Welcome, Class of 2014 families!
We're excited to celebrate senior year with you. Below you will find initial details about events specific to seniors. Please check back regularly for updates, and enjoy the year.
Senior Class Picture, Phillips Stevens Chapel
Students wear formal dress. (Coaches will be notified of early release form practice.)
Senior Dinner, Birch Dining Commons, Ford Hall - Monday, September 16
This formal dinner gives seniors a chance to celebrate with their classmates, advisors, and teachers as they prepare to finish the year.
Senior Prom, Sunday, May 18, The Log Cabin - More details to follow
Senior Day, Monday, May 19 - More details to follow
No classes for seniors.
Baccalaureate, Saturday, May 24, Phillips Stevens Chapel - Schedule TBA
A buffet dinner is typically served in the dining hall before the Baccalaureate service.
Attire: girls may wear long or short dresses (no color requirement), and boys should dress in dark-colored suits, or dark dress slacks and sports jackets, white shirts, ties, socks, and dress shoes. International students wishing to wear the traditional dress of their homeland should speak with the Dean's Office well before graduation weekend.
Commencement, Sunday, May 25, Quadrangle - Schedule TBA
Diplomas: Students' first, middle, and last names are listed on both the diploma and the Commencement Program.
Please contact the Communications Office with any changes prior to May 1, 2014.
Accessibility: Please contact Debi McMullen, assistant to the head of school, to make arrangements for any guests requiring assistance.
Tickets: Are not necessary for either Baccalaureate or graduation. However, because there is no reserved seating, guests should arrive early. Printed invitations will be ava ilable approximately four weeks before graduation, and five copies will be mailed to parents. Additional invitations may be obtained at the Head of School's Office.
Attire: Boys should dress in dark-colored suits, or dark dress slacks and sports jackets, white shirts, ties, socks, and dress shoes (no sneakers!). Girls should wear white or off-white dresses or pantsuits and appropriate shoes. The school makes no requirement about girls' dresses other than that they be simple and modest, proper for the occasion, and that, being white, slips be worn.
Accomodations: Families who are planning to stay overnight in a nearby motel or hotel should make reservations well in advance. Other events occur in the Five College area in May and space is limited.
Contact: For further information or assistance, please contact Assistant to the Head of School Debi McMullen at (413) 529-3223.
The Log (yearbook)
Log Advisor Sue Michalski oversees the publication of the school yearbook. Every senior will receive a complimentary yearbook engraved with his or her name.
Parents of seniors may now create a Yearbook Ad online. All photographs and text for the ads are submitted through the yearbook company's online portal by December 9. The school's order number is 14162.
Formal Senior Portraits:
Option 1. Use an outside photographer: Parents should submit photos to The Log at email@example.com by December 1. Students should be in dress code, and photographs should be taken by a professional yearbook photographer.
Requirements for formal portraits:
• standard yearbook head shot (no do-it-yourself, passport photos, etc.)
• solid backgroud
• black and white OR color
• no “blurred” lens
• no props or accessories in the photo (soccer balls, trees, etc.)
• no profile shots
• no hands/arms (head propped on folded hands etc.)
Option 2. On-campus photos: April Eve Images is excited to partner with the Williston Northampton School this year to provide senior portraits for the Class of 2014. Twenty minute mini-sessions in the Grubbs Gallery in the Reed Campus Center are available on Thursday, October 24, Friday, October 25, Sunday, October 27, Monday, October 28, and November 9. Each interested senior will be photographed on campus in different poses and locations. Seniors will then have several photograph options from which to choose. There is no obligation to purchase prints, and nominal sitting fee includes the image provided to the yearbook.
To book your students 20 minute mini-session with April, please visit www.aprileve.com. Click on the "Contact" link at the top of the page and send us a message including: student's name, student's email, parent's name, parent's email, mailing address, and phone number. Once we receive your information, we will reply with a link where you can browse available dates and times, and request one that works for your student. The $35 session fee may be paid online once an appointment time has been requested and accepted, or via check (made out to April Eve Images) or in cash at the actual session. Please note that students will not be excused from regular commitments for their senior photo session. Students should plan to arrive 10 minutes before their appointment time. A week after your students' session, parents and students will be able to view the images in their own private web gallery. From there, you will select an image to be printed in the formal section of the yearbook and also have the opportunity to order prints. Feel free to email April Eve Images with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Email Yearbook Advisor Sue Michalski at email@example.com.