DATE: 11/1/2018

Making Headlines: Thanksgiving Travel

Thanksgiving break is upon us! That means Middlesex students will empty out of the dorms for a few days, and our community will (hopefully) take some much needed rest. As students prepare to leave campus, it’s critical they know their transportation plans and fill out vacation travel forms on Moodle, which open up next week. Here, we offer another reminder to finalize Thanksgiving transportation plans and communicate them with your child.

For Thanksgiving break, Winter break, and March break, Middlesex offers shuttles to Logan Airport as well as a chartered bus to New York City that makes stops in Stamford, CT, the Upper East Side, and Penn Station. We may also be able to provide transportation to South Station, North Station, the Route 128 Amtrak Station (in Westwood), and other Boston-area transportation hubs. To sign up for this service, each student simply needs to fill out a vacation travel form on Moodle. Prior to each major break, Dean team member, John MacMullen will send an email to the student body outlining this process. The cost of the NYC bus is $75 each way, and the cost of the airport shuttle buses is $35 each way. Charges for either of the services will be placed on the students' school bill. Please note that the School does not arrange transportation for students on regular weekends, long weekends, or at the end of the school year.

If you wish to arrange transportation in a private car for your child, we encourage you to use Go Boston Shuttle (formerly known as Ultimate Livery) ( If you enter 'middlesex' in the group ID box you will be directed to our own affiliated page within Go Boston Shuttle's site. From the Middlesex page, there is an option to pick up at the student's dorm and to place the charge on the students' school bill. The cost of a private van or car typically runs from about $90 to about $150.

Please feel free to direct any questions to John MacMullen in the Deans' Office.

Calendar Notes

  • November 2: Special academic schedule – games in afternoon
  • November 3: SATs (Class I)
  • November 6: Class IV Choices, 7-8:30pm; New members of Class II mindfulness, 7:30-8:15pm
  • November 8: Diwali; Special academic schedule – No L Block, Advisor meetings 2:25-3:30pm; Fall Play, ThRink
  • November 9: Fall Play, ThRink
  • November 10: Special academic schedule - St. George's Games (away)
  • November 11: Practice SATs (Class II), 9am, Barron Room
  • November 12: Spectrum Dialogues, 6:30-7:30pm, Terry Room
  • November 14: Class I Leadership meeting, 7:30-8:30pm
  • November 17: MPA Meeting, 10-11:30am, Barron Room; Thanksgiving Break begins after last commitment; dorms close

Announcements and Reminders

  • From the Academic Office: The December cumulative exam schedule is now posted.  You can find it on the Parents’ Page of the MX website. Please do not make travel arrangements that interfere with the exam schedule.  For students that are unable to depart on Tuesday due to the exam schedule, please know that the dorms are open until Wednesday to accommodate later departures for students with difficult travel logistics.
  • Back by popular demand, West Concord Pharmacy will be coming to campus once more to provide flu shots to the community: November 7th 5:30 - 7:30pm.  Please email the health center if you have any questions or still need to sign a consent form for your student to receive the vaccine. 
  • Subscribe/Renew your Subscription for the Anvil
    If you would like to subscribe to the Anvil or to renew your subscription from last year, please email with your name and mailing address, your child's name, and your email address. Subscriptions cost $60/year and will be billed to your student's account. Yearly subscriptions run from November 2018-October 2019 and include monthly print copies mailed to your home address. Thank you for supporting student journalism! 

    - The Anvil staff

  • Order an exam study break basket for your child(ren) for $28 from the Girls’ Crew Team by clicking here.  November 26th is the last day to place an order.
  • Returning family financial aid applications are due December 15.  Please contact Erika Mills at if you have any questions. 

  • The Alumni Office would like to remind local (and visiting) parents that there is an upcoming reception at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA on Thursday, November 15th.  If you haven't already done so, please register online to attend this special evening.

  • Fall Sports photos are now posted!
    ORDERING PERIOD:  Order must be submitted by Friday, November 2, 2018.
    Select:       EVENTS/GALLERIES
    Select:       Your athletes team - Please note - all Middlesex folders begin with "mss"
    Password:   Edelman18
    Select your athlete's image (Please do not select the team photo)

    Select Order Prints/Products
    Select the Package 
    Select Team
    Print Size and Customization options
    Add to Cart
    Continue Shopping or Check Out

    PACKAGES:  Be sure to select your athlete's image when ordering a package. The official team photo is included in all packages. The content of a package cannot be changed

    DELIVERY O F YOUR ORDER: All Middlesex orders are processed together. Please expect delivery 2-3 weeks after the ordering deadline.

    If you have any question, please contact Janet Carmichael Ciummei at 

  • Due to illness, the faculty music recital scheduled for Sunday, November 28th, has been cancelled. When another date has been confirmed, we will make an announcement in the POND.

From the MPA

  • Parents please join us! MPA Guest Speaker, Corinne Brisbois, will present on vaping, e-cigarettes and marijuana use among adolescents.

    Saturday, November 17th from 10:00 - 11:30 in the Barron Room - Ware Hall.  Join us in person or view the electronic broadcast!

  • Freshmen & Sophomore Parents — Save the Date!  Potluck lunch on Sunday, December 2nd from 12:00pm - 2:00pm (Freshmen in StuFac and Sophomores in Barron Room).  It’s a great way to meet other parents and then attend the Holiday Concert at 4:30pm!  Details to follow.

Aspiring to Greatness

On Monday, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens ’91 asked the community to consider "What is it that makes a country great?"


Middlesex Theatre Presents: The Visit

Join us for the Middlesex Fall Play, The Visit, on November 8th and 9th!



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