Groton School Peabody Press April 2017
Another Triumph by Groton Debaters

Groton's debaters dominated at the Belmont Hill School Invitational Debate Tournament on April 9, bringing home a number of well-earned accolades.

Up for debate was whether the federal government should guarantee all citizens a basic income. Both novices and more advanced debaters impressed the judges. continued

A "Sweet Twist" to a Saturday Night

At 8:12 p.m. on a spring Saturday night, students are stirring steaming pots on the ground floor of the Schoolhouse. Thermometers, sticking out of the pots, are monitored closely. A sweet smell begins to drift around the room, and Genevieve Fowler '12, a Groton physics teacher, tells an eager student that he can finally, finally start pouring out the chocolate. continued

"Desperate Cargo" in Brodigan Gallery

"Desperate Cargo," featuring the works of Mohamad Hafez, is on display in the Brodigan Gallery through May 19. A provocative work of a refugee raft, an extension of the exhibit, hangs in the Schoolhouse's Sackett Form.

The artist, recently profiled in the New Yorker, is a U.S. resident but was born in Syria; he creates intricate miniatures of neighborhoods now scarred by atrocities of the Syrian war. Join us for a gallery talk with the artist May 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Check out Nancy Hayes' large-format landscapes in the de Menil Gallery too. "Anatomy of a Small Universe" is on display through June 4.

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This Month's Question
In what year did Groton School have the exact same number of enrolled girls and boys?
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C) 2013-14 D) 2001-02

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Congratulations to Mr. Magreger G. Hyde P'18,'19, who correctly identified that the Schoolhouse's café served a whopping 3,758 bagels in the month of January.

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Ethics Chief for One GOP President Tells Groton Why He's Suing Another

The Bush administration put Richard Painter in as its chief ethics counsel because the Republican lawyer knew business law—and how money could get officials in trouble.

From 2005 to 2007, he was an early-warning system for the president, helping vet appointees for potential problems or researching issues that could backfire and cause scandal for the White House.

These days, Painter is suing another Republican president, and he recounted his journey from White House insider to White House irritant to an engaged Groton audience on Thursday night, April 6. continued


Where Are They Now?

This feature honors the powerful and formative impact that Groton teachers have on the student experience.

Catherine Coursaget
French Teacher, 1987-2010

What keeps you busy now?

I am happily living in Paris, where I have not yet run out of things to do! When I retired from Groton, I worked in Versailles (at the castle) for a bit, but now I am retired from that. I teach two classes of immigrants—one for refugees who don't speak French well enough to do in France the jobs they had at home, and the other for people who have never been schooled in reading and writing, even in their home countries. I am taking a class in Arabic and I love it! Other than that, I go to movies, plays, exhibits, see friends, and all the things one can do in a big city.

I have kept in touch with quite a lot of Groton students, and I see some of them when I visit the U.S., where I have some grandchildren in school. I attended the wedding of... continued


April 29, 2017
Spring Instrumental Concert

May 12-14, 2017
Reunion Weekend

May 13, 2017
Gammons Memorial Recital

May 28, 2017
Craig E. Smith Choir Concert

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Oh, Happy [Tax] Day!

The Pew Research Center polled Americans to find out how many of us like doing our taxes. While more people dislike than like the chore, the poll, somewhat surprisingly, found that 1/3 of respondents actually welcome tax time.

Whether you're in the cheerful third or the grumbling majority, tax time is actually a good impetus to begin next year's tax planning. There are many ways you can steer more money to organizations you value, like Groton School, and take advantage of tax savings. Our planned giving web pages offer simple explanations of the most popular tax-wise approaches, and we are happy to talk with you about solutions specific to your individual goals.


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