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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. WES Dates to Remember

    Posted on December 11, 2017 - School News

    IMPORTANT DATES December 12 – Early Release / Students will be dismissed at noon. December 14 – PTA Meeting at Williams, 6:00PM – 7:00PM. December 14 – Chorus Field Trip to Mount St. Joseph’s Nursing Home and the Alfond Youth Center. December 15 – Holiday Sing-Along at the MHS PAC at 12:30 for district K-5… Read More

  8. WES Eagles of the Week!

    Posted on December 11, 2017 - School News

    We announced our first Eagles of the Week! Eagles of the Week are nominated by Williams staff and students.  Students are nominated when they exhibit leadership in the areas of our “Fly Like An Eagle” code of cooperation.  Each letter of Eagle stands for: E = Engaged A= Awesome Attitude G=Maintaining a Growth Mindset L… Read More

  9. Counselor’s Corner

    Posted on November 13, 2017 - School News

    Counselor’s Corner The Big Brother/Sister program has begun at Williams Elementary School. There is still room for students to join. The program meets on Tuesday until 3:45 P.M. for some students and Wednesdays until 3:45 P.M. for others. If you would like your child to join this wonderful program, please contact me at cwoodard@rsu18.org or by calling the main office… Read More

  10. Rainforest – Maine Forest Art Show and Concert to Showcase Student Work

    Posted on October 25, 2017 - School News

    by Julia Hanauer-Milne The rainforest and Maine’s forests have more in common than you might think. That’s what third and fourth graders at Williams Elementary School are learning through an integrated music and art project called Rainforest—Maine Forest. In art class, students in grades 3,4 and 5 are creating art about rainforest and Maine forest… Read More

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