MTRS Student Services

April 16, 2021

WELCOME to our weekly E-News Updates!

Dear Students & Families,


We're kicking-off a new way to get timely news and information from our office directly to YOU! Each week, we'll share important updates; links to valuable resources; tips and information for college and career readiness and more!


We're excited to share this with you! If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to our office!


Taffy Ruggeri

Counselor for Grades 7–9
truggeri@mtrsd.org


Brian Cipoletta

Counselor for Grades 9–12

bcipoletta@mtrsd.org


Sara Neuenschwander

College and Career Counselor

sneuenschwander@mtrsd.org

Important High School (9-12) Dates & Information

April 13
High School Grades were posted in Aspen under Published Reports

April 22
Greenfield Community College Open House, 6-8 p.m.

April 27
Course Selection Information for Caregivers grades 8-11 and Cyber Safety Presentation
6 p.m. Overview of Course Selection for the 2021-2022 school year
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Protect Young Eyes Cyber Safety Presentation

April 28
Course Selection 2021-2022, Part I: Course Catalog Review
Students will be presented with course offerings through Advisory

May 5
Course Selection 2021-2022, Part II: How to enter your course requests
Students will meet with a School Counselor and learn how to enter their course requests in ASPEN

Middle School Important Dates & Information

April 15
First day of Middle School Quarter 4

April 27
Middle School Quarter 3 Grades will posted in Aspen under Published Reports


April 27
Two events for middle school caregivers:

6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Overview of High School and Course Selection for the 2021-2022 school year, for Caregivers of 8th Grade Students

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Protect Young Eyes Cyber Education Presentation for Caregivers of students grades 7-12


April 29

8th Grade Introduction to High School: 8th grade students will be presented with general information about high school (credits, graduation requirements, etc.)


May 4
8th Grade Course Selection 2021-2022 Part I - Course Catalog Review students will be presented with Courses information.


May 5
Course Selection 2021-2022 Part II - How to enter your course requests. Students will meet with a School Counselor and learn how to enter their course requests in ASPEN.

Did you know . . . MTRS offers exciting programs in Computer Science?

MTRS offers many courses that provide students with the skills colleges and employers are looking for in a candidate. Are you a middle school student thinking about what's ahead? A high school student wondering how to prepare for future careers?


Learn more about the computer science courses offered right at MTRS and how this field could be an option for you!

What is Computer Science?

Click this link to learn more about computer science, our classes, and potential career opportunities!

Summer Learning Opportunities

Student Job Opportunities

Lifeguards - Ashfield Parks Commission

Ashfield Parks Commission seeks 3 lifeguards for the beach this summer. Applicants must be 16, and Red Cross certified in Lifesaving/CPR/AED and First Aid. Pay rate: $14.50/hr. Application and job description available at www.ashfield.org; AA/EOE. Call Helene Leue @ 628-4768 or email heleneleue@gmail.com for more info.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE JOB POSTING


Farm Stand Employment

Looking for a responsible, personable, independent and reliable person to work a farm stand. The farm stand will be open summer through fall and will sell veggies, meat, honey and pumpkins in addition to other locally produced goods. For this job, the ideal candidate must be able to do physical work and be able to lift around 25 pounds. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to picking produce, stocking the stand and assisting customers with transactions which includes handling money responsibly, making change for cash transactions and using credit card machine. Looking for someone age 16 and up. You must have your own transportation to and from work. Approximately 40 hours per week. For more information or to apply for position please contact Nan at (413) 575-4146 or nathibault@gmail.com


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE JOB POSTING

Important MCAS Info for Grade 11

At the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s April 20 meeting, Commissioner Riley will recommend that the Board modify the state graduation requirements for students in grade 11 (class of 2022) so that they would not need to pass the MCAS ELA and Mathematics tests in order to earn their CD.


Grade 11 students and their parents/guardians should determine whether their student(s) will participate in the MCAS ELA and Mathematics tests for scholarship purposes (John and Abigail Adams Scholarship). Grade 11 students who choose to participate may do so either in spring 2021 or in fall 2021 (the Adams Scholarship is based on first-time MCAS test scores). Students who test this spring will have results this fall, in time to learn whether they qualify for scholarships before applying to colleges.


If you would like your 11th grade student to take the MCAS in May please contact Principal Marisa Mendonsa, mmendonsa@mtrsd.org.

Virtual College Visits - May 2021

Williams College Virtual Visit

Wednesday, May 5th, 12:15pm

This is an online event.

Admissions Contact: Alex DiAddezzio

CLICK HERE to sign-up

UMass Amherst Virtual Visit

Tuesday, May 11th, 12pm

This is an online event.

Admissions Contact: Melissa Sibley

CLICK HERE to sign-up

Boston University Virtual Visit

Thursday, May 20th, 12pm

This is an online event.

Admissions Contact: Griffin Patrick Monohan

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Tufts University Virtual Visit

Wednesday, May 26th, 12pm

This is an online event.

Admissions Contact: Trenton Manns

CLICK HERE to sign-up