Community News

Deputy David Morris with the Spokane County Crime Prevention unit will speak to students and parents at Saint George's on Tuesday, Feb. 26 about "Digital Citizenship, Online Safety & Cyberbullying."  Parents can hear him at a parent coffee from 8:30-9:15am in the Dragon Room.  He will give an overview of information in his student presentations plus time for Q & A.  Then Deputy Morris will speak to grades 4-7 from 11:40am-12:20pm in Founders Theater, followed by a talk to grades 8-12 from 12:30-1:10pm in the theater.  Please contact with any questions. 

Thursday, Feb. 28 is a Teacher In-Service Day, while Friday, March 1 is Winter Break Day.  There is no school for grades K-12, and no busses will run those days.  If you can, head to the Spokane Arena and support your Dragon basketball teams at the State 2B Tournament!  See this week's Athletic Schedule for days and times of games.

With winter weather upon us, please drive cautiously and be patient if you find that the busses are running late.  With poor driving conditions and winter traffic slow-downs, even requiring tire chains, we can expect delays.  If you have concerns about a bus that is running late, please call Durham at 509-483-0224.

The Fall-Winter 2018-19 issue of the Saint George's Magazine features a of variety of stories by Alyson Galow '17 about Recent SGS Graduates who are pursuing their college dreams with confidence.  Read about Brooke Martin '17 exploring the Internet of Things, Michael Thew '16 building an Outdoor Adventure Club in Chicago, Allison Milbrath '16 practicing Health Care in Panama and Chile, Malinda Wagstaff '16 finding the Power of Music, Michael Metro '16 pursuing Research and Mentoring, Sawyer Spackman '15 building Inclusive Communities, Megan Corn '15 studying kidney stones in Space and Snakes on the ground, Jamie Nord '15 preserving Tribal History, and John Hatheway '15 helping The Photo Ark speak to everyone on the planet.  Plus there are articles on another group of young alumni returning to share their Insights of College Life and a profile of Penn Fix '68 and his Jewel of a Store - Dodson's Jewelers.  See all of the articles - and links to additional photos, news and videos - at

Saint George's is closed on Tuesday, February 12 due to road conditions throughout the area.  All activities were cancelled for Feb. 12.  Current parents and staff who did not receive an Instant Alert message on Tuesday morning about the closure should log into Instant Alert and update their contact information.  This is a separate database that the school is not able to update for parents.  If you have forgotten your password for Instant Alert, check Here for Instructions on resetting your password.  School closures for all area schools also are listed at the ESD 101 Website.

The City of Spokane and Jilin Sister City will host a free Spokane Chinese Lunar New Year Festival from 2-5pm on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Southside Senior and Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.  Enjoy cultural arts and crafts, games for kids, Chinese snacks, and performances of the Lion Dance, songs and a magic show.  See a Flyer on the website with more details.

The Middle and Upper Schools will celebrate the Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig) at Noon on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the US Courtyard.  Along with Asian appetizers, students in Qingqing's class and from Asia will perform.  All students should still bring a lunch to eat during the performances.

Cassey Buchmann and Jamie Nolting will lead an art, culture and service trip to Peru this summer from August 6-14.  The deadline for signing up is fast approaching, so see the Peru Trip Flyer and contact Cassey for details.  And for those who have already signed up, now if the time to add passport information to your account.

Kudos to SGS 10th graders Kuhu Amin, Katie Carter, Alex Gustafson and Ella Stiller for modeling prom dresses and helping raise funds for Daybreak Youth Services last Sunday, Jan. 27.  Read all about the dress exchange program in this Spokesman-Review Article.

Saint George's Middle and Upper Schools gathered on Tuesday, Jan. 22 to hear two students speak about what Martin Luther King Jr. means to them.  Seventh graders Lila Rigsby and Gabby Haigh spoke about their own experiences and what they've learned from Dr. King's examples of non-violence and direct action.  You can read Lila's Full Speech and Gabby's Full Speech on the SGS website.  Also see a video with Excerpts from Their Speeches, also including faculty members Jamie Nolting and Seth Coleman reading selections from MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

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