Media coverage and media inquiries

Representatives of the media are asked to send inquires to Sarah Cowan, Director of Communications, at scowan@sgis.org or 901.261.2390. 

 

St. George's is frequently in the news. Below are just a few articles of note. For other media coverage, check local papers such as The Collierville Herald, The Germantown News, and the Germantown/Collierville weekly papers published by The Commercial Appeal.

Profile of Ross Peters, Head of School, in the January 27, 2017 Memphis Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2017/01/30/changing-faces-in-memphisprivate-schools-j-ross.html

Extensive coverage of the success of St. George's educational model and members of the class of 2016 in the June 9, 2016 Commercial Appeal (also picked up by USA Today): http://projects.commercialappeal.com/experiment/

A unique partnership between St. George's and Serve901: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/suburbs/germantown/st-georges-serve901-launch-space-in-church-2a56fdb8-91d6-6595-e053-0100007f603d-367091371.html

Ross Peters, Head of School, was profiled in the January 15, 2016 issue of The Memphis Business Journalhttp://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/print-edition/2016/01/15/a-conversation-with-j-ross-peters-st-georges.html

Bill Taylor, School President, was profiled in the February 28, 2014 edition of The Memphis Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/print-edition/2014/02/28/Bill-Taylor-St-Georges-Memphis.html

St. George's gained national recognition through two articles written by School President Bill Taylor in winter 2014. He penned the cover feature for The Trustee's Letter, a newsletter distributed by Educational Directions Incorporated, an independent school consulting group. Additionally, his article about assessing 21st century skills was the cover feature for Independent School Magazine. Read more.

A front-page story in The Commercial Appeal about St. George's participation in the worldwide "Hour of Code" initiative as well as the plans to incorporate computer coding into the school's curriculum: https://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/dec/25/st-georges-adds-computer-coding-is-it-a-language/

Two stories about packaging 20,000+ meals during 2013 teacher inservice as a means to launch the school's initiative of doing one million minutes of community service during the 2013-14 school year: Fox 13 story and Commercial Appeal story.

Link to the December 8, 2012 article about the new oral defense component of the Senior Independent Study: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/dec/07/st-georges-students-must-now-defend-their/

On October 25, 2012, Ms. Beth Porter, St. George's Director of Finance, won the Memphis Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award in the category of non-profit company (less than $30 million). Watch the video that was presented at the awards ceremony, or read more at: http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2012/10/23/mbjs-cfo-of-the-year-finalists.html

Link to the fall 2011 newsletter from the Children's Scholarship Fund, a national foundation advocating parental choice and school reform. See page 5.

Link to a September 2011 story in The Commercial Appeal about St. George's being one of only three schools in the state to administer the CWRA test (College Work Readiness Assessment).

Link to an August 2011 story in The Commercial Appeal about the SGIS Theatre Troupe's trip to Scotland for the American High School Theatre Festival.

Link to an August 2011 story in The Commercial Appeal's Going Green online magazine about the school's sustainability and green efforts.

Link to an August 2011 story in The Commercial Appeal about a high level summer chess camp hosted each year at SGIS.

Link to an August 2011 story in The Commercial Appeal about local support for Camp Dragon.

Link to a July 2011 story in The Commercial Appeal about the school's Institute for Citizenship and trip to Tanzania.

Link to a May 2011 news story in The Daily News about the launch of the Clanlo Society, St. George's planned giving society.

Link to a May 2010 story in The Daily News about Artist-in-Residence, Danny Broadway, and SGIS students who painted a mural for the Urban Farms Market.  See also the Fox 13 story on this same topic.

Link to a November 2010 story in The Commercial Appeal about the visit of noted Yale historian, David Blight, to SGIS in conjunction with the school's Institute for Citizenship Speakers Series and a link to a July 2010 editorial about the Institute for Citizenship.

Link to a November 2010 story on Fox 13 about the importance of parent volunteers.

Portland Trail Blazers rookie Elliot Williams '08 combines strength and intelligence in two very different games, basketball and chess. Read the comments about St. George's in the ESPN story.

Link to an editorial by Chris Peck, Editor at The Commercial Appeal, about St. George's Institute for Citizenship.

Links to two stories about a visit from Dr. Jane Goodall to SGIS in March 2009. Commercial Appeal March 21, 2009 and Commercial Appeal March 18, 2009 .

Link to the December 17, 2008 Commercial Appeal article about the Halle family gift to SGIS.

Download a copy of the Memphis Business Journal article about the senior independent study project (September 26, 2008)

Link to the September 9, 2008 Commercial Appeal article about the dedication of St. George's Memphis.

Link to the April 10, 2008 Commercial Appeal article about St. George's one school/three campus model.

Link to the November 23, 2005 New York Times article about St. George's.  


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