Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Congratulations to the ASRHS Girls Cross Country Team. First place team in Wachusett Conference Division E 2018

October 31, 2018

ASRHS Drama Presents Sparkling Classic Comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Ayer Shirley Regional High School is kicking of it’s 2018-19 comical season with the Oscar Wilde favorite – “The Importance of Being Earnest.” JulieAnn Govang will direct this handsome production of this timeless world classic—an unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.” Performances run November 30 at 7:30pm and December 1 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $8 general admission; $5 for students and seniors, and are avaiable at the door,  as well as at Hazen Memorial Library in Shirley. All performances will be held in ASRHS’ Laura S. Leavitt Auditorium, 141 Washington Street in Ayer. For reservations and information, please call (978) 772-2545 or email For more information, please call (978) 772-2545, email or visit ASRHS Drama online at

Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy in three acts sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history.

The ensemble cast features ASRHS students Julia Alo, Carolyn Cooper, Vanessa Delk, Chris Govang, Katie Kilcommins, Roz Lupaczyk, Anthony Mavilia, Deran Quinty and Brandon Soto.

Monday, October 29, 2018

News from Andromeda One, Our Robotics Team
Saturday, October 27: The ASRHS Andromeda One Robotics Team competed in the River Rage competition in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Congratulations to the team for ranking 7 out of 37.

Friday, November 9: Women In Science and Technology Forum field trip available to all ASRHS girls.

Thursday, November 8 - Sunday, November 11: Escape Room Westford fundraiser for the ASRHS Andromeda One Robotics Team where 20% of all sales benefit the team.

Wednesday, November 14: ASRHS Andromeda One Robotics Team members will attend the Massachusetts STEM Summit at the Worcester DCU Center.

Thursday, November 29: ASRHS Andromeda One Robotics Team PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER from 5:00 - 7:30 PM.

Ayer Shirley Education Foundation (ASEF)
The Ayer Shirley Education Foundation is pleased to announce the fall 2018 grant awards.  We are glad we were able to support the impactful grant projects proposed by our ASRSD teachers and coaches.  Below is a summary of the awards for the 2018-2019 school year.

On behalf of the Administration and faculty, we are very grateful for the wonderful work of the foundation.  Thank you for your support.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Community Partnerships
It was an honor to accept an outstanding Community Partner award from Loaves and Fishes at their annual meeting this past Monday night.  We received this award for providing adequate space to them at LAW this past summer while they renovated their building in Devens.  We also received a framed personalized thank you from the many families who are served by the Loaves and Fishes pantry.  Loaves and Fishes is an outstanding organization and we thank them for all they do for our families in need.  We truly appreciate this award.  It will be treasured for many years.

ASRHS Athletic Fields Project
The fields project is moving forward. Both Ayer and Shirley will hold a debt exclusion election on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 7:00am-8:00pm at each Town Hall. For information on the project, please click here.

Understanding Your Child's MCAS Scores
If you were unable to join us this past Wednesday at the Lura A. White Elementary School for the presentation on Understanding Your Child's MCAS Report, you can find the MCAS presentation here. At the end of the PPT are several resources for parents/guardians. Please take a few minutes to review the Parent/Guardian Guides to the MA Standards. They are organized by grade level and are designed to help you understand what your child should know and be able to do at each level, better known as grade level learning standards.  You should find these documents very helpful.   

The ASRSD Hall of Fame
On Saturday, October 27, the ASRSD Hall of Fame will induct Jamie Lamoreaux, General Holman, Jamie Morris, Dianne Bacon, Shawnn Gyles, Steve Fallon (Supporter, Former Times Free Press Reporter), Dick Malloy (Coach, Varsity Boys Basketball), and the 1981 Girls Varsity Basketball Team. All of the inductees exemplify desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice.  They are all winners! Congratulations to the all of the inductees. We thank them for their inspiration.

Leominster High School Hall of Fame
Our very own Lindsay Dellechiaie, high school health teacher, was inducted into the Leominster High School Hall of Fame.  Lindsay is a class of 2004 graduate. She was a four-year starter on the girls’ varsity basketball and softball teams, and a three-year starter on the girls’ varsity soccer team.  Lindsay was also captain of the basketball and softball teams. She was the second-leading points scorer in Leominster High School basketball history with 1,150 career points, made the district playoffs all four years in basketball reaching the district championship three times.  She made the district playoffs all four years in softball with one semi-final appearance, and is a four-time Mid-watch all-star in basketball, and won the MIAA Sportsmanship Award. She is a Telegram & Gazette all-star. She went on to be a four year varsity player at Worcester State University and holds the Worcester State record for most points in one game (38), most 3 pointers in one game, and scored 1,233 points in her college career.  In 2018, Lindsay was named Worcester States Female Athlete of the Year. Congratulations to Lindsay! We are very proud of her.

MIAA Student Ambassadors
Ayer Shirley Regional High School had three student-athletes selected to be MIAA Student Ambassadors this year. Andre Aaronson, Elise Fredericks, and Garreth Austin will participate in a number of MIAA and Central MA events designed to develop their leadership skills while giving back to the state and region. The goal is to create students who assume leadership roles in schools and communities, and who will continue to serve long after their graduation.

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