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.


May Blog

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the weather gets warmer, please ensure that your child is following the ASRHS dress code. Any questions regarding the dress code should be directed to Mr. Ramos or me. In addition, please remember if your child just got his/her license that their car should be registered with ASRHS. Please see Mrs. Rader in the main office for the proper paperwork. On another note, as the school year winds down, please continue to support your child getting to school on time.

There are lots of activities that will be taking place at ASRHS over the next several weeks. A calendar of senior events was previously sent out. If you need another copy, please contact the high school office. The calendar on the high school web site also contains these important dates. In addition, to senior activities, please see what is coming up in the months of May and June below:

 The last day of school is Tuesday, June 20th. Final exams will be taking place on Friday, June 16th and Monday, June 19th. On Tuesday, June 20th there is a half day of school with dismissal at 11:00AM. Also, this is a make-up day for missed exams. Please remember that students are only allowed to make up an exam with the approval of an administrator.

 ASRHS Drama presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Friday, May 5th at 7:00PM and Saturday, May 6th at 2:00PM and 7:00PM in the ASRHS auditorium.

 National Honor Society induction will take place on Tuesday, May 9th beginning at 7:00PM in the ASRHS auditorium. Light refreshments will follow.

 On May 16th – May 17th sophomores will be taking the MCAS mathematics exam. Please make sure your child is well rested and reports to school on time.

 The Janis Bresnahan Run for Education is coming up soon on Sunday, May 21st. Registering for this great community wide event benefits all of us. You can also sign up to volunteer on the JB race registration site below since the race committee is always in need of volunteers. Click Here for Race Registration, Volunteer Sign Up, or to Donate Online

 The ASRHS Pops Concert will take place at 7:30PM on Monday, May 22nd in the ASRHS auditorium.

 Mrs. Deborah Rader, Administrative Assistant, was selected as ASRHS Employee of the Month for April. Following, please see some important information from our school counselors.

As always, we are here to support both families and students.


Albert J. Varga, Principal


School Counseling News

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 As a reminder, there is a community service requirement for graduation and all Community Service hours need to be handed in by May 23, 2017 which is an extension from the original date of March 1, 2017. If your hours have not been completed, please speak to Mrs. Sweetland IMMEDIATELY.

 Mid Quarter grades close May 5th. Please check your child’s progress report to ensure s/he is meeting graduation requirements.

 All seniors must complete the Graduation Survey in Family Connection to be issued their Cap and Gown.

 All seniors who have applied to college should also update their admissions decisions for ALL of the colleges to which they applied in Family Connection.



 Make sure your Naviance tasks are in progress and completed by the deadlines!

 We hosted a College Admissions Seminar On March 23 if you missed it you can view it at College Admissions webinar

 If you are considering participating in college sports, visit the NCAA for rules, regulations and requirements http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/eligibility-center

 It is time to schedule your college admissions tests! We recommend that you take the writing portion of the SAT and/or the ACT. Ayer Shirley Regional High School’s CEEB code is 220095.

o Use https://www.khanacademy.org/sat to link to your PSAT scores and practice to improve your SAT scores!

o Register for the SAT Reasoning, with Writing, tests at www.collegeboard.org Make sure you use the same email account you used for your PSAT.

o If you need to take SAT Subject tests, you can take up to 3 on one test date; you cannot take the reasoning test and subject tests on the same date.

o Fee waivers are available to students who are on free reduced lunch. Please see your counselor to obtain one.


SAT Test Dates* Registration Dates

June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017 - To register for the ACT, with writing, go to http://www.actstudent.org Fee waivers are available to students who are on free or reduced lunch. Please see your counselor to obtain one.


ACT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (Extra Fee Required)

June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017


Sophomores: All sophomores should have completed the following tasks on Family Connection. Completing these tasks will help us help your children with these progression through high school and planning for college and/or careers.

Search Colleges Using Supermatch (colleges tab)

Complete Game Plan Survey (about me tab)

Complete Do What You Are (about me tab)


Freshmen: All freshmen should have completed the following tasks on Family Connection. Completing these tasks will help us help your children with these progressions through high school and planning for college and/or careers.

Complete Strengths Explorer Assessment (about me tab)

Complete Learning Style Survey (about me tab)

Complete Game Plan Survey (about me tab)

Add Career Clusters to Favorites List (careers tab)

Begin Building Resume (about me tab)


Cynthia Esielionis, Counselor        Kim Sweetland, Counselor 


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