Come out to WEMS this Saturday 12/7 from 10 a.m. till Noon for the KidStuff Swap. This is a free event where families exchange clothes, toys, and other outgrown items for ages 0-18. Just drop off what you don't need and pick up what you do need. There's no requirement to drop off in order to pick up. Families can bring their items to the Swap Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m., or drop items off at the school any time this Wednesday or Thursday between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Thanks for helping and preventing waste. Hope to see you this Saturday!
Community Holiday Dinner Sunday, December 8th Noon-2 WEMS Cafeteria Complimentary Meal Santa visits with kids.(bring your camera) Bike Raffles Each child receives a gift.(while supplied last) EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Williams In cooperation with WEMS, Lions, and many community volunteers.
Attention Juniors and Seniors! WHS is hosting the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) assessment Feb 13, 2020 at 8 am SHARP in the WHS Gym. The test is 3 1/2 hours and all materials will be provided. Please see Mr. Powers for more details.
Good morning WHS Athletes and Families, Please see the message below from our A.D., Mr. Eche. With the anticipated weather coming in and the storm that has just passed, we have postponed the Fall Sports Banquet again. No date has been set as to when we recognize these athlete’s yet. Our 23rd Annual Rt. 66 Holiday Classic BB Tournament will begin this Thursday w/ games being played all day on Thursday thru Saturday. More info. to follow
UPDATE: With power restored, WHS will NOT be opening up the gym for those who needed shelter. Sorry for the confusion. Stay safe and warm folks! We are thankful for your patience in this very fluid situation.
The Williams High School Gym will be open today, starting at 4 pm, for anyone who needs shelter that might be without power and/or heat. Stay safe and stay warm folks!
Come support WHS basketball on Wednesday Nov27 vs Rockpoint. Games moved up 2 hrs. Girls JV start at 11am.
WMS games at Williams High School this Saturday. Athletes need to be at the gym by 7:15. Schedule: 8:00 Williams A vs Ash Fork A 9:00 Williams B vs Ash Fork B 10:00 Williams C vs Ash Fork C 11:00 Ash Fork B vs Seligman B 12:00 Williams A vs Ash Fork A 1:00 Williams B vs Seligman B 2:00 Williams C vs Seligman C
Greetings WHS! Due to inclement weather, all after school activities and practices at WHS have been cancelled. Thank you and enjoy the break!
Due to current weather conditions and the potential for icy roads this evening, the Falcon Flyers Afterschool Program is canceled tonight. Students who typically take bus transportation home will be put on their normal buses unless families make alternate arrangements with us at the school. Thank you and please travel safely.
Williams schools are on a 2 hour delay today, Thursday Nov 21st. Busses are running 2 hours later than normal.
The Fall Sports Banquet at WHS has been postponed to Wednesday Dec 4th. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Thank you.
Please join us tonight at WEMS for an evening of the arts! Ms. Rabe will showcase student artwork in the long hallway from 5 to 8 p.m. All students in grades 1-5 will have art displayed, along with middle and high school students who are currently taking an art class. Also, Ms. Stearns will lead our WEMS and WHS band and choir students in a wonderful performance starting at 6 p.m. See you tonight!
Your Williams Football Team are AIA 1A State Champions! #Skol #GoVikes #BurnTheBoats #Dominate Congrats men! We’re so proud of our coaches and young men!
Not able to go to the Vikings game? You can still watch the game online via the NFHS Network for a small fee. Let’s go Vikings!! #burntheboats #skol #aia #championshipgame https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/aia/gam0db23cb247
Tomorrow, Saturday 11/16, at 10:30 am, the Williams Football team will be given an escort out of town by WPD and our fans and businesses. Come to Route 66 in Orange and Black and give these fine young men a proper send off! #AIA365 #AIAChampionships #MaxPreps #AIAPreps365 #1A #GoVikes #Skol #BurnTheBoats
Greetings WHS families: We are pleased to announce that Ms. Kim Bennett has joined the WHS team as a long term sub, covering the void in our math department. She is eager and excited to be back in the classroom. We are thrilled she is with us and leading the charge!
Traffic Alert for Saturday’s State Football Championship https://www.dcourier.com/news/2019/nov/12/plan-i-17-closure-if-heading-phoenix-weekend/
There will be a Rooter Bus for the AIA 1A State Football Championship Game at Coronado HS (Scottsdale) between your # 1 Williams Vikings & # 3 Superior Panthers! Cost of admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students that are 6 and older. Bus leaves at 1 pm from the WHS Student Parking Lot on Sat. 11/16. Sign ups in the front office at WHS. $10 holds your spot on the bus and is your entrance fee for the game. #AIA365 #BurnTheBoats #Dominate #GoVikes #Skol #AZPreps365
Our Lady Vikes are set to take on # 2 St David in the 1A State Semis! You can WATCH LIVE on https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/sports/volleyball/arizona?featured=gam8c33e730e0&maxpreps=mobile_contest #GoVikes! #AIA365 #MaxPreps
Congrats Lady Vikes on advancing to the 1A State Volleyball Semifinals. The ladies take on #2 St David tomorrow at 12 pm Noon at Coronado HS
It’s final: WHS Football advances to the AIA 1A State Football Championship, by beating Hayden 52-0!
Your Vikings Football team leads Hayden 35-0 at Half! #GoVikes #BurnTheBoats #AIA #StateChampionships
Our Lady # 3 Vikes beat # 14 North Valley Prep Academy 3-0 to advance to the 1A Quarterfinals to play # 11 Mayer at 7 pm tonight at Coronado HS! Go Lady Vikes! #AIA #StateChampionships #AIA365
The deadline for registering for the December administration of the ACT is November 8th. Mr. Powers has waivers for those that may qualify. Please see Mr. Powers for more info! #ACT #TestPrep
Thank you to our local Williams Kiwanis for always supporting our WEMS students and staff! From hosting our middle schoolers for a monthly Student of the Month luncheon to donating hundreds and hundreds of dollars every year in school supplies to coordinating/hosting the annual Holiday Dinner for the entire community, this group's generosity knows no bounds!
AIA 1A State Championship Updates: #1 Williams Football plays #5 Hayden on 11/8 @ 7 pm @ Coronado HS. #3 Williams Volleyball plays North Valley Christian Academy on 11/8 @ 11 am @ Coronado HS Gym A. #GoVikes #ChampionshipBound #AIA #Skol #BurnTheBoats #RoadToVictory #VikingProud
It is with great pleasure that we proudly announce, on behalf of everyone at WUSD # 2, that BOTH WHS and WEMS received a letter grade of “B” for last school year (Spring of 2019) from the AZ Dept of Ed. We are thrilled of everyone’s efforts on this wonderful achievement! WUSD # 2 and it’s hard working staff and students should all be very proud!
Good evening parents, just a friendly reminder that there will be no Falcon Flyers tomorrow. Regular day on Friday. Have a safe and happy Halloween.
Follow the AIA 1A State Playoff Bracket for Volleyball https://www.azpreps365.com/brackets/volleyball-girls/1a/831-2019-aia-girls-volleyball-1a-state-championship-q07g9e.pdf Follow the AIA State Football Playoff Bracket for 1A. Williams is the #1 seed! https://www.azpreps365.com/brackets/football-8/1a/807-2019-aia-football-1a-conference-championship #GoVikes #PlayoffBound
WHS Viking FOOTBALL: Friday (11/1) @ 6 pm! is a HOME GAME vs. Arete Prep in a #1 vs. #8 State Playoff Quarterfinal matchup! Come #BurnTheBoats and cheer on our #Vikings to victory! After the game, we celebrate our SENIORS! Tickets are $10 adults & $5 for students, per the AIA.
Our Lady Volleyball Vikes began Regional Tourney Play last night by beating BASIS 3-0. They are ranked # 3 in the state & travel to Mogollon Friday (11/1) to play Ash Fork @ 11 am & then in the Region Championship if we win. JV season is complete & our ladies finished 20-0! Wow!
Congrats to our WHS Cheer Squad for bringing home the 2nd place trophy from Tucson this past weekend at their State Competition! Way to go ladies! #GoVikes #Cheer
Calling all Kindergarten through 6th Grade Falcons interested in Girl Scouts! WEMS will host a six-week "Introduction to Girl Scouts" class on Mondays from 4-5 p.m. starting on Monday, November 4th. Girls, pick up a permission slip from the front office this week. Adults interested in becoming troop leaders should contact Sarah Burnham at 480-747-0516 or email@example.com
Reminder: Due to the Fall Carnival this evening, there will be no Falcon Flyers afterschool program today. Falcon Flyers will resume again tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.
Tonight's the big night! Come on out to WEMS for the Annual Fall Carnival. Games, prizes, costumes, and food from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Proud of our Seniors! We have 12 Seniors that have already been accepted to NAU for the Fall 2020 semester! 10 of them qualified for the Lumberjack Scholars Award!! 2 more Seniors have been admitted to University of Arizona as well! #Lumberjacks #NAU #Jacks #UofA
The WHS Bonfire has been rescheduled for 7-9pm on Tuesday Oct 22 @ the Rodeo Grounds. We expect light winds that night. We hope to see you all there!
Attention WEMS families:We will not have our Falcon Flyers program this Friday due to staff attending a mandatory training in Phoenix. At the training, staff will learn new ideas to make our afterschool program even better. Again, there will be no Falcon Flyers this Friday, October 18th. The program will resume on Monday, October 21st. We still have spaces open for 3rd through 8th grade in the program. You can pick up applications in the front office. Thank you!
https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/oct/10/three-sisters-prescribed-fire-project-delayed-set-/ FYI: Fire resumes today, weather pending!
Senior parents/guardians: Williams High School is sponsoring a FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid night tomorrow Wednesday October 16th from 5-7 pm at the high school. Seniors & their parents/guardians can fill out this free application to see if they qualify for federal student aid for ANY University, Community College, or Trade School. It takes about 20 minutes to fill out & results are immediate. We have a FAFSA expert coming to help and offer guidance on filling this out. Please bring a copy of your taxes from 2018. There is an IRS retrieval tool built into the on line application but it is always a good idea to bring a paper copy. FAFSA money can be used at many different schools or training centers. I recommend that all parents and students fill this out just to see if they qualify and how much they qualify for. We hope to see you all there.
Due to injuries & eligibility issues, El Capitan has cancelled the football game this Friday, 10/11 vs. us. They were simply unable to field a full roster. Senior night for our Football-Cheer and Band will be held at the conclusion of the State Playoff game that we will host here on Friday, 11/1. Thank you for your understanding and continued support. Go Vikings!
Thursday’s Bonfire has once again been cancelled. We will look to once again reschedule for sometime in late October/early November. Thank you for your continued patience.
Greetings Vikings Families: Reminder: Parent Teacher Conferences are tomorrow (10/10) from 2-6 pm @ WHS. Half day early release for ALL WHS students. Lunch is 12:00-12:30 for WHS students. Bus arrives @ 12:30 pm for those that ride. We look forward to seeing each of you!
Falcon Families: Please remember that tomorrow is an early release day due to Parent/Teacher Conferences. Students will be released at 12:45 p.m. and arrive at bus stops 3 hours earlier than usual. Conferences will be held in the gymnasium tomorrow, Thursday, October 10th from 2-4 p.m. and then again from 5-7 p.m. Due to all staff being at conferences, our Falcon Flyers afterschool program is canceled tomorrow. Thank you and we hope to see you all at conferences!
Attn 6th Grade Falcon Families: On 10/15, Coconino County will be providing free dental screenings & sealents to your student. Return the form sent home with your student by 10/10 to receive these services at school. Contact our Health Aide at 928-635-4428 with any questions!
Attention WUSD Families:Prescribed/controlled burn this Fri. near Kaibab Lake, N to Pronghorn & W toward the airport. No burn Sat. Sunday, near the airport & continue outward from there.Info available @ the WUSD DO re: the fire. Expect heavy smoke, helicopters, & visible flames.
Greetings Vikings and Falcons! The Bonfire has been rescheduled for Oct 10th, from 7:30-9:30 pm at the Rodeo Grounds, weather/wind permitting! Come help us celebrate WHS and our Seniors!
The Cheer Team is going to Competition! Please help them fund raise this year by updating your Viking swag! #FanCloth #GoVikes #Cheer #Dance #Skol https://fancloth.shop/GPGEP
https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/sep/27/arizona-cardinals-select-jeff-brownlee-coach-week/ Photo Credit: Wendy Howell/WGCN
Wow! We've already had 50 students register for our Afterschool/Friday Falcon Flyers program! If you haven't signed your child up yet (and also if you have!), come to the Kick-Off Celebration tomorrow, Monday, September 30th, in the WEMS cafeteria at 4 p.m. This event is for all students, families, and staff. We'll have food catered by the Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff, play games, and recognize our many partners. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at 4 p.m.!
Reminder: Today from 4-6 p.m. you can register your child for the Falcon Flyers Afterschool/Friday program that starts this Monday! This program is first come, first served, so stop by the WEMS cafeteria today! Also, a big thank you to St. Mary's Food Bank for committing to providing every child who attends the Falcon Flyers program a complete meal every day!
Coach Brownlee's article in the Williams News! https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/sep/24/arizona-cardinals-select-jeff-brownlee-coach-week/ Photo Credit: Wendy Howell/WGCN
Wow! Thank you Mr. Eche and GCB CEO Mr. Peasley! https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/sep/24/grand-canyon-brewerys-putts-and-pints-raises-10000/ Photo Credit: Erin Ford/WGCN
WHS Community Blood Drive Monday Nov 4th 9a-5p WHS Gym @ 440 S 7th St. Appointments: call 877-25-VITAL or visit bloodhero.com
Our FREE Falcon Flyers AfterSchool/Friday Program starts Monday, September 30th. We invite all first through eighth grade students to register as spaces are limited. The program will have academic help, sports clinics, fun activities, and complete meals served every day. Your child can attend one or multiple days of the week. Register your child either this Wednesday, September 25th at WEMS from 4 to 6 p.m. OR at the program's first day which is a huge Kick-Off Celebration at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 30th. The Kick-Off Celebration is for students and families and there will be games, crafts, and a catered dinner from the Boys and Girls Club. Register your child and make sure he or she doesn't miss this amazing program!
A great opportunity to serve! #BuiltToServe https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/sep/17/community-clean-set-sept-21/
Tonight’s Bonfire, due to high winds has been cancelled. We will reschedule the bonfire for sometime in early October. Thank you
The WHS yearbook staff invites students, parents & staff to submit photos. Check our school’s free photo sharing app: ReplayIt by Jostens in your device's app store (password: whs2020). Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.
Exciting news! WEMS has received a 21st Century Grant and will now offer a robust After-School/Friday School program! http://m.williamsnews.com/news/2019/sep/17/grant-provide-funding-new-after-school-program-wem/
Congratulations to Coach Brownlee for being chosen the AZ HS Coach of the Week by the AZ Cardinals. He will be recognized this Thursday around 11 am on our football field during Homecoming festivities. The football program will also receive $1,000 from the Cards! Congrats Coach!
Hi Falcon Families. This Thursday, WEMS students are invited to attend a walking field trip to Route 66 to watch the Annual Homecoming Parade. Permission slips were sent home today. Please sign and return these to the school tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest, so your child can participate in this fun tradition.
Greetings Williams Community Members: Need some part time, exciting, and rewarding work? Like working with kids? WUSD # 2 is searching for substitutes! $120 per day. IVP fingerprint card needed. Inquire with the District Office. Degree not required.
Vikings 66 Bagdad 20 FINAL
Kudos to the JV and Varsity Lady Vikes for getting it done against Bagdad earlier this evening. Our Varsity girls remain undefeated on the season! #GoVikes
Half time Vikes 18 Bagdad 6
Dual Enrollment Parent Information Night on Wednesday, September 25th from 5:30pm-6:45pm at the CCC Lone Tree Campus. This evening is designed to be an opportunity for Dual Enrollment parents and students to come to the CCC Lone Tree campus to learn about DE opportunities, the process of DE registration and also about other programs that CCC offers.
Mondays Color Day Dress Up is all out! Wear as much of that color as you can! FYI, your class color is NEON!
Homecoming Themes 2019 Freshman - Cartoons Sophomores - Coachella Thunder Juniors - Spring Break Seniors - Blast from the Past
Homecoming Week Info: Class COLORS Freshman - Pink Sophomores - Purple Juniors - Yellow Seniors - Blue
Homecoming Week is next week! Here we go! Monday - Color Day: wear your class color, everywhere! Tuesday - Go cray cray on vacay (dress like a tourist) Wednesday - Class Theme Day (see other post) Thursday - Spirit Day, Viking Pride. Wear BLACK AND ORANGE!
Shout out to our Volleyball teams and our Football team for taking care of business in Salome last night! #GoVikes #Dominate #UCantHideThatWilliamsPride
Congrats to our Varsity VB girls for their 3-1 victory over NPA on Tuesday and for sweeping Chino Valley tonight 3-0! Keep it going ladies!
Today I learned of another neat WHS tradition... #SeniorSunrise 20 or so WHS Seniors sat on the bleachers this morning to watch the sun rise! How neat!! #GoVikes!
Our Lady Vikings Volleyball team has their home opener tomorrow (Tuesday Sept 3) at 5 pm in the gym! Come watch the Lady Vikes take on NPA! #GoVikes!
TD Lozano! 90 yard TD reception! Vikings lead PVHS (Nevada) 14-12 with 7 mins remaining in the 4th Q!
Follow the Viking Football team at https://www.maxpreps.com/m/high-schools/williams-vikings-(williams,az)/football/default.htm Currently Vikes are down by a touchdown. Let’s go Vikes!!
Hi all, remember that WUSD2 will be closed Monday, Sept 2 in honor of Labor Day. Have a great long weekend!
Homecoming will be here SOON! 2019 theme: #GoCrazyGetWild School appropriate activities include: Hall decorating, dress like a tourist, spirit day, PowderPuff football, a parade, floats, boys volleyball & cheer, a bonfire, and so much more! Stay tuned! Sept 16-20!
A great organization providing a great service to N AZ students needs community assistance. This device is amazing! https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/aug/27/lions-club-seeks-help-purchase-vision-screening-to/
The Boys Cruise to an easy victory in the home opener! #GoVikes! #BurnTheBoats #Dominate! #Skol! https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/aug/27/running-all-cylinders-vikings-cruise-easy-win-over/
Way to go to all of our Summer Reading Challenge students! Our top readers received certificates, prizes, and an afternoon movie party. Thanks to Mrs. Honsinger for organizing the Challenge and to all WEMS families who encourage their children to read! Evoliano was the top reader in school with over 3000 minutes this summer. :)
Check out upcoming games posted in the Athletics button 2 games today Sat, Aug 24 JV FB is traveling to Fredonia game at 2pm VB has a 3:00 pm scrimmage at Mohave Accelerated Go Vikings!
It’s final! Vikings 75 Anthem Prep 0
WHS is entering the AIA Spirit Video Contest that could air on Channel 12 Phoenix. Students, parents, & WHS fans can sent short spirit in action vids to firstname.lastname@example.org WHS is creating a spirit hype video 2-3 mins in length #GoVikes #BurnTheBoats #Above&Beyond
Stay healthy and stay focused men! Bring home the title! #BurnTheBoats #Dominate #Skol #GoVikes https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/aug/06/betting-experience-vikings-return-ready-chase-stat/
Our Lady Vikes are poised for a tremendous season! https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/aug/13/lady-vikes-back-net/
We're counting on our Lady Vikes to keep the crowd pumped this year! They are also cheering competitively this season! https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/aug/20/vikings-loud-and-proud-cheer-team-preps-first-foot/
WUSD and WHS is proud and honored to have Officer Wygal on our campuses! https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/aug/21/officer-tad-wygal-steps-new-school-resource-office/
Check out the 1A Football Conference Report hot off the press! #GoVikes! #BurnTheBoats #Dominate https://issuu.com/coachp/docs/1a_final_issuu_template_original2final/1?ff
Can't wait to see all of our Falcon Families this Thursday, August 15th at the Open House! It starts at 5:00 p.m. with a potluck in the cafeteria. Elementary classrooms open at 5:15 p.m. Middle school families can experience being a "middle schooler for a day" by attending their child's classes for 10 minutes each, starting at 5:20 p.m. Come learn about your child's education, meet teachers, and have an ice cream sundae before you leave. If you can, please bring a dish to share. Thanks and see you this Thursday!
WEMS Soccer parent meeting August 13th 5 pm in the Parenteau Auditorium. First day of practice is August 19th.
Parent and student portal is open for use. If you use the app, you will need to log out and log back in. If your password hasn’t been reset in the last 6 months, the system will require you to reset your password. Please contact email@example.com if you have issues logging in. Thank you.
Forensic Scientist Kristin Dick was a guest teacher in Mrs. Mitkowski’s social studies classes today. Mrs. Dick talked to every class about the skills she uses in her job and what kind of education is needed to pursue a career in forensics. She then helped the students “break the codes” to clues in an escape room activity. The kids really soared and impressed our guest with their thoughtful questions and the warm welcome to WEMS!
We discovered this morning that last night’s call went out to all WEMS families AND their emergency contacts. Please know we have fixed that already and apologize for the inconvenience. Also, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to report problems with the new notification system.
Reminder: The first day of preschool at Williams Elementary School is Monday August 5th. The morning class will eat breakfast together and the afternoon class will eat lunch together daily. If you do not wish to purchase meals from the cafeteria, please send your child with a meal. If you have any questions about your qualification for free or reduced price meals, please make sure you have filled out the Free and Reduced Lunch Form for the cafeteria, and/or contact Chris Sanders at WEMS 928-635-4428 ext. 124 with any questions. Thank you, we look forward to seeing all of your children at school on Monday!
Our food service program would like to remind you of the increase in meal fees for this school year. Please turn in lunch applications asap. Applications can be downloaded at https://www.wusd2.org/o/wusd/page/food-service--222. Turn into school office once completed.
Reminder: Sports Physicals tomorrow (7/23) @ North Country Health Care. $20. By appt. only. Call 928-635-4441. Pick up the paperwork @ either WEMS or WHS front offices. Complete paperwork before your appt.
We have a new website coming! We will be going live soon. Take a sneak peak at http://williamsunifiedaz.apptegy.us/o/wusd
It’s that time of year again! Join us for the Back-to-School & Registration Fair: Wed, 7/17 at 9a-3p & Thurs, 7/18 at 2-6p.