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.

November News

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It has been a very busy first term here at ASRMS. The fall sports teams converged on local soccer and football fields. Our boys and girls soccer teams competed well and came away with some solid wins (boys 6-4-1; girls 8-3-1.) More importantly, they also learned new skills, developed their teamwork and increased their ability to manage time well, the earmark of a successful student-athlete.

Flag Football was enjoyed by 47 boys and girls representing grades 6, 7 and 8. Coach Rollins taught them the art of playing football, sportsmanship and persistence. They ended their 12 session season with a celebratory Ice Cream Party.

Our Veteran’s Day Assembly, landscaped by student essays, historical videos and patriotic music, was well attended by local veterans. The veterans were moved by our remembrance of all they had sacrificed to serve this great country. Mrs. Fletcher, our Music Director, instrumental in the coordination of the assembly, deserves a big round of applause.

This week we held our Honor Roll Assembly during which time, approximately 170 students were recognized  for academic excellence by attaining criteria to make the Honor Roll (A’s and B’s) or Principal’s List (all A’s.) The ASRMS band and chorus provided some wonderful music under the leadership of Mrs. Fletcher and Mrs. Cooper.  Students of the Term were recognized for character attributes we value here at ASRMS: perseverance, respect, integrity, honesty, kindness and helpfulness.

This week is Spirt Week, ending with a Pep Rally on Wednesday before dismissal.  When we return from the holiday break, we will be in full swing for term two. With the Parent Portal now open, we hope that parents can monitor student growth and accomplishments. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s academic progress, be sure to contact your child’s teachers.

We hope that you are participating in and enjoying Family Literacy Month. Our students were enthralled with Storyteller, Leeny Del Seamonds who entertained them with stories and songs to support their thinking as they began the Whole School Inter-generational Family Story assignment, due November 30, 2015. The extra-credit Family Member/Middle Schooler Book Club activity is also due on November 30th.

As we break for Thanksgiving, I want you to know how grateful I am to have the opportunity to lead this middle school. I truly do consider it an honor and privilege to be a part of your child’s life.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

 

Sincerely,

Roberta Aikey

Principal

 

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