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As I See It
January 7, 2015

Dear Alumni,

Just back from our winter break and teachers and boys seem rested and ready to take up their work as the the new year begins. I’m looking forward to two regional alumni reunions this winter, first in Chicago on January 30 and then in Boston on February 27. The Chicago event will be at the Hubbard Inn, a warm and welcoming River North establishment, and a lot of you Chicagoans have shown an interest so I’m hoping to see many of you and your spouses. The Boston event has been coordinated with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) convention in the city so that Headmaster David Trower h’95 will be able to join Anthony Kapp and me in hosting those of you who live in the area. (Some will remember my roots there and my loyalty to the local baseball team.)

You should also have the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend of March 6-7 marked on your calendars. On Friday the 6th Louis Rose ’86 will host all of us for a gala reception at his spectacular event space, 583 Park Avenue. On Saturday evening there will be reunions around the city for classes whose years end in zero or five, and during the day the School will be open for tours, refreshments, a display honoring the 70 year history of G&S at Allen-Stevenson, and a dress rehearsal of Pirates of Penzance. In fact, the operetta, staged by the School every five years is the theme of the weekend—piracy in Penzance and all its silliness. Surely there are very few of you who were not a maiden or a pirate during your time at the School.

I want to end with some poetry. Before the break English teacher Susan Lukas taught the eighth grade boys to write villanelles. A villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with a very strict rhyme and meter scheme. (Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night,” is one.) The boys had a wonderful time writing them and Mrs. Lukas was delighted with the result. Here’s one from Benjamin Edelson ’16.

"The tonic is the key the piece is in.
Sonata form or rondo, either or:
these rules structure the music's lovely din.

The tonic and the dominant are kin;
the dominant is five notes up or four
down. The tonic's the key the piece is in.

Sonata form's composed of three sections.
The hardest form to write (of that I'm sure).
These rules structure the music's lovely din.

Rondo form is not sonata form's twin.
The key is free; no one care anymore.
The tonic is the key the piece is in.

Scherzo form is a hard one to write in.
(It contains some repeats you may ignore.)
These rules structure the music's lovely din.

But breaking rules is really not a sin -
Beethoven took some liberties with scores.
The tonic is the key the piece is in.
These rules structure the music's lovely din." 

See you in Chicago.

David Kersey h'98
Member of our faculty since 1969
Alumni News & Photos
Yale Exit Players Share Improv at Monday Morning Meeting
Monday Morning Meeting on January 5 welcomed the entertaining and witty Yale Exit Players, an improv group, which included Isaac Hudis ’09.

Happy Hour at The Royal Palms
On Friday, December 12, a small group of Allen-Stevenson alumni gathered at The Royal Palms Shuffleboard club on Union Street for some pre-holiday cheer. 

Alumni Hit the Ice at Chelsea Piers
22 men hit the ice for the Alumni Hockey Game at Chelsea Piers on Tuesday, November 25.

Carter Berg '88 Shares His Photography Inspirations
It was a true family affair when photographer Carter Berg '88 came back to Allen-Stevenson to speak to the middle school and upper school boys at Monday Morning Meeting.

Young Alumni Day 2014
More than 60 alumni from classes 2007 - 2015 returned to Allen-Stevenson for Young Alumni Day on Tuesday, Novemer 25.

Founders Day 2014
Allen-Stevenson celebrates its birthday by honoring its founders, Francis Bellows Allen and Robert Alston Stevenson. This year, here to share her tales of teaching at 132 East 78th Street beginning in 1983, was Caroline Franklin Berry, who taught English and history at Allen-Stevenson, was the ninth grade homeroom teacher and enjoyed assisting David Kersey h’98 in directing everything from Shakespeare to melodrama for the A-S stage.

Congratulations Ninth Grade Graduates of the Class of 2014
The Ninth Grade Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation at a special dinner on Tuesday, June 10, in the School's Assembly Hall.

Class of 2011 Celebrated at the Back to 78th Street Party
On Monday, June 9, the A-S Class of 2011 returned to the School for an evening of fun with friends, family and former teachers at their first official reunion. 
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Alumni Office Contacts
Anthony Kapp
Associate Director of Development
& Alumni Director

David Kersey h'98
Alumni Liaison
Upcoming Alumni Events

Friday, January 30, 2015
Alumni Gathering in Chicago
6PM, Hubbard Inn

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Networking Breakfast for Alumni in Advertising
8:30AM, A-S Library

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Alumni Council Meeting
6:30PM, Library

Friday, February 27, 2015
Alumni Gathering in Boston, with David Trower h'95
6PM, FORUM Bar & Restaurant

Friday, March 6, 2015
Alumni Reunion Party at 583 Park
Click here for more info.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Alumni Reunion Open House
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