The Lodge

COVID-19 Sends Upper School Home

Teachers stand in the parking lot to ensure that students dismiss in an orderly fashion. Grade levels were released gradually, starting with seniors and ending with freshmen.

Owen Hewitt, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2020

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the administration of St. George’s announced that it had made the decision to transition the upper school to virtual learning until fall break in response to the confirmation of three COVID-19 cases among students. The announcement came midway through the school day, and less...

Leading into the Unknown

Mr. Hills stands with members of the Institute for Citizenship in front of Dr. W.H. Brewster Elementary School, which was the site of a service project last year. Mr. Hills had to rely on the members to find the focus of their service this year. Photo courtesy of Joy Huff.

Abby Grace Dodson, Reporter

September 29, 2020

How do you lead an organization dedicated to global citizenship during a global pandemic? Mr. Jason Hills is betting that the St. George’s Institute for Citizenship can adapt. “The whole world is basically in [this] new situation,” ninth-grade history teacher and Director of the Institute Mr. Hills sa...

Spread Out, Spread Thin

The library sits empty as Ms. Allison works before the sophomore lunch crowd.

Alanna Murphy, Reporter

September 22, 2020

“Keep your distance!” “Spread out!” “Watch your wingspan!” In normal years, Collierville campus librarian Ms. Leah Allison doesn’t spend her time yelling these things. "All I feel like I’m saying is ‘spread out, put your mask on, spread out, put your mask on,’” Ms. Al...

Head of School Search Narrows to Two

(Photo on file) Interim Head of School Mr. Timothy Gibson works at his desk during the winter of last year. Mr. Gibson has been a St. George's faculty member since 2009.

Owen Hewitt, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

The Head of School search committee announced Thursday afternoon that they had narrowed down their list of potential candidates to two, one of which is current Interim Head of School, Mr. Timothy Gibson. The other candidate on the list of finalists is Mr. Palmer Kennedy who has been the Head of Schoo...

Standing Room Only

(Photo on File) Maddie Bishop leads the attack in a regional game against Harding last October.

Owen Hewitt, Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2020

The last game the volleyball team played was in a packed Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State, full of St. George’s students who had made the trip up to Murfreesboro to watch the NetGryphs take home a state championship. The next game they play will feel quite different.  The Blea...

A Letter from the Editor

Photo by Callie Hollis. Photo Illustration by Owen Hewitt.

Owen Hewitt, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2020

Well, this is certainly not how I expected to start my senior year. Even the biggest pessimists (including myself) would have struggled to predict that when we transitioned to virtual learning due to an increase in COVID-19 cases last March that the pandemic would still be effecting our school plans...