Daily Announcements from Williston Northampton

Fall Long Weekend 2014

Fall Long Weekend October 24-28, 2014

Deans on Duty
Jeff Ketcham and Andrew Shelffo

Check in times

  • Friday-Check in 10 p.m. following Community Bonfire
  • Saturday-Check in 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Sunday-Check in 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Monday-8:30 a.m. sign in @ buses in front of Reed. Check in to dorm upon arrival back to campus from day trip.
  • Tuesday- Boarders return by 7:30. Regular study hall.

2014 Fall Long Weekend Dining Hours

  • Saturday, October 25
  • o   Breakfast 7-10 a.m.
  • o   Lunch 12-2 p.m.
  • o   Dinner 5:15-6:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 26
  • o   Brunch 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • o   Dinner 5:15-6:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 28
  • o   Brunch 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • o   Dinner 5:15-7 p.m.

2014 Fall Long Weekend Activities

Friday, October 24

  • Girls Soccer and Volleyball 5:30 p.m. vs. Suffield
  • Open Gym 7-10:45 p.m.                                 Jay Grant
  • Open Reed with Karaoke 7-10:45 p.m.          Josh Seamon
  • Fall Play Musical All My Sons in the Theater. 7:00 p.m.
  • Annual Williston Bonfire 9:30 p.m.               Chris Pellicia and Mary Paige
  • o   Brewster Ave. Quad (behind John Wright dorm)

Saturday, October 25

  • Fall Play Musical All My Sons in the Theater. 7:30 p.m.
  • Open Gym 7-10:30 p.m.                                 Michael Doubleday
  • Open Reed w/ popcorn and movies 7:15-10:45 p.m. Eugenio Garcia
  • Northampton Shuttle 7:15-10:45 p.m.          Beatrice Cody
  • Six Flags Fright Fest 6:30-10:30 p.m.            Tina Berghoff

Sunday, October 26

  • Open Gym 1-5 p.m.                   Bob Bagley
  • Open Gym 6:30-9:45 p.m.         Lynn Magovern
  • Northampton Shuttle 6:30-9:45 p.m.   Mary Paige
  • Open Reed 6:15-9:45 p.m.         Matt KaneLong

Monday, October 27

Tuesday, October 28

  • Open Gym 1-5 p.m.           Laurel Raffetto

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

Special Schedule on Friday, Oct. 24

On Friday, we will have a special schedule and an Upper School Assembly at 11:10 which is required for all.  Please see below.  Any questions, please ask!  Thanks, Ms. Noble

Friday, October 24

8:30 – 9:00 Period G
9:10 – 9:40 Period A
9:50 – 10:20 Period B
10:30 – 11:00 Period D
11:10 – 12:00  All School assembly in the Athletic Center
Lunch to follow
Athletic Practices scheduled in the afternoon – please see your coach for more information

School Year Abroad on Oct. 31

School Year Abroad will be coming Friday, October 31, during Activities Period, which will be  at 2:45 p.m. The informational meeting will be in the Chapel 510.

School Year Abroad sends high school juniors and seniors to study abroad in distinctive cities and towns throughout Europe and Asia where their safety and security is a priority. Widely considered the ‘gold standard’ of high school study abroad programs, SYA’s rigorous academic curriculum, paired with complimentary educational travel and varied extracurricular activities, ensure students are in an optimal position to return to their home schools or proceed to college. Visit this website (www.sya.org) for further information.

Cookie Baking Contest for Breast Cancer Research

This Friday night, the girls soccer team will be hosting a cookie baking contest (thank you, Sarah Sawyer!) to help raise money for Breast Cancer Research. We will be sporting our pink jersey’s for our 5:30 game against Suffield. Participants will pay an entry fee of $7.50 to try all of the cookies. Once they have stuffed their faces, they will vote for their favorite cookie. The baker with the most votes, will win a customized Pink on the Pitch Cookie Baking Contest Champion long-sleeve shirt and a $20 tandem gift card. Participants who vote will also be eligible to win a gift card.

Bakers will showcase their cookies name and have anywhere between 3-4 dozen cookies (The only rule is that the cookies cannot contain nuts).  The contest will be taking place before and during our game.

It’s going to be a great night!

Erin Davey
Psychology Teacher
Head Soccer & Softball Coach
Assistant Ice Hockey Coach

Help Security Keep the Loop Vehicle Free

A friendly reminder from the Security Office that there is no parking on the main campus loop road (per the Employee and Student Handbook). Please keep in mind the following information:

1.       For several reasons, including safety, we would like to keep the main campus loop road clear of parked vehicles.  The only exceptions to parking on the main campus loop road are parents dropping off/picking up students, Admission guests, short-term service vehicles (per the Physical Plant), food deliveries and major events.

2.       ALL employees and students must have a valid, visible parking sticker on their vehicle(s).  Staff may register their vehicles with Barbara Shepard, the Physical Plant Administrative Assistant.  Students must register their vehicle(s) with the Dean’s Office.  If there have been any changes to your vehicle(s) you must let the issuing party know of the changes.

3.       Please be mindful of parking near fire hydrants on campus, two of which are on the main campus loop road.  Massachusetts law states that vehicles shall not be parked within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.

Sidewalk Maitenance on Oct. 20

Good morning,

I want to make all of you aware that I’ll have a contractor on campus today, Oct. 20, who will be working to eliminate the trip hazards that we have on some of the sidewalks.

The general locations will be the front of RCC, the Athletic Center, Payson Ave, and a few areas on Main St.

The work should not be that disruptive, but the areas they are actively working in should be avoided.

Once again, thank you for your cooperation.

Have a great day.


Spirit Week This Week

Hello, Wildcats!

This upcoming green week (October 20-24) we will be having our first Spirit Week!

So, for Spirit Week, there will be a different theme on every day of the week. Keep in mind that parents will be around next week, and thus, it is important not only that we are in dress code, but that we look presentable. The themes, are:

Monday: Mix-and-Match Day
Tuesday: Young Intellectual Day
Wednesday: Ugly Sweater Day
Thursday: Twin Day
*Friday: Williston Apparel (Dress Code, sweatshirts are allowed, school colors)

Spirit Week is a great opportunity for everyone to build school spirit and pride by being creative, working with each other, and dressing according to the theme of the day.  Please recognize that dress code is still in effect for this week, so please maintain the appropriate spirit and good will that this opportunity affords each of you.

*Friday is Williston wear from the waist up; no athletic attire and no sweatpants.  With many parents and others on campus, dress to impress in your blue and green! Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask Mr. Koritkoski or Ms. Noble.