Mrs. Montgomery’s fifth-graders did a super job at the SCISA Regional Lower School Quiz Bowl, losing to Thomas Sumter Academy by only 15 points. Annika, Lucy, and Sophie answered a variety of questions related to history, math, science, geography, and literature. The competition was held February 8 at LPS. Congratulations to the small but mighty fifth grade!
On Thursday, March 16, Kingfishers made a school-wide trek down Highway 17S to Awendaw, home of The Center for Birds of Prey. The kids were eχcited to learn more about these beautiful creatures, and got to see some of them in a flight demonstration, and visit the avian hospital. This trip was made possible by a grant through the Georgetown County Library.
2017 was another successful year for The Georgetown School at the Horry-Georgetown County High School Juried Art Show. 26 students from our school entered the competition, and of those, 7 were chosen. This 27% may not seem like much, but compared to the overall acceptance rate of less than 22%, TGS did spectacularly. All accepted pieces will be on display from April 23 to May 21 at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum. The accepted students from our school are Sarah Green, Elizabeth Exum, Lochlyn Hejl, Isabella Neubauer, Avery Rose Higgins, Grayha Hejl, and Qulex Dickerson. Every student in the high school entered, and it must have been a hard choice for the judges because every piece was amazing. Everyone loved all of the submitted works, and every student did extremely well.
Furthermore, TGS had two pieces accepted to ArtFields Jr, the prestigious art competition held every year in Lake City. Kingfisher are headed that way on April 26 to view those two works along with works by Mrs. Patrick. Accepted artists are Riley Moore, Isabella Neubauer, Avery Rose Higgins, and Doug DeVito. TGS is so proud of every student who entered these competitions. Congratulations to all of our artists!
(by Ryleigh Neubauer)
Dr. Gates shakes Mr. Robert’s hand as Mr. and Mrs. Paul Parsley and their grand-daughter Brynn look on.
Great news! Wayne Roberts, Grand Ruler of Elks Lodge #0900, presented a check for a generous $2000 to Dr. Gates on March 30! The grant request was submitted by Elks Lodge members Pat and Paul Parsley to purchase sports equipment and tickets for students to the 2017 Shakespeare Festival. “I am thrilled we are able to do something to help the school,” said Mrs. Parsley, who is Secretary of the Elks Lodge. “We just think the world of the TGS program.” Dr. Gates expressed his gratitude to these faithful friends of our school who do so much to support our mission and programs. Thank you very much!
Molly and Eli both won first place in essay writing at the 2017 Literary Meet on February 1. Molly had to write about computers and social interaction while Eli had to write on politicians and privacy. Congratulations to Molly, Eli, and Mrs. Crosby for a great job! We are so proud of you and the whole team.
During Christmas vacation, workers began repairing window frames and scraping paint off of the cornices and columns of our school. It is a huge job, requiring a lot of manpower and equipment. For a time, we were banished from the front porch, so all break and lunch activities shifted out towards the sidewalk. The front of the building is now complete and looks wonderful! Work continues on the sides and back of the building.
Our math team brought home TGS’s first state trophy! They won the SCISA State Math Meet, held at the Sumter Civic Center on January 17. The competition consisted of a written math test, then a lighting round where players have 60 seconds to respond to problems flashed at them on a card.
Our team (Elizabeth, Chris, Isabella, Zachary, Grayson and Ryleigh) defeated teams from all over the state, including powerhouse schools like Charleston Collegiate and Beaufort Academy, as well as local rivals Lowcountry Prep and Conway Christian.
As a team, TGS beat the scores of every other Division II school in the state, while Chris and Isabella took individual honors. Chris received the highest score overall of any student in the competition and Isabella tied for fifth place.
Our whole school (and especially our math teachers) are thrilled by this victory. We were by far the smallest school in the SCISA State Math Meet and we nailed it! Congratulations, Nerd Herd Math-letes!