A message from the Superintendent

Welcome to the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District. We are a regional school district serving the communities of Ashburnham and Westminster, Massachusetts. We presently serve 2369 students in grades Pre-K-12. In addition to serving the children of Ashburnham in grades Kindergarten through Grade 5, the Districtís early childhood programs are located at the new state of the art John R. Briggs Elementary School. The program offers a variety of half-day early childhood classes for children ages three and four for a fee for service basis. Westminster is unique in that Meetinghouse School serves Kindergarten and Grade 1 with their neighbor, Westminster Elementary School, serving Grades 2 through Grade 5. The District also operates the Extended Day Program which offers high quality child care for elementary school children on a fee basis. The programs operate in our elementary schools from 6:30AM to 6:00PM.

The Districtís sixth through eighth graders attend Overlook Middle School. Overlook Middle is a true middle school with each grade having two teams of teachers who work with the same students which allows them to better know and understand their students and their needs. Oakmont Regional High School completes the districtís schools serving Grades 9 through 12. The high school offers a variety of courses including many advanced placement courses as well as several unique courses such as robotics. The high school also has robust art, athletic and music departments and is famous for its marching band.

In short, the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District is a great place for children to learn both academics and related life-style activities.

District Announcements

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PUBLIC NOTICE


ASHBURNHAM-WESTMINSTER REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
11 OAKMONT DRIVE ASHBURNHAM, MA 01430

The Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School Committee announces that nomination papers for election to the Regional School Committee will be available from Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 11 Oakmont Drive, Ashburnham, Massachusetts between the hours of 8 am and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Candidates have until Friday, March 6, 2015, at 4:00 p.m., to file their nomination papers with the Regional School District Secretary at the above address. One (1) seat must be filled by a resident of Ashburnham; and, one (1) seat must be filled by a resident of Westminster.

The vacancies to be filled are as follows:

3 Year Term One (1) resident of Ashburnham

3 Year Term One (1) resident of Westminster 
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Learning Tree Preschool

Ashburnham and Westminster preschool children who will reach age 3 by August 31, 2015 are eligible to attend Learning Tree Preschool. A limited number of children are selected as peers through a lottery that will be conducted in March for enrollment in September 2015. For more info about the Learning Tree Preschool and/or to place your child on the list of potential students, please call the Ashburnham-Westminster CFCE Office at 978.874.7312.  The deadline to register is February 27, 2015. Contact the Special Education Department at 978.827.3062 if you suspect your 3 or 4 year old child has a disability. There are currently a couple of openings for residents in our afternoon preschool session for the remainder of the year. If interested, please call for more information.

2014-2015 Calendar Change
On Tuesday, December 2nd, the School Committee voted to amend the 2014-2015 school calendar. The change made was strictly moving the professional development day from March 13 to February 13.

cal2015.pdf

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Spring Into Action for Bottom Line 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Westminster VFW
3 Eaton Street, Westminster, MA 01473
9am packet pickup
10am race start

$20 entry fee until March 5, 8pm
$25 on race day
Entry includes t-shirt
ALL PROCEEDS FROM RACE ENTRIES WILL BE DONATED TO BOTTOM LINE

Race application: http://www.3craceproductions.com/RacePages/BottomLine5K2015.pdf
Website: https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/BottomLine5K2015

Prizes: top overall M/F, M/F 14 and under, M/F 15-19, M/F 20-29, M/F 30-39, M/F 40-49, M/F 50-59, M/F 60+

For more information about Bottom Line, please visit bottomline.org.
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Monday, January 26
District Event
NO SCHOOL
Staff Development
School Committee
Tuesday, January 27
School Committee
7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 4
WES Event
4th Grade NAEP Testing
National Assessment of Educational Progress
District Event

Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District’s Policy of non-discrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public and individuals with whom it does business; and will apply to race, color, national background, religion, sex, disability, economic status, political party, age, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness and other human differences.