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

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

Briggs News

PHENOCAM Project Update

Click here to check out the latest images from the Briggs Phenocam
. How is the forest canopy changing with fall?

Open to students in grades 4-5. Click here for more information.

Our book fair Is coming!

Monday, October 20th-Thursday, October 23rd
Click here for more information.

 October Is National Bullying Prevention & Awareness Month
  • October 6th: wear blue to show your support for World Bullying Prevention Day.
  • October 13th: sit at a different table and meet new people during "Mix-it-Up Lunch".
  • October 20th: be brave and STAND UP when you see someone being bullied this week.
  • October 22nd: wear orange to show your support for Unity Day! We will read Spookley the Square Pumpkin and discuss kindness and tolerance.

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Resources for Parents

Click here for more information on free activities for preschoolers with their parent or caregiver.

Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, October 19th from 8:00-11:00 AM
Sponsored by the Westminster Lions Club to benefit programs for young children sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program. Click here for more information.

2014-2015 Parent Cafe Series
Community dinner conversations about topics that matter to families. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 21
School Committee
Wednesday, October 22
1/2 Day - Elem 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.
Tuesday, November 4
District Event
Staff Development
School Committee


Today, 10/20/2014
High: 52 Low: 40
Partly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/21/2014
High: 55 Low: 45
Chance rain
54% chance of precipitation.