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. 

 

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Lura A. White Elementary
34 Lancaster Road | Shirley, MA 01464
Phone: (978) 772-8600 | Fax: (978) 425-2639

Lura A. White Elementary Calendar
May22
ASRHS Pops Concert
Category

District - Rediker - Lura

When

May 22, 2018 7:30 PM to May 22, 2018 9:00 PM
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Where

ASRHS Auditorium

May23
ASRHS Academic Awards and Scholarship Night
Category

District - Rediker - Lura

When

May 23, 2018 7:00 PM to May 23, 2018 9:00 PM
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ASRHS Auditorium

May24
Senior Sign Out Day
Category

District - Rediker - Lura

When

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM to May 24, 2018 12:00 AM
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May28
No School - Memorial Day
Category

District - Rediker - Lura

When

May 28, 2018 12:00 AM to May 28, 2018 12:00 AM
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May31
EL Family Dinner
Category

District - Rediker - Lura

When

May 31, 2018 5:30 PM to May 31, 2018 7:00 PM
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ASRMS Cafeteria

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Bulletin Board
2018 MCAS Schedule
2018 MCAS Schedule
After School Violin Lessons
After School Violin Lessons
Available for grades 4 & 5
LAW School Council Meetings
LAW School Council Meetings
*NEW* Meal Charge Policy
*NEW* Meal Charge Policy
2017-2018 Student Handbook
2017-2018 Student Handbook
NEW Parent Drop Off Plan
NEW Parent Drop Off Plan
“The Art of Aquatic Insect Investigations”
“The Art of Aquatic Insect Investigations”
What are benthic macro-invertebrates? Why are they important relative to the health of our rivers? What is a dichotomous key? If you ask a fifth grade student at Lura A. White Elementary School in Shirley, they will have the answers. Those students participated in “The Art of Aquatic Insect Investigations,” a year-long project led by NRWA Env ... Continue ironmental Education Assistant, Gaynor Bigelbach, in coordination with Janet MacFarland, the school’s fifth grade science teacher. The project was funded by a STARS Residency grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Students engaged in a series of seven workshops. In the first workshop, students worked with live aquatic insects (benthic macro-invertebrates) from the river, and learned to sort, identify, and photograph them. During later workshops, students did deep research on specific aquatic insects, learned insect anatomy, and studied species classification systems and use of dichotomous keys (a tool used to identify items in the natural world through a series of choices that lead the reader to the correct answer). During an interactive workshop on water pollution, students discovered how pollutants enter our waterways, how pollution impacts the insects living there, and how scientists can study the presence or absence of these insects to determine the water quality of a river or stream. In the final workshops, students learned about the art of scientific drawing, and created their own scientific drawings of the macro-invertebrates they had studied. Those drawings were photographed and used to create their own dichotomous key. They then used their new knowledge and dichotomous key to lead an aquatic insect workshop for fourth grade students. What does this all add up to? Science and art, learning and fun, and a group of students excited about science and engaged in the world around them.
LAW Artwork on the Web!
LAW Artwork on the Web!
A New Blog Created by LAW Art Teacher Heather Goddard showcases the beautiful artwork made by LAW students!
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