Wit and Banter at 33rd Spelling Bee

The thirty-third Groton School spelling bee, April 9, drew a large crowd to the Sackett Forum in the Schoolhouse. They came for the serious competition as well as the not-so-serious antics of the event's faculty leaders.

The bee's theme was inspired by the presidential campaign, and Señor John Conner and Señor Andy Anderson played presidential candidates at the event and in the Roll Call announcements preceding it. continued

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Workshops Encourage Debate, Challenge Prejudice

A Musical
to Peace

ESPN Top 10 Play for Dramatic Girls Basketball Victory at Buzzer

Noted Historian, FDR Expert Speaks at Groton
Dr. William Leuchtenburg, one of the foremost scholars on the life and career of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, visited Groton on Monday, April 11 to deliver a lecture for American History students and others interested in history. continued

Former CIA Official Shares Experiences
with 9/11, Bin Laden

More than one hundred Groton students and faculty members piled into the Forum on Thursday April 7, to hear former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell speak. continued

Mock Court Tangles with Case Before
U.S. Supreme Court

On Monday, February 29, the two Court and the Constitution classes came together to present a mock Supreme Court hearing of the case known as Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. continued

A Groton Win at Half-Marathon
Paul Michaud '18 outpaced all other boys in his age bracket at the Hyannis Half-Marathon on February 28, leading a dozen Groton students who traveled to Cape Cod for the race. continued

Groton Social

» Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend '97 at White House

» Margaret Metz '95 Named Head of Mandell School

» Vogue: Jem Macy '87 on Finding Love in Italy

» Merrill Stubbs Dorman '95 in Rachel Ray Magazine

» Spring Break Trip to Italy

» Hope Nichols Prockop '86 National Squash Win

» Axel Brown '14 Player of the Week at Babson

» DC Area Alumni Dinner

» The Maqubelas in Hong Kong

» The Maqubelas in London

» BC and Northeastern Alumni Dinner

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Groton Hosts Gospelfest

The Campbell Performing Arts Center throbbed with music and excitement on April 2, when Groton hosted area high school gospel choirs for the annual Gospelfest.
Watch part of Groton's gospel choir performance: spirit gripped the singers, led by Assistant Director of Admission Ronnie Dixon, and brought the audience to its feet. watch now

Groton Trivia

This Month's Question
In what decade did the first woman join Groton's Board of Trustees? Submit your answer here. The first correct guess will receive a Groton T-shirt.

Last Month's Question
Congratulations to Oliver Edwards '64, who knew that Groton's first scholarship funding came from a $5,000 gift in 1889. The next scholarship gift was $6,000 in 1894.

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2015–16 Groton Fund Progress
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Groton Names Next Assistant Head

Groton School congratulates its next assistant head of school, Andy Anderson.

Mr. Anderson—currently a Spanish teacher, crew coach, Groton's director of financial aid, and head of the Discipline Committee—will replace Assistant Head Katherine Bradley on July 1. Ms. Bradley is leaving Groton to head Dana Hall School.

Since he joined Groton School in the spring of 1980, Mr. Anderson has taught Spanish and English, led one of the nation's most competitive high school crew programs, and administered the school's $6 million-plus financial aid budget. Besides heading the Discipline Committee, composed of students and faculty, he also has served on numerous administrative committees, among them the benefits, landscape, curriculum, internal budget, and evaluation committees. continued


Save the Date:
Day of Service

Saturday, May 14

Join together with students, faculty, staff, as well as fellow alumni, parents, and friends of Groton School!

There are currently service events planned for the following areas: Boston/Groton area, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

If you are interested in helping in one the areas above or would like to plan a service event in your area, please email Allison MacBride.

Cui Servire Est Regnare


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April 23-26, 2016
Spring Long Weekend

May 20-22, 2016
Reunion Weekend

May 29, 2016
Craig E. Smith Choir Concert

June 5, 2016
Prize Day

More Calendar Information

During eighteen 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. In what area of achievement has Bobby Unser distinguished himself?

2. One of the world's great deserts is the _______ located in the center of Mongolia.

3. The well-known novel Robinson Crusoe was written by _______.

4. The zodiac sign from July 21 through August 22 is _______.

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