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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hello Williston,

As we head into the middle of October, let’s recognize the end of Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from September 15-October 15. Click here to watch a reading by the first Latino U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, and click here to read more about him.

We will continue the celebration this Wednesday evening at dinner in the Birch Dining Commons with food, music, and dancing sponsored by our Multicultural Student Union. Don’t miss this opportunity to try something new and learn about our community’s Hispanic heritage. See you out there.


Matt Spearing
Director of Student Activities
Director of Inclusion
10th Grade Dean
Science, Coach, Dorm Head


Hey guys,

Definitely come to the first Political Awareness Club meeting of the year, this Friday at 6:45 in the PA room!!! We will be having an open discussion on the Refugee Crisis in Syria. It will be super laid back, so no worries if you don’t know a whole lot about the issue (all the more reason to come!!!). Also, there will be hot chocolate and cookies so don’t miss it!


What’s New in the Lib

Welcome to the library! Here is what’s new in the library this year:

The New York Times Digital Version.   Full access is available to anyone while on campus.  No login needed.  Add to your favorites from or access from the Williston LibGuides homepage.  For information on how to customize for different devices, see a librarian or the LibGuides page.

Identifying tickers for your charger and water bottle.   Keep your water bottle safely your own and avoid having to replace a costly charger!  Stickers are dishwasher safe (you will want to keep your bottle clean) and can peel off (good for when the charger is returned at the end of the year).  Designed by our own Mattie Byrd.

Music displays from our CD collection.   Broaden your repertoire by listening to classical, R and B, jazz, folk, pop, classic rock, and more!  Not sure how a CD will work for you?  We have old school CD players.  First up:  The Motown Sound, inspired by Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story, written by recent Writers’ Workshop visitor David Maraniss.  Listen to the beat – can’t top these temptations!

The Outdoors Club

Hey Williston,

I hope your first week went well. It’s time to get back outside. If you’re interested in anything outdoorsy, hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, skiing, etc. etc. etc., email me, Samuel Canney. The Outdoors Club is full of people who love that kind of stuff, and we’re here to help you organize whatever your heart desires.

On a side note, there’s a chance of hiking next Sunday to cool off after your first 6 day school week. Please let me know if you’re interested in that as well!

Hike on!!

Samuel Canney

President of your Outdoors Club

See You at the Pole

Hey Williston,

Tomorrow, Wednesday the 23, is a national day of prayer called See You at the Pole. It’s a time for students in schools around the country to gather around their flagpoles before classes start to pray for their community, school, and country. 

We will be meeting at the flagpole near the lion at 8:00 am tomorrow for prayer. Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see some of you there!


Sarah Lucia and Cameron Stanley  

Chess Club Meeting Thursday

Dear Williston Community,

Chess club meeting will be held on Thursday.

The meeting will start around 5:50 p.m. in the dining hall.

If you would like to sign up for the club, you can come to the meeting and sign up or send me an email with your name and grade. I expect all of our club members to show up.


Teller Chorus Begins Tuesday

Hello Williston Community!

Tuesday night will begin Teller Chorus rehearsals for this trimester! This is a fun, once-a-week, low stress ensemble where you can sing with your friends and make music! We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Reed 213. This trimester we are embarking upon a major work based on seven Robert Frost poems called “Frostiana.” It’s a really cool piece that we will play with orchestra in May. Because it’s a big piece, it also needs to be something you can regularly commit to. Feel free to come Tuesday and hear more about it.

I hope to see many of you there! It’s going to be a ton of fun.

Have a good weekend,

Mr. Harper