Daily Announcements from Williston Northampton

Huge Playoff Game Today


The Varsity Field Hockey team would like to invite all of YOU to come and support us at Galbraith (our home field) Wednesday November 18 @ 2:15!

We know that this is a quick turn around after review blocks, but it is worth the short walk to watch a fabulous home playoff game! What better way to take a the stress off your shoulders for an hour and watch your girls play some awesome field hockey! Ask anyone of us, we would love to see y’all there and we hope that you bring your best school spirit!

We are one of the two teams in playoffs. Congrats to Girls Varsity Soccer, the whole school is supporting from afar! Best of luck in your game!

Here’s a short video to show our appreciation and the fun that we have on our team, which includes:

Morgan Fisher selfying(?) with people on the sidelines

Coach TF showing her fabulous coaching skills

Lizzie Sheline giving everyone a show to watch

Coach Garrity telling us what to do and we doing it

Lauren Helm giving a decent pass to Delaney for the winning goal

Leah Pez using her great filming abilities to catch the game winner and our celebration





So if you didn’t read this email all the way through…. Which I know most of you don’t read your emails. The one thing I want you to get out of it is….






See you all there!!


The Varsity Field Hockey Captains,

Lauren and Delaney


Fall Banquet Night on Thursday

Celebrate your Fall Season with your afternoon program THIS Thursday 11/19 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
See below where your group is gathering for dinner.

Day students with rides and carpools, please let your carpool know. Boarders with special projects, the Dining Hall will be closed. If you would like dinner this Thursday, please let me know by Wednesday.

Many thanks to the Dining Hall staff for helping feed over 500 of us!

Congratulations on great work this season and good luck to varsity field hockey and girls varsity soccer in the playoffs!

Program Location

Art & Music Intensive: Reed 207 Drawing Studio
Athletic Performance: Athletic Center Lobby
Boys Cross Country: Parents Association Room
Girls Cross Country: Cox Room
Dance: Dance Studio
Equipment Room (Cage): Cage
Varsity Field Hockey: Mr. & Mrs. Valine’s
JV Field Hockey: Coach Klumpp’s Home
Varsity & JV Football: Plimpton Classroom
Riding: Ray Brown Conference Room in Athletic Center
Robotics: Technology Lab
Boys V Soccer: Ford Hall Common Room
Boys JV A Soccer: Reed Lounge (soda room)
Boys JV B Soccer: 194 Main St.
Boys Junior Soccer: Whitaker-Bement Upstairs
Girls Varsity Soccer: Coach Conroy’s Home
Girls JV Soccer: Whitaker-Bement Downstairs
Tech Theater & Tech Lab: Studio Theater
Varsity Volleyball: Coach Schneider’s Home
JV Volleyball: JW Common Room
Water Polo Scott Hall: 3rd Floor Common Area

Melissa Brousseau
Assistant Director of Athletics
Head Athletic Trainer
Science Teacher

Second Annual December Food Drive

That’s right Williston, you heard it here first!

This year the Community Service Club and Student Council have teamed up to challenge YOU in our second annual December Food Drive!

Our goal: for the Community as a whole to raise 500 items to donate to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (hey if everyone on campus were to donate only one item, we would already be past that goal!)

The Challenge: This year we have decided to provide a little extra initiative to donate to the Food Drive by breaking the community up into teams. Each grade will have its own team and there will be a faculty/staff team as well! The grade that raises the most items for the food drive will win….drum roll please…a DRESS DOWN DAY! (Yes you just read that correctly). If the faculty/staff team wins, they will receive a special prize that has yet to be determined!

When: The food drive will be taking place in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter break, so bring items back with you from break! There will be donation boxes organized by team in the Schoolhouse, as well as boxes for the 7th and 8th grade teams in the Middle School.

Are you wondering what you should donate? Well we have a list of ideas for you courtesy of Molly Sauvain from the Food Bank.

Some food items that you could bring:
-Peanut butter
-Low-sugar cereals
-Tomato sauce
-Canned or dry beans
-Canned soups and stews
-Canned veggies and fruits
-Canned tuna and chicken
-Dried fruit
-Whole packaged nuts
-Baby food and Baby formula

Or, if you are not feeling in the mood to donate food, you could donate a non-food item such as:
-Toothpaste and toothbrushes
-Shampoo and conditioner
-Toilet paper
-Diaper cream

Talk about it with your friends, make a game plan, and come back from break ready to donate!

If we work together as a community, we really can make an impact in the lives of local families who are struggling to provide for their family this holiday season.

So Williston, the bar has been set at 500, can we reach it?

Good luck on your assessments!

Many Thanks
-The Community Service Club and Student Council

Final Fall Ultimate Game? RSVP Needed

Lots going on this evening with winter team practices, assessment preparation, and the Thanksgiving meal. 

However, if it least 12 people respond to me saying that they promise to be at Sawyer Field at 5 pm, we can put together one last game of…

Pick-Up Ultimate

Under the Lights at 5:00 PM

Sawyer Field

Everybody is Welcome.  No Previous Ultimate Experience Necessary.

Please contact me directly if you plan to be there.  I’ll let anybody who responds know by 3 pm whether or not we will be playing.


Benjamin F. Thompson, LICSW, BCD

Director of Psychological Counseling Services

Special schedule for Math Tutoring during assessment week

Hello Everyone.
I wanted to let you know that the math tutors will be offering many tutoring opportunities for all during assessment week, beginning with tomorrow, Sunday, at the Arete Tutoring clinic in the Chapel from 1 to 4 pm. Several math tutors are also Arete tutors so they will be available to help you with your math review!
Take note that we are offering sessions Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, 8pm to 9pm in Reed with the addition of a faculty member during each of those evenings. There are also several opportunities for help during the days, so we hope that everyone will be able to utilize this awesome resource.
Have a wonderful and relaxing week!
Ms. Anderson

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Willistonian Takeover Tuesdays

Hey Williston,

I just wanted to reach out to everybody to ask who would be interested in participating in a Wilistonian #TakeoverTuesday. I’m sure you all know what it is (since you all follow us on Instagram and Twitter) but just to recap what it is, essentially you get to post on our Instagram account for a Tuesday. If you are interested in doing this please email me, or let me know in some other way.

JJ Celentano

Staff vs. Students Soccer Results

Thanks to everyone who came out to support and play today!

The game was tied at half-time 1-1. Though the students put up a valiant effort in the second half, with stingy team defense, quality goalie skills from Mr. Shelton, and a steady dose of shots on net, the staff were victorious 5-3. Come out for the next staff vs. student competition in December. Go Wildcats!

Writing Center Hours This Week: ASSESSMENT WEEK 11/15-11/20

Hopefully you all have back-up copies of your brains ready for the week ahead!
Just in case you need us as a back-up to the back-up, here are the Writing Center hours this week:

Sunday (tonight!)
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (study hall)

9:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. (B, C, D)
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (study hall)

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (G)
1:40 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. (B)
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (study hall)

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (B)
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (study hall)

8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (C, D)
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (study hall)

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Winter Afternoon Program

Below are the practice/meeting times for the first meeting of each winter afternoon program activity. There will be some athletic practices, primarily varsity tryouts beginning on Tuesday. All other programs will meet on Thursday afternoon with times and sites to be announced. Here are the initial practice times.

Wrestling – meet on Monday following your fall closure day to clean mats

Girls Basketball – varsity tryouts at 2:45
Boys Hockey – varsity tryouts at 3:30
Girls Squash – varsity tryouts at 3:30
Boys & Girls Swimming – practice at 3:45
Boys Basketball – varsity tryouts at 4:15
Boys Squash – varsity tryouts at 4:30
Boys & Girls Skiing – meet at 3:30 in the lower Stubop outside the photo lab
Girls Hockey – TBD, Ms. Talbot-Syfu will let you know

All other programs will have a meeting on Thursday most likely at 2:00pm – I will confirm with an email tomorrow.

Mr. Grant

Daily Announcements from Williston Northampton