The StG Blog

Two Daughters, One School
Jennifer Coleman

"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).

  • Accolade
  • Parent Voice
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Establishing Foundational Roots with St. George’s 
Samantha Berman

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."

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Hello to Here
James Post, St. George's Chaplain

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."

  • Community
  • Episcopal Identity
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Congratulations, Class of 2021!
Katie Morton

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!

  • 8th Grade
  • Graduation
  • Middle School
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Celebrating Maintenance Staff Appreciation Week
Suraya Shepherd

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!

  • Faculty and Staff
  • Faculty Voice
  • Maintenance Team
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These Kids Are Amazing: Project-Based Learning in Lower School
Kate Remillard

"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."

  • Faculty Voice
  • Lower School
  • Project-Based Learning
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StG Citizenship Center Stage: The Phantom Tollbooth
Ned Moore and Allie Segura

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!

  • Core Values
  • Creative Arts
  • Faculty Voice
  • Middle School
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DC to StG: Bringing the Nation's Capital to New Orleans for Our 8th Graders
Perrin Jones

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.

  • 8th Grade
  • Core Values
  • Middle School
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JEDI Voice: Danielle Lobell and Starting Small
Danielle Lobell

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.

  • Early Childhood
  • Faculty Voice
  • JEDI
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March 13th - One Year Stronger
Dr. Joseph Kreutziger

"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."

  • COVID-19
  • Dr. Kreutziger
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JEDI Voice: Faculty Member Jake Guth
Jake Guth

Jake Guth, Middle School Spanish Teacher, discusses his experience attending the NAIS People of Color Conference, providing his five key takeaways: Dr. Bettina Love; the complexity and evolving identity of ourselves; calling in > calling out; affinity groups; and moving beyond allyship.

  • Faculty Voice
  • JEDI
  • Professional Development
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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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