TGS Family Association

February 11, 2019

FA Meeting Minutes – Thursday, October 11, 2018

Filed under: FA Updates — Family Association @ 7:57 pm

The Gregory School

Family Association


Thursday, October 11, 2018

El Mirador Boardroom


Attendees:  Darcy Nagle-O’Brien, Rebecca Sundt, Paula Allen, Patti Wisnom, Mara Selles, Becky Knope, Jen Richardson, Kim Schiff, Chris Robertson, Amber Wagner, Ada Lewkowicz, Rose Schneider, Gabrielle Gonzales, Ceci Alter, Claudine Messing, Anne Jie, Julie Sherrill, Marie Moloney, Lori Patton, Sarajane Tier, Mary Babbitt, David Schindel, Michelle Borleske.


FA President, Darcy Nagle-O’Brien, called the meeting at 8:56 a.m.


Hawk’s Pride Committee Jennifer Richardson

  • The committee meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month and the next meeting will be held at 8:45 am on Wednesday, November 7 in the Zenskin Hall. All meetings are open and the committee welcomes ideas.
  • The committee will carry an ongoing inventory of Hawk’s gear, such as sweatshirts. The committee coordinates with Coach Earnhart on snack sales and other activities.


School Update Dr. Julie Sherrill, Head of School


Dr. Sherrill gave a number of updates. On college counseling, Michelle Borleske started part-time in anticipation of Mr. Schindel’s retirement next May. Interim week would start and students would have the opportunities to do various projects that were integrated into their curricula. The school received the Independent School Accreditation report and great feedback from other dependent schools in the region. Inquiries have gone up. New donation from past parents and alumni helped fund the scholarships. With the support of one of the founders of the school, two new vans have been added for long-distance trips.


College Counseling David Schindel & Michelle Borleske


Mrs. Borleske presented 5 Fabulous Facts about College Exploration & Applications and 4-year College Exploration, Application and Planning Calendar. (The same materials have been presented to Upper School.) Mrs. Borleske welcomed parents and students to come for College Fair activities in the coming weeks through Spring.


Other Committee Reports


Gabrielle Gonzales gave a brief update on Grad Night’19 planning. Paula Allen said that MIddle School Dance was scheduled for November 9th and location for parent gathering has yet to be determined. Becky Knope had a final call for car wash tickets.


Becky Knope moved to approve the August FA Minutes and Rose Schneider seconded. The minutes were approved.


The meeting was adjourned on 10:05 a.m.


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