The Spartan Spirit April 2012
Welcome to the second installment of your Spartan Spirit E-Newsletter. Our mild winter is now over and we are headed into the glorious days of spring. What did spring mean to you at LA . . . spring sports, school plays, college acceptances, Winterim, prom night, senior pranks, graduation, etc? We hope to stir your memories with our latest news of life on and off the Quad. Please enjoy your interactive e-newsletter which will lead you via hyperlinks to our website for further information.
Mark your calendars for our upcoming LA events. Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend and/or participate.
- Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Boston Business Breakfast with Bruce MacNeil ’70 - space is limited
- Thursday, April 12, 2012 – Career Night: “What can you do with a Liberal Arts degree?” (we really need alumni volunteers in order to make this a successful event for the kids!!)
- Weekends, April 27 – May 13, 2012 – The Concord Players present Little Women written by David Smith ’65
- Friday to Sunday, May 18 - 20, 2012 - Alumni Reunion Weekend
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – College Night
- Thursday, May 31, 2012 – Senior/Alumni Breakfast
- Friday, June 1, 2012 - Graduation
- Monday, October 1, 2012 - 18th Annual Gagne Classic Golf Tournament
- Friday and Saturday, November 7 - 8, 2012 – Arts and Literature Weekend
Alumni Call to Action!
Support your Alma Mater and Get Involved
We encourage alumni to donate their time to reconnect with the school - attend events and gatherings, help out with the planning of events, support the school as active members of the Alumni Association or Young Alumni Committee, as Alumni Ambassadors, Reunion Coordinators, or as Class Agents. The LA community also appreciates seeing alumni on campus and hearing about their success stories. We have certain events where alumni can mingle with the students in the classroom, at assemblies or in a special seminar or presentation. Your presence means so much to the students. Of the upcoming events, here are a few where you could make a difference in the life of a student. For more information, please contact Amanda Doyle-Bouvier ’98 , or Sandy Sweeney Gallo ’75 .
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Career Night at LA
Saturday, May 19, 2012 – “From Suits to Skirts: 1972-2012 Celebrating 40 Years of Women at LA” presentation
Saturday, May 19, 2012 – Alumni Dance Performance
- Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - College Night at LA
November 7 - 8, 2012 - Arts and Literature Weekend
Calling all alumni from the classes ending in 2 or 7! This is your reunion weekend! We invite you to reconnect with classmates, encourage them to return, and share the memories as you reminisce about your days at LA.
- Friday Reception on the Terrace with music from the 50s and 60s with Chris and the Boomers, featuring our own Pete “Haz” Hazzard
- Saturday Carnival for the kids
The 3rd Annual Tom Warner ’75 Memorial 5K Walk/Run on Saturday morning
“Suits to Skirts” presentation for Saturday afternoon, celebrating 40 years of woman at LA
Alumni dance performances for Saturday afternoon
Bluegrass Barbeque and Bonfire on Saturday night under the tent on the Alumni Quad
Don’t delay, register for reunion, vote for your favorite teacher, make your donation to support the Annual Fund, reserve your hotel accommodations!
Did you know?
With our assistance, you can set up your own class reunion page with easy access on the LA website - old photos, videos, scans of the yearbook, etc. are welcome!
Our office can supply lists of classmates so you can get back in touch.
We have several establishments in the area that can accommodate reunion after parties.
We will have transportation available at specific times to and from the Devens hotels, the Springhill Suites and the Hilton Garden Inn.
Your memories could be part of our special reunion presentation, “From Suits to Skirts: 1972-2012 Celebrating 40 Years of Women at LA”
You could show off your artistry by participating in our Alumni Dance Performance.
You could have your own artwork on display as part of our Alumni Art Presentation in the Dining Hall.
If you have any questions, comments, ideas or talent to share, please contact Sandy Sweeney Gallo ‘75, director of alumni relations, 978-448-1574 or Amanda Doyle-Bouvier ’98, assistant director of alumni relations,978-448-1573.
During the winter, alumni attended LA events and gatherings, across the country and around the world.
- January 22, 2012 - New York City Gathering
- February 2, 2012 - Denver Gathering
- February 2, 2012 - Los Angeles Gathering
- February 6, 2012 - San Francisco Gathering
- February 12, 2012 - Alumni Hockey Game at LA
- March 20, 2012 - Interprep Boston
- March 6 - 16, 2012 - Asian Gatherings: Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Shenzhen
LA Alumni App for Smart Phones
We can hardly wait! We are launching a new EverTrue LA Alumni App for iPhone and Android users that will open up a whole new world of connectivity for alumni. You will have a secure directory of alumni contact information, linked up with LinkedIn. You will be able to locate alumni nearest you or your current location. You will be able to easily update information about fellow alumni. The launching of this exciting new app will take place at reunion on Saturday night. Be sure to be there. Be sure to sign up for this free app as soon as it is available. We will keep you posted!
Links You Will Love
Big Wins for LA: Alumni just could not stay away from the excitement surrounding our winter athletic teams! Read about all the games and the teams’ achievements. Here are some outstanding victories worth mentioning.
Frozen Fenway: LA Boys' Varsity Hockey wins the game against rival, Thayer Academy, 6-0!
New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association Tournament: LA Boys’ Varsity Hockey wins its first championship in impressive fashion over Noble and Greenough, 3-2!
Pictures and Videos: Check out the LA community in action! We keep a digital record of it all - plays, athletics, dance recitals, alumni events, etc.
Faculty/Staff Directory: Is your favorite teacher still here? Need to match a name with a face?
Shep’s Place: Literally, it is ROTFL. For those of you who don’t know that new term, we will translate. He will literally have you in stitches with LA memories of the past! Read on!
We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you back on the Quad in the very near future!
Your fellow graduates and alumni directors,
Sandy Sweeney Gallo ’75, director of alumni relations
Amanda Doyle-Bouvier ’98, assistant director of alumni relations