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  1. WES Receives School Garden Grant!

    Posted on September 24, 2018 - School News

    Last week, Williams Elementary School was notified that they were a recipient of the 2018  MAITC School Garden & Greenhouse Grant of $3,000! Williams is excited about this opportunity and the benefits that a school garden will bring to our students.


    Posted on September 19, 2018 - School News

    “The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”   -Dr. Suess Amazing acts of kindness spread throughout Williams Elementary School prior to the start of school. Samantha Veilleux, 4th-grade teacher at Williams, shared an idea she saw another educator post on social media with… Read More

  3. WES Book Tasting

    Posted on September 18, 2018 - School News

    Toward the end of the summer, Williams Elementary School staff started some online fundraising to help students get more excited about reading. Scholastic Book Club offers a $1 book each month, so teachers hoped to raise enough money to send home a book with every student, each month that they were in school. Fifth-grade teacher… Read More

  4. Community volunteers give playground a facelift

    Posted on August 12, 2018 - School News

    Community members have been pitching in around the district to help spruce up the grounds and get playgrounds ready for the start of the new school year. At WES volunteers spent last week painting the basketball court, putting up new nets, and painting the four square courts. “It looks amazing,” said Principal Melanie Smith, “I… Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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