Groton School Peabody Press January 2019
A Global Experience on Groton's Cultural Day

It was a chance to travel the world without stepping outside the Circle. Groton School's third annual Cultural Day, on January 26, celebrated our globally diverse student body by transforming the Sackett Forum into a colorful carnival of food, games, music, and dance. The mid-winter tradition has become one of the most anticipated and beloved events of the year. continued

See Cultural Day photos

Disappearing Messages

Students are generally warned not to write in books that aren't theirs—doodling on pages, cutting them, or pasting things on top of them is off limits. But this week, with guidance from Los Angeles–based artist and graphic designer Lorna Turner, students were encouraged to invade the precious pages and turn them into works of art. continued

Grants Bring Virtual Reality, Other Innovations to Groton Classrooms

Students in an English class are wearing virtual reality headsets to immerse themselves in a writer's world. Later this year, a different class will use code to analyze how their poetry compares to Emily Dickinson's.

Four teachers received Innovation Grants from Groton's Information Technology Department for study over the summer, and the results of their projects are already in use. The grants came through Groton's Dillon Fund, which supports faculty professional development. continued

Groton Social

» Sackett Painting Unveiled

» Email Lures Students to a Surprise

» Alumni Dinner at Brown University

» Cultural Day Food

» Students Perform with MA Music Educators Orchestra

» Annual Alumni-Student Basketball Game

» January Snow

» Rise Against Hunger

» Casino Night

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This Month's Question
Which of the following books, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is not in Groton's library?

a) The Autobiography of Martin Luther King
b) The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
c) Strength to Love
d) Why We Can't Wait
e) Stride Toward Freedom: the Montgomery Story
f) The Radical King

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Last Month's Question
Congratulations to Fran Mastroianni P'20, who knew that wheat was planed on the Circle during World War I to help the war effort.

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MLK Day Performances

Here's a glimpse of the student performances that kicked off Groton's MLK Day celebration.


Workshops, Performances, and Speaker Celebrate MLK Day

Groton School remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21 with a provocative talk by activist Rosa Clemente, student music and dance performances, and afternoon workshops that encouraged deep discussion on difficult topics. continued


Where Are They Now?

Todd Jesdale
Head Rowing Coach, Dean of Students, English and Math Teacher, 1976–93

What keeps you busy these days?

Natalie and I live primarily in Vermont, where we began the building of our house while we were at Groton, as a number of Groton students will recall. We are here through the summer and autumn, and then we move to Virginia during the winter and early spring. I coach rowing in... continued


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January 31, 2019
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