Welcome! Here in the News & Events section of our website, you'll find helpful links to larger upcoming events on the left, links to more news and event resources below, and an archive of recent posts from the "What's New" section of our website.




recent posts from our "what's new" section:


Wins Stack Up for Girls Varsity Hockey
Posted 02/23/2017 01:01PM
Williston girls' hockey is dominating on the ice this year. They are also, undeniably, a family.

Williston girls' hockey is dominating on the ice this year. They are also, undeniably, a family. (Read more)

David Fitch '17 Continues to Break Records
Posted 02/23/2017 10:29AM
Fitch has six school records and three pool records for Williston, and on January 18, David Fitch set a new NEPSAC record, this time in the 100-meter butterfly.

Fitch has six school records and three pool records for Williston, and on January 18, David Fitch set a new NEPSAC record, this time in the 100-meter butterfly. (Read more)

Why Not Speak?
Posted 02/23/2017 10:10AM
A spirited message of inclusion and belonging kicked off Why Not Speak? Day on February 22.

A spirited message of inclusion and belonging kicked off Why Not Speak? Day on February 22. (Read more)

State Champ We the People Team Heads to D.C.
Posted 02/17/2017 01:20PM
Williston's We the People team members for the second year in a row secured the state championship.

Williston's We the People team members for the second year in a row out-maneuvered their competition with their superior knowledge and application of civics concepts, securing the state championship. They will head to the national competition in the Washington, D.C., area this April to face teams from across the country.

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Helping Students Find the Perfect College Fit
Posted 02/17/2017 01:14PM
New College Counseling initiatives and continued tried-and-true programs provide students and parents what they need to choose the right college.

New College Counseling initiatives and continued tried-and-true programs provide students and parents what they need to choose the right college. Read more.

Nate Balthazard '17 to Bring Passion, Perseverance to Sacred Heart Football
Posted 02/09/2017 03:23PM
It takes three words for Coach Jacob Rivers to sum up Nate Balthazard, to accurately encapsulate the Williston Northampton football player's guts, grit, and gridiron glory. "He's a warrior."

It takes three words for Coach Jacob Rivers to sum up Nate Balthazard, to accurately encapsulate the Williston Northampton football player's guts, grit, and gridiron glory. "He's a warrior." (Read more)

Hunter Adams '17 Marches Forth with 100th Wrestling Win
Posted 01/30/2017 03:00PM

"March Forth." It's the Williston Wrestling team's motto, a cheer shouted after practice, a pre-match rallying cry. It's a two-word shout that has characterized senior Hunter Adams' six-year career on the mat. (Read more)

Editor Andy Ward Closes 2016-17 Writers' Workshop Series
Posted 01/25/2017 08:54AM
The editor-in-chief of nonfiction at Random House spoke on campus January 23.
Service Club Gives Back to the Community
Posted 12/13/2016 11:36AM
Members of the Williston Community Service Club recently volunteered to prepare and serve meals for those in need at Kate's Kitchen in Holyoke.
Williston Student Presents $2,750 Donation to Riverside Industries
Posted 12/13/2016 11:29AM
At an assembly on November 29, student council president Natalie Aquadro '17 presented a donation.
Athletic Signings
Posted 11/17/2016 03:45PM
On November 16, four Williston students signed letters of intent to play college sports.

On November 16, four Williston students signed letters of intent to play college sports. Read more and see photos here.

Convocation 2016
Posted 11/02/2016 10:21AM
The 2016 Convocation ceremony officially opened the 176th academic year at Williston.

The 2016 Convocation ceremony officially opened the 176th academic year at the Williston Northampton School during an event held on the Quadrangle on September 16. Read about it here.

Bulletin Wins Silver
Posted 07/11/2016 04:30PM
Williston Northampton's alumni magazine won a 2016 CASE Circle of Excellence silver medal in the Independent School Magazine category.

Williston Northampton's alumni magazine won a 2016 CASE Circle of Excellence silver medal in the Independent School Magazine category. Read about it here.

May is Arts Month at Williston
Posted 06/03/2016 08:58AM
This month features a variety of exciting concerts and gallery shows from visual and performing arts students at Williston.

This month features a variety of exciting concerts and gallery shows from visual and performing arts students at Williston. Read about it here.

Gabby Thomas '15: Breaking Records
Posted 06/03/2016 08:56AM
Gabby is already setting Harvard and Ivy League records, and has qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials.

Running one of the top five 200-meter times in the country and the fastest 200 by a freshman, Gabby is already setting Harvard and Ivy League records, and has qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials. Ready more here.

Earth Day 5K
Posted 04/21/2016 09:11AM
On Sunday, April 17, Williston held a 5K race to celebrate Earth Day.

On Sunday, April 17, Williston held a 5K race to celebrate Earth Day. See the race results here.


Founders Day
Posted 03/02/2016 02:48PM
Founders Day celebrated the school's formation 175 years ago.

On February 22, Williston celebrated Founders Day, marking the school's formation 175 years ago. See photos here.


Middle School Science Fair
Posted 03/02/2016 02:45PM
The Middle School science fair took place February 25.

The Middle School science fair took place February 25. See photos here.

Athletic Signings
Posted 02/03/2016 05:14PM
Today, four Williston senior athletes signed letters of intent to play college-level sports.

Today, four Williston senior athletes signed letters of intent to play college-level sports: Nick Garofano, Aaron James, Emily MacDonald, and Caroline Wysocki. Read about it here, check out a video of the ceremony, and view photos on Williston's Flickr site.

Alumni Athletes in the News
Posted 01/26/2016 11:02AM
A (quick) look at three amazing alumni athletes.
Arts Walk
Posted 11/24/2015 03:19PM
The Fall Arts Walk was a hit! Check out photos of the event and student artwork.


The Fall Arts Walk was a hit! See photos of the event and student artwork here.

Top Williston Athletes Sign with D1 Teams
Posted 11/24/2015 03:10PM
Hockey and lacrosse players made commitments to Division 1 programs.


Last week, several Williston athletes made commitments to top Division 1 programs: lacrosse players Meg Szawlowski, Chloe Harris, and Rylee Leonard, and hockey players Delaney Belinskas, Rachel Rockwell, and Morgan Fischer. Read about their signings on the Athletics blog, and see photos on Flickr.

175th Anniversary Galas in Boston & New York
Posted 11/24/2015 02:55PM
Join us as we celebrate our 175th anniversary.


The Williston Northampton Board of Trustees and Head of School Bob Hill III would be honored by your presence at two upcoming 175th Anniversary Galas: the New York City Winter Gala at The New York Yacht Club on Tuesday, December 1, and the Boston Winter Gala at The Downtown Harvard Club on Tuesday, December 8.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Alumni Events page.

The Trojan Women: What is a Greek Chorus?
Posted 10/02/2015 04:37PM
Emily Ditkovski explains the chorus in the ancient Greek play.

The chorus of Trojan Women is different from their counterparts in Antigone or Oedipus. They are women who have suffered the same tragic losses as Hecuba, Cassandra, and Andromache. Social status is less relevant in a refugee camp—all of the women are united in their experience of the Trojan War. The role of the chorus is in this play is to engage in the ancient ritual of communal storytelling so we never forget the horrors of war. They take us back in time to the moment the Trojan Horse arrived on the shores and the moment when the Trojans knew the gods had abandoned them. It's not unlike when we gather with friends to retell stories from important moments in our lives- whether they are happy or sad- retelling keeps us from forgetting and helps us process.


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Writers' Workshop Presents David Maraniss
Posted 09/22/2015 05:21PM
The author and Washington Post associate editor will lead off the 2015 Series.

Author David Maraniss kicks off the 2015 Writers' Workshop Series at the Williston Northampton School with a public lecture at 7 p.m. on September 24 in the Dodge Room, Reed Campus Center.

Mr. Maraniss is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and award-winning political journalist. His six critically acclaimed biographies include Barack Obama: The Story, When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, and First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton, among other notable works. He is also the author of Into the Story: A Writer's Journey Through Life, Politics, Sports and Loss and The Clinton Enigma.

His most recent work, Once in A Great City: A Detroit Story, recalls his hometown during the early 1960s, at a pinnacle of influence for American auto makers. In his New York Times review, Michiko Kakutani described the book as "a mosaic-like picture of the city that has the sort of intimacy and tactile emotion that Larry McMurtry brought to his depictions of the Old West."

The Writers' Workshop Series was created by celebrated authors and Williston parents Madeleine Blais P'00, '04 and Elinor Lipman P'00 in 1998. During the series, which takes place each fall, four well-established writers visit campus to give public lectures and offer hands-on instruction with students.

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