Student & Family Update
January 14, 2022
February 18, 2022
It was wonderful to see members of our community at the Trailblazer event on Tuesday evening to hear our students talk so positively about their experiences at school. If you missed the event, you can check it out below or go view it from the district's Vimeo page at www.vimeo.com/mtrsd. Please keep a watch out for the next event!
It was great to speak with more community members this afternoon at my virtual office hours. As a reminder, I’m hosting an open virtual chat with caregivers each month (you can find the info and links here: https://www.mtrs.mohawktrailschools.org/News) Join me for the next one on Friday, March 11 from 8 a.m.-9 a.m.
ALSO... earlier this week our Nordic Ski team competed in the state championship at Prospect Mountain and TODAY Chay Mojallali and Dennis Simmons will compete at the Division 5 indoor track championship meet while Logan Moore and Will VanVleet headed to Fitchburg for the state wrestling meet. We are so proud of our student athletes and all their accomplishments! A big CONGRATULATIONS and GOOD LUCK from the entire MTRS community to our student athletes for an awesome winter season!
Our newsletter is packed with info this week. Please find below information and news related to the many things happening in our busy school.
Enjoy your weekend!
Background photo: Student Council project / tiles created by MTRS students which were put together as puzzle pieces and displayed in our front hallway. PHOTO CREDIT: MTRS student Seth Healy
Important Dates to Remember
Feb. 21-25 - Winter Vacation
March 2, March 9, March 16, March 30 - Early Release Days
Student Council News
Student Council organized a school-wide advisory activity where students in advisory received a piece of paper where they could write / draw something positive they want to share with the school (a quote/drawing/joke etc.). These pieces were then combined and hung up in a tessellating pattern on the wall. Please see this slide show to explore how the student council continues to grow spirit and engagement at MTRS: Link
MTRS Musical - BITS OF BROADWAY
Auditions for a variety show called Bits of Broadway took place this week. We are excited to share that we have 22 amazing cast members and 12 crew members to help!
Rehearsals will begin on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after winter break. Performances will be May 20 and 21 at 5:30 p.m. and May 22 at 2:30 p.m. More information will be coming soon!
Community Activities & Involvement
MTRSD Community Engagement & Enrichment Programs
NOW ENROLLING for middle school Girls Who Code Club! This FREE after school program is offered on Tuesdays until 3:30 p.m.
AND Parent’s Night Out at MTRS is back on March 25! This FREE program, open to all district students in grades K-6 are invited to sign-up for a fun night of games, fun, and friendship!
Thanks to our generous program sponsor, WEST END PUB, we’ve EXPANDED our Parents’ Night Out event… Participants will join us for pizza and games before we head into the auditorium to watch The Lego Movie on the big screen. Registration is now open and space is limited, so be sure to sign-up today to reserve your spot! Contact Alia Woofenden at email@example.com.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ~ We need YOUR feedback!
We are surveying high school students to see if there is interest in an after school broadcasting course. Students could learn the basics such as podcasting, photography, videography, interviewing, social media, and /or music production. Click HERE to take the survey.
Questions? Need more information? Contact Alia Woofenden at firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about CEEP and programs offered throughout the district on our website and Facebook pages!
THANK YOU to Sophia Goodnow, MTRS communications intern, for designing the Girls Who Code flyer!
Community Call to Action
After School Volunteer(s) Needed!
Are you interested in helping with our after school activities? We are looking for someone to help supervise students during the after school hours as they finish their activities and are waiting to be picked-up. Initial hours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting the week of Feb 28. Want to learn more? Interested in volunteering? Please contact Principal Buckland at email@example.com
Alumni Association, Outdoor Advisory Committee news
Thank you to everyone who showed interest in joining one of these groups. Meetings are scheduled for early March and updates will be shared soon! If you missed out on signing up and would like to participate, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Education Committee meeting:
This is a public meeting and will be virtual
Wednesday, March 2
3:45 p.m. - 4:30pm
1. Role of LEC for the remainder of 21/22
2. Title 1 Math presentation
3. Social Emotional Learning
4. Any other Business
Join by phone - (US) +1 413-398-0487 PIN: 605 266 766#
Let's get SOCIAL! Follow MTRS on Facebook & Instagram!
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