NEWS: from Scott Colby, Physical Education Teacher

Cross Country Skiing is the big news! What a great time I have been having with students!To the many first time skiers exploring balance on two narrow skis, to the many veteran skiers, becoming more successful and confident, it is rewarding to witness students introduced to a healthy lifelong winter activity!

Students progress from learning about the equipment, how to equip themselves independently, to specific skills of cross country skiing. Our ski areas between Williams Elementary School and Messalonskee Middle School is appropriate for various degrees of beginning nordic skiing. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to offer this activity to our students!


Williams Elementary School is a grade 3-5 school where we strive to meet the individual needs of each student. We welcome each student where they are and diligently work to move each student to their achieve their academic best, while also nurturing students to become well-rounded, confident , and successful. We believe that all children belong at Williams Elementary. 

We are geographically located approximately 20 miles north of our state capital, Augusta, Maine. The area is rural yet renowned for the Belgrade Lakes, a chain of seven lakes including East Pond, North Pond, McGrath Pond, Salmon Pond, Great Pond, Long Pond, and Snow Pond. Our school is part of the Messalonskee School District RSU # 18, which encompasses the towns of Oakland, Belgrade, Sidney, Rome and China, Maine.

55 Pleasant Street
Oakland, ME  04963
Office (207) 465-2965
Fax (207) 465-4985