Lower School News

Now you can view the video on the SGS Art and Music Program that premiered at the Spring Gala "Art Party" on May 4.  Thank you to everyone that joined us for an enjoyable evening of fellowship and fundraising.  We raised over $150,000 at that enjoyable evening of fellowship and fundraising, and then SGS received several additional gifts to help us reach our goal for the evening -- supporting the new LS/MS Arts Center and Technology upgrades.  Enjoy watching the Arts Video, and you can still support these initiatives through the Gala Giving Page.  The architects are completing the design documents for the new facility and the school plans to break ground this summer!

The last morning of Lower School on Wednesday, June 5 featured the traditional Red & White Day games for everyone to enjoy!  See a Photo Gallery of the students competing in races, tug of war, egg tosses, tennis court hockey, and just generally getting wet on a warm day.

The 5th graders formally crossed the bridge to the Middle School on May 30, being cheered by the rest of the Lower School, congratulated by their teachers, and welcomed by the Middle School and their families.  See a photo gallery of the Bridge Crossing Ceremony and another gallery of images from their Luncheon & Games afterwards.  A delicious and fun way to finish 5th grade!

The 2nd graders researched and presented famous Americans in their own "wax museum" on May 24, 2019.  See a Photo Gallery of them in character in the Dragons Den.

The Kindergarten class put on their decorated "butterfly" wings and released the bright orange butterflies that have been developing in their classroom on May 15, 2019 on Graduation Lawn.  See a Photo Gallery of the big and little butterflies on Graduation Lawn!

The 5th graders staged the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on May 16-17 in Founders Theater.  It featured the Wonka Sisters, a bunch of spoiled children, green-haired Umpa Lumpas, and one lucky Charlie.  See a Photo Gallery of the show and hear videos of them singing "The Candy Man," "I Want It Now" and "Pure Imagination."  To order a DVD of the full performance, contact Philip at KDK One Digital Media


The 1st graders created costumes and performed their annual "Rumpus in the Rainforest" on May 15 in the Dragon's Den.  See a Photo Gallery of shots from the performance and of the students in their costumes afterwards.

The annual Lower School Writers' Celebration on May 7 began in Metters Gym with time to look at books the students have written, hear the choir sing, and follow student leaders off to the rooms where each student would read what they've written.  See a Photo Gallery of this introduction time.  Then everyone headed to different rooms to listen to each Lower Schooler read something that they had written for class.  See a Photo Gallery of them reading and listening.  A lot of impressive writers - and readers - in the Lower School!

The Lower School's annual Writers' Celebration is this Tuesday, May 7 from 6:30-8pm in Metters Gym.  Beginning at 6pm, enjoy looking at student artwork in the gym, LS hallways and library, and viewing displayed books published by K-5 students in the gym.  After some songs in the gym by the LS Choir, everyone will spread out to different rooms in the Lower School where each student in grades K-5 will share a piece of their writing in front of a small group of parents and students.  Come enjoy this celebration of writing at SGS!  

Kindergarten teacher Erika Mullins and the Student Council planned, organized, and implemented a fun-filled Friday Assembly for the Lower School family groups on April 26.  The students groups, a mix of different grades, competed in Minute to Win It style games, such as balloon knock down, noodle pick up, bouncing ping pong balls into cups, stacking dice with popsicle sticks, stacking Oreo cookies, and picking up Fruit Loop cereal pieces with chop sticks!  See a Photo Gallery of some of the games.

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