A giant thank you to the Georges River Education Foundation for funding the startup of the St George School Social Emotional Learning (SEL) library. With GREF’s support, books were purchased for grades K-5 that explore the themes of empathy, anger management, problem solving, accepting differences, identifying feelings and more! In addition, this library supports and enriches teachers' implementation of the Second Step curriculum. Many thanks to GREF for their generosity and support of our endeavors!
Final day to complete the School Climate Survey for Parents and Families. We appreciate your feedback. https://surveys.panoramaed.com/stgeorgeme
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Mrs. Miller and her Fifth grade class would like to send a huge thank you to the Georges River Education Foundation for funding their Malaga Island Learning Expedition. With GREF’s support, students were able to purchase research texts and publish a picture book telling the story of Malaga Island. Funds also supported the purchase of supplies, which provided students the opportunity to tell the story of Malaga Island through art. Many thanks to GREF for their generosity and support of our project!
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Ms. Thompson's and Mrs. Rice's classes would like to give a huge thank you to the Georges River Education Foundation. Their grant made it possible for the K and 1st-grade students to take part in a very cool learning opportunity about birds. Also a shout out to Mrs. Erb for jumping in and helping us with our learning! Students have been bird-watching at the feeder station in their classroom and down by the marsh. We installed two bird houses on the playground. Tree swallows set up housekeeping in one of them! Mr. Meinersmann is helping us capture actual footage with the school GoPro. We have included a small clip here (https://youtu.be/KF9K9wFOnHc)! All of the students researched a bird of their choice and created an expert bird drawing of their bird. We worked on several drafts to get it just the way we wanted it. They also wrote bird reports, we learned so much using the books we purchased with our G.R.E.F. grant!
On Friday, 8th grade students were invited to read with some our youngest dragons. This type of multi-grade K-8 experience is just one of the reasons that St. George School is special.
Next Week the Crew Council will be sponsoring Spirit Week! Every day will be a new adventure!
Saint George runners finished strong today at the Run with the Alewives race in Damariscotta Mills!! Go Dragons!
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7th graders taking the Maine Middle School Science and Engineering Fair by storm
Seven savvy seventh graders participated in the Maine Middle School Science and Engineering Fair and they knocked it out of the park! Five went today in person and two participated virtually. Judges asked students some tough questions about their projects and they rose to the challenge! Go Dragons! (More photos in the next post.) https://mmsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Middle-School_SEF-Logo_WIDE-1536x350.png
Former St. George students Jack and Sam Crockett bought bricks in memory of their grandfather and former St. George Student Zachary Elwell. Help us bring trades, technology, and innovation back to the heart of public education and provide all students, grades K-8, with access to hands-on/minds-on projects. Through the "Buy-a-Brick" fundraiser, you can become a part of this project and show your commitment to the future of public education in our community. https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/page/cte-makerspace-building #buyabrickbuildamakerspace #cteforstg
Congratulations to the Lego Track Meet Team for being the first Saint George team to attend the event on Saturday! They entered 4 events and got two first places and a third place. Extra kudos to Trinity for designing a robot that could drive up a 70 degree incline and to Brennan for designing the fastest robot in the whole competition! Go Dragons!
Our fish are being fired and as batches come out of the kiln they are being sealed with a coat of acrylic gesso! In between creating the fish and preparing them for final painting is our time to dig into the history of the run: What was it like in our community when the fish came in? Why did we lose our run? What has been done to try and restore the run? blog post link https://alewives.edublogs.org/
On Friday, St. George School students and staff celebrated Better World Day by participating in various community service projects up and down the peninsula. Whether it was picking up trash around town, filling up little free libraries, creating a garden, or making our school sign more beautiful, a meaningful and fun day was had by all. Each year, thousands of students across the country at EL network schools join together with one common purpose: to make the world a better place. It is a guiding message woven throughout our year, but made clearly visible on this unique day.
These teachers bought a brick in memory of St. George School Principal, David W. MacDonald, who was here from 1992 - 1998. You, too, can help us bring trades, technology, and innovation back to the heart of public education and provide all students, grades K-8, with access to hands-on/ minds-on projects. Through the "Buy-a-Brick" fundraiser, you can become a part of this project and show your commitment to the future of public education in our community. https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/page/buy-a-brick #buyabrickbuildamakerspace #cteforstg
Dexter and John are proud to show off their brick in support of our CTE/Makerspace Project. You, too, can help us bring trades, technology, and innovation back to the heart of public education and provide all students, grades K-8, with access to hands-on/ minds-on projects. Through the "Buy-a-Brick" fundraiser, you can become a part of this project and show your commitment to the future of public education in our community. https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/page/buy-a-brick #buyabrickbuildamakerspace #cteforstg #21stcenturyshop
http://bit.ly/STG-Newsletter Bricks, Dancing & Banquet!
Back to school in the makerspace after April vacation and these 8th grade LEGO engineers are working hard to solve technical problems. They'll be competing at the Robot Track Meet on May 14. You can support students engaging in challenging work like this and help build economic resilience in St. George with a donation towards our CTE/Makerspace Building Project. #buyabrickbuildamakerspace and literally put your name on the building. https://www.stgeorgemsu.org/page/buy-a-brick