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Alumni Weekend 2009 Schedule
Friday, May 8
 
8:00 a.m.—2:35 p.m.
Flashback Friday
Attend classes as if you were once again a George School student. Preregistration required.
 
5:15—6:45 p.m.
Volunteer and Leadership Donor Reception
Sunnybanke
Volunteers and leadership donors are invited to join the head of school for refreshments.
 
7:00 p.m.
Dance Performance
Red Square (weather permitting)
The dance department presents a tribute in memory of Carter Waghorne ’99, performed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) dance students and choreographed by Cristin van Horn ’02.
 
8:00 p.m.—10:45 p.m.
Open Mike
Tent next to Red Square
Rain Location: Alumni Gym 
Meet current students and watch impromptu performances. Guests are invited to share musical, poetic, or other talents at the microphone.
 
 
Saturday, May 9
 
8:30—9:30 a.m.
Alumni and Faculty Breakfast Reception
First Floor, McFeely Library
Visit with favorite teachers and coaches.
 
9:00 a.m.
Alumni-Student Tennis Scrimmage
Tennis Courts adjacent to Hallowell Arts Center
 
9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Registration
Lobby, Main
 
9:15 a.m.
Campus Walking Tour
Meet the tour guide on South Porch, Main
 
9:15—10:00 a.m.
Master Classes and Presentations

Dedication of Smith and Streetz Houses
Between Brown House and Football Field
Join June Smith (wife of the late Richard O. Smith ’36) along with former faculty member John Streetz and his wife Jackie for the ceremonial dedication of these two new twin faculty homes.
 
Kickin’ and Clickin’ Workshop
Room 102, Retford
Tap dancer Karen Callaway Williams ’84 will lead you through a fun combination of clapping, snapping, and tapping. This class is open to tap dancers of all levels, including beginners. Tap shoes are optional.
 
Theory of Knowledge
Room 101, Bancroft
George School International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator Ralph Lelii will explain how a central course in the IB Diploma Program encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself.
 
Writing Memoir: Making the Private Public
Room 109, Bancroft
Brown University nonfiction writing professor Beth Taylor ’71, author of The Plain Language of Love and Loss: A Quaker Memoir, will lead a discussion about the challenges and surprises of writing from one’s own life.
 
10:05—10:50 a.m.
Master Classes and Presentations
 
Public Health: Population-Based Health Care
First Floor, Meetinghouse
Learn how the field of public health uses research, disease surveillance, policy development, and more to navigate the world between clinical medicine and politics. David Rutstein ’74 of the U.S. Public Health Service will elucidate public health at the federal level.
 
From Tragedy to Accomplishment
Coffeehouse, Marshall Center
Carolyn Waghorne will speak of her efforts to make a difference by raising awareness of meningococcal meningitis. In the eleven years since the death of her son, Carter ’99, Carolyn has worked for causes that would have mattered to him.
 
Food and Sustainability
Room 110, Bancroft
Jonathan Snipes ’78 will speak about the founding of the not-for-profit Farm School at Snipes and its educational farm-to-school partnerships, including one that brings fresh naturally grown produce to the George School dining room.
 
A Conversation About Estate Planning
Nepley Room, Marshall Center
Drop in on this open house presentation by Director of Planned Giving Stephanie Daniels.
 
10:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Children's Activities
South Lawn
Rain Location: Worth Sports Center
 
11:00 a.m.—Noon
All-Alumni Gathering
First Floor, Meetinghouse
Head of School Address, Presentation of Reunion Gifts, Alumni Awards, and Distinguished Service Award
 
12:15—1:30 p.m.
Picnic Lunch: Food Tent, Red Square
Buffet Lunch: Dining Room, Main
25th Reunion Lunch: Generations Gazebo
50th Reunion Lunch: Tent next to Red Square
Senior Alumni Lunch (for Class of 1958 and earlier): Tents in front of McFeely Library
 
1:30—2:45 p.m.
Reunion Photos
Rain location for Main and Orton photos: Alumni Gym
 
McFeely Library South Porch, Main South Porch, Orton
1:30 p.m. 1939 and earlier 1969 2004
1:45 p.m.
1944 1979 1999
2:00 p.m. 1949 1959 1994
2:15 p.m. 1954 1974 1989
2:30 p.m. 1964 1984
 
1:30—2:30 p.m.
Equestrian Demonstration
Riding Grounds
 
2:00—4:30 p.m.
Alumni Games
Playing Fields
2:00 p.m. Boys' Baseball
2:00 p.m. Girls' Softball
2:30 p.m. Girls' Lacrosse
2:30 p.m. Boys' Lacrosse
 
3:30 p.m.
Memorial Meeting for Worship
First Floor, Meetinghouse
Celebrate the lives of deceased classmates, friends, staff, and faculty, including faculty/staff members Pearl Morrell, Joan P. Sharpless, and Betty Winn.
 
 
Sunday, May 10
 
10:45–11:30 a.m.
Meeting for Worship
First Floor, Meetinghouse
 
 
Of Note
Tour: Call the Admission Office at 215.579.6547 before April 24 to schedule student-guided tours on Saturday, May 9.
All-School Student Exhibit: This show will be on view in Walton Center Gallery, Main Hall, and Marshall Center.
Event Details: For information about area lodging or campus access for disabled individuals, contact the Advancement Office at advancement@georgeschool.org or 215.579.6564. For updated event information, visit http://alumni.georgeschool.org.
Communicate with Your Classmates: Visit the class homepages located at http://alumni.georgeschool.org.
Campus Policies: Thank you for respecting our no-smoking and alcohol-free policies.