WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL

410 WILLIAMS STREET | LONGMEADOW | MASSACHUSETTS | 01106 | P 413-565-4260 | F 413-565-4104

Williams Middle School is dedicated to the overall school district mission of ensuring all students excel in learning, succeed in life, and enrich our community. In addition, we are committed to supporting a successful transition from childhood to early adolescence. As mentors of change – personally, academically and socially, we will strive to:

    • Create an environment for learning that develops a spirit of inquiry, encourages personal excellence, and fosters self-esteem.
    • Support and encourage each individual to reach his/her potential.
    • Provide a highly motivated and supportive staff, and a strong, diverse curriculum that recognizes and accommodates individual learning styles.
    • Foster a community (climate) of understanding, compassion, and respect.

"All students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational or vocational programs offered by the district."

SCHOOL HOURS

8:20 AM - 2:50 PM

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE

PLEASE CALL 413-565-4260

SUMMER HOURS

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wear Yellow for Mrs. Bellows

Jan Bellows was a beloved social studies teacher at Williams who passed away suddenly 6 years ago on Thanksgiving Day. Her favorite color was yellow, so we are asking students and staff to wear Yellow for Mrs. Bellows Wednesday 11/22.

Important Dates

Nov 1 - 17 Collection for Puerto Rico

Nov 17 - Goth Day

Nov 21 - Gr 6 Field Trip to CT Science Ctr

Nov 22 - Half Day District 11:10am Dismissal

Nov 23-26 Thanksgiving Recess

Dec 1 - End of Trimester 1

During the week of December 4th-10th, ten percent of students around the world will celebrate Computer Science Education Week by participating in an Hour of Code. This year both our middle schools will be joining this movement. Please be sure to check out our twitter feed at @WMSlongmeadow for updates on our Computer Science Education Week festivities. If you have any questions regarding Hour of Code please contact Lori Gallerani at lgallerani@longmeadow.k2.ma.us.



Our annual Magazine and Cookie Dough Drive is upon us !! On Wednesday, November 1st all students will be receiving an informational packet with explicit instructions. The turn in day for the completed postcard books is Friday, November 3rd. . The 1st turn in day is for orders is Tuesday, November 7th and the final turn in day is Tuesday, November 14th. Online orders are also accepted and will be added to your students “sales” total.

Please remember that this is our only major fundraiser for the school year. This is how Williams Middle School raises money to pay for important programs and activities for all grade levels such as homework room, Drama Club and Intramurals.

All information regarding prizes, turn-in days, and online shopping opportunities can be found if you follow this link.


Student Activity Council Our next community service project is to collect items for Puerto Rico. We will start on November 1st, and the last day will be Nov. 17th. Please bring in: baby wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, batteries (C and D), and rice. Any sort of antibacterial soap is welcome too.


Picture Retakes - Students that did not have their photo taken for yearbook, or would like a picture retaken, can have it done Tuesday October 24th. If you are having a retake, please return the original photos at that time.

Parent-Teacher Conferences - On Thursday, October 26th and Friday, October 27th, we will conduct our Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences. Those two days are half-days for all students. Conferences will take place from 12:30-3:00 on both days and we will have an evening session on October 26th that runs from 6:00-8:00. We will use our online scheduling system again this year for grades 7 & 8. Grade 6 students’ parents will be contacted directly by teachers for their conferences.

Fall Newsletter- Around the Courtyard

Changing the Game Project : A Day with John O'Sullivan

October 24th @LHS Click here for more info and to register

Student Activity Council

  • October 13th will be Twin, Triplet, Quadruplet etc. Day. Find a friend or two or three... and dress alike.
  • October 20th-Pumpkin Carving Party after school. Interested students should bring a scooped out pumpkin that day. Pumpkins can be stored in room 6. Carving tools will be provided. Cost is $4.00 for pizza and juice.

Safe Homes - All parents and guardians of Longmeadow students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend a meeting of the Longmeadow Safe Homes Network, Thursday, September 28th at 8:45am in room 97 at Longmeadow High School. The Safe Homes Network is made up of families who offer safe environments for teens to socialize while presenting a clear message opposing teen drug and alcohol use. Our first meeting will focus on identifying parent needs and concerns regarding substance use prevention.