The 7th graders joined the 8th graders for their annual Battle of Gettysburg with water guns and balloons in the field next to school on June 5. Thanks, Mr. Gavin, for making sure history was never a "dry" subject. See a Photo Gallery of how, just like 155 years ago, the North won the battle!
After studying rivers all year, the 6th graders built cardboard boats and raced them across the Little Spokane River on June 5. Some proved more seaworthy than others! See photo galleries of them Building the Boats and then Racing the Boats, plus enjoy a Video of the wet and wild race action! (The Spokesman-Review also caught photos of the event and Posted Them Here.)
The 6th graders completed their studies of rivers, fish, and other religions with an overnight visit to the Nez Perce reservation in central Idaho to look at fish hatcheries and local/tribal history locations. See a Photo Gallery of them at Nez Perce sites, the Spalding Mission, Fort Lapwai, Whitebird Canyon, the "Heart of the Monster" in Kamiah, Dworshak Hatchery in Orofino, the Nez Perce Hatchery, and Lower Granite Dam.
Four teams of 8th graders spent Friday, April 27 in the woods above campus completing team-building challenges. They tackled balance beams, a Tyrollean Traverse, blindfolded tasks, and even rappeling down the 40-foot-high Dragon Crag! See a Photo Gallery of their hot, busy day, ending with setting up tents on Graduation Lawn to prepare for their Coast Trip in May. (Saturday morning's rain made the experience more realistic.)
Saint George's 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams participated in the State "Masters" Math is Cool competition in Moses Lake on Saturday, April 21. The 6th grade team won 1st Place in the "phi" division (2nd highest division). Congrats to teammates Steel Lindauer, Sam Morris, Annalie Nachreiner, and Kara Chiang. Kara had the highest overall individual score in the phi division, and the 3rd highest score overall in the entire state of Washington for 6th graders!
The 7th grade team of Gabe Gustafson, Nate Hennings, John Nowland, and Paul Poole placed in the top 4 of their "e" division (3rd highest division) at Masters. Judy Fitzpatrick returned to coach this team to State, where they did a great job of working together as a team.
The 8th grade team earned 6th overall in the phi division out of 12 teams, but were #1 in the Spokane area in this division, according to coach Shane Kangas, who also coached the 6th graders. Congratulations to teammates Stella Brown, Patrick McCarthy, Tariq Ravasia, and Ethan Wu. See a Photo Gallery of all three teams at State Masters competition. Go Dragons!