Williams Middle School is a traditional middle school serving students in grades 6-8. Our student population is roughly 300. We offer the traditional academic subjects of language arts, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies additionally we offer STEAM, art, health, physical education, and music. Our music program includes general music, chorus, orchestra, and band. Students in Grades 7 and 8 have the opportunity to take Spanish or French.

It is the goal of all staff to make sure that every child that enters Williams Middle School receives the best education possible to ensure that “Eyes on the Child-Learning” is taking place and that all students at Williams Middle School excel in learning, succeed in life, and enrich our community. In addition, we will support Williams' mission of supporting a successful transition from childhood to early adolescence.

We look forward to building a long relationship working with you, and your children, as we work towards meeting your child’s educational goals. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach me at or 413-565-4260.


Beth Nelson, Ed.D., Principal


Dr. Elizabeth



Judy Downie

Secretary to the Principal

Lauren Heaton

SPED Supervisor K-8

Elizabeth Gartman

School Nurse

Health Office Website

Fax # for nurse only 413-961-0556

Jess Cote


Angel Echegaray

Head Custodian

Principal's Weekly Newsletter

Good afternoon, Williams Families,

We hope that you are enjoying your summer. It is hard to believe we will be opening our doors to students in just over three weeks to begin the 2022-2023 school year. Student Schedules will be posted to PowerSchool on August 19 at 3:00 p.m. Our first day of school will be August 29, 2022. School hours are 8:30-2:50. Students arriving after 8:30 will be marked tardy and must report to the main entrance and enter the main office. We begin supervision at 8:20 in the morning. Students should gather by their grade level in specific areas (6th Grade- rear basketball court, 7th Grade- rear sidewalk, 8th Grade- front sidewalk).

We invite all newly enrolled students to Williams for a New Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 23 from 10:00-11:00. Students can report to the main entrance of the building at 10:00 where the students will be met by our 8th Grade Peer Leaders and School Counselor, Mary Morrissey.

The Williams Family Guide provides detailed information that covers most topics. If you have a question that you do not see answered in this guide, feel free to reach out.

6th Grade Student Supply List

  • 1-pencil case

  • inexpensive earbuds

  • 1 ½ inch binder (any color)

  • Scissors

7th Grade Student Supply List

  • Scientific Calculator TI-30

  • 4 rolls scotch tape

  • 2 - 1” binders (any color)

  • inexpensive earbuds

  • soft 3-hole pencil case to keep supplies in

8th Grade Student Supply List

  • Scientific Calculator TI-30

  • 1- 3” Binder (ELA)

  • 1- 1” binder (math)

  • 1- pencil case

  • 1- pair inexpensive earbuds

  • 4- Scotch Tape

Please note, that there may be additional supplies needed once the school year begins.

We have made several new hires this summer. We are excited to introduce and welcome our new faculty members. Mrs. Yvonne Hillyard will be our 8th Grade Science teacher. Mrs. Hillyard joins Williams from the Holyoke Public Schools. Mr. Gary Lenshyn will be teaching civics in 8th grade. Mr. Lenshyn comes to Williams from the Springfield Public Schools. Mr. John McCarthy has been hired as our STEAM teacher. Mr. McCarthy will teach all students one trimester of STEAM during their related arts rotation. Mr. McCarthy comes to Williams from the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School.

For both arrival and dismissal, the car line allows cars to enter our parking lot from Williams Street. Do not enter the carline from Woolworth. Please enter the parking lot at a safe speed and pull all the way forward to the flagpole. Always have your child exit on the passenger side of the car next to the sidewalk. Students can not cross the parking lot on foot.

Once again we have partnered with local Longmeadow photographer, Sarah Gallagher for school pictures the week of September 12. The following schedule will be in place for the week:

  • 6th Grade photos- Monday, September 12

  • 7th Grade Photos- Tuesday, September 13

  • 8th Grade Photos- Wednesday Spetember 14

  • Picture Make ups (in the event of an absence)- Friday September 16

Additional information will be coming about School Picture Day.

Fresh Picks Cafe will continue as our lunch provider. Meals will be free of charge once again this year. Menus can be viewed by downloading the Nutrislice app. We will soon be posting the menu to our website as well.

Online Forms:

Please take a moment to complete the following online forms. By following this link to grant or withhold permission for Williams Middle School to video or photograph your child. Williams Media Release Form

This Acceptable Use Agreement outlines the guidelines and behaviors that users are expected to follow when using school technologies or when using personally owned devices on the school campus. Please print and have your child return to their Advisory class.

Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer. We look forward to seeing all students on opening day, Monday, August 29th.

Warm regards,


Upcoming Dates:

  • August 29- First Day of School

  • September 5- Labor Day- No School

  • September 12- 6th Grade Photos (Sarah Gallagher Photography)

  • September 13- 7th Grade Photos

  • September 14- 8th Grade Photos

  • September 15- Middle School Back to School Night

  • September 16- Make Up Photos for anyone absent

  • September 26- Rosh Hashanah- No School

  • October 5- Yom Kippur- No School

  • October 10- Columbus Day- No School

  • October 27- Parent Teacher Conferences- Half Day Dismissal 11:30

  • October 28- Parent Teacher Conferences- Half Day Dismissal 11:30