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Asheville School Alumni Weekend Schedule
Asheville School Alumni Weekend Schedule

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Be sure to check out the Alumni and Friends Art Exhibit in the John M. Crawford Art Gallery, open all weekend!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7:15 p.m.
Founders' Day Convocation (Graham Theater)
Speaker: Richard Blanco - Poet, Public Speaker, Civil Engineer, Teacher, Memoirist


Friday, April 27, 2018

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Alumni Welcome (Mitchell Hall)

Athletic Contests
4 p.m. - Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Carolina Day School
4 p.m. - Track and Field Conference Meet
4 p.m. - Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Carolina Day School
4 p.m. - Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Carolina Day School

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Beer, Wine and Hors d'oeuvres for Classes 1969-2013 (Paulsen Lodge)

6:30 p.m.
Cocktails and Dinner for Classes 1929-1968 (Fall House)

Friday Evening
Individual class gatherings around town as pre-arranged by each class

Saturday, April 28, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Breakfast with Burt Gordon '86, Director of Alumni Relations (Sharp Dining Hall)

8:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Class Visits (Mitchell Hall)
• 8:30 a.m. – World Studies with John Gregory (Mitchell 406)
• 9:15 a.m. – European Studies with Katherine Jones (Mitchell 404)
• 10 a.m. – AP Chemistry with Joe Lambert (Mitchell 111)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Alumni Welcome and Registration (Mitchell Hall)

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Hoagland School Store Open (Tyrer Student Center)

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tour of Campus with Members of the Hoste Society (Mitchell Hall)

11:40 a.m. - Noon
Student Panel—Meet the Blues: Learn about Asheville School today (Graham Theater)

Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Head of School's Address (Graham Theater)

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (Sharp Dining Hall)

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Alumni Hospitality House (Bement House)
Need a rest? Join us in Bement House to look through yearbooks, grab some bottled water, and relax in the living room or enjoy the scenery from the patio.

1:25 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Class Pictures (8's and 3's) on front porch of Mitchell Hall

1:25 to 1:30: 55th - Class of 1963
1:30 to 1:35: 50th - Class of 1968
1:35 to 1:40: 45th - Class of 1973
1:40 to 1:45: 40th - Class of 1978
1:45 to 1:50: 35th - Class of 1983
1:50 to 1:55: 30th - Class of 1988
1:55 to 2:00: 25th - Class of 1993
2:00 to 2:05: 20th - Class of 1998
2:05 to 2:10: 15th - Class of 2003
2:10 to 2:15: 10th - Class of 2008
2:15 to 2:20: 5th - Class of 2013

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Afternoon Activities
Horseback Riding (Ireland Riding Ring)
Tower Climbing (Past Paulsen Lodge)

2:30 p.m.
Alumni Association Meeting (Graham Theater)
• Head of School Search Update
• Alumni Relations Update
• Officer Elections

3 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse vs. Christ the King Catholic School

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A Celebration of the Life of Jack Tyrer (Boyd Chapel)
We invite alumni and friends to a memorial service celebrating the life of Asheville School's sixth Head of School, John L. "Jack" Tyrer. The service will be held in Asheville School's William Spencer Boyd Chapel. A reception will follow the service in Skinner Library until 5:30 p.m. Tyrer, who passed away on January 24, 2018 at the age of 90, served as Asheville School's Head of School for 28 years.

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Multicultural Club Drop-in Gathering
Home of Varghese Alexander and Erin Connors
9 Naylor Road, Asheville, NC 28806

6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Cocktails, Dinner, and Dancing (Sharp Dining Hall)
***Free child care in gym with pizza & snacks provided***

Sunday, April 29, 2018

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Alumni Breakfast (Bement House)

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast (Sharp Dining Hall)

11 a.m.
Service of Remembrance (Boyd Chapel)
We invite all alumni to join us for a very special service of remembrance as part of Reunion Weekend 2018. The majority of the service will be reserved for you, our proud alumni, who are encouraged to share brief reflections and stories in honor of classmates and teachers who have passed. We look forward to having alumni participate alongside current students and faculty in this service.

The school has learned of the passing of these individuals since Alumni Weekend 2017.

Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch (Sharp Dining Hall)