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COVID Rules at Other Schools

Alisa Gulyansky '24, News Assistant Editor February 8, 2021

“I hate the term ‘unprecedented times’ but I feel like it’s the only way to describe the fall term… unexpected, unparalleled, yet somehow, we all made it work out,” said Choate student Isabella...

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From Virtual Revisits to Webinars

Evan Cheigh '22, Assistant News Editor April 28, 2020

Faced with the cancellations of city receptions and Revisit Day, the Admission Office discovered new ways to reach Groton’s newly admitted applicants around the world. The virtual Revisit hosts, Groton...

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Sanitizing the School

Derek Hu '21, Assistant Features Editor April 28, 2020

As students and teachers tackle online classes, Groton’s health experts and Buildings and Grounds (B&G) staff have worked together to thoroughly sanitize the campus. They focused on disinfecting...

The Chamber Orchestra performing in Sevillia, Spain on last summers musical global education opportunity (GEO). This year, unfortunately, all GEOs have been postponed or cancelled.

Update: How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Circle

Evan Cheigh '22, Assistant News Editor March 8, 2020

Citing an “abundance of caution,” the Global Education Opportunities (GEO) program is rescheduling trips due to the surge of COVID-19. Headmaster Temba Maqubela and Groton School Physician Sophie...

Inside the Disciplinary Committee

Annabel Kocks '20, Assistant News Editor October 13, 2019

Two weeks into the academic year, Associate Head of School Andy Anderson and Headmaster Temba Maqubela selected Alan Du ’20 to serve as the non-senior prefect on the Disciplinary Committee (DC).  The...

New Initiatives in the Library

New Initiatives in the Library

Katie Reveno '20, Assistant Features Editor December 18, 2018

During the final week of fall term, library director Mark Melchior implemented two initiatives in the library: he sought both to create a more relaxing study environment by turning on the previously unused...

New Environmental Initiatives on Campus

Evan Cheigh '22 and Jiacheng Kang '22 November 10, 2018

If the world is already producing more than one and a half times enough food to feed everyone on the planet, why are people still starving? According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization...

Students carrying flags at Convocation.

Inclusion Initiative in the Admissions Office

In order to promote diversity on the Circle, the Admission Office has worked tirelessly to discover capable students from all around the world, from learning about the best practices in the field through...

Vaping: A New Policy for a New Phenomenon

Vaping: A New Policy for a New Phenomenon

Abby Kirk '19, Assistant News Editor October 19, 2018

Over the summer, Groton students received an email from dean of students Michael O’Donnell informing them of an updated vaping policy. The email stated that vaping would be considered a “violation...

IT Office Rolling Out Network Security Upgrades

Rajit Khanna '19 January 19, 2018

Unbeknownst to most of the community, a series of changes have begun taking place around campus, changes which will improve every member of the Groton community’s technological safety. Groton’s Internet...

Laurie Sales teaches her elective, Public Speaking.

New additions to the 2017-18 Course Catalog

Christian Carson '18, Assistant News Editor May 11, 2017

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...

Campus continues to transform

Campus continues to transform

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...

Tech office goes apple picking

Tech office goes apple picking

October 7, 2016

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...

New handbook readdresses Intervis, highlights LGBT students

Lily Cratsley '19 September 13, 2016

Once students dispersed for summer, life on the Circle did not stop evolving. Top of the list of new changes? A student-proposed, faculty-approved overhaul of the Intervisitation policy with the goal of...

Peer counselors undergo training in the new Wellness
Center as apart of their early return to campus.

Counseling office doubles down on wellness

Christian Carson '18 September 13, 2016

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...

Sixth Formers ask for change, receive it

Sixth Formers ask for change, receive it

Lily Cratsley ‘19 September 13, 2016

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...

Students enjoying time with their peer counselors under the current system.

The All-New Lead Prefect

May 13, 2016

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...

Foosball tables and furniture have been installed around the Student Center.

Student Center Undergoes Extensive Renovation

Jack McLaughlin '17, Assistant Features Editor April 22, 2016

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...

The drastic increase in the number of students attending Sangha have led people to wonder what has caused the shift.

The Chapel Conundrum

Christian Carson '18, Copy Editor February 9, 2016

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...

Restoration of the Gardner Room has been in the works since the beginning of Winter Term.

Restoration in the Gardner Room

Ella Anderson '17, Assistant Arts Editor February 9, 2016

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...

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