a Photo Gallery of some of their scenes and two songs from the show -- Carolyn He as Sarah Brown singing "If I Were a Bell" and Max Rickard as Sky Masterson singing "My Time of Day".  Enjoy!

The 7th and 8th grade art students studied the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, then found natural materials to create their own "land art" at home.  See a Photo Gallery of their creations, with several of their artworks followed by the student's reflection on the project.  

To combat boredom, Upper School teachers Dave Holte and Chad Rigsby are watching a movie a week and discussing it online.  Check out their fourth movie Podcast Discussing JoJo Rabbit on the SGS YouTube Channel with student guests Aidan Reichel and Tristan Krzyzanek.

A couple of new alumni, Skyler King and Marshall Roll, will be joining Dave and Chad this week to talk about the Coen Brothers classic film, Fargo, which tells the story of a kidnapping-for-hire plot gone terribly wrong.  The movie is rated R for violence, language, and sexuality—it lives up to this rating.  If you’re family has rules against R movies, or if you just have a tough time with violence, you should catch up with us down the road for another movie.  Fargo was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.  It won two—for Best Actress and Best Screenplay.

This week’s Guest Stars are all lined but up, but if you’re interested in joining Dave and Chad for future panels, shoot an email to david.holte@sgs.org or chad.rigsby@sgs.org.  They will also have a “mailbag,” so send them questions or conversation pieces about the film or related topics ahead of time and they’ll try to answer them.  Or if you’re just interested in watching a great movie, you can check out Frago in the next few days and enjoy their conversation.  You can also find previous podcasts, about Jaws, In the Heat of the Night, The Godfather and JoJo Rabbit on the SGS YouTube Channel

To combat boredom, Upper School teachers Dave Holte and Chad Rigsby are watching a movie a week and discussing it online.  Check out their third movie podcast discussing The Godfather on the SGS YouTube Channel with administrator guests Jamie Tender and Francesca Mulazzi. 

This week’s “Movie of the Week” is a contemporary one.  Taika Waititi’s JoJo Rabbit tells the story of Jojo, a German boy whose imaginary best friend is Hitler.  Jojo is presented with a struggle of conscience when he discovers a Jewish girl hiding in his attic.  The movie is rated PG-13, hilarious and sad, but is also justifiably controversial for its representations of the Holocaust.  It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

This week’s Guest Stars are all lined but up, but if you’re interested in joining Dave and Chad for future panels, shoot an email to david.holte@sgs.org or chad.rigsby@sgs.org.  They will also have a “mailbag,” so send them questions or conversation pieces about the film or related topics ahead of time and they’ll try to answer them.  Or if you’re just interested in watching a great movie, you can check out JoJo Rabbit in the next few days and enjoy their conversation.  You can also find previous podcasts, about Jaws, In the Heat of the Night, and The Godfather on the SGS YouTube Channel.  

Ben Clark's senior Spanish project was to record his own version of "La Camisa Negra."  The song, which features a driving beat and Ben playing all of the instruments (except drums) and providing the vocals, is about a man who is deeply lonely after his lover has left him with nothing but a black shirt.  Ben used a plugin for the drums, recorded acoustic guitars and bass, and added his own lead guitars and synths.  "From there, I tracked the vocals, used some pitch correction, and called it good. I finished it off with some effects and made sure each instrument and sound was balanced and considered it done. Hope everyone enjoys it!"  Here is the Ben's recording of "La Camisa Negra."

To combat boredom, Upper School teachers Dave Holte and Chad Rigsby are watching a movie a week and discussing it online.  Check out their first movie podcast discussing Jaws on the SGS YouTube Channel with student guests Gibson Montgomery and Aidan Reichel. 

This week’s “Movie of the Week” is Norman Jewison’s In the Heat of the Night—which tells a detective story set against the backdrop of murder and racism in 1967 Mississippi.  This film was shockingly rated G upon release.  It would earn a much more serious rating now because of racist language and adult themes, but it won Best Picture and is regarded as one of the few films about racism that has stood the test of time.   

Students, faculty and staff interested in joining Chad and Dave on Friday, May 15 and talking over In the Heat of the Night can shoot an email to david.holte@sgs.org or chad.rigsby@sgs.org.  They will also have a “mailbag,” so send them questions or conversation pieces about the film or related topics ahead of time and they’ll try to answer them.  Or if you’re just interested in watching a great movie, you can check out In the Heat of the Night in the next few days and listen in on their conversation next week.   


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