News Archive

2019

  • April

    April is for Poetry

    In celebration of National Poetry Month, students are learning about and writing their own poetry and sharpening their memorization skills in preparation for the school’s annual poetry recitation competition, which will be held April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Bourne Reading Room. Hosted by the English Department, the competition provides an opportunity for students to recite a poem of their choice from memory to an enthusiastic and supportive audience that snaps (rather than claps) as a sign of approval.
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  • For Troubadours, Broadway Trip was “Beautiful”

    The Gunnery Troubadours, the musical ensemble on campus, participated in a Broadway musical workshop for high school students on April 3 led by Ian Weinberger, the Associate Musical Director of “Hamilton” on Broadway, and Sara Sheperd, who played Genie Klein in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” and is the show’s dance captain.
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  • The Gunnery to Sponsor Second “Rooted Research Conference”

    On Sunday, April 28, The Gunnery will sponsor the second annual “Rooted Research Conference” featuring illustrated, place-based and primary-source history papers about the local area. A call for papers was issued in the fall to local schools, museums, and historical entities. This year’s conference will feature presentations by five Gunn Scholars – seniors Rain Ji, Michael Kassis, Paige Moffat, Tony Zhang and Joey Lin – and two guests lecturers.
     
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  • Student-Artists Bring Home Awards From Emerging Artist Expo

    Original works by 13 student-artists at The Gunnery are featured in the 6th annual Emerging Artists High School Expo, a juried exhibition that opened April 7 in the Henderson Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford.
     
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  • March

    Three Students Honored for Their Work by Kent Art Association

    The 27th annual Student Art Show at the Kent Art Association in Kent, Connecticut, features original work by eight students at The Gunnery. Three students of Visual Arts Chair Andrew Richards P’20 were honored for their work at an awards reception held Sunday, March 24.
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  • Registration is Now Open for 2019 Summer Camps

    Children ages 9 and up can enjoy summer at The Gunnery! This year, the school will offer its own rowing and robotics camps, and The Gunnery once again will host Litchfield Jazz Camp in July and Dutch Total Soccer in August. Registration is now open for the following programs:
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  • New Exhibit at The Gunnery Features Selected Work by Artist and Faculty Member Lincoln Hale Turner

    The community is welcome to attend an opening reception for a new exhibit of photographs, paintings and multimedia work by Lincoln Hale Turner, a Roxbury artist and member of The Gunnery’s Visual Arts faculty, on Friday, April 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Tisch Family Library on campus. The event coincides with Spring Family Day. Alumni and families are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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  • It’s Alive! “Young Frankenstein” the Musical Offers Audiences a Monstrously Good Time

    “Transylvania mania” took over the Lemcke Theater of the Emerson Performing Arts Center March 21-23, as The Gunnery Drama Society brought the Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein” to life.
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  • Memorial Blood Drive to be Held at The Gunnery

    The Gunnery and the American Red Cross will host the 8th annual Margaret P. Addicks Memorial Blood Drive on Sunday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Upper Gym of the Ogden D. Miller Memorial Athletic Center on campus.
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  • Robotics Team Takes Off at New Hampshire Competition

    The Gunnery Gears participated in the FIRST® Robotics Southern New Hampshire District Event, held March 15‒17 at Bedford High School, and placed 13th out of 37 robotics teams. The three-day competition included teams from high schools and robotics programs in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.
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  • February

    Representing El Salvador at the Harvard Model United Nations

    Fifteen students from The Gunnery Model United Nations (MUN) traveled to Boston from January 24 to 27 to participate in the 66th session of the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN). The four-day international relations simulation drew some 3,300 high school delegates and their faculty advisors, who gathered to “address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.”
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  • Founder’s Day Regatta Celebrating 60 Years

    This May, as they have for 59 years, schools from around the northeast will once again gather on the waters of Lake Waramaug to compete in the 60th Founder’s Day Regatta. The event will be held Sunday, May 5,  at Lake Waramaug State Park in Kent.
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  • Jersey Dedicated in Honor of Hugh B. Caldara

    About 60 alumni and their families, friends and faculty gathered in Linen Rink on February 9 for the annual Alumni Hockey Game and the dedication of a jersey in honor of Hugh B. Caldara, who passed away on October 18, 2018. The jersey bears the number 37 for the 37 years that Caldara served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, advisor and Athletic Director at the school.
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  • Meet our Gunn Scholars for 2018-2019

    The Gunn Scholar program expanded in the 2018-2019 academic year to include five scholars – seniors Rain Ji, Michael Kassis, Paige Moffat, Tony Zhang and Joey Lin – who have been hard at work researching their specific areas of interest with the aid of School Archivist Misa Giroux. During the spring term, their independent study projects will be completed and they will prepare to present their original place-based and primary-source research at the second annual Rooted Research Conference on Sunday, April 28. The community is welcome to attend to learn more about these topics:
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  • Gunnery Tenor Chosen to Perform with All-State Chorus

    Drew Sutherland ’21 was selected to perform as a tenor in the All-State Chorus at the Connecticut Music Educators Association’s 2019 All-State Festival in Hartford. Auditions were held February 2 at North Haven High School.
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  • January

    A Day of Service and Reflection

    On Monday, The Gunnery joined the Washington Business Association in support of “Washington Gives,” a day of service in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The daylong event brought together local residents, business owners and non-profit organizations, who participated in service activities at various locations in Washington Depot as part of a national Day of Service commemorating the life, works and spirit of Dr. King.
     
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  • Gunnery Team Among Finalists in VEX Robotics Competition

    Seven members of The Gunnery’s VEX Robotics Club traveled to Middletown High School on January 12 to compete in their first VEX Robotics Competition. The annual event brought together teams representing 60 high schools and robotics programs in Connecticut and Massachusetts, which participated in qualification and elimination rounds throughout the day. The Gunnery’s team qualified for the championship round, placing among the top 16 teams.
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  • Two Students Honored at Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards

    Artwork by two Gunnery students, Jean Fang ’19 and Julian Morris ’22, was selected for inclusion in the 28th annual Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards, the largest juried student art exhibition in the state and an affiliate of the National Scholastic Art Awards.
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  • Sea Tea Improv Troupe Demonstrates What Happens When You Go Unscripted

    The Gunnery welcomed four members of the Hartford-based Sea Tea Improv Touring Company on January 4 as part of the school’s ongoing Speaker Series. Students got into the act by volunteering suggestions and participating in a series of comedic sketches that were presented during an all-school event in the Ogden D. Miller Memorial Athletic Center that evening.
     
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  • New England Eight-Player Football Expansion

    NEWS
    For Immediate Release
    January 14, 2019

    For Additional Information
    Mike Marich
    Athletic Director, The Gunnery


    The four schools that founded the New England Independent School Eight-Player Football initiative – The Gunnery, Millbrook School, Pomfret School, and Forman School – are pleased to announce that after Holderness School and Perkiomen School joined for the 2018 season, four additional schools have announced their intention to join for the 2019 season. The four schools are:
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2019

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Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.