January 2015 eNewsletter

BLSA Launches Campaign for BLS


Keeping Latin School Prima Perpetua - First Forever

The Prima Perpetua Campaign fueled by the generous commitments of alumni, families and friends reaches toward its $50 million goal to secure the future of Boston Latin School. At the campaign's inaugural kick-off gala on November 15, BLS Head Master Lynne Mooney Teta '86, P'18, '19 and BLSA President Peter G. Kelly '83 announced that more than $27 million dollars had been raised to date toward this ambitious fund-raising goal to support our nation’s first public school with specific focus on STEM, global understanding, liberal arts foundations, experiential learning and athletics/wellness.
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Owens ’03 Named Inaugural BLS Leven Director of Athletics

A two sport Wolfpack varsity athlete and seasoned member of BLS’ coaching staff, John K. “Jack” Owens Jr. ’03 has joined the head master’s leadership team this January in a new full-time administrative post privately-funded by an endowment generously provided by Michael A. Leven ’55.
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Six New Members Inducted into Founders' Gallery

The Founders' Gallery recognizes those who have made Boston Latin School a priority in their philanthropy with gifts totaling $1 million or more. It was an amazing morning at alma mater on November 15, with the induction of six new members of the Founders' Gallery (l. to r.): Michael A. Leven '55; Stephen Corman '54; Thomas F. Ryan '59; Sidney D. Wolk '53; and William Schawbel '57; in addition to the late Raymond D. Nasher '39. We offer our deep gratitude to all of these generous sons of Latin School!


Reunion 2015: May 1 & 2

Classes ending in -0 and -5
(1930 to 1995)

Be transported back to your Latin School days and learn what today's students are like while you reconnect with fellow alumni and classmates for a special weekend in Boston. There's a special reunion room rate at the Hilton Boston Back Bay - available on a limited basis. Don't delay! Call (617) 236-1100 and reference the BLSA block or visit the website. Look for reunion registration materials in March. If you have any questions or are interested in helping out on your reunion committee, please contact BLSA's Reunion Engagement & Development Officer Max Tassinari '04.


BLS Parents Networking Lunch March 27

Watch your inbox during the coming weeks for an invitation from the BLSA to a networking luncheon, 12 noon on March 27 at Granary Tavern! We hope that you’ll consider taking a break from the work week to enjoy warm camaraderie among fellow BLS parents.


Gratiae is Now Online!

Please join us in thanking the more than 3,600 alumni, families, faculty and friends who invested in the BLSA and the students, educators, and mentors of Boston Latin School in the last fiscal year (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014). With gratitude for their gifts large and small, THANK YOU for supporting BLS! In this edition of Gratiae, we look toward the future as masters examine the goals of the Prima Perpetua Campaign and discuss how the evolution of teaching and learning environment will benefit BLS students – and through them, the world.


Points of Pride

Thank you to everyone who responded to our July question: Can you name the alum who can list a CNN Hero Award and being named One of the Most Powerful in Philanthropy by Forbes Magazine as part of his/her distinguished credits? The correct answer is: Alfa Demmellash '99. And the winner is: Jennica Allen '07. Congratulations!

January question:
Can you name the BLS graduate who is honored with this statue in Boston's Public Garden and who inspired others “To look up and not down; To look forward and not back; To look out and not in; and To lend a hand."?

Participants should send responses — including name and class year — magna cum celeritate via e-mail. We’ll be happy to reward the first correct responder with a small BLS item! Note: Alumni may win only once during an academic year.

Visit the Points of Pride Contest webpage to see the answers to past questions as well as all of our proud winners.

  Additional News

» BLS Teams Take 2nd and 12th Places at "Women in Science" Event

» Students Have Success at International Economic Summit

» Seniors Earn Advanced Placement Scholar Accolades

» Congratulations to our Fall Dual County League All Stars

» BLS Musicians and Vocalists Earn A Variety of All National, All State and Eastern District Honors

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