Tag: Williams Elementary-Middle School

Love of Reading week a hit at Heritage Elementary School. See more education stories here

| February 21, 2018
Love of Reading week a hit at Heritage Elementary School. See more education stories here

Members of law enforcement, the U.S. Forest Service, Williams News and the Williams Justice Court, among others, read to classes to help encourage and foster a love of reading for students.

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Making the grade: Williams schools go from D to B. See more education stories here

| October 18, 2017
Making the grade: Williams schools go from D to B. See more education stories here

Arizona school letter grades have been released by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) for the 2016-2017 school year, and administrators at Williams Unified School District are pleased with the results.

Both Williams High School (WHS) and Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) received B grades from the Arizona Department of Education. The last time the grades came out — 2014 — WHS received a C and WEMS received a D.

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Preschool is a hit at Williams Elementary-Middle School. See more education stories here

| August 23, 2017
Preschool is a hit at Williams Elementary-Middle School. See more education stories here

After some uncertainty as to whether there was enough interest in a new preschool program at Williams-Elementary Middle School (WEMS), administrators are now sorting through a wait-list for the program.

Administrator Maya Caldwell said she is pleasantly surprised with the number of families who applied for the new grant-based preschool at the school.

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Williams schools pass lead screening of water. See more Williams News education stories here

| March 22, 2017
Williams schools pass lead screening of water. See more Williams News education stories here

Recent testing by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) at Williams Elementary-Middle School and Williams High School have shown the schools are within acceptable levels for lead in the water.

The results determined the water was below “action level” which is what ADEQ identifies when the water is found to have 15 parts per billion (ppb) of lead. The testing at the Williams schools showed most samples below .5 ppb, with one at .81, one at 1.1 and one at 2 ppb, well below the 15 ppb threshold.

“So, in short, our water is good,” said Williams Unified School District Superintendent Richard Honsinger.

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Students celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday (photo gallery). See more Williams News education stories here

| March 15, 2017
Students celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday (photo gallery). See more Williams News education stories here

Williams Elementary-Middle School students participated in the 19th annual Read Across America Day March 2, which is also the 112th birthday of author Dr. Seuss.

Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of children learn to read.

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, middle school students read with elementary school students in the school’s hallways. Students can also come to school as their favorite Seuss character.

Read Across America Day has grown into the nation’s largest reading observance with more than 45 million participating.

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Williams fourth-grader places at Coconino Spelling Bee

| February 15, 2017
Williams fourth-grader places at Coconino Spelling Bee

The county’s top-spellers battled for spelling supremacy Feb. 11 at Coconino High School at the annual Coconino County Spelling Bee.

Williams Elementary-Middle School fourth-grader Iscariot Rushing placed second at the bee after going three rounds with San Francisco de Asis School eighth-grader Katrina Vollmer before finally going out after misspelling the word “colloquial.”

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Homework Club’s a hit at Williams Elementary School

| February 1, 2017
Homework Club’s a hit at Williams Elementary School

The bell rings and students at Williams Elementary-Middle School stream down the halls and head toward the waiting buses or to the gym for after school sports, but a large group of students also gathers in the school cafeteria to begin their homework.

The students are taking advantage of a new program at the school called Homework Club. Homework Club is the brainchild of Monica Moreno, Ronda Fairlie and Nicole Gay. The three volunteers are also parents of children at the school.

“They need it,” Moreno said. “My own kids need it. I have four kids in the school and we had nights where we were up until 10 or 11 at night doing homework, and that just doesn’t work.”

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Lela Schober wins 2016 Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year

| September 27, 2016
Lela Schober wins 2016 Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year

The 2016 Coconino County Rural Teacher of the Year, Lela Schober, has been selected as the 2016 Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Rural Schools Association (ARSA). Schober is a language arts teacher at Williams-Elementary Middle School.

Each year ARSA presents two prestigious awards to outstanding Arizona educators: the County Teachers of the Year Awards and the Arizona Teacher of the Year award. Award winners receive plaques acknowledging their achievements and recognition. The Arizona Teacher of the Year award winner also receives a check for $1000 as well as an all expense paid trip to the annual National Rural Education Association Convention. All State winners also have their their names engraved on a large plaque that is housed at Northern Arizona University.

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New faces, new year: Williams Elementary-Middle School gears up for new year. See more Williams News education stories here

| August 3, 2016
New faces, new year: Williams Elementary-Middle School gears up for new year. See more Williams News education stories here

With the carefree days of summer over, several hundred students in Williams are headed back to school Aug. 3 where they will meet new teachers and hear about new goals for the 2016-2017 school year.

Williams Elementary-Middle School Principal Carissa Morrison, in her second year at the helm of the school, and her staff have looked back on last year’s gains and have created a blueprint for the new year.

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Williams grads give back before they’re gone. See more Williams News education stories here

| June 1, 2016
Williams grads give back before they’re gone. See more Williams News education stories here

Williams High School graduating seniors walked through the halls of Williams Elementary-Middle School to cheers and clapping May 28. The students congratulated the class of 2016 as the graduates walk through the hallways during the annual Grad March.

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