• Greetings!


    The Alumni Office and Alumni Governing Council have been busy over the summer planning events and gatherings for the community both near and far. This year we will travel to New York in October and San Francisco and LA in January. If you are interested in hosting an event in your city, please contact me.

    All are welcome to come back to campus on October 15 for Fall Frolics and Homecoming. Look for the Alumni Hospitality tent! Read Upcoming Events in the sidebar for more happenings throughout the year. We look forward to reconnecting soon.

    Laura Miller

  • Summer Fun


    Above: Win Huffman ’01, John Twomey '95 and Reed Landry ‘99

    Alumni in Washington, DC, gathered at Town Hall for the 3rd Annual Potomac Alumni Summer Bar Night, and just a few weeks ago a group of alumnae gathered for a Fun and Fashion night.
    Click More for a gallery of photos.

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  • Sasha DiGiulian '11, Champion Rock Climber


    Congratulations to Sasha DiGiulian '11, who won the gold medal at the 2011 International Federation of Sport Climbing World Championships in Arco, Italy, in late July. Sasha, who has been climbing since age 6, defeated women from all over the world. In August, she took home the bronze at the Youth World Championship in Imst, Austria. To learn more, check out this article in The Washington Post. Or visit Sasha's blog, which she created as part of her senior project at Potomac.

  • Elise Baran Canfield ’03 Goes Back to School


    Above: Elise Baran Canfield ’03 with husband Neil

    After studying at Potomac, Exeter and Brown, and completing an English teaching Fulbright in Poland, Elise Baran Canfield ’03 is back in the DC metro area and back in school, this time as a high school math teacher. Canfield currently teaches algebra and geometry to freshmen and sophomores at Georgetown Preparatory School.

    What do you like about teaching?
    It’s never boring, and it draws people who enjoy interacting with others. Teenagers are really interesting. They’re at a moment in their lives where they’re figuring out where they belong and who they are. I enjoy the fact that they’re always changing, and every year you’ve got a new group.

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  • Thriving at MIT

    When Grace Young ’11 left for MIT after her junior year at Potomac, she was fresh off being named a Siemens Scholar - a top honor bestowed on the nation’s best math and science students. Today, her undergraduate studies are in full swing at MIT, where she is Vice President of the Undergraduate Women in Physics, a member of the Board of Topic Experts and contributing writer to the MIT Entrepreneurship Review, and a member of the MIT varsity sailing team.

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  • 2000 Alumnus Advances Computer Imaging


    Thiago Ize ‘00 is a postdoc at the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, where he works on making ray tracing - a technique for creating highly realistic computer generated images - faster.

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  • Recent Alumnus Co-Authors Paper on Reverse Evolution

    Stephen Serene

    Above: The computer images on Stephen's screens show an unprocessed (left) and processed (right) picture of mouse brain tissue.

    Stephen Serene ’08 spent the summer working in a neuroscience lab, recently co-authored a paper on genetics, is majoring in physics at MIT and wants to pursue a career in computer programming. Although his interests might seem all over the map, Stephen doesn’t think these divergent disciplines are so far flung.

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  • Librarian Tom Washington Nurtures the School Garden

    Tom Washington

    I started the Upper School Garden in the summer of 2008 with the idea of “investment” in mind. With so many things happening here today, how does a Potomac faculty member invest himself beyond the daily scheme of directing the Upper School library program? Our 90-acre campus seemed an obvious place. I’ve spent countless afternoons and weekends walking my dogs here, and while it is easy to consider one’s good fortune in being in the midst of kids each day, of being employed in an institution that places a high premium on a child’s future, the point is even clearer in the solitude of the outdoors. What better way to inspire others into a similar way of recognizing the School’s outdoor bounty than a School garden?

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  • Elements of Style


    Steve Shashy’s ’04 band Elements of Style will perform on October 8 at Wicked Willy’s in NYC. Find out more at www.elementsofstyleband.com.

  • Chris Ayer ’00 Launches New Album

    Chris Ayer

    Chris Ayer’s new album is coming out in Italy on Carosello Records this fall! He filmed a music video for the first single with awesome Italians. He can’t wait to start his tour of Italy this winter.

  • Nields Sisters Perform in October

    Nield Sisters

    Sisters Nerissa ‘82 and Katryna ‘84 Nields will perform at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northhampton, MA, on October 8 at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.

  • Morrison Brothers Band


    The Morrison Brothers Band (Julie Grass '05, Truman’03 and Willie’06) played more than 30 shows this summer. Highlights include their three shows in NYC, Musikfest in Pennsylvania (along with artists such as Maroon 5 and Steve Miller Band), the realse of their new CD "Shotgun Silhouette" at the State Theatre in Virginia (now available on iTunes) and consistent radio airplay on WMZQ 98.7. They are continuing to write, record and perform. You can learn more on their Facebook page, MySpace or their website: www.themorrisonbrothersband.com.

  • Got Sports?


    Want to come watch the fall games? Click here for the schedule.

  • What’s New?

    Let us share your news with your classmates. You can send us a photo, too! Email alumni@potomacschool.org.

October 2, 2011

Stay Connected

  • The Term Online

    Watch for the latest issue of The Term in your mailbox. This issue features alumni in the sciences. For past issues, click here.

  • Stay in Touch



  • Yearbooks Online

    View the first 32 years (1941 - 1972) of yearbooks. We will post recent yearbooks behind the Alumni portal password since some of our younger students are still under the age of 18.

  • Potomac Alumni Center

    Stay connected to your fellow Potomac Alumni - login to the Alumni Center and access the profiles of fellow Potomac alumni as well as update your own information in the Alumni Directory, participate in networking activities, and read Class Notes online weeks before they're available in hard copy. This is a members-only access to resources and information that is available only to fellow Potomac alumni.

  • Forgot Your Password or Login Information?

    Click here to retrieve your password. If you forgot your username, try entering your email address. If this doesn’t work, contact Laura Miller.

  • Have You Moved?

    To update your address: Email your new address to alumni@potomacschool.org. Visit www.potomacschool.org/alumni. Or mail your new address to The Potomac School, Alumni Relations, 1301 Potomac School Road, McLean, VA 22101.

  • Show Your Potomac Pride!

    Are you proud to be a Potomac alumni? Show your pride by making gift to the 2011- 2012 Annual Fund. Make your gift today to support Potomac’s phenomenal teachers and students.

Upcoming Events

  • Alumni Governing Council Meetings

    Engelhard Performing Arts Center,
    7:00 pm
    Tuesday, October 11
    Tuesday, November 15
    Tuesday, January 10
    Tuesday, February 21
    Thursday, March 15

  • Fall Frolics/Homecoming

    October 15 - Festivities, 11:00 am
    Football Game, 3:15 pm

  • New York Reception

    October 20, 7:00 pm, Alton Lane

  • Landon Schmitt Memorial Run

    November 24, 9:00 am, Potomac School Track

  • Alumni Fall Games

    November 25
    Football, 11:00 am
    Squash, 11:00 am
    Co-Ed Soccer, 12:30 pm
    Basketball, 2:00 pm

  • Revels

    December 3, Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC

  • San Francisco Reception

    January 25

  • Los Angeles Reception

    January 26

  • Alumni & Past Parent Book Fair Reception

    March 13

  • Reunion

    April 27 & 28

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Issue: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

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