The Lodge

Drop in enrollment reflects larger trends

Drop in enrollment reflects larger trends

Lauren Purdy, Copy Editor

September 29, 2016

St. George’s has always been known as a small independent school, yet the number of students in the Collierville Campus has shrunk significantly in recent years. In the past, over 100 students were enrolled in each middle and upper school class, but as of today, there are only 225 students...

Early start, early finish

Early start, early finish

Lauren Purdy, Copy Editor

September 29, 2016

Picking a college is one of the most nerve-wracking decisions for many high school students, yet some already have their minds set on one in particular, making their enrollment process fast, stress-free and easy. Senior Austin Skinner has settled on the University of Mississippi, also known as Ol...

Hundreds of colleges, one choice

Hundreds of colleges, one choice

Laura McDowell, Communications Editor

September 27, 2016

If you drove by Agricenter International last Monday, you would have noticed more cars than usual filling its parking lots. St. George's students and other students from the Memphis area had the opportunity to attend the annual Greater Memphis National College Fair. St. George's has been an active...

A long way from home

A long way from home

Merryn Ruthling, News Editor

September 26, 2016

6,522 miles. That is the distance that Abed Maita, or Abdul as he prefers to be called, traveled to join the class of 2018. He spent six weeks studying at the “Lodge” before returning to his home in Lebanon. “I wanted to have a new experience,” Maita said. “I wanted to see how the...

Welcome to the lodge, sixth grade!

Welcome to the lodge, sixth grade!

Caroline, Zummach

September 23, 2016

Every year, a group of 11 and 12 year olds step onto the corner of Wolf River Boulevard and Houston Levee and begin a new stage of their life: middle school. The Gryphon Gazette sat down with three sixth graders to see how the transition from the Germantown and Memphis Campuses are going with ne...

Bloody saints

Bloody saints

Will Brown, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

At least 105 lives will be saved by the amount of blood donated by St. George's students and faculty on Sept. 12. The blood drive, which was open throughout the school day, was led by senior Hannah Kate McDowell. Of the students and faculty that donated, some individuals were new to the process...

Bye Abdul!

Bye Abdul!

Annie Murff, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016

Students and faculty at St. George’s held a going away party last Friday for Abdul Maita, a transfer student from Lebanon who has been attending St. George’s since the school year began. The party, which was held in Mrs. Freya Kridle’s room during x-block, involved cake, pictures and presents...

Making the leap to upper school

Making the leap to upper school

Rachel Ducker, Photographer

September 16, 2016

There were many changes this school year. We have gone from trimesters to semesters, expanded senior privileges and experienced an influx of teachers in the upper school. Mrs. Mim Brown, Ms. Dani Douglass, Mrs. Leanne Ricketson, Mr. Patrick McGraw and Mrs. Juliet Wagner have made the jump from teaching...

One big, happy family

One big, happy family

Annika Conlee, Staff Writer

September 6, 2016

Over 400 students now eat lunch within the same hour in the upper school because of the transition to a new schedule. Last year, the upper school had two lunches, and the location of the class they had within the lunch block, upstairs or downstairs, determined if a student had first or second lu...

The sole purpose of shoes

The sole purpose of shoes

Lauren Purdy, Staff Writer

August 25, 2016

CEO and founder of Samaritan’s Feet, Emmanuel “Manny” Ohonme, shared with the St. George’s student body his “solution to a problem we take for granted”—shoes.  The Institute for Citizenship has collaborated with Manny and his organization since last year by collecting athletic foo...

School’s in for summer camps

School’s in for summer camps

Eric DiNicolantonio, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016

While the end of school is in sight, there are a multitude of opportunities to involve yourself with St. George’s during the summer. Director of Summer Programs Mr. Austin Henderson and Associate Head of School Mr. Will Bladt have been working to create a new lineup of summer activi...

Online shopping? A+!

Online shopping? A+!

Anna Harbert, Columns Editor

May 25, 2016

St. George’s students know that following the dress code is a struggle, especially for girls. “Is this skirt long enough?” “Are these pants too tight?” The questions go on and on. Sixth-graders Bess White and Eleanor Peters wanted to help their peers find the answers to these questions,...