Groton School Peabody Press February 2017
Groton Student Semi-Finalist in National Science Talent Search

A Groton Sixth Former has been named a semi-finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, one of three hundred students nationwide to receive the recognition.

Isabel "Zizi" Kendall '17 earned the Regeneron distinction with her report, “Canaries in a Coal Mine: An Analysis of Genotypic and Phenotypic Variation in Populations of Red Back Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) in Eastern Massachusetts as an Indicator of Ecosystem Resilience.”

Translation: Zizi, working with environmental science teacher David Black, analyzed the impact of various environmental factors on the salamander populations near Groton’s boathouse and nearby Lake Romeyn.

The Groton community was not entirely surprised when Zizi made the list of Regeneron scholars. continued

Spirit Week Psyches Campus for
St. Mark's Day

Students showed off unique talents (arm wrestling and limbo?), donned costumes to match daily themes, and generally got rowdy all week long. February 20–25 was Spirit Week, a sort of extended pep rally to psyche up the campus for Saturday's athletic games against longtime rival St. Mark's School.

Every term, Spirit Week precedes St. Mark's Day, honoring an athletic rivalry that dates back to 1886. The dress-up days and unconventional mid-morning contests build energy and enthusiasm, which carry over to the sidelines on Saturday. continued

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Beautifying Our Chapel

Do you needlepoint?

Groton hasn't had altar kneelers in the Chapel for several years, and our school chaplain, the Reverend Christopher Whiteman, would like to change that. He is looking for volunteers to create chapel kneelers (used during Communion), with motifs from St. John's Chapel.

Groton will provide the patterns, designed by a liturgical artist, as well as all materials. If you're interested in helping or have questions, please contact our chaplain at

Groton Social

» Winter Sports Photos

» Spirit Week Limbo Contest

» Glavin '13 & Thorndike '14: ACCHL Champs

» Cambridge Alumni Outing

» Texas Reception

» Snow Day on the Circle

» Happy Surprise Holiday!

» BET's Stephen Hill '80 on NPR

» "Roseo" and Juliet

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Groton Trivia

This Month's Question
How many bagels were served in the month of January in the Schoolhouse's café?
A) 879 B) 1,899
C) 3,758 D) 5,033

Submit your answer here. The first correct answer will receive a Groton T-shirt.

Last Month's Question
Congratulations to Seth Woodberry '76, who correctly recalled that the first 13 females graduated from Groton in 1977.

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Tenacious Play Seals Victory on St. Mark's Day

Groton clinched a decisive win on St. Mark's Day, defeating its longtime rival in all but one varsity contest. continued


Inside the Box

See photos from Boxes, a powerful production about constraints and belonging, featuring several original, student-written pieces. Boxes ran in the McBaine Studio Theater February 2-5.


Where Are They Now?

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

Jim Waugh
Former English Faculty, Head Basketball and Baseball Coach

Jim Waugh (left) with
Paul Wright and Junie O'Brien

What keeps you busy now?

Since I somehow have managed to outlive my rescued greyhounds, I now keep busy taking naps and listening to the blues, two activities that are extremely compatible. I named three of my dogs after blues performers! (Blind Lemon) Jefferson, Otis (Spann), and Koko (Taylor). There is a lot to be said for dozing off while listening to George Lewis' silky-smooth clarinet as it meanders up and down Burgundy Street in New Orleans.

What highlights would you like to share from your non-Groton years?

  • I published a handful of decent poems in reputable literary magazines.

  • I wrote a textbook for Ginn & Co., which was rumored to having been burned in West Virginia. I can only hope that the rumor is true. continued

The winter 2017 Groton School Quarterly is now available online.


March 4, 2017
Spring Vacation Begins

March 10, 2017
Seoul Reception

March 11, 2017
Beijing Reception

March 12, 2017
Shanghai Reception

March 13, 2017
Hong Kong Reception

March 31, 2017
Revisit Day

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Aren't Wills Just for the Wealthy?

However ample or modest your assets, you need a will so that you—rather than a state probate court—are in charge of how things are divvied up after your lifetime. The state's decisions could mean, for instance, that your three grandchildren might not get equal inheritances, if two are siblings and one is an only child. Depending on state guidelines, the two siblings might be awarded one share to split, while their only-child cousin gets a full share. It pays to have a will!

While planning your will, please consider leaving a bequest—of any size—to Groton School. In doing so, you will "pay forward" to future generations the benefits Groton has given to you and your family.

For more information, we invite you to explore Groton's planned giving Will Planning Wizard.

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