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The The Williams School (New London, CT) varsity lacrosse team has a home non-conference game vs. St. Andrew's (Barrington, RI) today @ 4p.
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A past remembrance: I attended Garrison Williams kindergarten as a young five year old in 1946. I played the "Triangles" in a performance for parents. More but there are so many painful memories.
Hope all is well with you. Esther Productions, Inc is hosting it's 3rd Annual Discovering Me.. Without You Essay Contest.
Esther Productions, Inc. is a Washington, DC-based national nonprofit organization. Founded in 2004, is dedicated to using a variety of vehicles—traditional and nontraditional—to develop communities throughout the United States and Europe. It was created in 2004 by Jonetta Rose Barras, award-winning journalist and author of Whatever Happened to Daddy’s Little Girl?
Esther Productions, Inc hosted it's 1st Annual Discovering Me..Without You Essay Contest in 2019 and it's 2nd Annual Discovering Me..Without You Essay Contest took place last year. This year, Esther Productions, Inc is hosting it's 3rd Annual Discovering Me.. Without You Essay Contest from September 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021. It is designed for teens ages 14 - 17.
Ist Place--- $1,000
2nd Place-- $500
3rd Place-- $200
Honorable Mention--$50
Top essays will be published in a book to be released Spring 2022
It is supported through generous contributions from Kerry S. Pearson LLC, Emmanuel Bailey, Veterans Services Corp, Pepco, an Exelon Corporation, Fort Myer Construction Corporation Charitable Foundation and Esther’s Friends.
The entries will be judged by a team of successful professional leaders including Ana Acevedo holds a degree in psychology and is a manager in the DC government; Patricia Bitondo is a board member of the Educational Foundation of the Woman’s National Democratic Club and a businesswoman; Ana R. Harvey is a former senior executive in President Barack Obama’s administration who focused on the development of women-owned businesses; Alicia Henry, former nonprofit executive; Winfield Swanson is Director of Communications for the Woman’s National Democratic Club; Addison Switzer is an actor and CEO of BuckWild Media; Shelley Livingston and Jerry Malmo.
• Essays must have a cover page with the author’s name, age, home address, email address and name of school.
• Essays must also have a title of the essay on all pages; the author's name may not appear on any page other than the cover page.
• Essays must be original and use proper citation(s); they cannot contain the words of another person without giving that individual credit within the text of the essay.
• Essays must be between 750 words and 1500 words;
• Essays must be written in English--the writer should indicate at submission if English is not her native language.
• Essays must be typed with 12- point font, doubled spaced, printed only on one side of the paper; essays may be submitted electronically either as a doc. or pdf file
For more information about the contest, visit
Love the idea of “sweet pickles,” The Williams School
The Williams School honors 9/11
We're loving The Williams School mascot!
Happy July! All of us here at VFC are excited and honored to share that we will begin work with the Virginia African American Cultural Center and The Williams School this month.
Nice treat for the graduates (and teachers!) of The Williams School!
Great volunteer effort at The Williams School to support the American Red Cross!
Join us as we spotlight our 2021 Volunteer Achievement Award Honorees leading up to our April 28, 2021, Volunteer Achievement Awards and National Volunteer Week celebration.

The Harvey L. Lindsay, Jr. Changemaker Award honors a volunteer leader in the community who serves as a catalyst for change and inspires service in others through their commitment to community service. We are proud to announce our 2021 honoree, Andria McClellan.

McClellan serves as a changemaker through service to community organizations throughout Hampton Roads and Virginia, including WHRO Public Media, CIVIC Leadership Institute, Elizabeth River Trail, 757 Angels, 757 Accelerate, The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Previously, she served on the boards of ACCESS College Foundation, Hampton Roads Technology Council, Nauticus Foundation, Samaritan House, Tidewater Venture Mentors, The Up Center, Virginia Coastal Coalition, The Williams School, OneVirginia2021 Regional Advisory Board, and Norfolk Public Schools Open Campus Advisory Board.

Join us in celebrating Andria McClellan and our other honorees on April 28 at noon. Learn more at
I thought some people might be interested in this history I did of the house on the corner of Boissevain and Colley.

630 Boissevain Avenue was built in 1880 and pre-dates most of Ghent by a decade.

At the time of construction it sat on the corner of Manteo Street and the house was on the eastern edge of the Atlantic City neighborhood. That changed when the NRHA demolished Atlantic City to make room for the medical complex that is currently across the street and Colley Avenue was moved a block to the east. It now sits on the corner of Boissevain and Colley.

In 1908 the house was purchased by John Williams and his wife, Virginia (Garrison) Williams. Long time Norfolk residents, Mrs Williams was born in the Moses Myer's house.

It was here, in 1927, that she began "The V. Garrison Williams Primary School". In 1933, the school moved to the corners of Colonial and Fairfax Avenue as "Garrison Williams School". In 1977, the school name was shortened to "The Williams School" and still operates from that location.

This building has now been divided into five condominiums.
I would say on a 1-10 scale of happiness, this one is at an 11.

The Williams School of Norfolk, Virginia is a, private independent K-8 coeducational day school and

The Williams School follows a lab school model, and offers a progressive private school education at the preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school level. It realizes its mission through the following key concepts:

• A child-centered environment
• An emphasis on integrity and responsibility
• A non-institutional atmosphere
• A partnership with parents

Located in Norfolk, VA, we welcom

Operating as usual


Today is a special day! It is our first whole-school assembly in two years. We are grateful to have this time together again.

Photos from The Williams School's post 08/25/2022

Welcome back, Owls! Yesterday morning started with a return to a Williams tradition: clapping in each grade level to the building for the first day of school. It was the perfect way to kick off a new year of community, creativity, exploration, and fearless learning.

Photos from The Williams School's post 08/18/2022

Cheers for The Williams School! Thank you to all who came out last night for the Summer Alumni Event...we loved catching up with you! What a great reminder of the long-lasting impact of the Williams experience.

Photos from The Williams School's post 08/17/2022

During this morning's opening workshop, our faculty and staff engaged in professional learning and conversation as we unpacked our mission, vision, and goals.

Photos from The Williams School's post 08/17/2022

Welcome back to Williams' amazing faculty and staff! We are thrilled to see familiar faces and welcome new members to the team.


Attention, Williams Alumni! We hope to see you August 17 at Elation Brewing!
Please follow this link to RSVP:
*Must be 21 or older to attend

Photos from The Williams School's post 08/03/2022

Summer Adventures are back in action! Yesterday, Wild about Writing campers visited the community garden at Freemason Street Baptist Church. Our young authors focused on hearing, seeing, and smelling their surroundings to inspire some very creative short stories.


The halls of Williams are quiet, but we are excitedly preparing for the new school year. Thanks to the awesome Mrs. Needham, the Lower School STEM cabinets are organized and ready to go. We cannot wait to see you soon, Owls!


Attention, Williams Alumni! Please save the date! We hope to see you August 17 at Elation Brewing!
Please follow this link to RSVP:
*Must be 21 or older to attend


At Williams, service has always been at the heart of our mission. We are pleased to announce that we are now a certified organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).

What does this mean for Williams? The PVSA is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging students to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. Students will log service hours throughout the year, and it is our goal that at least 25% of our student body will report their community service activity through this program!


Last Friday, we officially welcomed Dr. Kelly Hedrick as Head of School at The Williams School!

Williams families, if you're in the neighborhood tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, July 6), please stop by the library between 2-4 p.m. to say hello to Dr. Hedrick! She will be holding these drop-in visits on July 6, 13, 20, & 27. We hope to see you there!

Photos from The Williams School's post 06/29/2022

What is a Lab School? It's a place where students seek new adventures....from summer camp outings in our own backyard, to paella cooking lessons at Gredos San Diego School in Spain. At Williams, our classrooms extend well beyond our walls.

Photos from The Williams School's post 06/28/2022

It was the perfect weather today for our Virginia Backyard Explorers camp to do some crabbing at First Landing State Park!

Photos from The Williams School's post 06/27/2022

Our Eighth Grade travelers are making the most of every minute of their immersion trip to GSD International School in Spain! For detailed updates, please follow us on Instagram () and Twitter ()!

Photos from The Williams School's post 06/23/2022

Summer Adventures 2022 are in full swing and so is the collaboration and creativity! STEM Adventures campers have explored Nauticus, concocted slime, and tried their hands at reconstructing famous architecture using "STEAM bins"


A group of recent graduates took off for Spain on Wednesday afternoon, where they will participate in a week-long Spanish immersion program at Gredos San Diego School in Buitrago, Spain. Be sure to check out their awesome adventures on Instagram () and Twitter ()!

This inaugural trip is part of a multiyear commitment between Williams and GSD to foster collaboration, student programs, and professional development.

Prior to departure, they took a moment to admire the TWS art on display through June at Norfolk International Airport!

Photos from The Williams School's post 06/20/2022

This afternoon, we are proudly reflecting on The Williams School's 94th Commencement Exercises. The Class of 2022 will matriculate to Cape Henry Collegiate, Maury High School, Norfolk Academy, Norfolk Collegiate, The Galloway School, The Hague School, The International Baccalaureate Program at Granby High School, The Leadership Center for the Sciences and Engineering at Norview High School, and The Medical and Health Specialties Program at Maury High School.

Congratulations, graduates, on your individual and collective accomplishments! We know you will soar!


We applauded our Class of 2022 at last night's graduation and celebrated another school year at the annual "Festival Day" this morning.

These gatherings are another reminder that We Are Williams: a place that is innovative and proud of its long-standing traditions...a place where being a good citizen is as important as being a top scholar...a place where students, faculty, and families are a community of lifelong friends.

Have a wonderful summer, Owls!


Math is everywhere at Williams. Third Grade students participated in a scavenger hunt to find examples of acute, right, and obtuse angles in their classrooms. There are some keen eyes in this group!

Photos from The Williams School's post 05/20/2022

Today, Kindergarten had the special experience of visiting with their chicks (now all grown up!), including "Mr. Steve" and his friends. Thank you to the Kilduff family for hosting this O.W.L. Outing!

Photos from The Williams School's post 05/19/2022

It was a stellar Wednesday at TWS thanks to the leadership of our Head of School for the Day, Edward '26 & Librarian for the Day, Catherine '28!


From the classroom to the mangroves of Florida, science is everywhere! The 8th Grade class enjoys Day 2 of their week-long adventure

Photos from The Williams School's post 05/17/2022

Our Lab School is both forward-thinking and rooted in tradition.
Yesterday, First Grade students enjoyed their annual Beatrix Potter tea! This well-loved event is held each spring as the students wrap up their unit of study on the author and illustrator

Photos from The Williams School's post 05/11/2022

What is a Lab School? It's hands-on and minds-on experiences. This week, Math 6 students are creating game boards to apply their understanding of integer operations


At Williams, we are fearless learners and a community of friends


Theater returned to Williams in spectacular fashion on Friday night! Bravo to the Seventh Grade class for their performance of select scenes from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. A special thank you to Middle School Language Arts teacher Mrs. Liz Duke for her expertise and enthusiasm in preparing students for this experience!

Photos from The Williams School's post 05/02/2022

Saturday's Williams Family Picnic was nothing short of awesome! Good food, good fun, and really great friends. Thank you for joining us!


Heroes Needed! TWS is hosting a blood drive TODAY from 12-5 p.m. Walk-ins Welcome!
Location: The Williams School Gym (312 W Bute Street)


A birthday song from Kindergarten will make any day extra special...
Cheers to the best crossing guard around, Mr. Riddick! We appreciate you!

Photos from The Williams School's post 04/28/2022

What is a Lab School? It's a place that ignites curiosity and nurtures explorers


This Friday, April 29, please join Williams' Seventh Grade class in supporting the American Red Cross. It is our final blood drive of the year! There is a critical need for donations. We encourage you to sign up TODAY!

The blood drive will be held at The Williams School gym (312 W Bute St) from 12-5 pm. Please follow this link to register to donate:


Williams does NYC is coming up in just a few days! Purchase tickets and preview our Live Auction packages at

Our auction would not be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors who have contributed so generously to make this year's auction a huge success! Thank you!


Could we BE any more excited for this year’s auction? Join us for a special preview tomorrow morning, and get your tickets for Williams does NYC on April 2 at

Photos from The Williams School's post 03/14/2022

Happy Pi Day from Math 6! Students explored the relationship between circumference and diameter with different sized circles and string, among other ex-Pi-ting class activities!

Photos from The Williams School's post 03/02/2022

It was a pretty special day for Carolina ‘26 who was Head of the School for the Day! From meetings with Mrs. Moore and leading assembly, to a special lunch and reading to kindergarten, she got to see the ins and outs of leading Williams!

You, too, could win this package at our annual auction on Saturday, April 2 and provide a great memory-making experience for your TWS owl.


"Without a doubt, students leave Williams ready for the world beyond our walls...a new space where they will shine through their humanity, free-thinking, confidence, and ability to be self-advocates."

It's not just what you learn at Williams. It's who you become.


Have you purchased your tickets to The Williams School Annual Auction “Williams does NYC” on Saturday, April 2? Prices increase after March 5!

Come be a part of it - New York, New York!

Photos from The Williams School's post 02/23/2022

Today, our multipurpose room transformed into The Williams School Museum of Black History & Culture, featuring the fourth grade’s annual living wax museum! Fourth graders embodied historical figures like Katherine Johnson, Charles Drew, Misty Copeland and Muhammad Ali, to name a few, and made their stories and contributions come to life.

Artwork, biographies, and creative projects from each grade level also adorned the museum walls for our students and visitors to enjoy.


It’s 2/22/2022! Happy Two’s-day from second grade!

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Norfolk, VA

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