Summer ENEWS
for Tuesday, June 20, 2017


PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Our Board of Trustees works tirelessly to support and promote St. George's. For all they do for students, faculty, and staff, we say "thank you!"

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SUMMER ENEWS: Welcome to the second edition of Summer Enews. Instead of publishing weekly as we do during the academic year, Summer Enews will come out every other week. We welcome families who are newly admitted to the St. George's community as well!

HELP ST. GEORGE'S FINISH STRONG: Families enrolled during the past academic year are invited to make a gift to SGIS by the end of the fiscal year (June 30) in order to boost our participation rates and help us win local and national grants. Any gift of any size will be greatly appreciated. You can go to, text GIVESG to 41444, or call 901.261.2385 to give over the phone. Your gift to the Annual Fund will help each and every student and faculty member at St. George's! Thank you so much for all of your help! Give today!

SAVE THE DATE OF JUNE 22 FOR ALUMNI NIGHT AT THE LEVITT SHELL: St. George's alumni are invited to the Levitt Shell on Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 pm. Bring your picnic basket, coolers, and blanket. The concert starts at 7:30. More info at or contact Maggie Murff at or 901.261.2389.

SHUTTLE REGISTRATION FOR 2017-18 - REGISTER BY JULY 1: Need to register for a space on next year's shuttle? Visit our transportation services page for next year's schedule and the online registration. Shuttle spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and the deadline to register is July 1.

NEED TO ORDER A LAPTOP? Our middle/upper school laptop order information is updated for the 2017-18 school year, and we are ready to receive new purchases. Please also refer to the email dated May 16 which went to all rising middle and upper school families and includes details about laptop ordering deadlines and new student orientations. Whether you have a new sixth grader or a returning student who needs a new laptop for the coming school year, our laptop pages have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Just visit this link for all the details.

SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS: Make sure you have all the information for your child's summer work. Visit our summer assignments page. Note that middle/upper school mathematics assignments will be posted July 1 in anticipation of class schedules being finalized and released July 10.

RESERVE AD SPACE IN THE 2017 YEARBOOK: Support St. George’s Independent School by placing an ad in our yearbook! Ads are a great way to advertise for a business and/or honor a student, teacher, volunteer, club, or team. Click here to access the online ad agreement form. You can reserve your space now but ads will not be officially processed until payment is received. Space goes fast, so reserve soon! 

JOIN OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: Keep up with Head of School Ross Peters through his blog, Ross All Over the Map. Recent posts will inspire you with words of wisdom from our graduates. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the main page to request notification by email whenever there is a new post.

GRYPHNATION STUDENT LIFE APP RELEASED: GryphNation, a student life app that rewards users for attending events, is now live on the App Store and coming soon for android users! Download the app to check in to events, earn points, and get rewarded. Download the flyer.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Are you an artist or do you know an artist who would be a great addition to the St. George's Art Show held in November 2017? To apply for participation, please fill out the application at and submit 6-8 images representing your current work. Indicate the medium, original size, and price of the artwork. Photos should be sent to

SUMMER CAMP IS IN FULL SWING: There's so much going on at St. George's during the summer! Need some summer options? Learn more:



NEW PHYSICALS FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR: Please be sure to get your sports physical turned in to the athletic office before beginning a practice/try-out or any participation in sports. The deadline is July 10 for fall sports. You may find all forms necessary to complete a physical packet on the athletic section of the school's website.

SUMMER READING LISTS ONLINE: We are pleased to announce the release of the Summer Reading lists for 2017. Again this year, the lists are presented in a “LibGuide” format created by the SGIS librarians. In addition to the lists of titles and summer assignments, the Summer Reading LibGuide provides students with access to book trailers, author interviews, and other links to help enhance the summer reading experience. Please visit the following links to access the Summer Reading LibGuides for your student’s respective division, which can also be found on our summer assignments webpage:




MIDDLE SCHOOL (grades 6-8)

THEATER AND CHOIR OPTIONS: Watch for an email from Traci Osterhagen, Middle School Director, regarding choir and theater class options for the coming year. Learn more about Karen Dean and Sarah Justus, our recent new hires in these areas, by visiting our facebook page.


UPPER SCHOOL (grades 9-12)

SENIOR PORTRAITS: Seniors portrait information is forthcoming. Contact Yearbook Advisor Emmy McClain with any questions

TRIP TO AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, & FIJI: If you've ever thought about taking a trip to the South Pacific, here is your chance to check this one off of your bucket list! Ms. Erlandson, eighth grade American history teacher, will be leading a 12-day tour to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji in early June of 2018. This tour is open to all rising 9th-12th grade students. The tour price covers airfare and transportation, hotel accommodations, breakfasts and dinners, guided sightseeing tours led by expert local guides, museum entrance fees, and travel insurance. Parents are invited to sign up for the trip as well. Enrollment is now open and can be completed online through the Education First website. If you have questions, missed the meeting, or for more information about these types of tours, please contact Ms. Erlandson via email at You can also check out the tour website for a detailed itinerary and price info.


LOWER SCHOOL (grades PK-5) / Germantown AND Memphis Campuses

No news this week.


LOWER SCHOOL (grades PK-5) / Germantown Campus

No news this week.

LOWER SCHOOL (grades PK-5) / Memphis Campus

SUMMER PROGRAMMING AT THE MEMPHIS CAMPUS - SIGN UP AVAILABLE: Please note the March 27 email the included instructions about how to register for summer programs at the Memphis campus. While other options are currently full, spaces are still available for Camp Gryphon. Program questions may be directed to Ginny Webb at or 261-3940. Technical questions may be directed to Julien Vincent or 457-2161.


COMMUNITY NEWS: opportunities for community involvement and support for student groups

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Calendar Quick Glance:

The safety and security of our students is paramount. For this reason, we do not list all events, particularly field trips, on our public webpages. Please reference your SGIS portal for more detailed calendar events relevant to your family.

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