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.



At the end of this week I find myself asking the following question, “What is normal? Often times, “normal” is defined as being just like everyone else; simply fitting in. This is what many teens strive to achieve. So, if a child is not “normal”, is it to be assumed that there is something wrong? I say no! Don’t we all believe that our children are special, or talented in some way? Therefore, this makes them extraordinary. Isn’t our goal as parents and educators to remind our children and students to pursue a life that is beyond normal, or extraordinary? I say yes! In the following video, Faith Jegede shares her experiences of growing up with two autistic brothers and how they are extraordinary, and helped her to pursue a life beyond “normal”. http://www.ted.com/talks/faith_jegede_what_i_ve_learned_from_my_autistic_brothers

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