Groton School Peabody Press February 2015
Headmaster Switcheroo!

Groton School's headmaster wasn't in his usual seat in Chapel on Monday, February 23. He wasn't presiding in the Schoolroom during Roll Call announcements either.

In his place was a face that few people recognized. What was going on?!

Headmaster Temba Maqubela wasn't home sick or traveling on business. In a show of neighborliness and good humor, he was just down the road, a mile and a half away, presiding over announcements at Lawrence Academy (LA), while LA Head Dan Scheibe was on the Circle, leading the daily reading in Chapel and promising changes at morning Roll Call. It was a headmaster switcheroo! continued

NYC Arts Immersion
for Groton Musicians

Groton's orchestra and jazz ensemble traveled to New York City over Presidents Day Weekend to perform at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle near Lincoln Center and to enjoy a few days immersed in world-class art and music. continued

More News

Demystify Groton's
Geothermal Heat

Article Chronicling
Headmaster's Story
Wins CASE Award

Groton Social

A Valentine's Day Look
at Groton Couples

» Photos: NYC Music Trip

» Blog: NYC Music Trip Day-By-Day

» A Valentine's Day Look at Groton Couples

» In Costume: A Midsummer Night's Dream

» 3 Headmasters: Maqubela, Polk, and Commons

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Groton Trivia

This Month's Question
Who officiated at FDR's wedding?

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

Last Month's Question
How is one of Groton School's first masters associated with one of Boston's finest museums?

Answer: Congratulations to our winner Alex Wang '07, who connected Amory Gardner, an original master at Groton, with his aunt, Isabella Stewart Gardner. Gardner was raised by his aunt after his parents died. He did not grow up in the mansion belonging to his aunt that now is known as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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Winter Play:
A Funny Thing Happened
on the Way to the Forum

Campbell Performing Arts Center
Friday, February 27 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 28 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m.

For tickets, visit

Groton Students Win
21 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Five Groton students have earned a total of 21 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, receiving regional recognition for their creative work. Those who won gold keys, the highest distinction, will now compete at the national level. continued

Save the Date:
Parents Weekend

October 30- November 1, 2015


February 25, 2015
Young Alumni Event, Boston

February 27 & 28, 2015
at 7 p.m.
March 1, 2015 at 3 p.m.

A Funny Thing Happened
on the Way to the Forum

March 7, 2015
Spring Vacation Begins

March 15-16, 2015
Seoul Reception and Dinner

March 17, 2015
Beijing Reception and Dinner

March 19, 2015
Hong Kong Reception

March 30, 2015
Students Return from Vacation

More Calendar Information

During 18 years teaching at Groton, Bob Gula became known for the General Knowledge Tests that he created and proctored each spring. Test your knowledge with questions from 1985:

1. What are the two families that feud in Romeo and Juliet?

2. What does an erg measure?

3. Who was the painter of the painting that displayed 100 Campbell beef noodle soup cans?

4. Where is the stern of a boat?

5. Who was Abraham Lincoln's vice president?

View Correct Answers

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