Lower School News

The 3rd graders and their Upper School Spanish student friends spent time on Halloween carving pumpkins together.  Then they worked on "Pumpkin Math" problems before taking their creations to line the path to the Lower School.  See photo galleries of them Carving Pumpkins and Posing With Their Pumpkins.

Fall Colors Paint the Campus

October 28, 2019

October presented both delicate pastels and bold primary colors as the trees and bushes on campus changed with the season.  And they provided plenty of leaves for Lower School recess fun!  See photo galleries of the Fall Colors on Campus and of the 2nd Grade's Leaf Throwing Fun!

Congratulations to the SGS Chess Club participants for winning the team trophy at the Queen's Crown Chess Tournament last Saturday, Oct. 26.  The chess players were Eshan Reddy (1st place in the top section), Adrian Rooney (qualified for State), Preston Sevigny, Noah Hochheimer, and Kristopher McKethen.  Go Dragons!

The 2nd graders sang and acted out several of Aesop's Fables for family and friends on Oct. 17.  See photo galleries of Their Performance, their Drawings of Favorite Fables, and a video of The Dog Song from their show.

The kindergarten kids and their 6th grade buddies roamed the campus on Oct. 7 to collect leaves for a science project.  See photo galleries of them out Collecting Leaves and then Creating Science Posters of the different kinds of leaves they found.

Our 2nd through 5th grade runners raced across the SGS lawns, through the woods, and down the sandhill to the finish on Sept. 27.  See photo galleries of the 2nd Grade Girls Race, the 2nd Grade Boys Race, the 3rd/4th Grade Girls Race, the 3rd/4th Grade Boys Race, the 5th Grade Girls Race, and the 5th Grade Boys Race on a rainy afternoon where the sun finally shone through!

The Lower School cross country team gathered at Sky Prairie Park on Five Mile for a meet with other private and religious schools from Spokane on Friday, Sept. 13.  See photo galleries of the Pre-Race Gathering, the 2nd Grade Girls' Race, the 2nd Grade Boys' Race, the 3rd-4th Grade Girls' Race, the 3rd-4th Grade Boys' Race, the 5th Grade Girls' Race, the 5th Grade Boys' Race, and the Awards Ceremony at the end of the meet on a warm September afternoon.


The fifth graders canoed down the Little Spokane River on Sept. 6.  Check out the Photo Gallery of them having fun, and of the furry visitor who was following after them downstream.

The old Arts Building was demolished on the first day of classes for the Lower School on Aug. 28.  See an 8-minute Video of the full demolition.  Plus you can see a 2-minute Accelerated Video of the demolition -- who knew an entire building could be "chomped apart" that fast!

Students, staff, board members and contractors gathered on a rainy Friday, Sept. 6 to formally break ground for the new Art and Music Building. The Lower School choir sang, architects sketches were on display, and then the golden shovels made it official.  See a Photo Gallery of the event, as well as a Facebook Video of the Ceremony's Highlights.

The new 3,357 sq. ft. facility will have three primary spaces: a Music Room for grades K-5, an Art Room with kiln for grades K-8, and an Art Gallery with seating.  The structure was designed by NAC Architects and is scheduled for completion in April 2020. 

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