This week at Lawrence Academy: May 1, 2022

Spring Social

The annual Spring Social is back!

The event will be hosted on campus on the McDonald Library Terrace on May 7th at 6:30 PM.

Click here to register.

The online auction is now live. To view and bid, visit the Spring Social Auction webpage. If you have any questions about the event, email or call Tonya Kalmes at tkalmes@lacademy.edu or 978-448-1577.

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Reminder: George Peabody Memorial

Please join us Sunday, May 8th, at Lawrence Academy to commemorate the life of former faculty member George Peabody. Starting at 10:30 AM, we will gather on the McDonald Library terrace to share memories of George as a father, grandfather, uncle, teacher, dorm master, coach, and friend. The library terrace is adjacent to the Quad in the center of campus, with a wonderful view of Gibbet Hill Farm, sports fields, and Peabody House.
 
Date:
Sunday, May 8th at 10:30 AM
 
Location:
Lawrence Academy
26 Powderhouse Road
Groton, Mass. 01450
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Reminder: Day Student Bus

Due to a conflict with the Alcott House, Lawrence Academy will no longer be able to use their parking lot for pick-up on the AM Concord route. Effective Monday, April 25th all students that board at the Alcott House will now be picked up at the Concord Public Library (129 Main Street).

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Academic Office

Students will make course requests for the 2022-23 school year this week, with their advisors. Then, we anticipate publishing the “Course Request” document in the student and parent portals during the week of May 9. The Course Request document will show your student’s course preferences for next year; please note that this not a final list of what they will be taking.

We expect to share the “Course Enrollments” document in the parent and student portals in mid/late July; this will list the courses in which your child will be enrolled in the 2022-2023 academic year. The actual class schedule (teacher, room, block) will be provided at registration, just before school begins.

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Athletic Department

Team Photos Available

Athletic team photos are available for viewing and purchase, here.

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Cum Laude Day

Lawrence Academy’s Cum Laude Day ceremony was held on Monday, April 25. The ceremony included student inductions into the Cum Laude Society, along with departmental book awards for academic excellence and effort. Additionally, LA presented the alumni Greater Good Award.

Check out the recording of the ceremony below:

 

 

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2022 Yearbook

Time to order!

Order a yearbook online by May 1st to ensure your student gets one. Yearbooks will be given out on campus in late May. There will be a limited number of yearbooks for sale on campus, so place your order now. LA's school number is: 13014.

Click here to order a yearbook

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College Counseling

Class of 2024 Information:
 
Final parent/guardian webinars for the junior class will be held on Tuesday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 31, both at 7:00pm. We will send more information and links as the dates get closer.
 
Class of 2024 Information:
 
We hope you found our two recent webinars helpful. If you missed the presentation by Summit Education or the College Counseling Office you can access recordings below:

 
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Grandparents & Special Guest Day

We are excited to welcome our grandparents and special guests back to campus on May 11th for this beloved event.

To register a grandparent or friend for the event, CLICK HERE.

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Lawrence Academy Parents' Association

Join the May 3rd virtual Lawrence Academy PA Meeting by clicking, here.

Peruse the agenda, here.

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LA Admissions

Spring Admissions Open House
May 7, 2022 • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Click here to Register

Please spread the word (and pass along the above link) if you know any families interested in exploring and learning more about Lawrence Academy!

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Community Conversations

Join Us on May 11...

 

Click to Register for our Spring Term: Community Conversations

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Umoja Book Club

Tonight: Reading Meg Medina

Click the picture below to download the PDF about the Umoja Book Club.

 

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Community Life

The Page

Check out The Page for specific info about the weekend and other activities/events for students.

2022 Senior Prom

Seniors received an email on Friday with the details for Prom! An RSVP from every senior is due by May 9. ALL Seniors are invited and encouraged to attend prom at Gibbet Hill Barn with or without a guest – your tickets are covered by LA!  This is your final event together as a class. Do not miss it!

Guests are allowed. They must be a sophomore, junior or senior in high school and they will be required to complete a registration and school certification form. Guest tickets will be $125.

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Community Service

Taking Action for the Greater Good

LA Spartans help at Miracle League Baseball...

Click here to "Take Action for the Greater Good..."

PLAY Baseball, BAKE for CS Concessions, HELP at a car wash, PAINT a ceiling tile – all the ways you can give back, meet others, and have fun (and, of course, meet the 6-hour CS requirement).

Green Bag Collection: Pick up green bags to donate and earn CS hours! The last Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry food drop-off is the last week of the school year. The final day for drop-off is June 9, in the student lounge. Let’s make this collection the largest yet! Green Bags to fill are available from Mrs. Clark.

Remember: 2 bags = 1 hour Two hours max for food donations as CS hours

LA’s community service requirement is six hours per year, every year of attendance (Note: we do not accept summer hours to satisfy our small 6-hour requirement) Students should ask their advisors to look up what we have on file for their community service.

Community Service Concessions

Concessions sold at LA sporting events support community service projects that students have chosen to do.  Rise Against Hunger often sponsored most of these tables, we’ve made a transition to call the tables “CS Concessions” so the proceeds can be used for more than just the RAH meal packaging event. We do not donate the money – students use the money to buy what they need to DO something for an organization. For example, we buy blanket material to create blankets for the homeless, food to make meals or desserts for community meals, materials to build beds for kids and supplies to package meals. So if you need a snack while at an athletic game and you see a table being run by students stop by to help LA students Take Action for the Greater Good!

Reminder for Seniors

Seniors – On May 9th – the day off from classes – those that still owe service hours and/or have not made a plan, will be participating in a service project. All Spring CS Options are listed on the sign-up page. Sign-up for the LA sponsored weekend CS projects or send Mrs. Poulin your plan for completing your CS hours. Seniors who have not completed their hours will need to complete them instead of participating in their senior class outings during senior week.

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Winterim@50 Celebration

Our community-wide celebration of 50 years of Winterim will be held on Friday, June 10th. We've been waiting 50 years to mark the anniversary of the school's signature program that remains a critical element of the LA experience for all students. View Dan Scheibe's video invitation here!

Winterim@50 Celebration
Friday, June 10, 2022
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Attire: festive, fun, and (semi-) formal
$100 per person

Click here to register by May 13.

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Students sold goodies at last weekend's games!