Students Rave About Whiteface Conditions


Early season conditions are outstanding at Whiteface Mountain (Photo: @whiteface_mt on Instagram).

Whiteface got more than two feet of snow for great early season skiing conditions. Last year there was very little precipitation this early.   Orion Torrance ‘19 said, “I dream of snow like this.” Northwood seems to have a promising year for their winter sports because of the prime conditions. Owen Pierce said, “ I wish I had been there for Tuesday since there was fresh powder. If we keep getting lots of snow, it would be great, but you never know.” Since Sunday, November 25, the temperature hasn’t gone above 40 degrees. The ski team is grateful for the excellent training conditions and excited for the race season to get going. Races begin this weekend.

Photo: Whiteface Mountain

First-Time Skiers Enjoy Whiteface

Students and faculty came back to a winter wonderland after Thanksgiving break. Lake Placid got 20 inches of fresh snow while students were away. With Whiteface open for the season and abundant snow to ski, many students took advantage of the opportunity, including several first-time skiers. [Read more…]

Prep Team Gets Double Dose of Dingle


Mr. Dingle behind the bench at the Olympic Center (Photo: Fran Castillo ’19)

After a 5 year break from coaching hockey at Northwood, Mr. Dingle returned to the rink to help coach the prep team last weekend. The team traveled on Friday, November 30th to Canada to play Ulysses Academy and had a rematch on the 2nd of December at home. Mr. Dingle told players he misses coaching and would like to return full time if he had fewer classes. Mr. Dingle teaches in the social sciences department and works with the outdoor program. Mr. Dingle coached beside acting head coach Mr. Jeff Miller because head coach Mr. Tom Broderick was unable to attend both games. In the second game, Mr. Dingle helped lead the team to a  3-1 victory at home and was awarded the game puck.

Northwood to Offer Aviation Science Course Leading to Pilot License

Northwood School will offer an Aviation Science program beginning the second trimester. Students enrolled will learn to fly single-engine airplanes. The course will prepare students for the Ground School Certification and Private Pilot’s License Exam.


Students will learn to fly single-engine planes like this one (Photo: Adirondack Flying Service)

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Humans of Northwood Andrew Van Slyke ‘20

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Andrew Van Slyke ’20 (Photo provided)

My name is Andrew Van Slyke. I was born and raised in Lake Placid and have lived here ever since. I came to Northwood to join the Alpine Ski Team. I have been skiing ever since I was one year old. I’ve been to Colorado, California, all over the East Coast, Alberta, and other parts of Canada for ski racing. Ski racing is something I really enjoy doing, and I hope I can do it for a long time. I like to fly drones, fix old boats, water ski, run and take photos in my free time. [Read more…]

Students Question $300 Book Fees

With students regularly adding money to their accounts to pay for snack bar charges, there is a new awareness of account activity, and some students are concerned about the charges they see. On September 19, the Business Office charged every student account $300 for the use of books in the 2018-2019 school year. [Read more…]

Humans of Northwood: Carson Hall ‘22


I am from York Pennsylvania, and I’m 15. I came to this school for hockey and that’s the only reason. I also play tennis and golf, which I play at home with my parents. I have a dog named Cooper. He’s a swiss mountain dog and he’s two years old. I like Northwood, especially getting rowdy with the boys every night. All of them are beauties. I really hate how Northwood chooses to shut the WiFi down at 10:30 every night. It’s pretty rough. Im also am very tired from all the classes after a big weekend of hockey.

As told to Wyatt Friedlander ’19

Humans of Northwood: Grey Pfefferkorn ‘19



Grey Pfefferkorn ’19 (Photo: Wyatt Friedlander ’19)


I am an 18-year-old senior at Northwood school. I play ice hockey, and I am thinking about going to college at Saint Lawrence, Clarkson or NC State, but Saint Lawrence is my #1 choice. I would like to pursue Business and finance with a minor in accounting to try and be an investment banker. I have a dog, a kitten, and two older cats. I like to build things. I built my own desk at home, I built a go-cart and I just built my own computer here.

As told to Wyatt Friedlander ‘19

42nd Mountain Day a Success [Photo Album]

Mountain day, in its forty-second year at Northwood, is one of the school’s oldest traditions. On this day, celebrated in the first weeks of the school year, students and faculty take a break from classes, are grouped together and assigned to climb one of the hundreds of mountains in the Adirondacks. [Read more…]

Broderick Back Behind Bench

Mr. Tom Broderick will return to his head coaching roots after a 10 year hiatus, filling a hole created when Prep Team coach Mr. Jeff Silengo left Northwood for a coaching opportunity at Union College. Broderick’s coaching career includes 30 years at Can-Am as well as 31 years at Northwood as a head coach or power skating instructor. Silengo’s late-summer departure “was a bit of a shock,” said Broderick. [Read more…]

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