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Another Great Week!

During the last twenty four hours I've had the pleasure of sharing a lunch period with a group of Middle (5-8) and Upper School students, meeting with our International Physics Team regarding their trip to Israel in April, listening to the proud overview of the robotics team robot under the canopy of the 9th grade ramada, and sitting in the audience listening to poetry readings, a choir performance, and a marionette show performed by our talented 5th graders and middle school students. Top that off with our first US Student Council sponsored "Friday Food Truck" event during our Friday Rotation day today and it's hard not to jump up and down with joy---really.

 

 

Thank you for your attendance at several important events this week!

Our inaugural Hawk Walk was spectacular! The beautiful weather, the family focused participation in a healthy activity, and the creative use of our expansive campus made for a very enjoyable Sunday morning. Celebrating the event with recognition awards made in our very own Fab Lab and enjoying homemade pancakes flipped by our very own staff members topped off the morning. Many thanks to coach Vande Mheen for a terrific event and special new tradition.

A meeting sponsored by our senior parent representatives was held Tuesday evening to review the expectations and exciting events in store for the graduating class of 2016 as they work towards commencement. We are very proud of this group and look forward to the remaining three months of their TGS career!

The level of participation at our "Spotlight on Science" night was terrific. We so appreciate the time and effort put into the student projects, not to mention the very interesting speakers who gave of their time and expertise that evening. Thank you for providing your feedback to us so that we can continue to improve the event in future years.

Our varsity basketball teams safely departed from TGS yesterday afternoon heading to the state tournament. The girls are ranked 16th, and the boys 2nd, in Division V. Good luck Hawks!

The week wrapped up with parent-teacher conferences. Our faculty are committed to your children and that is evident through their planning and preparation for these important conversations. We appreciate your partnership as we all work collectively to ensure that your child is maximizing their learning experience at The Gregory School and we're doing our part to make it happen.

Finally, I've begun holding weekly lunches with students at both the upper school and middle school and these will continue for the remainder of the school year. The purpose is to ensure that I know each and every student at TGS and gather their feedback on what we're doing right and what we could improve. Students are incredibly perceptive and creative. Helping them understand that their perspectives and ideas matter---and also impact how we deliver The Gregory School difference---is very important to me.

Thank you for your continued support and interest,

Julie A. Sherrill, Ph.D.
Head of School

 

The Stilt Walkers Dr. Julie Sherrill
Dr. Julie Sherrill has spent over 20 years in educational leadership. Her academic credentials include an M.S. in Education Administration and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Curriculum Development and Teacher Professional Development.

The Gregory School is a place that is transforming learning and transforming students' lives. Gregory students lead institutions, they found movements, they invent technology, they run cities. Students leave TGS with a sense of agency; they believe they can change the world for the better and it is our aim to ensure we give them the knowledge, skills, experiences and confidence to do so.

Dr. Julie Sherrill
 
 
 

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