Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work.
It is that time again, and we hope you and your children are as excited as we are to start another school year. I hope this letter finds our families happy and well. It has been a spectacular summer albeit the drought that has caused difficulty for our local farmers and gardeners.
We are 100% committed to doing what is best for kids. ASRSD has exemplary teachers who care about their students. Just as important as providing an excellent education, is ensuring your child is happy and feels emotionally and physically safe. Please never hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or principal with concerns. Research provides solid evidence that strong parent-school engagement and open communication positively contribute to a child’s success in school.
Please take a moment to read the “Panther News, 2015-2016 Year in Review". We hope you are proud of the many accomplishments in the school district. These would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our staff, students, and parents.
Late last spring we circulated a Parent Satisfaction Survey and committed to sharing the results with you. We aim to please and your feedback tells us just that. Most seem satisfied with the school system, but we will never rest on our laurels. We want to be the best school district in the state!
(Click HERE for survey results)
This coming school year promises to be our best year yet.
Here are some highlights:
- Band for Grade 5 students
- Two new AP courses at high school, English Language & Composition; Chemistry
- New literacy benchmark assessment system, K-2
- Technology Centers, K-2
- Improved special education programming
- Science materials and resources at elementary and high school
- Mathematics resources elementary through high school
- History/Social Studies books at high school
- Novels for high school
- Materials and texts for AP courses
- Health books at high school
- Point of Sale system in food service (Click HEREfor more information)
Please click here for the district directory along with school starting and end times. All of the aforementioned information is located on the district website, www.asrsd.org and you are strongly encouraged to make it a regular habit to visit the website. We consistently post information on the website, Facebook, and Twitter. You may follow me on Twitter: @MaryMalone7. I love to hear from our parents and please feel free to contact me anytime at email@example.com or 978-772-8600 X1508.
Our best wishes to all for a successful school year!