Daily Announcements from Williston Northampton

Daylight Savings and Afternoon Program Adjustments the Week of November 3

Week of November 3, 2014 – Daylight Saving Time Ends 

Please remember that we “fall backwards” one hour this coming Sunday morning,  gaining an additional hour of sleep (great news!).  In order to adjust to the shorter days ahead, the schedule below will go into effect for the last week of the Fall Afternoon Program.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (Green Week): 

3:15 – 5:00 Afternoon Program

5:30 – 6:00 Activities Period

October 31-November 2

October 31-November 2

Off-Campus Trips meet faculty at the Schoolhouse

Friday, October 31

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, November 1

  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Deerfield 6 p.m.
  • Open Gym 7:30-10:55 p.m.
  • Open Reed 7:15-10:50 p.m.
  • Northampton Shuttle 7:15-10:45 p.m.
  • Halloween Party in Stu Bop
  • o   Doughnuts on a string, candy, cider, snacks.
  • o   Costume contest by category with prizes.
  • o   Scary Movies.
  • o   Music and Games

Sunday, November 2

  • Open Reed NFL on big screen with pizza and wings 1-5 p.m.
  • Open Gym 1:15-5:15 p.m.
  • Holyoke Mall 1-5 p.m.
  • Trip to the Hampshire Mall/Movies 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Acting I and Scenic Design Field Trip on Oct. 30

Fourteen students in Acting I and Scenic Design will head to Smith College on October 30 to see a production of “Taming of the Shrew.” The trip is required for students who are enrolled in either class, which meet periods C and D.  Acting 1 is a first trimester class that introduces students to the pivotal movements in the history of theater, along wiht the diverse acting techniques used to build a role. Scenic Design, also a first trimester course, introduces the principles of design, the methods of creating a design concept, and the creating of 3D computer models of their designs. The field trip, from 6:45-10 p.m., will be chaperoned by Director of the Williston Theatre Emily Ditkovski.

Field Trip to Eastworks Studio on Oct. 29

Students in Advanced Practices in Studio Art will head to Eastworks in Easthampton on Wednesday, October 29 for a field trip to the studios. The trip is optional for art students and will take place from 11:25 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (students will return before the Afternoon Program). The trip is being overseen by faculty member Natania Hume.



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.