The Girls Are Back In Town

Alumnae Weekend 2019
April 12-14, 2019
'4s + '9s

Join us to reunite with classmates near and far and celebrate with reunion classes ’4s and ’9s.

Schedule of Events

To see the schedule of events planned for each day of Alumnae Weekend, click on the dates below.

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  • Friday, April 12

    4 p.m.
    Welcome Reception for 50th Reunion Class
    Founders House*

    5 to 7 p.m.
    All-Alumnae Cocktail Reception
    Founders House*

    7 p.m.
    GPS/McCallie Spring Musical: Fiddler on the Roof
    Frierson Theatre

    *Founders House is located adjacent to campus in Riverview. Please park in GPS Guest Parking area and follow the signs. 
  • Saturday, April 13

    9:30 a.m. to noon
    Alumnae Check-In
    Frierson Lobby

    9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Bruiser Camp (for children ages 4 & older)
    Register in Frierson Lobby

    10 a.m.
    Faculty Emeriti Induction Ceremony
    Caldwell Commons

    10 a.m. to noon
    The Bow (school store) open
    Upper School Rotunda

    11 a.m.
    GPS Town Hall | Hear from current students about their GPS experience
    The Evans Fine Arts Center

    Noon
    Alumnae Weekend Awards Luncheon 
    Mills Building Gymnasium
    • Recognition of Notable Alumnae and Rising Leaders from GPS Reunion Classes
    • Presentation of GPS Distinguished Alumna and Margaret Rawlings Lupton Award of Excellence
    • Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
    Please join us in the breezeway for the 50th Reunion Class Memorial Service immediately following the luncheon.

    1:30 p.m.
    The Bow (school store) open
    Upper School Rotunda

    Evening
    Reunion Class Parties
    Various Locations
    Separate invitation sent by Reunion Class Committees
  • Sunday, April 14

    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Tennis & Lunch
    GPS Tennis Courts

    Calling all tennis players! Join us at the GPS tennis center on Sunday morning for tennis, refreshments, and the opportunity to reconnect with other alumnae. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact Coach Sue Bartlett at SBartlett@gps.edu. 

    There is no fee for attending this event. 

Notable Alumnae Awards, Athletic Hall of Fame, and Faculty Emeriti

Each year during Alumnae Weekend, we recognize the Notable Alumnae honorees, induct former GPS athletes and coaches to the Athletic Hall of Fame, and honor the retired or retiring faculty and staff who are named to the Faculty Emeriti program.

Read more about these awards programs below.

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  • Notable Alumnae Awards

    In its third year, the Notable Alumnae Awards Program recognizes an outstanding alumna from each reunion class (50th through 15th) and one Notable Alumna celebrating her 55th, 60th, or 65th reunion. The 2019 Distinguished Alumna and the Lupton Award of Excellence recipients will be chosen from the Notable Alumnae Awards honorees. Two Rising Leaders are recognized from the 10th and 5th reunion classes.

    Join us at the Alumnae Weekend Awards Luncheon on Saturday at noon as we recognize and celebrate our Notable Alumnae honorees and announce the 2019 Distinguished Alumna and the Lupton Award of Excellence recipients.
  • Athletic Hall of Fame

    Each year GPS recognizes a select number of alumnae and GPS coaches for their outstanding accomplishments in and contributions to athletics while at GPS and beyond. In keeping with our tradition of athletic excellence, inducted alumnae represent worthy role models whom younger athletes might choose to emulate.

    This year's Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized during the Alumnae Weekend Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 13, at noon.
  • Faculty Emeriti

    Since its inception in 2015, the Faculty Emeriti program has honored retired and retiring faculty for their outstanding service to our school and its students. Each inductee will be introduced by a family member and/or fellow faculty member and celebrated by those in attendance.

    The Faculty Emeriti Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. in Caldwell Commons.

Alumnae Weekend 2019 Brochure

Browse the Alumnae Weekend 2019 Brochure.

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