Daily Announcements from Williston Northampton

Books for Africa

Tomorrow is the last day to donate to Books for Africa!!!

If you would like to donate, please leave your books with .50 cents per book in the “BOOKS FOR AFRICA” box which is in the entrance of the library.

We are accepting new and used books of any kind.
One book can go a long way!​
The gift of books truly is a gift of hope!
For more information, please visit: http://www.booksforafrica.org/
Thank you so much!
Melissa Falcone

National Chinese Honor Society

The following students were inducted into the National Chinese Honor Society and won awards at the 11th National Chinese Essay Contest.  For a complete list of the contest results nationwide, please go to this website.

National Honor Society inductees: Bryan Hong, Emmett O’Malley, Ray Dong Ho Kim

11th National Essay contest:

Alexander Li: Silver award in the intermediate category for heritage students in grades 9-12
Serena Chen: Golden award in the advanced category for heritage students in grades 9-12
Bryan Hong: Silver award in the intermediate category for regular students in grades 9-12
Emmett O’Malley: Silver award in the intermediate category for regular students in grades 9-12
Ray Dong Ho Kim: Golden award in the advanced category for regular students in grades 9-12
Vivien Shao: Golden award in the advanced category for regular students in grades 9-12

Writing Center Hours This Week: BLUE WEEK 12/14-12/19

Here’s a REAL QUOTATION from a REAL STUDENT who used the Writing Center last week:
“Thank you. That was awesome. I’m coming to the Writing Center more often!”
Now that sounds like something to celebrate with a visit to the Writing Center!
Hope to see you this week before you head off for vacation!

Here are the hours for this week:

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

8:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. (D, F, C)
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (B2)
7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (study hall)
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CID Presents Anthony Leung ‘15

CID presents Anthony Leung ‘15 this Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the Cox Room

Anthony is a performer of the art of mind reading and control. He has been been featured on BBC radio,  Sky News, Shieldsgazette and a few Video blogs. The Grand Report (a blog featuring urban videos) titles his video as “Unbelievable Psychic Mind Reader”, attracting 30,000 views on their website. He explores the potential of the human mind by displaying the possibility of mind reading. In this CID night he will be revealing how someone can use the skill of observation and the idea of belief to control our own minds.

Don’t miss your chance for the BEST MAGIC OF THE YEAR!

Field Trip to Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

The three students in AP French will visit the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum on Friday, December 12.

One of the themes of the AP curriculum is beauty and aesthetics. The students are currently studying art, beginning with drawing, in order to catch the tail end of the acclaimed Mount Holyoke exhibit “Matisse Drawings” (which closes Dec. 14).

The museum staff provided French teacher Sue Michalski with reprints of the art displayed, and her students prepared exposes, which they will present in French, in the museum, in front of the actual work of art. Ms. Michalski described it as “a wonderfully rich and unique opportunity.” After the museum, the class will have lunch at a French restaurant, where they will continue their French discussion of the larger exposition.


Emergency System Test on Wednesday

We’re excited to announce a new emergency alert system—called RAVE—at Williston. RAVE will replace SchoolReach, the system we used last year.

RAVE will allow us to call, text, and email emergency updates almost immediately. We will be testing the system on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 for faculty, staff, and students. A test message from RAVE will be sent at 8:30 a.m. to all employees, followed by a message to all students at 8:45 a.m.

Advisors, please take this time to talk about the importance of the emergency alert system and to follow any instructions in the message, should there be any. Students, you will receive a code word in your message, so tell your advisor what it is to make sure you have received the message properly.

If you are a student or a faculty or staff member and you do not receive the emergency test message on December 10, please contact the Security Department at (413) 529-3911 or email securitydepartment@williston.com.

Thank you for your help in testing our new system and keeping our community safe!

Anne O’Connor