Mohawk Trail Student Services

Planning for the future while completing high school requirements can be a challenge. Our School Counseling Department is here to help, from guiding you through a graduation plan, to helping you apply to college and providing financial aid information and resources.

While our school counselors meet with every student throughout the year, we encourage students to be proactive about their high school education and beyond. This page provides you the information you need to explore college and career options as well as to ensure success during your high school years.

Counselor for Grades 7–8
Taffy Ruggeri
(413) 625-9811, ext. 1304

Counselor for Grades 9–12
Sara Neuenschwander
(413) 625-9811, ext. 1307

Shana Garcia
(413) 625-9811, ext. 1305

Student Services Mission Statement

The mission of the school counselors at Mohawk Trail Regional School is to assist students in developing the skills, knowledge, and mindsets to be curious and challenged students, engaged community members, productive workers, and lifelong learners.

The counselors will assist in this process by providing a comprehensive, developmental, and proactive counseling program that addresses the academic, social, emotional, career, and college needs of every student.

The school counselors will provide timely academic, social/emotional, and career and college information to all students through the classroom, small groups, and individually. The goal of this information is for students to understand themselves, their options, and how to make decisions about their future.

College Admissions Representatives

College admissions representatives, please visit Counselor Community to schedule an appointment to meet with MTRS students. MTRS students and staff look forward to meeting with you.

Class of 2022 College Acceptances

Career Trails

Career exploration and research is an integral part of the career and college readiness process. These resources will help students further their career investigation, find Internships, and find employment in the area.

    Sponsor an MTRS Student Intern

    Is your organization interest in providing a work based learning opportunity for a high school student? Please click on the link below to fill out the request form. Sara Neuenschwander, school counselor, will respond to your request. Thank you for supporting the students of MTRS.

    Additional Information

    College Entrance Exams
    Financial Aid Resources
    Graduation Requirements
    Helpful Resources
    Information for Juniors
    Junior and Senior Year Planning Checklists
    Scholarship Resources
    Student Employment Opportunities
    Transcript Requests
    Work Permits


    If you are new to the Mohawk Trail Regional School District and would like to register your student, please completely fill out the new student registration forms and the health forms. You can return the completed forms via email, fax them to (413) 625-6652 Attention: Shana Garcia, or mail them to Mohawk Trail Regional School, 26 Ashfield Road, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 Attention: Shana Garcia.

    Once we receive your completed forms, we will call you to schedule an appointment to complete the registration process and to meet with a school counselor.

    The whole registration process could take up to a week to complete. Incomplete records or registration forms will delay your student from enrollment in classes. We require all academic, health, attendance, discipline, and special education records from previous schools.

    The following documentation is required:

    • Certified copy of the student’s birth certificate
    • Updated immunization record
    • Proof of legal guardianship (if applicable)
    • Proof of residency
      • Mortgage statement or lease agreement including the parent/guardian’s current address
    • Plus, at least one of the following:
      • Current utility bill statement at said address
      • Valid government-issued ID such as a Massachusetts driver’s license, voter registration card, or state ID

    If you have any questions about the process, please contact us at (413) 625-9811, ext. 1305.

    We look forward to welcoming you into the Mohawk Trail school community!