Mohawk Trail/Hawlemont Regional School Districts

Mohawk/Hawlemont Central Office

Mohawk District Central Office

Contact Info:
24 Ashfield Road
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Phone: 413-625-0192
Fax: 413-625-0196
Email: ktotman@mohawkschools.org

MOHAWK TRAIL REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

MTRSD STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

  • The Mohawk Trail Regional School District is committed to educate every student in its care by providing the skills, knowledge and values necessary for individuals to be capable and concerned participants in society.

MTRSD BELIEFS

Our belief statements articulate our school system’s core values.

We believe that:

  1. The foundations of learning are literacy, mathematical competence and thinking.
  2. Public education has a responsibility to set high expectations and to be accountable for the achievement of those expectations.
  3. Each member of the school community is entitled to fair and equitable treatment.
  4. All students can learn.
  5. Learning is a life-long activity.
  6. Students learn in different ways.
  7. Physical, emotional and social health are essential to learning.
  8. Nurturing and supportive relationships strengthen academic growth.
  9. Respect for self and others are necessary for a productive learning environment.
  10. Education is the shared responsibility of students, parents, staff and community.

MTRSD GOALS

Our goal statements articulate our aspirations for our students.

In a safe, secure and supportive environment, all our students will:

  1. Demonstrate competence in literacy, mathematical skills and thinking.
  2. Achieve the educational standards identified for a Mohawk graduate.
  3. Develop the capabilities for positive and effective human relationships.
  4. Develop the capability to adapt successfully to continuous change.

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MOHAWK TRAIL REGIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL – HIGH SCHOOL

Our Foundational Commitments

  1. Mohawk values and supports inspired teaching and learning, as well as imagination, initiative, and independent thinking.
  2. Mohawk cultivates rigorous academics and embraces diverse approaches to learning, within and beyond the classroom.
  3. Mohawk encourages self-expression and respects and responds to students' voices.
  4. Mohawk fosters a sense of responsibility for one’s self, others, and the environment.
  5. Mohawk commits to effective partnerships through communication and collaboration among staff, students, families, and community.
  6. Mohawk reflects the vibrancy of the community and natural environment that surrounds it.

21st Century Learning Expectations

  1. Use real-world digital and other research tools to access, evaluate and effectively apply information appropriate for authentic tasks.
  2. Work independently and collaboratively to solve problems and accomplish goals.
  3. Communicate information clearly and effectively using a variety of tools/media in varied contexts for a variety of purposes.
  4. Demonstrate innovation, flexibility and adaptability in thinking patterns, work habits, and working/learning conditions.
  5. Effectively apply the analysis, synthesis, and evaluative processes that enable productive problem solving.
  6. Value and demonstrate personal responsibility, character, cultural understanding, and ethical behavior.

Core Values

As members of the Mohawk community, we will be:

  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • A role model
  • Engaged
  • Accountable

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BUCKLAND SHELBURNE ELEMENTARY

Mission

  • The mission at BSE is to support students in reaching their full potential within the greater community.

Core Values

  1. We value a safe environment for learning
  2. We value a diverse community of learners
  3. We value a commitment to collaboration
  4. We value enrichment across all disciplines
  5. We strive for academic excellence

School Wide Themes

  • Safety
  • Responsibility 
  • Compassion

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SANDERSON ACADEMY

Philosophy

The staff at Sanderson Academy believes that effective education involves helping all students to acquire basic skills and the ability to apply them in meaningful contexts.  Each child will be viewed as a unique individual, possessing strengths and needs in the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical areas of development.  All students will have opportunities to build positive self-esteem, appreciate diversity in society, and gain a broad knowledge base.

The staff at Sanderson Academy endeavors to do the following in pursuit of effective education:

  • Incorporate a variety of teaching methods and materials in order to address the learning styles and abilities of all children.
  • Praise and support learners so they develop positive self-esteem and increased independence.
  • Implement curricula based upon scientific research.
  • Create a physically and emotionally safe school environment.
  • Develop strong school-home relationships in which teachers and parents work in partnership.

We believe that learners, staff, parents, and community working together will achieve quality education for all children.

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COLRAIN CENTRAL SCHOOL

Mission

  • The mission of the Colrain Central School is to work together in a safe, welcoming environment, to promote an education that pursues excellence, independence, and creativity while sustaining a sense of community.

Core Values

At Colrain Central School we value for students, staff, and community:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Empathy
  • Kindness
  • Acceptance
  • Perseverance
  • Risk-taking
  • Accountability
  • Problem solving
  • Stewardship

Vision

  • At CCS, our vision for our students is to move forward with the self-confidence to meet new challenges; to be good citizens; to have the ability and desire to continually acquire new knowledge and skills.

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HAWLEMONT REGIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Mission

  • Hawlemont Elementary School provides students with high quality education through authentic learning and in partnership with families and community.

H.A.Y. (Hawlemont, Agriculture, & You) Mission Statement

  • Our goal is to provide an innovative elementary education through hands-on, experiential learning that combines agriculture and community involvement with traditional curriculum.

Vision

  • Hawlemont Elementary School is a community of learners where everyone will flourish. To flourish, we will work together to foster positive emotions, active engagement, strong relationships, meaning in our work, and acknowledge accomplishments.

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