Groton School Peabody Press October 2014
Reaching Beyond the Groton Circle

Two hundred Groton students and 30 faculty members sorted food, planted bulbs, cleaned, painted, entertained, and otherwise reached out on September 30 during the School's first Community Day of Service.

Students worked at 14 sites: they sorted food at the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell and organized donations at Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts in Acton. They shared... continued

Parents Weekend

This weekend, October 17-19, is Parents Weekend. Parents may sign into myGroton and click on Parent Weekend Registration to see their conference schedules. Please be sure to join the Parent Reception on Friday from 6-7 p.m. in the Athletic Center gymnasium. We look forward to seeing Groton parents on campus!

Alyce Jones Lee '77 Delivers Chapel Talk

Alyce Jones Lee '77 (pictured with Headmaster Maqubela) returned to campus on October 6 to deliver a Chapel Talk. Alyce's talk revolved around an imaginary letter written to herself at age 16, which reflected on the impact of her Groton education and offered the advice and perspective that she has gleaned since Prize Day. Groton's 2012 Cui Servire Award winner, Alyce chairs Village in Focus, which improves services in rural Uganda.

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Not Sympathy
But Empathy

A Global Exchange for Two Groton Students

Acclaimed Pianist Performs, Heralds New Groton Piano

Fall Quarterly Online

The fall 2014 Groton School Quarterly is now available online. The cover story, "Time Out," goes behind the scenes of the Schoolhouse bell tower renovation and explains how our clock and bell endured for more than a century without significant repair. You'll also find Reunion coverage, Prize Day speeches and photos, campus news, Chapel Talks, profiles, Form Notes, and much more. Feel free to send feedback or letters to the editor to

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Groton Trivia

This Month's Question
In the early athletic years at Groton School, students were placed on two teams, W or M. Each with three teams (or crews) that played a series of games for the club championships. This intramural club system was the backbone and beginning of organized athletics. The W and M flags are displayed in the Alumni Office.

What do the M and W stand for? The winner, chosen at random from correct entries, will receive a Groton T-shirt. Submit your answer here.

Last Month's Answer
Congratulations to George Lawrence '85 for answering last month's trivia question correctly. As part of the Schoolhouse Project, the first geothermal test well was drilled last year. Over the summer, 29 more were installed 500 feet beneath the Circle to make the Schoolhouse more energy-efficient.

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World-Renowned Flutist Plays Groton

If you live nearby, be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, November 9 at 4 p.m., when world-renowned flutist Robert Stallman performs at our very own Gammons Recital Hall.

A 1964 Groton alumnus, Mr. Stallman has attracted crowds from New York to London to Toyko. You can hear him perform a free concert right inside Groton's Schoolhouse. Find out why a New York Times review said Stallman "could bend the color and the character of his instrument to fit the music at hand," and why the London Times raved, "Stallman is no ordinary virtuoso of the flute, though virtuoso he emphatically is. He dazzles because of his penetrating artistry." continued

6 Months
in 30 Seconds

The Schoolhouse addition is going up fast—here's a time-lapse glimpse at the first six months of construction.


October 17-19, 2014
Parents Weekend

October 23, 2014
Woodwind Master Class with Robert Stallman '64

October 28, 2014
Boston Reception

October 28, 2014
Gammons Concert Series: Windsbacher Knabechor
German Boys Choir

November 9, 2014
Gammons Concert Series:
Robert Stallman

November 14-15, 2014
Drama: Twelve Angry Jurors

November 20, 2014
London Reception

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 1973:

1. The capital of Kentucky is ____?

2. The first state to ratify the US Constitution was ____?

3. In the International Morse Code, the pattern _ _ (i.e., two longs) represents what letter?

4. Who cut the Gordian Knot?

5. How many degrees are contained in an angle of a regular octagon?

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