Community News

The tradition of Prom returned on May 30 with a cruise on scenic Lake Coeur d'Alene.  See photo galleries of Gangway Photos as the students and their guests prepared to board the boat and of the Prom Cruise into the evening.

Saint George’s School will not be offering a Summer Program for 2021 due to the ongoing challenges and evolving guidance regarding COVID-19.  During the summer, there is reduced staffing on campus.  With the uncertainty of COVID activity, inherent risks and mitigation responsibilities pose challenges in meeting all safety requirements for the school and program participants.  We look forward to future summers when we can once again offer an enriching, fun-filled program.  Thank you for your understanding.  

Upper School Head Francesca Mulazzi contributed a short article to "Differences That Make A Difference: Stories and Strategies To Inspire Women Leaders" -- a collection of articles on the Educational Collaborative for International Schools website.  You can read her piece, titled "Mindful Leadership: A Learning Journey".

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Better Together Virtual Gala on May 6th.  It was a pleasure being able to connect with families and share stories during this challenging year.  If you were unable to login or missed the event, please take a moment and watch the video from the Gala at:  We are "Better Together", and thank you again for your support for our students and faculty!

If you still wish to make a donation, please go to and select Community Fund 2021 in the "Gift Purpose" dropdown menu.  If you have any questions related to the Gala, please contact Ashley Miller, Director of Development, at or call (509) 464-8755.  Go Dragons!

On the morning of May 20th, the Lower School gathered to unveil the new name for the road through campus.  It honors two beloved, retiring educators -- Kathy Johnson, Head of Lower School and former SGS Kindergarten teacher, and Judy Hafso, Lower School Music teacher.  The Hochheimer Family bought the naming rights at the SGS Gala Auction.  A group of 13-year seniors also were present to speak about how each of these great ladies was instrumental in their early education.  See a Photo Gallery and a 12-minute Video of the Dedication Ceremony.  A wonderful tribute to them both!

The Class of 2021 dedicated their yearbook to Keith Stecher '77, a beloved member of the SGS Facilities Crew since well before these seniors were born!  Senior Cambrie Rickard wrote the dedication, which she read to the Upper School on May 20 and presented a yearbook to Keith.  See a Short Video of her presentation and read her Full Dedication

Saint George's Upper School students collected money at a North Spokane intersection for JOYA's Penny Drive on Saturday, May 22.  They gathered a whopping $5,916 from motorists, including over 300 lbs. of coins!  The funds will be added to over $1000 raised at the SGS campus penny drive to provide services for local preschool children with learning or physical disabilities.  Overall, JOYA raised over $46,000 that day from motorists and another $11,000 from a telethon.  See a Photo Gallery of Dragons collecting funds to help local kids in need!

The SGS Robotics teams (FRC and FTC) gathered for an end of the season barbeque.  See a Photo Gallery, including of them honoring advisors Rick DeFord, Judi Morgan, and Clive Luiten for their mentoring over the years.

For the recent 2021 Joya Penny Drive, Saint George's students did a great job of donating to this local non-profit that provides services to young children with developmental needs.  Congratulations to the 3rd grade, 8th grade, and 9th grade who had the highest donations per student for their divisions.  The 3rd graders were tops in the school, giving an average of $17.38 each!  Joya received $1,089.01 from SGS -- a welcome gift after schools were unable to do the Penny Drive last spring.  Thank you to everyone who supported the Penny Drive!

Please join us for the first ever Saint George's School virtual Gala event at 6pm on Thursday, May 6th to raise money for the Community Fund.  We are "Better Together" and your support tells our students and faculty that you are still here for them.  Here's how you can get involved:
1. Our online bidding will continue through the Gala.  Please go to to start bidding or to make a donation. Items include:
• A seven-night timeshare anywhere in the United States;
• Autographed Toporowski hockey jersey;
• A foosball table;
• A wine basket;
• Naming rights for a parking spot at --  
          The Lower School, ESAC, and behind the Middle School;
• Name the Road opportunity; 
• Student "Head of School" for a day;
• Spot on the SGS golf team at the 2021 Live Mas Golf Tournament --
          Benefiting the local Boys & Girls Club. 
2. Look for the link to the "Better Together" Spring Gala in an email this week so you can join the SGS community, discover the remarkable learning that has been going on in the midst of this challenging year, and support our students and faculty through a donation to the Community Fund.
Questions?  Contact Ashley Miller, Director of Development, at or call (509) 467-8755.  And if you can't join us online that evening, you can still support our students and faculty with a donation at  Go Dragons!

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