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New additions to the 2017-18 Course Catalog

New additions to the 2017-18 Course Catalog

Christian Carson '18, Assistant News Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Faculty and Student News, News, School Policy

As Sixth Formers begin to focus on their imminent departure from the school, the rest of the student body looks towards the next year – more specifically, towards their course selections. The 2017-2018 Course Catalog brings substantial changes to selections available for students. Confirmed course additi...

Campus continues to transform

Campus continues to transform

Eunice Cho '20 and Alexandra Kogler '19

October 7, 2016


Filed under News, School Policy

At Groton, one cannot help but notice change – new students trickle in, the dining hall silverware comes and goes, and the weather gets cooler as each day passes. Some of the most significant changes on the Circle this fall have been the creation of a new dormitory and the renovation of another. Minor...

Tech office goes apple picking

Tech office goes apple picking

October 7, 2016


Filed under News, School Policy

For the first time at Groton School, school-sanctioned silver MacBooks are mixing with the School’s usual black Dells in the Schoolhouse: the Technology Office is offering new students, who must participate in the laptop program, the choice between Dell computers and MacBooks. This change has been...

Counseling office doubles down on wellness

Counseling office doubles down on wellness

Christian Carson '18

September 13, 2016


Filed under News, School Policy, Showcase

This year , the Counseling team plans to roll out a number of changes to the school’s Wellness system, including reformatting the Lower School co-curricular program, expanding the role of peer counselors, and the founding of an Active Minds chapter on campus. Additionally, the second floor of Hundr...

Sixth Formers ask for change, receive it

Sixth Formers ask for change, receive it

Lily Cratsley ‘19

September 13, 2016


Filed under News, School Policy, Showcase

Once students dispersed for summer, l ife on the Circle did not stop evolving. Top of the list of the new changes? A student-proposed, faculty-approved overhaul of the Intervisitation policy with the goal of fostering stronger inter-gender friendships, and new language in the handbook that more explicitly...

The All-New Lead Prefect

The All-New Lead Prefect

May 13, 2016


Filed under News, School Policy

It is spring term once again. The flowers are blooming, and the weather is gradually improving. Soon the current Sixth Formers will leave the Circle, and the Fifth Formers will finally step up to fill their absence. Fifth Formers are even busier than normal as they deal with standardized testing,...

Student Center Undergoes Extensive Renovation

Student Center Undergoes Extensive Renovation

Jack McLaughlin '17, Assistant Features Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under News, School Policy

Since returning from Spring Break, students may have noticed a fresh coat of paint in the Student Center. This new paint job is part of an ongoing plan to breathe new life into the Student Center, a space that many say has begun to show its age. The $250,000 renovation project is the result of continued...

The Chapel Conundrum

The Chapel Conundrum

Christian Carson '18, Copy Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under News, School Policy

The numbers don’t lie: this year is the first where sangha attendance has surpassed that of chapel, and no one is quite sure why. According to registration sheets, the number of students attending the Buddhist sangha service has increased more than 300 percent in the past three years from 34 to 104....

Restoration in the Gardner Room

Restoration in the Gardner Room

Ella Anderson '17, Assistant Arts Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under News, School Policy

Over the course of the past several weeks, the Gardner Room has received a much needed facelift. At the end of the cleaning process, a secret chamber was discovered behind the shelves. For those cleaning the Gardner Room in the future, it may be worth keeping an eye out for an adjacent pocket tucked...