Winter Gathering: Jan. 25-27

Posted: January 14, 2013

Lawrenceville parents are invited to the School's annual Winter Gathering, Jan. 25-27. It's an opportunity to attend Saturday classes with your child, sit in on master classes, and participate in discussions pertaining to life at Lawrenceville.

Lawrenceville's co-directors of College Counseling (Holly Burks Becker and Jeff Durso-Finley) will kick off the weekend on Friday evening with a discussion of diversity, affirmative action, and the college admission process. Becker and Durso-Finley will also lead a variety of college counseling workshops throughout the weekend. On Saturday, Head Master Liz Duffy will share the School's future plans and answer parent questions in her session, "Strategic Directions II."

A collection of student art will be on display in the Gruss Center of Visual Arts throughout the weekend, and some pieces will be available for silent auction by the Humanitarian Aid Society. All money raised will be used to support the many student organizations that help others locally and globally. Music aficionados will enjoy a truly special opportunity to hear all of Lawrenceville's musical ensembles perform in an open rehearsal on Jan. 25, 7:00 p.m., in the Clark Music Center.

One of the weekend's athletic highlights will be the Lawrenceville Squash Tournament (Jan. 25-27), which will put both the boys' and girls' varsity teams in action. The Big Red boys' varsity wrestling squad will grapple twice on Jan. 25, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., vs. local rival Notre Dame High School and the Academy of New Church, respectively. Throughout the weekend, Big Red fans can also enjoy play by the boys' and girls' varsity basketball, boys' freshman basketball, boys' and girls' varsity ice hockey, boys' and girls' indoor track, and boys' and girls' varsity swimming teams. Click here for a detailed schedule. All of the competitions will take place in the Lavino Field House.

More than a dozen Lawrenceville teachers will offer master classes, which should prove both educational and enjoyable for parents:

"A Formal Look at Some Informal Poems" by English Master Katherine O'Malley
"An Evolving Legacy: The Creation of the Modern Middle East" by History Master Cara Hyson
"Design Thinking: An Interactive Workshop" by Head Master Liz Duffy
"French for Beginners (or Those Who Took French and Don't Remember It)" by Language Master Brian Jacobs
"GeoGebra in the Mathematics Classroom" by Mathematics Master Miguel Bayona
"Inauguration Week: A Good time to Re-Read the Declaration of Independence … Together" by English Master Pier Kooistra
"Kipling's 'If' Through an Athletic Lens and from a Sporting Perspective" by English Master Ron Kane
"Latin: It's Alive!" by Language Master Anna Andresian
"Learning to Program Using a Game Called Mumei" by Mathematics Master Ramon Olivier
"Mom Always Liked You Best: Teaching Science with Data" by Science Master James Serach
"Philosophy for the Future: What's Old is New Again" by English Master Blake Eldridge
"Statistically Speaking: The Data are Trying to Tell Us a Story" by Mathematics Master Daren Starnes
"The Fundamental Question of Life" by Science Master Gregory Hansen
"Wild Creativity and Hilarity" by English Master Deb McKay
"Books for Math Lovers: A Tour of a Short Bibliography of Math for the Curious Layperson" by Mathematics Master Brent Ferguson
"Lincoln and Slavery: The Emancipation Proclamation at 150" by History Master Regan Kerney
"The Union is Dissolved: Analyzing the Secession Crisis of 1860-61" by History Master Robert Shaw

(list subject to change)

For additional information on all Lawrenceville School news, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of public relations, at

Posted: January 14, 2013

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