Our Thanksgiving Tradition | Midland School

Our Thanksgiving Tradition

Our annual community gathering and gratitude practice

Thanksgiving | November 2023

If you’ve been to a Midland Thanksgiving before, you know how special it is: experiential learning opportunities, music and drama performances, more turkey than you’ve ever seen in your life, and a whole lot of love and gratitude. Thursday is a community event where alums, parents, and friends are welcome. Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will host additional events for current students and families.

Thanksgiving 2023 General Schedule 

Thursday Nov 23, 2023 | Thanksgiving Day 9:30am – 4:00pm
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Thanksgiving 2023 Detailed Schedule

Coffee with Christopher and Molly Barnes
9:30 a.m. 

Turkey Trot (Race or Walk – Dressing Up Encouraged!)
9:45 a.m.

Open Studio at Rich Arts Building
9:45 a.m.

Welcome Assembly, Awards Ceremony & Thanksgiving Grace
11:30 a.m. 

Thanksgiving Meal
12:00 p.m. 

Student Performances
2:30 p.m.

Current Family Events 

Friday Nov 24, 2023 | Academic Experience Day 8:00am-4:00pm

Saturday Nov 25, 2023 | Experiential Saturday 8:30am-12:00pm

Thanksgiving Student Leave Information

Thursday through Sunday during afternoons or evenings, students may leave campus with their families after they have checked out with the Faculty of the Day. Students may stay off-campus overnight on Saturday night with immediate family only.

Below are the times students may check out with family.

Thursday Nov 23 | After the performance (approx. 4:00)-9:30 pm

Friday Nov 24 | 4:00 pm-9:30 pm

Saturday Nov 25 | 12:00 pm-11:30 am on Sunday (overnight) 

Sunday Nov 27 | 8:00am – 11:30am

Note: Students returning Saturday night must do so by 9:30pm. If staying off-campus overnight on Saturday, students must return to campus by 11:30am on Sunday morning for work period and other all-community events. Parents are welcome to attend.


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