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- By Colleen Tremaine-Nelson on June 1, 2018
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Seattle Girls’ School
2706 S Jackson St
It’s important for our building team to hear from you. We hope you will join us for breakfast at 9:00 AM and then participate in our Building Design Workshop.
Come learn about:
The project and our progress with creating a powerful design
What our student ambassadors think represents joyful learning
Come tell us:
What makes SGS unique?
What do you think we should know about the SGS culture as we design the building?
What do you think SGS should look like in 2065?
- By Colleen Tremaine-Nelson on May 31, 2018Dear SGS Community,The message you’ve been waiting for is finally here: Seattle Girls’ School’s Mentor Program is ready to launch once again!Thank you for your patience with the Mentor Program amid the changing roles in the Development Office. While the program has been mostly on pause for the 2017-2018 school year, we are happy to announce that the new Development & Communications Associate Devon Simpson, is working to get the much anticipated mentor program off the ground. Please feel free to contact her with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 276-4273.To kick off the return of the program, Seattle Girls’ School will be hosting an informational session for returning and prospective mentors to gain insight on what being a SGS mentor entails. We hope you can join us at 5:30 PM on June 21st for light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, networking, and an informational presentation about SGS’s Mentor Program. If you know anyone who is interested (or could possibly be interested) in mentoring a courageous young leader at SGS, please let them know about our Mentorship Mixer on June 21st!We are so excited to get the Mentor Program up and running again and hope you are too. Please feel free to contact Devon with any questions regarding the program and don’t forget to RSVP to the Mentorship Mixer.
- By Colleen Tremaine-Nelson on May 21, 2018
We’re pleased to present our 2016 – 2017 Annual Report. In this year’s report, you’ll find a welcome letter from our Student Council, regards from our Head of School, Brenda Leaks, a timeline of notable events from the 2016 – 2017 school year, gratitude to our generous donors, and so much more!
- By Colleen Tremaine-Nelson on March 22, 2018
Barbara Earl Thomas (left) and Julie McElrath (right)
Dear SGS Families and Supporters,
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Grace Hopper Award for the 16th Annual Seattle Girls’ School Luncheon! This year, we will be honoring Barbara Earl Thomas with an award for outstanding accomplishment and Julie McElrath for exemplary leadership. We look forward to inviting these outstanding role models into the SGS community.
Barbara Earl Thomas is a Seattle-based artist whose work ranges in many mediums such as egg tempera paintings, linocuts, and woodblock prints. Thomas has exhibited her work in museums throughout the U.S., including The Seattle Art Museum, The Tacoma Art Museum, The Museum of Art and Technology in Indiana, and Meadows Museum in Louisiana. Thomas is noted for her commitment to social justice and inclusivity in her community. She served as the executive director of the Northwest African American Museum from 2008 – 2013, where she was instrumental in creating the agency and broad-based support that now sustains it.
Julie McElrath is a senior vice president and director of the vaccine and infectious disease division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the principal investigator of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network Laboratory Center. Dr. McElrath’s research, conducted through the McElrath Lab, centers on developing an HIV vaccine and investigates the complex relationships between HIV and the immune system. She has been intentional in her work to mentor junior faculty, young investigators, and graduate students as they work together to tackle the HIV epidemic.
The Annual Seattle Girls’ School Luncheon is a creative celebration of our students and mission, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting SGS’s need-based financial aid and innovative academic programs. Registration for the 2018 Annual Luncheon on May 10th is open. Please register here. If you are interested in sponsoring a table at the 2018 Luncheon, please complete and submit the Sponsorship Packet by no later than April 20th. More information on the Table Captain role can be found here.
If you have any questions about the Luncheon, registration, or details on being a Table Captain, please contact Devon Simpson at email@example.com.
We hope to see you at this important and inspiring event.
- By Colleen Tremaine-Nelson on September 22, 2017
Join us on Thursday, October 19th, from 4:00-6:00 pm for our
Fifth Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and Annual Fund Kick-Off!
Meet us at the Northwest African American Museum [2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144], where we will have access to the exhibits [We are One]. There will be prizes and free food.
Why do we have an Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is a significant and yearly effort, providing much needed funding for mission critical programs and expenses. Tuition and program revenue make-up 82% of our operating budget. The Annual Fund helps makes up the difference between tuition and the actual cost of educating a student. Although there are other giving opportunities throughout the year, such as the SGS Annual Luncheon, the Annual Fund is the one time ALL members of our community are asked to contribute to SGS.
One of the best ways you can help us meet our operating needs this year is by contributing to the Annual Fund.
- By Erika Bailey on March 1, 2017
Seattle Girls’ School will be honoring Leonard Yerkes during our 15th Annual Benefit Luncheon on May 15, 2017. Leonard was an incredible advocate of Seattle Girls’ School, exemplified by his service on the School’s Board of Trustees until his passing.
Leonard’s involvement with SGS grew from ardent supporter, to “kitchen cabinet” advisor, to member of the SGS Finance Committee and ultimately to service on the Board of Trustees. Over this span of time Leonard’s gentle steerage kept SGS on course toward achieving its mission. In each instance Leonard brought his wisdom gained from many years of independent school governance, his engaging sense of humor and his enduring sense of humanity. His role in setting our direction and holding everyone accountable will benefit our school for many years to come.
The Seattle Girls’ School community is ever grateful for Leonard’s involvement with the school. Though short in time, the impacts are great. To give to a cause Leonard cared deeply about you can make a donation here, or join us at the event.
Seattle Girls’ School (SGS) is a 501 (c)(3) all-girls middle school with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Founded in 2001 on the principle of “our girls are tomorrow’s leaders,” the SGS STEAM curriculum inspires future female leaders and innovators. The mission of Seattle Girls’ School is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.
- By Erika Bailey on November 16, 2016
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- By Erika Bailey on October 3, 2016
Join us at the Fall Fund Kick-Off!
You’re invited to our Annual Pumpkin Carving Kick-Off event! This year we will be at the Northwest African American Museum, join us from 4-6:30 for free food, pumpkin carving, prizes, and more!