Dear Gregory School Families:
Allow me to introduce to you something that I like to call “daily highlights” in my experience as Head of School. One, that I feel compelled to share with you this week, is that of spending time with Mr. Mann’s 8th grade English class. I had volunteered to start my Tuesday morning with E block so that Mr. Mann could join his TGS English colleagues in an important meeting. His class was reading Twelfth Night in anticipation of going to see the play performed at the U of A Marroney Theater on March 23rd.
A portion of the class period was dedicated to having the students select a scene or monologue (or soliloquy) to rehearse and perform from anywhere in acts 1-4. It was a beautiful day and the students enthusiastically formed groups to review those portions of the play and make their selection. Everyone spontaneously opted to head outside and begin rehearsing scenes together. The pictures here depict that experience and remind me of the overwhelming sense of pride and contentment I felt in observing students relish Shakespeare, each other’s company, and the beautiful surroundings. I am indeed grateful to serve has Head of School and am pleased to share this “daily highlight” that so captures the essence of our learning community at TGS.
Another example of the incredible learning that takes place at TGS was that of our “Spotlight on Science Night”. Thank you to the many families who participated last night. Whether visiting “The Brain Bus”, tasting solar cooking, searching for bugs, or simply stargazing, the evening was filled with terrific speakers and hands on experiences. Mrs. Bergersen announced the SARSEF projects that will advance to the next round of competition and the evening ended with a keynote address by Dr. Dante Lauretta, leader of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission.
Thank you to everyone for completing your “Save My Seat” registration process. We are thrilled to see enrollment increasing across all grade levels, particularly in the middle school and next year’s freshman class. If you know of families who’ve been considering applying but have not yet begun the application process, please encourage them to do so. We may actually be in a position of creating “wait lists” for the 2017-18 academic school year!
Finally, very best wishes for a safe and healthy spring break with your children. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday, March 20th!
Julie A. Sherrill, Ph.D.
Head of School
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