Daily Announcements from Williston Northampton

Community Service Club iPod Drive

Hi Williston!

Do you have any old iPods or iPhones sitting around that you don’t know what to do with? Do you want to help make an impact on the lives of patients with Alzheimers? 

Well the Community Service Club can help you out with our iPod drive!  Please bring back any old iPods or iPhones you may have lying around your house (or even an iTunes gift card!) from long weekend to donate to Music and Memory.  There will be a collection table at lunch in the Dining Hall from Tuesday, April 28 to Friday, May 1!  Lets make this drive a success!  Have a great long weekend!

The Community Service Club

P.S.  If you would like to learn more about Music and Memory and the impact they are making, please take a look at the link below!


Hike Tonight

Hi all,

Remember there is a hike tonight at 5:30. We will meet in the back of the Chapel, please try to be there on time! It will only last an hour, aka 2 miles up Mt. Tom. Bring water, a wind breaker, and cash/Sammy if you want pizza!


Samuel Canney

President of The Outdoors Club

Spring Family Weekend Activities

2015 Spring Long Weekend Activities

  • Saturday, April 25
    • Open Gym 7:15-10:45 p.m. Noah Lipnick
    • Open Reed 7:15-10:45 p.m. Beatrice Cody
    • Northampton Shuttle 7:15-10:45 p.m. Susanna White
    • Movies/Hampshire Mall 6:15-10:15 p.m. Winston Miller
    • As You Like It closing night
  • Sunday, April 26
    • Day trip to NYC 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sarah Sawyer, Blayne Lapan, Matt Spearing
      • Check in with faculty at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and back at the bus to depart 7:30 p.m. behind the Museum of Modern Art.
    • Open Gym 1-5 p.m. Karen Ram
    • Open Reed 1-5 p.m. Mary Paige
    • Holyoke Mall 1-5 p.m. Paul Rutherford
    • Northampton Shuttle 7:15-10:45 p.m. Carey Baldwin
  • Monday, April 27
    • Open Reed 1-5 p.m. Adeleen Brown
    • Open Gym 1-5 p.m. Kevin Garrity
    • Movie Trip 1-5 p.m. Lynn Magovern
    • Holyoke Mall 1-5 p.m. Norah Gentile

Boarders return by 7:30 p.m. Regular study hall.

1st Annual Williston Chess Tournament Information

Dear Williston Community,

The 1st Annual Williston Chess Tournament (WCT) will be held from Thursday afternoon, April 23 to Saturday afternoon, April 25 in the Cox Room.  It will be a fun community event, new tradition, and I hope that many of you will participate this year.  The following is information about the tournament, about signing up for the tournament, and about rating system that will be introduced to Chess Club (Club).

1.      WCT is open to all in the Williston community, including students and faculty. Here are the rules for participants: It is a single elimination tournament. Twenty-minutes are given to each players during a game. Seeding is done by Club leaders. Co-Presidents and advisor of the Chess Club will referee the games. WCT follows Laws of Chess by Fédération internationale des échecs (FIDE) or World Chess Federation unless otherwise indicated above. Laws of Chess

2.      Sign up by sending me (smhong@williston.com) an email with your name and grade for students, name and department for teachers by Wednesday, April 22nd at 10:30 pm. By sending me an email, you will automatically be a member of the Club. The Club leaders will arrange a rendezvous at a secret time and location on Thursday the 23rd  to make up the bracket and will unveil the bracket via email to the Williston community on Thursday 23rd . If you are already a member of the Club, you are strongly encouraged to participate; declare your intention to me via email

3.      The Chess Club will introduce ELO Rating System; 1st Annual WCT will be an opportunity for participants/members to show their skills and abilities. Results in the 1st Annual WCT will determine your starting ratings. Below is the chart:


1st Annual WCT Results



1st Place

Grand Master

1900 ~

2nd,3rd Place


1700 ~ 1899

4th, 5th, 6th Place

Class A

1600 ~ 1699

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Place

Class B

1500 ~ 1599

11th, 12th, 13th, 14th Place

Class C

1400 ~ 1499



1200 ~ 1399

Class A ~ C may change depends on the results.


1st, 2nd, 3rd places of the 1st Annual WCT will receive trophies during an Assembly.

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

All My Best,

Danny Hong

Willy Gras T-Shirt design competition

Hello Wildcats!

With exactly 30 days until Willy Gras it’s time to get the creativity flowing. Pick up a copy of the template on the Activities Board in Reed. Submit your design ideas for front and back by Monday, May 4. I’ve already received one outstanding submission, and I look forward to see the rest. Go Wildcats.


Mr. Spearing


Team Photos on April 17

Team pictures are scheduled for Friday, April 17, below is the schedule.

Beside the Athletic Center at 3:00
Boys Varsity Golf
Girls Varsity Golf
Boys JV Golf
Girls JV Golf
Ultimate Frisbee

Sawyer Field (beginning at 3:30, or as soon as teams are ready)
Teams will have their pictures taken on a first come first serve basis.
Varsity Baseball
JV Baseball
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
Boys JV Lacrosse
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Girls JV Lacrosse
Girls 3rd Lacrosse
Varsity Softball
Girls Track
Boys Track
Girls Varsity Tennis
Boys Varsity Tennis
Girls JV Tennis
Boys JV Tennis

Pool following other pictures (4:30 or so)
Girls V Water Polo
Tech Theater (in gym)

Chess Club Meeting Thursday

Dear Williston Community,

Chess club meeting will be held on Thursday.

The meeting will start around 5:50 p.m. in the dining hall.

If you would like to sign up for the club, you can come to the meeting and sign up or send me an email with your name and grade. I expect all of our club members to show up.