School Life

Hungry Lunch Day

 

November 21st

The Service Committee at The Williams School hosted a Hungry Lunch Day on November 21st, 2011 for the students and faculty. Hungry Lunch Day is an annual tradition at our school. Each year prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, we observe a day of hunger as a reminder to all those who experience hunger on a daily basis. We give up snack for the day and rather than our usual lunch, we eat only a small cup of beans and rice and drink only water. The entire school community participates and the proceeds from Hungry Lunch are donated to local community meal centers


Can Creations- Friday October 11th

Following a successful canned food drive, students compete in Can Creations. 

Each grade constructed a sculpture with canned food during class meetings. The Can Creations were judged on:

 

  • Most canned food brought in 
  • Most class participation
  • Most creative design

 

11th grade was the Winning class! 

Pizza Party Friday 10/25 Upper Lunch

liam and 11th grade giraffe, baby giraffe & tree
Liam and 11th grade giraffe, baby giraffe & tree
 
7th grade flag creation
7th grade flag creation

 

 


 

 

 

  



Service Committee

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Michelle, Sarah, Katie, Cooper & Mercedes
 

The Service Committee is a student organization that focuses on community service and the environment. Whether volunteering, performing at a Coffeehouse, serving at Hungry Lunch, organizing a Food Drive or helping plan Earth Day, there are events and projects for students to get involved in all year long. 

Check out our Spring 2014 Service Committee newsletter

 

 

 



Coffee House

The Coffee House on January 24th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm was a successful event. A special thanks to student performers and to Brien Bradley for organizing all musical acts. 

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For the week leading up to the Coffee House, students and faculty voted on a favorite cause. At the end of the evening, votes were calculated and High Hopes in Old Lyme was chosen. The proceeds from the Coffee House will benefit High Hopes.

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Students present donation to Sister Cities Essex Haiti

 

Mr. Fader, Brien Bradley, Christine Gelotte, Sonia Klein, Marion Philippe, Carly Gibson & Terry Smith
Mr. Fader, Brien B., Christine G., Sonia K., Marion P. & Carly G. with Mrs. Smith of SCEH
 

On Friday October 4th, The Service Committee hosted a Coffee House to benefit Sister Cities Essex Haiti (SCEH). Following an assembly on SCEH and Haiti, students were inspired to help with the library project for Deschapelles, Haiti. The Coffee House crowd was intimate, but the performances were fantastic. Brien Bradley '14 worked incredibly hard to organize the musical acts and set up all the music equipment. Highlights of the evening include: Noah Shafner's ('19) incredible piano performance, Claudia Mergy's ('18) acoustic guitar piece and Cooper Felte's ('14) and Alex St Louis's ('14) duet. In the spirit of the season, students painted pumpkins. Overall, the evening raised awareness and funds for a great cause, and showcased amazing student talent. 

 

 

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Leaders 2013-2014

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  • Marion Phillippe ’14
  • Carly Gibson ’14
  • Sonia Klein ’14

Holiday Angels

 

Advisor Groups each sponsored a member of the broader community for the Holidays. As a community, we purchased gifts for 22 people in New London County. On Wednesday, December 11th, Service Committee hosts a Gift Wrapping Party all day in the Williams Room. The gifts are placed in large bags and delivered to the Child and Family Agency in New London.

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Teen Mentors

This group of volunteers works in the community throughout the 2013-2014 school year. Teen Mentors are collaborating with Drop In Learning Center middle school students on an Empty Bowls Project. They are also running the Jason program for 3rd grade students at Drop In Learning Center.


Teen Mentors 2013-2014

  

Katie Lipman

Sonia Klein

Schyler Davis

Katie Winchester

Carrie Meneo

Carly Gibson

 

 

Jason Project 

Carrie Meneo, Sonia Klein and Katie Winchester have been working with 3rd grade students from Drop In Learning Center on Monday afternoons. They work together on hands-on science projects designed by the Jason Program. On December 10th, they hosted an Amphora Workshop, where students learned about the clay vessels, then created their own Amphoras in terracotta clay.

 

Carrie and Bea teach 3rd graders
Carrie and Bea teach 3rd graders

 Empty Bowls 

 

Carly Gibson, Schyler Davis and Katie Lipman have been working with Middle School students from Drop In Learning Center on Thursday afternoons. They are working together to plan an Empty Bowls event to raise funds to fight hunger in our area. In October, they designed and glazed bowls. In November they toured the Community Meal Center in New London. Stay tuned for more information on their Soup Night fundraiser.