Student Services Update


Welcome to MTRS Student Services!

Questions about scheduling, college process, scholarships, work permits, transcripts or life in general? Do you need to speak with someone regarding an issue that is bothering you, do you need a place to discuss what is going on in your life or to figure out how you are feeling? Please feel free to contact us or stop by the office. The Student Services Office is here to help! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Quarter 4 Info

Quarter 4 began on Monday, April 11th, and will continue through the end of the school year.

Course Selection for the 2022-2023 school year

2022-2023 Course Catalog

Course Selection Slides explaining Courses

May 24th - Students will receive their 2022-2023 schedule and be able to make changes through the end of the school year.

CAREER TRAILS: Career information, Job and Internship opportunities


Careers in Solar Power are in demand, learn more about the many different career opportunities in this field.

Summer Work-Based Programs

Summer Career Investigation Opportunities Baystate Franklin Student Ambassador Program

Are you interested in finding out more about careers in the Healthcare Field? Baystate Franklin has a Student Ambassador Program offered this summer. There are two sessions July 11-15 or August 8-12 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Students will shadow nine different areas of the hospital over the week. There are 10 spots available in each session, applications are due May 1st. Please see Ms. Neuenschwander for an application.


Summer I Session (May 23rd- July 11th)

Sociology 101- Introduction to Sociology

Format: Online with NO required meetings

Reserved ONLY for Dual Enrollment students

Special Summer Session (June 27th-August 15th)

Biology 126 (Biology I)

Format: Online with NO required meetings

Reserved for Dual Enrollment students and 2022 Graduates

Summer II Session (July 14th-August 31st)

Business 111 (Introduction to Business)

Format: Online with NO required meetings

Reserved for Dual Enrollment students and 2022 Graduates

Interested? Speak to Ms. Neuenschwander




*1 year program *2 Semesters *Full-time Classes *29 College Credits

For more information or to sign up for a virtual Informational Session, please contact Donna Harris 413-774-4361 or




If you wish to learn more about service-connected educational and career opportunities, as well as the application procedures for service academies, you are welcome to join Congressman Richard Neal and Representatives from the US Service Academies, Norwich, Mass Maritime, and ROTC at an informational meeting.

2022 ACADEMY DAY Each Year, Congressman Neal hosts an Academy Day. This is an informational seminar for young people interested in pursuing an Academy or similar education path. While it is recommended that interested juniors in High School attend Academy Day, interested high school students of all ages are welcome to attend. Through the years, this forum has become a valuable tool for interested students and their families to learn about service academies and other similar educational opportunities, and a useful first step in the process of obtaining a nomination to a service academy. The United States Military Academy; United States Naval Academy; the United States Air Force Academy; and the United States Merchant Marine Academy are the four service academies needing a nomination, and all participate in our Academy Day. Additionally, the United States Coast Guard Academy; Mass Maritime Academy; Norwich University; and ROTC programs are invited to participate, expanding the information available to young people. This year, Academy Day will be held on Sunday, May 15, at 12 pm, at the Springfield Museums. All participants must pre-register. The Registration form and other information can be found here: more information, contact Michelle L. Brown at

Stone Soup Café is launching a Culinary Institute!

What will you learn?

  • Training and practice in the fundamentals of cooking

  • Improved knife techniques

  • Preparing stocks, soups, sauces, desserts, poultry, fish & meat

  • Culinary math & measurements

  • Safe-handling and service of food and beverages (ServSafe)

  • Professional development and resume building

  • Internships at local businesses

  • Professional coaching and evaluation of leadership style

  • Teamwork-based approaches to identify, define, respond to, and evaluate problems in various foodservice industry situations and offer resolutions to these problems.

The Culinary Institute will prepare students for various types of cooking positions in the diverse field of foodservice. The 12-week program will result in a Food Handlers License, a ServSafe Certificate, and job skills and references for securing work in the vibrant and emerging food culture here in Pioneer Valley.

Our 12-week program will include 4 days of in-person class onsite at Stone Soup Café (9am - 1pm), and the 5th day at Stone Soup Cafe and/or interning at different restaurants in the area.

Who can apply?

Applications to the Stone Soup Culinary Institute (SSCI) will be available to all, and we especially are looking to grow a cohort of students who are currently in recovery, formerly incarcerated, people living in poverty who need a new career path, and all other community members who are interested in culinary arts or a new career path.

We are partnering with local stakeholders at Greenfield Community College, Franklin County Sheriff's Kimball House and Re-entry Program, and The Opioid Task Force to seek the ideal candidates for our pilot cohort of students.

The initial pilot course will be FREE for all students.


  • Professional attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Commitment to show up on time
  • Interested in starting a new career or advancing your current culinary skills

If you are interested in applying to be part of our first cohort, or you would like to learn more, please fill out this form and we will be in touch with more information!

Questions can be directed to



New Pre-College Programs for Summer 2022 at UMass

UMass Amherst has several new pre-college programs available this summer for rising 10th - 12th graders. Their pre-college programs offer students firsthand experience with college-level academics and campus life and are a great way to explore potential majors.

New Pre-College Programs for Summer 2022

For students interested in healthcare, research, and/or data analysis:

For students interested in current events & social issues, politics, or anthropology:

For students interested in visual arts and communication:

UMass Amherst Pre-College programs offer both residential and online options. All programs are taught by UMass faculty and advanced graduate students, and feature project-based learning. For more program details (including fees and scholarships), please visit our website.

How to Apply

All rising 10th - 12th graders are eligible to apply online via our website. Interested students must provide:

  • a brief, 1-page statement of interest
  • an unofficial high school transcript (including current academic year)
  • a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor
  • a $35 application fee

Admissions are rolling through June 15th. Students are encouraged to apply early.

Pre-College Application


Email us at or call (413) 577-2112.

Pre-College Application

Click Here to Apply!

UMass McCormack Summer Leadership Academy

Learn from the #1 Ranked Sport Management Faculty in the World! Students earn college credit upon completion of our Winter Academy, Summer Academy and Advanced Sport Marketing, Sales and Media Programs!


Mister Tire in Plainfield is looking for a hard-working individual! Great pay: $21 per hour and a discount on Tires!

Please inquire ASAP! Go see Bruce at the Shop or call him: Main Street, Plainfield, MA 01070 413-634-5549

Field Hockey Assistant to help coach elementary-age players in grades 3-5 pm on Thursdays and Fridays starting this week from 4:00 to 5:30. Please see Ms. Neuenschwander for more information.


Berkshire East and Zoar Outdoor are hiring, see their website for details.

Shelburne Falls Fire District Water Department is looking for 1-2 students 16+ to assist with simmer maintenance. You can start as soon as school is out! Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm. Duties include lawn mowing, weed trimming, brush clearing, and assisting the Water Dept. with seasonal cleanups and water work. Must be able to operate a lawnmower and lawn equipment. Please call the Shelburne Falls Water Dept. at 413-625-6392

The Town of Ashfield is looking for LIFEGUARDS at the Ashfield Lake this summer!

• Enforce all swimming area rules in a consistent manner; • Maintain concentrated observation of the swimming and beach area and be alert or prevent accidents (risk management); • Carry out rescues and initiate emergency actions as necessary; • Identify potential accident hazards; • Give immediate first aid in the event of injury to a bather or other incident; • Handle discipline situations with courtesy and fairness; • Be comfortable handling stray dog removal from beach area; • Perform daily restroom cleaning and general beach maintenance, including but not limited to raking the beach, cleaning debris from water and shoreline, picking up trash, ONLY when swimmers are NOT in the water; • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Education commensurate with age level. Some experience in lifeguarding is desirable, but not required. Must possess a valid work permit if age-appropriate. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Knowledge Red Cross Lifeguard Training and/or Water Safety Instructor Certification, CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications

Zoar Outdoor Adventure Resort is now recruiting seasonal, part-time, and full-time staff to provide our guests with unforgettable experiences! Teachers and recent high school grads have been some of our best employees.
Specifically, we are primarily looking for entry-level raft and zip guides. Like others in the service industry, we were short-staffed last year and anticipating a large hire this spring. Approximately 45 new guides in total. Guides need to be 18 by their first day of work. Training is taking place during April vacation, with a second session in mid-May.
We have limited opportunities for students under the age of 18. We will be hiring a weekend parking host, a photographer (but they need a car), and 1-2 kitchen and cleaning staff. All these positions have variable start dates.

Crab Apple Whitewater

Great summer jobs are waiting for you! Lots of jobs are available including restaurant food prep, kayak rentals, and customer service. No experience necessary! Fun work environment and competitive wages! Call/text Jenn Mooney at 413-834-0991 or email

Kenburn Orchards-Part time summer job working on a local farm

Larry Flaccus, owner

Kenburn Orchards

1394 Mohawk Trail

Shelburne, MA 01370

Phone: 413-625-6116

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Greenfield Recreation has several openings!

Currently hiring Lifeguards, Gate Attendants, Concession Workers, Camp Counselors, Tennis instructors, Sports Instructors, After School Site Coordinators, and After School Group Leaders.

Click Here for more Info!

How do I get a Work Permit in Massachusetts?

You must get a Work Permit at the School District where you live.

At Mohawk Trail Regional School, obtaining a Work Permit is a 2 step process:

  1. You must have a job offer from an employer

  2. After you have a job offer, download a Work Permit Application or stop by the Student Services office at MTRS



The Employment Permit Application form (Promise of Employment form) can be downloaded Here or Picked up in the Student Services Office.

14 and 15-year-olds: There are 4 sections that MUST be filled out and signed on the Employment Permit Application before the Work Permit can be issued.

  1. The first section is completed and signed by the employer

  2. The second section is to be completed and signed by the Doctor’s office or Medical office where the minor had a physical within the last year. We can not accept a copy of a physical; this has to be signed by a physician according to State Law.

  3. The third section is filled out and signed by the parent or legal guardian of the minor

  4. The fourth section is signed and dated by the minor

16 and 17-year-olds: There are 3 sections that must be filled out and signed on the Employment Permit Application before the Work Permit can be issued.

  1. The first section is completed and signed by the employer

  2. The third section is filled out and signed by the parent or legal guardian of the minor

  3. The fourth section is signed and dated by the minor


*The Minor (student) must bring the completed Employment Permit Application form, their student ID, and a document that shows their birth date on it to the High School (MTRS Student Services) where the Work Permit will be filled out by the Authorized agent (MTRS Registrar/Shana Garcia). Documents MUST be originals; fax or copies will not be accepted. THE AUTHORIZED AGENT, MUST BY LAW, WITNESS THE MINOR SIGNING THE WORK PERMIT BEFORE IT CAN BE ISSUED.


Congratulations to Senior Students that have already been accepted to college!

Below is the list of Colleges/Universities where 12th-grade students have been accepted. THIS LIST IS SO EXCEPTIONAL! Great work Seniors!

Bridgewater State


Champlain University

Clark University

Clarkson University

Colorado State

Culinary Institute of America


Dean College

Elms College

Endicott College

Framingham State University

Johnson and Wales

Keene State College

Loyola University

Manhattanville University

Marshall University

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

Merrimack University

Mount Holyoke

Nichols University

Northeastern University

Norwich University (Honors Program)

Pennsylvania State University

Plymouth State University

Quinnipiac University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Sacred Heart University

Suffolk University

University of Connecticut

University of Hartford

University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of New England

University of New Hampshire

University of New Haven

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst Honors College

University of Massachusetts of Boston

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University of Maine

University of Maine Machias

University of Michigan

University of New Hampshire

University of New England

University of Rhode Island

University of Southern Maine

University of Texas Austin

University of Vermont

Westfield State University

Western New England

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester State University

Wentworth Institute of Technology



With most college decisions all released, students and caregivers are reviewing their Financial Aid Award letters. These letters tell you how much you will be expected to pay. The financial aid package may contain loans, scholarships, grants, and work-study. Oftentimes it is confusing to figure out how much you will need to pay to the school.

Make an appointment with Ms. Neuenschwander if you would like help going over your financial aid packages. She can help you figure out exactly what the college is offering and help you understand which financial aid package is the best option.


11th-grade students that are interested in attending a four-year college after next year can be spending time in May researching their college lists and planning visits. Students can meet with Ms. Neuenschwander to support this research process. Additionally, during activity time over the next six weeks students can meet with Ms. Neuenschwander and Mr. Sussbauer to research and build their college lists.


All 11th-grade students are invited to attend a College Fair at Franklin Pierce College on Monday, May 23rd. The bus will leave MTRS at 8:00 a.m. and return by 1:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students to speak with multiple college admissions representatives. All 11th-grade students have been given a permission slip which needs to be returned by May 16th. Click here for a list of the colleges that will be in attendance.

Next Career and College Activity: Students will learn the importance of a resume, what it is used for, and how to create one to use for employment for college applications Additionally, 11th-grade students will be meeting with current 12th-grade students about the college application process.

Questions about college planning, check out THE POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING GUIDE

10th Grade Career and College Readiness

Next Career and College Activity: Career Demand/Market Data - students will look at what career fields will be in demand around the nation and in Franklin County.

9th Grade Career and College Readiness

Next Career and College Readiness Activity: Personality styles inventory and exploring career clusters.

8th Grade Transition to High School Activities

*Early May- opportunities to shadow high school courses

*June 13th Step-Up Day