Family Weekend Schedule 2019

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Upper School

Thursday, October 17

5–6:30 p.m.
International Family Reception
Head of School’s Home – 37 Park Street, Easthampton

7:30 p.m.
GRUM PROJECT: LORELEI ENSEMBLE CONCERT – ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
Phillips Stevens Chapel
Lorelei Ensemble is a professional, Boston-based women’s choir.

9 p.m.
LORELEI POST-CONCERT CONVERSATION AND RECEPTION
Dodge Room, Reed Campus Center


Friday, October 18

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN
Grubbs Gallery, Reed Campus Center

8:30–11:40 a.m.
CLASSES/SPECIAL SCHEDULE
Family members encouraged to attend classes with their student(s).

11:50 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
WELCOME FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL ROBERT W. HILL III AND SCHOOL ASSEMBLY
Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center
Required for all Upper School Students

12:30–1:30 p.m.
COMMUNITY LUNCH
Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center and Sawyer Field Tent

1:40–5 p.m.
PARENT/FACULTY CONVERSATIONS
Upper school parents wishing to meet with teachers should have signed up for conferences in Veracross before Family Weekend. If you have questions about your time slots, or where you are meeting, please ask when you check in at registration.

2–3 p.m.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PANEL
Dodge Room, Reed Campus Center
Join deans from a range of colleges to learn about the college admissions landscape and hear advice on guiding your student through the college-search process. This panel is open to all parents, and strongly encouraged for parents of sophomores and juniors. Panelists: Deans of Admissions from St. Lawrence University, Dickinson College, and Amherst College.

3:30–5 p.m.
ATHLETIC PRACTICES AND AFTERNOON PROGRAMS (FOR STUDENTS)

4:30–6 p.m.
PARENT RECEPTION
Tent at Head of School’s Lawn, 37 Park Street
Please join Head of School Robert W. Hill III and Kathryn Hill P’15, ’19 for a reception at their home.

5:30–7 p.m.
DINNER IN BIRCH DINING COMMONS WITH STUDENTS OR ON YOUR OWN
Birch Dining Commons

6–7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS AND FOOD TRUCK GOURMET PIZZA, SNACKS, AND BEVERAGES
Sawyer Field
Come on down and cheer on our wildcats!

ATHLETIC CONTESTS
• 6 p.m. Girls Varsity and JV Volleyball – Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center
• 6 p.m. Boys Varsity Water Polo – Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center
• 6:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Football – Sawyer Field


Saturday, October 19

7–9 a.m.
BREAKFAST
Birch Dining Commons

8–11 a.m.
REGISTRATION OPEN
Grubbs Gallery, Reed Campus Center

8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
PARENT/FACULTY CONVERSATIONS
Upper school parents wishing to meet with teachers should have signed up for conferences in Veracross before Family Weekend. If you have questions about your time slots, or where you are meeting, please ask when you check in at registration.

8:30–11 a.m.
INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS FOR SENIOR PARENTS WITH COLLEGE COUNSELORS
Plimpton Hall
This is a great chance to meet one-on-one with your student’s college counselor. To make an appointment, please contact Dianne King at 413-529-3224 or dking@williston.com.

10–11 a.m.
STUDENT-ATHLETE COLLEGE COUNSELING PANEL
Dodge Room, Reed Campus Center
Students welcome if schedule permits. Listen to advice from college coaches on the recruitment process for student athletes. We strongly encourage both parents and students considering playing at the DI, II, or III level to attend.

11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.
INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE COUNSELING FOR PARENTS
Dodge Room, Reed Campus Center
Students welcome if schedule permits. Open to parents and students from the classes of ’21, ’22, and ’23. Come get an overview of what to expect from the college search process from Williston’s College Counseling Director Catherine McGraw.

12:30–2:30 p.m.
TAILGATE LUNCH
Sawyer Field Tent

ATHLETIC CONTESTS
• 2 p.m. Girls JV Field Hockey – Galbraith Fields
• 2:45 p.m. Girls Cross Country – Galbraith Fields
• 3 p.m. Girls JV Soccer – Galbraith Fields
• 3 p.m. Boys JV A Soccer – Galbraith Fields
• 3 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer – Sawyer Field
• 3 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer – Galbraith Fields
• 3:15 p.m. Boys Cross Country – Galbraith Fields
• 3:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Field Hockey – Galbraith Fields


Middle School

Friday, October 18

7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN
Whitaker-Bement Middle School

8 a.m.–5 p.m.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

12:30–1:30 p.m.
COMMUNITY LUNCH
Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center & Sawyer Field Tent

3:30–5 p.m.
ATHLETIC PRACTICES AND AFTERNOON PROGRAMS (FOR STUDENTS)

4:30–6 p.m.
PARENT RECEPTION
Head of School’s Lawn, 37 Park Street
Please join Head of School Robert W. Hill III and Kathryn Hill P’15, ’19 for a reception at their home.

6–7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS AND FOOD TRUCK GOURMET PIZZA, SNACKS, AND BEVERAGES
Sawyer Field
Come on down and cheer on our Wildcats!

ATHLETIC CONTESTS
• 6 p.m. Girls Varsity and JV Volleyball – Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center
• 6 p.m. Boys Varsity Water Polo – Sabina Cain Family Athletic Center
• 6:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Football – Sawyer Field

Saturday, October 19

12:30–2:30 p.m.
TAILGATE LUNCH
Sawyer Field Tent

ATHLETIC CONTESTS
• 2 p.m. Girls JV Field Hockey – Galbraith Fields
• 2:45 p.m. Girls Cross Country – Galbraith Fields
• 3 p.m. Girls JV Soccer – Galbraith Fields
• 3 p.m. Boys JV A Soccer – Galbraith Fields
• 3 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer – Sawyer Field
• 3 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer – Galbraith Fields
• 3:15 p.m. Boys Cross Country – Galbraith Fields
• 3:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Field Hockey – Galbraith Fields