News and Announcements

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout outs. Please check in often and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Principal Buckland's Messages

We encourage you to stay up to date with everything happening at Mohawk Trail Regional School! Please check out our weekly school newsletters. They are posted underneath the MTRS Student and Family Update heading.

Chromebook Return

Chromebook return for all students will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, June 21: High school students from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 22: Middle school students from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Students must hand in all Chromebooks and chargers. 

Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Please join us for our next Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) meeting on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. SEPAC is open to all caregivers of children within the district with an IEP or 504 plan and members of the community. We are currently meeting to find out how best to serve our community. We hold both planning meetings and parent support groups.

DUI Reconstruction

We have been really fortunate to work with the police, the district attorney, and emergency services who put on a Dangers of Driving Under the Influence demonstration and legal workshop for grades 11 and 12 on the morning of May 18. Students watched an EMS teams working at the site of a mock accident and listened to a talk from law enforcement about the legal consequences of an OUI or a DUI. The demonstration ended with students trying on "drunk googles" and attempting to complete a sobriety test to understand how physical and mental capacity is reduced when operating under the influence.

Franklin County Pride Parade

Mohawk Trail students, staff, and family members are invited once again to march in the Franklin County Pride Parade in Greenfield on Saturday, June 10. We will have participants from the middle, high school, and several elementary schools joining together to represent our district!

All participants must arrive at Greenfield Middle School at 11:00 a.m. to lineup for the parade which begins at noon. The parade route goes down Federal Street and finishes at Energy Park where there will be celebration and rally featuring performers and speakers from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

As a reminder, the Mohawk Trail Equity Alliance and Equity Council has been working with GCC to organize the Franklin County DEI Youth Leadership Summit which takes place at GCC on May 24.

MTRS Student Art Show

Come visit the MTRS Student Art Show at Mocha Maya's in Shelburne Falls! The show, “Beasts of Nonconformity”, features artwork by high school students at Mohawk Trail, including photography, digital art, drawing, painting, and mixed-media works. Eleventh-grader, Nate Ruth, curated the show as part of his Civic Action Project. Nate aims to encourage students to grow confidence in sharing their creative work and feel the positive impact art makes.

Nate says, “We’re all a bunch of unique goofballs after all!”

The show will be on view from May 9 through June 17.

Artist in Residence

The MTRS Art Department is excited to announce an artist-in-residence partnership with Ashfield artist Robert Markey this June. Mr. Markey will be joining us to lead a mosaic installation project in our outdoor classroom to bring beauty and artistry to our courtyard learning space. Art students in grades seven through twelve will have the opportunity to learn how the mosaic process works as they participate in designing, creating, and mounting nature-themed artworks that will remain for years to come. Mr. Markey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as an artist. His community-engaged practice has brought him to South America, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as many local communities where he has created public art. You can learn more about him and see his work on his website. We are thrilled to offer this experiential learning opportunity for students to create legacy artwork for our wonderful community here at MTRS.

Last Day of School

Our last day of school is on Thursday, June 22. We will dismiss all students at 11:30 a.m. Have a safe and enjoyable summer!