News Archive

May 6th 2013
It is May at Middlesex, and the framing is nearly complete for our five new faculty homes on Lowell Road! Construction is currently on schedule for the arrival of the first home next week. These homes are the result of a grant from the Mary Mae foundation and several generous donors to build a new faculty complex in the apple orchard across the street from campus to accommodate our ever-growing community. They are set to be completed this summer, and will help to house teaching faculty and...
May 4th 2013
Middlesex All-American James Randon '13 was recently honored with an invitation to run in the Dream Mile at the adidas Grand Prix in New York on May 25, 2013.  The adidas Grand Prix is one of the premier track meets in the world.  Of the approximately half a million high school students who run the mile, only the top 14 in the nation are invited to run the Dream Mile.  It is an incredible accomplishment by James, and we are very proud of him! The Dream Mile at the adidas Grand...
April 29th 2013
Last weekend, theatre teacher Tom Kane, Todd Woodworth MX '07 and Parker Woodworth MX '09 all got to see the opening weekend of Dan Giles's MX '09 new play, "Sea Change," on the Loeb Mainstage theatre at Harvard. Dan was awarded an Artist Development Fellowship to participate in the International Student Drama Festival in  the UK in 2012 for his piece CryHurtFood.  You can read more about this fabulous production online (http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/4/19/...
April 29th 2013
David Lawson MX ’09 was recently named 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference as a member of the Duke University men’s lacrosse team. A midfielder, Lawson has scored 24 goals and 10 assists for 34 points for the Blue Devils thus far.  He currently ranks third on the team in goals and assists and has already tallied 14 more points this season than in 19 games his junior year. The Westford, MA native has started in all 15 games during his senior campaign, helping lead his team to a current...
April 26th 2013
Our students’ athletic experience at Middlesex doesn’t end at the final whistle in their senior year. Friendships forged on the court and field extend into adulthood. Memories as resounding as championship games or as muted as jokes shared during warm-ups retain, and even gain, poignancy as our athletes advance outside our gates. The lessons, bonds, and memories of Middlesex athletics are lifelong, and perhaps the best display of this lasting effect can be found in the number of former...
April 26th 2013
Amy Gleason has been a part of the Middlesex faculty for nearly two decades, and she is as busy as ever. In addition to teaching a full slate of math courses, she has worked tirelessly as the leader of the school’s Community Service initiatives, organizing both smaller weekly events and larger, school-wide affairs in philanthropy. Amy also serves the role of Middlesex parent to Danny ‘09, Sara ‘11, and Stevie ‘14. And let’s not forget her two-dozen surrogate daughters in Higginson, where she...
April 26th 2013
by Sam Christenfeld `14 Walking across the circle after dinner this spring can be both idyllic and challenging. Anyone making the trip across the centerpiece of Middlesex’s campus is likely to be distracted from the pristine views of the dorms and chapel by the sounds of vuvuzelas and cheers emanating from a surprisingly large crowd surrounding half of the circle. The crowd’s focus is the new Middlesex evening athletic craze, La Liga MX, or Circle Soccer. Playing informal soccer on the circle...
April 22nd 2013
Mr. Bishop's Forensic Science class was fortunate enough to host two members of local law enforcement agencies in an instructive and exciting tutorial on police work.  State Trooper Chris Dolan is a decorated fingerprint examiner with the Massachusetts State Police.  Using awestruck volunteers, he guided the students on how to properly process a crime scene (as shown in the above photo) and match fingerprints.  Former assistant District Attorney Laurel Brandt added insight on the...
April 19th 2013
Middlesex is far from the first to interview Wanji Walcott '87 P'12. Wanji is Managing Counsel at American Express, has been called a "rainmaker" by the American Bar Association's Law Practice Today, and recently made the cover of The Network Journal's issue featuring "25 Influential Black Women in Business."   As advice for others in the workforce, Wanji suggests thinking broadly, looking for ways to add value to your company, and always being willing to take on more....
April 18th 2013
On Friday April 12, the five choruses at Middlesex (Chapel Chorus, Small Chorus, Bateman's Bullfrogs, MXolydians, SWAG) performed the much-anticipated spring choral concert.  Featuring a range of music  from the traditional Johannes Brahm's Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52 ("Love Song Waltzes") to the contemporary The Cave by Mumford & Sons, the choruses put on a tremendous performance.  Read the full program, hear a few tracks, and see photos from the evening:   Created with...
April 18th 2013
Bret Stephens MX'91, foreign-affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor for The Wall Street Journal, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.  Watch an interview with him from the Wall Street Journal online in which he credits the influence of a few past and current Middlesex faculty members:
April 17th 2013
Every two years, the Middlesex Spanish Department sponsors a trip to Argentina on an exchange program.  Middlesex students stay with host families and students who attend Colegio Parque España, a high school in Rosario, Argentina.  On the alternate years, Colegio Parque España sends students to Middlesex, and this year two boys and 14 girls from Argentina visited Middlesex. Living with day student hosts for the week, the 16 students and two faculty visited classes and toured the wider...
April 15th 2013
Last week the Middlesex community was treated to impassioned and thoughtful speeches from seven juniors running for 2013-2014 school president. While the platforms of each candidate varied, an overarching theme of school pride and respect shined forth. Each candidate impressed students and faculty alike with their eloquence, compassion, and leadership, three values that Middlesex most seeks to cultivate.  While it was difficult to choose from the talented pool of candidates, ultimately the...
April 15th 2013
In Massachusetts, Patriot's Day (the third Monday in April) commemorates the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775.  In Boston, Patriot's Day is also "Marathon Monday."  This year was the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, and several Middlesex runners participated.  The end of the race was punctuacted by two explosions, tragically killing three people and wounding scores of others.   Although faculty, staff, students, and alumni had been in...
April 12th 2013
Middlesex graduate Julia Burns ‘12 is seeing significant playing time on the lacrosse field at Stanford University. As a freshman, she currently ranks fifth on the team in points with 14 goals and six assists. The Dover, MA native has played in 10 out of 11 games for the Red and White, five of which she has started!   At Middlesex, Julia captained the team her senior year and earned first team national  All-American honors.  A 2011 and 2012 first team All-ISL selectee and New...
April 10th 2013
An impressive 240 bedecked and bejeweled guests ascended the Four Seasons grand staircase, in great anticipation of a fun and festive evening.  With its lavish surroundings, five-star service, fabulous food, and close to 100 auction items up for grabs; the scene was set for success, and a success it was!  The final tabulations are still being made, but it’s safe to say that the inspiring combination of generous donors and competitive bidding was responsible for over $100,000 in funds...
April 9th 2013
Middlesex Theatre department presents: Urinetown: The Musical on Friday May 3rd at 8:00 PM and on Saturday May 4th at 8:00 PM.  Come see this funny and original musical featuring an ensemble cast of almost forty Middlesex singers, actors and dancers.  Admission is free, but patron seating can be reserved for $25 a ticket by emailing rdubray@mxschool.edu.  All proceeds from patron seating support the department's biennial trip to England. Urinetown won the Tony...
April 8th 2013
Rob Munro joined the faculty this past fall, and he’s already assimilated to all aspects of campus life. You can find him teaching in the history wing, coaching on the squash and tennis courts, or hanging with students and his dog, Apollo, in Clay House.  This month he will complete his PhD in African American and African Studies from Michigan State University.  Learn more about Mr. Munro below! Having joined the Middlesex community this past fall, what has struck you most about the...
April 5th 2013
This April is Waste Reduction Month at Middlesex. Common Sense, the environmental club, is working with several student groups on campus to host a variety of activities and events designed to raise awareness about the volume of waste we generate on a daily basis. The fashion club is organizing a thrift store shopping trip in Davis Square paired with a clothing donation drive; the TED Talks club will show talks that focus on environmental issues; and, when the weather gets nice, Flik Dining...
April 4th 2013
by Zaiga Alksnitis, Reference Librarian at Middlesex & member of the 2013 China trip Over spring break, Annie Ku, Head of the Chinese Language Department, led a group of Middlesex students and faculty on a tour of three of China's important cities: Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. March 9-18 found us in a country extremely different from the Middlesex bubble and our everyday lives. For some of the students there was the added excitement of traveling outside the USA for the first time! Mrs. Ku...
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