Student Services Update

1/27/2022

Welcome to Student Services!

Questions about scheduling, the 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!
Student Services Home

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Quarter 1 Honor Roll-Additions

The following names were inadvertently missing form the Q1 High Honors-All As List:

Thompson, Gracie 2026

Unaitis, Hannah 2027

Underwood, Taylor 2027

VonRosenvinge, Sebastian 2027

Wasileski, Theta 2026

Weigand, Logan 2026

Congratulations!

Quarter 2/Semester 1 Grades

High School

Quarter 2 and Semester 1 grades will be available to view in Aspen on Monday, February 7th.


Middle School

Quarter 2 grades will be available to view in Aspen on Monday, February 7th.

How to Support Kids Who Are Questioning?

Resources for Caregivers of Kids Who are Questioning Their Gender or Sexual Identity

12th GRADE NEWS

MID YEAR REPORTS (Semester 1 grades) TO COLLEGES

Seniors that have applied to colleges will have these colleges emailing them for their first semester grades. I will be uploading first semester grades into the Common Application by February 7th. The colleges you applied to will then download the transcript from the Common Application. Please email Ms. Neuenschwander if you applied to a college not through the Common Application so I can email the college your first semester grades.


SCHOLARSHIPS

The full list of MTRS scholarships will be announced on February 11th. Ms. Garcia and Ms. Neuenschwander will meet with 12th grade students on the 11th during Activity Time to review the scholarships available. This information will be emailed to students and parents after this meeting. Keep checking the Scholarship Document weekly for new scholarships that have become available.

Scholarship Bulletin

Click here for the most up to date list of Scholarships! Check back often as this list changes daily!

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

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. Keep reading the Student Services Newsletter for weekly updates to this list, many more acceptances to come. Great work Seniors!


Bridgewater State

Champlain University

Curry

Dean College

Elms College

Framingham State University

Loyola University

Marshall University

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

Merrimack University

Nichols University

Norwich University

Pennsylvania State University

Plymouth State University

University of New Haven

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts of Boston

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University of Southern Maine

Westfield State University

Western New England

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester State University

Wentworth Institute of Technology

11th Grade News

During Advisory over the past two weeks, 11th grade students have started researching their path after high school by completing the following activities:

  1. A career interest inventory in Xello (career and college readiness website) and saved three careers they would like to research.

  2. Reviewed their high school transcript to determine their progress towards meeting graduation requirements and credits.

  3. Reviewed the post high school options: 2/4 year college, apprenticeship, Military, work or taking a Gap year.


During the month of February they will schedule an individual meeting with Ms. Neuenschwander to discuss their post high school interests and how to research these options. Parents are welcome to attend these meetings.



College Scholarship for 11th grade students with financial need. The Horatio Alger Association Scholarship is available to 11th grade students who meet the criteria listed on the website.

10th Grade News

10th grade is a year of exploring interests, activities and coursework. During the first week of February in Advisory, students will review study skills and habits for the second semester. This will be followed by work values investigation and an introduction to the resume.

NEWS TO USE for grades 9-12

Monday, January 31st Quarter 3/Semester 2 starts - HAVE A GREAT START TO SEMESTER 2


CAREER EXPLORATION - NUTRITIONIST

The next presenter for the UMass 4-H Career Exploration Series is Kim Concra, Nutritionist on February 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

The link to register is https://bit.ly/33b3slx

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE (10TH-12TH GRADE STUDENTS)

Great career exploration, earn credit and build skills.

VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE

Tech Foundry - Are you interested in a career in the Information Technology Field? Are you an 11th or 12th grade student? If so please click on this link to find out more about The Tech Foundry training programs. This program has many outcomes, one of which is essential technology skills that can lead to employment.

Natalie Blais’ Office - Are you interested in finding out more about the state legislature? What about how Western Massachusetts is represented in the State Government? Spring Internships are available with Natalie Blais’ Office email Corinne.Coryat@MAhouse.gov with questions or for more information.

IN PERSON INTERNSHIPS


Bug Hill Farm - Are you interested in finding out more about owning your own business and how to sell products in the area? Please email Ms. Neuenschwander for more information about this internship opportunity.

Middle School News

Middle School students will move to two new Exploratory courses on January 31, the start of Semester 2.



Caregivers of 8th Grade applicants to Franklin County Technical School or Smith Vocational School will receive a email from MTRS Student Services to confirm:

  1. MTRS received the records request from Franklin Tech/Smith Voc and that the first round of school records was sent

  2. The Non-Resident Tuition Form was signed by the Superintendent and has been sent back to Franklin Tech/Smith Voc (Non-Resident Tuition forms are required for all Smith Vocational applicants, and Franklin Tech applicants residing in Charlemont, Hawley, Rowe, Ashfield or Plainfield). The deadline for Non-Resident Tuition Forms is April 1.


If your student has applied to Franklin County Technical School or Smith Vocational School and you do not receive a confirmation email from MTRS Student Services, please contact Taffy Ruggeri, School Counselor, truggeri@mtrsd.org 413-625-9811 X1304.