SGHS Blog


We are excited to share with you the official Saint Gertrude High School blog. Throughout the year, students, faculty, staff, and others in the SGHS community will write posts about life at SGHS about everything — academics, athletics, arts, alumnae, traditions, and much more. We hope you enjoy learning about this wonderful community on Stuart Avenue!

Do’s and Don’ts of College Visits

By Penny Deck, M.Ed., CEP Director of Counseling & College Services Spring is here! That means it’s prime time for visiting colleges. Whether you’re just beginning your college search or have narrowed down your top picks, careful research will help you with your college selection process. The best way to size up an institution and […]

Above and Beyond: Math Peer Tutors

Mission: The purpose of Math Peer Tutors is for students to support other students in an academic way. It also provides students with teaching opportunities and allows them to share their enthusiasm for mathematics. Math Peer Tutors was started in 2016 by Brenda Bullock Brickley ’69 in the math department. Who: Anyone can sign up […]

Faculty Profile: Dr. Chad Suhr

When Dr. Chad Suhr joined the Saint Gertrude community in 2016, he was moderately new to teaching. He had recently completed a Ph.D. in physics, which included a stint at the Large-Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, in Cern, Geneva. Along the way, he also earned a master’s degree in philosophy. […]

Saint Gertrude’s Four-Legged Friends

By Savannah Wilson, Archival Intern Saint Gertrude’s official mascot may be a Gator, but the school also has hosted several unofficial mascots throughout the years. Here are the stories of some of the most famous four-legged companions to have graced the school with their presence. Tim, The Original What we know of Tim, possibly the […]

Don’t Count Yourself Out: A Makerspace Experience

By Lauren Horan ’20.  Let me start off this post by saying, I am not a handy person. A bit ironic, considering my mom designs and builds homes and is one of the most innovative people I know. Instead, I’m one of those people who believes they can accomplish something without instructions, refuses help, and […]

The Best Advice for Incoming Freshmen

Starting a new school—no matter the grade—can be tough. There are new teachers to meet, a new schedule to learn, and new friends to make. We reached out to some of our current sophomores about what advice they had for our newest students, our freshmen. Here’s what they had to say. Step out of your […]