410 WILLIAMS STREET | LONGMEADOW | MASSACHUSETTS | 01106 | P 413-565-4260 | F 413-565-4104
Welcome to the Williams Middle School website. Williams is a grade 6 through 8 public middle school in Longmeadow Massachusetts, located just north of Enfield, CT and just south of Springfield MA. With a student body of 350 students, we are committed to building relationships with our students to help foster a successful transition from childhood to early adolescence. Our faculty and staff are exceptional and offers a strong, diverse curriculum that recognizes and accommodates individual learning styles. Our efforts have resulted in being named a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Compass School for exemplary improvement efforts. Additionally, in 2001, the Mass Insight Education designated Williams as a Vanguard School.
We offer the traditional academic subjects of language arts, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies along with an exploratory program, which includes art, music, technology education, health and physical education. All classes are heterogeneously grouped with the exception of grade 7 and 8 mathematics. A full year of high school french or spanish is taught in grades 7 and 8. Our outstanding performing arts program includes men's and women's chorus, mixed choruses for grade 6, orchestra, band, and jazz band. Academic, exploratory and performing arts classes take place during a seven-block school day.
While we currently offer an exceptional variety of engaging curriculum and a top notch exploratory and arts programs, we continue to look for areas in which to grow. We will continue to grow professionally in the area of differentiating instruction and hope to continue to gather and use data to better inform what we do and how we do it. We are extremely fortunate to have students, families and a community who deeply value education.
ADMINISTRATION & STAFF
Taylor P. Wrye
Secretary to the Principal
What is a School Council?
A school council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members and, at the secondary level, students, required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.
What is the role of the School Council?
The law outlines four major areas of responsibility for councils. School councils are to assist principals in:
1. Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards
2. Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school
3. Reviewing the annual school building budget
4. Formulating a school improvement plan
Once a month, on the third Thursday of the month from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, beginning in October. The council meets in the Library at Williams Middle School.