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A Night for Excellence – Nov 17, 2017 – Tickets Now Available

Friday, November 17 2017 Join us for the ninth annual Night for Excellence to be held on Friday, November 17 from 6:30 – 10pm at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner, MA. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Reserve your tickets now.

Foundation grant leads to Native American speaker

As an extension to the “Our Past: A Hands-On Archeological Simulation” grant awarded to Brett Duncan at Overlook Middle School in 2013-2014, 6th graders were recently treated to a presentation by Tim Kelley, a guest speaker with Nipmuc Native American ancestry. The students were provided with an interactive experience connecting an archeological dig, part of…MORE

A Night for Excellence – Nov 18, 2016 – Tickets Now Available

Saturday, November 18 2016 Join us for the eighth annual Night for Excellence to be held on Saturday, November 18 from 6:30 – 10pm at the Colonial Hotel. Tickets are $25.00 per person. The Colonial Hotel is at 625 Betty Spring Road in Gardner. Use of the facility is generously donated by the hotel’s owners,…MORE

How Children Learn Mathematics

Ever been stressed helping your kids (of all ages) with their math homework? Join us on Monday, May 6 from for a free presentation by Professor Mahesh Sharma. Dr. Sharma is founder and President of the Center for Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Framingham and Berkshire Mathematics in England, as well as former President…MORE

AWFAE to host 6th annual A Night for Excellence at the Colonial Hotel

The Ashburnham Westminster Foundation for Academic Excellence invites parents, community members and anyone who loves good food, live music and auctions to its 6th annual A Night for Excellence. The event will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 6:30 – 10pm at the Colonial Hotel at 625 Betty Spring Road in Gardner, with…MORE

Let’s Get This Summer Started Outdoor Movie Night

On Friday, June 21 (rain date is Thursday, June 27), Ashburnham Westminster Foundation for Academic Excellence board members invite families to load up their cars and head over to Oakmont Regional High School with blankets and lawn chairs for our second annual outdoor movie, shown by FunFlicks. FunFlicks will present the movie Despicable Me. This…MORE

A Night for Excellence 2012: A Smashing Success!

The Ashburnham Westminster Foundation for Academic Excellence Board of Directors thanks parents, teachers,business supporters and community members for making our fourth annual A Night for Excellence a successful fundraiser and awareness raiser! We were very pleased with the number of teachers and administrators in attendance.Grant recipient Dave Lantry gave an impressive demonstration of how AWFAE…MORE

Ashburnham Westminster Education Foundation Enhances Opportunities for Local Students

ASHBURNHAM/WESTMINSTER, MA (October 5, 2009) — The Ashburnham Westminster Foundation for Academic Excellence has been established to promote educational excellence in the Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District. The Foundation will provide private financial support for exemplary educational projects and programs that benefit public school educators and students in the two communities. Planning for the Foundation…MORE

New Group Plans to Offer Education Grants

A new source of grant money will be available to Ashburnham and Westminster schools with the opening of a fund-raising foundation aimed at helping teachers and students. The Ashburnham-Westminster Foundation for Academic Excellence is a private, non-profit organization run by volunteers from the community. Members spent the summer drafting bylaws and filing paperwork to make…MORE

Residents Organize New Education Foundation for School District

Officials announced this week that a new education foundation will support the Ashburnham Westminster regional School District. The nonprofit organization, which was made possible through the efforts of several residents in two member towns, could provide grants to teachers and schools for the purpose of “supplementing innovative ideas, curriculum materials, professional development programs, attendance at…MORE