School Life

Traditions

Senior Night

On Tuesday June 4, 2019 Williams celebrated the Class of 2019 at Senior Night, honoring our seniors with personalized citations, awards, and their induction into the Alumni Association.

Each Senior's advisor wrote a thoughtful, personal citation which was read aloud by Class teacher Senor Cohen, Mrs. Martineau, and Mrs.Trammell.  Mrs. Elena Boneski Dolan '90 welcomed the Class of 2019 to the Alumni Association and announced their class agents, Kayla Capano '19 and Nash Mendlinger '19.  The Audience enjoyed performances by Dasha Klein '19, and Chicken Wire comprised of Samson Race Dorfman, James Denman, Nash Mendlinger, Nico Brown, and Ben Fauerbach.  The Senior Parent Gift was presented to Mr.Fader by Senior Parent Gift Chair, Peter Mendlinger, offering finances for a new modular stage for the Daren Performing Arts Center.

Prize Day

Prize Day 2019

Prize Day was held on May 6, recognizing the scholastic, artistic, and community achievements of our senior and junior students. We do this because we believe and are committed to the Mission of our School to foster the intellectual, moral, creative, and physical development of students in preparation for college, lifelong learning, and active participation in an evolving world.
 
You might ask why the recognition of a few students, however gifted and hard-working, should serve this mission. The answers to the question come on many levels. First, academic achievement should be acknowledged.  Second, highly successful performance in demanding tasks, be they academic, athletic or artistic, and the active engagement of our students in our community and the greater community, contributes to a better world for all of us, and we wish to express our appreciation. Third, we might also be motivated as individuals to follow the example of those who not only lead by example but also succeed so well.

In noting those who have demonstrated real achievement, we recognize the value Williams places on active pursuit of learning. In personal terms, each of us as students, teachers, and staff can see that we derive benefit from the stimulation of such strong company.  We should not so much feel competition as collegiality, the potential for excitement that comes from being with impressive peers. They can affect our lives in a positive way ‑ and we theirs.


Middle School Moving Up Night

On Monday, June 3, Williams celebrated our 8th Grade students as they transition into Upper School next year.  Following remarks from Mr. Fader and Mrs. Hannon, each 8th grader was presented with a copy of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, as they were read a citation written by their advisor and read aloud by 8th Grade Class Teachers Mrs. Alessio, Mr. Hockford, Mr. Ladd, and Mr. Cote.  

Welcome to Upper School Class of 2023!