Blog and School News

JEDI Voice: Dr. Veronica Gillispie-Bell
Veronica Gillispie-Bell

"JEDI work is hard; it’s uncomfortable, and it’s relentless, but it is rewarding. It challenges how we think and how we feel. I am impressed and in awe of the number of faculty, staff, parents and board members that are not satisfied with the status quo and want to see more justice, equity, diversity and inclusion at St. George’s and in our community at large. It won’t happen tomorrow, next week or even next month, but we will be a place where each child is appreciated not only for their learning style, but also for every diverse characteristic they bring to St. George’s."

  • JEDI
  • Parent Voice
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Navigating News of a Modified Phase 1 and Unrest at the Capitol
Dr. Joseph Kreutziger

Yesterday brought events that affected us as New Orleanians and Americans. It is accurate to say that we have a dual pandemic, and the national health and safety challenges to our well-being are equaled by the challenges to not only our core principles of civil discourse and decency but also democracy. What happened at the Capitol as well as the levels of community spread are both alarming, and both hit home.

  • Character
  • COVID-19
  • JEDI
  • Middle School
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“Putting Wheels on Our Prayers”--Resolve and Resolution in the New Year
Dr. Joseph Kreutziger

"2020 taught us that we are stronger together. Challenges may overwhelm us as individuals, but, as a community, we can be positively transported. Let’s continue together to put wheels on our prayers with renewed purpose in the new year."

  • Character
  • Community
  • Dr. Kreutziger
  • JEDI
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The JEDI Corner
Alex Breckinridge

St. George’s strives to embody perseverance, integrity, compassion and respect. With our mission in mind, as Chair of the Board of Trustees, I am happy to announce our support of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) work at St. George’s. This work flows naturally from the school’s Episcopal identity as the Episcopal Church in the United States has long had a commitment to the work of increasing justice and equity in our society.

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Technology and Flexibility in the Coronavirus Classroom
Spencer Burns

t has become something of a ritual: every two weeks, New Orleanians must learn the rules to the newest phase of quarantine. This responsiveness and resilience has characterized the year 2020. It has also characterized this year at St. George’s. As educators, we have had to adjust to new realities brought on by the coronavirus, particularly in the realm of technology.

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Opening Service: Why do YOU Mask?
Katie Morton

Our Opening Service, a St. George's tradition, looked a little bit different this year. Dr. Kreutziger addressed the students-- present and via recording-- and discussed superheroes and masking. Most superheroes wear masks, correct? What about everyday superheroes wearing face coverings to keep the community safe from COVID-19?

  • 8th Grade
  • COVID-19
  • Dr. Kreutziger
  • Tradition
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An Open Letter to Our Community About Racial Injustice: Response, Reflection and Action
Dr. Joseph Kreutziger

Dr. Kreutziger penned a letter to the StG community on June 3, 2020, in response to the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, as well as the prevalent and ongoing themes of racial injustice and prejudice and need for equity and justice.

  • Dr. Kreutziger
  • JEDI
  • Mission
  • Taking Action
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Behind the Scenes of The Music Man JR.
Derrick Toups

While our middle schoolers unfortunately cannot stage their live performance of Music Man JR. due to COVID-19, their creativity and efforts to prepare for the production before AND after StG's campus closed are nothing short of inspiring.

  • 8th Grade
  • Creative Arts
  • Middle School
  • StG Community at Home
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6 Strategies for Organizing Your At-Home Learning Plan
Sherri Weiser, Director of Resource Services

Director of Resource Services Sherri Weiser provides six strategies for at-home learning plans--especially helpful for students needing extra support to learn.

  • Resource Services
  • Sherri Weiser
  • StG Community at Home
  • Tips and Ideas
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The Insight of Eli Manning and Ben K.
Ben K. (8th Grade) and Dr. Kreutziger

This dual blog post comes to us as a result of Eli Manning's recent Google Meet "drop in" with our 8th grade class. Student Council President Ben K. has recounted the experience from the students' point of view, and Dr. Kreutziger then offers his lessons learned-- both from Eli AND from Ben.

  • 8th Grade
  • Dr. Kreutziger
  • StG Community at Home
  • Student Author
  • Student Council
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Getting to Know Your Child as a Learner - 6 Ideas for Supporting Your Student at Home
Kate Remillard

4th Grade Teacher Kate Remillard reflects on her family's first few weeks of virtual learning. Spoiler alert: being a teacher does not make it feel any easier! She shares 6 ideas for making the most of your child's at-home school experience.

  • Faculty Voice
  • StG Community at Home
  • Tips and Ideas
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St. George and the CoronaDragon
Dr. Joseph Kreutziger

Thanks to second grader Max, we are able to reimagine the story of St. George and the Dragon in the context of our current pandemic reality and his timely drawing. Ultimately, we are ALL St. George, and we all have a shield to raise alongside those in our community.

  • Art
  • Community
  • Dr. Kreutziger
  • Lower School
  • StG Community at Home
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Dr. K's Empty (but not for long) Notebook
Dr. Joseph Kreutziger

"What I'm learning about our school community just these past two weeks could fill a notebook. A whole shelf full of notebooks." Dr. Kreutziger reflects on our community's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 8th Grade
  • Community
  • Dr. Kreutziger
  • Head of School
  • Kindergarten
  • Pre-K4
  • Technology
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Honoring the History of a 144-Year-Old Building During our 50th Anniversary Year
Katie Morton

What we now call Porteous Hall, the historic, recognizable facade of St. George's Episcopal School, came very close to being torn down in 1976 when Hibernia National Bank made an offer for the property.

  • 50th Anniversary
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Porteous Hall
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