Husky Tales

Happy New Year from Gould!
YuleFest 2021:
A Wonderful Performance

Students and staff gathered in Bingham Auditorium on December 17 on the last day of classes before the holiday break for our annual holiday concert “YuleFest 2021.” In an abundance of caution, performances were pre-recorded rather than performed live. 

Heidi Modr P'25, Director of Music, said about the performance “It’s wonderful to have so many students in the music program and to enjoy the results of their passion and dedication to music-making.” Watch the performance online here.
Strategic Planning
for Gould Academy

In December, Gould kicked off its partnership with Greenwich Leadership Partners (GLP), a consulting firm for strategic planning. Over 90 employees from all program areas stretched into conversations about what makes Gould unique, what are Gould's core values, and what do we wonder about for our future.

GLP's work with our community will span the next 12 months and will incorporate workshops and focus group meetings as well as stakeholder interviews and surveys.
New Roles: Denise Manning and
David 'Fuzzy' Thurston
Denise Manning P'14, Dean of Students, will spend the remainder of this school year serving both her current role and also moving on to a role in the Development Office at the end of the school year.

As an Alumni Engagement Officer, she will connect with current and past families to raise funds that will help the school transform the people, projects, and experiences that make a direct impact on the students and teachers here at Gould.  
We’re also pleased to welcome David "Fuzzy" Thurston '67 P'94 P'09 back to Gould. He starts this week in the role of an Alumni Engagement Officer alongside Denise Manning and Kathleen Willis.

Fuzzy is well known to Gould, not just because he attended or because two of his children attended - his grandfather, Paul, was a long-time Trustee and Chairman of the Board, and his father, Mike, also was on the board for several years and headed the Search Committee who hired Bill Clough, who subsequently hired Tao Smith to work at Gould after college.
Gould To You Events - Head to Colorado!
Gould To You - Denver

Wed., January 26, 2022

Wynkoop Brewing Company
634 18th Street
Denver, CO
Gould To You events are headed to Denver in January 2022. We are excited to re-connect with alumni in Colorado. Please join us!

We love to know that Gouldies are keeping in touch. Share any Gould gatherings with
Class Notes
New job? New home?
A new family member?

Ms. Denise Manning P'14 had some Gould Alumni stop by in Bethel, Maine over the holidays. Emily Mao'19, Carmen Chen'19, Bill Cai'16, and Rocky Shen'17.

Have you bumped into a Gouldie lately? If yes, wasn't it awesome!

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Save the Date!
Alumni Weekend - June 4-5, 2022
It will be wonderful to welcome Gould Alumni back to campus and celebrate in-person for Alumni Weekend, June 3-5, 2022. Classes will have extra-special celebrations honoring class years ending in 0s, 5s, 1s, 6s, and 2s, 7s. 

Interested in helping to gather your Gould Classmates? Please let us know at

More details and how to register will be available in early February 2022.

What a celebration it will be!
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