Category Archives: Faculty and Staff Notices

October 9-11

Student Activities October 9-11, 2015

Off-Campus Trips meet faculty at the Schoolhouse.

  • Friday October 9
    • Middle School Lip Sync 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Stu Bop
  • Saturday October 10
    • Springfield Falcons vs. Hershey Bears departs Schoolhouse 6:30 p.m.
    • Six Flags Fright Fest Departs Schoolhouse at 6:30 p.m.
    • Varsity Football vs. Gunnery 7 p.m.
    • Northampton Shuttle 7:15-10:45 p.m.
      • Shuttle # 1 Departs Schoolhouse at 7:15, Departs Northampton 9:45 p.m.
      • Shuttle #2 Departs Schoolhouse at 7:45, Departs Northampton 10:15 p.m.
    • Open Reed 7-10:45 p.m.
    • Open Gym 7-10:45 p.m.
  • Sunday October 11
    • Open Reed 1-5 p.m. w/ NFL games pizza and wings delivered at 3 p.m.
    • Open Gym 1-5 p.m.
    • Berkshire East Zip-Line Canopy Tour and Mountain Coaster Depart Schoolhouse 11:30 a.m. for a 1:30 p.m. tour. Costs $100
    • Holyoke Mall Trips
      • Shuttle #1: Depart Schoolhouse 12 pm, Depart Mall 2:15 pm
      • Shuttle #2: Depart Schoolhouse 1 pm, Depart Mall 3:15 pm
      • Shuttle #3: Depart Schoolhouse 2 pm, Depart Mall 4:15 pm

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.

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.

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.

Thanking Claire Frierson: A Call for Submissions

20120601_Schnaittacher_224She’s taught the oui’s and sí’s to countless students, lead trips to countries across the world, and has been a leader among French teachers. Now, after 32 years at Williston Northampton, Mme Claire Frierson is planning to retire—and the Language Department is creating a book of messages in thanks.

Whether you took one of her French and Spanish classes, or traveled with her to Canada, France, Honduras, Spain, Mexico, or the Dominican Republic, we know that Mme Frierson made an impression on your life. As a way to thank her for her long service—which has included chairing the Language Department, founding the school’s annual Quebec trip, advising the “As Schools Match Wits” team, and supervising the student newspaper, The Willistonian—the school is collecting messages of gratitude from former students and colleagues of Mme. Frierson.

As well as her work in the Language Department, those who know her may recall Mme Frierson making costumes for the Williston theater, presenting Diversity Conference workshops, and serving several terms on the Faculty Council. Her devotion to the French language went beyond the classroom—leading her to chair the American Association of the Teachers of French, and serve as Administrator for the National French Contest in Western Massachusetts. In 2005, Mme. Frierson received the Clapp Grant for independent study and French immersion in Morocco.

Please submit your messages of gratitude and memories to Language Department Head Nat Simpson at The collected submissions will be presented to Mme. Frierson upon her retirement at the end of the academic year.