Daily Announcements from Williston Northampton

CID on Thursday Night

Hey Wildcats 🐱,

On behalf of the Multicultural Student Union I would like to present an upcoming C.I.D (Cultural Identity) event for Hispanic Heritage Month. Anyone is welcome to join and listen to Williston’s very own students and faculty. You can hear from three amazing people and their stories!

– Senor Garcia
– Sofia Flores ’18
– Chris Espinal ’17

Where: The Cox Room
When: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors

Hello Juniors and Sophomores,

As you know, you will all be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in the Athletic Center. Because there have been some questions about this, I wanted to clarify that there is nothing you need to do ahead of time in the way of signing up or registering. We will have everything ready for you on that day.

If you would like to pick up the Official Student Guide to the PSAT, stop by Plimpton Hall (College Counseling) any time – they are right here on the counter for you. It gives you a little preview, some test-taking tips, and an official practice test if you’d like to check out a sample.

If you have any questions about this, just let me know, or feel free to stop by my office in Plimpton Hall any time!

Mrs. Ward

Molly Couch Ward ’82 P’17 P’21
Academic Testing Coordinator (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP)
Academic/Organizational Tutor
Girls’ Ice Hockey & Softball

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hello Williston,

As we head into the middle of October, let’s recognize the end of Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from September 15-October 15. Click here to watch a reading by the first Latino U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, and click here to read more about him.

We will continue the celebration this Wednesday evening at dinner in the Birch Dining Commons with food, music, and dancing sponsored by our Multicultural Student Union. Don’t miss this opportunity to try something new and learn about our community’s Hispanic heritage. See you out there.


Matt Spearing
Director of Student Activities
Director of Inclusion
10th Grade Dean
Science, Coach, Dorm Head

Writing Center Hours This Week: GREEN WEEK 10/11-10/18

Right now, at this very moment, every teacher at Williston is carefully, lovingly, crafting comments for your families to read next week. Wouldn’t you like to be able to tell your dear, sweet family:

“YES! I HAVE visited the Writing Center!”?

Well, don’t lie. Come on over!
Remember, no need for an appointment. Just drop by!
Here are the hours for this week:
Tonight (Sunday):
7:45 p.m.-9:45 p.m. (study hall)

8:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (D)
10:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (C, E1, E2)
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (study hall)

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Update from the Student Council


Tomorrow (Friday 10/9) during lunch, the Student Council will be having a “lunch with Student Council” in the dining hall.

Members of the Student Council will be sitting at a table near the entrance to the Dining hall between noon and 1:30 p.m.

We want you to come to us with your ideas, suggestions, criticism, comments, and concerns.

What you bring to us will be discussed in our next meeting!

In addition, find out latest meeting minutes here.

You can also find a proposal we submitted to the administration: 

See you during lunch!

Wildcats Wear Pink

Hey everyone!

Next week is Williston‘s Breast Cancer Awareness Week! This year, the Varsity Volleyball team will be selling pink long sleeve shirts. The designs of the shirt are attached to this email. 

The theme for this week is WILDCATS WEAR PINK!

We will be collecting the money when you come and pick up your shirts. You CAN use your Sammy Card.

If you are planning on getting one, please email either me or Jada ( jgoodrich@williston.com ) with your size. 

Please try to come out and support our teams this week!

10/14 at 2pm (Wed) – Soccer vs. Cushing 

10/17 at 3pm (Sat) – Cross Country vs. Miss Porter’s

10/17 at 7pm (Sat) – Field Hockey vs. Westminster 

10/21 at 3pm (Wed) – Volleyball vs. Cushing


Vivien Shao 

Couchon’s Croutons: Something new and totally awesome!

Greetings and Salutations everyone!

I hope you all got a chance to get outside and enjoy the absolutely beautiful day today.  I just wanted to take a second to let you all know about something new that I think is really exciting and I hope you will too.

We have changed the milk that you are all drinking in the dining room. Well, most of it. They are working on the skim milk right now, but moving forward, all of our chocolate and 2% milk from the dispensers in the dining hall are now directly from McCrays Farm in South Hadley. That means that your milk is now from a farm about 20 minutes away, that also does a pretty awesome Haunted Hay Ride every Friday and Saturday in October.

So I hope you are all excited about this as I am. I know it’s a hard thing to grasp sometimes, but keeping things local, especially with what we eat and drink is an amazing thing across the board.

This is something I wanted to share with you. I hope you all have a great night. And I will see you in the morning!


.tuO sirhC

Chris Couchon

Assistant Food Service Director

October 9-11

Student Activities October 9-11, 2015

Off-Campus Trips meet faculty at the Schoolhouse.

  • Friday October 9
    • Middle School Lip Sync 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Stu Bop
  • Saturday October 10
    • Springfield Falcons vs. Hershey Bears departs Schoolhouse 6:30 p.m.
    • Six Flags Fright Fest Departs Schoolhouse at 6:30 p.m.
    • Varsity Football vs. Gunnery 7 p.m.
    • Northampton Shuttle 7:15-10:45 p.m.
      • Shuttle # 1 Departs Schoolhouse at 7:15, Departs Northampton 9:45 p.m.
      • Shuttle #2 Departs Schoolhouse at 7:45, Departs Northampton 10:15 p.m.
    • Open Reed 7-10:45 p.m.
    • Open Gym 7-10:45 p.m.
  • Sunday October 11
    • Open Reed 1-5 p.m. w/ NFL games pizza and wings delivered at 3 p.m.
    • Open Gym 1-5 p.m.
    • Berkshire East Zip-Line Canopy Tour and Mountain Coaster Depart Schoolhouse 11:30 a.m. for a 1:30 p.m. tour. Costs $100
    • Holyoke Mall Trips
      • Shuttle #1: Depart Schoolhouse 12 pm, Depart Mall 2:15 pm
      • Shuttle #2: Depart Schoolhouse 1 pm, Depart Mall 3:15 pm
      • Shuttle #3: Depart Schoolhouse 2 pm, Depart Mall 4:15 pm

If you sign up for weekend activities, you are expected to attend. If you do not attend, and do not alert Mr. Spearing, the faculty chaperone, or the Dean on Duty prior to the event you will lose weekend privileges the following week.

Team Photos on Friday

Below is the schedule for team pictures to be taken on Friday, October 9 at Sawyer Field.

3:15 p.m.: Riding (or as soon as you can get there)

The following teams will have their pictures taken on a first come first serve basis after 3:30 p.m. As soon as a team is ready we will take their picture and they will be able to get to practice

Girls Cross Country
Boys Cross Country
Varsity Field Hockey
JV Field Hockey
Boys Varsity Soccer
Boys JVA Soccer
Boys JVB Soccer
Boys Junior Soccer
Girls Varsity Soccer
Girls JV Soccer
Varsity Football
JV Football

As soon as the outside teams are done we will move inside for water polo, volleyball, robotics, tech theater, dance (4:00 p.m. or so).

Daily Announcements from Williston Northampton