News Category: Student Life

Faculty Open Houses

It’s not uncommon for our students to visit faculty homes on campus for a delicious meal, a quick (or never-ending) game of Monopoly, or a casual fireside chat. But each year we also have a special weekend activity called “Faculty Open Houses” in which teachers across campus welcome in students for a variety of fun, games, and food. Some students…

“Choices” for Freshmen

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,”…

New Students Welcomed to Campus

Over Labor Day Weekend, Middlesex welcomed 116 new students from 15 states and 12 countries. Whether traveling by air or land, or leaving from Sweden, North Carolina, Ghana, or down the road in Concord, each of the 116 new students were treated to a beloved, decades-old Middlesex tradition. When new students arrived on campus, Middlesex upperclassmen wearing t-shirts emblazoned with…

Spring Haiku Contest

  Each year at the first Chapel following Spring Break, the Chapel Trustees reveal the winner and runner-ups of the annual Spring Haiku Contest. Below is a sampling of this spring’s winning Haikus:   Large Counts Condition Means you are normal enough Love my stats classes -by Des Sheff   U2. REM. Underground bands for cool kids Nineteen Eighty-Four -by Mr.…

Faculty Open Houses 2017

It’s not uncommon for our students to visit faculty homes on campus for a delicious meal, a quick (or never-ending) game of Monopoly, or a casual fireside chat. But each year we also have a special weekend activity called “Faculty Open Houses” in which teachers across campus welcome in students for a variety of fun, games, and food. Some students…

Making Connections

Sophomore discussion groups called “Connections” are under way. As part of our community life program, which includes the popular “Choices” program for freshmen, Connections aims to help new and returning sophomores get to know each other while simultaneously discussing topics that will help them negotiate these tricky adolescent years. Students meet in small groups of 10-12 students with a male…

Community Circles Up Against Cancer

Last Saturday evening, the Middlesex community gathered for “Circle Up Against Cancer,” a memorial walk and fundraising event held outside on the Circle. Organized by the School’s Campuses Against Cancer club, the event raised over $5,000 for the American Cancer Society. Leading up to the event, students and faculty decorated paper lantern bags in honor of loved ones affected by…

Common Sense Hosts 4th Annual MX Maple Brunch

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, the fourth annual MX Maple Brunch was held in Ware Hall.  Sponsored by Common Sense, the campus environmental group, the event is intended to raise awareness of sustainable, local food resources while giving students an opportunity to enjoy a delicious and healthful breakfast.  This year, as before, the sweet treat went like hotcakes.  For some,…

Middlesex Students and Faculty Raise Money for “Walk for Hunger”

A team of Middlesex students and faculy is proud to join the Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 7th.   We believe stable access to healthy food is a basic right for everyone. Local progams in more than 100 Massachusetts communities will be supported through money raised, including: food pantries, meal programs, food rescue, urban agriculture, farm and garden, and critical…

Finance Club Wins Investment Competition

This past fall, dozens of high school teams across New England entered the Colby Sawyer High School Investment Competition. Now, following several months of fierce competition, only one team stands atop the rest: The Middlesex Finance Club.  At the start of the competition, each team was given $100,000 virtual dollars to invest in the stock market. Operating under the name…