News Category: Student Life

MX Students Serve at Open Table

Every Thursday Middlesex students and faculty have the opportunity to give back by donating their time to serve at Open Table here in Concord. Guests are treated to a fresh-cooked meal and a food pantry.  56 students throughout the year volunteered to break down tables,  stack chairs,  sweep,  mop, vacuum, and haul rubbish. 39 students volunteered between 1.5 hours and…

2015-16 School Leadership

Meet the Middlesex 2015-16 School President, Kojo Edzie ’16, and Vice President, Deborah (DJ) Williams ’16.  Both Kojo and DJ arrived at Middlesex as freshmen and both are boarding students; DJ hails from Brooklyn, NY, and Kojo is from nearby Dracut, MA.  School leadership seems to run in the Edzie family.  Kojo is the fourth Edzie child to attend Middlesex,…

Tech Recycling Turns Trash into Treasure

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as students demonstrated during technology recycling day at Middlesex.  Technology recycling (or reusing) provides the opportunity not only to discard old computers, monitors, keyboards, and cell phones in an environmentally-friendly way, but also to forage for hardware for your latest project!  Ted ’18 collected a low-power server to run some of his own…

How To ‘Be Mindful’ This Spring

The benefits of mindfulness have been getting a lot of press lately, as hospitals, schools, businesses, professional sports teams, and even Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes get involved in mindfulness practice. Over the last five years, mindfulness has become a central part of the Middlesex curriculum as well. This past fall, freshmen described the nine-week mindfulness course as “the best class ever”, and this spring…

Fall 2014 Academic Awards

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 2014 fall semester.  For a full list of students receiving honors, please click here.   To open the assembly, history teacher Dr. Munro discussed the philosophies of two educators:  Frederick…

Tap vs. Bottled Water: A Middlesex Taste Test

In 2013, Concord, Massachusetts (home of Middlesex School) became one of the first communities in the nation to ban the sale of single-serve plastic water bottles.   Campaigns against plastic water bottles argue that bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year (see www.banthebottle.net).  Proponents of bottled water bans…

Students Team Up with Local Business for Charity

On the first day of semester break, Arts Division Head Tom Kane and six Middlesex students spent the day at Concord’s 80 Thoreau, helping serve at their annual charity brunch to raise money for the Greater Boston Food Bank. The students supported the 80 Thoreau staff, who were donating their time for the day, by checking coats, waiting and bussing tables, and working the dishwasher…

Community Life & Inclusivity

At Middlesex, our Community Life program is about teaching and ensuring healthy living in our community.  At regular assemblies and meetings designed to stimulate open conversation, we address a range of topics and issues.  This week’s topic was inclusivity.  Students and faculty met in combined advising groups to share their stories – for four minutes each.  The premise behind the exercise is that…