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Mohawk Trail/Hawlemont Regional School Districts Vote Sheryl Stanton as Next Superintendent

The Mohawk Trail and Hawlemont Regional School Districts' school committees held a virtual joint meeting on Tuesday, June 2 to vote for the next leader of their districts. In a unanimous vote, Sheryl Stanton was offered the position to serve as the districts' next superintendent. She has accepted, subject to the negotiation of her contract. We invite you to read through the June 2 press release to learn more.

Mohawk Trail / Hawlemont Regional School Districts Announce Superintendent Finalists

In a joint school committee meeting held virtually on Tuesday, May 5, the MohawkTrail and Hawlemont Regional School Districts announced three finalists for consideration to fill the open position of superintendent of schools.

The search committee put forth its recommendation of three diverse candidates with varied experiences. The candidates include Thaddeus King, principal of Murdock High School in Winchendon; Rhonda Sennaite Stowell Lewis, principal of Glenwood Elementary, and Hiram L. Dorman Elementary School in Springfield; and Sheryl Stanton, superintendent of Granby (Mass.) Public Schools.

Please read the entire communication.

Grab-n-Go Meals

Grab-N-Go flyerWe're happy to be able to offer grab-and-go meals to any school-aged child who resides in the Mohawk Trail Regional School District! The following locations will offer this service beginning Friday, March 20 through the school closure:

Buckland-Shelburne Elementary
Breakfast & Lunch
10:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Curbside at the main entrance
Contact: Debbie at

Colrain Central School
Breakfast & Lunch
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Curbside at back entrance by the gym
Contact: Amy at

Sanderson Academy at Neighbors
Lunch (with an option for breakfast)
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Neighbors store in Ashfield. Curbside pick-up.
Contact: Wendy to reserve at (413) 625-6390

As a reminder, this program is available to any school-aged child who attends school in the Mohawk Trail Regional School District. Mohawk Trail Regional School students can participate at any location.

MTRS Reentry Plans

On March 13, Governor Charlie Baker ordered a statewide school closure to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). At that time, the MTRS administration, in conjunction with guidance counselors and the director of curriculum and instruction, considered how to move forward during the school closure. Considerations included implementation of remote learning; closing grades for the year; and identifying ways to provide “recovery education” to help close learning gaps as a result of the closure. This document addresses our district’s unique circumstances and challenges we face with remote learning while also providing an equitable solution.

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