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April 3rd 2016
On Monday, April 4th, John Sharon joined us to address issues of understanding disabilities.  He was the final speaker of this year's Spectrum Dialogues, a mini lecture series devoted to equity, justice, and inclusion.  Mr. Sharon is currently the Social Studies Department Chair at the Fenn School in Concord, MA, and he is also the founder of Disabilities Understood, an organization that seeks to empower people of all abilities through education and training. Born with a rare physical...
March 22nd 2016
The advent of coeducation at Middlesex in 1974 made it possible for Helena White to join the sophomore class in 1975 and attend the alma mater of her brother Dan ’72. Appreciated for her talents on the Middlesex stage, she was elected the first female valedictorian in 1978. After graduating from NYU with a degree in theater/video, Helena worked for several film and television production companies, while also performing with the avant-garde theater company of  John Jesurun (a 1996 MacArthur...
March 21st 2016
The annual Middlesex Haiku Contest is our way to welcome (or encourage the arrival of) the spring season.  This year, we enjoyed unseasonably warm weather in early March only to experience a snowstorm on the first day of spring!  We look forward to the time when we can sprawl out on the Circle in the warm spring sunshine.  Below are some of our favorite Haiku Contest submissions, which were read in Chapel before students departed for Spring Break:   February's long Breakfast is my salvation I...
March 10th 2016
This fall, the Robotics Club divided into teams to build "Sumo" Robots. The process of designing, building, and programming was a group effort and culminated in our Sumo Robot Competition on March 2 in the Clay Science Centre.  With a core group of 8 students and numerous friends, our robots represent over 120 engineer-hours while building, troubleshooting, programming, and debugging. - Chuck McDonald, Robotics teacher Team 1 (L-R): Will Noland, Jake Shusterman, Alex Bernsten and Jivan Purutyan...
March 3rd 2016
In honor of forty years of coeducation, we begin our Q & A series with the women nominated for living their promise long after graduating from Middlesex. Wewill commence with Patricia Melton '77. One of the first girls to attend Middlesex in the fall of 1974, Patricia is an award-winning educator who is known for her reform work with communities. Within urban school districts as varied as Seattle, Boston, Cleveland, and Indianapolis, Patricia has endeavored to inspire and help underserved...
March 1st 2016
After each semester at Middlesex, we gather to celebrate the academic achievements of our students at the Academic Awards Assembly.  At this week's assembly, we acknowledged work done in the 2015 fall semester.  For a full list of awards, please click here.   Alex Banay, Head of the Classics Department, was the featured speaker at the assembly.  The School's first female Senior Master, the most senior member of the faculty, Mrs. Banay joined the faculty in 1976 after receiving two first class...
February 22nd 2016
As Middlesex prepares to celebrate the 40th reunion of its very first coeducational graduating class, it seemed fitting that the 2016 Bigelow Lecture should be given by one of the first young women to attend the School: Patricia Melton ’77. A dynamic, award-winning educator, Patricia is known for her reform work with communities, effectively forging pathways to college for underserved students.  Her remarkable efforts epitomize the intent of Middlesex’s oldest lecture series, which was...
February 22nd 2016
For four days in February, twenty-five students from Middlesex participated in this year's Harvard Model Congress.  They were each assigned a person serving in Congress, and they had to debate issues currently being discussed on the floor from that senator's or representative's point of view.  They helped co-author bills and defended their positions in select committees and in the full "Senate" or "House."  Congratulations to the delegates on a job well done!     The Middlesex delegation:  ...
February 21st 2016
On February 20, the 10th Mountain Division Wounded Warriors Sled Hockey Team took the ice in a fundraiser game at Middlesex.  Over 30 Middlesex students strapped into sleds to compete side-by-side and against members of the Mountain Division Wounded Warriors team.  The mixed-squad Wounded Warriors beat the blended Middlesex team 5-1, but few will remember the final score; participants will take away the spirit of the evening and the sense of camaraderie.  The event raised over $1,000, an amount...
February 20th 2016
Earlier this month marked the 30th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, which recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary achievements of those who have effected change and created opportunities for women and girls in sports over the past three decades. National Girls & Women in Sports Day has empowered women and girls to get moving, embrace physical activity and push past their limits both in sports and in life. When girls participate in sports, they develop the leadership...

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