An Evening of Firsts|
A new tradition took root on Sunday, September 20 as Groton held its first Convocation, a formal celebration of the new school year.
The event ended with a surprise and another first: students were welcomed inside the brand new Schoolhouse expansion a day earlier than expected. The project, which connects state-of-the-art science and math classrooms and new communal spaces to the original 1899 Schoolhouse, had been under wraps through two years of construction. continued
Read Zebra Tales, Groton's Student Blog
A new group of Groton students have blogged about their summer experiences and reflections on the start of a new school year. We hope you'll follow these bloggers throughout the year as they share their Zebra Tales!
This Month's Question
Approximately how high is the Schoolhouse's new Forum area?
1. 50 feet high
2. 70 feet high
3. 90 feet high
Submit your answer here. The winner, chosen at random from correct entries, will receive a Groton T-shirt.
Our Previous Question
In June, we asked which Groton alum had designed a campus building. Alas, no one got it right. The correct answer was architect Robert B. Potter Form of 1887, who designed the Pleasure Dome. The Pleasure Dome was built by one of the School's founders, William Amory Gardner, to house a squash court, a bathing pool, and a small theater, and it has enjoyed many years of adaptive reuse.
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A Sneak Peek at the Schoolhouse Project
(video by Ian MacLellan '08)
Spotlight on New Faculty and Staff
Meet the new faces starting off the school year at Groton! read bios
Read what the The New Yorker says about Noah Altshuler '15, who is adapting Tom Sawyer for the stage. read now
September 29, 2015
New York Reception
September 30, 2015
Brodigan Gallery fall exhibit opens
October 13, 2015
Gammons Concert Series:
October 16-19, 2015
Fall Long Weekend
October 30 - November 1, 2015
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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 1975:
1. "Big Brother is watching you" appears in what novel?
2. A fathom, a unit of measure used primarily in describing the depth of water, is equal to how many feet?
3. The salary of the President of the U.S. is $_____ a year. (Remember, this was 1975!)
4. Since 1935 the country formerly known as Persia has been known as _______.
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