Groton School Peabody Press - October 2013
Fenway Face-Off!
Groton Plays St. Mark's January 8

It's official! Groton School's boys ice hockey team will face off against St. Mark's at Fenway Park.

The rivalry dates to 1886. Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox, was built in 1912. Legend meets legend on the ice January 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

"We're thrilled and honored to play in one of the country's most historic and hallowed sports venues, let alone against our historic rivals," says Groton Athletic Director Robert Low. continued

Groton Graduate Earns
Princeton Academic Honors

Princeton University has awarded Julia Metzger, a 2011 graduate of Groton School, two of its highest academic honors. continued

More News from Groton's Website

NYT Columnist Takes on Media, Government, in Chapel Talk

Groton Football Highlights on TV

Poignant Stories Resonate in First All-School Lecture

Shop Talk

Do you have a piece of furniture in your home that you built in Groton's wood shop?

If so, please tell us about it at Thank you.

Read Zebra Tales, Groton's Student Blog

All-School Photo

A photo of the entire Groton community, taken in September, is available for purchase. If you are interested, please print out the order form and send it to Panfoto at the address provided. The photo will be on display during Parents Weekend, and order forms will be available.

Your Circle Trivia
Congratulations to Amy Cunningham Atkinson '79 for answering last month's question correctly! We had many entries with several correct answers, but Amy was first to respond.
Question: Why do we call Temba Maqubela the eighth headmaster of Groton School, when some might argue that he really is the ninth?

Answer: The "ninth" headmaster was an acting headmaster and generally is not included in the lineup. Peter B. Camp served as acting headmaster from 1977-78.

Groton School Headmasters:
The Reverend Endicott Peabody 1884-1940
The Reverend John Crocker 1940-65
The Reverend Bertrand N. Honea 1965-69
Paul W. Wright 1969-74
The Reverend Rowland J. Cox 1974-77
William M. Polk '58 1978-2003
Richard B. Commons 2003-2013
Temba T. Maqubela 2013-

This Month's Question
In 1946, what percentage of Groton students received some kind of scholarship?

The person whose answer is closest to the correct answer (chosen at random among correct entries) will receive a Groton T-shirt. Submit your answer here.

Alumni Stories for the Headmaster

Our new headmaster, Temba Maqubela, would like to get to know as many alumni as possible. Whether or not you've met him in person, please take a moment to share your story with Temba. Feel free to reflect upon Groton's values and how the School influenced you, and to share information about your family, career, pastimes—anything that is important to you.

Send your greetings
and stories to Thank you.

Prize Day Photos

Relive the excitement—photos from Prize Day are now available on Groton's Flickr site.


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 1973:

1. If you have all your natural teeth, how many do you have?

2. What is the oldest city in the U.S.?

3. Name any three of the Seven Deadly/Cardinal Sins.

4. A good news reporter asks six key questions. What is the first word of each question?

5. What is the difference between supper and dinner?

View Correct Answers


October 22, 2013
GWN of New York
Networking for Women

October 25-27, 2013
Parents Weekend

November 9-10, 2013
Drama Production:
Romeo and Juliet

November 13, 2013
Chicago Reception

November 21, 2013
New York Reception

November 21, 2013
Exams Begin

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