With great sadness, we share news of the passing of an important member of Ranney School, Mrs. Margaret Mahon.  

Long-time Ranney faculty member and administrator Margaret Mahon succeeded Mr. Russell Ranney as Head of School. Mrs. Mahon joined the staff in 1966, serving in college guidance, as a primary school teacher and supervisor, and later as principal of the Lower School and assistant Headmaster. During her tenure, Ranney School achieved a number of “firsts,” including the establishment of the Ranney School Parents’ Association (RSPA). Many of the traditions Ranney students and faculty cherish to this day began under Mrs. Mahon’s leadership. The number and variety of extracurricular activities also grew and the school renewed its commitment to academic excellence by enhancing many of its academic, athletic, and arts programs.

After a long and successful tenure as Head of School, Mrs. Mahon retired in 1993, passing the torch of leadership, and guidance of its students, and many treasured traditions to Lawrence S. Sykoff, Ed.D. Even after her retirement, she remained involved with Ranney School, not only as a retired head but as a grandparent.

We are all indebted to Margaret Mahon for all that she did and all that she meant to Ranney School, and her legacy will forever be in our hearts and a part of our school.  We will continue to celebrate her life and contributions to the school's history. Stay tuned for more information on our plans to honor Mrs. Mahon's legacy.



Guess the correct year this photo was taken and win a Ranney swag bag.

Email your guess to alumni@ranneyschool.org by August 27.

Jessica Springsteen '10 is a Decorated Olympian!

Springsteen joined the U.S. Olympic Equestrian team this summer in Tokyo. During the games, she ranked 31st in the individual jumping qualifier, 5th in the four-rider team jumping qualifier, and earned the silver medal for the jumping team final.

Scottie Lewis '19 is Drafted!

Lewis, a sophomore at the University of Florida and a left wing for the Gators, was drafted to the Charlotte Hornets as the 56th NBA draft pick on Thursday, July 29.

Lewis shares prior to the draft, “From the moment my father placed a ball in my hands, I knew I wanted to strive for nothing but greatness. Playing in the NBA has always been my main priority in life.”

What's your favorite spot on campus?

Last month, we asked you to share your favorite spot on campus. Below are some of the responses we received.

"My favorite place was the Pit... you always saw someone down there!"

- Kanchan "KC" (Govil) Patel '87

"Senior pit during study hall."

- Lisa Wolfson Copeland '90

"Detention or basketball court."

- Tommy Bahr ('90)

"When I was at Ranney (1969 - 1974), my favorite spot was the library. It was cozy in there. Often, the late Gene Briggs would bring and play record albums on the library’s stereo. We’d wear headphones and listen to the Beatles and very early Bruce."

- Marc LeVine '74

"I liked the library, but I loved the storage closet under the steps. It was great for clandestine meetings with my sweetheart."

- Jennifer Sullivan '74

"I liked the track. I could walk it and let my mind wander while I got exercise and fresh air and no one would bother me; unless I was under the stairs or visiting Mrs. Tomlinson in the middle building!

- Dawn Franklin '73

"Computer lab."

- Chris Tsotakos '05


August 10

Show your Ranney pride and support our Student Council through theStudent Council Shep Shirt and Polo Shirt Fundraiser. Orders must be made by August 10 through this form.

Upcoming EVENTS

October 8-9, 2021 Homecoming Weekend

See events below and stay tuned for more details.

Friday, October 8

Blue & White Night

Saturday, October 9

Color Run

RSPA Fall Festival

Blue & White Alumni Soccer Game @ 2pm

Calling all graduates in classes ending in 1 or 6!

If you are interested in planning a reunion event in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, please let us know. We'd be happy to help!

Share your good news in the next edition of the newsletter. Email alumni@ranneyschool.org to celebrate your promotion, engagement, baby news, and more!

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