Sneak Preview: The Wiz|
Groton is ready to "ease on down the road" when the winter musical, The Wiz, opens this weekend. Tickets are sold out but you can get a glimpse through the below photo gallery. More photos will be on our multimedia page next week.
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Students Celebrate 10th Anniversary Performance at Cambridge Jazz Club
Watch Anson '17 Sing "Misty" at Ryles
The Groton School Jazz Ensemble and several small student jazz combos performed at Ryles, the oldest jazz club in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in late January. It was the tenth annual Ryles performance by Groton students. Twenty-five students, representing every form...
NYC Primer on Diversity Elicits Personal Stories
The Groton School Alumni Association (GSAA) recently hosted a panel discussion in New York City about the latest efforts of the school’s diversity and inclusion initiative.
Kick-Off to College Counseling Prepares Parents
Groton's College Counseling Office welcomed more than 120 parents to the Circle January 29–30 for its third annual Kick-Off to College Counseling program.
East Coast Tour: Hear Groton's Choir
Groton School's Choir plays at the following locations over March break; all performances are open to the public. Note that some (where specified) are church services. Groton alumni, parents, and friends are encouraged to attend.
Sunday, March 6, 9:00 a.m.
Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, PA
Performance at the Sunday morning church service
Sunday, March 6, 6:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Parish, Washington, DC
Evensong with the St. Paul's Parish choir;
reception following from 7-8 p.m.
RSVPs are required to email@example.com.
Monday, March 7, 1:30 p.m.
Historic Chapel, Jamestown Island, Jamestown, VA
A thirty-minute performance
Tuesday, March 8, 3:00 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
A twenty-minute performance
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Westfield, NJ
This Month's Question
When did Groton receive its first gift for financial aid?
A. 1889 B. 1926 C. 1940
Submit your answer here. The first correct guess will receive a Groton T-shirt.
Last Month's Question
Congratulations to Hans Trautlein '11, who knew that "Cui Servire Est Regnare" replaced the former school motto, "Esse Quam Videre," in 1893.
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Army General Visits Groton Classes
One of only twelve four-star generals in the U.S. Army visited Groton School on Wednesday, February 17, sharing his inspirational life story as well as tips for success and insights into world affairs.
Groton's headmaster met General Dennis L. Via last year and encouraged him to visit campus. The commander of the Army's Materiel Command, which coordinates all types of military supplies, spent the morning with two Groton history classes—American History, taught by Tom Lamont, and The Cold War: The Soviet Union and the World, taught by Ryan Spring.
Stressing the power of education, the general told students about the unexpected twists and turns in life. A student at Virginia's first integrated high school, he didn't consider college until a teacher encouraged him. Though he was a strong student, he harbored doubts. "He had to convince me that I could make it through college," General Via said of the teacher. At the ceremony promoting Via to a four-star general in 2012, that teacher was an honored guest. "He saw something in me that I didn't see in myself. That's what teachers do," the general said, adding, "Don't forget people who help you along the way." continued
February 26–28, 2016
Drama: The Wiz
March 2, 2016
New Haven Reception
March 11, 2016
Seoul, Korea Reception
March 13, 2016
Beijing, China Reception
March 14, 2016
Hong Kong Reception
March 30-31, 2016
Revisit Evening & Revisit Day
April 1, 2016
Spring Exhibit Opens
April 2, 2016
April 4-5, 2016
Revisit Evening & Revisit Day
April 11, 2016
Gammons Concert Series
April 13, 2016
Washington DC Reception
April 17, 2016
Brodigan Gallery Artist Reception, Jazz Festival Workshop,
& Annual Jazz Festival Concert
April 21, 2016
Spring Instrumental Concert
April 23-26, 2016
Spring Long Weekend
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 1990:
1. Lloyds of London is knowing for the selling of ______.
2. Devil's Island is off the coast of what continent?
3. The common name for ascorbic acid is ______.
4. If a husband and wife are celebrating their silver wedding anniversary, how many years have they been married?
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