Community Engagement & Enrichment

Mohawk Trail Regional School District

Winter Enrichment

Snow is just around the corner as well as our winter enrichment programs. We have programs for middle and high school students AND for students in grades 3-6. Programs start in January and end before February vacation. A big thanks to everyone that participated in our December programs and Parent's Night Out Event. We have another Parent's Night Out coming this winter!


If you have already filled out paperwork for a previous program, there is no need to do it again. To enroll your student please email Mrs. Woof to secure a spot for your child. Enrollment for all programs opens December 13th.


NOTE: All students participating in after school programs need to be enrolled in their school's Covid-19 Pool testing. Please contact your school nurse if you need to register your child. All of our programs require your child's enrollment forms to be on file and programs with fees need to be paid up front once you receive your confirmation email to finalize your child's spot.


These programs are open to all students in the district and transportation can be provided to the regional school for free and parents pick up when the programs end at 5:30 PM

unless otherwise noted.

Middle School Band with Nick: ALL LEVLES, AGES & ABILITIES ARE WELCOME

After school band is an opportunity for students to continue playing in band, regardless of their ability to enroll in band during the school day. We will continue on the foundation of skills we built in the first semester, and develop our playing future, as well as maintain those skills in preparation for next year and as a spring concert. This group is geared toward middle school musicians--however, older beginners or even experience players are welcome to join! Band is for everyone--please contact Nick Lawrence with any questions!


Thursdays starting Second Semester (tentatively January 27th if no more snow days) until the end of the year from 2:30-4:00 in the music room.


Bring your own equipment or ask Nick what is available

Babysitter Course

We are excited to bring back the 4H Babysitter Course for students in grades 6-12 grade!

Participants will come to understand the responsibilities of babysitting and learn the skills needed to become good babysitters. The course will help develop confidence in handling situations that may occur when babysitting. Upon completion of this course, youth will receive a Babysitter’s ID card and a certificate of completion. This is not a first aid/CPR certification course. The course will: Prepare you to become capable, caring, and responsible babysitters. Teach babysitting safety and responsibilities, along with fun activities. Provide a 4-H Babysitting manual, starter supplies for a first aid kit, and more. No 4H membership is required. There is a limit of 20 students. Cost is $35, checks written to 4H.


On Tuesdays, February 1st, 8th and 15th from 4:00-6:00 PM in the MTRS Library.

MTRS Snow Club (7-12 grade)

Are you new to skiing or do you like to snowboard? Then you should join our snow club this winter. Students will ride up to Berkshire East with the Mohawk Trail Nordic Ski team and have the opportunity to practice their skills. Equipment can be rented and lessons can be provided at an additional cost. Mrs. Woof will be on site as the program coordinator and this program is offered on Wednesdays (early releases) directly after school until 5:00.


Wednesdays: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, and 2/9. Caregivers must pick up their students at Berkshire East. NOTE: We need at least 10 students for this option.

Elementary Snowshoeing

New this year, I'm combining animal tracking and snowshoeing! Come join Mrs. Woof on the amazing trails located behind the Mohawk Trail Regional School. We will look for animal tracks and other signs of animals while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Equipment will be provided and no experience is necessary. This program costs $26.


Tuesdays: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1 and 2/8 until 5:30

Comic Creations with Ezra Greenfield


Join local artist Ezra Greenfield for a 6-week introduction to COMICS! Graphic novels, Sunday funnies, superhero books, manga, indie comics zines - sequential art that tells a story is everywhere! Learn how to create characters and bring them to life panel-by-panel as we explore what images and text can do together. For beginners and seasoned comic-makers alike!

This program costs $21.


Tuesdays: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1/ and 2/8 until 5:30

Families can either fill out the electronic form or request copies from their school secretary and email them to awoofenden@mtrsd.org to enroll your child in a program. Only one form is needed for the school year. Enrollment opens December 13th.

February Vacation: Hilltown Scout Camp "The Wonders of Winter"


Are you looking for an educational camp during February vacation? Look no further, the Hilltown Scout Camp is back to provide "The Wonders of Winter" program at MTRS! This program is open to students in grades k-6 in the district and we will have 18 spots. In addition, thanks to the generosity of Mary Lyon Foundation, two of those spots have scholarship money available for qualifying families.


MORE INFORMATION IS COMING IN THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY, SO KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR OUR Next NEWSLETTER.

Mohawk Trail Regional School District Community Engagement & Enrichment Programs

Alia Woofenden, aka "Mrs. Woof"

MTRSD Liaison for Community Engagement & Enrichment Programs