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September 27th 2016
A spirited group of over 80 alumni, parents, faculty, and friends turned out at the Concord Country Club on September 26th for the 2016 Kingman Cup. Blessed with a gorgeous, sun-soaked afternoon, both golfers and tennis players enjoyed each other’s company while also competing for the title of Kingman Cup Champions. Three groups of golfers were tied atop the leaderboard at eleven under par at the completion of the golf tournament. After tiebreakers were enacted, the group of John Howe ’76, Ben...
September 27th 2016
During a summer of unexpected weather – with some U.S. regions inundated with rain, while the Northeast endured severe drought – this year’s All-School Read (ASR) assignment may have seemed especially appropriate, given its focus on climate. The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, written by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, is a science fiction novella set in 2393 that describes the causes and effects of extreme climate change on Earth and dwells on mankind’s lack of timely...
September 26th 2016
On Monday September 26th, our annual Community Service Day allowed both students and faculty to provide a day of service to the surrounding community.  While sophomores bonded on their class retreat and seniors visited colleges or worked on applications, the rest of the school spread across the state in small teams comprised of students and faculty. Several groups enjoyed the crisp and sunny fall weather as they planted, harvested, weeded, and tended the land of local farms and parks.  Other...
September 19th 2016
After dinner last Wednesday, the Middlesex Chinese Club invited the community to celebrate Moon Festival by making sweet pastries known as "Moon Cakes." Traditionally, Moon Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Hyun '16 explained the origins of the festival to the School,  noting that centuries ago in East Asia, "when most of the population worked on farms, the Moon Festival served as a celebration of their harvest during the autumn full moon. The...
September 19th 2016
At an outdoor barbeque last week, several dozen student organizations gathered on The Circle for Middlesex's annual Club Fair. With hot dogs in one hand and pens for sign-up sheets in the other, students eagerly perused over 80 clubs ranging from chemistry to ukulele, robots to puppies, and pottery to ping-pong. Check out below for a full list of student clubs at Middlesex: African Culture Appreciation Club (ACAC) Asian Society Astronomy Club Bananagrams Club Board Game Club Bonsai Club...
September 12th 2016
This weekend, Middlesex kicked off the 2016-17 school year with two of our most popular student activities. On Saturday night, the Bancroft Courtyard resonated with the twang of banjos and the stomp of cowboy boots as new and returning students alike Do-si-doed in our annual square dance. The following day, the community gathered again—this time on the Circle—for some friendly in Field Day. Each dorm, including the day student "houses," competed for campus glory in a medley of traditional and...
September 6th 2016
On a beautiful morning this past Sunday, new Middlesex students were treated to a 20-year-old school tradition. When new students arrived on campus, Middlesex upperclassmen wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the invitation “Ask Me!” were stationed on the steps of Eliot Hall, ready to welcome new families. Ask Me kids helped new families through registration, unloaded carloads of boxes, ran up and down stairs, and set up dorm rooms.  In the dorm, Ask Me kids arranged dorm furniture in creative...
September 6th 2016
Middlesex School Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery 1400 Lowell Road, Concord MA 01742 September – November 2016 Hometown — 1982-2015   By Barbara Peacock   Opening Reception:   Thursday, October 7th 6:30-8:30 PM Open to the Public   This fall, Middlesex is honored to host the photography exhibit Hometown — 1982-2015, by Barbara Peacock.    Photographer Barbara Peacock’s Hometown became her muse for a thirty-year project and book. She grew up, lived and raised her family in Westford MA, thirty-...
August 22nd 2016
The Middlesex campus and its residents experienced fierce weather —but no injuries or major damage—after a tornado touched down in Concord early Monday morning. The tornado, while a relatively rare phenomenon in New England, brought winds close to 100 miles per hour and left a trail of destruction 400 yards wide and a half-mile long throughout Concord. But it did not cross paths with our campus on 1400 Lowell Road, and we were relieved to hear Concord Fire Chief Mark R. Cotreau report that...
August 8th 2016
Middlesex athletes go places. They move from the classroom to the field, woods, court, rink, river or slope. Many ascend from JV to Varsity. They travel together as teams, whether the rival is minutes or hours away. Others bring home New England Championships, reach the summit as All-Americans, or journey on to play at some of the elite college programs in the country. With over fifty interscholastic teams spanning all skill levels, each student finds an athletic experience suited to his or her...

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