Groton School Peabody Press - December 2013
Joy, Exuberance Mark Groton's 85th Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Joyous ethereal voices reached the heights of St. John's Chapel as Groton School celebrated its favorite holiday tradition, the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

The Chapel filled to capacity three times in recent days: the first service drew people from the surrounding areas, the second attracted alumni and faculty, and the third was dedicated primarily to Groton's on-campus community.

For the second service, on December 15, more than 400 viewers from around the world tuned in live online. continued

Groton Plays St. Mark's on the Ice at Fenway Park Jan. 8
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Remembering Nelson Mandela

When Nelson Mandela died, several media outlets were interested in Headmaster Temba Maqubela's unique perspective. Mr. Maqubela grew up in a village 13 miles away from Mandela's and, like so many in South Africa, was significantly influenced by the man who would become South Africa's president.

Read Temba's oped on about how Mandela's village helped shape the great leader.   NPR's coverage of Nelson Mandela included an interview with Temba on "Here and Now." listen now

News from the Website

A Village
of Angels

From Sermon to Song, Lessons and Inspiration

Student Wins Prize for
Teaching Latin

Your Circle Trivia
Last month's trivia question stumped everyone:
Q: When Hundred House first opened in 1891,
what was it called?
The answer was simply, The New Building.

This Month's Question
In what decade were students first allowed to decorate the walls of their dorm rooms?

The winner, chosen at random from correct entries, will receive a Groton T-shirt. Submit your answer here.

Read Zebra Tales, Groton's Student Blog

From the Heart and the Head

Please consider supporting Groton this year. Each gift helps the School achieve its mission, to inspire lives of character, learning, leadership, and service, and helps bring that mission to more students. But there are practical reasons to give, too, and reasons to give now.

For those who file U.S. taxes, making a gift before December 31 may reduce your tax burden. continued

Q&A With
Alex Klein '08
Co-Founder, Kano Computing

Many people have never heard of Kano or Raspberry Pi.

Kano is a $99 computer kit, designed for all ages, all over the world. It's based on simple steps, physical computing, and play—a bit like Lego. You plug in the pieces, bring a computer to life, play with it on the command line, then start making games.

The "brain" of the Kano is a wonderful circuit board called Raspberry Pi, invented 18 months ago in Cambridge, UK—where I was doing my master's. I got to know Raspberry Pi's founder—he had invented the Linux board in order to get a generation of kids into computer science, but it was being used predominantly by experienced hackers, pros, engineers for intense projects. continued

During 18 years teaching at Groton, Bob Gula became known for the General Knowledge Tests that he created and proctored each spring. Students didn't have to take the test, but took it anyhow because it was fun and challenging. Test your knowledge with questions from 1979:

1. January 28, 1979, began the Chinese New Year, the year of the_____.

2. The Teddy Bear was named after_______.

3. What are the names of the four railroads on the standard Monopoly game?

4. There are ____ sheets of paper in a ream.

5. What does a seismologist do?

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January 8, 2014
Frozen Fenway

January 9, 2014
Gammons Concert Series

January 14, 2014
GWN/GSAA Wine Tasting, Cambridge MA

January 28, 2014
Los Angeles Reception

January 29, 2014
San Francisco Reception

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