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  1. WES Odyssey of the Mind Takes on the World

    Posted on June 11, 2018 - School News

    by Julia Hanauer-Milne The Williams Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team was ready to take on the World–or at least perform their Mockumentary about The Hobbit at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. The kids did an amazing job at Worlds, which was held at Iowa State University May 23-26. Their days in Iowa were… Read More

  2. Lynn Plourde Inspires Readers at Atwood Primary and Williams Elementary

    Posted on June 11, 2018 - School News

      By Shelly Moody           The opportunity to meet an author is a magical event.  Recently, Oakland students were fortunate to spend a day being inspired by Maine author, Lynn Plourde. As part of the annual One Book, One School tradition at Williams Elementary School, all of the classroom teachers read aloud Maxi’s Secrets… Read More

  3. Williams Odyssey of the Mind Team Takes On the World

    Posted on May 2, 2018 - School News

    By Julia Hanauer-Milne In a first for RSU 18, an Odyssey of the Mind team will take its show on the road this spring—to the World Finals in Iowa. The Williams Elementary School third through fifth graders placed first in their division at the Maine state meet on April 7 with their mockumentary about The Hobbit…. Read More

  4. WES Odyssey of the Mind Wins States!

    Posted on April 8, 2018 - School News

    Williams Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team took first place in the state competition in Biddeford yesterday, Saturday, April 7th, and qualified for the Worlds competition! The team, coached by Julia Hanauer-Milne and assistant coaches Martha Minkel and Lisette Bordes, won with a mockumentary of the Hobbit. They now get to choose whether or not… Read More

  5. Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament

    Posted on April 2, 2018 - School News

    by Julia Hanauer-Milne Williams Elementary School’s Odyssey of the Mind teams should take a bow! Two teams went to the regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament at Brunswick High School on March 17, the culmination of months of hard work. One team competed in Mockumentary, in which they retold a story (The Hobbit) that included… Read More

  6. WES Author Visit and Service Project

    Posted on April 2, 2018 - School News

    Each year the students and staff at Williams participate in a “one book, one school” event. This year the book Maxi’s Secrets (Or, What You Can Learn From a Dog) by Maine author, Lynn Plourde, was selected as our community read. All of the teachers at WES will be reading aloud Maxi’s Secrets prior to Lynn Plourde’s author visit… Read More

  7. March Madness Kick Off

    Posted on March 6, 2018 - School News

    Our March Madness Kick Off occurred on February 14! We had many students and staff participate in knock-out games to kick off the event. Congratulations to our four knock-out winners who are pictured below. From left to right: Logan Toothaker, Isaiah Rice, Jed Olkkola, and Dagen Gooding. Students were also introduced to the nonfiction books… Read More

  8. March Madness Kick Off Assembly

    Posted on February 7, 2018 - School News

    On Wednesday, February 14, we will kick off our third annual Nonfiction Picture Book March Madness tournament with an assembly in the gym at 1:15. Over the next month, teachers at WES will read aloud sixteen outstanding nonfiction picture books to their students. After the texts had been read aloud, students vote between pairs of books… Read More

  9. Let’s Go Mini Grant & Screen-Free Week Challenge

    Posted on February 5, 2018 - School News

    Recently, Williams Elementary School was awarded $500 for the Let’s Go Mini Grant.  The money received will be used to purchase new equipment to be used in our gym and outside.  Teachers will be able to utilize this equipment for classroom rewards.  We also plan to have a screen-free week the week of February Break. … Read More

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