Daily Announcements from Williston Northampton

Athletic Facilities Open This Afternoon

Dear Students,

Just a quick communication to let you know that the Athletic facilities will be open this afternoon for your use. There will not be any formal team practices today.

Here is the plan:

Athletic Center -

1:00-5:00 Open to all

2:00-4:00 Open Pool

Squash Courts:

2:30 – 3:45 girls use of courts

3:45 – 5:00 boys use of courts


2:00-3:30 Open for girls skating

3:30-5:00 Open for boys skating

Come on down and get some exercise!

Mr. Conroy

Health Services Hours

​Just a reminder that Health and Wellness Services is open this evening from 5:30pm-7:30 p.m.  After that we are on call.  Please dial 529-3911 #3 for the nurse on duty.  Amy Lehane will be covering Monday evening and Carrie Meyers will be on call starting Tuesday morning.   Everyone stay safe and warm!

Weekend Activities Jan 30-Feb 1

January 30-February 1, 2015

Off-Campus Trips meet faculty at the Schoolhouse

 Friday, January 30

  • Open Reed showing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with popcorn 7-10:45 p.m.
  • Open Gym 7:15-10:45 p.m.
  • Northampton Shuttles 7:15-10:45 p.m.
  • Trip to the Movies in West Springfield 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

 Saturday, January 31

  • Girls Varsity Hockey vs. Hotchkiss 5 p.m. Pink in the Rink fundraiser for fighting cancer
  • Open Gym 7-10:45 p.m.
  • Open Reed showing Frozen 7:15-10:50 p.m.
  • Northampton Shuttle 7:15-10:45 p.m., Mini Bus 3

Sunday, February 1

  • Open Reed NBA on big screen with pizza and wings 1-5 p.m.

o   Celtics vs. Heat (Watch t.v. for our students at the game!)

  • Open Gym 1:15-5:15 p.m.
  • Celtics vs. Heat game in Boston depart campus at 10 a.m. $40
  • Holyoke Mall Shuttles 1-5 p.m. Mini Bus 3
  • Super Bowl Party in Reed 6:30-10:30 p.m. (Read instructions below)

o   Special Study Hall in the Whitaker-Bement Middle Schol classrooms 3-5 p.m.

o   Check-in with the faculty member from 2:45-3 p.m. and settle in

o   Study hall begins at 3 p.m. sharp

o   Any student wishing to be at the Super Bowl Party must be a Senior on Honors or attend this special study hall for two hours. There will be no alternatives to this special Study Hall. Plan ahead and make your choices.

Dean’s Office Weather Update

Dear Williston Parent or Guardian,

There is a major snowstorm predicted for the East Coast, beginning as early as this afternoon in some parts of New England and the New York area. The Pioneer Valley is predicted to get up to two feet of snow, but estimates vary throughout Western Massachusetts.

This afternoon, only varsity practices will be held. All practices will conclude by dinner, and day students are encouraged to leave campus by that time. The practice schedule is available online.

Snow, wind, and poor visibility means that our on-campus community will be asked to shelter in place beginning tonight at 7:30 p.m. The dining commons will be operating, and specific times and information will be provided to students and on-campus faculty by the Dean of Students Office. Dorm heads have emergency kits, including lanterns and flashlights (extra batteries provided).

Tomorrow, January 27 all classes at Williston are cancelled. In addition, we will be cancelling all afternoon activities. Our goal is to keep our community as safe as possible, and we do not want anyone struggling with the decision about traveling to or from campus. A decision regarding Wednesday classes and games will be made when we have a better sense of changes in the weather. Please remember that weather-related cancellations and schedule changes will be posted on the school’s website, Facebook, and on Channels 3 (WSHM), 22 (WWLP) and 40 (ABC40/Fox6).

Thank you for your part in keeping us safe and well-prepared for the storm. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with the campus via the Dean on Duty phone at (413) 529-3911.

Stay warm and safe!


The Dean’s Office

Head’s Snow Day on Tuesday

Dear Williston Northampton Students and Employees,

It looks like the Northeaster of 2015 is right on track to turn Easthampton and Williston Northampton School into a winter wonderland.  Tuesday will be a special Head’s Snow Day where all classes and school activities are cancelled.  Additionally, all offices will be closed.   It will be a time to relax, dig out, and build snow castles, “snofas”, and other safe snow activities (perfect time as well to read Mr. Tracy Kidder’s book, Strength in What Remains!).

With so much snow predicted to fall so fast, the roads and walkways will be a mess and most stores in town will be closed.  If we really get the predicted one to two feet of snow, even our incredible Physical Plant folks will be maxed out.   We’re expecting high winds as well, so our goal is to remain indoors as much as possible.

Students and faculty should look for and pay attention to emails from Ms. Noble which will announce special activities, times of meals, and other pertinent information.  Employees will receive emails with more specific information from supervisors.

Let’s stay safe, be smart, and “do good well.”

Hail to Williston Northampton,


PS:  As the storm progresses we will keep you informed regarding any possible cancellations or delays beyond Tuesday.

Afternoon Program Changes for Jan. 26

With the snow storm fast approaching we have adjusted TODAY’s Afternoon Program schedule.  Here it is:

Varsity Boys Hockey              3:30-4:50 p.m.
Varsity Girls Hockey              5:00-6:20 p.m.

Varsity Boys Basketball         3:30-5:00 p.m.
Varsity Girls Basketball         3:30-5:00 p.m.

Girls Squash                          3:20 – 4:30 p.m. (court time) – Lower level day students are excused in squash to go home
Boys Squash                          4:30 – 5:40 p.m. (court time) – Lower level day students are excused in squash to go home

All other programs:               3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Thank you.  Be safe!

Mark T. Conroy
Director of Athletics

Pink in the Rink on Jan. 31

Hi All,

The Girls hockey team will be hosting Hotchkiss on this Saturday, January 31 for our 4th Annual Pink in the Rink event.  Last year we raised over $1,200 and we hope to do the same this year.  All the funds will be going to the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation.  We will have a raffle with many exciting items such as a signed Bruins picture, gift cards to Riffs, Tandem, and many other local establishments.  However, this event doesn’t happen without your help!  We are looking for some people that would be willing to bake something yummy for our bake sale.  We are also looking for a few volunteers to help run the card reader and bake sale. Please let me know if you are willing to helping out and thank you for considering.  We hope that many of you will wear all the pink you own and come out for the event to support our efforts!

Thank you,
Christa and the Girls Hockey team

Field Trip to Hartford Stage on Jan. 30

On January 30, 15 students will take a trip to Hartford Stage in Hartford, Connecticut. The students, who are in Acting II and Play Production, will leave at 6:30 p.m. to see a production of “Private Lives” by Noel Coward, directed by Tony Award-winning director, Darko Tresnjak. If you have questions or concerns please contact Emily Ditkovski or Charles Raffetto.