Daily Announcements from Williston Northampton

11th Annual Hot Chocolate Run: Williston Team

Martha McCullagh has started a Hot Chocolate Run team called “Williston Northampton School”.  The team is open for anyone who wants to join and is available on the registration form online. Enter your information on the first page and you’ll find the drop down for a team on the second.  If you are a community member who is registering to run or walk that day, please sign up to be part of the Willy team. The 11th Annual Hot Chocolate Run will take place on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

The Hot Chocolate Run is to raise money to prevent domestic violence in Hampshire County. If you’d like to donate, you can do so here.

Add/Drop Deadlines

Today, Wednesday, September 17, is the last day to add a class.  We will continue to entertain proposals to move up or down within a single subject (Spanish II Honors to Spanish II Standard, for example), but after today it will be too late to add a new class.  We hope that all students have now settled into their academic schedules and that no more section changes will be necessary.  As with any deadline or school policy, if truly extenuating circumstances arise in the next day or two, we will be happy to speak to students about those circumstances, but all students and advisors should know that today is the formal deadline for adding a class.   Department heads can still refer student course changes to the Academic Office, but student initiated changes should be concluded as of today.

The deadline for dropping a class is October 16, a date that corresponds with the recording of interim T1 comments and grades.  If a course is dropped before that date, the course will not be appear on the transcript.  Any course drops after that date will be recorded formally as Withdrawals, with accompanying grades on the transcript of WP or WF.

Good luck with your classes!

Mr. Tuleja

Health and Wellness Orientation for Boarders Continues

HWS Orientation for ALL boarders will take place at 8 p.m. in the gym.

Monday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m.: Boys, grades 10-12, at the gym
Monday, Sept. 15, 8:30 p.m.: Boys 194

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m.: Girls, grades 10-12, at the gym
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 8:30 p.m.: Girls JW

We are trying it a different way this year. As always, if you’d like to have us facilitate a workshop or activity, please let us know.

Tuesday Evening Pick-Up Ultimate Continues

Let’s build on the momentum of last Tuesday’s successful game in which males and females of all ability levels, ranging in age from 12 to 58, came out to play Ultimate Frisbee.  (We even had a parent join us.)

We’ll do it again this evening at 6:15 on Sawyer Field (next to the gym). No previous experience is required.  Contact Ben Thompson for more information.

Go Zip-Lining at Berkshire East on Sunday

Grab some brunch and then head out to a canopy tour of the Berkshire mountains by zip-line! Williston has a reduced rate of $85 per person. (If you are worried about the cost, please speak with Matt Spearing.)

Please sign up on the Activities Board in Reed next to the Activities Office or send Mr. Spearing an email expressing your interest. He needs to know by Thursday afternoon to fill out the waivers. Limited space available. The trip runs from 11:30-3:30 p.m.

Teller Chorus on Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Good evening Williston Community!

Teller Chorus, Williston’s mixed (guys and girls) choral ensemble will begin rehearsals tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m.! This ensemble is open to all students, faculty, and staff across campus, and no previous singing experience is required. We sing a variety of choral literature from all genres including classical, modern, and pop. Rehearsals are every Monday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., and being present at the majority of rehearsals is extremely important due to the fact that we only rehearse once a week.

Even if you are unsure if you want to join, I hope you will consider coming to our first rehearsal tomorrow night. We rehearse in the Chorus Room in Reed Campus Center, room 213. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to email me or ask any of the current Caterwaulers and Widdigers.

I hope to see many of you there!

All the best,
Mr. Harper

Writing Center Hours This Week: BLUE WEEK 9/14-9/21

It’s the first Blue Week of the year!  Put your best foot forward with these beginning assignments…maybe a visit to the Writing Center would be a good idea!

Every Sunday, I will send you the Writing Center hours for the week.  There is no need to sign up…just drop by!  We love all writing questions, big and small.  Student tutors will be trained on Tuesday afternoon, so be sure to come and see them starting Wednesday.

Here are the hours for this week:

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Weekend Activities Sep 12-14

You can sign up for off-campus trips on the Activities Board in Reed on the same floor as the campus store.

Weekend Activities
September 12-14
Off-Campus Trips meet faculty at the Schoolhouse

·       Friday September 12

o   Convocation and Class Dinners 5:30 p.m.

o   Open Reed 7:30-10:45 p.m. Transformers: Dark of the Moon w/ popcorn

o   Open Gym 7:45-10:50 p.m.

o   Shuttle #1 to Northampton Depart 7:45 p.m.- Return 10:15 p.m.

o   Shuttle #2 to Northampton Depart 7:45 p.m.- Return 10:15 p.m.

·       Saturday September 13

o   Wildcats Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Worcester @ 7 p.m.

o   2nd Annual Folk Music Festival @ Reed w/ grilling, s’mores, and drinks 8-10:30 p.m.

o   Open Reed w/ showing Anchorman 2 with popcorn

o   Open Gym 7:15-10:45 p.m.

o   Northampton Shuttle 7:15-10:45 p.m.

o   Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to Sakura Buffet 6 p.m.

·       Sunday September 14

o   Open Reed 1-5 p.m. NFL on the big screen in Stu Bop w/ pizza and wings

o   Open Gym 1:15-5:15 p.m.

o   The Big E fair 1-5 p.m.   Check out a New England tradition! Rides, games, animals, food!

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o   Holyoke Mall Trip 1-5 p.m.

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.