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November 18th 2016
A spirited crowd of alumni, current parents, past parents, and faculty gathered for a cocktail reception at the Moakley Courthouse in Boston on November 17. The venue provided some glorious views of the city and brought everyone together in advance of the Thanksgiving break at school. Alumni Association President Rob Trumbull ’00 welcomed everyone and reminded them of the date of the Alumni Association Gala Auction on April 7 at the Four Seasons in Boston before introducing Head of School Kathy...
November 15th 2016
On November 11th and 12th the Middlesex theatre department presented A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most timeless and humorous comedies, the play depicts the overlapping misadventures of four young lovers as they encounter everything from love potions to woodland fairies. Middlesex’s rendition was set in the 1960’s, seamlessly superimposing the era’s psychedelic atmosphere onto the whimsical and dreamlike events of the play. The show,...
October 31st 2016
When photographer and adventurer Ryan Pyle was a teenager, he thought only of becoming a professional basketball player, never imagining the dynamic career of international travel that he has today. “If you take away one thing tonight, it is this,” he told Middlesex students on October 28. “You can do something if you don’t become an NBA basketball player.” Mr. Pyle addressed the School on October 28 thanks to the efforts of Trustee Chivas Lam, whose son Clarence ’10 was on hand to introduce...
October 31st 2016
Not even torrential rain or cool temperatures could dampen the enthusiasm for Parents’ Weekend 2016 at Middlesex! The event kicked off on Thursday, October 20 with a reception for international parents at the home of Head of School Kathy Giles P’06’09’11. On Friday, October 21, parents of upperclassmen were offered informative sessions from the College Counseling Office. After students and parents from each class gathered for receptions around campus with various members of the faculty, the...
October 26th 2016
We often learn about ourselves in moments of change, perched precariously between the past and present. But, as Anna discovered one night last year, sometimes we also learn about those around us and, in the process, discover our footing isn’t so precarious after all. That cold February night was her birthday but, with classes the next day and home hours away in NYC, she was not expecting much. However, two surprises lay in wait. First, twenty friends, boarders and day students alike, were...
October 25th 2016
Nine Middlesex alumnae from three different decades came together in Boston to compete at the 52nd Head of the Charles, one of the largest rowing regattas in the world.  In the Women's Alumni Eights event, almost entirely dominated by collegiate alumni crews, the Middlesex boat stood out as the only high school alumni entry.  The Alumni Eights event has grown in competitiveness since its addition to the regatta less than a decade ago, and this year former Olympic and US National Team rowers...
October 24th 2016
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareFriday November 11 7:30 PMSaturday November 12 8:00 PM    This comedy is Shakespeare's most produced play for a simple reason: it's really, really funny. Midsummer is about teenagers falling hard for each other, and while Mr. Hirsch and KP will hopefully be guffawing at some of the subtler twists of words, the student body will immediately get this comedy at a gut level. Originally set in ancient Greece, we've re-staged this play in the late 1960...
October 17th 2016
Just before 7 pm on Tuesday evenings in the fall, you’ll see clusters of freshmen migrating across the Circle to various faculty living rooms across campus.  Once inside, small groups of students meet with two faculty members and a senior member of Peer Support to discuss everything and anything that is not covered in the classroom.   This annual program is "Choices," and it offers freshmen a relaxed atmosphere to discuss such topics as healthy living, coping with stress, friendship,...
October 11th 2016
At a recent assembly, Head of School Kathy Giles—with a special assist from Trustee Will Danoff P'17 '19 —presented endowed chairs to three distinguished faculty members: The Zak Family Chair in Physical Science was established in 2008 by Mike and Roxanne Zak, parents or Mariana Zak of the Class of 2008, to encourage our female faculty members in mathematics or science to continue to pursue their own development as students and teachers in these fields.  The Zaks wanted to make additional...
October 10th 2016
From last April through this September, the Concord Public Library had a rare Middlesex artifact on display for its visitors. The 80-year-old relic, which was loaned by Middlesex to the library for their exhibition on renowned American illustrator N.C Wyeth, was a first edition art book that featured work completed by the artist from 1918 to 1936. Entitled Men of Concord, the collection—whose original panels were on display at the Concord Museum's accompanying their N.C Wyeth exhibition—...

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