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DATE: 4/25/2019


Making Headlines: AP Exams 

During the weeks of May 6-10 and May 13-17, many Middlesex students will be taking one or more Advanced Placement exams. These exams are the culmination of a year of college level study in a variety of disciplines and provide students with the opportunity to show their expertise in subjects where they have shown particular aptitude. The School has registered students in AP courses for the appropriate tests and will help students manage the schedule of the two weeks.  To see the schedule of AP tests visit the College Board’s 2019 AP Exam Schedule.

Middlesex students have benefited from a tradition of solid performance on AP exams with more than 78% of students receiving 4s or 5s on the tests and more than 93% passing with a score of 3 or higher. Having AP courses in our program paired with robust scores on the various subject tests has been another tool to show the strength of Middlesex students and in some cases can translate to college credit. For many students, an AP test represents the punctuation mark on a year’s worth of hard work in a challenging course, so we encourage students to come to an AP exam well prepared and rested.

Results of AP exams will be available to students via their online College Board account in July. Students should be reminded that College Board takes testing security very seriously. Any student found with a phone or any device that can access the internet during a test (including breaks) will have their test canceled and will potentially be banned from future testing. Students should take particular care not to post anything to social media during a test. The best way to avoid any issues is to simply leave your phone or device at home, consistent with MX exam security policies. 

In the case that a student is sick for an AP exam, or for whatever reason needs to miss an AP exam, please contact me (sbigelow@mxschool.edu), Beth Hill (bhill@mxschool.edu) or Tracy White (twhite@mxschool.edu).

– Sam Bigelow, Director of College Counseling

 


Calendar Notes

  • April 27: Campus weekend for Prom attendees; Senior Prom followed by senior breakfast
  • April 28: Practice SATs (Classes II, III & IV), 9am, Barron Room; Project Impact, 6-9pm, Wrestling Room
  • May 3: Kiss Me Kate, 8pm, Theatre
  • May 4: SATs (Class II); Kiss Me Kate, 8pm, Theatre
  • May 5: Project Impact, 6-9pm, Wrestling Room
  • May 6-17: AP Exams
  • May 7: Class III Chapel/Event (required) 6:30-7:30pm
  • May 10-11: Alumni Weekend
  • May 12: Practice SATs (Classes II, III, and IV), 9am, Barron Room; Project Impact, 6-9pm, Wrestling Room

Announcements and Reminders

  • Travel dates for the 2019-20 school year have been posted on the school website.

  • The Middlesex Alumni Association would like to thank everyone for their participation in this year's very successful Gala Benefit and Auction!  We raised over $150K and had fun doing it!  Check out some fun photos from the evening.

  • Join us for April 26 at 9 PM in the Rachel Carson Center for the third and final recital of the Middlesex Music Festival: The Jazz Trio Concert. The set list includes seven jazz classics performed by Middlesex students and faculty. We hope to see you there!

  • Shizue Sano, Middlesex piano teacher, will be performing the entire first book of J.S. Bach's Well Tempered Clavier Sunday, April 28th in the Danoff Recital Hall at 4pm. Free admission. Open to all. 


From the MPA

  • Hello Freshmen Parent Volunteers!

    We are looking for a few volunteers to help out at the Freshman Ice Cream Social, Monday evening, May 13th. It's a great way to meet some freshmen parents, and even some freshmen. Please click on the link below if you can provide a topping or help scoop.

    The Ice Cream Social will start just before 7pm (immediately following the 6:30 pm freshmen class chapel) and will take place in StuFac. We will purchase (from our MPA budget) several large tubs of Bedford Farms ice cream and sorbet, and we hope to get all toppings donated by parents. Please click on the Signup Genius link below if you can provide an ice cream sundae topping donation and/or help scoop ice cream.  Donations can include sprinkles, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, mini marshmallows, crumbled cookies…  the possibilities are endless!  Please, no peanuts or tree nuts or any products that “may contain” nuts.

    SignUp Genius

    Thanks!!!

    Your MX MPA freshman “Parent Reps”
    Marcella Boelhouwer, magboelhouwer@gmail.com
    Jennifer Ewing, ewingfam@comcast.net
    Jessica Kennedy, kishkennedy@gmail.com
    Jody O’Malley, jodyomalley1@gmail.com

  • Attention Junior Parents:  We need your help! We are in need of more volunteers to help out at the Prom Breakfast on April 27. The good news is it should be starting a bit earlier this year since the Prom ends at 10:30. This is a great event for dads to volunteer as we need several helpers to run the carnival games. It's always a fun evening so please consider helping out (approximately 10:15pm - 12:15am).

    Please sign up to volunteer atMiddlesex Prom Breakfast Sign up Genius     
     
  • Attention Senior Parents: We are still looking for donations to purchase prizes for the senior raffle at the Prom Breakfast. All raffle items are purchased with donations from senior parents. Please make checks payable to “Middlesex School” with “Senior Prom Raffle” in the memo line.  In the unlikely event that we do not use all the donations they will be put in the MPA account for future occasions. Please send checks, gift cards, or actual prize donations to: Christine Cunningham 31 Burroughs Road Lexington MA 02420

    Any questions? Contact any Junior class MPA Rep: 
    Carrie Finke at carolynfinke@yahoo.com Jody O'Malley at jodyomalley1@gmail.com Christine Cunningham at christinecunni@gmail.com or Lisa Gelormini at lisacgelormini@gmail.com
  • Upcoming MPA Events:

    • Monday, May 13 - Freshman Ice Cream Social - 6:55pm, StuFac

    • Friday, May 17 - Class Dinners, 6:00pm 

 

 


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