Groton School Peabody Press September 2017
An Official Start to the Year

Headmaster Temba Maqubela welcomed back students and faculty at Convocation on Sunday, September 10, introducing the year with messages of renewal and belonging.

Convocation was the first time that new students gathered beside returning students and faculty, joining as one community in St. Johnís Chapel. Mr. Maqubela opened his chapel talk with a Bible passage that his grandfather often quoted—Romans 12:2: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."

He then explained how the ancient reading remains relevant. continued

Save the date, October 17, for Give2Groton!

In honor of the school's 133rd birthday, the Groton community is joining for a celebratory day of giving, aiming to raise 380 gifts in a single day.

Please make your gift on October 17 and help us spread the word!

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Welcome New Groton Students!

A Successful Second Summer for GRACE

Groton Social

» Spontaneous Dance Party on the Circle

» DiSarcina '17: Big East Freshman of the Week

» Jiu '17, MAC Defensive Player of the Week

» David Cleveland '70 Book Signings

» Sunset on the Circle

» Preseason Athletics

» Fun Sunday at Six Flags

» Alumni Gather at Yale, Boston, Georgetown, Bowdoin

» Boys Cross Country in Maine

» Where to Eat on Nantucket: Claflin '99

Stay Connected

It's a new year for Zebra Tales, Groton's student blog. Check out the 2017-18 bloggers.

Groton Trivia

This Month's Question
New students were given a choice of a Dell or MacBook laptop this year. What percentage of students chose the Mac?
A) 80% B) 55%
C) 95% D) 100%

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

Last Month's Question
In what year was FDR the Prize Day speaker?

No one nailed the exact answer. FDR spoke at Prize Day in 1931, while he was governor of New York. Learn more about FDR's speech in the upcoming Groton School Quarterly.

Support Groton School

Your gift to the Groton Fund enriches our community,
making a Groton education possible for today's
students. Please support the 2017–18 Groton Fund.

Spotlight on New Faculty and Staff

Meet the new teachers, interns, and sabbatical replacements starting off the school year at Groton. Read bios


Where Are They Now?

Gordon D. Chase
Art teacher 1971-78

What keeps you busy now?

In retirement since 2014, I have been working as an artist full-time in my barn studio not far from the Groton campus. I was fortunate to exhibit recent drawings and large cut-out sculptures at Groton last year from a series titled "The Insanity of Violence," which questions why we do many of the self-destructive things that we do. My work can be viewed at

I am happy to be free to make art about the issues of the world, and to add my voice to those advocating for concern about climate change and the threat of nuclear war. I spend summers on... continued


October 3, 2017
London Reception

October 13-16, 2017
Fall Long Weekend

October 27-29, 2017
Parents Weekend

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Procrastination: Not Limited to Students

Top reason cited by survey respondents for not having a will? Procrastination.

Do you need a nudge to get going on this major assignment? If you're not sure why it's important to have a will, we've explained it for you in this brochure.

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