The Lodge

Early start, early finish

Junior Kate Seabrook points at an Auburn University banner. Some students have already decided which college they want to attend.

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

A college rep speaks to a student. At the Great Memphis National College Fair, St. George's students learned about their college options.

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

Abdul smiles in the midst of a conversation outside the St. George’s lunch room. Abdul recently traveled from Lebanon to study with the class of 2018 for six weeks

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!

Sixth grader Erica Afenya holds the door for several juniors. Afenya started at the Germantown campus in fifth 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

Sophomore Caroline McDowell gives blood. McDowell was one of the many St. George's students to give blood on Sept. 12.

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!

Maita talks with classmates during advisory. Maita returned to Lebanon on Sept. 20.

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

Ms. Dani Douglass works in her new upper school classroom. Several middle school teachers made the move to upper school this year.

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

Bennett Matson buys Gatorade. Due to new schedule changes, all high schoolers eat lunch at the same time.

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


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

A sign for the Summer at St. George’s program stands on the lawn of the Collierville Campus. the sign was advertising the new summer programs.

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+!

A closet stands packed with options for Students to wear to school. Sixth graders Bess White and Eleanor Peters made a website to help students find dress-code-appropriate clothing.

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,...

Teachers leave St. George’s for new adventures

Teachers leave St. George's for new adventures

Merryn Ruthling, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016

Sailing Forward After spending 15 years teaching at St. George's, Mrs. Lisa Ayerst, upper school algebra II and geometry teacher, is sailing on to new adventures as she retires from St. George's. Mrs. Ayerst plans on sailing to destinations all over the world, including the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands a...