News Archive

February 13th 2014
Given the storm, day students should plan to head home after their last academic commitment.   No chapel chorus tonight.  Varsity practices will run for boarding students only.    The practice schedule is as follows for boarders only:   3:15  Varsity Boys' and Girls' Basketball    3:30  Varsity Girls' and Boys' Squash; Wrestling; Varsity Girls' Hockey; Dance 4:45  Varsity Boys' Hockey Dinner and study hours as usual.  ...
February 9th 2014
This past Saturday night, our campus buzzed with excitement as we celebrated our annual winter semiformal, Casino Night.  While our students donned an array of formal wear, the dining hall saw its own transformation into a Casino (non-monetary, of course!). With a half dozen blackjack tables, roulette, craps, and delicious treats abound, everyone won, regardless of how the chips fell.  And while they weren’t dancing with Lady Luck, students twirled, spun, and twisted to Swing music...
February 9th 2014
Last Friday night 23 student actors, working with 5 student directors, produced a polished and fun evening of One-Act plays.   In addition to the comic short scenes that have come to define the evening, Christian Papadellis '14 mounted an ambitious musical selection from the musical "Company" by Stephen Sondheim, serving not just as director, but as musical director and accompanist to boot. Directors: Christian Papadellis '14, Sebastian Biber '15, Ali Stephens '14, Sydney Chapman '15,...
February 6th 2014
On Wednesday, February 5 Lacrosse Magazine announced the second-to-last cut for the U.S. Men's National Lacrosse team. Among the list of gifted athletes was Middlesex alum David Lawson '09.   The Westford, MA native recently graduated from Duke University where he was a member of the men's varsity lacrosse team for four years.  In his final season with the Blue Devils, Lawson was named First Team All-American, All-ACC as well as named to the 2013 NCAA All-Tournament Team. As a...
February 5th 2014
The Middlesex French Department is pleased to present a peformance by Brice Kapel on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:15pm in the Wood Theatre.  Mixing traditional African sounds and songs and the works of U2, Sting, and Peter Gabriel, Brice will take you on a musical and inspirational journey in French, English, and his native language, Mina.   Doors open at 6pm.     Brice Kapel - Bande-annonce by BriceKapel
February 5th 2014
On Sunday, February 9th at 4pm in the Wood Theatre, Middlesex will be screening Girl Rising.  From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.  Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams.  ...
February 3rd 2014
On Super Bowl Sunday, the Middlesex 5k Club, a club of dedicated student runners, competed in the Super 5k Road Race XIII in Lowell, MA.  Born on the day the Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2001, the Super 5k Road Race is now in its thirteeth year.  Middlesex runners Gavin Fujimori '16 and Nell Gallogly '14 won their respective age and gender groups, finishing exactly two minutes apart with times of 17:21 and 19:21.  Also winning her division was girls' cross-country coach Sara...
February 2nd 2014
The Middlesex community rang in the Lunar New Year with our annual Lunar New Year lunch, supported by Flik dining services and head of the Chinese department Mrs. Ku and her students.   With paper cutting and calligraphy artwork depicting "spring" and "good luck" characters, delicious dishes drawing influences from all across Asia, and festive garb (as modeled by Mr. Lang and Mr. DeGreeff!), we wish everyone a prosperous Year of the Horse!  
February 2nd 2014
On an annual basis, Middlesex dedicates a weekend to investigating issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This year's symposium explored the power and impact of language.  Through music, speakers, and discussion, students and faculty considered the importance of words, context, and intent in a diverse community.   The symposium opened with Dean Obeidallah, an American comedian of Palestinian-Italian descent who produced and directed the new film "The Muslims are...
February 2nd 2014
Monday Free Day Schedule 8-10am: Breakfast  11am: Bus to Boston & Vans to the Garment District in Cambridge 11:30-1pm:  Lunch Afternoon: Varsity practices only 5:30-7pm:  Dinner 7:30-9:30pm: Regular study hours
January 31st 2014
Walking into the offices of Nextdoor, the private neighborhood social network started by Sarah Leary MX'88, one can easily feel the sense of community and collaboration of the start-up. Of the 68 (and growing) employees, Tyler Green MX'07 shares a special connection with Sarah: a Middlesex diploma. After graduating from Middlesex, Sarah went on to Harvard and later Harvard Business School, as well as working for an impressive list of companies ranging from tech to Venture Capital. Sarah co-...
January 28th 2014
Periodically revisiting questions about human nature and violence that were raised by last summer’s All-School Read, The Hunger Games, the Middlesex community had the opportunity to hear about the realities of war from a soldier’s perspective. Measured, straightforward, and reflective, Marine veteran Tim McLaughlin talked at length with students and faculty on January 24, hoping to bridge the gap between his own experiences and the perceptions of many American civilians. Ultimately, with this...
January 28th 2014
Middlesex was well represented last weekend as Williams hosted Colby for a women’s hockey double header on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.  Between the two teams, there were five Middlesex graduates playing in the weekend’s contests.  Williams’ (9-6-1) roster includes: Caitlin Conlon ’11, Eliza Noyes ’12 and Ashley Arnold ’13, while the Colby (5-8-2) roster boasts alums, Annie Pappadellis ’10 and Eleanor Knutzen’ 13.   Williams edged out Colby for a 2-1 overtime win on...
January 26th 2014
For the fourth year, Middlesex young alumni will compete against other New England secondary schools in an annual competition called the "February Faceoff." This interscholastic event will track donations made by alumni in the classes of 2004-2013 made to the Annual Funds of their respective alma maters only during the month of February 2014.  While Middlesex won in 2011, Brooks claimed the competition in 2012 and 2013, beating Middlesex by only half a percent of participation last year (...
January 24th 2014
Just two years ago, a formal report called “Sustainability at Middlesex” outlined a set of recommendations to improve energy conservation on campus and to reduce the School’s carbon footprint by at least 20 percent. Today, that goal has already been surpassed, and progress has been made on many fronts – with an additional, great benefit for the School’s music program. Until recently, most campus buildings were heated by a centralized steam plant powered with oil. While converting that heating...
January 20th 2014
The Middlesex Alumni Association held career panels in Boston and New York on January 7 and 9 respectively, attracting over 100 alumni to the combined events. Alumni in both cities were afforded the opportunity to hear from successful professionals in a variety of fields. The alumni panelists were able to impart valuable advice to their fellow alumni about the lessons they have learned from the successes and failures that they have encountered in their careers. Their collective wisdom was...
January 18th 2014
Mention “Green Rooms” to Middlesex students and alumni alike, and you’ll immediately receive a knowing smile. These biannual dramatic performances have become one of the school’s most beloved traditions, and Friday evening the school once again gathered eagerly in the theatre, audiences having long ago outgrown the intimate stage area known as the “Green Room.”  Here students laughed and cheered as they were regaled by rotating pairs of sophomores, performing student-written scenes. Like...
January 17th 2014
On Saturday, February 1 at 7pm, the Middlesex select choruses will perform at the Wick Choral Festival, an annual celebration of music that features the talents of local high school a cappella groups.  In its 21st year and hosted by St. Mark's School, the Wick Festival was established in 1992 by the family and friends of Myron A. Wick, Jr. (St. Mark's School '33) in honor of his lifelong enjoyment of singing. The Middlesex choruses will perform the songs listed below.  We hope to see...
January 14th 2014
Our life together as a school is busy, productive, and fun.  At its best, living and working together in the very close proximity of a residential school means that we trust each other in the daily practice of honesty, respect, kindness, and gratitude, and it takes a degree of courage to do so.  It is these five values - honesty, respect, kindness, gratitude, and courage - that define the Middlesex community. In a recent Chapel talk, Director of Spiritual and Ethical Education Cabell...
January 13th 2014
In a recent article featured in the Sunday Boston Globe, journalist Paul Lazdowski discussed the friendly rivalry between Middlesex cross-country and track standouts James Randon '13 and Garrett O'Toole '14. Within the contents of the article, Lazdowski describes the unique dynamic and bond between the two star athletes as well as the different paths that led them to the sport of running. After suffering from a stress fracture that forced him to sit out his senior year cross-country...
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