News and Announcements

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout outs. Please check in often and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Our Rural Schools Story

This video is part of an advocacy effort that Mohawk-Hawlemont is leading to address the specific needs of Massachusetts rural public schools. We are advocating for a change in the Chapter 70 state education funding formula that would result in an annual increase of $372,000 to Mohawk and $37,200 to Hawlemont.

On Thursday, February 7, rural public school students from across Massachusetts will visit the statehouse as part of a real life civics effort to advocate for this vital funding.

We encourage you to share this video with others. We need to communicate our rural voice widely and loudly so that political leadership in Eastern Massachusetts listens and takes action.

Mohawk Trail Regional School Awarded Large Grant

The Mohawk Trail Regional School has been awarded a $150,000 Mass IDEAS Planning Grant to further its work in redesigning Mohawk’s student experience. The grant is funded by Mass IDEAS, an initiative of Next Generation Learning Challenges at EDUCAUSE, with generous support from the Barr Foundation and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

We will use the planning grant to work with educational consultants and school stakeholders to create a comprehensive plan, which includes revised academic programming, professional development, and new opportunities for students to engage in internships and innovative coursework. Funding will be rolled-out during 2019. In 2020, the school will be eligible to apply for a Mass IDEAS implementation grant; these grants have a maximum projected grant size of $375,000.

"The Mass IDEAS planning grant is a spectacular opportunity for our school community to re-invent Mohawk into a boldly innovative learning environment that enables our students to create pathways to their most exciting hopes and dreams,” said Mohawk Trail Regional School District Superintendent Michael A. Buoniconti.

To learn more about this exciting news, visit our Press Releases page.

Important Bus Route Change for Mohawk Trail Regional/Colrain Students, Effective January 2, 2019

The Heath Road Bridge is now open! The Mohawk Trail Regional School District will be eliminating the eight-passenger van that serviced the Heath Road area effective January 2, 2019. 

The Mohawk Trail Regional School Colrain bus route #12 and the Colrain Central School bus route #13C will have bus pick-up time changes:

Mohawk Trail Regional School
Route #12- 6:47 Adamsville Rd, 6:54 CRN Adamsville Rd./Hillman, 6:56 Adamsville Rd, 6:57 Adamsville Rd./ Maxim Rd,7:05 Hager Cross Rd/Heath Rd, 7:08 Heath Rd/Dwight Cross, 7:11 Thibedeuo/Heath Rd, 7:13 Foundry Village Rd,7:18 Main Rd/Church St., 7:19 Main Rd/Griswoldville St, 7:20 Main Rd, Continue onto Mohawk High School.

Colrain Central School
Route #13C 7:36 Jacksonville Rd, 7:38 Jacksonville Rd/Reils Lane, 7:41 Jacksonville Rd, 7:45 Thompson/Jacksonville Rd, 7:48 Thompson Rd, 7:55 Ed Clark Rd., 7:57 Christian Hill Rd., 7:59 Wilson Hill, 8:13 Crn of Hillman/Adamsville Rd., 8:18 Adamsville Rd/Stetson Brs Rd, 8:31 Heath Rd, 8:33 Heath Rd/Maxam Rd, 8:34 Heath Rd./Dwight Cross Rd, Continue to Colrain Central School.

If you have any questions, please call Dawn Brown at the Shelburne office at (413) 489.3194 ext. 10 or Robin Pease at the Mohawk Trail Regional School District at (413) 625.0192 ext. 1021.