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We’ve all been there. You sit down at your computer, ready to start a new project, when you hear a “ping.” Instinctively, you pick up your phone to see there is a text that requires an immediate response. You start drafting an email, and then you see a new ad for jeans in your inbox. Before you know it, you are buying a pair of jeans you don’t even need, and not working on that project anymore. It happens to everyone, even Amy Crouch, co-author of this summer’s all-school read, My Tech-Wise Life: Growing Up and Making Choices in a World of Devices.
On September 8, the community gathered inside the historic Meetinghouse on The Green to celebrate Convocation and the beginning of our 173rd year as a school. The highlight of this year’s ceremony was the presentation of a new teaching chair. Kelsey Brush of the Mathematics Department faculty was named the first recipient of the Thomas R. King ’60 Family Chair for Excellence in Teaching. The award was presented by Head of School Peter Becker and Trustee Tom King ’60.
Readers of The Wall Street Journal learned a lot about Frederick Gunn recently. On July 8, the newspaper published an essay by Rich Cohen titled, “The Life Lessons of Summer Camp.” The piece was a reflection on Cohen’s personal experiences at Camp Menominee, an all-boys sleepaway camp in the North Woods of Wisconsin. In addition to providing the lessons and lifelong friendships he carried with him into adulthood, Cohen’s experiences inspired his research into the history of the American camp movement, and Mr. Gunn.
From July 3-31, The Frederick Gunn School will welcome the staff and campers of Litchfield Jazz Camp to campus, along with the 2022 Litchfield Jazz Festival, July 29-31. The school first partnered with Litchfield Performing Arts, the non-profit organization that produces the camp and festival, in 2018 and is excited to host another summer of live jazz performances in the Tisch Family Auditorium of the Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center (TPACC).