St. George's students in all divisions meet with School Chaplain James Post beginning in Pre-K3. He meets with them at various times during the day, as well as in varied locations, including the outdoors. He writes this week's blog post after reflecting on the "Eureka!" moment of one Pre-K3 Magnolia student during chapel and his perspective on all of creation as sacred.
"So that is grace, is it not? Something freely given in the moment, a gift from God, generous of spirit, and that uplifts those around you. That would have been more than enough." Dr. Kreutziger writes about the grace and hope given to St. George's from our friends in Lake Charles at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School.
Thank you, StG community, for a very successful Give St. George’s Day 2021! We are blown away by the generosity of our 112 donors that resulted in a total of $54,345 given in 24 hours. Read more about Give StG Day on our blog!
Did you know? Research shows that 1 in 5 people are impacted by dyslexia, and dyslexia often runs in families. St. George's Resource specialists are passionate about supporting students with dyslexia and their parents/guardians. Learn more about the learning disability in today's blog post from Sherri Weiser, Director of Resource Services.
In this school year's first monthly JEDI blog, St. George's Spanish Teacher Señor Jake Guth reflects on his journey as a World Languages teacher, the intertwined study of languages and culture and the opportunity he has to foster inclusivity and help students create a sense of belonging for others. His post today teaches us more about Hispanic Heritage Month— especially its title— and the meaning of more and more commonly seen term Latinx.
"St. George’s has the resources to be exactly the right school for each child, and the values learned at school help [my daughters] admire each others’ strengths and give support during tough moments."
"Two Daughters, One School" was originally published in the St. George's Episcopal School magazine, Accolade, in the 2020-2021 publication. Jennifer Coleman, the author, is the mother of Evangeline (3rd) and Vivienne (2nd).
St. George's parent Samantha Berman describes the connection she observed between her son's response to Hurricane Ida and the core values instilled by St. George's: "Like the roots of the oak trees, the values of compassion, perseverance, integrity and respect are the foundational roots of JW’s personality."
Today's post includes a reflection from our St. George's Chaplain, James Post, on the Gospel of John. He writes, "The love of God is known in profound sharing, as well as in profound fear. It is found in where we have been and in where we are going. Found in our triumphs and collapses. Found in our regrets and in our hopes."
The Graduation and Awards Ceremony for the St. George's Class of 2021 was a beautiful morning of shared memories and moments of celebration for a group of brand new StG alumni with achievements galore. Today's blog lists their accolades, as well as awards given at our Fifth through Seventh Grade Awards Ceremony, and provides more photography from yesterday's graduation at St. George's Episcopal Church. We are so proud of all of our Dragons!
Thank you to the Maintenance staff for taking time out of your very busy days-- to sit with us, to be interviewed and to form connections with the students. Our St. George’s community is made up of many people and many jobs, and this week was a wonderful way to demonstrate how important that is. Cheers to Maintenance Staff Appreciation Week 2021!
St. George's Parents Group President and Board of Trustees member Laura Wilt reflects on her childhood, during which she was frequently the "only minority in virtually every room" and speaks to the StG community's power to inspire lifelong learning for both students AND parents.
"The magic of this real-world simulation has been in the way we have seen students develop as critical thinkers in a collaborative environment. They have needed to build consensus in order to succeed. And every child is involved. Students who struggle with writing are eager to record their ideas. Students who have usually been quiet in social studies are now loud participants in the process. At varying points, each child gets to be a leader."
Chances are, if you passed by the Salem Theatre last Thursday or Friday, you would have had no inclination that magic was happening inside...but let us assure you that, indeed, there was. Bravo on spectacular production, cast and crew of The Phantom Tollbooth!
The annual 8th grade trip to our nation’s capital is a cherished tradition that many alumni consider their favorite St. George’s memory. As the week approached when we would have normally made the trip, our community sensed anew the loss of this tradition. So, as with most things in life this year, we had to become flexible adapters with regards to our DC trip. Putting our heads together we thought, “Let’s bring DC to StG.” And thus “#DCtoStG” was born.
Starting Small is a volunteer professional learning community made up of Early Childhood staff at St. George’s Episcopal School. We focus on learning about and actively employing anti-racism and anti-bias practices in the StG Early Childhood Division.
Dr. Kreutziger addressed the increase in violence against Asian Americans through a letter to our community, originally shared via email on March 19th; that letter's content is included here on our blog for our full StG Community to read.
"How utterly improbable, how absolutely unprecedented a year it’s been. Improbably, with masks on and hands sanitized and desks over-wiped, with physical distancing and a spate of quarantines and all of the roller coaster surges and spikes in cases, here we still are, learning together and so nearly all on campus together."
St. George's Board of Trustees Vice-Chair and Lower School parent Annie Michaels describes her family's recent trip to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama-- a significant step in their JEDI journey and one that allows her to see JEDI work through her sons' eyes.