for Tuesday, January 2, 2018


PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Happy New Year, St. George's! Remember to share your light in 2018. A recent chapel service for the Class of 2019 focused on John 1:1-9. Science teacher Michael Masters encouraged students to share their light amidst a dark world. Students came forward to light candles while Mr. Masters took photos using a thermal imaging tool on a cell phone.

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MAJOR DATES CALENDAR: The major dates calendar for the upcoming academic year is now available. Download it now.

SAVE THE DATE: Deb Ireland, Assistant United States Attorney and educator on internet safety, will address middle and upper school students during assemblies on Thursday, January 11. Topics will include the amplified effects of cyber-bullying, the lack of privacy online, and the potential consequences of careless sharing through social media. In addition, Ms. Ireland will offer parents a preview of her student sessions and share real-world tips on protecting your children as they navigate the tricky space where technology and social interactions intersect. Please join us on Wednesday, January 10 at 6:30 pm in the Collierville campus dining room as we connect to support our students and our community. St. George's highly recommends that parents from all three campuses attend this opportunity, although the content of the presentation will be geared toward middle/upper school issues. Friends and families from outside our community are welcome!

GAMES OF THE WEEK: The games of the week are back for the winter season! Please visit our Games of the Week webpage for upcoming opportunities to join the school community in cheering for our Gryphons!

NO SCHOOL, DAY OF SERVICE ON JANUARY 15: There will be no school on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Please watch for details about service opportunities in honor of MLK.



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

MEET THE MIDDLE SCHOOL: Families of fifth graders are invited to join us the evening of Thursday, January 11 at 6:00 pm on the Collierville campus for our "Meet the Middle School" event. On this night, we will provide parents with key information for an exciting and smooth transition into middle school.

LOWER SCHOOL TALENT SHOW: Save the date for the 2018 Lower School Talent Show, scheduled for Wednesday, January 17. Ticket information coming soon!


LOWER SCHOOL (grades PK-5) / Germantown Campus

SPRING ENRICHMENT CLASSES NOW OPEN: Extended Day Enrichment Classes are now open for registration on Veracross. We have some new classes and seasonal offerings along with our original favorites. Browse the options on our new webpage! Most classes will start the week following Martin Luther King Day, but please check your specific class as some dates vary. If you have any questions or concerns, please email mlawo@sgis.org.

LOWER SCHOOL (grades PK-5) / Memphis Campus

ENRICHMENT CLASS REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE: Optional extended day enrichment classes begin soon and registration is now available. This year, all enrichment class registrations will be done online through Veracross. Classes begin the week of January 16. Please visit our extended day page for the details and the registration link. Questions? Please contact Colleen Phillips at cphillips@sgis.org.





TRIP TO BERLIN, PRAGUE, KRAKOW & BUDAPEST: It may be over a year away, but it's always good to plan early when it comes to international travel and you won't want to miss out on this excellent opportunity to visit some of central Europe's most beautiful cities. Ms. Erlandson will be leading a trip for next year's 9th-12th grade students to Berlin, Prague, Krakow, and Budapest over spring break in March 2019. Parents are invited to sign up for the trip as well. Enrollment is now open through the EF Tours website, and all it takes to reserve your spot and lock in the current and truly reasonable price is a $95 registration fee. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Erlandson at terlandson@sgis.org.

OZARK WATER PROJECT SHOE DRIVE CONTEST: It is time to dig out all used and unwanted shoes from the closet! After the break, eighth graders and the Institute for Citizenship participants are hosting our annual Ozark Water Project Shoe Drive, complete with prizes! Winning middle school X-blocks will receive an ice cream sandwich party, and a pizza lunch will be provided for the winning upper school grade level. Shoe donations will be collected in the front of the school January 8-12. Please remember to tie shoelaces together, or bring pairs in separate plastic bags.

COLORADO SUMMER TRIP: Spaces for this popular trip filled up within the first week of opening, but you can email Smith Ferguson at sferguson@sgis.org to inquire about being on a waiting list. On this amazing trip we will white water raft, rock climb/rappel, navigate the aerial adventure course, relax in the river park and spend three days and two nights on an adventurous backpacking trip. The trip is open to rising 7th-9th grade students. Download the flyer and watch the video!



MIDDLE SCHOOL (grades 6-8)

UPPER SCHOOL (grades 9-12)

COLLEGE TOUR TO BOSTON & NEW ENGLAND JUNE 11-15 FOR SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: College Guidance is pleased to announce our first college tour to Boston and New England on June 11, 2018 with EF Tours. During this trip, we will see at least eight different types of colleges including Boston University, Boston College, Emerson College, Bates College, University of New Hampshire, Tufts University and Harvard University. We will also enjoy off-campus sightseeing where these schools are located in order for students to get a feel for the surrounding communities and what it would be like to be a student there. The price includes airfare and transportation, hotel accommodations, breakfasts and dinners, guided tours, fun activities and travel insurance. Enrollment can be completed online through the EF tour website. Space is limited! If you have questions or need more information about this tour, please check out the tour website or contact Ms. Jessica Hardy via email at jhardy@sgis.org. Download more info.


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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