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.

2020 Excellence in Teaching Award

Mohawk Trail Regional School special education teacher Angela Schatz (fourth from right), of Shelburne, has been named a 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. Angela Schatz, of Shelburne, was named a recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award Winner by the Mohawk Trail Regional School District.

Schatz is a special education teacher at Mohawk Trail Regional School (MTRS) and has worked in the Mohawk Supported Classroom (MSC) program since 2015. She is an MTRS graduate; received her bachelor of science in human development and elementary education from Wheelock College and her master of arts in special education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Schatz has spent many years working in the classroom as a special education and math teacher, inclusion specialist, and a summer program coordinator. In addition to her time at MTRS, her work experience includes the Brattleboro Area Middle School, Hawlemont Regional School, JFK Middle School, RB Stall High School (South Carolina), and Deep Creek Middle School (Bahamas).

For more information about Angela and her award, we recommend you view our press release.

Grab-n-Go Meals

Grab-N-Go flyerWe're happy to be able to offer grab-and-go meals to any school-aged child who resides in the Mohawk Trail Regional School District! The following locations will offer this service beginning Friday, March 20 through the school closure:

Buckland-Shelburne Elementary
Breakfast & Lunch
10:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Curbside at the main entrance
Contact: Debbie at

Colrain Central School
Breakfast & Lunch
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Curbside at back entrance by the gym
Contact: Amy at

Sanderson Academy at Neighbors
Lunch (with an option for breakfast)
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Neighbors store in Ashfield. Curbside pick-up.
Contact: Wendy to reserve at (413) 625-6390

As a reminder, this program is available to any school-aged child who attends school in the Mohawk Trail Regional School District. Mohawk Trail Regional School students can participate at any location.

Grocery Relief for MTRSD Families

The Mary Lyon Foundation, in partnership with the Mohawk Trail Regional School District, is organizing efforts to provide groceries to district families during the mandated school closure. This program will begin later this week. To participate please follow the instructions in the MLF BSE food distribution flyer.

March 12, 2020 - District Update

March 12, 2020

Good Evening,

This is Mohawk Trail/Hawlemont Regional School Districts Interim Superintendent of Schools Pat Bell. I'm reaching out to you this evening to update you on the districts' status regarding COVID-19. Our districts fall into the low risk category as defined by the CDC. There are no confirmed or presumptive cases currently reported for our district and operations will continue as normal. Several on- and off-campus events and field trips have been cancelled. We will share that list with you on Friday, March 13.

Should our situation change, we will use our regular communication vehicles to share updates such as all-calls, our website, email, and official school and district social media outlets. I encourage you to follow the CDC's recommendations to minimize your risk of illness.

I wish you a pleasant evening; we will talk again soon.

Pat Bell
Interim Superintendent

Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

March 11, 2020 - We continue to closely monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and local Board of Health (BOH) regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our Mohawk Trail and Hawlemont Regional School District Nurse Leader Sue Mitchell continues to meet with the state DPH and BOH.

While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our district, we take this recent outbreak seriously. We understand you may have questions and concerns regarding travel and any potential impact this might have on our school community.

District-wide, we have increased cleaning in high traffic areas and touch points (door handles and surfaces) and encourage staff and students to maintain good hygiene habits (such as vigilant hand-washing). Our district's lead nurse remains in direct contact with the local DPH to monitor updates and changes (rolled out by CDC). Additionally, we are reviewing our emergency preparedness and communication protocols. Nurse Leader Mitchell reports that sanitation efforts district-wide have kept the incidence of contagious diseases in our schools this season very low.

Please take a moment to read our entire COVID-19 letter for more information on this important matter.

Class of 2023 Fundraiser

The MTRS Class of 2023 is having a shoe drive fundraiser from Monday, February 24 through Friday, April 10, 2020. The freshman class will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used, and new shoes collected. We invite you to read through this fundraiser flyer to learn more about you can help today!

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