Daily Announcements from Williston Northampton

Winter Pops Concert on Sunday

Good Morning Everyone,

Please join the Williston Band and String Ensemble for our 2nd Annual Winter Pops Concert this Sunday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center.

You’ll hear some fantastic arrangements of material ranging from folk, classical, and jazz to soul and pop. The program includes pieces from China, England, Germany, Korea, and the U.S. with music from Adele, Andre 3000, Coldplay, Franz Joseph Haydn, Outkast, Richard Rogers, Vienna Teng, Yiruma, and more.

The program should end by 8:30 p.m. and we’re looking forward to having a big audience there to enjoy all of the music we’ve been working on this winter.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday night!

Thanks!
Mr. Demerath

Boys Varsity Basketball Today

Williston Community,

First of all the boys varsity basketball team would like to thank everyone who came out to our game last Saturday! Second, tonight (Friday) at 6:30 p.m. we have another important game! Tonight we will be playing a tough Tabor Academy, and would love for everyone to come out and support us again! Also, it is senior night! So come support our seniors in our last regular season home game we will play at Williston. Thanks! See you there!

Thanks,
Boys Varsity Basketball Team

Winter Dance Informal Showing on Friday

Good afternoon, Williston!

I am so happy to invite you to the Winter Dance Informal Showing this Friday, February 27 in the Dance Studio/Reed at 4:00 p.m. Our showing will feature the Winter Dance students presenting combinations they’ve been working on this season in tap, contemporary, and hip-hop/Jazz styles. Seating is somewhat limited in the dance studio, so please make sure you get there on time.

Questions? Let me know.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!
-Laurel and Michelle

Yetis, Cannibals, and War Heroes at Friday’s Workshop

Dear Community,

What are you doing this Friday night, 2/27, at 6 p.m.? Here’s what: stopping by to the Cox Room to meet Shay, an abused janitor with a penchant for violence who is sure to get into some trouble. A rare, Tibetan Yeti who frequents EMD concerts will also be making an appearance as will Jeff and Alan, two struggling artists-turned-cannibals.

This is just the beginning of the cast of characters you will meet on Friday, brought to you by the inspired students of Williston’s Writers’ Workshop. These writers have been hard at work on their manuscripts and are eager for you to come and hear some of the writing from these projects. There will be treats and refreshments served, so stop by after dinner for some dessert and storytelling.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
Ms. Mantegna & The Writers

Activities February 24-March 1

Activities February 24-March 1, 2015

Off-Campus Trips meet faculty at the Schoolhouse

Tuesday, February 24

Winter Choral Coffee House 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel

Thursday, February 26

Political Awareness Club hosts economist Andrew Zimbalist 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 27

  • Open Reed Showing Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Writers’ Workshop in Cox Room 6 p.m.
  • Northampton Shuttle #1 to 7:15-9:45, Shuttle #2 7:45-10:15 p.m.
  • Girls Varsity Hockey 5 p.m. vs. Winchendon
  • Boys Varsity Basketball 6 p.m. vs. Tabor
  • Hawaiian Spirit Night starts at 5 p.m. in the rink, moves to the gym, and into the pool. Think luau.
  • Hawaiian Pool Party 8-10 p.m.

 Saturday, February 28

  • Open Gym 7-10:45 p.m.
  • Open Reed 7:15-10:50 p.m.
  • Northampton Shuttle #1 to 7:15-9:45, Shuttle #2 7:45-10:15 p.m.
  • Hypnotist Jim Spinnato performs in the Stu Bop at 9 p.m.

o   Pizza, wings, and snacks for everyone!

 Sunday, March 1

  • Open Reed 1-5 p.m.
  • Open Gym 1-5 p.m.
  • Holyoke Mall Shuttles #1=1:00-3:30 p.m., #2=2:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Al LaValle Memorial Dodgeball tournament 2-4 p.m.

Al LaValle Memorial Dodgeball Tournament

The 2015 Al LaValle Memorial Dodgeball Tournament will take place on Sunday, March 1 at the Athletics Center from 2-4 p.m. Beginning tomorrow you may sign up your team for the Dodgeball Tournament on the Activities Board.

Joining us this year during the Dodgeball Tournament at the Athletics Center to provide stress relief prior to T2 Assessments will be Bright Spot Therapy Dogs.

The 2015 Al LaValle Memorial Dodgeball Tournament Rules:

Teams must have at least one member of each sex. Faculty teams must have at least one student.

  1. If you get hit by the ball you are out. The ball cannot hit you after bouncing or hitting the ground. The ball must be airborne during the entire duration of the throw to qualify as a strike. If you get hit you are out.
  2. If a teammate catches the ball of an opponent when it is thrown at them, another player from the catcher’s team can come back into the game. Once again the ball must be airborne. If you drop the ball in attempt to catch it, then you will be eliminated.
  3. There are no head shots; if you are hit in the head you are not out. However, an opposing player cannot purposely put their head into the path of a ball. If they do they will be eliminated
  4. If you have a ball in your hands and an opposing player throws a ball at you. You may block that throw with your ball and you will be safe. If the ball that the player has blocked is airborne, another player may catch it, and the opposing thrower will be eliminated.
  5. If balls bounce out of the dodge ball zone, you are safe to go and get it. But, a player may not be “out of bounds” with a ball for more than five seconds. Once you have retrieved the ball you must return to the court.
  6. Referees are in charge. If they make a call it stands. No arguing. If necessary, a referee can eliminate players out of the game.
  7. In the beginning of the game the balls will be lined up in the center of the court and players must have at both feet behind the line. At the referee’s mark, the players will sprint to the center to retrieve the balls. Players cannot throw the balls until they have back behind the second line of scrimmage.
  8. If only one person remains on a team then the opposing team is allowed to cross (for a limited amount of time) to the second blue line.
  9. The limit for one match other than the Finals is 10 minutes. Once 10 minutes are up, the team with the most players left on the court is the winner. If at 10 minutes, the same number of people are on the court then sudden death will occur where the first person out on a team is the losing team.
  10. Once all six players on one team are all out then the game is over.

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