Student & Family Update
April 29, 2022
April 28th, 2023
Good afternoon everyone,
I hope that your first week back after April break has been a good one.
Tonight is the MTEA fundraiser movie showing of Twilight - thank you to students and staff for organizing this and I hope that everyone enjoys the show.
Next week is teacher appreciation week. This is a great opportunity to celebrate and thank staff at MTRS for all that they do for students and families both in the class and as class advisors, coaches and clubs advisors.
Student feedback survey: Link (Staff one has been shared) Both close on May 5th and I will share results in a Friday newsletter and with the SC later in May
Here are some quick notes:
- The Equity Council Leadership summit has been rescheduled to May 23rd - please look out for an update soon
- The 8th Grade Civics field Trip to GCC has been rescheduled to 5/22. Parent permission forms were emailed home again today. Please return them as soon as possible
- Nate R in grade 11 is curating an art show and looking for student art work. Please see the poster below for more details!
- We are looking for interested MTRS students and caregivers to join us at the Outdoor Advisory Committee and continue to implement some of the plans that Alia has been at the heart of. Please explore this Link for more details.
- Have you purchased tickets for Guys and Dolls yet??? Se below for more details
- Make sure you mark your calendars for the MTRS MS and HS Spring Concert: May 17th, on May 24th the District Musical Concert will take place at BSE (rain venue - MTRS)
Please read on to see what else has been going on at our busy school this week.
Important Dates & Information
May 17th- MTRS Spring Musical Concert
May 18th - DUI/ Health and Safety presentation for grades 11 & 12
May 19th - Senior Prom
May 24th- District Musical Concert: BSE (rain venue - MTRS)
May 26th: Last day for Grade 12
May 29th - Memorial day (no school)
June 1st - Awards Evening: 5-7pm
June 3rd - Graduation (Saturday)
June 9th - Step up day
June 9th - 6;30-9 Grade 8 Semi-Formal
June 10th - MTAA Spring Fling
June 15th - Grade 9 Field Trip
June 16th - HS Civic Action projects and Field Day
June 19th - Juneteenth (no school)
June 22nd - Last day of school
Early Release Wednesdays (12:50pm)
- May 3,10,17,24
AP and MCAS Schedule :Link
Academic Calendar: Link (Please note that Q3 started on January 25th and subsequent dates have yet to be adjusted for snow days. Thanks for your understanding.)
Theatre Updates: For more information and news on Guys and Dolls: Link
End of Year dates:
20, 21, 22ndJune: 2 hour delay 20 & 21st, 22nd is a ½ day: 11:30 dismissal
What do parents and caregivers need to know about Internet Safety?
Next Wednesday, 5/3 from 5:30-7pm there will be ab in-person Internet Safety training for parents at the Swift River School in New Salem.
Dinner and childcare are provided! Registration is required. Families/parents who are want to know more about the on-line risks our kids are facing and how to help keep them safe from predators are encouraged to attend.
For more information, please contact:
Kelly Broadway, CSEC Coordinator & Community Educator
Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County & North Quabbin, Inc.
56 Wisdom Way
PO Box 1099
Greenfield MA 01301
Work cell: 413-772-9821
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Learn more at www.cacfranklinnq.org
Coming soon - Guys and Dolls!
Have you purchased your tickets yet?
Quintessentially American in spirit, Guys and Dolls remains a timeless tale that owes its longevity not only to its multitude of memorable characters and hummable tunes, but also to its enduring themes of ambition, savvy and self-made luck
Bustling with gamblers, missionaries, and sassy showgirls, this classic Broadway musical, which many believe is the greatest musical ever created, follows the unlikeliest of romantic pairings. A notorious gambler high-roller Sky Masterson attempts to woo Sarah Brown a straight-laced, Save-a-Soul mission doll in hopes of winning a bet. Meanwhile, after waiting 14 years, Miss Adelaide, a headliner at the Hot Box Club.wants to finally drag Nathan Detroit to the alter. Place your bets on love conquering all in this hilarious Broadway classic featuring a bushel of songs you know and love.
Performance dates are May 5 & 6, 2023
Both performances 7:30pm
Performances to be held at MTRS auditorium
Tickets are available at the door or by contacting
Tickets can also be purchased by downloading, completing and returning this form with payment to the front office!
Guys and Dolls JR. is presented by special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by
Music Theater International,
412 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Student Services updates
Vaping awareness information
Graduation Information for the Class of 2023!
Dates to be aware of:
Grade 12: Finals, Reporting and Progress Grades
No SENIOR finals schedule, if you need to give a final please use class time prior to May 26
Grade 12 Q4 Progress Grading Window: Wednesday, May 3 - Tuesday May 9 @ 11:59pm
Grade 12 Progress Reports available: Wednesday, May 10
Grade 12 Q4 Term Grading Window: Wednesday, May 24 - Tuesday May 30 @ 11:59pm
Grade 12 Reports Cards available: Wednesday, May 31
- Prom - Friday 19th May
- Senior Send off - Weds 24th May
- Senior Soak - Thursday 24th May
- Finals and rehearsals for Awards/ Graduation - Tuesday 30th May
- Elementary school visit and MTRS staff cookout - Wednesday 31st May
- Awards Event - Thursday 1st June (5-7pm)
- Graduation Celebration - Sat: June 3rd: 1-3pm
For scholarship information and deadlines, students should continue to reference the Student Services updates
Social Hosting information
With the upcoming prom and graduation season, the Northwestern District Attorney’s office has produced a social host law informational flier for parents/ caregivers who may be hosting a graduation/ celebration party. Social Host laws do apply to both alcohol and cannabis. Please explore the guidance, here:: Link
Please also note that the school is working with local and state police to prepare an EMT/ DUI presentation for students in 10-12 for later in May. More information will be shared as details are confirmed.
Rural Vaccine Equity Initiative, the local Foundation for Community Justice is able to offer summer camp scholarships for a second year to Franklin County families who qualify.
The Foundation's mission is to promote healing and recovery in Franklin County, and families will need your help to complete the application. Because we are a small, all-volunteer foundation, we rely on you -- agencies, organizations and groups -- who know the families to affirm that the scholarship will promote healing and recovery. (And post-pandemic, there are lots of ways that children and families need to heal and recover.)
The Foundation will pay up to $600 per family for a week of summer camp for their children. The family will make the arrangements directly with the camp of their choice. The Foundation will send a check, made payable to the camp, to the parent/guardian to pay for the camp tuition.
The application deadline is Friday, June 16, 2023. Because the application form requires a signature from the referring agency staff (and because we are all volunteers and not particularly tech savvy), the form is a non-fillable PDF that can be mailed to the Foundation or scanned and emailed to me. (Old dogs and all that...)
The Foundation is thrilled to be able to continue this scholarship program, and we are grateful to the OTF and Massachusetts Rural Vaccine Equity Initiative for enabling us to make scholarships available. We hope you will help families access this resource. Please feel free to email me if you have questions or suggestions. Thank you for any help you can give us and for all the help you are giving to our local families.
Lucinda Brown for
The Foundation for Community Justice
PO Box 1266
Greenfield, MA 01302
The OAC is working on creating a Sensory Garden this spring in the newly created Mohawk Trail Outdoor Classroom (MTOC). This space is situated between our building walls creating easy access to the outdoors for staff and students to use during the school day. Our community felt creating a sensory garden would be beneficial to our students.
We are in need of plant and seed donations. We are looking for plants (and small bushes only) that are fun to touch, smell or taste as well as pretty plants to enjoy looking at. We prefer things that are native, but are open to plant ideas that don’t profusely spread. Some ideas are bee balm, chives, rosemary and yarrow (nothing taller than 5 feet).
Have something to donate? Are you interested in helping plant items this spring? Email Chris Buckland: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you get involved in MTRS?
We want to hear your voice!
Local Education Council (LEC)
This meets virtually every second Wednesday of the month between 3:45 and 4:30pm. More information can be found here. The next meeting will be on May 17th
The virtual joining information is as follows:
PIN: 741 012 215#
Outdoor Advisory Committee (OAC)
This meets every second Wednesday of the month between 5 and 6pm. In the winter we will be virtual. In the Spring and Fall we will be in-person. The next meeting will be on May 17th
Outdoor Advisory Committee- Virtual
5:00 – 6:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ysh-dgqv-jvz
Or dial: (US) +1 470-210-0524 PIN: 190 585 623#
Please explore the OAC page on the website and have a look at the list of initial projects we gathered from surveying students, staff and community as well as OAC priorities created from this initial list.
As was the case last year, I will hold regular virtual office hours. You don’t need an appointment to come and talk with me and share your thoughts on what goes on at MTRS. I will try to be available for the whole 60 minutes but can't always guarantee it at our busy school.
Second Friday of each month: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Meeting ID: meet.google.com/jtz-yhet-ipo
Phone Number: (US)+1 (813) 773-5581
PIN: 636 883 303
Third Friday of each month: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: meet.google.com/sru-mshz-rht
Phone Number: (US)+1 (218) 301-2866
PIN: 136 064 523
Spring Sports latest!
Welcome back Warrior families! The spring athletic season is in full swing, and our student-athletes are making us proud! While the weather has been problematic at times, our kids are pushing through and competing at a very high level!
Coach Caity Mans and her young Tennis squad are holding their own in league play with a 4-4 record! The sibling tandem of Palmer and Paige King remain undefeated in singles play, while our young doubles players are starting to compete at a high level! The Warriors look to continue their improved play next week with three matches against Chicopee, Greenfield, and Hampden Charter.
The Mohawk Trail Track and Field teams, led by coaches Joe Chadwick and Tim Shearer, continue to be victorious in league meets! Standout performances by Emmett Johnson, Vincent Gauthier, and Chay Mojallali on the boys side, and Emmy Sisum, Zephyr Jetzon, Irelyn Marcoux, and Natalie Lanoue on the girls side highlight two very young, improving teams! Both squads look to gain some experience this Saturday when they travel to West Springfield for the MSTCA Steele Relays. Stay tuned for upcoming postseason updates!
MIAA STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is looking to form their 2023-24 Student Advisory Committee, and is looking for applications from student-athletes from all over the state! This group meets monthly throughout the course of the school year and is tasked with facilitating student leadership workshops, discussing student related topics, and participating in various association activities throughout the year. This committee will be made up of incoming juniors and seniors. If your child is interested in applying, please contact District Athletic Director Greg Lilly for more information or an application!
Upcoming MAA Meeting
Please join us for our next meeting on 05/01/2023 at 6:30 pm in the superintendents conference room.
Have final vote on change to bylaws
Discuss Bridge Dinner and Spring Fling
MAA Monthly Meeting
Monday, May 1 · 6:30 – 8:30pm
Time zone: America/New_York
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/aub-csyv-jdz
Or dial: (US) +1 724-292-4216 PIN: 718 440 852#
Special Education Updates
Mohawk Trail SEPAC Member and Parent
Do you have a question about your child, their services, or resources specific to your needs? If you or someone you know would like to be added to the private list and receive emails and event notifications, please send an email to: MOHAWKSEPAC@gmail.com Please indicate your email, title (such as parent of a student with IEP/504), District, Interested Party or other)
Disclosure: SEPAC maintains the list of contacts and keeps the information private. This email is maintained by a parent and volunteer. Our goal is to respond in a timely manner. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
MTRSD Director of Communications