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

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The AWRSD school health services team was notified from the Westminster Board of Health regarding the recent case of EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) infection detected in a 5 year old horse in town.  The horse had to be euthanized due to the severity of her illness.

Because of this finding it raised the EEE risk level in Westminster to “Critical” and the surrounding communities to “High”.  These risk levels recommend that evening outdoor events be rescheduled until the weather becomes cool enough that mosquito activity will be minimal.

Attached you will find information sheets that will hopefully answer any questions and relieve any concerns you may have.  


Marcia Sharkey RN             Meetinghouse School
Susan Lofquist RN               Oakmont High School
Heidi Williams RN               Overlook Middle School
Jane Flis  RN                          JR Briggs Elementary School
Sue Quigley-Belliveau RN   Westminster Elementary School
Nancy Taylor RN                   ESHS Grant District Nurse

EEE fact sheet for parents.pdf
EEE fact sheet from DPH.pdf

Grade 7 Social Studies Teacher - long term sub for maternity leave
Overlook Middle School
Anticipated start date - December 3rd through June

Please send letter of interest, resume, and qualifications to:
Phil Saisa, Principal
Overlook Middle School
10 Oakmont Drive
Ashburnham, MA   01430
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Superintendent Search Survey

The Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School Committee is conducting a search for a new Superintendent of Schools. The School Committee is very interested in receiving input that will assist it in developing a profile for the candidates. Your input is crucial to the success of the hiring process and ultimately to the success of the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District.

The survey can be found at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L8WZ6JM

Middle School Boys Basketball Coach
Assistant Track and Field Coach

Please send resume to:
Eric Dawley, Athletic Director
9 Oakmont Drive
Ashburnham, MA  01430

Learning Tree Preschool

The Learning Tree Preschool, located at JR Briggs Elementary School in Ashburnham, now has openings for a new afternoon class (12:00-2:30). Learning Tree is NAEYC accredited and promotes opportunities to develop skills needed to be a happy, independent, and productive member of a social group.  If your child was 4 years old by Aug. 31st and you are interested in having your child attend, please call Debi Fleck at 978-827-5750 (x1105).

School Spring

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Find us on Facebook!

AWRSD can be found on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/AshburnhamWestminster

Thursday, October 23
1/2 Day - HS Only
Parent - Teacher Conf.
Friday, October 24
JRB Event
Marching Night
grades 4-5 at Oakmont football game
Thursday, October 30
1/2 Day - Elem Only
Parent - Teacher Conf.
Friday, October 31
MHS Event
Tuesday, November 4
District Event
Staff Development
School Committee

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.