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.

Spring Musical Help

We are in need of some "handy" folks for set building for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, our spring musical. Anyone with some tools who has knowledge of simple carpentry, please come to a brief meeting in the MTRS auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on March 1. Our regularly scheduled rehearsal ends at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will be done at that time.

At this meeting, we will discuss our needs for set, plan a set build day, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for getting involved and helping us with this very important project. Without help, we will not have a set for this show, and the kids deserve a set that reflects the hard work they put into the performances.

If you have a special skill set or questions, please contact Miss Eva.

Student Council

In early March, the Student Council will go to Hyannis to participate in the regional student council convening. As part of this three-day learning and leadership experience, our MTRS students will participate in a charity fundraiser, Polar Plunge into the Atlantic. This year, our student leaders will adopt the "101 Dalmatians" theme.

You can contribute to the polar plunge fundraiser for the special Olympics andelp our MTRS "Dalmatians" reach their goal of $900.

No School

There is no school on Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23 for our February vacation. School resumes on Monday, February 26. Enjoy your time off!

Winter Dance

Student Council is hosting a semi-formal winter dance on Friday, March 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. We are looking forward to a lovely evening!

2024–2025 Course Catalog

Students will bring home a hard copy of the updated course catalog before the February break. We encourage all students and caregivers to read this before returning from break, when the guidance team will work with students on making choices for high school classes for the 2024–2025 academic year.

Class of 2024 Graduation Information

Class meetings will take place in the next two weeks, and the class of 2024 will be planning their involvement in the following events:

Graduation

  • Prom - Saturday, May 18
  • Senior Send off - Wednesday, May 22
  • Senior Soak - Thursday, May 23
  • Last Day - Friday, May 24
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 27 
  • Finals and rehearsals for Awards/ Graduation - Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29
  • Elementary school visit and MTRS staff cookout - Wednesday, May 29
  • Awards Event - Thursday, May 30 (5:00–7:00 p.m.)
  • Graduation Celebration - Friday May, 31 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. indoors at MTRS (auditorium)
Spring Sports Registration Opening Soon!

While it has just started to feel like winter with snow and cold temps, the Mohawk Trail Athletic Department is preparing to open spring sports registrations on January 29. We will be offering boys and girls track and field, baseball, softball, and tennis. A link will be shared in next week’s newsletter with registration information and instructions, so don’t forget to check your inboxes! Please reach out to the district athletic director, Greg Lilly, with any questions.

MTRS Awarded Barr Foundation Grant

We were notified in December that we had been successful in our application for a Barr Foundation grant to continue our MS and HS redesign work. The grant of $450,000 will run from January 2024 until January 2026 and will support the ongoing development and refinement of our Trailblazer Model started through Mass IDEAS and a previous Barr Foundation grant. See the January 19, 2024, newsletter for more information.

Cellular Developments at Colrain Central

Members of the Colrain Central sixth grade class learned that each living thing is made up of cells which are the most basic unit of life. Once they learned the parts of the cells and their functions, their task was to build their choice of either a plant or an animal cell in 3-D, with all the organelles properly labeled. As the students created their cells, their organelles had to resemble the actual organelles in shape and number. Students were generally surprised by how many parts of a cell there are and how something so tiny can be so complex. The level of creative thinking that went into representing the cell parts surprised teachers, and the time and attention that went into the finished products impressed them. Well done, sixth graders!