Dear Alumni & Friends:

From Monadnock's summit...Two weeks into the school year, the LA community already feels like it has made its climb into 2015-16 and achieved a view from the summit. Students are fully engaged in discussions in their classrooms and (thanks to Technology and the Media Conference Center) across the world; creating poetry, stories, music, and art; and solving problems. Teams are celebrating wins and learning from losses. New friendships have been forged on the field and Quad, in the dorm, in the classroom, and on the way up and down the second-most climbed mountain in the world.

Yes, once again LA’s over-one-hundred-year-old tradition Mountain Day, held this past Monday, was a huge success! Generations of LA students have shared this day of camaraderie and physical challenge. To keep that sense of deep tradition alive, I shared with the entire school an email I received from an alumnus from the Class of 1933 following the last newsletter:

Dear Mr. Moore,

Thank you for your invitation to join with the group on September 26. It’s a long way from Washington State to Massachusetts and my traveling days are over. I'll be turning 100 next month and am still in good health, but I have little strength or endurance. I'm surprised that climbing Mt. Monadnock is still an annual event. I remember it well. In 1932 I was the first kid up the Red Cross trail to the top. I won a jack knife for the effort. I hope you all have a most enjoyable weekend.

Charles Dodge
Class of 1933

To see for yourself how deeply the tradition lives, be sure to check out this year’s video created by Jonny Gotlib in our Communications Office and a story by intern Kacey Hartner '13.

From the hillside,

Rob Moore

Robinson Moore

Assistant Head of School

The next edition will feature our Academic Community and two of LA’s teachers as part of our Championship Teachers series! Stay tuned...

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