Volume IV | September 2017
On an Elm Tree Shaded Hillside...

Dear Alumni & Friends,
 
In "Under the Harvest Moon" the poet Carl Sandburg wrote:
 
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.
 
For our community, the end of summer means the return of school life — and those thousand beautiful memories — to the spaces surrounding the Quad .
 
Yes, the leaves are turning, but their harlequin descent signals the renewed activity of academic, artistic, and athletic endeavors that so wonderfully colors each day at Lawrence Academy. Whether it be in classrooms, studios, or playing fields, those students ask those beautiful (and, yes, sometimes unanswerable) questions.
 
In short, we love the fall.
 
This year, LA welcomes 391 students from 15 states and 20 different countries. Our 127 new students and 25 student leaders headed off to Windsor Mountain for orientation last Wednesday, and classes began last Friday. The arts are already in process, signaled by a call to audition for the fall musical. Meanwhile, the sounds of football, both the American and worldwide versions, co-mingle with the patter of sneakers and sticks and volleys .
 
It may be Lawrence Academy's 225th year , but everything looks and feels new and fresh and crisp, just like the first cold snap of September. So, if you haven't been back to campus in a bit, make a plan to stop by and rekindle your own memories...
 
From the hillside,
Robinson Moore
Associate Head of School
Lawrence Academy

BTW: The entire on-campus community will climb Mt. Monadnock on Mountain Day on Monday, September 18. As always, I encourage alumni to write me with Mountain Day stories or pictures and be sure to check the website for current photos and video... The athletic calendar is available on LASpartans.com , while the web calendar received an update with the year's artistic endeavors... "Save the Date" for our Boston Circle Event , Thursday, Nov. 16 (location, time TBD)... LA Reunion Weekend is June 8 & 9 for class years ending in 3 and 8... Finally, join our Alumni Network - LA Connect .