School Board Mulls 5 Preschool Names

The Falls Church School Board received a recommendation from a naming committee of five choices to name the preschool on Cherry Street that is currently being renovated. The 15 member committee considered 86 nominations before narrowing the number to five.

At its next meeting, the School Board will choose the name from among these: 1. Cherry Street (location of the school), 2. Jessie Thackrey (F.C. schools and City founder) , 3. Kathleen Halayko (founder of the preschool program and 25 year veterans of the F.C. schools), 4. Mattie Gundry (founder of the Virginia Training School for mentally disadvantaged children) and 5. Proctor (Cherry Street residents and original founders of the Child Development Center at the site in question).